October 24, 2019 Episode #1124

Shows like this episode demonstrate why there’s so much great music being created these days. Bassist Lisa Hoppe moved from her native Germany to Switzerland is now located in NYC where she’s much in-demand. She’s a very lyrical player and her compositions are fearless and very original. Her Third Reality Continue Reading

October 17, 2019 #1122

I really impressed myself with the playlist this week. First off I get to play music by a good friend, drummer Nick Fraser and his trio and a tune from another friend, violist Ig Henneman, who is joined on her album by Jaimie Branch and Anne La Berge. Nick has Continue Reading

August 2019 Playlists

August 29 #1115 The dial must have been set to “eclectic” because when I looked at the completed playlist my only thought was that this show is all over the stylistic map.  For instance, there’s the Simon Nabatov Quintet’s new “Last Minute Theory” that extends group improvisation to new limits, Continue Reading