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Orlando Julius w' The Heliocentrics - Jaiyede Afro

PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:03 am
by Jamie Renton
Julius is a veteran of Nigerian music, one of the first to fuse trad highlife with US R&B (he played with Louis Armstrong, Lamont Dozier and The Crusaders). The Heliocentrics are just about my favourite hipster London funky jazz ensembles (they're work with Ethiopia's Mulatatu Astatke from a few years back was particularly fine) and I've been playing my promo copy of their forthcoming collaboration on Strut a lot over the last few weeks.

Here's the opening track and what a monstrously great groove it is to my ears: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-OnQAHtiLo

Out in September, European tour in November.