MABUTA 2xLP vinyl edition out now!

The  MABUTA double LP vinyl edition of ‘Welcome To This World’ has just been released on legendary South African label Afrosynth Records and is distributed by Rush Hour.  You can order your copy from Rush Hour HERE

“This debut from MABUTA is a nice example of how doing something a little bit different doesn’t necessarily have to be an obstacle to creating supremely embraceable music.  The sextet’s mix of South African jazz and contemporary electronic music is all kinds of friendly and forges a strong connection, even as it simultaneously creates an environment that sparks an introspective reaction.” – Bird is the Worm


 “Shane Cooper and his many incarnations will always offer the freshest air for your lungs, the awakening your mind has been craving and sustenance for your soul. The MABUTA collective has released a mesmerizing album, timeless and challenging all at once. You’ll have this on repeat for a while and return to it often.” – Texx and The City

Shane Cooper Zuintet

In May 2018 Shane launched his new Zurich quintet aka Zuintet at Jazz Im Seefeld.  The band includes some of Switzerland’s finest musicians: Marc Méan – piano/rhodes, Ganesh Geymeier – tenor sax, Andreas Tschopp – trombone, Nicolas Stocker – drums, with Shane on double bass. More shows to come!

MABUTA – Album Launch Tour 2018

MABUTA – ‘Welcome To This World’

Album Launch Tour 2018

This February, Shane Cooper and his new band MABUTA launch their much anticipated debut album Welcome To This World. Recorded in 2017 on funds raised via crowdfunding, the band presents a unique body of work combining various influences from jazz to world music, and electronic music. The live band is lead by SAMA award-winning bassist and composer Shane Cooper of Cape Town, and features some of South Africa’s freshest musicians: Bokani Dyer (keys), Sisonke Xonti (tenor sax), Robin Fassie-Kock (trumpet), Marlon Witbooi (drums), and special guest Reza Khota (guitar).
Welcome To This World is a powerful album by the group, with potent guest appearances by Shabaka Hutchings, Buddy Wells and more. Hear the music live in Cape Town and Joburg this Feb.

(Tickets are available at the door for each show.)

Poster by Simon Berndt / One Horse Town

This tour is supported by Concerts SA #MobilityFund

 

Skyjack debut album out now on Bandcamp and iTunes

Cover_Skyjack.inddSkyjack is the collab band consisting of SA artists Shane Cooper (bass), Kyle Shepherd (piano) and Kesivan Naidoo (drums), with Swiss artists Marc Stucki (tenor sax) and Andreas Tschopp (trombone).  They formed in 2013 in South Africa and since have done several tours in Europe and South Africa.  Their eponymous debut album was released in 2016 and is now available on iTunes, Bandcamp or physical copies at their shows (or Shane’s shows).

Checkout a little taster video HERE.
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Debut Shane Cooper album ‘Oscillations’ now available

The debut Shane Cooper Quintet record ‘Oscillations’ won a SAMA (South African Music Award) in 2014 for Best Jazz Album.
The album features Kesivan Naidoo (drums), Bokani Dyer (piano, rhodes), Reza Khota (guitar), Justin Bellairs (alto saxophone), Buddy Wells (tenor saxophone). The album was co-produced by Shane Cooper and Carlo Mombelli.

The album is available in mp3 format from iTunes worldwide. Click here to purchase: http://goo.gl/CbnAXT
CDs can also be purchased at Look & Listen stores in South Africa, or from Home Grown Music, they will ship anywhere in the world. You can get a copy here: http://www.homegrownmusic.co.za/artists/view/shane-cooper/

 

Shane was awarded the 2013 Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year for Jazz and was selected as one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans for 2013.

Restless Natives Triple Album now available


The new Restless Natives triple album is finally out.
The band was a collaborative group with:
Shane Cooper – electric bass, double bass, bass synth, samples
Lee Thomson – trumpet & flugelhorn
Jason Reolon – piano, keyboard, synth
Chris Engel – saxophones, effects
Kesivan Naidoo – drums
The triple album consists of 2 discs recorded live, and one studio album. All original compositions.
The album is available only on CD format, no mp3s. There is a very limited amount of CDs available. You can get copies at Home Grown Music for only R180.
Go here to purchase: http://www.homegrownmusic.co.za/releases/restless-natives/