OK Jazz Episode #153
Tokyo Jazz Site Blog
by Mr OK Jazz
1w ago
Takeshi Terauchi – ‘Dannoura’, album Elekti Bushi 1966-74 (Japan) James Brown – ‘The Boss’ (USA) Sessa – ‘Musica’, album Estrela Acesa (Brazil) Raymond Mcmorrin – ‘Genki’s Groove’, album Raymack (USA) Francesca Han & Ralph Alessi – ‘Arirang’, album Exude (Korea/USA) Maya Youssef – ‘Soul Fever’, album Finding Home (Syria) Biensure – ‘Zerin’, album Biensure (France) Clifton Chenier – ‘Eh, Petite Filler’ (New Orleans-USA) Gasper Lawal – ‘Kita Kita’, album Nigeria 70 (Nigeria) Masaru Imada – ‘Blue Road’, album Planets (Japan) Masahiko Togashi/Don Cherry/Charlie Haden – ‘Rain’, album Song Of So ..read more
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OK Jazz Episode #152
Tokyo Jazz Site Blog
by Mr OK Jazz
2w ago
Ramsey Lewis – ‘Wade In The Water’ (USA) Dezron Douglas – ‘More Coffee Please’, album ATALAYA (USA) Ansambl Mileta Petrovića – ‘Niski Disco’, album Veseli Romi (Serbia/former-Yugoslavia) Bobby Hutcherson – ‘Oye Como Va’, album Montara (USA) Quintette Guineene – ‘Douga’’ , album Musique Sans Paroles (Guinea) Ajimovoix Drums – ‘Alubarika’, album That Unserious Focus Boi (Nigeria) Alina Bzhezhinska & HipHarp Collective – ‘Paris Sur Le Toit’ (Poland/UK) Antonis Antoniou – ‘Throisma’, album Thoisma (Cyrprus) Fever Moon – ‘Judgement Day’, album The Long Chains Of Love (USA/Japan) Sebastian Gahle ..read more
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Tokyo Jazz Joints Photo Book!
Tokyo Jazz Site Blog
by Mr OK Jazz
1M ago
Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far to our Kickstarter campaign! There are still gifts left though so you can basically pre-order a copy of our upcoming hard-cover photo book out in Spring 2023. 7+ years in the making and it’s finally about to happen! The post Tokyo Jazz Joints Photo Book! appeared first on Tokyo Jazz Site | Bars, Cafes, Clubs, Shops, People ..read more
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264 Jazz Spots Visited & Counting..
Tokyo Jazz Site Blog
by Mr OK Jazz
2M ago
While traveling recently in Nagasaki in southern Japan, i visited my 250th jazz spot, the lovely Milestone. Kept adding to that total and on this month’s visit to Sapporo way up north I made it #264 in total. And yet there are still so many more to get to.. There are various estimates as to exactly HOW many jazz spots there are in Japan, and people have different parameters for what is and is not a ‘jazz’ establishment. (My own personal one is, there has to be extensive records or CDs in the joint, and not just BGM using U-Sen or iTunes like some ‘shot’ bars do). Regardless, next year’s goal i ..read more
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OK Jazz Episode #150 Parts 1 & 2
Tokyo Jazz Site Blog
by Mr OK Jazz
2M ago
Part 1 Bruno Morais – ‘De Olhos Abertos’ (Abertura), album Poder Supremo (Brazil) Roberto Fonseca – ‘Aggua’, album Yesun (Cuba) J.P. Bimeni & The Black Belts – ‘Free Me’, album Free Me (UK/Burundi) Gregory Porter – ‘Musical Genocide’, album Liquid Spirit (USA) Bonga – ‘Kintal Da Banda’, album Kintal da Banda (Angola) Fatoumata Diawara – ‘Nterini’, album Fenfo (Something To Say) (Mali) Mia Doi Todd – ‘Portal da Cor’, album Floresta (USA) LanaDelRey – ‘Mariners Apartment Complex’, album NormanFuckingRockwell! (USA) Nicodemus & Femina – ‘Inmortales (Body Move)’, album A Long Engagement (U ..read more
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OK Jazz Episode 149 – Charles Mingus 100th Birthday Mix!
