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Herve Samb

  Virtuoso guitarist, original composer, and arranger, respected producer, Herve Samb is a very charismatic individual. He has established himself as an outstanding musician worldwide, with many famous artists such as Marcus Miller, Oumou Sangaré, Salif Keïta, and so many others. His four previous albums as a leader have all been acclaimed by the public and international critics : CROSS OVER (2009), KHARIT (2012), TIME TO FEEL (2013) TERANGA (2018) through which he confirms a unique style, the «Jazz Sabar» born from the rhythms of the sabar this traditional Senegalese percussion, crossing original melodies inspired by both traditional Senegalese tunes and contemporary jazz and BENN (2021) his first solo opus.

In 2020, he recorded JOLOF, in which he finds the «Teranga Band» again (born from the album TERANGA) to take the «Jazz Sabar» of which he is both the pionner and ambassador, even further. With JOLOF to be released in 2023, Herve Samb affirms his intention to delve deep within himself, to find what shapes his own identity as a musician and as a human being embodying the values of openness, cultural diversity, and gratitude.


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Somi: Zenzile: The Reimagination Of Miriam Makeba

Read "Zenzile: The Reimagination Of Miriam Makeba" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il legame musicale e simbolico con l'Africa resta centrale nella produzione artistica di Somi, la vocalist e cantautrice statunitense dai genitori africani giunta al successo con gli album The Lagos Music Saloon e Holy Room. Il suo nuovo progetto è dedicato a Miriam Makeba, che avrebbe compiuto 90 anni il 4 marzo, data di pubblicazione del presente album. I brani in scaletta, tutti presi dallo storico repertorio della cantante, sono condivisi col musical Dreaming Zenzile, che Somi ...

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“The “Jazz”-Magazine called him “one of the biggest jazz revelations” of a moving Africa (...) His synthesis of West African and afro-Brazilian rhythms, Jazz, Pop and Griot-Music is genius, because the external influences don’t destroy the internal experience.

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Finally, in « Giant Steps », he succeeds in plucking the change of chords even more rapidly than John Coltrane did with the pads of his saxophone. Hervé Samb offers a celebration for the ears.”

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


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Zenzile: The...

Self Produced



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The Optimist

Igloo Records



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A Real Woman

ZYX Music


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