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 TODAY....in 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 cambridge105.co.uk.

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


Monday, 16 May 2022

Jazz Today - Wed 18th May at 11pm BST on Cambridge 105 Radio (rpt)

....featuring pianist Helge Iberg (interpreting The Beatles), vocalist Siril Malmedal Hauge (revisiting Burt Bacharach) and trombonist Jacob Garchik (reassembling his own originals). In amongst will be drummer Florian Arbenz, the quartet Baryl and the Robert Jukic 4. Pete will also be running through the jazz gigs coming up in and around Cambridge, with music from Arun Ghosh, coming to the city later this month. Listen / Hear at 11pm BST. 


Sunday, 15 May 2022

Playlist - May 15th / 18th 2022

Postma / Jerjen / Barradas / Arbenz: Sin Tar-Danza from Elemental – Conversation #5 (Hammer)

Baryl: Lullaby for Klara from Allerede Mandag (Jaeger Community Music)

Robert Jukic 4: Skrunitev Sledi from Izza (RTVSlo)

Arun Ghosh: The Tailor’s Tale from Seclused in Light (Camoci)

Helge Iberg: Come Together from The Black and White Album (NXN)

Siril Malmedal Hauge & Jacob Young: I Say a Little Prayer from Chasing Sunsets (Oslo Session)

Jacob Garchik: Pastiche from Assembly (Yestereve)

Baryl: Perron 1 from Allerede Mandag (JaegerCommunity Music)




Sunday, 8 May 2022

Playlist - May 8th / 11th 2022

Marquis Hill: New Gospel from New Gospel Revisited (Edition)

Hirsute: Irruption Vocanique from Miniatures Du Dedans (Label Pince Oreilles)

Jakob Manz & Johanna Summer: Endlose Erms from The Gallery Concerts I (ACT)

Matt Ridley: Stranger Things from The Antidote (Ubuntu Music)

Chris Batchelor’s Zoetic: Shanzu (unreleased)

Carl Wittig’s Aurora Octett: Phlox from Perspective Suite (nWog)

Hirsute: Pyramide de Plasma from Miniatures Du Dedans (Label Pince Oreilles)

 

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


Sunday, 1 May 2022

Playlist - May 1st / 4th 2022

Yannick Rieu Generation Quartet: Qui Qu’en Grogne from Qui Qu’en Grogne (Yari Productions)

Andrea Keller: Prague 10 from Curates Monday Nights Live at The Jazzlab – Vol 3 PATSy (self-released)

Kind Folk: Around, Forever from Head Towards the Center (Fresh Sound New Talent)

Arun Ghosh: Farewell Blue from Seclused in Light (Camoci)

Fran Nava: Umkhonto We Sizwe from Umkhonto (Ears & Eyes)

Joona Toivanen Trio: Of Profession from Both Only (We Jazz)

Flavio Boltro & Fabio Giachino: Piccola Nina from Things To Say (CAM Jazz)

Jorg Schippa’s Unbeding T: Djungle from Tanzpalast (Jazzhausmusik)


Sunday, 24 April 2022

Playlist - Apr 24th / 27th 2022

Dave Douglas: Instrumental Angels from Secular Psalms (Greenleaf)

Joy Ellis: Day of Rest from Peaceful Place (Oti-O)

Maridalen: Pa Nye Eventyr from Bortenfor (Jazzland)

Tommaso Starace: Napul’e’ from The Power of Three (Music Center)

Tomasz Dabrowski & The Individual Beings: Old Habits from Tomasz Dabrowski & The Individual Beings (April)

Barber Mouse: Monk’s Dream from Heretic Monk (Auand)

Barber Mouse: Carolina Moon from Heretic Monk (Auand)

Dave Douglas: Agnus Dei from Secular Psalms (Greenleaf)



Sunday, 17 April 2022

Playlist - April 17th / 20th 2022

Bliss Quintet: When in Michelbach from Dramaqueen (Jazzland)

David Aubaile & Frederic Deville: Restanques from Dolce Ostinato (Label Tchai)

OK:KO: Rieju from Liesu (We Jazz)

Bugge Wesseltoft: Green from Be Am (Jazzland)

Bugge Wesseltoft: Road from Be Am (Jazzland)

Charlotte Keeffe: 1200 Photographs from Right Here, Right Now (Discus)

Michael Bisio Quartet: Crystal Fire from MBefore (Tao Forms)

David Aubaile & Frederic Deville: Bords De Loire from Dolce Ostinato (Label Tchai)

Eric Dubois Quartet: Contrepoint Bavardages from Eric Dubois Quartet (Circum-Disc)



Sunday, 10 April 2022

Playlist - April 10th / 13th 2022

Mark Turner: Nigeria II from Return from the Stars (ECM)

