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.


Monday, 5 December 2016

Jazz Today - Sunday 11th December at 3pm GMT on Cambridge 105


.....with music from Moscow to Manchester, including the Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet, the Mihaly Dresch Quartet, Goats Notes and Kate Williams Four Plus Three. We’ll also be hearing from guitarists Mike Walker and Stuart McCallum, pianists Julie Sassoon and Frank Kimbrough and the quartet Earprint. Plus plenty more, including a run-down of jazz gigs coming up in Cambridge.Listen HERE at 3pm GMT.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Jazz Today Online - Autumn 2016 Playlist


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S’il Te Plait Madame: Perruque et Postiche from The King and The Queen of a Senior Citizens Dance (Petit). Pierre Millet, trumpet; Fabrice Theuillon, saxophone; Mathieu Millet, bass; Emmanuel Penfeunteun, drums.

Duo Van Otterloo Van Veenendaal: No Trace from No Trace (Brokkenrecords). Rutger Van Otterloo, saxophone; Albert Van Veenendaal, piano.

Dag Magnus Narvesen Octet (DaMaNa): Chokolypse from Cornua Copiae (Clean Feed). Kristoffer Alberts, Jorgen Mathisen and Andre Roligheten, reeds; Hayden Powell, trumpet; Kristoffer Kompen, trombone; Oyvind Dale, piano; Adrian Myhr, bass; Dag Magnus Narvesen, drums.

So!triO: South from Maze (Self-released). Olivier Soubeyran, cello; Yann Auger, guitar; Hakim Molina, drums.

Piero Bittolo Bon’s Bread & Fox: La Mela di Adesso from Big Hell on Air (Auand / El Gallo Rojo). Piero Bittolo Bon, reeds; Filippo Vignato, trombone; Glauco Benedetti, tuba; Alfonso Santimone, piano; Andrea Grillini, drums.

Nautilus: Infrablue from Infrablue (Two Rivers). Hayden Chisholm, saxophone; Jurgen Friedrich, piano; Robert Lucaciu, bass; Philipp Scholz, drums.

I Am Three: Better Get Hit in Yo’ Soul from Mingus, Mingus, Mingus (Leo). Silke Eberhard, saxophone; Nikolaus Neuser, trumpet; Christian Marien, drums.

Adriano Clemente & the Akashmani Ensemble: Inner Fires from The Mingus Suite (Dodicilune). Francesco Lento, trumpet: Mario Corvini, trombone; Daniele Tittarelli and Marco Guidolotti, reeds; Riccardo Fassi, piano: Raffaele Toninelli and Dario Rosciglione, bass; Andrea Nunzi, drums.

Mosaic: Cryptogram from Subterranea (Edition). Ralph Wyld, vibraphone; James Copus, trumpet; Sam Rapley, clarinet; Cecelia Bignall, cello; Misha Mullov-Abbado, bass; Scott Chapman, drums.


Sunday, 27 November 2016

Playlist - Nov 27th 2016


Vanbinsbergen Playstation: Goofy from Live (Buzz)
Jean-Marc Foltz & Stephan Oliva: Fascinating Rhythm / Someone to Watch Over Me from Gershwin (Vision Fugitive)
Day & Taxi: S from Way (Percaso)
I Am Three: Oh Lord, Don’t Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb on Me from Mingus, Mingus, Mingus (Leo)
Bell: Fahrradstrassenschnellfahrstrecke from Obsessions (Wismart)
Daniel Erdmann’s Velvet Revolution: A Short Moment of Zero G from A Short Moment of Zero G (BMC)
Steve Gadd Band: Africa from Way Back Home (BFM Jazz)
Jean-Marc Foltz & Stephan Oliva: Summertime from Gershwin (Vision Fugitive)
Kris Allen: Lowborn (Proverbs 62:9) from Beloved (Truth Revolution)
Giulio Romano Malaisi: Green Flower Street from Unexpected Ride (self-released)
Brass Funkeys: DIY from Brass Funkeys (self-released)
Michel Pilz & Jean-Noel Cognard: Les Travees Basses des Facades from Ressuage (JazzHausMusik)
Hakon Storm: Karusell from Kobolt (NorCD)
Hyper + Amir ElSaffar: Mono Esa Tono from Saadif (nusica.org)
Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defence: Cap vs. Nim from Moving Still (Pi Recordings)
BassDrumBone: Bluish from The Long Road (Auricle)
Lorenzo De Finti Quartet: The Very Last Song from We Live Here (Losen)


