TONY ALLEN : A TRIBUTE TO ART BLAKEY AND THE JAZZ MESSENGERS [ Blue Note ]
Catalogue : Blue Note / 574439 4
Format : 10" Vinyl, Limited Edition
Condition : New
Country : Europe
Released : 2017
Genre : Jazz, Wrold
On the 4-track EP the legendary Nigerian drummer and Afrobeat pioneer best known for his work with Fela Kuti pays tribute to his longstanding idol, the American jazz drummer and Blue Note legend Art Blakey.
The EP was recorded live in Allen’s current hometown of Paris and features a fiery 7-piece band interpreting the Jazz Messengers classics “Moanin',” “A Night In Tunisia,” “Politely” and “Drum Thunder Suite” through an Afrobeat prism. The EP was produced by Vincent Taurelle, whose production credits also include Allen's previous album Film of Life.