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, 12 August 2018

Playlist - August 12th 2018

Mario Rom’s Interzone: Air of the Moment from Truth is Simple to Consume (Traumton)
Szymon Klima Quintet: Zniwa from Folwark (Hevhetia)
Szymon Klima Quintet: Oj Matulu from Folwark (Hevhetia)
Beats & Pieces Big Band: Rain from Ten (efpi)
Daan Kleijn: Moonlight in Vermont from Passages (self-released)
Daniel Erdmann & Christophe Marguet: Manif Contre Personne from Three Roads Home (Das Kapital)
Pee Bee: Bella Ciao from Dolce Vita (Arts Et Spectacles)
Pee Bee: Via Con Me from Dolce Vita (Arts EtSpectacles)
Jean-Christophe Cholet & Matthieu Michel: He’s Gone from Whispers (Label La Buissonne)
Johannes Berauer’s Hourglass: In the Beginning from Hourglass (Basho)
Emile Parisien Quintet: Missing a Page from Sfumato Live in Marciac (ACT)
Emmeluths Amoeba: Dans from Polyp (Ora Fonogram)
Emmeluths Amoeba: Ladybug from Polyp (Ora Fonogram)
Mark Haanstra & Oene Van Geel: Perpetuum Mobile from Shapes of Time (Zennez)
Kevin Sun: Ballroom Dancing from Trio (Endectomorph)
Kevin Sun: Deliver the Keys from Trio (Endectomorph)
Steve Barry Quartet: #34 from Blueprints and Vignettes (Earshift Music)
Jamie Saft Quartet: Blue Dream from Blue Dream (RareNoise)
Gordon Grdina’s The Marrow: Bordeaux Bender from Ejdeha (Songlines)
Beats & Pieces Big Band: Pop from Ten (efpi)

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Playlist - July 22nd 2018

Ozma: Krefeld Mon Amour from Welcome Home (Cristal)
Henning Sievert’s Symmethree: Twenty One from Aerea (Pirouet)
Julian Arguelles: Alegrias from Tonadas (Edition)
Johan Graden: Olagenheter from Olagenheter (Moserobie)
Johan Graden: Odromt from Olagenheter (Moserobie)
Linda Kovacs: I’ll Remember April from Recycle (Hevhetia)
Jesse Peterson Quartet: Man of the Earth from Man of the Earth (Ears & Eyes)
Henning Sievert’s Symmethree: Full Moon, New Moon from Aerea (Pirouet)
The Gareth Lockrane Big Band: Forever Now from Fistfight at the Barndance (Whirlwind)
Angelica Niescier, Christopher Tordini & Tyshawn Sorey: 5.8 from The Berlin Concert (Intakt)
Ozeias Rodrigues & Alex Rossi: Miles Tones from Something to Say (self-released)
Eric Seva: Le Village D’Aohya from Body & Blues (self-released)
Eric Seva: Monsieur Slide from Body & Blues (self-released)
De Groote – Faes Duo feat. Dave Douglas: Manifesto from Symphony for 2 Little Boys (Vlaamsekunst / El Negocito)
Florian Favre Trio: Nanomelie from On a Smiling Gust of Wind (Traumton)
Owen Broder & The American Roots Project: Going Up Home from Heritage (ArtistShare)
Roberto Bartoli: Closeness Blues from Landscapes (Dodicilune)
Emile Parisien Quartet: Temptation Rag from Sfumato Live in Marciac (ACT)
Julian Arguelles: Barrio Gotico from Tonadas (Edition)

Intro / Outro – Stephane Huchard: Jakawa Jungle Spoon from Toutakoustics (Blue Note Fr)

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Playlist - July 8th 2018

Andreas Schaerer: Aritmia from A Novel of Anomaly (ACT)
Fusk: Minervois from The Jig is Up (WhyPlayJazz)
Samo Salamon, Tony Malaby & Roberto Dani: Traveling Without Motian from Traveling, Moving, Breathing (Clean Feed)
Stanislaw Slowinski Sextet: Lament from Visions – Between Love and Death (Hevhetia)
Jamie Saft: Blue Motel Room from Solo a Genova (Rare Noise)
Marty Ehrlich: Yes Yes from Trio Exaltation (CleanFeed)
Hadar Noiberg: Time to Let Go from Open Fields (Jammin'colorS)
Trio HLK: Chewy from Standard Time (UbuntuMusic)
John Law: Falling Grace from Re-Creations Vol 1 (33Jazz)
Branco Stoysin: Where It All Starts from Above the Clouds (Sun Recordings)
No Fast Food: Longer Shorter from Settings for Three (Corner Store Jazz)
Modern Art Orchestra - Plays Bela Bartok: Scherzo from 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs (BMC)
Tolga During & Ottomani: Zirillo from Gelibolu (Visage Music)
Samo Salamon, Tony Malaby & Roberto Dani: Grey Matter from Traveling, Moving, Breathing (Clean Feed)
Marty Ehrlich: The Arc of the Oar from Trio Exaltation (Clean Feed)
Draw By Four: You and the Night and the Music from Framework (Jellymould Jazz)

