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Myele Manzanza Take 5

Jamie is joined this week by the London based, New Zealand raised drummer, composer and producer Myele Manzanza for a Take 5 interview

Jamie’s guest on the show this week is the drummer, composer and producer Myele Manzanza, who joins him for a Take 5 interview.

Originally from New Zealand, Myele was a founding member of Electric Wire Hustle and over the past decade has toured and recorded with a diverse range of artists including Theo Parrish, Amp Fiddler and Jordan Rakei. As a bandleader, he released a number of well-received solo albums before moving to the UK in late 2019.

The pandemic-enforced time offstage led Myele to rethink his plans and career – ultimately leading him to start a multi-album project which will reflect his diverse interests as a performer. Volume two of the series, named Crisis and Opportunity, was released at the end of 2021 and a further three albums are planned.

Myele talks about discovering Art Blakey from a striking album cover, having his head ‘ripped open’ by seeing Wayne Shorter live and the beatmaker-influenced approach he used to create Crisis and Opportunity Volume 2.

57 minutes

Last on

Tue 15 Mar 2022 21:00

Music Played

  • Gil Scott‐Heron


    • From South Africa to South Carolina.
    • Arista.
  • Lou Rawls & Les McCann

    (They Call It) Stormy Monday

    • Stormy Monday.
    • Capitol.
  • Ezra Collective

    May The Funk Be With You

  • Norah Jones

    Don't Know Why

    • Come Away With Me.
    • Blue Note.
  • Jono McCleery

    From A Place

    • Moonlit Parade.
    • Ninety Days Records.
  • Herbie Mann

    New Orleans

    • Memphis Underground.
    • Atlantic.
  • Myele Manzanza

    African Folk Song

    • Crisis & Opportunity, Vol. 2 - Peaks.
    • DeepMatter.
  • Art Blakey


    • Caravan.
    • Riverside.
  • Wayne Shorter

    Smilin' Through

    • Beyond The Sound Barrier.
    • Verve.
  • Myele Manzanza

    The People's Changes

    • Crisis & Opportunity, Vol. 2 - Peaks.
    • DeepMatter.
  • Freddie Hubbard

    Up Jumped Spring

    • Backlash.
    • Atlantic.
  • Fatima & Joe Armon-Jones


    • Tinted Shades.
    • Aquarii Records.
  • Trish Clowes

    A View With A Room

    • A View With A Room.
    • Greenleaf Music.


  • Tue 15 Mar 2022 21:00

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