The Jazz Epistles - Jazz Epistle Verse 1
In the late 50s and early 60s, there was a healthy cultural exchange between African Americans and Africans. As far back as the late 50s and early 60s, bebop and hard bop jazz groups were forming all over Africa. One such group was The Jazz Epistles in South Africa. Think of them as a South African version of Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers. The group included a young Hugh Masekela.
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Piano: Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim), Trombone: Jonas Gwangwa, Trumpet: Hugh Masekela, Alto Sax, Clarinet: Kippie Moeketsi, Bass: Johnny Gertze, Drums: Makaya Ntshoko