Sangoma Everett & Lionel Martin – Revisiting Afrique (CD)

Sangoma Everett & Lionel Martin – Revisiting Afrique (CD)

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The text on the album Afrique by Count Basie, released in 1971, says: If this album sounds just and modern, unlike many jazz discs of that time, it is because its authors have relied on their solid understanding of the tradition Jazz, to better free themselves.

This is the same approach that saxophonist Lionel Martin proposed to drummer Sangoma Everett for Revisiting Afrique. They attack the Count Basie disk to produce their version. As a willingness to return to the sources of jazz, to give power and fuel their own creative universe.

“A powerful sound, an interaction of all moments, the suspension of the moment, the two most complementary compers were found there in themselves: all alike, different altogether.” Our idea was not to swing like Basie, but to groove in our own way. »  It is thus, in all spontaneity, in complete symbiosis, that they arranged a thematic thought in large format: drums of Ember, saxophone on fire, and more than once, a line of keyboard self-sampled, a base that whirs and resonates like a drone quintessential for the music to take off, elsewhere. Far from betraying the melodic foundations, the continuous flux produced by this pair of electrons of free jazz brings us tirelessly to the two mamelles of the African-American identity: the Blues and the Gospel already well present in the versions put in sound by Oliver Nelson. ” Jacques Denis

 

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1 A STEP RIGHT UP [INTRODUCTION] – OLIVER NELSON
B CROSS ROAD  SANGOMA EVERETT
2 HOBO FLATS – OLIVER NELSON
3 GYPSY QUEEN – GABOR SZABO
4 LOVE FLOWER – ALBERT AYLER
5 AFRIQUE –  OLIVER NELSON
6 KILIMANDJARO – OLIVER NELSON
7 ETHIOPIAN SUNRISE [AWO] – LIONEL MARTIN
8 JAPAN – PHAROAH SANDERS

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