Blue Notes for Mongezi: 1970s

Thunder in their Hearts - South African Jazz in Britain - Francis Gooding

Francis Gooding [+-]
Francis Gooding is a writer and researcher who has published widely on art, music and film. He worked as author and researcher on the Colonial Film: Images of the British Empire project (, and is a member of the British Empire at War Research Group. He is a contributing editor to Critical Quarterly magazine, and is the author of Black Light: Myth and Meaning in Modern Painting (Blackwells, 2009).


This chapter continues to chronicle the Blue Notes including European tours. It looks a the 'Kilburn scene' both for its political and musical significance and traces developments in British jazz including the second wave of free players and the significance of the Brotherhood on the British scene and the lives of various artists and poets in London.

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Gooding, Francis . Blue Notes for Mongezi: 1970s. Thunder in their Hearts - South African Jazz in Britain. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Jul 2023. ISBN 9781781790830. Date accessed: 27 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24995. Jul 2023

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