Qobuz Store wallpaper
Catégories :
Panier 0

Votre panier est vide

Tony Allen|Lagos No Shaking

Lagos No Shaking

Tony Allen

Disponible en
16-Bit CD Quality 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Musique illimitée

Écoutez cet album en haute-qualité dès maintenant dans nos applications

Démarrer ma période d'essai et lancer l'écoute de cet album

Profitez de cet album sur les apps Qobuz grâce à votre abonnement

Souscrire

Profitez de cet album sur les apps Qobuz grâce à votre abonnement

Téléchargement digital

Téléchargez cet album dans la qualité de votre choix

Tony Allen, drummer for Fela Kuti's band Africa 70 and one of the innovators of Afro-beat, has spent much of his solo career exploring other genres, melding them with his distinct percussion style and showing its, and therefore his, diversity. In Lagos No Shaking, however, Allen returns -- literally and musically -- to where he first started. Recorded during ten days in June 2005 in Nigeria's largest city and Allen's hometown, the album is pure Afro-beat, drawing from Kuti's sax players Baba Ani and Show Boy and local singers Fatai Rolling Dollar and Yinka Davies, among others, to complete his band. And what results is a good -- even great at moments -- album, and while it might not take you back completely to the days of Kuti's dominance, it's a lot closer to it that any other contemporary recording. The two guitars, one on rhythm and one on choppy, tinny riffs, and a bass -- probably the actual funkiest instrument on the album -- work in and out of the polyrhythms that Allen and percussionist Yinka Ogunye create as the foundation of the songs. The horns -- sharp and brassy yet slightly muted, just like they should be -- fill in when necessary, generating movement while everything else stays relatively mellow and controlled. Not that Lagos No Shaking is a relaxed record: there's still plenty of punch and swing in the arrangements, but it doesn't have the biting sarcasm and provocativeness that Kuti's music had, focusing more on feeling and continuity instead. Still, it moves, and it moves well. The band is always tight, with thoughtful, interesting grooves, and when Rolling Dollar adds his world-weary vocals, it's almost impossible not to be transported to a hot, bustling Nigerian street. "Ise Nla," the album's opener, is fun and busy, while in "Aye Le," despite its rolling horns, there's a melancholy in the scratchy vocals as he sings about the hardships of life, and the percussion and voice version of the traditional "Awa Na Re" is stunningly profound in its simplicity, the two sounds working together to bring the best out of the others without compromising their own importance. There's a genuine warmth to everything in Lagos No Shaking that comes from Allen's dexterous hands, a sincerity, and soul that can't be faked or duplicated, proving very much why he is such an important figure in Afro-beat, and why his albums should absolutely be listened to.
© Marisa Brown /TiVo

Plus d'informations

Lagos No Shaking

Tony Allen

launch qobuz app J'ai déjà téléchargé Qobuz pour Mac OS Ouvrir

download qobuz app Je n'ai pas encore téléchargé Qobuz pour Mac OS Télécharger l'app

Vous êtes actuellement en train d’écouter des extraits.

Écoutez plus de 90 millions de titres avec votre abonnement illimité.

Écoutez cette playlist et plus de 90 millions de titres avec votre abonnement illimité.

À partir de 12,50€/mois

1
Ise Nla
00:05:19

ALLEN, Composer - Tony, Composer - Tony Allen, MainArtist - Rolling Dollar, Composer - Carthage / Annie Reed Music Ltd, MusicPublisher

(C) 2006 Honest Jon's Records (P) 2006 Honest Jon's Records

2
Morose
00:06:14

ALLEN, Composer - Davies, Composer - Tony, Composer - Tony Allen, MainArtist - Yinka, Composer - Carthage / Annie Reed Music Ltd, MusicPublisher

(C) 2006 Honest Jon's Records (P) 2006 Honest Jon's Records

3
Aye Le
00:05:30

ALLEN, Composer - Samuel, Composer - Tony, Composer - Tony Allen, MainArtist - Rolling Dollar, Composer - KAYODE, Composer - Carthage / Annie Reed Music Ltd, MusicPublisher

(C) 2006 Honest Jon's Records (P) 2006 Honest Jon's Records

4
Losun
00:05:27

snow, Composer - ALLEN, Composer - Barbara, Composer - Samuel, Composer - Davies, Composer - Tony, Composer - Tony Allen, MainArtist - Yinka, Composer - KAYODE, Composer - Carthage / Annie Reed Music Ltd / Copyright Control, MusicPublisher

(C) 2006 Honest Jon's Records (P) 2006 Honest Jon's Records

5
One Tree
00:03:58

ALLEN, Composer - Tony, Composer - Tony Allen, MainArtist - Carthage, MusicPublisher

(C) 2006 Honest Jon's Records (P) 2006 Honest Jon's Records

6
Ole
00:05:30

ALLEN, Composer - Tony, Composer - Tony Allen, MainArtist - Rolling Dollar, Composer - Carthage / Annie Reed Music Ltd, MusicPublisher

(C) 2006 Honest Jon's Records (P) 2006 Honest Jon's Records

7
Kilode
00:05:14

snow, Composer - ALLEN, Composer - Barbara, Composer - Samuel, Composer - Tony, Composer - Tony Allen, MainArtist - KAYODE, Composer - Carthage / Annie Reed Music Ltd / Copyright Control, MusicPublisher

(C) 2006 Honest Jon's Records (P) 2006 Honest Jon's Records

8
Awa Na Re
00:04:53

Traditional, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Tony Allen, MainArtist

