Freedom’s child was born out of a need to collaborate, create and facilitate change. Melanie Scholtz went on a soul stirring journey using the words of James Matthews as a muse for a new album called Freedom’s child. The album was written over 2 years and was recorded in 2011 thanks to the generous support of the British Council. Produced by Mark Fransman, fellow Standard Bank Award recipient, the album also features acclaimed British saxophonist, Soweto Kinch as well an array of South Africa’s finest jazz musicians.
The album serves to highlight and document our history as a people through the words of James Matthews and the compositions of Melanie Scholtz.