Yussef Kamaal – Calligraphy (Brownswood Basement Session)

If you haven’t had the chance to check out what’s likely going to be remembered as one of the top jazz albums of 2016, take a look at this recording from the Brownswood Basement. Also, let me tell you that Black Focus is finally available on vinyl again, so no more excuses!

And lastly, if you’re in London or plan to go around Christmas, make sure to go and see Yussef Kamaal play live at Phonox on December 18!

Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Brownswood Basement Session)

Just a little something to get you in the right mood for the weekend. Watch three minutes of Roy Ayers performing his classic good vibes song “Everybody Loves The Sunshine”, taken from the 1976 LP of the same name.

Roy Ayers will be performing at this year’s edition of the Worldwide Festival, which kicks off next Monday, July 6th.

(via Worldwide)

Brownswood Basement Session with Marcos Valle

With spring flexing its muscles and a wonderful mixtape from Ahu, this is the perfect time to rediscover your love for Brazilian music. When Gilles Peterson flew legendary musician Marcos Valle for his Worldwide Awards, he kindly asked him to perform a couple of tracks at the Brownswood Basement. You can listen to an acoustic version of Os Grilos (aka Crickets Sing For Anamaria)in the video above.

(via Green Tea Session)