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Gnostic Hilife

by Phil Dawson ٤-tet

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Two versions of a tune inspired by the great tradition of hilife music in West Africa, blended with a touch of Brazilian baiao and some untypical harmonies, and blessed with the presence of percussionist Lekan Babalola playing instruments from the Sakara drum family. The second version, only available here, has a free ranging flute solo from the masterful Rowland Sutherland

"An absolute killer - irresistible" - Snowboy


released January 1, 2020

Phil Dawson: Guitars, Rhodes, composer
Lekan Babalola: Sakara percussion
Marius Rodrigues: Drums
Matheus Nova: Bass
Rowland Sutherland: Flutes


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Phil Dawson ٤-tet London, UK

A multi-dimensional London-based jazz/Afro/improv project with members and guests from the UK, Brazil, Italy, Nigeria and other places.. currently exploring the West African music that we are steeped in through some of our other collaborations on the London scene. ... more

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