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Imagine That

by Daniel Freedman

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One of the most in-demand drummers in New York –
tapped by Angélique Kidjo, Sting and Anat Cohen – Daniel Freedman presents his third album as a leader, the
rhythmically infectious Imagine That. The release draws
on a world of music: tune-rich originals that channel
African, Middle Eastern, Latin and Indian grooves, as well
as an astoundingly fresh version of a rarely covered Radiohead song (“Codex”).
Freedman, born and bred in New York City, leads an international quintet that features guitarist-vocalist Lionel Loueke (from Benin), keyboardist Jason Lindner (Brooklyn), bassist Omer Avital (Israel) and percussionist Gilmar Gomes (Brazil). Benin-born vocal star Angélique Kidjo, with whom Freedman has toured the world as drummer in her band, sings “Baby Aya,” a dancing lullaby he wrote for his infant daughter. Imagine That is the follow-up to Freedman’s 2012 Anzic album, Bamako by Bus, which garnered his band a showcase live on NPR.

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released April 15, 2016

Lionel Loueke - Guitar and Vocals
Jason Lindner -Piano and Keyboards
Omer Avital - Bass and Oud (3)
Gilmar Gomes - Percussion
Daniel Freedman - Drums
Angélique Kidjo - Vocals (2)

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Daniel Freedman New York, New York

Drummer/composer/producer and native New Yorker Daniel Freedman studied with Max Roach and other masters in West Africa, Cuba and Morocco. He has toured widely and recorded with Angélique Kidjo, Sting and Wynton Marsalis among others prior to joining David Byrne’s American Utopia. Downbeat gave his recent recording “Imagine That” 5 stars calling it a “masterpiece.” ... more

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