Musicians from Germany, Cuba, Mozambique, Benin, Venezuela, and the U.S. gather together on Cuban pianist/composer Omar Sosa’s Eggun: The Afri-lectric Experience. It's a tribute to the Miles Davis classic Kind of Blue, but it's an unusual homage. Sosa doesn’t cover pieces from the Davis disc; instead he uses melodic elements from the 1959 classic’s well-known solos as starting points to build his own compositions. The music is kaleidoscopically pan-African, and percussion plays a significant role: at various points, drummer and programmer Marque Gilmore is joined by guest percussionists Pedro Martinez, John Santos, and Gustavo Ovalles. Eggun opens with “Alejet,” marked by a spacious sound flecked with muted brass, a muscular rhythm section, and lovely piano. The upbeat “So All Freddie” features Lionel Loueke’s African-flavored guitar and vocals, while “Rumba Connection” sports a nice horn arrangement and more of Loueke’s guitar work. “Calling Eggun” is the closer. Quiet piano, Marvin Sewell’s acoustic guitar, Peter Apfelbaum’s soprano saxophone, percussion, and electronic effects all contribute to the vibe of this moody piece.