Jorma Tapio’s Kaski, Robert Burke & Eivind Opsvik

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A little "Finnish" to start? Why not? Some fine bands from Suomi kick off this episode, with the fine saxophonist Jorma Tapio and his trio, Kaski, leading the way from their new release Aliseen. Tapio and mates use the folk music of Finland as the basis for their intriguing improvisations. After that you'll hear two newer groups on the Finnish scene: Oaagaada and the JAF Trio. Also in that first hour, Aussie saxophonist Rob Burke continues to display his formidable skills framed by a highly talented group of New York musicians. Then the next segment is highlighted by a pair of tunes from the fine bassist Eivind Opsvik who has just released a compilation of live performances by his group Overseas over the span of 2002 to 2012. The NY group, Caterpillar Quartet makes its One Man's Jazz debut as well. Finally, the third hour "travels" with music from music from several different countries, including the German/Norwegian improvising trio of Conny Bauer, Matthias Bauer and Dag Magnus Narvesen and their new album The Gift. There's more good stuff as always. Enjoy!


  • Jorma Tapio & Kaski "Way Off" from Aliseen (577 Records) 0:00
  • Host speaks 06:33
  • Jorma Tapio & Kaski "Reppurin Laulo" from Aliseen (577 Records) 9:10
  • Oaagaada "Zaa" from Lonna 2019 (We Jazz) 13:33
  • JAF Trio "Ninth Row of the 5th Floor" from JAF Trio (We Jazz) 19:43
  • JAF Trio "Det Er Dig" from JAF Trio (We Jazz) 24:04
  • Host speaks 30:05
  • Rob Burke "Ta Ta Daa" from Slip Sliding (FMR) 31:35
  • Rob Burke "Discordat 2" from Slip Sliding (FMR) 39:13
  • Seth Trachy "Expansion Contraction" from Zygmon (Ropeadope) 42:44
  • Host speaks 52:14
  • Wojciech Jachna Squad "Checkers II" from Elements (Audio Cave) 53:31
  • Asher Gamedze "Eternality" from Dialectic Soul (On the Corner) 59:30
  • Host speaks 1:08:21
  • Eivind Opsvik's Overseas "Italian Movie Theme" from Overseas Live 2002-2012 (Loyal Label) 1:10:01
  • Eivind Opsvik's Overseas "1786" from Overseas Live 2002-2012 (Loyal Label) 1:19:37
  • Jerry Granelli Trio "Young Man's Blues" from The Jerry Granelli Trio Plays Vince Guaraldi & Mose Allison (Rare Noise) 1:28:38
  • Host speaks 1:35:36
  • Jason Kao Hwang "Conscious Concave Concrete" from The Human Rites Trio (True Sound) 1:37:44
  • Chad Taylor Trio}} "The Shepherd" from The Daily Biological (Cuneiform) 1:47:10
  • Host speaks 1:52:51
  • Caterpillar Quartet "Tempest" from Threads (Greene Avenue) 1:54:06
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa "Barbados/26-2" from Hero Trio (Whirlwind) 1:59:49
  • Host speaks 2:06:24
  • Conny Bauer, Matthias Bauer, Dag Magnus Narvesen "The Gift III" from The Gift (NoBusiness) 2:07:32
  • Laura Jurd's Dinosaur "Held by Water" from To the Earth (Edition) 2:17:43
  • Francesco Bigoni "Lullaby of Rattlesnakes" from Nesso G (Self-released) 2:21:05
  • Host speaks 2:29:18
  • Luca Dalpozzo Quintet "Enter Yukio" from Rust (Nusica) 2:31:11
  • Ambrose Akinmusire "Blues We Measure the Heart with a Fist" from On the Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment (Blue Note) 2:37:16
  • Josh Appleby, Ton Van Bergeyk / John James / Sam Mitchell / Dale Miller, Scott L. French, Liam Butler-Webb "Seven Minutes of Anxiety" from Magic Amid the Chaos (Self-released) 2:42:41
  • Host speaks 2:49:43
  • Tommaso Cappellato & Astral Travel "Tomorrow's Destiny" from If You Say You Are from This Planet, Why Do You Treat It Like You Do? (Hyperjazz/Goodfellas) 2:52:27

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