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!

JAZZ TODAY is a weekly radio show on Cambridge105 Radio. It is broadcast live in Cambridge UK on 105FM, on DAB digital and at

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

Monday, 10 May 2021

Jazz Today - Wed 12th May at 11pm BST on Cambridge 105 Radio

  …featuring recent albums from the sextet Reeds & Deeds, saxophonist James Brandon Lewis, guitarist Tom Ollendorff and violin player Felix Lajko. Pete will also be highlighting some bands that appeared at this year’s Jazzahead Festival and running through the jazz gigs coming up in and around Cambridge. Listen HERE at 11pm BST.

Sunday, 9 May 2021

Playlist - May 9th / 12th 2021

Heidi Bayer: Hedwig’s Flight from Virtual Leak (Tangible Music)

Lajko Felix & Band: Sentence from Start (Fono)

Reeds & Deeds: Gifts and Messages from Live at Jazzcase (El Negocito)

Luzia von Wyl Ensemble: Akumal from Throwing Coins (Hatology)

Thierry Maillard Trio: Lungo Mare from Ballades (NoMadMusic)

Heidi Bayer: Sweet’n’Sour from Virtual Leak (Tangible Music)

James Brandon Lewis’ Red Lily Quintet: Seer from Jesup Wagon (Tao Forms)

Tom Ollendorff: XY from A Song For You (FreshSound New Talent)

Sunday, 2 May 2021

Playlist - May 2nd / 5th 2021

Code Quartet: Genealogy from Genealogy (JustinTime)

Futari: Ame No Ato from Beyond (Libra)

Trish Clowes: Eric’s Tune from Ninety Degrees Gravity (Basho)

Nigel Price: Ornithology from Double Take (self-released)

Sebastian Gramss’ States of Play: SDOELG 21 from Subsonic (Rent a Dog)

Kjetil Mulelid: Skjong from Piano (RuneGrammofon)

Leon Rosten Odyssey: Skummel Sang II from Dystode (Ora Fonogram)

Sunday, 25 April 2021

Playlist - April 25th / 28th 2021

Gary Brunton’s Night Bus: Mingus’ House from Second Trip (Juste Une Trace)

Daniel Erdmann & Stephane Payen: Elderberries from Bricabracomaniacs (Yolk)

Daniel Erdmann & Stephane Payen: Wailing – Tidd’s Place from Bricabracomaniacs (Yolk)

Charles Lloyd & the Marvels: Dismal Swamp from Tone Poem (Blue Note)

Jeppe Zeeberg: Cloth’d in Robes of Blood and Gold from The Full Experience (self-released)

Miguel Zenon, Ariel Bringuez, Demian Cabaud & Jordi Rossy: Dee Dee from Law Years: The Music of Ornette Coleman (MielMusic)

Fur: Texture from Boite Noire (Suite)

Fur: Kaplan from Boite Noire (Suite)

Pat Donaher: Bouncin’ Off the Walls from Occasionally (self-released)

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Playlist -April 18th / 21st 2021

Howl Quartet: WOOF from Life As We See It (self-released)

Simon Toldam: Ga Ga Ga from Tak For Dit Brev (ILK)

Quilibri: Limpido Mistero from Tempi Straordinari (Auand)

Quilibri: Curvi e Torvi from Tempi Straordinari (Auand)

Shrine: This World Was Never Meant For One As Beautiful As You from For The One’s We’ll Forget (AMP Music & Records)

Christopher Hoffman: Dylan George  from Asp Nimbus (Out of Your Head)

Slowfox: Tell from Freedom (Rent a Dog)

Slowfox: Fear! from Freedom (Rent a Dog)

Mark Feldman: Sounding Point from Sounding Point (Intakt)

Simon Toldam: Et Postkort from Tak For Dit Brev (ILK)

Howl Quartet: Back to Basics from Life As We See It (self-released)

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Playlist - April 11th 2021

Phisqa: Guacamayos from Pachamama (Odradek)

