A live recording of the late, great Lobi Traore from 1995. The sound quality is raw but immediate and perfectly captures the electric blues of this sorely missed Malian guitar virtuoso. The excitement of these recordings is palpable and vital. Rarely has a live album catapulted me into (what I imagine to be)the experience of a small and sweaty nightclub in Bamako. Intoxicating!
Lobi Traore seems to cross between delicate, acoustic, traditional Malian music and full on, Crazy Horse style, amped-up desert blues. Check this out and then track down as many recordings as you can of this under-appreciated artist. You will not regret it.