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Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath

Chris McGregor’ Brotherhood of BreathChris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath Neon NE 2 (1971)


Feels like Sun Ra-lite.  A blend of somewhat mainstream jazz with more abstract ethno-grooves and a rock-tinged beat.  “Night Poem” is the centerpiece of the album, where they take the basic concept the furtherest.  The album can be a bit uneven though because of the overly mannered playing (the bane of so much British music — to the extent you can call this “British”).