We continue the Brazilian theme this week as Jazz Meet resident Nik Weston of MUKATSUKU fame digs deep into his record collection to pull out a selection of classics from the Latin American country just in time for your weekends. Kicking things off with the Brazilian standard ‘Cravo E Canelo’ by MPB4, we ease into the atmospheric ‘Ala Boca Menino’ by Joao Donato before Gilberto Gil’s version of ‘Roda’ kicks in. Music from Jaime Nair, Marcos Valle, Os Incrives, Elza Soares and Milton Banana Trio (amongst others) all follow before Nik brings things to a rousing close with Claudette Soares’ rousing ‘Os Grillos’. As ever we hope you enjoy this little mix and thank you for listening. TRACKLIST 1. MPB4 – Cravo E Canela 2. Joao Donato – Ala Boca Menino 3. Gilberto Gil – Roda 4. Jaime Nair – Sob o Mar 5. Taiguara – Samba Das Circo 6.
In the first of our Brazilian themed mixtapes to celebrate the arrival of the 2014 Football World Cup on Brazilian soil, we once again pick up a tasty tidbit from Tom Greig ‘Disco é Cultura’ mix series. TRACKLIST 1. Aquarius (Azimuth) – Jingle Cruzeiro 2. Cesar Mariano & CIA – Metropole 3. Skymark – Grumari 4. Edison Machado – Nana 5. Tamba Trio – Negro 6. Krishnanda – Flor de Lotus 7. Marlos Nobre e Orquestra – Ritual 8. Marcos Valle – Paz de Futebol 9. Osmar Milito e Quarteto Forma – Mandato 10. Brazil By Music – Gauchina Bem Querer 11. Batacuda No. 3 – Improvisos na Batacuda 12. Joao Bosco – O Rondo de Cuica 13. Tamba Trio – Mas Que Nada! 14. Aquarius (Azimuth) – Zanzibar 15. Los Brasilios – Brasilian Beat 16. Salinas – Tenha Fe Pois Amanha Um Lindo Dia Vai 17. Osmar Milito e
It’s been a while since we sourced a proper contemporary jazz mixtape so resident Rob Coley steps up to the plate this week to deliver some of his current favourites on a jazz tip. Over the 60 minutes of music, you’ll hear plenty of piano, a few different moods and of course some of the finest jazz talent plying there trade today. Whether it’s the low key opener by highly rated Canadian trio BadBadNotGood, the sound of Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s violin on Mark de Clive-Lowe’s latest electronic opus or simply the hip hop swagger of UK newcomers RMD Groove, there’s a little something for everyone here, and the best bit is none of it is rare! So press play and if you like what you hear, remember to support the artists’ endeavours. For it’s that which will keep the scene ticking along. Thanks for listening. TRACKLIST 1. BadBadNotGood – Differently, Still 2. Visioneers –
Today marks the centennial of the arrival of prolific jazz composer and bandleader Sun Ra to Planet Earth. Born on May 22nd 1914, Ra, previously known as Herman Poole ‘Sonny’ Blount, would go on to play a varied and highly pivotal role on the outer reaches of the jazz realm, producing music that can best be described in places as otherworldly and building a formidable and much sought after discography, underpinned by many recordings alongside his free jazz ensemble the Sun Ra Arkestra. Since beginning his onward journey in 1993, his star has predictably reached legendary status with his influence continually felt throughout the music world. His highly quotable interplanetary musings can often be found peppered throughout many contemporary recordings while some of his own compositions have become standards in their own right. For the Sun Ra novice, there are many places to dip that first tentative toe into the water, and we’re sure
This week’s mixtape is a live recording captured at our recent May edition of our East London record event Dig A Little, Kicking off with a barn-storming performance by vocalist Billy Stewart, it’s just under 50 minutes of killer jazz business selected by resident diggerdan encompassing a wonderful collection of vinyl only tracks (of course!) that manages to run the gamut of styles and pulls in a few of our favourites along the way. If you’d like to learn more about the event or simply like to hang out online with other record collectors, you can visit our website or hit us up on Facebook. Thanks for listening. TRACKLIST 1. Billy Stewart – Summertime 2. Joe Harriott – Hum Dono 3. Elias Rahbani – Dance of Maria 4. Feather – Goin’ Through Changes 5. Nancy Ames – Carcara 6. Mayafra Combo – Iffilah Ha-Ha 7. Paul & Angelique – Flute’s Wind 8. Robin Jones