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Basil Coetzee

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Basil Coetzee

Basil Coetzee has been played on NTS shows including Sees to Exist Show, with Cherry first played on 14 January 2018.

Basil "Manenberg" Coetzee (2 February 1944 - 11 March 1998) was a South African musician, perhaps best known as a saxophonist.

Mountain Records describes Basil thus: 'His distinctive raunchy tenor sound and the untiring commitment to his cultural roots made him one of the best known jazzmen to come out of South Africa. He earned the nickname "Manenberg" after the hugely successful collaboration with Dollar Brand in the late seventies.

Basil toured and recorded extensively with Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim). Together with Robbie Jansen they created the…

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Cherry
Basil Manenberg Coetzee, Lionel Pillay
The Sun1979
Cherry
Basil Manenberg Coetzee, Lionel PillayThe Sun1979
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