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Label: Thandi Ntuli
#1 Lonely Heart #2 Contemplation #3 201AA #4 Umthandazo #5 Uz'ubuye (Intro) #6 Uz'ubuye #7 H.T #8 The Offering #9 Sangare #10 Love Remembers #11 In Between Spaces
#1 Thandi Ntuli (Piano, Backing Vocals [track 4 & 9]) #2 Sphelelo Mazibuko (Drums) #3 Benjamin Jephta (Double Bass, Electric Bass) #4 Keenan Ahrends (Guitar) #5 Marcus Wyatt (Trumpet/ Flugel Horn) #6 Mthunzi Mvubu (Alto Saxophone) #7 Sisonke Xonti (Tenor Saxophone/Backing Vocals [track 4]) #8 Spha Mdlalose (Lead Vocals [on tracks: 1, 4 and 9])
"If there is a point of reference, it has to be the late Bheki Mseleku in the way it employs spare, almost meditative themes that spiral outwards, gaining ever more lush and ornate harmonic underpinnings as they progress. There's a lyrical joy in the development of the arrangements (as on Love Remembers) that Mseleku would also have recognised and appreciated." - for Business Day Live (Gwen Ansell) "Pianist and vocalist Thandi Ntuli is part of a new generation of South African musicians who reflect this idea of crosscultural jazz. Raised in South Africa, Ntuli grew up on a mix of South African and American jazz as well as traditional African music. When you hear her fingers touch the ivories, the notes that flow come from the river of tradition that houses Chopin, Art Tatum, and Nina Simone. But in her compositions and vocals, you hear her channel the rhythms of life that inform can inform music all around Africa." -for NPR.org (Jackson Sinnenberg)