Monday, August 21, 2017

Zepherin Saint – Know My Name (Tribe Records)

Tribe Records co-founder Zepherin Saint acting like an ethnomusicologist, on the footsteps of the late Alan Lomax who, from an early age, followed his dad, recording chants, songs, music from all over the place (and eventually abroad), eventually givin’ birth to one of the most unvaluable libraries in the history of music. This is from the latter actually that Saint got the vocals and more precisely from a complaint that used to be sung by Mississippi Levee Camp workers back in the 30’s.
No need sayin’ how we talk about some of the most vibrant chants one might think of, with Saint perfectly recapturing the mood although givin’ it an uplifting twist over an irresistible double-bass driven Tap dance jazzy groove enlightened with vibrant key parts around infectious horn riffs courtesy of Sean Corby (trumpet) and Jonathan Enright (trombone).
Somehow reminding of what French producer St Germain did back in the day with ‘Rose Rouge’…
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