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Musicians from Germany, Cuba, Mozambique, Benin, Venezuela, and the U.S. gather together on Cuban pianist/composer Omar Sosa’s Eggun: The Afri-lectric Experience. It's a tribute to the Miles Davis classic Kind of Blue, but it's an unusual homage. Sosa doesn’t cover pieces from the Davis disc; instead he uses melodic elements from the 1959 classic’s well-known solos as starting points to build his own compositions. The music is kaleidoscopically pan-African, and percussion plays a significant role: at various points, drummer and programmer Marque Gilmore is joined by guest percussionists Pedro Martinez, John Santos, and Gustavo Ovalles. Eggun opens with “Alejet,” marked by a spacious sound flecked with muted brass, a muscular rhythm section, and lovely piano. The upbeat “So All Freddie” features Lionel Loueke’s African-flavored guitar and vocals, while “Rumba Connection” sports a nice horn arrangement and more of Loueke’s guitar work. “Calling Eggun” is the closer. Quiet piano, Marvin Sewell’s acoustic guitar, Peter Apfelbaum’s soprano saxophone, percussion, and electronic effects all contribute to the vibe of this moody piece.

Customer Reviews

Reverence for Omar !!

I got all his albums all masterpieces,
this is one of his best,

elegant style with tight jams
nice horns
killer piano
kickass bass and drums

Lucky to have Omar around,

wow

Biography

Born: April 10, 1965 in Camagüey, Cuba

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Multi-instrumentalist Omar Sosa was born on April 10, 1965, in Camaguey, Cuba. At the age of five, Sosa began studying music at the Escuela Provincial de Musica in Camaguey, which led to his intense study of drums and percussion at two other schools during the late '70s/early '80s: Cuba's Escuela Nacional de Musica and Instituto Superior de Arte. Sosa then began to teach percussion to children before he created the group Tributo in 1986, for which Sosa penned and oversaw the material for two of their...
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Eggun, Omar Sosa
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  • $10.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, World
  • Released: Feb 12, 2013

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