Fergus McCreadie: Morning Moon from Forest Floor (Edition)

Charlotte Keeffe: A Horse Named Galaxy from Right Here, Right Now (Discus)

Chris Batchelor’s Zoetic: Telling the Tale (unreleased)

Kontrasax: Ramallah Park from Die Kunst des Reisens (Jazzhausmusik)

Alvin Queen Trio: Goodbye J.D. from Night Train to Copenhagen (Stunt)

Alvin Queen Trio: Some Other Time from Night Train to Copenhagen (Stunt)

Shake Stew: Unmight from Heat (Traumton)



Sunday, 3 April 2022

Playlist - April 3rd / 6th 2022

Lorenzo Nardocci Trio: Dicembre from Secondo Me (Losen)

Shake Stew: I Wear My Heart on the Outside from Heat (Traumton)

Vincent Peirani: Circus of Light from Joker (ACT)

Ryan Keberle’s Collectiv Do Brasil: Cio da Terra from Sonhos Da Esquina (Alternate Side)

Ivo Neame: Vegetarians from Moksha (Edition)

I Just Came From the Moon: And Ud from And Ud (April)

I Just Came From the Moon: Dark Latin from And Ud (April)

Lorenzo Nardocci Trio: Impro I from Secondo Me (Losen)

Hegge: The Hill from Beyond Your Wildest Streams (Particular)

 

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


Sunday, 27 March 2022

Playlist - Mar 27th / 30th 2022

Bevort 3: Who’s Got It from Live 2020-2021 (Gateway Music)

Andrea Keller, Shannon Barnett & Sam Anning: Petals from Between Panic & Peace (self-released)

Vincent Peirani: Salsa Fake from Joker (ACT)

Michael Attias, Nicolas Del Aguila, Nataniel Edelman & Santiago Lamisovski: Lisbon from Los Angeles (Ears & Eyes)

Scott McLemore: The Multiverse: Take a Stand from Knowing (Sunny Sky)

Matt Slocum: Prelude from With Love and Sadness (Sunnyside)

Mathias Levy: Couleurs from Les Demons Familiers (PeeWee!)


Sunday, 20 March 2022

Playlist - March 20th / 23rd 2022

Iiro Rantala: Freedom from Potsdam (ACT)

Potsa Lotsa XL & Youjin Sung: Ned from Gaya (Trouble in the East)

Stan Sulzmann & Nikki Iles: My Man’s Gone Now from Star Dust (Jellymould Jazz)

Eberhard Weber: Pendulum from Once Upon a Time (ECM)

Estraven: Invocation Incantation from Ignored Advice (self-released)

Joy Ellis: Losing from Peaceful Place (Oti-O)

Tania Gill Quartet: Frisbee from Disappearing Curiosities (self-released)


Sunday, 13 March 2022

Playlist - Mar 13th / 16th 2022

Sylvain Rifflet with Verneri Pohjola: Deja Vu from Cake Walk From a Spaceship (Eclipse Music)

Vein: Restless from Our Roots (self-released)

Walter Smith III, Matthew Stevens, Kris Davis, Dave Holland & Terri Lyne Carrington: Shine from In Common III (Whirlwind)

Walter Smith III, Matthew Stevens, Kris Davis, Dave Holland & Terri Lyne Carrington: Loping from In Common III (Whirlwind)

Ruth Goller: What’s Really Important She Wanted to Know – Part 2 from Skylla (Vula Viel)

Tomas Fujiwara’s Triple Double: Life Only Gets More from March (Firehouse 12)

Andy Emler, Claude Tchamitchian & Eric Echampard: The Resistant from The Useful Report (Label La Buissonne)

Sylvain Rifflet with Verneri Pohjola: Abbey from Cake Walk From a Spaceship (Eclipse Music)

Tripak: Myztong from Music for Ukraine (We Jazz)


Sunday, 6 March 2022

Playlist - Mar 6th / 9th 2022


Sylvain Cathala Quintet
: WIC from Poetry of Storms (Triton)

Samo Salamon: 245 from Dolphyology (Samo)

Tania Gill Quartet: Jaunty Woo from Disappearing Curiosities (self-released)

Kit Downes, Petter Eldh & James Maddren: Sister Sister from Vermiliion (ECM)

Tom Green Septet: Jack O’Lantern from Tipping Point (Spark)

Samo Salamon: Lotsa Potsa from Dolphyology (Samo)

Julieta Eugenio: Crazy He Calls Me from Jump (Greenleaf Music)

Shannon Barnett Quartet: SOS from Bad Lover (Toy Piano)

 

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


Sunday, 27 February 2022

Playlist - Feb 27th / Mar 2nd 2022

Hegge: Musack from Beyond Your Wildest Streams (Particular Recordings)

