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Tommy Meier Root Down: The Master and the Rain

Read "The Master and the Rain" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Se nello specchietto retrovisore si stagliano le sagome di Fela Kuti e Chris McGregor, se prima si tira in ballo l'Andrew Hill di Compulsion e poi si chiamano a raccolta i Masters Musicians of Jajouka, è chiaro che si sta parlando d'Africa. L'Africa vista dalla Svizzera, e raccontata dai Root Down, ovvero l'orchestra varata nel 2004 ...

The Master And The Rain

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: Ogoni; The Forbidden Land; No Agreement; Camel Dance; The Veil; The Root; Across The Sands; The Bride; The Rain Part II; Jackals, Children, Everything; Invocation; Colonial Mentality; The Master.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tommy Meier Root Down: The Master And The Rain

Read "The Master And The Rain" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Swiss-born reed man Tommy Meier's immersion into African jazz dips into a body of music covering three continents touched by the African diaspora of people and sound. A follow-up to Root Down (Intakt, 2008), his Root Down orchestra's The Master And The Rain, once again, offers a large ensemble update on the music of Fela Kuti ...


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