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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.

Hope you enjoy. If you like what you hear don't forget to hit me up using all the social media tools at your disposal: e-mail:, Facebook or Twitter.

Two hours of quality to take you to a musical happy place. Enjoy!


May 2014

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