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!

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


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)


Sunday, 13 May 2018

Playlist - May 13th 2018


Atom String Quartet: Quasimodo from Seifert (Zbigniew Seifert Foundation)
Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet: Idealism from Popular Music (Hevhetia)
Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet: Popular Music from Popular Music (Hevhetia)
Daniel Erdmann’s Velvet Revolution: A Short Moment of Zero G from A Short Moment of Zero G (BMC)
Pauli Lyytinen Magnetia Orkesteri: Ljubliana from Pauli Lyytinen Magnetia Orkesteri (Eclipse Music)
Hermine Deurloo: A Long Story Short from Living Here (Zennez)
Horse Orchestra: Barok, sydeuropaeisk begravelsesmusik, traditioneljazz og fri improvisation from Four Letter Word (Barefoot)
Francois Moutin & Kavita Shah: You Go to My Head from Interplay (Dot Time)
Jeff Williams: Borderline from Lifelike (Whirlwind)
MOPO: Mustafa from Mopocalypse (We Jazz)
Gregory Privat Trio: Happy Invasion from Family Tree (ACT)
Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio: Up from Bridges (ACT)
Beats & Pieces Big Band: Pop from All In (efpi)
Manuel Hermia, Valentin Ceccaldi & Sylvain Darrifourcq: Chauve et Courtois from God at the Casino (Babel)
Atom String Quartet: On the Farm from Seifert (Zbigniew Seifert Foundation)
Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet: Bangkok from Polka (Whirlwind)
Shake Stew: Dancing in the Cage of a Soul from Rise and Rise Again (Traumton)


Intro / Outro:

Stephane Huchard: Jakawa Jungle Spoon from Toutakousticks (Blue Note Fr)

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Playlist - April 22nd 2018


Airelle Besson, Edouard Ferlet & Stephane Kerecki: Es Ist Vollbracht from Aires (Alpha)
Loz Speyer’s Inner Space: Rocket Science from Life on the Edge (Leo)
Susanne Paul’s MOVE String Quartet: Horse from Short Stories (Jazzhausmusik)
Patrik Boman’s Ambivalent: T Never Stops from Soul Searching (pb7)
Clax Quartet: Les Poussieres from Les Poussieres (Le Maxiphone Collectif)
Clax Quartet: In Nomine from Les Poussieres (LeMaxiphone Collectif)
Pawel Kaczmarczyk Audiofeeling Trio & Mr. Krime: Invitation from Vars & Kaper Deconstruction (Hevhetia)
Martin Speake: Blackwell from Intention (UbuntuMusic)
Francesco Chiapperini Extemporary Vision Ensemble: Canigatti from The Big Earth (Rudi)
Various Artists (feat. Antonio Serrano): Waltz for Sonny from We Do It Out of Love (self-released)
Parti & Minut: John S. from Dalig Sikt Och Regn (El Dingo)
Jason Stein’s Locksmith Isidore: Eckhart Park from After Caroline (Northern Spy)
Shake Stew: How We See Things from Rise and Rise Again (Traumton)
Low-Fly Quintet: Thank You from Stop for a While (Losen)
Vinny Golia Sextet: Dr. Loomis, Welcome Back to the Hospital from Trajectory (Orenda / Nine Winds)
Francois Carrier & Michel Lambert: Soul Play from Out of Silence (FMR)
Susanne Paul’s MOVE String Quartet: Push from Short Stories (Jazzhausmusik)
DASH!: Boogie Tree from Boogie (self-released)

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 (Nusica.org)
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)


Sunday, 28 January 2018

Playlist - January 28th 2018


Ryan Keberle & Frank Woeste: Ostinato (Prelude) from Reverso – Suite Ravel (self-released)
Allison Philips Trio: Triad Tune from Allison Philips Trio (Flea Boy)
Rudy Smith Quartet: One for Bent from Glass World (Stunt)
Diab Quintet: Oeil de Lynx from Seagull Tango (Home)
NSI Quartet: Rybobon from The Look of Cobra (AudioCave)
Leila Martial: Smile from Baabel (Laborie Jazz)
Elliot Galvin: Red and Yellow from The Influencing Machine (Edition)
Andrea Keller Quartet: Under the Birch Tree from Greatest Hits (self-released)
Andre Canniere: Sunflower (for Emilie) from The Darkening Blue (Whirlwind)
Marc Sarrazy & Laurent Rochelle: Paysage Avant Pendaison from Chansons Pour L’Oreille Gauche (Linoleum)
Flat Earth Society: Ahmad & Juan from Terms of Embarassment (Igloo)
Too Noisy Fish: Slow B from Fight Eat Sleep (Rare and Treacherous)
Nick Fraser: Skeleton from Is Life Long? (CleanFeed)
Frode Kjekstad: Invitation from A Piece of the Apple (Losen)
20th Century Dog: Vibrant from Bone (Earshift Music)

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Playlist - January 14th 2018


Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Yellow House from Paint (Hot Cup)
Mopo: Ruusu from Mopocalypse (We Jazz)
Mopo: Mustafa from Mopocalypse (We Jazz)
Gabor Gado & Laurent Blondiau: Kenpo from Veil and Quintessence (BMC)
Aki Rissanen: Blind Desert from Another North (Edition)
Thomas Champagne Random House: Waiting from Sweet Day (Challenge / Igloo)
The Mulligan-Baker Project: Freeway from Mixing Memory and Desire (WLJWC)
Charlie Hunter: (Looks Like) Someone Got Ahead of Schedule on their Medication from Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth (Ground Up)
Andre Canniere: Lament from The Darkening Blue (Whirlwind)
Pigfoot: Basin Street Blues from 21st Century Acid Trad (Village Life)
Oleg Kireyev & Keith Javors: The Meeting from The Meeting (Inarhyme)
Andrea Keller: Listen from Still Night: Music in Poetry (Jazzhead)
Andrea Keller: Where My Books Go from Still Night: Music in Poetry (Jazzhead)
Andrea Keller Quartet: Soup Tin Baby from Greatest Hits (self-released)
Elodie Pasquier: The Little Ducks of the Night from Mona (Laborie Jazz)
Huw Warren: EE from Nocturnes and Visions (self-released)
Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition: Rasikapriya from Agrima (self-released)
Arne Huber Quartet: Im Echten Leben from Im Echten Leben (Meta)

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

Saturday, 6 January 2018

2017 El Intruso International Critics Poll

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