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Miller, Harry's ISIPINGO
Which Way Now

Miller, Harry's ISIPINGO: Which Way Now (Cuneiform)
Label: Cuneiform    
Released in: USA    

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.

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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

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