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JIMI TENOR / TONY ALLEN – INSPIRATION INFORMATION vol 4

February 27, 2010

Barcode: 730003 304323
Catalogue No: STRUT043CD
Label: Strut Records

Tracklist:
1. AGAINST THE WALL feat. Allonymous
2. SINUHE
3. SELFISH GENE
4. PATH TO WISDOM feat. Allonymous
5. DARKER SIDE OF LIGHT
6. MAMA ENGLAND
7. GOT MY EGUSI FIX
8. CELLA’S WALK
9. THREE CONTINENTS

Strut’s inspiration information series moves on to the fourth album in the series, a mouth-watering
head to head between Finnish maverick Jimi Tenor and Afrobeat drumming legend, Tony Allen.
Jimi Tenor remains a fascinating enigma in modern day music. Consistently one of the best and most unpredictable live artists around, his work since his breakthrough album ‘Intervision’ (Warp, 1997) has involved open-minded projects ranging from live film
soundtracks and orchestral pieces to a series of Afro-based albums with his band Kabu Kabu. Tony Allen continues to attract new fans as one of the greatest drummers alive today.
Celebrated as the creator of the Afrobeat rhythm and a lynchpin of Fela Kuti’s
Africa 70 band, his recent work has included The Good, The Bad & The Queen
collaboration with Damon Albarn and his first album
for World Circuit Records released earlier this year, ‘Secret Agent’.
The sessions involved key members of Tenor’s Kabu Kabu band and Berlin-based guest MC Allonymous with tracks evolving from jamming ideas together over five intense days of recording, fuelled by plenty of African food and whisky. Tenor’s trademark range of home-made instruments rub shoulders with vintage keyboards and traditional African percussion.

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