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date: 13 October 2019

Pukwana, Dudu [Mtutuzel ]locked

  • Charles de Ledesma
  •  and Barry Kernfeld

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(b Port Elizabeth, South Africa, July 18, 1938; d London, June 30, 1990). South African alto saxophonist. He grew up in a musical family. Having first played piano in Port Elizabeth (late 1950s), he took up alto saxophone and worked with his own group, the Jazz Giants (1962), and then joined Chris McGregor’s Blue Notes (1963); with the latter group he traveled to France for an appearance at the Festival Mondial du Jazz Antibes–Juan-les-Pins (1964), worked in Zurich and Geneva (1964–5), and moved to London (1965). He was a member of McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath through the 1970s, but he also played in reggae bands and performed with such musicians as Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg, John Surman, and Mike Osborne. At the same time he led his own groups – Spear (which toured South Africa briefly in 1969), Assagai (which recorded in ...

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