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!

Music from Benin – Ifé

Ifé, a beninese singer has released a new  album full of world, afro pop and jazz music. Arranged by Lionel Loueke, who already worked with e.g. Angelique Kidjo. Listen to her first EP “Agbaleleman”:

Music from the US – Slim Gaillard

Bulee “Slim” Gaillard (January 4, 1916 * in Detroit, † 26 February 1991 in London) was an American jazz singer, pianist and guitarist, best known for his duo Slim & Slam.+

watch it til the second part with the guitar , it´s really worth to watch , what a great entertainer !

Here is his song “Cement Mixer ”

Music from DR Congo – Nico Kasanda

Nico Kasanda, born in 1939 in Belgian Congo, was a pioneer of soukous music. He’s also known as Docteur Nico. In the young age of 14, he started playing in the group ‘Le Grand Kallé et l’African Jazz’ and became an influential guitarist, as a  meeting with Jimi Hendrix shows. He already died in 1985 in Belgium. Listen to his piece “Zadio”:

Music from Iceland – Beatmaking Troopa

Music from Iceland is always worth listening! For sure, Beatmaking Troopa is a downtempo, nu-jazz and electronica producer. Listen to his awesome relaxing “Let it all fall down”:

Music from Lebanon – Rabih Abou-Khalil

Rabih Abou-Khalil, born in 1957, is a libanese oud player and jazz and world music musician. Here’s his nice song “No Mar Das Tuas Pernas”: