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Jazz of the New South Africa, Part Two

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South Africa celebrated its first democratic elections in April 1994, entering a new phase of its history. During that decade, an incredible new array of Jazz artists emerged in the country, exploring Jazz's role in the New South Africa. Playlist Hilton Schilder “Email to the Ancestors" from No Turning Back (Mountain Records) 1:11 ...

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Dan Shout: In With a Shout

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While it might be a cliché to say it, one can expect the unexpected when listening to the music of Dan Shout. An exceptional saxophonist and composer, the Cape Town-based artist has also built a sterling track record of creating highly distinctive and exciting albums. While he initially made a splash in 2012 with ...

Zillion Miles

Label: Loudberry
Released: 2006
Track listing: This Can't Be Love (a capella); Shameless Star; You Can Hold the World; Circle; Constant As the Moon; Summer Song; Standing on the White Line; Him; Everything You Need; Zillion Miles; Push; Another Day; Brighter Days; This Can't Be Love (reprise).

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Melanie Scholtz: Zillion Miles

Read "Zillion Miles" reviewed by Seton Hawkins

On her debut album, Zillion Miles, vocalist Melanie Scholtz spends a great deal of time demonstrating her chops in multiple genres--deliberately avoiding classification in any sort of mold. It's a daunting style of album to make, though several other South African jazz musicians have been doing it lately, notably Gloria Bosman and Concord Nkabinde. Like these ...


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