||Afrijazz CD (2003) |
Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng songs Recording information: Brown University (1999).
Director: Philip Blackburn.
Photographer: William Johnston.
Unknown Contributor Role: Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng.
Arranger: Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng.
Personnel: Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng (vocals, drums, congas, claves, cowbells, wood block, sound effects, donno); Jay Hoggard (vocals, xylophone); Scott Kessel, Rani Arbo (vocals); Dominic Kanza (guitar); Paul Austerlitz (bass clarinet, axatse, claves); Taylor Ho Bynum (trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn); Mike Veal (drums).
Liner Note Author: Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng.
||Sun Sum CD (2011) |
Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng CD discography Original African jazz from a Ghanian drumming master.
||Awakening CD (1998) |
Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng albums Obeng's solo debut album is truly a solo album; there are no added instruments. That's one of the refreshing things about a work like this. No Western producers have stepped in and added arrangements done in a style they think of as world music. The album is also recorded well from a sonic standpoint, and works as well for trance states as it does for dancing and healing. ~ John Bush
Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng Appears on
||Some Day Catch Some Day Down CD (1987) |
Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng CD discography Talking Drums is a Connecticut-based group that mixes Ghanaians and Americans. Some of their material is traditional, some self-composed. The idiom is basically enriched highlife, with a strong traditional component, but also solo work that would be unlikely to be played by Ghana-based group. The result is a rich and individual mix: it's outstanding stuff. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music
Photographer: David Viens.
Personnel: David Bindman (flute, tenor saxophone, hand claps); Abraham Adzenyah (vocals, congas, hand claps); Freeman Kwadzo Donkor (vocals, spoken vocals); Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng (vocals, congas, axatse, claves, timbales, hand claps, bells, donno); Robert C. Lancefield (guitar, claves, cowbells, vibraslap, caxixi, hand claps, donno); Ricky Alfonso ...
||Lake Biwa CD (2004) |
Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng albums The four pieces that make up Wadada Leo Smith's Lake Biwa were composed between 2000 and 2004. They appear here for the first time. The musicians who perform these pieces include John Zorn; drummers Susie Ibarra, Gerald Cleaver, and Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng; pianists Craig Taborn, Jamie Saft, Anthony Coleman, and Yuko Fujiama; bassists John Lindberg ...
||Right Place CD (2003) |
Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng music CDs Vibraphonist Jay Hoggard, who doubles on marimba, explores straight-ahead jazz, some Afro-Cuban pieces and originals influenced by African music on this outing from 2003. All of the music swings and is fairly accessible while being creative. Dwight Andrews is a major asset on his three reeds, pianist Hilton Ruiz is a guest on three numbers, ...
||Journey CD (2008) |
Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng discography Liner Note Author: Paul Austerlitz.
Recording information: Audio Proceso Studios, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republi (2006-2007); Enkiu Studios, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2006-2007); John Sippell Studio (2006-2007); Kaleidoscope Studios, NJ (2006-2007); Rhode Island (2006-2007).
Unknown Contributor Role: José Duluc.
Arranger: Paul Austerlitz.
Personnel: Paul Austerlitz (vocals, clarinet, bass clarinet, e flat clarinet, tenor saxophone); José Duluc, Renee Cologne (vocals); Reggie ...
||Inner Booty CD (1998) |
Recorded at Saint Mary Studios, New York, New York and Cambridge, Massachussets.
Audio Mixer: Steve Rossiter.
Recording information: Cambridge, MA; Saint Mary Studios, New York, NY.
Photographer: Alice Arnold.
Arranger: Steve Rossiter.
Personnel: Stephen Rossiter (vocals, guitar, Guatemalan pan flute, Clavinet, Moog synthesizer, keyboards, bass, Voudou drums, percussion, programming); Chuck Papert (saxophone); Vinnie Nobile (trombone); Mike "Munkee" Jacobs, Norm Hartley, ...
||Bootleg CDs (1998) |
Recording information: Bell Cafe, New York, NY (1998).
Personnel: Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng (vocals, donno).
Audio Mixer: Peter Wetherbee.
Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng Songs
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|Member Name||Worked With|
|Jay Hoggard||Chico Freeman, Angelo Badalamenti, Howard Mandel, Taylor Ho Bynum & SpiderMonkey Strings, James Weidman, Oliver Lake Quintet, Anthony Braxton, Kenny Burrell|
|Taylor Ho Bynum||Anthony Braxton, Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Bill Dixon, Jason Kao Hwang, Positive Catastrophe, Thirteenth Assembly, Adam Lane's Full Throttle Orchestra, Anthony Braxton 12+1tet, Anthony Braxton Diamond Curtain Wall Trio|
|Rani Arbo||Daisy Mayhem, John McCutcheon, Mr. G, Salamander Crossing, Brooks Williams, Mark Erelli, Joan Baez, Maggies|
|Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng||Paul Austerlitz, Wadada Leo Smith, Talking Drums, Jay Hoggard, Bell Cafe, Steve Rossiter|
|Paul Austerlitz||David Murray|
Wadada Leo Smith, Paul Austerlitz, Talking Drums, Jay Hoggard
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