Gideon Nxumalo

Gideon Plays (MM122LP)

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Gideon Plays

Gideon Nxumalo



LPS 166374




LP 24,78 €

180 gram remastered edition

A fantastic bit of jazz from the South African scene of the 60s – and one that's maybe got a bit more of an American 60s soul jazz flavor than some of the later work from that scene!

The set features piano from legendary pianist Gideon Nxumalo – a player with great roots in postwar jazz, but one who's also here opening up nicely in the years before he passed away all too soon – working with modal energy that's matched by the romping rhythm section on the record, and topped with flute from Dennis Nene and tenor from Mackay Davashe – an older South African jazz musician who really fits in perfectly here with the groove!

And Gideon doesn't just play piano, either – as the set has him picking up organ, electric piano, and even a bit of electric harpsichord – which makes for a very groovy, very fresh sound to the record


  • Maurice "Nto" Manana - bass
  • Gordon Mjandu - drums
  • Gideon "Mgibe" Nxumalo - electric piano, organ
  • Dennis Nene - flute
  • Shakes Mgudlwa - piano, organ
  • Mackay Davashe - tenor sax


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Dimple
  • A2. Welele
  • A3. Lonesome Lover
  • A4. Coffee Break
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Nto Speaks
  • B2. Rondo
  • B3. Ingoma - The Song
  • B4. Isintu