A formidable quintet comprising of some of Cape Town;’s finest young musicians, Featuring Clement Benny on drums, Nicholas Williams on bass, Reza Khota on guitar, Mandla Mlangeni on trumpet and Mark Fransman on saxophone.
“Led by trumpeter Mandla Mlangeni, this alliance of young South African musicians delves into the country’s syncretic cultural heritage- then ventures beyond.
You hear Balkan for, American funk, West African high life, South African jazz. Most of all you hear bristling improvisers dancing together, modelling a kind of thoughtful communion “ New York Times”
The NY Times also says : “This unit has performed the 18th annual Cape Town Jazz Festival and avoids the most common pitfalls in South African jazz; Its not beholden to sunny Cape Town traditionalism and it doesn’t emulate any specific form of American Jazz”