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Sunday, 31 December 2017

Pete's Pick of 2017


It’s that time of year again. Time to say thanks to those musicians who have stirred my head, heart and feet over the past 12 months. As always, I’ve only heard a fraction of the new releases and I’m sure there’s plenty more good stuff out there that I’ve missed. So....in no particular order.....


Team Hegdal – Vol 4 (Particular Recordings)


A band that fall into the category ‘deserving wider recognition’. Team Hegdal Vol 3 was one of my Picks of 2015. And I make no apology for adding Vol 4 to my list for 2017.
There’s something about the way a number of Scandinavian jazz musicians have integrated past and present. This isn’t your fragile Nordic ambience. If anything these are sounds closer to Chicago. This is thorny free-bop.
Eirik Hegdal and Andre Roligheten, reeds, Oscar Gronberg, piano, Ole Morten Vagen, bass and Gard Nilssen, drums; four Norwegians and one Swede, interpreting 13 compositions from Eirik Hegdal, a musician best known for directing the prestigious Trondheim Jazz Orchestra from 2002 to 2016. The reedsmen split their time between a range of clarinets and saxophones to add variety to the group sound. And Eirik assures me that the cover image is not a self portrait. Although he did paint it. Roll on Vol 5.


Tamara Mozes – Moozing (Yolk)





I’m no great lover of vocal jazz, mainly because it often veers to middle of the road and loses that edge that I find so important. However the music of vocalist Tamara Mozes caught my ear.  Tamara hails from Hungary where she was classically trained at the Liszt Ferenc University of Music in Budapest. She followed up with studies in improvisation in France and Belgium.
On this, her 3rd album, she integrates voice and piano in a creative way utilising both lyrics and scat. Her playing harbours a great deal of joy and her compositions take inspiration from popular song, folk music and French chanson. Someone to keep tabs on methinks.



CVDG Project – Paradise (Trouble in the East)



Six Berlin-based musicians all versed in the art of free improv, taking a backwards glance at the heyday of jazz. There’s no parody here though, just good foot-tapping music, with references to Monk, Ellington and Basie. Nine originals interspersed with five short free-form ‘miniatures’.
Leader of the project is pianist Christian von der Goltz, a musician I’ve not encountered before. He’s pulled together a classy line-up, comprising Henrik Walsdorff, alto saxophone, Rudi Mahall, bass clarinet, Martin Klingeberg, trumpet, Jan Roder, bass and Kay Luebke, drums.
And although the music may allude to the 1950’s, the solos retain a current day sensibility. And every time I hear the reeds of Rudi Mahall, it reinforces my view that he has one of the most characteristic sounds in today’s jazz, regardless of setting.

The album issued by a small independent label run by musicians Gerhard Gschlossl, Alberto Cavenati and Sunk Poschl. The label’s name alludes to a composition by Ornette Coleman and the musicians’ East German heritage. Check out their other releases. All are worth a listen.



Eric Revis – Sing Me Some Cry (CleanFeed)


As with so many of today’s jazz musicians, bass player Eric Revis can deliver the goods regardless of whether the music falls right or left of centre.  Here the music tends to left field, but never loses sight of the history.
On this, his 5th outing on the adventurous Clean Feed Label, he brings along the earthy reeds of Ken Vandermark, the angular piano of Kris Davis and the propulsive drums of Chad Taylor. All four contribute compositions and at times, such as Eric’s composition PT 44, the performances can get incandescent. And Drunkards Lullaby is anything but. In all cases, its music that rewards repeat listening.
A quartet that demonstrates how far the sax, piano, bass and drum configuration has progressed over the past couple of decades.



Kati Briens Dream Band – Happy Music (self produced)


The great thing about online sites such as Bandcamp is that they give musicians the opportunity to release their music to a wider audience.  This can be a two-edged sword in the sense that the quality can sometimes be suspect. However there are occasions, as with this band, that a gem appears.


Kati Briens Dream Band have been together for 7 years, although I believe this is their debut on record. They have the interesting instrumental line-up of two alto saxophone (Kati Brien and Bastian Duncker), bass clarinet (Viktor Wolf), trombone (Andrej Ugoljew), bass (Simon Quinn) and drums (Tilo Weber). Key to their success are Kati’s compositions and arrangements. Her compositions are often melodic, sometimes quirky. And the sextet creates some wonderful harmonies.
 
