Shane has launched his new Joburg based Quintet. Hear them at their next shows at The Obrit in Joburg on 2 & 3 May 2017. They will be running a month long crowd-funding campaign in July 2017 to raise money to record a new album this year.
Skyjack 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).
Catch them on tour around Europe in Nov and Dec 2017. Updates on that soon. Checkout a little taster video HERE. Save
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 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/