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The Mike Westbrook Concert Band Celebration
Deram SML 1013; Reissued by Universal: 8448522, 9866890 and Universal Japan 9257

recorded July 29 & August 5, 1967
Bennelick, Tom (frhorn), Chambers, Dave (ts cl), Griffiths, Malcolm (trom), Holdsworth,
Dave (tr flug), Jackson, Alan (dr), Living, Bernie (as fl), Miller, Harry (ab), Osborne, Mike (as),
Perrottet, Dave (trom), Smith, George (tuba), Surman, John (bs ss bcl), Westbrook, Mike (ap)

1) Pastoral MWestbrook 2:42
2) Awakening JSurman 6:02
3) Parade MWestbrook 4:30
4) Echoes And Heroics MWestbrook 8:17
5) A Greeting MWestbrook 5:43
6) Image (Surman) MWestbrook 6:38
7) Dirge (Surman) MWestbrook 4:16
8) Portrait MWestbrook 7:33


The Mike Westbrook Concert Band Release
Deram DML 1031; Decca CD 80100759

recorded July 29 & August 5, 1967
Griffiths, Malcolm (trom), Holdsworth, Dave (tr flug), Jackson, Alan (drm), Khan, Nisar George (ts),
Living, Bernie (as), Miller, Harry (ab), Osborne, Mike (as), Rutherford, Paul (trom), Surman, John (bs),
Westbrook, Mike (ap)

1) The Few (I) MWestbrook
2) Lover Man MWestbrook
3) For Ever and a Day MWestbrook
4) We Salute You! MWestbrook)
5) The Few (II) MWestbrook
6) Folk Song (I) MWestbrook
7) Flying Home MWestbrook
8) Sugar MWestbrook
9) A Life Of Its Own MWestbrook
10) Take Me Back (I) MWestbrook
11) Rosie MWestbrook
12) Who's Who MWestbrook
13) Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You MWestbrook
14) Can't Get It Out Of My Mind MWestbrook
15) The Girl From Ipanema MWestbrook
16) Folk Song (II) MWestbrook
17) Take Me Back (II) MWestbrook


Jazz in Britain '68'69
Decca Eclipse ECS 2114; Universal Japan 7682163; Dutton Vocalion CDSML 8418

recorded 1968-1969: London, England
Beckett, Harold (flug), Griffiths, Malcolm (trom), Jackson, Alan (drm), Miller, Harry (eb ab),
Osborne, Mike (as), Oxley, Tony (drm), Skidmore, Alan (ts), Surman, John (bs ap), Taylor, John (ep ap),
Wheeler, Kenny (flug tr)

1) Bouquet Garni JSurman
2) Shepherd Oak Cooke
3) Bessie JWarren
4) Circles on Ice JSurman
5) Winter Song JSurman

track one: Osborne, Skidmore, Surman
track two: Beckett, Griffiths, Miller, Osborne, Oxley, Skidmore, Surman, Taylor
track three pt. 1: Jackson, Miller, Surman, Taylor
track three pt. 2: Miller, Oxley, Skidmore, Taylor, Wheeler
track four: same as track three pt. 2
track five: same as track three pt. 2


John Surman
Deram MLR-1030; Released in US as Anglo-Sax Deram DES 18027; Dutton Vocalion CDSML 8402

recorded: August 12-14, 1968: London, England
Beckett, Harold (tr flug), Bennelick, Tom (frhorn), Betancourt, Stirling (drm), Conga, Errol Phillip (drm),
Griffiths, Malcolm (trom), Henderson, Russell (ap), Holland, Dave (ab), Jackson, Alan (drm), Miller, Harry (ab), Osborne, Mike (as), Rutherford, Paul (trom), Surman, John (bs), Wheeler, Kenny (tr flug)

1) Obeah Wedding Francisco 6:28
2) My Pussin Roberts 5:52
3) Incantation JSurman 6:59
4) Carnival SRollins 5:46
5) Good Times Will Come Again RHenderson 6:10
6) Episode JSurman 6:58
7) Dance JSurman 6:59


