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The Brotherhood of Breath

Friday 4 February 2005 23:30-1:00 (Radio 3)

Jez Nelson presents a reunion recording of the South African-influenced big band The Brotherhood of Breath. For this exclusive session, many of the original members of the eighties line up reformed for the first time in over ten years to pay tribute to the band's original leader, the late South African composer and pianist Chris McGregor. With a programme including some hitherto unrecorded music by McGregor, the band features Steve Williamson, Annie Whitehead, Claude Deppa and Harry Beckett among others.

Plus, Jez rounds up the best new CD releases in jazz and improvised music.

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

Playlist

Signature Tune:
Artist Russell Gunn
Title 74 Miles away
Composer Zawinul
Duration 1'07"

Artist EST
Title Eighty-eight Days In My Veins
Composer Svenson/Berglund/Ostrom
Publisher ACT

Duration 8'19"
Artist Paul Motian
Title Odd Man Out
Composer P Motian
Publisher Yazgol Music
Duration 4'11"

Artist Stan Tracey
Title Beatrice
Composer Sam Rivers
Publisher Rivbea Music Company
Duration 7'35"

Artist Pat Metheny Group
Title The Way Up
Composer Pat Metheny
Publisher Pat Meth Music Group
Duration 3'34" and 5'03"
 
Brotherhood Of Breath studio session
Recorded by Steve Lowe at Gateway Studios, on December 10th 2004

Ernest Mothle - musical director/bass
Alistair Gavin - piano
Harry Beckett - trumpet
Claude Deppa - trumpet
Dave DeFries - trumpet
Annie Whitehead - trombone
Fayaz Virji - trombone
Oren Marshall - tuba
Tim Whitehead - saxophones
Steve Williamson - saxophone
Robbie Juritz - saxophone
Chris Biscoe - saxophone
Peter Hurt - saxophone
Jonathan Joseph - drums
Tony Moronie - percussion

Artist Brotherhood Of Breath
Title Sea Breeze
Composer Chris McGregor
Publisher Hamilcar Music LTD
Duration 9'21"
Solos: Tim Whitehead tenor, Harry Beckett trumpet

Artist Brotherhood Of Breath
Title Sejui
Composer McGregor/Segona
Publisher Hamilcar Music LTD
Duration 6'14"
Solos: Annie Whitehead trombone, Claude Deppa trumpet, Robbie Juritz saxophone

Artist Brotherhood Of Breath
Title Mayibuye
Composer Chris McGregor
Publisher Hamilcar Music LTD
Duration 6'17"
Solo: David DeFries trumpet

Artist Brotherhood Of Breath
Title Dakar
Composer Chris McGregor
Publisher Hamilcar Music LTD
Duration 9'23"
Solos: Chris Biscoe clarinet, Alistair Gavin piano, Steve Williamson soprano sax

Artist Brotherhood Of Breath
Title Amasi
Composer Chris McGregor
Publisher Hamilcar Music LTD
Duration 4'09"

Artist Brotherhood Of Breath
Title Mandisa
Composer Chris McGregor
Publisher Hamilcar Music LTD
Duration 6'47"




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