Sean Moran, James Banner’s Usine and More

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Exactly one day after the funeral of his beloved wife, and urged by friends and family, Polish saxophonist Leszek Żądło along with bassist Andrzej Cudzich and drummer Janusz Stefanski entered Studio Stebo in Krakow, Poland in 1995 and recorded some very emotional and powerful music. Finally released, that recording is the feature on this week's episode of One Man's Jazz. Żądło's wife, actress Barbara Kwiatkowska had unexpectedly died a month earlier. Their story is one for the movies: saxophonist meets actress (once married to Roman Polanski); they fall in love; saxophonist passes on a full-ride scholarship to Berklee to stay with wife; they are both politically active anti-communists and then quite involved in the ensuing Solidarity Movement.

Also in this show, new releases from Toronto's Jeff LaRochelle, guitarist Sean Moran, bassist James Banner's Usine and much, much more.


  • Jeff Albert "Ball of Infusion" from Live at the Hungry Brain (Breakfast4Dinner) 00:00
  • Host speaks 6:57
  • Leszek Żądło "Gasp" from Miss B (For Tune) 10:44
  • Matthew Golombisky "Cuento 15" from Cuentos Vol. 3 (Ears&Eyes) 21:34
  • First Gig Never Happened "Ambiguous Monk" from Mingus without Bass, Monk without Hat (Alessa) 25:37
  • Host speaks 31:42
  • Sean Moran "Arc" from Sun Tiger (Skirl) 32:59
  • Alberto Pinton Noi Siamo "Det Vi Vet" from Opus Facere (Clean Feed) 42:02
  • Rich Halley "Law Years" from The Literature (Pine Eagle) 48:16
  • Host speaks 51:22
  • Philip Zoubek Trio "Scanning" from Outside (WhyPlayJazz) 52:15
  • Jeff LaRochelle "Does The Internet Dream of Itself" from Lenses Extended (Self-released) 59:48
  • Jeff LaRochelle "Mirage" from Lenses Extended (Self-released ) 1:05:04
  • Host speaks 1:11:55
  • John Blevins & Matterhorn "Tenaya" from Uzumati (Ears&Eyes) 1:13:34
  • Jonathan Finlayson "The Moon Is New" from 3 Times Round (Pi) 1:20:16
  • Ethan Ardelli Quartet} "Accretion" from The Island of Form (Self-released) 1:34:18
  • Nicole Mitchell "Vodou Space Time Kettle" from Maroon Cloud (FPE) 1:41:35
  • Host speaks 1:47:35
  • Sound And Fury "Ready Way to Go" from Thundering Dawn (Karkia Mistika) 1:49:17
  • Vinny Golia, Stephanie Richards & Bert Turetzky "Cerebrus" from Trio Music (PfMentum) 2:00:20
  • Host speaks 2:06:51
  • James Banner's Usine "Meow Meow Meow" from Usine (Jazzhausmusik) 2:08:35
  • James Banner's Usine "Nausea-Vomiting" from Usine (Jazzhausmusik) 2:11:40
  • Friends & Neighbors "WLB" from What's Next (Clean Feed) 2:14:05
  • Host speaks 2:20:13
  • David Binney "To the Coast" from Here and Now (Self-released) 2:21:26
  • Lester Bowie "Cool" from The Great Pretender (Jazzwerkstatt) 2:26:24
  • Don Byron & Aruán Ortiz "Impressions on a Golden Theme" from Random Dances And A(Tonalities) (Intakt) 2:33:36
  • Leszek Żądło "Substitute" from Miss B (For Tune) 2:39:57
  • Host speaks 2:48:24
  • Samuel Blaser Quartet "The House Carpenter" from Early in the Mornin' (Outnote) 2:49:50

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