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, 12 July 2015

Playlist - July 12th 2015


Team Hegdal: Swing from Team Hegdal Vol 3 (Particular Recordings)
Partikel: Introduction to The Buffalo from StringTheory (Whirlwind)
Partikel: The Buffalo from StringTheory (Whirlwind)
Nils Wogram’s Nostalgia: Solitude from Nature (NWOG)
Billy Jenkins: Comfort and Pride from Death, Ritual and Resonation (VOTP)
Ryan Truesdell & The Gil Evans Project: Time of the Barracudas from Lines of Color (Blue Note / ArtistShare)
Juan Pablo Carletti, Tony Malaby & Christopher Hoffman: Ballerina from Nino/Brujo (No Business)
Dog: Sounds like Orange from Dog (Rattle Jazz)
Paul Clarvis & Liam Noble: Mood Indigo from Starry Starry Night (Village Life)
Rich Halley 4: Analog Counterpoint from Creating Structure (Pine Eagle)
Vincent Courtois: Freaks from West (La Buissonne)
Plunge: Birmingham Songo from In for the Out (Immersion)
Yelena Eckemoff Trio: Lions from Lions (L&HProduction)
Philipp Gropper’s Philm: 2nd Try from The Madman of Naranam (WhyPlayJazz)
Billy Jenkins: We Grieve for Ourselves from Death, Ritual and Resonation (VOTP)
Ocean Fanfare: Hornmade from Imagine Sound, Imagine Silence (Barefoot)

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Playlist - June 14th 2015


Roberto Ottaviano: Gay Paree Bop from Forgotten Matches. The Worlds of Steve Lacy (Dodicilune)
Daniel Herskedal: Monsoon Coming from Slow Eastbound Train (Edition)
Kirk Knuffke: Pepper from Arms & Hands (Royal PotatoFamily)
Kristoffer Kompen: Skarprettern from Agdergata 1 (Kompis)
John Raymond: Deeper from Foreign Territory (FreshSound New Talent)
Kevin Mahogany: Sneak Thief from The Vienna Affair (CrackedAnegg)
Tore Brunborg: History from Slow Snow (ACT)
Andrew Bishop: Bottled from De Profundis (Envoi)
Tim Kliphuis Trio: Souvenir de Villingen from The Grappelli Album (Lowlands)
Alban Darche’s Hyprcub: Crooked House from Crooked House (Yolk)
Kirk Knuffke: Arms & Hands from Arms & Hands (Royal Potato Family)
Steinar Aadnekvam: Cold Shower from Freedom Tree (Losen)
Roberto Ottaviano: The Seagulls of Kristiansund from Forgotten Matches. The Worlds of Steve Lacy (Dodicilune)
Stefan Schultze Large Ensemble feat. Wu Wei: Goodbye Part1 from Erratic Wish Machine (WhyPlayJazz)
Mikko Innanen with William Parker & Andrew Cyrille: Karl’s Castle from Song for a New Decade (TUM)
Paul Riley Quintet: Spindrift from Into View (Jellymould)



Monday, 25 May 2015

Jazz Today Online - Spring 2015


To listen to the show.....click the mixcloud link on the left hand panel!


Verneri Pohjola: Bullhorn from Bullhorn (Edition). Verneri Pohjola, trumpet; Aki Rissanen, piano; Antti Lotjonen, bass; Teppo Makynen, drums.

Mediums: La Femme Sans Corps from Mediums (Label LaBuissonne). Vincent Courtois, cello; Daniel Erdmann and Robin Fincker, saxophones.

Wojtczak NYConnection: Play the Kowal Dance for Me from Folk Five (ForTune). Irek Wojtczak, reeds; Herb Robertson, trumpet; Michael Stevens, piano; Joe Fonda, bass; Harvey Sorgen, drums.

Paul van Kemenade’s Three Horns and a Bass: In a Certain Mood from In a Certain Mood (self-released). Paul van Kemenade, saxophone; Angelo Verploegen, trumpet; Louk Boudesteijn, trombone; Wiro Mahieu, bass.

Daniele D’Agaro, Aldo Mella & Elio Rivagli: Elda Olio from Bangalore (Ninety and Nine). Daniele D’Agaro, reeds; Aldo Mella, bass; Elio Rivagli, drums.

Ben Goldberg: Reading from Orphic Machine (BAGProductions / Royal Potato Family). Ben Goldberg, clarinet; Carla Kihlstedt, violin and vocals; Ron Miles, trumpet; Rob Sudduth, saxophone; Myra Melford, piano; Nels Cline, guitar; Kenny Wollesen, vibes; Greg Cohen, bass; Ches Smith, drums.

Fulvio Sigurta: Loft from The Oldest Living Thing (CAM Jazz). Fulvio Sigurta, trumpet; Steve Swallow, bass; Federico Casagrande, guitar.

