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, 6 April 2020

Jazz Today - Sunday 12th April at 3pm BST on Cambridge 105 Radio

…..featuring music from Gard Nilssen’s Supersonic Orchestra, the Linley Hamilton Quintet, Waldemar 4, the Snorre Kirk Quartet and the Mark Lotz Trio. Not forgetting guitarist Rob Luft, vocalist Noemi Nuti and trumpeter Andre Canniere. Plus much more. Listen HERE at 3pm BST.

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Playlist - March 22nd 2020

Henri Texier: Cinecitta from Chance (LabelBleu)
Obradovic Tixier Duo: Dear You from Stories of a Smoking Kettle (Naim)
Bowman Trio: Badwater from Persistence (WeJazz)
Unwind: Nearer My God to Thee from Saffron (Rattle)
Torbjorn Zetterberg & Den Stora Fragan: Skygglappar i Lusthuset from Are You Happy? (Moserobie)
Maniscalco, Bigoni, Solberg: May Be Simple from Foil (ILK)
Chris Batchelor’s Zoetic: Telling the Tale (unreleased)
Moostak: The Garden (unreleased)
Byron Wallen: Each For All and All For Each from Portrait (Twilight Jaguar)
Claude Tchamitchian Trio: L’Envolee Belle from Poetic Power (Emouvance)
Silvia Bolognesi Young Shouts: I’m a Rollin’ from Alive Shouts – An Homage to Bessie Jones (Fonterossa)
Henri Texier: Standing Horse from Chance (Label Bleu)
Torbjorn Zetterberg & Den Stora Fragan: Oraklet i Finnaker from Are You Happy? (Moserobie)
MoonMot: Threnody for the English Polity from Going Down the Well (Unit)
Liberty Ellman: Liquid from Last Desert (PiRecordings)
Caroll Vanwelden: My Mistress’ Eyes from Sings Shakespeare Sonnets 3 (Jazz’nArts)
Dor Herskovits: Magenta from Flying Elephants (Endectomorph)

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

Sunday, 8 March 2020

Playlist - March 8th 2020

Jasper Hoiby: Life is a Gift from Planet B (Edition)
Reverso: Absinthe from The Melodic Line (Out Note)
Waldemar 4: Vollabakken from The Buoy and the Sea (AMP Music and Records)
Kirk Knuffke: Rise from Brightness – Live in Amsterdam (Royal Potato Family)
Trish Clowes: Eric’s Tune from Ninety Degrees Gravity (Basho)
Byron Wallen: Fundamental from Portrait (Twilight Jaguar)
Tom Green Septet: Jack O’Lantern from Tipping Point (Spark)
Philip Clouts Quartet: Lila from Umoya (Odradek)
Empirical: Two Edged Sword from Connection (Cuneiform)
Gabriel Grossi Quintet: A Tribute to Bituca from # Motion Live (Whirlwind)
Day & Taxi: Tall Guy Blues from Devotion (Percaso)
Reverso: Blue Feather from The Melodic Line (Out Note)
Stevko Busch & Paul van Kemenade: One Horn – One Piano from Double Solo (Kemo)
Francois Corneloup: Un Coeur Simple from Revolution (MCO)

Sunday, 23 February 2020

Playlist - Feb 23rd 2020

Lenny Sendersky & Moon Strings: I Got Rhythm from Blues Mizrahi (Losen)
Marco von Orelli, Tommy Meier, Luca Sisera & Sheldon Suter: Maiduguri from Lotus Crash (Ezz-thetics)
Wako: Wako Amok from Wako (Ora Fonogram)
Mike Nock, Hamish Stuart, Julien Wilson & Jonathan Zwartz: Any Heart from This World (Lionsharecords)
Jim Hart & Ivo Neame: Serie de Arco from Multiverse (Edition)
Tercet Kamili Drabek: Forever Late from Muzyka Naiwna (Soliton)
Joy Ellis: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie from Dwell (Oti-O)
Nicole Johanntgen: I’m Feelin’ Dank from Henry II (Selmabird)
Jeremy Kahn: Red Gables from Door Mouse (self-released)
Nacka Forum: OhSoGood from Sa Stopper Festen (Moserobie)
Andrew McCormack: The Calling from Graviton: The Calling (Ubuntu)
Pat Thomas, Dominic Lash & Tony Orrell: In a Sentimental Mood from Bley School (577)
Ernesto Cervini: Forward Motion from Tetrahedron (Anzic)
PBB’s Bread & Fox: Extreme Menstrual Monster from Mestre from This Is Sour Music (Trouble in the East)
Ben Bryden: The Cold Shoulder from Figure of Eight (Circavision)

