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In 2009 Linus Wyrsch joined the team of DJs at BTR and took over the bi-weekly jazz show,The Jazz Hole. Being a sought-after clarinetist and saxophonist, himself, in the Big Apple, Linus embraces a unique relationship with the jazz genre and its musicians, consequently providing the listeners with a backstage pass to the New York jazz scene. The hour-long show features the music of new talents from inside and outside of the New York circuit, and every once in a while, Linus is able to sneak in a major jazz artist, sometimes accompanied with a short interview. Over the years, he has interviewed John Clayton, Lew Tabackin, Fred Hersch, Sue Mingus, Steve Gadd, Jojo Mayer, Gerald Clayton, Javon Jackson, the President of Resonance Records George Klabin, Sofia Rei, Sharel Cassity, Mark Sherman, Harvie S, Jean-Michel Pilc, Dafnis Prieto, Randy Johnston, Helen Sung, Gregorio Uribe and many others. The Jazz Hole podcast comes out every other Sunday, featuring a perfect blend of tradition and innovation. Also check out The Jazz Hole Live, which features live recorded sets every second Thursday of the month.

In 2009 Linus Wyrsch joined the team of DJs at BTR and took over the bi-weekly jazz show,The Jazz Hole. Being a sought-after clarinetist and saxophonist, himself, in the Big Apple, Linus embraces a unique relationship with the jazz genre and its musicians, consequently providing the listeners with a backstage pass to the New York jazz scene. The hour-long show features the music of new talents from inside and outside of the New York circuit, and every once in a while, Linus is able to sneak in a major jazz artist, sometimes accompanied with a short interview. Over the years, he has interviewed John Clayton, Lew Tabackin, Fred Hersch, Sue Mingus, Steve Gadd, Jojo Mayer, Gerald Clayton, Javon Jackson, the President of Resonance Records George Klabin, Sofia Rei, Sharel Cassity, Mark Sherman, Harvie S, Jean-Michel Pilc, Dafnis Prieto, Randy Johnston, Helen Sung, Gregorio Uribe and many others. The Jazz Hole podcast comes out every other Sunday, featuring a perfect blend of tradition and innovation. Also check out The Jazz Hole Live, which features live recorded sets every second Thursday of the month.

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In 2009 Linus Wyrsch joined the team of DJs at BTR and took over the bi-weekly jazz show,The Jazz Hole. Being a sought-after clarinetist and saxophonist, himself, in the Big Apple, Linus embraces a unique relationship with the jazz genre and its musicians, consequently providing the listeners with a backstage pass to the New York jazz scene. The hour-long show features the music of new talents from inside and outside of the New York circuit, and every once in a while, Linus is able to sneak in a major jazz artist, sometimes accompanied with a short interview. Over the years, he has interviewed John Clayton, Lew Tabackin, Fred Hersch, Sue Mingus, Steve Gadd, Jojo Mayer, Gerald Clayton, Javon Jackson, the President of Resonance Records George Klabin, Sofia Rei, Sharel Cassity, Mark Sherman, Harvie S, Jean-Michel Pilc, Dafnis Prieto, Randy Johnston, Helen Sung, Gregorio Uribe and many others. The Jazz Hole podcast comes out every other Sunday, featuring a perfect blend of tradition and innovation. Also check out The Jazz Hole Live, which features live recorded sets every second Thursday of the month.

Language:

English


Episodes

Peter Hess

10/18/2020
"During this week’s episode of The Jazz Hole Brooklyn-based composer and woodwind master Peter Hess talks about three recent albums that came out on his own label Diskonife: Present Company by the Peter Hess Quartet, Falling by the Peter Hess Trio and Cut The Red Wire by the Mick Rossi/Peter Hess Duo. Tune in to hear the conversation in four parts and samples from all three albums in between. Peter Hess lives in NYC since 1997, can be heard on hundreds of recordings and is a member of the...

Duration:00:57:07

Aim For The Moon

10/11/2020
"Tune in to this week’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus as he presents music by Grammy nominated bassist Peter Slavov (“Little Stories”), experimental musician & poet Jasmine Dreame Wagner (“Switchblade Moon”), Vancouver-based bassist William Chernoff (“Aim To Stay”), Basel-based pianist Yuri Storione (“Where Do We Start - Live at Bird’s Eye”) and the band Kaze with pioneering laptop player Ikue Mori (“Sand Storm”). ------- Peter Slavov - Photos Album: Little Stories Peter Slavov (b),...

Duration:00:58:40

Stormasaurus

9/27/2020
"Tune in to The Jazz Hole with Linus to hear brand new jazz sounds. Today that includes music from “Sand Storm”, a brand new album by Kaze & Ikue Mori. Kaze is an international quartet that brings together trumpeter Natsuki Tamura and pianist Satoko Fujii (two of Japan’s foremost improviser-composers) with trumpeter Christian Pruvost and drummer Peter Orins from the French improvisers collective Muzzix. They are joined by the pioneering laptop player Ikue Mori. You also get to enjoy a...