John Surman How Many Clouds Can You See?
Deram DML-R1045; Dutton Vocalion CDSML 8428

recorded March 1969
Beckett, Harold (tr flug), Griffiths, Malcolm (trom), Holdsworth, Dave (tr), Jackson, Alan (drm), Miller, Harry (ab), Osborne, Mike (as), Oxley, Tony (drm), Phillips, Barre (ab), Pyne, Chris (trom), Skidmore, Alan (ts fl),
Smith, George (tuba), Surman, John (bs ss bcl), Taylor, John (ap), Warren, John (bs fl)

1) Galata Bridge JWarren 14:56
2) Caractacus JSurman 4:19
3) Premonition JSurman 4:24
4) Event-Gathering-Ritual-Circle Dance JSurman 18:38
5) How Many Clouds Can You See? JSurman 3:26

note: Mike Osborne appears only on Galata Bridge and Premonition


The Mike Westbrook Concert Band Marching Song Vol. 1 & 2
Deram SML 1047/48; Deram MWB S-1 (US); Universal Japan UCCM-9258 and UCCM-9259

recorded: March 31 - April 1, 1969
Bennelick, Tom (frhorn), Bowen, Greg (tr), Fisher, Tony (tr), Fry, Martin (tuba), Gibbs, Mike (trom), Griffiths, Malcolm (trom), Harvey, Eddie (trom), Holdsworth, Dave (tr flug), Hughes, Ronnie (tr), Jackson, Alan (drm), Khan, Nisar Ahmad (ts), Laurence, Chris (ab), Living, Bernie (fl picc), Lowther, Henry (tr), Marshall, John (drm), Miller, Harry (ab), Osborne, Mike (as cl), Phillips, Barre (ab), Rutherford, Paul (trom), Skidmore, Alan (ts fl), Smith, Brian (ts), Smith, George (tuba),
Surman, John (bs ss), Warren, John (as bs fl), Westbrook, Mike (ap), Wheeler, Kenny (tr flug)

1) Hooray! MWestbrook 6:24
2) Landscape MWestbrook 15:28
3) Waltz (for Joanna) MWestbrook 5:54
4) Landscape (II) MWestbrook 8:00
5) Other World MWestbrook 9:35
6) Marching Song MWestbrook 3:02
7) Transition MWestbrook 3:01
8) Home MWestbrook 9:44
9) Rosie MWestbrook 6:36
10) Prelude JSurman 4:43
11) Tension MWestbrook 4:38
12) Introduction MWestbrook 4:11
13) Ballad MWestbrook 4:12
14) Conflict MWestbrook 9:43
15) Requiem MWestbrook 1:53
16) Tarnished JSurman 5:58
17) Memorial MWestbrook 2:18


Norddeutscher Rundfunk Die Jazz-Werkstatt '69
NDR 654 057

recorded April 18, 1969: Hamburg, Germany
Griffiths, Malcolm (trom), Jackson, Alan (drm), Kleinschuster, Erich (trom), Miller, Harry (ab),
Osborne, Mike (as cl), Pauer, Fritz (ap org), Scott, Ronnie (ts), Skidmore, Alan (ts fl), Surman, John (bs ss bcl),
Wheeler, Kenny (tr flug)

1) Background JSurman 7:30
2) Puzzle EKleinschuster 5:55

note: This album is shared with other artists.


Selwyn Lissack Facets of the Univers
Goody 3006; DMG ARC 702

recorded September 1969: London, England
Feza, Mongezi (tr), Freeman, Earl (ab), Lissack, Selwyn (drm), Miller, Harry (ab), Osborne, Mike (as),
Terroade, Kenneth (ts fl)

1) Friendship Next of Kin SLissack 19:08
2) Facets of the Univers SLissack 20:37
3) Friendship Next of Kin SLissack 22:04

note: CD reissue contains a re-edited version of "Friendship Next of Kin" that has a drum solo excised from the original album version, presented here as track #3. It also contains partial liner notes by yours truly.


