Chris McGregor & The Castle Lager Big Band ‎– Jazz / The African Sound

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A1 Switch
Written-By – Moeketsi*
6:05
A2 Kippie
Written-By – Brand*
5:10
A3 Eclipse At Dawn
Written-By – Brand*
5:04
B1 Early Bird
Written-By – McGregor*
3:30
B2 I Remember Billy
Written-By – Moeketsi*
5:03
B3 Now
Written-By – McGregor*
5:25

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Recorded 16th and 17th September 1963

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  • Matrix / Runout: ABC 23613
  • Matrix / Runout: ABC 23614

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April 5, 2017
Ten years before the Brotherhood of Breath blew the cobwebs out of British jazz, Chris McGregor had already recorded as leader with a big band comprised of South Africa's leading jazz lights. Put together in 1963, the Castle Lager Big Band was a multi-racial group, a risky endeavour in apartheid South Africa. Modernist in outlook, and dedicated to showcasing South African composers, the 17-piece band featured a galaxy of South African jazz stars, including Dudu Pukwana, Mongezi Feza, and Kippie Moeketsi.