Tuesday, January 14, 2014

DAVID MURRAY-AN AMERICAN FELA? Much has been made of Fela, including reissues of his older material and a play starring his as-talented son. Rightly so, as his highly danceable and long compositions (most in the 10-20 minute range) charge dance floors with energy. It's possible avante-garde sax slinger David Murray could be an American Fela. On David Murray And The Gero-Ke Masters David combines with Taj Mahal and Sister Ke on a variety of highly danceable and politically charged pieces that could easily mix with Fela and other African artists. Give this a listen and you'll find it hard to keep from moving your feet.

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