OK Jazz & Landmark Blue Live at YBQ

Had a great weekend at Yokohama Bay Quarters at the Portland Weekend Festa. I did two DJ sets bringing all the OK Jazz grooves (4 hours each day!), and Sugano Hiroshi’s Landmark Blue Band with special guest Takada Michiko did two live sets. Great fun had by all, thanks to everyone who stopped by. Here’s the playlist:

SAT AM Playlist
Abdullah Ibarhim -ToiToi
Leroy Vinnegar – Muffin Man
Djelimady Tounkara – Ayebo
George Duke Feels So Good
Eddie Harris – Mean Greens
Kasongo Band – Gejo
Franco & Le T.P. O.K. Jazz – Alimatou
Hank Mobley – Dig Dis
Randy Weston – In Memory Of
Bobby Hutcherson – Ummmnn
Orland Julius – JB Ride On
Roy Ayers – Superstar
Khaled – Ouelle el Darek
Weldon Irvine – Deja Vu
Grant Green – Let The music Take Your Mind
Isley Brothers – Summer Breeze track
Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man
Prince Nico Mbarga – Aki Special
Orchestra Baobab – Utru Horas

SAT PM Playlist

Songhai – Jarabi
Cheikh Lo – Cheikh Ibra Fall
Hot 8 Brass Band – Wolf Burger
Joe Cuba – El Pito
Cyrus Chestnut – Blues For NIta
Deodato – Sept.13th
Bopol – Bamell Pena
Toumani Diabate & Symmetric Orchstra – Toumani
Ramsey Lewis – Wade In The Water
Admiral Dele Abiodun – Edumare Gbe Rere Ko Wa
Bonga – Muimbo
Kenny Burrell – It Don’t Mean A Thing..
Tito Puente – Tito on Timbales
Marvin Gaye – When Did You Stop Loving Me..
Orchestra Baobob – Toumaranke
Jimmy Smith – Root Down
Nyboma – Double Double
Ahmad Jamal – Autumn Rain
Herbie Hancock – Chameleon
Wayne Shorter  – Adam’s Apple

SUNDAY AM Playlist

Miles Davis – Shhh/Peaceful
John Coltrane – Equinox
Fun-da-mental – Mother India
Jaco Pastorius – Okonkole Y Trompa
Eric Vloeimans – V-Flow
Miles Davis – Spanish Key
Akira Ishikawa – Blue Soul
Gregory Porter – Musical Genocide
Grant Green – Django
John Mayer – Double Quintet
Gotan Project – Queremos Paz
Angelique Kidjo – Malaika
Oliver Mtukudzi – Tsika Dzedu
Javier Ruibal – Perla De La Medina
Taffetas – Yay Balma
Radio Tarifa – La Molinera
Burning Spear – The Invasion
Freddie Hubbard – One mint Julep
Horace Silver – Que Pasa
Ahmad Jamal – The Gypsy
Ahmad Jamal – Invitation

SUNDAY PM Playlist

Grant Green – One More Chance
Grant Green – Patches
Clark Terry & Oscar Peterson – Mumbles
Mulatu – Netsanet
Pucho & Latin Soul Brothers – Heat
Francisco Lomagistro & Berardi Jazz Connection – Follow Me
Bembeya Jazz – Coumarra Mousso
Zeca Pagodinho – SPC
Nyboma – Couer Couer
Tim Maia – Over Again
The Garifuna Collective – Ubou
The Garifuna Collective – Mongulu
Cheikh Lo – Jamm
Sekouba Bambino – Kaba Mousso
Ramsey Lewis – Sun Goddess
Donny Hathaway – Valdez In The Country
Franco & Le Tout Puissant O.K. Jazz – Liberte
Djessou Mory Kante – Denya
John Patton – Chitlins Con Carne
Bobby Hutcherson – Theme From Blow Up
Weldon Irvine – We’re Getting Down
Orchestra Baobab – Coumba
Donny Hathaway – The Ghetto


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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*