June 2019 Playlists

June 27 #1107

Finland is a country that has learned to be efficient given its climate; it doesn’t waste anything. In music too it appears. The renowned Finnish composer Jean Sibelius said “Don’t write any unnecessary musical notes! … We couldn’t afford to lose or waste anything.” That seems to apply to the jazz scene in Finland. There the musicians flirt with minimalism, simple yet edgy lines. Get it out there fast and often furious. This episode has several new recordings from that
country, which is in the midst of a true jazz boom. The main centres of action are Helsinki, Tampere and Turko but the whole country is hearing jazz sounds of all kinds.
We Jazz, a busy label and presenter, sent along some new albums to sample, and you’ll also hear Hot Heros, a trio that will remind you of Black Motor. They’ve just released their second album for Eclipse Music.
As per usual there are several tracks from musicians from other countries: Samuel Ber from Belgium is back with Tony Malaby in tow; The Pen Club from Australia debuts its new “Data Retrieval”; a Portugal/Italian group, Tetterapadequ, dazzles; and some great new tunes from American bands led by Eric Hofbauer, Daniel Carter & Federico Ughi, & Jamie Saft’s new quartet will definitely catch your attention.

00:00 David Murray * Fo Deuk Revue – Justin Time * Evidence * USA
05:56 Host speaks
08:37 Eric Hofbauer’s Five Agents * Book Of Water – Creative Nation * It Is Not Disconcerted * USA
19:02 OGJB * Bamako – Tum * OGJB #2 * USA
25:29 Hot Heros * Folk Jazz From Finland – Eclipse Music * Virsi Kaitajaarvelta * Finland
35:42 Host speaks
37:55 Daniel Carter, Federico Ughi & Stelio Mihas * Radical Invisibility – 577 Records * Diaspora Guinéa * USA
52:12 Host speaks
53:15 Jamie Saft Quartet * Hidden Corners – RareNoise * Seven Are Double * USA
58:45 Samuel Ber * From Maps And Synecdoches – Self-released * Shortcut To Sfumato 3 * Belgium
1:05:55 Samuel Ber * From Maps And Synecdoches – Self-released * Sfumato 1 * Belgium
1:10:04 Host speaks
1:12:17 Hot Heros * Days After The Rodeo – Eclipse Music * Days After The Rodeo * Finland
1:20:40 Hot Heros * Days After The Rodeo – Eclipse Music * Nogalez * Finland
1:26:56 Gianni Lenoci Trio * Stretching The Standards – Self-released * G-Man * Italy
1:31:00 Host speaks
1:31:29 The Pen Club * Data Retrieval – Eupaccia * Buried Metal * Australia
1:39:57 Angelika Niescier * New York Trio – Intakt * Ekim * Germany
1:48:41 Host speaks
1:50:03 Sam Gill’s Coursed Waters * Many Altered Returns – Earshift Music * Staring Straight * Australia
1:58:29 Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen * Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen – We Jazz * Liberty Part 2 * Finland
2:01:31 Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen * Zomp – We Jazz * Zomp * Finland
2:04:22 Host speaks
2:06:22 Terkel Nørgaard * Terkel Nørgaard With Ralph Alessi – We Jazz * Nineteen * Finland
2:12:41 Koma Saxo * Port Koma / Fanfarum For Komarum – We Jazz * Fanfarum For Komarum * Finland
2:15:34 Koma Saxo * Port Koma / Fanfarum For Komarum – We Jazz * Port Koma * Finland
2:18:26 Host speaks
2:20:16 Ilmiliekki Quartet * Land Of Real Men – We Jazz * O Superman * Finland
2:26:44 Jerry Granelli * Old City::New Voices – Self-released * Buddy Bolden’s Last Parade * Canada
2:31:32 Kresten Osgood * Kresten Osgood Quintet Plays Jazz – Gotta Let It Out * Monk Fonk * Denmark
2:35:28 Alex Fournier * Triio – Self-released * ESD * Canada
2:44:04 Host speaks
2:47:01 Tetterapadequ * bRack again – Cylinder * Onibinda * Portugal/Italy

