Sunday, July 23, 2006
Max Lasser, featuring Busi Mhlongo
I have mentioned Max Lässer in a previous posting, and his amazing ablum Madamax (BW 2119), and have news that he will be coming to South Africa later this year, through the Swiss organisation Pro Helvitica, to perform a number of concerts around the country with Madala Kunene - just my luck though, they won't be coming to Cape Town, but will have shows in Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Bloemfontein.
Robert Trunz let me present another track from the forth coming Busi Mhlongo Live Urbanzulu DVD, in which she performs the vocals for Max. Lua Lua from the album Between (BW103) features Max playing the Weissenborn lap steel, acoustic guitar, Walter Keiser on drums, Reto von Salis on Percussion, Heiri Kanzig on fretless bass, Christoph Stiefel on Keyboards and even Pops Mohamed on kora. But Busi is the icing on the cake.
Origionally meant to be a solo guitar album, Max found it growing as his musician friends got involved, adding their own musical styles, but it still remained an instrumental album. It was only on invitation from MELT to visit South Africa that Max realised he had to have the vocals of Busi, and ex-Amampondo member Lungiswa Plaatjies, to make his project complete.
Here is Lua Lua, composed by Max Lasser, published by Max Music CH, and coming out in full quality on DVD soon!