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If I could rewrite the blurb on bandcamp a bit, I'd say:
16-piece ensemble! Loads of horns! Loads of percussion! London jazz meets rhythms and traditional instruments of the Mande peoples of West Africa! Polyrhythms on polyrhythms on polyrhythms! What are you waiting for!!!

That's pretty much all you need but a few more words: this isn't some fusion/glitzy world music project. It's got folks from Kokoroko and the Seed Ensemble and they come at the "hybrid" aspects in the most natural way possible.

It's just a great record with a lot of upbeat, driving tunes and top-notch musicianship that is hard not to dance to. Hard to describe why it's so good but it is already a favorite of the year for me.

A favorite:
Soninka/Patronba - -- this has a two-part title but honestly feels like it goes through at least three or four sections. Layers of percussion groove slow and steady at the start then layer on horns and then some vocals for a while; out of nowhere yet right where it should be, a cool electric guitar solo that doubles as a segue into the second part of the song, where, at least by the end, everything gets even bigger and the groove exchanges its cool for more intensity and drive.


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Jazz-ish et al for 2021 [View all] , thebigfunk, Thu Feb-11-21 07:42 AM
Subject Author Message Date ID
RE: Jazz-ish et al for 2021
Feb 11th 2021
emmet cohen - future stride
Jun 02nd 2021
Archie Shepp & Jason Moran - Let My People Go
Feb 11th 2021
RE: Archie Shepp & Jason Moran - Let My People Go
Feb 12th 2021
*sets up chair*
Feb 11th 2021
Vijay Iyer/Linda May Han Oh/Tyshawn Sorey - Uneasy
Apr 17th 2021
Gary Bartz - JID006
Apr 17th 2021
such a good record
Jun 02nd 2021
carlos nino & friends - more energy fields, current
Jun 02nd 2021
black nile - the further side
Jun 02nd 2021
menagerie - many worlds
Jun 02nd 2021
the brazil scene
Jun 02nd 2021
RE: the brazil scene
Jun 16th 2021
Koma Saxo - Live
Jun 11th 2021
looking forward to checking this out - thanks! nm
Jun 16th 2021
RE: Jazz-ish et al for 2021
Jun 16th 2021
Pino Palladino/Blake Mills tiny desk concert
Jun 18th 2021
WHOA... Kraig Kilby
Sep 14th 2021
nice - thanks for the rec
Sep 16th 2021
RE: Jazz-ish et al for 2021
Sep 16th 2021
there's another release from Elusive out - "Excursions"
Sep 25th 2021

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