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, 22 November 2020

Playlist - Nov 22nd / 23rd 2020


Tom Smith: House in the Clouds from Gecko (Basho)

Susan Alcorn Quintet: Pedernal from Pedernal (Relative Pitch)

Serge Lazarevitch, Ben Sluijs & Teun Verbruggen: Evidence from Still Three, Still Free (RAT)

Skurkar: Tandemtrobbel from Skjulte Motiver (OraFonogram)

Sam Leak & Dan Tepfer: Adrift IV from Adrift (Jellymould Jazz)

Sam Leak & Dan Tepfer: Adrift V from Adrift (Jellymould Jazz)

Aquarium: Shy from Aquarium (Babel)

Susan Alcorn Quintet: Northeast Rising Sun from Pedernal (Relative Pitch)

Jeb Bishop Centrifugal Trio: Least Bittern from Jeb Bishop Centrifugal Trio (Astral Spirits)

Cyrus Nabipoor: What Is This from Live at the Marigny Opera House (self-released)

Eivind Austad New Orleans Trio: 724 Blues from That Feeling (Losen)

Misceo: Misceo from Better Word for Love (AMP Music & Records)

Tony Kofi: Work Song from Another Kind of Soul (The Last Music Co.)

Federica Michisanti Horn Trio: Purple from Jeux De Couleurs (Parco Della Musica)

Tom Smith: John & Alex from Gecko (Basho)

Serge Lazarevitch, Ben Sluijs & Teun Verbruggen: Law Years from Still Three, Still Free (RAT)

Michal Tomaszczyk & Petter Olofsson: Home from Sketches from the North (self-released)


Thursday, 12 November 2020

Jazz Today Online Playlist - Autumn 2020

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I.P.A.: Fem Skator from Bashing Mushrooms (Cuneiform). Atle Nymo, sax; Magnus Broo, trumpet; Mattias Stahl, vibes; Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, bass; Hakon Mjaset Johansen, drums.

Maria Faust Sacrum Facere: Move from Organ (Stunt). Emanuele Maniscalco, organ; Maria Faust, Ned Ferm, sax; Francesco Bigoni, clarinet; Tobias Wiklund, trumpet; Mads Hyne, trombone, Jonatan, Ahlbom, tuba.

Lucia Cadotsch: Azure from Speak Low II (WeJazz). Lucia Cadotsch, vocals; Otis Sandsjo, sax; Kit Downes, organ; Petter Eldh, bass.

Graham South Quartet: Nobody Knows from By and By (Efpi), Graham South, trumpet; Richard Jones, piano; Seth Bennett, bass; Johnny Hunter, drums.

Christoph Irniger Trio with Loren Stillman & Nils Wogram: Open City from Open City (Intakt). Christoph Irniger, Loren Stillman, sax; Nils Wogram, trombone; Raffaele Bossard, bass; Ziv Ravitz, drums.

Kullhammar / Heikinheimo / Meaas Svendsen / Aaltonen: Reflections from The Father, The Sons and The Junnu (Moserobie). Jonas Kullhammar, sax; Juhanni Aaltonen, flute; Christian Meaas Svebdsen, bass; Ilmari Heikinheimo, drums.

Geof Bradfield, Ben Goldberg, Dana Hall Trio: Last Important Heartbreak of the Year from General Semantics (Delmark). Geof Bradfield, sax; Ben Goldberg, clarinet; Dana Hall, drums.

Fred Hersch: Wouldn’t It Be Loverly from Songs From Home (Palmetto). Fred Hersch, piano.

Nick Finzer: Evolution of Perspective from Cast of Characters (Outside In Music). Nick Finzer, trombone; Lucas Pino, sax; Alex Wintz, guitar; Glenn Zaleski, piano; Dave Baron, bass; Jimmy Macbride, drums.

I.P.A.: Bamse from Bashing Mushrooms (Cuneiform). As above.

Roberto Ottaviano’s Extended Love & Eternal Love: Adelante from Resonance & Rhapsodies (Dodicilune). Roberto Ottaviano, sax; Marco Colonna, clarinet; Giorgio Pacorig, piano; Giovanni Maier, bass; Zeno de Rossi, drums.

