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Gilles Peterson: The 20 – South African Jazz


Stuck in Brownswood Basement with over 50,000 records in his collection, Gilles Peterson used his time in lockdown to explore deep into the crates and round up ‘The 20’ favourite songs across WWFM’s most celebrated genres. ⁠

This week, Gilles continues with his favourite South African Jazz selections.

Listen now Tracklist

Hugh Masekela – What Is Wrong With Grooving (The Emancipation Of Hugh Masekela) 1966 Uni Recs

The Wretched – What Is History (Indaba Is ) 2021    Brownswood Records

Zoe Bodiga – The Healer (New Horizons) 2020 Afro Synth Recs

Shabaka And The Ancestors – Mzandile  (Shabaka And The Ancestors) Brownswood 2016

Sibesile Xaba – Open  Letter To Adoniah  (Open Letter To Adoniah) 2016 Mushroom Hour

 Spaza – Bantu Education (Uprize!) 2020 Mushroom Hour

Todd Matshikiza & Pat Williams – In The Queue (King Kong – All African Jazz Opera) [1961] Galloton

Thandi Mpanbani – Music Was Born In Africa (Music Was Born In Africa) [1956] Trutone

   The 20:

Movement In The City – Camel Walk (Black Teardrops) [1981] The Sun

The Jazz Epistles – Blues For Hughie (Verse 1 +) [2014] Adventure In Sound

Chris Mcgregor & The Castle Lager Big Band – Switch (Jazz / The African Sound) [1963] Jazzman

Sathima Bea Benjamin – Music (Love Light) Enja

Simphiwe Dana – Zundiqondisesi (The One Love Movement On Bantu Biko Street) [2006] Gallo Record Company

Nduduzo Makhathini – Beneath The Earth (Modes Of Communication: Letters From The Underworld) [2020] Blue Note

Moses Taiwa Molelekwa – Dance To Africa (Genes And Spirits) [2000] M.E.L.T. 2000

The Heshoo Beshoo Group – Armitage Road (Armitage Road) [1970] Little Giant

The Drive – Africa Bossa (Drive Live) [1975] Rca

Bheki Mseleku – Celebration (Celebration) World Circuit

Batsumi – Toi Toi (Batsumi) [1974] Jo’burg

Mirium Makeba – Quit It (A Promise) [1974] Rca Victor

Louis Moholo Octet – You Ain’t Gonna Know Me ‘Cos You Think You Know Me (Spirits Rejoice!) [1978] Ogun

Dudu Pukwana & Spear – Flute Music (Flute Music) [1975] Caroline Records

Mannkunku Quartet – Yakhal’ Inkomo (Yakhal’ Inkomo) [1968] World Record Co.

Letta Mbulu – What’s Wrong With Groovin’ (What’s Wrong With Groovin’) [1967] Random Records

Johnny Dyani With John Tchicai & Dudu Pukwana – Radebe (Witchdoctor’s Son) [1978] Steeplechase

Herb Alpert & Hugh Masekela – Foreign Natives (Main Event Live) [1978] A&M Records

The Chris Schilder Quintet Feat. Mankunku – Spring (Spring) [1969] Atlantic City

Dollar Brand – Kalahari (Underground In Africa) [1974] Mandla

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