The CHRIS McGREGOR GROUP ~ Very Urgent FLED 3059

very-urgent.jpgThe Chris McGregor Group were essentially the Blue Notes – an extraordinary congregation of jazz musicians who had left their native South Africa in the mid-1960s. Very Urgent their eagerly awaited debut recording was a joyful call of intent. The album mixes simple but utterly unstoppable tunes and exhilarating horn charts – immediately establishing a vitality and exuberance that would continue to define the group. Forty years later, Fledg’ling Records are very proud to bring this splendid album back into print. The passing years have not diminished its impact. Re-mastered from the original master tapes.

“A volcanic force on the British scene… it’s great to have the evidence back.” John Fordham, The Guardian ****


“Their evident preference for raw energy and rough spirit over absolute precision never quite obscures the technical proficiency available to the ensemble. There is often a sense of things falling effortlessly into place that’s only found in the most exceptional units.”“Probably the most exciting band of any kind in London at the present.” Melody Maker 1971

Chris McGregor ~ piano
Mongezi Feza – pocket trumpet
Dudu Pukwana ~ alto saxophone
Ronnie Beer ~ tenor saxophone
Johnny Dyani ~ bass
Louis Moholo ~ drums, percussion

track list:
Marie My Dear / Travelling Somewhere
Heart’s Vibrations
The Sound’s Begin Again / White Lies
Don’t Stir The Beehive

Release date : 14th April 2008
Barcode number: 5020393 305921