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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Sunday 26 January 2014

Playlist - Jan 26th 2014

Didier Levallet Quintet: Antigone’s Choice from Voix Croisees (Evidence / Fremeaux & Associes)
John Taylor: Ambleside from In Two Minds (CAM Jazz)
The Olson Pingrey Quartet: My Waltz from Low Contrast (self-released)
Mary Halvorson Trio: Crashes Like Lights (no.39) from Ghost Loop (Fortune)
BFG (Bex Ferris Goubert): Le Sourire de Babik from Now or Never (Naive)
Peter Scharli Trio featuring Glenn Ferris: Dark Nights from Live at AVO Session (TCB)
Julien Wilson Trio: I Believe This Belongs to You from Swailing (Lionsharecords)
Comanda Barabba: Fireman Breakfast from Jazz Resistant (Rudi)
Myra Melford: Park Mechanics from Life Carries Me This Way (Firehouse 12)
Didier Levallet Quintet: Traversee d’un Temps Immobile from Voix Croisees (Evidence / Fremeaux & Associes)
Julien Wilson: Farewell from This is Always (Lionsharecords)
Petr Cancura: Those Were the Times from Down Home (Roots to Boot Music)
Petr Cancura: Anabelle’s Waltz from Down Home (Roots to Boot Music)
Halvorson Formanek Fujiwara: Falling Too Far from Thumbscrew (Cuneiform)
Simcock & Goloubev: Pastoral from Reverie at Schloss Elmau (ACT)
Evolution Reloaded: Something into Something from Seagulls (Manza Nera)
Evolution Reloaded: For Carlo and Tony from Seagulls (Manza Nera)

Thursday 16 January 2014

2013 El Intruso International Critics Poll

It was an honour to be asked again to contribute to the El Intruso International Critics Poll. Full results HERE.

Monday 13 January 2014

Playlist - Jan 12th 2014

Mauro Schiavone: Follow Me from UFO (ImprovvisatoreInvolontario)
Brass Mask: I Thank You Jesus from Spy Boy (Babel)
MOPTI: Etudiant (de la Vie) from Logic (Jazzland)
MOPTI: Mali from Logic (Jazzland)
Mozdzer Danielsson Fresco: KarMa Party from Polska (ACT)
Slowly Rolling Camera: Rain that Falls from Slowly Rolling Camera (Edition)
Moutin Factory Quintet: Ornette’s Melody from Lucky People (Plus Loin)
Wanja Slavin’s Lotus Eaters: Odense from For Very Sad and Very Tired Lotus Eaters (WhyPlayJazz)
Brass Mask: Indian Red from Spy Boy (Babel)
Open Trio: Beata from Dinosaurs (Found YouRecordings)
Shayna Dulberger: Heart Like a Rabbit from Ache & Flutter (Empty Room Music)
Tom Harrell: Nite Life from Colors of a Dream (HighNote)
John Medeski: Luz Marina from A Different Time (Okeh)
Igor Lumpert Trio: Still Dreaming from Innertextures Live (Clean Feed)
Nico Lohmann Quintett: You Happy Thing from Miraculum (Unit)
Ken Aldcroft’s Convergence Ensemble: Trolleys from Saskatoon (Trio)
Jacob Karlzon 3: Fool’s Gold from More (ACT)
Florian Hoefner Group: Black is the Color from Falling Up (OA2)
Michael Gassmann: Amberg from Fearless Five (Live Life)