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
We return to the mixtape game with a mammoth selection of jazz-orientated goodies from On The Corner Records boss Pystol Pete. With the label’s first release from lone astral jazz traveller emanative now in the bag (get it here), he shared this mix with us to show off some of his influences. It’s certainly a round the world affair with the Latin-tinged ethno-jazz of Salah Ragab and Solomon Ilori‘s Afro-flavoured deep jazz rubbing shoulders with South American gems from Antonio Carlos Jobim & Luiz Bonfá, and Domingo Cura. The USA is of course dutifully covered by among other Scott-Heron, Coltrane, Tolliver and Sanders while our own jazz empress, Jessica Lauren represents London with the effortlessly funky ‘Serengeti’. Things are brought to a close with the haunting ‘I’mm You’mm We’mm’ from the great Miriam Makeba. Get inside the mix and then hit up the label here. TRACKLIST 1. Dorothy Ashby – The Moving
This week we’re pleased to welcome back our friend Tom Greig to The Jazz Meet spotlight. Having dazzled us before with a beautiful deep jazz mix (#84), he slips right back into top gear to bring us a follow up to the much loved ‘Disco e Cultura’ mixtape (#99) he completed for us not so long ago. Much like the first, in this second edition you can expect another exquisite selection of Brazilian jazz, Samba, MPB and a few modern reworks, all stitched together nicely with a perfectly sunny vibe. Things kick off with a little Anamaria and Mauricio and delving deep into the 90 minutes you’ll also hear music from the Zimbo Trio, Gal Costa, MPB4, Marcos Valle and even a little Don Cherry. If there’s one thing we’ve learnt from Tom it’s that he’s got an enviable array of nice records and for that reason we’ve also invited him along
Another brilliant Brazilian inspired mixtape this week, this time from friend of The Jazz Meet, Tom Greig. Fresh from his well received deep jazz mix which dropped just before Christmas, Tom brings us another selection suited for warmer climes with 80 minutes of divine music from the home of Samba. A product of 18 months or so of digging from Brazilian gems, Tom eases us in with a little Cesar Mariano & CIA before taking us on a wild ride through the vaults of MPB and beyond, including a few modern interpretations from contemporary producers along the way. There’s plenty of goodness (and rareness) in among the 30 or so tunes and it’s more than a pleasant listen to round off your working week. We hope you enjoy the mix and if you do, please feel free to drop Tom a little feedback in the comment fields below or over on