Next month sees the stateside release of volume two of Jazzman Records’ Spritual Jazz series. Like volume one, the set once again highlights under-appreciated ‘esoteric, modal and deep jazz’ – only here the sole emphasis is on Europe. We’ll dig in deeper in May, but today I want to re-introduce a tune I caught wind of via the series first volume: Senegalese drummer and bandleader, Mor Thiam’sAyo Ayo Nene.” Cut in 1973, originally found on Thiam’s Drums of Fire record, I cannot possibly spit enough hyperbolic praise here to do the track justice. Just press play, rinse and repeat. Oh yeah, Thiam is Akon’s pops.

MP3: Mor Thiam :: Ayo Ayo Nene

11 Responses to “Mor Thiam :: Ayo Ayo Nene”

  1. im right there with ya, this is such the fucking jam.

  2. I’m with you too. This song is great. But what is that high pitched squeak at odd intervals?

  3. @Raurri – that surface noise seems to be on all existing copies, including both the Now/Again and Jazzman comps (I’ve checked numerous). Original wax is next to impossible to find, so dunno bout that.

  4. Total hotnessssss.

  5. This what church would sound like in my mind.

  6. This isn’t really my thing……or wasn’t.

  7. The original must be rare as hens’ teeth. Look at these prices!
    http://www.popsike.com/php/quicksearch.php?searchtext=Mor+Thiam&x=0&y=0

  8. I love this.

  9. so righteous. thx AD

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