Linda Sikhakhane, Raoul Bjorkenheim & Satoko Fujii

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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
  • Hubert Dupont "Do Up" from Trio Kosmos (Ultrabolic) 26:19
  • Steve Cohn "Chapter Two" from The Novel (Self-released) 30:57
  • Host speaks 37:45
  • Lisa Hoppe's Third Reality "All Bad News (But A Little Sun)" from Lightness Of Change (Self-released) 38:58
  • Scott DuBois Quintet "Burst" from Tempest (Soul Note) 43:44
  • Host speaks 50:21
  • The End "Allt Är Intet" from Allt Är Intet (Rare Noise) 51:52
  • Cortex "Anthem For The Uneasy" from Legal Tender (Clean Feed) 59:55
  • Host speaks 1:07:14
  • Raoul Bjorkenheim "Peace On Earth" from Solar Winds (Long Song) 1:08:49
  • Marie Kruttli Quartet "Thé Camomille" from Thé Camomille (QFTF) 1:16:58
  • Host speaks 1:28:54
  • Arthur Hnatek Trio "Monotonous" from Static (Whirlwind) 1:30:26
  • Astral Travel "You Are From This Planet" from If You Say You Are From This Planet, Why Do You Treat It The Way You Do? (Hyperjazz) 1:38:10
  • Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura & Ramon Lopez "Nine Steps To The Ground" from Mantle (NotTwo) 1:45:42
  • Host speaks 1:52:36
  • Satoko Fujii & Ikue Mori "Turning" from Prickly Pear Cactus (Libra) 1:54:30
  • Hot Heros & Iro Haarla "Niin on kehto tyhjillään" from Vodjanoi (Karkia Mistika) 1:59:46
  • Orchestre Nazionale Della Luna "Begemot" from Orchestre Nazionale Della Luna (Jazz Avatars) 2:06:41
  • Host speaks 2:18:06
  • Bernard Santacruz & Michael Zerang "Nefertari" from Cardinal Point (Fundacja Slucaj) 2:19:09
  • Joshua White Quartet "Scarlet Tanager" from Thirteen Short Stories (Fresh Sound New Talent) 2:27:04
  • Host speaks 2:33:13
  • De Beren Gieren "Animalcules" from Less Is Endless (Sdban) 2:34:20
  • Omri Ziegele's Tomorrow Trio "Line For A Friend Of Mine" from All Those Yesterdays (Intakt) 2:40:26
  • Host speaks 2:45:24
  • Henry Kaiser & Vinnie Golia "Acknowledgement (Reprise)" from A Love Supreme Electric (Cuneiform) 2:47:18

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