December 13, 2020 – 5:54 am

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Brotherhood Of Breath
France 1975 [no label, 2CD]

Festival de jazz d’Antibes. La Pinéde Gould, Juan-les-Pins, France; July 26, 1975. Very good satellite broadcast.

Thanks to henrymucca for sharing the show at Dime.

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The Brotherhood of Breath was a big band created, in the late 1960s, by South African pianist and composer Chris McGregor (1936–1990), essentially an extension of McGregor’s previous band The Blue Notes. The Brotherhood of Breath included many members of the South African expatriate community resident in London, including McGregor himself, Louis Moholo, Harry Miller, Mongezi Feza, Dudu Pukwana, (occasionally) Johnny Dyani; and many of the free jazz musicians who were based in London at the same time. The personnel was fluid, depending on who was available. The music resembles a mixture of the hard-driving blues of Charles Mingus and the wild experimentalism of Sun Ra, but retains a unique feel due to the South African influences and the intelligent arrangements. - wikipedia

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Disc 1
Track 101. Sonia 17:16
Track 102. The Serpent’s Kindly Eye 8:16
Track 103. Untitled * 5:48
Track 104. Untitled 10:31
42 mins

* Untitled original by Mike Osborne from ‘Bremen to Bridgewater’ (Cuneiform Rec)

Disc 2
Track 201. Ismite is Might 4:31
Track 202. Mra 9:17
Track 203. Kongi’s Theme 8:52
Track 204. Untitled 10:40
Track 205. Sonia 9:02
43 mins

Chris McGregor, piano
Mongezi Feza, trumpet
Harry Beckett, trumpet
Mark Charig, trumpet
Radu Malfatti, trombone
Nick Evans, trombone
Dudu Pukwana, alto sax
Evan Parker, soprano sax, tenor sax
Bruce Grant, alto sax
Harry Miller, double bass
Louis Moholo, drums

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  1. 28 Responses to “JAZZ ON SUNDAY: CHRIS McGREGOR - FRANCE 1975”

  2. I sucked this dude’s cok a few times.

    By Corey M on Dec 13, 2020

  3. We really needed to know that Corey.

    By HHH on Dec 13, 2020

  4. I thought Brian or swappers had a swig of this dudes twig

    By Derrick on Dec 14, 2020

  5. Big O - once again thanks for this; for some reason 2020 has been a big year for me listening to this band, especially the sets from the 70s. And you’ve provided a couple of my favorite recordings by them; Brotherhood of Breath. yes indeed!

    By treborij on Dec 14, 2020

  6. mercy me we are almost at that point in the year when Big o takes a well deserved rest and all the debauched perverts here will have to infect some other well intentioned blogsite.

    By Madame Phoot on Dec 14, 2020

  7. Rumor has it Cris had a Big Un

    By U L E on Dec 14, 2020

  8. His penis was beautiful . I’d have stuffed it up my ass in a New York minute

    By U L E on Dec 14, 2020

  9. Last one twernt me nuther fake

    By U L E on Dec 15, 2020

  10. Go away Phootie you old slag.

    By HHH on Dec 15, 2020

  11. my HHH perhaps you should ask Santa for a new personality as your present one is quite shall we say, lacking.

    By Madame Phoot on Dec 15, 2020

  12. That wasn’t me for all of the morons here . I don’t engage in frivolous bullshit yacking. The homos are rampant here as are the name stealers . I haven’t been commenting much , and when I do it’s usually something of substance.

    By HHH on Dec 15, 2020

  13. David or dd , derrick etc . Hope you guys are well . Looks like The. Corpse , Joe blow Biden and his puppet mistress, President in waiting Kamala time Harris are gearing up to turn America toward socialism. AOC , towelhead Omar , Pelosi , The rest of the squad and Chuckie Wuckie Schumer await the two Georgia senate runoff results . If the Democrats control the White House , plus both the House and senate we are headed toward socialism and are totally fucked .

    By HHH on Dec 15, 2020

  14. So what’s the matter with socialism?

    By David Duke on Dec 15, 2020

  15. Last twernt me . I’m as gay as they come

    By U L E on Dec 15, 2020

  16. Twernt me on last one . Fake again . Fakes run amok

    By U L E on Dec 15, 2020

  17. Twasnt me above . Fakes are gonna fake

    By U L E on Dec 15, 2020

  18. Scratched record scenario once again. You mention that you usually say something of substance, but it’s only the same old regurgitated crap on every occasion.

    By Madame Phoot on Dec 15, 2020

  19. imitation they say is the greatest form of flattery.It took well over a year but finally I`m being imitated by some cellar dwelling cretin!

    By Madame Phoot on Dec 15, 2020

  20. Go away Phootie you old slapper, who d’yer think yer are? a supastar? A dim one at that.

    By Derrick on Dec 16, 2020

  21. It’s no rumor that Derrick gots a Lil Un

    By U L E on Dec 16, 2020

  22. @brian griffin… I can handle anything!! Just bring it on - soon!!

    By Madame Phoot on Dec 16, 2020

  23. winter is coming heh heh

    By Darth on Dec 16, 2020

  24. @Darth… Would that be Johnny or Edgar winter, or both, coming (at once) ??

    By Madame Phoot on Dec 17, 2020

  25. wtf is a phoot anyway piss off and lets talk about concerts . As you all know I have been away awhile [never mind] but life on the road as Bob Dylan`s photographer is hectic to say the least. more to come if you idiots behave.

    By Darth on Dec 17, 2020

  26. Darth sucked a TON of cok in jail.

    By Corey M on Dec 17, 2020

  27. What’s a Joe Blob?

    By U L E on Dec 17, 2020

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