Today we have some wonderful music from the 80s and 90s and some new music as well.
We start with a dedication to our Kenyan friends, a recording of Franco and TP OK Jazz recorded in Nairobi. How many of you were fortunate enough to attend one or more live performances by the All Powerful OK Jazz?
I recently obtained a beautiful copy of Edo Ganga's Pot-Pourri sur le Passe... Pont sur Congo-Zaire LP, an album I heard many years ago but have never, until now, been able to find in good condition. It's a gem, and if you don't care for pot-pourri compositions, this album may change your mind. There are also two short songs by Edo Ganga on the album, and we hear one of those today.
We start off the second hour with a track from from the new CD by ex-Grand Zaiko Tex Mambote. I liked his first CD, Coup de Foudre, so much that I bought this new one, Cyclone, without sampling the songs...and I have not been disappointed at all. There are some excellent compositions and arrangements here, accented by great guitars by invitees Caen Madoka and Beniko Popolipo. We will definitely be hearing more tracks on future programs!
We also have a cut from Luciana Demingongo's new Romeo Sans Juliette. This was recommended to me, and it has a couple of excellent songs, but IMHO it just doesn't live up to his great last album, Zanzibar.
Mixing the new and the classic makes the best programs, I think. What about you?
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