A specially extended show, with interviews and live music recorded in Chiang Mai, Thailand earlier this year; plus Fruko, Sun Ra, Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke, Zaiko Langa Langa and a whole lot more, and kicking off with vintage Thelonius Monk.
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.
And, RIP Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou who played the deepest spiritual Ethiopian Jazz. She gained profile through the Ethiopiques series of releases on Buda Musique, spent 40 years of her life as a nun and died last week aged 99.
|Thelonius Monk||Smoke Gets In Your Eyes||The Golden Monk|
|Daniel Crawford||Water No Get Enemy||The Jazz Room Vol. 2 compiled by Paul Murphy|
|Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke||Lean In||Lean In|
|Eperapo feat. Dele Sosimi||From London To Lagos (Wheelup Remix)||12″|
|Malcolm Strachan||Cut To The Chase||Point Of No Return|
|Fruko Y Sus Tesos||La Chica Del Barrio||Fruko Power Vol. 1|
|Ray Perez Y Sus Kenyas||Como Me Voy a Reir||Ra! Rai!|
|Astrid + Joao Gilberto||Girl From Ipanema (Stan Getz Sax solo)|
|Roland Kirk||I Say A Little Prayer (excerpt)||Volunteered Slavery|
|Nice Guys||live at The North Gate Jazz Co-op|
|Sun Ra and his Arkestra||Dreaming||Gilles Peterson Presents Sun Ra And His Arkestra: To Those Of Earth… And Other Worlds|
|Anna Maria Olsson interview:|
|Anna Maria Olsson with Fusion Mania||live at The North Gate Jazz Co-op|
|Anna Maria Olsson||live at Mahoree City Of Music|
|Anna Maria Olsson||The Lake in Which Nobody Swam||Crossing Lines|
|Edwin Bonilla||Entra Derecho||Infinito|
|Hector Olmo||Pálante Guerrero|
|Alex Boyesen interview:|
|Sam||American Cars (Africanz on Marz West Coast Drive Rework)||12″|
|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|
|John Martyn||Solid Air||Solid Air|
|Rasmee Isan Soul||Little Girls||Arom|
|Zaiko Langa Langa||Deception “B”||Ici Ca Va …Fungola Motema|
|Sociedad||La Salsa Ahora||Homenage A Jerry Masucci|
|Sonora Poncena||Suena El Piano||Explorando|
|Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou||Mother’s Love||Ethiopiques Vol. 21|