I discovered this album about a year ago when listening to a podcast that existed back then called The Oldnew it was dedicated to audio equipment especially headphones and headphone amplifiers. Towards the end of each episode the host was always reviewing one or two albums from which he liked the sound qualities of the recording.
I'd actually never even heard of Tony Allen before hearing mention of him on that podcast. The genre for this album is classified as jazz but what I'm hearing on this album is just so much more engaging than other jazz I've heard that sounded similar to this. This is a fun romp and a banger album with one memorable track after another. No vocals on this one.
Tracks Woro dance, On Fire, Moody Boy are stand odd creations imo.
The creations, the live band feel of this, and how well this is recorded make this a fun gem.
I am quite looking forward to hearing this on the main rig. But from what I already hear, it going to be one of those albums I enjoy but have to be in a certain mood for. I am not sure how many others will like this as might be a bit outside for some but I can certainly enjoy the free-flowing vibe. Thanks for sharing something I would have never listened too.
I have added a poll. So far it a 4 and might even get a 5 from me.
The opening to Moody Boy did not fill me with hope, but once the music started then the quality of the performance and recording came through rather well. This genre is an occasional listen for me at best, but does take me back to the jazz ensembles I used to go and see at the Bass Clef in Islington.
Woro Dance is rather good and has a great vibe to it. Cool Cats has a bit of an old music hall feel to it. I quite like Ewajo, too. I'll give this a generous 4/5 but for a limited number of the tracks and in small doses.
Oh wow I actually didn't realize that Tony Allen very recently passed away. Sorry to hear that.. But apparently his body of work is massive. So far aside from this particular bum. I've only heard loose tracks here a d there was actuary didn't find one that did. T have something that interested me. I'll be looking I to his catlgue a bit deeper now.
Yes this album is definitely for just the right mood and time. I do like it quite a bit though the songs seems so dense with interesting/cool Moments.