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"Musical Odyssey" with Professor G (archive)

Thursday, February 21, 2019 16:00 to 18:00 Playlist

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Nat Birchall Dervish Cosmic Language Jazzman
Dorothy Ashby Soul Vibrations Afro-Harping Cadet Recorded 1968
Asnakech Worku Abyotegnaw jegna Asnakech Awesome Tapes from Africa Asnakech Worku was a singer, actress, dancer, club owner, composer, performer on the krar (6 string harp/lyre), and style icon. Recorded 1975.
Colin Stetson The Righteous Wrath of an Honorable Man New History Warfare Volume 2 Constellation
Chaka Khan Hello Happiness Hello Happiness Diary Records/Island Produced by Switch & Sarah Ruba Taylor
Harriet Brown Retail Therapy Mall of Fortune Innovative Leisure
object blue Act Like It Then Do you plan to end a siege? Tobago Tracks London based, raised in Bejing, her debut EP is dedicated to all the women on the dancefloor.
Matmos Tonight, the End The West Autofact
Sher Khoda Shahnama Paris to calcutta: men and music on the desert road Sublime Frequencies
Senyawa Kebaikan Tumbuh Dari Tanah (Goodness Grows Off Soil) Sujud Sublime Frequencies
Mouvements Roots Eater (Take 1) Mouvements Mental Experience / Guerssen Recorded in 1973, an 'artefact of the Swiss underground avant garde scene of Geneva'
Fujiya and Miyagi To the Last Beat of My Heart Fujiya and Miyagi Impossible Objects of Desire
Leon Thomas with Oliver Nelson The Creator Has a Master Plan-Peace Leon Thomas Live in Berlin Recorded in 1971 at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Oliver Nelson on alto saxophone
Baba Commandant and The Mandingo Band Loga Fo Djelba Siri ba kele Sublime Frequencies From Burkina Faso, blending Burkinabe funk, 70s Mandingo guitar music, Afrobeats and more.
Stone-face & Life Everlasting Agawalam Mba Love is Free/Agawalam Mba 7" vinyl Academy/Voodoo Funk Recorded in Nigeria, 1973.
Reverend Charlie Jackson Trouble In My Way God's Got It: The Legendary Booker and Jackson Singles CaseQuarter Gospel, blues, and funk recordings from the 1970s
Matthew Shipp Patmos Ao Vivo Jazz na Fabrica Sesc Live recording of an Aug 2016 concert performance in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
New York United Canal Street New York United 577 Records
Dizzee Rascal Sirens Maths & English XL/Definitive Jux Third album, released 2008
George McMullen Trio Improv III; Prairie Wind Boomerang pfMentum Trombone-led trio: George McMullen, Alex Cline (drums, percussion), Nick Rosen (bass)
Otherworld Ensemble Velkutus Live At Malmitalo Edgetone