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Pianist Chris McGregor's 70s free jazz band mixed the European and African improv scenes, with soloists including Evan Parker, Harry Beckett, Gary Windo, &c.

Mcgregor, Chris' Brotherhood Of Breath
Live At Willisau

Mcgregor, Chris' Brotherhood Of Breath: Live At Willisau (Ogun)
Label: Ogun    
Released in: Great Britain    

"Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath was a small big band (three trumpets, two trombones, three reeds and three rhythm) that combined freely improvised solos with African-influenced folk melodies. This live CD, released for the first time in 1994, features such soloists as tenor saxophonist Evan Parker, trumpeter Harry Beckett, trombonist Radu Malfatti (who is somewhat bizarre on "Kongi's Theme") and such Blue Notes as pianist McGregor, altoist Dudu Pukwana, trumpeter Mongezi Feza and drummer Louis Moholo. This is intriguing music that should have been more extensively documented. Adventurous listeners can be grateful that at least this document and a few others exist."-Scott Yanow, All Music

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Improvised Music
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
London & UK Free Improvisation Scene
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Product Information:

UPC: 5020675570122

Label: Ogun
Catalog ID: OGCD001
Squidco Product Code: 10591

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 1994
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Originally released in 1974 on LP on the Ogun label as OG 100.


Harry Beckett-Trumpet

Marc Charig-Trumpet

Nick Evans-Trombone

Mongezi Feza-Trumpet

Radu Malfatti-Trombone

Chris McGregor-Piano

Harry Miller-Bass

Louis Moholo-Drums

Evan Parker-Tenor Sax

Dudu Pukwana-Alto

Gary Windo-Tenor Sax

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Track Listing:

1. Do It 9:54

2. Restless 2:38

3. Kongi's Theme 6:45

4. Tunji's Song 6:45

5. Ismite Is Might 4:30

6. The Serpent's Kindly Eye 8:30