4th Dimension

A 14 track jazz-funk album (1h 8m 48s) — released January 19th 2009 on Sähkö Recordings
Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu - 4th Dimension Finland's Jimi Tenor, a musician, composer and arranger known to constantly reinvent himself, has finished work on his latest album 4th Dimension, which is set for release in early 2009. On 4th Dimension, Jimi Tenor continues his exploration of Afrobeat music. The album also sees him reunite with Kabu Kabu, a group of West African musicians based in Germany, who debuted on Tenor's 2007 album Joystone. 4th Dimension's Afrobeat is highlighted with Tenor's jazzy, bohemian touches and ability to write irresistible tunes. Tenor's catchy-yet-challenging arrangements are reminiscent of the legendary Fela Kuti, and perhaps one can also sense the influence of the likes of Lalo Schifrin, Charlie Mingus and Sun Ra. Tenor's trademark high-pitched vocals are heard less this time around as the maestro concentrates on tooting his tenor sax, playing the flute and synth. The album's first single "Mystery Spot" is uplifting and uptempo Afrobeat. "Global Party" starts out moody but builds into a frenzied Disco groove. "Grind!" and "Me I Say Yes" are perhaps the album's most traditional Afro-inspired songs with their loping basslines and heavy percussion. "Mogadishu Ave." is a surprise number of Goblin-esque psychedelic prog rock. "Mega Roots" and "Fast Legs" are lo-fi percussion jams similar to the African field recordings released by legendary labels Folkways and Ocora. 4th Dimension is yet another superb album by Jimi Tenor.

Finnish Afro-funk anyone? Jimi Tenor has already explored electronica, house, lovers' soul and deep orchestral funk, so a move into Afrobeat with last year's 'Joystone' album along with Berlin / West African musicians Kabu Kabu seemed surprisingly natural. On these two new tracks, the collaboration continues brilliantly with bouncing brass, rolling beats and Tenor's smooth vocals keeping it 100% dancefloor. - Mixmag

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