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 it's own small way....tries to put that right!

JAZZ TODAY is a fortnightly radio show on Cambridge105 Radio. It is broadcast live in Cambridge UK on 105FM, on digital and online at

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

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Jazz Today - Sunday 25th March at 3pm BST on Cambridge 105 Radio

.....featuring the duo of bassist Steinar Raknes and saxophonist Tore Brunborg, a trio led by guitarist Chris Allard,  the string trio Duck Tape Ticket and the Julian Siegel Quartet. We’ll also be hearing the otherworldly vocals of Sara Serpa, and the retro sounds of John Scurry’s Reverse Swing. Plus much more, including a run thru the jazz gigs coming up in Cambridge. Listen HERE at 3pm BST.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Playlist - March 11th 2018

Walter Smith III: Contrafact from Twio (Whirlwind)
Stefano Travaglini: The Importance of Fishing from Ellipse (Notami)
Eyolf Dale: The Mayor from Return to Mind (Edition)
Anat Cohen & Fred Hersch: Peacocks from Live in Healdsburg (Anzic)
Christof Thewes Quartet: Bi Bab from SurReal Book B+C (Gligg)
Terramondo: Hand in Hand from Mother (Impulse)
Marc Sarrazy & Laurent Rochelle: Voulevoulevouvouzelas? from Chansons Pour l’Oreille Gauche (Linoleum)
Musicianer: Pork Bueno from Slow Learner (Iluso)
Better Than TV: Fur Louis from Song from No Man’s Land (self-released)
Walter Smith III: Social Call from Twio (Whirlwind)
Espen Rud: Carla.The Fish from Carla. The Fish (Curling Legs)
Paul van Kemenade: LT from Master of Lyric (KEMO)
Henry Lowther’s Still Waters: Can’t Believe, Won’t Believe from Can’t Believe, Won’t Believe (Village Life)
Magnelli Trio: Educa from Pictures of Moments (Improvvisatore Involontario)
Wanja Slavin’s Lotus Eaters: W.S.II from Salvation (WhyPlayJazz)
Musicianer: Can’t Really Say from Slow Learner (Iluso)
Alex Goodman: Questions from Second Act (Lyte)

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Playlist - Feb 25th 2018

Peuker 8: The Skyward Escape from Influx (WhyPlayJazz)
Dogwood: Causes from Hegate’s Hounds (
Eyolf Dale: Midsomer Gardens from Return to Mind (Edition)
David Murray feat. Saul Williams: Blues for Memo from Blues for Memo (Motema)
Mifras: NV from Stella Maris (Jazzhausmusik)
Jean-Christophe Cholet, Alban Darche, Mathias Ruegg et Grand Ensemble: 1st Convergence from Le Tombeau de Poulenc (Yolk)
Elliot Galvin: Society of Universal Harmony from The Influencing Machine (Edition)
Elliot Galvin: New Model Army from The Influencing Machine (Edition)
Ole Marius Sandberg: Livery from Ensemble (Skaret Music)
Quin Kirchner: Karina from The Other Side of Time (Astral Spirits)
Quin Kirchner: Wondrous Eyes from The Other Side of Time (Astral Spirits)
Bruno Heinen: International Blues from Mr Vertigo (Babel)
Fredrik Lundin: The Hound of Baskerville from 5 Go Adventuring Again (Stunt)

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Jazz Today Online - Winter 2018

The Winter 2018 podcast can be heard by clicking on the widget in the left hand column, or on mixcloud HERE.

MOPO: Ruusu from Mopocalypse (We Jazz): Linda Fredriksson, saxophone; Otto Eskelinen, keyboards; Eero Tikkanen, bass; Eeti Nieminen, drums.

Henri Texier: Hungry Man from Sand Woman (LabelBleu): Manu Codjia, guitar; Sebastien Texier and Vincent Le Quang, reeds; Henri Texier, bass; Gautier Garrigue, drums.

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Yellow House from Paint (Hot Cup): Ron Stabinsky, piano; Moppa Elliot, bass; Kevin Shea, drums.

Allison Philips Trio: Triad Tune from Allison Philips Trio (Flea Boy): Allison Philips, trumpet; Alessandro Fongaro, bass; Robin van Rhijn, drums.

Ryan Keberle & Frank Woeste: Ostinato (Prelude) from Reverso – Suite Ravel (self-released): Ryan Keberle, trombone; Frank Woeste, piano; Vincent Courtois, cello; Jeff Ballard, drums.

Leila Martial: Smile from Baabel (Laborie Jazz). Leila Martial, vocals and keyboards; Pierre Tereygeol, guitar; Emile Parisien, saxophone; Eric Perez, drums.

Christof Thewes Quartet: Abba Dabba from SurReal Book A (Gligg): Christof Thewes, trombone; Hartmut Osswald, saxophone; Ben Lehman, bass; Martial Frenzel, drums.