Michael Gibbs
Deram DES 18048; Deram 844 907-2; Dutton Vocalion CDLK 4253

recorded September - December 1969:
Alexander, Fred (cell), Bruce, Jack (eb), Buck, Jim Jr. (frhorn), Busch, Nicolas (frhorn), Carter, Nigel (tr flug),
Civil, Alan (frhorn), Cornford, Bob (ep ap org), Ford, Alan (cell), Fry, Martin (tuba), Gee, Maurice (brtrom),
Goldy, Ken (brtom), Hamer, Ian (tr flug), Hardie, Cliff (trom), Hart, Dick (tuba), Horler, David (trom),
Lambe, Bobby (trom), Lamont, Duncan (reeds), Lee, Phil (eg) Lowther, Henry (tr flug), Marshall, John (drm),
Miller, Maurice (tr flug), Odges, Brian (eb) (should be Odgers), Osborne, Mike (reeds), Oxley, Tony (drm), Premru, Ray (btrom),
Pyne, Chris (trom), Pyne, Mick (ep ap org), Ricotti, Frank (perc), Roberts, Tony (reeds), Russell, Ray (eg),
Skidmore, Alan (reeds), Smith, Valerie (frhorn), Spedding, Chris (ag eg eb), Surman, John (reeds), Thompson, Barbara (reeds), Warleigh, Ray (reeds), Watkins, Derek (tr flug), Wheeler, Kenny (tr flug), Wilbraham, John (picctr)

1) Family Joy Oh Boy! MGibbs 8:47
2) Some Echoes Some Shadows MGibbs 9:01
3) Liturgy/Feelings and Things MGibbs 8:28
4) Sweet Rain MGibbs 6:16
5) Nowhere MGibbs 8:00
6) Throb MGibbs 3:55
7) And On The Third Day MGibbs 8:03


John Surman Way Back When
Unissued (released by Mole Jazz UK); Cuneiform Rune 200

recorded October 7, 1969: Tangerine Studios, London, England
Marshall, John (drm), Odgers, Brian (eb ab), Osborne, Mike (as #2-3), Surman, John (bs ss bcl), Taylor, John (ep)

1) Way Back When JSurman 21:37
2) Owlshead JWarren 13:54
3) Out and About JSurman 8:20

Note: This CD was taken from master tapes that produced a circulated test pressing. Information on recording dates and material presumably came directly from John Surman, contradicting sources for the test pressing. The bassist Brian Odgers is elsewhere referred to incorrectly as Odges (most famously on John McLaughlin's Extrapolation. It has been confirmed his name is Odgers) "Out and About" is clearly "Glancing Backwards" from Where Fortune Smiles. It has been confirmed by Dan Kurdilla of the Unpopular Music Page that "Owlshead" is another arrangement of "Perkin's Landing" from Norma Winstone's Edge of Time. See below.


Mike Osborne Outback
Turtle 300; FMR CD07

recorded 1970
Beckett, Harold (tr), McGregor, Chris (ap), Miller, Harry (ab), Moholo, Louis (drm), Osborne, Mike (as)

1) Outback MOsborne
2) So It Is MOsborne


Ric Colbeck The Sun is Coming Up
Fontana 6383 001

recorded January 19 - 20, 1970: Chalk Farm Studios, London, England
Colbeck, Ric (tr), Jenny-Clarke, Jean-Francois (ab), Lissack, Selwyn (drm), Osborne, Mike (as)

1) Aphrodite RColbeck
2) Subdued RColbeck
3) The Sun is Coming Up RColbeck
4) Lowlands RColbeck


The Mike Westbrook Concert Band Love Songs
Deram SML 1069; Dutton Vocalion CDSML 8407

recorded March 13 - 15, 1970: Tangerine Studios, London, England
Holdsworth, Dave (tr, flug), Jackson, Alan (drm), Khan, Nisar George (ts), Miller, Harry (ab), Osborne, Mike (as), Rutherford, Paul (tr), Spedding, Chris (eg), Westbrook, Mike (ap), Winstone, Norma (voc)

1) Love Song No.1 MWestbrook
2) Love Song No.2 MWestbrook
3) Autumn King MWestbrook
4) Love Song No.3 MWestbrook
5) Love Song No.4 MWestbrook
6) Original Peter MWestbrook


