Malcolm Jiyane

Malcolm Jiyane Tree-O: Umdali (Limited Gatefold) (4062548029819)

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Malcolm Jiyane Tree-O: Umdali (Limited Gatefold)

Malcolm Jiyane

Mushroom Hour


LPS 166589




LP 24,78 €


A generous sideman and bandleader, multi-instrumentalist Malcolm Jiyane stands at the vanguard of his prodigious generation of jazz musicians. Operating from the centre and the fringes of the South African jazz scene, the trombonist (and pianist) is an enigmatic yet charismatic galvaniser of his contemporaries, able to put them through their paces in his own compositions, while giving them enough room to interpret them anew.

In UMDALI, his debut album as frontman, Jiyane delivers not only a major contribution to the canon -- one shaped around dedications to key figures in his personal and professional life -- but an honest snapshot of his personal circumstances at the time of recording

With this debut, the Malcolm Jiyane Tree-O has created a work that is not only keenly aware of what came before it, but blazing a trail to the future.


  • Ayanda Zalekile – electric bass
  • Brandon Ruiters – trumpet [tracks 1, 2 & 4]
  • Gontse Makhene – percussions & toys
  • Lungile Kunene - drums
  • Malcolm Jiyane Xorile – trombone & vocals
  • Nhlanhla Mahlangu – alto saxophone [tracks 1, 2 & 4]
  • Nkosinathi Mathunjwa – piano & keyboard
  • Tebogo Seitei – trumpet [tracks 1, 2, 3 & 4]
  • Tubatsi Mpho Moloi - vocals [track 5]

Recorded at Sumo Sound on 8 November 2018


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Senzo seNkosi
  • A2. Umkhumbi kaMa
  • A3. Ntate Gwangwa's Stroll
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Life Esidimeni
  • B2. Moshe