ALL OF OUR COPIES ARE UNSEALED AND HAVE SHELF WEAR TO THE SLEEVES. WE RECEIVED THEM LIKE THIS FROM THE LABEL, SORRY. Excellent archival release - the second so far - from the Blue Notes’ 1979 tour of Belgium and Holland, taken from tour organiser Rob Sotemann’s tape archive. This features the established version of the group - South African expatriates all - Louis...

Dudu Pukwana – soprano & alto saxes
Chris McGregor – piano
Louis Moholo – drums

“On October 25th 1986 the world of jazz and improvised music lost one of its most original and creative musicians, when the bassist Johnny Mbizo Dyani died in Berlin. This album is dedicated to the man and his music by his South African brothers with whom he left South Africa as a member of the Blue Notes in 1964.
Recorded in London on 18 August 1987. The CD album is now available again, for the first tim

Dudu Pukwana – alto sax, whistle, percussion, vocals
Chris McGregor – piano, percussion
Johnny Dyani – bass, bell, vocals and most of the words
Louis Moholo – drums, percussion, vocals

“This music was recorded on 23rd December 1975 in a rehearsal room in London. It is the spontaneous tribute of four musicians who had assembled in London for the Memorial Service to their friend. No discussion took place beforehand and nothing was said during the session, save through the music....

Dudu Pukwana - alto saxophone
Chris McGregor - piano
Johnny Dyani - bass
Louis Moholo - drums

The entire band sounds great, but as the main solo voice, the concert is carried on the able shoulders of Dudu Pukwana. Typically distinctive Blue Notes performance!

“Recorded live at the 100 Club, London, on 16 April 1977 by Ron Barron. Some of this music was originally available on LP as OG 220 (Ogun, 1978) however this expanded CD edition has only ever been released as part

Chris McGregor - piano
Dudu Pukwana - alto saxophone
Nick Moyake - tenor saxophone
Mongezi Feza - trumpet
Johnny Dyani - bass
Louis Moholo - drums

“A vital artefact in the recorded history of the Blue Notes, being a live recording (Durban, 1964) of one the the group's last performances in their homeland prior to flying to France to appear by invitation at the Juan-Les-Pins Jazz Festival and then on to expatriation in England.
The album was first released

An Italian band who have a great love for Brit-jazz and, more specifically, the Ogun sound. The musicians are:
Pino Minafra trumpet, flugelhorn, voice
Roberto Ottaviano saxophones
Livio Minafra piano
Roberto Bellatalla bass...

Paul Mitchell-Davidson-bass, Ken Shaw-electric guitar, Veryan Weston-piano, Colin Wood-cello and Richard Wright-guitar.

Live recording of Elton's splendid band includes four saxists (Elton, Paul Dunmall, Simon Pickard & Trevor Watts), plus the rhythm section of Paul Rogers & Tony Levin. A mixture of heads and freedom. [Ogun]

ELTON DEAN saxello & alto saxophone
HARRY BECKETT trumpet & flugelhorn

This reissues a scarce vinyl album, on CD for the very first time, that includes about 30' of extra music - making the entire concert available for the first time. This is also one of the last things that the great engineer Michael King worked on before he died.

"Recorded Live by Radio Cultura de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1986...

Finally available again after being unavailable for nearly 30 years are the two albums by the group that, had you asked Elton Dean what was the musical association/group he had been a part of that he was most proud of, Ninesense would probably have been the answer. I know, because I asked him!

Ninesense were a combination of the original Keith Tippett Group with many of the players from the Brotherhood of Breath and it combined the sound of both of those groups, along with Elton's compositional....

"I first heard Alexander Hawkins play – at the Vortex Jazz Club, with the Anthony Braxton’s cornet-playing protégé Taylor Ho Bynum, bassist Dominic Lash and drummer Harris Eisenstadt in the Convergence Quartet. The music was an idiomatic white-knuckle...

Improvising vocalist Francine works with some of the best of the UK free music players; Evan Parker, Paul Rogers, Louis Moholo, Paul Rutherford, Keith Tippett & Claude Deppa. [Ogun]

Until the release of our two Cuneiform releases, this was the only way to hear the power and majesty of a Brotherhood of Breath gig and it is still a great release and it even includes a fantastic piece that isn't available anywhere else (Camel Dance). This comes from a stupendous live gig with an all-star lineup: Chris McGregor- piano, Dudu Pukwana-Evan Parker-Gary Windo-saxes, Mongezi Feza-Harry Beckett-Marc Charig-trumpets, Radu Malfatti-Nick Evans-trombones, Harry Miller-bass & Louis Moholo-drums...

