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Bokani Dyer: African Piano

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Throughout this decade, pianist, composer, and bandleader Bokani Dyer has stood as one of the most formidable and creative keyboard talents in South Africa today. Raised in a musical family--his father is the legendary saxophonist Steve Dyer--Bokani Dyer quickly demonstrated an extraordinary musical vision and identity of his own. Indeed, albums of his, notably Emancipate the ...

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Matsuli Music: The Fight Against Forgetting

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Now approaching a decade of operations, Matsuli Music has placed itself at the frontline of reissuing some of South Africa's most influential, important, and yet nevertheless now difficult-to-find albums in pursuit of its stated mission: “The Fight Against Forgetting." Indeed, to that end, founder Matthew Temple has done extraordinary work, as thanks to his efforts, classic ...

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Jason Reolon: Raising the Bar

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South Africa may well be in the midst of its third jazz renaissance. While the late 1950s saw the rise of legendary artists such as Kippie Moeketsi, Abdullah Ibrahim, and Philip Tabane, the early 1990s marked the emergence of trailblazers Moses Taiwa Molelekwa and Zim Ngqawana. The past five years have born witness to a surge ...

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South African Pianist Jason Reolon Interviewed at All About Jazz...And More!

South African Pianist Jason Reolon Interviewed at All About Jazz...And More!

South Africa may well be in the midst of its third jazz renaissance. While the late 1950s saw the rise of legendary artists such as Kippie Moeketsi, Abdullah Ibrahim, and Philip Tabane, the early 1990s marked the emergence of trailblazers Moses Taiwa Molelekwa and Zim Ngqawana. The past five years have born witness to a surge of ...

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Moses Taiwa Molelekwa: Darkness Pass / Genes and Spirits

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Esponente di punta del jazz sudafricano degli anni ‘90, Moses Taiwa Molelekwa (1973-2001) era un pianista dotatissimo quanto onnivoro musicalmente. Un artista completo, che pur restando fedele al jazz ed alla propria tradizione musicale, amava di volta in volta incorporare i più disparati suoni delle contemporanee realtà afroamericane. Abdullah Ibrahim, suo mentore ideale, è il punto di partenza di ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Moses Taiwa Molelekwa: Genes And Spirits

Read "Genes And Spirits" reviewed by Ian Nicolson

One of the delights of reviewing jazz these days is that there's so much cross-fertilisation going on: Africa is still injecting new rhythms, instruments and structures into the mainline; Asia is producing astonishing technicians who play with respect for their own traditions and true soul as well; and as for Latin America... well, if all the ...