Vcu Jazz Studies/Ukzn Jazz : Leap Of Faith

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1. NIA (8:15) comp: Plunky Branch arr. Victor Haskins 2. LEAP OF FAITH (5:01) comp: Stephan le Roux 3. REUNION: BROTHERS FROM ANOTHER MOTHER (9:40) comp: Antonio J. GarcIa 4. LAGA THE RIDER (8:11) comp: Sakhile Simani 5. MAKALAFUKWE (8:06) comp: Sazi Dlamini 6. BREATHE (6:36) comp: Victor X. Haskins 7. A LITTLE SOUL NEVER HURT NOBODY (9:02) comp: Chris Ryan 8. SOUTHERN SKIES AND LAVENDER BLUE (9:07) comp: Neil Gonsalves 9. MFOKA ZIBHEBHU (4:11) comp: Mzwake Kunene arr. Antonio J. GarcIa 10. NO PASS, NO SPECIAL (9:52) comp: Mzwake Kunene arr. Antonio J. GarcIa All selections were recorded live: no overdubs added, with several edits made by Antonio GarcIa to accommodate the length of this CD. #1, 3, 4, 6, & 7 were recorded at Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall, VCU, Richmond, VA, March 28, 2013; #2, 5, 8, 9, & 10 at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music, UKZN, Durban, South Africa, March 6, 2013. #2, 3, & 6 were commissioned by VCU in Honor of it's Partnership with UKZN. #5 was commissioned by The Southern African Music Organisation, Limited (SAMRO) and VCU in Honor of VCU's Partnership with the UKZN. All ten arrangements received their first performances within these two March 2013 concerts. Tracks 3, 4, 6: UKZN JAZZ LEGACY ENSEMBLE Director--Neil Gonsalves Tenor--Linda Sikhakhane; Trumpet--Sakhile Simani (also congas on #6); Guitar--Sebastian Goldswain (also rainstick on #6); Piano--Lungelo Ngcobo; Bass--Ildo Nandja; Drums--Sphelelo Mazibuko Tracks 2, 5, 7: VCU AFRICA COMBO Director--Antonio J. GarcIa Alto--Trey Sorrells; Tenor--Brendan Schnabel; Trumpet--Victor Haskins; Guitar--Chris Ryan; Bass--Justin Esposito; Drums--C.J. Wolfe On #4 add Trombone--Antonio GarcIa. On #7 add Piano--Neil Gonsalves. Tracks 1, 9, 10: COMBINED VCU/UKZN ENSEMBLES Directors--Antonio J. GarcIa, Neil Gonsalves All 12 students perform on these three tracks. Further details: Track 1 includes Plunky Branch (soprano), Sebastian Goldswain (guitar/rainstick), Ildo Nandja (congas), Sphelelo Mazibuko (drums), C.J. Wolfe (hand percussion). Track 9 includes Madala Kunene (acoustic guitar/vocals), Sebastian Goldswain (rhythm guitar), Justin Esposito (bass), Sphelelo Mazibuko (congas), Ildo Nandja (hand percussion), C.J. Wolfe (drums), all (vocals); Antonio GarcIa conducting. Track 10 includes Madala Kunene (acoustic guitar/vocals), Darryl Harper (clarinet), Sebastian Goldswain (guitar/rainstick), Ildo Nandja (bass), Sphelelo Mazibuko (congas), C.J. Wolfe (drums), Justin Esposito (hand percussion), all (vocals); Antonio GarcIa conducting. Track 8: Trombone--Antonio GarcIa; Piano--Neil Gonsalves The Commissions GarcIa's 'Reunion: Brothers from Another Mother,' reflects the joy and friendship immediately apparent among the VCU and UKZN musicians upon their very first meeting in Durban in July 2012. 'Leap of Faith' by le Roux is inspired by 'the decision to move to Cape Town and leave everything I had built up in Pietermaritzburg.' Dlamini's 'Makalafukwe' celebrates 'the musical experiences of black South African youth in the 1950s and the 1960s, growing up in rural mission stations and peri-urban black townships.' And 'Breathe' by Haskins 'makes me feel as though I am taking in a very deep, relaxing breath--cathartic, in a way.' From the Directors of Jazz Studies The UKZN Jazz Legacy Ensemble is immensely proud to represent the long tradition of jazz and jazz education in South Africa. UKZN was the first tertiary institution on the African continent to offer a formal jazz program way back in 1983 with the arrival of Darius Brubeck in Durban, South Africa. The program took root in fertile soil where African-American culture and jazz in particular had been a constant influence and aspirational force since the 1920s and had provided a beacon of light and freedom in the darkest days of apartheid. South African jazz has it's own swagger though, which is rooted in the many kinds of urban music that are part and parcel of a migrant culture. Through the gift of this exchange, we can proudly say that local South African music forms and styles such as mbaqanga, maskanda, an

Nia - Vcu Jazz Studies/Ukzn Jazz + Plunky Branch
Leap of Faith - Vcu Jazz
Reunion: Brothers From Another Mother - Ukzn Jazz
Laga the Rider - Ukzn Jazz
Makalafukwe - Vcu Jazz
Breathe - Ukzn Jazz
A Little Soul Never Hurt Nobody - Vcu Jazz
Southern Skies & Lavender Blue - Antonio GarciA/Neil Gonsalves
Mfoka Zibhebhu - Vcu Jazz Studies/Ukzn Jazz + Madala Kunene
No Pass, No Special - Vcu Jazz Studies/Ukzn Jazz + Madala Kunene