Brotherhood of Breath

The Dedication Orchestra
The South African jazz group the Brotherhood of Breath was founded after the dissolution of the musically and culturally groundbreaking Blue Notes in the 1960s. Like the Blue Notes, the Brotherhood of Breath boasted a multiracial lineup that challenged repressive South African apartheid laws. But to declare that fact as the two groups' only lasting legacy is to do them a disservice, for both the Blue Notes and Brotherhood of Breath were capable of composing and performing complex, challenging, inspirational, and engaging jazz music that blended free jazz with post-bop, big band, and South African jazz influences.

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Albums

Bremen to Bridgewater
Bremen to Bridgewater
Cuneiform Records
2004
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Bremen to Bridgwater
Bremen to Bridgwater
Cuneiform Records
2004
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Bremen to Bridgewater
Bremen to Bridgewater
Musea Records
2001
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Carla Bley Carla Bley
piano
William Parker William Parker
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David Murray David Murray
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Art Ensemble Of Chicago Art Ensemble Of Chicago
band/orchestra
Kahil El'Zabar Kahil El'Zabar
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