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Shane Cooper, a bassist and composer whose instrumental voice is distinctively generous and lyrical" (Gwen Ansell, Mail & Guradian) released his debut album, Oscillations, on August 22nd. The album includes 10 original compositions by Cooper, ranging in styles while maintaining a modern jazz thread.
Cooper is joined by some of Cape Town's finest musicians: Kesivan Naidoo (drums), Bokani Dyer (piano, Rhodes), Reza Khota (guitar), Justin Bellairs (alto saxophone), Buddy Wells (tenor saxophone), and the album is co-produced by Carlo Mombelli and Cooper. Having just won the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Jazz, Cooper has made an album that reflects his years of work in a multitude of collaborations and bands, and his direction as a composer...