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Dexter Johnson

Live A Letoile

Dexter Johnson Live A Letoile Live A Letoile
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Teranga Beat proudly presents Dexter Johnson & Le Super Star De Dakar in their last performance before their departure to Abidjan in 1969. Mastered from the original tape, this recording captures the energy and quality of these most spectacular performers. The group was led by the inimitable Dexter Johnson, a saxophonist whose unique timbre influenced generations of horn players in Senegal and who can stand with pride next to the great jazz musicians. Nigerian-born, he came to Dakar through Bamako and left his mark from the first night he arrived in the city with Guinean Jazz, in 1957. Later he played with the Star Band De Dakar and finally with the Super Star De Dakar, where he made a great duo with the singer Laba Sosseh in the club À l'Étoile. Live à l'Étoile features many great Afro-Cuban classics, two killer boogaloos and a cover of Wilson Pickett's "Something You Got." The recording also shows for the very first time Dexter's capacity after the departure of Laba Sosseh. This gave him the opportunity to become the absolute frontman and to have singers John Gomis, and William & Maīssa Ngom accompany his tenor saxophone. Includes a booklet with photos and liner notes outlining Dexter's musical career.
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