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

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Playlist - Nov 13th 2016


Phronesis: Manioc Maniac from Parallax (Edition)
I Am Three: Better Get Hit in Yo’ Soul from Mingus, Mingus, Mingus (Leo)
So!triO: South from Maze (Self-released)
Mark Dresser Seven: Hobby Lobby Horse from Sedimental You (Clean Feed)
Nick Sanders & Logan Strosahl: Sigma from Janus (Sunnyside)
Vanbinsbergen Playstation: Als Mijn Hart de Weg Volgt from Live (Buzz)
Nikki Iles: Fly’s Dilemma from Everything I Love (Basho)
Kate Williams: Portrait in Black and White from Four Plus Three (KWjazz)
Dinosaur: Living, Breathing from Together, As One (Edition)
Snowpoet: If I Miss a Star from Snowpoet (TwoRivers)
Misha Mullov-Abbado: Ode to King Michael from New Ansonia (Edition)
Duo Van Otterloo Van Veenendaal: No Trace from No Trace (Brokkenrecords)
Ole Matthiessen: OCBBCT from Flashbacks & Dedications (Stunt)
Eve Risser’s White Desert Orchestra: Earth Skin Cut from Les Deux Versants Se Regardent (Clean Feed)

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Playlist - October 23rd 2016


Babos’ Makrokozmosz: Sandor Rozsa from Babos’ Makrokozmosz (BMC)
Mike Nock Trio & NZ Trio: Vicissitudes Parts IV + V from Vicissitudes (Rattle)
Friends & Neighbors: Jaguar from What’s Wrong? (Clean Feed)
Mosaic: Cryptogram from Subterranea (Edition)
Michiel Braam: The Man I Love from Gloomy Sunday (BMC)
Michiel Braam & Bo van de Graaf: Andre Hazes De Vlieger from Olanda in Due (I Compani)
Michiel Braam & Bo van de Graaf: Memories of You from Olanda in Due (I Compani)
Dag Magnus Narvesen Octet (DaMaNa): Chokolypse from Cornua Copiae (Clean Feed)
Better Than TV: Standing With Sally from Late (self-released)
Moker: Skopalli from Ladder (ElNegocito)
Moker: Dikken Beuk from Ladder (ElNegocito)
Dustin Laurenzi’s Natural Language: J.P. from Natural Language (Ears & Eyes)
Nate Lepine: Even Yeti’s Ready for Spring from Vortices (Ears & Eyes)
Ronny Graupe: Elfenau from The White Belt (Pirouet)
Toni Vaquer: Sisan Sisan from Nonino (Underpool)

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Playlist - October 9th 2016


S’il Te Plait Madame: Perruque et Postiche from The King and The Queen of a Senior Citizens Dance (Petit)
Greg Ward & 10 Tongues: Singular Serenade from Touch My Beloved’s Thought (Greenleaf)
Greg Ward & 10 Tongues: The Menacing Lean from Touch My Beloved’s Thought (Greenleaf)
Dave Douglas, Frank Woeste, Matt Brewer & Clarence Penn: Mains Libres from Dada People (Greenleaf)
Giovanni Guidi, Gianluca Petrella, Louis Sclavis & Gerald Cleaver: Ida Lupino from Ida Lupino (ECM)
Nicole Johanntgen: Henry from Henry (self-released)
Nautilus: Infrablue from Infrablue (Two Rivers)
Dag Magnus Narvesen Octet (Damana): Dalbrecht from Cornua Copiae (Clean Feed)
Lucasz Borowicki Trio: Maybe She is Not from People, Cats & Obstacles (Fortune)
Aquarium: Sleek from Aquarium (Babel)
Guus Janssen: April from Meeting Points (Bimhuis)
Stephan Crump’s Rhombal: How Close are You from Rhombal (Papillon)
Stephan Crump’s Rhombal: Esquima Dream from Rhombal (Papillon)
Franco D’Andrea: Two Colors from Three Concerts. Live at the Auditorium Parco della Musica (Parco della Musica)
Daniel Erdmann’s Velvet Revolution feat. Theo Ceccaldi & Jim Hart: I See a Strange Light from A Short Moment of Zero G (BMC)
Jochen Rueckert: Charm Offensive from Charm Offensive (Pirouet)


