The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL





  American Express

© 2002-2017, Squidco LLC

Miller, Harry's ISIPINGO: Which Way Now (Cuneiform)


Price: $13.95

**Adding this out of stock item to your basket with other in stock items may delay shipping or incur additional shipping charges.

Out of Stock
Special Order
If ordered we
expect to ship within:
4 weeks

Shipping Weight: 5.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List
product information:

UPC: 045775023328

Label: Cuneiform
Catalog ID: Rune 233
Squidco Product Code: 6267

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2006
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Post-Aula, Bremen, Germany on November 20, 1975.


Nick Evans-trombone

Mongezi Feza-trumpet

Harry Millery-bass

Louis Moholo-drums

Mike Osborne-alto sax

Keith Tippett-piano

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search
track listing:

Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
May 2006
Sextet Recordings

sample the album:
descriptions, reviews, &c.
South African Harry Hiller arrived in England in 1961 and started showing up with his bass in jam sessions around London, eventually falling in with pianist Mike Westbrook, who was organizing some of his earliest bands - Miller shows up on six of Westbrook's early records. A meeting with the influential John Stevens introduced Miller to free jazz, and he began working with the likes of Trevor Watts, Paul Rutherford and the first Spontaneous Music Ensemble. Ever active, Miller plays on a King Crimson record, worked with Chris McGregor (Brotherhood of Breath) and worked in South America with Steve Lacy. Ogun, a band he created with his wife Hazel in 1974 released an amazing 30 albums! Isipingo actually predates Ogun, starting in 1971 while working with McGregor and inspired by the same desire to create a framework for the musicians to find space while still remaining anchored to Miller's impressive rhythm section. The teaming of Miller with fellow South African Louis Moholo was a natural, and Keith Tippett's style works particuarly well in this setting. These recordings were from a standout concert in 1975, presented in excellent fidelity. The music and playing is superb, a compelling concert that deserved to be brought out to the light of day - kudos to Cuneiform for releasing such a truly enjoyable and important document.

Artist Biographies:

"Louis Tebogo Moholo (born 10 March 1940), is a South African jazz drummer.

Born in Cape Town, Moholo formed The Blue Notes with Chris McGregor, Johnny Dyani, Nikele Moyake, Mongezi Feza and Dudu Pukwana, and emigrated to Europe with them in 1964, eventually settling in London, where he formed part of a South African exile community that made an important contribution to British jazz. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Breath, a big band comprising several South African exiles and leading musicians of the British free jazz scene in the 1970s and is the founder of Viva la Black and The Dedication Orchestra. His first album under his own name, Spirits Rejoice on Ogun Records, is considered a classic example of the combination of British and South African players. In the early 1970s, Moholo was also a member of the afro-rock band Assagai.

He has played with many musicians, including Derek Bailey, Steve Lacy, Evan Parker, Enrico Rava, Roswell Rudd, Irène Schweizer, Cecil Taylor, John Tchicai, Archie Shepp, Peter Brötzmann, Mike Osborne, Keith Tippett, Elton Dean and Harry Miller.

Moholo returned to South Africa in September 2005, performing with George Lewis at the UNYAZI Festival of Electronic Music in Johannesburg. He now goes under the name Louis Moholo-Moholo because the name is more ethnically authentic. South African promoter Slow Life in March 2017 at the Olympia Bakery in Kalk Bay, Cape Town produced a show where Louis performed along with Mark Fransman, Reza Khota, Keenan Ahrends and Brydon Bolton."

-Wikipedia (

"Keith Tippett (born Keith Graham Tippetts; 25 August 1947) is a British jazz pianist and composer.

Tippett was born in Southmead, Bristol. The son of an English father who was a policeman and an Irish mother name of Kitty. Keith wrote music dedicated to her after she died. Keith was the oldest of three siblings and had Clive and Thomas as brothers. Tippett went to Greenway Secondary Modern school in Southmead, Bristol. He formed his first band when he was fourteen with school friends, such as Richard Murch, Mike Milton, Terry Pratt and Bob Chard. They were called the KT Trad Lads performing Traditional jazz. Later Keith formed a modern jazz trio in Bristol and played regularly at the Dugout Club in Park Row, Bristol. He studied Piano and Church Organ, was a chorister and played with the school and Bristol youth brass bands. He moved to London in 1967, to pursue a musical life.

