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, 26 June 2016

Playlist - June 26th 2016


Laurent Rochelle’s Okidoki Quartet: Okidoki Blues from Si Tu Regardes (Linoleum)
Laurent Rochelle’s Okidoki Quartet: Okidoki from Si Tu Regardes (Linoleum)
Peter Scharli Trio feat. Glenn Ferris: Les Plages Infinies from Purge (Enja)
I.P.A.: Slakt Swing from I Just Did Say Something (Cuneiform)
Paul Kimber & Phil Merriman: This Very Moment from Duos, Duets and Duels (Jazz Records)
Paul Kimber & Phil Merriman: Green Eyed Lobster from Duos, Duets and Duels (Jazz Records)
Workshop de Lyon: Le Plein de Fleurs from Lettres a des Amis Lointains (ARFI)
Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom: Staten Island from Otis Was a Polar Bear (Royal Potato Family)
Roberto Negro: Il Giorno Della Civetta from Luna Di Wuxi (Tricollectif)
Daniele D’Agaro’s Adriatics Orchestra: Kilwa from Mountains, Love & Humour (Artesuono)
Gwilym Simcock: On Broadway from Blues Vignette (Basho)
Einar Scheving: Yoonee from Intervals (self-released)
David Smith Quintet: The Toaster from Impetus (BJU)
Ulrich Drechsler & Stefano Battaglia: Little Peace Lullaby No 6 from Little Peace Lullaby (Enja)
Bastian Stein: Tati from Viktor (Pirouet)
Csaba Palotai: Menenghina (A Courtesan’s Ballad) from The Deserter (BMC)
Andre Leroux: Undertaking from Sychronie-Cites (Effendi)
Daniele D’Agaro’s Adriatics Orchestra: Don’t Pretend from Mountains, Love & Humour (Artesuono)


Sunday, 12 June 2016

Playlist - June 12th 2016


Ray Anderson, Han Bennink, Ernst Glerum & Paul Van Kemenade: Low Profile from Checking Out (KEMO)
Eyolf Dale: Sideways from Wolf Valley (Edition)
Joris Roelofs: Para Poli from Amateur Dentist (Pirouet)
Susanne Paul’s Move Quartet: Basics of Birds from El Camino (Jazzhausmusik)
Eric Vagnon, Guillaume Grenard & Olivier Bost: Le Voyage Dans La Lune from Les Incendiaires (ARFI)
Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom: Slow Jam from Otis Was a Polar Bear (Royal Potato Family)
Tim Garland: Sama’i for Peace from One (Edition)
Eyolf Dale: The Creek from Wolf Valley (Edition)
Paul Van Kemenade: Wim from A Kind Of.... (KEMO)
Kasper Tom & Rudi Mahall: Die Flexitarier from One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure (Barefoot)
Dizzy Krisch, Karoline Hofler & Bill Elgart: Moments of Love from Lonely Woman (Jazzhausmusik)
John Martin: Whisper from The Hidden Notes – Spirit of Adventure (F-IRE Presents)
Filip Augustson: Flying Flyers from Viva Black (FoundYou Recordings)
Gina Schwarz Unit feat. Jim Black: From Shenandoah from Woodclock (Cracked Anegg)
Mongrel: Thick as Thieves from Thick as Thieves (Losen)


Saturday, 28 May 2016

Jazz Today Online - Spring 2016


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Pino Minafra: Minafric from Minafric (Sud). Pino Minafra, Vito Francesco Mitoli, Marco Sannini, trumpet; Roberto Ottaviano, Gaetano Partipilo, Carlo Actis Dato, Nicola Pisani, saxophone; Beppe Caruso, Sebi Tramontana, trombone; Giorgio Albanese, accordion; Livio Minafra, keyboards; Giorgio Vendola, bass; Vincenzo Mazzone, Giuseppe Tria, percussion.

Peter Scharli Trio feat. Glenn Ferris: Bahia Mood (Sugar Lady) from Purge (Enja). Peter Scharli, trumpet; Glenn Ferris trombone; Hans Peter Pfammatter, piano; Thomas Durst, bass.

Sarah Bernstein Quartet: Paper Eyes from Still / Free (Leo). Sarah Bernstein, violin; Kris Davis, piano; Stuart Popejoy, electric bass; Ches Smith, drums.

