Catalog #SRK897249
ReleaseW 07 - 2024
FormatVinyl - EU2LP
EAN Barcode6001651187854
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  1. all the flame
  2. like a leaf on a tree
  3. light cycle vang gou die strandloper
  4. hey stranger
  5. future past
  6. method of moments
  7. morge frueh eh dsunne lacht
  8. porcupine
  9. kudu chant
  10. zaubergarten for oscar
  11. radha intro
  12. radha iii
  13. the storm that guides you


Skyjack is what happens when a heavyweight South African jazz trio meets a pair of Swiss reed and brass hotshots. Over the course of a decade, this all-star quintet has forged a reputation as an innovative and adventurous force in contemporary African and European jazz. Combining deep grooves with thrilling rides and avant-garde experimentation, Skyjack is a powerhouse both on stage and in the studio.

Light Cycle is the band's third recorded outing and documents a seasoned outfit at its most ambitious and accomplished. Featuring compositions from all members of the group, the album is a multidimensional creature with a big heart and a powerful imagination. Part science fiction adventure, part sentimental journey, Light Cycle reconciles expansive cosmic soundscapes with a deep grounding in memory and folklore.

Issued as a double-LP on the As-Shams/The Sun label, Skyjack joins both a catalogue and tradition of groundbreaking South African jazz dating back to the 1970s. The album's cover features the work of esteemed Cape Town artist Igshaan Adams.

Saxophone – Marc Stucki
Trombone, Kudu Horn – Andreas Tschopp
Piano – Kyle Shepherd
Double Bass – Shane Cooper
Drums – Jonno Sweetman

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