April 2019 Playlists

April 25 #1098 There’s a heavy European flavour to this episode as we mine the current scene in eleven different countries. Two albums on the Hungarian BMC label introduce BMC’s latest round of releases: pianist Aki Takase(Germany) & her band, Japanic, and saxophonist Istvan Grensco & his Collective Special 5 Read More & Listen

June 20, 2019 #1106

Two of the very finest piano improvisers are highlighted this episode: Matt Mitchell and Satoko Fujii. Mitchell’s music tends to be extremely hard to play, according to Matt, and it’s also pretty hard to describe in a few sentences. Complicated? Genius? Outside the box? Judge for yourself on a couple Read More & Listen