Wonderful to be back on Totally Wired Radio for a whole 2 hours including interviews and live music recorded in Chiang Mai, Thailand earlier this year; plus Ali Farka Toure with Oumou Sangare, Adi Oasis, John Coltrane, Anna Maria Olsson, Eddie Palmieri, Fruko, loads of John Martyn and a whole lot more, kicking off with the re-pressed Wildflower album from 2 years ago featuring Idris Rahman of Soothsayers on Saxes.
Earlier on this year we spent 3 weeks in Thailand, mainly in Chiang Mai visiting my old friend Alex Boyesen, polymath extraordinaire, his wife (Queen) Bee and their son, Hjalmar, and as Alex works in the sound and vision business and has his own home studios we thought it would make sense to do some recording while in Chiang Mai. Alex set up a couple of interviews with local musicians and I also interviewed Alex – recording artist, musician, all round Sound and Vision specialist … and motor cycle fanatic.
First, Opor, born and raised in Chiang Mai, Sax player, “Nice Guy” and owner of 2 Chiang Mai music venues: The North Gate Jazz Co-op and Mahoree City Of Music.
Followed by Classical and fusion violinist Anna Maria Olsson.
All interviews arranged and recorded by Alex ‘Digital Mixes’ Boyesen in Chiang Mai.
My Mambista night on Saturday April 22 features 10-piece Brixton-based brass ensemble, Brasstermind, who follow in the footsteps of classic New Orleans brass bands with reimaginings of everything from Fela Kuti to Rihanna, Radiohead to Cameo + me on the decks.
23a Knights Hill,
£12 on the door
|Wildflower||Under The Night Sky||Love|
|Ali Farka Toure||Cherie (feat. Oumou Sangare)||Voyageur|
|Daniel Crawford||Water No Get Enemy||The Jazz Room Vol. 2 compiled by Paul Murphy|
|Adi Oasis||Get It Got It||Lotus Glow|
|Louis Cole||Park Your Car On My Face||Quality Over Opinion|
|PJ Morton||Sticking to My Guns||Gumbo|
|Fruko Y Sus Tesos||La Chica Del Barrio||Fruko Power Vol.1|
|Ray Pérez Y Perucho Torcat||Lo Que el Abuelo Cantaba||They Do It|
|Astrid + Joao Gilberto||Girl From Ipanema (Stan Getz solo)|
|Roland Kirk||I Say A Little Prayer (excerpt)||Volunteered Slavery|
|Opor/Nice Guys||Live at The North Gate Jazz Co-op|
|John Coltrane||Village Blues||Plays The Blues|
|Anna Maria Olsson interview:|
|Anna/Fusion Mania||Live at The North Gate Jazz Co-op|
|Anna (Solo)||Live at Mahoree City Of Music|
|Anna Maria Olsson||The Lake in Which Nobody Swam||Crossing Lines|
|Alex Boyesen interview:|
|Sam||American Cars (Africanz on Marz West Coast Drive Rework)|
|John Martyn||You Don’t Know What Love Is||The Talented Mr Ripley OST|
|John Martyn||Fine Lines||Inside Out|
|John Martyn||May You Never||Solid Air|
|Willie Colon Presents Ruben Blades||Pablo Pueblo||Metiendo Mano|
|Eddie Palmieri||Puerto Rico||Sentido|
|Mangorata||Dr Plum||Mangorata EP|