ALBUMS: Tony Allen Leaves Behind a Lasting Legacy

Tony Allen (Image: Blue Note) Tony Oladipo Allen, who died last year, was a legend of the drum kit, a musician that was never content to confine his playing to a single style. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1940 and was a rule breaker right out of the gate. He never played African drums or percussion. Instead, he was fascinated by American jazz, and spent many hours absorbing

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