Ben Monder, Sandy Evans, Andrea Keller, Ralph Alessi & Rich Halley

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Monash University in Melbourne, Australia is the home of the Sir Zelman Cowen School Of Music. It's an excellent program that believes in challenging the students. One of the ways it does that is to bring in internationally recognized artists to perform and work directly with the students. This episode presents some of those Monash sessions. Guitarist Ben Monder and trumpeter Ralph Alessi traveled from the USA while Sydney's acclaimed saxophonist Sandy Evans joined her friend, the much praised pianist from Melbourne—Andrea Keller—for their session. That's the feature in this episode along with a new album from tenor man Rich Halley and his NY ensemble, albums from Boomslang Records, and South Africa's SPAZA.


  • Giancarlo Tossani Synapser "Flushlush" from Coherent Deformation (Auand) 00:00
  • Altomaria "S.C." from Disco Infermo (Self Produced) 06:11
  • Altomaria "Blue Mingus" from Disco Infermo (Self Produced) 14:10
  • Host speaks 19:02
  • Ben Monder & Monash School of Music "Bender" from Ben Monder: Monash Sessions (Monash) 21:10
  • Bruno Raberg "Isometric Rotation" from The Prospector (Orbis) 29:52
  • Matt Moran "Sometimes That's OK" from Return Trip (Diskonife) 34:42
  • Stephen Davis "Menace" from Toy Army (Self Produced) 41:52
  • Pierrick Le Franc "Haiku 1" from Ex Novo Quartet (Orgo) 47:52
  • Host speaks 52:41
  • Mark Weschenfelder, Philipp Martin & Philipp Scholz "Hobel #1" from Glotze (Boomslang) 54:00
  • Mark Weschenfelder, Philipp Martin & Philipp Scholz "Hobel #3" from Glotze (Boomslang) 59:09
  • Host speaks 1:04:43
  • Lucien Dubuis, Barry Guy & Alfred Vogel "Wahu Guru" from Heavy Metal Rabbit (Boomslang) 1:06:01
  • Angelica Sanchez & Marilyn Crispell "Fires In Space" from How To Turn The Moon (Pyroclastic) 1:12:29
  • Alex Massa "Suite For Flint MI" from Water Music (Ears&Eyes) 1:16:47
  • Host speaks 1:32:08
  • Dave Rempis, Jeff Parker, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten & Jeremy Cunningham "Caviste" fromStringers & Struts (Aerophonic) 1:34:08
  • Lama "Moby Dick" from Lamaçal (Clean Feed) 1:41:46
  • Host speaks 1:51:16
  • Sandy Evans & Andrea Keller & Monash School of Music "Watussi Dreaming" from Sandy Evans & Andrea Keller: Monash Sessions (Monash) 1:53:23
  • Ralph Alessi & Monash School of Music "Smooth Descent" from Ralph Aless: Monash Sessions (Monash) 1:59:52
  • Host speaks 2:09:37
  • The Flake "Clinkers" from The Flake Plays Clinkers (Amalgam) 2:10:59
  • Sylvie Courvoisier Trio "Lulu Dance" from Free Hoops (Intakt) 2:19:23
  • Orientation of We "Are You On, Too?" from Emergence (Off) 2:26:01
  • Host speaks 2:34:43
  • Rich Halley Quartet "Tetrahedron" from The Shape Of Things (Pine Eagle) 2:36:10
  • Joao Martins Piano "First Impressions" from 100 Milliseconds (Carimbo Porta Jazz) 2:47:02
  • Host speaks 2:54:20
  • Spaza! "We Got A Lot Work To Do" from Uprize! (Mushroom Hour Half Hour) 2:55:32

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