Friday, 14 February 2020

Jazz Today Online - Winter 2020

Listen using the widget on the left, or HERE.

Luca Sisera Roofer: Struggle Bubble from Starlex Complex (nWOG). Michael Jaeger, sax; Maurus Twerenbold, trombone; Yves Theiler, piano; Luca Sisera, bass; Michi Stulz, drums.

Vincent Courtois, Robin Fincker & Daniel Erdmann: Love of Life from Love of Life (La Buissonne). Vicent Courtois, cello; Robin Fincker and Daniel Erdmann, reeds.

Chuffdrone: Fresh Start from Re:Actio (Jazzwerkstatt). Lisa Hofmaninger and Robert Schrock, reeds; Jul Dillier, piano; Judith Ferstl, bass; Judith Schwarz, drums.

Vorwarts Ruckwarts: Rewarding Environment from Rewarding Environment (Trouble In The East). Gerhard Gschlossl, trombone; Johannes Fink, cello; Maike Hilbig, bass.

The Calum Gourlay Quartet: New Ears from New Ears (Ubuntu). Helena Kay, sax; Kieran McCleod, trombone; Calum Gourlay, bass; James Maddren, drums.

Adalberto Ferrari 3 Ele-Ments: Mah from Unstable Watercolors (Dodicilune). Adalberto Ferrari, clarinet; Antonio Zambrini, piano; Marco Ricci, bass.

Isabelle Olivier & Rez Abbasi: My Favourite Things from Oasis (Enja Yellowbird). Isabelle Olivier, harp; Rez Abbasi, guitar; Prabhu Edouard and David Paycha, percussion.

Monk Spent Youth: Bubu’s Birthday from Monk Spent Youth (F-IRE). Zac Gvirtzman, toy piano.

Monk Spent Youth: Wee See from Monk Spent Youth (F-IRE). Zac Gvirtzman, piano; Ben Davis, cello; Fred Thomas, drums.

Okidoki: Diaphonica from When Oki Meets Doki (Linoleum). Anja Kowalski, vocals; Laurent Rochelle, bass clarinet; Frederic Schadoroff, piano; Eric Boccalini, drums.

Bite The Gnatze: Knorrepot from Good Bike Fair Wheel (Trytone). Joost Buis, trombone; Michel Duijves and Steven Kamperman, reeds; Frank van Bommel, keys; Paul Palleson, guitar; Meinrad Kneer, bass; Alan Purves, percussion.

The Workshop: Ornette Like from More Conversations with the Drum (Onze Heures Onze). Stephane Payene and Bo van der Werf; Olivier Laisney, trumpet; Nelson Veras, guitar; Guillaume Ruelland, bass; Vincent Sauve and Thibault Perriard, drums.

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Playlist - February 9th 2020

