|Pinise Saul. Photo credit: Richard Kaby|
It is very sad to learn today from Adam Glasser that South African vocalist PINISE SAUL has passed away after an illness.
She sang and recorded in South Africa in the period from 1957 to 1975, and then went into exile. She lived for a time in Boston, appearing with the likes of Bob Marley und Patti LaBelle, and then moved to the UK. Her list of band credits, people she appeared in (or with) is long, impressive, and testament to her unique, charismatic and life-giving on-stage presence: Dudu Pukwana’s Zila; Trevor Watts’ Moire Music;Julian Bahula’s Jabula, Brotherhood of Breath; David Murrays M’Bizo project; World Saxophone Quartet; Township Express; African Jazz Allstars; Township Comets; A longer, fuller, more fitting tribute will follow. In sadness.