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Monday 31 December 2018

Pete's Pick of 2018

Not a ‘Best of 2018’. Just a selection of albums that came my way this year that I wouldn’t be without. And why.

Henri Texier – Sand Woman (Label Bleu)

I must admit, my initial response on seeing the line-up to Henri Texier’s new album was one of disappointment. Surely a new band would struggle to rise to the bar set by the amazing Hope Quartet (see Pick of 2013). I needn’t have worried. Here are the bassist’s characteristic sound and compositions performed by two of Henri’s regulars (Manu Codjia and Sebastien Texier) along with two newcomers (Vincent Le Quang and Gautier Garrigue). All of whom come up to the testing standards set by the leader. 
Henri has been relatively prolific over the past few years with releases from the aforementioned Hope Quartet, his Sky Dancers sextet and as leader on a 30 year Anniversary album for Label Bleu. Here he revisits four compositions he’s recorded before, together with two new numbers. Try wrapping your ears around the wonderful blues ‘Hungry Man’.
Henri. Almost 74. Still driving from the bass. Long may he continue.

Fredrik Nordstrom – Needs (Clean Feed)

Clean Feed seem to be cropping many of the more forward-looking bands from Scandinavia. And here’s another; a double quartet led by saxophonist Fredrik Nordstrom. Two reeds, two brass, two bass and two drums. Seven compositions from the leader, all in a nice loose free-bop mode, utilizing some of the top players on the Scandi scene. 
The two quartets are divided up according to channel. Great for checking if you’ve got your speakers wired up correctly. Left channel features Fredrik on saxophones, Mats Aleklint, trombone, Filip Augustson, bass and Christopher Cantillo drums. Right Channel, Fredrik Ljungkvist, sax and clarinets, Niklas Barno, trumpet, Torbjorn Zetterberg bass and Fredrik Rundqvist drums. 
And the album cover shows a deer eyeing up the one remaining flower. I'm sure David Attenborough would have something to say about that.

Michal Bak Quartetto (Alpaka)

There’s a flood of creative musicians coming out of Poland at present. In fact the Jazzahead Festival in Bremen last April had a night dedicated to young bands from that country. 
The Michal Bak Quartetto was not one of them, but they’re certainly a line-up I would relish seeing live. Emil Miszk trumpet, Piotr Checki tenor saxophone, Slawek Koryzno, drums and the leader on bass. They hail from the Tricity region of Poland, centred on Gdansk.
All nine compositions on the album are from the pen of Michal Bak and, as with a lot of recent Polish jazz, there’s a folkish, often melancholic streak throughout. Michal also has a love of the baroque, which also imbues this set. However, it doesn’t stop the foursome venturing into freer territory when the muse takes them. 
This, their eponymous debut, was released at the end of 2017 on an imprint I’d not encountered before, but one that seems to be putting out some interesting music, Alpaka Records.

Sondre Ferstad Ensemble – Minimal (AMP Music & Records)

Scandinavia continues to fledge high quality jazz musicians. Here is another young ensemble, this time led by harmonica player Sondre Ferstad. Their debut album features the harmonica in an unusual setting, both in terms of the style of music and the instrumentation. Sondre’s compositions are influenced by jazz, classical and church music and the band comprises harmonica, string quartet, piano, bass and drums. Music that rewards repeat listening. 
The whole caboodle is produced by award-winning violin player Ola Kvernberg and was recorded in a village near Trondheim a year ago. Sadly there are no sleeve notes to the album, but there is a final comment from the leader which says of his bandmates ‘You Inspire me a lot, lets make another album’. I very much hope they do.

Unwind – Orange (Rattle)

From Norway, we head south to New Zealand. Jazz in chamber mode from the trio Unwind. Hayden Chisholm, Paul Dyne and Norman Meehan, beautifully recorded at Orange Studios in Christchurch by the award winning Rattle Record label.
Pianist Norman Meehan and bassist Paul Dyne are both well established on the NZ scene, but sadly little known in the UK. In contrast, NZ-born, Belgrade-based saxophonist Hayden Chisholm turns up regularly on my end of year lists with bands such as Nils Wogram’s Root 70 and Sebastian Gramss’ Slowfox. He must be one of the most travelled of jazz musicians.

And although I say jazz musician, his interests extend well beyond that genre, composing for film, theatre and more. In fact he’s recently released his second (!), 13 CD set featuring multiple line-ups and styles. And if that’s not enough, he competes in ultra-marathons. That’s one way of improving your breathing technique I suppose.

