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  • Carlo Mombelli Stories Now Available online!

    · By Rouleaux van der Merwe

    Carlo Mombelli's STORIES was recorded live in studio using vintage microphones from the 1940s and mastered on reel- to- reel tape machines. The ensemble for this recording was Daniel Pezzotti on cello, Adrian Mears on trombone, and Dejan Terzic on drums, a quartet that Mombelli has been playing with in Europe for the last four years. For this recording he travelled to Switzerland with Mbuso Khoza, a traditional Zulu singer who improvised over the chamber quartet music.  Unlike the schooled European musicians in the band, Mbuso learnt his music on the mountains of Kwa-Zulu Natal while herding his father’s sheep. The vinyl...

  • Carlo Mombelli - Stories

    · By Rouleaux van der Merwe

    "Carlo Mombelli is nothing short of a national treasure – you cannot argue with the depth, passion and inventiveness of his music" Lloyd Gedye Roastin' Records, Angry Africa and Permanent Record are doing a collaborative vinyl release of Carlo Mombelli's emotive album titled STORIES. ‘STORIES’ is a really personal record for Mombelli: an opportunity to pay respect to the people that matter in his life – his wife, his children and his musical teachers. The final product reaffirms that Mombelli, now in his early 50s, is still very much in rude creative health. He is still pushing the limits of sound...