Hank Jones with Cheick Tidiane Seck & The Mandikas —
Sarala ... CD Verve, 1995. Used ...
One of the hippest albums Hank Jones ever recorded – a very unique mixture of jazz and African elements, put together with organist Cheick Tidiane Seck! Jones plays his usual piano, but the strongest elements on the set come from Seck's Hammond work, and instrumentation from other members of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves)read moreCD
Javad Maaroufi —
Raaz ... CD Caltex, 1983. Used ...
Music from Hassan Hakmoun, Cornel Pewewardy, Karaikudi Subramaniam & Trichy Sankaran, Dumi Maraire & Ephat Mujuru, Etuh Ensemble, Qhapaq Negros, R. A. Ramamani & the Karnataka College of Percussion, Bayram Bilge Toker, Tadashi Tajima & more. CD
A cool set by an artist who's clearly influenced by all the older trippy styles issued by the Pharaway Sounds label – especially that imprint's strong focus on fuzzy psych from the Mid-East! In fact, the overall sound of this set's so cool, you could easily pass it off as some lost Turkish ... read moreCD
Mohammed Jimmy Mohammed —
Takkabel ... CD Terp (Netherlands), 2006. Used ...
The first ever full length effort from blind Addis Ababa singer Mohammed 'Jimmy' Mohammed – who appeared on the second Ethiopiques compilation – finally with a recorded set of his own! There's a loose, melodic and all around wonderful feel – a warmth that really needs to be heard ... read moreCD
An unusual blend of jazz, fusion, and gwo ka rhythms from Guadelopue – served up here in a classic album from trumpeter Edmony Krater! Krater blows some beautiful solos on the record – a bit like Don Cherry in some of his more globally-oriented projects – but the overall approach ... read moreCD
Music from Veronika Povilioniene, M.K. Mal'tseva leading vocal ensemble from Podserednee, Kamenka village ensemble, Evdokiia Alexandrovna Oreshkina, Singers from the village of Shostova Gora in Arkhangelsk province, S.B. Manchakai, M.C. Daknai, Bayat-i Kurd, Lile song and dance ensemble of the ... read moreCD
One of the most important albums to present the sounds of Bali to the world at large – not just because the set perfectly captures the sharper, more bracing sound of Balinese gamelan, but also because it includes an extended recording of the famous "monkey chant"! The first half of ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase. Barcode has a cutout mark.)
Words of love from Libyan singer Ahmed Fakroun – an artist who works with some sweet 80s electro soul backings that perfectly match his look on the cover! The vocals are mostly in Arabic, but they're set to backings that have a definite western approach – very universal in sound, with ... read moreCD