Friday, August 28, 2015

Now & Then 43, parts 1 & 2.

Here is the play list for show "Now & Then 43", I love this show and the memories for me. Mainly birthdays of some giants of jazz. Here is your link

Doug Rosenberg - Better than TV, 2014, Better Than TV.
Andrea Wood - Intuition, 2015, Kaleidoscope.
Ravi Coltrane - Fifth House, 2002, Mad 6.
Arnett Cobb - Lover Come Back, 1960, More Party Time.
Arnett Codd - Just A Closer Walk With Thee, 1988, Show Time.
Elkie Brooks/Homph Littleton - Trouble In Mind, 2003, Trouble In Mind.
Roland Kirk - Dorthaans Walk, 1977, Simmer Reduce Garnish & Serve.
Rashaan Roland Kirk - Garney & Bigard Place, 1972, A Meeting Of Times.
Part 2,

Marcos Roberts - Play What You Hear, 1999, The Joy Of Joplin. 
Peter King - High Fly, 1984, High Fly. 11/8/40
Peter King Quintet - Naima, 1996, Speed Trap.
Patti Austin - Our Love Is Here To Stay, 2002, For Ella.
Peter King - Joshua, 2003, Footprints.
Peter King - Body And Soul, 2013, Forever Elvin

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Groove Merchant Show 40

Groove Merchant hits 40. Plenty of great sounds that should keep you grooving wherever you are in the world. Listen live on or use the download link that will be added after a week. Or you could just email me and ask

Show 40

Message from Sicily - James Taylor Quartet from Room At The Top
Serbian Blue - George Benson from Bad Benson
One Rock Don't Make No Boulder - George Benson from Good King Bad
Chain Reaction - Joe Sample from Sample This
On The Cusp - Grover Washington Jr from Live At The Bijou
Lorans Dance - Grover Washington Jr from Side Star
No One Home - Lalo Schifrin Tabu 12" Single
Going To Chicago - Kurt Elling from Live In Chicago
Super Ffishell - Tys Van Leer from Nice To Have Met You
Sunburst - Lonnie Liston Smith from Loveland
Bright Moments - Lonnie Liston Smith from Loveland
Big Blow - Manu Dibango from Afrovision
I Can Feel It - Stop, A Monsieurwilly World Edit
The New Avengers - Snowboy from Mambo Rage
Love Till The End Of Time - Paulinho Da Costa Pablo 12" Single
Samba For Wanda - Phil Upchurch from Name Of The Game
Bassamba - Miroslav Vitous from Miroslav
BLT - Lee Oskar from Lee Oskar

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Now & Then 42, parts 1 & 2

Here is Now & Then 42, play list. It is all 2015 releases and even this months releases, plus a couple of birthdays but all great jazz. Here is your link
Part 1,

Jeff Benedick Big Big Band - Delta Gity Blues, 2015, Holmes.
Steve Gadd Band - Dukes Anthem, 2015, 70 Strong.
Andrea Wood - Take A Chance, 2015, Kaleidoscope.
Tom Green Sextet - Equilibrium, 2015, Skyline.
Abbey Lincoln - Brother Can You Spare A Dime, 1991, You Gotta Pay The Band,
Dave Stryker - Salt Song, 2015, Messin With Mister T.
Part 2,

Eddie Henderson - Zoltan, 2015, Collective Portrait.
Sarah Moule - Sounds Like Goodbye, 2008, A Lazy Kind Of Love.
Sarah Moule - Its Not Your Night, 2008, A Lazy Kind Of Love.
Sarah Moule - A Lazy Kind Of Love, 2008, A Lazy Kind Of Love.
Jovan Alexandre - Stars In The Sky, 2015, Collective Consciousness.
Steve Turre - It's To Late Now, 2015, Spiritman.
Kevin Mahogany - It's To Late, 2015, The Viennna Affair,
Charlie Parker - Funky Blues, 1952, Jam Session

