R.I.P. McCoy Tyner and Jon Christensen

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As social distancing becomes the norm in this new world, filling the spaces with music seems like a great idea to keep people together. Two musicians whose careers did exactly that are recognized in the last part of this week's episode: pianist McCoy Tyner and drummer Jon Christensen, both of whom passed in recent weeks. They will be missed.

New recordings appearing for the first time come from NY guitarist Matt Forker, the Musica Nuda from Poland, Finnish saxophonist Adele Sauros, French bassist Theo Girard, Bartok's transcriptions of Transylvanian Folk Songs interpreted by Lucian Ban, John Surman and Mat Maneri, more from Rick Countryman and Sabu Toyozumi, Aussie pianist Chris Cody and a preview of next show's feature, pianist Sebastien Ammann & Color Wheel. Enjoy the music!


  • Ohad Talmor's Newsreel "Kayeda" from Long Forms (Intakt) 00:00
  • Host speaks 08:32
  • Matt Forker "Red Willow" from In Pursuit of Morning (Self-released) 10:52
  • Forefront "Wormhole" from Absentia (Auand) 20:24
  • Igor Lumpert's Innertextures "Eleven" from Eleven (Clean Feed) 23:58
  • Host speaks 32:22
  • Lucian Ban, Mat Maneri, John Surman "Violin Song" from Transylvanian Folk Songs (Sunnyside) 34:59
  • Brendan Carniaux, Max Goldman, Ryan Carniaux "Impro II" from Carniaux-Goldman-Carniaux (Self-released) 43:38
  • Fabio Delvò Roots "Afarensis" from Ancestral Meditation (Self-released) 49:3
  • Host speaks 52:16
  • Chris Cody "Pere Receveur" from Astrolabe (Self-released) 53:50
  • Robert Landfermann "Goldparmane" from Topaz (Klaeng) 59:41
  • Host speaks 1:08:01
  • Nuda "Ryba Rozpuszczalna" from Nuda (Private Edition) 1:08:12
  • Nuda "Anatomia Nieprawdziwego Psa" from Nuda (Private Edition) 1:14:11
  • Antti Lotjonen "Pocket Yoga" from Quintet East (We Jazz) 1:20:11
  • Host speaks 1:25:46
  • Rick Countryman, Sabu Toyozumi, Simon Tan "Chasing The Sun" from Chasing The Sun (Self-released) 1:26:38
  • Sebastien Ammann's Color Wheel "Yayoi" from Resilience (Skirl) 1:41:41
  • Host speaks 1:49:33
  • Adele Sauros "The Colours of Our Minds" from Luna (Self-released) 1:51:06
  • Francesco Cusa "Dr. Akagi (Trio Version)" from The Uncle (Giano Bifronte) (Improvisatore Involontario) 1:58:39
  • Host speaks 2:06:20
  • Théo Girard "Rototown" from Bulle (Discobole) 2:08:32
  • Théo Girard & Pensées Rotatives "Interlude PC" from Théo Girard & Pensées Rotatives Live At Le Comptoir (Discobole) 2:13:01
  • Joel Harrison "Yellowcake" from America at War (Sunnyside) 2:22:49
  • Host speaks 2:29:47
  • McCoy Tyner "Search for Peace" from Passion Dance (Milestone) 2:31:29
  • McCoy Tyner "When Sunny Gets Blue" from Today And Tomorrow (Impulse!) 2:37:56
  • Host speaks 2:42:38
  • Jakob Bro "View" from Returnings (ECM) 2:44:23
  • Masqualero "Den Hemmelige" from Masqualero (Odin) 2:52:55

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