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Tony Allen And Hugh Masekela - Rejoice


Format: 2xLP, Album, RE, S/Edition, 180

Media Condition:  Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)
Country:    Europe  
22 Oct 2021
Genre:       Jazz
Style:         Afrobeat, Swing

Factory Sealed, Brand Spanking New.

With none of the material pre-written, the recording process was “direct and spontaneous”, Allen commencing each track with a drum pattern and Masekela picking up on the rhythm to add a melody on his horn, plus some jive-laden vocal chants on a handful of tracks. By the end of the two days they had an album’s worth of material vibrant with an intuitive alchemy that made it far more than just a jam.

The plan was to reconvene at a later date to ‘top-out’ the album, but schedules continued to clash and then Masekela fell ill. The tapes were still languishing untouched in the vault when he died, but Allen told Gold it was their duty to finish the album as a tribute to their fallen comrade.

Assisted by young musicians from London’s fertile contemporary jazz scene, the album was finished in 2019, with subtle splashes of sax, keyboard and vibes to add light and shade, but with the dialogue between Allen’s drums and Masekela’s trumpet still at the centre. (Uncut)




Special Edition
180g 2 LP with obi strip.
Featuring 8 Bonus mixes, booklet with sleeve notes and photos.

Recorded at Livingston Studios, London.
Mixed at Livingston Studios, London and Nave Studios, Leeds.

Tony Allen published by Shining Music
Hugh Masekela published by Semopa Music (administered by Sony-ATV Publishing).

℗ & © 2021 World Circuit Ltd, a BMG company. [copyright notice Manufactured in the E.U.


A1. Robbers, Thugs And Muggers (O'Galajani)
A2. Agbada Bougou
A3. Coconut Jam
A4. Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be The Same)
B1. Slow Bones
B2. Jabulani (Rejoice, Here Comes Tony)
B3. Obama Shuffle Strut Blues
B4. We've Landed
C1. Robbers, Thugs And Muggers (O'Galajani) (Cool Cats Mix)
C2. Agbada Bougou (Cool Cats Mix)
C3. Coconut Jam (Cool Cats Mix)
C4. Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be The Same) (Cool Cats Mix)
D1. Slow Bones (Cool Cats Mix)
D2. Jabulani (Rejoice, Here Comes Tony) (Cool Cats Mix)
D3. Obama Shuffle Strut Blues (Cool Cats Mix)
D4. We've Landed (Cool Cats Mix)


Phonographic Copyright (p) World Circuit Ltd.
Copyright (c) World Circuit Ltd.
Record Company BMG
Record Company BMG UK
Published By Shining Music
Published By Semopa Music
Published By Sony ATV Publishing
Recorded At Livingston Studios
Mixed At Livingston Studios
Mixed At The Nave
Mastered At Electric Mastering
Lacquer Cut At Electric Mastering
Pressed By Optimal Media GmbH

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