Federica Michisanti, Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band, Jose Rizo's Mongorama and more

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This week exciting new music from bassist Federica Michisanti whose Horn trio is a band without drums and harmonic instruments, which gives more freedom for an unconventional approach and sound. There's Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band where the leader becomes the first organist to play all of the bass lines throughout an entire big band album. Jose Rizo's Mongorama sees the third release from the band lead by the popular and influential DJ. Also fresh sounds from The Necks, and, a unique two bass pairing for the Frode Gjerstad Trio + 1. I'm also continuing to look at Italian saxophonist Felice Clemente's back catalogue. Plus there's good selection from the archive with music from John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette, and Wes Montgomery.


  • Federica Michisanti Horn Trio "Aka" from Jeux De Couleurs (Parco della Musica) 00:00
  • Felice Clemente "Para Siempre" from Evolucion (Crocevia di Suoni Records) 06:51
  • Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band "Blues Minor" from Message From Groove and GW (Arabesque) 11:57
  • Jose Rizo's Mongorama "Mambo Mindoro" from Mariposas Cantin (Saungu Records) 19:18
  • John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane "Reverend King" from Cosmic Music (Impulse) 23:48
  • Federica Michisanti Horn Trio "Purple" from Jeux De Couleurs (Parco della Musica) 35:22
  • Frode Gjerstad Trio + 1 "Cracked Sidewalks" from Forgotten City (PNL Records) 41:13
  • Felice Clemente "Oblivion" from Evolucion (Crocevia di Suoni Records) 1:00:00
  • Jack DeJohnette's Directions "Minya's the Mooch" from New Rags (ECM) 1:07:25
  • Jose Rizo's Mongorama "Como Fue" from Mariposas Cantin (Saungu Records) 1:18:23
  • Wes Montgomery "Four on Six" from The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery (Riverside) 1:22:24
  • Federica Michisanti Horn Trio "Weiss" from Jeux De Couleurs(Parco della Musica) 1:28:33
  • Felice Clemente "Bà-Bà" from Evolucion (Crocevia di Suoni Records) 1:35:31
  • Jose Rizo's Mongorama "A Little Dab'll Do Ya" from Mariposas Cantin (Saungu Records) 1:42:03
  • The Necks "Bloom" from Three (Northern Spy Records) 1:49:35

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