3 October 2015

DiSTRiCT SiX - To Be Fee (Editions EG 1987)


This album is still widely available as a second hand article as LP or CD. A great one, with Chris McGregor, maybe on unappropriate label...

Chris McGregor - piano, vocals;
Jim Dvorak - pocket trumpet, vocals;
Brian Abrahams - drums, percussion, vocals;
Dill Katz - fretless bass guitar;
Harrison Smith - tenor and soprano saxes, flute, bass clarinet, vocals

1. Ke A Rona (Power To The People) (Dvorak) 3.35
2. Into The Light (Dvorak & Abrahams) 16.41
3. Etlon-tu (Abrahams) 4.28
4. Songs For Winnie Mandela (Abrahams) 17.30
  a) Reasons Of The Heart
  b) Kwa Tebugo (At Louis’s House)
  c) Unity Dance
5. Kali-Mba (Night Song) (Abrahams)  6.31
6. Mbiso (Abrahams) 8.31

Recorded at Woodway Manor Studios, Wokingham, Berkshire, June 1987
EGCD 53 (UK)

11 comments:

Miloš Latislav said...

flac @ ulozto.net

brian said...

very nice one... miss that one! so thanks!

kinabalu said...

Splendid seeing this one here. I have it on lp, but this cd version sounds much better. And it even adds a track, no.5 on the cd. Inappropriate label? I wouldn't say that, though it's true that Editions EG is not primarily a jazz label. But lots of good stuff released there over the years.

francisco santos said...

Big THX !.....

Wallofsound said...

This one passed me by, so very happy to be introduced to it now.

jazzuk said...

Thanks very much for the CD issue.

corvimax said...

much enjoyed, and I didnt know this group, thank you

bventure said...

Very nice, thanks Milos. I know Wokingham, worked there for a while, and the idea of this being recorded there is about as weird as Captain Beefheart playing in Kidderminster, but they both happened, truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

Miloš Latislav said...

Truth is sometimes crazy, bventure. And thanks all for feedback. Kinabalu, I agree about EG Records, but maybe people who bought it were expecting something else, thus many are still selling it. My copy cost about 3 pounds I think.

bho wani said...

What a gem ! I'm very grateful to you ! Cheers !

Anonymous said...

Milos - I'm eternally grateful to you. I saw District Six play in support of this album in the 80s - what a night! Thanks again - Jeff