Monday, 30 November 2009

JuJu (Oneness Of JuJu) "A Message From Mozambique"

JuJu (Oneness Of JuJu)

"A Message From Mozambique"
( LP Strata East Records, 1974 )
Catalog # SES 19735

1 - (Struggle) Home - 15:57
2 - Soledad Brothers - 5:09
3 - Freedom Fighter - 3:31
4 - Make Your Own Revolution Now - 11:02
5 - Father Is Back - 2:03
6 - Nairobi/ Chants - 6:45

Personnel & Credits:
Babatunde - Conga, Drums
Plunky Nkabinde - Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Shekere
JuJu - Percussion, Vocals
Tony Grayson - Shekere
Lon Moshe - Flute, Piccolo, Vibraphone
Al Hammel Rasul - Shekere

The first album by the group that later went on to become Oneness Of Juju! The album was recorded with a group that featured Plunky Nakabinde and Lon Moshe on reeds and percussion -- plus Babatunde on congas and drums -- and the overall sound is very much in kind of an Art Ensemble Of Chicago mode - with more "out" soloing overall, mixed with some of the spiritual jazz leanings that would show up more on the group's later work. The album's a fitting record for the Strata East label -- as it shows the imprint's equal ability to carve up heavy avant work and more strident spiritual soul jazz. And if we say so ourselves, Plunky's really a wailer on tenor and soprano -- sounding a lot like Kalaparusha or some of the other AACM players from the time! Titles include "(Struggle) Home", "Soledad Brothers", "Freedom Fighter", and "Nairobi/Chants".
From Dusty Groove America

By Celo

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