Afro Blue
The Cool Sounds of Township Jazz
Dave Chambers

Afro Blue is a new project by saxophonist Dave Chambers. The intention is to create accessible music within the jazz framework, using a modern lineup of synth, bass, guitar, drums, saxes and flute. The repertoire is eclectic and unusual, based partly on Dave's own compositions mixed togther with music from Ireland, Portugal, the Americas and, of course, a bias towards South Africa. The emphasis is on good tunes and string rhythms. The line up features Nina Simone's regular drummer, Paul Robinson, a very dynamic player of great experience. On keyboards, with dazzling brilliance, is Steve Lodder, well known for his work with Andy Shepherd. Bassist Eustace Williams shows his West Indian roots on the dance numbers, and playing guitar is Ghanaian, Alfred Bannerman, who used to supply the "happy criss cross rhythms" in Osibisa. And last, but not least, is Mr Dave Chambers himself on saxes and flute. His experience in African music, playing the with likes of Julian Bahula, completes the line up.