Edward Perraud: Fer De Lance from Hors Temp (Label Bleu)

Edward Perraud: Flower of Skin from Hors Temp (Label Bleu)

Nezelhorns: Red Ballet Shoes from Sentiment (Barefoot)

Rudi Neuwirth & Andreas Willers: They Say It’s Wonderful from Jazztage (Jazzhausmusik)

Bad Uok: Nails from Lateless (Trouble In the East)

Joe Lovano Trio Tapestry: Chapel Song from Garden of Expression (ECM)

Tom Stephenson: The Sun’s Hat from Perfect Circle (self-released)

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Playlist - Apr 4th 2021

Daniel Humair: Mutinerie from Drum Thing (Fremeaux & Associes)

Enrico Pieranunzi & Thomas Fonnesbaek: People Change from The Real You (Stunt)

Alder Ego: November Ghost from Alder Ego III (We Jazz)

Mathilde Grooss Viddal: Reflection II from Notre Dame – Meditations and Prayers (Losen)

Noah Preminger & Kim Cass: Tradr Hoez from Thunda (Dry Bridge)

Noah Preminger & Kim Cass: Iris from Thunda (Dry Bridge)

Devin Gray: Meta Cache (Rataplan)

Julie Sassoon: Murmuration (part) from If You Can’t Go Outside….Go Inside (Jazzwerkstatt)

Peter Kronreif Wayfarers: Nodoc from Aeronautics (Fresh Sound New Talent)

Monday, 29 March 2021

Jazz Today Online - Spring 2021

Listen using the widget on the left or HERE.

Cowboys & Frenchmen: American Whispers: Streams – An Old Church from Our Highway (Outside In Music). Owen Broder, sax; Ethan Helm, sax and flute; Addison Frei, piano; Ethan O’Reilly, bass; Matt Honor, drums.

Michel Portal: Armenia from MP85 (LabelBleu). Michel Portal, clarinet; Nils Wogram, trombone; Bojan Z, piano.

Vasko Atanasovski Adrabesa Quartet: Meeting from Phoenix (Moonjune). Vasko Atanasovski, sax; Simone Zanchini, accordion; Ariel Vei Atanasovski, cello; Michel Godard, tuba; Bodek Janke, percussion.

Jakop Janssonn: Treetop Reversed from Bricoleur (Finito Bacalao). Hakon Aase, violin; Daniel Herskedal, tuba; Jakop Janssonn, percussion.

Grand Picture Palace: Lucie from Grand Picture Palace (WERF). Rob Banken, clarinet; Cedric de Lat, trumpet; Berlinde Deman, tuba; Analeen Boehme, bass; Matthias de Waele, drums; Herlinde Verjans and Laura Kennis, violins; Rhea Vanhellemont, viola; Juno Kerstens, cello.

Nazareno Caputo: Phylum III from Phylum (Aut). Nazareno Caputo, vibes; Ferdinando Romano, bass; Mattia Galeotti, drums.

John Pope Quintet: Misha – A Miner from Mixed With Glass (New Jazz and Improvised Music). Jamie Stockbridge and Faye MacCalman, reeds; Graham Hardy, trumpet; John Pope, bass; Johnny Hunter, drums.

Alban Darche & Le Gros Cube: Ping-Pong from #2 (Yolk). Alban Darche, Jon Irabagon, Loren Stillman, Remi Sciuto and Matthieu Donarier, reeds; Joel Chausse, Geoffroy Tamisier, Jean-Paul Estievenart and Olivier Laisney, trumpets; John Fedchock, Jean-Louis Pommier and Samuel Blaser, trombones; Matthias Quilbault, tuba; Marie Kruttli, piano; Gilles Coronado, guitar; Sebastien Boisseau, bass; Christophe Lavergne, drums.

