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Famoudou Don Moye

Famoudou Don Moye - drums, percussion

The man most associated with the Art Ensemble of Chicago as its percussion master, drummer extraordinaire Famoudou Don Moye was born on May 23, 1946, in Rochester, New York. In high school, he began playing drums, congas and bongos and went on to study percussion at Wayne State University.

In 1968, Moye toured Europe with the Detroit Free Jazz Band and worked briefly in Italy for RAI (Italian Radio and Television). While abroad, Moye had the opportunity to work with Steve Lacy, Pharoah Sanders, Sonny Sharrock, Randy Weston and Art Taylor and to collaborate extensively with Moroccan musicians.

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Discography

 

For Bobo

AECO Records
2010

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A Symphony Of Cities

A Symphony Of Cities

Southport Records
2002

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Bamako Chicago...

AECO Records
2002

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The African Tapes

The African Tapes

Golden Years of New Jazz
2001

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Afrikan Song

AECO Records
1996

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Jam For Your Life!

AECO Records
1991

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