The Story of SA Jazz is navigated through five distinct "rays" of South African Jazz.
Each ray has its own unique musical flavour: These are some of the songs from the educational interview and information playlist the the author calls upon to help tell the Story.
The Story of South African Jazz FIRST RAY Back of the moon from King Kong; Davashes Dream by Chris McGregor; Kitty's blues by Dolly Rathebe; Lakutshon Ilanga by Miriam Makeba; Marabi by Bra Benny; Midnight Ska by Hollywood Jazz Band; My Dear by Blue Notes; Olilili by Miriam Makeba; Rose by Dark City Sisters; Scullery department by Jazz Epistles; Simangele by Boy Masaka; Skokiaan by Cold Storage Jazz Band; Sosa by Zacks Nkosi; Switch by Chris Mcgregor.
The Story of South African Jazz SECOND RAY EXILES Afrika by MIRIAM MAKEBA; Cantelope island by Hugh Masekela; Elis song by Ispinggo; Fortunato by Archie Shepp Dollar Brand; Hambanam we by Letta Mbulu; Ismite is Mite by Brotherhood of Breath; Malouyame by Miriam Makeba; Manenberg Revisited by Abdullah Ibrahim; Masquenade Hugh Masekela; Ntjilo ntjilo by Claude Deppa; Tsakwe Abdullah Ibrahim
The Story of South African Jazz SECOND RAY INXILES Blow barney blow by Barney Rachabane; Crossroads by Winston Mankunku; Journey from within By Bheki Mseleku and Feya Faku; Joy by Spirits Rejoice; Kwamashu by Alan Kwela; Lover Come Back by Kippie Moeketsi; Spring by Chris Shilder; Stay Cool by Tete Mbambisa; Thetha (WathulaNje-) by Victor Ntoni; Tshona by Pat Matshikiza and Kippie Moeketsi; Yakhal ‘Inkomo by African Sax Appeal; Yakhal ‘Inkomo by Winston Mankunku; Yekayek by African jazz pioneers.
The Story of South African Jazz THIRD RAY Caminhos by Tananas; Ditaola by Tlokwe Sehume; Dindela by Errol Dyers; Kwamashu by Alan Kwela; Masepalati by Tlokwe Sehume; Na Ku Randza by Gito Baloi; Nants' inkululeku by Bheki Mseleku; Night with the Cape Gypsies by the Genuines; Shosholoza Themba Mkhize; Thetha (WathulaNje-) by Victor Ntoni; Weeping by Bright Blue; Zvinoshamisa by Vusi and Louis.
The Story of South African Jazz FOURTH RAY THE MELT2000 YEARS Abangoma bashayaumoya by Tribal Ethno; Darkness Pass 1 by Moses Molelekwa; Darkness Pass 4 by Moses Molelekwa; Down Rocky Street by Moses Molelekwa; Itumeleng by Moses Molelekwa; Kalbadevi Rd by Deepak Ram; Kon'ko Man by Madala Kunene; Live at union Chapel by Zim Ngqawana; Mfaz' Onga Phesheya by Busi Mhlongo; Mountain Shade by Moses Molelekwa; My Dali by Burungwa; New Offerings Live version by Moses Molelekwa; Tanday by Deepak Ram; Thembalani by Robert Doc Mthalane; Ubombo by Madala Kunene Smith & Mighty remix; Umuntu by Skeleton; Uthando by Madosini (field recording); Uxolo by Madala Kunene; Wa Mpona by Moses Molelekwa; Washa by Madala Kunene; Yehlisanumoya ma 'afria by Busi Mhlongo.
The Story of South African Jazz FOURTH RAY Borders by BLK Sonshine; Cape After Midnight by Jimmy Dludlu; Dancing in the museum by Carlo Mombelli; Dirge by Zim Ngqawana; Disentangled by Goema Captains; DRAGON AND HUGO KRY LEKKER by Alex and Derek; Eclipse by Tribe; For Bheki by Feya Faku; For Winston by Feya Faku; Long Waltz To Freedom by Zim Ngqawana; Mamandoro by Hugh Masakela; Mr. Ibrahim by Feya Faku; Requiem by Carlo Mombelli; Trains to Taung [Journey] by Paul Hanmer; Yakhal'inkomo by the Shape of strings to come; Zambezi by Carlo Mombelli.
The Story of South African Jazz FIFTH RAY Akhileshwar Part II - Twillerbee Garden Club by Ashis Joshi; Back to Kwa Mashu by Eric Duma; Dark Matter by Cara Stacey; Eclipse By Babbu; Princess Gabi by Tumi Mogorosi; Rebirth by Hilton Schilder; The Calling by Lwanda Gogwana; Tribe by Simphiwe Dana; Underdogs from the Underground by Mark Fransman; Visitor's Book by Tonic; Xamissa by Kyle Shepherd; Yaake Focus by Deep South.