OK Jazz Episode 23

New music from Brazil, Cameroon, Japan, & the USA, an Asian Underground classic, Indo-Jazz fusion and more!

John Lee Hooker – ‘Teaching The Blues’, album The Ultimate Collection 1948-1990 (USA)

Blick Bassy – ‘Lon’, album Ako (Cameroon)

Cacapa  – ‘Coco Rajao 4′, album Elefantes na Rua Nova (Brazil)

Anyango – ‘Mashindano’, album Savanna (Japan)

Ballou Canta – ‘Soki’, album Boboto (Congo – Brazaville)

Gangbe Brass Band – ‘Akoue’, album Go Slow To Lagos (Benin)

TGA – ‘Longa Hijazkar Kurd’, album Then & Now (Australia/France/Japan/USA)

Brad Alan Williams – ‘Stepping Out’, album Lamar (USA)

Talvin Singh – ‘Jaan’, album Anokha: Soundz of the Asian Underground (UK)

Vince Guaraldi Trio – ‘O Tannenbaum’, album A Charlie Brown Christmas (USA)

Portishead – ‘Mourning Air’, album Portishead (UK)

Toumani Diabate & Ballake Sissoko – ‘Yamfa’, album New Ancient Strings (Mali)

Michiyo Yagi – ‘Topaz’, album Seventeen (Japan)

Sangam (Charles Lloyd/Zakir Hussain/Eric Harland) – ‘Dancing On One Foot’, ‘Tales Of Rumi’, album Sangam (USA/India)

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Mr. OK Jazz is a 20+ 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 *protected email*