Richard Bona - The Ten Shades Of Blues (2009)
The Ten Shades of Blues is the fifth solo studio album by Cameroonian jazz bassist and musician Richard Bona. It was released on October
19, 2009 through Universal Music Jazz France. The album has charted in France and the Netherlands.
“I like each of my albums to have a theme, a project behind it. This time I chose the blues. I look at the blues from the universal
angle: you can find it in Africa, in America and in India. People put a style to it, a style with guitar and vocals. But I see it first as
a scale, one that’s present in different traditions and expressions in music. Ten Shades of Blues means ten nuances, ten different ways
of playing the blues. ”
1. "Take One"
2. "Shiva Mantra"
3. "Good Times"
4. "M'Bemba Mama"
7. "African Cowboy"
9. "Yara's Blues"
10. "Sona Moyo"
11. "Camer Secrets"
Credits adapted from AllMusic.
Richard Bona – vocals, backing vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards, mandolin, drums, percussion, production, engineering, sampling
Obed Calvaire – drums
Ryan Cavanaugh – banjo
Marshall Gilkes – trombone
Christian Howes – fiddle
Jojo Kuoh – drums
Niladiri Kumar – sitar
Sylvain Luc – guitar
Shankar Mahadevan – vocals, backing vocals
Grégoire Maret – harmonica
Frank McComb – vocals, backing vocals
Jean-Michel Pilc – piano
Vivek Rajgopalan – ganjeera, konnakol, mridangam, vocal percussion
Bob Reynolds – saxophone
Nandini Srikar – vocals, backing vocals
Satyajit Talwalkar – konnakol, tabla, vocal percussion
Bert van den Brink – Hammond organ
Rob Eaton – mixing
Joseph George – engineering
Alex Lijin Jolly – engineering
Brian Montgomery – engineering
Greg Calbi – mastering
Justin Gerrish – assistant engineer
Rick Kwan – assistant engineer
Aki Nishimura – assistant engineer
Hyomin Kang – mixing assistant
Pascal Bod – release coordination
Marie Carette – design
Ingrid Hertfelder – photography