There are a number of exciting young bands emanating from Berlin at present. Kati is in her late 20’s, has been a member of the German Jazz Orchestra and has studied with the likes of Greg Cohen and Kurt Rosenwinkel.  She’s definitely a musician to keep an eye on.



Anton Hunter – Article XI (efpi)


And it’s not only Germany that is producing new talent. There appears to be a number of forward-looking musicians linking Manchester and London, musicians that feature in bands such as Sloth Racket, Favourite Animals and the Beats and Pieces Big Band.

One of the prime movers is guitarist Anton Hunter, who has recently issued the debut album of his eleven-piece ensemble Article XI. The band was commissioned for the 2014 Manchester Jazz Festival, and a couple of the tracks come from that performance. The remainder were recorded at The Vortex in London a few days later.

The band harbours the reeds of Simon Prince, Cath Roberts, Mette Rasmussen and Sam Andreae, the brass of Graham South, Nick Walters, Seth Bennett and Richard Foote, plus the rhythm section of Anton Hunter, Eero Tikkanen and Johnny Hunter. And the adventurous writing is credited to ‘Anton and all the band’. If you like cutting edge jazz, then this album is well worth investigating.
 

Himpel Eskildsen Duo – 3rd Room (Jazzhausmusik)


Music that seems to probe dark corners, before letting in the light. It’s my first encounter with both musicians. Benjamin Himpel hails from Stuttgart and splits his time between tenor and soprano saxophones and bass clarinet. Simon Eskildsen is from Copenhagen and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus. He’s also a graphic artist of some pedigree and has designed the intriguing CD cover.
All bar one of the thirteen compositions have been penned by the duo, often romantic and with classical overtones. It’s a engaging and mature debut.

 

Noah Preminger – Meditations on Freedom (self-released)


Noah Preminger is a saxophonist growing in stature with each recording. This is his 6th outing, the third with his quartet, namely trumpeter Jason Palmer, bassist Kim Cass and drummer Ian Froman. It mixes originals with standards from Bruce Hornsby, Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Sam Cooke. And everything is riddled with the blues. Meditations on Freedom was released in the USA on January 20th, Inauguration Day. And the political comment carries across to the originals, with titles such as Women’s March, Mother Earth and Broken Treaties. A saxophonist who plays with confidence and authority. A musician who has something to say. And an excellent quartet to boot.


Dylan Jack Quartet – Diagrams (Creative Nation Music)


Another debut of note. And an album that insinuated itself into my psyche over time.
It’s my first encounter with Dylan Jack. He hails from Boston, Massachusetts and has written about and teaches drumming in the local area. He also composed all five of the angular compositions herein, often with unusual meters. His band comprises Todd Brunel on reeds, Eric Hofbauer, guitar and Anthony Leva, bass.

Dylan comes across very much as a team player, allowing plenty of space for his bandmates to have their say. And I’ve long been a fan of guitarist Eric Hofbauer, who sticks to the amplified acoustic instrument throughout. Todd Brunel is a musician who splits his time between classical and jazz work, and is also a member of Eric’s Quintet. Here he sticks primarily to the clarinet (Bb and bass). And I have not heard the bass of Anthony Leva before, but he contributes equally to the success of this band. I look forward to their future output.


Roligheten – Homegrown (Clean Feed)


Another example of the burgeoning Scandinavian scene. And a second mention for reedsman Andre Roligheten, a musician who has appeared on Jazz Today numerous times, most notably with the duo Albatrosh, the quintet Friends and Neighbours and the aforementioned Team Hegdal.
Completing his eponymous quartet are Adrian Loseth Waade on violin, Jon Rune Strom on bass and Erik Nylander on drums. And the presence of a string instrument in the front line adds a different dimension to this release. The band are capable of swinging (with the wonderfully titled Telemark Tango), introspection (Syvsover) and freedom (Nidkjaer).

The album cover shows an elderly man wearing headphones and wielding a mattock in the middle of a pasture. Looks like a thankless task. Unlike the effort it would take to track down this album.

