DUDU PUKWANA

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Dudu Pukwana grew up studying piano in his family but in 1956, he switched to alto sax after meeting tenor sax player Nick Moyake. In 1962, he won first prize at the Johannesburg Jazz Festival with Moyake's Jazz Giants (1962 Gallo/Teal). Chris McGregor then invited him to join the Blue Notes; the interracial sextet, increasingly harassed by authorities, went into exile in 1964, playing in France, Zurich, and London. Pukwana's fiery voice was heard not only in the Blue Notes and in McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath, but in many diverse settings ranging from the Incredible String Band to improvising with Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink (Yi Yo Le, ICP 1978). As a composer, Pukwana wrote "Mra," one of the best-loved tunes by the Brotherhood. His own groups, Assagai and Spear, which recorded a few albums in the early '70s, blended kwela rhythms, rocking guitars, and jazz solos. With Mongezi Feza, read more...
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DUDU PUKWANA Dudu Pukwana and the Spears album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dudu Pukwana and the Spears
African Fusion 1969
DUDU PUKWANA In the Townships album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
In the Townships
African Fusion 1974
DUDU PUKWANA Flute Music album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Flute Music
African Fusion 1975
DUDU PUKWANA Diamond Express (aka Ubagile) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Diamond Express (aka Ubagile)
African Fusion 1977
DUDU PUKWANA Zila '86 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Zila '86
African Fusion 1986
DUDU PUKWANA Black Horse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Horse
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012

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DUDU PUKWANA Yi Yole album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yi Yole
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
DUDU PUKWANA Sounds Zila album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sounds Zila
African Fusion 1981
DUDU PUKWANA Dudu Pukwana And Zila Featuring Pinise Saul ‎: Life In Bracknell & Willisau album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dudu Pukwana And Zila Featuring Pinise Saul ‎: Life In Bracknell & Willisau
African Fusion 1983
DUDU PUKWANA Mbizo Radebe (They Shoot to Kill) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mbizo Radebe (They Shoot to Kill)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
DUDU PUKWANA Zila, Dudu Pukwana ‎: Cosmics Chapter 90 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Zila, Dudu Pukwana ‎: Cosmics Chapter 90
African Fusion 1990
DUDU PUKWANA Night Time Is the Right Time - 60s Soho Sounds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Night Time Is the Right Time - 60s Soho Sounds
Soul Jazz 2010

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