Tuesday, March 27, 2007

growing slowly, but surely

as you can see, the word is spreading - slowly, but surely... its great to think that about the 130 people a day who currently listen to these shows, people from all over the world. people jogging in central park, librarians tuning in while they are busy cataloging, etc. people from every conceivable country (in the last hour i have hits from the US, from japan, from the dominican republic, from france, italy, the netherlands, the UK, germany and, of course, spain). i know it sounds corny, but all i really care about is getting this music HEARD. if i have an ulterior motive, it is just to make sure that more music like this is MADE. so, if you like these shows, please spread the word... its not to everybody's taste but i KNOW there are more of you out there...

new podcast (#11) from bongómez!!

yes, finding time inbetween juggling a phd in cambridge and all the associated drinking activities, john bongómez has put together another sterling session which will keep you entertained until i get another chance to go down to the basement. ¡ que corra la voz ! here is the tracklist:

Clarence Smith - Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child (Soul Jazz)
Andy Bey - I Know This Love Can’t Be Wrong (Atlantic)
John Martyn - Bless The Weather (Island)
Brigitte Fontaine - Brigitte (Saravah)
Babs Gonzales - Lullaby Of The Doomed (Hope)
Mary Lou Williams - It Ain’t Necessarily So (Saba)
Leroy Hutson - Cool Out (Curtom)
Milton Nascimento - Tudo Que Você Podia Ser (Odeon)
Brigitte Fontaine - Tanka II (Saravah)
Joki Freund Sextet - Yogiana (CBS/Sawano)
João Donato - Me Deixa (Odeon)
Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombone (Island)
Mark Hollis - The Gift (Polydor)
Family Of Percussion - Here Comes The Family (Nagara)
Duke Pearson - The Phantom (Blue Note)
Saul Williams - Black Stacey (Fader)
Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet - Dusk Fire (BGO)


Monday, March 19, 2007

new record shop in madrid!

miriam checa (podcast colaborator) has just opened a new record shop in madrid called lola pulgada, specialising in jazz, nu soul, funk, hip-hop, downtempo... they've got vinyls, cds, dvds, t-shirts and even books. see the map for how to get there!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

podcast #10

can't believe its march already... this year is flying by. anyways, i hope you enjoy the podcast. remember, the more you encourage me, the more frequently i'll get around to doing podcasts... that's the beauty of interactivity! here is the tracklisting:

anandar shankar - renunciation (fallout records)
o p nayar - one two three baby (bombay connection)
re:jazz - gabrielle (infracom)
serge gainsbourg - requiem pour un con
morton and the uptights - taurus (palette)
kai winding - simian theme (verve)
steve ellis - the undertaker song (licourice soul)
dave cortez with the moon people - happy soul with a hook (fania)
the latin blues band - lay an oz on me (speed records)
ray terrace - wade in the water (tower)
brownout - el narco (alternate take records)
grupo irakere - bacalao con pan (avan guard)
library vultures - ronnie's groove
colman brothers - el niño (wah wah)
johnny dankworth - eleven plus (philips)
otto donner - haka blues
mario biondi and the high five quintet - this is what you are (schema)
red astaire - love to angie (house of godis records)


ps: check out this link

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

the trials and tribulations of a jazz dj

watch (at least) the first two minutes of this... it's spot on. what i find amazing is that deejaying with jazz records is so "mainstream" in the uk that it's made its way into a tv comedy...

wow... heavy üsker in demand!

i was chuffed just now to see that the 12" i did on hitop records with the remix of cesar mariano's "futebol de bar" was just sold from japan to hong kong on ebay for $20! i told hitop we should have pressed some more of them... :-)

danzz on you tube

check these out (from the opening danzz night):