Saturday, February 21, 2009

Brotherhood of Breath- Procession (live in toulouse 1978-ogun)FLAC AND LAME




















Here's a forgotten gem of a record , an exhilarating shambolic concert from toulouse in 78... its everything you'd expect and more.. highlight for me a very loose, free wheelin' version of sonja ..which threatens to unravel at every bar but never does.


Its a wonderful band this time round with the likes of Evan Parker (whom ive always particularly enjoyed playing with these guys)Mike Osbourne ..potent as always , Charig , Beckett ...OTHER THAN THE CENTRAL comitee COMPRISED OF THE USUAL SUSPECTS... (read BLUE NOTES).

One can't even concieve of pomp- Meister Malfatti playing on this kind of material these days... a pity ..because he is so hot here!!

This may not be up to par interms of todays live recording standards( its at about the level of a good contemporary bootleg)..but what an electrifying performance.
still out of circulation(never been reissued to cd) ..perhaps it's murkiness has something to do with that.

AGAIN Ripped from I'S lp.. using a zoom hd digital device
turn table-zoom hd-4100 kbts wav- flac

PS
Link to this Rip removed, because its just been reissued on Ogun with extra tracks.
Cheers

33 comments:

Wallofsound said...

Great to see you continuing to post great music, sotise. I'm not quite sure why Ogun doesn't re-release BoB material like this. Perhaps they don't own the rights anymore, because they have great material from most of the band members here: http://www.cadillacjazz.co.uk/code/ogncat.html

Boromir said...

Great post sotise. Many thanks.

Boromir said...

Interesting that the photo on the back cover shows 3 altoists - left to right Osborne, Pukwana and "mystery man". Perhaps Ray Warleigh ? Not mentioned in the credits.

Duncan said...

The third alto is Elton Dean - no mystery there!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, brother, and may this site be a joy for you and us listeners.

kinabalu said...

It is indeed Elton Dean. I do have this record and I'm particular partial to the side-long piece on the b-side. The contents compensate for the low-to-middling sound quality.

il angelo said...

wonderful sotise. thaks

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Here is the line-up and recording date:

Clarinet [Bass], Flute - Bruce Grant
Double Bass - Harry Miller , Johnny Dyani
Drums - Louis Moholo
Piano - Chris McGregor
Producer - Chris McGregor , Keith Beal
Saxophone [Alto] - Dudu Pukwana , Mike Osborne
Saxophone [Tenor] - Evan Parker
Trombone - Radu Malfatti
Trumpet - Harry Beckett , Marc Charig
Notes: Rec: 10 May 1977, Halle aux Grains, Toulouse (France)

papagianni said...

thank you - I only discovered mc gregor recently, and am very glad I can listen to more of his and acolytes' adventures!

paul w. said...

hi sotise, you're reading my mind. i was looking for this album on the net for over 4 years... in the past i had very good contact with ogun - i demonstrated several their lp's on radio in poland, but i had never received this particular record... many thanks for professional scans - i noticed at once elton dean on the cover (had no doubts it's dean) and i knew he played with them quite often... i still have bob "live in willisau" on vinyl from my ogun days... as a great fan of sun ra and this kind of big band free music i was looking for similar kind of bands in europe - and i found only two examples : brotherhood of breath and willem breuker kollektief... the more music from both bands the better...
many greetings.
paul w.

sotise said...

paul w.
welcome ... one of only a handful of truly great 'free jazz' bigbands .. hope you enjoy!!

Mona said...

Thanx for this one. I used to have all the BOB Ogun lp's but that was a long time ago on the other side of the world. Just as a sideline I used to go to the Bracknell Jazz festival every year (late 70's- mid 80's) and Lol Coxhill was the compere every year which was worth the admission price on its own!
Have added this new blog to my list.
Regards/

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot

feldmann

luomosa said...

Great!! I was looking for this one, and wonderful blog many good records.
thank you for sharing

Anonymous said...

fabulous! thank you

Anonymous said...

kiitos

carlo87 said...

Hey, you're making a magnificent blog, with musical gifts, which remember my youth. Great, Thank you

Siddiq Khan said...

Thanks. This is brilliant! Was Johnny Dyani really playing here? I know he very rarely played with the brotherhood - apparently he was suspicious of the whole endeavour for some reason... Maybe cause Chris tried to organise something similar before and it went under? Who knows.

In any case it's a great pity that we can't hear more of him with them - or even better, more of him AND Miller together, since he's easily my favourite bassist and definately one of the greatest we've had, and Harry... he wasn't too bad himself was he? :)

Thanks again for this. Please if anyone has anything else to share by the any of the SA exiles feel FREE!!

Anyone heard of Phillip Tabane? I'm trying to track some of his stuff down. Heard him on the Ubu blindfold test and am very intrigued...

Peace and revolutionary greetings my cyber comrade

Siddiq Khan said...

Sonia - First heard it on 'In the townships' is one of the most powerful songs to hear, 'specially if you happen to be from South Africa. Mongs... damn. And nobody knows who he or any of his collegues are. Come down to his own country and ask anyone here if they've even heard of him let alone listened to the music... The cream sinks to beneath the underdog, the scum rises to the top. Thank god we've still got this beautiful music!

Mona said...

As someone who was lucky to have seen THE Brotherhood live (and I am still sitting on a bad recording I made at The Roundhouse) as well as seeing them individually, I just find that last comment so fugn SAD!!!
Regards/

Anonymous said...

A warm thank you for the great music found here !
Paying drift cyber titillating !
Mucho thanks !!

Anonymous said...

@Anonimous
Bruce Grant is not playing bcl but yes bariton sax (& flute) !

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miloo2 said...

Huge thanks, Sotise. At last I will hear this extremely promising looking album - I simply love all earlier BoB records and was looking for Procession for such a long time. By coincidence, just downloaded today final BoB recording with Shepp prom Inconstant Sol and then use captain crawl search engine in hope to find something long wanted... I would also like to contribute something, got vinyl rips of Elton Dean's Bologna Tape and Welcomet albums, as well as few other his non CD releases, so will try in next weeks, as i am relatively new in blogland. Also I am very curious about first Louis' Viva La Black album. Long Live Ogun & Brotherhood!

mike said...

Hey, miloo2...

I know you posted this many months ago, but have you had a chance yet to post both of those Elton Dean albums? We'd love to hear them!

Thanks

miloo2 said...

Hi Mike, I would like to post both albums on inconstant sol in flac, but i am a bit stuck with slow internet connection at the moment. I will try do do it asap, as i really understand your desire!

worov said...

Could anyone re-upload these masterpieces ? Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks a lot

serviceton said...

Delighted to get this back again - and in a new rip no less !
Thanks man- beautiful.

jazzuk said...

I'll try the new rip, thanks very much.

Nargile57 said...

Many thanks, look forward to this :)

SOTISE said...

Link Removed , this has now been reissued by Ogun with extra Material
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