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'56 — Live in Cape Town

by Guy Buttery & Derek Gripper



Here lies an ambient, looped and improvised translation of an old Ali Farka Touré track featuring the wondrous Derek Gripper on guitar. This piece knocked me over when I first heard it as a teen (thanks to my high school drama teacher Jo Caro). Recorded live in concert in Cape Town, South Africa.

There's also a video of this here performance: youtu.be/_epgjUwIEmo


released August 4, 2023
Derek Gripper - classical guitar
Guy Buttery - ebow, loops, acoustic guitar

Composition by Ali Farka Touré
Arranged by Derek Gripper & Guy Buttery
Recorded by Justin Gelderbloem
Mixed & Mastered by MårćHacø

With thanks to Paul Kahanovitz

There's also a video of this here performance: youtu.be/_epgjUwIEmo


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Guy Buttery Durban, South Africa

“Guy Buttery is something of a National treasure”, says South Africa’s leading newspaper The Mercury. Guy’s distinct unification of South African guitar music is the musical advocate for everything positive and beautiful about the place he calls home. An ambassador of South African music, Guy inspires people across the world with his homegrown style at the very heart of his talent and tenacity. ... more

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