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ALI AND TOUMANI

Ali Farka Toure Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (3 May 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: World Circuit
  • ASIN: B002X9GX98
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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PRESS confirmed UNCUT – LEAD page album review (issue out early Feb) MOJO – box/HALF PAGE album review (issue out early Feb) Q – album review (issue out early Feb) WORD – album review + covermount cd + half page ad Mid Feb THE OBSERVER (REVIEW) – album review (Kitty Empire) 21 Feb GUARDIAN – Album review INDEPENDENT – Album review DAILY TELEGRAPH – album review –CD of the Week 19 Feb THE OBSERVER MUSIC MONTHLY – album review (out 21st Feb) DAZED & CONFUSED – album review (March issue) out mid Feb FROOTS – track on covermount (double issue, OUT NOW) + album review SONGLINES – album review (Top of the World) March issue 5 Feb RADIO confirmed BBC RADIO 1 Rob da Bank Toumani with Vieux Farka Toure SESSION BBC ASIAN NETWORK spotplay TOTALLY RADIO, Brighton spotplay RADIO CERIDIGION spotplay MINISTRY OF SOUND Radio spotplay BBC RADIO 1- Gilles Peterson Show spotplay RESONANCE FM BBC RADIO 4 – Desert Island Discs – with Toumani TBC BBC RADIO 4 – Front Row – interview with Toumani/Nick TBC BBC RADIO 4 – Loose Ends TBC Online confirmed www.theartsdesk.com - album review www.mondomix.com - album review www.flyglobalmusic.com - album review ***Toumani Diabate performance now confirmed at ATP (ALL TOMORROWS PARTIES) curated by Matt Groening (The Sipmsons) May 2010***

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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More mesmerising music from the Malian masters. 19 Feb 2010
By Jazzrook TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Malian blues guitarist Ali Farka Toure and kora master Toumani Diabate are in inspired form on this follow-up to their Grammy award-winning 2005 collaboration 'In The Heart Of The Moon'. 'Ali & Toumani', produced by Nick Gold was recorded at London's Livingston studios during the same year and also features the subtle Cuban bassist Orlando 'Cachaito' Lopez.
The bluesy, mesmerising music on this magnificent recording is a fitting memorial to the late Malian guitarist and should be a strong contender for 'World Music' album of 2010.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The final album. 21 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD
Although neither musician is a stranger to recording, there is a specialness to this album, which goes far past any concepts of production.Ali and Toumai uite in this recording in a way suggestng they knew it was to be Ali's final cut. Every track exhibits a unity and harmony which is rare in anyfield of music. For me, not a single track disappoints or is mundane. The specialness of the whole album is something I have rarely found anywhere else in my collection.
For this reason I have had to 'put pen to paper' for the first time here. If this fails to collect World Music Album 2010, then truly, there is no justice!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Believe the hype 7 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
Do you really need another Ali Farka Toure CD?
Do you really need more kora from Toumani?
And you've probably already got their first CD together......
I was unsure whether to bother with this latest release but I'm so glad I got it.
It is simply incredibly. Two musicians completely confident with their cultures and abilities. The result is laid back, seamless fusion of different styles.
The tracks are almost totally just kora, acoustic guitar and a little bit of vocals here and there. There is a smattering of extra bass, percussion and backing vocals on a few tracks.
Outstanding - made me revisit and listen with more care to both artists previous releases. A wonderful tribute to Ali Farka Toure.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nick Gold and the team do it again 27 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
The success of this album derives not only from from the honest & selfless playing of Ali and Toumani but from the other musicians and technical boys at Livingston studios in London, to create a truly memorable musical experience.
I cannot praise this music enough. As in the previous album 'In the Heart of the Moon', recorded a year earlier in Mali, Nick Gold has the late Orlando 'Cachaito' Lopez (of Bueno Vista Club fame) on double bass, providing subtle bass lines to support Ali's rhythmic patterns. Ali's son Vieux and his musicians sit in to give a fuller sound on a few tracks, pretty much as Ry Cooder did on the earlier album, but here it is more successful - sounding quite natural and giving a little variety to the overall sound.
Each track has been carefully recorded and mastered, with much thought given to multi-tracking, to fill out and expand the overall effect. The kora is by nature an extremely quiet instrument, so balancing its sound to other instruments is always problematic. That Nick Gold and his team have done it again so brilliantly is a credit to them, but as always, credit should go first and foremost to two of Africa's greatest musicians : Toumani Diabaté and the late Ali Farka Touré. An inspirational, valedictory album.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ali and Toumani - Forever united in music. 26 Feb 2010
By J. D. Naylor TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Being an ardant jazz fan I rarely ever get the chance to listen to this kind of music but what a great album this is.
The combination of Kora and acoustic guitar, along with it's two world renowned exponents,make this a beautiful and uplifting album.The tunes are all very simple and,of course are African influenced, but once the two musicians start to interweave harmonies the music takes on a whole different quality.The Kora comes across as the more dominant instrument but both men play equally important parts in making this music.It's sensual beauty will relax you at the end of a hard day - just sit back and let two great musician weave their way into your subconcious.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the most beautiful music.... 26 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
Simple as that....

