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This episode features some of my favourite recordings released in 2019, chosen from a year of some pretty damn fine music. It always seems that I tend toward bassist-led sessions, and that's the case again, with great recordings from Carlos Bica, Torbjorn Zetterberg and the Miles Perkins Quartet for starters. As well, more women artists appear on my list each year, including Kris Davis' popular Diatom Ribbons . New releases sampled this week come from Gordon Grdina's Nomad Trio, Poland's Wojtek Mazolewski and and the English trio, Somersaults.



  • Gordon Grdina's Nomad Trio "Thanksgiving" from Nomad (Skirl) 00:00
  • Hot Heros "Nogalez" from Days After the Rodeo (Eclipse Music) 08:12
  • Host speaks 14:27
  • Miles Perkin Quartet "The Point in Question" from The Point in Question (Clean Feed) 18:24
  • Maria Faust "Sirene" from Machina (Stunt) 28:44
  • Kris Davis "Diatom Ribbons" from Diatom Ribbons (Pyroclastic) 32:58
  • Host speaks 39:10
  • Kris Davis "Certain Cells" from Diatom Ribbons (Pyroclastic) 40:20
  • Wojtek Mazolewski "Astigmatic" from When Angels Fall (Whirlwind) 45:53
  • Host speaks 54:26
  • Chris Speed Trio "Strobe Dots" from Respect for Your Toughness (Intakt) 56:07
  • Lisa Hoppe's Third Reality "Les Oreilles" from The Mighty Unlikely (Jazzhausmusik) 59:46
  • Host speaks 1:05:25
  • Russ Lossing Trio "Passageway" from Ways (Ezz-Thetics) 1:07:16
  • Angelika Niescier Trio "Changery Touting" from New York Trio (Intakt) 1:18:31
  • Yusef Komunyakaa, David Cieri, Mike Brown "Prisoner of Love" from Dark Furniture (Ropeadope) 1:23:56
  • Host speaks 1:29:12
  • New York Free Quartet "In Between Gigs...Can You Dig?" from In Between Gigs...Can You Dig? (Fourth Stream) 1:30:52
  • Pat Thomas, Dominic Lash, Tony Orrell "Aloof" from Bley School (577 Records) 1:43:19
  • Host speaks 1:53:14
  • Byron Asher "Elegy" from Skrontch Music(Sinking City) 1:54:32
  • Torbjorn Zetterberg "Tiny Slippers" from The Great Question (Corbett vs. Dempsey) 1:59:39
  • Host speaks 2:09:26
  • Alexandra Grimal "Noun" from Nāga (Ovni) 2:11:59
  • The Selva "Dume Pardo" from Canicula Rose (Clean Feed) 2:23:20
  • Host speaks 2:27:48
  • Somersaults "Thisteltuige" from Numerology of Birdsong (Westhill) 2:28:56
  • AVA Trio "Digging The Sand" from Digging the Sand (Self-released) 2:36:58
  • Carlos Bica}} "Les Frigos" from I Am the Escaped One (Clean Feed) 2:44:05
  • Host speaks 2:51:14
  • Carlos Bica "Do Indizivel" from I Am the Escaped One (Clean Feed) 2:53:17

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