Ale​!​x

by The Sagtevlei Trio

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1.
Ayo 01:32
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Egberto 06:19
3.
Sagtedans 04:23
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Toru's Blood 02:06
5.
Ale!x 06:00
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7.
Segankure 06:50

about

In December of 2008, nine years after the timeless classic “avant-goema” “Sagtevlei” by Alex van Heerden and Derek Gripper with Brydon Bolton on bass, the three musicians got together for a live reunion recorded by Alex Bozas. Two weeks later Alex van Heerden was killed in a car accident, leaving this as the last testimony of the magic that these three musicians could make together. The music was a spontaneous creation without prior rehearsal and features compositions by Derek Gripper and Alex van Heerden, including their interpretation of the Western Cape farm song Sissie my Kind kom Huistoe.

‘Ale!x,’ by the Sagtevlei Trio, is a gentle masterpiece.” [Paul Croughton writing for The Times UK].

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released September 1, 2008

Alex van Heerden (trumpet, accordion, voice)
Derek Gripper (guitar, voice)
Brydon Bolton (double bass)

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Derek Gripper Cape Town, South Africa

Derek Gripper creates original music from his diverse influences: Mali, Senegal, The Gambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Arvo Part, and Egberto Gismonti. Derek has also spent many years performing and recording his own translations of Bach’s violin and cello music, infusing his interpretations with his lessons from the oral traditions of Africa. ... more

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