Saxophonist Ohad Talmor's new release, Long Forms, with his Newsreel sextet has just been released by Intakt Records and it's a must-listen; strong playing by some of the best musicians around, complicated but highly interesting tunes and arrangements, and a fully realized project. Another saxophonist, Rick Countryman, plies his trade in Manila in The Philippines now and his doing his best to bring the avant-garde and free jazz to that area of the world. Frequently working with Japanese powerhouse drummer, Sabu Toyozumi, Countryman is a strong and heavy presence. Still with saxophonists, Lakecia Benjamin decided to create a tribute to not only John Coltrane's music, but also to that of Alice Coltrane. Pursuance: The Coltranes is definitely worth checking out. Other new releases on this packed episode include the Kirk Knuffke Trio, Joel Harrison+18, Emie R Roussel, Oded Tzur, the Portuguese trio of Sérgio Tavares, Nuno Trocado & Tom Ward, and albums from the Driff and Shoebill Music labels.
Kirk Knuffke Trio "The Mob, The Crowd, The Mass" from Brightness -Live In Amsterdam (Royal Potato Family) 00:00
Host speaks 07:34
Kirk Knuffke Trio "That's A Shame" from Brightness -Live In Amsterdam (Royal Potato Family) 08:37
Oded Tzur "The Dream" from Here Be Dragons (ECM ) 14:09
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