June 20 # 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 of tunes from Phalanx Ambassadors. Satoko Fujii spent 2018 releasing one recording a month, all different, all unique, as a celebration of her 60th birthday last year. She continues to release brilliant music, this time a solo piece dedicated to her grandmother who lost her hearing but told Satoko that she could still hear beautiful music but couldn’t describe it. Satoko had that in mind when doing this album. She uses every piece of the piano’s construction to create “Stone”.
There’s plenty of other great music to check out including some more laid back than usual from Pneuma, a voice and clarinet trio, and from Here’s To Us, a Swedish quartet.

00:00 Milton Man Gogh * XXXX Bitter Irony – Self-released * Doo Rocks * Australia
05:08 De Beren Gieren & Susana Santos Silva * The Detour Fish – Clean Feed * Slippery Men On The Riverbank * Belgium/ Portugal
13:10 Host speaks
15:59 Matt Mitchell * Phalanx Ambassadors – Pi * Stretch Goal * USA
22:23 Anne Mette Iversen Ternion Quartet * Invincible Nimbus – Self-released * Polychromatic Pictures * Germany
29:08 Ornicar * Orni – Self-released * Misses CP * France
35:04 Host speaks
36:59 Satoko Fujii * Stone – Libra * Chlorite * Japan
42:21 Satoko Fujii * Stone – Libra * Phonolite * Japan
45:56 Tori Freestone Trio * El Mar de Nubes – Whirlwind * Shenandoah * Grt Britain
54:29 Host speaks
55:17 Marc Ducret * Lady M – Ayler * Give Sorrow Words * France
1:00:03 Gabriel Ferrandini * Volupias – Clean Feed * Rua Da Barroca * Portugal
1:10:28 Host speaks
1:11:58 Angles 9 * Beyond Us – Clean Feed * Samar And The Egyptian Winter * Sweden
1:24:05 Paul Lapp Forum * Paul Lapp Forum – Self-released * Mimi * Germany
1:31:30 Gebhard Ullmann Tá Lam * Mingus – Jazzwerkstatt * Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting/Boogie Stop Shuffle * Germany
1:39:49 Host speaks
1:42:14 Pneuma * Who Has Seen The Wind – Songlines * Trembling/Light * Canada/USA
1:47:40 Pneuma * Who Has Seen The Wind – Songlines * Neither You Nor I/Conversation With Ora * Canada/USA
1:50:07 Samuel Ber * Maps & Synedoches – Self-released * Sfumato II * Belgium
1:58:24 Host speaks
1:59:21 Matt Mitchell * Phalanx Ambassadors – Pi * Mind Aortal Cicatrix * USA
2:08:41 Host speaks
2:10:05 Here’s To Us * Animals Wild And Tame – Hoob * Tiden * Sweden
2:13:59 Here’s To Us * Animals Wild And Tame – Hoob * Waxter Och Blommer * Sweden
2:18:12 Angles 9 * Beyond Us – Clean Feed * Beyond Us * Sweden
2:25:46 Host speaks
2:27:53 Aaron Novik * The Fallow Curve Of The Planospheres – Clandestine * No Signal Part A * USA
2:30:41 Aaron Novik * The Fallow Curve Of The Planospheres – Clandestine * No Signal Part B * USA
2:36:58 Ocean Fanfare * First Nature – Barefoot * We Can’t Stop Now * Denmark
2:41:30 William Tatge Trio * General Cargo – Self-released * Civilization * USA
2:48:40 Host speaks
2:49:19 Art Ensemble of Chicago * We Are On The Edge – Pi * Oasis At Dusk * USA

