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10 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
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Warmest regards go out this week to the Miner's all-time musical hero and guru Yusef Lateef, who has just been awarded—along with seven others—a Jazz Masters Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts. The recognition carries with it a one-time grant of $25,000 which is no small perk for any working musician, let alone a vital improviser, composer and educator, who's career is now stretching into its seventh decade.
There are no Yusef Lateef discs among this week's offerings, but there are many dozens of astounding recordings of his to seek out. (The Miner recommends "Yusef Lateef's Nigeria," "Psychicemotus" and "Yusef's Mood: The Complete 1957 Sessions" to start.)
Merlin in Ragas
Robbie Basho ~ "The Falconers Arm I & II"
(Blog: FM Shades)
Sunny Ade's Secret Weapon
Bob Aladeniyi & His Juju Rock Stars ~ "Juju Rock Sound"
(Blog: With Comb & Razor)
Killer Dillers from Chicago's J.O.B. Records
Various ~ "Blues Is Killin' Me"
From the album: Things Going So Tough With Me (mp3) by Little Hudson's Red Devil Trio
[Yusef would dig the 7 additional selections, provided after the jump]
Grachan Moncur ~ "Echoes of Prayer"
(Blog: Nothing Is V2.0)
Amazing Amazigh Pop!
Fatima Tabaamrant ~ "Amazigh Music of the Anti-Atlas"
(Blog: Snap, Crackle & Pop)
From the album: Nswingm Sawlghe (mp3)
No Mere JB Wannabe — A JB Wanna Is
Bobby Williams ~ "Funky Super Fly"
(Blog: Soul Food)
Jamaican 78s from the Mid-'50s
Various ~ "Dip & Fall Back: Classic Jamaican Mento"
(Blog: El Diablo Tun Tun)
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From the album: Dr. Kinsey Report (mp3)
Swedish Jazz Orchestra Slays Afro Pop
Archimedes Badkar ~ "Tre"
(Blog: Tyme After Tyme)
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Daniel Ponce ~ "New York Now!"
(Blog: Music Hertz)
Grab-You-By-the-Lungs Japanese Free-Jazz Ensemble
Shibusashirazu Orchestra ~ "Dettaramen"
(Blog: Mutant Sounds)
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