Mark Maxwell – Sankofa Sound System (02.09.16)

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For over 17 years Mark Maxwell hosted RISE on KPFK 90.7fm in Los Angeles, a weekly creative jazz celebration of African roots, social consciousness and spiritual transcendence. We are honored to have Mark Maxwell hosting his brand new show on dublab titled “Sankofa Sound System”.

      Mark Maxwell - Sankofa Sound System (02.09.16)


This is (more or less) how it all went down:

Uncredited Artist – “The Nile” – The Music Of Cleopatra On The Nile (Mount Vernon Music)

Owen Marshall – “Ancient Astronauts” – Owen Marshall as Captain Puff In The Naked Truth (Aditi)

Dorothy Ashby – “Soul Vibrations” – Afro-Harping (Cadet)

Henry Wolff, Nancy Hennings and Drew Gladstone – “?” (excerpt) – Tibetan Bowls (Antilles)

Ellen McIlwaine – “Pinebo (My Story)” – Honky Tonk Angel (Polydor)

Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafarai – Bongo Man (Mark Maxwell edit) – Grounation (Retro)

Kahil El Zabar’s The Ritual – “Pedro” – Another Kind Of Groove (Sound Aspects)

Mestre Iram Custodio – “Ambience” (Max Mix) – Capoeira-Brazil (Air Mail Music)

Miriam Makeba – “Theme From Black Orpheus” – 45rpm (Kapp)

Airto – “Batucada” – Promises Of The Sun (Arista)

Shoshana Vogel – “Yemaya (Max’s ocean mix)” unreleased

Toquinho – “Canto de Ossanha” ?

Stanley Cowell – “Ghembre” – Regeneration (Strata-East)

Alan Watts – “Poem” – Zen & Senryu (MEA)

Henry Wolff, Nancy Hennings and Drew Gladstone – “?” (excerpt) – Tibetan Bowls (Antilles)

Gil Melle – “Elgin Marble” – Tome VI (Verve)

Butch Morris – “Nowhere Ever After III” – Homeing (Sound Aspects)

Mike Garson – “Space Oddity” (solo piano; Max mix) unreleased

Archie Whitewater – “Home Again” – Archie Whitewater (Cadet Concept)

Open Sky Unit – Open Sky – Open Sky Unit (What Music)

Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – “Between Here And There” – Renaissance (RCA Victor)

Imani Uzuri – “Sun Moon Child” ? (?)

Moondog – “Frog Bog” – Snaketime Series (Moondog)

Emile Poree – “When I Was A Tree” (Max mix) unreleased

Bessie Jones – “Reg’lar Reg’lar, Rollin’ Under” – Georgia Sea Island Songs (New World)

Dumisani Abraham Maraire – “Tipe Tizwe” – The African Mbira: Music Of The Shona People Of

Earth Wind & Fire – “Power” – Last Days And Time (Columbia)

Baba Craig & Gaby Hernandez – “Na Na Beberre” (Mark Maxwell mix) unreleased

Big Black – “?” unreleased DAT

John Henrik Clarke, Keith Baird and Richard Moore – “?” (excerpt) – Africa: Lost And Found (Harlem
Freedom School)

Mtume – “Sais (intro)” (excerpt) – Rebirth Cycle (3rd Street)

S. Pearl Sharp – “Belly Fingers” – Higher Ground (Poets Pay Rent, Too)

Paul Horn – “Psalm”? – Inside The Great Pyramid (Mushroom)

Quartetto Fantastico – “Conference Of The Birds” – Music For Dreams (private press)

Jaman Quartet – “Serene Beauty” – Sweet Heritage (Mark)

Te’Amir Sweeney – “Fall In Love” – L.A. Soul (private press)

Plus samples from Joseph Campbell, Sun Ra, Earth Wind & Fire, and others