Kippie Moketsi

Blue Stompin' (WABB-091)

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2021

Blue Stompin'

Kippie Moketsi

We Are Busy Bodies

844667052084

LPS 168406

WABB-091

JAZZ

1

LP 22,30 €

A record that features a great guest appearance from American tenorist Hal Singer – a player who always seemed to do some of his most interesting work overseas – but a set that's an even greater testament to alto saxophonist Kippie Moketsi and some of his key collaborators on the South African scene!

The record's got a great blend of American jazz and South African rhythmic currents – maybe more of the former than some of the other 70s albums on the Sun/Gallo label – served up with this open, flowing style that makes plenty of use of the long space of the album's four tracks!

Singer blows tenor on "Blue Stompin", which also includes piano from Alain Jean Marie – and other tracks feature equally wonderful tenor from Dudku Makasi, and electric piano from Jabu Nkosi on two cuts, and from Pat Matshikiza on one more.

PERSONNEL:

  • Barney Rachabane, Kippie Moketsi - (alto sax)
  • Duku Makasi, Hal Singer - (tenor sax)
  • Alain Jean Marie, Jabu Nkosi, Pat Matshikiza - (piano)
  • Enoch Mthaleni - (guitar)
  • August 'Gus' Nemeth, Sipho Gumede- (bass)
  • Gilbert Mathews, Oliver Johnson - (drums)

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Blue Stompin'
  • A2. Hang On There
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Scrap Iron
  • B2. Yes Baby