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Playlist of Mongezi Feza

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  • Dyani, Temiz, Feza - Music for Xaba

    43:26

    Dyani, Temiz, Feza - Music for Xaba

    Johnny Dyani - bass, piano, vocals
    Okay Temiz - drums, percussion
    Mongezi Feza - trumpet, percussion

    A1 Idyongwana
    A2 Feelings
    B1 Traditional South African Songs
    B2 Görans Söder

    recorded at Theatre Nine, Stockholm, Sweden on November 2nd 1972


    -uploaded in HD at

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  • Sonia

    4:19

    Provided to YouTube by Domino Recording Co Ltd

    Sonia · Robert Wyatt

    Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard

    ℗ 1975 Robert Wyatt under exclusive licence to Domino Recording Co Ltd

    Released on: 2008-10-27

    Composer: Mongezi Feza
    Contributor: Mongezi Feza
    Contributor: Richard Palmer
    Lyricist: Mongezi Feza
    Producer: Nick Mason

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  • Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith - For Mongezi Feza

    4:51

    From the album Abbey Road Quartet released in 2009 by Treader (trd014)

    Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith: trumpet
    John Coxon: guitar
    Pat Thomas: piano, synthesizer
    Mark Sanders: drums

    NO COPYRIGHT INFRIGEMENT INTENDED.

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  • You aint gonna know me cos you think you know me - Louis Moholo

    7:24

    Written in memory of trumpet player Mongezi Feza. From the album Spirits Rejoice! 1978 (Ogun).

    Louis Moholo - drums
    Harry Miller - bass
    Johnny Dyani - bass
    Nick Evans - trombone
    Radu Malfatti - trombone
    Evan Parker - tenor sax
    Keith Tippet - piano
    Kenny Wheeler - trumpet

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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.

  • Idyongwana

    8:31

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Idyongwana · Dyani · Temiz · Feza

    Music For Xaba

    ℗ 1973 Universal Music AB

    Released on: 1973-04-01

    Producer: Keith Knox
    Studio Personnel, Engineer: Göran Freese
    Associated Performer, Bass, Piano, Vocals: Johnny Dyani
    Associated Performer, Drums, Percussion: Okay Temiz
    Associated Performer, Trumpet, Percussion: Mongezi Feza
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Henrik Jonsson
    Composer Lyricist: Trad
    Composer Lyricist: Johnny Dyani

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  • Tom Cora - The Passing - Live in La Spezia 1993

    4:45

    Excerpt from a solo performance vhs-taped by Franco Framarin in La Spezia on May 21th, 1993. The gig was promoted by Arcimboldo club and Musiche magazine / Mongezi Feza association as part of the Navigatori Solitari concert series.
    This is to remember Tom Cora -- a great man, an amazing musician and a real friend -- on the 10th anniversary of his death (April 9th, 1998). We miss you, Tom.

    More about Tom Cora on Wikipedia:
    Here you can find his discography:
    There is also a tribute page on MySpace where you can listen to some of his music:

  • Dudu Pukwana - Mongezi Feza : Sonia

    3:30

    from : In the townships (Dudu Pukwana and Spear) - 1973

    Thanks to verosartis

  • Mongezi Feza 1972 - Music for Xaba, Vol. 2

    42:00


    Mongezi Feza 1972 - Music for Xaba, Vol. 2
    Mongezi Feza, tp. perc. Johnny Dyani, b. p. voc. Okay Temiz, dr. perc. Rec. Stockholm, 1972

    1. Mad High,
    2. Mighty Blues, 12:53
    3. Dear Africa, 21:08
    4. Makaya Makaya Makaya, 27:56
    5. Witchdoctor's Son, 37:03

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  • You Think You Know Me - Mongezi Feza

    5:39

    I messed around with my gear for the past few days, trying to figure out how it works and generally just learning new tricks during this lockdown. I ended up coming around to this tune. My bass playing will never be as good as bra Spencer Mbadu who recorded bass on this tune with Ezra Ngcukana, but here goes.

