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Jazzism 17.7
September 06, 2014 02:07 PM PDT
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tenacity (noun): the quality or state of being tenacious

This podcast of mine, this mission to rescue Jazz radio from the blahs has been in effect for over 6 years now. I refuse to quit! That is the state I am in!!

Like I've said before this is about a legacy, about being a cultural gatekeeper. I will keep Jazzism rockin' until the cops come knockin'....and then some!

Hey y'all....It is just getting good!


Brian "Katzpheno" Phoenix


Steve Khan - "Blues Connotation" (2011)
Yellowjackets - "Tenacity" (2011)
Luciana Souza - "Daze" (2000)
Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette - "What Is This Thing Called Love" (2000)
Pat Metheny/Dave Holland/Roy Haynes - "Three Flights Up" (1989)
Greg Osby - "Viewer Discretion" (2005)
Miles Davis - "ESP" (1965)
Herbie Hancock featuring Stevie Wonder - "St. Louis Blues" (1998)

Jazzism 16.7
August 25, 2014 10:10 PM PDT
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"Oh Lady be good to me...I'm so awfully misunderstood...oh lady, oh lady be so good to me..."

I live in a city of roughly over 2 million living souls...some more alive than others and yet I feel dead sharing a lonely bed, a sad tale I know....full of Gershwin said won't someone have a little pity....tired of being all alone in this city.

Until fate makes a least I got my love of Jazz to keep me warm. On this episode I feature some Big Band classics and other Jazz standards and some new talent as well.


Brian "Katzpheno" Phoenix


Vijay Iyer Trio - "Galang" (2009)
Jaco Pastorius Big Band - "River People" (2006)
Frank Sinatra featuring Count Basie & His Orchestra - "Come Fly With Me" (1966)
Patti Austin feautring The WDR Big Band - "Lady Be Good" (2006)
Roy Hargrove Big Band - "Roy Allan" (2009)
Kevin Mahogany featuring Frank Mantooth & His Orchestra - "Three Little Words" (2005)
Cecile McLorin Salvant - "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" (2013)
James Farm - "1981" (2012)
John Blake - "At Home" (1992)

Jazzism 15.7
August 17, 2014 02:16 PM PDT
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"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost

In one word I can sum up everything I love about music: JAZZ

And of course it goes on....


Brian "Katzpheno" Phoenix


Hiromi - "Life Goes On" (2014)
The Cookers - "Priestess" (2010)
Idris Muhammad - "By The Red Sea" (1971)
Roy Hargrove - "Alter Ego" (1992)
Dianne Reeves - "I Want You" (2013)
Ramsey Lewis Trio - "Close Your Eyes and Remember" (1999)
David Murray featuring Gregory Porter - "Army of The Faithful" (2013)
Kenny Garrett - "Beyond The Wall" (2006)

Jazzism 14.7
August 03, 2014 04:31 PM PDT
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A Jazz classic composed by Wayne Shorter and indelibly recorded in 1967 while he was a member of one the greatest Jazz groups ever assembled, the Miles Davis Quintet.

On this episode of Jazzism (a katzpheno mix) we offer a recent take on that classic by trumpeter Terence Blanchard as well as a couple other standards or soon to be standards. Of course we do not disappoint the modern crowd either.

What can I tell Jazzism we got it coming from all ends!


Brian "Katzpheno" Phoenix


Stefon Harris & Blackout - "The Afterthought" (2009)
Kurt Rosenwinkel - "Mr. Hope" (2012)
Bobby McFerrin - "Ziggurat" (2002)
David Sanchez - "La Maquina" (2001)
Christian Scott - "Like This" (2005)
Kei Akagi - "Virtual Drive By" (1994)
Terence Blanchard - "Footprints" (2003)
Herbie Hancock - "Tell Me A Bedtime Story" (1969)
Jane Monheit & Terence Blanchard - "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" (2001)

Jazzism 12.7
July 04, 2014 04:01 PM PDT
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Declare your independence!

Celebrate The Fourth of July with JAZZ - A True American Art Form.

Jazz Music, Made in America Loved Worldwide!

'Nuff Said,


Brian "Katzpheno" Phoenix


Joshua Redman - "East of The Sun" (2007)
Russell Gunn - "Eighty-One" (2007)
Charlie Hunter Quartet featuring Kurt Elling - "Desert Way" (2001)
Donald Harrison - "Dance Hall" (1996)
Nicholas Payton - "Sun Goddess" (1999)
Ravi Coltrane - "Away" (2005)
Sarah Vaughan - "Every Time We Say Goodbye" (1961)
Roots - "I Remember Eric Dolphy" (1992)
David Murray - "French Kiss For Valerie" (2013)

Jazzism 13.7
July 19, 2014 02:43 PM PDT
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The Jazz world has lost another one....but as always spirit is an eternal flame that no darkness can extinguish.

Charles Edward Haden (1937 -2014) Jazz Bassist & Composer - played a pivotal role in the development of the avant-garde or "free jazz" movement in the early 1960's having recorded with Ornette Coleman on the cannon shot that was the album "Shape of Jazz To Come" in 1959.

If his legacy ended with being an original member of The Ornette Coleman Quartet that would probably be enough but, as all young Jazz lovers know...the story did not end there!

I will admit I came to the awareness of Charlie Haden a bit late in the game but it is never too late to educate.

This is my tribute to a beautiful freedom fighter and a more beautiful musician.


Brian "Katzpheno" Phoenix


Charlie Haden & Paul Motian - "Blues in Motian" (1987)
Ornette Coleman - "Congeniality" (1959)
Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden - "No Moon At All" (2010)
Joe Henderson - "Beatrice" (1987)
Pat Metheny/Charlie Haden/Billy Higgins - "Humpty Dumpty" (1983)
Abbey Lincoln - "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams" (1991)
Ornette Coleman - "Law Years" (1971)
Charlie Haden & Paul Motain - "Dolphy's Dance" (1987)
Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden - "One Day I'll Fly Away" (2010)

Jazzism 11.7
June 21, 2014 02:41 PM PDT
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Straight Outta Cape Verde!

The Jazz world celebrates one of it's shining stars, a composer, pianist and educator and the inventor of HARD BOP...Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silva


Horace Silver passed away June 18th 2014, he left behind a legacy of pure musical genius and a career that spanned 50 years of recording, performing and mentoring.

Jazzism (a katzpheno mix) celebrates his legacy focusing on his most influential period from 1954 - 1966...Enjoy!!

Brian "Katzpheno" Phoenix


The Horace Silver Quartet

"Sister Sadie" (1959)
"The Natives Are Restless Tonight" (1964)
"The Jody Grind" (1966)
"Filthy McNasty" (1961)
"The Hippest Cat In Hollywood" (1996)
"Doodlin'" (1954)
"You Happened My Way" (1959)
"Senor Blues" (1956)

special guest:

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - "Come On Home" (1960)