Following an illustrious career recording, producing and performing with the likes of Salif Keita, Manu Dibango, Miriam Makeba, Talking Heads, Don Cherry and Jean-Luc Ponty, drummer/percussionist Brice Wassy went on to record his second album.
Shrine Dance marks out Brice as one of the most dynamic and most progressive composer/band leaders in the contemporary Jazz/African diaspora.
Drawing on a full palette of textures – from funky bass to newbop grooves, through classic jazz instrumentation, electric bush effects, African Rhythms and body percussion – Brice reaches
new heights with this landmark album.
For Shrine Dance Brice has called on pianist, co-arranger and close collaborator Don Dieu Divin, a young French musician of Indian descent with a wonderful feel and masterful technique.
In addition, Brice has pulled together the finest talents in their field – bassists Noel Ekwabi, Bobby Jocky (Cameroon), Michael Bowie (USA) and Michael Mondesir (UK); saxophonists Steve Williamson (UK) and J.J Elangue (Cameroon);
trumpeters Byron Wallen (UK) and Claude Deppa (South Africa), cornet player Graham Haynes (USA); along with flautist Deepak Ram (South Africa); vocalist Annick Tangorra (France), and the celebrated percussionists Airto Moreira (Brazil) and Jose Luis Quintana Changuito (Cuba).
Recorded in the UK at Real World Studios and mixed at Brownhill Farm Studios by Chris Lewis.