Between anti-apartheid activism, demonstrations and educational work during the '70s, there was also the generation of powerful South African musicians-in-exile, alive and grooving in Britain, adding their defiant sounds to the protest and affirmation.
The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint and Soul Note (BXS 1022)
The Graham Bond Organization
Wade In The Water: Classics, Origins And Oddities
Why would a jazz guitarist born in frosty northern Europe, in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1946, a long way away from the heat of the tropics, create a band called the New Jungle Orchestra?
New Beginnings (CIMP 250), Birds of Baghdad (CIMP 290)
The Italian pianist Antonio Farao named his 2011 trio album Domi after his young son, but also dedicated it "to all the children of the world. I also want to remember the 44 children from Izieu who were murdered during the second world war."
The three grizzled faces on the sleeve of amere3's new album Aplicate aren't the musicians but a detail from Hieronymous Bosch's 1515 picture Christ Carrying The Cross.
Joe Chambers, born in Stoneacre Virginia in 1942, is a veteran drummer of some of the crucial Blue Note sessions of the '60s which defined a whole jazz era.
The Lancashire-born tenor saxophonist Nat Birchall lives in a Pennine town and the spirit of the peaks and moorlands pours from his horn, a mixture of the sounds of hillside birdsong, of upland winds in the pines, of the rain striking the gritstone, of the streams rushing down the slopes.