Chris Mcgregor



McGregor is perhaps best known for his foundation and leadership of The Blue Notes, a South African sextet that included collaborators Dudu Pukwana, Nikele Moyake, Louis Moholo, Johnny Dyani and Mongezi Feza. Equally as notable was McGregor's creation of the Brotherhood of Breath in 1969, which branched out from his work as The Blue Notes. The Brotherhood was a larger group than the Blue Notes, and incorporated leading English improvisors. They made several recordings throughout the 1970s, both studio sessions and live, as well as a final studio session in 1988. McGregor also released three albums of solo piano performances, and continued to be a major force in the music after leaving England to live in the French countryside. He also made a contribution to Nick Drake's Bryter Layter album by performing a piano solo on the track "Poor Boy"



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Andile Yenana

Andile Yenana
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Andile Yenana (born 1968, King William's TownSouth Africa) is a South African pianist.[1]

Andile obtained a teaching diploma from the University of Fort Hare in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province[citation needed] before taking up music studies under Darius Brubeck at the University of Natal's School of Jazz and Popular Music. It was here that he became friends with saxophonist Zim Ngqawana and trumpeter Feya Faku.[1]

He joined Zim Ngqawana's quartet and worked with Zim Ngqawana on all 5 of his album's including "San Song" recorded with Bjorn Ole Solburg and his Norwegian San Ensemble.[1] He has also worked on the pan-African music project Mahube with saxophonist Steve Dyer and others. He has also worked as arranger for Sibongile KhumaloGloria Bosman and Suthukazi Arosi. In 2005 he was selected as the 2005 Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz

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02 Sydney's Etude 10:47  
03 Dream Walker 06:35  
04 Rwanda 09:35  
05 Umunyu 03:48  
06 South Central 04:39  
07 Mr. Harris 04:11  
08 Flat No. 22 06:50  
09 Pillar To Post 04:49  
10 Sydney's Etude 2 10:09

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