Groove Merchant Shows 38 & 39

Here are the last 2 shows, Want the download link? Email

Show 38

The Genie - Bobby Lyle from The Genie
Groove - Bobby Lyle from New Warrior
Hamba Nami/74 Miles Away/Walk Tall-Mercy,Mercy,Mercy - Canonball Adderley from Phenix
Expansions - Lonnie Liston Smith from Expansions
Giant Black Shadow/Skelton Coast - Quasimode from Giant Black Shadow EP
Everybody Come On Out/Reasons - Stanley Turrentine from Best Of Mr T
Soul Bossa Nova/One Note Samba - Quincy Jones from Big Band Bossa Nova
Redliner - Bobby M from Blow
Turn The Heat Up - Lee Ritenour from Portrait
Bags Groove - Hank Jones,Jimmie Smith & Ray Brown from Rockin'In Rhythm
Double Barrel/Pressure Drop - Ernest Ranglin & Monty Alexander from Rocksteady
Summertime/So What - Eric Kloss from Sky Shadows/In The Land Of Giants
Bonga Bonga Jazz/Die Erste Kugel - The Jazz Invaders from Up & Out
Mack The Knife - Clark Terry & The Oscar Peterson Trio from The Oscar Peterson Trio + 1

Show 39

Sugar – Stanley Turrentine from  Live TV performance
Going Back To My Roots / 12 Bar – The Fania All Stars from Social Change
My Soul – George Duke  from The Inner Source
It’s On – George Duke from Live At Java Jazz 2010
Better Get Hit In Your Soul – Gerald Veasley from Electric Mingus Project
Snake Eyes – Grover Washington Jr from Reed Seed
Em – George Benson from Pacific Fire
Bandoleros Caballa – George Benson from Pacific Fire
Damn Nam – Leon Thomas from Spirits Known And Unknown
Superstition – Ronnie Foster from Mystic Brew
Jive Man – Exit 9 from Straight Up
Miss Funky Fox – Exit 9 from Straight Up
Life On Mars – Dexter Wansel from Life On Mars
Love Is All Around – Adriana Evans from Adriana Evans
Love Me  – Adriana Evans from Adriana Evans
Westside Drive – Sadao Watanabe  from Fill Up The Night
Harlem Airshaft / CT’s Express / Do Nothing ‘Til You Hear From Me – Clark Terry from Clark Terry’s Express
Strangers In The Night /Milestones – Charles Earland & George Coleman from Soul Crib
Fantasy – Dave Valentin from Land Of The Third Eye
Footprints – Dave Valentin from Flute Juice
I Just Wanna Stop – Gino Vanelli from Brother To Brother

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Now & Then 41, parts 1 & 2

Here is the play list for show "Now & Then 41" parts 1 & 2. This is a great show, nearly all birthdays. Here is your link
Part 1,

Benjamin Drazen - Mr Twilight, 2011, Inner Flight.
Thomas Heflin/Ron Westray - Mind Over Matter, 2012, Live From Austin.
 Andrea Wood - Nature Boy, 2015, Kaleidoscope.
Sonny Clark - Somethin' Special, 1961, Leapin And Lopin.
Jean Tousaint - Island Rhythm, 2002, Blue Black.
Annie Ross - Gonna Go Fishing, 1963, A Handful Of Songs.
Mikwe DiRubbo - Bloomdido, 2014, Threshold.
Jon Faddis/Oscar Peterson - Take The A Trane, 1976, Peterson & Faddis
Part 2,

Janis Siegel - Surry With The Fringe, 2002, Sketches Of Broadway.
Don Ellis Orch - 7 To The Bar, 1966, Live At Monterey.
Alan Barnes - Senor Blues, 2005, Yeah.
Alan Barnes - Mambo Koyama, 2012, The Art Trip.
Nnenna Freelon - All Of Me, 2005, Blueprint For A Lady.
Don Patterson - Epistrophy, 1968, Boppin & Burnin. .
Charles McPherson - Well You Needn't, 1994, First Flight Out. 
Charles McPherson - Spring Is Here, 2006, Live At The Cellar.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Now & Then 40. Parts 1 & 2.

