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Blue Notes - Before The Wind Changes
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...
Canto General featuring Louis Moholo-Moholo - Rebel Flames
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...
Charig, Mark - Pipedream (expanded/remastered)
Mark Charig: cornet, tenor horn
Keith Tippett: organ, zither, piano, voice, bell
Ann Winter: voice, bell
Much needed reissue of this rather obscure album which had some very quiet parts, which sounded terrible on the original...
Coxhill, Lol - Coxhill On Ogun
Paul Mitchell-Davidson-bass, Ken Shaw-electric guitar, Veryan Weston-piano, Colin Wood-cello and Richard Wright-guitar.
Dean, Elton - Unlimited Saxophone Company
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]
Hawkins, Alexander/Louis Moholo-Moholo - Keep Your Heart Straight
"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...
Luce, Francine - Bo Kay La Vi-a
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]
McGregor, Chris - In His Good Time
This is a major addition to the Brit-jazz CD cannon. This is one of two solo piano recordings by the great pianist, composer and bandleader from South Africa and it's the best recorded of the two. This has =30' of previously unheard material from the...
McGregor, Chris / The Brotherhood Of Breath - Live in Willisau
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)....
McGregor, Chris/Brotherhood of Breath - Procession: Live At Toulouse (expanded/remastered)
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...
Ogun OGCD 045
Miller, Harry - Different Times, Different Places Volume Two
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...
Moholo, Louis - Mpumi
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...
Moholo, Louis/Evan Parker/Pule Pheto/Gibo Pheto/Barry Guy - Bush Fire
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.
Moholo, Louis/Viva-La-Black - Freedom Tour: Live In South Afrika 1993
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...
Ogun OGCD 043
Moholo-Moholo, Louis - 4 Blokes
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...
Moholo-Moholo, Louis - An Open Letter to my Wife Mpumi
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.
Ogun OGCD 042
Moholo-Moholo, Louis - For The Blue Notes
This is definitely one of Louis' strongest efforts as a leader and features a fine cast:
Jason Yarde & Ntshuks Bonga-saxophones
Moholo-Moholo, Louis - Spirits Rejoice / Bra Louis - Bra Tebs 2 x CDs
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...
Moholo-Moholo, Louis/Dudu Pukwana/Johnny Dyani/Rev. Frank Wright - Spirtual Knowledge and Grace
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
Moholo-Moholo, Louis/Stan Tracey - Khumbula (Remember)
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...
Osborne Trio and Quintet, Mike - Border Crossing/Marcel's Muse
In his heyday from the late 1960s to the end of the 70s, alto saxophonist Mike Osborne was one of the most distinctive saxophone voices in Brit-jazz (and when you are talking about a school that included Elton Dean, Evan Parker, Dudu Pukwana, Alan...
Ovary Lodge - Ovary Lodge
Much-needed reissue of a 1975 live date by this improvising ensemble who specialized in music that had a very wide dynamic range, but especially who could play extremely softly at times. The original vinyl release of this album suffered greatly from...
Skidmore, Alan/Mike Osborne/John Surman - SOS
While this saxophone trio lasted for several years and played a lot of gigs in Europe, I believe that this is the only release that the band actually put out. It's been a real rarity until this new reissue. "It is wonderful to have this album available...
Stevens, John/Evan Parker - Corner to Corner/The Longest Night 2 x CDs
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...
Tippett, Keith - A Loose Kite in a Gentle Wind Floating with only my Will for an Anchor
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..
Tippett, Keith - Frames: Music For An Imaginary Film 2 x CDs
Other than the very famous Centipede, this is the largest ensemble that Keith has ever led, with 22 musicians involved. The sound is very full & lyrical, & does bear resemblence to a smaller version of Centipede. Tippett (piano, harmonium), Stan Tracey...
Tippett, Keith - From Granite to Wind
Paul Dunmall tenor & soprano saxes, James Gardiner-Bateman alto sax, Peter Fairclough drums, Kevin Figes alto & baritones saxes, Thad Kelly double bass, Ben Waghorn tenor sax, bass clarinet, Julie Tippetts voice, seed pods, Balinese xylophone, toy...
Tippett, Keith & Julie - Live at the Purcell Room
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...
Tippett, Keith/Julie Tippetts/Louis Moholo-Moholo/Canto General - Viva La Black Live at Ruvo
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...