Recently heard this great African jazz album by Senegalese drummer Mor Thiam. I'm hesitant to even call it jazz, as it doesn't have a lot to do with most of the genre conventions, or African, for that matter, as it was recorded in St. Louis with mostly American musicians. Anyway, just really beautiful music.

Mor Thiam - Ayo Ayo Ne Ne

In 1968 Thiam came to the States at the invitation of choreographer Katherine Dunham. Here he is with Dunham (center) and wife Kine. He and Kine had a child, Aliaune Thiam, who would go on to tell you he wants to fuck you, but that you already know.

The album was recorded in '73 by producer Oliver Sain. Here's a list of the personnel via That's All Rite Mama:

Bass - Rayman Eldridge
Congas - Billy Ingram
Drums - Charles 'Bobo' Wesley Shaw Jr.
Drums [Bass] - Zak Diouf
Guitar - Philip Wesdmoread
Piano - James Mathis
Saxophone [Alto], Flute - Oliver Lake
Trombone - John Evens
Trumpet - Lester Bowie
Vocals - Abdoulaye N'Gom
Written - By, Leader, Djembe - Mor Thiam

You can download the full album over at secret dance moves.

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rickdog said...

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