Gard Nilssen, Sam Rivers, Laura Toxvaerd & Dan Blake

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Drummers sparkle in the first hour of this edition of OMJ—Norway's Gard Nilssen with his Supersonic Orchestra, free jazz veteran Abbey Rader, and the iconoclastic Rakalam Bob Moses—plus a long track from some newly released music from the private stash of Sam Rivers. The second hour is a mix of styles, even including some blues from Buddy Guy. The final set has a definite European flavour with the eclectic foursome from Finland, Quartet Ajaton, saxophonist Laura Toxvaerd} from Denmark, and Polish guitarist Marek Malinowski, among others.


  • Rakalam Bob Moses "Soren Trips The Light Fantastic" from Skies Of Copenhagen (Levitation Remix 2020) (Self-released) 00:00
  • Host speaks 09:20
  • Sam Rivers Trio "An Evening In Hamburg Part I" from Braids (No Business) 12:12
  • Benoit Delbecq "Broken Word" from The Weight Of Light (Pyroclastic) 30:52
  • Abbey Rader Trio "To Ignite The Fire" from To Ignite The Fire (Abray) 35:35
  • Host speaks 41:03
  • Gard Nilssen's Supersonic Orchestra "Premium Processing" from If You Listen Carefully, The Music Is Yours (Odin) 42:23
  • Gard Nilssen's Supersonic Orchestra "Jack" from If You Listen Carefully, The Music Is Yours (Odin) 52:52
  • Host speaks 1:00:33
  • Leo Jr. Wijnkamp "One For Ed " from First Meeting (Self-released) 1:01:08
  • Jorma Tapio's Rolling Thunder "Mongolia" from Live In Japan (Self-released) 1:11:59
  • Zane Carney "Brain Freeze" from Alter Ego (Orenda) 1:17:43
  • Host speaks 1:21:27
  • Nate Wooley & Barry Guy "Multi-Lux" from Nox (No Business) 1:22:43
  • Nacho Szulga 5 "Tres" from Entramados Homeostáticos (Ears&Eyes) 1:28:37
  • Buddy Guy "Five Long Years" from Damn Right I've Got The Blues (Zomba) 1:36:01
  • Alberto Pinton, Jonas Kullhammar, Torbjorn Zetterberg, & Kjell Nordesson "Oslo Undercover" from Chant (Clean Feed) 1:44:20
  • Host speaks 1:51:27
  • Dan Blake "The Grifter" from Da Fé (Sunnyside) 1:53:47
  • Jose Lencastre "Concept 2" from Anthropic Neglect (Clean Feed) 2:00:05
  • Host speaks 2:10:27
  • Quartet Ajaton "Waka Wanha Wäinämöinen" from Early Music In The Latest Way (Alba) 2:11:35
  • Christof Thewes Quartet "Abba Dabba" from SurReal Book A (Self-released) 2:16:49
  • Samuel Blaser "Black Betty" from Moods (Blaser Music) 2:22:17
  • Host speaks 2:26:27
  • Laura Toxvaerd "Keys" from Drapery (Ilk) 2:27:41
  • Wadada Leo Smith, Douglas R. Ewart & Mike Reed "Sun Beans Of Shimmering Light" from Sun Beans Of Shimmering Light (Astral Spirits) 2:33:59
  • Marek Malinowski Trio "Fairytale Land" from Scratching Fork (Self-released) 2:41:44
  • Host speaks 2:46:51
  • Masayuki JoJo Takayanagi, Nobuyoshi Ino & Masabumi Kikuchi "Trio III" from Live At Jazz Inn Lovely 1990 (No Business) 2:49:01

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