 

Other 2017 releases I wouldn’t be without:

Olie Brice Quintet – Day After Day (Babel); Misha Mullov-Abbado – Cross Platform Interchange (Edition); Masters of Turbosilence – WinterReise (Fish Music); Slowfox – Gentle Giants (Traumton); Immigration Booth – Hinterm Spiegel (Float Music); Vincent Courtois, Daniel Erdmann & Robin Finker – Bandes Originales (Label La Buissone) ; David Arthur Skinner – Skinner Plays Skinner (Losen); Operasjon Hegge – Midt Pa Natta (Particular); OK:KO – Land E (AMP); Jason Stein Quartet – Lucille (Delmark); Pauli Lyytinen Magnetia Orkesteri (Eclipse Music); David Chevallier Trio – Second Life (Cristal); Mike Reed – Flesh & Bone (482 Music); Mikko Innanen 10+ (We Jazz); Joy Ellis – Life on Land (F-IRE); Sophia Domancich – Alice’s Evidence (Marge); Phil Schurger – Echoes of the Ancestors (Ears & Eyes); Hans Ludemann’s Rooms – Blaue Kreise (BMC); Red Planet & Bill Carrothers (Shifting Paradigm); Michel Portal – Eternal Stories (Erato); Lisa Stick Septett - Tyst (Jazzlab); The Gareth Lockrane Big Band - Fistfight at the Barndance (Whirlwind)


Sunday, 24 December 2017

Playlist - Dec 24th 2017


Jure Pukl & Matija Dedic: Hempburger from Hybrid (Whirlwind)
Hradcany: Accordion Pride from Y’Ocam (Quoi deNeuf Docteur)
Huw Warren: Against the Odds from Nocturnes and Visions (self-released)
Masters of Turbosilence: Lamento aus Eschwege from Winterreise (Fish Music)
Dave Douglas with The Westerlies and Anwar Marshall: Colonial Cubism from Little Giant Still Life (Greenleaf)
Jaska Lukkarinen Trio: Komeda  from Origami (We Jazz)
Kneebody: For the Fallen from Anti-Hero (Motema)
Pigfoot: 12th Street Rag from 21st Century Acid Trad (Village Life)
Francois Bourassa Quartet: Carla and Karlheinz from Number 9 (Effendi)
Gordon Grdina Quartet: Casper from Inroads (Songlines)
Henry Lowther’s Still Waters: Lights of the North Circular from Can’t Believe, Won’t Believe (Village Life)
Favourite Animals: Confirm or Deny from Favourite Animals (Luminous Label)
Jure Pukl & Matija Dedic: Lonely Woman from Hybrid (Whirlwind)
Mario Laginha, Julian Arguelles & Helge Andreas Norbakken: Fiscamente from Setembro (Edition)
David Chevaller Trio: Six from Second Life (Cristal)
Scheen Jazzorkester & Jon Oystein Rosland: Sjarlatan from Tamanoar (Losen)

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Playlist - Dec 10th 2017


Anat Cohen Tentet: Happy Song from Happy Song (Anzic)
CVDG Project: Marche Funebre from Paradise (Troublein the East)
David Chevallier Trio: Double from Second Life (Cristal)
Anton Hunter: Peaceful Assembly from Article XI (efpi)
Kenny Werner Trio: The Song is You from Animal Crackers (Pirouet)
Immigration Booth: The Old Forest Lands from Hinterm Spiegel (Float Music)
Lisa Strockens & Stephan Goldbach: Liar from LouLou (Jazzhausmusik)
Secret Quartet: Ants from Bloor Street (Edition)
Daniel Foose: Mississippi Monk Milk from Of Water and Ghosts (Brooklyn Jazz Underground)
Lina Allemano Four: Sometimes Y from Sometimes Y (Lumo)
Blanco Y Negro: Something Personal from Timbero (Stunt)
Mazzle: Alone Together from Genetic Modified Art...GMA (Monks and Thieves)
Immigration Booth: Nog Turn from Hinterm Spiegel (FloatMusic)
Jukka Eskola Soul Trio: Soft Drop from II (Grotto XWe Jazz)
Lisa Strockens & Stephan Goldbach: Lulu’s Back in Town from LouLou (Jazzhausmusik)
Giovanni Benvenuti: Finestre from Dissolvenze (Improvvisatore Involontario)
Simen Kiil Halvorsen: Finding Words from Scripted Conversations (AMP Music & Records)

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Jazz Today Online - Autumn 2017


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Dylan Jack Quartet: Are You Made of Coins? from Diagrams (Creative Nation Music). Todd Brunel, reeds; Eric Hofbauer, guitar; Anthony Leva, bass; Dylan Jack, drums.

