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Blue Notes for Mongezi

P icture of the Blue Notes from the early 1960’s:
Chris McGregor (piano) Dudu Pukwana (sax) Louis Moholo (drums), Johnny Dyani( bass) Mongezi Feza (trumpet/flute)

The Youtube clip below haunts the mind. Recorded spontaneously on 23 Dec 1975 after the memorial service in London of Mongezi Feza, who had died of pneumonia while a patient in a mental hospital in Epsom, Surrey, aged just 30.

Wanna read more? There’s loads on the Blue in the Air blog and the Matsuli blog. A Jazzwise review is at here of the CD version which came out last autumn.

Or just listen.

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