Various Artists

Jazz in South Africa (Limited Edition) (7427244912143)

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Jazz in South Africa (Limited Edition)

Various Artists

Honeypie

7427244912143

LPS 167049

7427244912143

JAZZ

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LP 14,03 €

South Africa is in fact the only country in the whole African continent that has developed a strong jazz tradition. Initially influenced by the great American stylists, (Ellington, Gillespie...) South Africa gradually developed its own soulful style based on a distinctive taste for melody and a deep sense of groove.

Masterfully selected from the so-called "Golden Age" of the genre, (late '50s/ early '60s), this compilation represents the best introduction to the work of a large and varied body of musicians and composers who inevitably developed their music as part of the historical Anti-Apartheid struggle, and as means of self-expression in the dark times of exile.

Kippie Moeketsi, Hugh Masekela (in The Jazz Epistles), Dollar Brand, Chris McGregor, Dudu Pukwana (in Chris McGregor & The Castle Lager Big Band), Mongesi Feza (in Chris McGregor & The Castle Lager Big Band), Barney Rabachan, Nick Moyake (in Chris McGregor & The Castle Lager Big Band), and of course the queen Miriam Makeba are just some of the main voices represented here. A bunch of true warriors. Also features John Mehegan, Dollar Brand Trio, and Gideon Nxumalo.

ARTISTS & SELECTIONS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. John Mehegan - "Mabomvana"
  • A2. The Jazz Epistles - "Uku-Jonga Phambili"
  • A3. Dollar Brand Trio - "Eclipse At Dawn"
  • A4. Miriam Makeba - "Ngola Kurila"
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Chris McGregor & The Castle Lager Big Band - "Switch"
  • B2. Gideon Nxumalo - "Chopi Chopsticks"
  • B3. Miriam Makeba - "Love Tastes Like Strawberries"
  • B4. Dollar Brand - "Gafsa"