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African Time with Herbie Tsoaeli

Double and electric bass maestro, Herbie Tsoaeli, is an incredibly well-respected and recognised jazzman – with a solid pedigree. This is Herbie’s first ‘stand-out’ solo release – and it is very much eagerly anticipated and sought after by jazz lovers, with tracks having been circulating the airwaves for months already…

Having been the preferred side-man for many of this countries finest artists – potentially without even knowing it – you have been grooving to his rhythms over the years when listening to your favourites. This illustrious list includes the likes of: Zim Ngqawana, Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Ringo, Sibongile Khumalo, Louis Moholo, Abdullah Ibrahim, Bheki Mseleku, Vusi Mahlasela, Louis Mhlanga, Moses Molelekwa, Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Feya Faku, Simphiwe Dana (amongst many more).

With this album “African Time” – Herbie Tsoaeli takes centre stage! An accessible, but yet still completely credible and ‘real’ jazz album journey. Vocal tracks find a home, as well as instrumentally focused material.

Responses have been simply amazing to this album – that presents something completely new; yet contains those amazing favourite sound and elements of the great South African jazz tradition of the past. An amazing musical bridge between the ‘then and now.,

Support on and for Herbie is guaranteed, particularly in jazz circles – but certainly wider than those alone. Expect a LOT of noise and talk around this great musician and music in the near-coming future then – across media formats – with a build and culmination around April where Herbie is confirmed to perform at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

Joy of Jazz 2011

Wynton MarsalisForthcoming release featuring Wynton Marsalis (pictured), McCoy Tyner, Tutu Puoane, Tania Maria, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sibongile Khumalo, Simphiwe Dana, Ringo, Bonga, Gerals Veasley, Jeff Lorber, Frank McComb, Alexander O’ Neal…

The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz 2011 – taking place 25- 27 August 2011 – marks twelve years of putting South Africa on the international jazz map. The annual fest attracts an audience of 20 000, aoss 7 venues in Johannesburg’s buzzing Newtown Cultural precinct.

With an international line-up of top artists, and an exciting mix of home-grown talent, Joy of Jazz has contributed to the cultural exchange between artists and many international performers have met their local counterparts and subsequently collaborated on various projects.

Importantly, Joy of Jazz has also seen a phenomenal growth in the number of developing jazz artists who have been given exposure and a platform on which to perform.

The staging of the Joy of Jazz in the Newtown Precinct has played an integral part in the regeneration of the inner city, having had significant benefits in helping to shape the future of Johannesburg, and contributing to the city’s changing creative and cultural landscape.

More information from www.joyofjazz.co.za

Sound of a Nation

South Africa: Sound of a NationBacked, compiled and media-partnered by South Africa’s “Official World Cup Station,” Radio 2000, “South Africa: Sound of a Nation” aims at being an all inclusive compilation snapshot of South Africa’s very best music, featuring the biggest artists and best tracks across time.

An album that embodies the stations scope, vision and eclectic playlists it will be an album that will hold obvious appeal for tourists and locals alike, with these ultimate and carefully selected classics.

Nicely priced, and packaged beautifully with a similar view to an eclectic snapshot of this nation made from various snapshots of musicians, landscapes, textures, animals, the SA flag, etc. It is a perfect momento of time spent in SA for, but also far beyond, the world cup.

The album featuring tracks from Mahlatini & Mohatella Queens, Siphokazi, Ringo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Stimela among others is out June 2011.