Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays – As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls – 1981
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1981 / Genre: Jazz – Fusion / ECM – DE

As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls is a collaborative album by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays, released in 1981. The title makes reference to Wichita, Kansas and Wichita Falls, Texas. The title tune clocks in at just under 21 minutes. It is one of the only albums where Metheny not only acts as both the lead and accompanying guitarist but also the bassist, as each track uses fair amounts of overdubbing. The track “September Fifteenth” is in reference to September 15, 1980, the day the American jazz pianist Bill Evans died. Metheny and Mays cite Evans as a main influence. “One of the unforgettable highlight albums of Metheny and his group; enjoy this special atmospheric album and excellent ECM recording”.

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King Sunny Adé And His African Beats – Juju Music – 1982
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1982 / Genre: International – Afro-Pop – Juju / Island Records – DE

Juju Music is the 1982 major label debut of Nigerian Jùjú band King Sunny Adé and His African Beats. It represented the first worldwide release for Adé, who was already established in his native Nigeria as its “biggest musical draw and Juju music’s reigning monarch”. The album was a critical and commercial success, peaking at 111 on Billboard’s “Pop Albums” chart. The New York Times, which described the album in 1982 as “the year’s freshest dance-music album”, credited it in 1990 with having launched the “World Beat movement in the United States” “This is a sparkling and happy album; the music is uplifting, hypnotic and relaxing; especially track 4,5,6,7 are for me the real (audiophile) highlights; but listen for yourself; Enjoy!”

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