Sunday, 3 June 2012

Ndikho Xaba and the Natives (returns)





Ndikho Xaba : Ndikho Xaba and the Natives
1969 by Trilyte # LR-7001

Privately Pressed holy grail Afro Spiritual Jazz on the Trilyte label out of Oakland, California. Incredible music in the same vein as Tribe and Strata-East. Thought to be the first ever appearance of Plunky Branch ; Plunky & Oneness Of Juju on a vinyl record. Extremely limited private pressing which is both beautiful & moving Spiritual Free Jazz. It features long groove based tribal jams with "Freedom" being an amazing bluesy soul stomp. The album features some really moving and inspired playing, and even some vocalizing (chanting, singing) J. Plunky Branch is an acclaimed Avant Afro-Funk Jazz saxophonist from Richmond. Bassist Ken Shabala (Kent Parker) came from Brooklyn. They met in college & formed a group called the Soul Syndicate with Kent Parker the lead singer. From 1966-68 they played the New York circuit until moving to San Francisco where in 1969 they met Lon Moshe (Ron Martin) creating this African-Avant-Garde group with Ndikho Xaba. They recorded this one lone lp, led by South African pianist/percussionist, Ndikho Xaba until soon forming Plunky & Oneness Of Juju releasing their first album in 1972 and relocating to New York.

1 Shwabada
2 Freedom
3 Flight
4 Nomusa
5 Makhosi

27 comments:

katonah said...

Back by many demands:

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nick said...

many thanks! I only know this via the one track on the jazzman Spiritual Jazz comp and the murmurings of those more connected than I. Thank you for this!

taro nombei said...

Massive, and gratefully received a second time - lost on an old hard disc :-(
thanks Katonah!

Reza said...

Back by many demands but not to many thank yous :(

boogieman said...

Thanks Katonah, I missed it earlier. Knew about it by hear-say, great to be able to hear it at last.
Thanks for your blog, mate.

boogieman said...

Looking at who took the time to comment ... the usual suspects!
Hi guys!

MrBill said...

I'm always excited to hear a rare gem like this. Thank you!

jazzamen said...

Bad link already?

katonah said...

No, it's fine.

maheem said...

Big thanx!

Diggaz Love said...
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Diggaz Love said...

Thanks. Only just found your blog, but I wont be losing it any time soon. Good stuff!

Miles said...

Like Boogieman, I missed this the first time 'round, but glad to find it on my latest lap. Thanks, Katonah.

917 160 49311 said...

legit gem, thanks so much

fluffyalbert said...

many thanks for re-upping this. Also many, many thanks for a tremendous blog! Fluff

GoLdBricK said...

Great stuff at this blog. Much appreciated for everything!

The Beige Baron said...

Thank you very much.

The Beige Baron said...

Thank you very much.

Plante said...

You're the man! I needed it to feel alive...

Ace Ha said...

Thanks for this, brotha!!

Bill said...

I too only know this via the one track on the jazzman Spiritual Jazz comp.But that`s good enough for me! THANKS for the share!

Cacu said...

Excellent work! Keep on moving!

michael said...

Thank you so much :)

Franco said...

Late to the party....but extremely grateful none the less ! thanks!

Franco said...

Late to the party....but extremely grateful none the less ! thanks!

Matt Temple said...

Official release out now via matsuli music....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwJ62wauRbQ

katonah said...

Thanks Matt
Been waiting for ages for the re-issue