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Johnny Mbizo Dyani (30 November 194524 October 1986) was a South African jazz double bassist who played with such musicians as Don Cherry, Steve Lacy and Leo Smith. November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 31 days remaining, as the final day of November. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jazz is a musical art form characterized by blue notes, syncopation, swing, call and response, polyrhythms, and improvisation. ... Side and front views of a modern double bass with a French bow. ... Don Cherry (18 November 1936 - 19 October 1995) was an innovative jazz trumpeter probably best known for his long association with saxophonist Ornette Coleman. ... Steve Lacy (July 23, 1934 - June 4, 2004), born Steven Norman Lackritz in New York, was an innovative jazz soprano saxophonist. ... Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith (Dec 18, 1941 in Leland, Mississippi) is a jazz trumpeter. ...


There is a recording of his music at http://www.southafricasweden.org/kultur/dyani.htm. Historical records of events have been made for thousands of years in one form or another. ...


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I bought the Dyani because Don Cherry was playing on it and because I liked the idea of a CD with Biko in the name.
Dyani was already dead back then but Cherry was still alive.
All the Dyani albums on the Danish Steeplechase label tend only to have one stand-out track on them.
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Johnny Dyani spielte in den folgenden Jahren mit vielen wichtigen Vertretern des freien Jazz wie z.B mit Steve Lacy, Charlie Mingus, Roland Kirk, Don Cherry oder auch Archie Shepp.
Dyani wollte eine südafrikanische Band, in der Flüchtlinge und Musiker von daheim zusammentreffen sollen.
Johnny Dyanis gewaltige musikalische Bandbreite reichte von den traditionellen Klängen der Xhosa -Volksmusik (Dyani entstammte dem Volk der Xhosa) bis tief in den Bereich des Free Jazz.
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