New music from Jazz legend Gary Bartz, Ethiopian maestro Mulatu Astatke, Che Apalache from Argentina, classic Congolese Rumba, funky LaBelle and lots more!
New music from Sven Wunder's new album 'Wabi-Sabi', the Saigon Soul Review, a deep Reggae cut from Trojan Records, some spacey Sun Ra and more!
Prezident Markon, writer, journalist and music critic Mark Sampson is back with a Latin Jazz/Jazz Latin mix of tunes from 1951 up until the present day.
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.
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.
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.
The OK Jazz Podcast returns with a brand new episode, featuring new music from Turkey, Japan, France and Mali, also Reggae legend Toots Hibbert, a deep Marvin Gaye cut, Jazz anniversaries and more!
Baker's Mood is an event run by Yosuke Ikeda (from Hal's Jazz Record Shop) and DJ Makoto Wachi. Run since 2016, Bakers Mood is a semi-regular event where the two play a section of 1950s and 1960s Jazz and Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz original vinyl records. Music which captures the hip, swinging styles of that era, but also the melancholic and romantic sounds as well. This mix kicks off with a very cool intro from Lionel Hampton’s Big Band, then into vocalist Bill Henderson’s gorgeous view of Horace...
The Digest returns! On episode 2, Mr. OK Jazz & DJ Otsuka introduce selections from five more mixes first shared on K.O.L. in summer 2020. A classic Latin music reissue, contemporary Jazz from Japan, Brooklyn Hip-Hop, new club sounds from the UK, and an Okinawan music legend! These tunes were shared with us on mixes by DJ Shima in Tokyo, DJ DSK in Okinawa, Chyll Will in New York, the Do It Jazz DJ crew in Kyoto, and DJ Tatsuro in Kobe.
The Digest is back! On episode 3, Mr. OK Jazz and DJ Otsuka introduce selections from five more mixes first shared on K.O.L. in Summer 2020. These tunes were introduced on mixes by Ian Martin from Tokyo, Radio Jakarta from Indonesia, The Funky Daitouryou and DJ Hysa from Okayama, Japan, Helena Guedes from Portugal, and Joshua Thompson from the USA.