 

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

Sunday, 8 November 2020

Playlist - Nov 8th / 9th 2020

Nikolov-Ivanovic Undectet feat. Magic Malik: L’Etranger from Frame and Curiosity (Coolabel)
NoSax / NoClar: Moon from Kahmsin (Yolk)
Lucia Cadotsch: I Thinks its Gonna Rain Today from Speak Low II (We Jazz)
Geof Bradfield, Ben Goldberg, Dana Hall Trio: Last Important Heartbreak of the Year from General Semantics (Delmark)
Ian Shaw, Iain Ballamy & Jamie Safir: You’ll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart) from What’s New? (Silent Wish)
Tim Garland: Night Flight from Refocus (Edition)
Alice Zawadzki: Superior Virtue from Within You is a World of Spring (Whirlwind)
Rob Luft: Synesthesia from Life is the Dancer (Edition)
Fred Hersch: Wouldn’t It Be Loverly from Songs From Home (Palmetto)
Julian Mekler Sexteto: Mambo Negro from Invasion! (Isla Desierta Discos)
Andrea Mellace: The City Ways from Scirocco (UR)
Samo Salamon & Friends: Crooswijk from Almost Alone Vol 1 (Samo)
Geof Bradfield, Ben Goldberg, Dana Hall Trio: 8 de Agosto from General Semantics (Delmark)
Victor Gelling 4: Das Nachsten- Dienstag Problem from Alpakafarm (Jazzhausmusik)
Samo Salamon & Friends: Monked from Almost Alone Vol 1 (Samo)
NoSax / NoClar: Rue Des Abeilles from Kahmsin (Yolk)
Doxas Brothers: Temporal from The Circle (Justin Time)
 
Intro / Outro – Stephane Huchard: Jakawa Jungle Spoon from Toutakoustiks (Blue Note Fr)

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Playlist - Oct 25th / 26th 2020

 

Tim Garland: I’m Late, I’m Late from Refocus (Edition)

Stefan Schultze Septet: Cha Cha No from Turbalento (WhyPlayJazz)

Julia Werup: Blackbird from The Thrill of Loving You (Stunt)

Rekon: Reefer Sadness from Rekon (self-released)

Nick Finzer: Evolution of Perspective from Cast of Characters (Outside In Music)

Daniel Herskedal: Ice Crystals from Call For Winter (Edition)

Rafael Pannier Quartet: Lonely Woman from Faune (French Paradox)

Maria Faust Sacrum Facere: Move from Organ (Stunt)

Gediminas Karkauskas: Not To Sugar Coat What Has Gone On Here from Lost Suite (Teddy D)

Bob Spice Quartet: Im Geast from In Der Schwebe (Trouble in the East)

BK3: Voyage from Think About It (Thick)

Q3: Sighting the Tiger from The Monkey Puzzle Tree (Lenox Music)

Daniel Herskedal: The Vernal Equinox from Call For Winter (Edition)

Rich Halley, Matthew Shipp, Michael Bisio & Newman Taylor Baker: Vector from The Shape of Things (Pine Eagle)

Julia Werup: Take Five / I New York from The Thrill of Loving You (Stunt)

Ben Holmes: Swamplands Chusidl from Naked Lore (Chant)

Skurkar: Skurkar har ogsa folalser from Skjulte Motiver (Ora Fonogram)

Simon Moullier: Spirit Song from Spirit Song (Outside In Music)


Sunday, 11 October 2020

Playlist - Oct 11th / 12th 2020


Roberto Ottaviano's Extended Love & Eternal Love: Adelante from Resonance & Rhapsodies (Dodicilune)

Viktor Lundin: Lite Utanfor Flen from Innan Jag Somnar (AMP Music & Records)

Lucia Cadotsch: Azure from Speak Low 2 (WeJazz)

Yves Rousseau Septet: Abyssal Ecosystem from Fragments (Yolk)

Josephine Davies’ Satori: Ananda: Bliss from How Can We Wake ? (Whirlwind)

