Jazz & Africa : Knowledge Identity Reconstruction

by Franck Biyong

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JAZZ & AFRICA: KNOWLEDGE IDENTITY RECONSTRUCTION

RESEARCH IN AFRICOLOGY / Volume 1
2015 Remastered Version

Recorded with a stunning crew of Afro-American artists
comprising poets, singers, deejays and MC's, this brand
new release of Cameroonian musician Franck Biyong
focuses on the sound continuum between Mother Africa
and the Music named "Jazz".

'The fact we performed mostly cover songs on this record, up to
real jazz standards offered me the opportunity to stretch out more
and essentially create a new rhythm process' says Biyong 'to make
it more circular, more African flavored. Then I asked them to throw
some blues on it'.

These highly original renditions of great songs (Charlie Parker,
James Brown, Sun Ra, Manu Dibango, Wayne Shorter, Ornette
Coleman etc…) create another kind of Good Book where the
African ancestral rhythm finally encounters the spoken word
narrative tradition.

This album is for sure an unpredictable departure from Franck
Biyong's former recording, but definitely a giant step towards
a new barrier crossing musical direction.

Produced & Arranged by Franck Biyong
Remastering: Benjamin Lafont

© 2011 Afrolectric Music Ltd.

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released July 15, 2011

FOOTPRINTS
Soprano sax: Nicolas Baudino
Trumpet: Marc Borlet-Hote
Baritone sax: Jon Dacuna
Alto Sax: Rodolphe Lauretta
Fender Rhodes, Keyboards: Florian Pellissier
Bass: Jean-Sébastien Viau
Drums: Thomas Bellon
Percussion: David Houblon, Thierry Tauliaut
Conductor, Guitar: FB

CRIME JAZZ, SEX CHRISTMAS & WEED
Lead Vocal: Toni Blackman
Blues Vocal: Amil
Human Beat Box: GMB (from Rotterdam)
Keyboards: Erik Ritfeld
Bass: Silvano Matadin
Drums: Udo Demandt
Conductor, Guitar: FB

SCRAPPLE FROM THE APPLE, GOODFOOT FREESTYLE
LONELY WOMAN/ CELEBRATION POEM, BLACK MOON, CRIMINOLOGY, EVERYTHING IS SPACE
Spoken Word: Miles Marshall Lewis
Freestyle Rap: Beat Assaillant (Adam Turner)
Lead Vocals: Ferricia Fattia
Lead Vocals: Allonymous
Tenor, Soprano sax: Julien Pontvianne
Trumpet: Marc Borlet-Hote
Baritone sax: Xavier Sibre
Alto Sax: Gérald Grandman
Flute, Tenor Sax: Florent Dupuit
Lead Guitar: Ralph Lavital
Fender Rhodes, Keyboards: Mathieu Desbordes
Bass: Olivier Berthelot
Drums: Sébastien Lette
Conductor, Guitar: FB

NEW IDENTITY
Tenor, Soprano sax: Gérald Grandman
Trumpet: Marc Borlet-Hote
Baritone sax: Xavier Sibre
Fender Rhodes, Keyboards: Esther Ben Daoud
Bass: Olivier Berthelot
Drums: Sébastien Lette
Lead Vocals: Samantha Lavital,
Backing Vocals: Marie-Annick Adrien,
Maddly Mendy-Silva
Conductor, Guitar: FB

JAYA VISITS INDIA, IF THEY WANT TO SEE / LADY
Keyboard Solo (12): Cheick Tidiane Seck
Human beat box: Taylor Mc Ferrin
Tenor, Soprano sax: Julien Pontvianne
Alto Sax: Rodolphe Lauretta
Trumpet: Antoine Berjault
Baritone sax: Jon Dacuna
Fender Rhodes: Natalia Spengler
Bass: Bruno Jean-Angèle
Drums: Auguste Manly
Percussion: Thierry “Jaya” Tauliaut
Conductor, Guitar: FB

JAZZ DOUALA, AFRICADELIC, BAOBAB SUNSET,
MR MEDINA SPEAKS, NYC FAREWELL
M.C: Rich Medina
Tenor, Soprano sax, Flute: Nicolas Baudino
Trumpet: Marc Borlet-Hote
Baritone sax: Séverine Eouzan
Alto Sax: Julien Pontvianne
Trombone: Thierry Gau
Lead Guitar: Jules Essoua
Fender Rhodes, Keyboards: Mathieu Desbordes
Bass: Olivier Berthelot
Drums: William Ombé
Percussion: Désiré Nkouandou
Conductor, Guitar: FB

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Franck Biyong Yaounde, Cameroon

Franck Biyong is a Cameroonian Guitarist, composer and singer, creator of the Afrolectric sound.

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