I’m just a FREE musician and I like every kind of music.
I have this strong imaginative reference to African village music,
and the thing I know about that music is that it has a strong centre.
It builds up, a lot of people do things together that they know.
Chris McGregor is perhaps best-known for his foundation and leadership of The Blue Notes, the South African sextet which included Dudu Pukwana, Nikele Moyake, Louis Moholo, Johnny Dyani and Mongezi Feza. Equally as notable was McGregor's creation of the Brotherhood of Breath in 1969, which branched out from his work as The Blue Notes. He released three albums of solo piano performances,we'll have the two of them here today, and continued to be a major force in the music after leaving England to live in the French countryside.He died in May 1990.
some links of interest :
The Blue Notes wiki
The Brotherhood of Breath wiki
PerfectSoundForever the online magazine has a tribute to Chris McGregor
the most complete site on the Blue Notes and their offshoots
is the work of love of Mike Fowler
listen in this order if possible
thanks to the extinct Church Number Nine blog