Hugh Masekela (tp, arr), Jonas Gwangwa (arranger), other musicians unknown
Bar code: 6009143196636
The South Afican-born trumpeter Hugh Masekela was playing world music before it had a name. On this album, recorded shortly after he moved to the United States and shortly before he became a worldwide star, he seamlessly fuses jazz ideas with the emotionally direct, rhythmically complex South African music known as Mbaqanga.
01. U, Dwi (Masekela) 3:14
02. Zuul and the Mexican (Masekela) 3:22
03. Emavungweni (Xaba) 3:08
04. Ntjilo-Ntjilo (Makeba) 4:12
05. Sharpville (Masekela) 3:29
06. Umaningi Bona (Nkabinde) 3:17
07. Sipho (Mrwebi) 3:44
08. Kwa-Blaney (Gwangwa) 2:12
09. Mra (Christopher) 3:08
10. Phatsha-Phatsha (Mabaso) 2:55
Total time: 32:41 min.
Original recordings produced by Ed Twnsend and issued as MERCURY SR-61109
Hugh Masekela (trumpet, arranger); others unknown.
On track 8 Jonas Gwangwa (arranger) replaces Masekela (arranger).
Tracks #1,5,6 & 10 recorded in April, 1965.
Rest of tracks recorded in May, 1965
Photography: Bob Elmore
Liner notes: Barbara J. Gardner
Recordings originally produced by Ed Townsend
Produced for CD reissue by Bryan Koniarz
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