Roligheten: Telemark Tango from Homegrown (CleanFeed). Andre Roligheten, reeds; Adrian Loseth Waade, violin; Jon Rune Strom, bass; Erik Nylander, drums.

Vorwarts Ruckwarts: Matt from Vorwarts (Trouble in theEast). Gerhard Gschlossl, trombone; Johannes Fink, cello; Maike Hilbig, bass.

Mikko Innanen 10+: Looking for Love from Live at Moers Festival 2015 (We Jazz). Mikko Innanen, Jussi Kannaste and Pauli Lyytinen, reeds; Jukka Eskola and Verneri Pohjola, trumpets; Jari Hongisto and Juho Viljanen, trombones; Seppo Kantonen, piano; Ville Herrala and Eero Tikkanen, basses; Joonas Riippa and Mika Kallio, drums.

Joy Ellis: Veteran from Life on Land (F-IRE), Joy Ellis, vocals and piano; Rob Luft, guitar; Henrik Jensen, bass; Adam Osmianski, drums.

Vincent Courtois, Daniel Erdmann & Robin Finker: Plein Soleil from Bandes Originales (Label La Buissonne). Vincent Courtois, cello; Daniel Erdmann and Robin Finker, reeds.

Mike Reed: Conversation Music from Flesh & Bone (482 Music). Greg Ward, Tim Haldeman and Jason Stein, reeds; Ben Lamar Gay, cornet; Jason Roebke, bass; Mike Reed, drums.

Lisa Stick Septett: Une Rue from Tyst (Jazzlab). Lisa Stick, trombone; Christian Muller, bass; Dirk Achim Donau, drums;  Julia Mahns and Gillian Bradtke, violins; Tina Oepen, viola; Constantin Pritz, cello.

The Gareth Lockrane Big Band: Stutterfunk from Fistfight at the Barndance (Whirlwind). Gareth Lockrane, flutes; Sam Mayne, James Gardiner-Bateman, Graeme Blevins, Nadim Teimoori and Richard Shepherd, reeds; Andy Greenwood, Tom Walsh, Steve Fishwick, Henry Collins, trumpets; Mark Nightingale, Barnaby Dickinson, Barry Clements and Trevor Mires, trombones; Mike Outram, guitar; Ross Stanley, keyboards; Ryan Trebilcock, bass; Ian Thomas and Hugh Wilkinson, percussion.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Playlist - Nov 26th 2017


Dylan Jack Quartet: Are You Made of Coins? from Diagrams (Creative Nation Music)
Vorwarts Ruckwarts: Matt from Vorwarts (Trouble in theEast)
Sinne Eeg: Aleppo from Dreams (Stunt)
Michel Pilz & Benoit Martiny: Melu-Sina from De Gudde Wellen (BYP)
Florian Hoefner: Green Gardens from Coldwater Stories (Origin)
High Definition Quartet: 1 from Bukoliki (Fortune)
Gordon Grdina Quartet: Giggles 2 from Inroads (Songlines)
Reich Durch Jazz: Avignon from Reich Durch Jazz (Trouble in the East)
Indigo Kid III: Deconstruction of the City from Moment Gone in the Clouds (Babel)
Double Talk Plus: El Cant dels Occels from Depistado? (Fish Music)
Ekkehard Jost, Uli Lenz & Co: Die Ungelosten Fragen der Sippe Valdez from Gut’n Tag Vogel (Fish Music)
Abisko Lights: Beelitz from Abisko Lights (Unit)
Black Motor: Tulee Paiva from Branches (We Jazz)
Sylvain Cathala Septet: Enee’s Story from Hope (Connexe)
The Vampires meet Lionel Loueke: Brand New from The Vampires meet Lionel Loueke (Earshift Music)

