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In the Townships
Dudu Pukwana
In the Townships
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Classic Rock
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All Artists: Dudu Pukwana
Title: In the Townships
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Earthworks [Virgin]
Release Date: 12/1/1995
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Classic Rock
Styles: Africa, Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Southern Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 740042150522

CD Reviews

Exciting, Soulful African Jazz
Clear-eyed | GA, USA | 12/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In the Townships is one of my all-time favorite jazz albums--and with a collection of more than 1,000 recordings, that's saying a lot! The compositions are often riff-based, with layers of polyrhythms and melodic complexity added on top. There's outstanding improvising by tenor saxophonist Pukwana, the great trumpeter Mongezi Feza, and others associated with the Chris MacGregor/Brotherhood of Breath contingent. It's amazing to think that this album was released in 1973. It still sounds so fresh and exciting that it will always be brand-new in my ears. When I moved, this CD was mysteriously lost. I can't live without it, so I'm ordering another one!"
Wonderful joy ! reissue it now!
Speedy | Fl, MO USA | 11/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The best way to describe this tremendous work (which i had to buy as an lp because the cd edition is completely gone) is to imagine a group of free-ish jazz players coming down the mountain and meeting with their more folk oriented partners in Capetown and having a blast playing together. This has Harry Miller (bass) , Mongezi Feza (trumpet), louis Moholo (drums) and Pukwana (Sax) playing south african jazz and it just fills the air with joy and freedom. Great stuff!!"