A focus on Charles Tolliver

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Connect is the first release from trumpeter Charles Tolliver in over a decade. The new album finds him in fine form and good company. With a recording career which began in the mid-1960s, and an impressive, albeit relatively small, back catalogue he is possibly one of the great unsung trumpeters in jazz. The show includes music from the new album and a selection of some of the highlights of his career.


  • Charles Tolliver "Blue Soul" from Connect (Gearbox Records) 00:00
  • Andrew Hill "Time Lines" from Time Lines (Blue Note) 11:03
  • McCoy Tyner "Native Song" from Song for My Lady (Milestone) 20:24
  • Music Inc. "Drought" from Live at Slug's Vol. 1 (Strata East) 33:54
  • Charles Tolliver Big Band "Mournin' Variations" from With Love (Blue Note) 43:41
  • Horace Silver "Jungle Juice" from Serenade to a Soul Sister (Blue Note) 54:30
  • Music Inc. "Spanning" from Live at Slug's Vol. II (Strata East) 1:00:42
  • Jackie McLean "On the Nile" from Jacknife (Blue Note) 1:09:24
  • Charles Tolliver "Emperor March" from Connect (Gearbox Records) 1:22:26
  • Gary Bartz "Another Earth" from Another Earth (Milestone) 1:36:28

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