The hand and the drum: after the human voice, probably the original musical instrument. But the question tonight on Deep Focus is who has considered its possibilities for modern improvisation outside of the bounds of the Afro-Cuban tradition? It is possible that no one has dived deeper on this question than Adam Rudolph: Big Black with Randy Weston is an answer, Mtume and Don Alias with Miles Davis are answers.
With live, unreleased recordings, you’re going to want to have something to beat on for this one!
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