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Wherever You Are // Strictly Jazz // Elian // Episode 123
May 27, 2021 11:23 PM PDT
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Here's a new Strictly Jazz episode for your listening pleasure

01 Griot. Jeremy Pelt
02 Carry Christ Wherever You Are. Jeremy Pelt
03 Stardust. Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker
04 Montara. Harvey Mason
05 Zambian Offertory. Jesse Ryan, Joanna Majoko
06 Place in My Heart. Taylor McFerrin
07 Touched by an Angel. Joel Ross
08 Midnite-daylight. Nate Smith
09 Welcome to the Hills. Yussef Dayes, Charlie Stacey
10 Lonely Girl. Earl Klugh Trio
11 Sisters of Arequipa. Nils Landgren Funk Unit
12 Bye Bye Blackbird. Ron Carter
13 A Seat at the Table. Jeremy Pelt
14 The Thing We Did Last Summer. Freddie Hubbard

Quincy // Elian // Episode 122
April 27, 2021 12:38 AM PDT
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Feeling me some Quincy Jones this month. Here's a tribute set smiley

01 Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me. Quincy Jones
02 Manteca. Quincy Jones
03 I Can't Help It. Michael Jackson
04 Soul Bossa Nova. Quincy Jones
05 One Hundred Ways
06 Ai No Corrida. Quincy Jones
07 Baby, Come To Me. Patti Austin, James Ingram
08 Moanin'. Quincy Jones
09 Sax In The Garden. Quincy Jones
10 What's Going On. Quincy Jones
11 I'm Yours. El DeBarge
12 The Dude. Quincy Jones
13 Turn On The Lamplight. Quincy Jones
14 Stuff Like That. Quincy Jones
15 You Put A Move On My Heart. Tamia
16 Velas. Quincy Jones
17 Superwoman. Patti Austin
18 Setembro. Quincy Jones
19 Tomorrow. Tevin Campbell
20 Sanford & Son Theme. Quincy Jones
21 Eyes Of Love. Quincy Jones

Les Nuits // Elian - Episode 121
February 02, 2021 08:33 PM PST
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2021 has had a rough start, but overall, I think everyone is looking optimistically to the future. Now that the vaccine has been approved, it's just a matter of time before enough people are vaccinated, and the world finally moves on. Whether it takes a year or two is a matter of semantics. One thing is for sure: the end of the madness is within striking distance.

Our hearts go out to those how lost loved ones and to those who lost businesses or jobs due to the pandemic. However, there has got to be some silver linings we can identify and even celebrate. For example, every one of us has learned some new coping mechanisms that we can now add to our toolbox of resilience. We have learned to get work done easier, or to no longer need to go to the office anymore. For millions, the hours wasted every day have just become a thing of the past. It seemed impossible for so many years to avoid sitting in traffic daily for an extended period of time. It seemed inevitable, something we'd need to learn to deal with and accept for the rest of our lives. Yet, in some of the most populous cities in the world, the bi-product of this exercise of lockdowns has turned out to be the eradication of traffic problems that are so bad, that they used to plague their populations and render their lives discouragingly frustrating.

And without much fanfare, a major leap for mankind has taken place. The phenomenon may not be discussed very much to speak of in the media, yet it is one that is not lost on the residents of major cities from Sao Paolo, and L.A. to Johannesburg, Jakarta and Manila: traffic problems have been virtually solved. And this all happened with little to no capital spent on infrastructure.

The big lesson here is that many of our society's most seemingly insurmountable problems can be solvable if we were to simply reorganise our priorities and think outside the box.

And even though we are still at the dawn of the digital age, where every action is becoming recorded and remembered, there are nevertheless major breakthroughs for the specie happening at an unprecedented pace. The fact that pretty much everyone can talk to each other, that everyone can find pretty much any business they are searching for, the fact that every person can find any destination effortlessly, the fact that any product can be sold to anyone, without the need for the seller to rent a store, the fact that you never have to leave your house anymore to eat any food out there on the menu of just about any restaurant, the fact that you can now meet with anybody without driving to see them... many of these new realities have become fully adopted in the last year.

