Jazz Album of the Year: “In the Spirit of Ntu” by Nduduzo Makhathini – Culture
Every once in a while you have to turn all the certainties in your head by 180 degrees in order to understand something. For example the music of Nduduzo Makhathini, the pianist from South Africathe celebrated worldwide for some time will. First of all, he does so because he not only exhausts all emotional and technical registers of his instrument, but also because he uses this vocabulary to let his ideas run free. And he has quite a few of them every second, which you can see recently in the Munich jazz club underpass could experience. In retrospect, Makhathini will occupy a very special place, because he rolls up the basic question of jazz from the back and therefore comes up with his music in completely different, new forms.