Louis Moholo-Moholo

Spiritual Knowledge and Grace (OGCD 035)

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Spiritual Knowledge and Grace

Louis Moholo-Moholo

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5020675572324

OGU 125402

OGCD 035

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Spiritual Knowledge and Grace

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CD 12,39 €

A treasure! The set features rare live work from three key members of The Blue Notes, working here alongside tenorist Frank Wright in a late 70s performance from the Netherlands – issued here for the first time, and with really brilliant sound overall! The lineup features Dudu Pukwana on alto and piano, Johnny Dyani on bass and piano, Louis Moholo on drums, and the legendary Frank Wright on tenor and a bit of double bass – all working together freely with a tremendous sense of collaboration – Wright's tenor blown with beautifully soulful, raspy tones that seem to push Dudu even farther than on some of his other albums from the time. There's almost an Art Ensemble Of Chicago feel to the record, although the whole thing comes off with a bit more of a South African soul – as befits the origin of the players – on titles that include "Ancient Spirit" and "Contemporary Fire".

Personnel:

FRANK WRIGHT, tenor sax
DUDU PUKWANA, alto sax & piano
JOHNNY DYANI, bass & piano
LOUIS MOHOLO, drums

Recorded live in Eindhoven, Holland on 22 June 1979.

Tracks:

01. Ancient Spirit  (31:59)
02. Contemporary Fire (36:59)