No Euros Required

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There's a heavy European flavour to this episode as we explore the current scene in eleven different countries. Two albums on the Hungarian BMC label introduce BMC's latest round of releases: pianist Aki Takase (Germany) & her band, Japanic, and saxophonist Istvan Grensco & his Collective Special 5 (Hungary), which features the great American reed man, Ken Vandermark. It's a first time meeting for these two tenor titans of today. German drummer Peter Kahlenborn and his trio tear it up on their Vesica Pisces, while French saxophonist Sylvain Cathala's latest is a definite gem. From Denmark, you'll hear the quartet, Ocean Fanfare, with the first of a trilogy dealing with biodiversity, economic theory, techno and spontaneous composition. There's a whole lot more for you as well so kick back and relax while we do the driving.


  • Michael Gregory Jackson "Collectors Of Social Dismay" from WHENUFINDITUWILLKNOW (Golden Records) 00:00
  • Tony Arco "Dawn" from The Colors Of Soul (UR) 06:58
  • Host speaks 12:53
  • Peter Kahlenborn Trio "Erster Gesang" from Vesica Pisces (AKDM) 15:25
  • Peter Kahlenborn Trio "Work #6" from Vesica Pisces (AKDM) 23:47
  • The Selva "Tiki Prussia" from Cannicula Rosa (Clean Feed) 29:26
  • Michael Bisio, Kirk Knuffke & Fred Lonberg-Holm "In Paradisum" from Requiem For A New York Slice (Iluso) 36:30
  • Host speaks 46:02
  • Ocean Fanfare "You Don't Look Very Cheerful" from First Nature (Barefoot) 47:34
  • Yusef Komunyakaa, Mike Brown & David Cieri "The Plea" from Dark Furniture (Ropeadope) 54:23
  • Host speaks 58:48
  • Marc Jufer Trio "MDGG" from Trip To The Center (QFTF) 59:12
  • Marc Jufer Trio "Bass No More" from Trip To The Center (QFTF) 1:03:06
  • Oliver Steidle & The Killing Popes "Nurnburg Heroin Lullaby" from Ego Pills (Clean Feed) 1:07:20
  • Host speaks 1:13:04
  • Casper Nyvang Rask "Slow Evolution in NO871" from Slow Evolution Ensemble (Gotta Let It Out) 1:14:52
  • Goran Kajfes & Tropique "Swirls" from Into The Wild (Head) 1:29:21
  • Gerhard Ornig Trio "Gerade 1" from First Flow (Self-released) 1:42:39
  • Host Speaks 1:47:52
  • Sylvain Cathala "Nassak" from Cullinan (Connexe) 1:49:08
  • Spinifex "Zarbi-Owj" from Soufifex (TryTone) 1:57:30
  • Host speaks 2:06:33
  • Istvan Grensco Collective Special 5 "Hymn For Birthday" from Don't Slam The Door (BMC) 2:08:10
  • Stephan Oliva, Sebastien Boisseau - Matthieu Donarier & Tom Rainey "Inflammable" from Orbit (Yolk) 2:15:42
  • Chord Four "Sunny Warrior" from California Avant-Garde (Self-released) 2:23:21
  • Host speaks 2:28:03
  • Aki Takase Japanic "Berlin Express" from Thema Prima (BMC) 2:30:47
  • Aki Takase Japanic "Madam Bum Bum" from Thema Prima (BMC) 2:37:47
  • Manuel Hermia "Indian Suite" from Rajazz (Igloo) 2:40:54
  • Host speaks 2:50:39
  • Carlos Bica "Do Indizivel" from I Am The Escaped One (Clean Feed) 2:52:02

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