Tag Archives: Tramp Records

The KutiMangoes – Made in Africa (Tramp)

Second CD from this award-winning band of Danish jazz musicians, with arrangements that beautifully mix jazz and West African influences. Creative directors are Michael Blicher (sax) and Gustav Rasmussen (trombone & guitar). This one was recorded in Burkina Faso, home of their frequent collaborator and vocalist Patrick Kabre (hence the title). Tracks 5 & 9 […]

JariBu Afrobeat Arkestra – JariBu (Tramp Records)

Fela Kuti’s influence has been felt in Japan as well! From Tokyo, JariBu (means “try” in Swahili) is a 13-piece ensemble that mixes Afrobeat with funk & jazz & calls their sound neo-Afrobeat. It features a highly energetic a horn section (sax, trumpet, trombone), beautifully wild flute, & righteous backing vocals (with occasional J-pop undertones).  […]

The KutiMangoes – Afro-Fire (Tramp)

Here is the band from Copenhagen Denmark that is going to dominate European music festivals this summer. The band aspires to combine the “delusional” jazz arrangements of Charles Mingus with rhythms inspired by Tony Allen and the funky Nigerian stylings of Fela Kuti – but in an original manner! They succeed admirably with a 3 […]