BUKKY LEO

African Fusion / Hard Bop • Nigeria
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Growing up in Lagos Nigeria, Bukky was spotted practising his first saxophone by the original afro-beat drummer Tony Allen. He was immediately ushered into Tony’s newly formed band. Bukky went on to play with the great Fela Kuti where the seeds of afrobeat were being sown. After sometime in the band and under the influence of Tony Allen, Bukky decided to follow his own journey with his distinct style of jazz and a fro-beat.

In 1982, Bukky’s path led him to London, where he became one of the forerunners of the acid jazz scene. A young A&R man called Gilles Peterson signed him to the newly formed Acid Jazz label. His first release ‘Rejoice in Righteousness’ was at the heart of the acid jazz world. It went straight to number one in the rhythm and blues, dance and jazz charts. The follow up album ‘River Nile’ led him to being nominated
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BUKKY LEO River Nile album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
River Nile
African Fusion 1990
BUKKY LEO Bukky Leo & Black Egypt : Afrobeat Visions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bukky Leo & Black Egypt : Afrobeat Visions
African Fusion 2005
BUKKY LEO Bukky Leo & Black Egypt : Anarchy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bukky Leo & Black Egypt : Anarchy
African Fusion 2012
BUKKY LEO Bukky Leo Quartet ft. Clifford Jarvis : Evolution album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bukky Leo Quartet ft. Clifford Jarvis : Evolution
Hard Bop 2020

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BUKKY LEO The Bukkyleo Quintet : Rejoice In Righteousness album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bukkyleo Quintet : Rejoice In Righteousness
Hard Bop 1988
BUKKY LEO Bukky Leo & Black Egypt : Skeleton album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bukky Leo & Black Egypt : Skeleton
African Fusion 2012
BUKKY LEO Bukky Leo & Black Egypt : African Onjẹ album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bukky Leo & Black Egypt : African Onjẹ
African Fusion 2020

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BUKKY LEO Bukky Leo & Black Egypt : Tribute to Fela album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bukky Leo & Black Egypt : Tribute to Fela
African Fusion 2017
BUKKY LEO Tribute To Fela Kuti Vol 2 (Live At The Jazz Cafe) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tribute To Fela Kuti Vol 2 (Live At The Jazz Cafe)
African Fusion 2019

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