Solomon Ilori And His Afro Drum Ensemble African High Life
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Like this: Like Loading Related Posts. Categories: Artist Tagged as: 60s70sfolkJazzrock. The Artistry of Ralph MacDonald. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Search for The Nigerian-born Ilori arrived in the US in the Solomon Ilori And His Afro Drum Ensemble African High Life '50s and recorded the first six tracks on this album—the original African High Life release—in They're pleasant, if unspectacular, palm-wine highlife outings from the West African tradition, distinguished by some masterful drumming, but diminished by strangely inept alto saxophone contributions.
Saxophonist Hosea Taylor is more convincing on flute, but even here, he's eclipsed by Ilori's pennywhistle, winningly showcased on the Solomon Ilori And His Afro Drum Ensemble African High Life sea shanty-derived "Follow Me To Africa. Solomon Ilori And His Afro Drum Ensemble African High Life separation between the drums isn't great on the recording, and there's too much tinny top on the call and response vocals—but traditional West African music wasn't engineer Rudy Van Gelder's main area of expertise, and recording technology in the early s wasn't what it is today.
By the time the final three tracks here were recorded, Van Gelder had it down more sympathetically. Each of these three tunes runs approximately thirteen minutes and includes extended horn, traps and African drum solos. I love to congratulate Rudy Van Gelder with that and Michael Cuscuna for this reissue, otherwise these sessions should be forgotten.
And what happened with Solomon Ilori? Time exposure for the19th of July: Wie was Solomon Ilori? Solomon Gbadegesin Ilori werd geboren in Nigeria in een muzikale familie. Zijn vader was zanger en danser en zelf leerde hij als kind al vroeg te dansen en te zingen. Hij leerde bovendien de drums bespelen en speelde gitaar en fluit.
Hij werd, als jong volwassene, bekend in heel Nigeria met zijn muziek, die hij speelde voor de Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation. In haalde hij zelfs een onderscheiding binnen voor zijn muziek op het Nigerian Festival of Arts. I see that earlier in the post you said that you had not yet discovered it. Thanks so much and many blessings.
Greetings, Marian L Shatto. I'm sorry that you are unable to see these videos. I have Adobe Flash and use the reposting codes used on YouTube to repost the videos that are found on pancocojams and my other websites. I hope this information helps you. With regard to the original composer of the beautiful song "Ise Oluwa", I'm still unsure of the name of that composer. I will refer you to the uploader comment that I reposted after Video 2.
I visited that comment thread again, and the uploader's name gsadoh has been revised to composer Godwin Sadoh. He mentioned that this song was first composed by a "pioneer of Yoruba church music who composed "Ise Oluwa" in the early 20th century. Lagos, May 17th, ; d. Lagos, November was a composer and organist from the Yoruba ethnic group in southwest Nigeria He wrote a great Bob Marley The Wailers Soul Revolution Part 2 of Christian liturgical music, and his compositions show elements of both traditional Nigerian music and Western classical music.
I have posted a comment to that video asking for the name of the original composer. I'll add that information to this post if I receive a response from Mr.
Thanks again! This song has been arranged by several composers and arrangers that it is extremely difficult to pin down the original composer of the tune. Thomas Ekundayo Phillips , a. For more info on Phillips, MBoom RePercussion my book on him on iuniverse website. Very informative write up. I have two interpretations of the song on Youtube as well.
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