TETE’S BIG SOUND by TETE MBAMBISA

SKU120524
ArtistTETE MBAMBISA
TitleTETE’S BIG SOUND
LabelMAD ABOUT RECORDS
Catalog #MAR 051
Genre
ReleaseW 49 - 2021
FormatVinyl - UKLP
EAN Barcode4040824090821
Import
 € 24,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. umthsakazi the bride
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/m/mar_050_tetes_big_sound/a1_umthsakazi_the_bride.mp3
  2. stay cool
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/m/mar_050_tetes_big_sound/a2_stay_cool.mp3
  3. black heros
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/m/mar_050_tetes_big_sound/b1_black_heros.mp3
  4. dembese dedicated to cyril mcgabane
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/m/mar_050_tetes_big_sound/b2_dembese_dedicated_to_cyril_mcgabane.mp3
  5. unity
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/m/mar_050_tetes_big_sound/b3_unity.mp3

Description

South African jazz holy grail / 180g vinyl + Deluxe hard-cardboard sleeve + OBI + resealable outer sleeve

Tete Mbambisa has performed and recorded with many of the giants of South African Jazz (Bazil ‘Manenberg’ Coetzee, Johnny Dyani, Dick Khoza, Duku Makasi, Gideon Nxumalo, Dudu Pukwana, etc...), and is one of the very few South African jazz musicians that can claim to have played with the three jazz generations of the last fifty years. His work as a pianist, vocalist, composer and arranger is a landmark on South African jazz history.

After a recording hiatus, Mbambisa returned in 1974 with an octet album, 'Tete's Big Sound' released on a newly formed label, As Shams or The Sun, established by South African record store owner and independent producer Rashid Vally. 'Tet's Big Sound' included tracks like 'Unity' and the 'Black Heroes Lamentation', now considered a classic in the South African jazz underground. The sound that Mbambisa carved in this period was wholly acoustic, and is a style that now is often loosely labelled spiritual jazz, a sound that alludes to deep African textures and rhythms balanced with clear nods to American hard bop and modal jazz, sometimes edging toward free improvisation in echoes of John Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders.

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