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The Broadway Quintet // Amalume (Lekani Mowa) LP

The Broadway Quintet // Amalume (Lekani Mowa) LP

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This is a reissue of the debut work of the Zambian jazz band The Broadway Quintet, which was active in the 1970s.The musicality that sets it apart from ZAMROCK is fresh even now.Includes liner notes.

Below is a commentary by the label.

”Born in the early 1960s to meet the entertainment needs of Zambia's United National Independence Party (UNIP), the Broadway Quintet gathered veterans from Lusaka's premier hotel band to create its esteemed line-up as a quartet. The group's career, which began and later evolved into a quintet, has spanned more than two decades as a favorite on the cabaret circuit and boasts a myriad of celebrated collaborations.

The Broadway quintet's jazz flair set it apart from the rock sound that dominated the Zambian music scene in the 1970s.But Zamrock's formula of fusing indigenous rhythms with Western pop formed their one-of-a-kind 1976 feature-length album.A modern take on a traditional song, Amalme combines congas and saxophones, African folk songs with electric keyboards, show business tunes with jazz guitar.The title track's psychedelic-illustrated jacket warning of the dangers of drinking alcohol was, as the album's liner notes put it, an explosive package of "originality and shocking beauty." ”

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12 "black vinyl. 

Sharp-Flat:

"Emerging to serve the entertainment needs of Zambia's United National Independence Party (UNIP) in the early 1960s, The Broadway Quintet gathered seasoned talent from Lusaka's best hotel bands to fashion its esteemed lineup. Starting as a quartet and later evolving into a quintet, the group's A career spanned over twenty years as favorites on the cabaret circuit and boasted a myriad of prestigious collaborations.

The Broadway Quintet's jazz sensibilities set them apart from the rock sound that dominated Zambia's music landscape in the 1970s. Yet the formula behind Zamrock, fusing indigenous rhythms with Western pop, shaped their one and only 1976 long-player. , Amalume blended congas with sax sounds, African folk lyrics with electric keyboard shenanigans and show business tunes with jazz guitar noodling. With its psychedelic illustrated cover, which references the title track's warning against the perils of drinking alcohol, it was an explosive package of " originality and electrifying beauty" as the album's liner notes proclaimed." 

Artist: The Broadway Quintet

Label: Sharp-Flat

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This is a reissue of the debut work of the Zambian jazz band The Broadway Quintet, which was active in the 1970s.The musicality that sets it apart from ZAMROCK is fresh even now.Includes liner notes.

Below is a commentary by the label.

”Born in the early 1960s to meet the entertainment needs of Zambia's United National Independence Party (UNIP), the Broadway Quintet gathered veterans from Lusaka's premier hotel band to create its esteemed line-up as a quartet. The group's career, which began and later evolved into a quintet, has spanned more than two decades as a favorite on the cabaret circuit and boasts a myriad of celebrated collaborations.

The Broadway quintet's jazz flair set it apart from the rock sound that dominated the Zambian music scene in the 1970s.But Zamrock's formula of fusing indigenous rhythms with Western pop formed their one-of-a-kind 1976 feature-length album.A modern take on a traditional song, Amalme combines congas and saxophones, African folk songs with electric keyboards, show business tunes with jazz guitar.The title track's psychedelic-illustrated jacket warning of the dangers of drinking alcohol was, as the album's liner notes put it, an explosive package of "originality and shocking beauty." ”

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12 "black vinyl. 

Sharp-Flat:

"Emerging to serve the entertainment needs of Zambia's United National Independence Party (UNIP) in the early 1960s, The Broadway Quintet gathered seasoned talent from Lusaka's best hotel bands to fashion its esteemed lineup. Starting as a quartet and later evolving into a quintet, the group's A career spanned over twenty years as favorites on the cabaret circuit and boasted a myriad of prestigious collaborations.

The Broadway Quintet's jazz sensibilities set them apart from the rock sound that dominated Zambia's music landscape in the 1970s. Yet the formula behind Zamrock, fusing indigenous rhythms with Western pop, shaped their one and only 1976 long-player. , Amalume blended congas with sax sounds, African folk lyrics with electric keyboard shenanigans and show business tunes with jazz guitar noodling. With its psychedelic illustrated cover, which references the title track's warning against the perils of drinking alcohol, it was an explosive package of " originality and electrifying beauty" as the album's liner notes proclaimed." 

Artist: The Broadway Quintet

Label: Sharp-Flat