Tony Allen Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
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- Vinyl Double LP (HJRLP020)
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Coming at us via jazz colossus Blue Note is this interesting thing: a 4-track 10" from Tony Allen & Jeff Mills which they've called "Tomorrow Comes The Harvest". So that's Allen the legendary jazz drummer and Afrobeatist making sweet rhythmic music with Mills the Detroit Techno Titan. Two futurists with some serious chops that accompany their intimidating CVs combine on this record to bring us a rhythmical conversation. Nice.
Back in Spetember 2016, the Moog Sound Lab took its show on the road to Café Oto for the very first time. Who better to celebrate the occasion that the legendary Tony Allen, best known for being Fela Kuti's drummer, and Finnish journeyman Jimi Tenor. Together they played on a special "drum trigger unit" built by the engineers at Moog.
Wrapping up a ten-EP series in celebration of as many years active, the Dutch imprint Dekmantel commissions from minimal techno heavyweight Ricardo Villalobos a whopping half-hour remix of Tony Allen’s 1999 tune ‘Asiko (In A Silent Mix)’. Villalobos weaves new effects and synthetic materials into the warm timbres of the original drums, brass and vocals, but keeps it tastefully balanced and highly groovy.
- Vinyl 12" (DKMNTL-10YEARS10.1)
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Dekmantel’s tenth-birthday vinyl series rounds out with possibly the strongest release of the lot. Tony Allen’s 1999 Afro-futurist masterpiece ‘Asiko (In A Silent Mix)’ stands with the best of anything that the Afrobeat legend has done in his long career. Conjuring the sort of lights-low groove that Theo Parrish was knocking up at the time, Allen coos over a fractured-yet-focussed instrumental that stands up to the Miles Davis comparison of its title. Serial drum machine-botherer Motor City Drum Ensemble slaps a kick on it for an additional club-friendly edit.
Tony Allen & Afrobeat 2000
“Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat”. So proclaimed the King of Afrobeat himself, Fela Kuti. Allen is often lauded as the best drummer in the world and N.E.P.A by Tony Allen & Afrobeat 2000 is a fine example of why - rhythmical Afrobeat joyously rings out with Allen’s drums being a constant and prominent force in the mix. Here is a reissue of the 1984 album which contains one track previously unavailable on vinyl; “Olokun”.
Tony Allen was the drummer with legendary Nigerian Afrobeat artist Fela Kuti. Over four tracks on Black Voices, Allen plays some beguiling rhythms and serious grooves. The album was produced by Doctor L. It includes the track Asiko which was sampled by J Dilla for Common’s track Hot Shit. Remastered LP on Kindred Spirits.
Tony Allen, legendary drummer and innovator of Afrobeat with Fela Kuti, releases his latest in a long line of solo albums. Perhaps surprisingly for such a legend with such a long career and lengthy catalogue, The Source is Tony's first for Blue Note. The statuesque label has been through so many changes, now representing a philosophy of quality and the analogue principles of its founders. Warm jazz sounds.
- Vinyl Double LP (5768336)
A legendary drummer plays due homage to a legendary drummer on this Blue Note-released album. A Tribute to Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers finds Fela Kuti’s long-running percussion maestro Tony Allen following one of the roots of his amazing afro-jazz style back to the source, with reinterpretations of four of Art Blakey’s pieces. Vinyl release on Blue Note.
A 1976 session in which Fela Kuti’s phenomenal drummer Tony Allen took charge of his Africa 70 band is now getting a high-grade reissue / remix treatment from the Comet label. Afro Disco Beat is even more funky and rhythmic than the usual Africa 70 business, and that’s saying something. Plus reworks from Africaine 808 and Mexican Institute Of Sound.