Tribute heavy episode to some departed musical giants, including Lee Perry, Victor Uwaifo, CharlieWatts, Alemayehu Eshete and Barthelemy Attisso, plus new jazz from the US, new music from Japan & more!
OKJ is back, with new music from Italy, South Africa & India, another Congolese classic, spaced out jazz/dub/funk from both Cuba AND Puerto Rico, and more! Charles Mingus – ‘Hora Decubitus’, album Mingus, Mingus, Mingus.. (USA) Francesco Lomagistro & World Expansion – ‘Free’, album World Expansion (Italy) Hank Ballard – ‘You’re So Sexy’, album You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down (USA) Kasai Allstars – ‘Like a Dry Leaf On A Tree’, album Black Ants Always Fly Together, One Bangle...
New jazz from the US, great news for Congolese Rumba fans, Brazilian acoustic guitar, some classic Blues, and an unscheduled cameo by the OK Jazz Dog!
Back with plenty new music, kicking off with the incredible LittleSimz, music from Jambinai in South Korea, solo saxophone from Jaleel Shaw, guitarist Tassos Spiliotoupolous' latest EP and lots more!
Joan Armatrading, AmyWinehouse, Etta James, more classic Congolese Rumba, Jamie Branch, epic live Lee Morgan & more!
Forget all the lost summer music events and spend an hour with this special HOT Summer Mix from Mr. OK Jazz! Soul, Funk, Jazz, Samba, MPB, Rai, Cumbia, Minyo, Soukous & Reggae, great tunes from around the globe, perfect for a hot summer's night!
OKJ is back on Halloween with some creepy classics, new music from Estonia, the US and Brazil, a monster groove from 1970s West Africa, & more! Lana Del Rey – ‘Text Book’, album Blue Banisters (USA) Wayne Shorter – ‘Witch Hunt’, album Speak No Evil (USA) Irreversible Entanglements – ‘Lagrimas Del Mar’, album Open The Gates (USA) Thiago Franca – ‘Hasta La Cumbia’, album A Espetacular Charanga do Franca (Brazil) Super Mama Djombo – ‘Mortos Nega’ (Guinea Bissau)...
New jazz from Europe & the US, a mini-tour of African deep cuts and classics in Mali, Nigeria, Congo & Angola, DJ Otsuka Remix-Single, funky soul from Los Angeles & more! Rachid Taha – ‘Ya Rayah’, album Rachid Taha (Algeria/France) Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – ‘The Joker’, album Express Yourself: The Best Of Charles Wright (USA) Mark de Clive Lowe – ‘Thanks Given’, album Midnight Snacks (USA/NZ) World Expansion – ‘Meeting Point’, album World Expansion...
2020 has been a tough year, and we're not over it yet. But we always have music to make things just a little bit better so for today's episode, sit back and enjoy great new releases by Gary Bartz & Maisha, Makaya McCraven, some incredible South African Jazz on a new reissue of Dudu Pukwana & The Spears, some very wild Rock/Gamelan fusion from Indonesia, the start or Mr. OK Jazz' 'Summer of Samba' and lots more.
The 101 Mix series is back, today going to Brazil! Obviously it’s impossible to introduce all the musical styles of Brazil in one short mix, so in this 101 we’re going to hear just a handful of famous musicians from this musical powerhouse. Some Carioca funk from Rio, music from Salvador in Bahia in northeast Brazil, MPB, current Rap and Pop, Forro music from the countryside, Jazz, Rock and of course plenty of Samba.