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Roy Brooks Aboriginal Percussion Choir

Live at the Montreux/Detroit Jazz Festival 1986/1989

Label: Sagittarius A-Star

Format: Vinyl LPx3

Genre: Jazz

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World Premiere!! Available for the 1st time, this legendary live set by the near-mythical Roy Brooks' Sensational Aboriginal Choir. which used to be one of the highlight of the Montreux/Detroit Jazz Festival. unique & special ?! kind of.
After the Improvisational Sphere & the Artistic Truth Roy Brooks recast his Artistic Truth band with a formidable, all-Detroit lineup and quickly established it as one of the region’s top groups. He teamed with established local jazz godfathers such as Kenny Cox, Wendell Harrison and the late Harold McKinney to form M.U.S.I.C., Musicians United to Save Indigenous Culture. He began teaching young percussionists in a charmless building on a bleak block of downtown Detroit, and spawned his riotously colorful Aboriginal Percussion Choir there. It was M’Boom on steroids—a huge group that worked simple percussive and melodic riffs into joyful, barely controlled, musical hurricanes, accompanied by everything from tap dancers to basketball games. He played “All Blues” on a carpenter’s saw and developed his one-man “Mystical Afronaut” extravaganza, complete with wind-up toys and electronic gizmos.
"So many flavours, rhythms and oddity here: steel drums, tap dancer, berimbau, Afro percussions, musical saw, old skool breaks by the leader (thanks to some mouth controlled electronic devices attached to his drum set), ect ect ect..." ep

Cat. number: SAS#36
Year: 2013
3LP set in a triple folder cover. Two black vinyls ('86) and one transparent red ('89).