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Playlist - June 24th 2018

Mario Rom’s Interzone: Freedom of Thought from Truth is Simple to Consume (Traumton)
Peggy Lee: Incantation from Echo Painting (Songlines)
Peggy Lee: Out on a Limb from Echo Painting (Songlines)
Andy Manndorff: While You Were Out from Pandora (Cracked Anegg)
Hayden Powell: Har Borjar Regnbagen from Six Commissions (Periskop)
Jure Pukl: Doves from Doubtless (Whirlwind)
Havard Wiik Trio: Ceci N’est Pas une Valse from This is Not a Waltz (Moserobie)
Alban Darche & L’Orphicube: Tango Vif from Atomic Flonflons (Yolk)
Tim Garland: The Snows from Weather Walker (Edition)
Agnas Bros.: 9 from Lycka Till Med Musicken (self-released)
Thumbscrew: Unconditional from Ours (Cuneiform)
Hayden Powell: Junior Days from Six Commissions (Periskop)
Tim Garland: Angry Sun from Weather Walker (Edition)
Andy Manndorff: Tailing the Object of Special Preference from Pandora (Cracked Anegg)
Liran Donin’s 1000 Boats: Free from 8 Songs (Cavalo)
Mark Lotz & Alan Purves: Endurance from Food Foragers (Unit)
Dominik Mahnig, Dieter Mandersheid, Sebastian Sternal & Claudius Valk: Pop from Pop (Jazzhausmusik)
Jure Pukl: Elsewhere from Doubtless (Whirlwind)

(Intro / Outro - Stephane Huchard: Jakawa Jungle Spoon from Toutakoustics (Blue Note Fr)

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Playlist - June 10th 2018

Sebastien Texier & Christophe Marguet 4tet: Travellers from For Travellers Only (Cristal)
Matyas Szandai, Mathias Levy & Miklos Lukacs: Reflection on New Year’s Greeting No. 4 from Bartok Impressions (BMC)               
Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet: Goldbrun V from Goldbrun (Challenge)                  
Kirk Knuffke & Ben Goldberg: Carbondale from Uncompahgre (Relative Pitch)
Juhani Aaltonen & Raoul Bjorkenheim: Kaleidophonic from Awakening (Eclipse)
Fusk: Pennies from The Jig is Up (WhyPlayJazz)                
Max Nagl: Don Muang from Exit in Fahrtrichtung (Rude Noises)                
Max Nagl: Ausflug from Exit in Fahrtrichtung (RudeNoises)                        
Max Nagl Ensemble: Ropellor from Live at Porgy & Bess, Vienna Vol 2 (Rude Noises)     
Trio HLK: Twilt from Standard Time (Ubuntu Music)                        
Rachel Musson & Olie Brice: Longitudinal from Tapering Arms Point into the Wind (Weekertoft)
Branco Stoysin: Above the Clouds from Above the Clouds (Sun Recordings)                       
Tino Tracanna, Massimiliano Milesi, Filipo Sala & Giulio Corini: Alfred from Double Cut (UR)    
Joonas Haavisto Trio: Moriens from Gradation (Blue Gleam)      
Improvision Quartet: Gasacki from Free-Folk-Jazz (Hevhetia)    
Kirk Knuffke & Ben Goldberg: Ouray from Uncompahgre (Relative Pitch)                            
Julian Costello Quartet: Waves from Transitions (33Records)     
Sebastien Texier & Christophe Marguet 4tet: Cinecitta from For Travellers Only (Cristal)        

Monday, 4 June 2018

Jazz Today Online - Spring 2018 Playlist

Shake Stew: Dancing in the Cage of a Soul from Rise and Rise Again (Traumton).  Clemens Salesny and Johannes Schleiermacher, reeds; Mario Rom trumpet; Lukas Kranzelbinder and Manuel Mayr, basses; Niki Dolp and Mathias Koch, drums.

Airelle Besson, Edouard Ferlet & Stephane Kerecki: Es Ist Vollbracht from Aires (Alpha). Airelle Besson, trumpet; Eduoard Ferlet, piano; Stephane Kerecki, bass.

Pablo Held: Chifre from Glow II (Pirouet). Niels Klein, Philipp Gropper and Christian Weidner, reeds; Claus Stotter, trumpet; Pablo Held and Hubert Nuss, keyboards; Ronny Graupe and John Schroder, guitars; Henning Sieverts and Robert Landferman, basses; Jonas Burgwinkel, drums.

