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Ingrid Laubrock, Aki Takase, Alexandra Grimal and More


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This episode acknowledges a few of the outstanding and important female jazz improvisers who are becoming more and more prominent in the 21st century. You'll hear music from the mutual admiration duo of saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and pianist Aki Takase, French saxophonist Alexandra Grimal displaying her talents on three differently focused albums, Estonian take-no-prisoners saxophonist Maria Faust, and Australia's much-heralded pianist Andrea Keller.

The guys are also well-represented throughout this show. Two new debut recordings come from a pair of trios: Maisemat from Finland, and Ellery Eskelin with Christian Weber and Michael Greiner.


  • Harish Raghavan "Seven" from Calls for Action (Whirlwind) 00:00
  • Maisemat "Donna Drago" from Maisemat (Eclipse Music) 06:05
  • Host speaks 12:46
  • Ingrid Laubrock, Aki Takase "One Trick Paper Tiger" from Kasumi (Intakt) 16:43
  • Mihaly Borbely Quartet "Caravan/Tevemenet" from Grenadilla (BMC) 21:32
  • Alexandra Grimal "Cambium" from Naga (Ovni) 26:58
  • Host speaks 38:43
  • Alexandra Grimal & Dragons "Khamsin IV" from Heliopolis (Ovni) 40:36
  • Michael Formanek Very Practical Trio "Like Statues" from Even Better (Intakt) 46:06
  • Host speaks 53:02
  • Les McCann "Listen Up" from Listen Up (Music Masters) 53:21
  • Sun Ra Arkestra "I'll Never Be the Same" from Live in Poland 1986 (Lanquidity) 58:46
  • Host speaks 1:09:52
  • Maria Faust, Tim Dahl, Weasel Walter "Farm Fresh" from Farm Fresh (Gotta Let It Out) 1:12:43
  • Maria Faust "Tui" from Sacrum Facere (Barefoot)1:17:51
  • Andrea Keller Five Below "Of Winter, Ice and Snow" from Five Below Live (Self-released) 1:24:38
  • Host speaks 1:30:31
  • Andrea Keller "Salmon Life" from Transients Volume 2 (Self-released) 1:31:45
  • Longboard "Hit The Brakes" from Being Wild (Yolk) 1:37:32
  • The OGJB Quartet "Be Out S'Cool" from Bamako (Tum) 1:42:30
  • Host speaks 1:47:29
  • Tetuzi Akiyama, Gregor Vidic, Nicolas Field "Synchronous Ancestor" from Interpersonal Subjectivities (Astral Spirits) 1:49:10
  • Maisemat "Potato Farm" from Maisemat (Eclipse Music) 1:58:02
  • Host speaks 2:06:20
  • Alexandra Grimal, Lee Konitz, Gary Peacock, Paul Motian "Owls Talk" from Owls Talk (Harmonia Mundi) 2:07:23
  • Gordon Grdina, Matthew Shipp, Mark Helias "Featherweight" from Skin And Bones (NotTwo) 2:12:03
  • Junius Paul "You Are Free to Choose" from Ism (International Anthem) 2:22:17
  • Host speaks 2:27:41
  • Ellery Eskelin, Christian Weber, Michael Greiner "La Fée Verte" from Pearls (Intakt) 2:29:32
  • Sergio Armaroli Axis Quartet Trio & Cartoon "Trio Plus Trio #3" from Trioplustrio (Dodicilune) 2:40:41
  • Host speaks 2:47:07
  • Carlos Bica & Azul "Cançao De Embalar" from Azul (EmArcy) 2:49:06

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