Tony Allen, living legend and co-founder of the genre afrobeat together with Fela Kuti is – quoting Brian Eno – “perhaps the greatest drummer who ever lived” and presents us with his new solo-album “The Source”. Blending jazz and afrobeat with the help of a grand ensemble of exceptional players, “The Source” is pure bliss for connaisseurs of percussive jazz-hybrids.
“Tony Allen (…) reframes jazz in his own image.” says The Guardian and Pitchfork remarks: “Tony Allen makes the complex sound effortless. Rarely has percussive innovation sounded this downright satisfying.”
But listen for yourself in this teaser:
“The Source” by Tony Allen is our album of the month and will be included in the blankTON.abo