Brand new from Germany's Ueberschall, Drum'n'Bass Resonance is the ultimate in construction kits. Your house is going to quake. This CD contains really cool and tricky drum loops, intense sub-basses and much more. The loops are broken down with the complete mix, then the drum loop, then all of the individual sounds and sub-basses.
While not a universally praised piece of the Art Blakey discography, The African Beat is quite engaging. Yusef Lateef is the only horn player, featured on oboe, flute, tenor sax, cow horn, and thumb piano with Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass, but trombonist Curtis Fuller is only heard playing tympani – it was that kind of session. The drum ensemble includes Chief Bey, along with five other percussionists on conboro, log, and bata drums with penny whistles, gongs, congas, and African maracas. This is reminiscent of Lateef's more exotic sessions from the same time period, but quite unlike other Blue Note releases from the early '60s.