Music from Zimbabwe – Tanga wekwaSando

Tanga wekwaSando is a zimbabwean jazz master. Listen to his song “Paidamoyo”:

Christmas songs: Music from Portugal – Luísa Sobral

Merry Christmas to all of you and thank you for enjoying the Portuguese music.

In portuguese :-)

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And now, Luisa Maria Vilar Braamcamp Sobral (18 September 1987) is an Portuguese singer and songwriter. Her recent Christmas song: “Natal Mais Uma Vez”

Music from the US – Dave Brubeck (R.I.P.)

Bad news , Dave Brubeck died today at the age of 92 ! in Norfolk Conneticut. Dave was one of the most famous Jazz-pianist, composer and bandleader of the US .

Here is his masterpiece “take five” (composed by his bandmember Paul Desmond from the Dave Brubeck quartett )

 

Music from the Nigeria/US – Iyeoka Okoawo

yeoka Okoawo is a Nigerian/American poet, recording artist, singer and activist. Her music includes elements from Soul, R&B, Rock, Hip-Hop and Jazz. Listen to her great song “Simply Falling”:

Music from the US – Terry Callier

R.I.P Terry Callier (born 24 May 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, † 28 October 2012 ) was an American jazz, soul and folk guitarist, singer and composer. He died at the age of 67 two days ago .

Here is his song “Paris Blues ”

Music from the US – Bar Kokhba Sextet

Bar Kokhba Sextet brings together six core members of the Masada family under the leadership of John Zorn. The music act is a dynamic powerhouse full of mysticism and intoxicating improvisation from New York’s best downtown artists which includes Cyro Baptista on percussion, Marc Ribot on guitar, Greg Cohen on bass, Joey Baron on drums and Mark Feldman / Erik Friedlander on strings. According to Tzadik, John Zorn’s music label, it is sephardic exotica for young moderns. (source wikipedia)

Here is their piece “Zazel ” from the 2008 album “Lucifer – book of Angels Vol.10”

Music from New Zealand – Fat Freddy’s Drop

Fat Freddy’s Drop is a dub, reggae and jazz band from New Zealand formed in Wellington in 1999. They released four albums so far. I’m impressed of them and their music, full of different genres, that’s really a tip! Here’s their nice piece “Ernie”, from their album Based on a true story…

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Music from the US – Nina Simone & Montego Joe Sextet

Once more a great song from Nina, can´t get enough from her, here together with the Montego Joe Sextet – The book of Love -with Montego Joe aka Roger Sanders on the congas – great record

Music from Canda – Faber & Freedman

Faber & Freedman are a canadian jazz music duo. Like their relaxed rythms and the xylophone! Here’s their new album Recorded Adventures:

This was a Music-Suggestion from Arnold Faber, thanks!