Rising jazz star Jean Masters last week confessed to StandardLife&Style that she regrets mistreating some of her friends when all was well for her.
REPORT BY SILENCE CHARUMBIRA
The musician said she ignored her friends’ plight when she was living large before her father Joe Masters died.
She has penned a song to register her regrets.
Jean collaborates with Oliver Mtukudzi on the song titled Misi Haifanane from her latest album with the same title.
She says the title track is a personal reflection of her life.
“I used to live large, getting everything I wanted and never thought one day I would be left alone,” she said.
“However, the song should also apply to a lot of people since it is a warning that they should treat each other with respect.”
Jean said she used to spite her peers but when her glory days passed with the death of her father, she was humbled by having to go back to them for help.
On the track, Tuku sings reprimanding her and mockingly asks why she did it in the first place.
She further collaborated with fellow youthful artist Jah Prayzah on the song Samson Uri Rombe. The collaboration is a message to lazy men that they should work for their families.
“People should stop lamenting when they do not play their part in life.
“On the song, I am simply saying every man must work as others do.”
To complete the collaborations list, she brought back the track Chipo Changu, which she did with dendera crooner Sulumani Chimbetu on her previous album, Africa, as a bonus track.
The album also comprises tracks like Mai Ndavashungurudza, Mandigove, Usamanikidze Rudo, I Don’t Wanna be Alone, Shanje and Africa, a bonus track from her debut album.
Jean said she was happy with the maturity that the new album envisaged.
“At one time I used to think I was a good composer but when Tuku sat down with me to teach me how to compose, I realised I had a lot to learn,” she said.
“This new album is clear proof that I now know more than I knew before.”
On an upward spiral
Since Jean Masters parted ways with Mudhara Weeds who led one of her father’s two groups, Seasons Band, she has been on a steady upward spiral performing at virus jazz festivals and general shows.