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 22 April 2012

Jazz Today Playlist: 22nd April 2012

Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things: Sharon from Clean on the Corner (482 Music)
TOPP Quartet: Balance from Kadmos (Gligg)
RGG: Around Again from One (self-released)
Vincent Mondy Quartet: SDF from Ethnocentric (Laborie)
Co Streiff-Russ Johnson Quartet: Short Outbreak from In Circles (Intakt)
Ola Kvernberg: Liarbird from Liarbird (Jazzland)
Jonas Kullhammar Quartet: October is a Long Time Too from Fran Och Med Herr Jonas Kullhammar (Moserobie)
Devin Gray: Talking with Hands from Dirigo Rataplan (Skirl)
Partikel: Oojimaflip from Partikel (self-released)
RGG: Spring Walk from One (self-released)
Maciej Obara Quartet: Hidden from Equilibrium (self-released)
Toufic Farroukh: The Last Scene from Cinema Beyrouth (Enja)
Atomic: Panama from Here Comes Everybody (Jazzland)
Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things: Where the Story Ends from Clean on the Corner (482 Music)
Ozone: Poinciana from This is C’Est La Vie (BMC)

Thursday 12 April 2012

Jazz Today Online Playlist: Spring 2012

IEP 4tet: Gascons Laveurs from Behin Bat Zen... (self-released). Sebastien ‘Iep’ Arruti, trombone; Alain Coyral, baritone saxophone; Timo Metzemakers, bass; Didier Ottaviani, drums.

Hybrid 10tet: Cuba, North Rhine Westphalia from On the Move (BBB). Michiel Braam, piano; Carl Ludwig Hubsch, tuba; Nils Wogram, trombone; Taylor Ho Bynum, cornet; Pieter Douma, bass guitar; Dirk-Peter Kolsch, drums; Maria-Paula Majoor and Daniel Torrico Menacho, violins; Karsten Kliejer, viola; Arno van der Vuurst, cello.

Friends & Neighbors: Sounds from Above from No Beat Policy (Ora Fonogram). Thomas Johansson, trumpet; Andre Roligheten, tenor saxophone; Oscar Gronberg, piano; Jon Rune Strom, bass; Tollef Ostvang, drums.

Duck Baker Trio: Opening the Eyes of Love from Amnesia in Trastevere (Les Cousins). Duck Baker, guitar; Alex Ward, clarinet; Joe Williamson, bass.

Tania Gill: Magpie from Bolger Station (Barnyard). Tania Gill, piano; Lina Allemano, trumpet; Clinton Ryder, bass; Jean Martin, drums.

Simone Guiducci: Lentament Mademoiselle from Django New Directions (TRJ). Simone Guiducci, guitar; Emanuele Parrini, violin; Achille Succi, clarinet; Mauro ‘Otto’ Ottolini, trombone; Danilo Gallo, bass; Zeno De Rossi, drums.

Joel Forrester / Phillip Johnston: Bunny Boy from Live at the Hillside Club (Asynchronous). Joel Forrester, piano; Phillip Johnston, soprano saxophone.

Maciej Fortuna Quartet: Lost Keys from Lost Keys (self-released). Maciej Fortuna, trumpet; Przemyslaw Raminiak, piano; Frank Parker, bass; Andrzei Swies, drums.

Suga Dairo: Pure Rain from No Shozo II (Pony Canyon). Tony Chanty, vocals; Suga Dairo, piano; Hikaru Toho, bass; ‘unknown’ drums.

TOPP Quartet: For Ornette from Kadmos (Gligg). Christof Thewes, trombone; Michel Pilz, bass clarinet; Jan Oestreich, bass; Peter Perfido, drums.

Sunday 8 April 2012

Jazz Today Playlist: 8th April 2012

Simcock / Garland / Sirkis: Space Junk from Lighthouse (ACT)
Stylus Q: Bounce from Stylus Q (Abeat)
Ulrich Drechsler Trio: Hidden Persuasion from Beyond Words (Enja Yellowbird)
Steve Lehman Trio: Moment’s Notice from Dialect Fluorescent (Pi)
Dave Stapleton: Unity from Flight (Edition)
Aerophone: Five Characters (in search of an exit) from Aerophone (Fresh Sound New Talent)
Misja Fitzgerald-Michel: Fruit Tree from Time of No Reply (NoFormat)
Simcock / Garland / Sirkis: Above the Sun from Lighthouse (ACT)
Jeremy Pelt: What’s Wrong is Right from Soul (HighNote)
Tobias Preisig: Waldspaziergang from Flowing Mood (Obliqsound)
Trichotomy: Chase from The Gentle War (Naim)
Devin Gray: Downtime from Dirigo Rataplan (Skirl)
Nils Wogram’s Nostalgia: Friday the 13th from Sturm & Drang (NWOG)
Hayden Powell: Jasper from The Attic (Inner Ear)
Marty Ehrlich’s Rites Quartet: The Gravedigger’s Respite from Frog Leg Logic (Clean Feed)
Dave Stapleton: Henryk Part II from Flight (Edition)
Duck Baker Trio: Waltz with Mary’s Smile from The Waltz Lesson (Les Cousins)
TOPP Quartet: For Ornette from Kadmos (Gligg)