The Jazz Spectrum Future Playlists:

The Jazz Spectrum playlist for 11/19/2017
Artist Title Album Label Link
Idioteque 15 Step Youtube-Live at Club Soda, Montreal Radiohead-In Rainbows
Tara Kannangara Atoms For Peace Some Kind of the Truth Radiohead-The Eraser
Turtleboy Pyramid Song Smart Matter Radiohead-Amnesiac
Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop The Daily Mail REV Radiohead-download single
Melody Diachun High and Dry Melody Diachun EQ Radiohead-The Bends
Ernesto Cervini Quartet 2 + 2 = 5 Little Black Bird Radiohead-Hail to the Thief
Scott Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox Creep The Essentials Radiohead-Pablo Honey
Brad Mehldau Trio Everything In It's Right Place Anything Goes Radiohead-Kid A
Laila Biali feat. Adam Thomas Heart of Gold Youtube-Live at ACT Centre, Maple Ridge Neil Young-Harvest

Jazz Meets Radiohead
Radiohead, as imagined by some of Canada's finest young jazz artists as well as a couple of international interpretations. From Mehldau to Cervini and Scott, everything is in its right place.

It's what I play!

Program Audio: 
  • Posted on: 20 November 2017
  • By: Jazz Spectrum
The Jazz Spectrum playlist for 11/12/2017
Artist Title Album Label Link
Cory Weeds & The Jeff Hamilton Trio How Do You Like Them Apples Dreamsville
P.J. Perry Quartet Stablemates Alto Gusto
Sam Taylor Quartet Wild Is Love Along the Way
The Jazz Descendants Prayer to Release the Troops Red
The Liberation Jazz Collective An Afterlife For Jeffrey Miller Rebel Portraiture
The Liberation Jazz Collective Kent State Rebel Portraiture
D.D. Jackson Peace-Song Peace-Song
Oliver Jones Hymn to Freedom A Class Act

Necessary Evil or...Necessarily Evil                            
New music from albums by Canadian alto sax legend P. J. Perry and up and coming tenor man Sam Taylor. In the second half of the show I will commemorate Remembrance Day. It's what I play!

"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always evil, never a good. We will not learn to live together in peace by killing each other's children." Jimmy Carter - Nobel Peace Prize lecture, 2002

Program Audio: 
  • Posted on: 18 November 2017
  • By: Jazz Spectrum
The Jazz Spectrum playlist for 11/05/2017
Artist Title Album Label Link
Cory Weeds & Jeff Hamilton Trio How Do You Like Them Apples Dreamsville
Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop The Libertine REV
Rubim de Toledo Heat Rises The Gap
Matt Herskowitz Trio Forget Me Not Forget Me Not feat. Lew Soloff
Ori Dagan Straighten Out and Fly Right Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole feat. Sheila Jordan
Ori Dagan Keep It Simple Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole
Ori Dagan Bibimbap Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole
Jordana Talsky Neither of Either Neither of Either
Cole Birney-Stewart Sextet Cepheus Champlain Bridge
Teri Parker Taurus Blues In the Past

Turn Back, Look Forward

Crisp, clear music from the warmth of Studio A.  Great new Canadian jazz from some of Canada's finest young (and not so young) musicians.  It's what I play!

Program Audio: 
  • Posted on: 5 November 2017
  • By: Jazz Spectrum
The Jazz Spectrum playlist for 10/29/2017
Artist Title Album Label Link
Cory Weeds & The Jeff Hamilton Trio How Do You Like Them Apples Dreamsville
McCoy Tyner Passion Dance The Real McCoy feat. McCoy Tyner
Larry Young Monk's Dream Unity feat. Elvin Jones
John Coltrane Giant Steps Giant Steps feat. John Coltrane
Pat Metheny Bright Size Life Bright Size Life feat. Pat Metheny
Weather Report Havona Heavy Weather feat. Jaco Pastorius
Miles Davis So What Kind of Blue feat. Miles Davis
Steve Kaldestad Shimmy! Blow Up feat. Steve Kaldestad

Upping the Ante
The feature article in the October edition of Jazz Times Magazine showcases forty essential jazz solos as chosen by musicians and contributors to the magazine. I have selected six from the forty, each featuring a different instrument. Everything from the "build a house in under five minutes" frenzy of John Coltrane to the restrained elegance of Miles Davis. Some of the greatest jazz artists of all time, who have had a profound effect on the next generations of musicians.

It's what I play!

