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Ibrahim Khalil Shihab – Spring

South Africa’s lost jazz history contains many an overlooked classic. But even within that hidden tradition, there are few albums that suffered such an unlucky fate as Spring, the monumental 1968 debut album by pianist Ibrahim Khalil Shihab, formerly Chris Schilder.

Though Shihab was only twenty-two when Spring was recorded, he was already a lynchpin of the Cape Town scene, and the album was to be his first major statement as leader and composer. It is a magnum opus gilded by the presence of the upcoming saxophonist Winston ‘Mankunku’ Ngozi, who was soon to find huge acclaim with the hit album Yakhal’ Inkomo.

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Kokoroko – We Give Thanks

8-piece band Kokoroko announce their long-awaited debut album “Could We Be More“, due for release on August 5th 2022.

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AfroJazz

Abdullah Ibrahim – Blues for a Hip King

Abdullah Ibrahim made his “Blues for a Hip King” for King Sobhuza II of Swaziland.