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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