Shabaka And The Ancestors - Wisdom Of Elders (2xLP)

Shabaka And The Ancestors - Wisdom Of Elders (2xLP)
Shabaka And The Ancestors - Wisdom Of Elders (2xLP)
Format: Vinyl (2xLP) 
Availability: In Stock
Label (Code): Brownswood Recordings (BWOOD0155LP)
Special Attributes: Gatefold cover
Release Date: 09/2016
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"...Wisdom of Elders is a major statement. Hutchings and band know how to bridge eras, musics, and musings on musical evolution...." (

"..Already in contention for the Mercury prize with trio the Comet Is Coming, the ever-restless London saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings here joins up with a group of South African musicians led by trumpeter Mandla Mlangeni. Recorded in a single day, the set is steeped in what Hutchings calls Afro-futurism, with the influence of Sun Ra strong in the mix (plenty of rippling Fender Rhodes keyboards, occasional vocals), though the group also draw on South Africa’s heritage, notably on the 13-minute opener Mzwandile. Hutchings’s tenor cuts a path between melodicism and “out” playing, and Mlangene’s trumpet likewise veers between stately Miles-esque lines and urgent bursts of an almost New Orleans flavour. Pulsing, exploratory and vibrant.... ” (
Track List (Stream in full here)

A1 Mzwandile     
A2 Joyous     

B1 The Observer
B2 The Sea     

C1 The Observed     
C2 Natty
C3 OBS     

D1 Give Thanks     
D2 Nguni

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