Al Cohn, Billy Mitchell, Dolo Coker, Leroy Vinnegar, Frank Butler – Night Flight To Dakar + Xanadu In Africa – CD

Al Cohn, Billy Mitchell, Dolo Coker, Leroy Vinnegar, Frank Butler - Night Flight To Dakar + Xanadu In Africa - CD

Al Cohn, Billy Mitchell, Dolo Coker, Leroy Vinnegar, Frank Butler – Night Flight To Dakar + Xanadu In Africa – CD

2-CD set compiling two albums that resulted from a late-70s tour of West Africa coordinated by the U.S. State Department

CD 1: NIGHT FLIGHT TO DAKAR

01. NIGHT FLIGHT TO DAKAR 8:45
02. DON’T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING 6:44
03. BLUES UP AND DOWN 9:10
04. SWEET SENEGELESE BROWN 12:05
05. THE KING* 10:39

Recorded at the Theatre Nationale Daniel Sorrano in Dakar, Senegal, March 19, 1980 except * recorded at Club Taski, Les Almadies, Dakar, Senegal March 14, 1980

CD 2: XANADU IN AFRICA

01. ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL 12:41
02. ROBBINS NEST 10:47
03. I SURRENDER DEAR 8:58
04. BLUES IN THE CLOSET 4:56
05. EASY LIVING 9:35

Recorded at Club Taski, Les Almadies, Dakar, Senegal March 14, 1980

AL COHN, Tenor sax; BILLY MITCHELL, Tenor sax
DOLO COKER, Piano; LEROY VINNEGAR, Bass;
FRANK BUTLER, Drums

Original Recordings Engineered by Paul Goodman
Original Recordings Produced & Directed by Don Schlitten
Mastered by Krieg Wunderlich
Cover Photo: Don Schlitten
Reissue Produced for Release by Zev Feldman
Executive Producer: Jordi Soley