Paulo Flores – Semba Original

Delicious Tunes is one of Europe’s finest labels dedicated to the best of modern African music.  This track is from legendary Angolan guitarist and singer Paulo Flores, and if you wish more of his music, visit the label’s website here or visit Paulo’s Spotify account.

[Video] DCC…..There Is Still Music Left To Write. The Digital Compact Cassette Documentary.

One of the perks of being a teacher in the Czech Republic has been the fact that I run into students who are both bright and interesting.  I have to offer a hat tip to my student Michal Szabó for hipping me to this appreciation of the Digital Compact Cassette (DCC), a format which should …

Zbigniew Namysłowski Modern Jazz Quartet: Lola (England, 1964) [Full Album]

Polish jazz legend Zbigniew Namysłowski has departed the world. He played alto saxophone, flute, cello, trombone and piano, and was equally at home playing straight-ahead jazz or acidy funk. He also played on what is considered to be the holy grail of Polish jazz albums, Krzysztof Komeda’s classic LP Astigmatic, as well as collaborating with …

Nigar Marjanova (Ника Марджанова) – Summertime

Now and again I stumble onto something pleasant, even if there is no CD or download available (yet) of the artist’s music.  Nigar Marjanova (see her Youtube channel here) is a jazz singer out of Baku, Azerbaijan, a country known for producing some rather fine musicians (think of Vagif Mustafazade and his daughter, Aziza).  I …