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Dudu Pukwana - Diamond Express download album

  • Performer: Dudu Pukwana
  • Album: Diamond Express
  • FLAC: 1510 mb | MP3: 1871 mb
  • Released: 1978
  • Country: UK
  • Style: Free Jazz
  • Rating: 4.1/5
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Dudu Pukwana - Diamond Express download album

from the 1978 Freedom Records album "Diamond Express" FLP 40141. Dudu Pukwana - alto saxophone, Mongezi Feza - trumpet, Elton Dean - saxello, Nick Evans - trombone, Keith Tippett - piano, Lucky Ranko - guitar, Victor Ntoni - bass, Louis Moholo - drums. Producers: Alan Bates and Michael Cuscuna.

Released: May 17, 1975.

Four of the five cuts feature, in addition to Pukwana, two of the musicians from the prior date, drummer Louis Moholo and the glorious trumpeter Mongezi Feza, who was to die prematurely shortly after this session. The remainder of the band on these pieces, however, is filled out by several musicians who operated more from the electric funk end of the spectrum than the acoustic-oriented township music which was Pukwana's roots.

This album is dedicated to Mongezi Feza (1945-1975). Other Versions (5 of 5) View All. Cat. Diamond Express ‎(LP, Album).

Diamond Express, 1975. Diamond Express, 08:15.

Diamond Express (aka Ubagile) is a world fusion music album recording by DUDU PUKWANA released in 1977 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. Ubagile" version track list: 1 Diamond Express 8:15 2 Bird Lives 8:57 3 Ubagile (See Saw) 8:03 4 Madodana (The Young Ons) 7:55 5 Tete And Barbs In My Mind 4:38.

Listen to music from Dudu Pukwana like Diamond Express, Baloyi & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Dudu Pukwana. Along with Chris McGregor, Mongezi Feza, Nikele Moyake, Johnny Dyani and Louis Moholo, Pukwana was a member of The Blue Notes, the pioneering mid 1960s South African sextet. As mixed-race groups were illegal under apartheid, the Blue Notes emigrated to Europe in 1964, and eventually settled in London.

In The Townships (Dudu Pukwana & Spear), Virgin Records C 1504 (1973) (album dedicated to the memory of Mongezi Feza). Flute Music (Dudu Pukwana & Spear), Caroline Records (UK) CA 2005, Virgin Records CA 2005 (1975). Diamond Express (Dudu Pukwana), Freedom Records FLP 41041 (1977). 1965 The Blue Notes featuring vocalist Patrice Gcwabe. 1967 The Blue Notes featuring vocalist Tunji Oyelana. 1968 Unissued LP (Bootleg) of Brotherhood of Breath.

Free download and listen Duduvudu: The Gospel According to Dudu Pukwana. Bayonics - Diamond Express 06:45. Mara Fox, Jim Peterson, Rolf Johnson, Jim Warshauer - Sekela Khuluma Fanfare 00:33. Harry Beckett, Mark Sanders, Annie Whitehead, Pierre Dørge, Jim Peterson, Nick Stephens - Angel Nemali 07:22.

Bayonics - Diamond Express, 06:45, . MB download mp3 full version here. Album: Duduvudu: The Gospel According to Dudu Pukwana. Download Bayonics - Diamond Express. Duduvudu: The Gospel According to Dudu Pukwana: Best 2 songs. As Mosa Gwangwa - Ezilalini Reprise 01:14. Chloe Scott, Geoff Brennan, Jody Scott, Josh Jones, Marty Wehner, Mike Aaberg - Mra 03:12. Bayonics: best 2 tracks. Bayonics - Keep It Clean Bayonics, 2009 05:32.


A1 Ubaguile (See Saw)
A2 Diamond Express
B1 Madodana (The Young Ones)
B2 Tete And Barbs In My Mind
B3 Bird Lives


  • Alto Saxophone – Dudu Pukwana
  • Artwork – Nathan Dambuza Mdledle
  • Bass – Victor Ntoni (tracks: B2)
  • Double Bass, Electric Bass – Ernest Mothole*
  • Drums – James Mene*
  • Drums, Percussion – Louis Moholo
  • Guitar – Lucky Ranko*
  • Keyboards – Frank Roberts
  • Photography By – Herbie Yoshinori Yamaguchi*
  • Piano – Keith Tippett (tracks: B2)
  • Producer – Alan Bates, Michael Cuscuna
  • Saxello – Elton Dean (tracks: B2)
  • Trombone – Nick Evans (tracks: B2)
  • Trumpet – Mongezi Feza


Recorded on two sessions at Island Studios, London, autumn 1975. This album is dedicated to Mongezi Feza (1945-1975).

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FLP 41041 Dudu Pukwana Diamond Express ‎(LP, Album) Freedom FLP 41041 UK 1978
874744-2 Dudu Pukwana Ubagile ‎(CD, Album, RE) Jazz Colours 874744-2 Germany 1999
AF 1041 Dudu Pukwana Diamond Express ‎(LP, Album) Arista, Freedom AF 1041 US 1977
PA-7191 Dudu Pukwana Diamond Express ‎(LP, Album) Freedom PA-7191 Japan 1978
TKCB-70336 Dudu Pukwana Diamond Express ‎(CD, Album, RE) Freedom TKCB-70336 Japan 1994