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April 14, 2008

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In 1968 the Chris McGregor Group were riding high on the London jazz scene, playing and hanging out with all the rising stars of British free jazz.

This, their eagerly awaited debut recording, was a joyful call of intent. The album mixes simple but utterly unstoppable tunes and exhilarating horn charts - immediately establishing a vitality and exuberance that would continue to define the group. Nevertheless, their evident preference for raw energy and rough spirit over absolute precision never quite obscures the technical proficiency available to the ensemble. There is often a sense of things falling effortlessly into place that's only found in the most exceptional units.

The album was produced by Joe Boyd and engineered by John Wood at Sound Techniques studio in London, during the same months they were also working with several other luminaries of the Witchseason stable - Fairport Convention, Nick Drake and the Incredible String Band. Forty years later the passing years have not diminished the album's impact. This is the third release in Fledg'ling Records' campaign to reissue McGregor's wonderfully creative recordings from the late '60s and early '70s.

Chris McGregor (piano), Dudu Pukwana (alto saxophone), Mongezi Feza (pocket trumpet),
Ronnie Beer (tenor saxophone), Johnny Dyani (bass), Louis Moholo (drums).

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Key Value
Catalogue number FLED3059
Barcode 5020393305921
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Marie My Dear -
2. Travelling Somewhere -
3. Heart's Vibrations -
4. The Sounds Begin Again -
5. White Lies -
6. Don't Stir The Beehive -