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South African History !X

Kyle Shepherd: piano, Xaru, alto sax, vocals; Buddy Wells: tenor sax; Shane Cooper: double bass; Jonno Sweetman: drums. Also featuring Zim Ngqawana – tenor sax on “Slave Labour”. All compositions, arrangements and poetry by Kyle Shepherd except “Xan do do (with piano Improvisation)” – “Xan Do Do” written by Pops Mohammed and Thobi Tietie, arranged by Kyle Shepherd, published by Peermusic (Pty) Ltd, and “Bobbejaan/Minstrels go to Court” – Traditional / Kyle Shepherd. Kyle Shepherd’s music is published by Dr. Doctor Music [admin Africa: Sheer Publishing].

  1. Xam Premonitions (Cape Genesis, Movement 1)

  2. Tshawe

  3. Langarm

  4. Xan do do (with piano Improvisation)

  5. Sound Portrait of a Modern African Man

  6. Song for Theo

  7. Bibliography of Bondage

  8. Slave Labour (Cape Genesis, Movement 2)

  9. Dark Cities

  10. Buddy’s Well of Beauty

  11. Bobbejaan / Minstrels Go to Court

  12. Cape Flats Lament (Cape Genesis, Movement 2)

  13. Images of You

℗2012 South Africa © fineART Music, under exclusive license to Sheer Sound (part of the Gallo Record Company) Recorded & Mixed at Sun Studios, University of Stellenbosch Recording Engineer: Gerhard Roux / Sun Studios Mastering: Tim Lengfeld / TL Mastering Design: Sara C.F. de Gouveia Photography: Ference Isaacs

“It is one of the most significant albums to be released this year. … He is taking the Cape jazz sounds to new heights fusing his personal journey of discovery along the path of history rewriting in his own way the journey of discovery” Eric Alan, Jazz PresenterJazz Rendevouz, Radio 2000, SABC

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