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Playlist - Nov 12th 2017


Jason Stein Quartet: Marshmallow from Lucille! (Delmark)
Joy Ellis: Veteran from Life on Land (F-IRE)
Roligheten: Syvsover from Homegrown (CleanFeed)
Zoe Rahman: Zantastic from Dreamland (Manushi)
Zoe Rahman: The Sheikh from Dreamland (Manushi)
The Brass Funkeys: Rather Be from The Brass Funkeys (Boom Baboon)
Beats & Pieces Big Band: Fairytale from All In (efpi)
Beats & Pieces Big Band: Rocky from All In (efpi)
Robin Nolan Trio: Whole Lotta Rosie from Sin City (Pledge)
Camilla George Quartet: Mama Wati from Isang (Ubuntu)
Entropi: Stelliferous Era from Moment Frozen (Whirlwind)
Fini Bearman: I Know I Alone from Burn the Boat (Two Rivers)
Three Step Manoeuvre: Throwback from Three Step Strut (self-released)
Henri Texier Hope Quartet: Blues D’Eau from At l’Improviste (Label Bleu)
Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio: Love from Brothers (ACT)
Binker & Moses: The Departure from Journey to the Mountain of Forever (Gearbox)

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Playlist - October 22nd 2017


The show focuses on the forthcoming Cambridge International Jazz Festival and has been podcast HERE

Hegge: Peace on Earth and Happiness from Vi Ar Ledsna Men du Far Inte Langre Vara Barn (Particular)
Vincent Courtois, Daniel Erdmann & Robin Finker: Plein Soleil from Bandes Originales (Label La Buissonne)
Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio: Brothers from Brothers (ACT)
Pavillon: Strong Tea from Strong Tea (Pavillon)
Emilia Martensson: Black Narcissus from Ana (Babel)
Michael Janisch: Sofa Stomp from Purpose Built (Whirlwind)
Flying Machines: Peace Offering from Flying Machines (Pictor)
The Brass Funkeys: DIY from The Brass Funkeys (BoomBaboon)
Ammendola, Brissa & Scopelliti: A Bad Day from Play (Alfa Projects)
The David Gordon Trio: Scriabin’s Depressed from Alexander Scriabin’s Ragtime Band (Mister Sam)
Emile Parisien, Vincent Peirani, Andreas Schaerer and Michael Wollny: B&H from Out of Land (ACT)
Vincent Courtois, Daniel Erdmann & Robin Finker: His Eyes Her Eyes from Bandes Originales (Label La Buissonne)
Hegge: Finally from Vi Ar Ledsna Men du Far Inte Langre Vara Barn (Particular)

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Playlist - October 8th 2017


Talking Horns: Zwischenraume from Geschichten aus dem Blaserwald (Westpark Music)
Roligheten: Telemark Tango from Homegrown (CleanFeed)
Roberto Negro’s DaDaDa: Sangu from Saison 3 (Label Bleu)
Roberto Negro’s DaDaDa: Brimborion from Saison 3 (Label Bleu)
Dave Douglas with The Westerlies & Anwar Marshall: Little Giant Still Life from Little Giant Still Life (Greenleaf)
Sophia Domancich: Vestiges from Alice’s Evidence (Marge)
Jorgen Emborg Quartet feat. Mathias Heise: Rule No.1 from What’s Left? (Stunt)
Morten Haxholm Chordless Quartet feat. Melissa Aldana: Itzu from Tesseract (Gateway)
Roberto Ottaviano Quarktet: Planet John Lee Hooker from Sideralis (Dodicilune)
Roberto Ottaviano Quarktet: Planet Nichols from Sideralis (Dodicilune)
Yana: The People from Baby/People (Two Rivers)
Rez Abbasi: Disagree to Agree from Unfiltered Universe (Whirlwind)
Talking Horns: Pellemelle from Geschichten aus dem Blaserwald (Westpark Music)
Hayden Chisholm, Norman Meehan & Paul Dyne: View of the Moon from Unwind (Rattle)
Luca Aquino: Frangetta from Aqustico Vol 2 (Losen)
Morten Haxholm Chordless Quartet feat. Melissa Aldana: Twister from Tesseract (Gateway)
The Gareth Lockrane Big Band: Do It from Fistfight at the Barndance (Whirlwind)


