Abdoulaye N Diaye | Dakar By Night

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Dakar By Night

by Abdoulaye N Diaye

Senegalese saxophonist Abdoulaye N Diaye goes urban with his jazz uptake on the sounds of today's Dakar. Strident saxophone, pulsing rhythms, and enchanting melodies are all part of this contemporary jazz recording.
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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1. Waatna
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2. Mbeegeel
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3. Innocent Walk
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4. Dakar By Night
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5. Sakarsi
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6. Kagne La Ley Guisse
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7. Without A Smile(The Same)
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In his early years in Dakar Senegal, young Abdoulaye Ndiaye started learning the saxophone by stealing his dad’s alto saxophone and blowing into it. A few years later at age 14 he started taking lessons from his father, then as a teen ,joined the conservatoire and began formal musical study with eastern Europeans teachers.
Few years later, Abdoulaye met legendary jazz teacher Sam Sanders at the conservatoire in dakar and started jazz improvisation class. After graduating from the conservatoire, he began to play with local bands and record with local artists like Pape Dieng Souleyman, Faye Abl Aye Mbaye, Harmattan Pape Djiby ba, Mike Gomis and others.
In 1995 Abdoulaye met world famous piano player McCoy Tyner and played with him at the Saint Louis Jazz Festival. Later Abdoulaye started traveling Europe playing clubs and meeting many influential jazz musicians like Billy Harper, Michael Becker, David Murray, Mal Waldron, Steve Houben and many others.
After moving back to Dakar, Abdoulaye got a call from David Murray asking him to join his Octet and Big Band.
2001 Ndiaye moved to New York and toured with David Murray. After the tour, he found work as a side man or in his own bands.
Abdoulaye describes the period as “Running form club to club, expressing myself self and meeting lots of other musicats”
2003 was the birth of his first solo album titled” Taoue” on the Justin-time label produced by David Murray.
2007 finds the release of “Dakar By Night”.

About” Dakar By Night” … Abdoulaye Ndiaye has been paying close attention to the music scene in his native Dakar. His latest project incorporates his soprano and tenor sax and bass clarinet in an electric setting with percussion,tabla drum and horns. On "Dakar By Night", released in January 2007, Ndiaye plays his original tunes, and works of Senegalese singers Viviane Ndour and Youssou Ndour to produce a contemporary, lyrical, uplifting jazz recording.



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Deep Sea Telemetry

Solid Jazz playing.
A very enjoyable listen with high quality recording. Truly professional with the ethnic flavor you would expect from the title.

Ken Massey

Smooth and Melodic Jazz Rich with African Flavor. A Must Have!
Abdoulaye N'Diaye has found the sweet spot in modern jazz with his sophomore release, Dakar by Night. Enchanting melodies played with passion and sophistication. Way to go Pape!


Delightful- Joyful - What a brillant release... A sucessful mix of modern jazz and traditionnal african music