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Ben Wolfe, Trombone Shorty, Margie Hyams & Mike Dillon


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We kick off the 788th Episode of Neon Jazz with vibraphonist and Kansas City native Mike Dillon and Punkadelic with music off their 2023 album Inflorescence. We follow that with Punkadelic member Brian Haas of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and their take on The Beatles "Julia" from their last studio album Winterwood Revealed. From there, we dig into new projects from Ben Wolfe, Chris Dingman, Jay Lawrence and Sam Taylor. We also shine a good light on The Godfather of San Diego jazz, Gilbert Castellanos and his album Esperame En El Cielo. Finally, we say goodbye to the mighty Jeff Beck by way of a 2011 song he did with Trombone Shorty. Dig the jazz, my friends.


  • Mike Dillon and Punkadelic "Apocalypse Daydream" Inflorescence (Royal Potato Family) 0:00
  • Host talks 4:24
  • Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey "Julia" Winterwood Revisited (Royal Potato Family) 7:36
  • Ben Wolfe "Mask Man" Unjust (Mack Avenue) 11:40
  • Host talks 16:03
  • Wynton Marsalis "Cherokee" Popular Songs The Best Of Wynton Marsalis (Columbia) 16:54
  • Chris Dingman "Return" Journeys Volume 2 (Chris Dingman) 19:17
  • Host talks 23:11
  • George Shearing with Margie Hyams "The Continental" Swing Era (Tradition Records) 24:33
  • Jay Lawrence & The Platinum Jazz Orchestra "Payin' My Dues" Payin' My Dues (Jay Lawrence) 27:46
  • Host talks 31:30
  • Bob Sheppard "Hidden Agenda" Tell Tale Signs (Mutton Chops Music) 32:27
  • Gilbert Castellanos "Big P" Esperame En El Cielo (Z Note Media) 37:52
  • Host talks 41:36
  • Dizzy Gillespie "Kerouac" After Hours (Fantasy Records) 43:11
  • Sam Taylor "Bye Bye Baby" Let Go (Cellar Live) 50:00
  • Host talks 52:23
  • Trombone Shorty with Jeff Beck "Due to Me" For True (Verve) 54:12



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