Marc Sarrazy & Laurent Rochelle: Paysage Avant Pendaison from Chansons Pour L’Oreille Gauche (Linoleum): Marc Sarrazy, piano; Laurent Rochelle, reeds.

Masters of Turbosilence: Lamento aus Eschwege from Winterreise (Fish Music): Ekkehard Jost, saxophone; Reiner Winterschladen, trumpet; Detlef Landeck, trombone; Kubi Kubach, bass; Zam Johnson, drums.

Anton Hunter: Peaceful Assembly from Article XI (efpi): Cath Roberts, Sam Andreae, Simon Prince and Mette Rasmussen, reeds; Graham South and Nick Walters trumpets, Seth Bennett and Richard Foote, trombones; Anton Hunter, guitar; Eero Tikkanen, bass; Johnny Hunter, drums.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Playlist - February 11th 2018

CVDG Project: Baby from Paradise (Trouble in theEast)
Henri Texier: Hungry Man from Sand Woman (LabelBleu)
Wadada Leo Smith: Crepuscule with Nellie from Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk (TUM)
Paul van Kemenade: Bramen Plukken from Master of Lyric (Kemo)
Kadawa: Stairs Downhill from Kadawa (self-released)
Christof Thewes Quartet: Abba Dabba from SurReal Book A (Gligg)
Sophie Alour: I Loves You Porgy from Time For Love (Music From Source)
Sophie Alour: Left Alone from Time For Love (Music FromSource)
Nut Club: Reza (unreleased)
Paul van Kemenade: Strings for Linx from Master of Lyric (Kemo)
Michal Bak Quartetto: Ursa Minor from Michal Bak Quartetto (Alpaka)
Kjetil Jerve, Tim Thornton & Anders Thoren: Red Eye from Circumstances (AMP Music and Records)
Better Than TV: Norway from Song from No Man’s Land (self-released)
Christof Thewes Quartet: Alles-Nix from SurReal Book A (Gligg)
Will Butterworth Quartet: The Nightingale from The Nightingale and The Rose (Jellymould Jazz)

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Playlist - January 28th 2018

Ryan Keberle & Frank Woeste: Ostinato (Prelude) from Reverso – Suite Ravel (self-released)
Allison Philips Trio: Triad Tune from Allison Philips Trio (Flea Boy)
Rudy Smith Quartet: One for Bent from Glass World (Stunt)
Diab Quintet: Oeil de Lynx from Seagull Tango (Home)
NSI Quartet: Rybobon from The Look of Cobra (AudioCave)
Leila Martial: Smile from Baabel (Laborie Jazz)
Elliot Galvin: Red and Yellow from The Influencing Machine (Edition)
Andrea Keller Quartet: Under the Birch Tree from Greatest Hits (self-released)
Andre Canniere: Sunflower (for Emilie) from The Darkening Blue (Whirlwind)
Marc Sarrazy & Laurent Rochelle: Paysage Avant Pendaison from Chansons Pour L’Oreille Gauche (Linoleum)
Flat Earth Society: Ahmad & Juan from Terms of Embarassment (Igloo)
Too Noisy Fish: Slow B from Fight Eat Sleep (Rare and Treacherous)
Nick Fraser: Skeleton from Is Life Long? (CleanFeed)
Frode Kjekstad: Invitation from A Piece of the Apple (Losen)
20th Century Dog: Vibrant from Bone (Earshift Music)

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Playlist - January 14th 2018

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Yellow House from Paint (Hot Cup)
Mopo: Ruusu from Mopocalypse (We Jazz)
Mopo: Mustafa from Mopocalypse (We Jazz)
Gabor Gado & Laurent Blondiau: Kenpo from Veil and Quintessence (BMC)
Aki Rissanen: Blind Desert from Another North (Edition)
Thomas Champagne Random House: Waiting from Sweet Day (Challenge / Igloo)
The Mulligan-Baker Project: Freeway from Mixing Memory and Desire (WLJWC)
Charlie Hunter: (Looks Like) Someone Got Ahead of Schedule on their Medication from Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth (Ground Up)
Andre Canniere: Lament from The Darkening Blue (Whirlwind)
Pigfoot: Basin Street Blues from 21st Century Acid Trad (Village Life)
Oleg Kireyev & Keith Javors: The Meeting from The Meeting (Inarhyme)
Andrea Keller: Listen from Still Night: Music in Poetry (Jazzhead)
Andrea Keller: Where My Books Go from Still Night: Music in Poetry (Jazzhead)
Andrea Keller Quartet: Soup Tin Baby from Greatest Hits (self-released)
Elodie Pasquier: The Little Ducks of the Night from Mona (Laborie Jazz)
Huw Warren: EE from Nocturnes and Visions (self-released)
Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition: Rasikapriya from Agrima (self-released)
Arne Huber Quartet: Im Echten Leben from Im Echten Leben (Meta)

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