I have been touting French drummer and percussionist, Sylvain Darrifourcq, from the first time I heard him; that was with the Emile Parisien Quartet. I often dig out those recordings for a listen and I remain amazed at what Darrifourcq does. He’s an eclectic player and bandleader as well, as evidenced by some of his own projects. His latest, a trio with saxophonist Manuel Hermia from Belgium (another player I like a lot) and French cellist Valentine Ceccaldi may be Darrifourcq’s best to date. “Kaijū Eats Cheeseburgers” is the feature in this week’s episode. Also new Urs Blochlinger Revisited, a band celebrating the late Swiss saxophonist, a pair from trombonist Samuel Blaser, Swedish pianist Lisa Ullén’s trio, more from artists from Buenos Aires, and two of Europe’s young lions – pianist Elias Stemeseder and drummer Max Andrzejewski – joining forces on “Light/Tied”. It’s a good one!
00:00 Host speaks 00:59 Sylvain Darrifourcq, Manuel Hermia & Valentin Ceccaldi * Kaijū Eats Cheeseburgers – Hector * Kaijū Eats Cheeseburgers * France 12:19 Matthew Shipp * The Piano Equation – Tau Forms * Swing Note From Outer Space * USA 17:14 Omri Ziegele’s Tomorrow Trio * All Those Yesterdays – Intakt * Saw That Smile * Switzerland 23:56 Host speaks 25:35 Urs Blochlinger Revisited * Harry Doesn’t Mind – Leo * King Arthur Meets Hanns Eisler In Hollywood * Switzerland 36:24 Jorma Tapio & Kaski * Aliseen – 577 Records * Manner * Finland 42:15 Adam Nussbaum * Leadbelly Reimagined – Sunnyside * Laura * USA 46:59 Veryan Weston * Crossings – Hi4Head * Extinction * England 51:05 Host speaks 52:32 Camila Nebbia, Diana Arias, Maya Keren & Lesley Mok * Yo No Sé De Pájaros – Self-released * Wyndmoor * Argentina/USA 59:56 Burka * La Venganza De La Hija De Saturna – Self-released * Alas Rotas * Argentina 1:08:24 Host speaks 1:10:21 Samuel Blaser, Daniel Humair & Heiri Känzig * 1291 – Blaser Digital * Jim Dine * Germany 1:16:03 Samuel Blaser * 18 Monologues Élastiques – Blaser Digital * Six Huit Sur Sept * Germany 1:18:39 Anna Högberg Attack * Lena – Omlott * Det Är Inte För Sent * Sweden 1:26:31 András Dés Rangers * Einschlieslich – BMC Records * Music For Brokers * Hungary 1:33:31 Host speaks 1:34:34 Lisa Ullén, Joe Williamson & Eri Carlsson * Slow Dance – Self-released * Line * Sweden 1:45:10 John Coltrane * Live At Birdland – Verve * Alabama * USA 1:50:16 Host speaks 1:51:01 Sylvain Darrifourcq, Manuel Hermia & Valentin Ceccaldi * Kaijū Eats Cheeseburgers – Hector * Ma-rie Antoi-nette * France 1:58:42 Stanley J. Zappa * Muster Point – We Jazz * Putte’s Bar and Pizza * Canada 2:04:45 Host speaks 2:06:02 Elias Stemeseder & Max Andrzejewski * Light/Tied – WhyPlayJazz * Deux * Germany 2:16:09 Caterpillar * Threads – Intimations * USA 2:21:14 Whit Dickey Trio * Expanding Light – Tau Forms * The Opening * USA 2:26:21 Host speaks 2:27:35 Axel Filip Sextet * El Quliibro Secreto De Las Cosas – Self-released * Debiles Operaciones Del Sueño * Argentina 2:34:08 Matt Forker * In Pursuit Of Morning – Self-released * Coiled Smoke * USA 2:39:19 Dr. Mint * Visions & Nightmares – pFmentum * Fire Flight * USA 2:46:23 Host speaks 2:47:36 Astral Travel * If You Say You Are From This Planet Why Do You Treat It Like You Do? – Hyper Jazz * The End * Italy