NEW HORIZONS 2 by VARIOUS

SKU117625
ArtistVARIOUS
TitleNEW HORIZONS 2
LabelAFROSYNTH
Catalog #AFS051
Genre
ReleaseW 45 - 2021
FormatVinyl - EUDOLP
EAN Barcode3481575496035
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 € 24,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Thembelihle Dunjana – Pressin’ On
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/afs051_new_horizons_2/master_afs051_a1.mp3
  2. The SN Project - Afrikanization
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/afs051_new_horizons_2/master_afs051_a2.mp3
  3. Sisonke Xonti - Sinivile
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/afs051_new_horizons_2/master_afs051_a3.mp3
  4. Muhammad Dawjee ft. Siphephelo Ndlovu - Otherness
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/afs051_new_horizons_2/master_afs051_a4.mp3
  5. Tefo Mahola - First Offering
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/afs051_new_horizons_2/master_afs051_b1.mp3
  6. Ayanda Sikade - Zimkhitha
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/afs051_new_horizons_2/master_afs051_b2.mp3
  7. Linda Sikhakhane - Inner Freedom
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/afs051_new_horizons_2/master_afs051_b3.mp3
  8. Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane - Ke Mashiloane
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/afs051_new_horizons_2/master_afs051_c1.mp3
  9. Marcus Wyatt & The ZAR Jazz Orchestra - Race for Timbuktu
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/afs051_new_horizons_2/master_afs051_c2.mp3
  10. Spha Mdlalose - Indlela
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/afs051_new_horizons_2/master_afs051_c3.mp3
  11. Blake Hellaby - Hodge
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/afs051_new_horizons_2/master_afs051_d1.mp3
  12. Leagan Starchild ft. JustHlo – Fiend
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/afs051_new_horizons_2/master_afs051_d2.mp3
  13. Ndabo Zulu & Umgidi Ensemble - Nandi’s Suite (interlude II)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/afs051_new_horizons_2/master_afs051_d3.mp3
  14. Afrika Mkhize - Be Still
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/afs051_new_horizons_2/master_afs051_d4.mp3

Description

(RH Record of the week review at the bottom of this text)

Following a definitive first volume jam-packed with forward-thinking musical talent working in the South African creative improvised music idiom, New Horizons returns with a fresh iteration of young artists who continue in the same tradition and tone.

The compilation showcases recent recordings from 14 more leading lights in South Africa’s contemporary jazz scene: pianists Thembelihle Dunjana, Afrika Mkhize, Sibusiso ‘Mash’ Mashiloane, Blake Hellaby and Siphephelo Ndlovu’s The SN Project; saxophonists Sisonke Xonti, Muhammad Dawjee and Linda Sikhakhane; singer Spha Mdlalose; drummers Ayanda Sikade, Leagan Starchild and Tefo Mahola; and trumpeters Ndabo Zulu and Marcus Wyatt accompanied respectively by Umgidi Ensemble and The ZAR Jazz Orchestra.

Together they form part of a vibrant, connected community charting new sonic territory that speaks to today’s troubled times while building on the country’s unique and proud jazz history.

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Rush Hour Store Record of the week W48:

Despite all the ongoing Covid-related restrictions 2021 has been a great year for South-African jazz so far when it comes to both new releases and reissues of classic material - fresh talent seems to be emerging all the time while some of the most coveted holy grails of SA jazz were brought to light to be enjoyed by a new generation. 

With part two of New Horizons Afrosynth aims to shine a light on the next generation of the thriving South-African jazz communities by selecting fourteen tracks that perfectly reflect the broad palette the current scenes have to offer.

The result is a glimmering treasure chest encompassing mantraic jazz soul (opener ‘Pressin’ On’ by Thembelihle Dunjana and Spha Mdlalose’s ‘Indlela’), deeply introverted spiritual travelling (Linda Sikhakhane’s ‘Inner Freedom’) and pure meditative beauty (Blake Hellaby’s ‘Hodge’ and Ndabo Zulu’s ‘Nandi Suite’), to name just a few of the directions explored here.

Other shop favorites include Sisonke Xonti’s breathtaking ‘Siniville’ (make sure to check out Xonti’s fantastic sophomore album ‘Ugaba the Migration’ on As Shams that’s also available in the store) and Sibusiso ‘Mash’ Mashiloane’s ‘Ke Mashiloane’, but this is the sort of record we play from A1 to D4 here - sometimes twice in a row (Rogier).
 

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