Orchestra BaoBab Pirates Choice (World Circuit) Rating: NNNNN Rating: NNNNN
Originally recorded in one single-take session in 1982 by the popular Senegalese house band at Dakar's Baobab Club, Orchestra Baobab's mesmerizing Pirates Choice album was celebrated as an Afro-Latin classic from the day it appeared on cassette. Now, 20 years later, the gently rolling rumba rhythms have lost none of their entrancing power. This beautifully remastered reissue, complete with a second disc bearing six more brilliant tracks from that magical original session, makes this fabulous new edition the definitive article. Definitely desert island material.