(C) 2006 Honest Jon's Records (P) 2006 Honest Jon's Records

9
Ogogoro
00:05:37

snow, Composer - ALLEN, Composer - Barbara, Composer - Samuel, Composer - Davies, Composer - Tony, Composer - Tony Allen, MainArtist - Ogunleye, Composer - Yinka, Composer - KAYODE, Composer - Carthage / Annie Reed Music Ltd / Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Omololu, Composer

(C) 2006 Honest Jon's Records (P) 2006 Honest Jon's Records

10
Moyege
00:06:08

ALLEN, Composer - Tony, Composer - Brenda, Composer - Tony Allen, MainArtist - Ogunleye, Composer - Carthage / Annie Reed Music Ltd, MusicPublisher - Omololu, Composer - Adeoye, Composer

(C) 2006 Honest Jon's Records (P) 2006 Honest Jon's Records

11
Gbedu
00:05:17

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Tony Allen, MainArtist - Yinka, Composer - Ogunye, Composer

(C) 2006 Honest Jon's Records (P) 2006 Honest Jon's Records

Descriptif de l'album

Tony Allen, drummer for Fela Kuti's band Africa 70 and one of the innovators of Afro-beat, has spent much of his solo career exploring other genres, melding them with his distinct percussion style and showing its, and therefore his, diversity. In Lagos No Shaking, however, Allen returns -- literally and musically -- to where he first started. Recorded during ten days in June 2005 in Nigeria's largest city and Allen's hometown, the album is pure Afro-beat, drawing from Kuti's sax players Baba Ani and Show Boy and local singers Fatai Rolling Dollar and Yinka Davies, among others, to complete his band. And what results is a good -- even great at moments -- album, and while it might not take you back completely to the days of Kuti's dominance, it's a lot closer to it that any other contemporary recording. The two guitars, one on rhythm and one on choppy, tinny riffs, and a bass -- probably the actual funkiest instrument on the album -- work in and out of the polyrhythms that Allen and percussionist Yinka Ogunye create as the foundation of the songs. The horns -- sharp and brassy yet slightly muted, just like they should be -- fill in when necessary, generating movement while everything else stays relatively mellow and controlled. Not that Lagos No Shaking is a relaxed record: there's still plenty of punch and swing in the arrangements, but it doesn't have the biting sarcasm and provocativeness that Kuti's music had, focusing more on feeling and continuity instead. Still, it moves, and it moves well. The band is always tight, with thoughtful, interesting grooves, and when Rolling Dollar adds his world-weary vocals, it's almost impossible not to be transported to a hot, bustling Nigerian street. "Ise Nla," the album's opener, is fun and busy, while in "Aye Le," despite its rolling horns, there's a melancholy in the scratchy vocals as he sings about the hardships of life, and the percussion and voice version of the traditional "Awa Na Re" is stunningly profound in its simplicity, the two sounds working together to bring the best out of the others without compromising their own importance. There's a genuine warmth to everything in Lagos No Shaking that comes from Allen's dexterous hands, a sincerity, and soul that can't be faked or duplicated, proving very much why he is such an important figure in Afro-beat, and why his albums should absolutely be listened to.
© Marisa Brown /TiVo

À propos

Améliorer les informations de l'album

Qobuz logo Pourquoi acheter sur Qobuz ?

Les promotions du moment...

The Dark Side Of The Moon

Pink Floyd

Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd

Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd

The Wall

Pink Floyd

The Wall Pink Floyd

Songs From The Big Chair

Tears For Fears

Songs From The Big Chair Tears For Fears
À découvrir également
Par Tony Allen

Preta, Preta, Pretinha

Tony Allen

Secret Agent

Tony Allen

Secret Agent Tony Allen

Rejoice

Tony Allen

Rejoice Tony Allen

There Is No End

Tony Allen

There Is No End Tony Allen

A Tribute To Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers (EP)

Tony Allen

Playlists

Dans la même thématique...

Tiki Taka

Vacra

Tiki Taka Vacra

Queen of Sheba

Ibrahim Maalouf

Queen of Sheba Ibrahim Maalouf

Djourou

Ballaké Sissoko

Djourou Ballaké Sissoko

Hope

Hugh Masekela

Hope Hugh Masekela

Mother Nature

Angélique Kidjo

Mother Nature Angélique Kidjo
Les Grands Angles...
Fela, pape de l’afrobeat

Fusion des rythmes de l’ouest africain, de la soul, du funk et du jazz, l’afrobeat de son chamanique créateur disparu il y a 20 ans, influence encore aujourd’hui des hordes de musiciens. Brasier de cuivres et concentré de rythmes : et Fela Anikulapo Kuti inventa la transe la plus bouillonnante des années 70 et 80.

Bossa-nova, la vague éternelle

Depuis sa création à la fin des années 1950, la bossa-nova est devenue un ingrédient indispensable à la riche palette musicale brésilienne. Cette musique au fort pouvoir évocateur a conquis des artistes du monde entier et révélé des musiciens de premier ordre dont les compositions sont devenues des classiques.

La grande histoire des musiques maliennes

Traditions mandingues ou croisements urbains, chants ancestraux de griots ou orchestres de danse des lendemains de l'indépendance, l'arbre généalogique des musiques du Mali possède des racines profondes, des branches feuillues et une sève vive. Retour sur une histoire passionnante.

Dans l'actualité...