I'm a longtime lurker, then a sporadic poster until recently. I'm thinking about writing up some impressions of albums in this vein that I've listened to (e.g., some of the Khan Jamal stuff), as well as doing so for other albums on the rolling jazz thread (e.g., Ed Kelly & Pharoah Sanders's album, as well as some Mal Waldron I've been listening to)
Also, no one here has mentioned Gétatchèw Mèkurya, but I'm guessing that's a familiar name (as well as not being quite in the vein of the original request).
― Pataphysician, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 06:48 (one year ago) Permalink
tbf there is a lot of stuff on this thread whose connection to africa is more thematic than musical
I think this is totally legit and interesting point, which is why I walked back my AEOC recs
curious what Mordy's liked/listened to so far
― Οὖτις, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 15:58 (one year ago) Permalink
haha maybe I should've read the rest of the late great's posts first *high five*
― Οὖτις, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 15:59 (one year ago) Permalink
(which is not to say that AEOC aren't great cuz they are just maybe not what Mordy was talking about)
― Οὖτις, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 16:00 (one year ago) Permalink
the pyramids i knew but hadn't listened to in a while - they're great tho. similarly the sons of kemet album was def worth revisiting.
re new stuff - i really liked the art blakey & the jazz messengers - drum suite. i had slept on the Soweto Vol. 3 album but that has some good stuff on it (i thought it was a bit uneven but prob to be expected from comp type stuff). the salah ragab was great.
oneness of juju was totally unknown to me and that's another great find.
― Mordy, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 16:24 (one year ago) Permalink
That reminds me: Oneness of Juju is also on the compilation Africafunk: The Original Sound Of 1970s Funky Africa, which is definitely worth seeking out!
― Pataphysician, Thursday, 10 August 2017 05:54 (one year ago) Permalink
Just mentioning that Nigerian Afrobeat legend and master drummer Tony Allen has a rather nice "A Tribute To Art Blakey + the Jazz Messengers" EP out on Blue Note.
― calzino, Thursday, 10 August 2017 09:39 (one year ago) Permalink
there's a new sons of kemet single and apparently an album on the way
has anyone here heard The Comet is Coming? pretty cool stuff i think ppl itt would like.
― Mordy, Sunday, 11 March 2018 15:43 (eleven months ago) Permalink
it's afro jazz time of year again. i made a playlist last year filled w/ lots of great recommendations from this thread among other stuff that might be of interest to ilmers:
― Mordy, Sunday, 1 July 2018 17:40 (seven months ago) Permalink
got the latest Sons of Kemet album ("You're Queen is a Reptile") and instantly made me think of this thread, lots of African rhythms/percussion
― Οὖτις, Monday, 27 August 2018 17:15 (five months ago) Permalink
yeah it's a good one
― the late great, Monday, 27 August 2018 17:15 (five months ago) Permalink
One of my favourite albums of the year.
― Tim F, Monday, 27 August 2018 17:20 (five months ago) Permalink
it's Your Queen smdh
― Οὖτις, Monday, 27 August 2018 17:22 (five months ago) Permalink
I like this recent reissue, Mulatu Astatke & His Ethiopian Quintet – Afro-Latin Soul Vols 1 & 2---going back to '66, and a few tracks seem redundant or undercooked, but unmistakably he's already in bloom, playing vibes, keys, percussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCxFDt4xSXA
― dow, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 01:48 (five months ago) Permalink
This is a brilliant album...
― X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 10:22 (five months ago) Permalink
if you dig Sons of Kemet, then the Shabaka and the Ancestors album from a couple of years ago is key.
― fetter, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 15:34 (five months ago) Permalink
One of the members of Shabaka and the Ancestors, keyboardist Nduduzo Makhathini, has several albums out as a leader. His music is spiritual Afro-jazz that kind of combines Coltrane circa '64 with Pharoah Sanders circa '71-'72; lots of modal grooves, some vocal ensembles, etc. They're hard to find as physical objects or even paid downloads, but they're all on Spotify (at least in the US).
― grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 15:41 (five months ago) Permalink