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!

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

Sunday 29 January 2012

Jazz Today Playlist: Jan 29th 2012

Marcello Benetti: BFF (Lili’s List) from Shuffled (Caligola)
Hybrid 10tet: Cuba, North Rhine-Westphalia from On The Move (BBB)
Hank Roberts: Easy’s Pocket from Everything is Alive (Winter & Winter)
Jason Stein Quartet: Badlands from The Story This Time (Delmark)
Lars Danielsson: Liberetto from Liberetto (ACT)
Team Hegdal: Average March from Vol. 2 (Ora Fonogram)
Team Hegdal: No 1 from Vol. 2 (Ora Fonogram)
Hilde Louise Asbjornsen: Tell Me Tomorrow from Divin’ at the Oceansound (Sweet Morning)
Kenny Wheeler Big Band: Canter N.1 / Old Ballad from The Long Waiting (CAM Jazz)
Paolo Botti: Angels from Angels and Ghosts (Caligola)
Paolo Botti: Moanin’ from Angels and Ghosts (Caligola)
Nils Wogram’s Nostalgia: Funky Neighbourhood from Sturm und Drang (NWOG)
Josh Arcoleo: Glade from Beginnings (Edition)
Marcello Benetti: Laura Lea from Shuffled (Caligola)
Paolo Botti: Corale Per A.A. from Angels and Ghosts (Caligola)
Lars Danielsson: Orange Market from Liberetto (ACT)
Verneri Pohjola Quartet: But this One Goes In Four from Ancient History (ACT)

Thursday 19 January 2012

Jazz Today Online: Winter 2012 Playlist

Joost Buis & Astronotes: Biefstuck from Zoomin (Data). Felicity Provan, cornet; Joost Buis, trombone; Jan Willem van der Ham, Tobias Delius and Frans Vermeersen, reeds; Paul Pallesen, guitar; Achim Kaufmann, piano; Wilbur de Joode, bass; Alan Purves and Michael Vatcher, percussion.

Fusk: Ein Kopf Kaffe, Bitte from Fusk (WhyPlayJazz). Rudi Mahall, bass clarinet; Philip Gropper, saxophone; Andreas Lang, bass; Kasper Tom Christiansen, drums.

Emmanuel Bex Trio: Pour Alain from Open Gate (Plus Loin Music). Emmanuel Bex, Hammond organ; Francesco Bearzatti, saxophone; Simon Goubert, drums; L’Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, dir. Franck Tortiller.

Nels Cline: Maria Alone from Angelica (Enja). Nels Cline, guitar; Tim Berne, saxophone; Stacy Rowles, trumpet; Eric von Essen, bass; Alex Cline, drums.

Fattigfolket: Pfaueninsel Park from Park (Ozella Music). Gunnar Halle, trumpet; Hallvard Godal, reeds; Putte Johander, bass; Ole Morten Sommer, drums.

Print: Coffee, Please from Live- Nordic & Baltic Tour (Great Winds). Sylvain Cathala and Stephane Payen, saxophones; Jean-Luc Lehr, electric bass; Franck Vaillant, drums.

Ulrich Drechsler Cello Quartet: Eternal from Concinnity (Enja Yellowbird). Ulrich Drechsler, bass clarinet; Rina Kacinari and Christof Unterberger, cellos; Jorg Mikula, drums.

Michael Moore Quartet: Cool, Simmering from Easter Sunday (Ramboy). Michael Moore, reeds; Harmen Fraanje, piano; Clemens van der Feen, bass; Michael Vatcher, drums.

Sunday 15 January 2012

Jazz Today Playlist: 15th Jan 2012

Talking Cows: Not Yet from Almost Human (Morvin)
Ernest Dawkins’ New Horizons Ensemble: Hymn for a Hip King from The Prairie Prophet (Delmark)
Antonio Farao Trio: Around Phrygian from Domi (Cristal)
Available Jelly: The Gamekeeper from Baarle Nassau, Set 1 (Ramboy)
Lukas Bitterlin Quartet: Late Winter from Driftwood (Unit)
Sam Rivers / Ben Street / Kresten Osgood: Nature Calls, Part 1 from Violet Violets (Stunt)
Dave Douglas: Solato from Orange Afternoons (Greenleaf)
Talking Cows: A Stroll for Gonso from Almost Human (Morvin)
Bob Nell: EMREM from Why I Like Coffee (New World Countercurrents)
Rez Abbasi’s Invocation: Overseas from Suno Suno (Enja)
Mikko Innanen & Inkkvisitio: Jantaraboon II from Clustrophy (TUM)
Josh Arcoleo: Dean Rd from Beginnings (Edition)
Claudio Filippini Trio: Django from The Enchanted Garden (CAM Jazz)
Bomata: La Balancoire from Bomata (Malasartes Musique)
The New World Jazz Composers Octet: Poco Picasso from Breaking News (Big & Phat Jazz Productions)
The Landrus Kaleidoscope: Wide Sky from Capsule (Blueland)

Sunday 1 January 2012

Jazz Today Playlist: 1st January 2012

Joost Buis & Astronotes: Youth (for Harry Carney) from Zoomin (Data)
Michael Moore Quartet:  Cool, Simmering from Easter Sunday (Ramboy)
Suga Dairo: Blue Skies from No Shozo 2 (Pony Canyon)
Suga Dairo: Track 5 from No Shozo 2 (Pony Canyon)
Brian Groder: Iota from Torque (Latham)
Joost Buis & Astronotes: Biefstuck from Zoomin (Data)
Juhani Aaltonen & Heikki Sarmanto: Free Souls from Conversations (TUM)
Henri Texier Nord-Sud Quintet: Manatee Blues from Canto Negro (Label Bleu)
Henri Texier Nord-Sud Quintet: Sueno Canto from Canto Negro (Label Bleu)
Dave Douglas & So Percussion: One More News from Bad Mango (Greenleaf Portable Series)
Sonne: Herbst 26 from Sonne (WhyPlayJazz)
Giorgio Gaslini: Sicilienne from Incanti (CAM Jazz)
Motif: Allkiis from Art Transplant (Clean Feed)
Claudio Filippini Trio: Flying Horses from The Enchanted Garden (CAM Jazz)
Brian Groder: Involution  from Torque (Latham)
Wadada Leo Smith’s Mbira: Sarah Bell Wallace from Dark Lady of the Sonnets (TUM)
Henri Texier Nord-Sud Quintet: Sombre Jeudi from Canto Negro (Label Bleu)
Sam Crockatt Quartet: Sun and Moon from Flood Tide (Babel)