Primary Instrument: Vocalist
As you explore Aimua Eghobamien's personal background his musical style begins to fall in place. With a dad who listened to a world of music from British Pop to Highlife and Calypso; a mum who sang him Ẹdo lullabies; and siblings who were interested in all things American (Motown, Soul, US Pop and R&B charts) his musical tastes developed without limitations. London-born, he has lived at various points on three continents and experienced at firsthand Nigerian drums and folk, European Pop and American R&B. His own performance experience includes Theatre, Gospel, Rock, Pop, Contemporary Christian, R&B, Soul and the Blues. That all these find a home in his jazz repertoire is a testament to jazz’s open arms and Eghobamien’s passion in embracing diverse influences.
Jazz vocals with absolute gentleness. ...He is a true, thoroughly exciting, original. JazzTimes
Eghobamien's voice is rich and sure, relying for its considerable effect on its resonance and timbre... Poured Gently is an absorbing and original set, intelligently programmed and elegantly performed. Vortex CD Reviews
There's something magical about his voice. BBC Radio Ulster
Stunning CD, ...great work, 'you just don't jazz, you rock!' Rádio Europa Lisboa
...brings a wealth of experience and tastes to this debut CD. Strong performances of jazz classics...set against his own distinctive work. The Northern Echo
All of the selections of Poured Gently appear to have been selected carefully for numerous reasons, such as variety of styles, infinite moods and in the end a musical portrait of a singular singer, Aimua Eghobamien. EJAZZNEWS
Tracks: 1. Estlin's Dream; 2. A Child Is Born; 3. Migration; 4. Passion Poured Gently; 5. Fascinating Rhythm; 6. In A Sentimental Mood; 7. Listen To Monk [Rhythm-A- Ning]; 8. Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer; 9. 'Tis What It Is; 10. So Many Stars; 11. It's My Life; 12. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing); 13. Benediction.
Aimua Eghobamien: voice
Glafkos Kontemeniotis: piano
Ed Kollar: double bass
Bashiri Johnson: percussion
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