A big shout out to Ish at the essential ile oxumare for bringing this one to my attention. The mail man delivered the CD a couple of days back and it's really worth the outlay (yes, the yen's strong these days). Percussionist Babatunde Lea is the real deal, he's played with the likes of Pharoah Sanders, Joe Henderson and Idris Ackamoor — as well as the late, great Leon Thomas, whose music, influence and life are celebrated here in a strong spiritual set recorded live. There's some nice video footage of the gig included too.
Read more about it over at ile oxumare — and then go over to motema for the full lowdown (plus there's a free download to whet your appetite).