Shannon Barnett Quartet – Live @ COMA 2016 10 31 (COMA)

Stefan Karl Schmid on saxophone, David Helm bass, Fabian Arends drums and leader Shannon Barnett on trombone, recorded live at the Wheatsheaf Hotel in Adelaide in 2016. An album released by the Creative Original Music Adelaide label (acronym COMA), an operation that issues its live recordings as free downloads on Bandcamp.
That said, there’s nothing to leave you comatose on this enjoyable release. Some wonderfully blustery trombone from the leader, often reminding me of the great Ray Anderson. Shannon was raised in Australia and now lives in Germany. Here she’s ably supported by her European bandmates.

In fact Shannon has a studio recording with the same quartet on Double Moon Records (titled Hype) featuring many of the same compositions. Both are worth tracking down.

She’s someone I’ll be keeping an eye on. And let’s hope she keeps this top rung quartet together for future recordings. 

Daniel Erdmann & Christophe Marguet – Three Roads Home (Das Kapital)

At this year’s Jazzahead festival, I collared saxophonist Daniel Erdmann and extracted (without malice) a copy of his new album Three Roads Home, a recording led jointly with drummer Christophe Marguet.  
The pair have previously recorded together as a duo, as well as appearing together in other bands. Daniel has been raising eyebrows with his award winning trio Velvet Revolution, and here his tenor playing confirms he is one of the top exponents on the European scene. Christophe on the other hand, is one of the top drummers on the French scene, leading his own bands and performing with the likes of Henri and Sebastien Texier (see below).
And Henri Texier turns up again here, one of two double bass players to accompany the leaders, the other being Claude Tchamitchian. Some tracks on the album feature one bassist, other tracks feature both. And when the two play together they dovetail perfectly, avoiding any risk of muddying the water, creating a unique sound.

Shake Stew – Rise and Rise Again (Traumton)

A band from Austria that has been thrilling crowds around the globe in 2018. Driven by the twin basses of Lukas Kranzelbinder and Manuel Mayr, and the propulsive drums of Niki Dolp and Mathias Koch, their energy and enthusiasm is palpable. The fiery front line features the saxophones of Clemens Salesny and Johannes Schleiermacher and the trumpet of Mario Rom. All six compositions are written by Lukas with UK saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings guesting on two tracks.

This is the band’s second outing on record and even though it is studio recorded, goes a long way to capturing their spirit live. Fancy something to turn heads at your next party ?

Atom String Quartet – Seifert (Zbigniew Seifert Foundation)

Poland is renowned for top class violinists and one of the most celebrated is the late Zbigniew Seifert. He died in 1979 aged just 32 and alongside Krzysztof Komeda and Tomasz Stanko is one of the most revered of Polish jazz musicians.
And remembering Zbiggy on this album are the Atom String Quartet, a band that has garnered quite a reputation over their eight year existence. They’re a band as comfortable with contemporary classical and Polish folk music as they are with jazz. And alongside the Dutch ZAPP4, they’re one of the top improvising string quartets on the European scene.
Here they interpret ten of Zbiggy’s compositions with gusto, especially when playing pizzicato (….and there’s nothing like a good bit of plucking). Fifty minutes of joyous music. A band to see live if you ever get the chance.

Paul van Kemenade – Master of Lyric (KEMO)

A large parcel arrived at the Cambridge 105 Radio station earlier this year and caused some interest. It turned out to be a LP sized box containing 4 CDs from alto saxophonist Paul van Kemenade, celebrating 40 years in the business.
Each CD documents a different period of Paul’s career, beginning in 1977. They’re supplemented by a sizeable booklet containing a brief biography and a full discography. Plus a series of photos showing how Paul’s hair style has changed across the decades!
Herein there’s music from the Podium Trio, Three Horns and a Bass, tracks with South African musicians and recordings with the Metropole Orchestra led by Vince Mendoza. In fact there’s so much good stuff it’s difficult to know what to play.

