Recommend Me Some Good Afro Jazz Albums, Plz

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yeah it's a good one

the late great, Monday, 27 August 2018 17:15 (three months ago) Permalink

One of my favourite albums of the year.

Tim F, Monday, 27 August 2018 17:20 (three months ago) Permalink

it's Your Queen smdh

Οὖτις, Monday, 27 August 2018 17:22 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink

This is a brilliant album...

https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/yakhal-inkomo

X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 10:22 (three 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 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink


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