In the late 1960s, Tippett led a sextet featuring Elton Dean on saxophone, Mark Charig on trumpet and Nick Evans on trombone. Tippett married singer Julie Driscoll and wrote scores for TV.

In the early 1970s, his big band Centipede brought together much of a generation of young British jazz and rock musicians. As well as performing some concerts (limited economically by the size of the band), they recorded one double-album, Septober Energy.

He formed, with Harry Miller and Louis Moholo a formidable rhythm section at the centre of some the most exciting combinations in the country, including the Elton Dean quartet, and Elton Dean's Ninesense. Around the same time, he was also in the vicinity of King Crimson, contributing piano to several of their records including "Cat Food" (and even appearing with them on Top of the Pops). His own groups, such as Ovary Lodge tended towards a more contemplative form of European free improvisation. He continues to perform with the improvising ensemble Mujician and more recently (2006) Work in Progress.

Tippett has appeared and recorded in a wide variety of settings, including a duet with Stan Tracey, duets with his wife Julie Tippetts, solo performances, and appeared on three King Crimson albums."

-Wikipedia (

Other Releases With These Artists:
Tippett, Keith Octet
The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon
Miller's, Harry Isipingo
Different Times, Different Places
Bailey, Derek & Simon H. Fell
The Complete 15th August 2001
Butcher, John
Bell Trove Spools
(Northern Spy)
Brotzmann, Peter / Steve Noble / John Edwards
The Worse The Better: Live at Cafe OTO, January 2010 [VINYL REPRESS]
Wilkinson, Alan
(Bo Weavil Recordings)
Free Jazz Quartet
Memories For The Future
Moholo-Moholo, Louis Unit
An Open Letter to My Wife Mpumi
AMM w/ John Butcher
Bynum, Taylor Ho Sextet
Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths
Osborne, Mike Trio
All Night Long
Stevens, John / Evan Parker
Corner to Corner + The Longest Night
Frith, Fred & Danielle Palardy Roger
Pas de deux nouveau
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Broo, Magnus / Nilssen-Love, Paal
Chevilon, Bruno
(D'Autres Cordes)
(Other Electricities)
Vasallo, Nick
The Burning
(Ars Nova Classics)
Meelkop, Roel
(Auf Abwegen)
(Utech Records)
Johnson, Richard Leo / Gregg Bendian
Who Knew Charlie Shoe?
(Lens Records)
Myers, David Lee
Newton's Rings
Ishida, Naoki
Tone Redust
(Quasi Pop)
Half Makeshift
Aphotic Leech
(Utech Records)
Forsyth, Chris / Wooley, Nate
The Duchess of Oysterville
(Creative Sources)
Eichmann, Dietrich / Arnal, Jeff
The Temperature Dropped Again
Mitchell Trio, Roscoe
No Side Effects
Berthiaume, Antoine / Donato, Michel / Tanguay, Pierre
Ellen's Bar
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Archives of the North
Renkel, Michael
Errorkoerper III
(Absinth Records)
Braxton, Anthony / Frith, Fred
Duo (Victoriaville) 2005
Dust Dive, The
Asleep or Awake Walk
(Own Records)
Hooker, William / Bang, Billy Duo
Joy (wthin)!
Rothenberg / Buck / Takeishi / Tronzo
The Fell Clutch
Koichi, Makigami
Moon Ether
Revolutionary Ensemble, The
And Now...
(Pi Recordings)
Attias, Michael
(Clean Feed)
Dunmall, Paul
I Wish You Peace
Leandre, Joelle & Gianni Lenoci
Sur une balancoire
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Cooper-Moore / Assif Tsahar
(Hopscotch Records)
Recommended & Related Releases:

Search for other titles on the Cuneiform label.