.....featuring Scandinavian jazz from Eyolf Dale, Ole Marius Sandberg and Fredrik Lundin, German jazz courtesy of Paul Peuker and the quartet Mifras and US jazz from David Murray and Quin Kirchner. Plus music and chat with keyboard player Elliot Galvin. Listen HERE at 3pm GMT.
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.
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Thursday, 15 February 2018
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MOPO: Ruusu from Mopocalypse (We Jazz): Linda Fredriksson, saxophone; Otto Eskelinen, keyboards; Eero Tikkanen, bass; Eeti Nieminen, drums.
Henri Texier: Hungry Man from Sand Woman (LabelBleu): Manu Codjia, guitar; Sebastien Texier and Vincent Le Quang, reeds; Henri Texier, bass; Gautier Garrigue, drums.
Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Yellow House from Paint (Hot Cup): Ron Stabinsky, piano; Moppa Elliot, bass; Kevin Shea, drums.
Allison Philips Trio: Triad Tune from Allison Philips Trio (Flea Boy): Allison Philips, trumpet; Alessandro Fongaro, bass; Robin van Rhijn, drums.
Ryan Keberle & Frank Woeste: Ostinato (Prelude) from Reverso – Suite Ravel (self-released): Ryan Keberle, trombone; Frank Woeste, piano; Vincent Courtois, cello; Jeff Ballard, drums.
Leila Martial: Smile from Baabel (Laborie Jazz). Leila Martial, vocals and keyboards; Pierre Tereygeol, guitar; Emile Parisien, saxophone; Eric Perez, drums.
Christof Thewes Quartet: Abba Dabba from SurReal Book A (Gligg): Christof Thewes, trombone; Hartmut Osswald, saxophone; Ben Lehman, bass; Martial Frenzel, drums.
Marc Sarrazy & Laurent Rochelle: Paysage Avant Pendaison from Chansons Pour L’Oreille Gauche (Linoleum): Marc Sarrazy, piano; Laurent Rochelle, reeds.
Masters of Turbosilence: Lamento aus Eschwege from Winterreise (Fish Music): Ekkehard Jost, saxophone; Reiner Winterschladen, trumpet; Detlef Landeck, trombone; Kubi Kubach, bass; Zam Johnson, drums.
Anton Hunter: Peaceful Assembly from Article XI (efpi): Cath Roberts, Sam Andreae, Simon Prince and Mette Rasmussen, reeds; Graham South and Nick Walters trumpets, Seth Bennett and Richard Foote, trombones; Anton Hunter, guitar; Eero Tikkanen, bass; Johnny Hunter, drums.
Sunday, 11 February 2018
CVDG Project: Baby from Paradise (Trouble in theEast)Henri Texier: Hungry Man from Sand Woman (LabelBleu)
Wadada Leo Smith: Crepuscule with Nellie from Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk (TUM)
Paul van Kemenade: Bramen Plukken from Master of Lyric (Kemo)
Kadawa: Stairs Downhill from Kadawa (self-released)
Christof Thewes Quartet: Abba Dabba from SurReal Book A (Gligg)
Sophie Alour: I Loves You Porgy from Time For Love (Music From Source)
Sophie Alour: Left Alone from Time For Love (Music FromSource)
Nut Club: Reza (unreleased)
Paul van Kemenade: Strings for Linx from Master of Lyric (Kemo)
Michal Bak Quartetto: Ursa Minor from Michal Bak Quartetto (Alpaka)
Kjetil Jerve, Tim Thornton & Anders Thoren: Red Eye from Circumstances (AMP Music and Records)
Better Than TV: Norway from Song from No Man’s Land (self-released)
Christof Thewes Quartet: Alles-Nix from SurReal Book A (Gligg)
Will Butterworth Quartet: The Nightingale from The Nightingale and The Rose (Jellymould Jazz)
Sunday, 28 January 2018
Ryan Keberle & Frank Woeste: Ostinato (Prelude) from Reverso – Suite Ravel (self-released)Allison Philips Trio: Triad Tune from Allison Philips Trio (Flea Boy)
Rudy Smith Quartet: One for Bent from Glass World (Stunt)
