Sunday, December 27, 2009

Alan SKIDMORE - Alan Skidmore's Ubizo, Leipzig 2007

Alan SKIDMORE - Alan Skidmore's Ubizo, Leipzig 2007
All The Credits Go To *UBU*
(Alan Skidmore's Ubizo
31. Leipziger Jazztage
Leipzig (Germany),
Moritzbastei, October 3, 2007)


This is the first supplement (at least one more to come) to my South Africal posts. Alan Skidmore, the sax player known from S.O.S. and other projects, was the first British jazz musician to visit post-Apartheid South Africa in the nineties. This led to the 1999 album "The Call", with Amampondo, a Cape Town group of drummers. Skidmore's Ubizo project continues in the same vein. "Ubizo" means "the calling" (as in "vocation") and adds German trumpet player Ingolf Burkhardt to the mix. They released an album in 2003 and were touring again in recent years. This is a long and fine recording I got from dime recently and find worthy to spread further, beyond the dime community.
Alan Skidmore- Tenor Sax
Ingolf Burkhardt- Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Steve Melling- Piano
Colin Towns- Keyboards
Mick Coady- Bass
Mike Paxton- Drums
Joe Legwabe- African Percussion
Jjkj Kanda- African Percussion
Musa Mboob- African Percussion
01. Band Intros AS, Sweet S.A. (14:07)
02. Evening Song, Salam Salam  (14:14)
03. Bridges Of Sand  10:22 >
04. Coat Of Many Summers  13:01
05. Dumisani  (9:22)
06. Bamboo Harmon  (7:40)
07. Africa, After The Rain  18:07

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