Louis Moholo-moholo's Viva La Black

Louis Moholo-Moholo

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Format: CD

Cat No: OGCD049

PRE-ORDER: This item will be shipped with the aim to deliver on release day.

Release Date:  28 June 2024

Label:  Ogun Records

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5020675000445

Genres:  Jazz  Avant-garde  

  • Description

    Issued on CD for the very first time, this beautiful album was drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo's second as a leader. His group, Viva La Black, now included younger members of the South African and Caribbean diaspora, including the Jazz Warrior Steve Williamson. Arguably overlooked on release, the album, newly remastered from the tapes and including two extra bonus tracks, sounds vibrant and fresh and demonstrates Louis' strength as a bandleader in the Art Blakey style.

    Recorded at Redan Studios, London, 27th January 1988

    Louis Moholo-Moholo: drums, vocals
    Claude Deppa: trumpet, flugelhorn
    Steve Williamson: tenor and soprano saxophone
    Sean Bergin: tenor and alto saxophone
    Roberto Bellatalla: bass
    Thebe Lipere: percussion, congas, drums

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Tristan's Line
      • 2. Joyful Noises
      • 3. Mongezi - Frames Part One
      • 4. Lost Opportunities
      • 5. Mad High
      • 6. Woza
      • 7. Mongezi - Frames Part One (alternate take)
      • 8. Woza (alternate take - start & end)