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 (one year 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 (nine 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 (seven months ago) Permalink
yeah it's a good one
― the late great, Monday, 27 August 2018 17:15 (seven months ago) Permalink
One of my favourite albums of the year.
― Tim F, Monday, 27 August 2018 17:20 (seven months ago) Permalink
it's Your Queen smdh
― Οὖτις, Monday, 27 August 2018 17:22 (seven 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 (seven months ago) Permalink
This is a brilliant album...
― X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 10:22 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven months ago) Permalink