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

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


Sunday, 25 January 2015

2014 El Intruso International Critics Poll

It was an honour to be asked again to contribute to the El Intruso International Critics Poll. My selection featured musicians from 14 countries! Full results HERE.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Short(...ish) Break

Jazz Today will be 'off the air' for a few weeks whilst Pete has a major op! Things will be up and running again as soon as possible. Watch this space.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Playlist - Dec14th 2014


Paul Giallorenzo’s Gitgo: Roscoe Far I from Force Majeure (Delmark)
Elliot Galvin Trio: Blues from Dreamland (Chaos Collective)
Whahay: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat from Whahay (Babel)
Friends & Neighbors: Bolehogda from Hymn for a Hungry Nation (Clean Feed)
Grzegorz Karnas Trio feat. Miklos Lukacs: The Ballad of Revenge from Vanga (BMC)
Jacob Anderskov: Spring in B from Strings, Percussion & Piano (ILK)
Ron Miles: Circuit Rider from Circuit Rider (Enja Yellowbird)
Benoit Delbecq Unit: Yompa from Now’s the Time III (Babel)
Ken Aldcroft’s Convergence Ensemble: Section IV from Tangent - For Eric Dolphy (Trio)
Emanuele Parrini: Rosmosis from Are You Ready? (Rudi)
The Grip: Nails from Celebrate (Slowfoot)
Max Nagl, Herwig Gradischnig, Peter Herbert & Michael Vatcher: Dragged a Comb Across My Head from A Day in My Life (Handsemmel / Cracked Anegg)
Jacob Anderskov: Waldhorn from Strings, Percussion & Piano (ILK)
Tineke Postma & Greg Osby: Facets from Sonic Halo (Challenge)
Side A: The Measure of the Height from In the Abstract (Not Two)
Sandra Hempel 4-tett: Lagrima from Licht Aus (Unit)
Brass Danse Orchestra: Un Poco Tango from La Danse du Souffle (Yolk)

 
(Intro – Stephane Huchard: Jakawa Jungle Spoon from Toutakoosticks (BlueNote))

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Playlist - Nov 30th 2014


Piotr Lemanczyk Quartet North: Baltic Dance from Baltic Dance (Soliton)
Mediums: Mediums from Mediums (Label LaBuissonne)
Porta Palace Collective: Old Fashioned from Porta Palace Collective (Rudi)
Havard Wiik, Michael Thieke & Antonio Borghini: 29 from Der Lange Schatten (Lost Opportunities)
New Crosscurrents 6: Crosscurrent from Live Bimhuis Amsterdam (Driff)
Federico Casagrande: Maybe Not This Time from At The End of The Day (CAM Jazz)
Admiral Awesome: Untitled Bornesang from Makeout Music for Modern Lovers! (Gateway)
Bela Szakcsi Lakatos: Soul Bell (We Are All Brothers) from Climate Change (BMC)
Achim Kaufmann & Michael Moore: The Happenings from Furthermore (Ramboy)
Stan Tracey Quintet: Bouncing Bertha from The Flying Pig (Resteamed)
Jean-Marc Foltz: Kalasasaya from Viracochas (VisionFugitive)
Jean-Marc Foltz: Qhapaq Nan from Viracochas (Vision Fugitive)
Wadada Leo Smith: Lake Erie from The Great Lakes Suites (TUM)
Max Nagl, Herwig Gradischnig, Peter Herbert & Michael Vatcher: After Hours from A Day in My Life (Handsemmel /Cracked Anegg)
Maciej Fortuna Trio: For Alice from At Home (Fortuna Music)
Admiral Awesome: Chanson l’Amour de la Suede from Makeout Music for Modern Lovers! (Gateway)

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Playlist - Nov 16th 2014


Sun Trio: Old Devil’s Boogie from In the Dreamworld (CAM Jazz)
Viktor Toth Arura Trio: Remember the Hatseller from The Present (BMC)
Nels Cline & Julian Lage: Whispers from Eve from Room (Mack Avenue)
Nels Cline & Julian Lage: Odd End from Room (Mack Avenue)
Girls in Airports: Kaikoura from Kaikoura (GatewayMusic)
Olie Brice Quintet: The Old Yedidia from Immune to Clockwork (Multikulti Project)
Brass Danse Orchestra: Milonga de me Amore from La Danse du Souffle (Yolk)
Arun Ghosh: Sufi Stomp from A South Asian Suite (Camoci)
Cloudmakers Trio: Angular Momentum from Abstract Forces (Whirlwind Recordings)
Viktor Toth Arura Trio: The Cat and the Moon from The Present (BMC)
Piero Bittolo Bon & Jump the Shark: Schrodinger’s Sofa Bed from Iuvenes, Doom + Sumus (El Gallo Rojo)
Mediums: La Femme Sans Corps from Mediums (LabelLa Buissonne)
For Free Hands: Meeting of Good Thoughts from Kaleidoscope Freedom (Laika)
Sun Trio: Sightseeing from In the Dreamworld (CAM Jazz)
Ron Miles: Two Kinds of Blues from Circuit Rider (Enja Yellowbird)
Estafest: Eno Supo from Eno Supo (Challenge)
Louis Moholo-Moholo Quartet: Angel-Nomali from 4 Blokes (Ogun)

