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The Blue Notes, precursors to Brotherhood of Breath, escaped racial pressures in South Africa by migrating to the UK, creating a small but vital catalog in the mid 60s.

Blue Notes: McGregor / Pukwana / Moyake / Feza / Moholo
The Ogun Collection

Blue Notes:  McGregor / Pukwana / Moyake / Feza / Moholo: The Ogun Collection (Ogun)
Label: Ogun    
Released in: Great Britain    

"South Africa's Blue Notes escaped to London in 1965 and transformed British jazz. Then, one by one, they died, leaving wonder-drummer Louis Moholo (now back in Cape Town) as the only survivor.

This superb five-CD box set collects together an early recording made in Durban in 1964 with a 1977 concert from the 100 Club and the two searing tribute albums recorded following the deaths of trumpeter Mongezi Feza and bassist Johnny Dyani. The distance between jaunty township bop to free-jazz threnody is almost unbearably intense. But this is history: you have to hear it."-Phil Johnson, The Independent (UK)

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Product Information:

UPC: 5020675572232

Label: Ogun
Catalog ID: OGCD024 - 028
Squidco Product Code: 10594

Format: 5 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Cardstock box with 4 Cardstock gatefold sleeves and booklet

Chris McGregor-piano

Louis Moholo-drums

Dudu Pukwana-sax

Nick Moyake-sax

Mongezi Feza-trumpet

Johnny Dyani-bass

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Track Listing:

Blue Notes - Legacy - Live in South Afrika 1964 (OGCD 024)

1. Now 8:36

2. Coming Home 9:08

3. I Cover the Waterfront 9:22

4. Two for Sandi 10:32

5. Vortex Special 12:08

6. B My Dear 9:10

7. Dorkay House 13:52

Blue Notes for Mongezi (OGCD 025/026)

Disc 1:

1. Blue Notes for Mongezi: First Movement 42:14

2. Blue Notes for Mongezi: Second Movement 36:31

Disc 2:

1. Blue Notes for Mongezi: Third Movement 41:07

2. Blue Notes for Mongezi: Fourth Movement 37:11

Blue Notes in Concert (OGCD 027)

1. Lizwi 3:58 > Msenge Mabelelo 8:36

2. Nqamakwe 5:42

3. Manje 13:15 > Funky Boots 0:30

4. We Nduna 10:06

5. Kudala (Long Ago) 9:04 > Funky Boots 0:39

6. Mama Ndoluse 2:21 > Abalimanga 3:27

Blue Notes for Johnny (OGCD 028)

1. Funk Dem Dudu 7:42 > To Erico 2:18

2. Eyomzi 4:53

3. Ntyilo Ntyilo 7:55

4. Blue for Nick 4:39

5. Monks & Mbizo 9:51

6. Ithi Gqi 7:48 > Nkosi Sikelele L'Afrika 0:44

7. Funk Dem Dudu 5:30

8. Eyomzi 5:01

9. Funk Dem Dudu 7:46 > To Erico 0:57