A beautiful little tribute record – one that would certainly make Malachi Favors and Johnny Dyani proud! Percussionist Don Moye's working here with a decidedly African feel – and in addition to a core trio
with Baba Sissoko on tama, n'goni, and other percussion – and Maurizio Capone on congas, drums, and other instruments – the record's also got some additional singers on most numbers, bringing in a nicely spiritual feel, and a lot more warmth than usual for Moye! In a way, the record's the sort we've been looking for for years – amidst all the promised African-inspired records from the Art Ensemble that are either too avant, or too hokey – and this time around, the balance is handled just right, with a sound that's wonderful – almost like some of the best jazz/
world experiments coming from the Paris scene at the start of the 70s! Other instrumentation includes guitar, Fender Rhodes, and surdo – and singers include Fabiana Martone and Marcello Colasurdo. Titles include "Duania", "Soumale", "Ma Fille", "Salamandra", "Mama Marimba", "Folo Folo", "Sidi Fini", "Ode To Wilbur Ware", and "African Groove".
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)