'Yakhal' Inkomo': Vinyl LP
Mankunku Quartet

'Yakhal' Inkomo': Vinyl LP

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Label: Mr Bongo
Release Date: 10th June

A jewel in the South African jazz crown from 1968, an album that sounds as classic as anything out on Blue Note at the time, a record that on first listen sounds like it sits toe-toe with the greats of the time. For those that haven't heard this, it's an instant classic and a now essential jazz album.

For those who dig: the greats.

Half-speed mastering at Abbey Road Studios.

This new version is housed in a beautiful OBI stripped edition with tip-on sleeve.

The Mankunku Quartet's 1968 album 'Yakhal' Inkomo' clocks in at just
over 30 minutes of jazz perfection. This compact, and to-the-point, album
would sit comfortably in amongst some of the best works in the catalogues
of any of the quintessential jazz labels such as Blue Note, Prestige and Impulse.

'Yakhal' Inkomo', however, was originally released on the South African record label World
Record Co., which resulted in it becoming an elusive and sought-after piece for jazz
collectors. First press copies sometimes fetch as much as £1,000 on the collectors' market.
It has been long regarded as one of the finest South African jazz albums and DJ / broadcaster
Gilles Peterson cemented this when he included it in his "best of genre" focussed radio show,
'The 20 - South African Jazz'.

On the sleeve notes, Ray Nkwe the producer and the President of the Jazz Appreciation Society
of South Africa writes "This is the LP that every jazz fan has been waiting for" and Ray was not
wrong, it's a stone-cold timeless jazz classic.

1. Yakhal' Inkomo
2. Dedication (To Daddy Trane And Brother Silver)
3. Doodlin'
4. Bessie's Blues

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