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Restless 11:56
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The Bride 15:36
Now 08:40


Most folks reading this know the story of Chris and his magnificent, fun and wild big band comprised of fellow South African exiles as well as the cream of the early/mid 70s British jazz scene. During their heyday, they were only able to release three studio albums and all were out of print within a few years and despite the huge acclaim they received during from the period of about 1971-1975, Chris and the Brotherhood were basically forgotten by the time of Chris' death in 1990.

Luckily, the band performed many, many concerts and a good number of these concerts were recorded. With the release of our first archival album by Chris and the Brotherhood, huge acclaim for our releases and even better, notice for the band, began to happen and they are now rightly recognized as one of the major bands and figures of Brit-jazz in the 1970s.

Eclipse at Dawn our third release by the band captures the band at an early peak, performing in front of a huge, rapturous crowd at the Berliner Jazztage on November 4, 1971. Recorded by German radio, this is probably the best live recording of the Brotherhood in existence!

"Some of the most exciting sounds to be heard in busy London in the early 1970s..."
- Downbeat

"...a big band as sophisticated as Duke Ellington's, but as riotous as a New Orleans street parade."
- Launch

"The Brotherhood ranks among the more neglected major groups in jazz history."
- Jazziz


released January 29, 2008

Harry Beckett - trumpet
Marc Charig - trumpet
Nick Evans - trombone
Malcolm Griffiths - trombone
Chris McGregor - piano
Harry Miller - double bass
Louis Moholo - drums
Dudu Pukwana - alto sax
Mike Osborne - alto sax
Alan Skidmore - tenor sax
Gary Windo - tenor sax


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