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.


Friday, 29 August 2014

Jazz Today Repeat - Tues 2nd September at midnight BST (7pm EDT).

Another chance to hear the Aug 24th edition of Jazz Today (playlist below). Listen HERE at midnight BST.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Playlist - August 24th 2014


Joakim Berghall: Portland from Dialogues 1 (BoulderMusic)
Russ Johnson: Lithosphere from Meeting Point (RelayRecordings)
Swallow, Talmor, Nussbaum: You Go to My Head from Singular Curves (Auand)
Kvintetten Som Sprangdes: Oh Sole Mio Jag Gar Pa Bio from Svanger Sa Det Svartnar (Found You Recordings)
Matt Ulery: Black Squirrel  from In the Ivory (Greenleaf Music)
Christoph Irniger Trio: Gowanus Canal from Gowanus Canal (Intakt)
Christoph Irniger Trio: Airplane Mode from Gowanus Canal (Intakt)
Jan Lundgren Trio: Man in the Fog from Flowers of Sendai (Bee Jazz)
Louis Moholo-Moholo Unit: Lost Opportunities from For the Blue Notes (Ogun)
Partisans: Icicle Architects from Swamp (Whirlwind)
JC Sanford Orchestra: Your Word Alone from Views from the Inside (Whirlwind)
Z3: Map from Pale Fire (WhyPlayJazz)
Ross Martin, Max Johnson & Jeff Davis: Poughkeepsie Ridge from Big Eyed Rabbit (Not Two)
Jeff Colella & Putter Smith: All Blues from Lotus Blossom (AJI)
Steve Lehman Octet: Beyond All Limits from Mise en Abime (Pi Recordings)
Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things: Shotgun Wedding from Second Cities: Volume 1 (482 Music)
Swallow, Talmor, Nussbaum: Warp from Singular Curves (Auand)


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



Sunday, 27 July 2014

Playlist - June 27th 2014


Dave Douglas & Uri Caine: Ham Fist from Present Joys (Greenleaf Music)
Dejan Terzic: SC158 from Melanoia (Enja)
Alexander Hawkins: Hope Step the Lava Flow from Song Singular (Babel)
Morais & Martin Fondse Project: A Fabrica from Talisma (bkdisk)
Matt Bauder & Day in Pictures: Rule of Thirds from Nightshades (Clean Feed)
Z3: Poly from Pale Fire (WhyPlayJazz)
The Little Band from Gingerland: Now Here / Nowhere from Sir Prise (Cracked Anegg)
Paul Grabowsky Sextet: Paradise from The Bitter Suite (ABC)
Dave Douglas & Uri Caine: Soar Away from Present Joys (Greenleaf Music)
JD Allen: Jack’s Glass from Bloom (Savant)
JD Allen: Stardust from Bloom (Savant)
Torbjorn Zetterberg och Den Stora Fragen: 1+1=1 from Torbjorn Zetterberg och Den Stora Fragen (Moserobie)
Daniel Goyone: Goyone Blues from Goyone Blues (Hevhetia)
Daniel Goyone: I Loves You Porgy from Goyone Blues (Hevhetia)
Collapse: Lump from Bal Folk (Igloo)
Airkraft: Double Entry from Pyongyang Express (FMR)
Busnoys: Walking to Himmelvanger from Weaving the Spell (TallGuy)
Airkraft: Golden Cirkel from Pyongyang Express (FMR)
Lorenzo Capello: Rammendi Ancor? from Dagli Appendini Alla Anti (OrangeHome)

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Playlist - July 13th 2014


David Venitucci Trio: Pele-Mele from Travelling (Enja Yellowbird)
Fred Hersch Trio: West Virginia Rose from Floating (Palmetto)
Fred Hersch Trio: Home Fries from Floating (Palmetto)
Brian Groder Trio: Some Other Where from Reflexology (Latham)
Folk Tassignon: Melanie from Dancing on the Rim (NRW)
Busnoys: Shadowdance from Weaving the Spell (TallGuy)
Andrew McCormack: Prospect Park from First Light (Edition)
Marius Neset & Trondheim Jazz Orchestra: In the Ring from Lion (ACT)
Kristian Borring: Arcade Coffee Shop from Urban Novel (Jellymould Jazz)
Andy Bowie Quartet: Blues in C (unreleased)
Pulcinella: Ni Vu Ni Connu from Bestiole (EnjaYellowbird)
Lucky Dog: The Real All of Me from Lucky Dog (FreshSound New Talent)
Keller’s 10: New Work from Two (Unit)
Obara International: 7up from Live at Manggha (Fortune)
Dominik Wania Trio: Noctuelles from Ravel (Fortune)
Ty Citerman: (Conversation with) Ghosts from Bop Kabbalah (Tzadik)
Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos: Etude No 2 from Jazz Composers Forum (Tone of a Pitch)


Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Jazz Today Online - Summer 2014


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Mauro Gargano’s Mo’ Avast Band: Orange from Mo’ Avast (Note Sonanti). Francesco Bearzatti and Stephan Mercier, reeds; Mauro Gargano, bass; Fabrice Moreau, drums.

Slowfox: Dark And from The Wood (Jazzwerkstatt). Sebastian Gramss, bass; Hayden Chisholm, saxophone; Philip Zoubek, piano.

