Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Now & Then 39, parts 1 & 2.

Here is the play list for "Now & Then 39" lots of new releases, a couple of birthdays and a couple just because I like them. Here is your link,
Dawan Muhammed - Consider The Source, 2002, Consider The Source.
Bruno Hubert Trio - Caravan, 2011, Get Out Of Town.
Sarah Moule - Lord I Wanna Be Good, 2014, Songs From A Floating World.
Eli Degibri - Mambo, 2014, Twelve.
Eyal Vilner Big Band - District Of The Blues, 2015, Almost Sunrise.
Diane Taber - Your For Me, 2012, More Than One Ingredient.
Jacques Pellarin - Sweet Swing, 2015, Back To Philadelphia.
Lee Morgan - Pilgrims Funny Farm, 1966, Raja.
Part 2,

Denise King - All Blues, 2011, No Tricks.
Wild Card - Everything Changes, 2012, Everything Changes.
Vincent Herring - Walton, 2015, Night And Day.
Della Reece - Stormy Weather, 1959, All Of Me.
Eddie Henderson - First Light, 2015, Collective Portrait.
Steve Turre - Bu, 2015, Spiritman.
Cecile McLorin Salvant - Nobody, 2013, Woman Child.
Joe Zawinal - Brown Street, 2006, Brown Street.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Now & Then 38, parts 1 & 2.

Here is another two hours of birthday jazz. Here is your link
Part 1,

Darrell Grant/Dmitri Matheny - Bach To Brazil, 2010, Grant & Matheny.
Tim Warfield - One For Shirley, 2008, One For Shirley.
Tierney Sutton - Don't Go To Strangers, 2014, Paris Sessions.
George Braith - Mary Ann, 1963, Two Souls In One,
Ahmad Jamal - Night Of A Thousand Eyes, 2001, A L'Olympia.
Johnny Hartman - T Ain't No Need, 1966, I Love Everybody.
John Klemmer - Round Midnight, 1979, Birds & Monks.
Part 2,

Caela Bley - Old MacDonald Had A Farm, 2003, Looking For America.
Wild Card - Wash Him Out, 2015, Organic Riot.
Charlie Watts Tentet - Airto 11, 2004, Watts At Scotts.
Dr Lonnie Smith - True Blue, 1996, Organic Groove.
Johnny Adams - Blinded By Love, 1991, Sings Doc Pomus.
The Monterey Quartet - Treachery, 2007, Live At The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival.
James Carter - Street Of Dreams, 2009, Heaven On Earth.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Groove Merchant Show Update

Show 33
Into The Blues - Joan Armatrading from Into The Blues
Shake A Hip/Last Lover - Zoom from Zoomin'
Stars In Your Eyes - Herbie Hancock from Monster
Introduction/February Moment - Herbie Hancock from An Evening With Herbie Hancock
I Thought It Was You - Herbie Hancock from Directstep
Superfly - Young Holt Unlimited from Plays Superfly
Montuno/Get Ready - The Afro-Latin Soultet from Wild!
Thriller/Wonderwall - A Touch Of Brass from Live & Cookin'
Tell Me About It Now - Grover Washington Jr from Paradise
Tobacco Road - Eric Burdon & War from Anthology of War
The World Is A Ghetto - War from The Music Band 2
Brainlifter - Jeff "Tain" Watts from Blue,Volume 1
Latin America - Cedar Walton from Soundscapes
Things You Do - Bobby Watson from Tailor Made

Plenty of grooves and moves in this show. Lots of Herbie in part 1 as a treat for fans who couldn't make his London show, some classic Grover and War and I finish off with a contribution from the fantastic Bobby Watson.

Show 34

Can't Hide Love/Love Eyes - Art Webb from Love Eyes
Tres Amigos - UFO from Bon Voyage
Stolen Moments - UFO from No Sound Is Too Taboo
Listen Love - UFO from V
You Can't Even Walk In The Park - Johnny Pate from OST Shaft In Africa
Snakebone - Lou Donaldson from Say It Loud!
Carter's Blues - Doug Webb from Last Trane To Georgia
Flead Dancing - Hubert Eaves from Estoric Funk
Don't Ask My Neighbour/Daisy Mae - Raul De Souza from Don't Ask My Neighbour
Liberated Fantasies - George Duke from Liberated Fantasies
Capricorn Rising - Richard Evans from Richard Evans
Cellar Groove/Night In Tunisia - The Tilden Webb Trio from Cellar Groove
Cats - Urbanator from Urbanator
Midtown Blues - The Essence All Stars from Jackie's Blues Bag
Urban Samba - Urban Knights from Urban Knights

Groove on Baby! I pick some of my all time favourite tracks,Art Webb,UFO,George Duke (Keep in touch for a great special coming soon) and the mega funky Johnny Pate. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Now & Then 37, parts 1 & 2.

