An amazing rare chapter in the career of the legendary Manu Dibango
– and a darn funky one as well! This early 70s album was recorded in Paris, right before Manu
's huge global "Soul Makossa" hit – and although it was done as an obscure sound library release, it really shows Dibango
jumping into all the best funky modes that would soon make him a giant! In face, the whole thing might well be Manu
's funkiest record ever – as the tracks have no vocals, and are tight and right on the money – with plenty of heavy drums and massive basslines – plus instrumentation from a very cool lineup of French jazz players that includes Yvan Julien on trumpet and Francois Jenneau on tenor. Manu
himself blows lots of funky flute and sax solos – and also plays vibes, piano, and organ – on very groovy instrumentals that include "Iron Wood", "Coconut", "Zoom 2000", "Aphrodite Shake", "Soul Saxes Meeting", "Out Of Score", "Ba-Kuba", and "Groovy Flute".