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.
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...
Radio Jakarta's Andhika Faisal, owner of SubStore Koenji in Tokyo, has prepared for us a selection of groovy Indonesian city pop, jazz and even rock tunes from the 1960s up until the present. We’ll hear classics from famous vocalists like Titing Yeni and Farid Bani Adam, experimental gamelan rock from Harry Roesli, and from jazz veteran Indra Lesmana. A wide range of sounds from the vast and musically packed island nation of Indonesia, with much of this music fairly unknown outside the country.
On today’s mix made specially for K.O.L. Radio, DJ Helena Guedes from Portugal brings us a selection of tunes, many of which are brand new 2020 releases, some of the grooviest new jazz albums of the year. New music from Carlos Garnett, Gary Bartz & Maisha from their Direct to Disc new album, London based producer and saxophone player Tenderlonious, some Brazilian vibes from Sabrina Malheiros and a lot more.
Today's mix comes from guest selector Pascal Saraiva, from France, a serious record collector in Paris who got into Japanese Jazz a couple of years ago and since then has spent all his savings on custom fees and transportation to import some of the best Japanese Jazz albums to his home in France. From 1970’s Three Blind Mice classics to obscure experimental Modern Jazz, he’s introducing here some of the greatest J-Jazz classics recorded over the last 60 years. For this first volume, he’s picked...