THE GODS OF THE YORUBA / COHETE
Release date 2005
Introducing the new album “The Latin Kick” coming out in October, this 12” contains two tracks. The song entitling this single, “The Gods Of the Yoruba” is a cover of the same Horace Silver’s song, although reworked in a Latin Jazz key. The music develops around a horn section leading the main tune. Whilst the rhythm disguises a more ‘clubby’ bass drum, the jazz harmonies well combine with it through expressive solos. A refined and hunting track. On side B there is a brand new piece “Cohete”. A tune that could be even stronger in clubs. The hypnotic flute dominates an incessant, Afro-Caribbean rhythm pattern, creating the feeling of a ritual drumming. Quite simply, irresistible.