SOLOMON ILORI AND HIS AFRO-DRUM ENSEMBLE AFRICAN HIGH LIFE vinyl lp pre order

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SOLOMON ILORI AND HIS AFRO-DRUM ENSEMBLE


AFRICAN HIGH LIFE

LABEL: FOX

CAT NO. FOX040

Pioneering percussionist Solomon Ilori was one of the first Nigerian artists to record with American jazz musicians, travelling to New York in 1958 to introduce African music to American audiences. After appearing on Art Blakey’s 1962 LP The African Beat for Blue Note; he recorded African High Life with members of Blakey’s ensemble, including guitarist Jay Berliner, bassist Ahmed Abdul Malik, Hosea Taylor on alto sax and flute, and percussionists Montego Joe Montego, Robert Crowder and Garvin Masseaux. “Tolani Re O” is a love song, “Ise Oluw” a song of religious praise, “Yaba E” a farewell song that was issued as a single, and “Aiye Le” a warning of the dangers of this world.

Tracklist

Tolani (African Love Song)
Ise Oluwa (God's Work Is Indestructible)
Follow Me To Africa
Yaba E (Farewell)
Jojolo (Look At This Beautiful Girl)
Aiye Le (The Troubled World)