In Transition with Randy McElligott

In Transition with Randy McElligott

For over 30 years Randy has been featuring jazz from every area including trad jazz, third stream, big band, bebop, current trends in jazz as well as on occasion music from different genres including the blues, pop/rock, classical etc... The title of this show says it all. In Transition is about possibilities, and new adventures in music.... Show More

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January 29, 2021 15 min

I had the pleasure to sit down and chat with this wonderful vocalist discussing a wide array of topics. This is part 1 of 4 of our chat together.

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For many years I have always wanted to do a show about relatives. This is the first in a multi part series dealing with various relatives. On today’s show we will be listening to four songs that deal with family. Enjoy!

Artist Album Song Time
Avery Sharpe Extended Family Extended Family 05.20
Matthew Garrison Matthew Garrison Family 07.23
Jim Schapperoew Uranian Rhythm Dedicated To A Beloved Family 07.00
Maggi Olin...
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Colors of the Jamaican Flag. Black – Green – Yellow

This episode features songs that contain the color green.


Artist Album Song Time
Weather Report Tale Spinnin’ Man In The Green Shirt 06.29
Jackie Mclean Bluesnik Cool Green 05.18
Great Guitars – Charlie Byrd – Barney Kessel – Herb Ellis Great Guitars On Green Dolphin Street 03.10
John Scofield A Go Go Green Tea 05.11
Kerry Politzer Trio Watercolor Green Light 05.11
Bi...
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Colors of the Jamaican Flag. Black – Green – Yellow

This episode features songs that contain the color yellow.


Artist Album Song Time
Alan Holdsworth The Sixteen Men of Tain The Drums Were Yellow 05.57
Ahmad Jamal Rossiter Road Yellow Fellow 06.18
Gene Ammons Bad! Bossa Nova Yellow Bird 05.07
Bruno Raberg Orbis Yellow Woods 05.49
Leora Cache Another Side Now Big Yellow Taxi 04.46
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Colors of the Jamaican Flag. Black – Green – Yellow

This episode features songs that contain the color black.


Artist Album Song Time
Wynton Marsalis Black Codes From The Underground Black Codes 09.34
Hoops-McCann Band Plays The Music of Steely Dan Black Cow 06.14
Jim Galloway Thou Swell Black Butterfly 05.14
Roland Kirk The Limelight Verve Albums Black Diamond 05.25
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January 22, 2021 26 min

Gene Ammon’s gut level tenor sax is featured in this episode. Son of renowned early jazz pianist Albert Ammons, Gene never disapoints as is evidenced on these recordings from the 1960s.

Artist Album Song Time
Gene Ammons Velvet Soul 1964 In Sid’s Thing 05.24
Gene Ammons Twisting The Jug 1962 Down The Line 05.40
Gene Ammons Twisting The Jug 1962 Twistin’ The Jug 04.36
Gene Ammons Twisting The Jug 1962 Moten Swing 04.54
Gene Ammons Ang...

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Artist Album Song Time
Billy Childs Skim Coat The Winds Of Change 05:52
Billy Strayhorn The Peaceful Side Lush Life 03:27
Billy Cobham The Traveller Balancing Act 06:49
Bill Mays and Red Mitchell Two Of A Mind Laura 08:35

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Welcome to part 3 of my survey of jazz musicians whose name is Bill. On this episode we listen to one of the greatest musicians in jazz. A man who has influenced many musicians with his lyrical and melodic style of playing, the one and only pianist Bill Evans.

Guitarist Bill Frisell and Bill Laswell, both noted for their unique style of playing as well as their openness to possibilities are also featured.

Not to be forgo...

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Artist Album Song Time
Roy Hargrove Public Eye Lada 04.47
Tim Garland-Northern Synfonia-Chick Corea The Mystery Monk’s Mood 05.28
Terry Gibbs 92 Years Young Blues For Hamp 06.27
Fabian Zone Trio Keys In Ascension Roger’s Heart 04.48
David Boswell Bridge Of Art Bridge Of Art 06.36

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Dexter Gordon Complete Blue Note 60’s Sessions Cheese Cake 06:33
St. Dirt Elementary School Ice Cream Man Dreams Ice Cream Man Dreams 03:10
Bobby Hutcherson Solo Quartet The Ice Cream Man 07:00
Preservation Hall Jazz Band 50th Anniversary Collection Ice Cream 04:45
Marie Bryant Complete Keynote Collection Ice Cream Brick 02:58
Ran Blake with Jaki Byard Improvisations Tea For Two 07:00

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Artist Album Song Time
Michel Camillo Jazziz April 2002 Piece Of Cake 06:02
Lester Young with Count Basie Classic Columbia Okeh, Vocalion Recordings Pound Cake 02:45
The Aoki-Young-Pavkovic Trio Urban Reception Rice Cake 08:49
Duke Ellington Complete 1936-1940 Sponge Cake and Spinach 02:35
Ulf Wakenius Live From Swedish Jazz Celebration 2003 Cake Walk 07:19
Juan Tizol and His Orchestra Complete Keynote Collection You Can’t Have Your Cak...

