track of the day: Yehlisan’uMoya (Spirit Come Down) by Nduduzo Makhathini

By South African pianist Nduduzo Makhathini whose record Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds is to be released by Blue Note in 2020. ''The song,'' Blue Note says ''represents a search for the light of the ancestral realms and an …

Published: 7 Nov 2019. Updated: 10 months.

By South African pianist Nduduzo Makhathini whose record Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds is to be released by Blue Note in 2020. ''The song,'' Blue Note says ''represents a search for the light of the ancestral realms and an acknowledgement of a parallel existence between a world we see and those unseen.'' Nduduzo’s wife Omagugu Makhathini provides vocals on the track and alto saxophonist Logan Richardson, also on the Blue Note roster in recent years, is among the band personnel. Makhathini has recorded with Shabaka Hutchings as a member of Shabaka and the Ancestors.

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Podcast choice: Poncho Sanchez featured on the Prestige pod

From the 5 November episode of the new Prestige podcast, a dynamic chat with percussionist Poncho Sanchez whose recent album Trane’s Delight paid homage to the music of John Coltrane.

Published: 7 Nov 2019. Updated: 10 months.

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From the 5 November episode of the new Prestige podcast, a dynamic chat with percussionist Poncho Sanchez whose recent album Trane’s Delight paid homage to the music of John Coltrane.