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.

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Jazz Today Online - Winter 2014

Didier Levallet Quintet: Antigone’s Choice from Voix Croisees (Evidence / Fremeaux Associes). Airelle Besson, trumpet; Sylvaine Helary, flute; Celine Bonacina, Saxophone; Didier Levallet, bass; Francois Laizeau, drums.

Gretchen Parlato: Within Me from Live in NYC (ObliqSound). Gretchen Parlato, vocals; Taylor Eigsti, piano; Alan Hampton, bass; Mark Guiliana, drums.

Eric Vloeimans’ Oliver’s Cinema: Prince Henri from Oliver’s Cinema (Buzz / Challenge). Eric Vloeimans, trumpet; Tuur Florizoone, accordion; Jorg Brinkmann, cello.

Petr Cancura: Those Were the Times from Down Home (RootsToBoot Music). Petr Cancura, banjo; Kirk Knuffke, cornet; Brian Drye, trombone; Garth Stevenson, bass; Richie Barshay, drums.

Mark Perrenoud Trio: Nymphaes Blues from Vestry Lamento (Double Moon).  Mark Perrenoud, piano; Marco Muller, bass; Cyril Regamy, drums.

Comanda Barabba: Fireman Breakfast from Jazz Resistant (Rudi). Tim Trevor-Briscoe and Christian Ferlaino, reeds; Nicola Guazzaloca, piano; Luca Bernard, bass; Gaetano Alfonsi, drums.

Motian Sickness: Arabesque from For The Love of Sarah (Grizzley Music). Matt Maneri, viola; Jamie Masefield, mandolin; John Hebert, bass; Jeff Cosgrove, drums.

Steinar Raknes Quartet: Passion Island from Live in Tokyo (Reckless). John Pal Inderberg, saxophone; Erlend Slettevoll, piano; Steinar Raknes, bass; Hakon Mjaset Johansen, drums.

Drye & Drye: Precious Silver from Open Letter (NCMEast): Brian Drye, trombone; Howard Drye, baritone saxophone; Mike McGinnis, reeds; Jeff Hermanson, trumpet; Dan Fabricatore, bass; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums.

Sunday 23 February 2014

Playlist - Feb 23rd 2014

Ted Nash Big Band: Fire from Chakra (Plastic Sax)
Michael Wollny Trio: In Heaven from Weltenraum (ACT)
Mats Aleklint Quartet: Braxen from Mats Aleklint Quartet (Moserobie)
Hat & Beard: Reflections from Reflections (TrioRecords)
Drye & Drye: Precious Silver from Open Letter (NCMEast)
John Taylor: Phrase the Second from In Two Minds (CAM Jazz)
Pixel: Be Mine from We Are Small Pixels (Cuneiform)
Eric Vloeiman’s Oliver’s Cinema: Fellini’s Waltz from Oliver’s Cinema (Buzz / Challenge)
Matt Wilson Quartet + John Medeski: Some Assembly Required from Gathering Call (Palmetto)
Michael Wollny Trio: Lasse! from Weltenraum (ACT)
Max Johnson Trio: Don Wrinkles from The Invisible Trio (Fresh Sound New Talent)
Harris Eisenstadt: Especially Preposterous Assertions from Golden State (Songlines)
Hat & Beard: Off Minor from Reflections (Trio Records)
Dominic Lash Quartet: Halt the Busterman from Opabinia (Babel)
Olivier Boge: Inner Chant from The World Begins Today (Naive)
Drye & Drye: Blues for Jimmy from Open Letter (NCM East)
Emil Strandberg: Changes from Works (Found YouRecordings)
Nick Smart’s Trogon: Tower Casa from Tower Casa (Babel)
Shahin Novrasli: Nocturne for Natavan from Bayati (BeeJazz)

Sunday 9 February 2014

Playlist - Feb 9th 2014

Matt Wilson Quartet + John Medeski: Pumpkin’s Delight from Gathering Call (Palmetto)
Michael Wollny & Marius Neset: Polygon from Duo Art – Creating Magic (ACT)
Adam Baldych & Yaron Herman: Letter for E. from Duo Art – Creating Magic (ACT)
Eric Vloeimans’ Oliver’s Cinema: Prince Henri from Oliver’s Cinema (Buzz / Challenge)
Magnolia Acoustic Quartet: Boozer from Boozer (Fortune)
Dominik Wania: Oiseaux Tristes from Ravel (Fortune)
Motian Sickness: Arabesque from For the Love of Sarah (Grizzley Music)
Sam Anning, Julien Wilson & Allan Browne Trio: Princess Doug of Fitzroy from Sweethearts (Listen / Hear Collective)
Robin Phillips: Jackie from Sing. Play. for Pleasure (RepMusic)
Nicola Lancerotti Quartet: Faking East from Skin (dEN)
Nicola Lancerotti Quartet: T.T.F.K.A.C. from Skin (dEN)
Myra Melford: Still Life from Life Carries Me This Way (Firehouse 12)
Max Johnson Trio: Bizza from The Invisible Trio (FreshSound New Talent)
Marco Sanguinetti: Ruedas from 8 (Acqua)
Sam Anning, Julien Wilson & Allan Browne Trio: Remember from Sweethearts (Listen / Hear Collective)