James Brandon Lewis & Chad Taylor, Samuel Blaser & Marc Ducret and more

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Mark this one down on your "must-get" list: Live in Willisau by saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and drummer Chad Taylor. It's on Intakt Records, captured live at the annual Willisau Festival in Switzerland. Excellent recording, one that zooms to my favourites of 2020 list. This episode is filled with music from new releases from pianist Alexander Hawkins and cellist Tomeka Reid, trombonist Samuel Blaser and guitarist Marc Ducret, Finnish trumpeter Verneri Pohjola, Irish drummer Steve Davis, the Ombak Trio from Slovenia, guitarist Karl Evangelista and two pianists—Andy Milne with a new trio and direction and the unpredictable Denman Maroney. Lots of great music for you.


  • Lina Allemano & Ohrenschmaus "Ostsee" from Rats And Mice (Lumo) 00:00
  • Laura Jurd's Dinosaur "Mosking" from To the Earth (Edition) 06:46
  • Host speaks 14:15
  • Reza Askari "Korma Koma Karma" from Magic Realism (QFTF) 16:23
  • chuffDRONE "Beyond M94" from Chuffdrone (Kudos) 21:22
  • Sabir Mateen, Patrick Holmes, Federico Ughi "Layers of Sound" from Surival Situation (577 Records) 31:03
  • Host speaks 37:20
  • Denman Maroney "Off Centerpiece" from Martingale (Self) 39:26
  • Brian Groder Trio "Sundog" from Luminous Arcs (Latham) 45:27
  • Host speaks 49:26
  • Alexander Hawkins, Tomeka Reid "Peace on You" from Shards and Constellations (Intakt) 50:44
  • Pauli Lyytinen's Magnetia Orkestri "Hypnosis" from Hypnosis (Eclipse Music) 1:00:13
  • Host speaks 1:07:49
  • James Brandon Lewis & Chad Taylor "Willisee" from Live in Willisau (Intakt) 1:09:31
  • James Brandon Lewis & Chad Taylor "With Sorrow Lonnie" from Live in Willisau (Intakt) 1:15:52
  • Andy Milne & Unison "The Call" from The Re-Mission (Sunnyside) 1:22:23
  • Host speaks 1:27:18
  • Verneri Pohjola "Wilder Brother" from The Dead Don't Dream (Edition) 1:28:38
  • Mako Sica, Hamid Drake "Trapeze" from Balancing Tear (Astral Spirits) 1:34:10
  • Frank Kimbrough "Nightscape" from Noumena (Soul Note) 1:41:45
  • Host speaks 1:48:50
  • Samuel Blaser, Marc Ducret "Audio Rebel" from Audio Rebel (Self-released) 1:50:49
  • Ombak Trio "Watching Under the Carpet" from Through Eons to Now (Setola Di Malale) 1:59:46
  • Host speaks 2:09:24
  • Karl Evangelista, Alexander Hawkins, Trevor Watts, Louis Moholo-Moholo "State of Emergency" from Apura! (Astral Spirits) 2:11:05
  • Nicolas Caloia's Tilting "Apart (for Conlon Nancarrow)" from Holy Seven (Barnyard) 2:19:08
  • Luis Lopes & The Humanization Quartet "Engorged Mosquitoes" from Believe. Believe. (Clean Feed) 2:27:20
  • Host speaks 2:34:35
  • Stephen Davis "Resistance and the Art of Bill" from Toy Army (Self-released) 2:36:19
  • Stephen Davis "We Are Vapour" from Toy Army (Self-released) 2:42:26
  • Orchestra Nazionale Della Luna "Out of Gravity" from There Is Still Life on Earth (BMC) 2:46:45
  • Host speaks 2:52:03
  • Verneri Pohjola "The Conversationalist" from The Dead Don't Dream (Edition) 2:52:27

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