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Stop by the Mt. Airy Groove for a head noddin' amalgamation of jazz, soul, fusion, Brazil, AfroBeat, and all funky things, mixed seamlessly on 100% vinyl. My pops used to say it reminded him of bebop. Learn more about the host here.



With a little help from my friends. Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 July 2013

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Dig the Mt. Airy Groove Wednesday afternoon.  Got some classic Pharaoh Sanders, a bit from my man Volker Kriegel and some stone funk from Dizzy Gillespie (!!!).  Plus more from the Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band & Fabiano Orchestra releases!  Stop by, people.

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July 24, 2013

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"With a Little Help From My Friends"   Steve Cropper  With a Little Help From My Friends  (Volt)

"Summertime"  Vi Redd  Bird Calls  (Solid State)

"Nana"  Triorganico  Triorganico  (Now Again)

"Listen Here"  Gene Russell  New Direction  (Black Jazz)

"I've Got a Feeling For You"  Clifford Jordan  Soul Fountain  (Vortex)

"It's a Shame"  The Spinners  The Wonder of Stevie, Melody Man: Further Forays Into the Stevie Songbook  (Harmless)

"Thembi"  Pharaoh Sanders  Thembi  (Impulse)

"Leroy & The Lion"  Menagerie  They Shall Inherit  (Tru Thoughts)

"Lastic Plemon"  Volker Kriegel  Inside: Missing Link  (MPS)

"Where Were You When I Needed You?"  Lionel Hampton  Stop, I Don't Need Sympathy  (Brunswick)

"The Ghetto Song"  Jon Lucien  Mind's Eye  (RCA)

"Miss Riverside"  The Greyboy Allstars  West Coast Boogaloo  (Greyboy)

"Reverend Lowdown"  Eddy Senay  Hot Thang  (Sussex)

"Stomped & Wasted"  Dizzy Gillespie  Soul & Salvation  (Tribute)

"Step into the Light"  Terry Callier  Alive  (Mr. Bongo)

"Ekki Stela Afrika Folkinu"  Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band  4 Hlidar  (SJS Music) 

"Tell Me a Tale"  Michael Kiwanuka  Home Again  (Interscope)

"Thunderbird"  The Whitefield Brothers  In The Raw  (Now Again)

"Rastaman Rock"  Fabiano Orchestra  Butterfly Island  (Franck/Superfly)

"Everlasting Dub"  Augustus Pablo  Dubbing in a Africa  (Clocktower/Abraham)

"Bunky's Pick"  Cut Chemist  12 Inch  (Stonesthrow)

 
Go with the flow. Print E-mail
Monday, 15 July 2013

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Good stuff going down at the Mt. Airy Groove on Wednesday.  Let's dig deeper into the Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band, easily the funkiest talent from Iceland since Bjork.  Plus, some music from Build an Ark, Teruo Nakamura and more from the Fabiano Orchestra.  See you soon.

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July 17, 2013

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Look Out Clevleland"  Odell Brown  Free Delivery  (Cadet)

"Midnight Walk"  Elvin Jones  Midnight Walk  (Atlantic)

"Minnesota Thins"  Mike Mainieri  Insight  (Solid State)

"Easy Evil"  Merl Saunders  Merl Saunders  (Fantasy)

"Take Me to the River"  Al Green  Explores Your Mind  (Hi)

"Welcome to Detroit"  Suite for Ma Dukes Orchestra  Timeless: Suite for Ma Dukes  (Mochilla)

"The Blessing Song/Guidance"  Build an Ark  Peace With Every Step  (Kindred Spirits)

"In the Silence (Listen)"  Michael White's Magic Music Company  Go With The Flow  (Impulse)

"Jazz Rule"  Johnny Hawksworth & Hampton Hawes  Spiritual Jazz Vol. 4: Americans in Europe  (Jazzman/DeWolfe)

"Spinning Wheel"  Sonny Stitt & The Mixed Bag  Tornado  (Jazz Masters)

"Ethiopian"  Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band  4 Hlidar  (SJS Music) 

"Funky Wood/Tarishi"  Oneness of Juju  African Rhythms  (Black Fire)

"Him Belly No Go Sweet"  Antibalas  Antibalas  (Daptone)

"Half Moon Bay"  Fabiano Orchestra  Butterfly Island  (Superfly)