Slowfox: Are Lovely from The Wood (Jazzwerkstatt). Sebastian Gramss, bass; Hayden Chisholm, saxophone; Philip Zoubek, piano.

McCormack & Yarde Duo (feat. Elysian Quartet): Ob’s 1st Adventure from Juntos (Joy and Ears). Andrew McCormack, piano; Jason Yarde, saxophone; Emma Smith and Jennymay Logan, violins; Laura Moody, cello; Vince Sipprell, viola.

Hayden Powell: Roots and Stems from Roots and Stems (Periskop). Hayden Powell, trumpet; Eyolf Dale, piano; Jo Skaansar, bass.

Daniele Cavallanti & The Brotherhood Creative Trance Music Ensemble: Things Ain’t What They Used To Be from Faces and Tales (Rudi). Daniele Cavallanti, Carlo Actis Dato and Gianluigi Trovesi, reeds; Luca Calabrese, trumpet; Lauro Rossi, trombone; Emanuele Parrini, violin; Fabrizio Puglisi, piano; Andrea di Biase and Silvia Bolognesi, bass; Tiziano Tonini, drums.

Moker: Tsunami Blues from Overstroomd (WERF). Jordi Grognard, reeds; Bart Maris, trumpet; Mathias van de Wiele, guitar; Lieven van Pee, bass; Giovanni Barcella, drums.

Benjamin Weidekamp Quartett: Ausgerechnet Latin from Seriell, Nicht Serios (WhyPlayJazz). Benjamin Weidekamp and Uli Kempendorff, reeds; Ronny Graupe, guitar; Christian Marien, drums.

Rich Halley 4: The Wisdom of Rocks from The Wisdom of Rocks (Pine Eagle). Rich Halley, saxophone; Michael Vlatkovich, trombone; Clyde Reed, bass; Carson Halley, drums.

Quartet Kocomabe: Keimzelle from Blues in a Box (Wismart). Gabriel Coburger, saxophone; Rudi Mahall, bass clarinet; Detlev Beier, bass; Heinrich Kobberling, drums.



Sunday, 29 June 2014

Playlist - June 29th 2014


Fiorini / Houben Quartet: Sweet Yellow Jen from Bees and Bumblebees (Igloo)
Vertigo Trombone Quartet: Noir from Developing Good Habits (NWOG)
Diego Barber & Craig Taborn: Im Park from Tales (Sunnyside)
McCormack & Yarde Duo (feat. Elysian Quartet): Ob’s 1st Adventure from Juntos (Joy And Ears)
Piotr Damasiewicz Quartet: Sonus from Mnemotaksja (Fortune)
Ideal Bread: Wish from Beating the Teens (Cuneiform)
Ideal Bread: The Uh Uh Uh from Beating the Teens (Cuneiform)
Branco Stoysin: Behind the Clouds, There’s the Sun from Alone (Sun Recordings)
Ben Goldberg, Adam Levy & Smith Dobson: Criss Cross from Worry Later (BAG Productions)
Chris Garrick & John Etheridge: Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me from At the Dimming of the Day (Flying Blue Whale)
Black Top: (part of) Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner from #One (Babel)
Roberto Zanetti Trio (feat Pietro Tonolo): Big Apple from Minor Time (Dodicilune)
Gato Libre: Gato from Dudu (Libra)
Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow & Bobby Previte: Blue Shuffle from The New Standard (RareNoiseRecords)
McCormack & Yarde Duo (feat. Elysian Quartet): Little Door from Juntos (Joy And Ears)
Quartet Kocomabe: Keimzelle from Blues in a Box (Wismart)
Vertigo Trombone Quartet: Klagelied from Developing Good Habits (NWOG)
Paulo Fresu Quintet: Chiaro from 30! (Tuk Music)

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Playlist - June 15th 2014


Iiro Rantala String Trio: Hard Score from Anyone with a Heart (ACT)
Benjamin Weidekamp Quartett: Ausgerechnet Latin from Seriell, Nicht Serios (WhyPlayJazz)
Calefax (feat. Eric Vloeimans): Blue in Green from On The Spot (Buzz)
Tim Garland: The Perth Flight from Songs to the North Sky (Edition)
Tim Garland: Dawnbreakers from Songs to the North Sky (Edition)
Hayden Powell: Bassclarinetteblues from Roots and Stems (Periskop)
Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski: Vero from Balades Ephemeres (AventuraMusica)
The Little Band from Gingerland: Sir Prise from Sir Prise (Cracked Anegg)
Ben Goldberg, Adam Levy & Smith Dobson: Crepuscule with Nellie from Worry Later (BAG Productions)
Emilia Martensson: Black Narcissus from Ana (Babel)
Rich Halley 4: The Wisdom of Rocks from The Wisdom of Rocks (Pine Eagle)
Massimo de Mattia Quartet: Lands Beyond from Hypermodernism (Rudi)
Andy Biskin’s Ibid: Just Like Me from Act Necessary (Strudelmedia)
Juhani Aaltonen: All the Birds from To Future Memories (TUM)
Daniel Smith: Better Get Hit in Your Soul from Smokin’ Hot Bassoon Blues (Summit)
Juhani Aaltonen: Ursula  from To Future Memories (TUM)
Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow & Bobby Previte: Clarissa from The New Standard (RareNoiseRecords)
Tommy Andrews Quintet: The Crux from The Crux (Jellymould Jazz)