There's so much good jazz being recorded around the world....a lot of it on small labels....and yet it rarely gets airplay. JAZZ it's own small way....tries to put that right!

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JAZZ TODAY ONLINE is a quarterly cloudcast of some of the best tracks to appear on JAZZ TODAY.

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Playlist - Dec 8th 2019

Harish Raghavan: Newe from Calls For Action (Whirlwind)
Mike Nock, Hamish Stuart, Julien Wilson & Jonathan Zwartz: Riverside from This World (Lionsharecords)
Florian Hoefner Trio: Calvary from First Spring (ALMA)
Fredrik Ljungkvist Trio: Flykt from Atlantis (Moserobie)
Gwilym Simcock: Beautiful Is Our Moment Part II from Near and Now (ACT)
Gwilym Simcock: You’re My You from Near and Now (ACT)
Gwilym Simcock: Black Coffee from Blues Vignette (Basho)
Okidiki: Le Voyage Improbable de L’Insondable Haruki from When Oki Meets Doki (Linoleum)
Samba Azul: Casa Forte from Samba Azul (self-released)
Fredrik Ljungkvist Trio: So-do-so-do-re from Atlantis (Moserobie)
Florian Hoefner Trio: Hound’s Tune from First Spring (ALMA)
Gebhard Ullmann, Hans Ludemann, Oliver Potratz & Eric Schaefer: Enge Bewegnung from MikroPULS (Intuition)
Brian Groder Trio: Far Between from Luminous Arcs (Latham)
Soren Siegumfeldt String Swing: Everybody Knows from This Is Meschiya Lake (Stunt)
Escape Argot: Allowing (The Pride Question Mark) from You Me Them (Traumton)

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Playlist - Nov 24th 2019

Marilyn Mazur, Fredrik Lundin & Kasper Bai: Vibe from Maluba Orchestra (Stunt)
Richard Andersson & Immer Grun: Evidence from What’s New (Hobby Horse)
Theo Ceccaldi Trio: Nin-Nin je T’aime from Django (Brouhaha)
Lyder Ovreas Roed: The Moon Doesn’t Drink from The Moon Doesn’t Drink (Jazzland)
Joy Ellis: Pollyanna from Dwell (Oti-O)
Rob Luft: Night Songs from Riser (Edition)
Alice Zawadzki: Superior Virtue from Within You is a World of Spring (Whirlwind)
Magpie Trio: Autumn Leaves (unreleased)
Jim Rattigan’s Pavillon: Crout’n Confusion from The Freedom of Movement (Three Worlds)
Fredrik Nordstrom, Palle Danielsson & Fredrik Rundqvist: Kvarteret Oron from Svensk Standard (El Dingo)
Wojcinski / Szmanda Quartet: Conclusions from With All Due Respect (Kansas)
Andrea Keller: Do Not Go Gentle from Transients Vol 2 (self-released)
Aaron Novik: Sunset from Rotterdam (self-released)
Aaron Novik: Garden from Rotterdam (self-released)
Joachim Caffonnette Trio: Inner Necessity from Vers L’Azur Noir (Neuklang)

Intro / Outro – Stephane Huchard: Jakawa Jungle Spoon from Toutakoustiks (Blue Note Fr)

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Playlist - Nov 10th 2019

Bite The Gnatze: Knorrepot from Good Bike Fair Wheel (Trytone)
Bowman Trio: Mac Elliot from Persistence (We Jazz)
Shake Stew: Keep Walkin from Gris Gris (Traumton)
Harry Bolt: Piece By Piece from Piece By Piece (Selective)
Rob Luft: Riser from Riser (Edition)
Stan Sulzman & Nikki Iles: My Man’s Gone Now from Star Dust (Jellymould Jazz)
Elliot Galvin: Change from Modern Times (Edition)
Marius Neset: Shame Us from Golden Xplosion (Edition)
Bite The Gnatze: Zonnetje Watertje Windje from Good Bike Fair Wheel (Trytone)
Zach Brock, Matt Ulery & Jon Deitemyer: Nightshade from Wonderment (Woolgathering)
Emilia Martensson: Arm Ourselves Against Ourselves from Loredana (Babel)
Emilia Martensson: Yag Unnar Dig Anda Alt Gott from Loredana (Babel)
The Workshop: Rebound from More Conversations With the Drum (Onze Heures Onze)
Resolution 88: Revolutions from Revolutions (Legere)
Better Than TV: Norway from Song From No Man’s Land (self-released)
Ezra Weiss Big Band: Blues and the Alternative Fact from We Limit Not the Truth of God (OA2)

