Darrifourcq, Hermia & Ceccaldi... and Cheeseburgers

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There are some very creative folks hanging about this week, headed by one of the more unique recordings of the year so far—Kaijū Eats Cheeseburgers—by the uncategorizable trio from France led by drummer/percussionist Sylvain Darrifourcq with saxophonist Manuel Hermia and cellist Valentin Ceccaldi. It's very different but very exciting stuff. Also new from Europe and more tilting the idiom are the trio of Swedish pianist Lisa Ullen with bassist Joe Williamson and drummer Erik Carlsson, young guns pianist Elias Stemeseder and drummer Max Andrzejewski together, a pair of new releases from trombonist Samuel Blaser who seems to have an unending supply of new music, and the Urs Blochlinger Revisited ensemble keeping alive the music of the late saxophonist. And yes, as a matter of fact, there is more music from Argentina.


  • Host speaks 00:00
  • Sylvain Darrifourcq, Manuel Hermia, Valentin Ceccaldi "Kaijū Eats Cheeseburgers" from Kaijū Eats Cheeseburgers (Hector) 00:59
  • Matthew Shipp "Swing Note From Outer Space" from The Piano Equation (Tau Forms) 12:19
  • Omri Ziegele's Tomorrow Trio "Saw That Smile" from All Those Yesterdays (Intakt) 17:14
  • Host speaks 23:56
  • Urs Blochlinger Revisited "King Arthur Meets Hanns Eisler In Hollywood" from Harry Doesn't Mind (Leo Records) 25:35
  • Jorma Tapio & Kaski "Manner" from Aliseen (577 Records) 36:24
  • Adam Nussbaum "Laura" from Leadbelly Reimagined (Sunnyside) 42:15
  • Veryan Weston "Extinction" from Crossings (Hi4Head) 46:59
  • Host speaks 51:05
  • Camila Nebbia, Diana Arias, Dallas Vietty, Bryce Nathan, Jim Hamilton, Stephen Herrick , Maya Keren & Lesley Mok "Wyndmoor" from Yo No Sé De Pájaros (Self-released) 52:32
  • Burka "Alas Rotas" from La Venganza De La Hija De Saturna (Self-released) 59:56
  • Host speaks 1:08:24
  • Samuel Blaser, Daniel Humair, Heiri Kaenzig "Jim Dine" from 1291 (Blaser Digital) 1:10:21
  • Samuel Blaser "Six Huit Sur Sept" from 18 Monologues Élastiques (Blaser Digital) 1:16:03
  • Anna Hogberg Attack "Det Är Inte För Sent" from Lena (Omlott) 1:18:39
  • András Dés Rangers "Music for Brokers" from Einschlieslich (BMC Records) 1:26:31
  • Host speaks 1:33:31
  • Lisa Ullén, Joe Williamson, Erik Carlsson "Line" from Slow Dance (Self-released) 1:34:34
  • John Coltrane "Alabama" from Live at Birdland (Verve) 1:45:10
  • Host speaks 1:50:16
  • Sylvain Darrifourcq, Manuel Hermia, Valentin Ceccaldi "Ma-rie Antoi-nette" from Kaijū Eats Cheeseburgers (Hector) 1:51:01
  • Stanley Jason Zappa "Putte's Bar and Pizza" from Muster Point (We Jazz) 1:58:42
  • Host speaks 2:04:45
  • Elias Stemeseder, Max Andrzejewski "Deux" from Light/Tied (WhyPlayJazz) 2:06:02
  • Caterpillar Quartet "Intimations" from Threads (Self-released) 2:16:09
  • Whit Dickey Trio "The Opening" from Expanding Light (Tau Forms) 2:21:14
  • Host speaks 2:26:21
  • Axel Filip Sextet "Debiles Operaciones Del Sueño" from El Quliibro Secreto De Las Cosas (Self-released) 2:27:35
  • Matthew Forker "Coiled Smoke" from In Pursuit Of Morning (Self-released) 2:34:08
  • Dr. Mint "Fire Flight" from Visions & Nightmares (pFmentum) 2:39:19
  • Host speaks 2:46:23
  • Tommaso Cappellato & Astral Travel "The End" from If You Say You Are from This Planet Why Do You Treat It Like You Do? (Hyper Jazz) 2:47:36

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