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Ajamu Akinyele

Black Magic The Cyber Jazz Experience

by Ajamu Akinyele

Released 2006
Pearl Jazz Recording Label
Released 2006
Pearl Jazz Recording Label
Musically inspired by the smooth sounds of Sade, the laid-back grooves of Meshell Ndegeocello, the funkiness of Marcus Miller, and the fusion of Miles Davis.
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‘Black Magic: The Cyber Jazz Experience’ is the double jazz/fusion album from Ajamu Akinyele, his second album under the moniker. As a producer and bassist, Akinyele’s ‘Black Magic’ is musically stunning, captivating, and was one of the "Best New Independent Jazz Albums of 2006" from music critics. The album captures the true essence of “Cyber Jazz,” which is a blend of Smooth Jazz/Funk/Fusion in the likes of the smooth sounds of Sade, …
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Supernova

by Ajamu Akinyele

Released 2005
Pearl Jazz Recording Label
Released 2005
Pearl Jazz Recording Label
A blend of smooth jazz/funk fusion in the likes of Marcus Miller, combining futuristic sounds producing a new style called “Cyber Jazz” for a new generation.
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After R&B/Funk recording artist Marcel announced that he was now “Ajamu Akinyele” at the end of the ‘Secret Weapon Volumes 1 & 2’ (2004) album, he released ‘Supernova’ (2005), a Jazz/Funk/Fusion album under the new moniker, musically inspired by various artists including Jon O'Bergh, Marcus Miller, and Meshell Ndegeocello to name a few.

Marcel changed his birth name on his 32nd birthday, June 21, 2004, from “Andre Marcel Wilson” to “Andre Marcel Ajamu Akinyele” to reflect a more …
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About

Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer André Akinyele has recorded under the names Marcel and Ajamu Akinyele, exploring multiple music genres. He is the bandleader and bassist of the jazz/funk fusion band Gemini Soul, the vocalist and guitarist for the rock band Looking for Lester, as well as the vocalist and keyboardist for the electronic synth-pop duo Lavender Lush. He is also the co-author of the book Elliptical: The Music of Meshell Ndegeocello.

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