Alexander Hawkins, Michael Gregory Jackson & Cowboys & Frenchmen

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New releases galore this edition to sift through and that's always enjoyable. Pianist Alexander Hawkins goes large ensemble on his new Togetherness Music and which is graced by the presence of the great Evan Parker; the Finnish duo of Timo Lassy and Teppo Mäkynen tear things down on the opening track; the trio of Brian Jones, Adam Hopkins and Trey Pollard chip in with a track from their Kaleidoscope Haze; there are two new bands from Italy; renowned saxophonist Lenny Pickett hooks up with percussionist John Hadfield; Cowboys & Frenchmen get a little further out on their new Our Highway; there's new music from pianist Aki Takase, and a pair of hard-nosed freer things from England (the great Trevor Watts and a quartet led by Olie Brice & Eddie Prevost); and a free jazz quartet from Europe centered around {m: Frank Gratkowski}} & Achim Kaufmann. Also new to the show, but one I missed—Dan Rosenboom's Astral Transference & Seven Dreams. There's also a Michael Gregory Jackson re-release, and some oldies but goodies from Pharoah Sanders and Tomasz Stanko's first album as a leader.


  • Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen "Calling James" from Live Recordings 2019 -2020 (WeJazz) 00:00
  • Host speaks 06:04
  • Michael Gregory Jackson & Art Ensemble SYD "Clarity 4" from Liberty (Gateway) 08:01
  • Bruno Raberg Trio "In Motion" from The Prospector (Orbis) 16:33
  • James Brandon Lewis Quartet "Breaking Code" from Molecular (Intakt) 20:53
  • Host speaks 26:19
  • Dan Rosenboom "The Tears Of Venus" from Astral Transference & Seven Dreams (Orenda) 28:09
  • Dan Rosenboom "Throwing Fire At The Sky" from Astral Transference & Seven Dreams (Orenda) 38:53
  • Brian Jones, Adam Hopkins & Trey Pollard "November (For Paul Motian)" from Kaleidoscope Haze (Slang Sanctuary) 44:17
  • Host speaks 51:21
  • Bad Uok "105 Part 3" from Lateless (Trouble In The East) 52:28
  • Michael Gregory Jackson & Art Ensemble SYD "Undercurrents (A Requiem For The Victims Of Hurricane Katrina" from Liberty (Gateway) 59:43
  • Host speaks 1:04:53
  • Alexander Hawkins "Leaving The Classroom Of A Beloved Teacher" from Togetherness Music (Intakt) 1:06:20
  • Jane Ira Bloom & Mark Helias "Pros And Cons" from Some Kind Of Tomorrow (Self-released) 1:14:43
  • Christof Thewes Undertone Project "The Old Castle" from Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition (Self-released) 1:20:28
  • Host speaks 1:26:12
  • Olie Brice & Eddie Prévost "Door #2" from The Secret Handshake With Danger, Volume One (577 Records) 1:27:38
  • Tomasz Stanko Quintet "Cry" from Music For K (Power Bros.) 1:44:38
  • Host speaks 1:53:12
  • Lenny Pickett & John Hadfield "Fractured Water" from Heard By Others (Orenda) 1:54:41
  • Emanuele Parrini Quintet "San Frediano" from Digging: Reflections On Jazz And Blues (Longsong) 1:59:30
  • Host speaks 2:06:16
  • {Cowboys & Frenchmen "American Whispers: Streams -An Old Church" from Our Highway (Outside In) 2:07:30
  • Ananasnna "Gran San Bernardo" from Veloci Come In 500 (Auand) 2:17:30
  • Trevor Watts "Indian Hills" from A World View (Fundacja Sluchaj) 2:23:21
  • Host speaks 2:30:50
  • Aki Takase, Christian Weber & Michael Griener "The Pillow Book" from Auge (Intakt) 2:32:42
  • Frank Gratkowski & Achim Kaufmann "Tenuous Links Beyond" from Flatbosc And Cautery (NoBusiness) 2:39:11
  • Host speaks 2:46:42
  • Pharoah Sanders "The Creator Has A Master Plan" from Karma (Impulse) 2:48:00

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