‘The Core’ – Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, album Free For All (USA)
‘Baninga Tokola Balingaka Ngai Te’ – Franco & Le Tout Puissant OK Jazz, album 20eme Anniversaire Vol.2 (DR Congo)
‘Raga Megha’ – Joe Harriott & John Mayer Double Quintet, album Indo-Jazz Suite (UK/India)
Album Pick Of The Week – Tropical Funk Experience: Island Jump-Up-Caribbean Funk, Soul, Reggae, Calypso & Afro Grooves 1968-1975
‘Don’t Knock My Love’ – The Swingin’ Stars of Dominica (Dominica)
‘Fugitive Dub’ – The Skatalites (Jamaica)
‘Broasted or Fried’ – St. VIncents Latinaires (St. Vincent)
‘Black Man’s Cry’ – Gay Flamingoes Steelband (Trinidad & Tobago)
‘Better Get Hit In Yo’ Soul’ – Charles Mingus, album Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus.. (USA)
Ariapita (http://www.ariapita.com/) is Tokyo’s only restaurant/bar with food & drink from Trinidad & Tobago! I was so happy to find this place, half of my very large family come from T&T, the finest islands in the West Indies bar none. Calaloo & Curry Goat rotis, Old Oak Rum, calypso coming out the speakers, Huzzah, 嬉しい！
This is a really unique album and maybe the best mix of Jazz and Indian music I’ve heard.
‘Jorge Ben’ – Taj Mahal & The International Rhythm Band, album Live and Direct (USA)
‘Comanche’ – Jorge Ben, album Negro É Lindo (Brazil)
‘Procura Se Uma Noiva’ – Jorge Ben, album Brazilian Hits & Funky Classics (Brazil)
‘Que Pasa’ – Horace Silver, album Song For My Father (USA)
‘Soo’ – Habib Koite, album Soo (Mali)
‘Back Biter’ – Dennis Alcapone & Lee Perry, album Complete UK Upsetter Singles Volume 4 (Jamaica)
Album Pick Of The Week: Grant Green – Live At Club Mozambique (USA)
‘Jan Jan’, ‘One More Chance’, ‘Patches’
‘The Mountain’ – Abdullah Ibrahim, album Water From An Ancient Well (South Africa)
67 next month, happy birthday! This is some great live footage from 1973.
Didn’t play this one on OK Jazz tonight but it’s a great one. I love prety much every Grant Green album I’ve ever heard, don’t think he ever cut a bad one.
This is such a cooking live album.
At the Blue Note this week, cannot wait to see him. Check out this very cool video of one of his more famous songs. Hope he plays this one tomorrow!
‘You Got The Love’ – Rufus & Chaka Khan, album Rags to Rufus (USA)
‘Daddy Bug’ – Roy Ayers, album 1972 Live at Montreux Jazz Festival (USA)
‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ – Joyce Moreno, album Rio (Brazil)
‘Bangkok at Night’ – Jim Butler Group, album Postcards From The World (USA)
‘California Song’ – Jim Butler Group, album Postcards From The World (USA)
Album of the Week: Colombia! The Golden Age of Discos Fuentes, the Powerhouse Of Colombian Music 1960-1976
1.‘Improvisando’ – Fruko y Sus Tesos
2.‘Cumbia En Do Menor’ – Lito Barrientos
3.‘Elyoyo’ – Wganda Kenya
4.‘Mondongo’ – Los Corraleors De Majagual
‘Misty Highway’ – Gingerbread Boys, album Live!! (Japan)