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Brotherhood of Breath

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Active since: 1969    Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra

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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Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath
Neon >BR>1971; reissued, Akrama, 2002.

Brotherhood
RCA
1972

Live at Willisau
Ogun
1974

Travelling Somewhere
Cuneiform Rune
2001

Country Cooking
Musea
2001

Bremen to Bridgewater
Cuneiform Rune
2004

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