Podcasts

2013 Podcasts
Galactic Duke (George Duke Tribute)
BendingCorners' kozmigroov tribute to the keyboard wizard George Duke. This set explores the more "galactic" of his material and showcases his tunes as a leader and as a sideman.
Bye Bye Byrd (Donald Byrd Tribute)
BendingCorners' kozmigroov tribute to the legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd.

 

2011 Podcasts
More Hornin' 'Round
Its horn time yet again at BendingCorners. We weren't originally planning on making a third "hornin" set, but here it is none the less. BC loves them horns.
Beam Me Up, Scotty
Interstellar warp jazz for trekking amoung the stars.
77 Exploding Suns
Possibly the most outerstellar set BendingCorners has ever produced. Cosmic jazz inside a black hole created by 77 exploding suns.
Jazzatronic 2010
BendingCorners' annual "jazzatronic" set where we showcase the past year's notable examples of electronically-affected jazz grooves.
Bumpin'
A set of stretched out guitar grooves with funky riffs, heavy drums, and fuzzed electronics. Bumping right along.
Extension
Four extended-length jazz grooves to extend your consciousness.

Astral Jazz Dreams
Another in BC's long line of kozmigroov sets. Starting off with one of the most recognized kozmigroov masterpieces ever, we then head off into the dreamscape, and finish with another kozmigroov magnum opus. Astral dreams indeed.
2010 Podcasts
Vanguard (66 minutes)
Late 1960's and early 1970's vanguard jazz guitar. Another in BendingCorners' occasional sets exploring the merge of jazz and rock styles. Guitar luminaries John McLaughlin and Larry Coryell are well represented.
Crossfire (62 minutes)
A bit of fire and a bit of ice come together in this potpourri of 70s jazz groove.
Contemporary Corners (col. 1) (64 minutes)
This is the first in a series of sets where we explore the groove of contemporary jazz. If the tune was recorded in the 21st century, we consider it "contemporary". For this first collection, we highlight some of the artists that have been topping "the critic's charts" most recently.
Nova Spirit Rhythm (45 minutes)
BendingCorners' tribute to the avant-garde jazz drummer Steve Reid who passed away last month.
Jazzatronic 2009, part 2 (beat wise) (63 minutes)
This is the second part of BendingCorners' annual "jazzatronic" set, which is a twofer this year. As with all the previous jazzatronic sets, we showcase the past year's notable examples of electronically-affected jazz grooves. Part 2 gets wise with the beats.
Jazzatronic 2009, part 1 (space ways) (65 minutes)
BendingCorners' annual "jazzatronic" set is a twofer this year. As with all the previous jazzatronic sets, we showcase the past year's notable examples of electronically-affected jazz grooves. Part 1 travels the urban spaces ways.
Pisces Escapes (62 minutes)
Easy going, but never soft, this is an emotive set of cosmic jazz grooves to escape into a world of pleasant dreams.
Brasstastic (64 minutes)
Its a new decade which means its time to celebrate. And what better way to celebrate than with a bunch of blaring horns! This is BendingCorners homage to jazz band brass sections. Brass is fantastic!
2009 Podcasts
Infinite Jazz Voyage (63 minutes)
BendingCorners' annual kozmigroov set where we voyage through the infinite space of cosmic jazz groove.
The Beatles: JazzBand (55 minutes)
Riffing off the recent release of The Beatles RockBand video game, BendingCorners releases a jazz and soul Beatles tribute, The Beatles JazzBand. As with most BC sets, this mix showcases the groovy side of the available material.
Russell's Electronic Sonata (60 minutes)
The innovative avant-garde composer and arranger George Russell became one with the cosmos last month. This is BendingCorners tribute to his masterpiece that is 'Electronic Sonata For Souls Loved By Nature'. Presented here is a 60 minute mix of the groovy parts of the Sonata from the 1968 and 1971 recordings.
SunFlowers (63 minutes)
Jazz grooves for summer vibes.
May Flowers (88 minutes)
A warm and cheerful set with pleasant and colorful grooves. There may or may not be "green shoots" in the economy, but there are plenty of new growth grooves in this mix. Spring showers bring May flowers!
Jazzatronic 2008 (66 minutes)
Its time for BendingCorners' annual showcase of standout "jazzatronic" tunes from the past year. Here are some of BC's favorite modern examples of the influence of electronics on jazz.
Aries Rising (56 minutes)
Heading into spring with set of adventurous and dynamic tunes. Expressive and full of energy, but not over done.
Chilled (82 minutes)
Its cold out there, and what better to do than chill out with a loved one in a haze of chilled grooves.
