Solomon Ilori, Ise Oluwa, 1963

Solomon Ilori arrived in New York in 1958 and recorded this Nigerian percussion masterpiece in the Van Gelder studio for Blue Note in 1963, its sound is slightly out of place with the rest of the labels output at the time. In fact it would sit better with the more spiritual and worldly material that Pharoah Sanders and Alice Coltrane would end up producing nearly a decade later.

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