The Trio Conflagration
Dawn DNLS 3022; BGOCD 253

Recorded summer 1970: London, England
Beckett, Harold (tr), Charig, Marc (corn), Corea, Chick (ap), Evans, Nick (trom), Griffiths, Malcolm (trom),
Holland, Dave (ab), Marshall, John (drm), Martin, Stu (drm), Osborne, Mike (as cl), Phillips, Barre (ab),
Skidmore, Alan (ss ts fl), Sulzmann, Stan (cl fl), Surman, John (bs ss bcl), Taylor, John (ap),
Wheeler, Kenny (tr flug)

1) Conflagration BPhillips 7:35
2) Malachite JSurman 8:00
3) Nuts SMartin 7:00
4) Sixes and Sevens BPhillips 7:35
5) B SMartin 6:35
6) Afore the Morrow JSurman 9:25


Not Necessarily "English Music":
A collection of experimental music from Great Britain, 1960-1977

Leonardo Music Journal CD Series Volume 11

Recorded August 1970
Cooper, Mike (eg), Hawkins, Geoff (ts), Jackson, Alan (drm), Miller, Harry (ab), Osborne, Mike (as),
Skidmore, Alan (ts), Taylor, John (ap)

1) Pharoah's March MCooper

note: This album is shared with other artists.
It is unclear whether this track was taken from Mike Cooper's Trout Steel and if so what the proper personnel was.
See reference below.


Harry Beckett Flare Up
Phillips 6308026; Jazzprint JPVP124CD

recorded July 15 - 16, 1970: London, England
Beckett, Harry (tr flug), Laurence, Chris (ab), Osborne, Mike (as), Ricotti, Frank (vib cong),
Skidmore, Alan (ts ss), Surman, John (bs ss), Taylor, John (ap), Webb, John (drm)

1) Flare Up HBeckett
2) Go West GCollier
3) Where Fortune Smiles JSurman
4) Scarlet Mind HBeckett
5) Third Road GCollier
6) Flow Stream Flow HBeckett
7) The Other Side GCollier
8) Rolly's Tune GCollier
9) Fools Play HBeckett


Alan Skidmore TCB
Philips 6308041

recorded October 21, 1970: London, England
Griffiths, Malcolm (trom), Laurence, Chris (ab), Levin, Tony (drm), Osborne, Mike (as #4-7), Skidmore, Alan (ts),
Surman, John (ss #4-7), Taylor, John (ap ep)

1) Jack Knife JSurman
2) Lantern Wood JWarren
3) One On One Off JWarren
4) TCB ASkidmore
5) Walk In And Dance Out MOsborne
6) A.J. JSurman
7) And Think Again JTaylor


Mike Cooper Your Lovely Ways Parts 1 +2/Watching You Fall Parts 1 +2
Dawn DNX 2501

recorded 1970: London, England
Babbington, Roy (eb), Cooper, Mike (eg, voc), Gibbs, Mike (musical director), Marshall, John (drm), Osborne, Mike (as), Spedding, Chris (eg)

1) Your Lovely Ways Parts 1 +2 MCooper
2) Watching You Fall Parts 1 +2 MCooper


Mike Cooper Trout Steel
Dawn 3011

recorded 1971: London, England
Babbington, Roy (eb), Boazman, Bill (eg), Cooper, Mike (voc), Fields, Gerry (vln), Grossman, Stefan (eg),
Hawkins, Geoff (reeds), Heron (voc), Jackson, Alan (drm), Osborne, Mike (as, cl), Pickett, Nick (vln), Skidmore, Alan (ts), Taylor, John (ap)

1) That's How MCooper
2) Sitting Here Watching MCooper
3) Goodtimes MCooper
4) I've Got Mine MCooper
5) A Half Sunday Homeage To A Whole MCooper
6) Don't Talk Too Fast MCooper
7) Trout Steel MCooper
8) In The Mourning MCooper
9) Hope You See MCooper
10) Pharoah's March MCooper
11) Weeping Rose MCooper


