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McClenty Hunter

Interview guest McClenty Hunter Jr. talks about his debut album The Groove Hunter on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole. The drummer, educator and composer also speaks about his musical background, his compositions and about the people involved in the making of this album. Before the segment about McClenty Hunter, you get to enjoy brand new tracks from Bridges, the phenomenal new album by The Jamie Baum Septet+ - and after the McClenty Hunter segment, Linus spins the most amazing vintage...


That First Lattice Error

Today’s episode of The Jazz Hole includes more music from Andrew Gould’s new album First things First, tracks from Alma Micic’s That Old Feeling, Peripheral Vision’s More Songs About Error and Shame and James Hall’s Lattice. Plus an exclusive track by the new Torunski Brothers A Range project, which has not been officially released yet Andrew Gould - Cool Off Album: First things First Andrew Gould (as, FX), Steven Feifke (p, fender rhodes), Marco Panascia (e-b) and Jake Goldbas (d) Andrew...


Monika Herzig

Interview guest Monika Herzig talks about her new album SHEROES (Whaling City Sound) on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole. The pianist and composer is originally from Germany, but has been living in the US since 1988. SHEROES features some of the world’s leading female jazz instrumentalists, including Leni Stern, Jamie Baum, Ingrid Jensen, Jennifer Vincent, Ada Rovatti, Mayra Casales, Reut Regev and Rosa Avila. Today’s episode also includes tracks from two other band new albums, No Arrival...


Jazz Syntheses

An array of interesting 2018 jazz syntheses on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus, including tracks from Future Speak by Addison Frei, Lost Villages by Robert Diack, The Subject Tonight Is Love by the collective group Kate McGarry/Keith Ganz/Gary Versace (featuring Obed Calvaire) and New Horizons by Justin Gray & Synthesis. Each one of these albums combines elements of jazz with a unique blend of genres and influences Addison Frei - Future Speak Album: Future Speak Addison Frei...


Special Holiday Error Glow

New albums on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus include Special Kay! by The DIVA Jazz Orchestra (lead by the NYC-based drummer Sherrie Maricle), Floating Holiday by the NYC-based bassist Frank Wagner, More Songs About Error and Shame by the Canadian quartet Peripheral Vision and Sky Glow by the Toronto-based Chris Platt Trio The DIVA Jazz Orchestra - Special Kay Album: Special Kay! – The DIVA Jazz Orchestra Celebrates the Life and Music of Stanley Kay Sherrie Maricle (dir, d),...


Vinny Raniolo

Check out today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus to hear guitarist Vinny Raniolo talk about his brand new album Air Guitar - Songs Of Flight. His debut album as a leader combines two of his passions: his devotion to music and his love of flying. Bassist Elias Bailey joins him on the album, as well as on the CD release party, which takes place on April 27th. Check out for more information. Other artists today include Frank Vignola (in a guitar duo with Vinny...


Zénith Twilight City Sound

This week’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus includes tracks from Your Sound (Live At Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola) by Jay Rodriguez, This City by The Heavyweights Brass Band (featuring Marla Dixon), Living In Twilight by Ariel Pocock and Sax Zénith - Live at the Yardbird Suite by the Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble Jay Rodriguez - Your Sound Album: Your Sound (Live At Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola) Jay Rodriguez, Billy Harper (ts), Larry Willis (p), Eric Wheeler (b), Billy Martin (perc) and J.T. Lewis...


Martin Wind

Bassist and composer Martin Wind is the interview guest on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus. He is talks about his new album Light Blue (Laika Records) and much more. Plus some music from two other brand new albums today: Sky Glow by the Toronto-area guitarist and composer Chris Platt (Chris Platt Trio) and This City by the Heavyweights Brass Band - also based in Toronto, but recorded during a pilgrimage to New Orleans, the city that has inspired them since their inception....


Lattice Synthesis Sounds

Today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus features brand new music from Justin Gray & Synthesis’ album New Horizons, James Hall’s album Lattice and Jay Rodriguez’ album Your Sound (Live at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola). You also get to hear more from the Swiss-based trio Christian Gutfleisch/Dominik Schürmann/Elmar Frey and their album Jazz People today, plus tracks from the Carn Davidson 9 album Murphy Justin Gray & Synthesis - New Horizons Album: New Horizons Justin Gray (bass veena, e-b),...


Sherrie Maricle & The DIVA Jazz Orchestra

The Jazz Hole with Linus welcomes interview guest Sherrie Maricle, drummer, composer and bandleader of The DIVA Jazz Orchestra (among other groups), which is described on as “an ensemble of 15 extremely talented and versatile musicians who just happen to be women. They can’t help it - they were born that way.” Sherrie Maricle talks among other things about the album Special Kay! - The DIVA Jazz Orchestra Celebrates the Life and Music of Stanley Kay, DIVA’s first...


