Friends across the ocean ! Cesaria Evora, JaJa Bashengezi & from Senegal, Cheikh Lo & Youssou N'Dour ! And another musician, friend, & a MN. family member – Mike O'Neil… who just left this plain today in Paris… A tribute to his work and connections. Then a move into some classic Belafonte and back to Mali & Paris — before closing it all up in Brasil on the eve of the Summer Olympics opening in Rio on Friday.
Michael George aka Stallon Jones aka the founder of 30th Floor Records is the special guest. More info here: http://30thfloor.uk . on the show we talk his record label, his latest release and his awesome 2013 Halloween classic, "Wolf at my Door". Music also featured from Dana Jean Phoenix, The Northern Lights, The Party, Quasars, Pengus, Milli Vanilli and much more!
Young drummer Rodney Ruckus stopped by to talk about his group and their appearance at both The Black Dog and Jazz Central, and play a couple of recordings of his. I also played older music by Charles Earland, Bill Evans, Fathead Newman, and Milt Jackson with Ray Charles. I played resident artists Katia Cardenas and George Avaloz, as well as recent music from Ira Hill, Marquis Hill, Matt Slocum, and Chris Washburne