And some other releases I wouldn't be without: 

Sam Leak & Dan Tepfer – Adrift (Jellymould Jazz), Devin Gray - Dirigo Rataplan II (Rataplan), Fusk – The Jig is Up (WhyPlayJazz), Tito Mangialajo Rantzer Quartet - Dedications (Solista), Hanna Paulsberg Concept & Magnus Broo – Daughter of the Sun (Odin), Sebastien Texier & Christophe Marguet 4tet – For Travellers Only (Cristal), Peggy Lee – Echo Paintings (Songlines), Mads la Cour’s Almugi – Hule (WhyPlayJazz), Tore Brunborg & Steinar Raknes – Backcountry (Reckless), Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio & Verneri Pohjola – Ancestry (SunnySky), Improvision Quartet – Free-Folk-Jazz (Hevhetia), Ryan Keberle & Frank Woeste – Reverso (self-released), Thumbscrew – Theirs (Cuneiform), Todd Marcus – On These Streets (Stricker Street), Quin Kirchner - The Other Side of Time (Astral Spirits), Eyolf Dale – Return to Mind (Edition), Henning Sieverts Symmethree – Aerea (Pirouet), Emile Parisien Quintet – Sfumato Live in Marciac (ACT), Roberto Ottaviano – Eternal Love (Dodicilune), Kevin Sun – Trio (Endectomorph), Mopo – Mopocalypse (We Jazz), Airelle Besson, Edouard Ferlet & Stephane Kerecki – Aires (Alpha), Hayden Powell – Six Commisions (Periskop), Jure Pukl – Doubtless (Whirlwind), Niculin Janett Quartet feat. Rich Perry – Complexes (QFTF), Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret – The Other Side of Air (Firehouse 12), Samuel Blaser – Early in the Mornin’ (OutNote), Ikui Doki – Ikui Doki (Ayler).

Sunday 23 December 2018

Playlist - Dec 23rd 2018

Gourmet: Louis XIV from En Garde (Fiasko)
Alex Simu Quintet: Slowly Dancing for Peace from Echoes of Bucharest (self-released)
Wayne Horvitz, Geoff Harper & Eric Eagle: No Blood Relation #2 from The Snowghost Sessions (Songlines)
ICP Orchestra: Jojo Jive from Restless in Pieces (ICP)
Joris Roelofs & Han Bennink: This is New from Icarus (ICP)
Andrea Keller: Fern Tree from Five Below Live (self-released)
Blacksheep: track 8 from Beast (Velvetsun)
Blacksheep: track 9 from Beast (Velvetsun)
Ben Sluijs Quartet: Air Castles from Particles (OnPurpose)
John Butcher, John Edwards & Mark Sanders: Sand Dance (part) from Last Dream of the Morning (Relative Pitch)
Case Kamarainen: Waiting from Waiting (Eclipse Music)
Francois Houle, Alexander Hawkins & Harris Eisenstadt: Prayer from You Have Options (Songlines)
I Just Came From the Moon: Munken from Hoax (Jaeger Community)
Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Ole Morten Vagan: The Sussex Pub in Essex (Or The Essex Pub in Sussex) (Odin)
Aron Talas Trio: Ke-Bop from Little Beggar (BMC)
Partikel: Counteraction from Counteraction (Whirlwind)

Sunday 9 December 2018

Playlist - Dec 9th 2018

Lisbeth Quartett: Daily Task from There Is Only Make (Traumton)
Don Byron & Aruan Ortiz: Black& Tan Fantasy from Random Dances & (A)tonalities (Intakt)
Marcin Masecki & Jerzy Rogiewicz: Dinah from Ragtime (BMC)
Tito Mangialajo Rantzer Quartet: Embrace-Lee from Dedications (Solista)
Miguel Zenon feat. Spektral Quartet: Rosario from Yo Soy La Tradicion (Miel)
Samuel Blaser: Tom Sherman’s Barroom from Early in the Mornin’ (OutNote)
Tilo Weber Quartet: Zykle from Four Fauns (Malletmuse)
Tilo Weber Quartet: Tadd’s Delight from Four Fauns (Malletmuse)
Ant Law: Pure Imagination from Life I Know (Edition)
Walter Smith III, Matthew Stevens, Joel Ross, Harish Raghavan & Marcus Gilmore: ACE from In Common (Whirlwind)
Hans Koller: Home from London Ear (33Jazz)
Kenny Werner: Fall From Grace from The Space (Pirouet)
Fredrik Nordstrom: Brand New Dollars from Needs (CleanFeed)
Pipeline: Carabus from Us (We Insist)
Lionel Loueke: Molika from The Journey (AparteMusic)
David Chevallier & Valentin Ceccaldi: OIRN from Zebres (Ayler)
Robert Mitchell: Le Theatre Des Bouffes Du Nord (Depth of Field)
Follow Dices: Tajga from Eternal Colors (SJRecords)
Tito Mangialajo Rantzer Quartet: Romero from Dedications (Solista)

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Jazz Today Online - Autumn 2018

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Phillip Johnston & The Coolerators: Frankly from Diggin’ Bones (Asynchronous). Phillip Johnston, soprano saxophone; Alister Spence, organ; Lloyd Swanton, bass; Nic Cecire, drums.

