25 August 2013

THE JAZZ EPISTLES "JAZZ EPISTLE VERSE 1" (CONTINENTAL, 1960)



THE JAZZ EPISTLES  "THE JAZZ EPISTLE VERSE 1"



Kippie Moeketsi, alto saxophone
Hugh Masekela, trumpet
Jonas Gwangwa, trombone
Dollar Brand, piano
Johnny Gertze, bass
Makaya Ntshoko, drums

A1. Dolla's Moods (Hugh Masekela)       5:32   
A2. Blues For Hughie (Kippie Moeketsi)       5:58    
A3. Ukujonga Phambili (Dollar Brand)        3:49    
A4. I Remember Billy (Kippie Moeketsi)     6:04    
B1. Vary-Oo-Vum (Dollar Brand)         5:05    
B2. Carol's Drive (Jonas Gwangwa)        5:15    
B3. Gafsa (Dollar Brand)               4:22    
B4. Scullery Department (Kippie Moeketsi)  7:02


Recorded at Gallo Studio, Johannesburg, South-Africa on January 22, 1960.

CONTINENTAL CON-T 14

(this rip from Gallo Record Company CDZAC 56R)

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19 comments:

onxidlib said...
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Anonymous said...

thanks for this marvellous post. Great to hear the old stuff from the RSA exiles.
gg

steve said...

This looks amazing! Masakela and Dollar Brand back in the day!!! Many thanks for the listen.

boogieman said...

A beautiful and historically important record. I suggest one listens to Jazz Epistles, then one of the Joe Harriot-Shake Keane 5tet, then some early Ornette with don Cherry and one will realize that there was definitely something in the air. I don't think any of them try to copy the other, it's just that they were moving in a similar direction, independently on three different continents.

Doug S. said...

A flat-out historic LP. Simply cannot return to this often enough.

kinabalu said...

A seminal one, for sure!

SOTISE said...

Wonderful Music, thanks!

longbranch said...

Somehow I never heard this one. Looking forward to it--thanks!

JC said...

Thanks. I'd been wondering about this since becoming aware of it some time back. Vintage to be sure... and nice.

Curious from any who may have other versions if the occasional distortion here is on the original or an artifact or mastering this edition? Given the time and place and technology it certainly may have been in the original recording (since it seems to only crop up on the loudest parts). The overall sound is good but the transients nag the recordist in me.

Anonymous said...

Dommage! Les links ne fonctionnent plus!...

Andy said...

The gamefront link is working.

Dolphing Mings said...

Thanks man !

-Otto- said...

Thank you, onxidlib. I must have spaced when it was posted a year+ ago. Glad the GF link is still active. Thank you!

Joe S. said...

Any Chance of re-up on this great group?

onxidlib said...
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Solomon said...

Thank you.

francisco santos said...

Big THX !!!...

Chiquilicuatre y Zappa said...

other gem in flac, o yeahh

onxidlib said...

Link deleted - this release was reissued last month including a Dollar Brand trio outing.
See f.e. http://www.discogs.com/Dollar-Brand-Plays-Sphere-Jazz/release/7617785