Band On The Wall Playlist – July 2016

Mammal Hands are a trio of like-minded musicians: Nick Smart (piano), Jesse Barrett (drums and percussion), and Jordan Smart (saxophones). Drawing on influences from Steve Reich to Bonobo and Pharoah Sanders to The Cinematic Orchestra, alongside elements of North Indian and African music, they produce their own beautiful, inimitable music – at times wistful and melancholic and sometimes raucous, catchy and explosive, blending thoughtful compositions with spontaneity and interplay. On the road they have hypnotized audiences from Montreal International Jazz Festival to Ronnie Scott’s, Mostly Jazz Festival to King’s Place London and have received support from Jamie Cullum, Gilles Peterson and Bonobo. They were signed to Gondwana Records by Matthew Halsall and released their debut album, Animalia, in 2014 to critical acclaim. New album Floa has recently been released and will be featured when they play Band on the Wall, Swan Street, Manchester  on 28th July 2016, with support from Glowrogues. The band top and tail this podcast, in between the best of new and recent jazz releases.


  1. Mammal Hands – Kandaiki – Animalia (2014)
  2. Manu Katche – Unstatic – Unstatic (2016)
  3. John Zorn – Katzfiel – Flaga: The Book of Angels Volume 27 (2016)
  4. Ravi Coltrane, Matthew Garrison, Jack DeJohnette – Blue In Green – In Movement (2016)
  5. Adam O’ Farrill – Alligator Got The Blues – Stranger Days (2016)
  6. Eri Yamamoto, Leena Conquest – Song (For Whitney) – Great Spirit (2015)
  7. Richard Poole, Marilyn Crispell, Gary Peacock – Ahzân – In Motion (2016)
  8. Blue Mitchell & Sonny Red – I Can’t Get Started – Baltimore 1966 (2016)
  9. Wolfert Brederode Trio – Curtains – Black Ice (2016)
  10. Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life – Mirrors – Nihil Novi (2016)
  11. Mammal Hands – Inuit Party -Animalia (2014)

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