    This beautiful song I heard on a recording played, more commonly, by Ezra Ngcukana. It is also one of those songs that George Werner ALWAYS ends a gig with. I learnt this song in The Little Giants.

    You Ain't Gonna Know Me Cause You Think You Know Me (full name) was a protest song Mongezi Feza played with The Blue Notes after he went into exile in 1964, along with Chris McGregor and the rest of The Blue Notes band.

    This song was in protest to the Apartheid government of South Africa saying that You think you know the black person but you never will and I'm not going to show you who we are (I am) either
    Such a fitting song for what's happening around the world, especially in America with their struggles of fighting rasicm and police brutailty.
    #BlackLivesMatter

    Stay safe, stay warm and be blessed.

  • Mongezi Feza

    2:32

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Mongezi Feza · KALI. Z. FASTEAU & Don RAFAEL GARRETT

    Memoirs of a Dream (2 CD Set)

    ℗ 2000 Flying Note Records

    Released on: 2000-01-01

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  • Blue Notes For Mongezi - Fourth Movement

    8:04

    Dudu Pukwana sax, Chris McGregor piano, Louis Moholo drums, Johnny Dyani bass
    Recorded spontaneously 23 Dec 1975 after Mongezi Feza's memorial service in London.
    Ogun OGD 001/2
    ps I think this is going to be released on CD soon

  • Mongezi - Dedicated to Mongezi Feza

    6:08

    Provided to YouTube by NAXOS of America

    Mongezi - Dedicated to Mongezi Feza · Vincent Chancey

    Peter Kowald: Discography

    ℗ 2014 Jazzwerkstatt

    Released on: 2014-08-05

    Artist: Vincent Chancey
    Artist: Floros Floridis
    Artist: Peter Kowald
    Artist: Louis Moholo
    Composer: Louis Moholo

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  • Louis Moholo & Chris Mc Gregor & The Blue Notes in Europe

    1:47

    ANTIBES JAZZ FESTIVAL, FRANCE
    July 1964
    First appearance of the Blue Notes in Europe
    Chris McGregor - piano, leader; Dudu Pukwana - alto saxophone; Nick Moyake - tenor saxophone; Mongezi Feza - trumpet; Louis Moholo - drums; Johnny Dyani - bass
    Nick Mokaye returns to South Africa where sadly he soon dies.

  • Traditional South African Songs

    9:34

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Traditional South African Songs · Dyani · Temiz · Feza

    Music For Xaba

    ℗ 1973 Universal Music AB

    Released on: 1973-04-01

    Producer: Keith Knox
    Studio Personnel, Engineer: Göran Freese
    Associated Performer, Bass, Piano, Vocals: Johnny Dyani
    Associated Performer, Drums, Percussion: Okay Temiz
    Associated Performer, Trumpet, Percussion: Mongezi Feza
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Henrik Jonsson
    Composer Lyricist: Johnny Dyani

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  • Sonia

    4:51

    South Africa Freedom Day in Leicester!

    This is from a charity gig by Leicester's Afro City Swingsters April 26th 2011.
    The gig raised £318 for BUSKAID, helping South African kids with music tuition.


    Jim and Paula are the solists

    Band members:
    Paul Farrell & Max Berryman: tpts AndyBrewer: tmb, Jim Bailey, Ned Newitt, Dave Ellison and Paul Henderson: saxes, Paula Robinson: gtr, Richard Everitt: keyboard, Ed Young: bass and Michele Witthaus: drums

  • BLUE NOTES FOR MONGEZi :: First Movement

    42:14

    DUDU PUKWANA - alto sax, whistle, percussion, vocals
    CHRiS McGREGOR - piano, percussion
    JOHNNY DYANi - bass, bell, vocals
    LOUiS MOHOLO - drums, percussion, vocals

    Recorded 23 December 1975 in rehearsal room, London.

