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Radio & Podcasts

Old And New Music From Miles Davis, Champian Fulton, Mahavishnu Orchestra & Others

Read "Old And New Music From Miles Davis, Champian Fulton, Mahavishnu Orchestra & Others" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show features a wide variety of new and old jazz, including piano music from Dabin Ryu and Marcin Wasilewski, vocals from Marty Elkins and Champian Fulton and a live track from Birth of the Cool-era Miles Davis. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Dabin Ryu “Taxi Driver" from Wall (Self-Produced) 00:58 Wally Cirillo “Rose Geranium" from Explorations (Fresh ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Unique Line-Ups and Solo Piano

Read "Unique Line-Ups and Solo Piano" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this week's show a selection of new releases with unconventional line-ups and some solo piano recordings. There is music from Pedway, Nabou, Eduardo Elia, Marcin Wasilewski, Noam Lemish, Leandro Giménez & Friends, Ed Petterson and the Jazzlab Orchestra. I also look back at Emma Famin's debut album from 2019.Playlist Pedway “Personal Floatation Device" from Vitalic (ears&eyes) 00:00 Nabou “Black Light" from You Know (Outnote Records) 08:10 Eduardo Elia “I" from The art of not falling -Improvisations on ...

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Album Review

Marcin Wasilewski Trio: En Attendant

Read "En Attendant" reviewed by Chris May


The Marcin Wasilewski Trio's seventh ECM album traverses material by such disparate composers as J.S. Bach, Carla Bley and The Doors and brings it all together in a seamless package which also includes three spontaneously created group improvisations. It is a beauty. Pianist Marcin Wasilewski, bassist Slawomir Kurkiewicz and drummer Michal Miskiewicz have been playing together for almost thirty years, first as the Simple Acoustic Trio, then as three-quarters of trumpeter Tomasz Stańko's Quartet, then under Wasilewski's ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Wasilewski Trio with Joe Lovano and Thumbscrew interpret Braxton

Read "Wasilewski Trio with Joe Lovano and Thumbscrew interpret Braxton" reviewed by Bob Osborne


This week we feature the beautiful new album from the Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joe Lovano, cutting edge improvisation with Cooper-Moore & Stephen Gauci and No Horns, Thumbscrew interpreting the compositions of Anthony Braxton, and, new sounds from Anteloper and Michael Sarian. Also further investigation of the back catalogue of Felice Clemente, something old and something new from Michael Formanek, and a closer from Louis Sclavis, Craig Taborn and Tom Rainey. Playlist Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joe Lovano ...

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Album Review

Marcin Wasilewski Trio, Joe Lovano: Arctic Riff

Read "Arctic Riff" reviewed by Thomas Fletcher


The Marcin Wasilewski Trio is amongst the most evident and high-profile jazz groups that roam the Polish scene. Celebrating their twenty-fifth anniversary playing together only last year, the ensemble is widely renowned for challenging the piano trio and broadening its sound. Having collaborated with luminary wind players such as Jan Garbarek, Arthur Blythe and John Surman, the trio have now set their aspirations on performing with fellow ECM giant, Joe Lovano. Lovano made his debut with the record label back ...

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Album Review

Marcin Wasilewski Trio & Joe Lovano: Arctic Riff

Read "Arctic Riff" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Like standing before a frozen lake as it becomes a palette for the morning sun, “Glimmer of Hope" ripens swiftly, deftly into an illuminating, direly-needed respite from the mourning that has besieged listeners. Ecstatically, it is just the preface to Arctic Riff's expansive beauty. As if conjured from mist, pianist Marcin Wasilewski's contented, yet curious rubato, ellipses through a few random tonalities, its sole purpose being to create an active space for his long trusted rhythm section--bassist Slawomir ...

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Album Review

Marcin Wasilewski Trio - Joe Lovano: Arctic Riff

Read "Arctic Riff" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The Marcin Wasilewski Trio has been reliably consistent in their twenty-five years together. Still in their teens when they recorded their debut, Komeda (GOWI Records, 1995), the Polish trio—then known as The Simple Acoustic Trio—came to the attention of their country's iconic trumpeter Tomasz Stanko who signed them on to complete his quartet. They appeared together on three of Stanko's most successful ECM releases: Soul of Things (2001), Suspended Night (2003), and Lontano (2005). As a trio (under both names) ...


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