Sunday, 24 September 2017

Playlist - Sept 24th 2017


The Gareth Lockrane Big Band: Stutterfunk from Fistfight at the Barndance (Whirlwind)
Woody Black 4: Significant Others from Curiosity (Unit)
Gary Husband: Celestial Terrestrial Commuters from A Meeting of Spirits (Edition)
Mikko Innanen 10+: Looking for Love from Live at Moers Festival 2015 (We Jazz)
Mikko Innanen 10+: They Are Watching Us from Live at Moers Festival 2015 (We Jazz)
Oene Van Geel: Oleg from Sudoku (Zennez)
Jane Ira Bloom: Alone & In a Circumstance from Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson (Out-Line)
Mathilde Grooss Viddal Friensemblet ft. Naissam Jalal: Parfois C’est Plus Fort Que Toi from Out of Silence (Giraffa)
Yana: Run Down from Don’t Overthink It (self-released)
Abisko Lights: Desert Dog from Abisko Lights (Unit)
Igor Gehenot: Starter Pack from Delta (Igloo)
Louis Sclavis: Avant la Marche from Loin Dans Les Terres (Intuition)
Louis Sclavis: Des Bruits a Tisser from Loin Dans Les Terres (Intuition)
Woody Black 4: Silvery from Curiosity (Unit)
Phil Schurger: Lucid (Soma) from Echoes of the Ancestors (Ears & Eyes)

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Playlist - Sept 10th 2017


Malija: TV Shoes from Instinct (Edition)
Pau Brasil: Bachianas Brasilieros No 4 – Aria from Villa Lobos Superstar (Stunt)
Dada Bolum: Be My Guest from Pre Sentiment (self-released)
Lisa Stick Septett: Une Rue from Tyst (Jazzlab)
Eloisa Manera Ensemble: Cities & the Dead from Invisible Citie (Aut)
Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet: September from Jersey (Motema)
Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet: Inter-are from Jersey (Motema)
Balint Gyemant: Pathway from True Listener (BudapestMusic Center)
Malija: Hung Up from Instinct (Edition)
Geof Bradfield Quintet: Meshell from Our Roots (Origin)
Geof Bradfield: Fearful Symmetry from Birdhoused (CellarLive)
Lisa Stick Septett: Braband from Tyst (Jazzlab)
Sam Bardfeld: Resignation Rag from The Great Enthusiasms (Brooklyn Jazz Underground)
Woodlander: Hieronymus from Calvins Toboggan (QFTF)
Arthur: Rambler from On It (33Xtreme)
Geoff Simkins Trio: Old Ballad from In A Quiet Way (Symbol)
Snorre Kirk: Swing City Blowout from Drummer and Composer (Stunt)


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


Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Jazz Today Online - Summer 2017


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Tamara Mozes: Ping Pong from Moozing (Yolk). Tamara Mozes, voice & piano.

Team Hegdal: Brubakken from Vol 4 (ParticularRecordings). Eirik Hegdal & Andre Roligheten, reeds; Oscar Gronberg, piano; Ole Morten Vagan, bass; Gard Nilssen, drums.

Kati Briens Dream Band: Durios from Happy Music (self-released). Kati Brien & Bastian Dunker, saxophones; Viktor Wolf, bass clarinet; Andrej Ugoljew, trombone; Simon Quinn, bass; Tilo Weber, drums.

Misha Mullov-Abbado: Shanti Bell from Cross-Platform Interchange (Edition). Misha Mullov-Abbado, bass.

Misha Mullov-Abbado: No Strictly Dancing from Cross-Platform Interchange (Edition). Matthew Herd & Sam Rapley, reeds; James Davison, trumpet; Liam Dunachie, piano; Misha Mullov-Abbado, bass; Scott Chapman, drums; Elad Neeman, percussion.

Lois Le Van: Redwood Meadow from So Much More (Hevhetia). Lois Le Van, voice; Sylvain Rifflet, reeds; Bruno Ruder, piano; Chris Jennings, bass.

Pauli Lyytinen Magnetia Orkesteri: Ljubliana from I (Eclipse Music). Pauli Lyytinen, saxophone; Verneri Pohjola, trumpet; Eero Tikkanen, bass; Mika Kallio, drums.

Sebastian Gramss’ Slowfox: Who Were from Gentle Giants (Traumton). Hayden Chisholm, saxophone; Philip Zoubek, piano; Sebastian Gramss, bass.

Olie Brice Quintet: Red Honey Yellow Honey from Day After Day (Babel). George Crowley & Mike Fletcher, saxophones; Alex Bonney, cornet; Olie Brice, bass; Jeff Williams, drums.

Henri Texier: Don’t Buy Ivory Anymore from 30 Ans Concert Anniversaire (Label Bleu). Bojan Zulfikarpasic, piano; Manu Codjia, guitar; Henri Texier, bass; Edward Perraud, drums.

