Luc Mishalle & Marockin’ Brass – Beats & Pieces (RUP007 / MetX)
atmospheric Brussels Afro jazz meets spiritual Moroccan gnawa and chaabi funk
normal black vinyl, 140 grams + download code
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After years of playing with the Moroccan community of Brussels, jazz musician Luc Mishalle knows every trick of the cross-fertilization between gnawa music, jazz & brass. On ‘Beats & Pieces’ his band Marockin’ Brass adds electronic beats, produced by the Arab-beats master Sofyann Ben Youssef (Ammar808, Kel Assouf) and aided by guest muscians such as Roel Poriau (Think of One, Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra), Maalem Driss Filali and Esinam Dogbatse to namedrop a few. The album is a mix of steaming gnaoua, sweaty shaabi-funk accompanied by some redhot brass and free flowing afro jazz that will blow the sand out of your ears!