OJOYO

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Saxophonist, penny whistle master, and composer Morris Goldberg is perhaps best known for his association with Hugh Masekela. In 1996 he formed the first version of Ojoyo, a group that features his often-celebratory compositions, folk-like melodies that, like the songs of Abdullah Ibrahim, pay homage to his roots in South Africa. The catchy rhythms which are often irresistible, Goldberg’s memorable themes, and the atmospheric ensembles are quite accessible yet, due to the leader’s alto and penny whistle solos and the contributions of his sidemen, music is creative and has its surprising moments.

Morris Goldberg was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, learning from an early age how to blend together bebop with music that reflected his African heritage. He made his recording debut in 1959 on a quartet date led by pianist John Mehegan, one of the very first jazz sessions recorded in South Africa. A few years later,
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OJOYO Plays Safrojazz by Ojoyo album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Plays Safrojazz by Ojoyo
African Fusion 1997
OJOYO Forward Motion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Forward Motion
African Fusion 2003

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OJOYO African Gold - Live In Africa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African Gold - Live In Africa
African Fusion 2007

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