Bheki Mseleku

Celebration (Limited Gatefold) (MM112)

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1992

Celebration (Limited Gatefold)

Bheki Mseleku

Matsuli

MM112

LPS 163757

MM112

JAZZ

2

LP 24,78 €

DELUXE EDITION

2X LP GATEFOLD SLEEVE

A KINDRED SPIRIT TO JOHN COLTRANE

Fantastic music from Bheki Mseleku – a South African artist who was one of the strongest forces keeping the spiritual jazz flame alive in the 90s – and one who sadly passed away before he could see the rest of the world re-embrace music this strong! Bheki plays both piano and tenor sax – the former more than the latter, but both with a strong modal vibe – imbued with the best of the post-Coltrane spirits, and set up here with a great core trio that features Michael Bowie on bass and Marvin Smitty Smith – plus added work from Jean Toussaint on tenor, Steve Williamson and Courtney Pine on soprano, and Eddie Parker on flute! Songs are long, and have a great sense of flow

PERSONNEL:

  • Jean Toussaint - tenor sax on C1
  • Courtney Pine - soprano sax on D3
  • Eddie Parker - flute on B1 & C2
  • Steve Williamson - soprano sax on B2
  • Bheki Mseleku - piano
  • Michael Bowie - bass
  • Marvin "Smitty" Smith - drums
  • Thebe Lipere - percussion on D3

Record in London, December 1991

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Celebration
  • A2. One For All
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Angola
  • B2. Blues For Africa
  • B3. The Messenger
  • SIDE C
  • C1. The Age os Inner Knowing
  • C2. Joy
  • SIDE D
  • D1. Supreme Love
  • D2. Cycle
  • D3. Closer To The Source