JOHNNY DYANI QUARTET - Song For Biko (2022 Repress) - LP - Vinyl

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Label: Steeplechase SKU: 18488 / 24102 Catalogue ID: G1109 Format: Vinyl
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JOHNNY DYANI QUARTET - Song For Biko (2022 Repress) - LP - Vinyl

JOHNNY DYANI QUARTET - Song For Biko (2022 Repress) - LP - Vinyl

€32.99 €21.99


LP – Black Vinyl

Repress of Johnny Dyani‘s 1979 LP Song for Biko, recorded in the summer of 1978 with the powerful front line-up of Don Cherry and Dudu Pukwana, the album was dedicated to the martyred South African activist against apartheid Steve Biko (1946-1977).

Johnny Mbizo Dyani (bassist/composer) was born in East London, South Africa in 1945 and became one of South Africa’s most internationally acknowledged musicians. Since his arrival in England in 1965 as a member of South African jazz group called The Blue Notes, Dyani had chosen Scandinavia as his home base and had built an active career until a rare disease shortened his life all too soon. He died in Berlin, Germany in 1986.

“Dyani wrote all of the material for this record and it proves to be a vital factor in the success of the date. Both Cherry and Pukwana react favourably, while bringing their own personalities strongly to bear…this fine record can be recommended without reservation.” – Barry McRae, Jazz Journal International, July 1979

“There are possibly a handful of albums every year which are worth living with. This is one of them.” – Brian Case, Melody Maker, June 1979.

Alto Saxophone – Dudu Pukwana
Bass – Johnny Dyani
Cornet – Don Cherry
Drums – Makaya Ntshoko
Producer – Nils Winther


Side A
1. Wish You Sunshine (6:10)
2. Song For Biko (4:51)
3. Confession Of Moods (8:20)

Side B
1. Jo’burg – New York (16:29)