Tony Allen & Jimi Tenor - Inspiration Information, Vol. 4 (2009)

4th installment of Strut Records' Inspiration Information series, which brought us the incredible Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics (Vol. 3) LP last year. the collaborators on this set are Afrobeat drumming deity Tony Allen (Fela Kuti, Good/Bad/Queen) and Finnish oddball Jimi Tenor. needless to say, the grooves are out of control - Allen hasn't lost a step; i don't know much about Jimi Tenor, but his contributions are awesome enough for me to check out his back catalog. the band is loose and the horns are fantastic, but the rhythms and a joyous undercurrent dominate the proceedings. blasphemy, i know, but this might be just as good as Vol. 3.

it'll keep you dancing through the winter

4 Responses so far.

  1. Peeter says:
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  2. Peeter says:

    Thanks for this one and the previous post!!! Great music! Do you have vols 1 and 2 as well, or know where I could find them? Or I'll just get them from - they're cheap right now.
    Keep up the good work! (sorry for the comments mix-up)

  3. ill! says:

    yeah, i've got vol 1; i'll toss it up when i get a chance. vol 2 i haven't been able to track down a physical copy of

  4. Hey, can you guys rehost this somewhere? I'd really like to check it out.


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