DetailsDas vierte Album in STRUTs "Inspiration Information" Reihe aus dem Jahr 2009 ist nach vielen Jahren endlich wieder erhältlich und featured den finnischen Maverick JIMI TENOR gemeinsam im Studio mit dem legendären Afrobeat Drummer TONY ALLEN gemeinsam mit Mitgliedern aus Tenors Band. Für Fans von Tony Allen, Jimi Tenor, Fela Kuti, Nigeria 70, Pat Thomas,The Good, The Bad and The Queen, Mulatu Astatke. Essentiell!
Back in October 2009, Strut’s Inspiration Information series was in fullswing. Following an acclaimed collaboration between Mulatu Astatkeand The Heliocentrics, Finnish maverick Jimi Tenor hit the studio for amouth-watering head to head with Afrobeat drumming legend, TonyAllen.
Tenor had already built a reputation as a fascinating enigma inmodern day music. Consistently one of the most inspired andunpredictable live artists around, his work since his breakthroughalbum ‘Intervision’ (Warp, 1997) had involved open-minded projectsranging from live film soundtracks and orchestral pieces to a series ofAfro-based albums with his band Kabu Kabu. Enjoying a burgeoningrevival, Tony Allen had continued to attract new fans. Celebrated asthe creator of the Afrobeat rhythm and a lynchpin of Fela Kuti’s Africa70 band, his work at the time of this recording had included the firstalbum as The Good, The Bad & The Queen with Damon Albarn and hisdebut recording for World Circuit Records, ‘Secret Agent’.
Recorded at Lovelite Studios in Berlin during November 2008 withfurther sessions in Finland and Paris, the Tenor / Allen collaborationwhipped up a raw, heavy analogue sound mixing the full range ofAllen’s Afrobeat repertoire with Tenor’s off-kilter brew of dark humour,tongue-in-cheek lyrics and tight, firing musicianship. The sessionsinvolved key members of Tenor’s Kabu Kabu band and Berlin-basedguest MC Allonymous with tracks evolving naturally from jammingideas together over five intense days of recording, fuelled by plenty ofAfrican food and whisky. Tenor’s trademark range of home-madeinstruments rubbed shoulders with vintage keyboards and traditionalAfrican percussion.
The resulting set became one of the best recordings that both artistsproduced during this period. Tracks range from Jimi’s S&M tableau,‘Darker Side of Night’ to the apocalyptic commentary on our times,‘Path To Wisdom’ and the hilarious lampooning of the UK immigrationsystem, ‘Mama England’, composed on the Tenor tour bus. The albumalso featured fusions based around more traditional low-slungAfrobeat structures (‘Sinuhe’, ‘Got My Egusi’) and ended with the epicfreestyle juggernaut, ‘Three Continents’, a life affirming, mesmericgroove built around another rough-as-nails Allenko rhythm base.
'Inspiration Information: Jimi Tenor / Tony Allen' is re-released on 22ndFebruary 2021 and is dedicated to the memory of the great,incomparable Tony Allen.
- A1 AGAINST THE WALL
- A2 SINUHE
- A3 SELFISH GENE
- B1 DARKER SIDE OF NIGHT
- B2 GOT MY EGUSI
- C1 PATH TO WISDOM
- C2 CELLA’S WALK
- C3 MAMA ENGLAND
- D1 THREE CONTINENTS
Interpret TENOR, JIMI & ALLEN, TONY Genre Jazz Label Strut Art. Nr. X0320043-6 EAN Nein Medium LP (analog) Set-Inhalt 2 Veröffentlichungsdatum 26.02.2021 FSK Nein Preis-Code 1700
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