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Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - Rejoice (2020) {World Circuit}

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Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - Rejoice (2020) {World Circuit}

Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - Rejoice (2020) {World Circuit}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 248MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 95MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Afrobeat, African Jazz

It should surprise no one who has ever followed the music of Nigerian drummer Tony Allen and/or South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela that this session exists. Though the great trumpeter passed away in 2018, his seven-decade-long career was filled with musical adventure across genres. For Allen, a co-creator of Afrobeat and a true progenitor of 21st century Afro-funk, innovation, experimentation, change, and disruption have been part of the game since he began playing. They were introduced to one another by Fela Kuti in the '70s and remained friends. The pair had talked for decades about making an album, and in 2010 they found time in between touring schedules to begin this project. Producer Nick Gold, acclaimed for numerous world music productions including The Buena Vista Social Club, recorded the meeting.

Kahil El'Zabar's Trio Featuring Billy Bang - Live At The River East Art Center (2005)

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Kahil El'Zabar's Trio Featuring Billy Bang - Live At The River East Art Center (2005)

Kahil El'Zabar's Trio Featuring Billy Bang - Live At The River East Art Center (2005)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Delmark Records, DE-566 | ~ 397 or 127 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 26 Mb
Free Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, African Jazz

The diminutive but mighty acoustic bassist Malachi Favors was a charter member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago and Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio, and since his passing both groups have suffered. This recording for El'Zabar and his revamped trio including longtime member saxophonist Ari Brown and guest violinist Billy Bang is the first offering with bassist Yosef Ben Israel filling the chair of the late Favors…

Debademba - Souleymane (2013)

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Debademba - Souleymane (2013)

Debademba - Souleymane (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb
Label: World Village | # WVF 479082 | Time: 00:45:05 | Scans included
West African, World Fusion, African Jazz

Debademba is a group formed from the magical encounter of two fellow musicians: guitarist and inventive beat master Abdoulaye Traore from Burkina Faso and Malian singer Mohamed Diaby, a charismatic griot. These colorful characters are, like the other members of the group, Parisian Africans who are very prominent on the capital's cosmopolitan live music scene. The kind of music they make is modern and explosive, drawing from afrobeat, highlife and mbalax styles, with hints of Mandinka music mixed in, all combined with strong blues elements and the occasional nod to rock. Souleymane is a powerful manifesto and an invitation to celebrate.

Manu Dibango - African Soul: The Very Best Of Manu Dibango (1997) [Re-Up]

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Manu Dibango - African Soul: The Very Best Of Manu Dibango (1997) [Re-Up]

Manu Dibango - African Soul: The Very Best Of Manu Dibango (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 562 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb | Scans included
African Jazz, Makossa, Funk, World Fusion | Label: Mercury | # 534766-2 | 01:14:04

R.I.P. Emmanuel N'Djoké "Manu" Dibango (12 December 1933 – 24 March 2020)
He died from COVID-19… Take care of yourself and your loved ones.

This retrospective of the legendary Cameroon saxophonist Manu Dibango includes 10 prime examples of his eclectic style, including his internationally successful hit, "Soul Makossa", the percolating percussion and layered brass of "Africadelic", and the '80s disco of "Sun Explosion".

Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath - Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath (1971) Reissue 1994

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Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath - Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath (1971) Reissue 1994

Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath - Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath (1971)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 282 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included | 00:46:40
African Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, World Fusion | Label: Repertoire | # REP 4468-WP

An album that fuses the influence of African music, jazz-rock, and free improvisation, Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath shares affinities with the '70s music of Don Cherry and Miles Davis. Somewhat of a legendary album amongst collectors of British jazz and fusion, the LP was originally released in the '70s and in early 2002 finally became reissued by the Italian label Akarma. Enlisted on the session were the talents of a group of extraordinary musicians from the free jazz, progressive rock, and improvisation scenes. Chris McGregor led the group on piano and African xylophone with Malcolm Griffiths and Nick Evans on trombones, Mongezi Feza on pocket trumpet and Indian flute, Mark Charig on cornet, Harry Beckett on trumpet, and Dudu Pukwana on alto saxophone. Ronnie Beer's tenor saxophone is outstanding, and pitched up against Alan Skidmore's tenor and soprano saxophone, completing a massive horn section, are two bigger names: '70s U.K. jazzman Mike Osborne on alto saxophone and clarinet and John Surman on baritone and soprano saxophone.

Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya - African River (1989) [Re-Up]

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Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya - African River (1989) [Re-Up]

Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya - African River (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans included
African Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Enja | # enja 6018 2 | 00:45:38

For this excellent date, pianist Abdullah Ibrahim performs eight of his compositions with a particularly strong group of players: trombonist Robin Eubanks, John Stubblefield on tenor and flute, Horace Alexander Young switching between soprano, alto and piccolo, Howard Johnson on tuba, baritone and trumpet, bassist Buster Williams and drummer Brian Abrahams. But more important than the individual players are the colorful ensembles and the frequently memorable compositions. Highlights include "African River," "Sweet Samba," "Duke 88" and a beautiful version of "The Wedding".