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Thumbscrew, Mali Obomsawin and John Escreet


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A few new releases by trios to contemplate and explore in this episode, highlighted by the latest from Thumbscrew, that stellar threesome of Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek and Tomas Fujiwara. Multi-colored Midnight is one of their best to date. Also on the bill, pianist John Escreet, The Bad Plus's latest with new members Ben Monder and Chris Speed, and from the Hudson River Valley scene, Bob Shaut, Charlie Knicely and Chris Bowman. Also very recent from another quartet from that same is a quartet featuring the driving drummer Chris Bowman. Chicago's Ben Zucker and Aussie Jeremy Rose have new releases, as does bassist and composer Mali Obomsawin whose Sweet Tooth is driven by her North American Aboriginal roots and history.


  • William Parker "Silver Sunshine" from Universal Tonality (Centering/AUM) 00:00
  • Host speaks 10:52
  • Thumbscrew "Swirling Lines" from Multi-colored Midnight (Cuneiform) 12:56
  • Thumbscrew "Should Be Cool" from Multi-colored Midnight (Cuneiform) 21:02
  • Ernesto Jodos "Pajaros Fantasma" from Donde El Mundo Occure (Ears&Eyes) 26:15
  • Bob Shaut, Charlie}} Knicely & Chris Bowman "Montego Joe" from Third Ghost (Safehouse Studios) 31:51
  • Host speaks 39:29
  • Chris Bowman}}, Jim Donica}}, Joe Giardullo & Brant Tilds "WTF" from 9814NY (Safehouse Studios) 40:26
  • The Bad Plus"Sun Wall" from The Bad Plus (Edition) 46:32
  • Host speaks 51:45
  • Francis Wong "The Fire This Time" from Legends And Legacies Vol. 2 (Asian Improv) 54:26
  • Roberto Ottaviano & Alexander Hawkins "Pithecanthropus Erectus" from Charlie's Blue Skylight (Dodicilune) 1:02:10
  • Apophenia "Nao Tens De Pagar A Renda Sozinho" from Protzeler (Robalo Music) 1:06:41
  • Host speaks 1:12:25
  • Ben Zucker "Counterproductives" from Semiterritory (Ears&Eyes) 1:14:15
  • Clemens Kuratle & Ydivide "Optimism" from Lumumba (Intakt) 1:23:32
  • Oaagaada "Zaa" from Live At Lonna (We Jazz) 1:28:34
  • Host speaks 1:34:35
  • Fay Victor & Other Dimensions in Music "We Is We Trini" from Other Dimensions In Music: Kaiso Stories (Silkheart) 1:37:17
  • Atomic "Accidentals" from There's Always A Hole In The Mountain (Jazzland) 1:45:38
  • Host speaks 1:52:40
  • John Escreet "The Water Is Tasting Worse" from Seismic Shift (Whirlwind) 1:54:18
  • Ziv Taubenfeld & Full Sun "Blues For Sunny" from Out Of The Beast Came Honey (Clean Feed) 2:02:21
  • Host speaks 2:14:20
  • Jeremy Rose "Face To Face" from Face To Face (Earshift Music) 2:15:38
  • Fade In "Enneadecaedro" from Live Fast, Die A Legend (Clean Feed) 2:23:55
  • Day and Taxi "Another F... Melody" from Run The Darkness Will Come! (Percaso) 2:28:02
  • Host speaks 2:34:28
  • Mali Obomsawin "Lineage" from Sweet Tooth (Out Of Your Head) 2:37:12
  • Santiago Leibson Sextetto "Quote" from Aperecerse (Self-released) 2:44:57
  • Host speaks 2:53:28
  • Nicolas Ojeda "Road Movie (Para Andrea)" from Reboot (Ears&Eyes) 2:55:02


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