Cuneiform RUNE 182 Bremen to Bridgewater


Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath

Chris McGregor, piano; Elton Dean, alto saxophone (not CD one, tracks 1-8); Dudu Pukwana, alto saxophone; Evan Parker, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone (CD two only); Gary Windo, tenor saxophone (CD one, tracks 1-8 only); Mike Osborne, alto saxophone, clarinet; Bruce Grant, baritone saxophone (CD two only); Alan Skidmore, tenor saxophone (not CD two); Mongezi Feza, trumpet; Harry Beckett, trumpet; Marc Charig, trumpet; Nick Evans, trombone; Malcolm Griffiths, trombone (not CD two); Radu Malfatti, trombone (CD two only); Harry Miller, bass; Louis Moholo, drums (not CD one, tracks 9, 10); Keith Bailey, drums (CD one, tracks 9, 10 only).
    CD one
  1. Funky boots march (03.05)
  2. Kongi's theme (11.11)
  3. Now (14.08)
  4. The bride (07.31)
  5. Think of something (05.48)
  6. Union special (01.11)
  7. Andromeda (04.09)
  8. Do it (03.32)
  9. The serpent's kindly eye (19.25)
  10. Untitled original (09.20)
    CD two
  1. Sonia (12.36)
  2. Now (13.24)
  3. Yes, please (11.19)
  4. Restless (07.26)
  5. Kwhalo (16.17)
  6. Untitled original (16.22)
CD one, tracks 1-8 were recorded on 20 June 1971 at Lila Eule, Bremen, Germany; CD one, tracks 9 and 10 were recorded on 26 February 1975 at Bridgewater Arts Centre, Bridgewater, England; and CD two was recorded on 11 November 1975 at Bridgewater Arts Centre.

Cover photograph (reproduced above) by Horace © Mephisto.


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