African Day

Tete Mbambisa

Regular price R620.00

Available as a 2xLP vinyl set housed in a gatefold cover, "African Day" offers a monumental listening experience.

Renowned South African jazz pianist Tete Mbambisa (82) received an honorary doctorate from the University of Cape Town in 2023. His albums from the 1970s are treasured artifacts of the era, showcasing his talent. "African Day" is a significant archival project, resurrecting unreleased recordings from 1976, bridging the gap between his seminal works "Tete's Big Sound" (1975) and "Did You Tell Your Mother" (1979).

Born in 1942 in South Africa's Eastern Cape province, Mbambisa's musical journey began in a vibrant environment filled with marabi influences. Initially part of The Four Yanks vocal group, he transitioned to piano under the mentorship of Abdullah Ibrahim. His solo recordings in the 1970s, produced by Rashid Vally for As-Shams/The Sun record label, are now being unveiled through "African Day," offering a glimpse into previously unreleased gems from the As-Shams master tape archive.

Cat. No. ASA104
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