Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Groove o' the day: Tony Allen — No Agreement

Finishing up a long Ed Blackwell transcription, so while U wait, here's a pretty classic Afrobeat groove from Tony Allen. The tune and album are No Agreement, by Fela Kuti:

The variations and fills are sparse, and don't generally happen where we might expect them. He plays with a relaxed touch and feel that is very different from the hard, tense, hyperactive qualities you hear so much of currently.

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