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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.

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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.

    Zwei

    Zwei

    "Today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus features more experimental jazz. The episode includes tracks from “Cosmology” the fifth album by the Italian Claudio Scolari Project, as well as tracks from “Colibrí Rojo” by the Argentinean duo of saxophonist Camila Nebbia and drummer Axel Filip. More experimental duo sounds come from two of pianist and composer Satoko Fujii’s many new albums. Satoko is closing in on her 100th album as a leader and co-leader! Her music today comes from “Keshin”, a new album with her husband, trumpeter and composer Natsuki Tamura and from “Beyond”, an album by the new duo Futari, featuring Satoko Fujii along with marimbist, vibraphonist and composer Taiko Saito.



    Claudio Scolari Project: “Dark Matter”, “Cosmology” & “Aphelion”
    Album: Cosmology
    Claudio Scolari (d, synth prog, composer), Daniele Cavalca (d, live synths, rhodes, piano, composer), Simone Scolari (tp) and Michele Cavalca (b)



    Camila Nebbia & Axel Filip - “Intransigente”, “La luz de atrás” & “Ruinas”
    Album: Colibrí Rojo
    Camila Nebbia (ts, effects, composer) and Axel Filip (d, synth, composer)

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    Natsuki Tamura & Satoko Fujii - “Busy Day” & “Three Scenes”
    Album: Keshin
    Natsuki Tamura (tp, composer of “Three Scenes”) and Satoko Fujii (p, composer of “Busy Day”)



    Satoko Fujii & Taiko Saito (Futari) - “Molecular” & Ame No Ato”
    Album: Beyond
    Satoko Fujii (p, co-composer of “Molecular” and composer of “Ame No Ato”) and Taiko Saito (vib, co-composer of “Molecular”)

    00:00 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    03:28 - Dark Matter - Claudio Scolari Project
    08:27 - Cosmology - Claudio Scolari Project
    11:04 - Aphelion - Claudio Scolari Project
    17:15 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    19:27 - Intransigente - Camila Nebbia, Axel Filip
    22:07 - La luz de atrás - Camila Nebbia, Axel Filip
    23:12 - Ruinas - Camila Nebbia, Axel Filip
    26:09 - Busy Day - Natsuki Tamura, Satoko Fujii
    34:34 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    36:43 - Three Scenes - Natsuki Tamura, Satoko Fujii
    47:05 - Molecular - Satoko Fujii, Taiko Saito
    52:41 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    55:27 - Ame No Ato - Satoko Fujii, Taiko Saito
    60:03 - Finish
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    Thee

    Thee

    "Today’s episode of The Jazz Hole features the Boston-based trio Bruno Råberg/Allan Chase/Austin McMahon with music from their album “The Prospector” and the Dutch-based Argentinean composer, guitarist and bandleader Rodrigo Faina and Change Ensemble with music from “Different Roots”. It also features music by three NYC-based artists: Canadian-born vocalist and composer Kari van der Kloot, violinist and composer Gabe Terracciano (originally from Portland, Maine) and the Russian-born vocalist and composer Svetlana.



    Bruno Råberg, Allan Chase, Austin McMahon - “Triloka” & “Rockside Haiku”
    Album: The Prospector
    Bruno Råberg (b, comp), Allan Chase (ss) and Austin McMahon (d, perc)



    Kari van der Kloot - “Swimming” & “Caution”
    Album: The Architects
    Kari van der Kloot (voc), Lisanne Tremblay (violin, bck voc), Jamie Reynolds (p, syn, bck voc), Gary Wang (b) and Nathan Ellman-Bell (d)



    Gabe Terracciano Trio - “Dance for Jimmy” & “Ad Una Fresca Riva / Al Primo Vostro Sguardo”
    Album: Three Part Invention
    Gabe Terracciano (violin, viola, composer “Dance for Jimmy”), Josh Dunn (g) and Ian Hutchison (b) - “Ad Una Fresca Riva / Al Primo Vostro Sguardo” composed by Luca Marenzio

