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by World Music November 27, 2020


New Releases: The Rough Guide To Cape Jazz, The Rough Guide To Chicago Blues

Check out two brand new releases for November

November brings two brand new Rough Guide releases. As always, they both represent a cross section of unique sonic sub-cultures.

The first, The Rough Guide To Cape Jazz, boasts a collection of South African Jazz straight from The Mother City - Cape Town. This Rough Guide explores an incredibly rich seam of jazz, including horn legends Basil ‘Manenberg’ Coetzee & Robbie Jansen as well as The Tony Schilder Trio, Ebrahim Shihab, The Cape Jazz Band, Jonathan Butler: 7th Avenue, Pacific Express and Mike Perry.

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The second, The Rough Guide To Chicago Blues, follows the blues as it leaves its roots in the Mississippi Delta to make an impact in Chicago. Pioneered by a new breed of blues musician who transformed the blues, using electric guitars and employing small combos that included both drums and an amplified harmonica, resulting in a much more modern sonic profile. A number of pioneering blues performers came to the city such as Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Minnie and unarguably the Chicago blues most influential figure, Muddy Waters, who arrived in 1943.

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