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 TODAY....in it's own small way....tries to put that right!

JAZZ TODAY is a fortnightly radio show on Cambridge105 Radio. It is broadcast live in Cambridge UK on 105FM, on digital and online at cambridge105.co.uk.

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


Sunday, 24 March 2019

Playlist - March 24th 2019


Mark Masters Ensemble: Borne Towards the Stars from Our Metier (Capri)
Baldo Martinez: La Travesia from Cuarteto Europa (Karonte)
Oscar Gronberg Trio: Triangles from Walking in Triangles (Particular)
Itamar Borochov: Maalem from Blue Lights (LaborieJazz)
Roberto Ottaviano: Mushi Mushi from Eternal (Dodicilune)
Francois Houle, Alexander Hawkins & Harris Eisenstadt: The Pitts from You Have Options (Songlines)
Alexander Hawkins: Wander Wonder from Iron Into Wind (Intakt)
Terkel Norgaard: Thirteen from With Ralph Alessi (WeJazz)
Iro Haarla, Ulf Krokfors & Barry Altschul: Jesus Maria from Around Again (TUM)
Mark Masters Ensemble: Lift from Our Metier (Capri)
Ronny Graupe, Valentin Ceccaldi, Theo Ceccaldi & Christian Lillinger: Baba Jaga from q00lp (BMC)
Huw Warren Trio: Everything In Between from Everything In Between (CAM Jazz)
Brian Krock: Heart Machine from Liddle (Outside InMusic)
Ronny Graupe, Valentin Ceccaldi, Theo Ceccaldi & Christian Lillinger: Toronto from q00lp (BMC)
Quinsin Nachoff’s Flux: Orbital Resonances from Path of Totality (Whirlwind)


(Intro / Outro - Stephane Huchard: Jakawa Jungle Spoon from Toutakoustics (BlueNote Fr)

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Playlist - Mar 10th 2019


Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom: Glitter Wolf from Glitter Wolf (Royal Potato Family)
Luca Dell’Anna Quartet: Monkey and the Brain from Human See, Human Do (UR Records)
Holum Trio: Strandpark from Borte (AMP Music& Records)
Das Kapital: La Mer from Vive La France (LabelBleu)
This Is Pan: What If We Just Took Off from Hudson Suite (Anuk)
Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom: Zev – The Phoenix from Glitter Wolf (Royal Potato Family)
Adam Glasser: Kort Street from Free At First (Sunnyside)
Henry Lowther’s Still Waters: Lights of the North Circular from Can’t Believe, Won’t Believe (Village Life)
Mark Lockheart: This Much I Know is True from Days On Earth (Edition)
Family Band: Board of Origin from Board of Origin (self-released)
Alexander Hawkins: Strange Courage from Iron Into Wind (Intakt)
Joe Fiedler: The Batty Bat from Open Sesame (self-released)
Pipeline 8: Joy from Prayer (We Insist)
Roberto Negro: Boboto from Kings and Bastards (CAMJazz)
Ingrid Jensen & Steve Treseler: Old Time from Invisible Sounds for Kenny Wheeler (Whirlwind)

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Jazz Today Online - Spring 2019


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Fredrik Nordstrom: Brand New Dollars from Needs (CleanFeed). Fredrik Nordstrom and Fredrik Ljungkvist, reeds; Mats Aleklint, trombone; Niklas Barno, trumpet; Filip Augustson and Torbjorn Zetterberg, basses; Christopher Cantillo and Fredrik Rundqvist, drums.

Shane Quartet: Pilgrim from Moving Pictures (Anuk). Michael Gilsenan and Gabriel Wenger, saxophones; Jeremie Kruttli, bass; Philipp Liebundgut, drums; Niklaus Vogel and Laura Schuler, violins; Filomena Felley, viola; Raphael Heggendorn, cello.

Federica Michisanti Horn Trio: When I Wanted to Count Stars from Silent Rides (Filibusta). Francesco Bigoni, clarinet; Francesco Lento, trumpet; Federica Michisanti, bass.

Patchwork Jazz Orchestra: The Boy Roy from The Adventures of Mr Pottercakes (Spark!). James Davison, Adam Chatterton, James Copus and Tom Dennis, trumpets; Kieran McLeod, Tom Green, James Pimenta and Yusuf Narcin, trombones; Matthew Herd, Sam Glaser, Alex Hitchcock, Sam Miles and Tom Smith, saxophones; Liam Dunachie, keyboards; Rob Luft, guitar; Misha Mullov-Abbado, bass; Scott Chapman, drums.

Family Band: Rashtam and Scorpi from Board of Origin (self-released). Riley Stone-Lonergan, saxophone; Kim Macari, trumpet; Tom Riviere, bass; Steve Hanley, drums.

Here’s To Us: Naturen Och Welden from Animals, Wild and Tame (Hoob). Lisen Rylander Love, saxophone; Nils Berg, bass clarinet; Susana Santos Silva, trumpet; Josef Kellerdahl, bass.

Tito Mangialajo Rantzer Quartet: Embrace-Lee from Dedications (Solista). Francesco Bianchi, saxophone; Marco Fior, trumpet; Tito Mangialajo Rantzer, bass; Massimo Pintori, drums.

