"What it comes down to is this: Two of the greatest jazz legends of our time once played in a band featuring the top South African jazz musicians — all of them black — and were able to record one session together before the country's brutally racist apartheid government forced them into exile. One recording was made, and with only 500 copies printed, it became a sort of Holy Grail. Then this remarkably fresh and modern recording from 1960 was buried, and almost lost forever."
Check out the full article on the Jazz Epistles and the group's history in this post on WBGO.
Lesedi joins Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya to pay tribute to the Jazz Epistles on April 27 at Town Hall. Tickets here.