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5.0 out of 5 stars Chris McGregor's Typhon Collective Blow the House Down, 5 Sep 2003
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Chris McGregor had called upon his old mates from the Blue Notes Mongezi Feza, Dudu Pukwana & Louis Moholo and combined them with the cream of the British free movement including Malcolm Griffiths, Alan Skidmore, Mike Osborne & John Surman to form a big band like no other, a free band that swung or was that a swing band that played free in any event the music they made on CM'sBOB was astonishingly fresh and inspired.
From the opening pulse of Moholo's drums and McGregor's driving piano on Dudu Pukwana's excellent MRA you just know that this is a very special record, even before the horns come in you can feel that African Sun.
MRA is followed by the lovely ballad 'Davashe's Dream', the McGregor led 'The Bride' and African tinged Ellingtonia of 'Andromeda'.
Night Poem is a twenty one minute free exersise that builds and builds as layer upon layer of ideas bounce off of the various players in a most delightful cacophony.
The last track is the whimsical 'Union Special'.
Highly Recommended as an introduction to the workings of a quite remarkable collective.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful music, 17 April 2007
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This review is from: Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath (Audio CD)
This great album by a legendary band has long been unobtainable, vinyl copies change hands at high prices. The music is similar to some of Mingus' work, but with the township jive feel replacing the funky gospel of Mingus. The soloists are 1st rate, Dudu Puckwana and Mongezi Feza stand out. This is passionate music played from the heart by an extraordinary band at its peak. Bravo Chris Mcgregor!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic, 7 Sep 2000
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Weeedkilla (Paris, France) - See all my reviews
This great album by a legendary band has long been unobtainable, vinyl copies change hands at high prices. The music is similar to some of Mingus' work, but with the township jive feel replacing the funky gospel of Mingus. The soloists are 1st rate, Dudu Puckwana and Mongezi Feza stand out. This is passionate music played from the heart by an extraordinary band at its peak. Bravo Chris Mcgregor!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Joyful noises - the cream of Township and British Musicians, 8 Nov 2001
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This is music to change the world. So many of these guy's are dead now, but this is a memorial to them that will last. Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath brought together the South African township Kwela and blended it with the best of British Avant-Garde. A truly joyful experience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a great band with musicians who new what they were doing ..., 22 July 2014
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This review is from: Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath (Audio CD)
a great band with musicians who new what they were doing and why! The cd sounds just as fresh as when i first heard the record.
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