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I Gotta Go

by Azouhouni

Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. I Gotta Go
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2. High State
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3. Not Included
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4. Red Mountain
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5. Blukutsi
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6. Where Is The Manitou
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7. Today Not Today
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8. On A Gagne
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9. Masters Or Slaves
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10. Jungles Spliff
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11. How Do You Do ?
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12. Here Is The Manitou
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Album Notes

A true son of Africa -originally from the Ivory Coast, Azouhouni is more than a highly accomplished composer, musician and producer; he is indeed a musical force. Here Azouhouni presents a collection of thoughtfully crafted compositions: a journey through harmonic, vocal and, rhytmic colors in which African genres as diverse as bikutsi, ziglibithy, afrobeat, juju and High-Life meet their Western counterparts of funk, blues and jazz.



Excellent! "Gotta Go" reveals yet another dimension in the realm of
African Jazz. Multi-talented Azouhouni Adou has successfully tapped into his ancestral well and painted African voicings, rhythmic and harmonic colors and textures onto the traditional North American palette, enriching
America's original art form in the process. By making this type of
statement, he obviously seeks to bring the music full cycle.

Invariably, his compositions and arrangements explore new horizons, but
they also make a different kind of statement. Without having to rely on the old American Songbook, Azouhouni makes his unmistakable bow to the great masters of Jazz. Yet his music is all original. Through a conscientiously applied balance of musical styles, this artist has managed to keep the traditions cultivated by Fela, Mongo Santamaria, Osibisa, Machito, Hugh Masekela and Duke Ellington very much alive.

In the midst of such an insipid musical environment as ours, the time is right for a such a revelation. It is a unique but not new concept. Original music. Original Back-To-The-Roots Jazz. Through the sheer force of his own vision, and with the cooperation and love of his musical crew, Azouhouni's music come forth, uninhibited, almost
natural, with a good measure of discipline and a welcome touch of class.

Musician and radio show host, NYC 11/3/05

The Crew...
Azouhouni Adou: vocal (1-8,10,11); piano (1-5,8-12); clarinet (1,7,8,10,11); bass (1,7); keyboards (6,7); background vocal (7,10)
Mamadou Ba: bass (2-6,8-11)
Thierry Arpino: drums (1-6,8-12)
Dawn Drake: percussions (1-5); shekere (1); congas (4,11); clave (10)
Michael Weisberger: tenor saxophone (2-5,8-12)
Todd Horton: trumpet (2-5,8-11)
Curtis Fowlkes: trombone (1-5,8-11)

Alain Kodjovi: guitar (1)
Dave Comedie: tenor saxophone (1)
Tomer Levy: trumpet (1)
Jojo Kuo: congas (1,2,5,10)
Aaron Heick: alto saxophone (4); soprano saxophone (5)
Sampson Raji: talking drum (4,5,7)
Zé Maurício: kanjira (6)
Harvey Wirht: rain box, frame drum (6)
David Rajaonary: background vocal (7)
Nepo Soteri: guitar, background vocal (7)
Balla Kouyaté: balafon (7)
Emperor Adichie: cowbells, shekeres (7)
Olaleke Adepoju: percussions (7)
Famoro Dioubaté: balafon (8)
Abou Diarrassouba: congas, cowbells (8)
Jowee Omicil: soprano saxophone (8)
Martino Atangana: background vocals (8,10); left guitar (10)
Oscar Debé: bongos (9)
Koudou Magloire: background vocal (10)
Abdoulaye Diabaté: guitar (10)
Kofo the Wonderman: talking drum (10)
Essiet Essiet: double bass (12)


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Jean Caze

I love this album
The chords, the thickness, the energy! I love the horns and the different grooves on the album. It's a great example on how to mix different genres together.

stefania galegati

i keep it everywhere. super: today not today et on a gagne'.
i bring it everywhere around the world. super: today not today et on a gagne'. hope in the next you will risk more!

freddy zahui

it's out of the ordinary not comparable with the jazz we used to listen
azouhouni is a great keyboardist i think it is time for him to be shining like the others he is terrrrrrrrrrific

bibi oviniseton

tres magnifique
un cd qui doit traverser les quatre coins du monde......
"this cd will reach the 4 corners of the globe"

Tato Riquelme-Zinc bar

Love it...
Best work from Azouhouni so far. Africa and Jazz melt together in one album. Cogratulation


you really got to go
this guy really got to go...excellent rendition of afrojazzological music....