June 13 #1105

Three new releases from NoBusiness Records lead the way this episode. NoBusiness is based in Vilnius, Lithuania and digs up previously recorded music that often received less attention than deserved, as well as featuring artists who are always worth of more notoriety, like Sam Rivers, Howard Riley or Bobby Bradford.The label also records recent music too: Albert Beger, perhaps the leading saxophonist in Israel, debuts “The Gate” with his fine quartet, while the powerhouse trio, The Attic – Rodrigo Amado saxophone, Gonçalo Almeida bass and Onno Govaert drums introduce “Summer Bummer”, their latest. You’ll also hear an exceptional trumpet/drums duo from Kirk Knuffke and Whit Dickey on “Drone Dream”.
Also new, bassist André Carvalho from Portugal introduces his new Hieronymous Bosch-inspired “The Garden Of Earthly Delights” which is in stark contrast to the fervor of fellow countryman, drummer Gabriel Ferrandini’s “Volupias”. And I can’t forget some terrific piano playing by Italian Gianni Lenoci and his trio on an album that stretches the standards. Lots more, too, like Anti-Rubber Brain Factory and Mark Dresser. This is a good one!

00:00 Anti-Rubber Brain Factory * Ensueños Burlescos Peligrosos y Misticos de Tierras Mexicanas – Le Fondeur De Son * Prueba Iniciatica Part 1 * France
04:31 Anti-Rubber Brain Factory * Ensueños Burlescos Peligrosos y Misticos de Tierras Mexicanas – Le Fondeur De Son * Prueba Iniciatica Part 2 * France
10:02 Anti-Rubber Brain Factory * Ensueños Burlescos Peligrosos y Misticos de Tierras Mexicanas – Le Fondeur De Son * Prueba Iniciatica Part 3 * France
13:20 Host speaks
15:30 Albert Beger Quartet * The Gate – NoBusiness * Zen * Israel
28:21 Albert Beger Quartet * The Gate – NoBusiness * Silence * Israel
24:14 Trio Infiltrators * Trio Infiltrators – Self-released * #1 * Lithuania
41:53 Nick Mazarella Trio * Counterbalance – Astral Spirits * Innermost * USA
48:39 Host speaks
50:06 Gebhard Ullmann’s Basement Research * Kreuzberg Park East – Soul Note * Kreuzberg Park East * Germany
58:24 Mark Dresser Seven * Ain’t Nothing But A Cyber Coup And You – Clean Feed * Embedded In Seoul * USA
1:06:18 Host speaks
1:08:35 Gianni Lenoci HP3 * Stretching The Standards – Self-released * Angel Eyes * Italy
1:16:30 New York Free Quartet * Dream Time – Fourth Stream * Trane Blew What He Knew * USA
1:26:33 Host speaks
1:27:35 The Attic * Summer Bummer – NoBusiness * Free For All * Portugal
1:39:37 Henri Texier, Aldo Romano & Louis Sclavis * Carnet De Routes Suite Africain – Label Bleu * Soul Is Free * France
1:44:50 Anders Lønne Grønseth & Multiverse * Theory Of Anything – Pling * Inflation * Norway
1:48:45 Host speaks
1:50:11 Angles 9 * Injuries – Clean Feed * European Boogie * Sweden
1:57:17 Samo Salamon & Freequestra * Free Sessions Volume 2 – Klopotec * Opening * Slovenia
2:06:43 Mick Rossi Trio * Inside The Sphere – Cadence Jazz * Sphere * USA
2:18:25 Host speaks
2:20:36 André Carvalho * The Garden Of Earthly Delights – Outside In * Of Mermaids & Mermen * USA
2:27:04 André Carvalho * The Garden Of Earthly Delights – Outside In * The Towers Of Eden * USA
2:32:49 Carlos Bica Trio * I Am The Escaped One – Clean Feed * Ich Hab Die Getraument * Portugal
2:38:15 Host speaks
2:39:53 Gabriel Ferrandini * Volupias – Clean Feed * Travessa Do Fieis De Deus * Portugal
2:45:02 Trevor Watts * Life & Music – Hi4Head * For Peace In The World * Grt Britain
2:49:54 Host speaks
2:51:06 Kirk Knuffke & Whit Dickey * Drone Dream – NoBusiness * Weave 1 * USA