Duration:00:57:44

Future Past

9/20/2020
"Get an earful of Miki Yamanaka’s brand new album “Human Dust Suite” as well as a couple of traditionals from Sabertooth Swing’s new album “Songs Of Future Past” on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with host Linus. Plus more music from Sharel Cassity’s latest album “Fearless”, piano duos by the legendary Ran Blake and Frank Carlberg from “Gray Moon” and a selection of tracks from the Brasil Trio +1, lead by the NYC-based Brazilian drummer Rodrigo Bonelli. Sharel Cassity - “Fearless” & “Last...

Duration:00:57:22

Presently Adjacent, Adjacently Present

9/13/2020
"On today’s episode of The Jazz Hole your ears are becoming some of the first ones to ever hear music from two brand new albums: Present Company by the Peter Hess Quartet and The Adjacent Possible by Quintopus. Both of these albums are coming out this Friday, September 18th. Other jazz selections today are from the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra’s album Down A Rabbit Hole, Michael Sarian’s New Aurora and Rajiv Jayaweera’s Postils. Peter Hess Quartet - “Sanford Theme” & “Echolocation” Album:...

Duration:01:04:54

Bliss

8/30/2020
"Get a dose of new, contemporary jazz on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus. Interesting jazz fusions of funk, pop and hip-hop with artists like Axon Radio (a duo founded by bassist Cory Carleton and drummer Travis Brant), vocalist Sonia Johnson, multi-instrumentalist Matty Stecks & Musical Tramps, harpist and vocalist Pia Salvia, guitarist and keyboardist Eric St-Laurent, and the North Carolina-based band DreamRoot. Axon Radio (featuring Matt Rhode) - Pea Pie & Sissy Album: Shadow...

Duration:01:03:42

Arcs

8/23/2020
"Lots of new music on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus. Tracks by the Anne Mette Iversen Quartet +1 from the album “Racing A Butterfly”, two movements from concertos that were written by saxophonist and composer Quinsin Nachoff (featuring Nathalie Bonin and the Molinari String Quartet), more from Ricardo Grilli’s “1962” album and finally, two selections from Richard Shulman’s brand new album Life Seasons. Anne Mette Iversen Quartet +1 – “Triangular Waves” & “Racing A Butterfly”...

Duration:01:05:22

Sharel Cassity

8/16/2020
"Today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus features interview guest Sharel Cassity. Saxophonist, composer and educator Sharel Cassity is back on The Jazz Hole for the third time in 10 years and she talks about her brand new album “Fearless”, her move to Chicago and her recent battle with Post Lyme Disease. Other music today comes from trumpeter and composer Michael Sarian’s new album “Michael Sarian’s Aurora”. Michael Sarian’s New Aurora - “Aurora” & “Primo” Album: New Aurora Michael...

Duration:00:57:31

Question Time

8/2/2020
"A great variety of music on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole. Linus spins tracks from Brooklyn-based artist Jasmine Dreame Wagner’s new EP “Swtichblade Moon”, then goes on to feature music from Argentinian saxophonist and composer Camila Nebbia’s third album “Aura”, as well as music from Peruvian-born drummer and composer Jorge Perez-Albela’s debut album “The Time Is Now” (featuring Sissy Castrogiovanni). The show then continues with music from pianist and composer Glenn Zaleski’s brand new...

Duration:01:02:53

Rajiv Jayaweera

7/26/2020
"Today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus is mostly about drummer, percussionist and composer Rajiv Jayaweera, who just released his debut recording “Pistils” (via Outside In Music). Rajiv was born in London, grew up in Melbourne, is of Sri Lankan heritage and is currently based in New York City. He talks to host Linus about his inspirations and experiences making this album. Other artists today are the trio Huet//Fournier//Kuhl (Edwin Huet, Alex Fournier and Mike Kuhl) with music from...

Duration:00:59:49

Architected Vortex

7/19/2020
"Hear more music from three new records that host Linus introduced on The Jazz Hole in recent weeks: flutist and composer Yulia Musayelyan’s new album “Unsaid”, vocalist and composer Kari van der Kloot’s new album “The Architects” and ITACA 4et’s new album “Vortex”. Plus, a selection from the brand new album “1962” by the Brazilian-born, NYC-based guitarist and composer Ricardo Grilli. With his 2016 release 1952, Ricardo chose to begin his own story in the year of his father’s birth, a date...