We are still waiting to find out how the music industry is going to adjust to the situation. But we are sure that what's on the other side will be better in some ways than what we had before the pandemic. Let's take the radio show broadcasted on the internet by NPR called Tiny Desk Concerts. In the past, the artist had to fly to DC and record their appearance inside NPR's offices, behind the tiny desk. What they've learned to do during the pandemic is that in it no longer necessary for the band and their crew to fly to DC. The performance can be filmed anywhere and submitted to NPR digitally, thus exponentially expanding the possibilities of artists that could appear on the award-winning music show.

Soon we will find a digital substitute for the live performance, one that I am sure will be somehow "better", both for the audience and for the artist, because it will give the artist unprecedented access to their fans. True, the jazz artist may no longer have a room of 30 fans to play to, but they may instead have a virtual room of 3000 listeners.

In the meantime, we invite you to enjoy this 2 1/2-hour set of uninterrupted music from the Music & Wine vault. For now, we'll just keep bringing you music to get your juices flowing winking

Peace & love,

Elian & Inés

Day Dream // Elian // Episode 120
December 04, 2020 10:02 PM PST
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Loving the vibe on this new set. Enjoy!

01 Double Check: 9/11 Survivor. Christian Tamburr
02 Popkoral. Helge Lien Trio
03 Living All Alone. Phyllis Hyman
04 Day Dream. Christian Tamburr
05 Six Blade Knife. Dire Straits
06 Glitter Eye. Matthis, Giveton Gellin
07 Lullaby of Birdland. Chaka Khan, George Shearing
08 Amorzhina. Ted Moore Trio
09 Olhos de Gato. Gary Burton, Pat Metheny
10 Body and Soul. Biréli Lagrene
11 From the Heart. Hilario Duran
12 Here But I’m Gone. Curtis Mayfield
13 Não Saia da Praça. Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Strictly Jazz // Elian // Summer Song - Episode 119
August 14, 2020 08:10 AM PDT
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There's so much good music in the world!

01 Black Orpheus (Mahna De Carnaval). Aaron Goldberg
02 Dolphin Dance. Onaje Allan Gumbs
03 Torus. The Curtis Brothers
04 Haikus. Jonathan Barber, Vision Ahead
05 Giulia. Francesco Cataldo, Pietro Leveratto
06 African Sounds. Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad
07 Summer Song. Yellowjackets
08 Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds. Makaya McCraven
09 Children. Mathias Eick
10 I Have A Dream. New Stories
11 Harvest Moon. Tanya Grubbs Quintet
12 The Cost Of Living. Chris Minh Doky
13 Lansana’s Priestess. Donald Byrd
14 Ana Maria. Kurt Rosenwinkel
15 You Send Me. Kurt Elling
16 Atchfalaya Fiction. Charles Pillow Ensemble
17 Not There Yet. Chicago Yestet
18 Cliché. Jeff Parker

Side B: Rare Groove // Elian // Episode 118
July 24, 2020 10:48 PM PDT
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This is SIDE B of a set recorded back in April at the height of the lockdown, that's now being released to the public. We thought the world would need all the soul it can get. Sending 100% positive energy to everyone!

01 Between The Sheets. The Isley Brothers
02 Same Ole Love (365 Days a Week). Anita Baker
03 You Are My Lady. Freddie Jackson
04 Love Power. Dionne Warwick, Jeffrey Osborne
05 The Ghetto. Donnie Hathaway
06 Love, love, love. Donnie Hathaway
07 I’ll Take You There. The Staple Singers
08 Ike’s Rap / Help Me Love. Isaac Hayes
09 Hold On I’m Comin’. Sam & Dave
10 Forget Me Nots. Patrice Rushen
11 Baby Come To Me. Patti Austin, James Ingram
12 Shame. Evelyn “Champagne” King
13 Risin’ to the Top. Keni Burke
14 Moody’s Mood for Love. Quincy Jones, James Moody
15 Magnetic Ocean. Incognito
16 I’m Gonna Miss You in the Morning. Luther Vandross, Patti Austin
17 Tell Me a Bedtime Story. Quincy Jones
18 Rock Your Baby. George McCrae
19 Reasons. Earth, Wind & Fire
20 Time Will Reveal. DeBarge