"Batuque"  Lucas Arruda  Sambadi  (Favorite)

"Cat"  Teruo Nakamura  Rising Sun  (Polydor)

"Bread Sandwiches"  Bernard Wright  'Nard  (GRP/Arista) 

"Summertime"  McNeil & Niles  Thrust  (Chocolate Industries/Tinkertoo)

"Blood is Thicker Than Water (parts 1 & 2)  William DeVaughn  12 Inch  (Roxbury)

"Sanford & Son Theme"  Bobby Forrester  Organist  (Dobre)

 
Wake up your mind. Print E-mail
Monday, 08 July 2013

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And we're back for more Wednesday afternoon.  Looks like we'll be heading in a worldwide jazz groove since we got music from France's Fabiano Orchestra, a new one from Iceland's funkiest talent, Samuel Jon Samuelsson, and Finnish reed man Jimi Tenor (matched with one of Fela's percussionists!).  Plus, some Galt MacDermot Trio, funky Nigeria from Joni Haastrup and some superhip Shelly Manne.  See you Wednesday...at our new time!

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July 10, 2013

Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Southern Man"  Merry Clayton  Merry Clayton  (Ode)

"Snap Back Jack"  Brother Jack McDuff  Do It Now!  (Atlantic)

"Where Do I Go?"  Galt Macdermot Trio  Live in Nashvile  (Kilmarnock)

"Eat at Joe's"  Clifford Jordan  Inward Fire  (Muse)

"One Track Mind"  Mayer Hawthorne  A Strange Arrangement  (Stonesthrow)

"Afrerica"  Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band  4 Hlidar  (SJS Music) 

"Tawhid"  Johnny Lytle  People & Love  (Milestone)

"Sampans"  Lalo Schifrin  Enter the Dragon OST  (Warner Bros.)

"Let's Make It Last"  Funkadelic  Cosmic Slop  (Westbound)

"Hail Don D"  Sound Dimension  Jamaica Soul Shake  (Studio One/Soul Jazz)

"Sunrise"   Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu  Sunrise EP  (Sahko)

"Pointe des Chateaux"   Fabiano Orchestra  Butterfly Island  (Superfly)

"Space-a-Nova II"  Stanton Davis Ghetto/Mysticism  Brighter Days  (Cultures of Soul/Outrageous) 

"Who's That Lady"  Lucas Arruda  Sambadi   (Favorite)

"Some Neck"   Ronnie Foster  Sweet Revival  (Blue Note)

"Witch's"  Shelly Manne  Mannekind  (Mainstream)

"Wake Up Your Mind"  Joni Haastrup  Wake Up Your Mind  (Hot Casa)

"The Hump"  Buster Williams  Pinnacle  (Muse)

"Lovely Day"  Bill Withers  Menagerie  (Columbia)

 
Things we like. Print E-mail
Monday, 01 July 2013

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Check it out!...THE GROOVE IS MOVING TO 12PM-2PM WEDNESDAY!!  

Still full steam ahead.  The timeless Larry Coryell just released one on Wide Hive, so we'll hear the new one plus some other classics.  And since we're feelin' the jazzrock this week, Jack Bruce was just featured in the recent edition of Wax Poetics.  Plus, more from the new ones from Larry Nozero & Lucas Arruda we heard last week.  See you Wednesday.

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July 3, 2013

Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Foxy Lady"  Booker T. & The M.G.'s  Soul Limbo  (Stax)

"Israel Suite (edit)"  Rupture  Freedom Jazz France  (Heavenly Sweetness)

"Le Temps"  Michel Roques  Spiritual Jazz Volume 3:  Modal, Esoteric & Ethereal Jazz From the European Underground 1963-1972  (Jazzman)

"Hommage a Rakotozafy"  Jef Gilson & Malagasy  The Best of Jef Gilson  (Jazzman)

"Datura"   Cortex  Vol. 2   (Follow Me) 

"Medley: Sam's Sack/Rill's Thrills"  Jack Bruce  Things We Like  (ATCO)

"Wild Life"  Spectrum Road  Spectrum Road  (Palmetto)

"Going Up"  Larry Coryell  The Lift  (Wide Hive)

"After Later"  Larry Coryell  Larry Coryell at the Village Gate  (Vanguard)

"Ain't It Is"  The Eleventh House featuring Larry Coryell  Aspects  (Arista)

