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Jasper van't Hof & Pili Pili – Dance Jazz Live 1995

21-06-2014, 09:24
Music | Jazz | World | FLAC / APE

Jasper van't Hof & Pili Pili – Dance Jazz Live 1995

Artist: Jasper van't Hof & Pili Pili
Title Of Album: Dance Jazz Live 1995
Year Of Release: 1995
Label: Jaro 41892
Genre: World Fusion
Quality: MP3 | FLAC
Bitrate: VBR 0 | 16Bit/44kHz
Total Size: 88 MB | 381 MB
Total Time: 59:46
Website: Discogs

1. Summerdance 08:23
2. No Money No Tolerance 05:57
3. Head Peeper 08:10
4. Pilansberg 07:06
5. Hotel Babo 07:32
6. Jim Jam 06:42
7. Jeez 03:22
8. Boogaloo 12:38

Izaline Caliste: Vocals
Jasper van't Hof: Keyboards
Annie Whitehead: Trombone
Frank Itt: Bass
Tony Lakatos: Saxophone
Marlon Klein: Drums (ex Embryo)
Dra Diara: Percussion

Recorded live in Bremen and Hannover, Germany, Januar 1995. They are touring again in Germany right now.

Info from the liner notes of Pili Pili's CD Jakko:
The joyous fusion of funky African rhythms and vocals with the unpredictable spontaneity of jazz characterizes the sound of Pili Pili, not only the most exotic but also the most popular result of Jasper van't Hof's continuing quest for fresh and entertaining forms of music expression.
One of the most versatile keyboard artists on the contemporary jazz scene, van't Hof is no stranger to international audiences. A native of Holland, he is a leading member of the generation of improvisers and composers which emerged in Europe during the past two decades. Yet even though he is equally comfortable performing in a solo, mainstream or avant garde music, Pili Pili presented a new creative challenge for van't Hof when he conceived the group two years ago.
"I didn't just suddenly gain a special interest in African music," van't Hof explains. "When I was 13 or 14 I started listening to musicians like Cannonball Adderley, Elvin Jones and Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and Blakey's feeling for triplets has something amazingly African to it, for example. And my attraction to African music was always there if only for the reason that jazz, rock, soul, blues ... even the whole pop scene would be unthinkable without the African influence."
Nevertheless, the genesis of Pili Pili can be traced back to a tour through Central Africa which van't Hof made with the guitarist Philip Catherine in 1982 and 1983. "When Philip and I were in Africa we played with percussionists there enthusiastically and often. In Zaire, however, we were totally blown away by the group Nono – 12 people with drums – and when I heard them I knew that my next album would have to be made with African drummers."
Although the cost of importing the drummers he'd played with in Africa for a project in Europe was prohibitive, by a stroke of luck van't Hof was able to engage the Isaac Tagul group from Nigeria when he recorded the album Pili Pili (Zairean for "hot pepper") in 1984. This was followed by Hoomba Hoomba (a traditional African shaman chant to summon pride and power) in 1985.
Both albums were full of spicy, cross-cultural musical fireworks that not only made them European best-sellers, but also favorites in international discos. The third decade of the band started in January '87 with the most successful concerts Pili Pili ever did. Pili Pili's contagious rhythms and infectious melodies made people dance all over Germany. – Mitchell Feldman

More info here:
Their website
Jasper van't Hof on Wikipedia



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