Birigwa

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Birigwa - Birigwa Birigwa
Jazz Used - LP 1 Seeds
Mint 1972 Textured Cover Original. Birigwa, Voices And Guitar; Stan Strickland, Flute And Tenor Saxophone; Arthur Brooks, Fluegelhorn; Mat Edey, Piano; Phil Morrison, Bass; Yusef Crowder, Shiko Drum And Percussion; Mplelezi, Conga; Vinnie Johnson, Jazz Drums. Credited Only As Birigwa, The Then 23-Year-Old Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Hooked Up With Edey, An Accomplished Pianist And Arranger Himself, To Flesh Out A Few Of His Original Compositions Along With The Re-Imagining Of A Few Folk Songs From The Baganda Tribe In Uganda. The Music Of Birigwa Surprisingly Leans Much Farther Towards Acoustic Folk Than The Rhythmic-Based Styles We Are Used To Hearing From Most Native African Tribes. While Some Might Call This Afro-Jazz, Others May Feel It Is More Like Psychedelic Folk. Birigwa’s Voice Is Used In A Number Of Manners, Occasionally Overdubbed Together, Ranging From A Gilberto Gil-Like Folk Croon In His Native Tongue To Unnerving, High-Pitched Yelps And Surprising Yodels Akin To Leon Thomas. The Band Contributes Buoyant Acoustic Backdrops For Birigwa To Vocally Adlib Over: Johnson’s Billy Higgins-Style Of Tight, Circular Drum Patterns, Morrison’s Structural Bass Lines, Strickland’s Accentuating Flute And Tenor Sax Outbursts And A Myriad Of African Percussion Used In An Excellent, Subdued Manner. You Can Almost Think Of It As A Combination Of Pharoah Sanders’ More Introspective Moments Teamed With The More Folksy Side Of Tropicalia. Moving, Playful And Weird, Birigwa Is An Intriguing Treat For The Ears; It Never Completely Alienates Itself, But Refuses Any Sort Of Convention Or Familiarity As Well.... more details
 

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