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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Alan Skidmore's Ubizo - Leipzig 2007 (MP2)

This is the first supplement (at least one more to come) to my South Africal posts. Alan Skidmore, the sax player known from S.O.S. and other projects, was the first British jazz musician to visit post-Apartheid South Africa in the nineties. This led to the 1999 album "The Call", with Amampondo, a Cape Town group of drummers. Skidmore's Ubizo project continues in the same vein. "Ubizo" means "the calling" (as in "vocation") and adds German trumpet player Ingolf Burkhardt to the mix. They released an album in 2003 and were touring again in recent years. This is a long and fine recording I got from dime recently and find worthy to spread further, beyond the dime community.

Alan Skidmore & Ubizo at The East Village Douglas Co Cork 2004

Alan Skidmore's Ubizo
31. Leipziger Jazztage
Leipzig (Germany), Moritzbastei
October 3, 2007 (MP2)

Alan Skidmore - tenor sax
Ingolf Burkhardt - trumpet, flugelhorn
Steve Melling - piano
Colin Towns - keyboards
Mick Coady - bass
Mike Paxton - drums
Joe Legwabe - african percussion
Jjkj Kanda - african percussion
Musa Mboob - african percussion

1. Band Intros AS > Sweet SA (Skidmore) > Ann AS (14:07)
2. Evening Song (Melling) > Salam Salam > Ann AS (14:14)
3. Bridges Of Sand (Towns) 10:22 >
4. Coat Of Many Summers (Skidmore-Towns) 13:01
5. Dumisani > Ann AS (9:22)
6. Bamboo Harmon (Burkhardt) > Ann AS (7:40)
7. Africa (Coltrane) > After The Rain (Coltrane) 18:07
[missing: Blues Minor (Coltrane)]

TT: 86:53

Sound: A
Source: DVB-S@256, 48kHz > raw data > ProjextX > mp3DirectCut > mp2
(lossy recording seeded in its original broadcast codec)


ubu said...

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Hunter Vaughan said...

totally cool...thanks from toronto

Wallofsound said...

I have only just downloaded and listened to this recording. It's wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing it, and for producing a rewarding music blog.