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.


March 27, 2021 28 min

Sax innovator, Ornette Coleman is featured in this podcast with his sense of musical discovery firmly intact!😊

Artist Album Song Time Ornette Coleman This Is Our Music Embraceable You 04.59 Ornette Coleman This Is Our Music Poise 04.42 Ornette Coleman This Is Our Music Folk Tale 04.49 Ricardo Grilli 1962 Coyote 06.23 Willis Jackson Ya Understand Me My One And Only Love 06.17

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A sax player who is so underrated but yet has his own style of playing, Charles is featured on some original tracks and as a bonus, I decided to feature a selection from a master. Art Pepper.

Charles McPherson Location: Los Angeles, CA Date: October 23, 1978 Artist Album Song Time Charles McPherson Free Bop Chuck-A-Luck 04.47 Charles McPherson Free Bop Estrellita 06.21 Charles McPherson Free Bop Si Si 07.28 Charles McPherson...

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March 27, 2021 29 min

This podcast is all about family ties, namely uncles. I am hoping to feature more family based podcasts. Enjoy!😊

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Years ago I was very fortunate to witness the beautiful stride playing of pianist Dave McKenna. Watching him play was a treat. A one of a kind. Enjoy 😊

Playlist Dave McKenna Left Handed Compliment Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams 03.36 Dave McKenna Giant Strides Love Letters 03.17 Dave McKenna Left Handed Compliment I'll Be Seeing You 03.14 Dave McKenna Giant Strides Yardbird Suite 02.57 Dave McKenna Giant Strides Cher...

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Japanese trumpet player is featured on a few tracks highlighting his beautiful trumpet style.

Playlist Tiger Okoshi Tiger's Baku Rooster 04.30 Tiger Okoshi Tiger's Baku Merci Baku 05.11 Tiger Okoshi Tiger's Baku Could Be Good Again 04.25 Tiger Okoshi Tiger's Baku From Time To Time 04.36 Tiger Okoshi Tiger's Baku Robot 04.51 Tiger Okoshi Tiger's Baku Little Tiger 03.02

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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 ...
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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 05.1...
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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 26, 2021 27 min

Another beautiful pianist, Junior Mance always delivered with style and elegance. Enjoy 😊

Junior Mance was one of the most blues based soulful pianists in Jazz. His style was appreciated not only by listeners but other musicians as well. Five recordings are featured in this first episode. Artist Album Song Time Junior mance Deep Deep 04.42 Junior mance The Soulful Piano of Junior Mance Sweet and Lovely 03...
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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 ...

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I had a lot of fun putting together this podcast. Pianist Billy Child's, composer Billy strayhorn, the great drummer Billy Cobham and composer Bill Mays along with bassist Red Mitchell are featured on some excellent tracks. Enjoy 😊

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...

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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 f...

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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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Artist Album Song Time 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 Hav...

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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 0...

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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 Ce...

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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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