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Jazzism 18.7
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September 19, 2014 12:15 PM PDT
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FREE SAMPLE!

"One day I'll fly away..."

The Jazz world just lost another one. Joseph Leslie Sample, known worldwide as Joe Sample passed away September 12th, 2014.

This episode of Jazzism (a katzpheno mix) is dedicated to a musician who helped shape contemporary American music. As a founding member of The Jazz Crusaders (later shortened to simply The Crusaders)Joe brought the soulful Creole groove out of Houston, TX and spread it around the globe. As a studio musician he graced projects from the 1970 until his death and the list of songs he performed on and players he collaborated with reads like a who's who of American popular music.

There will never be another Joe Sample. Enjoy a small snapshot of the man and his music.

The Song Lives On....

Enjoy,

Brian "Katzpheno" Phoenix

featuring:

"Born In Trouble" (1990)
"Strike Two" (1990)
"Last Night at Danceland" - featuring Randy Crawford (2007)
"As Long As It Lasts" (1978)
"Paintings" (1979)
"In All My Wildest Dreams" (1997)
"Carmel" (1979)
"The Pecan Tree" (2002)
"Fever" - featuring Lalah Hathaway (1999)
"Seven Years Of Good Luck" (1989)
"Fly With The Wings of Love" (1978)

Jazzism 17.7
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September 06, 2014 02:07 PM PDT
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TENACITY

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!

Enjoy,

Brian "Katzpheno" Phoenix

featuring:

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
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August 25, 2014 10:10 PM PDT
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LADY BE GOOD

"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 woe...like Gershwin said won't someone have a little pity....tired of being all alone in this city.

Until fate makes a change...at 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.

Enjoy,

Brian "Katzpheno" Phoenix

featuring:

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
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August 17, 2014 02:16 PM PDT
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LIFE GOES ON

"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....

Enjoy,

Brian "Katzpheno" Phoenix

featuring:

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
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August 03, 2014 04:31 PM PDT
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FOOTPRINTS

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 ya...at Jazzism we got it coming from all ends!

Enjoy,

Brian "Katzpheno" Phoenix

featuring:

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
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July 04, 2014 04:01 PM PDT
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AWAY

Declare your independence!

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

Jazz Music, Made in America Loved Worldwide!

'Nuff Said,

Enjoy!

Brian "Katzpheno" Phoenix

featuring:

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
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July 19, 2014 02:43 PM PDT
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HADEN

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.

Enjoy!!

Brian "Katzpheno" Phoenix

featuring:

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)