Rail Band :: S/T

Some serious heat via Bamako, 1973. Having been founded by saxophonist and trumpeter Tidiani Koné as the official orchestra of the Malian state railway three years prior, Rail Band’s self-titled long player, which currently sees reissue via Mississippi Records, is a scorching document of a restless and formative blend of soul, funk, and jazz with traditional West African and Afro Cuban music.