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Gwotet

Label: Justin Time Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: 1 Gwotet 12:14 2 O'Leonso 7:57 3 Ouagadougou 12:30 4 La Jwa 10:04 5 Djolla Feeling 9:24 6 Go to Jazz 4:26 7 Ovwa 5:34 8 Gwotet [Radio Edit] 6:22

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David Murray and the Gwo-Ka Masters: Gwotet

Read "Gwotet" reviewed by Rex  Butters

A passionate prolific player with lots to say and the vocabulary to preach, David Murray finds an aggregation capable of burning through the music with him in the Gwo-Ka Masters. Anchored by the ambi-rhythmic drummer Hamid Drake and Gwo-Ka drummer Klod Klavue, this thirteen piece ensemble rolls like an 18 wheeler downhill. Using hyper funk rhythms ...

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David Murray: Gwotet

Read "Gwotet" reviewed by Russ Musto

David Murray has recorded more albums in a greater variety of settings than any musician of his generation, and he has done so with consistently astounding success. On this ambitious date the outstanding saxophonist displays his remarkable range in the company of Gwo-Ka master drummer/vocalists Francois Ladrezau and Klod Kiavue, guitarists Herve Sambe and Christian Laviso, ...

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David Murray and the Gwo Ka Masters: Gwotet

Read "Gwotet" reviewed by Jim Santella

Don’t try to pigeonhole David Murray. He communicates in the universal language: music. Featuring guest tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, Gwotet crosses geographical boundaries to incorporate funk, blues, world beat, Afro-Cuban, and traditional “roots” in Murray’s melting pot. The title track summarizes his intended message, with Sanders and Murray soloing over an enchanting, rhythmic beat, ...

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David Murray & The Gwo Ka Masters: Gwotet

Read "Gwotet" reviewed by AAJ Staff

David Murray, as well as his partners in the World Saxophone Quartet, have devoted considerable time recently to concept projects, most recently a Latin big band effort and a Hendrix tribute, respectively. Two years ago Justin Time released Yonn-Dé, Murray's original collaboration with the so-called “Gwo-Ka masters" of Guadeloupe. The new Gwotet represents a ...


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