Jasper Blom Quartet w Nils Wogram: Macedonian Candidate from Polyphony (Whirlwind). Jasper Blom, saxophone; Nils Wogram, trombone; Jesse van Ruller, guitar; Frans van der Hoeven, bass; Martijn Vink, drums.

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Playlist - Feb 24th 2019


Patchwork Jazz Orchestra: Badger Cam from The Adventures of Mr Pottercakes (Spark!)
Das Kapital: Born To Be Alive from Vive la France (Label Bleu)
Daniel Herskedal: Batten Down the Hatches from Voyage (Edition)
Federica Michisanti Horn Trio: The Car from Silent Rides (Filibusta)
Paul van Kemenade: The Way She Looks from Stranger Than Paranoia (KEMO)
Family Band: Rashtam and Scorpi from Board of Origin (self-released)
Gerard Guse, Gina Schwarz & Ramon Lopez: Below and Under from Trillium (Cracked Anegg)
John Turville: Almagro Nights from Head First (Whirlwind)
Patchwork Jazz Orchestra: The Boy Roy from The Adventures of Mr Pottercakes (Spark!)
Flux: Cabrillo from Calliope (Jazzhausmusik)
Alf Haggkvist: Fluffy from Blue Serge (Losen)
Vitor Pereira Quintet: Somewhere in the Middle from Somewhere in the Middle (self-released)
Bram Weijters & Chad McCullough: Escapement from Pendulum (Monks and Thieves / Shifting Paradigm)
Bram Weijters & Chad McCullough: Ratchet Wheel from Pendulum (Monks and Thieves / Shifting Paradigm)
Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow & Bobby Previte: Dark Squares from You Don’t Know the Life (Rare Noise)
Gerard Guse, Gina Schwarz & Ramon Lopez: Engel from Trillium (Cracked Anegg)
John Turville: Interval Music from Head First (Whirlwind)
Dog: Schnell Interluden from No Dogs Allowed (Rattle)


(Intro / Outro - Stephane Huchard: Jakawa Jungle Spoon from Toutakoustics (BlueNote Fr)

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Playlist - February 10th 2019


Escalandrum: Siete Maravillas from Studio B (Warner Music Argentina)
Nick Malcolm: Spiral IV - Blues from Real Isn’t Real (Green Eyes)
Nick Malcolm: Real Isn’t Real from Real Isn’t Real (Green Eyes)
Hoarse: Clinch from Happy Camper (Yolk)
Philip Zoubek Trio: Scanning from Outside (WhyPlayJazz)
Atomic: Un Grand Sommeil Noir from Pet Variations (Odin)
Josh Sinton’s Predicate Trio: A Dance from Making Bones…. (Iluso)
Braskiri: Picardian Chase from Couch Principle (Berthold)
Ivo Neame: Vegetarians from Moksha (Edition)
Nick Malcolm’s Jade: Dissolve Story (unreleased)
Il Sogno: Cheyenne from Birthday (Gotta Let ItOut)
Kresten Osgood Quintet: Reincarnation of a Lovebird from Kresten Osgood Quintet Plays Jazz (ILK)
Juan Dhas: Reverie from Catharsis (self-released)
Bram Weijters & Chad McCullough: Opening from Pendulum (Monks and Thieves / Shifting Paradigm)
Alex Simu Quintet: Open Air Concert from Echoes of Bucharest (self-released)
Manuel Valera Trio: VIII Neptune – Prophet of the Seas from The Planets (Mavo)

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Playlist - January 27th 2019


Shane Quartet: Pilgrim from Moving Pictures (Anuk)
Jasper Blom Quartet with Bert Joris and Nils Wogram: Macedonian Candidate from Polyphony (Whirlwind)
Federica Michisanti Horn Trio: When I Wanted to Count Stars from Silent Rides (Filibusta)
Hofbauer / Rosenthal Quartet: Another Gig, Same Egg from Human Resources (Creative Nation Music)
Otto Hejnic Trio: Four Brothers from Beauties (Hevhetia)
Preston Glasgow Lowe: May from Something About Rainbows (Whirlwind)
Shane Quartet: Tromsoe from Moving Pictures (Anuk)
Warmer Than Blood: Warmer than Blood (unreleased)
Friends & Neighbors: Mozart from What’s Next ? (Clean Feed)
Oscar Gronberg Trio: Torlief’s Blues from Walking in Triangles (Particular Recordings)
Maria Grand: TI. Isis from Magdalena (Biophilia)
Paula Shocron, German Lamonega & Pablo Diaz: Vera from Tensegridad (Hatology)
Jonas Engel: Skagen BBQ from Own Your Bones (Klaeng)
Lotz of Music: Strollin’ A Reef from Live at JazzCase (El Negocito)
SLUGish Ensemble: An Eight Out of Nine from An Eight Out of Nine (Slow & Steady)
Jasper Blom Quartet with Bert Joris and Nils Wogram: Guidonean Hand from Polyphony (Whirlwind)

(Intro / Outro - Stephane Huchard: Jakawa Jungle Spoon from Toutakoustics (BlueNote Fr)

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

2018 El Intruso International Critics Poll

As always, it was an honour to be asked to contribute to the El Intruso International Critics Poll. Full results to be found HERE.