Sunday, 28 March 2021

Playlist - Mar 28th 2021

Jazz Worms: Launching Pad from Squirmin’ (Capri)

Miguel Zenon & Luis Perdomo: Alma Adentro from El Arte Del Bolero (Miel Music)

Jean-Marie Machado: Gallop Impulse from Majakka (Label la Buissonne)

Bedmakers: Part III from Tribute to an Imaginary Folk Band (Jazzdor Series)

Benoit Delbecq: Family Trees from The Weight of Light (Pyroclastic)

Clemens Muratle Murmullo: Aunt Rose from Lies (Antidro)

Yoko Miwa Trio: No Problem from Songs of Joy (Ubuntu Music)

Sunday, 21 March 2021

Playlist - Mar 21st 2021

Vasko Atanasovski Adrabesa Quartet: Meeting from Phoenix (Moonjune)

Nazareno Caputo: Phylum III from Phylum (Aut)

Shai Maestro: Human from Human (ECM)

Shai Maestro: GG from Human (ECM)

Javier Subatin: Trance #5 from Trance (Ears & Eyes)

Andrea Keller: Broken Reflection from Journey Home (self-released)

Lina Allemano Four: Beans from Vegetables (Lumo)

Yelena Eckemoff: Weeding the Garden from Adventures of the Wildflower (L&H Productions)


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

Sunday, 14 March 2021

Playlist - Mar 14th 2021

Michel Portal: Full Half Moon from MP85 (LabelBleu)

TuneTown: Layla Tov from Entering Utopia (ThreePines)

Paul Towndrow: Wildfire from Deepening the River (Keywork)

Francois Houle & Samo Salamon: Roots & Seeds from Unobservable Mysteries (self-released)

Francois Lana Trio: Weird Stuff from Cathedrale (Leo)

Enrico Morello: Natural Movement from Cyclic Signs (Auand)

Michel Portal: Armenia from MP85 (Label Bleu)

Airelle Besson: Wild Animals  from Try! (Papillon Jaune)

Cowboys & Frenchmen: The Farmer’s Reason from Our Highway (Outside In Music)

Sunday, 7 March 2021

Playlist - Mar 7th 2021

Cesar Cardoso: Along Came Betty from Dice of Tenors (self-released)

Jakop Janssonn: The Wedding of the Spirits from Bricoleur (Finito Bacalao)

Chris Pattishall: Taurus from Zodiac (self-released)

Thumbscrew: Camp Easy from Never Is Enough (Cuneiform)

Alban Darche & Le Gros Cube: Ping-Pong from #2 (Yolk)

Maximiliano Kirszner: Ascendente from Isla (Ears & Eyes)

Jakop Janssonn: Treetop Reversed from Bricoleur (Finito Bacalao)

Matt Carmichael: Firth from Where Will the River Flow (Porthole Music)

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Playlist - Feb 28th 2021

Cowboys & Frenchmen: American Whispers: Streams – An Old Church from Our Highway (Outside In Music)

Gregory Ott: Perpetual Blues from Parabole – Als Das Kind Kind War (Jazzdor)

Stefan Karl Schmid: Tulpa from Muse (Tangible Music)

Johan Lindstrom Septett: Echoes Across the Dunes from On the Asylum (Moserobie)

Johan Lindstrom Septett: Edwards Chacone from On the Asylum (Moserobie)

Konrad Agnas, Johan Graden & Per Texas Johansson: Lennie’s Pennies from Bakgrundsmusik (Bakgrundsmusik)

Dan McCarthy: Trail Marker from A Place Where We Once Lived (Cat & Turtle)

Valentin & Theo Ceccaldi: Et Meme le Ciel from Constantine (Brouhaha)

Eyolf Dale: Forward From Here from Being (Edition)

Jane Ira Bloom & Mark Helias: Some Kind of Tomorrow from Some Kind of Tomorrow (self-released)

Theon Cross: CIYA from FYAH (Gearbox)

Julien Tassin: La Nonna from Moondancer (Igloo)