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

Monday, 10 November 2014

Jazz Today Online - Autumn 2014


Here is the playlist for the Autumn edition of Jazz Today Online. To listen to the show, please click the mixcloud widget on the left-hand column.

Tom Rainey: Secret Love from Obbligato (Intakt). Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Ingrid Laubrock, saxophone; Kris Davis, piano; Drew Gress, bass; Tom Rainey, drums.

Vertigo Trombone Quartet: Noir from Developing Good Habits (NWOG). Nils Wogram, Andreas Tschopp & Bernhard Bamert, trombones; Jan Schreiner, bass trombone.

Folk Tassignon: Melanie from Dancing on the Rim (NRW). Sophie Tassignon, vocals; Susanne Folk, reeds; Lothar Ohlmeier, bass clarinet; Andreas Waelti, bass.

Nick Malcolm Quartet: There’s Lead in their Pencils from Beyond These Voices (Green Eyes). Nick Malcolm, trumpet; Alexander Hawkins, piano; Olie Brice, bass; Mark Whitlam, drums + Corey Mwamba, vibraphone.

Le Migou: Lapin de Garenne from Le Migou (Grolektif Productions). Thibaut Fontana, saxophone; Emmanuelle Legros, trumpet; Quentin Andreoulis, violin; Aela Gourvennec, cello; Nicolas Frache, guitar; Pierre Gibbe, bass.

Joakim Berghall: Withdrawn from Dialogues 1 (BoulderMusic). Joakim Berghall, saxophone; Joona Toivanen, piano.

Matt Ulery: Black Squirrel  from In the Ivory (Greenleaf Music). Rob Clearfield, piano; Zach Brock, violin; Matt Ulery, bass; Jon Deitemyer, drums + Eighth Blackbird ensemble.

Lode Vercampt & Bart Maris: Pedor from Krommekeer (El Negocito). Lode Vercampt, cello; Bart Maris, trumpet.

Piotr Damasiewicz Quartet: Sonus from Mnemotaksja (Fortune). Piotr Damasiewicz, trumpet; Gerard Lebik, saxophone; Maciej Garbowski, bass; Wojciech Romanowski, drums.

Paul Grabowsky Sextet: Paradise from The Bitter Suite (ABC). Jamie Oehlers & Andrew Robson, saxophones; James Greening, trombone; Paul Grabowsky, piano; Cameron Undy, bass; Simon Barker, drums.



Sunday, 2 November 2014

Playlist - Nov 2nd 2014


Johannes Enders: Mellowtonin from Mellowtonin (EnjaYellowbird)
ICP Orchestra: Lavoro / Moten Swing from East of the Sun (ICP)
Lode Vercampt & Bart Maris: Pedor from Krommekeer (El Negocito)
Ken Thomson & Slow / Fast: We Are Not All in This Together from Settle (NCM East)
Side A: BMC from In the Abstract (Not Two)
Anthony Pirog, Michael Formanek & Ches Smith: I’m Not Coming Home from Palo Colorado Dream (Cuneiform)
The Grip: Acorn from Celebrate (Slowfoot)
Lode Vercampt & Bart Maris: Roe from Krommekeer (El Negocito)
Alan Broadbent & the NDR Big Band: Sonata for Swee’ Pee from America the Beautiful (Jan Matthies)
Antonio Sanchez: Leviathan from Three Times Three (CAMJazz)
Klas Nevrin Ensemble: Quasi-Flamenco from Live at Lederman (Found You Recordings)
Hyperactive Kid: Herbst from 3 (Jazzwerkstatt)
L’Hijaz’ Car: Istanbul, sur ma derive Asiatique from L’Hijaz’ Car (Buda Musique)
Leszek Mozdzer, Lars Danielsson & Zohar Fresco: KarMa Party from Polska (ACT)
Frank Kimbrough: Afternoon in Paris from Quartet (Palmetto)