Eric Revis: Good Company from Sing Me Some Cry (Clean Feed). Ken Vandermark, saxophone; Kris Davis, piano; Eric Reed, bass; Chad Taylor, drums.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Playlist - August 27th 2017


High Definition Quartet: Hopasa from Hopasa (Emarcy)
Matthew Golombisky: Cuento #1 from Cuentos Volumes 1 & 2 (Ears & Eyes)
Michel Portal: Bailador from Radar (Intuition)
Jorn Swart: Students of the Macabre from Malnoia (Brooklyn Jazz Underground)
Nypan: Heavy Hangs the Head from Stereotomic (Losen)
LPT3 & Louis Sclavis + Michel Marre: Dolac from Vents Divers (Yolk)
Laszlo Gardony: Georgia on my Mind from Serious Play (Sunnyside)
Jim Rattigan, Thomas Gould & Liam Noble: Zerene from Triplicity (Pavillon)
Jeremy Rose: Strange Doors from Within & Without (Earshift)
Matthew Golombisky: Cuento #9  from Cuentos Volumes 1 & 2 (Ears & Eyes)
Max Johnson: Ten Hands from In the West (CleanFeed)
Fred Hersch: Zingaro from Open Book (Palmetto)
Jo Beyer, Sven Decker, Roman Babik & Andreas Wahl: Villeroy & Boch from Jo (Unit)
Mike Reed: Conversation Music from Flesh & Bone (482 Music)
Mike Reed: My Imaginary Friend from Flesh & Bone (482 Music)


Sunday, 13 August 2017

Playlist - Aug 13th 2017


The Nordanians: Choro Cubano from Dr Mysore (Zennez)
Bela Szaksi Lakatos, Christophe Monniot, Jozsef Barcza Horvath & Elemer Balazs: Summertime from Density of Standards (Budapest Music Center)
Marco Colonna: To Pee Wee and Tony from Ondas de Trigu (self-released)
Gunter Baby Sommer: No Parietto from Le Piccole Cose (Intuition)
Brian Landrus Orchestra: Jeru Concerto (Interlude & Mvt.2) from Generations (BlueLand)
Rob Luft: Riser from Riser (Edition)
Pauli Lyytinen Magnetia Orkesteri: Ljubliana from I (Eclipse Music)
Three Step Manoeuvre: Grant Party from Three Step Strut (self-released)
Torstein Ekspress: Towel Call from Reiseliv (Just Forthe Records)
En En En: G39 from Gronn & Gul (ParticularRecordings)
LPT3: De Charybde en Scylla from Vents Divers (Yolk)
Olie Brice Quintet: Red Honey Yellow Honey from Day After Day (Babel)
Blue Lines Sextet: Silence from Live at the Bimhuis (Casco)
expEAR & Drew Gress: Blue to Pink from Vesper (Kopasetic)
The Nordanians: Sufi from Dr Mysore (Zennez)

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

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Playlist - July 23rd 2017


Tamara Mozes: Ping Pong from Moozing (Yolk)
Jan Harbeck’s Live Jive Jungle: Sidewalkin’ from Elevate (Stunt)
Michel Portal, Richard Hery, Xavier Tribolet & Quatuor Ebene: City Birds from Eternal Stories (Erato)
Henri Texier: Don’t Buy Ivory Anymore from 30 Ans Concert Anniversaire (Label Bleu)
Joonas Leppanen: Homecoming from Alder Ego (AMP Music& Records)
Hear in Now: Cicle from Not Living in Fear (International Anthem)
Eric Revis: Good Company from Sing Me Some Cry (Clean Feed)
Tamara Mozes: In the Salotto from Moozing (Yolk)
Sam Watts: In Dreams from Mime Music (Spark)
Yves Rousseau / Christophe Marguet 5tet: Fragrance from Spirit Dance (Cristal)
Gato Libre: Yuzu from Neko (Libra)
NSI Quartet feat. Dominik Wania: Tvoor from The Look of Cobra (Audio Cave)
Aerophone: Doloroso from Atrabile (Bruit Chic)
Carlos Bica & Azul: Patchwork from More Than This (Clean Feed)
Henri Texier: Barth’s Groove from 30 Ans Concert Anniversaire (Label Bleu)