Sondre Ferstad Ensemble: Danijelu from Minimal (AMP Music and Records). Sondre Ferstad, harmonica; Vegard Lien Bjerkan, piano; Morten Berger Stai, bass; Wilhelm Westerman, drums; Stefan Penjin and Oliver Leonard Bailey Dyb, violins; Bjorn Guo, viola; Astri Hoffmann-Tollaas, cello.

Unwind: Chickenfoot Tango from Orange (Rattle). Hayden Chisholm, alto saxophone; Paul Dyne, bass.

Little Balcony: Little Balcony from Little Balcony (AMPMusic and Records). Thea Emily Wang, vocals; Martin Sandvik Gjerde, piano; Henrik Sandstad, bass; Kenneth Enes Kristoffersen, drums.

Hanna Paulsberg’s Concept & Magnus Broo: Scent of Soil from Daughter of the Sun (Odin). Hanna Paulsberg, tenor saxophone; Magnus Broo, trumpet; Oscar Gronberg, piano; Trygve Fiske, bass; Hans Hulbaekmo, drums.

Sam Leak & Dan Tepfer: Adrift II from Adrift (Jellymould Jazz). Sam Leak & Dan Tepfer, pianos.

Sam Leak & Dan Tepfer: Adrift IV from Adrift (Jellymould Jazz). Sam Leak & Dan Tepfer, pianos.

Devin Gray: What We Learn from Cities from Dirigo Rataplan II (Rataplan). Ellery Eskelin, tenor saxophone; Dave Ballou, trumpet; Michael Formanek, bass; Devin Gray, drums.

Ikui Doki: Pemayangtse from Ikui Doki (Ayler). Sophie Bernado, bassoon; Hughes Mayot, reeds; Rafaelle Rinaudo, harp.

Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio & Verneri Pohjola: Ancestry from Ancestry (Sunny Sky). Sunna Gunnlaugs, piano; Verneri Pohjola, trumpet; Borgrimur Jonsson, bass; Scott McLemore, drums.

Matzeit / Jahnel / Sieverts: Hymnus an Mutter Natur from Both Sides (Jazzhausmusik). Friedemann Matzeit, soprano saxophone; Benedikt Jahnel, piano; Henning Sieverts, cello..

Matzeit / Jahnel / Sieverts: Eins, Zwei, Drei from Both Sides (Jazzhausmusik). Friedemann Matzeit, soprano saxophone; Benedikt Jahnel, piano; Henning Sieverts, bass.

Robert Landfermann: Lullaby from Brief (Pirouet). Christian Weidner, alto saxophone; Sebastian Gille, tenor saxophone; Elias Stemeseder, piano; Robert Landfermann, bass; Jim Black, drums.

Elliot Galvin: Halting Problem from Lobster Cracking (Edition). Elliot Galvin, keyboards; Tom McCredie, bass; Conor Chaplin, drums.

Sunday 25 November 2018

Playlist - Nov 25th 2018

Phillip Johnston & The Coolerators: Frankly from Diggin’ Bones (Asynchronous)
Espen Berg Trio: Maetrix from Bolge (Odin)
Rudy Royston: Soul Train from Flatbed Buggy (Greenleaf Music)
Matzeit / Jahnel / Sieverts: Hymnus an Mutter Natur from Both Sides (Jazzhausmusik)
Matzeit / Jahnel / Sieverts: Eins, Zwei, Drei from Both Sides (Jazzhausmusik)
Scheen Jazzorkester & Eyolf Dale: Commuter Report from Commuter Report (Losen)
Ant Law: Credits from Life I Know (Edition)
Brass Funkeys: DIY from Brass Funkeys (self-released)
Richard Andersson NOR: Little Brother from The Six of Us (self-released)
Jonathan Finlayson: Feints from 3 Times Round (PiRecordings)
Ikui Doki: Pemayangtse from Ikui Doki (Ayler)
Mathias Landaeus: Last Song on Earth from From the Piano (Moserobie)
Mathias Landaeus: Yellow Circle from From the Piano (Moserobie)
Roberto Ottaviano: Mushi Mushi from Eternal Love (Dodicilune)
Luzia von Wyl Ensemble: Spark from Throwing Coins (Hatology)
Niculin Janett Quartet feat. Rich Perry: Fila, Fila from Complexes (QFTF)
Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret: Motion Stop Frame from The Other Side of Air (Firehouse 12)
Lionel Loueke: Bouriyan from The Journey (Aparte)
Subtone: Upside Up from Moose Blues (Laika)

