Archive for March, 2007

JOHN KIRKPATRICK ~ Make No Bones FLED 3065

fled3065.jpg“To make no bones” about something – to say or do something without delay or scruple, regardless of the consequences; to be honest and direct without any risk that the statement may be misunderstood; to come straight to the point.

Make no bones – two CDs of new recordings by John Kirkpatrick – each one representing one half of a typical evening’s performance. No frills, no additives, just how it comes.

Too come straight to the point – John Kirkpatrick is widely acknowledged as a master of the squeezebox. A world class musician who has been at the forefront of the British folk scene for nearly forty years. Fledg’ling Records are very proud to announce this splendid new double CD set capturing Mr K at the top of his game.

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ANDY ROBERTS and the Great Stampede ~ FLED 3064

fled-3064.jpgWith great honour Fledg’ling Records announce a deluxe reissue of Andy Robert’s splendid 1973 album – and the Great Stampede – originally released on the legendary Elektra label.

One of this country’s under-acknowledged guitarists and song-writers, Andy Roberts was a leading member of the Liverpool Scene, Plainsong, Grimms and the Hank Wangford Band. He has toured with Roy Harper, Pink Floyd and Roger McGough amongst many, many others. On Andy Roberts & the Great Stampede his band are pianist Zoot Money (of Big Roll Band fame), B J Cole – Europe’s finest pedal steel guitarist, electric violinist Mick Kaminski (from the Electric Light Orchestra) and the fabulous Fotheringay rhythm section – Pat Donaldson and Gerry Conway. The legendary Ollie Halsall adds lead guitar on the first track.

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CHRIS McGREGOR’S BROTHERHOOD Of BREATH ~ Brotherhood FLED 3063

fled30631.jpgBrotherhood – a classic title from 1972, the second album by CHRIS McGREGOR’s magnificent big band: the BROTHERHOOD OF BREATH.
Mighty music for the head, the heart and the feet. Long out of print, this wonderful album continues the ground-breaking music of their spectacular debut album (now on FLED 3062).
“The Brotherhood of Breath is the kind of band you want to tell people about. It’s not for private enjoyment, or for worship by a elitist cult. The Brotherhood’s music is for sharing with the world, and that’s what makes its name so apt: the musicians and the audience are brothers (and sisters), and they share the same breath, becoming merely parts of the same giant metabolism.

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CHRIS McGREGOR’S BROTHERHOOD Of BREATH ~ FLED 3062

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Fledg’ling Records proudly present the long-overdue release on CD of a classic title from 1971 by CHRIS McGREGOR’s magnificent big band ~ BROTHERHOOD OF BREATH. Arguably one of the most influential albums to emerge from the London jazz scene of the early 1970s.
The Brotherhood of Breath was an exuberant big-band created by South African born pianist and composer Chris McGregor. In South Africa, McGregor had formed the racially mixed Blue Notes in the early 1960’s.By 1964, finding it very difficult to work at home, they left for Europe, finally settling in London in 1966. The Blue Notes – Chris McGregor, Dudu Pukwana, Mongezi Feza, Johnny Dyani and Louis Moholo made a huge impact on London’s jazz scene and befriended many in London’s emerging avant-garde jazz community. The Brotherhood Of Breath was essentially the expatriate Blue Notes augmented by a large number of their friends from the British jazz community.

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