    From The Ogun Collection (OGCD 024-28, 2008)

  • Moongs Research III

    4:21

    Mongezi Feza / Bernt Rosengren Quartet ‎– Free Jam
    Label:Ayler Records ‎– aylCD-048/49 Buy this album
    Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

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  • Dudu Pukwana ‎– Diamond Express

    37:58

    00:00 - 08:06 01 Ubaqile (See Saw)
    08:06 - 16:23 02 Diamond express
    16:23 - 24:20 03 Madodana (The Young Ones)
    24:20 - 28:59 04 Tete And Barbs In My Mind
    28:59 - 37:57 05 Bird lives


    Alto Saxophone – Dudu Pukwana
    Artwork – Nathan Dambuza Mdledle
    Bass – Victor Ntoni (tracks: B2)
    Double Bass, Electric Bass – Ernest Mothole*
    Drums – James Mene*
    Drums, Percussion – Louis Moholo
    Guitar – Lucky Ranko*
    Keyboards – Frank Roberts
    Photography By – Herbie Yoshinori Yamaguchi*
    Piano – Keith Tippett (tracks: B2)
    Producer – Alan Bates, Michael Cuscuna
    Saxello – Elton Dean (tracks: B2)
    Trombone – Nick Evans (tracks: B2)
    Trumpet – Mongezi Feza

  • Jabula - Ithumeleng Ba Mamelodi

    6:29

    From Jabula ‎- Thunder Into Our Hearts

    [ Caroline - CA 2009 (LP) UK, 1976 ]


    Dedicated to the memory of Mongezi Feza


    Alto Saxophone – Dudu Pukwana
    Clarinet, Alto Saxophone – Bob Howse
    Soprano & Tenor Saxophone – Ken Eley
    Trombone – Nick Evans
    Trumpet – Jim Dvorak
    Guitar, Voice, Percussion – Madumetja Lucky Ranku
    Keyboards – Frank Roberts
    Acoustic Bass – Mogotsi Ernest Mothle
    Electric Bass – Spartacus R
    Drums – Graeme Morgan
    Drums (Malombo), Voice, Percussion,– Sebothane Julian Bahula

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  • Mad High

    12:53

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Mad High · Dyani · Temiz · Feza

    Music For Xaba

    ℗ 1979 Universal Music AB

    Released on: 1979-04-01

    Producer: Keith Knox
    Studio Personnel, Engineer: Göran Freese
    Associated Performer, Bass, Piano: Johnny Dyani
    Associated Performer, Drums, Percussion: Okay Temiz
    Associated Performer, Trumpet, Percussion: Mongezi Feza
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Henrik Jonsson
    Composer Lyricist: Mongezi Feza

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  • Dudu Pukwana - Angel Nemali

    6:11

    Dudu Pukwana & Spear - In The Townships
    Track 5: Angel Nemali

    Alto Saxophone, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals -- Dudu Pukwana
    Bass -- Harry Miller
    Drums -- Louis Moholo
    Tenor Saxophone, Percussion, Vocals -- Bizo Mngqikana
    Trumpet, Percussion, Vocals -- Mongezi Feza

    Recorded Aug 25, 1973-Nov 10, 1973

  • Spear - Sonia

    3:34

    from In The Townships LP

    Keyboards, Percussion, Saxophone [Alto], Vocals - Dudu Pukwana
    Trumpet, Percussion, Vocals - Mongezi Feza
    Saxophone [Tenor], Percussion, Vocals - Bizo Mngqikana
    Bass - Harry Miller
    Drums - Louis Moholo

  • Chris McGregors Brotherhood of Breath, Willisau 1975, New Edition

    51:07

    Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath, Willisau 1975, New Edition,
    Chris McGregor, p. Mike Osborne, as. Elton Dean, as. ss. Dudu Pukwana, as. Mongezi Feza, tp. Radu Malfatti, tb. Jim Dvorzak, tp. Evan Parker, ts. ss. Alan Skidmore, ts. Marc Charig, tp. th. Harry Miller, b. Louis Moholo, dr. Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath,

  • Assagai - Telephone Girl

    3:27

    Assagai (may also refer to Assegai -Horse-) was an afro-rock band from South Africa , active in the early 1970's in London. It consisted of five members: Louis Moholo , Mongezi Feza, Bizo Muggikana, Fred Coker and Dudu Pukwana. They recorded for the British label Vertigo Records, Assagai's self-titled debut album was released in 1971. It contains several original songs written by members of the band and cover versions of The Beatles Hey Jude and of Jade Warrior's Telephone Girl.

  • Dudu Pukwana - Ubaquile

    8:00

    From Dudu Pukwana ‎- Diamond Express

    Label: Arista / Freedom ‎- AF 1041 (LP) US, 1977


    This album is dedicated to Mongezi Feza (1945-1975)


    Written by Dudu Pukwana


    Recorded on two sessions at Island Studios, London, autumn 1975

    Produced by Alan Bates and Michael Cuscuna


    Trumpet -- Mongezi Feza
    Alto Saxophone -- Dudu Pukwana
    Keyboards -- Frank Roberts
    Guitar -- Lucky Ranko
    Bass -- Ernest Mothole
    Drums, Percussion -- Louis Moholo
    Drums -- James Mene

  • Kongis Theme, Chris McGregors Brotherhood of Breath 1971

    22:18

    Free Jazz Meeting Baden-Baden 1971
    Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath 1971
    Chris McGregor, p. Dudu Pukwana, as. Mongezi Feza, tp. Ronnie Beer, ts. Alan Skidmore, ts. Harry Miller, b. Louis Moholo, dr, a. o. Kongi's Theme

  • Dudu Pukwana - Baloyi

    5:19

    Dudu Pukwana and Spear - In The Townships
    Track 1: Baloyi

    Alto Saxophone, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals -- Dudu Pukwana
    Bass -- Harry Miller
    Drums -- Louis Moholo
    Tenor Saxophone, Percussion, Vocals -- Bizo Mngqikana
    Trumpet, Percussion, Vocals -- Mongezi Feza

    Recorded Aug 25, 1973-Nov 10, 1973

  • Dudu Pukwana - Nobomyu

    4:06

    Dudu Pukwana & Spear - In The Townships
    Track 6: Nobomyu

    Alto Saxophone, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals -- Dudu Pukwana
    Bass -- Harry Miller
    Drums -- Louis Moholo
    Tenor Saxophone, Percussion, Vocals -- Bizo Mngqikana
    Trumpet, Percussion, Vocals -- Mongezi Feza

    Recorded Aug 25, 1973-Nov 10, 1973

  • Jabula - Soweto My Love

    5:21

    From Jabula ‎- Thunder Into Our Hearts

    [ Caroline - CA 2009 (LP) UK, 1976 ]


    Dedicated to the memory of Mongezi Feza


    Alto Saxophone – Dudu Pukwana
    Clarinet, Alto Saxophone – Bob Howse
    Soprano & Tenor Saxophone – Ken Eley
    Trombone – Nick Evans
    Trumpet – Jim Dvorak
    Guitar, Voice, Percussion – Madumetja Lucky Ranku
    Keyboards – Frank Roberts
    Acoustic Bass – Mogotsi Ernest Mothle
    Electric Bass – Spartacus R
    Drums – Graeme Morgan
    Drums (Malombo), Voice, Percussion,– Sebothane Julian Bahula

  • Assagai - Kinzambi

    5:44

    From “Assagai - Afrorock”

    [ Sounds Superb – Music For Pleasure - SPR 90054 (LP) UK, 1975 ]

    Original issue : “Assagai – Zimbabwe” Label: Philips - 6308 079 (LP) UK, 1971


    Written by Tony Duhig

    Published by Golden City Music Ltd. 1971

    Produced by Dave Watson


    Alto Saxophone, Piano – Dudu Pukwana
    Trumpet – Mongezi Feza
    Tenor Saxophone – Bizo Mngqikana
    Tenor and Baritone Saxophone – Fred Fredericks
    Drums – Louis Moholo
    Congas – Terri Quaye
    Congas, Percussion – Smiley De Jonnes
    Vocals – Martha Mdenge
    Backing Band: Jade Warrior (Guitar – Tony Duhig, Bass – Glyn Havard, Percussion and Flute – John Field)

