May 5 2013
Over the next month, I’ll be featuring several outfits that incorporate the beautiful kora and oud into a Jazz environment. No reason, other than I find both instruments to be terribly enchanting, and the music contemplative and serene.
Today’s video is “The Contract,” from the Kora Band, who bring together Jazz and West African music. A Seattle outfit, and, as it turns out, one that includes two members of the Tunnel Six ensemble, which has been featured on Bird is the Worm quite recently.
Recorded at the Empty Sea Studios in Seattle in November of 2012.
Your video personnel: Kane Mathis (kora), Chad McCullough (trumpet), Andrew Oliver (keyboard), Brady Millard-Kish (bass), and Mark DiFlorio (drums).
Have a great Sunday!