Program Audio: 
  • Posted on: 30 October 2017
  • By: Jazz Spectrum
The Jazz Spectrum playlist for 10/22/2017
Artist Title Album Label Link
Cory Weeds & The Jeff Hamilton Trio How Do You Like Them Apples Dreamsville
The Joe Bowden Project Mingus That You For Listening
Mariah Parker Indo Latin Jazz For the Waters Live in Concert
Chris Wallace's Many Names Many Roads Someplace Sacred
Jen Siukola Lighthouse Reverie Lighthouse Reverie
Jordana Talsky Neither of Either Neither of Either
Jane Ira Bloom Big Bill Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson
John Coltrane Equinox Coltrane's Sound
Brad Turner Trio Sasha Here Now

I Said Sprocket, Not Socket!

Spinning great new music from across Canada and around the world...and John Coltrane! 

It's what I play!

 

 

 

 

Program Audio: 
  • Posted on: 26 October 2017
  • By: Jazz Spectrum
The Jazz Spectrum playlist for 10/08/2017
Artist Title Album Label Link
Cory Weeds & The Jeff Hamilton Trio How Do You Like Them Apples Dreamsville
Jordana Talsky Run Neither of Either
Cory Weeds & The Jeff Hamilton Trio Blue Daniel Dreamsville
Hilario Duran Contumbao Contumbao
John Stetch & VulneraVille Oscar's Blue-Green Algebra The Vancouver Concert
Teri Parker Oy, Regy! In the Past
Eliana Cuevas Alegria Golpes y Flores
Chris Wallace's Many Names Chapter Zero Someplace Sacred
Chris Wallace's Many Names Someplace Sacred Someplace Sacred
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Breakdown Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers You And I Will Meet Again Into The Big Wide Open

Odes of Joy

Music has great power to heal  It can be a balm to sooth battered souls in times of trouble and uncertainty.  These are odes of joy and solace presented for you to en-joy.  May they bring moments of peace to you as you journey through your life.  You and I will meet again!

Program Audio: 
  • Posted on: 8 October 2017
  • By: Jazz Spectrum
The Jazz Spectrum playlist for 10/01/2017
Artist Title Album Label Link
Robbie King Showtime in the Main Lounge Showtime in the Main Lounge
Cory Weeds Getaway Let's Groove: The Music of Earth Wind & Fire
Cory Weeds Devotion Let's Groove: The Music of Earth Wind & Fire
Impressions of Lightfoot Beautiful Impressions of Lightfoot
Impressions of Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind Impressions of Lightfoot
Impressions of Lightfoot Sundown Impressions of Lightfoot
David Blake World Famous Sometimes I Get To Practice Flying
Heilig Manouevre The Belshaw Slide Thoughtful Fun
Brad Cheeseman All In The Tide Turns

Serpentine Fire & Lightfoot

This week we celebrate seven years of The Jazz Spectrum by playing new music by forward thinking west coast musicians that pays tribute to two legendary and very different acts of the 1970's and 80's, Earth Wind & Fire and Gordon Lightfoot. New music for a new year!  It's what I play!

 

Program Audio: 
  • Posted on: 1 October 2017
  • By: Jazz Spectrum
The Jazz Spectrum playlist for 09/24/2017
Artist Title Album Label Link
Trombone Shorty Hurricane Season Backatown
Midcoast The Morning, The Lake Steps
Roland Rahsaan Kirk Ain't No Sunshine Inspired - Jazz From the Soul
Geri Allen Feed the Fire Twenty One
Michael Herring Quartet Treefology A Very Large Gap
Ernest Stuart We Can't Breather Same Walking Animals
Quatuor Andre Lachance Critter Wonderland Orange Challenge
Laura Crema Blue Shadows on the Trail Blue Shadows on the Trail
Jim Head Ghost Riders Zoetrope
Adam Thomas Willow Weep For Me For My Love

There is Nothing That Will Not Burn

Playing songs that reflect the  wildfires in British Columbia and natural disasters around the world in 2017 and the brave men and women, the "Ghost Riders" who fight them.

 

Program Audio: 
  • Posted on: 24 September 2017
  • By: Jazz Spectrum
The Jazz Spectrum playlist for 09/10/2017
Artist Title Album Label Link
Cory Weeds & The Jeff Hamilton Trio How Do You Like Them Apples Dreamsville
Cory Weeds Rakin' and Scrapin' As Of Now
Steely Dan Pretzel Logic Pretzel Logic
Kenny Colman Days of Wine and Roses Dreamscape
Ferenc Nemeth War Night Songs
Robi Botos Romungro Movin' Forward
Kalman Olah Trio Always Always
John Abercrombie Up and Coming Up and Coming
David Blake Small Abyss Next Year People

Buda or Pest?

