This week we start with a cat that has seen many jazz roads and is itching to get down many more, Bob Sheppard with a track off his latest CD The Fine Line. We then visit the world of Horace Silver and vibes cat Mike Dillon doing an Elliot Smith cover. We hear new material from drummer Dave Robbins and visit the music of Kansas City saxophonist Herschel McWilliams. From there, we hear Jack Sels, Milt Herth, Sheldon Pickering and Herbie Hancock. We wrap it all up with new material from Greg Murphy and Ben Flocks to wrap up show 609.
Bob Sheppard "Run Amok" The Fine Line/em> (Challenge Records) 00:00
Host talks 6:11
Horace Silver " Camouflage" The Jazz Collection (Revolver Records) 8:55
Mike Dillon "Independence Day" Functioning Broke(Royal Potato Family) 13:20
Host talks 16:25
Dave Robbins Sextet "Take Cinco"Joan of Art (Cellar Live) 17:20
Herschel McWilliams Trio "Take the A Train" Live (HM Music) 20:51
Host talks 26:33
Jack Sels Sextet "Rosetta" Best Of (Jack Sels Inc.) 27:42/li>
Rhythm Abstraction: Azure is the first volume of new compositions created as a follow up to 2018’s
release Rhythm Kaleidoscope. As with that release, Brock Avery improvised drum and percussion
solos. Frank Macchia then composed music for woodwinds and orchestra to Brock’s creations. Azure
is the first of three extended play albums of 6-7 compositions which will be released starting in
January and followed up in April and July. In Azure we have a created a group of pieces that continue
our quest for honoring the art of improvisation with a “stream-of-consciousness” sense of
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