It all began in Africa ~ This almost applies for contemporary music on the whole, as almost the complete global music production is embossed by African roots, ranging from afro-cuban music, to jazz, blues, r&b, funk and soul. Although the beginning of current club music can be found in the jazz basements of ghettos of the States , this old expression fits one hundred percent particularly, to the style ''afro house
One of the major voices in the highly political Asian improvisation movement of the 1980s and '90s, baritonist Fred Ho on this memorable CD performs everything from modernized swing and Charles Mingus-influenced ensembles to short solo baritone pieces and selections that mix together Western and Eastern instruments. He utilizes two ensembles: the 11-piece Journey Beyond the West Orchestra (which includes such instruments as the sona, erbu, and san shuen along with more conventional jazz horns and rhythm, plus occasionally the somewhat jarring Chinese soprano vocals of Cindy Zuoxin Wang) and the five-piece Afro-Asian Music Ensemble.
It’s not every day that you run into a musician who joins a protean range of talents—as a composer, saxophonist, writer and bandleader–-with a commitment to Marxist ideology….For twenty years now Fred Ho and his Afro Asian Music Ensemble have been defending the turf where the personal and the political slam into the maelstrom of new jazz…a fiercely imaginative baritone saxophonist and composer.
Fast rythms, loud guitars, big successes, are the components of The Rock Party collection. Enjoy hearing it loud! Because, successes as: Sweet home Alabama of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Passenger of Iggy Pop, Somebody the Love of Jefferson Airplane, American woman of Guess Who, Poison of Alice Cooper, All of you zombies of Hooters wants high intensity!