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!

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

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

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Playlist - Feb 28th 2021

Cowboys & Frenchmen: American Whispers: Streams – An Old Church from Our Highway (Outside In Music)

Gregory Ott: Perpetual Blues from Parabole – Als Das Kind Kind War (Jazzdor)

Stefan Karl Schmid: Tulpa from Muse (Tangible Music)

Johan Lindstrom Septett: Echoes Across the Dunes from On the Asylum (Moserobie)

Johan Lindstrom Septett: Edwards Chacone from On the Asylum (Moserobie)

Konrad Agnas, Johan Graden & Per Texas Johansson: Lennie’s Pennies from Bakgrundsmusik (Bakgrundsmusik)

Dan McCarthy: Trail Marker from A Place Where We Once Lived (Cat & Turtle)

Valentin & Theo Ceccaldi: Et Meme le Ciel from Constantine (Brouhaha)

Eyolf Dale: Forward From Here from Being (Edition)

Jane Ira Bloom & Mark Helias: Some Kind of Tomorrow from Some Kind of Tomorrow (self-released)

Theon Cross: CIYA from FYAH (Gearbox)

Julien Tassin: La Nonna from Moondancer (Igloo)

Naissam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance: Promenade au Bord du Reve from Un Autre Monde (Les Couleurs Du Son)

Andy Champion & Graeme Wilson: The Indecision II from Shoes for Losers (New Jazz and Improvised Music Recordings)

Eyolf Dale: Northern Brewer from Being (Edition)

Stefan Karl Schmid: Fagurt er i Fjordum from Muse (TangibleMusic)

Lawrence Sieberth Quartet: The Phantom from An Evening in Paris (Musik Bloc)


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

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Jazz Today - Sunday 28th Feb at 3pm GMT on Cambridge 105 Radio

 ….featuring new releases from the duo of Jane Ira Bloom and Mark Helias, a trio led by Eyolf Dale and a band fronted by vibes player Dan McCarthy. We’ll also be hearing the tuba of Theon Cross, the piano of Gregory Ott and the quintet Cowboys and Frenchmen. Plus a good deal more. Listen HERE at 3pm GMT.

Sunday, 14 February 2021

Playlist - Feb 14th 2021

Kari Ikonen: Maqtu’ah on Maqam Rast from Impressions, Improvisations & Compositions (Ozella)

Grand Picture Palace: Lucie from Grand Picture Palace (WERF)

Han Bennink & Guus Janssen: Mij Een Biet! from Mij Een Biet! (ICP)

John Pope Quintet: Misha – A Miner from Mixed With Glass (New Jazz and Improvised Music)

Anthony Pirog: Adonna the Painter from Pocket Poem (Cuneiform)

Makram Aboul Hosn: Mine Or Blues from Transmigration (self-released)

Valentin & Theo Ceccaldi: Le Retour de Perdix from Constantine (Brouhaha)

Han Bennink & Guus Janssen: Little Girl Your Daddy is Calling You from Mij Een Biet! (ICP)

Patricia Brennan: Sonnet from Maquishti (Valley of Search)

Grand Picture Palace: Maryward from Grand Picture Palace (WERF)

Sverre Gjorvad: The Wife Waltzes Too from Elegy of Skies (Losen)

Michael Sarian’s New Aurora: Primo from Michael Sarian’s New Aurora (Ears & Eyes)

Anthony Pirog: Honeymoon Room from Pocket Poem (Cuneiform)

The JCA Orchestra: The Latest from Live at the BPC (JCA)

Lafayette Gilchrist: The Wonder of Being Here from Now (Morphius)

Patricia Brennan: Improvisatio VI from Maquishti (Valley of Search)

Glasshopper: Glasshopper from Fortune Rules (AMP Music)

Friday, 29 January 2021

Jazz Today Online - Playlist Winter 2021

 Listen using the widget on the left or HERE.

Mario Rom’s Interzone: Eternal Fiction from Eternal Fiction (Traumton). Mario Rom, trumpet; Lukas Kranzelbinder, bass; Herbert Pirker, drums.

Samo Salamon & Friends: Crooswijk from Almost Alone Vol 1 (Samo). Cenk Erdogan and Samo Salomon, guitars.

Alberto Pinton Trio: Never There Intro / Dark from All the Difference (Clear Now). Alberto Pinton, reeds; Vilhelm Bromander, bass; Konrad Agnas, drums.

Susan Alcorn Quintet: Pedernal from Pedernal (Relative Pitch). Susan Alcorn, pedal steel guitar; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Michael Feldman, violin; Michael Formanek, bass; Ryan Sawyer, drums.

Keith Jarrett: Part V from Budapest Concert (ECM). Keith Jarrett, piano.

