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Johnny Dyani

b, voc, 1945-1986 ZA, East London, Eastern Cape
Singer / Musician / Composer of Jazz

Johnny Mbizo Dyani (30 November 1945 – 24 October 1986) was a South African jazz double bassist and pianist, who played with such musicians as Don Cherry, Steve Lacy, David Murray, Finnish guitar player Jukka Syrenius and Leo Smith.

  • Bass
  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Cowbell
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Magwaza on Witchdoctor's Son by Johnny Dyani
Lonely Flowers - Remastered 2024 on African Bass by Johnny Dyani
Wish You Sunshine on Song for Biko by Johnny Dyani
Song for Biko on Song for Biko by Johnny Dyani
Ntyilo, ntyilo on Witchdoctor's Son by Johnny Dyani
Confession of Moods on Song for Biko by Johnny Dyani
Radebe on Witchdoctor's Son by Johnny Dyani
Jo'burg - New York on Song for Biko by Johnny Dyani
Heart with minor's face on Witchdoctor's Son by Johnny Dyani
Lonely Flower in the Village on Song for Biko by Johnny Dyani

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Detail 83Detail - John Stevens, Johnny Dyani, Frode Gjerstad2018Album
African Bass Solo Concert: Willisau Jazz Festival 1978Johnny Dyani2018Album
Live At Centro Jazz St. LouisMal Waldron, Johnny Dyani2017Album
Rejoice + TogetherJohnny Dyani2014Compil.
Burning In StockholmPer Henrik Wallin / Johnny Dyani / Erik Dahlbäck2004Album
Spiritual Knowledge And GraceLouis Moholo / Dudu Pukwana / Johnny Dyani / Frank Wright2004Album
Some Jive Ass Boer "Live At Jazz Unité"Johnny Dyani, Mal Waldron2001Album
RejoiceJohnny Dyani / Mongezi Feza / Okay Temiz1988Album
Witchdoctor's Son 'Together'Johnny Dyani1987Album
ThreeKhan Jamal, Pierre Dørge, Johnny Dyani1985Album
Born Under The HeatJohnny Dyani1984Album
Percussion SummitJohn Purcell / Urszula Dudziak / Smt. R. A. Ramamani / Johnny Dyani / Okay Temiz / Freddie Santiago / T. A. S. Mani / Ed Thigpen / R. A. Rajagopal / Günter Sommer / T. N. Shashikumar / Joe Koinzer1984Album
AfrikaJohnny Dyani1984Album
Backwards And Forwards / Forwards And BackwardsDetail - Johnny Dyani / Frode Gjerstad / John Stevens1983Album
Suburban FantasiesJoe Bonner & Johnny Dyani1983Album
Grand Mother's TeachingJohnny Dyani1982Album
Black PaladinsJoseph Jarman - Famoudou Don Moye Featuring Johnny Dyani1980Album
African BassJohnny Dyani1980Album
Music For Xaba Volume TwoJohnny Dyani, Okay Temiz, Mongezi Feza1980Album
Echoes From AfricaAbdullah Ibrahim / Dollar Brand, Johnny Dyani1979Album
Witchdoctor's SonJohnny Dyani With John Tchicai & Dudu Pukwana1978Album
Witchdoctor's SonOkay Temiz / Johnny Dyani1976Album
Good News From AfricaDollar Brand / Johnny Dyani1974Album
Music For XabaJohnny Dyani, Okay Temiz, Mongezi Feza1973Album
Grandmothers TeachingJohnny DyaniAlbum
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