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Abdullah Ibrahim 101 Mix by Mr. OK Jazz

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...

kol radio online music channel tokyo japan dj mix show program podcast playlist mixcloud Episode 36

OK Jazz Episode #122 – Best of 2020’s New Releases

On this year-end episode Mr. OK Jazz shares some of his favourite new releases of 2020. Including modern 'Taraab' music from Zanzibar, hard and funky sounds from Little Simz in the UK, Brazilian superstars Criolo & Milton Nascimento in a duet together, brilliant new Jazz from Joel Ross in the USA and an album that shows the deep unity between Chinese and Japanese musical traditions. All that and much more!

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