Lekan Babalola - "Songs Of Icon"
[Mr Bongo MRBCD044]
Nigerian Lekan has had an amazing career as a master percussionist who has worked with everyone from Miles Davis to Fela Kuiti. On this double CD we get one side of beautifully performed spiritually sourced, brassy, Afro-Cuban big band jazz with an edge . CD two meanwhile lets the remixers add an extra dimension to the magic with beat mixes from Mark de Clive Lowe, Afronaut, Misa Negra, IG Culture, Phil Ashers, Le Pico and Bob Sinclair. Excellent. Graham Radley