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, 10 December 2017

Playlist - Dec 10th 2017


Anat Cohen Tentet: Happy Song from Happy Song (Anzic)
CVDG Project: Marche Funebre from Paradise (Troublein the East)
David Chevallier Trio: Double from Second Life (Cristal)
Anton Hunter: Peaceful Assembly from Article XI (efpi)
Kenny Werner Trio: The Song is You from Animal Crackers (Pirouet)
Immigration Booth: The Old Forest Lands from Hinterm Spiegel (Float Music)
Lisa Strockens & Stephan Goldbach: Liar from LouLou (Jazzhausmusik)
Secret Quartet: Ants from Bloor Street (Edition)
Daniel Foose: Mississippi Monk Milk from Of Water and Ghosts (Brooklyn Jazz Underground)
Lina Allemano Four: Sometimes Y from Sometimes Y (Lumo)
Blanco Y Negro: Something Personal from Timbero (Stunt)
Mazzle: Alone Together from Genetic Modified Art...GMA (Monks and Thieves)
Immigration Booth: Nog Turn from Hinterm Spiegel (FloatMusic)
Jukka Eskola Soul Trio: Soft Drop from II (Grotto XWe Jazz)
Lisa Strockens & Stephan Goldbach: Lulu’s Back in Town from LouLou (Jazzhausmusik)
Giovanni Benvenuti: Finestre from Dissolvenze (Improvvisatore Involontario)
Simen Kiil Halvorsen: Finding Words from Scripted Conversations (AMP Music & Records)

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Jazz Today Online - Autumn 2017


Listen HERE.


Dylan Jack Quartet: Are You Made of Coins? from Diagrams (Creative Nation Music). Todd Brunel, reeds; Eric Hofbauer, guitar; Anthony Leva, bass; Dylan Jack, drums.

Roligheten: Telemark Tango from Homegrown (CleanFeed). Andre Roligheten, reeds; Adrian Loseth Waade, violin; Jon Rune Strom, bass; Erik Nylander, drums.

Vorwarts Ruckwarts: Matt from Vorwarts (Trouble in theEast). Gerhard Gschlossl, trombone; Johannes Fink, cello; Maike Hilbig, bass.

Mikko Innanen 10+: Looking for Love from Live at Moers Festival 2015 (We Jazz). Mikko Innanen, Jussi Kannaste and Pauli Lyytinen, reeds; Jukka Eskola and Verneri Pohjola, trumpets; Jari Hongisto and Juho Viljanen, trombones; Seppo Kantonen, piano; Ville Herrala and Eero Tikkanen, basses; Joonas Riippa and Mika Kallio, drums.

Joy Ellis: Veteran from Life on Land (F-IRE), Joy Ellis, vocals and piano; Rob Luft, guitar; Henrik Jensen, bass; Adam Osmianski, drums.

Vincent Courtois, Daniel Erdmann & Robin Finker: Plein Soleil from Bandes Originales (Label La Buissonne). Vincent Courtois, cello; Daniel Erdmann and Robin Finker, reeds.

Mike Reed: Conversation Music from Flesh & Bone (482 Music). Greg Ward, Tim Haldeman and Jason Stein, reeds; Ben Lamar Gay, cornet; Jason Roebke, bass; Mike Reed, drums.

Lisa Stick Septett: Une Rue from Tyst (Jazzlab). Lisa Stick, trombone; Christian Muller, bass; Dirk Achim Donau, drums;  Julia Mahns and Gillian Bradtke, violins; Tina Oepen, viola; Constantin Pritz, cello.

The Gareth Lockrane Big Band: Stutterfunk from Fistfight at the Barndance (Whirlwind). Gareth Lockrane, flutes; Sam Mayne, James Gardiner-Bateman, Graeme Blevins, Nadim Teimoori and Richard Shepherd, reeds; Andy Greenwood, Tom Walsh, Steve Fishwick, Henry Collins, trumpets; Mark Nightingale, Barnaby Dickinson, Barry Clements and Trevor Mires, trombones; Mike Outram, guitar; Ross Stanley, keyboards; Ryan Trebilcock, bass; Ian Thomas and Hugh Wilkinson, percussion.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Playlist - Nov 26th 2017


Dylan Jack Quartet: Are You Made of Coins? from Diagrams (Creative Nation Music)
Vorwarts Ruckwarts: Matt from Vorwarts (Trouble in theEast)
Sinne Eeg: Aleppo from Dreams (Stunt)
Michel Pilz & Benoit Martiny: Melu-Sina from De Gudde Wellen (BYP)
Florian Hoefner: Green Gardens from Coldwater Stories (Origin)
High Definition Quartet: 1 from Bukoliki (Fortune)
Gordon Grdina Quartet: Giggles 2 from Inroads (Songlines)
Reich Durch Jazz: Avignon from Reich Durch Jazz (Trouble in the East)
Indigo Kid III: Deconstruction of the City from Moment Gone in the Clouds (Babel)
Double Talk Plus: El Cant dels Occels from Depistado? (Fish Music)
Ekkehard Jost, Uli Lenz & Co: Die Ungelosten Fragen der Sippe Valdez from Gut’n Tag Vogel (Fish Music)
Abisko Lights: Beelitz from Abisko Lights (Unit)
Black Motor: Tulee Paiva from Branches (We Jazz)
Sylvain Cathala Septet: Enee’s Story from Hope (Connexe)
The Vampires meet Lionel Loueke: Brand New from The Vampires meet Lionel Loueke (Earshift Music)

