About the book, The Story of SA Jazz Volume One: A COMPILATION OF COMMENTARIES AND INTERVIEWS FOR THE JAZZ ENTHUSIAST THE MUSIC LOVER. Interviews with Moses Molelekwa, Robbie Jansen, Barney Rachabane, Ezra Ngcukana, Miriam Makeba, Louis Moholo, Theo Bophela, Hugh Masekela, Sathima Bea Benjamin, Carlo Mombelli, Marcus Wyatt, Claude Deppa, Morris Goldberg, Abdullah Ibrahim, Moses Khumalo, Vince Colbe, Mr Brookes, Mac Mckenzie and the Goema Captains of Cape Town. Together with running commentary of a life lived and learned through the lens of heart centred South African jazz musical vibration.
This book covers topics such as The South African Jazz revolution, the golden moment of NOW; the romantics of District six, Sophiatown and Umkhumbane; Humanity in exile; Xhosa Africa Cape Jazz; South African Jazz and the revolution in the recording industry; Guru master relationships; the Spirits of Tembisa & healing destinations ...
The Story of SA Jazz Volume One is a great journey into exposing one of the most profound musical languages to ever come out of this country. Jazz it is said is the classical music of the 20th century. Through a collection of interviews, articles and commentaries, 'The Story of SA Jazz Volume One' exposes the extraordinary role South African musicians have played in the development of jazz music and humanity worldwide. The hard copy of the book (backed up in slide film and mini disks) is deposited at ILAM (International Library of African Music) where it is made permanently available to education.
The Story of South African Jazz traces South African jazz music through a series of rays of musical development. The ray of musical development is a build-up of a collective expression that marks a cycle or an age. A measurement of roughly 15 years distinguishes one ray from another. 15 years is also roughly the length of time for a musician to fully develop his / her technique.
Development and Education : The Story of South African Jazz is the foundation for a great journey into exposing one of the most profound musical languages to ever come out of this country. The mandate of this book is a recognition of the fact that ‘jazz is the classical music of the 20th century’ and furthermore an expose of the extraordinary role South African musicians played in this. The Story of SA Jazz presents a number of archives of recorded SA Jazz and overviews of the development of SA Jazz. The hard copy of the book (backed up in slide film and mini disks) is deposited at ILAM (International Library of African Music) where it is made available to education.
... Some of the great interviews published in The Story of South African Jazz Volume One ...