A Tribute to Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers
Incredible percussion firebrand Tony Allen pays tribute to his longstanding idol, American jazz hero Art Blakey on this brief and satisfying blast of an ep.
These sessions were captured in live conditions that saw Tony Allen and his 8-piece band together in the same room, with the sound channeled through 12 separate mikes onto 2" tape via analogue recorder. raw and mesmerizing. “Whether he’s playing with Fela Kuti or Damon Albarn, the Nigerian drummer Tony Allen rarely compromises…pulsating hard-bop homage” 4/5 – the guardian