December 14, 2010

Hugh Masekela - "Zuul and the Mexican"

Trumpet player Hugh Masekela made all sorts of important inroads with jazz in the 1960s and 70s, perhaps most importantly by fusing the rhythms and polyphonic voices of South African music with American jazz. He also helped blur the line between jazz and pop music with a few rock and roll crossovers, including a solo on the Byrds' hit "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star" as well as appearances on Paul Simon's Rhythm of the Saints album and Graceland tour. Try out this number from Grrr, and if you dig, please proceed to dig deeper.

Hugh Masekela - "Zuul and the Mexican" (from Grrr)

Hugh Masekela

1 comment:

  1. Love the album cover, it looks great and the record is brilliant!