In the meantime, here’s some more details about the show:
As I was writing this I heard of the sad passing of Maya Angelou, a literary behemoth who paved the way for people of colour to be accepted in the highest literary circles. Her gifts included the ability to add light, depth and shade to simple words on a page and to imbue her characters with the compassion and wisdom that defined her spirit.
As my wife will quite readily volunteer, I am not a person overly endowed in the gifts department. One of the few that I possess that I am most proud of is the ability to spot a decent tune when I hear it and the two hours of listening experience for this month is positively brimming with many of those.
On the interview front I talk to Snarky Puppy's Michael League about the phenomenal success of the band and the ins and outs of constant touring. I also have a quick chat with Gilles Peterson about his Brazilian Project Sonzeira. There's great new music from Mark de Clive Lowe, Daniel Crawford, Princess Freesia, Myles Sanko, Jarrod Lawson and my girl, from my second home of Atlanta; Avery Sunshine. There's Brazilian business from Jazzinho, Friends from Rio 2014, and Ed Motta, and a taste of the amazing Cuban project put together by Claudio Passavanti aka Sunlightsquare. To cap it all there's an epic tune from the 70's courtesy of drummer Idris Muhammad featuring the talents of Bob James and Randy Brecker.
Two hours of quality to take you to a musical happy place. Enjoy!
Artist - Track - Album - Year
Mark de Clive Lowe Sun Up Sun Down Church 2014
Anthony Valadez Good Lookin' In Search of 2014
Daniel Crawford Trouble The Awakening 2014
Idris Muhammad Piece of Mind Power Of Soul 1974
Princess Freesia Make It Real Fateful Attraction 2014
Takuya Karoda Rising Son (Spinna remix) Rising Son 2014
Myles Sanko My Inspiration Single 2014
Magic Number Song For Sophia Single 2014
Michael League of Snarky Puppy Interview
Snarky Puppy Thing Of Gold Ground Up 2012
Snarky Puppy + Lalah Hathaway Somethin' Family Dinner Vol 1 2013
Snarky Puppy Shofukan We Like It Here 2014
Dexter Gordon Love For Sale GO 1962
Hank Mobley The Breakdown Roll Call 1961
Jazzinho Velejou Jazzinho 2003
Sunlightsquare Caleidoscopico King Yoruba 2014
Friends from Rio (Sabrina Malheiros) Vam Bora Friends from Rio 2014 2014
Ed Motta Amalgasantos Dwitza 2002
Gilles Peterson Sonzeira Interview
Sonzeira Xibaba feat. Chico Chagas Brazil Bam Bam 2014
Sonzeira American Latina feat. Patricia Alvi Brazil Bam Bam 2014
Sonzeira Estrelar feat. Marco Valle Brazil Bam Bam 2014
Jarrod Lawson He is there Jarrod Lawson 2014
Princess Freesia I'm Still Young Fateful Attraction 2014
Avery*Sunshine See You When I get there The Sun Room 2014