This is a bootleg recording of a great musician
Jeffrey S. Stabley | 11/07/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Bernard Woma is a fantastic musician. He is a master of the gyil, the xylophone from Ghana. But this is a bootleg recording, and nobody should buy it, and Amazon should not be selling it. The recording quality is terrible to boot, though Bernard's playing is always exemplary. Luckily, Bernard finally has come out with a real CD, and you can find out about it at www.JumbieRecords.com. Please do not buy this disk. It is wrong to steal from musicians, no matter where they are from. Please tell Amazon not to support bootleggers."
Listening to percussive magic.
Jeffrey S. Stabley | york, pa United States | 06/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am very lucky to have been introduced to this cd. It is a glimpse into some of the most advanced drumming on this planet. The music takes place not in a studio but at a jam session in a bar. The playing is loose yet incredibly tight. Intricate yet flowing. A definate must-hear for percussionts."
The worst CD by a great artist
African Music Enthusiast | New York, NY | 07/20/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"As some listeners have noted, this CD is a glimpse into the brilliant virtuosity of African percussionist and xylophonist Bernard Woma. The man is in a class by himself.
Unfortunately, this CD is poorly recorded and mastered even worse. The sound quality obscures what's going on with the music. Any of Bernard's other CD's are much, much better -- and if you want a great live performance, buy "Bernard Woma in Concert" (I don't know if it's on Amazon yet, but search in Google and you can easily buy it).
Someone here wrote that the problem with this "Pito Bar" CD is that it was a bootleg, which would explain it. And give another big reason to pick up a better CD by this great artist!!"