Bheki Mseleku

Beauty of Sunrise

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BEAUTY OF SUNRISE is the child of hard bop and the modal music of the 1960s. Jazz legends and their progeny abound; trumpeter Graham Haynes, son of the great jazz drummer Roy Haynes, produced. Other performers include John Coltrane's son Ravi Coltrane and Elvin Jones, drummer in Coltrane's famous quartet. "Suluman Sand" puts African chanting in the context of a jazz tune. The steps taken beyond hard bop by trumpeter Woody Shaw are acknowledged in "Woody's Tune." On the title track, African Mseleku borrows from Brazil to offer us a samba meditation on, naturally, the beauty of sunrise.

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