EP. 18 – Nu Jazz & beyond from USA, Denmark, UK, Puerto-Rico, Germany & Canada

Courtney’s playing refreshingly cool new jazzy vibes for you to work, rest and play to!  Jam-packed full of new releases and plenty of fun, including many of the artists introducing their own tracks!  
1. Steven Bernstein & The Hot 9 – Little Dipper/Dippermouth Blues
Manifesto of Henryisms ROYAL POTATO FAMILY Tr5
Steven Bernstein tpt John Medeski keys Curtis Fowlkes tb Charlie Burnham vln Doug Wieselman cl tnr Peter Apfelbaum sx Erik Lawrence bari Matt Munisteri gtr Brad Jones bs Donald Edwards dr
Crazy-hot super-cool reimaginings of Steven’s inspired arrangements for brill New Orleans pianist Henry Butler + amazing John Medeski on keys – THE best way to start the show!
2. Carsten Dahl, Tim Hagans & Jukkis Uotila – Old Voyage
A Beautiful Blue Moment STORYVILLE Tr1
Carsten Dahl pno Tim Hagans tpt Johnny Åman bs Jukkis Uotila dr
A musical encounter at Montmartre, Paris: 3 great evenings, where musical sparks flew in abundance.  The result is a once in a lifetime jazz voyage, so fasten your seatbelt and get ready for a ride!
3. John Minnock & Dave Liebman- Simplicity
Simplicity DOT TIME Tr1
John Minnock vc Mathis Picard pno Carlos Mena bs Dave Liebman sx
Listening to John and Dave together feels like coming home!  Beautiful track folks – melt away!

4. Chelsea Carmichael – All We Know Shabaka Remix
Chelsea Carmichael tar David Okumu gtr Tom Herbert bs Edward Wakili-Hick dr
Dark and cerebral remix from Shabaka Hutchings conjuring HeadHunters + Watermelons on Chelsea’s latest EP!
5. Miguel Zenon – Tainos Y Caribes
Música de Las Américas MIEL MUSIC Tr1
Miguel Zenon sx Luis Perdomo pno Hans Glawischnig bs Henry Cole dr
Sebastián Robiou Lamarche’s “Taínos y Caribes”, refers to the two major societies who inhabited the Caribbean prior to European colonization: “They were the two predominant societies but were very different: the Taínos were a more passive agricultural society while the Caribes were warriors who lived for conquest,” says Zenón, who captures the clashing of the societies in the interlocking rhythms of the piece.
6. Joy Lapps – Fly
Girl in the Yard SELFRELEASE Tr12
Joy Lapps stl pn Elmer Ferrer gtr Jeremy Ledbetter pno Larnell Lewis dr Andrew Stewart bs 
Gorgeous steel pan colours from grammy-nominated Joy – a gem of happiness!

7. Florian Hoefner Trio – Shifting Bassline Syndrome
Desert Bloom ALMA  Tr4
Florian Hoefner pno Andrew Downing bs Nick Fraser dr
In some parts of the desert the rain doesn’t fall for up to 10 years.  But when the rain does come, the colours explode – lush sand stories from this exceptional trio!
8. Keith Oxman – Joshua Fought The Battle Against Trump & Co
This One’s For Joey CAPRI Tr3
Keith Oxman tnr Jeff Jenkins pno Mark Simon bs Todd Reid dr
When Keith learned his former student bassist Joey Pearlman had tragically passed away in 2021 aged 24, he decided to create a tribute to the brilliant young man who’d already earned a place on the NYC scene. 

9. Curtis Stigers – Swinging Down at 10th & Main
This Life EMARCY Tr10
Curtis Stigers vc sx John“Scrapper”Sneider tpt Matthew Fries keys Cliff Schmitt bs Keith Hall dr
Curtis givin major joyful props to the mighty Gene Harris & his legendary Tuesday night Boise jam session!