Norma Winstone Edge of Time
Argo ZDA 148; Disconforme DISC1962CD

recorded 1971
Boyle, Gary (eg), Griffiths, Malcolm (trom), Laurence, Chris (ab), Levin, Tony (dr), Lowther, Henry (tr),
Osborne, Mike(as cl), Pyne, Chris (trom), Rutherford, Paul (euph), Skidmore, Alan (ss ts fl), Taylor, John (ap),
Themen, Art (ts fl), Wheeler, Kenny (tr flug), Winstone, Norma (voc)

1) Perkins Landing JWarren
2) Enjoy This Day JTaylor
3) Erebus (Son Of Chaos) JSurman


Harry Beckett Warm Smiles
RCA SF 8225; Dutton Vocalion 2CDSML 8430

recorded 1971
Beckett, Harry (tr flug), Lawrence, Chris (ab), Osborne, Mike (as), Ricotti, Frank (perc), Taylor, John (ap),
Webb, John (drm)

1) Harambee HBeckett
2) Tender is the Sky HBeckett
3) To Me For Me HBeckett
4) Warm Smiles HBeckett
5) Tomorrow Morning Early HBeckett


Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath
RCA Neon NE2; Repertoire REP4468-WP

recorded January 9, 1971: Sound Technique Studios, London England
Beckett, Harold (tr), Beer, Ronnie (ts fl), Charig, Marc (corn), Evans, Nick (trom), Evans, Nick (trom),
Feza, Mongezi (tr fl), Griffiths, Malcolm (trom), McGregor, Chris (ap xyl), Miller, Harry (ab),
Moholo, Louis (drm perc), Osborne, Mike (as cl), Pukwana, Dudu (as), Skidmore, Alan (ts ss),
Skidmore, Alan (ts ss), Surman, John (bs ss)

1) Mra DPukwana 5:02
2) Davashe's Dream MDavashe 7:30
3) The Bride DPukwana 7:41
4) Andromeda CMcGregor 4:07
5) Night Poem CMcGregor 20:46
6) Union Special CMcGregor 1:42


Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath Brotherhood
RCA LSP 10377

recorded 1971
Beckett, Harold (tr flug), Charig, Marc (tr flug), Evans, Nick (trom), Feza, Mongezi (tr), Griffiths, Macolm (trom), McGregor, Chris (ap), Miller, Harry (ab), Moholo, Louis (drm), Osborne, Mike (as cl), Pukwana, Dudu (as),
Skidmore, Alan (ts ss), Windo, Gary (ts)

1) Nick Tete DPukwana
2) Joyful Noises CMcGregor
3) Think of Something MOsborne
4) Do It CMcGregor
5) Funky Boots March GWindo/NEvans


John Surman & John Warren Tales of the Algonquin
Deram SML 1094; Dutton Vocalion CDSML 8410

recorded April 1971: London, England
Almark, Danny (trom), Beckett, Harry (tr flug), Drover, Martin (tr flug), Griffiths, Malcolm (trom),
Harvey, Ed (trom), Jackson, Alan (drm), Martin, Stu (drm), Miller, Harry (ab), Osborne, Mike (as cl),
Phillips, Barre (ab), Skidmore, Alan (ts fl), Sulzmann, Stan (as ss fl), Surman, John (bs ss), Taylor, John (ap),
Warren, John (bs fl), Wheeler, Kenny (tr flug)

1) With Terry's Help JWarren 5:56
2) We'll Make It JWarren 6:21
3) The Dandelion JWarren 6:10
4) Picture-Tree JWarren 5:47
5) The Purple Swan
6) Shingebis And The North Wind
7) The Adventures of Manabush
8) The White Water Lily
9) Wihio The Wanderer JWarren 23:15


BBC Transcription Service
CN 1397

recorded between May 28 and June 6, 1971: Wavendon Festival, England
Osborne, Mike (as cl), Runswick, Darrell (ab), Smythe, Pat (ap), Wheeler, Kenny (tr flug), unknown drummer

1) All Blues MDavis 12:25

Note: Osborne and Co. only appear on one track of this compilation album.