Freddie Flys (93 minutes)
Freddie flys, in more ways than one. This is BendingCorners tribute to the late great jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, who flew the coup just a few days ago. Presented in order of release are some of Freddie's most dope smokin' tunes from BC's favorite time - the early 70's. Freddie flys high.
2008 Podcasts
Empyreal Jazz Rads (63 minutes)
This is BendingCorner's annual year-end kozmigroov set where we explore the planetary sounds and empyreal nature of the music and artists of the cosmic jazz scene.
Enigmatic Spaces (62 minutes)
Travels in the tunnels of modern cosmic jazz groove.
Hot Buttered Hayes (64 minutes)
The legendary soul singer and arranger/composer Isaac Hayes passed away this month. This is BendingCorners tribute to the more jazzy groove side of his repertoire, including the full 19 minutes of 'Do Your Thing'!
Teo's Masterpieces (73 minutes)
The master jazz producer Teo Macero passed away in early 2008. This is BendingCorners' tribute to his brilliant productions. Presented in order of release, is one song from each of the ledgendary Jazz Masterpieces that Teo produced during his tenure at Columbia Records.
Miles' Indian Trip (81 minutes)
Spurred by the recent release of "Miles From India", BendingCorners explores some of the original material that inspired Bob Belden in the first place. BC has been waiting for an excuse to do a full Miles set, and this seemed like the perfect time to do so. Presented here are some of the trippier sides of Miles' Eastern inspired tunes from the early-70's.
Jazzatronic 2007 (52 minutes)
This is BendingCorners' annual showcase of standout "jazzatronic" tunes from the past year. As with previous years, this set covers some of BC's favorite modern examples of the influence of electronica on jazz and vise versa.
Hornin' 'Round (modern) (82 minutes)
Its trumpet time again at BendingCorners. This is the second of a two part series, and this time around we focus on modern day trumpeters with some of BC's favorite players from the 90's thru today. Like the classic first set, we again highlight the more progressive side of the trumpet spectrum.
Bending Dubs (71 minutes)
Another set inspired by luminary labels. This time around we explore the dub side of the groove, as pioneered by Channel One and Studio One. Spanning 4 decades of jazzy-dub, the set starts off in a traditional 70's style dub and gets more progressive with each selection. Smoke out and dub down.
Stoned Ninja bbeats (75 minutes)
Inspired by such luminary labels as Ninja Tune, bbe, and Stones Throw, this set explores the beat side of jazz-n-groove. Perfect for those late night dope headz sessions, this is beat heavy and groove wise.
2007 Podcasts
Celestial Jazz Expansions (75 minutes)
Its time again for BendingCorner's annual trip down the cosmic jazzways. Like previous years, this set travels amoung the celestial bodies of the kozmigroov elite as well as the cosmic underground. From well-known to unknown we set the needle on the space groove and expand to beyond.
Femme Fatale (70 minutes)
A celebration of women bending their corners. Yes, this is a spotlight on female groovers, but its so much more... These are more than just females singing in a male band. These are tunes where the woman is front and center as the leader, the creator, the artist, the name-sake. And, though there are a number of the typical names you'll find on a "women of" collection, this set showcases the groovie bent side of the available material.
Zawinderful (78 minutes)
Jazz fusion legend Josef Zawinul passed away on September 11th and this is BendingCorners' homage to his genre-defining and category-bending music. The tunes presented here date from 1967 to 1975 and span Joe's three main groups: Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, and Weather Report. All songs were composed by Joe and feature Joe on a range of keyboards.
Hornin' 'Round (classic) (81 minutes)
Its trumpet time at BendingCorners! This first of a two volume series showcases some of BC's favorite trumpet players from the sixties and seventies. As per usual, we highlight the more "bent" side of the trumpet spectrum. These guys are smokin' hot!
Modern Architecture (79 minutes)
Rummaging through the archives, we pullout a modern jazz groove set spun live, in the field, and on the fly. This is the second half of a two part set in which BendingCorners provided the musical atmosphere for an architectural art show. Where as part one focused on classic architectural atmospheres, this set shines light on the more modern scene.
BabyCorners, Hush (70 minutes)
Got an infant or toddler and are tired of cheesy new age baby lullaibies? Get hip, and try out this mix on your little one. It has been specifically designed for children, and their musically discerning parents. The music was carefully choosen to soothe, chill, and hush your child (and/or you) into a pleasant bliss.
Afro Jazz Jive (65 minutes)
Spanning four decades and a number of styles this set explores African inspired jazz-n-groove. Purposely by-passing the well known acts, we go beyond the standard afrobeat fare for a deeper broader mix. Feel the groove and jive on.
