All My Relations (Coloured)
Format: LP, Vinyl
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Saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum was a long-time touring member of Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings’ group and this engaging 10 track album was conceived while on Sharon’s final year of travelling. Blending afro rhythms with Latin touches, funk with hypnotic chants, late 70s jazz fusion with ambient touches ‘All My Relations’ manages to bring these disparate elements together as a whole. The marching, tribal beat and chants of ‘All My Relations’ contrasts with the late decade, smooth fusion of ‘Song Of Happiness’. The groove laden, percussive ‘Miltote’ is a highlight with drums to the fore, ‘Asatoma’ manages to bring in some Indian influences while the breezy ‘Seyewailo’ has a laid back, drifting feel. Good album to explore at length. A real grower.