Naissam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance: Promenade au Bord du Reve from Un Autre Monde (Les Couleurs Du Son)

Andy Champion & Graeme Wilson: The Indecision II from Shoes for Losers (New Jazz and Improvised Music Recordings)

Eyolf Dale: Northern Brewer from Being (Edition)

Stefan Karl Schmid: Fagurt er i Fjordum from Muse (TangibleMusic)

Lawrence Sieberth Quartet: The Phantom from An Evening in Paris (Musik Bloc)


Intro – Stephane Huchard: Jakawa Jungle Spoon from Toutakoustiks (Blue Note Fr)

Sunday, 14 February 2021

Playlist - Feb 14th 2021

Kari Ikonen: Maqtu’ah on Maqam Rast from Impressions, Improvisations & Compositions (Ozella)

Grand Picture Palace: Lucie from Grand Picture Palace (WERF)

Han Bennink & Guus Janssen: Mij Een Biet! from Mij Een Biet! (ICP)

John Pope Quintet: Misha – A Miner from Mixed With Glass (New Jazz and Improvised Music)

Anthony Pirog: Adonna the Painter from Pocket Poem (Cuneiform)

Makram Aboul Hosn: Mine Or Blues from Transmigration (self-released)

Valentin & Theo Ceccaldi: Le Retour de Perdix from Constantine (Brouhaha)

Han Bennink & Guus Janssen: Little Girl Your Daddy is Calling You from Mij Een Biet! (ICP)

Patricia Brennan: Sonnet from Maquishti (Valley of Search)

Grand Picture Palace: Maryward from Grand Picture Palace (WERF)

Sverre Gjorvad: The Wife Waltzes Too from Elegy of Skies (Losen)

Michael Sarian’s New Aurora: Primo from Michael Sarian’s New Aurora (Ears & Eyes)

Anthony Pirog: Honeymoon Room from Pocket Poem (Cuneiform)

The JCA Orchestra: The Latest from Live at the BPC (JCA)

Lafayette Gilchrist: The Wonder of Being Here from Now (Morphius)

Patricia Brennan: Improvisatio VI from Maquishti (Valley of Search)

Glasshopper: Glasshopper from Fortune Rules (AMP Music)

Friday, 29 January 2021

Jazz Today Online - Playlist Winter 2021

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Mario Rom’s Interzone: Eternal Fiction from Eternal Fiction (Traumton). Mario Rom, trumpet; Lukas Kranzelbinder, bass; Herbert Pirker, drums.

Samo Salamon & Friends: Crooswijk from Almost Alone Vol 1 (Samo). Cenk Erdogan and Samo Salomon, guitars.

Alberto Pinton Trio: Never There Intro / Dark from All the Difference (Clear Now). Alberto Pinton, reeds; Vilhelm Bromander, bass; Konrad Agnas, drums.

Susan Alcorn Quintet: Pedernal from Pedernal (Relative Pitch). Susan Alcorn, pedal steel guitar; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Michael Feldman, violin; Michael Formanek, bass; Ryan Sawyer, drums.

Keith Jarrett: Part V from Budapest Concert (ECM). Keith Jarrett, piano.

Serge Lazarevitch, Ben Sluijs & Teun Verbruggen: Evidence from Still Three, Still Free (RAT). Ben Sluijs, sax; Serge Lazarevitch, guitar; Teun Verbruggen, drums.

Dalgoo: Eens Oneens from Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite (Jazzwerkstatt). Tobias Klein and Luther Ohlmeir, reeds; Meinrad Kneer, bass; Christian Marien, drums.

Elina Duni & Rob Luft: Flying Kites from Lost Ships (ECM). Elina Duni, vocals; Rob Luft, guitar; Fred Thomas, drums.

Will Glaser, Matthew Herd & Liam Noble: I’m An Old Cowhand from Climbing in Circles (UbuntuMusic). Matthew Herd, sax; Liam Noble, piano; Will Glaser, drums.

