Johnny Dyani

Song For Biko (G1109)

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Song For Biko

Johnny Dyani



LPS 166814




LP 18,99 €

180gr. audiophile vinyl

Johnny Mbizo Dyani (bassist/composer) was born in East London, South Africa November 30, 1945 to grow up to be one of the most internationally acknowledged musicians. Since his arrival in England in 1965 as a member of South African jazz group called The Blue Notes Dyani had chosen Scandinavia as his home base and had built an active career until a rare disease shortened his life all too soon. He died in Berlin, Germany in 1986.

This album recorded in the summer of 1978 with the powerful front line-up of Don Cherry and Dudu Pukwana. The album was dedicated to the martyred South African activist against apartheid Steve Biko (1946-1977) with whom Dyani shared a cultural and linguistic heritage of Xhosa.


  • Dudu Pukwana (alto sax)
  • Johnny Dyani (bass)
  • Don Cherry (cornet)
  • Makaya Ntshoko (drums)

Recorded July 18th, 1978.


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Wish You Sunshine ........ 6:10
  • A2. Song For Biko .......... 4:51
  • A3. Confession Of Moods ....... 8:20
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Jo'burg - New York ........ 16:29