by David Murray & The Gwo Ka Masters


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/08/2004
Label: Justin Time Records
UPC: 0068944020027
catalogNumber: 200

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Murray & The Gwo Ka Masters   Primary Artist
David Murray   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,Audio Production
Jim West   Executive Producer
Traditional   Composer
Jacques Denis   Liner Notes

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