"'Africa Express Presents... Terry Riley's In C Mali' follows the critically acclaimed 'Maison des Jeunes' compilation album and marks the 50th anniversary of the composition 'In C' by composer Terry Riley. A conceptual masterpiece, the insistent, kaleidoscopic rhythms of 'In C' inspired future classical and rock music. For this first African version of the piece, Africa Express unites a group of Malian musicians with Brian Eno and Damon Albarn, and led by classical conductor Andre de Ridder. Terry Riley said "I am overwhelmed and delighted by this CD. I was not quite prepared for such an incredible journey, hearing the soul of Africa in joyous flight over those 53 patterns of 'In C'. This ensemble feeds the piece with ancient threads of musical wisdom and humanity indicating to me that this work is a vessel ready to receive and be shaped by the spontaneous feelings and colours of the magician/musician. I could not ask for a greater gift for this daughter's 50th birthday."" (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | UK| 2015| TRANSGRESSIVE | 16.90

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