Yakar

Yakar

by Idrissa Diop
     
 
Senegalese fusionist Idrissa Diop here presents a program of full-fledged fusion. There are pieces of jazz, straightforward rock, and a good healthy dose of Latin all making themselves well-known along the course of the album. There's a good deal of funk tossed in for good measure, too, with the bassist and guitarist taking turns riffing

Overview

Senegalese fusionist Idrissa Diop here presents a program of full-fledged fusion. There are pieces of jazz, straightforward rock, and a good healthy dose of Latin all making themselves well-known along the course of the album. There's a good deal of funk tossed in for good measure, too, with the bassist and guitarist taking turns riffing from the opening track. On "Tire Ailleurs," Ralph Thamar joins in for a bit on a softer note, and on "Life Diop" he kicks the horns back up for a funkier bit of work. Within two tracks, he's gone into pure unabashed salsa, only to drop the tempo back down again for a ballad in "Africains et Antillais." He comes back to Latin music in the next track, going back to a vocal jazz ballad afterwards. The album finishes up on more jazz-funk fusion, with a good bit of rock guitar running through "Dara." Overall, the album covers a lot of stylistic ground, filling the spectrum from Latin to Caribbean to jazz to funk to rock. Surprisingly enough, though, there isn't actually a great deal of traditional African influence to be readily found here, aside from what influence is notable in the handling of the rhythms. Pick it up as a nice look at what happens when the Dakar studios pick up wholeheartedly on other trends around the world.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/04/2003
Label:
Tinder
UPC:
0789428611127
catalogNumber:
86111

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Idrissa Diop   Primary Artist,Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals
Ralph Thamar   Vocals
Bessy Gordon   Background Vocals
Mokhtar Samba   Percussion
Paco Sery   Percussion,Drums
Eric Seva   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Philippe Chayeb   Electric Bass,Background Vocals,Acoustic Bass
Loïc Pontieux   Percussion,Drums
Robert Le Gall   Violin
Paul Baile   Baritone Saxophone
Christophe Negre   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jean-Louis Damant   Trombone
Amaury Filliard   Guitar
Gérard Carocci   Percussion

Technical Credits

Daniela Mercury   Composer
Philippe Chayeb   Producer,Artistic Director
Shaun James   Artwork
Idrissa Diop   Arranger,Producer

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