Bona Makes You Sweat
|Bona Makes You Sweat|
|Live album by Richard Bona|
|Released||March 7, 2008|
A 38 club, Budapest, Hungary
|Genre||Jazz, world music|
|Label||Universal Music Jazz France|
|Producer||Richard Bona, Daniel Richard (exec.)|
|Richard Bona chronology|
Bona Makes You Sweat is the first live album by Cameroonian jazz bassist and musician Richard Bona. It was recorded in A 38 club in Budapest, Hungary in 2007, and released on March 7, 2008 through Universal Music Jazz France. The album has charted in France.
"After every concert I’ve ever played, I get people coming up saying they’d love to have a souvenir of the show. That’s the reason I recorded this album – for my fans!," said Bona.
"Bona’s fifth and latest album—his first live recording—further confirms what we already know: Bona is one of the master electric bassists in our midst, not to mention a vocal conjurer with a natural flair, but one who tends to adopt the garb of sweet-spirited, unpretentious entertainer in his role as solo artist. (...) For all his deep-dish musicality and capacity for virtuosity on tap, in his role as a bandleader, Bona likes to keep the party rolling and the material on the simple, celebratory side," wrote Josef Woodard in his review for JazzTimes.
Daniel Lieuze of RFI Musique praised Bona's vocals: "A few tracks on, with the superb Indiscretions & Please Don’t [Stop], Bona stands up there live on stage and proves – lest there should linger even the slightest doubt – that as an instrumentalist he has a voice to rival the great George Benson’s. Bona is intent on showing off the many facets of that vocal timbre on Samaouma, an ‘a cappella’ polyphony which recalls the church songs he performed as a young boy growing up in Minta, his home village in eastern Cameroon."
All songs written and composed by Richard Bona, except where noted.
|1.||"Engingilaye & Ekwa Mwato"||13:24|
|2.||"Kivu" & "Suninga"||8:01|
|3.||"Kalabancoro"||Richard Bona, Salif Keita||5:25|
|4.||"Samaouma"||Marc Berthoumieux, Richard Bon||6:16|
|5.||"O Sen Sen Sen"||6:48|
|6.||"Indiscretions" & "Please Don't Stop"||Joe Zawinul/Richard Bona||8:40|
|7.||"Djombwe" & "I Wish" & "Trains"||Richard Bona/Stevie Wonder/Mike Mainieri||9:50|
|French Albums (SNEP)||167|
- Lieuze, Daniel. "Bona Makes You Sweat - Richard Bona". AllMusic. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
- "Album review - Richard Bona". RFI Musique. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
- "Bona Makes You Sweat (Live)". iTunes. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
- Woodard, Josef (March 2009). "Jazz Reviews: Bona Makes You Sweat Richard Bona". JazzTimes. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
- "Bona Makes You Sweat - Richard Bona | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
- "Richard Bona – Bona Makes You Sweat - Live". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved September 8, 2013.