Jazzatronic 2006 (70 minutes)
April has become the month for BendingCorner's annual feature of the standout "jazzatronic" tunes from the past year. Like previous years, this set showcases BC's favorite examples of the continual use and merging of electronics, jazz instrumentation, and modern production techniques. New for this year, though, is the inclusion of 5 listener-created submissions! Yes folks, if you submit your music to BC (and we like it), we'll play it.
Straight-Ahead, Turn Left (77 minutes)
"Straight-Ahead" jazz on BendingCorners? Yes, you heard that right. But don't worry, this ain't your standard straight fare. This is BendingCorners after all. Its straight, with a twist; shaken, not stirred. Straight jazz with bent corners.
Alice in Wonderland (46 minutes)
BendingCorners tribute to the late great Alice Coltrane. On January 12th 2007 the jazz world lost another of its pioneers. Alice was a seminal player in the Kozmigroov spiritual scene and this is BC's take on her more mellow and moving material. Spark a J, relax, and float down stream.
Trigonometry (80 minutes)
Music fit for winter weather, this set explores the systemic, angular, and calculating side of jazz-n-groove; prefect for those long, dark, and frigid winter nights gazing up at the crystal clear sparkling stars.
2006 Podcasts
Mr. Dynamite (70 minutes)
The soulfather's body may be gone, but his music remains with us forever. And so thankful (for his music) we are! Like so many others, here is BC's take on the "James Brown Tribute", with an attempt to spotlight some of his more "jazzy" numbers. These aren't the most popular or well-known of his tunes, but they definitely got the groove! Pappa's bag has popped. Peace to you, brutha. RIP.
Interstellar Jazz Orbits (82 minutes)
Time again for BendingCorners's annual November excursion into Kozmigroov. This set makes orbits around many of the big and small players in the cosmic jazz groove field.
Fuzzadelic (83 minutes)
Another in BC's irregular series of heavy jazz-rock sets. This time we focus on fuzzed-out psychedelic sounds. Distorted guitars, modulated keys, and reverberated horns are all in the mix. Knob-twiddling for jazz heads.
Continental Beats (75 minutes)
A beat heavy set, where we explore the "infinite beat" of drums, bass, and percussion focused grooves from all six of the inhabitable continents. Beats from the North American, South American, African, European, Asian, and Australian(New Zealand) continents are all represented. Not world beat, but rather beats around the world.
So Full (74 minutes)
Continuing from last month's instrumental soul journey, this month the vocals take the stage. The many sides of "soul" are explored here. Jazz, soul, funk, disco, hip-hop, drum-n-bass, downtempo, house, folk, future, and nu are all represented. Soulful grooves indeed.
Soul Jazz (70 minutes)
Not so much "soul-jazz" per say, as more jazz with soul, or rather the soul of jazz. Unifying and uplifting, its an instrumental excursion of groove(food) for your soul.
Sundance (72 minutes)
A celebration of summer thats all over the musical map. There is a little something for everyone in this mix. From classic to modern with elements of jazz, soul, spirit, disco, house, latin, bossa, nu, and downtempo, these grooves all have an uplifting summertime vibe.
Medium Rare (72 minutes)
This is BendingCorners' take on the well worn path of "rare groove". The set starts with the traditional "rare" sound and moves thru more contemporary and progressive grooves and ends somewhat abstract.
Jazzatronic 2005 (70 minutes)
BendingCorners' annual set of the past year's finest "jazzatronic" tunes. A collection of jazz-based electronically-influenced groovers with modern production techniques.
Fission (73 minutes)
As a follow up to JazzDJ's Fusion set, BendingCorners brings you Fission, a showcase of grinding guitars and squelchy synths. Presented here in roughly chronological order we follow the progression of "fusion jazz" from beautiful guitars in the late 1960's, to fast and furious jamming in the early 70's, to heavy synth work in the mid/late 70's (capped on both ends by Miroslav Vitous).
Luscious (66 minutes)
Sweet, succulent, and slightly seductive, this set explores the lush and lovely side of jazz-n-groove.
Classic Architecture (79 minutes)
Classic cosmic jazz groove spun live, in the field, and on the fly. This is part one of a two part set in which BendingCorners provided the musical atmosphere for an architectural art show.
2005 Podcasts
Scandiland (88 minutes)
Acknowledging the arrival of Winter, this set explores the jazz scene of Scandinavia, where the winters are cold, dark, and gloomy, yet the jazz is blinding white hot. From 1972 to 2005, from Finland to Norway and Sweden, we travel the many styles and genres of scandinavian jazz.
Sonic Jazz Trek (78 minutes)
Another set in BC's ongoing series of kozmigroov explorations! A sonic trek through the space of cosmic jazz groove.
Warped Oscillations (50 minutes)
Warped, twisted, and distorted oscillations. This bonus set travels even further out in the land of echoes, reverbs, and dubs. This time however we seriously push the definition and boundries of "jazz", and explore the way out territory of warped oscillations.
