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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Louis Moholo - Roma 2007 (digi-fm/flac)

Here's a supplement to the South African compilation - a great show by survivor Louis Moholo ( leading a group of Italian jazz musicians, including bassist Roberto Bellatalla, saxophonist Roberto Ottaviano and the father/son team Pino & Livio Minafra. Pino is the mastermind behind the great Italian Instabile Orchestra. Have a look at the setlist - doesn't this look tasy? Dudu, Tippett, Feza, Harry Miller's "Orange Groove" and more, also a tune by the late Elton Dean (coincidentally, I almost uploaded a show of his here that can now be found over on Inconstant Sol).
Moholo was part of the original Blue Notes (with Dudu, Feza, Nick Moyake, and of course Chris McGregor, and the great Johnny Dyani). They came to Europe in 1964 slowly establishing themselves mostly in the British scene, and hence starting a long exile, which most of these great musicians wouldn't see coming to an end. Moyake returned to South Africa and died in 1965, Feza in 1975, Miller died in 1983, Dyani in 1986, McGregor and Dudu in 1990. It's as if some curse lay on them - very depressing list.
So, happily, Moholo-Moholo is still here, doing his thang! (On a sidenote, Makaya Ntshoko, another SA-drummer, is also still active, though I missed a chance to catch him here sometime last year).

Louis Moholo-Moholo Quintet
Roma (Italia), La Palma
March 25, 2007

Pino Minafra - trumpet
Roberto Ottaviano - soprano sax
Livio Minafra - piano
Roberto Bellatalla - bass
Louis Moholo - drums

1. A Song (Keith Tippett) 11:36
2. Orange Grove (Harry Miller) > Mofolo (Harry Miller) 7:32
3. Angel Nomali (C. Semenya) 10:01
4. Blues for Nick (Dudu Pukwana) 14:41

1. Dedicated to Mingus (Keith Tippett) 11:36
2. Seven for Lee (Elton Dean) 7:58
3. Sondela (Mongezi Feza) 9:13
4. Thoughts to Geoff (Keith Tippett) 12:59
5. You Ain't Gonna Know Me 'cause You Think You Know Me (Mongezi Feza)
  > Out of Bounds (Elton Dean) 8:33

TT: 94:13

Sound: A/A-
Source: hotbird sat > nexus-s > hdd > nero wave editor > flac 
(hotbird sat uses MPEG1 Layer 2/192 kbps)


ubu said...

DL links:

The next SA supplement will be by Shannon Mowday, a young and very talented sax player!

Let me hear from you, post some comments now and then, or drop by later to leave some comment in the music discussion on top of the blog, please!

lc said...
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ubu said...

Sorry all, here's the missing file:

kinabalu said...

This one's escaped me so far. Not so any more. Better late than never. Did I say vielen Dank?

hulaboy said...

many thanks, ubu - i'd missed this one.