Batsumi – Moving Along

Batsumi_Moving_Along_Tumble_Weave_Tumbleweave_BlogMatsuli Music are slowly  setting out their stall as a reissue label worth their weight in gold. Matt Temple and Chris Albertyn put out the label’s 4th release in June this year which was made possible by the solid foundations laid down by previous projects.

The latest release is the second studio LP from South African spiritual jazz maestros Batsumi, who’s debut marked the birth of Matsuli Music as a label back in 2011. An album that still to this day grows from strength to strength, their self titled debut was light years ahead of its time and news of more material being unearthed was, and still is, huge.

Originally recorded in 1976, ‘Moving Along’ sees the group upping not only the tempo also the impeccable standards. A more immediate sense of gratification is perhaps down to the positive and infectious nature of this, their follow up LP. There is a video to accompany the release below which explains the context of the release and the struggles the band experienced at the time. The clip includes snippets of some fantastic footage seemingly shot in the 90’s of the band playing together crammed into a kitchen, as well  as some additional basic information about the release.

Moving Along was released in June this year via the increasingly impressive Matsuli Music.


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