Nduduzo Makhathini, “In the Spirit of Ntu” (Blue Note)

An exemplar of the vibrant South African jazz scene, 39-year-old pianist-composer Nduduzo Makhathini has issued an ambitious and largely successful 69-minute opus, his 10th album and second for Blue Note. Makhathini operates in a space where spirituality, culture and politics converge with the jazz traditions of America (largely Coltrane, Tyner) and his home country (Abdullah

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