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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...


One Without Filter

Music from three fantastic new albums on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus: Whirlwind Records just released guitarist Rez Abbasi’s new album Unfiltered Universe, the Carn Davidson 9 (a collaborative project between JUNO-nominated artists William Carn and Tara Davidson) just came out with their second studio album Murphy, and Lena Bloch & Feathery’s new album Heart Knows came out in late September on Fresh Sound New Talent. Next to music from these three jewels, enjoy a track from...


One with many Northern Neighbors

Check out a ton of brand new music on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus. Three excellent Canadian artists just came out with new albums: Teri Parker with In The Past Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop with REV and Sarah Jerrom with The Yeats Project. But wait, there is more: NYC native, trumpeter and composer Jonathan Saraga just released his latest album Journey To A New World and NYC-based Children’s music artist Lucy Kalantari’s holiday-themed album It’s the Holidays! just came out!...


One for Inspiration

Tune in to The Jazz Hole with Linus - this week with music from several new albums:Inspiration by the Marc Devine Trio, Vol. 2 by saxophonist Jonathan Greenstein, Upside Down Looking Up by drummer Mauricio Zottarelli and a special Halloween tune from It’s the Holidays! by Children’s music artist Lucy Kalantari and the Jazz Cats. Other groups on today’s show include Rebecca Hennessy’s FOG Brass Band and Nick Russo + 11 ________________ Rebecca Hennessy’s FOG Brass Band - “Lagoon” & “Kings...


Week of 10/15/17

Enjoy music by some amazing bassists and more on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus. Linus spins tracks by Dave Zinno, Katie Thiroux and Mike Downes. Other musicians include Swiss singer and composer Sylvie Bourban, as well as jazz legend Fred Hersch. A futher highlight on today’s episode is the young pianist Sam Javitch - with two tracks from his new album People and Places featuring saxophone master Rich Perry Dave Zinno Unisphere - Baby Cakes Album: River of January David Zinno...


Week of 10/01/17

The Jazz Hole with Linus - today with more tracks from the new album Vol. 2 by Collective Order, a young Toronto-based collective. In addition, enjoy some music from the latest Yoko Miwa Trio album Pathways and from the new Dave Zinno Unisphere album River of Januar, which drops this Friday, October 6th on the outstanding Whaling City Sound label. Today’s other artists are pianist, keyboardist and composer Jamie Reynolds (featuring guitarist Matthew Stevens), saxophonist and composer Paul...


Week of 09/24/17

Linus presents a ton of great music on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole: several tracks from the new album Root Structure by the Canadian bassist and composer Mike Downes and from Vol. 2 by Collective Order, a young Toronto-based collective. Other artists and gorups include the NYC-based Argentinian vocalist and composer Juana Luna, the NYC-based quartet Tavche Gravche and more form the Steve Langone Trio and their latest album Breathe Mike Downes - Pre-Prelude Album: Root Structure Robi...


Week of 09/17/17

The Jazz Hole with Linus presents more from NYC-based saxophonist Tim Armacost’s new album Time Being today, as well as a track from the New York Standards Quartet. Other exciting new music today includes selections from highly acclaimed pianist and composer Satoko Fujii’s new album Aspiration featuring Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura and and Ikue Mori. Plus more tracks from the Swiss trio VEIN including one featuring one of Europe’s top saxophonists Andy Sheppard, all from their brand...


Week of 09/10/17

NYC-based saxophonist Tim Armacost talks about his new album Time Being on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus. On the exciting album, Tim Armacost joins forces with Robert Hurst, Jeff “Tain” Watts and special guest David Kikoski. Other brand new music today includes the Swiss trio VEIN (Michael Arbenz, Thomas Lähns and Florian Arbenz) and a track from their album VEIN plays RAVEL, as well as the internationally-acclaimed pianist and composer Fred Hersch with two tracks from his...


Week of 09/03/17

Interview guest Alma Micic talks about her brand new album That Old Feeling on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus. Alma Micic is a NYC-based, Serbian-born vocalist and composer and this is her fourth album as a bandleader. In addition, enjoy a couple of tracks from Breathe, the brand new album by the Steve Langone Trio, and music by multi-instrumentalist Morgan Guerin and by The Pete Malinverni Trio with guest vocalist Karrin Allyson. Morgan Guerin - Sharynwood Drive Album: The...


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