Friday, 1 November 2019

Jazz Today Online - Autumn 2019

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Per Texas Johansson: Borja Om Igen from Strak Pa Himlen Och Stora Hus (Moserobie). Per Texas Johansson, reeds; Mattias Stahl, vibraphone, marimba; Konrad Agnas, percussion.

Eric Hofbauer: Well Used, Adorning Joy from Book of Water (Creative Nation Music). Sethe Meicht, sax; Jeb Bishop, trombone; Jerry Sabatini, trumpet; Eric Hofbauer, guitar; Nate McBride, bass; Curt Newton, drums.

Daniel Erdmann’s Velvet Revolution: Won’t Put No Flag Out from Won’t Put No Flag Out (BMC). Daniel Erdmann, sax; Theo Ceccaldi, violin, viola; Jim Hart, vibraphone.

Jeppe Zeeberg: Looks Like Noodles To Me from Universal Disappointment (self-released).Laura Toxvaerd, alto sax; Petter Hangsel, trombone; Henrik Olsson, guitar; Jeppe Zeeberg, keyboards; Casper Nyvang Rask and Jeppe Skovbakke, bass; Anders Vestergaard, percussion.

Stephane Belmondo & Sylvain Luc: It’s Real from 2.0 (Naïve). Stephane Belmondo, trumpet; Sylvain Luc, guitar.

Paolo Botti & La Fabbrica dei Botti: The Cuckoo from Lomax Lives! (Caligola). Paolo Botti, viola, mandolin, dobro, bowed psaltery; Gabriele Cancelli, trumpet; Tony Cattano, trombone; Dimitri Grechi Espinosa and Edoardo Marraffa, reeds; Enrico Tarragnoli, guitar, banjo; Mariangela Tandoi, accordion; Tito Mangialajo Rantzer, bass; Zeno De Rossi, drums.

Bjorn Marius Hegge: 4th Die Manschen from Ideas (Particular). Axel Dorner, trumpet; Rudi Mahall, bass clarinet; Havard Wiik, piano; Bjorn Marius Hegge, bass; Hans Hulbaekmo, drums.

Tomeka Reid Quartet: Ballad from Old New (Cuneiform). Tomeka Reid, cello; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Jason Roebke, bass; Tomas Fujiwara, drums.

Eirik Hegdal: Country March Balloon from Musical Balloon (Particular). Eirik Hegdal, reeds; Eivind Lonning, trumpet; Nils-Olav Johansen, guitar, banjo, vocals; Mattias Stahl, vibraphone; Ole Morten Vagan, bass; Jon Falt, drums.

Jeb Bishop Flex Quartet: Sometimes from Re-Collect (Not Two). Jeb Bishop, trombone; Russ Johnson, trumpet; Jason Roebke, bass; Frank Rosaly, drums.

Johnny Hunter: Endless Cruelties from Pale Blue Dot (Northern Contemporary). Mark Hanslip, sax; Gemma Bass, violin; Aby Vuliamy, viola; Michael Bardon, cello; Seth Bennett, bass; Johnny Hunter, drums.

