Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Masekela is Doin' It

I don't have much time to blog today, so I think I will keep it short with this funky classic, entitled "Ashiko" from one of my favorite African jazz horn players Hugh Masekela. This nine-plus-minute cut is featured on Masekela's 1975 The Boy's Doin' It LP, which I happened to pick-up in New York for about two bucks! Not bad at all, especially for one of Masekela's more funkier records. Enjoy!

Hugh Masekela - Ashiko

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Thurston Howell III said...

one of my favorite African jazz horn players Hugh Masekela

Who are some other African jazz horn players that you like?

Pat Les Stache said...

Well probably for starters, Manu Dibango, even though I know he technically qualifies as a saxophonist and vibraphone player.

That being said, after re-reading the post, it can be a bit misleading because I definitely don't have a huge knowledge of African jazz horn musicians. I think I was trying to be desciptive in the fact that he originated from Africa and my personal love for a lot of his music. So I apoligize for not being a little more focused in my statement. However if your looking for a number of great African musicians, all you need to do is pick up one of the many Nigerian comps that recently came out on Strut and Soundway.