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Playlist - July 9th 2017


Dada Bolum: The Breaker from Pre Sentiment (self-released)
New Simplicity Trio: Riccardo’s Room from Common Spaces (Babel)
Team Hegdal: Among These Trees from Vol 4 (Particular Recordings)
Arkady Shilkloper & Vadim Neselovskyi: Get Up and Go from Lustrum (Neuklang)
Nicole Johanntgen: They Missed Love from Henry (self-released)
Hermine Deurloo: Samba de um Breque from Living Here (Zennez)
Hermine Deurloo: A Long Story Short from Living Here (Zennez)
Cuong Vu 4-tet: Blue Comedy from Ballet (Rare Noise)
Vadim Neselovskyi Trio: San Felio from Get Up and Go (Jazz Family / Neuklang)
Misha Mullov-Abbado: Gromit’s Grand Outing from Cross Platform Interchange (Edition)
Aerophone: Moustal from Atrabile (Bruit Chic)
Team Hegdal: Brubakken from Vol 4 (ParticularRecordings)
Hear in Now: Cantiere Orlando from Not Living in Fear (International Anthem)
Tom Syson: Bamberg from Green (self-released)
Josephine Davies: The Tempest Prognosticator from Satori (Whirlwind)
The Jazz Passengers: Trouble from Still Life with Trouble (Enja Yellowbird)

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Playlist - June 25th 2017


Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet: Messenger from Desire (Challenge)
Jean-Paul Estievenart: Blade Runner from Behind the Darkness (Igloo)
Pulcinella: She Liked Summer from ¾ D’Once (BudapestMusic Center)
Riverside: View from a Bird from The New National Anthem (Greenleaf Music)
Kati Briens Dream Band: Durios from Happy Music (self-released)
Dino Massa Quartet: Suite No 1 from Suite Pour le Piano (Losen)
Sloth Racket: Edges from Shapeshifters (Luminous)
Greening from Ear to Ear: Hazara from Tam O’Shanter Tales (self-released)
Manfred Becker Ensemble: Afro Kurzel from Klangraume (O-Tone Music)
Jean-Paul Estievenart: Behind the Darkness from Behind the Darkness (Igloo)
Jonas Hemmersbach Group: Strange Days’ Blues from Gegenkonzept (Jazzhausmusik)
Kasper Tom, Alexander von Schlippenbach &Rudi Mahall: Beyoglu Blues from Abstract Window (WhyPlayJazz)
Anne Mette Iversen Quartet + 1: Segue from Round Trip (Brooklyn Jazz Underground)
Kati Briens Dream Band: Darko from Happy Music (self-released)
Double Decker Quartet: Blues for PC from Check Your Soul (Improvvisatore Involontario)

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Playlist - June 11th 2017


Magnus Bakken Quartet feat. George Garzone: Opposing Forces from Cycles (AMP Music)
Lois Le Van: Redwood Meadow from So Much More (Hevhetia)
Greening from Ear to Ear: Lumpy from Tam O’Shanter Tales (self-released)
Sebastian Gramss’ Slowfox: Who Were from Gentle Giants (Traumton)
ZAPP4: Where Did You Sleep Last Night from In Bloom – The Music of Nirvana (Zennez)
Quinsin Nachoff’s Ethereal Trio: Imagination Reconstruction from Quinsin Nachoff’s Ethereal Trio (Whirlwind)
Aki Takase & David Murray: Nobuno from Cherry Sakura (Intakt)
Pitch Plot 4: Invitation to Walk from Big Eyebrow (Zennez)
Pitch Plot 4: A Poet’s Path from Big Eyebrow (Zennez)
Maria Portugal, Paul Van Kemenade & Jasper Van ‘T Hof: Dry Four from Daytime Sketches (KEMO)
Alex Bonney Quartet: Imaginary National Anthem from Halda Ema (Loop Collective)
Lois Le Van: False Cocoon from So Much More (Hevhetia)
Alexi Toumarila: Shadows from Kingdom (Edition)
Maria Portugal, Paul Van Kemenade & Jasper Van ‘T Hof:  Count Us In from Daytime Sketches (KEMO)
Brian Molley Quartet: The Pushkar Push from Colour and Movement (BGMM)
Sebastian Gramss’ Slowfox: Seen Dancing from Gentle Giants (Traumton)