Allen Kwela – Black Beauty (1975/2013) [FLAC 24 bit, 48 kHz]

Allen Kwela - Black Beauty (1975/2013) [FLAC 24 bit, 48 kHz] Download

Artist: Allen Kwela
Album: Black Beauty
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1975/2013
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 48 kHz
Duration: 32:50
Total Tracks: 4
Total Size: 373 MB


1-1. Allen Kwela – Black Beauty (07:09)
1-2. Allen Kwela – Mild Storm (08:12)
1-3. Allen Kwela – Qaphela (06:51)
1-4. Allen Kwela – Willow Vale (10:36)


The cream of Johannesburg’s jazz musicians gathered at state-of-the-art Satbel studios to create Black Beauty for the “Soweto” label. Led by guitarist extraordinaire Allen Kwela and featuring the godfather of South African jazz Kippie Moeketsi, the album successfully straddles producer pressure to emulate the commercial success of Abdullah Ibrahim’s Mannenberg, against the musicians’ own impetus to play a jazz they wanted. While the title track “Black Beauty” nods at Ibrahim’s stylings, the magic happens in the three remaining tracks where Kwela and his top-notch band lay down new directions.

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