Tokyo Jazz Site Blog
by Mr OK Jazz
2M ago
‘Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting’ – album Blues & Roots ‘The Shoes Of The Fisherman’s Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers’, album Let My Children Hear Music ‘II B.S.’ – album Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus ‘A Night In Tunisia’ – album The Quintet: Jazz At Massey Hall (Live) ‘A Foggy Day’ – album Pithecanthropus Erectus ‘Body & Soul’ – album Mingus Plays Piano ‘Self Portrait In Three Colors’ – album Mingus Ah Um ‘Nostalgia In Times Square’ –  from the film soundtrack to Shadows by John Cassavetes ‘The Chill of Death’ – album Let My Children Hear Music ‘Mode D – Trio & Group ..read more
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OK Jazz Episode #150 Parts 1 & 2
Tokyo Jazz Site Blog
by Mr OK Jazz
2M ago
Part 1 Bruno Morais – ‘De Olhos Abertos’ (Abertura), album Poder Supremo (Brazil) Roberto Fonseca – ‘Aggua’, album Yesun (Cuba) J.P. Bimeni & The Black Belts – ‘Free Me’, album Free Me (UK/Burundi) Gregory Porter – ‘Musical Genocide’, album Liquid Spirit (USA) Bonga – ‘Kintal Da Banda’, album Kintal da Banda (Angola) Fatoumata Diawara – ‘Nterini’, album Fenfo (Something To Say) (Mali) Mia Doi Todd – ‘Portal da Cor’, album Floresta (USA) LanaDelRey – ‘Mariners Apartment Complex’, album NormanFuckingRockwell! (USA) Nicodemus & Femina – ‘Inmortales (Body Move)’, album A Long Engagement (U ..read more
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OK Jazz Episode #148
Tokyo Jazz Site Blog
by Mr OK Jazz
4M ago
David Bowie – ‘Stay’, album Station To Station (UK) The Duncan Brothers  – ‘Dreams’, album Panama! 2 Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso (Panama) Daniel Villareal – ‘Parque En Seis’, album Panama 77 (Panama/USA) Monsieur Doumani – ‘Poulia’, album Pissourin (Cyprus) The Comet Is Coming – ‘Code’, album Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam (UK) Henry Franklin, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad – ‘The Griot’, album Jazz Is Dead 014 (USA) Bobby Hutcherson – ‘Jazz’, album San Francisco (USA) Alcione – ‘Sangue Novo’, album Alcione (Brazil) Mamy Kanoute – ‘Bah Poulho’, album Mousso Lou (Sen ..read more
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OK Jazz Episode #147
Tokyo Jazz Site Blog
by Mr OK Jazz
5M ago
Klô Pelgag – ‘Remora’, album Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs (Canada) Bab L’Bluz – ‘El Gamra’, album Nayda! (Morocco/France) Mariana Baraj – ‘Especial’, album Sangre Buena (Argentina) Monsieur Doumani – ‘Sikoses’, album Sikoses (Cyprus) Jaribu Afrobeat Arkestra – ‘Yellow Joint’, album JariBu (Japan) Memphissippi Sounds – ‘You Got The Juice’, album Welcome To The Land (USA) Jackie Mittoo – ‘Henry The Great’, album The Keyboard King At Studio One (Jamaica) Franco & le T.P. O.K. Jazz – ‘Sandoka’, album Le Quart De Siecle De Franco De Mi Amor Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz Vol. 4 (Congo) Freddie Hubbard ..read more
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OK Jazz Episode #146
Tokyo Jazz Site Blog
by Mr OK Jazz
6M ago
Noori & His Dorpa Band – ‘Saagama’, album Beja Power! Electric Soul & Brass from Sudan’s Red Sea Coast (Sudan) Donny Hathaway – ‘What’s Going On’, album Live (USA) Adrian Young & Ali Shaheed Muhammad – ‘Running With The Tribe’, album Jazz Is Dead 011 (USA) Erick Cosaque – ‘Kominike’, album Koute Jazz (Guadeloupe) Joel A. Martin – ‘Dance of Echmiadzin’, album Jazzical Komitas (USA/Armenia) Oki & Oshiro Misako – ‘Kita to Minami’, album Oki Meets Oshiro Misako (Japan, Ainu, Okinawa) Linda Ayupuka – ‘Daguna’, album God Created Everything (Ghana) Juan Ortiz – ‘Capsule’, album Bright ..read more
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