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


 

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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.


Personnel:

Nick Evans-trombone

Mongezi Feza-trumpet

Harry Millery-bass

Louis Moholo-drums

Mike Osborne-alto sax

Keith Tippett-piano

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

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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:

"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 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Tippett)
3/27/2017

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