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Gasper Lawal: Ajomase (Cap 1)

Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 28 November 1981

GASPER LAWAL'S track record might suggest that he is a music business hack. He is not. He has played with many who are anyone, from the Stones to Funkadelic, but that's not the point. Ajomase is. Ajomase is African music but what does that tell you? Not so much apart from the fact that this is percussive music written around Gasper Lawal's drums and percussion. But this isn't a 'solo' album or a 'drum' record. It's a pure music record, strong and calming, blending chanting tunes, a firm and skipping jazz feel, and a myriad of sources.

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