Sunday 11 November 2018

Playlist - Nov 11th 2018

Lorraine Bakers’s Eden: Blues Connotation from Lorraine Bakers’s Eden (Spark)
Black Top: Moanin’ from # Free Three (Babel)
Orphy Robinson: Where’s Winston? from The Vibes Describes (Blue Note)
Andy Sheppard: Adventures in the Rave Trade (part) from Soft on the Inside (Antilles)
Tony Remy: Oops the One Obama from Borders (Tarifa)
New Simplicity Trio: Riccardo’s Room from Common Spaces (Babel)
Reem Kelani & Bruno Heinen: Strange Fruit (unreleased)
Jasper Hoiby: Song for the Bees from Fellow Creatures (Edition)
Elliot Galvin: Halting Problem from Lobster Cracking (Edition)
Issie Barratt: The Man with the Gun He Tangos from Meinrad Iten Suite (Fuzzy Moon)
Gabrielle Ducomble: Circus from Across the Bridge (MGP)

Sunday 28 October 2018

Playlist - Oct 28th 2018

Szymon Lukowski Quintet: And the Winner Is from Hourglass (Hevhetia)
Hanna Paulsberg’s Concept & Magnus Broo: Scent of Soil from Daughter of the Sun (Odin)
Sam Leak & Dan Tepfer: Adrift II from Adrift (Jellymould Jazz)
Sam Leak & Dan Tepfer: Adrift IV from Adrift (Jellymould Jazz)
Cuong Vu 4tet: Alive from Change in the Air (RareNoise Records)
Enrico Zanisi, Quatuor IXI, Gabriele Mirabassi & Michele Rabbia: Few Things Left from Blend Pages (CAM Jazz)
Clock’s Pointer Dance: Calle 158y51 from Clock’s Pointer Dance (UR Records)
Josephine Davies: Something Small from Satori (Whirlwind)
Phronesis: Breathless from We Are All (Edition)
Madeleine Peyroux: The Brand New Deal from Anthem (Verve)
Andrew McCormack Trio: Medina from Live in London (Edition)
Samuel Blaser: Lonesome Road Blues from Early in the Mornin’ (Out Note)
Anders Lonne Gronseth: Mobiusstrimmel from Multiverse (Pling Music)
Pipeline: Fluvius from Us (We Insist)
Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret: Small Thoughts from The Other Side of Air (Firehouse 12)

Sunday 14 October 2018

Playlist - October 14th 2018

Devin Gray: What We Learn from Cities from Dirigo Rataplan II (Rataplan)
Sondre Ferstad Ensemble: Danijelu from Minimal (AMPMusic and Records)
Unwind: Ms Mulgan from Orange (Rattle)
Scott McLemore: Extended Thema from The Multiverse (Sunny Sky)
Peter Nelson: State of Fear (That Lonely Nightmare) from Ash, Dust and the Chalkboard Cinema (Outside In Music)
Robert Landfermann: Lullaby from Brief (Pirouet)
Phronesis: Matrix for D.A. from We Are All (Edition)
Julian Siegel Trio: M.A.B. from Live at The Vortex (Basho)
Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio + Verneri Pohjola: Ancestry from Ancestry (Sunny Sky)
Little Balcony: Get-Together Song from Little Balcony (AMP Music and Records)
Rich Halley 3: Kingdom of Not from The Literature (Pine Eagle)
Hazel Leach and The Composers Orchestra Berlin: Postcard No2 Berlin 1929 from Postcard Collection (JazzHausMusik)
Hazel Leach and The Composers Orchestra Berlin: Postcard 5 Bonn from Postcard Collection (JazzHausMusik)
Unwind: The Chickenfoot Tango from Orange (Rattle)
Alder Ego: Le Chant Des Sirenes from II (We Jazz)
Tolga During & Ottomani: Gelibolu from Gelibolu (Visage Music)
Sondre Ferstad Ensemble: Minimal from Minimal (AMPMusic and Records)
Subtone: Flatrock from Moose Blues (Laika)