Max Nagl Ensemble: Morgen from Live at Porgy & Bess Vienna Vol 4 (Rude Noises)

Mario Laginha: Disquiet from Jangada (Edition)

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

Thomas Torstrup, Martin Hogberg & John Pal Inderberg: Skyggedans from Patos (Ora Fonogram)

Thomas Torstrup, Martin Hogberg & John Pal Inderberg: Way Out from Patos (Ora Fonogram)

The Smudges: The Gigue is Up from Song and Call (Cryptogramophone)

Max Nagl Ensemble: Cago from Live at Porgy & Bess Vienna Vol 4 (Rude Noises)


Sunday, 20 February 2022

Playlist - Feb 20th / 23rd 2022

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Dimock from Disasters Vol 1 (Hot Cup)

Per Mollehoj, Kirk Knuffke & Thommy Andersson: Elisabeth Town from ‘S Wonderful (Stunt)

The Source: Limbo from ...but swinging doesn’t bend them down (Odin)

Huw Warren & Iain Ballamy: Round Midnight (unreleased)

Per Mollehoj, Kirk Knuffke & Thommy Andersson: Can’t See For Looking from ‘S Wonderful (Stunt)

Immanuel Wilkins: Shadow from The 7th Hand (Blue Note)

Undercurrent Orchestra: Shaba from Everything Seems Different (ZenneZ)


Thursday, 17 February 2022

Jazz Today Online - Winter 2022


Listen using the widget on the left….or HERE.


Adan Mizrahi: Javastraat from Dissident (Ears & Eyes). Natalio Sued, tenor sax; Ben Van Gelder, alto sax; Teis Semey, guitar; Adan Mizrahi, bass; Tijn Jans drums.

Angelika Niescier, Hilmar Jensson & Scott McLemore: Der Leiermann from Broken Cycle 2 (Sunny Sky). Angelika Niescier, alto sax; Hilmar Jensson, guitar; Scott McLemore, drums.

Emile Parisien: Louise from Louise (ACT). Emile Parisien, soprano sax; Theo Croker, trumpet; Roberto Negro, piano; Manu Codjia, guitar; Joe Martin, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums.

Nils Wogram: Chillin’ With J from Muse (NWog). Nils Wogram, trombone; Hayden Chisholm, alto sax; Kathrin Pechlof, harp; Gareth Lubbe, viola.

Liran Donin & Idris Rahman: Negev from Earth and Bones (self-released). Idris Rahman, clarinet; Liran Donin, bass.

Unscientific Italians: Rob Roy from Play The Music of Bill Frisell Vol 1 (Hora). Mirco Rubegni & Fulvio Sigurta, trumpet; Filippo Vignato & Federico Pierantoni, trombone; Cristiano Arcelli, Rossano Emili, Francesco Bigoni & Piero Bittolo Bon, reeds; Alfonso Santimone, piano; Danilo Gallo, bass; Zeno De Rossi, drums.

Adam Fairhall & Johnny Hunter: Roll Out the Barrel from Winifred Atwell Revisited (Efpi). Adam Fairhall, piano; Johnny Hunter, drum.

Eric Van Der Westen: Salut to the Man With the Hat from The Crown & Lobster Trilogy Part III: New Quadrant (EWM). Joel Botma, trumpet; Efe Erdem, trombone; Yannick Hiwat, violin; Aron Raams, guitar; Eric Van Der Westen, bass.

Dine Doneff: The Fallen from Lost Anthropology (neRED). Antonis Anissegos, piano; Mathis Mayr, cello; Stamatis Passopoulos, bayan; Dine Doneff, bass.

Steven Kamperman: Mall from City Maps (Zennez). Steven Kamperman, clarinet; Bart Maris, trumpet; Jorrit Westerhof, guitar; Dion Nijland, bass.


Sunday, 13 February 2022

Playlist - Feb 13th / 16th 2022

Stahls Trio: Ayler-Ekberg from Kalltorp Sessions Volume Two (Moserobie)

Luke Stewart’s Silt Trio: Reminisce from The Bottom (Cuneiform)

Alex Merritt / Steve Fishwick Quintet: U.H.D.C. from Mind-Ear-Ladder (Fresh Sound New Talent)

Alex Merritt / Steve Fishwick Quintet: Dr. Wu, What’s Wrong With You? from Mind-Ear-Ladder (Fresh Sound New Talent)

Stahls Trio: Vetstugo from Kalltorp Sessions Volume Two (Moserobie)

Shannon Barnett Quartet: Eibohphobie from Bad Lover (Toy Piano)


Sunday, 6 February 2022

Playlist - Feb 6th / 9th 2022

Tomi Nikku 5tet: Inceptum from Light & Shade (Flame Jazz)

