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Welcome to our monthly look at what's happening on the Jazz Bastard podcast! Since December 2012, Mike Caldwell and Pat Burnette have gotten together every fortnight to discuss jazz albums in an irreverent, irascible, and engaged manner. Some shows focus on a theme or an individual artist, while others just discuss what's been on the boys' playlists recently. We cover recordings from the whole history of the music as well as new releases. Instrumental, vocal, the occasional cross-over or fusion record—they're all fair game, and if that's not enough, most episodes end with a brief discussion of pop music that's tickled our ears in the last few weeks. The goal is talking about jazz like enthusiasts and fans rather than scholars or apologists. Our crucial question—did a given recording touch us?