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Daxaar / Steve Reid Ensemble

Steve Reid Ensemble - Daxaar

Domino Recording

Steve Reid has some track record, his recording debut at 19 was playing on Martha and the Vandellas' 'Dancing in the Street”. From there he played with a range of top jazz and soul legends including Miles Davis, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra James Brown and Dionne Warwick. This new CD sees him on his first visit to Africa for 40 years and once again working with Kieran Hebden (Four Tet). Recorded in Senegal the guests are Khadim Badji (percussion) Dambel Diop ( bass) Roger Ongolo ( trumpet) Jimi Mbaye ( guitar) and Boris Netsvetaev (keyboards). The opening track 'Welcome' is probably my favourite and sees the band joined by Isa Kouyate on kora and vocal . Well worth checking out.

Graham Radley, 09/07