Tony Allen & Afrika 70 —
Jealousy ... LP Comet (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)...
The start of a legend – the tremendous debut of drummer Tony Allen as a leader, after some key 70s work in the group of Fela Kuti! Fela's group is backing Tony up here – the key Afrika 70 lineup – and even Fela gets in on the action by laying down some piano solos and tenor ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – in a heavy cover!)
Tony Allen & Afrika 70 —
Progress ... LP Comet (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
An Afro Funk classic – killer solo work from Tony Allen – originally known as the drummer for Fela during his key years – stepping out here on his own with the Afrika 70 band! The album's a monster all the way through – every bit as great as any of Fela's 70s classics, but ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Darkly beautiful work from Art Konik – a mixture of jazz samples and acoustic playing on piano, percussion, sax, and occasional other instrumentation. The overall feel is similar to some of the recent work on French Blue Note – but with less of a house base, and more of a serious ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A bit of jazz and a bit of beats – a collaboration between saxophonist Julien Lourau and beatmaker Jeff Sharel – coming together here with a chunky sort of groove that's plenty darn appealing! There's a pulsating energy to most of the numbers here – kind of a bottom-up way of ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A totally groovy gem from the great Piero Umiliani – and one of his rarest soundtracks of the 70s – and a set that brings together so many different wonderful strands of his sound! Some tunes have sweeping strings, others have offbeat vocals, some have quirky instrumentation, and a few ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
One of the most obscure albums on the legendary Cometa sound library label, but one that sounds a lot like some of the best on the Italian imprint – including work by Alessandro Alessandroni – and that may be because Alessandroni made a few contributions to the record! The music ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy double-length set that combines new and old Afro Grooves (in the tradition of Africa Funk!) – with many rare titles by African artists recorded in France that you'll be hard pressed to find elsewhere! Includes "Afro-Disco Beat" by Fela's drummer Tony Allen, "Racubah!&quo ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD