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Playlist of Johnny Dyani Quartet

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  • Johnny Mbizo Dyani - Lonely Flowers

    8:56

    Johnny M. Dyani - African Bass (1979)
    Red Record VPA 149

    Johnny M. Dyani - bass, piano, voice
    Clifford Jarvis - drums, voice

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  • Johnny Dyani : Ntyilo Ntyilo

    5:22

    This beautiful song, Ntyilo Ntyilo (Xhosa: Little Bird) is from the 1978 album 'Witchdoctor's Son, bassist-vocalist Johnny Dyani in duet with guitarist Alfredo Nascimento. It is a true South African classic, one a small group of 'evergreens' that any local artist with jazz pretensions must include in their repertoire. It was written by Alan Silinga expressly for Miriam Makeba who first recorded it with the Manhattan Brothers in 1954. Miriam's solo rendition on her first American album in 1960 put it on the world map and since that time many other versions have been cut by artists as diverse as Hugh Masekela and Pharoah Sanders. As for the song's meaning, composer Silinga can only say that it is about a bird singing sweetly and inviting the listener to that happier place called heaven.

    Johnny Mbizo Dyani (1945-1986), of South Africa, was from a musical family and began playing the piano and singing in a traditional choir at an early age. At 13, he switched to bass, but would use both voice and piano later on. Chris McGregor hired him for the Blue Notes after hearing him play with pianist Tete Mbambiza; the group left the country in 1964, playing first at the Antibes Jazz Festival, then in Zurich, London, and Copenhagen. In 1966, Dyani toured Argentina with Steve Lacy's quartet, recording The Forest and the Zoo (ESP). In 1970, he played in Don Cherry's trio with Okay Temiz, and sat in with McCoy Tyner in New York. He worked with Abdullah Ibrahim and Alan Shorter (Tes Esat, 1970), and formed his own Earthquake Power in 1971. The following year, Dyani co-founded Xaba with Mongezi Feza and Temiz. He became very active on the European scene, playing with Irene Schweizer, Han Bennink, and with visiting American free jazz musicians such as David Murray, Leo Smith, Joseph Jarman, and Don Moye. His Witchdoctor's Son band made records with Dudu Pukwana and John Tchicai for Steeplechase, and with Swedish and Brazilian musicians for Cadillac (Witchdoctor's Son Together, 1980). His quartet featured guests Don Cherry (Song for Biko, Steeplechase), Pukwana (Mbizo, Steeplechase 1981), and Butch Morris (Grandmother's Teaching, Jam). He recorded in duo with drummer Clifford Jarvis (African Bass, Red 1979), and his septet/octet recorded two albums with Charles Davis (Afrika and Born Under the Heat, both released in 1983). Detail was his '80s trio with John Stevens and saxophonist Frode Gjerstad, and Detail Plus featured Bobby Bradford on cornet. His 1985 album Angolian Cry (Steeplechase) was of a quartet with trumpeter Harry Beckett and Tchicai. A year later, Johnny Dyani died suddenly after a performance in Berlin, his loss mourned deeply by all who knew him.

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  • Johnny Mbizo Dyani - Grandmothers Teaching

    10:54

  • Johnny Mbizo Dyani - Marabi Soweto

    5:28

    Togheter (Cadillac, 1987)

    Keyboards, Vocals, Written-By – Johnny Mbizo Dyani
    Alto Saxophone, Whistle – Dudu Pukwana
    Congas – Hassan Bah
    Drums – Bosse Skoglund
    Electric Bass – Virimuje Willie Mbuende
    Electric Guitar – Kenny Hakansson
    Harp [South American Trad Harp] – Felix Perrera

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  • Okay Temiz & Johnny Dyani - Witchdoctors Son - Im Green Lamp

    5:47

    Okay Temiz & Johnny Dyani - Witchdoctor's Son - Yeşil Fener

  • Ntyilo, Ntyilo

    5:16

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Ntyilo, Ntyilo · John Tchicai · Dudu Pukwana · Alfredo do Nascimento · Luez Chuim Carlos De Sequaira · Mohamed Al-Jabry · Johnny Dyani

    Witchdoctor's Son

    ℗ 1987 SteepleChase Productions ApS

    Released on: 2016-01-01

    Music Publisher: SteepleChase Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Don Cherry Quartet - Viktring, Austria 1972 #1

    1:12:56

    Don Cherry Quartet - Viktring, Austria 1972 #1

    Don Cherry - Trumpet & more
    Dollar Brand - Piano
    Nana Vasconcelos - Percussion
    Johnny Dyani - Bass

    01 Allah-o-Akbar / Waya-wa-Egoli / Blues For America / Kalahari
    02 Ntsikana's Bell / Good News (false start) / Don flute solo
    03 Good News / Don trumpet solo / Little Boy
    04 African Sun
    05 The Stride / The Pilgrim, part 1

    Musikforum Schloss
    Viktring, Austria
    20.07.1972


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  • Abdullah Ibrahim & Johnny Dyani : Namhanje

    17:02

    Recorded in 1979, 'Namhanje' (Today) is a duet featuring Abdullah Ibrahim (piano, voice) and Johnny Dyani (bass, voice). The piece was released as part of an Enja recording title 'Echoes From Africa'.

    Pianist-composer-bandleader Abdullah Ibrahim, formerly known as Dollar Brand, was born in 1934 in Cape Town, South Africa. His music reflects many of the musical influences of his childhood in the multicultural port areas of Cape Town, ranging from traditional African songs to the gospel of the AME Church and ragas, to more modern jazz and other Western styles. Ibrahim is considered the leading figure in the sub-genre, Cape Jazz.

    Johnny Mbizo Dyani (bassist and vocalist) was born in 1945 in Duncan Village, a township of the South African city of East London. In the early 1960s, Dyanni was a member of South Africa's first integrated jazz band, The Blue Notes. In 1964, the band fled South Africa to seek musical and political freedom. Drummer Louis Moholo explained, We were rebels and we were trying to run away from this apartheid thing. We rebelled against the apartheid regime that whites and blacks couldn't play together. We stood up. Johnny Dyani died in 1986 at the age of forty. After his death, the remaining members of The Blue Notes reunited to record a moving tribute album, entitled 'Blue Notes For Johnny'.

    The photographs are from many places in Africa including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mali, Kenya, among others. My appreciation to all the photographers. This video is for educational purposes and to honor the work of the artists.

    Note: If anyone objects to this video due to copyright issues, please make contact and it will be considered for removal.

  • Pukwana

    9:49

    Provided to YouTube by IDOL

    Pukwana · Johnny Mbizo Dyani

    Rejoice / Together: 40th Anniversary Series

    ℗ Cadillac Music & Publishing Ltd

    Released on: 2018-05-18

    Composer: Johnny Mbizo Dyani

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Johnny Dyani Rejoice

    9:05

    Johnny Dyani - Rejoice (Oct 1972, Cadillac 1017)

    Johnny Dyani - Bass, Vocals
    Mongezi Feza - Trumpet, Vocals
    Okay Temiz - Drums, Percussion

    Recorded at the Filial of the Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden, October 21st 1972

    A1: Mad High 11.03
    A2: Makaya Makaya 11.07
    B1: Pukwana 9.02
    B2: Imbomgolo 12.07

  • Heart with Minors Face

    4:18

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Heart with Minor's Face · John Tchicai · Dudu Pukwana · Alfredo do Nascimento · Luez Chuim Carlos De Sequaira · Mohamed Al-Jabry · Johnny Dyani

    Witchdoctor's Son

    ℗ 1987 SteepleChase Productions ApS

    Released on: 2016-01-01

    Music Publisher: SteepleChase Music

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  • Year of the Child

    11:01

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Year of the Child · Harry Beckett · John Tchicai · Billy Hart · Johnny Dyani

    Angolian Cry

    ℗ 1987 SteepleChase Productions ApS

    Released on: 2016-01-01

    Music Publisher: SteepleChase Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Dollar Brand and Johnny Dyani - Ntsikanas Bell

    6:04

    From Dollar Brand - Johnny Dyani – Good News From Africa

    [ Cameo Records - ‎102 (LP) Switzerland, 1974 ]

    Trad. Xhosa -- Arranged by Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)

    Recorded at Studio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany - December 10, 1973

    Dollar Brand: Piano, Vocals
    Johnny Dyani: Bass, Bells, Vocals

  • Dollar Brand & Johnny Dyani - Moniebah / The Pilgrim

    11:55

    From Dollar Brand / Johnny Dyani - Good News From Africa

    Label: Cameo Records - ‎102 (LP) Switzerland, 1974

    Composed by Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)

    Recorded at Studio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany - December 10, 1973

    Dollar Brand: Piano
    Johnny Dyani: Bass, Bells

  • Johnny Dyani -- Dedicated Abdullah Ibrahim slow

    6:27

    Lp Afrika (1984)

  • Dollar Brand

    16:56

    Album - Echoes From Africa (1979)

    Credits:
    Vocals, Bass – Johnny Dyani
    Vocals, Piano – Dollar Brand

  • Dollar Brand & Johnny Dyani - The Pilgrim

    9:49

    From Dollar Brand / Johnny Dyani - Good News From Africa

    Label: Cameo Records - ‎102 (LP) Switzerland, 1974

    Composed by Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)

    Recorded at Studio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany - December 10, 1973

    Dollar Brand: Piano
    Johnny Dyani: Bass, Bells

  • Magwaza

    13:07

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Magwaza · John Tchicai · Dudu Pukwana · Alfredo do Nascimento · Luez Chuim Carlos De Sequaira · Mohamed Al-Jabry · Johnny Dyani

    Witchdoctor's Son

    ℗ 1987 SteepleChase Productions ApS

    Released on: 2016-01-01

    Music Publisher: SteepleChase Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Okay Temiz & Johnny Dyani - Witchdoctors Son - The Night

    3:51

    Okay Temiz & Johnny Dyani - Witchdoctor's Son - Gece

  • Tula Tula

    6:35

    Provided to YouTube by IDOL

    Tula Tula · Johnny Mbizo Dyani

    Rejoice / Together: 40th Anniversary Series

    ℗ Cadillac Music & Publishing Ltd

    Released on: 2018-05-18

    Featured Artist: Dudu Pukwana
    Composer: Johnny Mbizo Dyani

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Johnny Dyani Quartet - Song for Biko

    4:54

    From Johnny Dyani Quartet ‎- Song For Biko

    [ SteepleChase - SCS 1109 (LP) US, 1979 ]


    Composed by Johnny Dyani


    Cornet – Don Cherry
    Alto Saxophone – Dudu Pukwana
    Bass – Johnny Dyani
    Drums – Makaya Ntshoko

    Recorded July 18th, 1978 -- Produced by Nils Winther

  • Johnny Dyani Quartet ‎– Wish You Sunshine

    5:50

    Johnny Dyani Quartet ‎– Song For Biko.
    Bass – Johnny Dyani.
    Cornet – Don Cherry.
    Drums – Makaya Ntshoko.
    Saxophone Alto – Dudu Pukwana.

  • Johnny Dyani Quartet song for biko

    4:49

    Johnny Dyani Quartet song for biko (steeple chase,1994)
    Recorded July 18th, 1978

    Johnny Dyani (bass)
    Dudu Pukwana (alto saxophone)
    Don Cherry (cornet)
    Makaya Ntshoko (drums)

  • Johnny Dyani Quartet - Song For Biko*

    8:26

    _Johnny Dyani Quartet Song For Biko (Steeple Chase)
    _Recorded July 18th, 1978

    _Johnny Dyani (bass)
    _Dudu Pukwana (alto saxophone)
    _Don Cherry (cornet)
    _Makaya Ntshoko (drums)

  • Confession of Moods

    8:21

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    Confession of Moods · Johnny Dyani

    Song for Biko

    ℗ 1987 SteepleChase Productions ApS

    Released on: 2016-01-01

    Music Publisher: SteepleChase Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Wish You Sunshine

    5:55

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Wish You Sunshine · Johnny Dyani

    Song for Biko

    ℗ 1987 SteepleChase Productions ApS

    Released on: 2016-01-01

    Music Publisher: SteepleChase Music

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  • Grandmothers Teaching, Alt. Take

    13:38

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Grandmother's Teaching, Alt. Take · Johnny Dyani

    Afrika

    ℗ 1992 SteepleChase Productions ApS

    Released on: 2016-01-01

    Music Publisher: SteepleChase Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Dyani - Grandmothers Teaching Take 1

    13:38

  • Song for Biko

    4:53

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Song for Biko · Johnny Dyani

    Song for Biko

    ℗ 1987 SteepleChase Productions ApS

    Released on: 2016-01-01

    Music Publisher: SteepleChase Music

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  • Musicians Musician

    19:14

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Musician's Musician · Ed Epstein · Dudu Pukwana · Churchill Jolobe · Johnny Dyani

    Mbizo

    ℗ 1996 SteepleChase Productions ApS

    Released on: 1996-01-01

    Music Publisher: SteepleChase Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Blues for Moyake

    7:02

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Blues for Moyake · Harry Beckett · John Tchicai · Billy Hart · Johnny Dyani

    Angolian Cry

    ℗ 1987 SteepleChase Productions ApS

    Released on: 2016-01-01

    Music Publisher: SteepleChase Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Grandmothers Teaching

    9:48

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Grandmother's Teaching · Johnny Dyani

    Afrika

    ℗ 1992 SteepleChase Productions ApS

    Released on: 2016-01-01

    Music Publisher: SteepleChase Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Dyani -- Grandmothers Teaching extract

    5:47

    Lp Afrika (1984)

  • Johnny Mbizo Dyani - Afrikan Anthem / Afrikan Blues / Ithi-Gqi

    12:03

    Johnny M. Dyani - African Bass (1979)
    Red Record VPA 149

    Johnny M. Dyani - bass, piano, voice
    Clifford Jarvis - drums, voice

  • Dedicated to Mingus

    6:13

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Dedicated to Mingus · Ed Epstein · Dudu Pukwana · Churchill Jolobe · Johnny Dyani

    Mbizo

    ℗ 1996 SteepleChase Productions ApS

    Released on: 1996-01-01

    Music Publisher: SteepleChase Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Angolian Cry

    9:52

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Angolian Cry · Harry Beckett · John Tchicai · Billy Hart · Johnny Dyani

    Angolian Cry

    ℗ 1987 SteepleChase Productions ApS

    Released on: 2016-01-01

    Music Publisher: SteepleChase Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Dyani - Magwaza

    13:05

  • Needle Children

    7:55

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Needle Children · Johnny Dyani

    Afrika

    ℗ 1992 SteepleChase Productions ApS

    Released on: 2016-01-01

    Music Publisher: SteepleChase Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • U.D.F.

    2:46

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    U.D.F. · Harry Beckett · John Tchicai · Billy Hart · Johnny Dyani

    Angolian Cry

    ℗ 1987 SteepleChase Productions ApS

    Released on: 2016-01-01

    Music Publisher: SteepleChase Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Mal Waldron & Johnny Dyani - Live in Rome 79

    3:32

    Track #1, sounds remarkably like Shvarim Tru'ah from the Yom Kippur service

  • Johnny Dyani & Mal Waldron Duo - Strange Intrusions Some Jive Ass Boer “Live At Jazz Unité” ☆☆☆☆☆

    16:31

    Johnny Dyani & Mal Waldron Duo [Some Jive Ass Boer “Live At Jazz Unité”] ☆☆☆☆☆
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    Jazz Unité 102
    Johnny Dyani (contrebasse, piano & voix) & Mal Waldron (piano) - Invité sur un titre : Pablo Sauvage (percussions)

    Some Jive Ass Boer / Live at Jazz Unité
    Enregistré en public le 16 avril 1981 à Jazz Unité (Paris-La Défense)

  • High Priest

    6:21

    Provided to YouTube by IDOL

    High Priest · Johnny Mbizo Dyani

    Rejoice / Together: 40th Anniversary Series

    ℗ Cadillac Music & Publishing Ltd

    Released on: 2018-05-18

    Featured Artist: Dudu Pukwana
    Composer: Johnny Mbizo Dyani

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Mbizo Dyani - Blame It On The Boers

    4:56

    from the album AFRIKA (1984)____AVANT-GARDE JAZZ
    Bass, Piano – Johnny Dyani; Alto Saxophone – Charles Davis; Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Ed Epstein; Bass – Thomas Østergren; Congas – Thomas Dyani; Drums – Gilbert Mathews; Steel Drums – Rudy Smith.
    No copyright infringement intended, we are just fans.

    TEAM ONE

    Jazz Ambient and beyond

  • Kippieology

    4:55

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Kippieology · Johnny Dyani

    Afrika

    ℗ 1992 SteepleChase Productions ApS

    Released on: 2016-01-01

    Music Publisher: SteepleChase Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Don Cherry Trio

    9:16

    Don Cherry Trio live in Paris (1971)
    Don Cherry: piano, pocket-trumpet, voice
    Johnny Dyani: bass
    Okay Temiz: drums
    .

  • Blame It on the Boers

    4:53

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Blame It on the Boers · Johnny Dyani

    Afrika

    ℗ 1992 SteepleChase Productions ApS

    Released on: 2016-01-01

    Music Publisher: SteepleChase Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Joburg - New York

    16:27

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Jo'burg - New York · Johnny Dyani

    Song for Biko

    ℗ 1987 SteepleChase Productions ApS

    Released on: 2016-01-01

    Music Publisher: SteepleChase Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Kalahari Lives

    5:40

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Kalahari Lives · Johnny Dyani

    Afrika

    ℗ 1992 SteepleChase Productions ApS

    Released on: 2016-01-01

    Music Publisher: SteepleChase Music

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  • Mal Waldron & Johnny Dyani Live in Rome 79

    5:55

    Mal Waldron,piano
    Johnny Dyani,bass

    Rec. live at Centro Jazz St. Louis, Rome, Italy, on
    October 27th, 1979

  • Johnny Dyani & Mal Waldron Duo - Safari Some Jive Ass Boer “Live At Jazz Unité” ☆☆☆☆☆

    6:09

    Johnny Dyani & Mal Waldron Duo [Some Jive Ass Boer “Live At Jazz Unité”] ☆☆☆☆☆
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    Jazz Unité 102
    Johnny Dyani (contrebasse, piano & voix) & Mal Waldron (piano) - Invité sur un titre : Pablo Sauvage (percussions)

    Some Jive Ass Boer / Live at Jazz Unité
    Enregistré en public le 16 avril 1981 à Jazz Unité (Paris-La Défense)

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