Mankunku Quartet

Yakhal' Inkomo (Limited Half-Speed Master) (MRBLP220)

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1968

Yakhal' Inkomo (Limited Half-Speed Master)

Mankunku Quartet

Mr Bongo Records

7119691272818

LPS 166644

MRBLP220

JAZZ

1

LP 22,30 €

On July 23, 1968, a now-legendary recording session took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, one that would ultimately prove a defining moment in the country's Jazz history and development.

Led by tenor saxophonist Winston Mankunku Ngozi, a quartet that included pianist Lionel Pillay, bassist Agrippa Magwaza, and drummer Early Mabuza would record the album Yakhal' Inkomo. Comprising two originals of Mankunku's—the title track "Yakhal' Inkomo" and "Dedication (For Daddy Trane and Brother Shorter)"—as well as John Coltrane's "Bessie's Blues" and Horace Silver's "Doodlin,'" the album would become one of the most important Jazz albums of South Africa, arguably the most important.

PERSONNEL:

  • Winston "Mankunku" Ngosi - tenor sax
  • Lionel Pillay - piano
  • Agrippa Magwaza - bass
  • Early Mabuza - drums

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Yakhal' Inkomo
  • A2. Dedication (To Daddy Trane And Brother Shorter)
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Doodlin'
  • B2. Bessie's Blues