June 6 # 1104

Trios and quartets dominate this episode of One Man’s Jazz, highlighted by saxophonist Philipp Gropper from Germany. His quartet features some of the top heavy players in pianist Elias Stemeseder, drummer Oliver Steidle and bassist Robert Landfermann. These guys do not go gentle into the night. There’s the French foursome, Ornicar, making their debut on the show, repeat appearances by Casper Nyvang Rask from Denmark, Dan Phillips from Chicago, Aussie Sam Gill and OGJB. Trios abound also with debuts from Polish bassist Franciszek Pospieszalski, Gentiane MG from Quebec, Rachel Musson’s powerful trio from England, rising star from Finland, Alexi Tuomarila, and a bristling threesome from Brisbane, Australia, Milton Man Gogh. And more as usual, including the ringtone on my cellphone. Enjoy!

00:00 Donny Hathaway * Everything Is Everything – Atco * Thank You Master (For My Soul) * USA
05:43 Host speaks
07:39 Alexi Tuomarila Trio * Sphere – Edition * Jord * Finland
15:23 Casper Nyvang Rask * Slow Evolution Ensemble – Gotta Let It Out * Alan Silva – Zum Beispiel * Denmark
20:16 Johnathan Blake * Trion – Giant Step Arts * Trope * USA
28:07 Host speaks
29:52 Philipp Gropper’s Philm * Consequences – WhyPlayJazz * Forgiving * Germany
40:42 Yusef Komunyakaa David Cieri & Mike Brown * Dark Furniture – Ropeadope * Rhythm Method * USA
45:05 Ocean Fanfare * First Nature – Barefoot * Cordovan * Denmark
50:23 Host speaks
51:29 Rodrigo Amado & Chris Corsano * No Place To Fall – Astral Spirits * Don’t Take It Too Bad * Portugal/USA
59:15 Milton Man Gogh * Stress To Impress – Self-released * Quit While You’re Ahead * Australia
1:04:45 Host speaks
1:06:15 Milton Man Gogh * How To Be Big And Small At The Same Time – Self-released * TV Was Better When I Was Younger * Australia
1:09:55 Dan Phillips & Jim Baker * Light At Depth – Lizard Breath * Convoluted Confluence * USA
1:19:10 Istvan Grensco’s Special Collective 5 * Do Not Slam The Door – BMC * Do Not Slam The Door * Hungary
1:24:48 Host speaks
1:25:54 Franciszek Pospieszalski Trio * Accumulated Thoughts – Private Edition * Medieval Train * Poland
1:31:52 OGJB * Bamako – Tum * GS #2 * USA
1:39:12 OGJB * Bamako – Tum * 3 Phrase 09 * USA
1:44:34 Caroline Davis * Alula – New Amsterdam * Remiges * USA
1:51:22 Host speaks
1:52:38 Liam Noble Trio * The Long Game – Edition * Rain On My Birthday * Grt Britain
1:59:23 Philipp Gropper’s Philm * Consequences – WhyPlayJazz * Saturn * Germany
2:09:09 Host speaks
2:10:10 Gentiane MG * Wonderland – Effendi * Fool’s Gold * Canada
2:15:07 Sam Gill’s Coursed Waters * Many Altered Returns – Earshift Music * Fortean Days * Australia
2:23:42 Ornicar * Ornicar A Disparu – Self-released * S’il Vous Plait: Ou y-a-t-il un dromedaire? * France
2:30:10 Host speaks
2:32:15 Rachel Musson * Shifa – Live At Café Oto – 577 Records * Improvisation 1- Part 2 * Grt Britain
2:43:17 Jeremy Udden * Three In Paris – Sunnyside * One For Us * USA
2:45:58 Andrea Keller * Transients Volume 1 – Self-released * Sweet Cacophony * Australia
2:51:27 Host speaks
2:53:41 Curtis Nowosad * Curtis Nowosad – Sessionheads United * Hard Time Killing Floor Blues * Canada

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