10 January 2018

Tete Mbambisa - Did You Tell Your Mother - 1979

Here is one record by one of the most unknown hero of the south African jazz. Tete Mbambisa has been considered as a major reference by musicians like Johnny Dyani or Dudu Pukwana. But Mbambisa have recorded only few records, less than ten for a man who is more than 80 years old. Here we have some very beautiful cape jazz, relaxed music with positive vibrations. Some of the musicians on this session can also be found on some records by Dollar Brand recorded and published by the same label like « Cape Town Fringe » or « Mannenberg Is Where It’s Happening ».

  • Trane Ride - Past Time - Winter time - Irene

Bass: Zulu Bidi
Drums: Monty Weber
Piano/composition: Tete Mbambisa
Tenor Sax/Flute: Basil Coetzee

The Sun ml4258 published in 1979

Recently the label Matsuli Music have reissued the first session by Mbambisa under the name « The Soul Jazzmen »

In 2012 independent producer Jonhattan Eato have recorded and published a superbe solo piano by Tete Mbambisa that can be found here
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Last but not least: a recent recording by Tete with British musicians have been published in south Africa in the end of 2017 in a very limited quantity, it will probably be issued in the world very soon. In preparation is also the first time issue of an unreleased session from 1978.

8 comments:

correct silence said...

https://1fichier.com/?ow9qa4c8e8

francisco santos said...

great release on BandCamp...
BIG THX!...

brian said...

... yes i did!

francisco santos said...

both ''Inhlupeko'' by The Soul Jazzmen... couldn't resist to such a good main JAZZ...fall for it completly...many thanks C.S....do you have it?...

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indigonoir said...

Great to have this. Thanks for sharing correct silence.

Calisan said...

wonderful and captivating album, totally new for me! thanks
(anyone can share the artwork scans? it's great)

francisco santos said...

lovin' this, great share...