Moya

IVAN MAZUZE

"MOYA" a word that translates as ‘spirit/soul’. The album is rich with melodic and rhythmic delights that have been lovingly selected and sculpted from African and Indian traditional music, is in an all-embracing way, soul music.

This is truly captivating music. It is a blend of old and new, a merge of east and west, a mix of style and substance. We say ‘asante’ to Ivan Mazuze and his chosen ‘tribe’ for a musical experiment that succeeds in every way. By: David Fischel

Artists

Ivan Mazuze – saxophones, flute, hand claps, vocal Hanne Tveter vocal, track 5 Olga Konkova piano,tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10 Bjørn Vidar Solli guitar, tracks 5, 9, 11 Per Mathisen bass, all tracks Raciel Torres drums, all tracks Ibou Cissokho kora, track 7 Sidiki Camara percussion, talking drums, tracks 3, 8, 10 Sanskriti Shretsha tablas, vocals, tracks 1, 2

CD info

Catalogue No: LOS 209-2 EAN: 7090025832093

All music composed and arranged by Ivan Mazuze Except track 5, text by Hanne Tveter The duo tracks 4 – Moya with Olga Konkova and track 7 – Nchisi with Ibou Cissokho are performed spontaneously. Recorded August 2018 by Giert Clausen at Fersk Lyd Studios, Oslo, Norway Additional recording September 2018 by Jock Loveband at Urban Sound Studio, Oslo Mixed by Giert Clausen and Ivan Mazuze at Fersk Lyd Studios Mastered September 2018 by Giert Clausen at Fersk Lyd Studios, Oslo Produced by Ivan Mazuze The recording is partly supported by Norsk Kulturråd Front cover photo by Kjersti Holst

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UBUNTU

Ivan Mazuze

Ivan Mazuze personifies generosity of spirit on this album.There is a kind of benevolence and compassion about his work that lifts you, makes you smile and feel good inside. In the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Music is the universal language of mankind

Artists

Ivan Mazuze alto, soprano and tenor saxophones, flute, hand claps Jacob Young electric and acoustic guitar (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 12) Michael Bloch acoustic piano (tracks 6, 7, 9 and 12) Sifiso Makalisa acoustic piano (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 and 12) Peter Ndlala electric bass Frank Paco drums Sidiki Camara balafone (track 11) All tracks composed and arranged by Ivan Mazuze www.imazuzemusic.com

CD info

Release No: LOS 139-2 EAN: 7090025831393

Recorded at Urban Sound Studios by Jock Loveband, June 2015 Additional recordings at Milestones Studios by Murray Anderson, October 2014 Mixed and mastered at Fersk Lyd by Giert Clausen, July 2015 Produced by Ivan Mazuze Front cover is a detail of a painting by Sylva Karin Johansen This recording is partly supported by FFUK and Komponistenes vederlagsfond Jacob Young Plays Yamaha electric guitar and appears courtesy of ECM Cover design by holtmann design

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Ndzuti

Ivan Mazuze

Music composed by Mozambican saxophonist and composer Ivan Mazuze – a graduate of UCT with a BA in jazz performance and Masters in ethnomusicology. Mazuze has more than ten years of experience as a professional musician involved in performances, recordings and international tours.

Ndzuti

Ndzuti means shadow in Xichangana, an ancient language of southern Mozambique. This title reflects Ivan Mazuze’s view of his cultural heritage set in a modern perspective.

All of the music is composed by Ivan Mazuze, and is based on his studies of African traditional music in a contemporary “sound” environment. The compositions have grown out of Mazuze’s experience as a musician in southern Africa and his current musical experience with West African musicians in Norway. They present a mix of musical styles, of southern African melodic material on saxophone along with western African vocals and percussion traditions. Into this mixture, Mazuze has added elements of Norwegian vocal phrasing with southern African phrasing.

Among other things, the album includes Mazuze’s blend of typical Norwegian jazz piano with an entire percussion ensemble, African and Norwegian vocals and saxophone improvisation.

Percussionist Sidiki Camara, Mali, is an important part of the Ndzuti album. He contributes with a full djembe ensemble, and instruments such as doundouns and talking drums . Important is also a Norwegian vocal interpretations of African melodies. Andre Viervoll sets up the typical Norwegian Jazz piano phrasing expression by providing calmness within percussive moments.

Singer Manou Gallo, Ivory Coast, contributes with her typical way of performing contemporary and traditional western African songs with southern African-based rhythmic grooves.

The Cuban pianist Omar Sosa has also participated, providing spontaneous moments in the studio that resulted in the creation of several compositions during recording sessions.

Mazuze has aimed at creating an album that presents percussion and saxophone melodic improvisation that is deeply centered in southern and western African roots with jazz structured elements. This is one of the Afro-Jazz forms of musical expression.

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Maganda

Ivan Mazuze

The long-awaited debut album of saxophonist Ivan Mazuze "Maganda" portrays the saxophonists’ influences of various southern African cultures as well as his continuous jazz studies. Mazuze incorporates chopi and muthimba rhythms, the maskandi and marrabenta styles with the stylistic features of latin jazz on various tracks of the album which results in a largely varied repertoire.

Maganda, which is also Ivan’s traditional name, is a document of his musical journey and experiences.

Mazuze released his debut album "Maganda" on Imazuze Music (January, 2009) in South Africa. The CD features some of the top South African musicians such as Alvin Dyers, Lucas Khumalo, Frank Paco, Melanie Scholtz, Kevin Gibson, John Hassan, Camillo Lombard, Nomfundo Xaluva, Mark Fransman and more.

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