November 21, 2019 #1127

There’s no particular theme in this episode, but there is a bit of an emphasis on some of today’s wonderful female improvisers. I didn’t plan it, but sometimes these shows just come together that way. Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock (now from New York but originally from Germany then London) teams up Continue Reading

November 14, 2019 #1126

Plenty of excellent saxophonists doing their thing in this episode: Australian Julien Wilson with two very different releases, Gorka Benitez with the BBC trio, Matana Roberts, rising star Kevin Sun, and Matt Belzer with the Anansi Trio. That’s just on the newer releases. From earlier played albums, more saxophonists like Continue Reading

October 31, 2019 #1124

This show has a varied flavour in the new releases, from hard-nosed freer playing to a vocal album to world-fusion.  The edge comes from Swiss saxophonist Christoph Gallio’s Day and Taxi (featuring Gerry Hemingway), drummer Devin Gray, Ghost Horse from Italy and Old Mountain from Portugal.  Singer Sascha Ley from Continue Reading