These are videos that I like: Thandi Ntuli in Cape Town and Harvey Valdes in Brooklyn


Today’s videos feature artists who were  recent daily recommendations on this site.

First up is pianist-vocalist Thandi Ntuli performing the song “Abyssinia” at the 2016 Cape Town Jazz Festival.

Read more about her 2014 release The Offering and news of her upcoming album.

Your video personnel:  Thandi Ntuli (rhodes), Sphelelo Mazibuko (drums), Benjamin Jephta (bass), Keenan Ahrends (guitar), Marcus Wyatt (trumpet), Mthunzi Mvubu (alto sax), Sisonke Xonti (tenor sax) and Spha Mdlalose (vocals).

You can hear Ntuli’s The Offering and purchase it on her Bandcamp page.

And our next video is the Harvey Valdes Trio from a 2014 show at IBeam Brooklyn performing the song “25 Bars.”

Read more about his 2016 release PointCounterPoint.

Your video personnel:  Harvey Valdes (guitar), Sana Nagano (violin) and Joe Hertenstein (drums).

You can hear PointCounterpoint and scoop it up on the artist’s Bandcamp page.