Combo Lulo is that rare possibility of true magic moments manifested. Embodying the classic sentiment of a New York supergroup with an ensemble of friends and like-minded musicians whose resume is too full of credits and accolades to grasp in one shot, the band is a testament to what can happen when locked together for a two-day session in a Brooklyn studio.
Drawing inspiration and direction from band leader, composer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Sarason, Combo Lulo moves side to side from effortless Jamaican foundation rhythms into the further reaches of Caribbean influence…incorporating a natural transition between Jamaican classics and the essence of Afro-Latin ritmo. It’s a musical match made in heaven and, more importantly, it’s carried out with the gentle and deft touch of veteran studio musicians with deep appreciation and nuanced understanding. Together with Names You Can Trust, it’s a locked in groove that is a perfect slice of roots, collaboration & present day experimentation that is sure to have any listener feeling nice.
released May 18, 2018
Mike Sarason - Organ, Tenor Sax on "Canto Del Sol"
Anant Pradhan - Alto and Tenor Sax
Morgan Price - Baritone Sax
Buford O'Sullivan - Trombone
Kevin Batchelor - Trumpet
Eddie Ocampo - Drums
Matt Kursmark - Guitar
Nikhil Yerawadekar - Bass, Stick Guitar on "Canto Del Sol"
Camilo Rodriguez – Guacharaca, Maraca
Andres Jimenez aka Dilemastronauta – Alegre
Victor-Andres Cruz – Caja Vallenata
Horn arrangements by Anant Pradhan and Mike Sarason.
"Canto Del Sol" composed and arranged by Mike Sarason.
Prodcued & Mixed by Mike Sarason & Eric Banta.
Engineer by Quinn McCarthy. Recorded at The Creamery, Brooklyn.
Mastered by Frank at The Cavery, London.
Photography on Insert by Kat Cameron.
I have been several times in Belém and around in the delta of the Amazon & Tocantins rivers, went to carimbó little festivals in the middle of Marajó Island, taking analog photos of these afro-delta traditions, between 2000-2010 ... this release is huge, I pay homage to Samy Ben Redjeb for suceeding such a project! I hope one day Analog goes for French Guyana, Martinique & Guadeloupe vintage sounds. These CARIMBÓ-SIRIA & candomblé songs are FANTASTIC ! Chat-verre
Why do you love this album? Well, it is the quality of ALL the Analog Africa releases , the astonishing presentation- artwork, AWESOME booklets, the mastering, the music first of all and the feeling you connect with it and the artists involved. Due to not earning enough I changed from vinyl to CDs, but I am glad for the high quality downloads of the vinyl only releases that you are able to burn to disc. Together with a chosen few others AA is a greater than great label. Period. Markus Bader