Bheki Mseleku

Real Name:
Bhekumuzi Hyacinth Mseleku
Born: 3rd March 1955 Natal, South Africa
Died: 9th September 2008 England

Proper recognition of this fine multi-instrumentalist's (piano, composer, vocals, saxophone, guitar) talents seemed long in coming, but since 1991 this modest and dignified performer has been very much in the limelight
touring internationally and releasing several albums with major record labels, as well as featuring on some massive releases from other artists.

Bheki Mseleku arrived on the Johannesburg music scene in 1975 as an electric organ player for an R&B outfit, and has over time adapted and grown into one of the world's finest musicians.
He is one of a number of supremely talented musicians who left South Africa and its oppressive apartheid system to take up residence in London, leaving South Africa's shores in the late 70's.

After extensive touring around Europe and the U.K., his debut performance at Ronnie Scott's in London 1987 saw him teaming up with some of the more prominent figures from London's Jazz revival scene.
This eventually lead to the release of his star-studded debut album "Celebration" in 1991, featuring the likes of Courtney Pine, Steve Williamson, Eddie Parker, Jean Toussaint, Michael Bowie and Marvin Smith
The album was well received and supported with a heavy touring schedule, and a deserved nomination for British Mercury Music Prize for Album Of The Year.
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WCD 028 Bheki Mseleku - Celebration album art Bheki Mseleku Celebration (Album) World Circuit WCD 028 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
SA CD 001 Bheki Mseleku - Meditations album art Bheki Mseleku Meditations (Album) Samadhi SA CD 001 UK 1992 Sell This Version
314 521 306-2 Bheki Mseleku - Timelessness album art Bheki Mseleku Timelessness (Album) Verve Records 314 521 306-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
314 529 142-2 Bheki Mseleku - Star Seeding album art Bheki Mseleku Star Seeding (Album) Verve Records 314 529 142-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
531 868-2 Bheki Mseleku - ( Beauty Of Sunrise ) album art Bheki Mseleku ( Beauty Of Sunrise ) (Album) Verve Records 531 868-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
SSCD 094 Bheki Mseleku - Home At Last album art Bheki Mseleku Home At Last(CD, Album) Sheer Sound SSCD 094 South Africa 2003 Sell This Version
TWLP01 Bheki Mseleku - Beyond The Stars  album art Bheki Mseleku Beyond The Stars (LP + LP, S/Sided + Album, Ltd, 180) Tapestry Works TWLP01 UK 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WILD 005 Bheki Mseleku - Once In Our Lifetime / Supercharge album art The Bombdroppers Feat. Bheki Mseleku The Bombdroppers Feat. Bheki Mseleku - Once In Our Lifetime / Supercharge(12", W/Lbl, Sta) Wildlife (2) WILD 005 UK 1998 Sell This Version


SLCD 089 Bheki Mseleku - The best of album art Bheki Mseleku The best of(CD, Album, Comp) Sheer Sound SLCD 089 South Africa 2005 Sell This Version