OK!, here is the play list for "Now & Then 37, parts 1 & 2. Here is your link
Part 1,

Erroll Garner - Sweet And Lovely, 1954, Contrasrs.
Wild Card - The Flood, 2015, Organic Riot.
Dan Brubeck Quartet - Strange Meadowlark, 2015, Live From The Cellar.
Tubby Hayes Quintet - The Sausage Scraper, 1962, Late Set At Scotts.
Dave Stryker - Sugar, 2015, Messin' With Mister T.
Kevin Mahogany - Beautiful Fight, 2015, Vienna Affair.
George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - Little Dancer, 2001, Global Excellence.
Part 2,

Tom Harrell - Let The Children Play, 2010, Roman Nights. 
Virginia Schenck - How Deep Is The Ocean, 2014, Interior Notions.
Aldo Salvent - Wake Up Call, 2015, Da Capo.
Steve Gadd Band - Freedom Jazz Dance, 2015, 70 Strong.
Donald Harrison - I Can't Get Started, 2011, This Is Jazz.
Rachel Caswell - Sometimes I'm Happy, 2015, All I Know.
Lalo Schifrin - Fiesta, 1999, Latin Jazz Suite

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Now & Then 6, parts 1-2.

On holiday so posting a couple of old shows, first Now & Then 6. Here is your link 
Part 1.

Strayhorn Quartet - Soulito, 2014, One Drop Love Chant.
Charlie Apiceila - Tke Selma March, 2014, Big Boss.
Molly Johnson - Do Nothing Till You Hear, 2014, BVecause Of Billy.
Bob Mintzer Big Band - Runforyourlife, 2006, Old School New Lessons.
Sonny Criss - Steves Blues, 1967, This Is Criss.
Nir Felder Ernest/Protector, 2014, Golden Age.
Barbara Weens - That Lucky Old Sun, 2014, Detour Ahead.
Alec & John Dankworth - All Things, 1995, Rhythm Changes.
Part 2,

Phil Woods/Lew Tabackan - Sittin Here, 1998, Phil & Lew.
Jim Mullen Organ Trio - You Go To My Head, 2003, 11x3.
Kurt Elling - I Like The Sunrise, 2007, Nightgrooves.
Clarke/Bolans Big Band - New Box, 1969, Paris Jazz Concert.
Vincent Herring - Elation, 2013, Uptown Dhuffle.
Bill Frisell - Bryants Boogie, 2014, The Space Age.
Rene Marie - I Only Have Eyes, 2001, Vertigo.
Oliver Nelson - Stolen Moments, 1972, Swiss Suite.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Return to the Blogosphere!

I can't thank Ray enough for keeping this blog alive in my absence. No excuses from me apart from the usual work and other life commitments but hopefully I will resume posting on a regular basis.

                                         Rest In Peace

Here are the last 4 shows "Groove Merchant" on All Jazz Radio

Show 29 2 parts

1. Comin' Home Baby - Eric Kloss from First Class Kloss
2. Forecast - Eric Gale from Forecast
3. Have You Ever Had The Blues - Grant Green from Blues For Lou
4. Blues For Jay McShann - Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham
5. Capricorn - Miles Davis from Water Babies
6. North Beach - George Duke from Faces In Reflection
7. I Want You For Myself - George Duke from Master Of The Game
8. Five For Elvin - Caribbean Jazz Project from Afro Bop Alliance
9. Stolen Moments - Caribbean Jazz Project from Afro Bop Alliance
10. Little Ghetto Boy - Charles Kynard from Woga
11. Hot Sauce - Charles Kynard from Woga
12. Cherokee - Joey DeFrancesco from The Authorised Bootleg
13. Gringo The Rushes Oh! - Kevin Clark from Zahara
14. Deja Vu - Paulinho Da Costa Promo 12" Single
15. That's The Way Of The World - Martin Taylor
16. My Favourite Things - John McLaughlin,Joey DeFrancesco & Elvin Jones from Love In Antibes.
17. The Thrill Is Gone - BB King from Live with Pat Metheny & Dave Brubeck
18. Paying The Cost To Be The Boss - BB King from Live with Pat Metheny & Dave Brubeck

