Asher Gamedze Quartet | Turbulence and Pulse

International Anthem label presents
  • Thu 7 Mar ’24
    20:30
    Eduard Flipse Zaal (zitplaatsen met vrije stoelkeuze)
  • €3,75 service costs excluded per order. Read about the exchange policy here.

“South African drummer Asher Gamedze's Turbulence And Pulse is a magnificent, gutsy, stirring piece of work, authentic to its core.” — All About Jazz

Asher Gamedze is a South African drummer, composer, scholar and bandleader based in Cape Town. His music is a profound mixture of various musical traditions from Southern Africa, free improvisation and jazz and radical social and political thought. A self-taught musician, Gamedze gained recognition over the years for his work on the drums with the likes of Angel Bat Dawid, Nduduzo Makhatini, and as a session player for many other South African artists, before releasing his critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Dialectic Soul’ in 2020. Named one of the best jazz albums of the year by various publications including The New York Times, it was followed in 2022 by the duo release ‘Out Side Work’. His latest album ‘Turbulence and Pulse’, released in 2023 through a special collaboration between International Anthem and Mushroom Hour Half Hour sees him coming back to the musicians and the political and historical questions of ‘Dialectic Soul’, infusing them with renewed significance. 

“An album that seems to have almost everything you could ask for — lovely songcraft; farseeing poetry, spoken and sometimes sung; patient, evocative improvising; generations of history coursing through it like a bloodstream”

The New York Times

credits

Asher Gamedze drums | Robin Fassie trumpet | Buddy Wells tenor saxophone | Vimbs Mavimbs bass