FAMOUDOU DON MOYE "ODYSSEY & LEGACY" 5TET
Guest : Doussou Touré - percussions
Nice Guys. The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, which prodigiously spearheaded Great Black Music, is first and foremost a community assembling colors, instruments and personalities. One of whom, Famoudou Don Moye, has been the Ensemble’s drummer since 1969 – a living example of an extraordinary fate. A great connaisseur of worldly rhythms, tirelessly experimenting with mixing music from West Africa and the West Indies, Blues and Gnwawa, Famoudou Don Moye has always been committed to creating the most playful, freest kind of music there is. It vibrates with AACM recollections while also resonating with the urgency of contemporary American jazz. His music is all the more intensely spiritual as this set also features his guest Dudù Kouaté, a powerful griot and master percussionist from Senegal.