Famoudou Don Moye & Tatsu Aoki: A Symphony Of Cities (2002)
Joel Brandon and Francis Wong make "Ode to Wilbur Ware" swing lightly in tribute. Both woodwind artists improvise with soulful honesty. When Brandon whistles, it's as if he were playing a special kind of flute: one that responds to every figment of his imagination. The foursome comes together with conversational responses that belie their shared interests. Other cities, such as New Orleans, Kingston, and Havana make an appearance. The piece on urban Tokyo's hurried pace runs helter-skelter. The African-Asian concept Moye and Aoki reveal with their first track is but one part of the formula. Their true spirit lies in every corner of the globe, and this recommended session remains accessible to all.
Track Listing: Afro Asian Reflections; Promise; Ode to Wilbur Ware; TokyoMad Tonal Efficiency; Soba Soba.
Personnel: Famoudou Don Moye- drums, percussion; Tatsu Aoki- acoustic bass, percussion; Francis Wong- tenor saxophone on "Ode to Wilbur Ware" and "TokyoMad Tonal Efficiency;" Joel Brandon- flute on TokyoMad Tonal Efficiency," flute & whistling on "Ode to Wilbur Ware."
Record Label: Southport Records