Global Grooves — CDs

XUnusual grooves from around the globe -- Afro Funk, Bollywood soundtracks, Turkish rock, gamelan, ethnographic/field recordings, sitar sounds, and more!

$



Items/page

Leo Edit search

 
Sort by
Partial matches: 2
Partial matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lord EchoHarmonies ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
The third album from Lord Echo – and the set in which this sound may well be finally hitting its stride! As before, there's lots of strands of different scenes going on here – bits of Jamaican, African, and American funk and soul – but there's also a unified vision that really brings the whole thing together in a very fresh way – not some clunky world music mixup, and instead this warmly soulful style that almost echoes some of the best 70s Motown moments from Marvin Gaye or Leon Ware – particularly the collaborations of both of them together! There's also maybe some of the soaring jazz funk of Fantasy Records from the same time, but filtered through some West African and Caribbean currents – and the whole thing really comes together especially well on the cuts that have Mara TK as the lead vocalist. Titles include "Life On Earth", "Woah There's No Limit", "Low To The Street", "Makossa No 3", "I Love Music", "Note From Home", and "Just Do You". (New Grooves, Global Grooves) CD

Partial matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Shabaka & The AncestorsWisdom Of Elders ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic jazz group from the contemporary South African scene – one who've got a very righteous vibe, and a sound that's maybe even more far-reaching than any jazz we've heard from that scene back in the 60s or 70s! The group's led by Shabaka Hutchings on tenor, but is a very collaborative ensemble – with these tremendous upfront vocals from Siyabonga Mthembu, a singer with a very unique approach, and a spiritual current that we'd rank right up there with work by Leon Thomas, Dwight Trible, or Joe Lee Wilson, even though Mthembu's very much his own man. The group's also got two other great horn players – Mthunzi Mvubu on alto and Mandla Mlangeni on trumpet – plus Fender Rhodes and piano from Nduduzo Makhathini, and a wonderfully early array of bass, percussion, and drums – which lay down a fantastic groundwork for each tune. The music starts somewhere in the spiritual territory of the post-Coltrane scene – but really takes off immediately with its own individual spirit – ala Kamasai Washington – and the performance is live and unadorned, without some of the studio efforts that show up on other Brownswood label releases. Beautiful work throughout – an instant classic that we'd rank right up there with the best material by folks like Nat Birchall or Matthew Hallsall, but very different too. Titles include "Nguni", "Mzwandile", "Joyous", "The Sea", "The Observer", and "Give Thanks". (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
 
 
 



⇑ Top