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Up To Earth

Label: Fledg'ling Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Moonlight Aloe; Yickytickee/Union Special; Up To Earth; Years Ago Now.

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Chris McGregor: Up To Earth

Read "Up To Earth" reviewed by Clifford Allen

This archival release of South African pianist-composer Chris McGregor's music was recorded in 1969, ostensibly as a follow-up to the Blue Notes' Very Urgent (Polydor, 1968), also reissued by Fledg'ling. It serves as somewhat of a missing link between the Euro-African free jazz of their debut and the township and kwela-inflected big band looseness of the ...


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