Worldwide Funk

In “Worldwide Funk,” Foday Musa Suso and Jack De Johnette take timbres that might hastily be dropped in the “world music” category and stretch them far beyond the Pier 1 Imports®-esque lifestyle music that characterizes much of the genre. Framed as “music from the hearts of the masters,” this is a jazz fan’s global fieldtrip—a product of four days in the studio mixing Musa Suso’s virtuosic kora and dousinguni playing with the carefully paired beats provided by De Johnette. The auxiliary looping and processing on display in this track sew the two together in a way that dares you to sit still.

—MS

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