Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Rest in Peace, Bheki Mseleku

The great pianist Bheki Mseleku passed away today, following complications from diabates.  The full story may be found here.

This is a terrible tragedy, as many of you undoubtedly know.  For those of you who don't know Bheki's music, his style was heavily influenced by artists like Abdullah Ibrahim and McCoy Tyner, but his style was unquestionably his own.  Check out the magnum opus Meditations.  His almost stream-of-consciousness style and pianistic abilities combine for an absolutely breathtaking listening experience.

He will be deeply missed.

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At 12:25 PM, Blogger steven said...

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At 5:38 PM, Blogger marko said...

Hi, i really like what u got here im proud to say that i lived in SA for 12 years and it marked me i love this blog thank you

 
At 10:10 AM, Blogger sm said...

Thanks Marko! Sorry I've been so crap at updating!

 

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