Jazz Meets Africa

Artist: Various Artists
Format: 3CD
Bar-code: 5060342021625
Cat No: NOT3CD162

£7.99

Over the decades, many musicians from the African-American ethnic group have turned to Africa for musical inspiration. For some, it was to prove only a partial or brief flirtation, while others embraced the tonal and rhythmic elements the continent’s music had to offer on a more serious basis. We have collected the best of the latter here. The American musicians assembled on this compilation were certainly not the only ones to mine the inspirational qualities of African music in the Fifties and Sixties but these were the principal players who chose to add a little colour and ethnicity to their repertoire.

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CD 1

1. Intro – Randy Weston
2. Africa – John Coltrane Quartet
3. Before Dawn – Yusef Lateef
4. Obirin African (Woman Of Africa) – Art Blakey
5. Rhythm Pum Te Dum – Duke Ellington And His Orchestra
6. Speak Low – Kai Winding
7. Vary-Oo-Vum – The Jazz Epistles
8. Ndenzeni Na (What Have I Done) – Father Huddleston Band
9. The Common Ground – Afro-Jazz Sextet & Herbie Mann
10. Bembé Kinigua – Mongo Santamaria
11. Jin-Go-Lo-Ba (Jin-Go-Low-Bah) – Babatunde Olatunji
12. All Africa – Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach

CD 2

1. African Waltz – Cannonball Adderley And His Orchestra
2. Dahomey Dance – John Coltrane Septet
3. Zulu – Randy Weston
4. Sawa Sawa De – Afro Jazz Sextet & Herbie Mann
5. Afrique – Art Blakey
6. Afro Blue – Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaria & Willie Bobo
7. Garvey’s Ghost – Max Roach
8. Uka-Jonga Phambili – The Jazz Epistles
9. Liwa Ya Wech – Franco & L’Orchestre OK Jazz
10. Dat Dere – Oscar Brown, Jr.
11. Tears For Johannesburg – Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach
12. Passion – Yusef Lateef

CD 3

1. Swahili – Clark Terry
2. Ife L’ayo (There Is Happiness In Love) – Art Blakey
3. African Jazz Mokili Mobimba – Clan African Jazz
4. Appointment In Ghana – Jackie McLean
5. Uhuru Kwansa – Randy Weston
6. Afro Blue – Mongo Santamaria
7. Uhuru – Afro-Jazz Sextet & Herbie Mann
8. Mahaba – Yusef Lateef
9. Elijah Special – Elijah’s Rhythm Kings
10. Man From South Africa – Max Roach
11. Scullery Department – The Jazz Epistles
12. Tobi Ilu – Art Blakey