Music from the US – Steve Gorn

Steve Gorn (* in New York City) is an American jazz and world musician (soprano saxophone, flutes).
Gorn studied composition at the Pennsylvania State University. Under the influence of musicians such as Bismallah Khan, Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan, his interest in Eastern music was born. In 1969 he went to Benares, where he met the Sarangimaster Gopal Misra and then in Calcuttahe was  student of Bansurimaster  Gour Goswami

Music from Austria – Lia Pale

Lia Pale is generally considered as one of the most promising young jazz voices of Austria. But she gained her first musical experiences in a marching band.
On her debut album “Gone Too Far”, the Vienna-based musician dedicated the song cycle by Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise”. The twelve selected Schubert songs range from jazz, classical and light pop leanings and have been arranged by composer and pianist Mathias Rüegg.

Music from South Africa – Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela, born in 1939, is a musician from South Africa. He is known as one of the most popular jazz and world music pioneers from South Africa. Listen to his piece “Don’t Go Lose It Baby”:

Thanks for this suggestion, thesonnyone!

Music from the US – Pharoah Sanders

Pharoah Sanders, actually Ferrell Sanders, (born 13 October 1940 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American jazz musician, tenor saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist. Sun Ra gave him the stage name Pharoah , with whom he appeared together on stage  in New York in the early 1960s .

Here is a smooth Jazz piece “Heart is a melody of time ”

Music from the US – Posole

Posole is a Mariachi, Surf Rock band from San Francisco, US. Their latest record “No Justice” is out now. Their music is a really nice mix of surf rock, and these awesome little background instruments. Their single “Freedom Fighter” is a great one, making you surfing on ther surfing chorus too, mixed with some more jazzy elements. Have a try!