A magnificent podcast out of Estonia, this current session by Funked Up East features smooth, sultry Czech and Slovak Jazz. Track List: Czechoslovak Radio Jazz Orchestra – Passacaglia Karel Velebný – Ztráta Nalezeného Syna SHQ – Epitaph for George Dillon Jiøí Mráz – Danyáda Karel Krautgartner – 31° ve stínu Rudolf Dasek – Rambles Václav […]
Today’s treasure comes from a release from 2016. Finland’s Eero Koivistoinen pairs with his UMO Jazz Orchestra for a mellow, occasionally hot, new work. Not quite as wild as his 70s material, but still quite impressive.
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Estonia’s Estrada Orchestra are a funky jazz combo that blends the best of groups the The James Taylor Quartet with the soundtrack to the old Starsky & Hutch TV series.
The world of jazz mourned the loss of American pianist Geri Allen, who died on June 12th at the age of 60. Our good friends at La Montaña Rusa, one of Spain’s best jazz podcasts, offers a program in tribute to Geri here: https://www.ivoox.com/player_ej_19572860_4_1.html?c1=ff6600
I don’t think it’s possible to surpass the talent in this supergroup quartet, featuring drummer and bandleader Jack DeJohnette, double-bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski and his sometimes-collaborator, guitarist John Scofield.
Cezary Lerski lived in Los Angeles last I remember, and his label should be sainted for providing so many re-releases of classic Polish Jazz. This new series is being handled by Languidity Records, and they also do amazing work. Liza Premiyak of The Calvert Journal has more here.