  • Dudu Pukwana - Sekela Khuluma

    4:11

    Dudu Pukwana & Spear - In The Townships
    Track 7: Sekela Khuluma

    Alto Saxophone, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals -- Dudu Pukwana
    Bass -- Harry Miller
    Drums -- Louis Moholo
    Tenor Saxophone, Percussion, Vocals -- Bizo Mngqikana
    Trumpet, Percussion, Vocals -- Mongezi Feza

    Recorded Aug 25, 1973-Nov 10, 1973

  • Dudu Pukwana & Spear - Shekele

    9:01

    Dudu Pukwana & Spear - Flute Music

    Bass Guitar -- Pete Cowling*
    Congas -- 'Bob'
    Congas, Percussion, Trumpet, Flute, Voice -- Mongezi Feza
    Drums -- John Stevens (2)
    Electric Piano, Piano, Voice -- Victor Williams
    Piano, Percussion, Saxophone [Alto], Voice -- Dudu Pukwana
    Vocals -- 'The Princess'

  • Lwanda Gogwana - Ucing Uyandazi

    1:47

    South African jazz trumpeter Lwanda Gogwana and band performing the South African jazz classic by Mongezi Feza during their sound check at Johannesburg's Sophiatown Heritage Centre - 28 October 2016.

  • Viva La Black play Mongesi Fezas You Aint Gonna Know Me Cos You Think You Know Me

    6:00

    Keith Tippett, JUlie Tippetts, Louis Moholo & Minafric Orchestra (Pino Minafra, Roberto Ottaviano, Livio Minafra, Sandro Satta, valentina Casula, Giovanni maier, Beppe Caruso, Lauro Rossi, Vincenzo Mazzone etc.) play

  • Assagai - Cocoa

    4:10

    Assagai was anchored by respected African musicians Fred Coker, Louis Moholo, Mongezi Feza and Dudu Pukwana. They were signed by British label Vertigo. Their career was relatively short - ONE album*
    Assagai's (self-titled) album was issued in 1971 in the UK. The album was reissued on CD in 1994 by Repertoire Records. It contains several original songs written by members of the band, their cover versions of The Beatles' Hey Jude and of Jade Warrior's Telephone Girl, and a song Irin Ajolawa co-written by Tony Duhig of Jade Warrior.
    From album: Assagai (1971)
    Buy:

  • Singing Bowls & Gongs 6

    24:44

    Final part of a long solo improvisation by meditative percussionist Frank Perry upon 9 PAISTE gongs and over 100 Tibetan singing bowls. From Left to Right gongs include a 36 Chinese Wind Gong then 38 #3 Earth Gong from Sound Creation Series, then 34 Symphonic Gong then 5 tuned symphonic gongs then Platonic Year gong and Sun Gong from Planet gong Series. Frank bought his first gong in 1968 and got his first singing bowls in 1971 - a veteran pioneer of such music. He turned to improvised music in 1968 and played with such luminaries as Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Christ McGregor, Mongezi Feza, Dudu Pukwana, Johnny Dyani, Julie Tippetts and Keith Tippett. He has given over 350 solo concerts of his own unique music and appeared on over 100 album releases including the best seller DEEP PEACE (1980). Recorded by Frank Perry in Bournemouth 14-12-2011

    A musician since 1964 Frank changed to an improvising musician in 1968. He got his first gong in 1968 and first singing bowls in 1971. In this performance he plays on 9 PAISTE gongs.

  • Roy Paci - Intervista esclusiva - www.HTO.tv

    22:39

    Roy Paci - CorLeone


    Torna CorLeone, una delle tante anime musicali di Roy Paci, e per molti versi la più sconosciuta al grande pubblico. Non solo jazz sperimentale e d'avanguardia, in CorLeone trovano posto i riferimenti alla no wave newyorkese, le grandi contaminazioni di stile di progetti come Naked City di John Zorn e Fantomas e Mr. Bungle dell'amico Mike Patton, echi di Live electric and brutal di Miles Davis, l'energia allo stato puro di Mongezi Feza, la grande lezione di Lester Bowie e il rispetto assoluto per un suo contemporaneo e amico Dave Douglas. Un background nel quale Roy non si improvvisa. Blaccahénze' (il titolo prelevato dal dialetto di un paesino abruzzese, Montorio che sta a significare casino, bordello) ci lascia capire che del jazz stereotipato c'è ben poco. La musica sin dal primo impatto suona ruvida, bizzarra, deviante e talmente spiazzante che non tradisce le radici profonde del 'terronismo' di Roy Paci.

  • Dudu Pukwana - Sonia

    3:37

    Dudu Pukwana & Spear - In The Townships
    Track 4: Sonia

    Alto Saxophone, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals -- Dudu Pukwana
    Bass -- Harry Miller
    Drums -- Louis Moholo
    Tenor Saxophone, Percussion, Vocals -- Bizo Mngqikana
    Trumpet, Percussion, Vocals -- Mongezi Feza

    Recorded Aug 25, 1973-Nov 10, 1973

  • You aint gonna know me.. Canto General live in Ruvo 2016

    14:35

    Canto General with Pino Minafra trumpet, Roberto Ottaviano and Sandro Satta saxes, Livio Minafra piano, Giorgio Vendola double bass and Vincenzo Mazzone drums + Rocco Capri Chiumarulo, reading.
    Music: You ain't gonna know me 'cos you think you know me by Mongezi Feza
    Place: Teatro Comunale of Ruvo di Puglia - Bari, Italy
    Date and festival: 8th May 2016 for Wanda Landowska Festival
    Web Site:

  • Dedication Orchestra - You Aint Gonna Know Me Cos ....

    5:34

    Dedication Orchestra is a British all-stars orchestra who perform Blue Notes's compositions by Mongesi Feza, Chris McGregor, Dudu Pukwana, Johnny Dyani, Louis Moholo & Harry Miller.
    Founders are Louis Moholo, Evan Parker, Hazel Miller and Steve Beresford
    This tune was recorded at Verona Jazz Festival in June 2001.
    Special edition of the Orchestra including Kenny Wheeler, Trevor Watts, Roy Babbington and Larry Stabbins.

  • Dudu Pukwana & Spear : You cheated me

    3:34

    Flute music (1975)

    composed by Mongezi Feza
    vocals by 'The Princess'

  • Open Unit Sky - Sunshine

    5:16

    Ultra rare 1974 recording on a small jazz club in Liège. Led by Belgian alto sax legend Jacques Pelzer with his group Open Sky Unit.
    The whatmusic.com interview...

    I started playing drums at 14 - it was the instrument that attracted me the most because in my mind drums represented freedom. It was when I heard John Coltrane 4tet with Elvin Jones in 1965 at Comblain-La-Tour Festival that I really decided to be a drummer. Of course the influence of my father Jacques Pelzer was important in my decision to become a professional musician. In my infancy I was always surrounded by bebop musicians - Bobby Jaspar, Rene Thomas and Chet Baker, for example.

    I began performing concerts in 1967, mostly with my father and also with guitarist Rene Thomas and organist Lou Bennett; the best school to learn is the stage! In the late 60s I was very influenced by the free jazz scene and Steve Lacy, who was a good friend of my father, asked me to join his Post Free Big Band (with Enrico Rava on trumpet) for a 6 month tour of Italy.

    Back in Belgium I then had a few concerts under my own name with a trio comprised of Johnny Dyani on bass and Mongezi Feza on trumpet, and I asked my father to join us for that 'free adventure'. In 1969 we opened for Miles Davis at the Liege Festival. That evening, Wayne Shorter heard the group and asked me to come to NY to record with him.

