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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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United States

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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

Different World

2/28/2021
"An eclectic mix of music today’s episode of The Jazz Hole, including tracks from the brand new album Different Roots by Rodrigo Faina and Change Ensemble and from the futuristic album Arcade by the Toronto-based Griffith Hiltz Trio. Also from Toronto is vibraphonist Dan McCarthy, who recorded his brand new album “A Place Where We Once Lived” in Brooklyn, NY the day before permanently returning to Toronto. Buenos Aires composer and saxophonist Camila Nebbia’s new EP In another Night, In...

Duration:01:04:19

Miles Donahue

2/14/2021
"On today’s episode of The Jazz Hole, you get to hear the Vermont-based composer, saxophone, trumpet & piano player Miles Donahue talk about his new album “Just Passing Thru” (released on Whaling City Sound), which features among others Mike Stern on guitar, Alain Mallet on keys, Joe Santerre on electric bass, Larry Finn on drums and Ricardo Monzon on percussion. Plus a couple of selections from Paris-based pianist and composer Benoît Delbecq’s new album “The Weight Of Light” (released on...

Duration:00:59:38

Earthbound

2/7/2021
"The Jazz Hole with Linus presents several new albums today: From Where We Came is the new Steeplechase Records album by the Atlanta-raised, NYC-based bassist Michael Feinberg, Live at Marigny Opera House is the debut album by the Portland-based trumpeter Cyrus Nabipoor, and Earth Voices is the latest album by the Toronto-based pianist Amanda Tosoff. Other musicians today include Leo Genovese (with Mariano Otero and Sergio Verdinelli) William Chernoff and Frank Colón. Amanda Tosoff...

Duration:01:02:54

Afterthoughts

1/31/2021
"So much new jazz all the time, it’s hard to keep track! The Jazz Hole with Linus circles back a bit this week to make sure that nothing slipped through the cracks. Enjoy music by Toronto-based multi-instrumentalist and composer Chelsea McBride and her 2nd big band album Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School - Aftermath, plus, also from Canada, more from the Ottawa-based fusion quartet Modasaurus, lead by pianist James McGowan. Additional music today comes from “Yuma” by a unique...

Duration:00:57:33

Monumental

1/17/2021
"Today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus starts with a track from “Human Dust Suite” by NYC-based Japanese-born pianist and composer Miki Yamanaka, and also includes music from two Toronto-based artists’ albums: “Bridges” by the Trinidad-born saxophonist and composer Jesse Ryan and “City Abstract” by vibraphonist and composer Dan McCarthy. We are also listening to some classical cross-overs in form of Quinsin Nachoff’s Violin Concerto, Movement I from the saxophonist and composer’s...

Duration:01:01:03

Ears and Eyes

1/10/2021
"Today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus features a few projects that are more on the experimental, avant-garde and free jazz side. You will get to hear music from 3 brand new releases that came out on the Argentinian ears&eyes records label, all three of them are lead by fantastic Argentinean musicians: Sin Tiempo by pianist Leo Genovese with his local trio featuring Mariano Otero and Sergio Verdinelli, the EP “In another night, in another world” by saxophonist and composer Camila...

Duration:01:02:39

Satoko Fujii & Natsuki Tamura

1/3/2021
"The Jazz Hole and Linus Wyrsch wish you a Happy New Year! This year’s first episode kicks off with a humorous conversation with two of the most celebrated musicians in contemporary improvised music: pianist and composer Satoko Fujiii and her husband of more than 30 years, trumpet player and composer Natsuki Tamura. Combined, this music power couple has released over 100 albums. In November and December alone, they came out with 3 new albums that they discuss today: their duo album Pentas,...

Duration:01:08:41

Gone 2020, Gone

12/20/2020
"The Jazz Hole with Linus says goodbye to a crazy 2020! Today’s music comes from 2020’s interview guests and include the Anne Mette Iversen Quartet +1, Tavche Gravche, Rajiv Jayaweera (featuring Lara Bello), the Peter Hess Trio, the Ben Rosenblum Nebula Project, Rodrigo Bonelli’s Brasil Trio +1 (featuring Erin Blatti), Sharel Cassity, the Dayna Stephens Trio, Peter Slavov, and Nick Fraser/Kris Davis/Tony Malaby/Ingrid Laubrock/Lina Allemano. Thank you to all of the musicians and listeners!...

Duration:01:10:13

Arched

12/13/2020
"Tune in to The Jazz Hole with Linus today for some brand new jazz! Tracks from the futuristic and groovy new album Arcade by the Toronto-based group the Griffith Hiltz Trio, selections from the new album Yuma by the unique Basel-based trio Tian Long Li, Marco Schudel & Dominik Schürmann, plus more from Change of Plans, the new album by the Manitoba-based pianist and composer Will Bonness. This episode also includes two compositions by the Brooklyn-based guitarist and composer Mary...

Duration:00:56:47

Impressionable Stories

12/6/2020
"On today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus, check out the wonderful violin-piano duo of Juliet Kurtzman and Pete Malinverni with tracks from their new album “Candlelight - Love in the Time of Cholera”. You also get to hear more from the Chicago-based trumpeter Emily Kuhn and her debut album “Sky Stories”, as well as more from the band Quintopus and their latest album “The Adjacent Possible”. Completing this episode are two great NYC-based guitarists: selections from Alex Goodman’s...

Duration:01:01:42

Don't Put Off Until Tomorrow What You Can Do Today

11/22/2020
"Get ready for an hour of great jazz on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole! Linus brings you more from Toronto-based trumpeter and vocalist Rebecca Hennessy’s brand new album “All The Little Things You Do”, solo bass tracks from “The Latest Tech” by Toronto bassist and composer Dan Fortin, Massachusetts-based Peruvian drummer Jorge Perez-Albela feat. Sissy Castrogiovanni with tracks from “The Time Is Now”, Chicago Trumpeter Emily Kuhn and music from her debut album “Sky Stories” and a...

Duration:01:00:55

Ben Rosenblum

11/15/2020
"Linus talks to the phenomenal award-winning NYC pianist, accordionist & composer Ben Rosenblum about his brand new 3rd album “Kites and Strings” on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole. The album is available on www.benrosenblummusic.com and features among others Wayne Tucker, Jasper Dutz, Rafael Rosa, Marty Jaffe and Ben Zweig. Other music on today’s episode comes from the award-winning Toronto-based trumpeter, vocalist and songwriter Rebecca Hennessy and her new album “All The Little Things...

Duration:00:59:38

Things To Come

11/8/2020
"The Jazz Hole with Linus features music from the following new albums today: The Twelfth of Never by the Toronto-based world-jazz nonet Manteca, Latin Lounge by the well-known percussionist Frank Colón, The Shape Of Things by saxophonist Rich Halley, pianist Matthew Shipp, bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Newman Taylor Baker, and lastly music from “New Amsterdam” and from “City Birds” by the Philippe Lemm Trio. Sadly, the trio’s award-winning pianist Angelo Di Loreto passed away on October...

Duration:01:02:48

Hand-Drawn

10/25/2020
"Albums presented on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus include “The Hawk” by German pianist Olivia Trummer & NY-based Israeli flutist Hadar Noiberg, “Sketches” by Chicago bassist Christopher Dammann’s Sextet Restroy, Ensō by Brooklyn-based guitarist Gregg Belisle-Chi and “The New Immigrant Experience (Music Inspired by Conversations With Dreamers)” by the Felipe Salles Interconnections Ensemble. Olivia Trummer & Hadar Noiberg - Privacy Album: The Hawk Olivia Trummer (p, voc) and...

Duration:01:03:30

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