Duration:00:56:51

Sigh of Relief

7/5/2020
"Have a listen to this week’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus, featuring music from harpist, vocalist and composer Pia Salvia’s new album “Blissful Sigh”, tracks from “Irrational Revelation - Mutual Humiliation” by the JUNO-nominated Canadian jazz quartet Peripheral Vision, selections from bassist and composer Robert Lee’s debut album “Ascension” and from saxophonist and composer Jonathan Greenstein’s EP “Vol. 4”, plus more from “Resilience” by Sebastien Ammann’s Color Wheel lead by...

Duration:01:00:22

Anne Mette Iversen

6/28/2020
"Host Linus welcomes bassist and composer Anne Mette Iversen on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole. The Danish musician, who is now based in Berlin, Germany after living in NYC for nearly 15 years, talks about her brand new album Racing A Butterfly, inspired by a real life experience she had out in nature. She also talks about the importance of taking one’s time, her phenomenal band and much more. Other artists on this episode include the Durham, NC based band DreamRoot (led by Ittai Korman)...

Duration:01:04:54

I'll Never Go Back to Georgia

6/21/2020
"Tune in to The Jazz Hole this week as Linus spins tracks from the brand new album “Resilience” by Sebastien Ammann’s Color Wheel and new music from the cross-continent collaboration “Convergence” (with Florian Arbenz and the Vistel Brothers). More fantastic music on today’s episode comes from flutist and composer Yulia Musayelyan’s new album “Unsaid”, plus a selection from the Dayna Stephens Trio album “Liberty” and a track from “Augmented Indifference” by Manteca, Canada’s leading musical...

Duration:01:05:21

Progress

6/7/2020
"This week’s episode of The Jazz Hole brings you sounds from the New Orleans band Nutria (Byron Asher, Trey Boudreaux and Shawn Myers), the Canadian-born, NYC-based vocalist and composer Kari van der Kloot, NYC bassist and composer Daniel Loomis (whose musical roots lie in the historic jazz town of Saint Louis, Missouri), Toronto and Berlin based Canadian trumpeter and composer Lina Allemano, and finally, from the Philadelphia-based bassist and composer Nicholas Krolak. Nutria - “Forth” &...

Duration:01:01:37

Olivia Trummer

5/31/2020
"Today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus features interview guest Olivia Trummer. The Berlin-based pianist, vocalist and composer Olivia Trummer talks about her solo album “Studio Konzert”, her recent duo album with flutist Hadar Noiberg “The Hawk” and much more. Next to Olivia Trummer’s music, you also get to hear two tracks from Philadelphia-based bassist Nicholas Krolak’s brand new, sophomore album “Voice = Power”. Nicholas Krolak - “Crucian Lullaby” & “This Is Our Moment” Album:...

Duration:00:57:52

Beings

5/24/2020
"Today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus highlights some avant-garde and free improvisation projects. It begins with two selections from “Rarefied Air”, an album by an electro-acoustic trio of unique improvisers, consisting of electronic artist Edwin Huet, bassist Alex Fournier and percussionist Mike Kuhl. The show then goes on with selections from trumpeter and composer Lina Allemano’s two new albums “Rats and Mice” (with Lina Allemano’s Ohrenschmaus) and “Glimmer Glammer” (her solo...

Duration:00:59:42

Rumbling

5/10/2020
"NYC-based host of The Jazz Hole, Linus Wyrsch, showcases an hour of jazz music today, including tracks by a trio from his home country Switzerland. The Basel (Bâle) based trio Gutfleisch-Schürmann-Frey just released “Sambâle” featuring two of the most renowned Swiss jazz soloists, Thomas Moeckel (trumpet) and Alex Hendriksen (tenor sax). Other artists today include Kevin Hays & Chiara Izzi with music from their album “Across The Sea”. Chiara Izzi’s composition “Circles of The Mind” just won...

Duration:01:02:06

Nick Fraser

5/3/2020
"Today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus features interview guest Nick Fraser. The longtime Toronto-based drummer and composer talks about two brand new albums that he is part of: “Irrational Revelation and Mutual Humiliation” by Peripheral Vision and “Vortex” by ITACA 4et. Peripheral Vision is lead by Don Scott and Michael Herring but features their collaborators and friends Trevor Hogg and Nick Fraser. Irrational Revelation and Mutual Humiliation is their fifth (double) album. ITACA...

Duration:00:54:27

Tavche Gravche (Daniel Ori, Vasko Dukovski and Dan Nadel)

4/26/2020
"Linus welcomes three interview guests on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole. Clarinetist Vasko Dukovski, guitarist Dan Nadel and bassist Daniel Ori are the three core members of Tavche Gravche and they discuss their newly released second album “Sonic Pollination” and express thoughts about the future of their band during this tragic pandemic. Other music today comes from Dr. Felipe Salles and his Felipe Salles Interconnections Ensemble. His recent eighth album The New Immigrant Experience is...

Duration:01:04:38