Here is the play list for Now & Then 40, parts 1 & 2. Its a really good mix with some great recordings. new releases and a few birthdays. Here is your link
Part 1,
Eddie Henderson - Morning Song, 2015, Collective Portrait.
Aldo Salvent - Ache Con Cha, 2015, Da Capo.
Reni Marie - Strange Meadowlark, 2011,
Stan Tracey Orchestra - Too Good, 2007, Appleby Jazz Festival.
Toni Kofi - Zambia, 2006, Future Passed.
Kevin Mahogany - Pretty Blue, 2015, The Vienna Affair.
Charles Tolliver Big Band - Hit The Spot, 2008, With Love.
Part 2,

Alan Barnes - Landscape, 2001, Manhattan. 
Vincent Herring - Grind Hogs Day, 2015, Night And Day.
Al Jarreux - We Got By, 1994, Tenderness.
Cal Tjader - Shoshana, 1984, Good Vibes.
Dudu Pukwana - Like We Did Yesterday, 1960s, Night Time Is The Right Time.
Annie Whitehead - To Dudu, 2000, Naked.
Barbara Ween - To Make You Feel My Love, 2014, Detour Ahead.
Joe Harriott - Hum Domo, 1969/2015, Hum Domo

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Groove Merchant Update

A rare afternoon off for me and I get the chance to use the Internet before 5000 workers jump online.
Here are the track listings for the last few shows. Links will be posted soon or by request to

Show 35
Grant's Groove - Charles Earland from In The Pocket
Lowdown - Charles Earland from Intensity
Can't Get Enough - Incognito from Transatlantic RPM
Power - Earth Wind & Fire from Last Days And Time
Snake Charmer - Marcel Ivery from 3
Nu Soul/Is You Is/Infant Eyes - Wayne Escoffrey from Uptown
Closer To Your Love/Easy - Al Jarreau from Breakin' Away
Softly As In The Morning Sunrise - Denise Jannah from Madness Of Our Love
Killer Joe - John Klemmer from Two Tone 
Lu's Step - Ron Jackson from A Guitar Thing
One For Melvin - Ron Jackson from Flubby Dubby
I Need Some Money - John Lee Hooker from That's My Story
Trippin' - Charles Kynard from Afro-Disiac
Shimmy - Steve Kaldestad from Blow Up
Mr Kicks - Eldee Young from Just For Kicks
Put It Where You Want It - Gene Harris from Instant Party

Show 36

Rio/Reza - Ira Kris Group from Jazzanova
Can't Hide Love - John Tropea from Short Trip To Space
Sunshine Day - Osibisa from The Very Best Of
African Rhythms - Oneness Of Juju from African Rhythms
Down Home Blues - Gene Harris from Instant Party
Glory,Glory - Tuck And Patti from Love Warriors
You're For Me - Diane Taber from More Than One Ingredient
Some Blues - Ximo Tebar from Hello Mr Bennett
Only So Much Oil In The Ground - Tower Of Power from Urban Renewal
Expansions - Lonnie Liston Smith from Expansions
We've Only Just Begun - Grant Green from Visions
The Ring - Kenny Garrett from Sketches Of MD Live
Somewhere In The East - George Benson from Beyond The Blue Horizon
Back In The Chicken Shack/Bye Bye Blackbird - Steve Gadd & Friends from Live At Voce
Love Prelude/After The Love Has Gone /Music - Gary Bartz from Bartz

Show 37

All Of Me/Care Less/Nostalgia - Jamie Hinckson Promo EP
Send One Your Love/Maputo - Dylan Cramer from Alto
Hi-Fly - Joe Beck from Back To Beck
Milestones - David Hazeltine from Blues Quarters Volume 1
Solar Wind/Hacienda - Jeff Lorber Fusion from Hacienda
Rippin' An' Runnin' - Shirley Scott from Hip Twist
The Cat/I Love The Life I Live/How Long - Jeff Golub & Brian Auger from Train Keeps A Rolling
Sun Daze/Resilience - Jamie Hinckson Promo EP
Uno Esta (Spiritual South Remix) - Alex Malheiros & Banda Utopia featuring Sabrina Malheiros from Brazilika
Brisa Mar (Nicola Conte Remix) - Sabrina Malheiros from Brazilika
The Frim Fram Sauce/Down Here On The Ground - Richie Hart from Greasy Street
Bent Nails/Quarter Master - Snarky Puppy from Ground Up
Chaff And Grain/That's The Way Of The World - Martin Taylor from Nitelife
Waiter Oh,Waiter - Stacey Kent from The Changing Lights

There you go , 3 great shows 6 hours of great music only spoilt by my occasional Cockney/Kiwi/Aussie hybrid accent! Enjoy