PRICE: $23.50
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ARTIST
TITLE
A Stroll In The Moonlight
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
PMG 034LP PMG 034LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/2/2016

LP version. PMG present a reissue of Jimi Lee/Mona Finnih & The Sensationals's A Stroll In The Moonlight, originally released in 1980. "He [Jimi Lee] was Nigerian guitar God, famous for his incendiary lead breaks with Aktion and Monomono. She [Mona Finnih] was one of Nigeria's first female band leaders who went off to the US and became a big deal in the new jazz scene there. It should be no surprise then that when Jimi Lee and Monah Finnih got together in 1980 for A Stroll In The Moonlight, an Afro jazz cosmic funk masterpiece was born. Intricately arranged, beautifully produced and showcasing musicianship of the highest order, A Stroll In The Moonlight was a notch above anything else that was coming out of Nigeria at the time. 'I Love Myself' is the perfect amalgam of a tight, horn-driven Lagos groove with an American new jazz sheen. 'People Of The World' is pure Afro funk, brightened by Jimi Lee's sunny, twangy guitar. 'Son Of A Man' brings reggae to the table and 'Iya Alakara' is a Lijadu Sisters style cosmic paean to beefcakes and plantains. Taking a stroll with Nigerian music's oddest couple is a slinky, funky affair that comes highly recommended, but be warned: You'll work up a sweat." --Peter Moore.