Rembrandt Trio: The Moon Shines Bright When It Doesn’t Avoid the Night from A Wind Invisible (Just Listen)

Mark Lockheart: Mingle Tingle from Dreamers (Edition)

Alex Merritt / Steve Fishwick Quintet: Number Nine from Mind-Ear-Ladder (Fresh Sound New Talent)

Dine Doneff: The Fallen from Lost Anthropology (neRED)

Tara Minton & Ed Babar: What We Have to Be from Two For the Road (Jazzizit)

Christian McBride & Inside Straight: Sweet Bread from Live at The Village Vanguard (Mack Avenue)


Sunday, 30 January 2022

Playlist - Jan 30th / Feb 2nd 2022

Agustin Uriburu: Don’t Smoke from Santa Fe (Ears & Eyes)

Armaroli - Schiaffini 4tet: Blue Hawk from Monkish (Dodicilune)

Mike Nock, Hamish Stuart, Julien Wilson & Jonathan Zwartz: Wheelbarrow Road from Another Dance (Lionsharecords)

Liran Donin & Idris Rahman: Petra from Earth and Bones (self-released)

Ilmiliekki Quartet: Kaleidoscopesque from Ilmiliekki Quartet (We Jazz)

Mike Nock, Hamish Stuart, Julien Wilson & Jonathan Zwartz: Deception from Another Dance (Lionsharecords)

Eric Van Der Westen: Keep on Moving from The Crown & Lobster Trilogy Part I: PTM (XS) Modus Operandi (EWM)


Sunday, 23 January 2022

Playlist - Jan 23rd / 26th 2022

Eric Van Der Westen: Salut to the Man With the Hat from The Crown & Lobster Trilogy Part III: New Quadrant (EWM)

Liran Donin & Idris Rahman: Negev from Earth and Bones (self-released)

Emile Parisien: Madagascar from Louise (ACT)

Edward Simon: Monk’s Dream from Solo Live (Ridgeway)

Ed Neumeister Quartet: Ridgewood from What Have I Done? (MeisteroMusic)

Eric Van Der Westen: Fruma from The Crown & Lobster Trilogy Part III: New Quadrant (EWM)

Jeremy Lirola: Ghost Dance from Mock the Borders (Label La Buissonne)


Sunday, 16 January 2022

Playlist - Jan 16th / 19th 2022

Adan Mizrahi: Tone Deaf Morning Chant from Dissident (Ears & Eyes)

Andrew Cyrille, William Parker & Enrico Rava: Blues for Cecil No 1 from 2 Blues for Cecil (TUM)

Fred Hersch: Monkey Mind from Breath By Breath (Palmetto)

Fred Hersch: Worldly Winds from Breath By Breath (Palmetto)

Matt Ridley: Infant Eyes from The Antidote (Ubuntu Music)

Adam Fairhall & Johnny Hunter: My Old Man Said Follow the Van from Winifred Atwell Revisited (EFPI)

Silvia Bolognesi & Marco Colonna: 6pm from EraorA (Fonterossa)

Adam Fairhall & Johnny Hunter: If You Knew Susie from Winifred Atwell Revisited (EFPI)

Simone Prattico: Push and Pull from Oriundo (Zamora)


Tuesday, 11 January 2022

El Intruso International Critics Poll 2021

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, 9 January 2022

Playlist - Jan 9th / 12th 2022

Remy Le Boeuf’s Assembly of Shadows: Neener Neener from Architecture of Storms (Soundspore)

Nils Wogram: Chillin’ With J from Muse (NWog)

Silvia Bolognesi & Marco Colonna: Notte from EraorA (Fonterossa)

Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet: The Art of Losing Isn’t Hard to Master from Bluebeard (Challenge)

Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesbaek: Spring Waltz from Staying in Touch (Stunt)

Rope: In the Year of the Dragon from In The Moment – The Music of Charlie Haden (Hora)

Nils Wogram: All the Things That Could Go Wrong from Muse (NWog)

Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesbaek: Just One of Those Things from Staying in Touch (Stunt)

Ivo Neame: Persevere Part 2 from Glimpses of Truth (Whirlwind)

 

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

Sunday, 2 January 2022

Playlist - Jan 2nd / 5th 2022

Emile Parisien: Louise from Louise (ACT)

Jean Bayon: Gigante Indistructible from Silencio Ensordecedor (Ears & Eyes)

Anat Cohen & Marcello Goncalves: Anima from Reconvexo (Anzic)

Dan Berkson: Live Bait from Dialogues (Freestyle)

Kristian Tangvik: Poem 4 Tama from The Cod and The Cat (Gotta Let It Out)

The Multiverse: Extended Thema from Live in Reykjavik (self-released)

Giovanni Guidi: Buenos Aires from Ojos de Gato (CAM Jazz)