Tonight’s show explores the richness and diversity of the European Jazz scene. Many American Jazz critics turn a nose upwards towards the majority of the jazz output citing that it doens’t hold true to the forms and standards of jazz, but the contrary argument is that American Jazz is stuck in a time warp, that it needs to evolve. The very definition of Jazz is its ability to move and grow.

 

Here’s the playlist:

 

First Half

“Independence Day” – Jerry Leonide

 

Nik Bartsch – Modul 35

 

Yuri’s Choice – Erik Truffaz

 

Rememberance 1 – Ketjl Bjornstead

The Kit – Nils Petter Molvaer

 

Curtains Aside – Tord Gustavson Trio

 

Black River Road – Jerry Leonide

 

Second Half

Mister Jiles – Benjamin Fauglorie

 

800 Streets by Feet – Esbjorn Svenson Trio (EST)

 

Nik Bartsch – Modul 46