Sunday, August 08, 2010

Jazz Brunch Jam - Orlando

You might possibly remember me writing about the first volume (Township Sounds From The Golden Age Of Mbaqangwa) of Strut Records' Next Stop...Soweto series back in February. Somehow, I let Volume 2 (Soultown. R&B, Funk & Psych Sounds From The Townships 1969-1976) slip through the cracks and never shared it with you, a mistake which I'll remedy today by including a track from it below.

Today's focus though is on the third volume, Giants, Ministers and Makers: Jazz In South Africa 1963 - 1984, which concludes the series and pulls together some of the great jazz music that was being made in South Africa in the early ‘60s to mid-‘80s. And while many of the musicians on this compilation were influenced by their contemporaries here in the United States, their sound is distinctly their own.

Visit the album's official website and Strut Records.

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