Show 30 2 parts

1. Stoned Out Of My Mind - Reuben Wilson from Got To Get Your Own
2. Hot Apple - The Warriors from Behind The Mask
3. Destination - The Warriors from Behind The Mask
4. Drive - The Warriors from Behind The Mask
5. Soul Sound System - Wayne Henderson from The Freedom Sounds
6. Systems Blue - Steve Davis from Systems Blue
7. Speak Low - Steve Davis from Systems Blue
8. Pick Up The Pieces - Willis Jackson from The Way We Were
9. Bumpin' On Young Street - Young-Holt Unlimited from Oh Girl
10. Hill Street Blues - Rodney Franklin from Rodney Franklin
11. I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun - The Decoders Promo Single
12. Always There - Side Effect from What You Need
13. Keep That Same Old Feeling - Side Effect from What You Need
14. Vibrations - Rodney Franklin from Endless Flight
15. Three Little Words/Sir Duke - Bria Skonberg from Into Your Own
16. Coffee Brown/Olive Green - Billy Cobham's Culturemix from Colours
17. Feel Like Making Love - Bob James from One
18. Nada Mas - Mongo Santamaria from A La Carte
19. The Electric Boogaloo Song - Cedar Walton from The Electric Boogaloo Song
20. The Cat From Katmandu - Passport from 2nd Passport
21. Sugar - Bobbi Humphrey from Electric Blue

Show 31 2 parts

1. The Groove - Rodney Franklin from You'll Never Know
2. La Place St - Dave Stryker from Messin' With Mr T
3. Pieces Of Dreams - Dave Stryker from Messin' With Mr T
4. Losing You - Johnny Hammond Smith from Don't Let The System Get You
5. Never Can Say Goodbye - Grant Green from Visions
6. The Creator Has A Master Plan - Norman Connors from You Are My Starship
7. You And The Night And Music - Denzal Sinclaire from Denzal Sinclaire
8. The Wind & I - George Benson from In Flight
9. Deva Samba - Jeff Lorber Fusion from The Jeff Lorber Fusion
10. Dig On It - Jimmy McGriff from Soul Sugar
11. Black Joke - Casiopea from Casiopea
12. Fusion Juice - Jeff Lorber Fusion from Wizard Island
13. City - Jeff Lorber Fusion from Wizard Island
14. Wizard Island - Jeff Lorber Fusion from Wizard Island
15. Quincy Convince Me - Licks & Brains from The Road
16. Got To Get Your Own - Reuben Wilson from Got To Get Your Own
17. Tight Money - Reuben Wilson from Got To Get Your Own
18. Blue Bossa - Milt Jackson from Live In Japan
19. The Emperor - Donald Byrd from Ethiopian Knights
20. Caravan - Mark De Clive-Lowe from Take The Space Trane
21. Outside Looking In - Hank Crawford fromOutside Looking In
22. Westchester Lady - Bob James from 3

Show 32 2 parts

1. West End Dancer - Jay Hoggard from Days Like These
2. Little B's Poem - Bobby Hutcherson from Somewhere In The Night
3. Take The Coltrane - Bobby Hutcherson from Somewhere In The Night
4. Work Song - Gregory Porter from Be Good
5. Caravan - Barbara Dennerlein from "Live" On Tour
6. 500 Miles High - Joe Henderson from Live In Japan
7. Whatever Lola Wants - Baby Face Willette from Face To Face
8. Brazilian Love Affair - Stanley Clarke (Promo)
9. Summertime/The Ghetto - Johnny Hammond from Higher Ground
10. Telepathy - Yosuke Onuma from Nu Jazz
11. Coffee Please - Yosuke Onuma from Nu Jazz
12. Fire Street - Yosuke Onuma from Nu Jazz
13. Do It To It - Jimmy Owens from Jimmy Owens
14. Footprints - Conrad Herwig from The Latin Side Of Wayne Shorter
15. Mysterious Maiden - Wayne Henderson from Living On A Dream

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Now & Then 36, parts 1 & 2.

Here is the play list for Now & Then 36. This show new and recent releases also some birthday tracks, and here is your link
Part 1,

Steve Gadd - Oh Yeahy, 2015, 70 strong.
Ron Westray/Thomas Heflin - One Hand Clap, 2012, Live From Austin.
Kevin Mahogany - The Nearness Of You, 2015, The Vienna Affair.
Geri Allen - Gabriel's Royal Blue Reals, 1995, The Gathering.
Dmitri Matheny - Sagebush Rebellion, 2014, Sagebush Rebellion.
Marcus Roberts - The Entertainer, 1998, The Joy Of Joplin.
Kama Ruby - Embraceable You, 2015, Rock Dreams Of Jazz.
Kenny Barron - Rhythm-a-ning, 1998, The Artistry Of.
Part 2,

Aldo Salvient - El Reto, 2015, Da Capo.
Angela King - Close Your Eyes, 2012, I Told You So.
Dan Brubeck Quartet - Blue Rondo A La Turk, 2015, Live From The Cellar.
Ke3vin Stout/Brian Booth - Hoodoo Voodoo, 2015, Color Country.
Wild Gard - Feeling Good, 2015, Organic Riot.
Monty Alexander - Satin Doll, 1977, Live At Montreux.
Kenny Drew Jr - Straight Jacket, 1996, Crystal River.
Bernard Purdie - Moanin, 1996, Soul To Jazz