Friday, 18 November 2011

Art Blakey and The Afro-Drum Ensemble – The African Beat (1962)



Format: flac + cue + log
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1962
Label: Blue Note Records


Bridging cultures, Art Blakey combined powerful African rhythms and American jazz melodies on a session that Blue Note reissued recently because the album explores roots common to all of jazz. Blakey’s ensemble for this 1962 project included artists from both worlds: Solomon G. Ilori and James Ola. Folami are from Nigeria, Chief Bey is from Senegal,


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