Friday, January 07, 2011

The Spiritual Journey of African Jazz

I've found myself listening to a lot of "Spiritual Jazz" records as of late, therefore I thought I would post the African-flavoured jazz gem "Kamili" by Kuumba-Toudie Heath, aka jazz percussionist Albert "Tootie" Heath. This funky spiritual gem is found on the hard-to-find album Kawaida and features an amazing cast of musicians including Herbie Hancock (piano), Don Cherry (Trumpet), Jimmy Heath (Saxophone), Buster Williams (Bass), and Mtume (Congas). Much like the track "Kamili", the entire record has a heavy psychedelic and spiritual African jazz groove that tends to build on itself nicely from track to track. For those that really enjoy the more African-influenced jazz compositions, Kawaida is a great record and one to certainly keep an eye out for moving forward. Enjoy!

Kuumba-Toudie Heath - Kamili

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1 comment:

Bryonny G-H said...

I have loved your blog for aaages ... but you must promise never to use the words "moving forward" again!