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Performer: Johnny Dyani Quartet
Genre: Jazz
Title: Mbizo
Country: Denmark
Released: 1982
Style: Free Jazz
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Johnny Mbizo Dyani (30 November 1945 – 24 October 1986) was a South African jazz double bassist and pianist, who played with such musicians as Don Cherry, Steve Lacy, David Murray, Finnish guitar player Jukka Syrenius and Leo Smith. Dyani was born and grew up in Duncan Village, a township of the South African city of East London.

Johnny Dyani Quartet ‎– Mbizo. Label: SteepleChase ‎– SCS-1163. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. Written-By – Johnny Dyani. B2. Dedicated To Mingus.

Design – Per Grunnet. Drums – Churchill Jolobe. Producer, Photography By – Nils Winther. Remix – Jesper Bo Nielsen, Nils Winther. Recorded at "Third Eye', Glasgow, Scotland on February 24, 1981. Johnny Dyani Quartet. Mbizo ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180).

Johnny Mbizo Dyani (30 November 1945 – 24 October 1986) was a South African jazz double bassist and pianist who played with such musicians as Don Cherry, Steve Lacy, David Murray and Leo Smith. He was born and grew up in Duncan Village, a township of the South African city of East London.

1945-11-30)November 30, 1945. East London, South Africa. In 1966, Dyani toured Argentina with Steve Lacy's quartet Performing widely throughout Europe, Dyani moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, in the early 1970s, and about ten years later to Sweden, recording many albums under his own name

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A live quartet date, Mbizo has the nice, relaxed feel of a warm concert in an intimate setting with the musicians at liberty to stretch out as they please. The final piece is a dedication to Charles Mingus and there's a similar vibe to records like Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus with Eric Dolphy and Ted Curson, albeit perhaps not up to that stellar level. The songs vary from lively burners like "Dorkay House," all township strut, to brooding, gorgeously bitter dirges as etched in the bleakly titled "House Arrest

Tracklist

A1 Dorkay House 11:48
A2 House Arrest 11:15
B1 Musician's Musician 19:10
B2 Dedicated To Mingus 5:55

Credits

  • Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Ed Epstein
  • Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Dudu Pukwana
  • Bass – Johnny Dyani
  • Drums – Churchill Jolobe
  • Producer – Nils Winther

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SCS-1163 Johnny Dyani Quartet Mbizo ‎(LP, Album) SteepleChase SCS-1163 Denmark 1982
SCS 1163 Johnny Dyani Quartet Mbizo ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) SteepleChase SCS 1163 Germany Unknown
SCCD 31163 Johnny Dyani Quartet Mbizo ‎(CD, Album) SteepleChase SCCD 31163 Denmark 1996