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.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Jazz Today - Sunday 22nd April at 3pm BST on Cambridge 105 Radio

.....featuring Loz Speyer’s Inner Space, Jason Stein’s Locksmith Isidore, Susanne Paul’s MOVE Quartet and the Vinny Golia Sextet. We’ll also be hearing from the trio DASH, a quartet led by Martin Speake, and Francesco Chiapperini’s Extemporary Vision Ensemble! Plus much more, including a run thru the jazz gigs coming up in Cambridge. Listen HERE at 3pm BST.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Playlist - April 8th 2018

Yoann Loustalot, Francois Chesnel, Frederic Chiffoleau & Christophe Marguet: La Romanella from Old and New Songs (Bruit Chic)
Joakim Milder, Fredrik Ljungkvist, Par-Ola Landin & Christopher Cantillo: Alt. Fiction from Tradet (El Dingo)
Vein: Sheherezade from The Chamber Music Effect (Unit)
Julian Seigel Quartet: Idea from Vista (Whirlwind)
Pablo Held: Dr. Freeds from Investigations (Edition)
Pablo Held: Chifre from Glow II (Pirouet)
Bill Frisell: Ron Carter from Music IS (Okeh)
Patrik Bomans Ambivalent: Down and Out from Soul Searching (pb7)
Tina May & the Andy Lutter Trio: Bop ’til You Drop from Cafe Paranoia (33 Jazz)
Shake Stew: Fall Down Seven Times from Rise and Rise Again (Traumton)
Peuker 8: Metamorfosi from Influx (WhyPlayJazz)
Vein: Blues from Vein Plays Ravel (DoubleMoon)
Demian Coca & Paykuna: Coroico from Raices (QFTF)
Kare Kolve: Melankoli from Interactions (CurlingLegs)
Bill Frisell: Miss You from Music IS (Okeh)
Samuel Eagles’ Spirit: Ask, Seek, Knock from Ask Seek Knock (Whirlwind)

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Playlist - March 25th 2018

Ivo Neame: Vegetarians from Moksha (Edition)
Tore Brunborg & Steinar Raknes: Feng Shui from Backcountry (Reckless)
John Scurry’s Reverse Swing: Post Matinee from Post Matinee (Lionsharecords)
Rosa Brunello Y Los Fermentos: Stand Up from Volverse (CAM Jazz)
Jozef Demoulin Orca Noise Unit: Little Lemon from A Beginner’s Guide to Diving and Flying (Yolk)
Noah Preminger: Halfway to Hartford from Genuinity (Criss Cross Jazz)
Carlos Malta & Thomas Clausen: Shadows from Dreamland (Stunt)
Chris Allard: Critter from Invisible Landscape (Perdido)
Joy Ellis: Veteran from Life on Land (F-IRE)
Julian Siegel Quartet: Vista from Vista (Whirlwind)
Norris Trio: Ladrilleros from Diez Anos (Enonane)
Live People Ensemble: History of the World from Planes (Fancy Music)
Sara Serpa: Woman from Close Up (Clean Feed)
Duck Tape Ticket: Bisschenblues from The Undreamt Oasis (Neuklang)
Tore Brunborg & Steinar Raknes: Ritual from Backcountry (Reckless)
Syrinx Effect: Crabwalk from A Sky You Could Strike a Match On (self-released)
Ole Marius Sandberg: Crossing the Bridge from Ensemble (Skaret Music)

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Playlist - March 11th 2018

Walter Smith III: Contrafact from Twio (Whirlwind)
Stefano Travaglini: The Importance of Fishing from Ellipse (Notami)
Eyolf Dale: The Mayor from Return to Mind (Edition)
Anat Cohen & Fred Hersch: Peacocks from Live in Healdsburg (Anzic)
Christof Thewes Quartet: Bi Bab from SurReal Book B+C (Gligg)
Terramondo: Hand in Hand from Mother (Impulse)
Marc Sarrazy & Laurent Rochelle: Voulevoulevouvouzelas? from Chansons Pour l’Oreille Gauche (Linoleum)
Musicianer: Pork Bueno from Slow Learner (Iluso)
Better Than TV: Fur Louis from Song from No Man’s Land (self-released)
Walter Smith III: Social Call from Twio (Whirlwind)
Espen Rud: Carla.The Fish from Carla. The Fish (Curling Legs)
Paul van Kemenade: LT from Master of Lyric (KEMO)
Henry Lowther’s Still Waters: Can’t Believe, Won’t Believe from Can’t Believe, Won’t Believe (Village Life)
Magnelli Trio: Educa from Pictures of Moments (Improvvisatore Involontario)
Wanja Slavin’s Lotus Eaters: W.S.II from Salvation (WhyPlayJazz)
Musicianer: Can’t Really Say from Slow Learner (Iluso)
Alex Goodman: Questions from Second Act (Lyte)

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Playlist - Feb 25th 2018

Peuker 8: The Skyward Escape from Influx (WhyPlayJazz)
Dogwood: Causes from Hegate’s Hounds (
Eyolf Dale: Midsomer Gardens from Return to Mind (Edition)
David Murray feat. Saul Williams: Blues for Memo from Blues for Memo (Motema)
Mifras: NV from Stella Maris (Jazzhausmusik)
Jean-Christophe Cholet, Alban Darche, Mathias Ruegg et Grand Ensemble: 1st Convergence from Le Tombeau de Poulenc (Yolk)
Elliot Galvin: Society of Universal Harmony from The Influencing Machine (Edition)
Elliot Galvin: New Model Army from The Influencing Machine (Edition)
Ole Marius Sandberg: Livery from Ensemble (Skaret Music)
Quin Kirchner: Karina from The Other Side of Time (Astral Spirits)
Quin Kirchner: Wondrous Eyes from The Other Side of Time (Astral Spirits)
Bruno Heinen: International Blues from Mr Vertigo (Babel)
Fredrik Lundin: The Hound of Baskerville from 5 Go Adventuring Again (Stunt)

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Jazz Today Online - Winter 2018

The Winter 2018 podcast can be heard by clicking on the widget in the left hand column, or on mixcloud HERE.

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

Playlist - February 11th 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)