Tag: South African Jazz
#Studio | Mushroom Hour Releases Tumi Mogorosi’s ‘Group Theory: Black Music’ Film
Drummer Tumi Mogorosi’s ‘Group Theory: Black Music’ comes nearly a decade since he broke into the improvised music scene with 2014’s ‘Project Elo’.
Documenting The Process: The Indaba Is… Zine Ting
Siya Mthembu had contacted me a few months prior to ask if I’d be down to hang out while a revolution unfolded before my eyes. Of course I’d be down, was my response. That initial proposition was followed by silence. I made nothing of the whole affair until, some two months into our COVID19-induced lockdown…
#Featured | Okayafrica Interview About The South African Jazz Stuff
I did an interview with my homie Sabelo from Okayafrica about the jazz stuff I’ve been documenting over the past few years. I said some things that will likely get me blacklisted from opportunities
Linda Sikhakhane: Of Coltrane, Mirrors And Otherworlds
Linda Sikhakhane’s head is tilted back. His eyes are closed. He takes breaths at regular intervals while listening to the playback of a song him and the quartet have just tracked. He opens his eyes momentarily after being nudged, lets off a smile, and goes back to his position of comfort. His saxophone solo continues…
#Fotografi | Tumi Mogorosi Pic As Press Shot For New Project
Tumi Mogorosi and Gabisile Motuba have been cookin’ food with the Swiss. The new serving is called Sanctum Sanctorium. If we’re using their past work together — both under Tumi’s Project Elo, and under Gabisile’s The Trip — is the barometer, then the dish shall be delightful in all ways. I’ve written about the origins…
#Fotografi | Tumi Mogorosi’s New Website
This image, which we made with the brother Tumi in 2014 following a gig in Melville, has travelled. Glad to see the homeslice afford it such value. He’s used it on his new website, which you should check out and tell your friends about. Peace!
New Month, New Music
It’s August, which for me means that two albums I was afforded the opportunity to listen to beforehand are getting released – Shane Cooper’s “Oscillations“, and Blakrok’s “Return of the Astro-goth.” Happy days!
Interview With Kyle Shepherd
At 21 years old, Kyle Shepherd burst into the South African jazz conscience without prior warning. Following in the footsteps of heavyweights such as Marcus Wyatt, Andile Yenana, and Zim Ngqawana (whom he would collaborate with in future), Shepherd demonstrably proved that he is a presence worthy of reckoning. A couple of years down the…