Jazz is world music. This week (and next) we journey around the world with jazz music fused with rhythms and exotic sounds of Africa, India and Latin America. Sonny Rollins may have started the trend with his exploration of island calypso rhythms. Artists like Michele Rosewoman and Regina Carter have brought African sounds into their music, we also feature some Indian-Jazz fusion from composer Marc Rossi along with Prassana. Next week I will podcast Part 2 of this show with more world jazz.
Track ~ Artist ~ Album
St Thomas ~ Sonny Rollins ~ Saxophone Colosus
Jazz Impressions of a Kriti ~ Marc Rossi Group ~ Mantra Revealed
Refuge In The Rhythm ~ Marc Rossi Group ~ Mantra Revealed
Eshu Laroye ~ Michele Rosewoman and Quintessence ~ The In Side Out
Kanou ~ Regina Carter ~ Reverse Thread
Chcho's Steps ~ Chucho Valdez & the African Cuban Messengers ~ Chucho's Steps