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Bob Moses & Billy Martin: drums, keyboards, drum machine, vocals and percussion: slit gongs, hum drums, agogo bells, nyabinghi, ganza, conga, talking drum, repinique, and caxixi.

Recorded by Billy Martin at Beatworld basement studio, Closter, NJ 1987
All music published by illy B Music, BMI



BOB MOSES & BILLY MARTIN

DRUMMINGBIRDS




Back in 1986 following a European tour, Bob Moses (Pat Metheny, Gary Burton, Rasaan Roland Kirk) and Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood, John Zorn, Iggy Pop) recorded this music in Martin's 4-track, basement studio. This project features colorful and sometimes humorous compositions utilizing percussion, minimal keyboards and vocals. These percussion masters exude a playful, otherworldly and funky attitude for this first recording session together as a duo. This Mozown/Amulet release is greatly improved, remastered, and redesigned by the artists. This was originally released in Europe in 1987.

Tracks:
1. Entrance to the Hall of the Drummer King
2. Mozamba
3. Nana? NoNo. NeNe! *
4. Boat Song Part 1 *
5. Boat Song Part 2 *
6. Weildin' for D Sharpe
7. Rumble in the Jungle *
8. Tempest Sandstorm *
9. Jabba the Hut Strut *
10. Laughing Drummers in the Park, On Mars *

* - click title to download 56kbps MP3

 
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