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 fortnightly radio show on Cambridge105 Radio. It is broadcast live in Cambridge UK on 105FM, on digital and online at

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

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Playlist - Nov 12th 2017

Jason Stein Quartet: Marshmallow from Lucille! (Delmark)
Joy Ellis: Veteran from Life on Land (F-IRE)
Roligheten: Syvsover from Homegrown (CleanFeed)
Zoe Rahman: Zantastic from Dreamland (Manushi)
Zoe Rahman: The Sheikh from Dreamland (Manushi)
The Brass Funkeys: Rather Be from The Brass Funkeys (Boom Baboon)
Beats & Pieces Big Band: Fairytale from All In (efpi)
Beats & Pieces Big Band: Rocky from All In (efpi)
Robin Nolan Trio: Whole Lotta Rosie from Sin City (Pledge)
Camilla George Quartet: Mama Wati from Isang (Ubuntu)
Entropi: Stelliferous Era from Moment Frozen (Whirlwind)
Fini Bearman: I Know I Alone from Burn the Boat (Two Rivers)
Three Step Manoeuvre: Throwback from Three Step Strut (self-released)
Henri Texier Hope Quartet: Blues D’Eau from At l’Improviste (Label Bleu)
Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio: Love from Brothers (ACT)
Binker & Moses: The Departure from Journey to the Mountain of Forever (Gearbox)

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Playlist - October 22nd 2017

The show focuses on the forthcoming Cambridge International Jazz Festival and has been podcast HERE

Hegge: Peace on Earth and Happiness from Vi Ar Ledsna Men du Far Inte Langre Vara Barn (Particular)
Vincent Courtois, Daniel Erdmann & Robin Finker: Plein Soleil from Bandes Originales (Label La Buissonne)
Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio: Brothers from Brothers (ACT)
Pavillon: Strong Tea from Strong Tea (Pavillon)
Emilia Martensson: Black Narcissus from Ana (Babel)
Michael Janisch: Sofa Stomp from Purpose Built (Whirlwind)
Flying Machines: Peace Offering from Flying Machines (Pictor)
The Brass Funkeys: DIY from The Brass Funkeys (BoomBaboon)
Ammendola, Brissa & Scopelliti: A Bad Day from Play (Alfa Projects)
The David Gordon Trio: Scriabin’s Depressed from Alexander Scriabin’s Ragtime Band (Mister Sam)
Emile Parisien, Vincent Peirani, Andreas Schaerer and Michael Wollny: B&H from Out of Land (ACT)
Vincent Courtois, Daniel Erdmann & Robin Finker: His Eyes Her Eyes from Bandes Originales (Label La Buissonne)
Hegge: Finally from Vi Ar Ledsna Men du Far Inte Langre Vara Barn (Particular)

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Playlist - October 8th 2017

Talking Horns: Zwischenraume from Geschichten aus dem Blaserwald (Westpark Music)
Roligheten: Telemark Tango from Homegrown (CleanFeed)
Roberto Negro’s DaDaDa: Sangu from Saison 3 (Label Bleu)
Roberto Negro’s DaDaDa: Brimborion from Saison 3 (Label Bleu)
Dave Douglas with The Westerlies & Anwar Marshall: Little Giant Still Life from Little Giant Still Life (Greenleaf)
Sophia Domancich: Vestiges from Alice’s Evidence (Marge)
Jorgen Emborg Quartet feat. Mathias Heise: Rule No.1 from What’s Left? (Stunt)
Morten Haxholm Chordless Quartet feat. Melissa Aldana: Itzu from Tesseract (Gateway)
Roberto Ottaviano Quarktet: Planet John Lee Hooker from Sideralis (Dodicilune)
Roberto Ottaviano Quarktet: Planet Nichols from Sideralis (Dodicilune)
Yana: The People from Baby/People (Two Rivers)
Rez Abbasi: Disagree to Agree from Unfiltered Universe (Whirlwind)
Talking Horns: Pellemelle from Geschichten aus dem Blaserwald (Westpark Music)
Hayden Chisholm, Norman Meehan & Paul Dyne: View of the Moon from Unwind (Rattle)
Luca Aquino: Frangetta from Aqustico Vol 2 (Losen)
Morten Haxholm Chordless Quartet feat. Melissa Aldana: Twister from Tesseract (Gateway)
The Gareth Lockrane Big Band: Do It from Fistfight at the Barndance (Whirlwind)

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Playlist - Sept 24th 2017

The Gareth Lockrane Big Band: Stutterfunk from Fistfight at the Barndance (Whirlwind)
Woody Black 4: Significant Others from Curiosity (Unit)
Gary Husband: Celestial Terrestrial Commuters from A Meeting of Spirits (Edition)
Mikko Innanen 10+: Looking for Love from Live at Moers Festival 2015 (We Jazz)
Mikko Innanen 10+: They Are Watching Us from Live at Moers Festival 2015 (We Jazz)
Oene Van Geel: Oleg from Sudoku (Zennez)
Jane Ira Bloom: Alone & In a Circumstance from Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson (Out-Line)
Mathilde Grooss Viddal Friensemblet ft. Naissam Jalal: Parfois C’est Plus Fort Que Toi from Out of Silence (Giraffa)
Yana: Run Down from Don’t Overthink It (self-released)
Abisko Lights: Desert Dog from Abisko Lights (Unit)
Igor Gehenot: Starter Pack from Delta (Igloo)
Louis Sclavis: Avant la Marche from Loin Dans Les Terres (Intuition)
Louis Sclavis: Des Bruits a Tisser from Loin Dans Les Terres (Intuition)
Woody Black 4: Silvery from Curiosity (Unit)
Phil Schurger: Lucid (Soma) from Echoes of the Ancestors (Ears & Eyes)

