Albums can sometimes come together quickly and other times can take years to complete. It can depend on whether the songs were written in a way that suits the way the musicians play, the collective energy of everyone in the recording studio and most importantly, where the mindset is on that day. For example, I […]

An old photo taken on September 13, 2001 with the great DUKE AMAYO of ANTIBALAS. This was the first day of recording for KOKOLO’s debut album at Daptone Studios in Brooklyn. I titled the album “Fuss And Fight”, primarily because of the infighting that had been going on within the band leading up to the […]