Phonic FM – 15/10/23

They Shot The Piano Player (pictured) was part of the BFI London Film Festival about the life and talent of pianist Tenorio Jr who was ‘disaappeared’ by the Argentinian ‘junta’ 1976 at the age of 24 while on tour in Argentina with Toquinho and Vinícius de Moraes. He went out for a sandwich/cigarettes and was never seen again. The film is an animated documentary featuring interviews Elis Regina, Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento, Caetano Veloso, Tom Jobim and many more all talking about the music scene in Brasil especially after the advent of Bossa Nova exemplified by Chega De Saudade (No More Blues) written by Vinicius and Tom Jobim, as well as stories about “Bottle Alley” in Rio where the residents got so fed up with late night Bossa sessions that they used to throw bottles out of their windows. This led to me playing  Nebulosa, the Tenorio Jr. classic as well as Chega De Saudade and a couple of other bits of brazilliance.

Also, a couple from the newly reissued El Violento from Fruko out of Colombia; Davido ft. Seanie Paul; new melancholia from Morgan Harper-Jones; a couple of Isley Brothers classics as a tribute to Rudolf Isley who died last week; rockingelectrofunk !?! from Yard Act with The Trench Coat Museum; new Salsa direct from Spanish Harlem in the shape of the new Pedro Bermudez; Congolese classic from Lokassa Ya M’Bongo; Amapiano from MFR Souls & Chrissy Day (ft.Kojey Radical); Fania flashbacks from La Sonora Poncena and Ruben Blades; “Mountain Disco” from Eje Eje and “Mountains” from the new Gotts Street Park album “On The Inside”, out of Leeds with guest vocalist, Enny; Corto.alto; conscious Canadian rap from Super Duty Tough Work; fierce Gnawa from Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa  brilliantly produced by the great Martin Meissonnier, and much more.

Corto.altoSlope Bad With Names
Ezra CollectiveWelcome To My WorldWhere I’m Meant To Be
Eje Eje Mountain Disco Feat. Yuli Shafriri (Bonus)Five Seasons 
Gotts Street ParkMountains feat. ENNY (Clean Radio Version)On The Inside
Super Duty Tough WorkNew Sight (clean edit)Paradigm Shift
Aziz Sahmaoui & University of GnawaAna Hayou Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa
Fruko Y Sus Tesos Tronco SecoEl Violento
Fruko Y Sus Tesos El ViolentoEl Violento
Morgan Harper-JonesMain CharacterSwimming Upstream
The Loving PaupersLadders Ladders 
The Isley BrothersWork To Do
The Isley BrothersThis Old Heart of Mine – Is Weak For You
Sly & The Family Stone If You Want Me StayFresh
Yard ActThe Trench Coat Museum
Mario Bauza & His Afro-Cuban Orchestra Zambia944 Columbus
Pedro BermudezPara Los Pollos (Featuring Luisito Carrion)La Revelación
Tenorio JrNebulosaBrazilian Beats
João Gilberto Chega De SaudadeThe Legendary João Gilberto
João Donato Cala Boca MeninoBrazilian Beats 
Edu LoboUpa NeguinhoBrazilica! 
MFR Souls & Chrissy DaySacrifice (ft.Kojey Radical)Mix It Up Vo. 2 EP
Lokassa Ya M’BongoM’banda Ya SecoursThe Best Of Lokassa Ya M’Bongo Massaba Maima
Sonora Ponceña Fuego En El 23Jubilee
Rubén Blades ManuelaMaestra Vida: Primera Parte
Carlos Niño & Friends Essence, The Mermaids Call (featuring Woo, Nate Mercereau) (I’m just) Chillin’