The rarest album by The Brotherhood of Breath (I never have actually held an lp copy in my hand!) and the final release that features most of the original players (there were reformations and 80s versions of the band, but this May, 1977 recording has...

Totally great selection in very, very good to excellent sound, of pieces by Harry and his great, under-recorded band Isipingo, including over 20' of very early recordings from June 4, 1973, with the unique line-up of Harry Miller-bass, Louis Moholo...

The second volume of unreleased materials from bassist and bandleader Harry Miller's family's archive, put together by Michael King.

This is excellent and in very reasonably good sound for an archival trawl through rarities and spotlights Harry playing with some less obvious choices.

Taken from 3 sessions in December 1977, August 1978 and September 1982, Trevor Watts, Louis Moholo-Moholo and Harry appear on all three sessions. On the 1st two sessions, Alan Wakeman is added...

Subtitled "Louis Moholo-Moholo meets Mervyn Africa - Pule Pheto - Keith Tippett", this is over 75' of drum and piano duets with Mervyn Africa (14'), Pule Pheto (17') and 45' - a full album in other words - of his work with long time partner and pal Kei...

Three well known British players(Moholo-drums, Parker-saxes & Guy-bass) + African newcomers Pule Pheto-piano & Gibo Phetond bass. Variations of solos, duo, trios, quartet, & over 45 minutes by the full five piece band.

This mid-sized band, features African-tinged jazz, ala The Brotherhood Of Breath. What a thrill it must have been for Louis to return to South Africa 3 decades after leaving because of apartheid to do this tour! Louis Moholo, leader, drums, vocals; The...

Alexander Hawkins-piano, John Edwards-bass, Louis Moholo-Moholo-drums, Jason Yarde-saxes.

"It’s the feeling that differentiates free jazz and its offshoots from every other species of contemporary western music: the sensation that the body and...

Nearly an hour of vibrant work from Louis'current group includes Jason Yarde on soprano, alto and baritone sax, Ntshuks Bonga on alto and tenor, Pule Pheto on piano, Orphy Robinson on vibes, John Edwards on bass and Francine Luce on vocals.

This is definitely one of Louis' strongest efforts as a leader and features a fine cast:
Louis Moholo-Moholo-drums
Jason Yarde & Ntshuks Bonga-saxophones
Henry Lowther-trumpet
Alan Tomlinson-trombone
Francine Luce-voice...

This double CD presents two seperate sessions, both led by drummer Moholo. Spirits Rejoice is from 1978 and is an all-star Brit-jazz session (Evan Parker, Kenny Wheeler, Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti, Keith Tippett, Johnny Dyani and Harry Miller), while Br...

Louis Moholo-Moholo-drums, voice.
Dudu Pukwana-alto sax, piano, whistle, voice.
Johnny Dyani- double bass, piano, voice.
Rev. Frank Wright-tenor sax, double bass, voice.

Recorded live in Eindhoven, Holland on June 22, 1979, this

Jason Yarde - saxes
Shabaka Hutchings - saxes
Alexander Hawkins - piano
John Edwards - bass
Louis Moholo-Moholo - drums

. "Well over 50 years after leaving apartheid South Africa behind and traveling to Europe with his Blue Notes bandmates, ALL of whom are gone, drummer Moholo-Moholo is still leading great bands with great players, some known to me and some not.
Somehow, all these years later and with a crew of native-born Brits, Louis and the crew manage to dig into and gi

Stan Tracey is probably the living (grand)father of modern British jazz; starting in the more typical post-bop style and as the house pianist at Ronnie Scott's internationally known club in London, by the late 60's, he was also playing a more adventuro...

This reissues the three albums originally released by Ogun documenting a 1977 session (The Longest Night volumes one and two) and a 1993 session (Corner to Corner) by one of the founders of non-idiomatic free improvisation and one of his longest...

Keith Tippett-piano, Larry Stabbins-tenor & soprano saxes, Elton Dean-saxello & alto sax, Mark Charig-cornet & tenor horn, Nick Evans-trombone, Paul Rogers-bass, Tony Levin-drums & percussion.

"Originally issued in 1986 as a double LP, “A loose..

Keith Tippett: piano, wood blocks, pebbles, wind chimes, maracca, music boxes, plastic pan pipe.
Julie Tippett: voice, twizzle drum, Little bells, Thumb piano, seedpod shaker, Sri Lakan hand drums, Singing bowls, Tamborine sticks, Balinese...

Recorded live at Ruvo Di Puglia, Italy on September 5, 2004, this exuberant live recording features Keith Tippett conducting and playing piano, Julie Tippetts (vocals), Louis Moholo-Moholo (drums) with Canto General, a 23 piece big band performing...