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Daniel Freedman: Imagine That

If Imagine That often feels like truly international music, just peruse its personnel: Drummer/leader Daniel Freedman and keyboardist Jason Lindner are New Yorkers, but they are joined by Africans (guitarist Lionel Loueke and guest vocalist Angélique Kidjo, both from Benin), an Israeli (bassist Omer Avital) and a Brazilian (percussionist Gilmar Gomes). Despite the players’ passports, … Read More “Daniel Freedman: Imagine That”

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Daniel Freedman: Bamako By Bus

Drummer Daniel Freedman, a New York native and member of the band Third World Love, steps out with his second album as a leader, blending jazz with Yoruban prayer chants, Moroccan music, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban rhythms, funk and pop. With Freedman on traps, the core group is rounded out by bassist Meshell Ndegeocello, keyboardist Jason … Read More “Daniel Freedman: Bamako By Bus”

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