Dadisi Komolafe ‎– Hassan's Walk

Nimbus West Records ‎– NS-3035
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Hassan's Walk
Written-By – Dadisi Komolafe
A2 Speak No Evil
Arranged By – Dadisi KomolafeWritten-By – Wayne Shorter
A3 Calvary
Arranged By – Dadisi KomolafeWritten-By – Traditional
A4 'Round Midnight
Written-By – T. Monk*

Companies, etc.



Recorded Los Angeles
October 1983
©Tapal Pub. or Dadisi

Publishing Info:
A1 - Weusi Music Pub. Co.
A2 - Miyako Music
B1 - Traditional
B2 - Consolildated

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched Runout): NS-3035-B KdISC JG 17266
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched Runout): NS-3035-A KdISC JG 17267

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PMG004LP Dadisi Komolafe Hassan's Walk(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) PMG (3) PMG004LP Austria 2016 Sell This Version
NS 3035 C Dadisi Komolafe Hassan's Walk(CD, Album, RE) Nimbus West Records NS 3035 C US 2009 Sell This Version
NS 3035 Dadisi Komolafe Hassan's Walk(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Nimbus West Records NS 3035 US 2015 Sell This Version



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February 25, 2016

Released back in 1983 this modal to slightly free jazz outfit from California takes us on a journey back to the late 60s and very early 70s ,into the spiritual realms of greats like John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, John McLaughlin and Miles Davis among others. Only few contemporary sounds from the bass and keyboards tell you that this album is newer than expected. Listening to it with 33 years distance it easily stands the test of time and even more turns out to be one of these mind bending gems with an ever pulsating flow of magic being transferred into music. With a lead guitar added this could do justice to everything the MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA had ever released but there is no need for guitars when you have a piano player going crazy and a rhythm section that seems to dance the Saint Vitus dance with each other. Please get me right; this is utterly tight and well performed with each note and each beat sitting where they belong. There are shapes of melodies rather than lines as common with modal jazz. What Miles Davis started 24 years earlier culminates in a sheer musical eruption on this album , which hardly anybody will remember these days. A true shame. The atmosphere of “Hassan's walk” is deep and enthralling. When the band reaches its starting point again melody wise after a fantastic roller coaster ride in the sense of an explosive musical performance and relentless improvisations you will fall on your knees. Exhausted but happy. And there is more to experience here. Souljazz of the light-footed yet highly energetic kind and bits and pieces you can relate to Latin music meet each other on this battlefield of sounds and melodies. I cannot help but I feel totally hypnotized. For all aficionados of at least a bit far out jazz music this is exactly what you need.