Sunday 23 September 2018

Playlist - Sept 23rd 2018

Shannon Barnett Quartet: Ok Compupid from Hype (Double Moon)
LRK Trio: Clockwork Doll from Urban Dreamer (Losen)
MMO Ensemble: Lonely Place from Any Day Now (Ora Fonogram)
MMO Ensemble: Any Day Now Part 2 from Any Day Now (OraFonogram)
WAKO: Langt, Langt der Nede from Urolige Sinn (OraFonogram)
Dinosaur: Quiet Thunder from Wonder Trail (Edition)
Pigfoot: 12th Street Rag from 21st Century Acid Trad (Village Life)
Glenn Ferris Italian Quintet: St. James Infirmary from Animal Love (Improvvisatore Involontario)
Espen Eriksen Trio with Andy Sheppard: Above the Horizon from Perfectly Unhappy (Rune Grammofon)
Kari Sal: Puffin from Betesda (Hevhetia)
Bowman Trio: Just a Scratch from Berlin 27.10.17 (We Jazz)
Donder: Someone to Make Breakfast For from Donder (self-released)
Donder: Oskar from Donder (self-released)
Big Heart Machine: Tamalpais II – Steep Ravine from Big Heart Machine (Outside In Music)
Glenn Ferris Italian Quintet: When the Night Turns into Day from Animal Love (Improvvisatore Involontario)
Julian Siegel Quartet: Vista from Vista (Whirlwind)

Sunday 9 September 2018

Playlist - Sept 9th 2018

Stockholm Jazz Underground: The Sleeper Awakes from Plays the Music of Hans Olding, Nils Janson & Linus Lindblom (El Dingo)
Juan Bayon: Fortaleza from Vidas Simples (Ears& Eyes)
Hadar Noiberg: Na’ama from Open Fields (Jammin’Colors)
Rich Halley 3: Chano Pozo from The Literature (PineEagle)
Stefan Schultze: System Tribe from System Tribe (WhyPlayJazz)
Espen Eriksen Trio with Andy Sheppard: Suburban Folk Song from Perfectly Unhappy (Rune Grammofon)
Arun Ghosh: Sufi Stomp from A South Asian Suite (Camoci)
Josephine Davies: Paradoxy from Satori (Whirlwind)
Nicole Johanntgen: Sweet and Honest from Henry II (Selmabird)
Little Balcony: Little Balcony from Little Balcony (AMP Music and Records)
Slow is the New Fast: Henryk from Slow (AMP Musicand Records)
Tom Barford: Bloomer from Bloomer (Edition)
Steve Coleman & Five Elements: Djw from Live at the Village Vanguard Vol 1 (The Embedded Sets) (Pi Recordings)

Sunday 2 September 2018

Jazz Today Online - Summer 2018

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Shannon Barnett Quartet: Chasing the Second from Live @ COMA 2016 10 31 (COMA). Shannon Barnett, trombone; Stefan Karl Schmid, saxophone; David Helm, bass; Fabian Arends, drums.

Linda Kovacs: I’ll Remember April from Recycle (Hevhetia). Linda Kovacs, vocal; Marton Fenyvesi, guitar; Andras Des, percussion.

Roberto Bartoli: Closeness Blues from Landscapes (Dodicilune). Achille Succi, bass clarinet; Roberto Bartoli, bass.

Peggy Lee: Incantation from Echo Painting (Songlines). Brad Turner, trumpet; Jon Bentley and John Patton, saxophones; Roderick Murray, trombone; Meredith Bates, violin; Peggy Lee, cello; Cole Schmidt and Bradshaw Pack, guitars; James Meger, bass; Dylan van der Schyff, percussion.

Improvision Quartet: Gasacki from Free-Folk-Jazz (Hevhetia). Szymon Klima, clainet; Dominik Wania, piano; Adam Kowalewski, bass; Przemyslaw Jarosz, drums.

Henning Sievert’s Symmethree: Twenty One from Aerea (Pirouet).Nils Wogram, trombone; Ronny Graupe, guitar; Henning Sieverts, bass.

