This is the first taste of Inspiration Information 4 by Strut records, the next installment of the series combiningÂ talents of veteran musicians with those of younger artists. This volume is a collaboration between legendary Afro-beat drummer Tony Allen and Finish composer Jimi Tenor. I wasn’t really sure what to expect here, but this first song has me optimistic. A little light soul, a little afro jazz, some reggae touches – if the whole album sounds like this than it’s a shame it wasn’t released in the summer. It would’ve done nicely for sitting in the shade.
Strut has a video preview of the album up on Youtube. There’s not that much information but everyone seems to be having a really good time.