Sunday, May 3, 2020

RIP Tony Allen

I'm a bit late on this, but I wanted to mention Afro-Beat (and beyond) great Tony Allen's passing earlier this week. Allen was a truly original voice on the drum set, and will be sorely missed.
Among his many other gifts, Allen could come up with these great grooves that were hooks and signatures of whatever tunes he was playing. Super thematic!
Here's a great example of that featuring the jazzier side of Allen's playing….


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