Selections from my record collection including: Malka Family, Lalomie Washburn, Fela, Dele Sosimi, Tony Allen, Meshell Ndegeocello, Charles Dockins, Azel Brown Jr, London Elektricity, Shola Adisa-Farrar, Florian Pellisier Quartet.
1. When you cover a Webster Lewis number, you'd better own it. London Elektricity did just that in 2003 at the Jazz Cafe. Love it. #londonelektricity
2. Every so often an important new release emerges to reveal an artist of immense talent. It happened last week. Three tracks on my show demonstrate the creative versatility of Shola Adisa-Farrar. Let's face it, anyone who can put a Jazz inflection on a classic Fela track and make it sound original deserves respect. It wasn't a co-incidence that I played Shola next to Forget My Name by one of the greatest living musicians on the planet, Meshell Ndegeocello.
3. I had a head cold this week and the music cured me #powerofmusic