We had never heard Manu Dibango as melodic as this, and chances are you haven't either unless you have collected all the B-Sides from his singles and vinyl releases between '71 and '83. Happily, Melodie has done this for us. "No Sax Here" states the linear notes, and how true they are. If you thought Manu Dibango was a great sax player, wait until you here him on the marimba,xylophone and vibraphone. His mastery of melody and composition are all the more evident on the lush and varied songs provided here. "Miango Ma Tumba (village news)" starts off mellow enough, but builds into quite an orchestration. Standouts include "Dakar Streets," the Latin flavored "Besoka on salsa" and the solitude of "African Night Blues."