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RD: 2021-11-19
FIXI & NICOLAS GIRAUD
Tempo Tempo! - A Tony Allen Celebration
Fileunder: Jazz / Soul / World / Hip-Hop
"Tempo Tempo! " That’s what the legendary Tony Allen, a true conductor behind his drums, told the young Fixi and Nicolas Giraud nearly 25 years ago, inviting them to follow him in his singular rhythm...
Fixi & Nicolas Giraud started with Tony.Then they followed their path without ever leaving him. Fixi met with national success with Java, international recognition with Winston McAnuff while performing with M, Arthur H, Grace Jones or Keziah Jones. Nicolas Giraud has accompanied another legend, Claude Nougaro, and a wide variety of artists, from Angélique Kidjo to Roberto Alagna, including Keren Ann and Manu Dibango. Two parallel trajectories during 25 years with Tony Allen as a rallying point or as a port to tie up between two tours, between two musical adventures.
Much more than a spiritual father or a mentor, Tony Allen was a friend who transmitted values to them and showed them the way: to realize oneself ("Just want to be me"), to go to the essential ("Keep it simple") and "celebrate your life" ("La vie est belle")...
The three of them were supposed to meet again to seal their friendship but Tony prematurely left to join the stars on April 30, 2020.
During the following months, the two companions hear every day "Tempo Tempo!": the desire to renew contact with Tony is strong.
Thus, around the recordings of his drums, Fixi and Nicolas meet, compose, and record their instruments (trumpet, accordion, piano, bass, percussion, voice, guitars). The dialogue is re-established.
They invite their musical family Maïa Barouh, Djeuhdjoah, the Nigerians Ayo Nefretiti and Fatai Rolling Dollar, but also Tony Allen´s grandson, Tunji, to participate and sing in their own way the genius of the great Tony Allen, master of tempo.
"Tempo tempo! "is a colorful and joyful celebration that brings to life the legacy of a true music legend.
Track list
TrackArtistTitle
 
1Fixi, Nicolas GiraudTempo Tempo!
2Fixi, Nicolas GiraudJust Want To Be Me
3Fixi, Nicolas Giraud, Tunji AllenWe Are One
4Fixi, Nicolas Giraud, DjeuhdjoahLa Vie Est Belle
5Fixi, Nicolas Giraud79!
6Fixi, Nicolas Giraud, Fatai Rolling DollarInsera
7Fixi, Nicolas Giraud, Maia BarouhOto
8Fixi, Nicolas GiraudSingle Malt
9Fixi, Nicolas Giraud, Ayo NefretitiEse Odo
10Fixi, Nicolas GiraudKeep It Simple
11Fixi, Nicolas GiraudBaby Cart
12Fixi, Nicolas GiraudPatience, Endurance And Love

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