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Matsuli Music Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records

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Bheki Mseleku
Celebration

Reissue of a 1992 spiritual jazz classic from South Africa, emerging from a somewhat intense time for the country with a striking joy and humanistic power. Bheki Mseleku’s first major release is indeed a celebration, of musical influences ranging from l...view item »
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Moses Taiwa Molelekwa
Genes and Spirits

An artist ahead of his time, the tragic passing of Moses Taiwa Molelekwa in 2001 meant that the South Africa pianist never got to see the exciting developments in jazz over the next few years. He would surely have approved of the vibrant combinations of jazz, electronic and club music styles springing up all over the world in 20...view item »


Okay Temiz / Johnny Dyani
Witchdoctor's Son

Recorded in Istanbul in 1976, this obscure gem captures a group led by Turkish drummer Okay Temiz and South African pianist and bassist Johnny Dyani, each getting a side-full of their own arrangements. Consider Don Cherry (whose "Marimba, Goddess Of Music” is adapted here) at his most unfe...view item »
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Pacific Express
Black Fire

Pacific Express come roaring back from 1976 South Africa with the reissue of their debut Black Fire. They created a fiery, pioneering sound which cooked together a potent stew of Latin, R&B, soul, pop, rock and jazz. The blend was irresistibly funky with a militant swing; the mood was defiantly u...view item »
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Bea Benjamin
African Songbird

We have a spiritual-jazz masterpiece for you -- remastered from the original tapes and reissued in deluxe repress form -- from Sathima Bea Benjamin. Originally recorded and released in 1976, African Songbird is a supremely arranged and lushly orchestrated journey. Benjamin's vocal soars and swoops over sublime keys, flu...view item »
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Batsumi
Moving Along

Here's another Batsumi reissue from Matsuli, this time their second (and final) album 'Moving Along', continuing their enduring forays into refreshing spiritual jazz and energetic Afro-funk full of subtle polyrhythms (as with the first album there's a mixture of hand drums and drumkit as favoured by modern-day hype masters ...view item »
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Ndikho Xaba and The Natives
Ndikho Xaba and The Natives

Born in 1934 in South Africa, Ndikho Xaba was exiled to the US, Canada and Tanzania from 1964 to 1998 picking up political, spiritual and musical urgency as he went and translating those ideas through his South African roots. The influence of Sun Ra (The Natives having shared a bill with them on more than one occasion) is always present bringing...view item »
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Batsumi
Batsumi

Here’s a reissue of some classic African jazz from 1974, the latest in Matsuli’s series of rare Afro-jazz reissues. This Sowetan eight-piece put together an urgent, throbbing sound with pulsating rhythms on traditional and trap drums, warm repetitive bass cycles, energetic ivory-tinkling and breathy sax and flute over five tracks whi...view item »
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