Port Authority:
Explorations in Jazz

Thanks for listening to Port Authority: Explorations in Jazz where we explore the many flavors jazz. From new & modern jazz to Spiritual, Soul, BeBop, Fusion, and International along with NuJazz, Acid Jazz, and more.


Jay Boucher, co-founder of soundwaves, created this program because there’s an incredible amount of new composers, musicians, and unheard jazz music that’s ready to be discovered—it just needs more ears and outlets. Jazz is not dead. 


New episodes air the first Sunday morning of each month.

  1. Black Unity Trio – In Light of Blackness
  2. Chip Wickham – Peaceful Ones
  3. Sonny Clark Trio – Junka
  4. Dee Dee Bridgewater – Afro Blue
  5. Grant Green – I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
  6. John Coletrane – Traneing In
  7. Makaya McCraven – Seventh String
  8. Miles Davis – Nothing Like You
  9. Stan Getz – Walk On By
  10. A Tribe Called Quest – Jazz (We’ve Got)

Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily

Shadow Forces (Verve)

Masada (John Zorn)

Mahlah (Tzadik)

Grant Green

The Windjammer (Blue Note)

Miles Davis

Vote for Miles (Columbia)

Donald Byrd

Dominoes (Blue Note)

Cleveland Eaton

All Your Lover, All Day, All Night (Black Jazz)

Dominic Miller

Cruel But Fair (ECM)

Kendrick Scott

Isn’t This My Sound Around Me? (Blue Note)

Angel Bat Dawid

Lux Eterna – Eternal Light / My Rhapsody feat. Marshall Allen, Knoel Scott  (International Anthem)


Carlos Nino & Friends – Thankingtheearth (LIVE)

Alice Coltrane – Journey to Satchidananda

Pharaoh Sanders – Astral Traveling

Bill Frisell – The Pioneers

Charles Lloyd – Lady Gabor

Gabor Szabo – Lady in the Moon

Malcolm Strachan – Nossa Dança

Salah Ragab And The Cairo Jazz Band – Neveen

Dezron Douglass & Brandee Younger – You Make Me Feel Brand New

Jeff Parker IV – II (Mondays at the Enfield Tennis Academy)


  1. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – A Night In Tunisia (Japan 1961)
  2. Sonny Clark Trio – Blues Blue (w/ Max Roach and George Duvivier)
  3. The Doplarians – Release
  4. Hadley Caliman – Cigar Eddie (Inner Peace: Rare Spiritual Funk and Jazz Gems)
  5. Shintaro Quintet – Don’t Forget Me
  6. Nat Birchall – Paladins
  7. Makaya McCraven – Her Name (w/ Brandee Younger, Joel Ross, and Dezron Douglas)
  8. Johnny Hammond – Shifting Gears
  9. Khan Jamal – The Angry Young Man
  10. Ezra Collective – Life Goes On (feat. Sampa the Great)
  11. True Loves – Sunday Afternoon (Live on KEXP)
  12. Lonnie Liston Smith with Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad – Love Brings Happiness (feat. Loren Oden)
  13. Rob Mazurek & Exploding Star Orchestra – Future Shaman (feat. Jeff Parker)


Grant Green – A Day in the LifeGreen Is Beautiful (Blue Note) 1970
Jimmy Smith – Back Talk
I’m Moving’ On (Blue Note) Recorded in 1963, released in 1967
Johnny Hammond – Tell Me What To Do
Gears 1975, (Milestone Records – Reissued in 2022 by Craft Recordings and Jazz Dispensary)
Jiro Inagaki &Soul Media – Do It!
WaJazz: Japanese Jazz Spectacle, Vol. 1 – Deep, Heavy, and Beautiful Jazz from Japan 1968 – 1984 The Nippon Columbia Masters selected by Yusuke Ogawa
Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen – Three Continents
Inspiration Information 4, 2008 (Strut Records)
Khan Jamal – Lovely Afternoon
Infinity, 1984 (Jazz Room Records)
Steve Reid – Long Time Black
Nova, 1976 (Soul Jazz) Reissued in 2021
Buddy Terry – Inner Peace (Originally released in 1972)
Inner Peace: Rare Spiritual Funk & Jazz Gems, 2017 (WEWANTSOUNDS)


Blues For Yusef by Lionel Pillay
Reflections by Katalyst, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad
The Eleventh Hour by Matthew Halsall
High Fives by Makaya McCraven
Raisins Under The Sun (Desert Version) by Yussef Dayes
II (Mondays at the Enfield Tennis Academy) by Jeff Parker
Bishara by Tom Skinner
Frequency of Feeling Expansion by The Comet is Coming
Honest I Do by John Scofield
10 The Gardens by Garrett Saracho, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad


  1. Bone and Soil by Chelsea Carmichael
  2. Joyful Spirits of the Universe by Matthew Halsall
  3. Knowledge by Kamasi Washington
  4. Hadley Caliman by Cigar Eddie
  5. Body and Soul by Thelonious Monk
  6. Bertha the Cool by Ceramic Dog and Marc Ribot
  7. Coyoacan by Dezron Douglas
  8. El Cambio Es Neccessario by Garrett Saracho, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad
  9. Song of Healing by Work Money Death
  10. Pakakrakatoa by Eric Ghost
  11. Mind Archeology (feat. Brian Falkowski) by Eric Hilton
  12. Bowling by DOMi & JD Beck (feat. Thundercat)
  13. Lucid Dreamer by The Comet Is Coming
  14. Para Ha Tay by Jeff Parker
  15. Free Spirits by Steve Reid Free Spirits
  16. Blues For Yusef by Lionel Pillay