Strictly Jazz. Tribal Dance. Elian. Episode 117
July 10, 2020 09:32 PM PDT
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Another instalment of our now critically acclaimed Strictly Jazz series. This one's probably best consumed while standing winking

01 Love and Happiness. Monty Alexander
02 Shapeshifter. Paul Shaw Quintet
03 Not So Unique. Edward Simon, Avishai Cohen
04 Tribal Dance. Lionel Loueke
05 Askaa! Teddy Rok Seven
06 Kirinji
07 Slink. Lyle Mays
08 A Day in Vienna. Roy Hargrove
09 No Words. Jimmy Greene
10 Scarborough Fair. Herbie Hancock
11 Everything Explained. Pat Metheny
12 Stolen Moments. Passport Quartet, Jean Bernard Oury
13 I botten pâ glaset. Bo Kaspers Orkester
14 Rio Oscuro. John Stein, Daniel Grajew

Strictly Jazz // Elian Birthday Edition // Episode 116
May 17, 2020 09:00 PM PDT
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Yes, it's my birthday smiley I don't normally like to make a big deal out of it, but this year is different. Despite everything, I feel like this year I have exponentially grown musically. My sound continues to evolve, my taste keeps getting infinitely more complex, and everyday I feel a sense of gratitude for all of this, perhaps more than at any other time in my life. Some of you know where I'm coming from when I say: music is now more than ever a refuge, a sanctuary where you can feel alive, a place where you can be sheltered from the negativity of the world. Music is a gift, it's a treat, it's something we can all relish.

And so on my birthday, it gives me great pleasure to share this source of life with you. Sit back, dim the lights, put the phone on airplane mode, and bask in its glow.


01 Wave. Kait Dunton
02 Caravan. Paul Jost
03 Same River. Pat Metheny
04 Due North. Randy Halberstadt
05 Kamala’s Dance. Roy Hargrove
06 Hard Eights. Lage Lund
07 Nimis. Tingvall Trio
08 Steppin’ Out. Kurt Elling
09 You’ve Got It Bad Girl. Herbie Hancock
10 Broken Leg Days. Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band
11 Song Without Words, No. 2: Ballad. Fred Hersch, WDR Big Band
12 Always And Forever. Pat Metheny Group

MUSIC AND WINE // Side A: Strictly Jazz // Elian - Episode 115
April 19, 2020 01:57 AM PDT
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From the heart of Manila to the soul of the world, we are back with some of the best jazz music on the internet. You better believe it!!

This week, it's a two-part music series fresh off the presses. Side A: Strictly Jazz. Side B: Rare Groove. Track titles and artists below. Enjoy and stay safe!

Elian and Ines

Side A: Strictly Jazz
01 Hiromi. Temptation
02 Heart at Midnight. Cory Henry
03 Got Over (feat. Harry Belafonte). Robert Glasper Trio
04 Emerging Lands. Cecilia Sanchietti
05 Look Ahead (F Csus). Pat Metheny Group
06 Wind-up Bird at Tuesday’s Women. Fumi Tomita.
07 Divine. Roy Hargrove
08 Marseille (feat. Abd Al Malik). Ahmad Jamal
09 Forgiveness. Thomas Marriott
10 Red Sky. Pat Metheny Group
11 Moonlight in Vermont. Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto
12 One For ‘Grew (for Grew Miller). Robert Glasper

Strictly Jazz. Pathetique. mixed by Elian - Episode 114
January 18, 2020 04:11 PM PST
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We kick off the year with some of the best jazz music on the internet, gua-rohn-teed!!!
- Elian and Ines

01 Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 8, Pathetique. Hiromi
02 Chant. Robert Glasper
03 Creepin’. SFJAZZ Collective
04 Samba De Paris. Kyle Eastwood
05 Litha. Bill Evans, Stan Getz
06 Samba Em Preludio. Esperanza Spalding
07 Along Came Betty. Quincy Jones
08 Ibelec. Musique Noire
09 Spirit of the Air. Pat Metheny
10 All I Do. Robert Glasper (feat. SiR, Bridget Kelly, Song Bird)
11 Feel Like Making Love. Bob James

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