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Babatunde Lea

Babatunde Lea is one of those old souls. You know the type: wise and serene, blessed with a culturally diverse perspective, bubbling over with ideas and creative energies that strongly suggest theyve been this way before; someone deeply in touch with the spiritual essences. Such an impression is borne out in spades by Tundes newest entry in the growing tradition of Motema Music. Suite Unseen: Summoner of the Ghost is a journey through the spirit world powered by contemporary, deeply sculpted grooves and articulations specially crafted by this master percussionist; all delivered by a high-spirited crew of musicians. Im not a religious man, but I do believe in spirit, that it intervenes in our lives in mysterious ways

NEWS: RECORDING

Tenor Saxophonist Lawrence Clark To Celebrate The Release Of His Sophomore Album "Inner Visions" Featuring Jeremy Pelt And Duane Eubanks

Tenor Saxophonist Lawrence Clark To Celebrate The Release Of His Sophomore Album "Inner Visions" Featuring Jeremy Pelt And Duane Eubanks

Tenor saxophonist Lawrence Clark will celebrate the release of his sophomore album Inner Visions on August 9, 2019, with a special concert at The LetLove Inn in Astoria, NY. His new album, offered through the European Jazz Tribes label, features trumpeters Jeremy Pelt and Duane Eubanks with David Bryant, piano and Rhodes; Darrell Green, drums; and ...

Comes The Fall

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2012
Track listing: Comes The Fall, Wish I May, How High The Moon, I'm On A Cloud, Moon River, I Thought About You, Quiet Nights, No Rhyme or Reason, Giant Steps, Almost Like Being In Love, Give Me The Simple Life, Embraceable You, If You Could See Me Now, Wish Me A Rainbow

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Omar Sosa: Bringing The World To The World

Read "Omar Sosa: Bringing The World To The World" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Pianist/composer Omar Sosa was born in Cuba in the first decade of Fidel Castro's rule over the island, and grew up listening to forbidden American jazz with his music school friends in secret, the radio discretely turned low, though eventually the rules changed and the music was broadcast in Cuba, too. After Cuba and a short ...

Suite Unseen : Summoner Of The Ghost

Label: M.A.T. Music Theme Licensing GmbH
Released: 2010

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dave Bass: Gone

Read "Gone" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Gone, as pianist and composer Dave Bass reflects in his notes to this fine album, has many meanings: for the Beat Generation, it was a state of mind, but it can also suggest physical absence. Bass himself was gone for 20 years--out of the music business, following a wrist fracture in the mid-1980s. He studied law, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dave Bass: Gone

Read "Gone" reviewed by Edward Blanco

California Deputy Attorney General, Dave Bass, is a legal eagle who has, once again, immersed himself in the musical passion that was his first love, soaring mightily on the impressive Gone. An attorney by profession and a pianist by design, Bass once supported himself as a musician, early on in his life, where he worked both ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dave Bass Quartet Featuring Ernie Watts, Babatunde Lea, Mary Stallings, and Gary Brown Release "Gone"

Dave Bass Quartet Featuring Ernie Watts, Babatunde Lea, Mary Stallings, and Gary Brown Release "Gone"

David Bass on Gone The word Gone has several meanings for me... There's the 20-plus years I was away from the music scene, then there's the feeling when your lover leaves and your heart breaks... alone and empty, and finally, the beatnik/hipster notion of an irrevocably cool person. I have returned to music and am proud ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

David Bass: Gone

Read "Gone" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

If Dave Bass ever decides to give up his day job as a Deputy Attorney General, he can validate that decision based on the quality of Gone. Bass returns to jazz after more than twenty years, but his priors include stints with Bobby McFerrin, global percussionist Babatunde Lea, and interpretive jazz vocalist Jackie Ryan. His Gone ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Babatunde Lea Quintet tributes Leon Thomas at Catalina Bar & Grill

Read "Babatunde Lea Quintet tributes Leon Thomas at Catalina Bar & Grill" reviewed by Dee Dee McNeil

Babatunde Lea QuintetTribute to Leon Thomas Catalina Bar & Grill Hollywood, California March 10, 2010 Four musicians quietly walked onto the Catalina Bar & Grill stage greeted by enthusiastic applause. But where was the bandleader? From the dressing room, Babatunde Lea sang to the packed room, with ...


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