The Steve Reid Ensemble featuring Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) will stop at the Button Factory on Sunday October 26th for a gig to promote the group’s album Daxaar which the press release claims iain’t just a percussion record.
It’s fitting that the legendary drummer should choose Dakar, the rhythm capital of Africa, to document his return but don’t expect this album, Daxaar on Domino Records, to be a drum fest where traps meet the rattling polyrhythmic, sabar and tama drums that underpin Senegalese Mbalax.
This is one groove based, funky affair with touches of Bitches Brew and Ra, that connects the Bronx to Dakar (check: ‘Dabronxaar’). He’s enlisted Kieran’s skills on electronics and as album producer.
Tickets €21.50 (inc. booking fee) available from Ticketmaster, Road Records, City Discs, Sound Cellar and usual outlets. www.ticketmaster.ie