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Tony Allen in concert

A concert from pioneering afrobeat drummer Tony Allen in tribute to drummer Art Blakey. Plus young UK saxophonist Camilla George shares the music that has inspired her.

A concert from pioneering afrobeat drummer Tony Allen. Alongside the Nigerian star Fela Kuti, Allen was responsible for developing the rhythmic genre known as afrobeat back in the 1970s. He's remained true to the style ever since and in this concert pays tribute to one of his greatest influences and another drumming great, Art Blakey.

Later in the programme, saxophonist Camilla George, a rising UK star, unravels tracks that have inspired her, including an epic tenor sax battle between Branford Marsalis and Michael Brecker. And, presenter Jumoké Fashola plays a mix of jazz classics and the best new releases.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Eldar Djangirov


    • Breakthrough.
    • Motéma Music.
  • Charles Lloyd & The Marvels

    Ballad of the Sad Young Men

    • Vanished Gardens.
    • Blue Note.
  • Maurice Brown

    Moroccan Dancehall

    • The Mood.
    • Ropeadope.
  • Valaida Snow

    High Hat, Trumpet and Rhythm

  • Tony Allen

    On Fire

    • Recorded live at Tampere Jazz Happening 2017.
  • Anne Paceo

    Myanmar Folk Song

    • Fables of Shwedagon.
    • Laborie Jazz.
  • Kiefer

    Thinkin of

    • Happysad.
    • Stones Throw.
  • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

    Free For All

    • Free For All.
    • Blue Note.
  • Camilla George

    Song for Reds

    • Isang.
    • Ubuntu.
  • Camilla George reveals her inspirations

    • Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt & Sonny Rollins

      On the Sunny Side of the Street

      • Sonny Side Up.
      • Verve.
    • Kenny Garrett

      Sing a Song of Song

      • Songbook.
      • Warner Bros..
    • Jeffrey “Tain” Watts, Branford Marsalis & Michael Brecker

      Mr. JJ

      • Bar Talk.
      • Sony.
    • Stanley Turrentine

      My Shining Hour

      • Dearly Beloved.
      • Blue Note.
  • Tony Allen

    The Drum Thunder Suite

    • Recorded live at Tampere Jazz Happening 2017.


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