Jazz sax legend Eero Koivistoinen sampled for number one hit album in the USA

on 2011-10-13

Back in 1973, Eero Koivistoinen recorded and released one of those obscure classics of global jazz that pop up from the time to time. Times were different and there was no internet to spread every musical emanation out like a plague of data Ebola.

Now, 38 years later, after the album Wahoo! was originally released, one of the songs, Bells, was sampled by American rapper J. Cole for a song called Breakdown. The song is on J. Cole’s Cole World: The Sideline Story, which went to number one on the charts upon release and sold a total 218 000 copies during the first week.


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