Today's guest selector is Mitsutaka Nagira, music writer, DJ and publisher, on this mix he’s presenting some incredible new sounds from around the world, including music from Morocco and North Africa but also all the way from India, some very choice world-jazz vibes from the contemporary scene.
On today's episode, Mr. OK Jazz is very excited about discovering Joropo music from Colombia. There's also music from the wonderful Tony Allen and Hugh Masakela collaboration released in March this year, new jazz from the Majamisty Trio in Serbia, and a monster jam from the great Israel 'Cachao' Lopez. Also one track from the legendary Radio Tarifa's debut album, just reissued this year.
Today’s mix is by Plainstone, 20 plus-year resident of Japan, he runs the One Box Record Fair. A long time collector, he’s traveled the world to visit the most obscure and hidden record stores; today’s special mix comes from his extensive collection of international film and TV soundtrack albums.
DJ DSK is from Okinawa and works as a DJ and event organizer based in Naha-City. In today’s mix he’s sharing a selection of contemporary jazz music from Okinawa, Japan and spots around the world, from musicians including the Shota Watanabe Trio, Tenderlonious and Element Of The Moment.
Guest selector DJ Koichi Shima is a writer, journalist and organizer of the regular DJ event ‘Soul Matters’ where he introduces Latin music from across the Spanish speaking world.
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.
DoitJAZZ! in Kyoto Is a long running event run by DJs Kazuhiro Inoue, Masaki Tamura and Naoki Yoda. For this mix they are sharing sounds from across the club, world and jazz spectrum, including Inoue-san selecting the free flowing vibes of Joe McPhee and Sun Ra, Tamura-san introducing some Japanese jazz from Masaru Imada and Masahiko Sato, and Yoda-san sharing some recent acts like Jimi Tenor & Kabukabu and The Stepkids.
Today's 101 Mix introduces the music of Abdullah Ibrahim. Born in 1934 in Cape Town, and influenced by both Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk, Ibrahim was a founding member of the Jazz Epistles in 1958, the legendary South African jazz band including Hugh Masakela. Later in exile from the Apartheid regime and then after returning to South Africa in 1990, he has recorded often as a soloist and also as the leader of the group Ekaya (meaning 'Home' in the Xhosa language.) A pianist and composer...
DJ Tatsuro presents a mix of old and new music, from jazz legend Fumio Yara, to folk song master Tetsu Daiku, up to contemporary band Element of the Moment. Just some of the wonderful sounds coming from Okinawa, an island where music is everywhere.
Based in Austin, Texas, core members Joshua Thomson on saxophone and Josh Peters on the oud and latva play a unique world jazz mixture incorporating Middle Eastern, Latin American, and Indian music traditions in their group Atlas Maior. In 2019 they released their 5th album called Riptide, as featured on the OK Jazz Podcast. We’re happy to share this mix of tunes featuring not only a few tracks by Atlas Maior but also musicians and groups they have collaborated with over the years, including...