Dominik Wania, Satoko Fujii, Alistair Spence And More

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Italian saxophonist Roberto Ottaviano's latest recording is really about love—not so much the romantic kind, but more about the love that jazz musicians and fans have for enduring compositions written by the likes of Charlie Haden, Abdullah Ibrahim, John Coltrane, Dewey Redman and Don Cherry.

And let's not forget about creative music's love affair with the piano. That's on full display in this episode with several talented keyboardists from around the globe displaying their talents—England's Alexander Hawkins in Ottaviano's band, fellow Brit John Escreet, Alister Spence from Australia, Satoko Fujii from Japan, Finland's Nikita Rafaelov, Lars Fiil from Denmark, Pandelis Karayorgis from Greece, Russ Lossing with Samuel Blaser's Quartet and Poland's Dominik Wania heard on the first four tracks.


  • Szymon Klima Quintet "Cztery Konie Rysie (Four Horses Trotting)" from Folwark (Hevhetia) 00:00
  • Host speaks 08:47
  • Hefi Quartet "Mediterranean Sound Dance" from Parallax Error (SJ Records) 10:45
  • Geni Skendo & Dominik Wania "Portrait Virginia" from Portraits (Self-released) 20:19
  • ELMA "REM IV" from Ad Rem (Hevhetia) 25:59
  • Adam Hopkins "I Think the Duck Was Fine" from Crickets (Out Of Your Head) 30:24
  • Host speaks 34:06
  • John Escreet "Contradictions" from Learn to Live (Blue Room Music) 35:39
  • Thomas Morelli-Bernard "Yemaya" from Oshosi (Self-released) 43:18
  • Host speaks 49:14
  • Phillip Johnston & The Coolerators "Later" from Diggin' Bones (Asynchronus) 51:08
  • Kamau Daaoud "Art Blakey's D-Sticks" from Leimert Park (MAMA) 59:47
  • Host speaks 1:06:51
  • Œstetik "Recollection of a Dream" from Coincidence (Self-released) 1:07:52
  • Pandelis Karayorgis Trio "Slack Tide" from Pools (Driff) 1:15:22
  • Johan Berke "The Bug, the Fat and the Call" from Resistance Blues (Gason Jazz) 1:21:56
  • Host speaks 1:29:55
  • Johan Berke "Badia" from Meteorological Interludes (Gason Jazz) 1:31:33
  • Mountweazel "Hungry Wind" from Double Think (Aut) 1:39:15
  • Nikita Rafaelov "Second Wind" from Spirit of Gaia (Gotta Let It Out) 1:43:52
  • Host speaks 1:47:43
  • Roberto Ottaviano "Until the Rain Comes" from Eternal Love (Dodicilune) 1:49:28
  • Roberto Ottaviano "Eternal Love" from Eternal Love (Dodicilune) 1:56:43
  • Jakob Bro "Evening Song" from Bay of Rainbows (ECM) 1:59:53
  • Host speaks 2:04:35
  • Satoko Fujii & Alister Spence "Telesto" from Intelsat (Alister Spence Music) 2:07:29
  • Satoko Fujii & Alister Spence "Methone" from Intelsat (Alister Spence Music) 2:12:11
  • Anders Lønne Grønseth "Mobiusstrimmel" from Multiverse (Pling) 2:17:14
  • Host speaks 2:23:35
  • Samuel Blaser Quartet "Early in the Mornin'" from Early in the Mornin' (Outnote) 2:25:05
  • Lars Fiil "Alt Er Overgang" from Frit Fald II (Fiil Free) 2:30:32
  • Willie Oteri "They Called It Red" from Dark O'Clock (Self-released) 2:37:24
  • Host speaks 2:48:59
  • Andrew Lamb Trio "The Be in Be to Be" from The Casbah of Love (Birdwatcher) 2:50:48
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