This week I am remembering three artists who recently passed away: Walter Becker of Steely Dan, Vancouver crooner Kenny Colman and American guitarist John Abercrombie.  As well I will celebrate the music of Hungary by playing tunes by three of their finest exports, Ferenc Nemeth, Robi Botos and Kalman Olah.  You'll hear great jazz with classical and Romany influence.  Is it Buda or Pest?

Program Audio: 
  • Posted on: 10 September 2017
  • By: Jazz Spectrum
The Jazz Spectrum playlist for 09/03/2017
Artist Title Album Label Link
Cory Weeds & The Jeff Hamilton Trio How Do You Like Them Apples Dreamsville
Pete Mills New School Sweet Shadow
Heillig Manoeuvre Extreme Strolling Thoughtful Fun
Cole Birney-Stewart Sextet Sounds Like A You Problem Champlain Bridge
The Ian McDougall Sextet September Nights in Vancouver
Bloom Trev's Blues Bloom
Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra Dark and Stormy Blues timelines
Miles Black and Tom Keenlyside Clear September Synergy

The Elephant Hill  in the Cariboo

Today, I am playing a mixed bag of music relating to September, the return to school for many, the Elephant Hill wildfire in the Cariboo and some other great new tunes by fine Canadian artists.

Program Audio: 
  • Posted on: 3 September 2017
  • By: Jazz Spectrum
The Jazz Spectrum playlist for 08/27/2017
Artist Title Album Label Link
Cory Weeds & Jeff Hamilton Trio How Do You Like Them Apples Dreamsville
Mariah Parker Affinity Minus One Indo Latin Jazz Live in Concert
Andrew McAnsh Sextet Seven Seconds Live at the Jazz Room
Jim Mair Misty Live at Jazz Winnipeg Festival-Volume One
Hancock, Metheny, Holland, DeJohnette Cantaloupe Island Parallel Realities-Live
Don Ellis Great Divide Don Ells at Fillmore
Longhand with Tyson Naylor Long Walk Youtube-Live at Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Laying It Out Live! 
Summer is the best time to hear live jazz. It is a thrill to watch and listen to great jazz artists work together to improvise on a theme. It brings out the best in them and the spontaneity is unsurpassed. Listen to the best Canadian and international musicians as they "Lay It Out Live!"

Program Audio: 
  • Posted on: 31 August 2017
  • By: Jazz Spectrum
The Jazz Spectrum playlist for 08/20/2017
Artist Title Album Label Link
Cory Weeds & Jeff Hamilton Trio How Do You Like Them Apples Dreamsville
Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington L's Groove Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Four
Andrew Scott Quartet Ain't It So The Brightest Minute
Film in Music Epilogue to Part 1 Tell Tale
Brian Dickinson Quintet 'Tude Rhythm Method
Innocent When You Dream Down in the Hole Dirt in the Ground
MEM3 4ES Circles
Nomad Zune Tune As We Are
Composer's Collective Big Band Baker's Dozen The Composer's Collective Big Band

Don't Leave Home For Second Place

Great new music from coast to coast and a few places in between.

Program Audio: 
  • Posted on: 31 August 2017
  • By: Jazz Spectrum
The Jazz Spectrum playlist for 07/30/2017
Artist Title Album Label Link
Cory Weeds & Jeff Hamilton Trio How Do You Like Them Apples Dreamsville
Doe Bender Dance Me To The End Of Love Journey of Love
Fawn Fritzen If It Be Your Will Bedroom Voice
Laila Biali Anthem From Sea to Sky
Jennifer Scott Free Man in Paris Emotional Girl
Emilie-Claire Barlow I Don't Know Where I Stand Clear Day
Rebecca Binnendyk Night Ride Home Some Fun Out Of Life
Heather Bambrick Lovers In A Dangerous Time You'll Never Know
Jennifer Scott Looking Out For Number One Interactive
Fawn Fritzen Straighten Out Pairings
Laila Biali feat. Adam Thomas Heart of Gold Heart of Gold

Home Grown Classics (Or Soon to Be!)
Songs from the Great Canadian Songbook featuring Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Cockburn, Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings and Neil Young and sung by seven of Canada's finest female jazz vocalists.