Tim Garland: The Snows from Weather Walker (Edition). Tim Garland, saxophone; Jason Rebello, piano; Yuri Goloubev, bass; English Session Orchestra led by David Juritz.

Marty Ehrlich: Yes Yes from Trio Exaltation (CleanFeed). Marty Ehrlich, clarinet; John Hebert, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums.

Hayden Powell: Junior Days from Six Commissions (Periskop). Hayden Powell, trumpet; Eyolf Dale, piano; Jo Skansaar, bass.

Emile Parisien Quintet: Missing a Page from Sfumato Live in Marciac (ACT). Emile Parisien, saxophone; Michel Portal, clarinet; Joachim Kuhn, piano; Manu Codjia, guitar; Simon Tallieu, bass; Mario Costa, drums.

Sunday 26 August 2018

Playlist - Aug 26th 2018

Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Brian Blade: Unanimity from Still Dreaming (Nonesuch)
Viaggio Sexteto: Arana Psy from Luces Rojas (self-released)
Robert Mitchell: Close Your Eyes, Make a Wish from Epiphany (Depth of Field)
Shannon Barnett Quartet: Chasing the Second from Live @ COMA 2016 10 31 (COMA)
Miles Okazaki: Sixteen from Work – The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk (self-released)
Alex Merritt Quartet: Ugly Beauty from Anatta (F-IRE Presents)
Alex Merritt Quartet: Pannonica from Anatta (F-IRE Presents)
Gordon Grdina’s The Marrow: Wayward from Ejdeha (Songlines)
Niculin Janett Quartet feat. Rich Perry: Il Bos-Ch Rumantsch from Complexes (QFTF)
Miles Okazaki: Wee See from Work – The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk (self-released)
Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra feat. Julia Oschewsky: The Summer of My Discontent from Kopfkino (Mons)
Steve Coleman & Five Elements: idHw from Live at the Village Vanguard Vol 1 (The Embedded Sets) (Pi Recordings)
Escape Argot: Still Writing Letters from Still Writing Letters (Traumton)
Johannes Berauers Hourglass: Triptych from Johannes Berauers Hourglass (Basho)

(Intro / Outro - Stephane Huchard: Jakawa Jungle Spoon from Toutakoustics (BlueNote Fr)

Sunday 12 August 2018

Playlist - August 12th 2018

Mario Rom’s Interzone: Air of the Moment from Truth is Simple to Consume (Traumton)
Szymon Klima Quintet: Zniwa from Folwark (Hevhetia)
Szymon Klima Quintet: Oj Matulu from Folwark (Hevhetia)
Beats & Pieces Big Band: Rain from Ten (efpi)
Daan Kleijn: Moonlight in Vermont from Passages (self-released)
Daniel Erdmann & Christophe Marguet: Manif Contre Personne from Three Roads Home (Das Kapital)
Pee Bee: Bella Ciao from Dolce Vita (Arts Et Spectacles)
Pee Bee: Via Con Me from Dolce Vita (Arts EtSpectacles)
Jean-Christophe Cholet & Matthieu Michel: He’s Gone from Whispers (Label La Buissonne)
Johannes Berauer’s Hourglass: In the Beginning from Hourglass (Basho)
Emile Parisien Quintet: Missing a Page from Sfumato Live in Marciac (ACT)
Emmeluths Amoeba: Dans from Polyp (Ora Fonogram)
Emmeluths Amoeba: Ladybug from Polyp (Ora Fonogram)
Mark Haanstra & Oene Van Geel: Perpetuum Mobile from Shapes of Time (Zennez)
Kevin Sun: Ballroom Dancing from Trio (Endectomorph)
Kevin Sun: Deliver the Keys from Trio (Endectomorph)
Steve Barry Quartet: #34 from Blueprints and Vignettes (Earshift Music)
Jamie Saft Quartet: Blue Dream from Blue Dream (RareNoise)
Gordon Grdina’s The Marrow: Bordeaux Bender from Ejdeha (Songlines)
Beats & Pieces Big Band: Pop from Ten (efpi)

