Sons of Kemet... The Comet Is Coming... and now a new Afrojazz breakthrough for Shabaka Hutchings.
Shabaka and the Ancestors emerge on an upcoming Brownswood release Wisdom of Elders scheduled for September recorded in Johannesburg that Hutchings says “is to present the musical language that I normally associate with my UK bands in the context of SA musicians and musical sensibilities.”
Shabaka on tenor is joined by Mthunzi Mvubu, alto sax; Mandla Mlangeni, trumpet; Siyabonga Mthembu, vocals; Nduduzo Makhathini, Rhodes, piano; Ariel Zomonsky, bass; Gontse Makhene, percussion; and Tumi Mogorosi, drums.
Listen to Mzwandile from the album streaming, above, and view the project trailer, top