JOHNNY DYANI

Avant-Garde Jazz / African Fusion • South Africa
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Johnny "Mbizo" Dyani was from a musical family and began playing the piano and singing in a traditional choir at an early age. At 13, he switched to bass, but would use both voice and piano later on. Chris McGregor hired him for the Blue Notes after hearing him play with pianist Tete Mbambiza; the group left the country in 1964, playing first at the Antibes Jazz Festival, then in Zurich, London, and Copenhagen. In 1966, Dyani toured Argentina with Steve Lacy's quartet, recording The Forest and the Zoo (ESP). In 1970, he played in Don Cherry's trio with Okay Temiz, and sat in with McCoy Tyner in New York. He worked with Abdullah Ibrahim and Alan Shorter (Tes Esat, 1970), and formed his own Earthquake Power in 1971. The following year, Dyani co-founded Xaba with Mongezi Feza and Temiz. He became very active on the European scene, playing with read more...
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Witchdoctor's SonWitchdoctor's Son
Steeplechase 1994
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Steeplechase 1996
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Cadillac 2018
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JOHNNY DYANI Johnny Dyani With John Tchicai & Dudu Pukwana ‎: Witchdoctor's Son album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Johnny Dyani With John Tchicai & Dudu Pukwana ‎: Witchdoctor's Son
African Fusion 1978
JOHNNY DYANI Johnny Dyani Quartet ‎: Song For Biko album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Johnny Dyani Quartet ‎: Song For Biko
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
JOHNNY DYANI African Bass album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
African Bass
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
JOHNNY DYANI Grand Mother's Teaching album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Grand Mother's Teaching
African Fusion 1982
JOHNNY DYANI Johnny Dyani Quartet : Mbizo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Johnny Dyani Quartet : Mbizo
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
JOHNNY DYANI Afrika album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Afrika
African Fusion 1984
JOHNNY DYANI Born Under the Heat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Born Under the Heat
African Fusion 1984
JOHNNY DYANI Angolian Cry album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Angolian Cry
Avant-Garde Jazz 1985
JOHNNY DYANI Witchdoctor's Son 'Together' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Witchdoctor's Son 'Together'
African Fusion 1987

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JOHNNY DYANI Music For Xaba (with Okay Temiz, Mongezi Feza) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music For Xaba (with Okay Temiz, Mongezi Feza)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
JOHNNY DYANI Music For Xaba Vol. 2 (with Temiz &  Feza) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music For Xaba Vol. 2 (with Temiz & Feza)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
JOHNNY DYANI Rejoice (with Mongezi Feza / Okay Temiz) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rejoice (with Mongezi Feza / Okay Temiz)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
JOHNNY DYANI Some Jive Ass Boer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Some Jive Ass Boer
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
JOHNNY DYANI African bass, solo concert, live at Willisau Festival, Switzerland, 1978 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African bass, solo concert, live at Willisau Festival, Switzerland, 1978
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018

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JOHNNY DYANI Rejoice + Together album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rejoice + Together
African Fusion 2014

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