LABtrio feat. Michael Attias & Chris Hoffman:  Low Fat from The Howls Are Not What They Seem (OutNote). Michael Attias, saxophone; Christopher Hoffman, cello; Bram de Looze, keyboards; Anneleen Boehme, bass; Lander Gyselinck, drums.

Andreas Loven: Roots from District Six (Losen). Buddy Wells, saxophone, Andreas Loven, piano; Remy Brauteseth, bass; Clement Benny, drums.

Pigfoot: 12th Street Rag from 21st Century Acid Trad (Village Life). Chris Batchelor, trumpet; Liam Noble, piano; Oren Marshall, tuba; Paul Clarvis, drums.

Myra Melford & Ben Goldberg: Anymore from Dialogue (self-released). Myra Melford piano; Ben Goldberg, clarinet.

Myra Melford & Ben Goldberg: Be Melting Snow from Dialogue (self-released). As above.

Henri Texier: Mic Mac from Dakota Mab (Intuition). Sebastian Texier and Francois Corneloup, reeds; Henri Texier, bass; Louis Moutin, drums.

3 / 4 Peace: Constructive Criticism from Rainy Days on the Common Land (El Negocito). Ben Sluijs, saxophone and flute; Christian Mendoza, piano; Brice Soniano, bass.

Ronnings Jazzmaskin: Flyaway Gary from Jazzmaskin! (Losen). Martin Myhre Olsen and Petter Kraft, saxophones; Egil Kalman, bass; Truls Ronning, drums.

Sunna Gunnlaugs & Maarten Ornstein: Misterioso from Unspoken (Sunny Sky). Sunna Gunnlaugs, piano; Maarten Ornstein, clarinet.

Roberto Negro Trio invite Christophe Monniot: La Buona Stella from Luna Di Wuxi / Kimono (Tricollectif). Roberto Negro piano; Christophe Monniot, saxophone; Jerome Arrighi, electric bass; Adrien Chennebault, drums.

Suga Dairo Trio: Marches on as a Ring from Goldenfish (Velvetsun). Suga Dairo, piano; unknown bass and drums.

Huw V Williams: Beryl from Hon (Chaos Collective). Laura Jurd, trumpet; Alam Nathoo, saxophone; Elliot Galvin, keyboards; Huw V Williams, bass; Peter Ibbetson, drums.

Huw V Williams: Skardu’s Missing from Hon (ChaosCollective). As above.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Playlist - May 22nd 2016


Omer Avital: Afrik from Abutbul Music (JazzVillage)
LAB Trio: Avondlijke Rust from The Howls are Not What They Seem (OutNote)
Pino Minafra: Minafric from Minafric (Sud)
Hadar Noiberg: When the Dawn from From the Ground Up (Dot Time)
P.L.I.N.T.: Lisboa from Live in Johannesburg (EkayaProductions)
Mario Rom’s Interzone: Blue Velvet from Everything is Permitted (Traumton)
Alex Hutton Trio: The Barons from Magna Carta Suite (F-IRE Presents)
Alex Hutton Trio: June 15th 2015 from Magna Carta Suite (F-IRE Presents)
Alex Hutton Trio: Self Made Man from Magna Carta Suite (F-IRE Presents)
Mopo: Metsarukkanen from Jee (Texicalli)
Water Boogie System: Penguins from Greetings (Soda Music)
Amir ElSaffar: Flyover Iraq from Crisis (PiRecordings)
Carlos Bica & Azul: Elle M’A Dit from Things About (Clean Feed)
Laura Jurd's Dinosaur: Living Breathing (unreleased)
Rebecca Trescher and Ensemble 11: Malachit (unreleased)
Tonbruket: Polka Oblivion from Forevergreens (ACT)
Christoph Irniger’s Pilgrim: Body Dope from Italian Circus Story (Intakt)


