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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Zim Ngqawana - Willisau 2009

As a tribute to Zim Ngqawana, who left this world much too early, here's his concert from 2009's Willisau Jazz Festival. Zim must be jamming in that other place with Kippie, Dudu, Mankunku, Manenberg and all the other cats that left us all too soon.

r.i.p. Zim Ngqawana

Zim Ngqawana - Zimology Quartet
Jazzfestival Willisau
Willisau (Switzerland)
August 26, 2009

Zim Ngqawana - tenor & soprano sax, flute
Matthew Shipp - piano
William Parker - bass
Nasheet Waits - drums

1. unknown (26:28)
2. Announcement Zim Ngqawana (0:28)
3. Announcement William Parker (6:48)
4. unknown (3:46)
5. unknown (10:45)

TT: 48:16

Sound: A
Source: dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium 2300 > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(MPEG1 Layer 2/256 kbps)

shared on dime by unclewolfi
eac rip by ubu roi, 11-05-17


ubu said...

ubu said...

some photos of the concert by Dragan Tasic:

farosanderson said...

To be honest I had not heard of Zim_Ngqawana prior to his passing and he is/was someone I should have been at least, aware of. I downloaded this concert out of curiosity and was immediately impressed by the strength and quality of his playing. Suffice it to say, another talent taken too early. William Parker's remembrance of Rashied Ali only adds to the poignancy. Thanks again for being a portal to great music.

Teemu Mäki said...

Great stuff. Lyrical free jazz - reminds me of Sam Rivers and his free-form, patient explorations and multi-instrumentalism – with a slight African feel to it. Thanks so much!


Teemu Mäki said...

Great stuff, lyrical free jazz, reminds me of Sam Rivers of the 1970s; free-form, patient explorations and multi-instrumentalism. With a slight African feel added to it all. Thanks for sharing!

matoga said...

Any chance of a re-up?