Intro / Outro - Stephane Huchard: Jakawa Jungle Spoon from Toutakoosticks (EMI France / Blue Note)


Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Jazz Today Online Playlist - Summer 2016


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Laurent Rochelle’s Okidoki Quartet: Okidoki Blues / Okidoki from Si Tu Regardes (Linoleum). Laurent Rochelle, bass clarinet; Frederic Schadoroff, piano; Olivier Brousse, bass; Eric Boccalini, drums.
Csaba Palotai: Menenghina (A Courtesan’s Ballad) from The Deserter (BMC). Csaba Palotai, guitar.
Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom: Slow Jam from Otis Was a Polar Bear (Royal Potato Family). Kirk Knuffke, cornet; Jenny Scheinman, violin; Myra Melford, piano; Todd Sickafoose, bass; Allison Miller, drums.
Bojan Z & Nils Wogram: TNT from Housewarming (NWOG). Bojan Z, keyboards; Nils Wogram, trombone.
Workshop de Lyon: Le Plein de Fleurs from Lettres a des Amis Lointains (ARFI). Jean Aussanaire and Jean-Paul Autin, reeds; Jean Bolcato, bass; Christian Rollet, drums.
David Chevallier, Sebastien Boisseau & Christophe Lavergne: You Don’t Know What Love Is / Oh Yes, I Do! from Standards & Avatars (Cristal). David Chevallier, guitar; Sebastien Boisseau, bass; Christophe Lavergne, drums.
Matt Wilson’s Big Happy Family: 25 Years of Rootabagas from Beginning of a Memory (Palmetto). Jeff Lederer and Andrew D’Angelo reeds; Terrell Stafford, trumpet; Gary Versace, keyboards; Martin Wind, bass; Matt Wilson, drums.
Matt Wilson’s Big Happy Family: Searchlight from Beginning of a Memory (Palmetto). Jeff Lederer, Joel Frahm and Andrew D’Angelo reeds; Terrell Stafford, trumpet; Kirk Knuffke, cornet; Gary Versace, keyboards; Martin Wind, Paul Sikivie and Chris Lightcap bass; Matt Wilson, drums.
Eyolf Dale: Sideways from Wolf Valley (Edition). Andre Roligheten, reeds; Hayden Powell, trumpet; Kristoffer Kompen, trombone; Adrian Loseth Waade, violin; Rob Waring, vibraphone; Eyolf Dale, piano; Per Zanussi, bass; Gard Nilssen, drums.
Anna Maria Sturm Quintett: Indifferente from Tales of Woe (WhyPlayJazz). Anna Maria Sturm, vocals; Wanja Slavin, reeds; Uri Gincel, piano; Andreas Lang, bass; Peter Gall, drums.
Achille Succi, Francesco Saiu & Giacomo Papetti: Brown from Three Branches (El Gallo Rojo). Achille Succi, bass clarinet; Francesco Saiu, guitar; Giacomo Papetti, bass.
Johnny Hunter Quartet: Ayca from While We Still Can (Efpi). Ben Watte, tenor saxophone, Graham South, trumpet; Stewart Wilson, bass; Johnny Hunter, drums.
Paul Van Kemenade: Wim from A Kind Of... (KEMO). Paul Van Kemenade, alto saxophone; Wolter Weirbos, trombone; Jan Kuipers, guitar.
Duck Baker Trio: Un Pezzo Pazzo from Deja Vouty (Fulica). Alex Ward, clarinet; Duck Baker, guitar; John Edwards, bass.