According to Ade’s U.S. publicist, on March 26 two members of his band the African Beats—percussionists Gabriel Ayanniyi and Omo Olope—were killed in Nigeria in a car accident while en route to a video shoot. The tragedy affected communication between the band’s local management and its U.S. agent, resulting in some visa problems for replacement musicians.
photo: Michael Weintrob
Conjunto Modelo, Guaguancó en La Habana (Tumbao)
O.V. Wright, The Soul of O.V. Wright (MCA/Duke/Peacock)
Bobo Stenson Trio, Reflections (ECM)
Various artists, Chicago/The Blues/Today! (Vanguard)
Harold Land, Take Aim (Mighty Quinn)