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, 9 December 2018

Playlist - Dec 9th 2018


Lisbeth Quartett: Daily Task from There Is Only Make (Traumton)
Don Byron & Aruan Ortiz: Black& Tan Fantasy from Random Dances & (A)tonalities (Intakt)
Marcin Masecki & Jerzy Rogiewicz: Dinah from Ragtime (BMC)
Tito Mangialajo Rantzer Quartet: Embrace-Lee from Dedications (Solista)
Miguel Zenon feat. Spektral Quartet: Rosario from Yo Soy La Tradicion (Miel)
Samuel Blaser: Tom Sherman’s Barroom from Early in the Mornin’ (OutNote)
Tilo Weber Quartet: Zykle from Four Fauns (Malletmuse)
Tilo Weber Quartet: Tadd’s Delight from Four Fauns (Malletmuse)
Ant Law: Pure Imagination from Life I Know (Edition)
Walter Smith III, Matthew Stevens, Joel Ross, Harish Raghavan & Marcus Gilmore: ACE from In Common (Whirlwind)
Hans Koller: Home from London Ear (33Jazz)
Kenny Werner: Fall From Grace from The Space (Pirouet)
Fredrik Nordstrom: Brand New Dollars from Needs (CleanFeed)
Pipeline: Carabus from Us (We Insist)
Lionel Loueke: Molika from The Journey (AparteMusic)
David Chevallier & Valentin Ceccaldi: OIRN from Zebres (Ayler)
Robert Mitchell: Le Theatre Des Bouffes Du Nord (Depth of Field)
Follow Dices: Tajga from Eternal Colors (SJRecords)
Tito Mangialajo Rantzer Quartet: Romero from Dedications (Solista)

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Jazz Today Online - Autumn 2018


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Phillip Johnston & The Coolerators: Frankly from Diggin’ Bones (Asynchronous). Phillip Johnston, soprano saxophone; Alister Spence, organ; Lloyd Swanton, bass; Nic Cecire, drums.

Sondre Ferstad Ensemble: Danijelu from Minimal (AMP Music and Records). Sondre Ferstad, harmonica; Vegard Lien Bjerkan, piano; Morten Berger Stai, bass; Wilhelm Westerman, drums; Stefan Penjin and Oliver Leonard Bailey Dyb, violins; Bjorn Guo, viola; Astri Hoffmann-Tollaas, cello.

Unwind: Chickenfoot Tango from Orange (Rattle). Hayden Chisholm, alto saxophone; Paul Dyne, bass.

Little Balcony: Little Balcony from Little Balcony (AMPMusic and Records). Thea Emily Wang, vocals; Martin Sandvik Gjerde, piano; Henrik Sandstad, bass; Kenneth Enes Kristoffersen, drums.

Hanna Paulsberg’s Concept & Magnus Broo: Scent of Soil from Daughter of the Sun (Odin). Hanna Paulsberg, tenor saxophone; Magnus Broo, trumpet; Oscar Gronberg, piano; Trygve Fiske, bass; Hans Hulbaekmo, drums.

Sam Leak & Dan Tepfer: Adrift II from Adrift (Jellymould Jazz). Sam Leak & Dan Tepfer, pianos.

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

Devin Gray: What We Learn from Cities from Dirigo Rataplan II (Rataplan). Ellery Eskelin, tenor saxophone; Dave Ballou, trumpet; Michael Formanek, bass; Devin Gray, drums.

Ikui Doki: Pemayangtse from Ikui Doki (Ayler). Sophie Bernado, bassoon; Hughes Mayot, reeds; Rafaelle Rinaudo, harp.

Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio & Verneri Pohjola: Ancestry from Ancestry (Sunny Sky). Sunna Gunnlaugs, piano; Verneri Pohjola, trumpet; Borgrimur Jonsson, bass; Scott McLemore, drums.

Matzeit / Jahnel / Sieverts: Hymnus an Mutter Natur from Both Sides (Jazzhausmusik). Friedemann Matzeit, soprano saxophone; Benedikt Jahnel, piano; Henning Sieverts, cello..

Matzeit / Jahnel / Sieverts: Eins, Zwei, Drei from Both Sides (Jazzhausmusik). Friedemann Matzeit, soprano saxophone; Benedikt Jahnel, piano; Henning Sieverts, bass.

Robert Landfermann: Lullaby from Brief (Pirouet). Christian Weidner, alto saxophone; Sebastian Gille, tenor saxophone; Elias Stemeseder, piano; Robert Landfermann, bass; Jim Black, drums.

Elliot Galvin: Halting Problem from Lobster Cracking (Edition). Elliot Galvin, keyboards; Tom McCredie, bass; Conor Chaplin, drums.

