Continuum, A Journey Through Jazz

Episode #7 / “The Atlanta Jazz Festival” – Part Two Presents:

Continuum, A Journey Through Jazz
Episode #7 / “The Atlanta Jazz Festival” – Part Two

Hosted and Produced by Scott Fugate, “The Jazz Evangelist”

Available now – free, legal, and CD quality, right here:–-a-journey-through-jazz/episode-7-the-atlanta-jazz-festival-part-two/

This week we continue on last weeks journey through jazz in the city of Atlanta, GA where we are preparing for one of the best jazz festivals in the world – and it’s absolutely free to the public! So, listen to both episodes and plan to make it down to Piedmont Park this coming weekend (May 29 & 30) for the 33rd Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival!

For more information about the festival - including the full schedule of events & details, please visit:

This episode features all the artists performing this coming Sunday, May 30th . . . and thus the show starts off with a couple of Stanley Clarke classics, mashed up and revisited by the band SMV – comprised of the 3 bass legends Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, and Victor Wooten . . . followed by the lovely & soulful vocal stylings of Atlanta’s own Kathleen J. Bertrand . . . continuing on to something old, as well as something new by Contemporary Jazz pioneers Spyro Gyra.

To prepare you for a celebration of Lionel Hampton’s music at this year's festival, you’ll hear from Lionel himself back in 1941, as well as something more current from those that will be interpreting and celebrating his work - Jason Marsalis and Diane Schuur.

Stanley Clarke and Hiromi will be closing out the evening – so you’ll hear something from both of them, featured separately and together – as well as a short interview with Hiromi herself. I made the executive decision to let this show run a little longer in order to add a song by one of the local artist that will be performing on the "Bud Light" local stage – Atlanta’s own Madoca – and I think you’ll be glad I did.

So, if you've been wondering whether or not you want to attend this year's Atlanta Jazz Festival, listen to the podcast - as well as last week's edition located at:–-a-journey-through-jazz/episode-6-the-atlanta-jazz-festival-–-part-one/

These two show will enable you to hear ALL the artist before you decide if when you'll want to attend, and who you would like to see . . . and I am almost positive that you will find something to your personal liking. This is just a sampling however, for the full banquet and ultimate Atlanta experience . . . go to the park on Memorial Day weekend to hear it all live! I’ll see you there . . . but first – listen to the show, and enjoy the ride!

If you have any comments, questions, requests or suggestions - please feel from to contact me at [email protected]

Continuum – A Journey Through Jazz

Episode 7 – “The Atlanta Jazz Festival” – Part Two

Artist – “Track” – Album – Year – (Label)

1) S.M.V. – “Lopsy Lu/Silly Putty” – Thunder – 2008 – (Heads Up)

2) Kathleen Bertrand – “All Of Me” – No Regrets – 2002 – (Gold Circle Records)

3) Spyro Gyra – “Incognito” – Incognito – 1982 – (Amherst Records)

4) Spyro Gyra – “Make It Mine” – Down The Wire – 2009 – (Heads Up)

5) Benny Goodman – “Air Mail Special” – The Essential Benny Goodman – 1941 – (Sony)

Lionel Hampton – “Flyin’ Home” (partial) – Lionel Hampton and the Golden Men of Jazz – 1991 –

7) Samir Zarif Sextet – “Rubber Ducky” (partial) – First Encounter – 2002 – Unreleased

8) Diane Schuur – “Louisiana Sunday Afternoon” – Diane Schuur Collection – 1989 – (GRP Records)

9) Hiromi – “010101 (Binary System)” – Another Mind – 2003 – (Telarc)

10) Stanley Clarke Trio – “Brain Training” – Jazz In The Garden – 2009 – (Heads Up)

11) Madoca – “Obsession” – Amethyst – 2008 – (Modoca Music)

12) Stanley Clarke – “Hot Fun” – School Days – 1976 – (Epic)

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