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ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Eric Legnini: The Afro Beat from Europe

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Starting very young with his own trio--Stéphane Galland (Aka Moon, Joe Zawinul, Lobi) on drums and Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, bassist of the European Chet Baker's trio with Philip Catherine--Eric Legnini left jny: Brussels and has been living in jny: Paris since then, appearing first with drummer Aldo Romano, alto saxophonist Stefano Di Battista and trumpet player Flavio ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mamani Keita & Marc Minelli: Electro-Bamako

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Electro-Bamako lies at the intersection of three musical styles: traditional Malian vocals, electro-pop, and jazz (more or less in that order). That may sound like an impossible combination, but between the voice of Mamani Keita and producer Marc Minelli it turns out inspired and fresh.

Mamani Keita, formerly a backup singer to Malian vocal ...