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Chris McGregorChris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath (Limited numbered edition) ... LP
Stamford Audio (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... About March 1, 2017 (delayed)
In the early 70s, pianist Chris McGregor was one of the leading lights of the British jazz scene – an expatriot South African living in London, whose work with the legendary group The Blue Notes was steeped in an African rhythmic traditions! This seminal work from 1971 shows how much McGregor's style evolved in the late 60's, and how fiercely it had become intertwined with the British avant styles of the time – in a groove that comes across here with an earthy, rootsy bottom – but also features plenty of far-reaching solos that go out, yet never too far – the best balance of modes from players that include fellow Blue Notes Mongezi Feza, Dudu Pukwana, and Louis Moholo – as well as British jazz luminaries who include Harry Beckett, Alan Skidmore, and John Surman. Titles include "Andromeda", "Union Special", "Night Poem", "MRA", "The Bride", and "Davashe's Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 500 copies.)

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Chris McGregorUp To Earth (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Stamford Audio (UK), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... About March 1, 2017 (delayed)
A previously-unissued gem from pianist Chris McGregor – recorded at the tail end of the 60s, when McGregor and some of his South African compatriots were really helping to change the sound of the British jazz scene! The album is one of McGregor's strongest ever – an incredibly bold statement in jazz, and one that burns with a brilliance that possibly even surpasses most of the officially-released dates from his scene at the time – a mixture of ESP-like fire from all solo players, touched with some of Chris' more dynamic rhythms – let loose with a really exploratory feeling on a set of longer tracks. The group's a septet – with McGregor on piano, John Surman on bass clarinet and baritone sax, Evan Parker on tenor, Dudu Pukwana on alto, Mongezi Feza on trumpet, Louis Moholo on drums, and either Barre Phillips or Danny Thompson on bass. Joe Boyd produced the original session, and also offers up some great reflections on the music in the liner notes – and titles include "Up To Earth", "Years Ago Now", "Moonlight Aloe", and "Yickytickee/Union Special". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSouth African Funk Experience –- Zulu, Funky Disco, Shebeen Jive, Jo 'Burg Funk, Spiritual Jazz Dance , Shangaan & More ... CD
Nascente (UK), 1970s/1980s. Used ... $14.99
An excellent collection of funky tracks from South Africa – most of them with a slightly different feel than work you'd get on other Afro Funk compilations – and we mean that in a good way, too! Some of the artists are names you'd recognize from later recordings of the big South African crossover years of the 80s and 90s – but they're represented here by harder, edgier cuts from the early days – and mixed up with some more obscure acts, too – which really helps bring a freshness to the set, especially given the interweaving of genres that goes on – as you might guess from the extended sub-title of the CD! Titles include "Sangoma" by Malombo, "Oh Yeh Soweto" by Teaspoon & The Waves, "Intombi Ibhinca Isidwaba" by Phuzushukela, "Kikzelani" by Nelcy Sedibe, "Hula Hoop Jive" by Kataki, "Andromeda" by Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath, "Malume" by Abafakasi, "Baloyi" by Dudu Pukwana & Spear, "Lily's Express" by Gwigwi Mrwebi, "Wozan Mahipi" by Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens, and "Bayeza" by Soul Brothers. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ AssagaiAssagai ... LP
Vertigo, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent bit of UK Afro-Funk – recorded at the beginning of the 70s by a group that included members of the legendary South African jazz combo The Blue Notes – Dudu Pukwana on reeds, Mongezi Feza on trumpet, and Louis Moholo on drums! The record's quite different than you'd guess from those players – thanks to some kickass help from the rest of the group – who really push things into a tripped-out version of Afro Funk – a bit in the mode of Demon Fuzz at the time – a group who also lent a member to this project! There's some great horn work on the record – with the kind of "out" soloing you might expect from the group, laid out over heavy drums and good bass-heavy funk – on titles that include "Hey Jude", "Irin Ajolaway", "Akasa", "Telephone Girl", "Beka", and "Cocoa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Swirl label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole & a small rip on the bottom left corner.)

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✨✧ Blue NotesBlue Notes For Mongezi ... LP
Ogun (UK), 1975. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful extended suite of jazz, recorded in memory of trumpeter Mongezi Feza by the remaining members of this classic South African jazz combo. Dudu Pukwana, Chris McGregor, Louis Moholo, and Johnny Dyani make up the quartet that retains the name of The Blue Notes for this session, and their playing is very out at this point, with lots of emotional passages and very strong solos. Packaged in a nice glossy gatefold, with some nice notes on Mongezi, too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Note: vinyl is great – but cover has some water damage – mostly minor on the outside, but more inside the gatefold.)

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✨✧ AssagaiAssagai (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vertigo/Prog Temple (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An excellent bit of UK Afro-Funk – recorded at the beginning of the 70s by a group that included members of the legendary South African jazz combo The Blue Notes – Dudu Pukwana on reeds, Mongezi Feza on trumpet, and Louis Moholo on drums! The record's quite different than you'd guess from those players – thanks to some kickass help from the rest of the group – who really push things into a tripped-out version of Afro Funk – a bit in the mode of Demon Fuzz at the time – a group who also lent a member to this project! There's some great horn work on the record – with the kind of "out" soloing you might expect from the group, laid out over heavy drums and good bass-heavy funk – on titles that include "Hey Jude", "Irin Ajolaway", "Akasa", "Telephone Girl", "Beka", and "Cocoa". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Blue NotesBefore The Wind Changes ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lost treasure – never-issued material from the legendary Blue Notes combo – and a set that really helps fill some space in their all-too-small recorded catalog! The set captures the group at the end of the 70s, working in their most openly-creative mode – a style that partly shows their strong roots in the South African jazz scene of the 60s, but which also really opens up with some of the freer modes of the following decade – hitting a mix of modes that's not unlike some of the AACM at their best, although often with a lot more intensity, too! The group at this point is a quartet – with Chris McGregor on piano, Johnny Dyani on bass, Louis Moholo on drums, and Dudu Pukwana on some especially amazing alto sax – blown with such righteous force, we might well say that his instrument is center stage on the record – were it not for the wonderfully complex rhythms from the other three group members too! Tracks are long, and filled with righteous soul – and titles inlcude "Ithi Gui", "Mange", "Lonta Uyagula", "Lakutshonga Ilanga", "The Bride", and "Funk Dem Dudu". CD

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✨✧ Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of BreathProcession – Live At Toulouse (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing music from Chris McGregor and his legendary Brotherhood Of Breath ensemble – easily one of the most exciting forces in British jazz in the 70s, and one fo the few who was still sounding their best in the latter half of the decade! McGregor's got as much bite and burn here as with his famous earlier combo, The Blue Notes – and the lineup here boasts ex-members of that group – Dudu Pukwana on alto, Johnny Dyani on bass, and Louis Moholo on drums – all joining together perfectly with McGregor's long-spun piano lines. The ensemble also features other key British players – Mike Osborne on alto, Evan Parker on tenor, Harry Beckett and Mark Charig on trumpets, and Radu Malfatti on trombone – creating this bold horn section that stretches to the skies on waves of soul! Two lengthy pieces "Sunrise On The Sun" and "Kwaholo" bookend the shorter piece "Sonia". CD features three more tracks not on the original album – "TBS", "Andromeda", and "You Ain't Gonna Know Me Cos You Think You Know Me". CD
 
 
 



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