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Playlist - Sept 10th 2017

Malija: TV Shoes from Instinct (Edition)
Pau Brasil: Bachianas Brasilieros No 4 – Aria from Villa Lobos Superstar (Stunt)
Dada Bolum: Be My Guest from Pre Sentiment (self-released)
Lisa Stick Septett: Une Rue from Tyst (Jazzlab)
Eloisa Manera Ensemble: Cities & the Dead from Invisible Citie (Aut)
Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet: September from Jersey (Motema)
Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet: Inter-are from Jersey (Motema)
Balint Gyemant: Pathway from True Listener (BudapestMusic Center)
Malija: Hung Up from Instinct (Edition)
Geof Bradfield Quintet: Meshell from Our Roots (Origin)
Geof Bradfield: Fearful Symmetry from Birdhoused (CellarLive)
Lisa Stick Septett: Braband from Tyst (Jazzlab)
Sam Bardfeld: Resignation Rag from The Great Enthusiasms (Brooklyn Jazz Underground)
Woodlander: Hieronymus from Calvins Toboggan (QFTF)
Arthur: Rambler from On It (33Xtreme)
Geoff Simkins Trio: Old Ballad from In A Quiet Way (Symbol)
Snorre Kirk: Swing City Blowout from Drummer and Composer (Stunt)

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

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Jazz Today Online - Summer 2017

Listen HERE

Tamara Mozes: Ping Pong from Moozing (Yolk). Tamara Mozes, voice & piano.

Team Hegdal: Brubakken from Vol 4 (ParticularRecordings). Eirik Hegdal & Andre Roligheten, reeds; Oscar Gronberg, piano; Ole Morten Vagan, bass; Gard Nilssen, drums.

Kati Briens Dream Band: Durios from Happy Music (self-released). Kati Brien & Bastian Dunker, saxophones; Viktor Wolf, bass clarinet; Andrej Ugoljew, trombone; Simon Quinn, bass; Tilo Weber, drums.

Misha Mullov-Abbado: Shanti Bell from Cross-Platform Interchange (Edition). Misha Mullov-Abbado, bass.

Misha Mullov-Abbado: No Strictly Dancing from Cross-Platform Interchange (Edition). Matthew Herd & Sam Rapley, reeds; James Davison, trumpet; Liam Dunachie, piano; Misha Mullov-Abbado, bass; Scott Chapman, drums; Elad Neeman, percussion.

Lois Le Van: Redwood Meadow from So Much More (Hevhetia). Lois Le Van, voice; Sylvain Rifflet, reeds; Bruno Ruder, piano; Chris Jennings, bass.

Pauli Lyytinen Magnetia Orkesteri: Ljubliana from I (Eclipse Music). Pauli Lyytinen, saxophone; Verneri Pohjola, trumpet; Eero Tikkanen, bass; Mika Kallio, drums.

Sebastian Gramss’ Slowfox: Who Were from Gentle Giants (Traumton). Hayden Chisholm, saxophone; Philip Zoubek, piano; Sebastian Gramss, bass.

Olie Brice Quintet: Red Honey Yellow Honey from Day After Day (Babel). George Crowley & Mike Fletcher, saxophones; Alex Bonney, cornet; Olie Brice, bass; Jeff Williams, drums.

Henri Texier: Don’t Buy Ivory Anymore from 30 Ans Concert Anniversaire (Label Bleu). Bojan Zulfikarpasic, piano; Manu Codjia, guitar; Henri Texier, bass; Edward Perraud, drums.

Eric Revis: Good Company from Sing Me Some Cry (Clean Feed). Ken Vandermark, saxophone; Kris Davis, piano; Eric Reed, bass; Chad Taylor, drums.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Playlist - August 27th 2017

High Definition Quartet: Hopasa from Hopasa (Emarcy)
Matthew Golombisky: Cuento #1 from Cuentos Volumes 1 & 2 (Ears & Eyes)
Michel Portal: Bailador from Radar (Intuition)
Jorn Swart: Students of the Macabre from Malnoia (Brooklyn Jazz Underground)
Nypan: Heavy Hangs the Head from Stereotomic (Losen)
LPT3 & Louis Sclavis + Michel Marre: Dolac from Vents Divers (Yolk)
Laszlo Gardony: Georgia on my Mind from Serious Play (Sunnyside)
Jim Rattigan, Thomas Gould & Liam Noble: Zerene from Triplicity (Pavillon)
Jeremy Rose: Strange Doors from Within & Without (Earshift)
Matthew Golombisky: Cuento #9  from Cuentos Volumes 1 & 2 (Ears & Eyes)
Max Johnson: Ten Hands from In the West (CleanFeed)
Fred Hersch: Zingaro from Open Book (Palmetto)
Jo Beyer, Sven Decker, Roman Babik & Andreas Wahl: Villeroy & Boch from Jo (Unit)
Mike Reed: Conversation Music from Flesh & Bone (482 Music)
Mike Reed: My Imaginary Friend from Flesh & Bone (482 Music)