Josephine Davies’ Satori: Sutra 1 from How Can We Wake ? (Whirlwind)

David Lord: An Amanita from Forest Standards Vol 2 (Big Ego)

David Lord: Tubifera from Forest Standards Vol 2 (Big Ego)

Convergence: Traslacion from Convergence (self-released)

Barrage: O from The Was and Is To Come (OraFonogram)

S.D.B Project: Just Say It from Red & Blue (Improvvisatore Involontario)

Dave Meder: This Road from Passage (OutsideIn)

Bob Spice Quartet: Triage der Kopfe from In Der Schwebe (Trouble in the East)

Eric Revis: Earl & The Three-Fifths Compromise from Slipknots Through a Looking Glass (Pyroclastic)

Emile Parisien & Vincent Peirani: Nouchka from Abrazo (ACT)

Emile Parisien & Vincent Peirani: FT from Abrazo (ACT)

Marcin Wasilewski Trio & Joe Lovano: Vashkar from Arctic Riff (ECM)

Michael Olatuja: Leye’s Dance from Lagos Pepper Soup (Whirlwind)


Sunday, 27 September 2020

Playlist Sept 27th and 28th 2020

I.P.A.: Fem Skator from Bashing Mushrooms (Cuneiform)

Matt Ulery: Soup Talk from Pollinator (Woolgathering)

Marcio De Sousa Quintet: Rigor from Authority (Anuk)

WHO Trio: In a Sentimental Mood from Strell (Clean Feed)

Tim Garland: Thorn in the Evergreen from Refocus (Edition)

Graham South Quartet: Nobody Knows from By and By (Efpi)

Reza Askari: Firefly from Magic Realism (QFTF)

Espen Eriksen Trio: Dancing Demons from End of Summer (Rune Grammofon)

I.P.A.: Bamse from Bashing Mushrooms (Cuneiform)

Andrea Keller: Curates Monday Nights Live at the Jazzlab Vol 1 – The Composers Circle (self-released)

Trio Kontraszt: Different Divisions and Rags from Cryptic Scattered Images of Time Forgotten (BMC)

Peter Hess Quartet: The Net Menders from Present Company (Diskonife)

Esche: Auren from Unter und Uber Wasser (Jazzhausmusik)

Bjorn Marius Hegge with Fredrik Ljungkvist: Abacus from Live at Glenn Miller Café in Stockholm Vol 2 (Particular)

Espen Eriksen Trio: Back to Base from End of Summer (Rune Grammofon)


Sunday, 13 September 2020

Playlist - Sept 13th and 14th 2020

Christoph Irniger Trio with Loren Stillman & Nils Wogram: Open City from Open City (Intakt)

WHO Trio: The Mooche from Strell (CleanFeed)

Matt Wilson Quartet: Jabulani from Hug! (Palmetto)

Eric Hofbauer & Tony Leva: Chapter 1: Courting Madness from Book of Fire (Creative Nation Music)

Samuel Blaser: Six Huit Sur Sept from 18 Monologues Elastiques (Out Note / Blaser Music)

Cat Toren’s Human Kind: Ignis Fatuus from Scintillating Beauty (Panoramic)

Verneri Pohjola: The Dead Don’t Dream from The Dead Don’t Dream (Edition)

Danilo Gallo Dark Dry Tears: Bricks on Tilt from Hide, Show Yourself! (Parco Della Musica)

Samuel Blaser: Missing Marc Suetterlyn from 18 Monologues Elastiques (Out Note / Blaser Music)

OyvindLAND: Den Ensomme from Malerier (OraFonogram)

Rez Abbasi: Diminishing from Django Shift (Whirlwind)

Clover: Le Chemin (Vertueux) from Vert Emeraude (Yolk)

Tim Thornton: Forced from Little One (AMPMusic and Recordings)

Federica Michisanti Horn Trio: Qalb Il Verde from Jeux De Couleurs (Parco Della Musica)

Christoph Irniger Trio: Three Little Birds from Open City (Intakt)

Pokaz Trio: Slavonic Dance from Kitsugi (Losen)

Tim Thornton: Passengers from Little One (AMP Music and Recordings)