Friday, May 22, 2009

Blick Bassy: Leman

Singer, songwriter, guitarist and percussionist released his first recording, titled Leman. On 'Leman' (World Connection, 2009), Blick Bassy connects the music of Central and West Africa and mixes it with bossa nova, jazz and soul.

Bassy's guitar playing and his intoxicating, warm voice are enriched by the kora, calabash and a double bass resulting in a unique, haunting sound which is velvety with subtle harmonies, yet also raw with groovy rhythms. 'Leman' was recorded in Salif Keita's studio in Bamako, Mali, and in Bassy's current hometown of Paris, and co-produced by Jean Lamoot (known for his work with Souad Massi, Salif Keita, Nneka and Kasse Mady Diabaté) and Jean-Louis Solans.
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