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Artist Album Song Time
Jimmy McGriff Funkiest Little Band In The Land Fat Cakes 03:23
Eddie Condon Classic Sessions 1927-49 Georgia Cake Walk 03:06
John Vankiah Things Change Good Cake 03:33
John Stein Trio Green Street Hotcakes 06:13
Nick Zielinski Jazziz October 2005 Mr. Li Poses With His American Birthday Cake 05:15
Christopher Woltach Family Pestercakes 06:04

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One day I was thinking up a topic for my next podcast. I was wondering how many jazz songs were out there that dealt with cake. In this first of four episodes I will be featuring songs that deal with cake. In the fourth episode I decided to add some ice cream to the cake so to speak so I feature some tracks that deal with ice cream. All in good fun! Enjoy.

Artist Album Song Time
Earl Klugh Soda Fountain Shuffle Baby Cakes 03:37
S...

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January 19, 2021 28 min

Bassist Same Jones was one of the most respected musicians in jazz. He had his own style of playing with an incredible sense of timing and skill. These two recordings from the late 1970’s feature Jones in excellent company

Sam Jones Cello Again In Walked Ray 04.51
Sam Jones Changes and Things Laverne Walk 05.25
Sam Jones Cello Again Midnight Waltz 05.36
Sam Jones Changes and Things Sam’s Things 06.01
Sam Jones Cello Again Easy T...

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January 19, 2021 26 min

Bill Mays and Red Mitchell Willow Weep For Me 08.33
Bill Mays and Red Mitchell Laura 08.35
Bill Mays and Red Mitchell All Blues 08.54

Recorded at Penthouse Recorders New York October 1982
Self Titled Recording

Red Mitchell – bass
Bill Mays – Piano

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January 19, 2021 30 min

Red Mitchell Presenting Red Mitchell Paul’s Pal 6.57
Red Mitchell Presenting Red Mitchell Sandu 5.31
Red Mitchell Presenting Red Mitchell I Thought About You 5.19
Red Mitchell Presenting Red Mitchell Scrapple From The Apple 5.29
Red Mitchell Presenting Red Mitchell Rainy Night 5.18

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January 19, 2021 26 min

Artist Album Song Time
Rosemary Clooney Sings The Music of Irving Berlin How About Me 04.49
Rosemary Clooney Sings The Music of Irving Berlin I Got Lost In His Arms 03.03
Rosemary Clooney Sings The Music of Irving Berlin Cheek To Cheek 05.15
Rosemary Clooney Sings The Music of Irving Berlin Better Luck Next Time 04.29
Rosemary Clooney Sings The Music of Irving Berlin What’ll I Do 03.02
Rosemary Clooney Sings The Music of Irving Berlin Le...

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Artist Album Song Time
Steve Laury Vineland Dreams 59th Street 05.41
Spider Saloff Sextet Easy Street 03.05
Steve Turrell In Transition Archives Sunny Side Of The Street 02.56
Seth Farber Late One Night St. Peter Street 05.13
Shirley Horn Do It Again On The Street Where You Live 02.17
Per Henrik Wallin Trio Where Is Spring Empty Streets 04.59
Stephan Allard Jazz Epicure Fourty Second Street 02.18

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Artist Album Song Time
Earl Hines and Jonah Jones Back On The Street Back On The Street 04.57
Sprit Of Life Ensemble Collage Street Song 04.30
Miles Davis You’re Under Arrest One Phone Call – Street Scenes 04.33
Oscar Peterson Very Tall On Green Dolphin Street 07.30
Ted Curson Tears For Dolphy East 6th Street 05.37

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January 19, 2021 28 min

Joe Sealy is one of Canada’s most talented musicians. The songs featured in this podcast are some of his most beautiful work. Bassist Paul Novotny is the perfect musical partner offering up some delicious bass playing.

Trumpet legend Dizzy Gillespie and bassist Matt Garrison, son of famed bassist for the John Coltrane Quartet Jimmy Garrison are also featured in this episode.

Artist Album Song Time
Joe Sealy and Paul Novotn...

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