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    Svetlana and the Delancey Five - “All I Want” & “It’s All Good”
    Album: Night at the Speakeasy
    Svetlana Shmulyian (voc), Wycliffe Gordon (tb, arr), Charlie Caranicas (tp), Adrian Cunningham (cl), Dalton Ridenhour (p), Vinny Raniolo (g), George Delancey (b) and Rob Garcia (d)

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    Rodrigo Faina and Change Ensemble – “Opening” & “Deep, Dark and Blue”
    Album: Different Roots
    Rodrigo Faina (cond, e-g), Fanny Alofs (voc), Marieke Franssen (fl), Ilse Eijsink, Lars Wouters (cl, b-cl), Paul van der Feen (ss, as), Kees Krabben (as), Iman Spaargaren (ts), Nils van Haften (ss, ts, bs), Stefan Liedtke (bassoon), Marc Kaptijn, Erwin ter Bogt (tp, flh), Gerard Kleijn (flh), Victor Belmonte (tb, b-tb), Daniel Quiles Cascant (tb), Dave Kutz (tuba), Guillermo Celano (e-g), Folkert Oosterbeek (p, rhodes), Clemens van der Feen (b), Marcos Baggiani (d, perc), Jasper Le Clercq (violin) and Nina Hitz (cello)

    00:00 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    02:51 - Triloka - Bruno Råberg, Allan Chase, Austin McMahon
    07:33 - Rockside Haiku - Bruno Råberg, Allan Chase, Austin McMahon
    13:41 - Swimming - Kari van der Kloot
    21:56 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    25:45 - Caution - Kari van der Kloot
    32:38 - Dance for Jimmy - Gabe Terracciano Trio
    37:14 - Ad Una Fresca Riva / Al Primo Vostro Sguardo - Gabe Terracciano Trio
    41:58 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    43:37 - All I Want - Svetlana & the Delancey Five
    47:18 - It’s All Good - Svetlana & the Delancey Five
    51:28 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    54:30 - Opening - Rodrigo Faina and Change Ensemble
    56:18 - Deep, Dark and Blue - Rodrigo Faina and Change Ensemble
    62:23 - Finish
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Sarah Jerrom

    Sarah Jerrom

    "The Jazz Hole with Linus is based in NYC, but today the spotlight points to at great Canadian musicians. The show opens with music from Québec-based pianist François Bourassa’s haunting new solo piano album “L’Impact du Silence” and later focuses entirely on interview guest Sarah Jerrom. The Ontario-based vocalist, composer, arranger, songwriter and pianist just released her wonderful, eclectic album Dream Logic, available on sarahjerrom.com. Sarah shares some stories about the making of this project, her compositions and more. Tune in!


    François Bourassa - “Small Head” & “Blues Masqué”
    Album: L’Impact Du Silence
    François Bourassa (p)



    Sarah Jerrom - “Snowblind”, “Fata Morgana”, “Things That Came Out Of The Sea” & “Memorabilia”
    Album: Dream Logic
    Sarah Jerrom (voc, p), Harley Card (g, voc), Rob McBride (b) and Jeff Luciani (d, perc)

    00:00 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    02:46 - Small Head - François Bourassa
    06:38 - Blues Masqué - François Bourassa
    09:44 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    11:58 - Snowblind - Sarah Jerrom
    18:58 - Interview with Sarah Jerrom, Part I
    25:57 - Fata Morgana - Sarah Jerrom
    33:09 - Things That Came Out Of The Sea - Sarah Jerrom
    39:29 - Interview with Sarah Jerrom, Part II
    46:22 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    47:20 - Memorabilia - Sarah Jerrom
    55:35 - Finish
    "

    • 55 min
    Songs of Times

    Songs of Times

    "Check out sounds from New York City, New Orleans, Boston, Toronto (Canada), Basel (Switzerland) and more on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus. This episode includes tracks from trumpeter and composer Cyrus Nabipoor’s debut album Live At The Marigny Opera House, from This Time the Dream's on Us by the trio Yuri Storione/Jorge Rossy/Dominik Schürmann, from guitarist and composer Mike Freedman’s Into The Daybreak, from the Yoko Miwa Trio’s Songs of Joy, and from Sabertooth Swing’s Songs of Future Past.



