Tony Allen – Film of Life

Released on October 20, 2014, “Film of Life” is the tenth album by Nigerian drummer Tony Allen.

Track Listing : 1.Moving On (Tony Allen) – 06:41 . 2.Boat Journey (Tony Allen) – 04:44 . 3.Tiger’S Skip (Damon Albarn, Tony Allen) – 03:51 . 4.Ewa (Tony Allen) – 04:11 . 5.Afro Kingfu Beat (Tony Allen) – 06:07 . 6.Koko Dance (Tony Allen) – 06:38 . 7.Go Back (Damon Albarn, Tony Allen) – 05:36 . 8.Ire Omo (Nefretiti, Ayo Adunni) – 05:06 . 9.African Man (Tony Allen) – 05:03 . 10.Tony Wood (Kuku) – 06:05

Musicians : Tony Allen – Drums, Congas, Vocals . Damon Albarn – Melodica On (3), Vocals On (7), Keyboards On (7) . Kuku – Vocals On (10) . Nefretiti – Vocals On (8) . Adunni – Vocals On (8) . Cesar Anot – Bass . Ludovic Bruni – Guitar, Vibraphone, Bass On (3 – 4 – 7) . Vincent Taeger – Percussion, Vibraphone, Marimba . Fixi – Synth, Keyboards On (3 – 6 – 10) . Vincent Taurelle – Synthesizer, Keyboards . Laurent Bardainne – Tenor Saxophone . Antoine Giraud – Trombone . Nicolas Giraud – Trumpet . Yann Jankielewicz – Saxophone Baryton

Production : Produced By The Jazzbastards . Antoine “Chab” Chabert – Mastering . Vincent Taurelle – Mixing

Recorded In 2014 At Studio A.L.B.E.R.T.

Released In October 20, 2014 By Jazz Village / Harmonia Mundi.

Tony Allen - Film of Life

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allmusic
It can be heard both as a portrait of Allen’s career as Afrobeat’s bannerman rhythmnatist or — perhaps more accurately — the soundtrack to his own musical innovation and evolution through it. Either way it’s a stone killer. […]

The Guardian
At 74, Tony Allen has released his 10th album, a cool, contemporary set dominated, of course, by relaxed, subtle and insistent percussion. His laid-back voice dominates the first two tracks here … […]

Something You Said
The result is a stunning long-lasting album with a rich, varied, Technicolor soundscape. On the opener “Moving On” Allen recalls each of his previous albums depicting his spirit of endurance and powers of reinvention. […]

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