I'm commemorating Mandela's passing musically
edited December 2013
I've had a morning playing Abdullah Ibrahim, particularly his 'homecoming' album Knysna Blue.
Have any of you been remembering Mandela? What have you been playing?
Listened to some LadySmith yesterday.
I was actually listening to 'Graceland' quite a lot last week , which goes some way towards this .
Unfortunately I had to break off from this and listen to Jazz Suite 'Under Milk Wood' - as we also lost ( almost unseen with all the fuss about Mandela ) Stan Tracey on Friday . One of the greatest jazz pianists, and greatest UK musicians of all time . Very sad.
I actually Tweeted about Stan's passing -not sure if it was the Chews acct or my own - but got so embroiled with South African jazz over the weekend that I didn't play Under Milk Wood or the duet album I have with Evan Parker.
I need to rectify that.
Plus One to Graceland.. plus several Hugh Masekela records
Oddly enough, Nelson's passing reminds me of school days - i missed a lot of basic mathematics because my teacher(s) were more inclined to teach us about apartheid and the ANC. We actually used to sing 'Free Nelson Mandela' in assembly!!
What a cool school. Wasn't something we'd have done at my place :-(