Program Audio: 
  • Posted on: 31 August 2017
  • By: Jazz Spectrum
The Jazz Spectrum playlist for 07/23/2017
Artist Title Album Label Link
Crash Shuffulufogus Crash
Five Alarm Funk DDPP Sweat
Five Alarm Funk Humans Sweat
Five Alarm Funk May the Funk Be With You Sweat
Omar Souleyman Ya Boul Habari To Syria, With Love
Adrienne Fenemor's Kiwi Jam Rainy Day Blues Blues Jam
Crash Steppin' On Lemons Crash
The Spanish Harlem Orchestra La Banda Un Grand Dia an el Barrio
The Souljazz Orchestra As The Crow Flies Inner Fire
Crash The Big Lie Crash

Peter's Summer Jam
Steaming music for a hot summer day featuring Five Alarm Funk, Crash, Omar Souleyman and other great Canadian and international acts. Enjoy a healthy helping of Peter's Summer Jam!

It's what I play!

Program Audio: 
  • Posted on: 31 August 2017
  • By: Jazz Spectrum
The Jazz Spectrum playlist for 07/16/2017
Artist Title Album Label Link
Cory Weeds & Jeff Hamilton Trio How Do You Like Them Apples Dreamsville
Simon Millerd ACIM Lesson 70 Lessons and Fairytales
Simon Millerd Montreal March Lessons and Fairytales
Simon Millerd The Tale of Jonas and the Dragon Lessons and Fairytales
Fran Jare Copy Cat Coo Coo Copy Cat Coo Coo
Fran Jare Dorian Dance Copy Cat Coo Coo
The Composer's Collective Big Band Cities and Cell Phones The Composer's Collective Big Band
The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra French Canadian/Metis Suite (The Voyage) The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
The WInnipeg Jazz Orchestra French Canadian/Metis Suite (The New Nation) The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
Tony Giancola Trio De Dah Fundamentals

The Unusual Suspects
This week I am playing great new music by unusual suspects Simon Millerd, Fran Jare, The Composers Collective Big Band and Trevor Giancola. In addition I am playing the Suite Metisse/Canadienne-francaise written by Winnipeg native and proud Metis woman, pianist Michelle Gregoire and performed with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra.

It's what I play!

Program Audio: 
  • Posted on: 31 August 2017
  • By: Jazz Spectrum
The Jazz Spectrum playlist for 07/02/2017
Artist Title Album Label Link
Roger Doucet O Canada! O Canada!
Phil Nimmons Harbours Atlantic Suite
Oscar Peterson Trio Place St. Henri Canadiana Suite
Elizabeth Shepherd Parkdale Parkdale
Shuffle Demons Hockey Night in Canada Greatest Hits
Company B Jazz Band The Hockey Song Company B Jazz Band
Jon McCaslin Sunalta Sunalta
Hutchinson Andrew Trio Prairie Wind Prairie Modern
Mike Allen Quartet Grouse Grind Vancouver
Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra Arbutus treelines
John Stetch Inuit Talk Bruxin'

Canada's Sesquicentennial

This week on The Jazz Spectrum we are celebrating Canada's sesquicentennial, 150 Years of Canadian confederation.  I am playing music that represents every region of this great nation, from the harbours of the east coast to the arbutus trees of Vancouver Island to the Inuit of the north.  And of course, hockey!  Join with me as we explore the "True north, strong and free".

Program Audio: 
  • Posted on: 3 September 2017
  • By: Jazz Spectrum
The Jazz Spectrum playlist for 04/16/2017
Artist Title Album Label Link
Noah Haidu Against the Sky Infinite Distances
Metalwood Easter Island Metalwood 2
Metheny/Mehldau Quartet Toward the Light Metheny/Mehldau Quartet
Charles Lloyd Lift Every Voice and Sing Lift Every Voice
Stockton Helbing The Morning Of Crazy Aquarius
Bill Coon/Ron Peters Footprints No Boundaries
Nelson Boschman Trio Jerusalem Hymn Keeping Time
Nelson Boschman Trio When I Survey The Wondrous Cross Keeping Time
Nelson Boschman Trio Waking Up Happy Keeping Time
Nelson Boschman Trio Fairest Lord Jesus Keeping Time
Jerrold Dubyk Quintet Every Sinner Has a Future /, invi'tei.shens/

An Empty Tomb and Sunny Skies

This week I am presenting an hour of music of hope and light. breaking forth like the dawn.  It's Easter and amidst the candy eggs and chocolate bunnies is a message of love, forgiveness, reconciliation and hope.  May the light of God's love shine into your life and through you into the lives of others!
It's what I play!

Painting: Late Afternoon by Lawrie Dignan

 

Program Audio: 
  • Posted on: 10 September 2017
  • By: Jazz Spectrum