Friday, May 04, 2007

A.K.Salim - Afro Soul / Drum Orgy (1965)




A.K.Salim - Afro Soul / Drum Orgy (1965)

Incredible! This is a stunning set of African-inspired jazzy percussion tracks -- similar to some of the work done by Art Blakey on his Orgy In Rhythm albums, but with a lot better horn work, and with an overall conception that's much more unified! AK Salim did some sleepier work for Savoy in the 50s -- but by the time of this 1965 recording, he was emerging as a progressive composer with a strong talent for bringing together disparate moods and styles. This rare recording was one of his best works ever, and it's one of the most unusual sides cut by Prestige in the 60s. It features Johnny Coles, Pat Patrick, and Yusef Lateef out front on horns -- plus backing by a host of Latin and African percussionists. Tracks are very long -- and the reed work of Lateef and Patrick makes the set especially worthwhile for jazz listeners. (dustygroove.com)

A.K.Salim - Afro Soul / Drum Orgy (1965)

6 comments :

Anonymous said...

Beat music!
I mean.. great!
Thanks for a new African discobery.

Dee Turgeman said...

Thank you in advance for your time.
I have been wondering what ever became of:
AK Salim
He lived in NYC in the 1960's (West 71st and Broadway), originally from Chicago...then moved to the Village. I saw him once on the street, but lost touch.
He had three albums and also did some work with Cannonball Adderley, Herbie Mann, Dizzy Gillespie and many mpore.
As a youngster, I lived with AK and his 'wife' in NYC and remember all the Jazz great coming over to jam, write music and of course play Chess, which was AK's favorite pastime.

A.K. Salim Pretty For The People
Garden Of Delights: A.K.Salim - Afro Soul / Drum Orgy
The Flute Suite By A.K. Salim

Any help is much appreciated,
Regards, Dee Turgeman

rochus said...

This looks to be a great record, but unfortunately the link doesn't work any more.
I would be very grateful if some one could upload this again!

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

yes, please repost this link!!!
also i must say your blog lives up to its name.
thank you.

Atlantis said...

any chance you could re-up this? looks great.

excellent blog! i just discovered it.

Goofy said...

Please re-upload the file, current one doesn't work! Album looks to to be good one.