Boomkat Product Review:
Melt-on-the-mind, spiritual jazz-funk, reissued for the first time by Switzerland’s High Jazz. RIYL John Coltrane, Pharaoh sanders, McCoy Tyner and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Roy Ayers
“Ambiance’s first album released in 1979 on Da Mon Records, Los Angeles. Amazing private spiritual jazz-funk/fusion LP, now hard to find. This album is magnificent in its entirety, no fillers. Some of the best fusion on record!
Led by saxophonist Daoud Abubakar Balewa who studied formal classical music and received instruction from Frank Mitchell (Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers) and Jackie McLean (Blue Note records), Ambiance incorporates Brazilian and Latin flavours with a righteous and soulful Afrocentric jazz edge.”