"Baubles, Bangles & Beads"  Larry Nozero  Time  (180 Proof/Strata)

"Sambadi"  Lucas Arruda  Sambadi  (Favorite)

"People Music"  Herbie Hancock  Secrets  (Columbia)

"First Tune in the Morning"  Gabor Szabo  Belsta River  (Four Leaf)

"Peace Brother Peace"  Dr. John  In The Right Place  (ATCO)

"Shack Up"  Banbarra  12 Inch  (Soul Brother)

"Living in America"  James Brown  Rocky IV OST 12 Inch  (CBS/Scotti Brothers)

"God Bless America"   Paul Humphrey  America, Wake Up  (Blue Thumb)

 
Some shapes to come. Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 June 2013

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Ready to get back into it after a two week hiatus.  Got a excellent new one from Brazilian keyboard man Lucas Arruda, on an album that is clearly informed by both Azymuth & Stevie Wonder...a winning combo!  Plus, the latest from DJ Amir's 180 Proof Records, this time a killer from Detroit saxophonist Larry Nozero. Still got some Vijay Iyer Trio, Steve Grossman, and Ed Motta (when's the new one gonna drop???)...stop on by, you're welcome!

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June 26, 2013

Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Day Tripper"  Otis Redding  Dictionary of Soul  (Stax/Sundazed)

"Airpower/Dancing Girls"  NHOP/Philip Catherine  The Viking  (Pablo)

"Human Nature (trio extension)"  Vijay Iyer Trio  Accelerando  (ACT Music)

"People Make The World Go Round"  Young-Holt Unlimited  Plays Superfly  (Paula)

"Tune for L.N."  Larry Nozero  Time  (Strata/180 Proof)

"Belle Isle Daze"  Lyman Woodard Organization  Saturday Night Special  (Wax Poetics/Strata) 

"Island Song"  Kenny Cox  Clap Clap! The Joyful Noise  (Strata/180 Proof)

"Hill Where The Lord Hides"  Eddie Russ  Fresh Out!  (Universal Sound/Jazz Masters)

"Tamba (part 2)"  Lucas Arruda  Sambadi  (Favorite)

"Previsão Do Tempo"  Marcos Valle   Previsão Do Tempo  (Odeon/Light in the Attic)

"Coincidência"  Ed Motta  Poptical  (Whatmusic)

"The Frog"  Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66  Look Around  (A & M)

"Zulu Stomp"  Steve Grossman  Some Shapes to Come  (PM)

"Continuum"  Trio of Doom  Trio of Doom  (Columbia/Legacy)

"Either Or"   Eddie Fisher & The Next One Hundred Years   Eddie Fisher & The Next One Hundred Years  (Cadet)

"Get Ya Some"  Melvin Sparks  '75  (Westbound/20th Century)

"Beauty & The Beast"  Ju-Par Universal Orchestra  Moods & Grooves  (Ju-Par)

"Here Come The Girls"  Ernie K. Doe  New Orleans Funk: The Original Sound of Funk 1960-75  (Soul Jazz)

 
Slicker this year. Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 June 2013

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Diggin' deep Wednesday night...Emil Richards, Marvin Gaye's alimony payment to his ex-wife and some Digable Planets, celebrating the deluxe reissue just out on Modern Classics.   See you then.

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Fatter than '94 Land Cruiser.

June 5, 2013

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Fly Like An Eagle"  Charlie Hunter & Pound for Pound  Return of the Candyman  (Blue Note)

"Country Scuffle"  Howard Roberts  Spinning Wheel  (Capitol)

"My Sweet Potato"  Booker T. & The M.G.'s  And Now!  (Stax)

"Concrete Reservation"  Syl Johnson  Is It Because I'm Black  (Twinight/Numero)

"Way Back Home"  The Jazz Crusaders  Old Socks New Shoes New Shoes Old Socks  (Chisa)

"KC"  Dupree  Nuestro Camino  (Public Hi-Fi)

"One Tooth Grin"  Emil Richards & The Microtonal Blues Band  Spirit of '76: Live at Donte's  (Impulse)

"If You Wanna Be My Man"  Lady  Lady  (Truth & Soul)

"Didn't I"  Darondo  Let My People Go  (Luv n' Haight)

"Sleight of Hand"  Menahan Street Band  The Crossing  (Dunham/Daptone)

