Chad Taylor, Nduduzo Makhathini, Aka Moon, Matt Wilson and Other New Releases

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Second part of this week's exploration of new and upcoming releases [for the first part ]. Here we focus on the new works of drummers Chad Taylor, with his trio and in the duo with James Brandon Lewis and Matt Wilson, the global jazz of the cult band Aka Moon and South African pianist Nduduzo Makhathini... and some obliquely intriguing offerings by pianist Roberto Negro, the Onyx Collective and saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa.

Happy listening!


  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Matt Wilson "Hug" Hug -Single (Palmetto) 0:16
  • Host talks 5:17
  • Chad Taylor Trio "Matape" The Daily Biological (Cuneiform) 6:27
  • James Brandon Lewis, Chad Taylor "Willisee" Live in Willisau (Live) (Intakt) 12:32
  • Ferdinando Romano "Wolf Totem" Totem (Losen) 18:00
  • Host talks 25:59
  • Nduduzo Makhathini "Umlotha" Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds (Blue Note) 27:35
  • Aka Moon "Chindila" Opus 111 (Outhere) 37:28
  • Host talks 48:02
  • Roberto Negro "Lime" Papier ciseau (Label Bleu) 49:31
  • Onyx Collective "Falling in Love" Manhattan Special (Self-released) 53:03
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa "Ring of Fire" Hero Trio (Self-released) 54:25
  • Host talks 58:45
  • Mike McGinnis, Elias Bailey, Vinnie Sperrazza "Get in the Car" Time Is Thicker (Open Stream) 1:01:48
Photo credit: Boris Lemonsky.

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