    I arrived in New York in December 1969 and then recorded Wayne's Blue Note LP Moto Grosso Feio in April 1970 with Chick Corea, Dave Holland, John McLaughlin, Ron Carter and Miroslav Vitous. New York was a big shock for me; I've never felt such strong vibrations anywhere else. I think that every jazz musician in the world must go to N.Y. at least once in their lifetime, as it is the foremost jazz town in the world.

  • Dudu Pukwana - Madodana

    7:45

    From Dudu Pukwana ‎- Diamond Express

    Label: Freedom ‎- FLP 41041 (LP) UK, 1978


    This album is dedicated to Mongezi Feza (1945-1975)

    Recorded on two sessions at Island Studios, London, autumn 1975

    Produced by Alan Bates


    Trumpet -- Mongezi Feza
    Alto Saxophone -- Dudu Pukwana
    Keyboards -- Frank Roberts
    Guitar -- Lucky Ranko
    Bass -- Ernest Mothole
    Drums, Percussion -- Louis Moholo
    Drums -- James Mene

  • The Blue Notes - Schoolboy

    21:53

    RONDEBOSCH TOWN HALL, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - June 1964
    Dudu Pukwana (composer) - alto saxophone; Chris McGregor - piano; Nick Moyake - tenor saxophone; Mongezi Feza - trumpet; Louis Moholo - drums; Johnny Dyani – bass

    nb not a record but a rare recording taken (with grateful thanks) from - full details there

  • Irene Schweizer & Louis Moholo Moholo - Unlimited #29, Schlachthof, Wels, Austria, 2015-11-06

    6:11

    Irene Schweizer & Louis Moholo Moholo - Unlimited #29, Schlachthof, Wels, Austria, 2015-11-06

    Man muss schon einige Zeit zurückdenken, um sich der historischen Dimensionen des Schaffens von Irène
    Schweizer bewusst zu werden. Zum Beispiel in die frühen 1960er-Jahre, als man sie in Zürich noch ungestraft als „Fräulein
    Schweizer“ ankündigen durfte. Ein wesentliches Ereignis für Irène Schweizer war 1959 die Eröffnung des Jazzclubs Africana in Zürich. Duke Ellington lernte dort
    angeblich Dollar Brand kennen. Und ebendort ist praktisch die ganze Riege der später weltweit erfolgreichen afrikanischen Musiker
    aufgetreten: Chris McGregor, Nikele Moyake, Dudu Pukwana, Johnny Dyani, Mongezi Feza und eben der Schlagzeuger Louis Moholo.
    Irène Schweizer war immer mehr als nur dabei, immer mittendrin im Geschehen, immer am Suchen, am Staunen, am Entdecken,
    gleichermaßen fasziniert wie bereichert von neuen Klängen. Und sie engagierte sich aktiv in der Anti-Apartheid-Bewegung.
    Das Sich-Befreien von herkömmlichen Mustern und Gewohnheiten sollte fortan ein wesentliches Merkmal von Irène Schweizer sein, eine Eigenschaft, die ihr bis heute wichtig ist. Ab Mitte der 1960er-
    Jahre wurden zunehmend Harmonien, Rhythmen und gewohnte Abläufe aufgelöst – Thema, Solo, Variation, Thema: kein Thema
    mehr. Pierre Favre, Peter Kowald, Evan Parker und Cecil Taylor waren prägende Bekanntschaften in dieser Zeit. Etwas später auch
    die Feminist Improvising Group mit Lindsay Cooper und Maggie Nicols, ihr Engagement in der Frauenbewegung – politische und
    künstlerische Aktivität wollte nicht getrennt werden. Ihre Arbeit in Duos und hier vor allem mit Schlagzeugern bleibt
    aber bis heute wesentlich, ob mit Pierre Favre, Han Bennink, Andrew Cyrille, Hamid Drake und eben heute hier und jetzt mit Louis
    Moholo.
    Louis Moholo-Moholo (gedoppelt, weil dieser Name ethnisch authentischer sei) war 1964 als Mitglied von Chris McGregors Blue
    Notes zum Jazzfestival nach Antibes eingladen. Die gesamte Band emigrierte, ließ sich zuerst in Frankreich und später in der Schweiz
    nieder. Von dort aus ging die Reise weiter nach England, wo sich die Musiker schließlich eine neue Heimat fanden, die sich musikalisch
    in großer Verbundenheit mit dem Label Ogun ausdrückte. Moholo-Moholo spielte u. a. mit Brotherhood of Breath, Steve
    Lacy, Cecil Taylor, Roswell Rudd, Archie Shepp, Peter Brötzmann, Harry Miller, Evan Parker, Keith Tippett und immer wieder mit Irène
    Schweizer. 2005 kehrte er nach Südafrika zurück und lebt heute wieder in Kapstadt.

