Things get a little rockin' this time out with the powerful guitar of Raoul Bjorkenheim and a top Italian quartet digging into the music of John Coltrane. Then he's front and center in the J&F Band, a mostly Italian ensemble, led by legendary Allman Brothers Band drummer Jaimoe and bassist Joe Fonda (and Joe sings! Who knew?). South African tenor player Linda Sikhakhane had to do his senior recital at The New School so why not be as comfortable as possible: he brought his whole band from South Africa to back him. An Open Dialogue (Live In New York) is a great follow-up to his debut. Other new albums sampled include bassist Lisa Hoppe's latest, Allt Är Intet from the Scandinavian powerhouse The End, Austrian drummer Arthur Hnatek's trio, Satoko Fujii and Ikue Mori together again, Belgian trio De Beren Gieren, and a sublime duo from bassist Bernard Santacruz and drummer Michael Zerang.
J&F Band "GS #2" from From The Roots To The Sky (Long Song) 00:00
Host speaks 12:07
Linda Sikhakhane "Saziwa Nguwe" from An Open Dialogue (Live In New York) (Self-released) 15:00
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