Tore Brunborg & Steinar Raknes: Feng Shui from Backcountry (Reckless). Tore Brunborg, saxophone; Steinar Raknes, bass.

Horse Orchestra: Barok, Sydeuropaeisk Begravelsesmusik, Traditioneljazz og Fri Improvisation from Four Letter Word (Barefoot). Ingimar Andersen, saxophone; Erik Kimestad, trumpet; Petter Hangsel, trombone; Kristian Tangvik, tuba; Jeppe Zeeberg, piano; Nicolai Kaas Claesson, bass; Rune Lohse, drums.

Mads la Cour’s Almugi: Immer Schon #1 from Hule (WhyPlayJazz). Mads la Cour, cornet; Lars Greve, reeds; Mariusz Prasniewski, bass; Kasper Tom Kristiansen, drums.

Mads la Cour’s Almugi: Terminus from Hule (WhyPlayJazz). As above.

Atom String Quartet: Quasimodo from Seifert (ZSF). Dawid Lubowicz and Mateusz Smoczynski, violins; Michal Zaborski viola; Krzysztof Lenczowski, cello.

Daniel Erdmann & Christophe Marguet: A N’Importe Quel Prix from Three Roads Home (Das Kapital). Daniel Erdmann, saxophone; Henri Texier and Claude Tchamitchian, basses; Christophe Marguet, drums.

Thumbscrew: Effi from Theirs (Cuneiform). Mary Halvorson, guitar; Michael Formanek, bass; Tomas Fujiwara, drums.

Joakim Milder, Fredrik Ljungkvist, Par-Ola Landin & Christopher Cantillo: Alt Fiction from Tradet (El Dingo). Joakim Milder and Fredrik Ljungkvist, reeds; Par-Ola Landin, bass; Christopher Cantillo, drums.

Ivo Neame: Vegetarians from Moksha (Edition). George Crowley, saxophone; Ivo Neame, keyboards; Tom Farmer, bass; James Maddren, drums.

Eyolf Dale: Midsomer Gardens from Return to Mind (Edition). Andre Roligheten, reeds; Hayden Powell, trumpet; Kristoffer Kompen, trombone; Eyolf Dale, piano; Adrian Loseth Waade, violin; Rob Waring, vibraphone; Per Zanussi, bass; Gard Nilssen, drums.

Paul van Kemenade: LT from Master of Lyric (Kemo). Paul van Kemenade, saxophone; Wolter Weirbos, trombone; Jan Kuipers, guitar.

Hans Ludemann & TransEuropeExpress: Schwarz in Weiss from Polyjazz (BMC). Hans Ludemann, piano; Silke Eberhard and Alexandra Grimal, reeds; Yves Robert, trombone; Theo Ceccaldi, violin; Kalle Kalma, guitar; Sebastien Boisseau, bass; Dejan Terzic, drums.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Playlist - May 27th 2018

Hans Ludemann TransEuropeExpress: Schwarz in Weiss from Polyjazz (BMC)
Fred Pasqua: Gentle Piece from Moon River (BruitChic)
Yoann Loustalot, Francois Chesnel, Frederic Chiffoleau & Christophe Marguet: File La Laine from Old and New Songs (BruitChic)
Orange Trane Acoustic Trio: Fugu from Fugu (Soliton)
Tania Giannouli Ensemble: From Foreign Lands from Transcendence (Rattle)
Thumbscrew: Effi from Theirs (Cuneiform)
Mads La Cour’s Almugi: Immer Schon #1 from Hule (WhyPlayJazz)
Mads La Cour’s Almugi: Terminus from Hule (WhyPlayJazz)
Jeff Williams: Under the Radar from Lifelike (Whirlwind)
Daniel Erdmann & Christophe Marguet: A N’Importe Quel Prix from Three Roads Home (Das Kapital)
Enemy: Faster Than Light from Enemy (Edition)
Kathrin Pechlof Trio: Silence is a Looking Bird from Toward the Unknown (Pirouet)
Joakim Milder, Fredrik Ljungkvist, Mathias Landaeus, Filip Augustson & Fredrik Rundqvist: Ades Gased from The Music of Anders Garstedt (Moserobie)
Joakim Milder, Fredrik Ljungkvist, Par-Ola Landin & Christopher Cantillo: Kopenhamn from Tradet (El Dingo)
Thumbscrew: Snarling Joys from Ours (Cuneiform)
Enemy: Low Hanging Fruit from Enemy (Edition)
Todd Marcus: On the Corner from On These Streets (Stricker Street)