In recent years, Ernest Ranglin has gone back to his roots and has made various cross cultural collaborations and concept albums including Below the Bassline on which he covers some of the greatest songs of the rock and roll era. He recorded Memories of Barber Mack as a tribute to the late Jamaican saxophonist Barber Mack.
The Search of the Lost Riddim album took Ernest Ranglin to Senegal for his first visit since the mid 1970's when he toured as part of the Jimmy Cliff band. These recording sessions represent the accomplishment of a dream he had cherished for over 20 years: returning to Africa to record with African musicians. Modern Answers to Old Problems is an adventuresome mix of jazz sophistication and Afro-pop syncopation while his penultimate Gotcha! identifies Ranglin as a somewhat perfect instrumentalist.
His 2005 Telarc release Surfin', recorded at Bob Marley's Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston, Jamaica, explores the elusive boundaries between jazz and orld music.
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