on 6 September 2013
Olu Dara was just a name: he appears on trumpet on some of David Murray's albums for octet. Then I discovered his other album - 'From Natchez to (New York?)' - and loved it for its variety, simplicity, honesty and sheer charm. The songwriting and musicianship are excellent. I'm not sure yet that I like 'Neighbourhoods' quite as much, but it's still streets ahead of much of the competition. In my 'umble, he's right up there with the great Taj Mahal. One of music's true originals. Wholeheartedly recommended.
on 25 May 2001
Olu's first album 'In the World' was a kind of funky mix of folk, jazz and down home music and so cool. Who could expect a second album to get even cooler and even better? It is. It demands to be part of everyone's collection. Title track "Neighborhoods" is late night funk, with the one you love! Get it, play it, enjoy it.
on 9 June 2001
People who enjoy Ben Harper and exponents of, will love this guy! From track one the album kicks in and keeps kicking in! World,Blues,Hip-Hop plus Guests on the album show this guy is respected! A wider audience is needed to appreciate a new - older man on the block. Buy it,an absolute must for your CD Collection!!