Ginger Baker + Youn Sun Nah, Brahja, Natacha Atlas and Other New Releases

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A remembrance of Ginger Baker, the jazziest drummer rock music ever had, and a stack of new releases for this week's edition of Mondo Jazz, featuring ensembles that bridge musical cultures -from the Michael Leonhart to Brajia, Ajoyo, the Jazzaar Global Ensemble, the Go: Organic Orchestra and Brooklyn Raga Massive -compelling global singers like Youn Sun Nah, Natacha Atlas, Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Petra Haden, as well as Wynton Marsalis' new music for film.

Happy listening!

  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Ginger Baker "Cyril Davies" Coward of the County (Atlantic) 0:16
  • Host talks 8:58
  • Michael Leonhart Orchestra "Quiet Man Is Dead Man / Opposite People" Suite Extracts, Vol. 1 (Sunnyside) 10:41
  • Brahja "Qwikness" Brahja (Rrgems) 14:44
  • Wynton Marsalis "Motherless Brooklyn Theme" Motherless Brooklyn (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (WaterTower) 19:37
  • Host talks 22:58
  • Ajoyo "War Chant" War Chant -EP (Bandcamp) 25:57
  • Natacha Atlas "All the Madness" Strange Days (Whirlwind) 30:29
  • Jazzaar Global Ensemble "Sacrifice" Abraham: Music for Three Faiths (feat. Jazzaar Global Ensemble & Billy Cobham) (Shanti) 38:04
  • Go: Organic Orchestra and Brooklyn Raga Massive "Ascent to Now" Ragmala (Meta) 45:27
  • Host talks 52:43
  • Youn Sun Nah "God's Gonna Cut You Down" Immersion (Arts Music) 55:23
  • Bill Frisell "Lush Life" Harmony (Blue Note) 58:20


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