A Weekly Broadcast Specialising In Free Jazz.
An Improvised Jazz Radio Show.

Certified Tonk #005

Introducing Certified Tonk, the mind-expanding Free Jazz and Improvised Jazz radio show hosted by the radio-geek, Andrew Backhouse. Delve into the exhilarating world of avant-garde improvisation and boundary-pushing sonic explorations. Broadcasting on Community radio, Certified Tonk is your gateway to the vibrant and untamed realm of free jazz. Tune in and elevate your musical senses.

improvised jazz radio show

Music lovers!

Interested in exploring something new? Join Free Music veteran and broadcaster, Andrew Backhouse, as he uncovers Improv & Free Music in all its many forms.

The radio show, Certified Tonk, will explore the impact of Free Music & Improv in our lives and culture — playing all sounds from live performances to unheard tunes.

Give your ears a break from your regular playlist and catch the new series on Harrogate Community Radio.

Tune in Wednesdays at 23:30 for Certified Tonk with Andrew Backhouse.


  1. Brahja – Watermelancholia – O.P.K.
  2. Francesca Naibo – So Much Time – Solletico / Dilated Time
  3. John Pope and John Garner – Water Music – Water Music
  4. Maliks Emerging Art Force Trio – Time & Condition – In Search Of Spirits Passed And Present
  5. Sana Nagano – Smashing Humans – Strings and Figures


Andrew Backhouse is a Sound Artist and broadcaster – you can see his links HERE.


Recorded in my spare room in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and trying the best I might.

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