    Cyrus Nabipoor - “What Is This” & “Huckleberry Madness”
    Album: Live At The Marigny Opera House
    Cyrus Nabipoor (tp), Brad Walker (ts), George Wilde (g), James Singleton (b) and Brad Webb (d)



    Yuri Storione, Jorge Rossy, Dominik Schürmann - “Father and Son” & “Violeta”
    Album: This Time the Dream's on Us
    Yuri Storione (p), Jorge Rossy (d) and Dominik Schürmann (b)

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    Mike Freedman - “Day of Change” & “Journey Beyond Seven”
    Album: Into The Daybreak
    Mike Freedman (g), Jeremy Ledbetter (p), Kobi Hass (b) and Max Senitt (d, perc)



    Yoko Miwa Trio - Largo Desolato
    Album: Songs of Joy
    Yoko Miwa (p), Will Slater (b) and Scott Goulding (d)
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    Sabertooth Swing - “Frankie & Johnny” & “Atlanta Blues”
    Album: Songs Of Future Past
    Dan Ruch (voc, tp), Alex Canales (sax, cl), Chris Butcher (tb), Romain Beauxis (g), Spike Perkins (b), Robert Montgomery (d), Seth Ballin (sax on “Frankie & Johnny”), W. C. Handy (composer of “Atlanta Blues”)

    00:00 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    02:43 - What Is This - Cyrus Nabipoor
    08:56 - Huckleberry Madness - Cyrus Nabipoor
    13:17 - Father and Son - Yuri Storione, Jorge Rossy, Dominik Schürmann
    19:58 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    22:33 - Violeta - Yuri Storione, Jorge Rossy, Dominik Schürmann
    28:28 - Day Of Change - Mike Freedman
    32:52 - Journey Beyond Seven - Mike Freedman
    39:04 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    41:21 - Largo Desolato - Yoko Miwa Trio
    48:00 - Frankie & Johnny - Sabertooth Swing
    52:06 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    54:24 - Atlanta Blues - Sabertooth Swing
    58:04 - Finish
    "

    • 58 min
    Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right

    Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right

    "Tune in to The Jazz Hole for excellent music by NYC-based guitarist and composer Roni Ben-Hur (featuring Magos Herrera), Christopher Dammann’s Chicago-based group Restroy, the Toronto-based Dan Pitt Quintet (led by guitarist and composer Dan Pitt) and pianist and composer Amanda Tosoff (featuring Felicity Williams & Emilie-Claire Barlow), plus a brand new single by the Brooklyn-based R&B/soul duo Doves Peak.


    Dan Pitt Quintet - “Shadows Loom” & “Wrongs”
    Album: Wrongs
    Dan Pitt (e-g), Naomi McCarroll-Butler (as, b-cl), Patrick Smith (ts, ss), Alex Fournier (b) and Nick Fraser (d)

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    Restroy (Christopher Dammann) - “Shape Twenty” & “No Straight Lines”
    Album: Sketches
    Christopher Dammann (b, syn), James Davis (tp), Kevin Davis (cello), Paul Giallorenzo (syn, p), Mabel Kwan (p, syn, clavichord) and Avreeayl Ra (d)



    Amanda Tosoff (featuring Felicity Williams) - To A Stranger
    Album: Earth Voices
    Amanda Tosoff (comp, arr), Aline Homzy, Jeremy Potts (violin), Beth Silver (cello), Laurence Schaufele (viola) and Felicity Williams (voc), Poem by Walt Whitman

    Amanda Tosoff (featuring Emilie-Claire Barlow) - Finis
    Album: Earth Voices
    Amanda Tosoff (p, comp, arr), Jon Maharaj (b), Morgan Childs (d), Alex Goodman (g) and Emilie-Claire Barlow (voc), Poem by Marjorie Pickthall



