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Mcgregor, Chris / Brotherhood Of Breath / Eclipse At Dawn
Album:Eclipse At Dawn Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mcgregor, Chris / Brotherhood Of Breath Added:Apr 2008
Label:Cuneiform Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-06-01 Pull Date:2008-08-03 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jul 27Jul 13Jul 6Jun 15Jun 8

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 24, 2016:Music Casserole
Funky Boots March
4.Jul 04, 2008:Memory Select
The Bride
2.Jul 25, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Nick Tete
5.Jun 13, 2008:Music to Make Babies To
Nick Tete, Introduction By Ronnie Scott
3.Jul 11, 2008:Memory Select
Nick Tete
6.Jun 06, 2008:Memory Select
Do It

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-05-30 
Another archival (1971) recording from this joyous "mixed" band out of South Africa's apartheid days. A bouncing and joyous sound, with plenty of space for free and loose soloing, all cased in traditional big-band motifs. Great for all varieties of jazz/world shows.

Harry Beckett - trumpet
Marc Charig - trumpet
Nick Evans - trombone
Malcolm Griffiths - trombone
Chris McGregor - piano
Harry Miller - bass
Louis Moholo - drums
Dudu Pukwana - alto sax
Mike Osborne - alto sax
Alan Skidmore - tenor sax
Gary Windo - tenor sax

1- Spoken band intro
2- Sunny carnival sound, infectiously happy. Free soloing space, but not too wild.
3- Crazy free improv by the group. A more spare and free piece but still fast-paced. Nice trumpet solo. Busy full-band chaos later on.
4- Big swaying riff w/horn wildness
5- Quiet improv interlude, still keeps up a good pace
6- Fast rolling big-band themes. Big brash horns. Choppy, squirrelly sax solo. Yeah! (but 15 mins. long)
7- Fun Charlie Chaplain bounce. Swingy.
8- Rollicking '50s-TV-sounding theme to end it. (2 mins. long)
9- Applause! and band intros.

Track Listing
1.Introduction By Ronnie Scott 5.Eclipse At Dawn
2.Nick Tete 6.The Bride
3.Restless 7.Now
4.Do It 8.Funky Boots March
 9.Sendoff And Applause