Pablo Held: Poem #6 from Ascent (Edition)
Nacka Forum: Reboleira from Sa Stopper Festen (Moserobie)
Der Moment: Langsame Ballade from La Grande Perfettione (Trouble In The East)
Der Moment: Rosendixie from La Grande Perfettione (Trouble In The East)
Houben & Son: The Fall from 7/7 (Igloo)
Michael Moore Fragile Quartet: Fenix Blue from Cretan Dialogues (Ramboy)
Luca Sisera Roofer: Struggle Bubble from Starlex Complex (nWOG)
Dan Weiss Trio Plus 1: Rock and Heat from Utica Box (Sunnyside)
Moonmot: 35 Years from Going Down the Well (Unit)
Martin Speake: Spring Dance from Intention (Ubuntu Music)
Okidoki: Diaphonica from When Oki Meets Doki (Linoleum)
Pat Irwin & J. Walter Hawkes: It Gets Late from Wide Open Sky (self-released)
Pat Irwin & J. Walter Hawkes: February from Wide Open Sky (self-released)
Ettore Fioravanti: Antipatico from Opus Magnum (Alfa Music)
Trio Antipodes: When the Wild Man Makes an Appearance from Upside Downwards (Rattle)
Nigel Hitchcock: Blaven Mist from Hitchgnosis (Eight Inch Clock)
Esben Brandt: Sin from I Wonder What You See (Gateway)
Jay Anderson: Southern Smiles from Deepscape (Steeplechase)

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Playlist - January 26th 2020

The Calum Gourlay Quartet: Be Minor from New Ears (Ubuntu)
Vincent Courtois, Robin Fincker & Daniel Erdmann: Love of Life from Love of Life (La Buissonne)
The NDR Bigband with Michael Moore: Shotgun Wedding from Sanctuary (Ramboy)
The Bad Plus: Dovetail Nicely from Activate Infinity (Edition)
David Bennet 4: Frammande Mark from Miljonarskvarteret (Eken Musik)
Theo Ceccaldi Trio: Acetone Charleston from Django (Brouhaha)
Joel Harrison: Ballad of Blue Mountain from Still Point: Turning World (Whirlwind)
chuffDRONE: Fresh Start from Re:Actio (Jazzwerkstatt)
Mike De Souza: Morning Mind from Slow Burn (self-released)
Vincent Courtois, Robin Fincker & Daniel Erdmann: Am I Blue from Love of Life (La Buissonne)
Johann Lindvall Trio: Skidoo from No City, No Tree, No Lake (Jazzland)
Yimba Rudo: Walking the Dogma from Yimba Rudo (Barking Hoop)
Low-Fly Quintet: Shine from Winter Love Song (Losen)
Peter Scharli: Flowers for the Women from Peace Now! (Enja)
The NDR Bigband with Michael Moore: Anomalous Soul from Sanctuary (Ramboy)
Brian Groder Trio: Sundog from Luminous Arcs (Latham)
chuffDRONE: Asue from Re:Actio (Jazzwerkstatt)
The Calum Gourlay Quartet: New Ears from New Ears (Ubuntu)

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

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Playlist - Jan 12th 2020

Zhenya Strigalev & Federico Dannemann: Algo Rhythm from The Change (Rainy Days)

Rastko Obradovic Quartet feat. Arkady Shilkloper: Road to Trondheim from The Northern Experience (AMP Music and Records)

The Workshop: Ornette Like from More Conversations with the Drum (Onze Heures Onze)

Alberto Cavenati's Treifecter: The Timid Theory of Fallacy from 13 (Trouble in the East)

Alberto Cavenati’s Treifekter: La Temibile Bicolore from 13 (Trouble in the East)

Wako: Savage Detective from Wako (Ora Fonogram)

Steve Garrett: Braw Day from In Arden (Alt-Mor)

Leon Greening: Know Not One from Cookin’ in Brooklyn (Leopard)

Leon Greening: The Summit from Cookin’ in Brooklyn (Leopard)

Sirkis/Bialas IQ: Nocturnity from Our New Earth (Moonjune)

Kevin Sun: Circle, Line III from The Sustain of Memory (Endectomorph)

Ghost Horse: Forest for the Trees from Trojan (Auand)

Ghost Horse: Five Civilised Tribes from Trojan (Auand)

Emmeluth's Amoeba: No 1 from Chimaera (Ora Fonogram)

Emmeluth’s Amoeba: Circular Movements from Chimaera (Ora Fonogram)

Leon Maria Plecity: Halcyon Bird from Otherworld (Jazzhausmusik)

Julien Wilson: Exhale from Stock (Lionsharecords)

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

2019 El Intruso International Critics Poll

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