To celebrate her record company reissued her classic 1963 recording A Morning in Paris — that she had recorded with Duke Ellington, pianist Billy Strayhorn, her husband Dollar Brand (now Abdullah Ibrahim), bassist Johnny Gertze and drummer Makhaya Ntsoko — online: on iTunes, emusic and other online music retailers.
The reissue will only be available as a disk in early January next year.
The album resurfaced in 1996 when it was released on CD after many had thought the recording was lost.
Sathima’s career has definitely suffered from being in Ibrahim’s shadow. But interest in her is increasing. Separately I am aware that a documentary film — I don’t know the status of the production now — is being made about Benjamin’s career by South African based director Angie Mills.