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Bheki is the real deal
SAM | Zambia | 01/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I came across Bheki Mseleku's CD's by chance. He was the subject of an aclaimed arts series "The South Bank Show" on UK television - he came across as a sublime one in a billion genius. He started playing at the age of seventeen. Ironically his mother had axed up the family piano 10 years earlier to use as fire wood. In just 3 years since learning to play the piano Bheki was an accomplished jazz musician.
I instantly went and bought his first two Cd's - "Celebration" and "Timelessness" - I have listened to them hundreds of times - each time hearing something fresh in his music.
His Third Album, Star Seeding, is more subtle and polished than the previous two. Each track is flavoured with his unique and uncompromising piano playing, which is gives hints of his roots in South Africa, but never overpowers the tracks.
For the untrained ear it is easy to listen to. The melodies are strong and the improvising is structured, never self - indulgent. There is always depth in the tracks and a feeling of spirituality eminates. Each time I listen his music I am uplifted, no matter my mood.
I do not own any other jazz records apart all that have been released by Bheki Mseleku - I recommend this album and his others to any music lover.