2021 10 In Transition October 17 Jamaladeen Tacuma, UZEB

ARTIST | ALBUM | SONG | TIME01 Jamaladeen Tacuma So Tranquillizin Be My Girl 04.4102 Uzeb Between The Lines Number 5 04.4603 Jamaladeen Tacuma Music World Kismet 05.2604 Uzeb Fast Emotion Fast Emotion 06.0005 Jamaladeen Tacuma Show Stopper Animated Creation 04.1206 Uzeb Fast Emotion Brass Licks 02.2907 Jamaladeen Tacuma Show Stopper From The Land Of…

2021 10 In Transition October 10 Adderley, Coleman, Lasar…

01 Matt Balitsaris and Jeff Berman An Echoed Smile Brothers Of Others 04.5102 Matt Balitsaris and Jeff Berman An Echoed Smile An Echoed Smile 04.3303 Matt Balitsaris and Jeff Berman An Echoed Smile Canoe Ticket 04.2704 Cannonball Adderley And Eight Giants A Little Taste 04.3305 Cannonball Adderley And Eight Giants Blues Oriental 04.5406 Cannonball Adderley…

2021 10 In Transition October 03 Red Garland, Alain Caron, Johnny Coles…

One of the most lyrical and dependable pianists in jazz Red Garland welcomes us to another addition of In Transition. Long admired by trumpet great Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins and many others as a pianist of note (no pun intended), Red’s careful selection of notes is always evident in his playing. Hailing from the province…

2021 09 In Transition September 26 music from vocalists Ethel Ennis and Alex Pangman.

Ethel Ennis is a new discover for me. First time listen felt like a shower of warm water. Her phrasing, choice of music and overall delivery demand repeated listens. My first impression was that style wise she reminded me of another great vocalist, Chris Connor. Canadian vocalist Alex Pangman always delivers a great vocal. The…

2021 09 In Transition September 19 Alex Dean, Paul Desmond, Bud Shank…

No else sounded like sax player Paul Desmond. His stint with Dave Brubeck’s group was legendary! Smooth, silky and one of a kind, Paul’s music will be around for many years. Willis Jackson is a relative unknown to me. He has a totally different approach to the sax. He’s a more of an in your…

2021 09 In Transition September 12 Michael Franks, Bob Mover, Bill Evans…

Vocalist Michael Franks has been around long enough to have influenced a slew of musicians. Not only other vocalists but musicians as well. On this episode I am featuring mostly recordings from the 1970’s and 1980’s. His voice is smooth and sultry but more importantly, inviting. When we listen to smooth jazz vocals these days,…

2021 09 In Transition September 05 Ronnie Mathews, Gerry Mulligan, James Williams…

Starting off today’s episode is African piano legend Randy Weston. A unique way of presenting his music has always been his hallmark. It also made him an influence on many other pianists. Also featured on the show is one of the greatest big band leaders ever, the great Count Basie. The recording I selected is…

2021 08 In Transition August 29 Vince Guaraldi, Andre Previn, Charles Mingus…

A varied mix of musicians are featured on today’s show. One of my favorite guitarists, ever who I never get tired of listening to is George Barnes. He is featured performing a standard from many years ago. Three Little Words, a song that was covered by many musicians. George gives the piece a real swing…

2021 08 In Transition August 22 Brian Barley, Pat Metheny, Barry Harris…

On today’s episode I thought we would have some fun by listening to songs that contain the word two. This is the second of a few eisodes dealing with numbers. In Transition Aug 22, 2021 Songs that contain the word “two”Artist | Album | Song | Time01 Catherine Dupuis I Hear Music Two For The…

2021 08 In Transition August 15 Fred Hersch, David Holland, John Coltrane…

On the first of a few episodes dealing with numbers, today’s episode will focus on the number one. It turns out number one was a popular number for songwriters. In Transition August 15 2021Artist | Album | Song | Time01 Fred Hersch Trio Horizons One Finger Snap 3.2402 Chick Corea Friends The One Step 6.0603…