    Roni Ben-Hur (featuring Magos Herrera) - La Serena
    Album: Stories
    Roni Ben-Hur (g), George Cables (p), Ingrid Jensen (tp), Harvie S (b), Victor Lewis (d) and Magos Herrera (voc)

    Roni Ben-Hur - But I Had To Say Goodbye
    Album: Stories
    Roni Ben-Hur (g), George Cables (p), Harvie S (b) and Victor Lewis (d)

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    Doves Peak - Part of Your Life
    Album: Part of Your Life
    Russell Kranes (kbds, comp) and May Cheung (voc, comp)

    00:00 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    02:14 - Shadows Loom - Dan Pitt Quintet
    07:53 - Wrongs - Dan Pitt Quintet
    13:06 - Shape Twenty - Restroy, Christopher Dammann
    19:30 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    21:38 - No Straight Lines - Restroy, Christopher Dammann
    27:52 - To A Stranger - Amanda Tosoff, Felicity Williams
    33:48 - Finis - Amanda Tosoff, Emilie-Claire Barlow
    39:34 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    43:05 - La Serena - Roni Ben-Hur, Magos Herrera
    48:03 - But I Had To Say Goodbye - Roni Ben-Hur
    53:42 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    55:19 - Part of Your Life - Doves Peak
    59:04 - Finish
    "

    • 59 min
    Philippe Lemm

    Philippe Lemm

    "On today’s episode of The Jazz Hole, interview guest Philippe Lemm talks about “First Steps” by the Philippe Lemm Trio (released via Outside In Music), consisting of Philippe Lemm on drums & percussion, Angelo Di Loreto on piano and Jeff Koch on drums. The new album by the NYC-based Dutch drummer, percussionist and composer Philippe Lemm is centered around his unique background in dance, but it also happens to be pianist and composer Angelo di Loreto's last studio recording before his tragic passing last Fall. Philippe Lemm took the time to talk about the beautiful music as well as the sad tragedy. The other trio featured on today’s ensemble is TuneTown, which pools the creativity of three of Canada’s top jazz improvisers: Kelly Jefferson (saxophones), Artie Roth (bass) and Ernesto Cervini (drums, percussion and on bass clarinet). Their sophomore album is entitled Entering Utopia and just came out on Three Pines Records.



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    TuneTown - “Entering Utopia”, “Billyish” & “Sycamore
    Album: Entering Utopia
    Kelly Jefferson (ts, ss), Artie Roth (b, composer of “Entering Utopia” & “Sycamore”) and Ernesto Cervini (d, perc, composer of “Billyish”)


    Philippe Lemm Trio - “The Kiln” & “Kalief”
    Album: First Steps
    Philippe Lemm (d, perc, comp) , Angelo Di Loreto (p), Jeff Koch (b) and Simon Moullier (vib)

    Philippe Lemm Trio - Malambo
    Album. First Steps
    Philippe Lemm (d, perc) , Angelo Di Loreto (p, comp) and Jeff Koch (b)



    00:00 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    02:16 - Entering Utopia - TuneTown
    05:38 - Billyish - TuneTown
    09:24 - Sycamore - TuneTown
    15:51 - The Jazz Hole with Linus
    18:52 - The Kiln - Philippe Lemm Trio
    25:44 - Interview with Philippe Lemm, Part I
    34:38 - Kalief - Philippe Lemm Trio
    39:54 - Interview with Philippe Lemm, Part II
    52:42 - Outro
    53:53 - Malambo - Philippe Lemm Trio
    61:13 - Finish
    "

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

LHstyle ,

The Jazz Hole

Linus Wyrsch is a natural host, engaging and friendly while at the same time informed and articulate. The podcast advocates for a wide variety of jazz today.

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NYC jazz underground

Linus does a great job showcasing an eclectic mix of up and coming musicians from the NYC scene and beyond. A must listen for those looking for new and exciting music!

zarkool ,

The Jazz Hole with Linus Wyrsch

Don't let the title fool you! Yes,there's always some jazz but also many welcome musical surprises from all over the globe. Always tasteful ....... ALWAYS ECLECTIC!! Thank you Linus.

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