Gwotet

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Tenor saxophonist David Murray & the Gwo-Ka Masters mix together aspects of jazz with African rhythms propelled by both Klod Kiavue and Hamid Drake on drums, occasional group vocals, a flexible horn section, and Christian Laviso's distinctive guitar. Most intriguing is the opportunity to hear both Murray and Pharoah Sanders taking raging solos over catchy but unpredictable grooves. Freed from playing jazz standards or very free improvisations, Murray really thrives in this exotic setting, which was inspired by his move to France. "Gwotet," "Ouagadougou," and "Djolla Feeling" are high points, but there are no slow moments during the infectious set of danceable but ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Tenor saxophonist David Murray & the Gwo-Ka Masters mix together aspects of jazz with African rhythms propelled by both Klod Kiavue and Hamid Drake on drums, occasional group vocals, a flexible horn section, and Christian Laviso's distinctive guitar. Most intriguing is the opportunity to hear both Murray and Pharoah Sanders taking raging solos over catchy but unpredictable grooves. Freed from playing jazz standards or very free improvisations, Murray really thrives in this exotic setting, which was inspired by his move to France. "Gwotet," "Ouagadougou," and "Djolla Feeling" are high points, but there are no slow moments during the infectious set of danceable but somewhat unclassifiable music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/2004
  • Label: Justin Time Records
  • UPC: 068944020027
  • Catalog Number: 200
  • Sales rank: 116,958

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gwotet - Pharoah Sanders (12:14)
  2. 2 O' Léonso (7:57)
  3. 3 Ouagadougou - Pharoah Sanders (12:30)
  4. 4 La Jwa - Pharoah Sanders (10:04)
  5. 5 Djolla Feeling (9:24)
  6. 6 Go to Jazz (4:26)
  7. 7 Ovwa (5:34)
  8. 8 Gwotet (6:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Murray Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Hamid Drake Drums
Pharoah Sanders Tenor Saxophone
Jaribu Shahid Bass, Bass Guitar, Double Bass
Francois Ladrezeau Percussion, Vocals, Boula
Klod Kiavue Drums, Vocals
Alexander Brown Trumpet
Hervé Samb Guitar
Carlos Sonduy Dimet Trumpet
Herve Samb Guitar
Christian Laviso Guitar, Vocals
Klod Kiavue Drums, Vocals
Moises Marquez Leyva Baritone Saxophone
Francois Ladrezeau Vocals
Elpidio Chappotin Delgado Trumpet
Angel Ballester Veliz Flute, Alto Saxophone
Leonardo Alarcon Trombone
Technical Credits
David Murray Arranger, Producer, Mastering, Audio Production
Billy Szawlowski Mastering
Jim West Executive Producer
Traditional Composer
Jacques Denis Liner Notes
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