Treat yourself, whether or not you are a fan,and enjoy the beauty created by 2 sublimely talented musicians playing together and 'knowing' that one was soon to die.

Brilliant.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ali and Toumani - just wonderful 26 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
I have always been an admirer of Ali's and this last album is even better than In the Heart of the Moon - itself a Grammy winner. If you liked that - you'll love this. If you've never heard Ali Farke Toure's magical guitar playing or Toumani's Malian harp playing, these albums are a must for your collection of soothing, haunting, enchanting African music. Go buy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The last of the desert blues 22 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
The last of the outstanding collaboration between two masters of their fields. The delayed but hugely welcomed recording of one of Ali farka Toures last duos with Toumani diabate before his untimely death 2 years ago.

This sublime recording combines the effortless interplay of kora and guitar, between two modest geniuses of modern yet classic forms of song, some folk other from the Sunjata epic form which straddles the culture of Toumani and the spacial playing form of Ali farka Toure's so called desert blues.

Voice features sparingly and yet the instrumental sound is both lyrical and harmonic. Both heart breaking and heart warming sometimes combined in one piece.

Ali Farka died shortly after, and Toumani speaks on the sleeve notes of not being sure who was supposed to have died first, but here is a permanent testament to both friendship and love of expression.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Classic
You can't go wrong with either of these guys, sundown music of the first order and a good start point to try world music.
Published 1 month ago by Col Doll
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute heaven
It is hard to understand how two people can create such a complete sound. It will draw you in and soothe your soul. Listen again and again and be mesmorised.
Published 11 months ago by Anonymous
5.0 out of 5 stars Master class from Mali
This is the second recording collaboration between the late, great blues guitarist Ali Farka Toure (no. Read more
Published 14 months ago by The Guardian
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
this is a great addition to my growing CD collection. always good to try new music or new versions of favourite tracks
Published 16 months ago by mike packwood
4.0 out of 5 stars Different
I bought this and 'In the Heart of the Moon' together and although I think I prefer' In The Heart', I still love this music and find it uplifting and relaxing. Read more
Published 18 months ago by T Twitcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I just reviewed ' in the heart of the moon' and have the same comments about this album. Really wonderful playing, every track a little masterpiece. Laid back, but uplifting too. Read more
Published 18 months ago by H. Macrae
4.0 out of 5 stars Mellifluous driving music
Pleasing non-demanding music by two old codgers having musical fun. My major complaint is the overtly repetitive "continuo" on some numbers - the same three chord sequence 57... Read more
Published on 25 May 2012 by Paula Arthur
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful delicacy and mastery
I don't really know the music of Mali, but if this is any guide, we should all be listening to it. It's all guitar work (unusual guitars though - not the Spanish style ones we're... Read more
Published on 23 Mar 2011 by malteser
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, what joy!
A fantastic record - beautifully recorded and superbly played. Do buy it - it'll be the best record you'll find all year!
Published on 31 Jan 2011 by Nicholas B. Gibbs
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterclass
This recording brings together two of Africa's true musical giants. Sadly Ali is no longer with us but his music lingers on with this collaboration with Toumani. Read more
Published on 21 Nov 2010 by woody
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