**Super reissue of this classic Afro-Jazz gem by Ray Stephen Oche. Recorded in Paris. LP 180g with printed innersleeve** Ray Stephen Oche is a singer, drummer, flutist and mainly trumpet player from Nigeria. From the late 50s he spent time in Ghana, meeting famous drummer Guy Warren « who is supposed to have deliver him the secret of the authentic african rythms », toured in Sierra Leone with « Outer Space » band, went to Senegal and Gambia.
Matumbo, name of his band on this record means in Angolese language, « gifted with various talents ». This LP has been recorded in Paris with musicians from Congo, Togo, Guinea, Gambia, but also Brazil and « french » West Indies. The whole album is roots and groovy afrojazz, full of percussions and african singing (in Idoma language).
Even though this record is very hard-to-find, it shouldn?t stop it from being very high on everybody's wishlist. Enjoy!