Orchestra Baobab (Baobab-Gouye-Gui de Dakar) – Mouhamadou Bamba lp
‘In 1993, twelve years after its first release in Senegal, Sterns released the 3rd CD in its ‘African Classics’ series: “Bamba” by Orchestra Baobab. It pulled together tracks from two seminal albums by this iconic group, and has remained a consistent and well-deserved ‘best-seller’ ever since.
Now almost forty years after its first release and in partnership with a rejuvinated Syllart Records, Sterns are proud to present one of those albums, “Mouhamadou Bamba” as a limited edition 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, in its original sequence, specially remastered and with its own unique artwork.
“Mouhamadou Bamba” is a masterpiece. Under the musical direction of saxophonist Issa Cissoko, whose understated jazzy horn arrangements run throughout the album, along with guitarist Barthélemy Attisso, whose hypnotic, virtuoso solos are an outstanding feature, the album was recorded at the ‘Golden Baobab’ studio in Dakar and produced there by a young Ibrahima Sylla.’