New Jazz or Nu-Jazz?

New Sounds asks the question and hears the answer from a variety of duos and trios. Listen to music from guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel and drummer Brian Blade, falling somewhere between a songlike worldfolk and bouncy Afrobeat with swing. There's also the rock-jazz of The Bad Plus, the trippy expansive sounds of the Benevento Russo Duo, the Neil Cowley Trio, and more.

PROGRAM # 2651, Nu-jazz Duos and Trios (First aired on Monday 3/12/07)





Wolfgang Muthspiel & Brian Blade

Friendly Travelers

Gnadenwald [7:30]

Material Records #017 *

Benevento-Russo Duo

Play, Pause, Stop

Something for Rockets [6:00]

Butter Problems / Reincarnate Music 2006 beneventorusso
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The Neil Cowley Trio


Degree In Intuition [4:00]

Hide Inside Records #730004

The Bad Plus

Suspicious Activity

Anthem For The Earnest [6:30]

Columbia #94749 ***

The Neil Cowley Trio


Taller Than Me [5:30]

See above.

The Necks

Drive By

Drive By, excerpt [12:00]

ReR #Necks3

Benevento Russo Duo

Play, Pause, Stop

Play, Pause, Stop [8:00]

See above.