Azanyah - The One (flac-jazzman-reissue-2012)
Label: Jazzman Records
The latest release on the Jazzman Records label is an obscure eighties spiritual jazz recording from Azanyah. Only ever released as a private pressing at the time, original copies have changed hands for over $1,000, the album has been restored for reissue from the master tapes and is now available once more for a new generation of jazz fans to appreciate.
Led by British-born bassist Mamaniji Azanyah, the eight-piece take the listener on a blissful spiritual journey with The One. Following the spiritual jazz path trodden by the likes of John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders and whole host of other artists recording in the early seventies, Azanyah add their own flavour to the sound with both elements African and folk music. The result is simply stunning ~ from the opening title track through to the closing I Will Surely Come Again, every track is to...