OK Jazz Podcast #88 – Best New Albums of 2018 MIX

Sidi Toure – ‘Handaraizo’, album Toubalbero (Mali)

J.P. Bimeni & The Black Belts – ‘Free Me’, album Free Me (UK)

Emanative – ‘Spice Route Suite’, album Earth (UK)

Lucibela – ‘Violeiro’, album Laco Umbilical (Cape Verde)

Salif Keita – ‘Tonton’, album Un Autre Blanc (Mali)

Chip Wickham – ‘The Mirage’, album Shamal Wind (UK)

Tootard – ‘Bayatil Blues’, album Laissez Passer (Golan Heights)

Kasai Masai – ‘Nabala Jeanpa’, album Sunshine Music (Congo)

Makaya McCraven – ‘The Newbies Lift Off’, album Universal Beings (USA)

Eric Harland’s Voyager – ‘Plane Over Kansas’, album 13th Floor (USA)

Seckou Keita & Catrin Finch – ‘1677’, ‘Listen To The Grass Grow’, album SOAR (Mali/Wales)






Eric Harland Voyager – ‘Plane Over Kansas’



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