"Gettin' Off"  Bill Mason  Gettin' Off  (Eastbound)

"Theme From The Planets"  Dexter Wansel  Life on Mars  (Philadelphia International)

"Night Breeze"  Bobby Lyle  The Genie  (Capitol)

"A Funky Space Reincarnation"  Marvin Gaye  Here, My Dear  (Motown)

"Bad Tune"  Earth Wind & Fire  Earth Wind & Fire  (Warner Brothers)

"Aida"  Miles Davis  The Man With The Horn  (Columbia)

"9th Wonder (Amina remix)"   Digable Planets   9th Wonder Mad Slicker Remixes 12 Inch  (Pendulum)

"For Corners"  Digable Planets  Blowout Comb  (Pendulum)

 
Vote Miles. Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 May 2013

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Join the Mt. Airy Groove Wednesday night for a Miles Davis birthday celebration.  Got some classics and rarities, plus some great versions of Miles Davis standards, in addition to some vintage and contemporary tributes.  See you soon.

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Call it anything. 

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May 29, 2013

Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Guinnevere"  Miles Davis  Circle in the Round  (Columbia)

"Solar"  Bill Evans  Sunday at the Village Vanguard  (Riverside)

"Nardis"  Richard Evans  Fancy Free  (Galaxy)

"Joshua"  Miles Davis  Seven Steps to Heaven  (Columbia)

"So What"  Grant Green  Sunday Mornin'  (Blue Note)

"All Blues"  Mary Lou Williams  Free Spirits  (Inner City)

"Freddie Freeloader"  Stanley Jordan  Magic Touch  (Blue Note)

"Eleven"  Gil Evans  Svengali  (Atlantic)

"Frelon Brun"  Miles Davis  Filles de Kilimanjaro  (Columbia)

"Miles Davis"  John McLaughlin & The One Truth Band  Electric Dreams  (Columbia)

"Like Miles"  Terumasa Hino  Hi-Nology  (Columbia Japan)

"Bitches Brew"  Eddie Jefferson  Things Are Getting Better  (Muse)

"Bitches Brew"  Otis Jackson, Jr. Trio  Jewelz EP  (Stonesthrow)

"Black Beauty IV (Masqualero/Spanish Key)"  Miles Davis  Black Beauty: Miles Davis at the Fillmore West  (Columbia)

"Blue in Green"  Jeremy Taylor  Reggae Interpretation of Kind of Blue  (Secret Stash) 

 
Light as a feather. Print E-mail
Monday, 13 May 2013

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Ready to dig deep into the catalog of the Heliocentrics Wednesday night at the Groove.  Got the new release, along with their debut and their excellent collaborations with Mulatu and Lloyd Miller.  Plus, tunes from the new Charles Bradley, Azymuth remastered on Far Out records, and the sample behind Beck's classic album closer, Debra.

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I said lady...step inside my Hyundai.

May 22, 2013

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Light My Fire"  Astrud Gilberto  September 17, 1969  (Verve)
***for Ray Manzarek

"Magnificent Sanctuary Band"  Donny Hathaway  Donny Hathaway  (Atco) 

"Sweet Emma"  Nat Adderley  The Scavenger  (Milestone)

"My Love For You"  Ramsey Lewis  Funky Serenity  (Columbia)

"OGD (Road Song)"  Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery  The Further Adventures of Jimmy & Wes  (Verve)

"Path of the Black Sun"  The Heliocentrics  13 Degrees of Reality  (Now Again)

"Sirius B"  The Heliocentrics  Out There  (Now Again)

"Blue Nile"  Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics  Inspiration Information Vol. 3  (Strut)

"Nava"  Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics  OST  (Strut)

"High Winds"  Reality  Reality  (Kindred Spirits)

"Safari"  Frank Walton  Kev Beadle Presents Private Collection: Independent Jazz Sounds from the 70s & 80s  (BBE)

"Fly Over the Horizon"  Azymuth  Light as a Feather (Far Out/Milestone)

"Bird on a Wire (version)"  The Lions featuring Malik Moore  This Generation  (Stonesthrow)

"Where Do We Go From Here"  Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band  Victim of Love  (Dunham/Daptone)

"Do Your Thing"  Julius Brockington  Sophisticated Funk  (Today)

"Gypsy Man"  Robin Kenyatta  Gypsy Man  (Atlantic)

"Love is a Natural Thing"   Tony Allen  Afro Disco Beat  (Vampi Soul)

 
A day in the life. Print E-mail
Sunday, 05 May 2013

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Grooves from all over the globe loom Wednesday night.  Got a few from Hedzoleh Soundz out of Ghana, heard on their first album & and the better known session lead by Hugh Masekela.  Plus, Argentinian electric jazz, a funky one from Harvey Mandel, and more from the Lady & Heliocentrics lps. Let's do this.

