Uniquely South African solo piano contemplation on the human spirit in lockdown and beyond
· Multi award-winning composer Shepherd’s seventh album and first on vinyl with liner notes from Percy Mabandu
· An elixir against darkness and despair, and a commitment to hope.
· Compositions explored on this long-awaited release include new articulations of well-liked familiar melodies like ‘For Keith’, ‘Desert Monk’, ‘Sweet Zim Suite’ and ‘Cry of the Lonely’, along with improvised pieces ‘Zikr’, and ‘Desert Monk’.
· Mastered and cut for vinyl by Frank Merritt at The Carvery with heavyweight 180g vinyl pressed at Pallas in Germany
Includes unlimited streaming of After the Night, the Day Will Surely Come
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supported by 27 fans who also own “SIDE A: For Keith - Desert Monk - Reinvention/Johannesburg - Sweet Zim Suite - Coleen’s Rose - Buddy’s Well of Beauty”
An instant classic! The moment I put this music into my headphones, I knew this was something special. After that, I just had to dig into Pharoah Sanders discogrpahy. Sanders was already a giant of Jazz. But this last release, 18 months before his death can just elevate his reputation even higher. Rest in peace Pharoah! Alex Deschênes
supported by 20 fans who also own “SIDE A: For Keith - Desert Monk - Reinvention/Johannesburg - Sweet Zim Suite - Coleen’s Rose - Buddy’s Well of Beauty”
I was brought here after listening to a live performance of Makaya's on you tube. I instantly loved the song Holy Lands so much that I had to see if the album version was the same rendition as the live one. Then I listened to the whole album! Universal Beings is a just a groove... It's a mix of traditional and something new, very nice. pandr1900