We’ve been a fan of Xango’s Mixcloud for a while, so it seemed only right that we dropped him a line to see if he wanted to add to our burgeoning little series of guest mixes. And boy does he deliver! Here’s what the man had to say about this little selection of European treats… “Being asked to do a jazzy mix for a British website, I decided to do a little selection focusing on continental Europe. I thought this might be a perfect opportunity to show my love for Eastern European jazz. Strictly original vinyl on this one and recorded in one take. Added some tasty rarities for the diggers around. Taking off with a wonderful modal piece from Romania, along the way you will also hear some scatting, Latin jazz, bossa, soulful fusion and even a slice of flamenco before ending up with one of the best disco-funk
I just uploaded “Podcast #57 – 05.03.12 Xango’s Continental Jazz Selection” to www.mixcloud.com – listen now!
After a successful year at The Shoreditch cocktail bar, The Jazz Meet collective is proud to be embarking on a new weekly residency at the recently renovated Brazilian influenced restaurant and club Floripa in Old Street, London. Yes, starting March 18th, and twice a month thereafter, the Jazz Meet House Band (hosted by Jake Telford (OK-MA) on sax and Jessica Lauren (Freestyle Records) on keys and featuring a rotating cast of London’s brightest session musicians) will again be taking the stage to offer the centrepiece of the night’s live music segment and to supply their own unique brand of live soul jazz. This month we’ll also be joined by The Greg Foat Group (jazzman Records) and DJs Tony Hylton and Lander Lenaerts.
Resident DJ Sid Ford in the booth this week with a session chock full of funky flute and drum action. First up, Lloyd McNeill leads a heavyweight line up on the excellent ‘Griot’ before Jeremy Steig let’s rip on the stunning soul-jazz piece, ‘Mint Tea’. Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers slow the mood a bit before we get a little ‘Spinning Wheel’ from funky German trio Catch Up. We head to the dance floor with the classic ‘Milestones’ from the Herbie Hancock Trio, before Charlie Rouse and The Afro Soultet funk things up a little, and the masterful Tubby Hayes gives us ‘Finky Minky’. Phil Upchurch hits us with some solid guitar led grooves, Kathryn Moses gives up more up-tempo sounds with ‘Lucky Duck’ before Ronald Snijders rounds off the mix with some Latin inflected ‘Latinetta‘. Thanks for listening. TRACKLIST Lloyd McNeill – Griot Jeremy Steig – Mint Tea
Second David Letterman video in a week? But when it features Robert Glasper, Bilal and Lupe Fiasco, we just have too.