Tony Allen / Hugh Masekela - Rejoice
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Two years after the South African trumpeter's death, this 2010 studio session with the legendary Nigerian drummer documents their unique fusion of Afrobeat and jazz. Having first met in the 70s thanks to their respective close associations with Fela Kuti, the two world-renowned musicians talked for decades about making an album together, in 2010, their touring schedules coincided in the UK, and producer Nick Gold took the opportunity to record their encounter. The unfinished sessions, consisting of all original compositions by the pair, lay in archive until after Masekela passed away in 2018. With renewed resolution, Tony Allen and Nick Gold, with the blessing and participation of Hugh Masekela's estate, unearthed the original tapes and finished recording the album in summer 2019 at the same London studio where the original sessions had taken place.
Heavyweight vinyl pressed by World Circuit in the UK.