An incredibly powerful British jazz supergroup – very much in the spirit of the larger ensembles of the 70s UK scene, but with a sense of poise and maturity that marks the album as an extremely different work! The lineup on this one is enough to recommend the set – as players include Lol Coxhill, Elton Dean, Evan Parker, Alan Skidmore, Kenny Wheeler, Phil Minton, Harry Beckett, Django Bates, Louis Moholo, and at least a dozen additional figures important to British jazz in the 70s and 80s – but the amazing thing about the record is the way in which so many egos can come together in one musical vision, sharing the best parts of their talents without clashing in the studio. The set features a variety of originals by Dudu Pukwana
, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo, and Mongezi Feza – and titles include "B My Dear", "Dancing Damon", "Ithi Gqi", "Traumatic Experience", "Sonia", "Manje", and "Woza".
(Out of print.)