Various - Next Stop... Soweto Vol 3

Strut's comprehensive and consistently enjoyable run of compilations dedicated to unearthing musical gems from South Africa comes to an end with this fine two-disc set of jazz tunes. The final offering sees them sign off on a high note, running the gamut of smooth, refined languor (Malombo Jazz Makers, Jazz Giants), and some funkier sounds (Malombo's 'Sangoma') all the way to helpings of rich, head-nodding swing (The Drive). This may take something of a turn away from the earlier volumes' focus on afrobeat and funk, and one or two tracks slip the wrong side of coffee lounge wispiness, but it is a lovingly crafted collection that provides essential listening for fans of the series and those looking to open their ears to new sounds.

Overall

7

out of 10

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