Johnny Dyani

Afrika (G1186)

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Afrika

Johnny Dyani

Steeplechase

716043118618

LPS 156698

G1186

JAZZ

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LP 16,51 €

For "Afrika", South African expatriate bassist Johnny Dyani enlarged his group to a septet from the quartet formation he had used on prior Steeplechase recordings and, in the process, shifted gears slightly from the deeper, beautifully bitter songs that had been his forte (such as "House Arrest" on Mbizo) to a somewhat lighter fare, replete with catchy, skipping melodies and funky electric bass.

PERSONNEL:

  • JOHNNY DYANI, bass, piano
  • CHARLES DAVIS, alto sax
  • ED EPSTEIN, alto & tenor sax
  • RUDY SMITH, steel drums
  • THOMAS ØSTERGREN, bass
  • GILBERT MATHEWS, drums
  • THOMAS DYANI, congas

SIDE A:

  • 01. Blame It On The Boers
  • 02. Appear
  • 03. Pretoria Three
  • 04. Needle Children
  • 05. Kalahari Lives

SIDE B:

  • 01. Grandmother's Teaching
  • 02. Funk Dem Dudu
  • 03. Kippieology
  • 04. Dedicated Abdullah Ibrahim