Harley Card

Canadian guitarist, composer and educator Harley Card talks about his new album The Greatest Invention on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus. Next to a selection of tracks form his album, you also get to hear more music by two NYC-based artists: vocalist & composer Melissa Stylianou and saxophonist & composer Lena Bloch Melissa Stylianou - Three Little Girls Album: Sliding Down Melissa Stylianou (voc, comp), Kim Ratcliffe (g, comp), Kevin Breit (g), Artie Roth (b), Ted Warren (d)...


The Immortal Episode

It’s the 9 year anniversary of The Jazz Hole with Linus here on BTRtoday! This week, Linus features music from the albums NEVER DIE! by saxophonist and composer Gordon Hyland’s Quintet \\livingfossil//, Sliding Down and Silent Movie by vocalist and composer Melissa Stylianou, Vagabond Soul by saxophonist and composer Nick Biello and Unfiltered Universe by guitarist and composer Rez Abbasi & Invocation. \\livingfossil// - “Living Fossil” & “NEVER DIE!” Album: NEVER DIE! Gordon Hyland (ts),...


Speakeasy and Poetically

Tune in to The Jazz Hole with Linus - this week with new swingin’ music from Night at the Speakeasy by Svetlana & the Delancey Five (featuring Wycliffe Gordon), tracks by the Philippe Lemm Trio and the Andrew Schiller Quartet, plus more from two different Canadian projects: On the one hand that’s Murphy by Carn Davidson 9 (featuring Emilie-Claire Barlow), a collaborative project between composer/trombonist William Carn and composer/saxophonist Tara Davidson, and on the other hand that’s...


One with Moon Songs

Today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus includes music from the brand new album The Greatest Invention by the Toronto guitarist, composer and educator Harley Card, plus tracks by Ryan Keberle & Catharsis, Camila Meza and Tatiana Eva Marie. Other artists are Michaël Attias (Michaël Attias Quartet), Eric Wyatt and Ernest Cervini (Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop) - three interview guests in episodes during the year 2017. Harley Card - “April Song”, “The Greatest Invention” & “A Distant Bell”...


A New Year of The Jazz Hole

Check out today’s episode of The Jazz Hole for some brand new tracks from Bethany Project, the new album by the Canadian drummer and composer Ilios Steryannis, as well as music from KINSHIP by NYC-based Israeli saxophonist and composer Uri Gurvich (featuring the vocals of Bernardo Palombo on one track). Other artists are Yotam Silberstein, Rebecca Hennessy’s FOG Brass Band, Alma Micic and Jamie Reynolds - all of them former interview guests of The Jazz Hole in 2017. ________________ Yotam...


2017 - BEST OF

In 2017, 17 episodes of The Jazz Hole with Linus featured interview guests! Today, it’s time for a “Best of 2017” episode with tracks by 10 of the 17 guests, selected at random. Enjoy music by Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School, Hiromi Suda, Our Thing, JC Sanford, The Pete Malinverni Trio (featuring Karrin Allyson), Alex Goodman, Trio Shalva, the Vadim Neselovskyi Trio and Paul Meyers. Happy holidays! __________ Chelsea McBride's Socialist Night School - Intransitory Album: The...


Roni Ben-Hur

On today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus, the NYC-based guitarist, composer and educator Roni Ben-Hur talks about Manhattan Style, an album by the collective group Our Thing (with Santi Debriano and Duduka Da Fonseca). Roni Ben-Hur also talks about his early days in NYC, the influential musicians Barry Harris and Gene Bertoncini and much more. Towards the end of the episode, you get to hear two tracks from the new David Liebman / Mike Murley Quartet recording Live at U of T -...


One with Crossroads

Brand new tracks from the Nick Maclean Quartet and their album Rites Of Ascension, Teri Parker’s In the Past and Lena Bloch & Feathery’s Heart Knows on this mid-December Sunday. Plus music by Manu Koch & Filtron M from the album Astoria Roots Live, as well as by Josh Green & The Cyborg Orchestra from the album Telepathy & Bop . Tune in to The Jazz Hole with Linus, every Sunday. Nick Maclean Quartet - Goldberg Machine Album: Rites Of Ascension Nick Maclean (p), Brownman Ali (tp), Jesse...


Eric Wyatt

Saxophonist Eric Wyatt talks about his new album Look to the Sky on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole. Linus met the Brooklyn born and raised musician at Long Island University and airs their lengthy conversation in four parts, surrounded by music from Eric’s new Whaling City Sound album. Their conversations covers Eric Wyatt’s parents Phennie and Charles Wyatt, his godfather Sonny Rollins, his musicians on the album and much more. Eric Wyatt - Look to the Sky-Sister Carol Album: Look to...


Ernesto Cervini

Acclaimed Canadian drummer and composer Ernesto Cervini talks about his new Anzic Records album Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop - REV on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus. Enjoy their three part conversation and some music from the new album, plus an older track by MEM3 that was part of the very first episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus. Linus also announces a few of his own upcoming tour dates in Switzerland by spinning a track from Live at Villa Irniger, his live album with Swiss...


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