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Comet Records present a tasty reissues of “Dilijans” by Ayizan. A mind-blowing session of spiritual Jazz recorded in NYC in 1984 led by Haitian genius Alix Pascal blending traditional Ra Ra elements with modal / spiritual melodies. The result was like nothing else coming out of Haiti or the Haitian exile community in the US at the time. Dark, mystical, lyrical and abstract, with its otherworldly shifting rhythms, “Dilijans” came off like a Haitian version of “Bitches Brew”.
The album sounds less like a stylish mini-jazz performing in a hotel dancehall than like a cry of ancestors emanating from the spirit world to lament over the complications of modern Haitian society.
Matt says: Crazy good Haitian jazz with spiritual moods and some truly amazing playing throughout. One of those records we knew nothing about but every time we put on the shop turntable someone buys one! Won't hang around long unfortunately...