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

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Playlist - May 8th 2016


Jason Rebello: Blackbird from Held (Edition)
Nikolaus Neuser 5tet: Happy Vamping from Pink Elephant (Jazzwerkstatt)
Atom String Quartet: First Breath from Atom Sphere (Kayax)
Hanna Paulsberg’s Concept: Catalan Boy from Eastern Smiles (Odin)
Keenroh XL: Eukarist from Keenroh XL (El Negocito)
Peter Scharli Trio feat. Glenn Ferris: Bahia Mood (Sugar Lady) from Purge (Enja)
Atom String Quartet: Ballada o Smierci Janosika from Atom Sphere (Kayax)
Rhythm Future Quartet: The Keeper from Travels (Magic Fiddle Music)
Jason Rebello: Thanks John from Held (Edition)
Slow is Possible: Vejo Asas no Vento from Slow is Possible (JACC)
Nils Wogram’s Root 70: Chelsea Bridge from Wise Men Can Be Wrong (NWOG)
Noah Preminger: Hard Times Killin’ Floor Blues from Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground (self-released)
Hermine Deurloo & ZAPP4: Ericerias from Welling (Tin Wood Music)
Hermine Deurloo & ZAPP4: Portrait of Tracy from Welling (Tin Wood Music)
Geoff Eales: Atonement from Transience (FuzzyMoon)
Stu Hunter: Dawn Chorus from The Migration (Habitat)
Lucian Ban’s Elevation: Southern Dawn from Songs from Afar (Sunnyside)


Sunday, 24 April 2016

Playlist April 24th 2016


Florian Hoefner Group: Newfound Jig from Luminosity (Origin)
Pigfoot: 12th Street Rag from 21st Century Acid Trad (Village Life)
Myra Melford & Ben Goldberg: Anymore from Dialogue (self-released)
Myra Melford & Ben Goldberg: Be Melting Snow from Dialogue (self-released)
Henri Texier: Mic Mac from Dakota Mab (Intuition)
Sarah Bernstein Quartet: Still / Free from Still / Free (Leo)
Mihaly Borbely Quartet: Auntie from Be By Me Tonight (BMC)
Tom Bancroft’s Trio Red: Saturday Afternoon (with Sophie) from Lucid Dreamers (Interrupto Music)
Arun Ghosh: Sufi Stomp from A South Asian Suite (Camoci)
Danny Green Trio: Katabasis from Altered Narratives (OA2)
The Ed Palermo Big Band: Dirty White Bucks from One Child Left Behind (Cuneiform)
Field: Aggressively Loving It from Heal the Rich (WhyPlayJazz)
Brian Groder Trio: Whispered Sigh from R Train on the D Line (Latham)
Hanna Paulsberg Concept: Hemulen Pa Byn from Eastern Smiles (Odin)
Ran Blake: Alice Norbury from Ghost Tones (A-Side)
Stoop Quintet: Sevens from Confession (ASC)
Tom Bancroft’s Trio Red: Acoustica Electronica from Lucid Dreamers (Interrupto Music)
Stefano Carbonelli: Tempo Nuvoloso from Ravens Like Desks (Auand)


Sunday, 10 April 2016

Playlist - April 10th 2016


Ronnings Jazzmaskin: Flyaway Gary from Jazzmaskin! (Losen)
Sarah Bernstein Quartet: Paper Eyes from Still / Free (Leo)
Albert Sanz & Felix Rossy: Dolphins Blues from Dolphins Blues (self-released)
The Workshop: F-Ire Steps from Conversations with the Drum (Onze Heures Onze)
Improgressive: The Illusion from Primo (Slam)
Braskiri: Killing the Mozzarella from Killing the Mozzarella (Berthold)
Twin Talk: Martha from Twin Talk (Ears&Eyes)
Ronnings Jazzmaskin: Banan Tunnan from Jazzmaskin! (Losen)
Vein feat. Dave Liebman: Jammin’ in the Children’s Corner from Jazz Talks (Unit)
Quantum Trio: Wandering Late from Gravity (ForTune)
Stu Hunter: Land of Gypsies from The Migration (HabitatProductions)
Per Oddvar Johansen: Let’s Dance from Let’s Dance (Edition)
Brooklyn Blowhards: Haul Away Joe from Brooklyn Blowhards (LittleiMusic)
Huw V Williams: Beryl from Hon (Chaos Collective)
Huw V Williams: Skardu’s Missing from Hon (ChaosCollective)
3 / 4 Peace: Cycling from Rainy Days on the Common Land (El Negocito)
Peter Rozsnyoi Trio: The Beginning from Pain of an Angel (Budapest Music Center)
Nate Wooley Quintet: For Wee Folks from (Dance to) the Early Music (Clean Feed)