The Durban born saxophonist, educator and bandleader who passed away on September 1st, was like fellow South African jazz expatriates Abdullah Ibrahim, the Blue Notes and Hugh Masekela who found success abroad after leaving their strife-torn homeland in the '60s and the '70s. Bergin settled in The Netherlands in 1976 and this week's program features some performances by his popular M.O.B (My Own Band).
Plus new recordings by the Alister Spence Trio, Adam Lane's Full Throttle Orchestra, Farmers By Nature and the Michael Formanek Quartet.
Also featured are recordings by the late Fred Anderson with the DKV Trio, Enrico Rava and the British trio of Matthew Bourne, Dave Kane and Steven Davis.
See the complete playlist here.
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Sean Bergin (29 June 1948 – 1 September 2012) was an avant-garde jazz saxophonist and flautist originally from South Africa. Bergin was born in Durban on 29 June 1948. He was a saxophonist, flautist, composer, educator and bandleader. In his youth Bergin was influenced by the rich South African jazz. During apartheid, he performed illegally with black musicians. He is one of the expatriates of...
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