Piotr Baron, Benjamin Deschamps & More

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Pianist Jacob Sacks summoned some of the best musicians he could find to create Fishes, his latest release for Clean Feed. Saxophonists Ellery Eskelin and Tony Malaby, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Dan Weiss tackle Sack's quirky compositions and ideas and the result is a great recording. Also in this episode, music from a live performance by Polish saxophone great Piotr Baron, complete with an intro by the president of the Czech Republic, new tunes from Montreal's Benjamin Deschamps, and another installment in the year-long saga of Satoko Fujii's monthly birthday celebration releases. Each one has been different and this one features a tap-dancer.


  • Maisha "Kaa" from There Is a Place (Brownswood) 00:00
  • Host speaks 10:14
  • Peter McEachern Trio "Gospel Trane" from Bone Code (Clean Feed) 13:05
  • Peter McEachern Trio "D&A" from Bone Code (Clean Feed)17:50
  • Satoko Fujii & Amu "Bittagando" from Weave (Libra) 22:20
  • Satoko Fujii & Alister Spence "Fenrir" from Intelsat (Alister Spence Music) 27:27
  • Brom "Charming Times/Joker & Thief" from Cardboard Sea (Tiger Moon) 30:39
  • Host speaks 38:17
  • Benjamin Deschamps "Double Meaning" from No Codes (Self-released) 40:10
  • Benjamin Deschamps "Interlude #1" from No Codes (Self-released) 45:19
  • VWCR "Sparks" from Noise Of Our Time (Intakt) 48:37
  • Host speaks 52:17
  • David Virelles "Sube la Loma, Compay" from Igbó Alákorin (Pi) 53:48
  • Hot Heros "Mettäpiruja" from Folk Jazz From Finland (Eclipse) 59:11
  • Host speaks 1:08:25
  • Julien Touery, Sylvain Kassap & Paul Rogers/Robin Fincker/Fabien Duscombs "Trivium" from 8 Détours (Mr. Morezon) 1:09:15
  • Mark O'Leary "Phase" from Levitation (Leo) 1:18:00
  • Francois Houle, Alexander Hawkins & Harris Eisenstadt "You Have Options—I Have a Lawyer" from You Have Options (Songlines) 1:25:27
  • Host speaks 1:32:04
  • Piotr Baron Quintet "Chrystus Zmartwychwstan Jest" from Jazz At Prague Castle 2012 (Jazz Na Hrade) 1:34:11
  • Russ Johnson "Isthmus" from Headlands (Woolgathering) 1:54:02
  • Host speaks 1:58:46
  • Leszek Żądło "Song Of A Nice Death" from Miss B (For Tune) 1:59:00
  • Kaja Draksler, Petter Eldh & Christian Lillinger "Azan" from Punkt.Vrt.Plastik (Intakt) 2:07:01
  • Host speaks 2:11:58
  • Jacob Sacks "This Is A Song" from Fishes (Clean Feed) 2:14:04
  • Jacob Sacks "The Opener" from Fishes (Clean Feed) 2:18:58
  • Jacob Sacks "Five Little Melodies" from Fishes (Clean Feed) 2:25:31
  • Charles Lloyd & The Marvels "Angel" from Vanished Gardens (Blue Note) 2:30:45
  • Archipelagos "Nemesi" from In Your Thoughts (UR) 2:36:37
  • Joe Hertenstein "Rotten Strawberry" from Future Drome (Jazzwerkstatt) 2:43:45
  • Host speaks 2:52:31
  • Wayne Horvitz "Yuki and Nash Duet" from The Snowghost Sessions (Songlines) 2:54:03

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