Mark Maxwell – Sankofa Sound System (02.14.17)

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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 (02.14.17)


*edited, remixed or otherwise f’ed with by Mark Maxwell
 Kadhja Bonet “Intro- Earth Birth” The Visitor (Headcount; 2016)

Junior Parker “Tomorrow Never Knows” Love Ain’t Nothin’ But A Business Goin’ On (Groove Merchant; 1971)

Daedelus “Early Hours” Bakers Dozen: Daedelus (Fat Beats; 2017)
Roberto Miguel Miranda feat. Virgilio Figueroa “Bembe” Raphael (Nimbus; 1981)

Hochschul-Percussion Trossingen (Wilfried Hiller) “Katalog IV für Schlagzeug” (excerpt) Percussion Today (Wergo; 1985)
David Budbill / William Parker / Hamid Drake “A Little Story About An Ancient Chinese Emperor” Songs For A Suffering World (Boxholder; 2003)
Kutmah “Jungle Flute” It’s Cold Outside But The Beats Are Warm (Bandcamp; 2017)
Lloyd McNeill “Tori (Segment 3)” Tori (Baobab; 1978)

Emil Richards & The Microtonal Blues Band “Journey To Bliss – pt. 3” Journey To Bliss (Impulse; 1968)

Go: Organic Orchestra “Part Ten” Sonic Mandala (Meta; 2013)

C. Curtis-Smith “In Dulci Jublio: Like A Carrosel” American Academy And Institute Of Arts Letters Award Record (Composers Recordings, Inc.; 1979)

Surface To Air Missive “Ascent To A V” A V (Leaving; 2016)
Paul Nash “Passing Glance” A Jazz Composer’s Ensemble (Revelation; 1979)

Thundercat “Paris” n/a (Brainfeeder; 2015)

Kid Koala “Photons” Music To Draw To: Satellite (Arts & Crafts; 2017)

Kenny Barron “Sunset” (excerpt) Sunset To Dawn (Muse; 1973)

The Fourth Way “Mesoteric Circle” Werewolf (Harvest; 1970)

Quartetto Fantastico – “Night Glider” – Music For Dreams (Quartetto Fantastico; 2014)

Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra “Lights On A Satellite” Art Forms Of Dimensions Tomorrow (Evidence; 1992)

Ras G and The Afrikan Space Program “Cadmus” Baker’s Dozen: Ras G (Fat Beats; 2016)

The Comet Is Coming “Slam Dunk In A Black Hole” Channel The Spirits (Leaf; 2016)
Bennie Maupin “Past + Present = Future” The Jewel In The Lotus (ECM; 1974)
Adam Cope “(slow loop)” Death For Hours (Bandcamp; 2017)
Archie Whitewater “Seacoast” s/t (Cadet Concept; 1970)

Kwaku Dadey “The Grass Is Beautiful And Green“ Heritage (African Heritage; 1977)
Hugh Masekela “Norwegian Wood” All-Time Hits Of Hugh Masekela (M-G-M; 1970)
Agora E Samba “Nao Tenho Lagrimas” The Pop’s (Equipe; 1969)

Cyril Jackson “Guaguanco” Afro Drums (Request; 1958)
Gifted & Blessed “12am” Sofie’s SOS Tape (Stones Throw; 2016)
Karriem Riggins “Oddness” Headnod Suite (Stones Throw; 2017)
Sphere “Spitfire” Inside Ourselves (Strata; 1974)
Owen Marshall “Nana’s Sleeping” Captain Puff In The Naked Truth (Aditi; 1975)

Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls “Huntsville, TX” Breeding Resistence (Delmark; 2004)

Doug Hammond “Dat’n” Folks (Idibib; 1980)

Hideaki Tokunaga “Amiya’s Wish” (excerpt) Midnight Rainbow (Moo; 1999)
Shankar Family & Friends “Kahān gayelavā Shyām saloné” s/t (Dark Horse; 1974)
Kaidi Tatham “Shims” Changing Times (First World; 2017)