Oscillations (77 minutes)
A vibrating trip through the land of echoes, reverbs, dubs, and askew wobbles. Spanning genres of jazz, future jazz, out rock, dub, afro-beat, and downtempo grooves, these sounds are indeed bending.
Spirits Within (72 minutes)
As a shout out to our musical brothers at Quincy Essential, this one digs into the spiritual side of the groove. The spirit is inside everyone of us, however we all experience and express it differently. The musicians in this set express their spirits uniquely as well. From modal moments and divine grooves to wailing saxes and soaring gospels, the spirit is definitely within.
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Desert Moments (64 minutes)
One for the burners. In celebration of Burning Man's 20th anniversary this mix is perfect for lazy moments around camp or solo desert strolls. If you need a break from busy camp life, or are just looking to chill, put on the headphones, play this mix, and head out toward the open desert.
WORD! (64 minutes)
We're bending a few corners with this mix: an exploration of poetry, scat, spoken word, cadence, and even rap in jazz-n-groove. From jazz scat and spoken word to reggae, afro-funk and early jazz rap in the 70's right on thru to the modern phusion of jazz, cadence, and electronics. Word to your mother!
Double Z (69 minutes)
Jazz ROCKS!! Putting the double "z" into jaZZ, this mix explores the heavy side of jazz. We've had enough of the nice and lite spring time grooves; things are getting hot outside and its time to heat it up here at the BC.
Nu Standards (65 minutes)
Keeping jazz alive for the young'ins, here is a batch of newer live instrumentation "21st Century Jazz" by some of the recent nu cats on the scene. Excuse the lame mixing, but do appreciate the selections.
Warm Fronts (69 minutes)
The sun is emerging from behind the clouds and the winds are blowing with warm air from the west. Celebrate the coming of spring with this mix of nu and classic emotive jazz. Plenty of flute, rhodes, and lite uplifting vibes!
Jazzatronic 2004 (77 minutes)
A set of personal "jazzatronic" favorites released in 2004. These tunes are the best examples from 2004 of the blend and fusion of jazz, beats, electronics, and modern production techniques.
Modes and Moods (62 minutes)
Lush, modal, and moody jazz for the love of February. Turn down the lights, spark a candle, cuddle up and get a slow groove on.
Cinematic Jazz Scenes (72 minutes)
A set of moody, smokey, and cinematic jazz for an invisible soundtrack. Close your eyes and picture sitting in a plush and comfy theatre chair while watching an imaginary film for these tunes.
2004 Podcasts
Strata Sphere (70 minutes)
Inspired by the Strata-East record label, this is a stratospheric jazz mix of artists on Strata and other similar labels.
Epic Jazz Brew (78 minutes)
Oh its a brew alright, its a freakin' Bitches Brew in there! Inspired by Miles' Bitches Brew era, this is a mix of brew styled cosmic jazz of epic proportions (and length). Its kozmic!
Hangin Onto Summer (78 minutes)
A summery feeling mix to celebrate the Bay Area's intermittent "Indian Summer" days of October.
Spaced Out (58 minutes)
A mix of truly spacey tunes from a number of different genres and eras. Space Folk, Space Rock, Space Jazz, Space Funk, Space Soul, Space Tech - Space Groove. The set starts off quiet and slow and builds momentum as it goes out... into space.
Out In Between (76 minutes)
Is it jazz? Is it rock? Is it electronic? Who knows, who cares. These tunes don't fit into a nice genre as they tend to fall inbetween categories and are often on the more "out" side of things. Though they are "out", and probably won't be heard on a dance floor anytime soon, they certainly do groove. Out Groove?
Jazzatronic 2003 (81 minutes)
A mixed set of our favorite "jazzatronic" tunes that were released in 2003. A Fine selection of music demonstrating the increasing fusion of jazz, electronics, and modern production. Note: unfortunately there is some minor bass distortion during the '2 banks of 4' tune and some high-end static during the 'hird' tune.
2003 Podcasts
Jam On It (74 minutes)
A recording of mostly live jazz jams. No, this isn't modern "jam band" material, this is classic jam sessions by some of the finest jazz musicians. This should keep you warm during the winter months; its smokin'!
Cosmic Jazz Journeys (77 minutes)
A cosmic journey of jazz grooves. Kozmigroov at its finest!
Vocalities (74 minutes)
Vocals are front and center in this set of grooves.
Jazzatronic 2002 (79 minutes)
A set of "jazzatronic" tunes released in 2002. Nu-jazz!
2002 Podcasts
Galactic Jazz Trip (74 minutes)
A galactic trip through the cosmos of KOZMIGROOV!

 

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