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.
On today's episode Mr. OK Jazz brings a bunch of new tunes from the latest releases by Makaya McCraven, Minyo Crusaders, Gregory Porter and Cuatro Minimal, in addition to classic South African Jazz, Congolese Rumba, Irish Soul and more!
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!
OK Jazz is back! Plenty of new releases including the recent single by Atlas Maior, one from the upcoming Sarathy Korwar and Upaj Collective album, and the International Anthem label duo Anteloper. Plus classic Stevie Wonder, smooth Sade, and master teacher Yusef Lateef as well!
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!
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!
OK Jazz returns with new music from Korea, Malaysia, Malawi and the US, plus some classics from New Orleans, Congo and Colombia!
OK Jazz is back with a VERY international episode! Featuring new music from Germany/Afghanistan, China, New York and Colombia/Cameroon, classic South African Jazz reissue, 50th anniversary of Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi group and more!
OK Jazz returns with episode #126, another exciting trip around the world of music, past and present! New big band jazz from France, Turkish psychedelica from the legends Mogollar, South African urban punk, new spaced-out jazz/rock by Elephant9 from Norway, and as always, some vintage Congolese Rumba!