Sunday 22 July 2018

Playlist - July 22nd 2018

Ozma: Krefeld Mon Amour from Welcome Home (Cristal)
Henning Sievert’s Symmethree: Twenty One from Aerea (Pirouet)
Julian Arguelles: Alegrias from Tonadas (Edition)
Johan Graden: Olagenheter from Olagenheter (Moserobie)
Johan Graden: Odromt from Olagenheter (Moserobie)
Linda Kovacs: I’ll Remember April from Recycle (Hevhetia)
Jesse Peterson Quartet: Man of the Earth from Man of the Earth (Ears & Eyes)
Henning Sievert’s Symmethree: Full Moon, New Moon from Aerea (Pirouet)
The Gareth Lockrane Big Band: Forever Now from Fistfight at the Barndance (Whirlwind)
Angelica Niescier, Christopher Tordini & Tyshawn Sorey: 5.8 from The Berlin Concert (Intakt)
Ozeias Rodrigues & Alex Rossi: Miles Tones from Something to Say (self-released)
Eric Seva: Le Village D’Aohya from Body & Blues (self-released)
Eric Seva: Monsieur Slide from Body & Blues (self-released)
De Groote – Faes Duo feat. Dave Douglas: Manifesto from Symphony for 2 Little Boys (Vlaamsekunst / El Negocito)
Florian Favre Trio: Nanomelie from On a Smiling Gust of Wind (Traumton)
Owen Broder & The American Roots Project: Going Up Home from Heritage (ArtistShare)
Roberto Bartoli: Closeness Blues from Landscapes (Dodicilune)
Emile Parisien Quartet: Temptation Rag from Sfumato Live in Marciac (ACT)
Julian Arguelles: Barrio Gotico from Tonadas (Edition)

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

Sunday 8 July 2018

Playlist - July 8th 2018

Andreas Schaerer: Aritmia from A Novel of Anomaly (ACT)
Fusk: Minervois from The Jig is Up (WhyPlayJazz)
Samo Salamon, Tony Malaby & Roberto Dani: Traveling Without Motian from Traveling, Moving, Breathing (Clean Feed)
Stanislaw Slowinski Sextet: Lament from Visions – Between Love and Death (Hevhetia)
Jamie Saft: Blue Motel Room from Solo a Genova (Rare Noise)
Marty Ehrlich: Yes Yes from Trio Exaltation (CleanFeed)
Hadar Noiberg: Time to Let Go from Open Fields (Jammin'colorS)
Trio HLK: Chewy from Standard Time (UbuntuMusic)
John Law: Falling Grace from Re-Creations Vol 1 (33Jazz)
Branco Stoysin: Where It All Starts from Above the Clouds (Sun Recordings)
No Fast Food: Longer Shorter from Settings for Three (Corner Store Jazz)
Modern Art Orchestra - Plays Bela Bartok: Scherzo from 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs (BMC)
Tolga During & Ottomani: Zirillo from Gelibolu (Visage Music)
Samo Salamon, Tony Malaby & Roberto Dani: Grey Matter from Traveling, Moving, Breathing (Clean Feed)
Marty Ehrlich: The Arc of the Oar from Trio Exaltation (Clean Feed)
Draw By Four: You and the Night and the Music from Framework (Jellymould Jazz)

Sunday 24 June 2018

Playlist - June 24th 2018

Mario Rom’s Interzone: Freedom of Thought from Truth is Simple to Consume (Traumton)
Peggy Lee: Incantation from Echo Painting (Songlines)
Peggy Lee: Out on a Limb from Echo Painting (Songlines)
Andy Manndorff: While You Were Out from Pandora (Cracked Anegg)
Hayden Powell: Har Borjar Regnbagen from Six Commissions (Periskop)
Jure Pukl: Doves from Doubtless (Whirlwind)
Havard Wiik Trio: Ceci N’est Pas une Valse from This is Not a Waltz (Moserobie)
Alban Darche & L’Orphicube: Tango Vif from Atomic Flonflons (Yolk)
Tim Garland: The Snows from Weather Walker (Edition)
Agnas Bros.: 9 from Lycka Till Med Musicken (self-released)
Thumbscrew: Unconditional from Ours (Cuneiform)
Hayden Powell: Junior Days from Six Commissions (Periskop)
Tim Garland: Angry Sun from Weather Walker (Edition)
Andy Manndorff: Tailing the Object of Special Preference from Pandora (Cracked Anegg)
Liran Donin’s 1000 Boats: Free from 8 Songs (Cavalo)
Mark Lotz & Alan Purves: Endurance from Food Foragers (Unit)
Dominik Mahnig, Dieter Mandersheid, Sebastian Sternal & Claudius Valk: Pop from Pop (Jazzhausmusik)
Jure Pukl: Elsewhere from Doubtless (Whirlwind)

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