Joao Gilberto, Bernard Purdie & Chick Corea birthdays this week in the Global Village
Monday June 9
Global Village has the ‘blues’ this time – with blue and blues related music from Richie Havens, Terry Callier, Boris Kovac & La Campanella, I.K. Dairo & the Blue Spots, RealWorld’s Big Blue Ball project, and the new Rough Guide to African Blues among the featured selections.
Tuesday June 10
Global Village celebrates the birthday of Brazilian great Joao Gilberto, with the song he did in 1958 that is considered the first recorded bossa nova, music from his last studio album, and covers of his songs from daughter Bebel Gilberto and Larry Goldings. Plus more from June featured artist, Jamaican guitarist Ernest Ranglin, and new music from Project Trio and the meeting of classical harpist Catrin Finch and kora player Seckou Keita.
Night Train will also feature music from Joao Gilberto tonight.
Wednesday June 11
Global Village marks the birthday of one of the most ubiquitous drummers in contemporary music – Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie – with music he appeared on from Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, Mongo Santamaria, Yusef Lateef, Herbie Mann and more. Plus more from June featured artist Ernest Ranglin – this time from his new album Bless Up, the classic Below the Bassline, and as lead guitarist on a hit from singer Max Romeo.
Strange Currency & Night Train will also feature music from Bernard Purdie tonight.
Thursday June 12
Global Village celebrates the birthday of Chick Corea with music from him as a leader and as a guest with flamenco guitar legend Paco de Lucia and Latin percussion greats Mongo Santamaria and Armando Peraza. Plus more from June featured artist, Jamaican guitarist Ernest Ranglin, this time with the pioneering ska band, the Skatalites, and new music from the Souljazz Orchestra and Mitch Frohman.
Strange Currency & Night Train will also feature music from Chick Corea tonight.
Friday June 13
Tonight in the Global Village music from merengue tipica master Francisco Ulloa; contemporary Caribbean sounds from the John Santos Sextet; pioneering zouk group Kassav ; world-chamber music from Canada’s Ensemble Polaris; Afro-soul from Maloko and Angelique Kidjo; and Latin soul from percussion master Willie Bobo.