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Sarah Murcia, Thumbscrew & Giancarlo Tossani


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There's lots of new releases sampled in this episode. The critics' darlings, Thumbscrew is back and meeting their usual standards of creativity and originality. Popular French bassist Sarah Murcia sings off-beat stuff on her new Eyeballing, while the Finnish quartet Alder Ego stretches the boundaries on their latest. The pandemic looms over the new release by Michael Sarian & Matthew Putnam, as they carefully put the album together in the midst of lock-downs. Toronto guitarist Dan Pitt and the band do lots of right on their new Wrongs, Italian pianist Giancarlo Tossani and his group get deep into a William Parker-inspired vein. Add some solo guitar from Scott DuBois and a bunch more good stuff, and it's full steam ahead.


  • Christof Thewes Undertone Project "Trotto In Time" from Live At Spielraum Vol. 2 & 3 (Self-released) 00:00
  • Host speaks 08:27
  • Thumbscrew "Scam Likely" from Never Is Enough (Cuneiform) 10:32
  • Thumbscrew "Never Is Enough" from Never Is Enough (Cuneiform) 18:54
  • Frank Gratkowski & Achim Kaufmann "X-ularities" from Flatbosc & Cautery (NoBusiness) 25:43
  • Host speaks 34:02
  • Rick Countryman & Sabu Toyozumi "The One Thought" from Misaki Castle Tower (Chap Chap) 35:02
  • Francesca Remigi & Archipelagos "Tiger Study" from Il Labirinto Dei Topi (Emme) 45:30
  • Host speaks 52:07
  • Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble "Now-Forever Momentary Space" from Now (Intl. Anthem) 53:47
  • Borah Bergman, Steve Swell, Perry Robinson & Ray Sage "BPRS1" from Quartets/Duos/Trios (Mahakala Music) 1:00:06
  • Ivo Perelman & Matthew Shipp "Part 10" from Amalagam (Mahakala Music) 1:10:05
  • Original Mind "Blues 'N Go" from You Know When It's Time (Mahakala Music) 1:14:57
  • Host speaks 1:25:50
  • Scott Dubois "Summer Light On Rushing River" from Summer Water (Watertone) 1:28:01
  • Jane Ira Bloom & Mark Helias "Willing" from Some Kind Of Tomorrow (Self-released) 1:39:18
  • Giancarlo Tossani & Big Monitors "O'Neal's Porch" from Knots & Notes (Auand) 1:45:00
  • Host speaks 1:57:16
  • Dan Pitt Quintet "Shadows Loom" from Wrongs (Self-released) 1:52:49
  • Dan Yeabsley "Brainville" from Discipline Of Sun Ra (Astigmatic) 1:59:58
  • Host speaks 2:07:54
  • Alder Ego "Love And Maladies" from III (We Jazz) 2:09:45
  • Nacho Szulga 5 "Seis" from Entremados Homeostaticos (Ears&Eyes) 2:17:14
  • Host speaks 2:25:10
  • Michael Sarian & Matthew Putnam "A Lifeboat" from A Lifeboat (577 Records) 2:26:30
  • Hafez Modirzadeh "Facet 31 Wake" from Facets (Pi Recordings) 2:32:33
  • Alder Ego "Ephemeral" from III (We Jazz) 2:38:59
  • Host speaks 2:45:38
  • Sarah Murcia "Eyeballing" from Eyeballing (dStream) 2:47:51
  • Sarah Murcia "Small" from Eyeballing (dStream) 2:55:05

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