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Playlist - Nov 25th 2018


Phillip Johnston & The Coolerators: Frankly from Diggin’ Bones (Asynchronous)
Espen Berg Trio: Maetrix from Bolge (Odin)
Rudy Royston: Soul Train from Flatbed Buggy (Greenleaf Music)
Matzeit / Jahnel / Sieverts: Hymnus an Mutter Natur from Both Sides (Jazzhausmusik)
Matzeit / Jahnel / Sieverts: Eins, Zwei, Drei from Both Sides (Jazzhausmusik)
Scheen Jazzorkester & Eyolf Dale: Commuter Report from Commuter Report (Losen)
Ant Law: Credits from Life I Know (Edition)
Brass Funkeys: DIY from Brass Funkeys (self-released)
Richard Andersson NOR: Little Brother from The Six of Us (self-released)
Jonathan Finlayson: Feints from 3 Times Round (PiRecordings)
Ikui Doki: Pemayangtse from Ikui Doki (Ayler)
Mathias Landaeus: Last Song on Earth from From the Piano (Moserobie)
Mathias Landaeus: Yellow Circle from From the Piano (Moserobie)
Roberto Ottaviano: Mushi Mushi from Eternal Love (Dodicilune)
Luzia von Wyl Ensemble: Spark from Throwing Coins (Hatology)
Niculin Janett Quartet feat. Rich Perry: Fila, Fila from Complexes (QFTF)
Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret: Motion Stop Frame from The Other Side of Air (Firehouse 12)
Lionel Loueke: Bouriyan from The Journey (Aparte)
Subtone: Upside Up from Moose Blues (Laika)

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Playlist - Nov 11th 2018


Lorraine Bakers’s Eden: Blues Connotation from Lorraine Bakers’s Eden (Spark)
Black Top: Moanin’ from # Free Three (Babel)
Orphy Robinson: Where’s Winston? from The Vibes Describes (Blue Note)
Andy Sheppard: Adventures in the Rave Trade (part) from Soft on the Inside (Antilles)
Tony Remy: Oops the One Obama from Borders (Tarifa)
New Simplicity Trio: Riccardo’s Room from Common Spaces (Babel)
Reem Kelani & Bruno Heinen: Strange Fruit (unreleased)
Jasper Hoiby: Song for the Bees from Fellow Creatures (Edition)
Elliot Galvin: Halting Problem from Lobster Cracking (Edition)
Issie Barratt: The Man with the Gun He Tangos from Meinrad Iten Suite (Fuzzy Moon)
Gabrielle Ducomble: Circus from Across the Bridge (MGP)

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Playlist - Oct 28th 2018


Szymon Lukowski Quintet: And the Winner Is from Hourglass (Hevhetia)
Hanna Paulsberg’s Concept & Magnus Broo: Scent of Soil from Daughter of the Sun (Odin)
Sam Leak & Dan Tepfer: Adrift II from Adrift (Jellymould Jazz)
Sam Leak & Dan Tepfer: Adrift IV from Adrift (Jellymould Jazz)
Cuong Vu 4tet: Alive from Change in the Air (RareNoise Records)
Enrico Zanisi, Quatuor IXI, Gabriele Mirabassi & Michele Rabbia: Few Things Left from Blend Pages (CAM Jazz)
Clock’s Pointer Dance: Calle 158y51 from Clock’s Pointer Dance (UR Records)
Josephine Davies: Something Small from Satori (Whirlwind)
Phronesis: Breathless from We Are All (Edition)
Madeleine Peyroux: The Brand New Deal from Anthem (Verve)
Andrew McCormack Trio: Medina from Live in London (Edition)
Samuel Blaser: Lonesome Road Blues from Early in the Mornin’ (Out Note)
Anders Lonne Gronseth: Mobiusstrimmel from Multiverse (Pling Music)
Pipeline: Fluvius from Us (We Insist)
Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret: Small Thoughts from The Other Side of Air (Firehouse 12)


Sunday, 14 October 2018

Playlist - October 14th 2018


Devin Gray: What We Learn from Cities from Dirigo Rataplan II (Rataplan)
Sondre Ferstad Ensemble: Danijelu from Minimal (AMPMusic and Records)
Unwind: Ms Mulgan from Orange (Rattle)
Scott McLemore: Extended Thema from The Multiverse (Sunny Sky)
Peter Nelson: State of Fear (That Lonely Nightmare) from Ash, Dust and the Chalkboard Cinema (Outside In Music)
Robert Landfermann: Lullaby from Brief (Pirouet)
Phronesis: Matrix for D.A. from We Are All (Edition)
Julian Siegel Trio: M.A.B. from Live at The Vortex (Basho)
Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio + Verneri Pohjola: Ancestry from Ancestry (Sunny Sky)
Little Balcony: Get-Together Song from Little Balcony (AMP Music and Records)
Rich Halley 3: Kingdom of Not from The Literature (Pine Eagle)
Hazel Leach and The Composers Orchestra Berlin: Postcard No2 Berlin 1929 from Postcard Collection (JazzHausMusik)
Hazel Leach and The Composers Orchestra Berlin: Postcard 5 Bonn from Postcard Collection (JazzHausMusik)
Unwind: The Chickenfoot Tango from Orange (Rattle)
Alder Ego: Le Chant Des Sirenes from II (We Jazz)
Tolga During & Ottomani: Gelibolu from Gelibolu (Visage Music)
Sondre Ferstad Ensemble: Minimal from Minimal (AMPMusic and Records)
Subtone: Flatrock from Moose Blues (Laika)