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Harry Miller – Different Times, Different Places

"From the Miller box of tapes and other archives, this music has not previously been released, taken from live performances of different Ispingo formats in the UK and Europe. The music sounds a vibrants as when played in 1973 and 1976, so many memories." - Hazel Miller.

"This previously unreleased material comes from 1970s Miller-led gigs in Britain and France, featuring two superb free-jazz pianists (the late Chris McGregor on the first; Britain's Keith Tippett on the second), legendary alto saxophonist Mike Osborne, and drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo. Gripping episodes abound, such as the sound of Osborne's vinegary, Ornette-meets-Ayler sax soaring over Miller's whipping bass figures on the gruffly tender Bloomfield, McGregor's fills on the riffy Quandry (made fortuitously more pungent by the off-pitch piano), and two versions of the springy, Mingus-like Touch Hungry – the first with a percussively Monkish McGregor, the second with some fine, Miles-like trumpet from Marc Charig. Those who remember Miller's heyday will love this rough-hewn document, as will fans of the South Africa-celebrating Townships Comets and Moholo-Moholo's current work." - John Fordham

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Harry Miller / bass

Louis Moholo-Moholo / drums

Keith Tippett / piano

Mike Osborne / alto saxophone

Mark Charig / trumpet

Malcolm Griffiths / trombone

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Tracks 1 - 3 recorded in London, England on June 4th 1973. Tracks 4 - 7 recorded at Chateauvallon Jazz Festival, France, July 7th, 1976.

Available as 320k MP3 or 16 bit FLAC

Tracklisting:

1. Bloomfield - 6:08

2. Quandry - 8:14

3. Touch Hungry - 9:04

4. Mofolo - 12:53

5. Something Like This - 10:54

6. Touch Hungry - 12:54

7. Eli's Song - 17:12