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Playlist - Nov 12th 2017


Jason Stein Quartet: Marshmallow from Lucille! (Delmark)
Joy Ellis: Veteran from Life on Land (F-IRE)
Roligheten: Syvsover from Homegrown (CleanFeed)
Zoe Rahman: Zantastic from Dreamland (Manushi)
Zoe Rahman: The Sheikh from Dreamland (Manushi)
The Brass Funkeys: Rather Be from The Brass Funkeys (Boom Baboon)
Beats & Pieces Big Band: Fairytale from All In (efpi)
Beats & Pieces Big Band: Rocky from All In (efpi)
Robin Nolan Trio: Whole Lotta Rosie from Sin City (Pledge)
Camilla George Quartet: Mama Wati from Isang (Ubuntu)
Entropi: Stelliferous Era from Moment Frozen (Whirlwind)
Fini Bearman: I Know I Alone from Burn the Boat (Two Rivers)
Three Step Manoeuvre: Throwback from Three Step Strut (self-released)
Henri Texier Hope Quartet: Blues D’Eau from At l’Improviste (Label Bleu)
Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio: Love from Brothers (ACT)
Binker & Moses: The Departure from Journey to the Mountain of Forever (Gearbox)

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Playlist - October 22nd 2017


The show focuses on the forthcoming Cambridge International Jazz Festival and has been podcast HERE

Hegge: Peace on Earth and Happiness from Vi Ar Ledsna Men du Far Inte Langre Vara Barn (Particular)
Vincent Courtois, Daniel Erdmann & Robin Finker: Plein Soleil from Bandes Originales (Label La Buissonne)
Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio: Brothers from Brothers (ACT)
Pavillon: Strong Tea from Strong Tea (Pavillon)
Emilia Martensson: Black Narcissus from Ana (Babel)
Michael Janisch: Sofa Stomp from Purpose Built (Whirlwind)
Flying Machines: Peace Offering from Flying Machines (Pictor)
The Brass Funkeys: DIY from The Brass Funkeys (BoomBaboon)
Ammendola, Brissa & Scopelliti: A Bad Day from Play (Alfa Projects)
The David Gordon Trio: Scriabin’s Depressed from Alexander Scriabin’s Ragtime Band (Mister Sam)
Emile Parisien, Vincent Peirani, Andreas Schaerer and Michael Wollny: B&H from Out of Land (ACT)
Vincent Courtois, Daniel Erdmann & Robin Finker: His Eyes Her Eyes from Bandes Originales (Label La Buissonne)
Hegge: Finally from Vi Ar Ledsna Men du Far Inte Langre Vara Barn (Particular)

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Playlist - October 8th 2017


Talking Horns: Zwischenraume from Geschichten aus dem Blaserwald (Westpark Music)
Roligheten: Telemark Tango from Homegrown (CleanFeed)
Roberto Negro’s DaDaDa: Sangu from Saison 3 (Label Bleu)
Roberto Negro’s DaDaDa: Brimborion from Saison 3 (Label Bleu)
Dave Douglas with The Westerlies & Anwar Marshall: Little Giant Still Life from Little Giant Still Life (Greenleaf)
Sophia Domancich: Vestiges from Alice’s Evidence (Marge)
Jorgen Emborg Quartet feat. Mathias Heise: Rule No.1 from What’s Left? (Stunt)
Morten Haxholm Chordless Quartet feat. Melissa Aldana: Itzu from Tesseract (Gateway)
Roberto Ottaviano Quarktet: Planet John Lee Hooker from Sideralis (Dodicilune)
Roberto Ottaviano Quarktet: Planet Nichols from Sideralis (Dodicilune)
Yana: The People from Baby/People (Two Rivers)
Rez Abbasi: Disagree to Agree from Unfiltered Universe (Whirlwind)
Talking Horns: Pellemelle from Geschichten aus dem Blaserwald (Westpark Music)
Hayden Chisholm, Norman Meehan & Paul Dyne: View of the Moon from Unwind (Rattle)
Luca Aquino: Frangetta from Aqustico Vol 2 (Losen)
Morten Haxholm Chordless Quartet feat. Melissa Aldana: Twister from Tesseract (Gateway)
The Gareth Lockrane Big Band: Do It from Fistfight at the Barndance (Whirlwind)


Sunday, 24 September 2017

Playlist - Sept 24th 2017


The Gareth Lockrane Big Band: Stutterfunk from Fistfight at the Barndance (Whirlwind)
Woody Black 4: Significant Others from Curiosity (Unit)
Gary Husband: Celestial Terrestrial Commuters from A Meeting of Spirits (Edition)
Mikko Innanen 10+: Looking for Love from Live at Moers Festival 2015 (We Jazz)
Mikko Innanen 10+: They Are Watching Us from Live at Moers Festival 2015 (We Jazz)
Oene Van Geel: Oleg from Sudoku (Zennez)
Jane Ira Bloom: Alone & In a Circumstance from Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson (Out-Line)
Mathilde Grooss Viddal Friensemblet ft. Naissam Jalal: Parfois C’est Plus Fort Que Toi from Out of Silence (Giraffa)
Yana: Run Down from Don’t Overthink It (self-released)
Abisko Lights: Desert Dog from Abisko Lights (Unit)
Igor Gehenot: Starter Pack from Delta (Igloo)
Louis Sclavis: Avant la Marche from Loin Dans Les Terres (Intuition)
Louis Sclavis: Des Bruits a Tisser from Loin Dans Les Terres (Intuition)
Woody Black 4: Silvery from Curiosity (Unit)
Phil Schurger: Lucid (Soma) from Echoes of the Ancestors (Ears & Eyes)