Monday, 28 October 2019

Playlist - Oct 27th 2019

Isabelle Olivier & Rez Abbasi: My Favourite Things from Oasis (Enja Yellowbird)
Lyder Ovreas Roed: Chrysanthemums and Crocuses from The Moon Doesn’t Drink (Jazzland)
Byron Asher: Blues Obligato from Skronch Music (Sinking City)
Gwilym Simcock & Yuri Goloubev: Antics from Reverie at Schloss Elmau (ACT)
Camilla George Quartet: Mama Wati from Isang (Ubuntu Music)
Julia Hulsmann Quartet: Quicksilver from In Full View (ECM)
Ant Law: Credits from Life I Know (Edition)
Christian Muthspiel & Steve Swallow: Let My Children Waltz from Simple Songs (In + Out)
Liran Donin’s 1000 Boats: Free from 8 Songs (Cavalo)
Lisa Hoppe’s Third Reality: Extraterrestrials Calling Home from The Mighty Unlikely (Jazzhausmusik)
Mike de Souza: Veritas Lux Mea fromSlow Burn (self-released)
Hughes Mayot: Champ D’Insouciance from L’Abre Rouge (BMC)
Rez Abbasi: Wedding Preparation from A Throw of Dice by The Silent Ensemble (Whirlwind)

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Playlist - Oct 13th 2019

Per Texas Johansson: Borja Om Igen from Strak Pa Himlen Och Stora Hus (Moserobie)
Tomeka Reid Quartet: Ballad from Old New (Cuneiform)
Robin Skarin, Malin Wattring, Donovan von Martens & Christian Jormin: Heartpath from Fabrics (Havtorn)
ICP Orchestra: Rollo 1 from Restless in Pieces (ICP)
Somersaults: Turdidae from The Numerology of Birdsong (West Hill)
John Yao’s Triceratops: Triceratops Blues from How We Do (See Tao)
Relling: A Final Opening from Lower Your Guard (Ora Fonogram)
Jim Rattigan’s Pavillon: Timbuckthree from The Freedom of Movement (Three Worlds)
Pigfoot: Isis & Osiris / Dove Sono from Shuffle (Pokey)
Tomeka Reid Quartet: Wabash Blues from Old New (Cuneiform)
Longboard: Embrace the Grace from Being Wild (Yolk)
Petros Klampanis: Irrationality from Irrationalities (Enja Yellowbird)
Per Texas Johansson: Siffror Och Tecken from Strak Pa Himlen Och Stora Hus (Moserobie)
The Diagonal: Later That Evening from Filter (Not Two)
Stephane Belmondo & Sylvain Luc: It’s Real from 2.0 (Naïve)
Stephane Belmondo & Sylvain Luc: Evanescence from 2.0 (Naïve)
Remy Le Boeuf: Mirrors in Your Eyes from Light as a Word (Outside In Music)

Intro / Outro – Stephane Huchard: Jakawa Jungle Spoon from Toutakoosticks (Blue Note Fr)

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Playlist - Sept 22nd 2019

Kevin Hays & Lionel Loueke: Aziza from Hope (Edition)
Emil Miszk and the Sonic Syndicate: Solid from Don’t Hesitate (Alpaka)
Florian Weiss Woodoism: Schichtende from Refugium (Neuklang)
Nicole Johanntgen: Lebenslust from Solo (Selmabird)
Zwitschermaschine: Miniatur from Systen For Us (WhyPlayJazz)
Dominik Bukowski Quartet: Hana from Transatlantyk (Soliton)
Petter Eldh: Blumer from Presents Koma Saxo (We Jazz)
Steve Melling & Art Themen: Foot Tappin’ from Trace Elements (Fuzzy Moon)
Dave O’Higgins & Rob Luft: Trinkle Tinkle from Play Monk & Trane (Ubuntu Music)
Jeb Bishop Flex Quartet: Sometimes from Re-Collect (Not Two)
Alvin Queen Trio: Sushi from O.P. (Stunt)
Henrik Olsson: Black Tourmaline from Hand of Benediction (Barefoot)
Ingi Bjarni: Ja I Dag from Tenging (Losen)
Petter Eldh: Koma Tema from Presents Koma Saxo (We Jazz)
Nicole Johanntgen: Stille Ewigkeit from Solo (Selmabird)
Elstein 6: Ciervo from Las Formas Cambian (Kuai Music)
Jamie Saft Quartet: Yesternight from Hidden Corners (Rare Noise)
Miguel Zenon: Traigo Salsa from Sonero (MielMusic)