Oscar Hernandez, Louis Armstrong, Ron Carter and More

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Kicking off the 623rd Episode of Neon Jazz is a towering figure in the world of Latin Jazz, Mr. Oscar Hernandez who teamed up with Alma Libre with a cut off his latest album Love the Moment. From there, we hear from some of the biggest names in jazz, from Dave Miller and his trio to Spirit Fingers, we have some fresh sounds on this hour of music. We also profile the new works of Laurence Hobgood, Joshua Jern and Teymur Phell. NYC-based drummer Matt Kane came through Kansas City for a performance and we profile the show. Finally, we bring things back to Kansas City with a new track via Bobby Watson teamed up with Gary Bartz and Vincent Herring on a recording saluting Charlie Parker at 100.


  • Oscar Hernández & Alma Libre "Groove for Peace" Love the Moment (Origin Records) 00:00
  • Host talks 4:43
  • Jabbo Smith's Rhythm Aces "Croonin' The Blues" Aces(Cool Note) 6:52
  • Dave Miller Trio "One for the Woofer" Just Imagine (Summit Records) 10:12
  • Host talks 14:05
  • Spirit Fingers "Realize" Spirit Fingers (Shanachie Ent. Corp.) 14:44
  • Laurence Hobgood "All of You" Tesseterra (Ubuntu) 16:38
  • Host talks 23:55
  • Haftor Medboe "These Little Things'" These Little Things (Subcontinental Records) 25:11
  • Joshua Jern Jazz Orchestra "Blueberry"Midnight Stroll (CH.ILL. Jazz) 30:44
  • Host talks 34:34
  • Louis Armstrong "The Bucket's Got a Hole In It" Live in Europe (Dot Time Legends) 35:52
  • Teymur Phell "Blues for Who" Master Volume (Teymur Phell) 39:37
  • Host talks 44:55
  • Ron Carter "A Small Ballad" Blues Farm (Sony Music Entertainment) 46:00
  • Matt Kane "Infinite Six" Live (Neon Jazz Recordings) 51:25
  • Host talks 52:00
  • Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson, Gary Bartz "Klactoveedsedstene" Bird at 100 (Smoke Sessions) 53:39

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