Serge Lazarevitch, Ben Sluijs & Teun Verbruggen: Evidence from Still Three, Still Free (RAT). Ben Sluijs, sax; Serge Lazarevitch, guitar; Teun Verbruggen, drums.

Dalgoo: Eens Oneens from Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite (Jazzwerkstatt). Tobias Klein and Luther Ohlmeir, reeds; Meinrad Kneer, bass; Christian Marien, drums.

Elina Duni & Rob Luft: Flying Kites from Lost Ships (ECM). Elina Duni, vocals; Rob Luft, guitar; Fred Thomas, drums.

Will Glaser, Matthew Herd & Liam Noble: I’m An Old Cowhand from Climbing in Circles (UbuntuMusic). Matthew Herd, sax; Liam Noble, piano; Will Glaser, drums.

Michal Tomaszczyk & Petter Olofsson: Home from Sketches from the North (self-released). Michal Tomaszczyk, trombone; Petter Olofsson, bass.

Fergus McCreadie: North from Cairn (Edition). Fergus McCreadie, piano; David Bowden, bass; Stephen Henderson, drums.

Max Nagl 5: Morgen from Pdorvk (RudeNoises). Max Nagl, sax; Martin Eberle, trumpet; Phil Yaeger, trombone; Georg Vogel, piano; Gregor Aufmesser, bass.


Sunday, 24 January 2021

Playlist - Jan 24th / 25th 2021

Emmet Cohen: Future Stride from Future Stride (Mack Avenue)

Jaromir Honzak: Rain Cloud from Hard to Understand (Animal Music)

Jaromir Honzak: Tamquam from Hard to Understand (Animal Music)

Klokke: Hojt At Flyve from Hjem Til Det Gra (self-released)

Fergus McCreadie: North from Cairn (Edition)

Daniel Weber: Edwin Booth from Dramatis Personae (Jazzhausmusik)

Jim Rattigan: Saudade from When (Three Worlds)

Trio Pipeline: Otri from Kakuan Suite (We Insist)

Elina Duni & Rob Luft: Lux from Lost Ships (ECM)

Roberto Negro: Odile from Papier Ciseau (Label Bleu)

Ron Miles: Average from Rainbow Sign (Blue Note)

Bence Vas & Big Band: Overture from Overture et al (self-released)

Klokke: Maskin Mand from Hjem Til Det Gra (self-released)

Fergus McCreadie: Across Flatlands from Cairn (Edition)

Gabriele Fava Group: Colder and Colder from I Can See the Darkness Fall (Dodicilune)

Michael Thomas: Fox and Cat from Event Horizon (Giant Step Arts)

Monday, 11 January 2021

2020 El Intruso International Critic's Poll

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

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Playlist - Jan 10th / 11th 2021

Mario Rom’s Interzone: Eternal Fiction from Eternal Fiction (Traumton)

Santi Quintans’ Tiptrick: Reflexif from Kiss the Joy (Yolk)

Will Glaser, Matthew Herd & Liam Noble: I’m An Old Cowhand from Climbing in Circles (Ubuntu Music)

Chris Potter: I Have a Dream from There is a Tide (Edition)

Philip Zoubek Trio: Silver from Nonplaces (WhyPlayJazz)

Max Nagl 5: Morgen from Pdorvk (RudeNoises)

John Pal Inderberg Trio: Den Lyse Dag Forgangen Er from Radio Inderberg (AMP Music & Records)

John Pal Inderberg Trio: No Splice from Radio Inderberg (AMP Music & Records)

Mikkel Ploug: Julia from Balcony Lullabies (Stunt)

Sara Decker: I Measure Every Grief I Meet from Poetryfied (Acoustic Motion Concepts)

Andrea Keller: Too Soon from Curates Monday Nights Live at the Jazzlab Vol 2 (self-released)

Joel Ross: The Nurturer from Who Are You ? (Blue Note)

Betty Accorsi Quartet: The Golden Wave from The Cutty Sark Suite (self-released)

Mario Rom’s Interzone: You’ll Find Me No More from Eternal Fiction (Traumton)

Rudresh Mahanthappa: The Windup from Hero Trio (Whirlwind)

Will Glaser, Matthew Herd & Liam Noble: Lonely from Climbing in Circles (Ubuntu Music)

Max Nagl 5: Sabotage from Pdorvk (RudeNoises)

Chris Potter: Rest Your Head from There is a Tide (Edition)

Val Bonetti: Igor from Hidden Star (Dodicilune)

Val Bonetti: Tram 5 Rag from Hidden Star (Dodicilune)

Jorgen Emborg: Running from Swan Songs (Stunt)