BHEKI MSELEKU

Post Bop / African Fusion / Hard Bop • South Africa
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Bheki Mseleku fused elements of traditional African township music, American bebop, and his own devout, far-reaching spirituality to emerge as the premier South African jazz pianist of his generation. Born Bhekumuzi Hyacinth Mseleku in Durban, South Africa on March 3, 1955, he was the son of a music teacher. Still, the senior Mseleku was a deeply religious man who feared any of his seven children would gravitate towards a life as a professional musician and kept the family's piano locked away, eventually chopping up the instrument for firewood. Mseleku's mother nevertheless slipped him the key whenever her husband was away from home, and over time the boy taught himself to play -- he even adapted his emerging style after a go-cart accident claimed the top joints of two fingers, compensating for his reduced hand span by developing a more accelerated and efficient technique. By his early teens, Mseleku was gigging read more...
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Celebration
African Fusion 1992
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Timelessness
Post Bop 1994
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Star Seeding
Post Bop 1995
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Beauty of Sunrise
Hard Bop 1997
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Home at Last
Post Bop 2003

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Meditations
African Fusion 1992

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The best of
Hard Bop 2005

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