Karol Beffa & Raphael Imbert: Game Over from Libres (Jazz Village). Karol Beffa, piano; Raphael Imbert, saxophone.

Viktor Toth Arura Trio: Remember the Hatseller from The Present (BMC). Viktor Toth, saxophone; Miklos Lukacs, cimbalom; Gyorgy Orban, bass.

Friends & Neighbors: Bolehogda from Hymn for a Hungry Nation (Clean Feed). Andre Roligheten, reeds; Thomas Johansson, trumpet; Oscar Gronberg, piano; Jon Rune Strom, bass; Tollef Ostvang, drums.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Playlist - May 17th 2015


Wojtczak NYConnection: Play the Kowal Dance for Me from Folk Five (ForTune)
Nick Sanders Trio: Keep on the Watch from You Are a Creature (Sunnyside)
Fulvio Sigurta: Loft from The Oldest Living Thing (CAM Jazz)
Ole Marius Sandberg: If You Are a Light Sleeper from Or Better Still (Skaret)
Ross Hammond: Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen from Flight (Prescott)
Gueorgui Kornazov Horizons Quintet: Na Toni from The Budapest Concert (BMC)
Maurizio Minardi: April Sun from Piano Ambulance (Belfagor Label)
Cloudmakers Trio: Angular Momentum from Abstract Forces (Loop / Whirlwind)
Better Than TV: 1000 and One from Late (self-released)
Wojtczak NYConnection : It Was Four Miles Out of Warsaw from Folk Five (ForTune)
Karol Beffa & Raphael Imbert: Game Over from Libres (Jazz Village)
Karol Beffa & Raphael Imbert: Creole from Libres (Jazz Village)
Myra Melford: Night of Sorrow from Snowy Egret (Enja Yellowbird)
Ross Hammond: As the Seasons Come from Flight (Prescott)
Bjorn Solli: To the Lighthouse from Aglow: The Lyngor Project Vol 1 (Lyngor)
Domenico Caliri: Initinere from Camera Lirica (Caligola)
Nick Sanders Trio: Carol’s Kid from You Are a Creature (Sunnyside)
Chimaira: Aussicht from There is No Alternative (Wide Ear)

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Playlist - April 19th 2015


Wildflower: Blues for Wayne from Wildflower (Jellymould)
Joakim Berghall: Vernissage from Dialogues II (BoulderMusic)
Joakim Berghall: Virtauksia II: Tavallinen Virtanen from Dialogues II (Boulder Music)
Allan Browne, Marc Hannaford & Sam Anning: Bemsha Swing from Shreveport Stomp (Jazzhead)
Carlo Alberto Canevali: Your I.D. from Conduction 3 (nBn)
Daniel Herskedal: Rainfall from Slow Eastbound Train (Edition)
Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord: First Harvest from Jeremiah (Hot Cup)
Pete Newman’s Clarinet Project: Fog of Phwoar from Time for Your Bathysphere (self-released)
Emilia Martensson: Black Narcissus from Ana (Babel)
Avishai Cohen’s Triveni: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat from Dark Nights (Anzic)
Daniele Cavallanti & The Milano Contemporary Art Ensemble: Chief Crazy Horse from Sounds of Hope (Rudi)
Myra Melford: Night of Sorrow from Snowy Egret (Enja Yellowbird)
Alexander Hawkins Trio: Sweet Duke from Alexander Hawkins Trio (Alexander Hawkins Music)
Atomic: A McGuffins Tale from Lucidity (Jazzland)
Esben Brandt: Three Melodies from Constants (Gateway)

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

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Playlist - March 22nd 2015


Verneri Pohjola: Bullhorn from Bullhorn (Edition)
Paul van Kemenade’s Three Horns and a Bass: In a Certain Mood from In a Certain Mood (self-released)
Daniele D’Agaro, Aldo Mella & Elio Rivagli: Elda Olio from Bangalore (Ninety and Nine)
Deniss Pashkevich & Christian Frank: In Three from Close (Gateway Music)
Deniss Pashkevich & Christian Frank: Circle from Close (Gateway Music)
Subtone: C.E.A. from Morningside (Enja)
Eliana Cuevas: Lamento from Espejo (Alma)
Ornithopter: Alioth from Ornithopter (self-released)
Uli Datler Trio: I Miss You Too from A Dancing Shape (Cracked Anegg)
Brian Kellock: Thingin’ from The Nine Mile Burn Sessions (Thick-Skinned)
XY Quartet: Astronautilo from XY (Nusica.org)
Olie Brice Quintet: What Might Have Been from Immune to Clockwork (Multikulti Project)
Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth: Epicenter from Epicenter (Clean Feed)
Ben Goldberg: Reading from Orphic Machine (BAGProductions / Royal Potato Family)
Ornithopter: Hopkins from Ornithopter (self-released)
Rotem Sivan Trio: Blossom from For Emotional Use Only (Fresh Sound New Talent)
Subtone: Smolyan from Morningside (Enja)

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.