Mark Maxwell – Sankofa Sound System (01.10.17)

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SSS is a monthly psychedelic tone poem. It’s equal parts structure and improvisation, meditation and provocation, sacred and profane. It’s made up mostly (though not exclusively) of short compositions or excerpts of compositions. These come from several musical genres and sub genres including spiritual and free jazz, contemporary classical, electronic and electronica, ambient and folkloric music of the world. The source material is sometimes analogue, sometimes digital and often remixed or reedited and augmented by spoken word, sound effects and sometimes even live percussion. It would not exist without hip hop . . .

      Mark Maxwell – Sankofa Sound System (01.10.17)


*edited, remixed or otherwise f’ed with by Mark Maxwell


Jamire Williams “collaborate With God” (Miguel Atwood-Ferguson STRING MIX feat. Chassol) ///// EFFECTUAL (Leaving; 2016)

Milton Marsh “Dialogue” The Music Of Milton Marsh Revisited Vol. 1 (Alankara; 2016)

Harry Partch “Before The Cask Of Wine” The Music Of John Cage And Harry Partch (New World; 1978)

*Charnett Moffett “Internet” (Max Edit) Internet (Piadrum; 2006)

Laraaji “Tonings 2” (excerpt) Be Still And Glow (Leaving; 2016)

Joel Andrews “Side 1” (excerpt) Locrian Invocation (Full Circle Music; 1975)

The Watts Prophets “I Remember Watts” When The 90’s Came (Payday; 1996)

Arthur Blythe “Blythe Byte” Blythe Byte (Savant; 2001)

Rob Mazurek & Emmett Kelly “We Are One” Alien Flower Sutra (International Anthem; 2016)

Don Cherry “Love Train” Tibet (Picc-A-Dilly; 2007/1974)

Ray Mirijanian And His Oud & Clarinet “Neva Taksim” Oriental Vibrations (Mir-Ta; 19??)

Tommaso Cappellato “Gentle Glide” Aforemention (Mashibeats; 2016)

Frank Lowe / Bernard Santacruz “Bass Space” Short Tales (Bleu Regard; 2000)

? “Amantina” Caribbean Island Music: Songs and Dances of Haiti, the Dominican Republic & Jamaica (Nonesuch; 1972)

Ade Bashorun and the Lagos Highlife Explosions “Edumare Koyo Adu Lasisi (Joy for Young and Old)” Nigeria Sings (Afro Request; 1969?)

Egberto Gismonti “Quarto Mundo #2” Dança Das Cabeças (ECM; 1977)

Hermeto Pascoal “Cannon (dedicated to Cannonball Adderley)” Slaves Mass (Warner Brothers; 1977)

Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program “Mi Gramz” Baker’s Dozen (Fat Beats; 2016)

Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Solar Orchestra “I Am The Alter Destiny” Soundtrack To Space Is The Place (Evidencel 1993/1972)

Terrace Martin “Tribe Called West” Velvet Portraits (Ropeadope; 2016)


The Tony Williams Lifetime “Something Spiritual” (excerpt) Emergency! (Polydor; 1969)

Henry Mancini “Baretta’s Theme” (excerpt) The Cop Show Themes (RCA Victor; 1976)

M A S T “The Letting Go” feat. Taylor McFerrin Love And War (Alpha Pup; 2016)

Paul Winter “For The Beauty Of The Earth” Missa Gaia Earth Mass (Living Music; 1982)

Laraaji “Tonings 2” (excerpt) Be Still And Glow (Leaving; 2016)

Annabel (lee) “Could It Be The Siren Loves?” By The Sea… And Other Solitary Places (Ninja Tune; 2015)

Gary Bartz Ntu Troop “Parted” Harlem Bush Music – Taifa (Milestone; 1971)

Marquis Hill (Charlie Kirchen) “Bass Solo” Sounds Of The City (Marquis Hill; 2012)

Anne-Marie Ørbeck “”Sonatina For Piano – 3rd Movement: Presto con brio” Contemporary Music From Norway: Sverre Bergh / Anne-Marie Ørbeck (Philips; 1976)

Curtis Clark “Thought Of One” Phantasmagoria (Nimbus; 1984)

Equal Interest “Everything Today” (Edit) Equal Interest (Omnitone; 1999)

*Quarteto Nuevo “T’Mershi Duween” (Max Mix) Quarteto Nuevo (private press; 2010)

Ravi Shankar “Raga Mishra Piloo” Swingin’ Like Sixty – Around The World (World Pacific; 1960)

John Handy Quintet “Theme X” The 2nd John Handy Album (Columbia; 1966)

Paul Horn “Alap” In India (Blue Note; 1975/1967)

Samiyam “Smoke Break” Animals Have Feelings (Stones Throw; 2016)

Deantoni Parks “Thoven Bey” Deanthoven (Leaving; 2016)

Arohi Ensemble “Uprising: Manifestation – Marcha” Ahimsa (Innova; 2016)

Muhammad Shafi Reli “Chikdil Dsangpo Gyurchik” Ladakh: Songs & Dances from the Highlands of Western Tibet (Nonesuch; 1977)

Patrick Butler “Major Seventh Seeker” Transcender (M.M.O.S.; 2010)

devonwho “Lyon” Luz (Leaving; 2016)