Sunday, March 29, 2009

Philippe Saisse w/ Angélique Kidjo - Assante Sana

Jazz with a full dance beat, extremely tasty! Angélique fronts the ensemble with vocals moving through the spheres. Her back-up singers sway the tune and the players even further beyond the stars. Half way through the tune the guitar starts bringing us back to earth gently. Definitely a 3 minute trip worth recreating over and over. Shoutouts for a sublime sweet tea tune entitled Billy’s Blues and an exciting, rollicking jam called Roppongi Blues. Saisse the composer of all the cuts on this CD, which is exciting because each track has its own distinct flavor, Saisse does not sit still waiting for us to catch up with his stylings. Philippe Saisse