Universal publish Dee Dee Bridgewater’s album : ‘Red Earth’ recorded with african musicians (2007)

Dee Dee Bridgewater‘s ‘Red Earth’ is an album (subtitled ‘A Malian Journey’) released on April 17, 2007 by Universal.

Track Listing : 1.Afro Blue (Oscar Brown, Jr., Mongo Santamaría) – 05:11 . 2.Bad Spirits (Dee Dee Bridgewater) – 05:49 . 3.Dee Dee (Dee Dee Bridgewater, Baba Sissoko (Dee Dee Bridgewater) – 02:57 . 4.Mama Don’T Ever Go Away (Dee Dee Bridgewater) – 05:39 . 5.Long Time Ago (Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wayne Shorter) – 06:48 . 6.Children Go ‘Round (Dee Dee Bridgewater) – 06:05 . 7.The Griots (Dee Dee Bridgewater) – 06:04 . 8.Oh My Love (Dee Dee Bridgewater) – 06:03 . 9.Four Women (Nina Simone) – 05:24 . 10.No More (Dee Dee Bridgewater) – 04:45 . 11.Red Earth (Dee Dee Bridgewater) – 05:17 . 12.Meanwhile (Dee Dee Bridgewater, Edsel Gomez) – 04:25 . 13.Compared To What (Lassy “King” Massassy, Gene Mcdaniels) – 05:21

Musicians : Dee Dee Bridgewater – Vocals . Ramata Diakité – Vocals . Oumou Sangare – Vocals . Mamani Keïta – Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Fatoumata Kouyaté – Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Kabiné Kouyaté – Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Amy Sacko – Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Ira Coleman – Bass . Minino Garay – Cajon, Caxixi, Cymbals, Drums, Percussion . Cheick Tidiane Seck – Calebasse, Fender Rhodes, Karignan, Organ – Hammond, Vocals (Background) . Edsel Gomez – Piano . Lansiné Kouyaté – Balafon . Habib “Dia” Sangaré – Bolon . Alou Kouloubali – Calebasse . Lassy “King” Massassy – Rap Vocals . Petit Adama Diarra – Djembe . Cheick “Sékou” Oumar – Djembe . Djifli Mamadou Sanogo – Djembe . Moussa Sissikho – Djembe . Maré Sanogo – Doum-Doum . Lamine Tounkara – Doum-Doum . Aly Wagué – Flute . Gabriel Durand – Guitar . Modibo Kouyaté – Guitar . Jacob Soubeiga – Guitar . Djelimady Tounkara – Guitar . Benogo Diakite – Kamalngoni . Mamadou Diabaté – Kora . Cherif Samano – Kora . Yakhoba Sissokho – Kora . Adama Tounkara – Ngoni . Moriba Koïta – Ngoni . Bassekou Kouyate – Ngoni . Pepito Sekouba Kouyaté – Tama . Moussa Sissoko – Tama . Baba Sissoko – Vocals (Background) . Fatou – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Jean Marie Durand, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cheick Tidiane Seck . Baba Sissoko , Cheick Tidiane Seck, Minino Garay, Edsel Gomez, Sékou Kouyaté . Rémi Barbot – Mixing Assistant . Guillaume Dargent – Mixing Assistant . Sébastien Gerbi – Mixing Assistant . Jean-Paul Gonnod – Engineer, Mixing . Aymeric Letoquart – Assistant Engineer . Sanwook “Sunny” Nam – Mastering . Doug Sax – Mastering . Yves Wernert – Engineer

Arrangements : Baba Sissoko , Cheick Tidiane Seck, Minino Garay, Edsel Gomez, Sékou Kouyaté

Package : Jean Luc Barilla – Artwork . Tulani Bridgewater Kowalski – Liner Notes . Dee Dee Bridgewater – Liner Notes . Philippe Pierangeli – Photography

Recorded August 24-27, 2006 At Studio Bogolan & November 1-7, 2006 At Studio Davout.

Released On April 17, 2007 By Universal.

(Source Dee Dee Bridgewater‘s ‘Red Earth’ | Official Website for Jazz Icon Dee Dee Bridgewater)

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The Compulsive Reader
Dee Dee Bridgewater’s interpretation of Mango Santamaria and Oscar Brown Jr.’s “Afro Blue,” famously recorded by Abbey Lincoln, is not only respect paid to the jazz tradition, but an acknowledgement that a high regard for Africa has been part of the tradition. […]

The Guardian
An amazing cast of Malian musicians make classics such as Afro Blue and Long Time Ago (Wayne Shorter‘s Footprints with lyrics) sound reborn, giving Nina Simone‘s Four Women new depth and power. Wonderful. […]

All About Jazz
With one foot in the funky soul of brother Horace Silver, the other in the polyrhythmic heterophony of Malian village life, Red Earth is global yet local, grounded in the commonality of human experience. […]