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May 8, 2013

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"A Day in the Life"  Les Demerle  Spectrum  (United Artists)

"Having a Party"  Sam Cooke  The Best of Sam Cooke  (RCA)

"Leon's Thing"  Dupree  Nuestro Camino  (Public Hi-Fi)

"Globus"  Jaan Kuman Instrumental Ensemble   Jaan Kuman Instrumental Ensemble (Jazz Aggression)

"Onde Anda O Meu Amor"  Orlandivo  Orlandivo  (Kindred Spirits)

"Didi"  Fernando Gelbard  Didi  (Whatmusic)

"Salty Iron"  Elvin Jones  The Main Force  (Vanguard)

"Prelude to 'Go Round'"  Cortex  Troupeau Bleu  (Underdog)

"Soulful Strut"  Walter Wanderley  Moondreams  (A&M)

"Moontang"  Harvey Mandel  Righteous  (Philips)

"Sweet Lady"  Lady  Lady  (Truth & Soul) 

"Eastern Begena"  The Heliocentrics  13 Degrees of Reality  (Now Again)

"Somewhere in the East"  George Benson  Beyond the Blue Horizon  (CTI)

"Chekere Son"  Irakere  Kev Beadle Presents Private Collection: Independent Jazz Sounds from the 70s & 80s  (BBE)

"Black Moon"  Third World All-Stars  Rebel Rock  (Pressure Sounds)

"Hedzoleh!"  Hedzoleh Soundz  Hedzoleh  (Soundway)

"Languta"  Hedzoleh Soundz featuring Hugh Masekela  Introducing Hedzoleh Soundz  (Blue Thumb) 

"Willie's Headache"  Cymande  Second Time Around  (Janus)

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13 degrees & 13 vans. Print E-mail
Sunday, 28 April 2013

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The finest purveyors of modern space jazz, The Heliocentrics, are back at it again with a new album, so get ready to dig in Wednesday night.  Also got San Diego-area bassman Ben Wanicur on his fine new release featuring Peter Sprague. Plus, more from Lady (album of the year already???), a lost Lucky Thompson live date from the late '70s, and a funky Prestige-inspired recording from a new trio from Austin called Dupree. See you soon.

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Like a heatwave.

May 1, 2013

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"To Love Somebody"  Nina Simone  To Love Somebody  (RCA Victor/4 Men With Beards)

"13 Vans"  Ben Wanicur  The Extended Middle 

"Come Together"  Bobby Timmons  Do You Know The Way?  (Milestone)

"Hipnosis"  Jackie McLean  Hipnosis  (Blue Note/Heavenly Sweetness)

"Wacky Wes"   Till Brönner  Till Brönner   (Bam Bam/Verve)

"Horns"  Attila Zoller  Gypsy Cry  (Embryo)

"On Green Dolphin Street"  Lucky Thompson  Back to the World  (51 West)

"Gimme Some"  Freddie McCoy  Gimme Some!  (Cobblestone)

"The Turtle"  Dupree  Nuestro Camino  (Public Hi-Fi)

"I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Babe"  Jimmy Smith  Black Smith  (Pride)

"Brotherhood"  Kamal Abdul Alim  Kev Beadle Presents Private Collection: Independent Jazz Sounds from the 70s & 80s  (BBE)

"Get Ready"  Lady  Lady  (Truth & Soul)

"Outtake/Freeness part 2"  The Heliocentrics  13 Degrees of Reality  (Now Again)

"Standing on the Corner"  Gary Bartz NTU Troop  Follow, The Medicine Man  (Prestige)

"Funky Junky"  The Blackbyrds  The Blackbyrds  (Fantasy)

"Something"    The Isaac Hayes Movement The Isaac Hayes Movement  (Enterprise)

 
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