  • Dudu Pukwana - Zukude

    5:49

    Dudu Pukwana & Spear - In The Townships
    Track 3: Zukude

    Alto Saxophone, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals -- Dudu Pukwana
    Bass -- Harry Miller
    Drums -- Louis Moholo
    Tenor Saxophone, Percussion, Vocals -- Bizo Mngqikana
    Trumpet, Percussion, Vocals -- Mongezi Feza

    Recorded Aug 25, 1973-Nov 10, 1973

  • Kay

    3:51

    Provided to YouTube by IDOL

    Kay (Alt. Take) · The Blue Notes

    Township Bop

    ℗ Proper Records Ltd

    Released on: 2002-07-29

    Lyricist: Pukwana Mtutuzeli Dudu
    Composer: Pukwana Mtutuzeli Dudu

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Dudu Pukwana - Ezilalni

    6:50

    Dudu Pukwana & Spear - In The Townships
    Track 2: Ezilalni

    Alto Saxophone, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals -- Dudu Pukwana
    Bass -- Harry Miller
    Drums -- Louis Moholo
    Tenor Saxophone, Percussion, Vocals -- Bizo Mngqikana
    Trumpet, Percussion, Vocals -- Mongezi Feza

    Recorded Aug 25, 1973-Nov 10, 1973

  • Centipede - Septober Energy

    10:13

    No copyright claim, against any audio or image content, is assumed in the publishing of this video. Copyright is owned by original artist or artists, or their legally appointed representatives.

    from the 1971 RCA album
    Septopber Energy
    by Centipede


    Violins
    • Wendy Treacher
    • John Trussler
    • Roddy Skeping
    • Wilf Gibson (lead)
    • Carol Slater
    • Louise Jopling
    • Garth Morton
    • Channa Salononson
    • Steve Rowlandson
    • Mica Gomberti
    • Colin Kitching
    • Philip Saudek
    • Esther Burgi
    Cellos
    • Michael Hurwitz
    • Timothy Kramer
    • Suki Towb
    • John Rees-Jones
    • Katherine Thulborn
    • Catherine Finnis
    Trumpets:
    • Peter Parkes
    • Mick Collins
    • Ian Carr (doubling flugelhorn)
    • Mongezi Feza (pocket cornet)
    • Mark Charig (cornet)
    Altos:
    • Elton Dean (doubling saxello)
    • Jan Steel (doubling flute)
    • Ian McDonald
    • Dudu Pukwana
    Tenors:
    • Larry Stabbins
    • Gary Windo
    • Brian Smith
    • Alan Skidmore
    Baritones:
    • Dave White (doubling clarinet)
    • Karl Jenkins (doubling oboe)
    • John Williams (bass saxophone, doubling soprano)
    Trombones:
    • Nick Evans
    • Dave Amis
    • Dave Perrottet
    • Paul Rutherford
    Drums:
    • John Marshall (and all percussion)
    • Tony Fennell
    • Robert Wyatt
    Vocalists:
    • Maggie Nicols
    • Julie Tippetts
    • Mike Patto
    • Zoot Money
    • Boz Burrell
    Basses:
    • Roy Babbington (doubling bass guitar)
    • Jill Lyons
    • Harry Miller
    • Jeff Clyne
    • Dave Markee
    • Brian Belshaw
    Guitars:
    • Brian Godding
    Piano:
    • Keith Tippett (musical director)
    Producer:
    • Robert Fripp

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