Michal Tomaszczyk & Petter Olofsson: Home from Sketches from the North (self-released). Michal Tomaszczyk, trombone; Petter Olofsson, bass.

Fergus McCreadie: North from Cairn (Edition). Fergus McCreadie, piano; David Bowden, bass; Stephen Henderson, drums.

Max Nagl 5: Morgen from Pdorvk (RudeNoises). Max Nagl, sax; Martin Eberle, trumpet; Phil Yaeger, trombone; Georg Vogel, piano; Gregor Aufmesser, bass.


Sunday, 24 January 2021

Playlist - Jan 24th / 25th 2021

Emmet Cohen: Future Stride from Future Stride (Mack Avenue)

Jaromir Honzak: Rain Cloud from Hard to Understand (Animal Music)

Jaromir Honzak: Tamquam from Hard to Understand (Animal Music)

Klokke: Hojt At Flyve from Hjem Til Det Gra (self-released)

Fergus McCreadie: North from Cairn (Edition)

Daniel Weber: Edwin Booth from Dramatis Personae (Jazzhausmusik)

Jim Rattigan: Saudade from When (Three Worlds)

Trio Pipeline: Otri from Kakuan Suite (We Insist)

Elina Duni & Rob Luft: Lux from Lost Ships (ECM)

Roberto Negro: Odile from Papier Ciseau (Label Bleu)

Ron Miles: Average from Rainbow Sign (Blue Note)

Bence Vas & Big Band: Overture from Overture et al (self-released)

Klokke: Maskin Mand from Hjem Til Det Gra (self-released)

Fergus McCreadie: Across Flatlands from Cairn (Edition)

Gabriele Fava Group: Colder and Colder from I Can See the Darkness Fall (Dodicilune)

Michael Thomas: Fox and Cat from Event Horizon (Giant Step Arts)

Monday, 11 January 2021

2020 El Intruso International Critic's Poll

As always, it was an honour to be asked to contribute to the annual El Intruso International Critics Poll. Full results can be found HERE.

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Playlist - Jan 10th / 11th 2021

Mario Rom’s Interzone: Eternal Fiction from Eternal Fiction (Traumton)

Santi Quintans’ Tiptrick: Reflexif from Kiss the Joy (Yolk)

Will Glaser, Matthew Herd & Liam Noble: I’m An Old Cowhand from Climbing in Circles (Ubuntu Music)

Chris Potter: I Have a Dream from There is a Tide (Edition)

Philip Zoubek Trio: Silver from Nonplaces (WhyPlayJazz)

Max Nagl 5: Morgen from Pdorvk (RudeNoises)

John Pal Inderberg Trio: Den Lyse Dag Forgangen Er from Radio Inderberg (AMP Music & Records)

John Pal Inderberg Trio: No Splice from Radio Inderberg (AMP Music & Records)

Mikkel Ploug: Julia from Balcony Lullabies (Stunt)

Sara Decker: I Measure Every Grief I Meet from Poetryfied (Acoustic Motion Concepts)

Andrea Keller: Too Soon from Curates Monday Nights Live at the Jazzlab Vol 2 (self-released)

Joel Ross: The Nurturer from Who Are You ? (Blue Note)

Betty Accorsi Quartet: The Golden Wave from The Cutty Sark Suite (self-released)

Mario Rom’s Interzone: You’ll Find Me No More from Eternal Fiction (Traumton)

Rudresh Mahanthappa: The Windup from Hero Trio (Whirlwind)

Will Glaser, Matthew Herd & Liam Noble: Lonely from Climbing in Circles (Ubuntu Music)

Max Nagl 5: Sabotage from Pdorvk (RudeNoises)

Chris Potter: Rest Your Head from There is a Tide (Edition)

Val Bonetti: Igor from Hidden Star (Dodicilune)

Val Bonetti: Tram 5 Rag from Hidden Star (Dodicilune)

Jorgen Emborg: Running from Swan Songs (Stunt)