Diab Quintet: Oeil de Lynx from Seagull Tango (Home)
NSI Quartet: Rybobon from The Look of Cobra (AudioCave)
Leila Martial: Smile from Baabel (Laborie Jazz)
Elliot Galvin: Red and Yellow from The Influencing Machine (Edition)
Andrea Keller Quartet: Under the Birch Tree from Greatest Hits (self-released)
Andre Canniere: Sunflower (for Emilie) from The Darkening Blue (Whirlwind)
Marc Sarrazy & Laurent Rochelle: Paysage Avant Pendaison from Chansons Pour L’Oreille Gauche (Linoleum)
Flat Earth Society: Ahmad & Juan from Terms of Embarassment (Igloo)
Too Noisy Fish: Slow B from Fight Eat Sleep (Rare and Treacherous)
Nick Fraser: Skeleton from Is Life Long? (CleanFeed)
Frode Kjekstad: Invitation from A Piece of the Apple (Losen)
20th Century Dog: Vibrant from Bone (Earshift Music)
Sunday, 14 January 2018
Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Yellow House from Paint (Hot Cup)Mopo: Ruusu from Mopocalypse (We Jazz)
Mopo: Mustafa from Mopocalypse (We Jazz)
Gabor Gado & Laurent Blondiau: Kenpo from Veil and Quintessence (BMC)
Aki Rissanen: Blind Desert from Another North (Edition)
Thomas Champagne Random House: Waiting from Sweet Day (Challenge / Igloo)
The Mulligan-Baker Project: Freeway from Mixing Memory and Desire (WLJWC)
Charlie Hunter: (Looks Like) Someone Got Ahead of Schedule on their Medication from Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth (Ground Up)
Andre Canniere: Lament from The Darkening Blue (Whirlwind)
Pigfoot: Basin Street Blues from 21st Century Acid Trad (Village Life)
Oleg Kireyev & Keith Javors: The Meeting from The Meeting (Inarhyme)
Andrea Keller: Listen from Still Night: Music in Poetry (Jazzhead)
Andrea Keller: Where My Books Go from Still Night: Music in Poetry (Jazzhead)
Andrea Keller Quartet: Soup Tin Baby from Greatest Hits (self-released)
Elodie Pasquier: The Little Ducks of the Night from Mona (Laborie Jazz)
Huw Warren: EE from Nocturnes and Visions (self-released)
Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition: Rasikapriya from Agrima (self-released)
Arne Huber Quartet: Im Echten Leben from Im Echten Leben (Meta)
(Intro / Outro – Stephane Huchard: Jakawa Jungle Spoon from Toutakoosticks (Blue Note Fr))
Saturday, 6 January 2018
Sunday, 31 December 2017
It’s that time of year again. Time to say thanks to those musicians who have stirred my head, heart and feet over the past 12 months. As always, I’ve only heard a fraction of the new releases and I’m sure there’s plenty more good stuff out there that I’ve missed. So....in no particular order.....
Team Hegdal – Vol 4 (Particular Recordings)
A band that fall into the category ‘deserving wider recognition’. Team Hegdal Vol 3 was one of my Picks of 2015. And I make no apology for adding Vol 4 to my list for 2017.
There’s something about the way a number of Scandinavian jazz musicians have integrated past and present. This isn’t your fragile Nordic ambience. If anything these are sounds closer to Chicago. This is thorny free-bop.
Eirik Hegdal and Andre Roligheten, reeds, Oscar Gronberg, piano, Ole Morten Vagen, bass and Gard Nilssen, drums; four Norwegians and one Swede, interpreting 13 compositions from Eirik Hegdal, a musician best known for directing the prestigious Trondheim Jazz Orchestra from 2002 to 2016. The reedsmen split their time between a range of clarinets and saxophones to add variety to the group sound. And Eirik assures me that the cover image is not a self portrait. Although he did paint it. Roll on Vol 5.