OK Jazz Episode 22

Classic Grant Green, new music from Cameroon & Japan, east African soukous & more!

Grant Green – ‘Blues For Willarene’, album Grant’s First Stand (USA)

Anyango – ‘Kariobangi’, album Savanna (Japan)

Burhan Ocal & Istanbul Oriental Ensemble – ‘Kapali Carsi (Grand Bazaar)’, album Grand Bazaar (Turkey)

Djessou Mory Kante – ‘Nan Koura’, album River Strings-Maninka Guitar (Mali)

Orchestra Makassy – ‘Kufulisika Sio Kilema’ (Congo/Uganda/Tanzania)

Sarah Vaughan – ‘Lullaby of Birdland’, album Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown (USA)

Gregory Porter – ‘Wind Song’, album Liquid Spirit (USA)

Blick Bassy – ‘Ake’, ‘Kiki’, ‘Wap Do Wap’, album Ako (Cameroon)

Dr. John – ‘I Walk On Gilded Splinters’, album Gris-Gris (USA)

Hubert Laws – ‘Theme From Love Story’, album Afro-Classic (USA)

Roberta Flack – ‘Tryin’ Times’, album First Take (USA)

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Mr. OK Jazz is a 18+ year resident of Japan and spends all his free time wandering the Kanto area looking for jazz cafes, bars, clubs and record stores. For two years he hosted the OK Jazz radio show on InterFM Radio, currently the OK Jazz podcast. You can reach him at mrokjazz@tokyojazzsite.com
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  1. That Sarah Vaughan LP is superb. Clifford’s playing is inspired and Roy Haynes on drums is as smart as a whip.

    Also love the Burhan Ocal & Istanbul Oriental Ensemble track, a new one on me and a marvelous big sound.

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