South African Jazz

SPIRITMUSE presents #186: Best of 2020

And right before the year ends, here’s our show celebrating the best music of 2020, including our favourite new music and reissues, and our own Spiritmuse Records releases for the year. The show is packed with gems from Sun Ra Arkestra, Matthew Halsall, dumama + kechou via Mushroom Hour Half Hour, a Gambian Griot kora duet via Folkways, deep listening music by Joshua Abrams and Jon Hassel and beautiful spiritual jazz by Cosmic Vibrations ft. Dwight Trible, Kahil El’Zabar and David Murray.

Wishing you a great 2021 everyone! ?

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MADONJAZZ: South African Jazz w/ Matsuli Music

MADONJAZZ South African jazz w/ Matsuli Music, celebrating the release of their new re-issue of Swanzi spiritual jazz holy grail, ‘Ndikho Xaba and the Natives’.
Matt Temple from Matsuli Music gave us a brilliant, educative journey into South African jazz, packed with vinyl gems from the late 60’s and early ‘70s. It includes super-rare recordings from the legendary As-Shams label, and a worldwide exclusive ‘taste’ of Matsuli Music’s next release. Enjoy!

Matsuli Music promotes Mzansi Afrojazz Sounds, specialising in lost and forgotten urban sounds of South Africa. Run by London-based Matt Temple, they have re-issued a number of rare out-of-print grails such as Batsumi’s self-titled spiritual gem, Dick Khoza’s ‘Chapita’ and Bea Benjamin’s masterpiece ‘African Songbird’, and continue to do so, as manifested by their latest release, ‘Ndikho Xaba and the Natives’ on

MADONJAZZ – Deep Jazz sessions is back on the 29th March on

MADONJAZZ: South African Jazz w/ Matsuli Music by Madonjazz on Mixcloud