Brotherhood of Breath Bremen to Bridgwater
Cuneiform Rune 182/183

recorded June 20, 1971: Lila Eule, Bremen, Germany
Beckett, Harry (tr), Charig, Marc (tr), Evans, Nick (trom), Feza, Mongezi (tr), Griffiths, Malcolm (trom),
McGregor, Chris (ap), Miller, Harry (ab), Moholo, Louis (drm), Osborne, Mike (as), Pukwana, Dudu (as), Skidmore, Alan (ts), Windo, Gary (ts)

1) Funky Boots March GWindo/NEvans 3:05
2) Kongi's Theme CMcGregor 11:11
3) Now CMcGregor 14:08
4) The Bride DPukwana 7:31
5) Think of Something MOsborne 5:48
6) Union Special CMcGregor 1:11
7) Andromeda CMcGregor 4:09
8) Do It CMcGregor 3:32

Note: This 2004 CD contains two other sessions both from 1975 which also feature Osborne. Please see references below.


Internationales New Jazz Meeting Auf Burg Altena
JG 27/28

recorded June 27-28, 1971: Internationales New Jazz Meeting Auf Burg Altena, Germany
Griffiths, Malcolm (trom), Laurence, Chris (ab), Levin, Tony (drm), Osborne, Mike (as), Skidmore, Alan (ts),
Taylor, John (ap), Winstone, Norma (voc)

1) KLM JSurman
2) And Think Again JTaylor

Note: This 2 LP set is shared with other artists.


Mike Westbrook Metropolis
RCA Neon NE10

recorded August 3 - 5, 1971
Beckett, Harry (tr flug), Boyle, Gary (eg), Carter, Nigel (tr), Griffiths, Malcolm (trom), Holdsworth, Dave (tr flug), Jackson, Alan (drm), Khan, Nisar George (ts), Laurence, Chris (eb ab), Lowther, Henry (tr flug),
Marshall, John (drm), Miller, Harry (ab cell), Nieman, Paul (trom), Osborne, Mike (as cl), Perkins, Geoff (btrom), Rutherford, Paul (trom euph), Skidmore, Alan (ts ss), Taylor, John (ep), Wadsworth, Derek (trom),
Warleigh, Ray (as fl), Warren, John (bs), Westbrook, Mike (ap), Wheeler, Kenny (tr flug mell), Winstone, Norman (voc #3)

1) Metropolis part I MWestbrook
2) Metropolis part II MWestbrook
3) Metropolis part III MWestbrook
4) Metropolis part IV MWestbrook
5) Metropolis part V MWestbrook
6) Metropolis part VI MWestbrook
7) Metropolis part VII MWestbrook
8) Metropolis part VIII MWestbrook
9) Metropolis part IX MWestbrook


Brotherhood of Breath Eclipse at Dawn
Cuneiform Rune 262

recorded November 4, 1971: Berliner Philharmonie, Berliner Jazztage, Germany
Beckett, Harry (tr), Charig, Marc (tr), Evans, Nick (trom), Griffiths, Malcolm (trom),
McGregor, Chris (ap), Miller, Harry (ab), Moholo, Louis (drm), Osborne, Mike (as), Pukwana, Dudu (as), Skidmore, Alan (ts), Windo, Gary (ts)

1) Introduction by Ronnie Scott :56
2) Nick Tete DPukwana 8:19
3) Restless CMcGregor 12:01
4) Do It CMcGregor 7:22
5) Eclipse at Dawn AIbrahim 7:24
6) The Bride DPukwana 15:36
7) Now CMcGregor 8:41
8) Funky Boots March GWindo/NEvans 1:46
9) Ronnie Scott and Chris McGregor sendoff and applause 2:33


Mike Osborne Shapes
FMR CD10

recorded February 1972: Pye Studios, London, England
Freeman, Earl (ab), Miller, Harry (ab), Moholo, Louis (drm), Osborne, Mike (as), Skidmore, Alan (ts),
Surman, John (ss bs)

1) Shapes MOsborne 19:40
2) Straight Jack MOsborne 7:05
3) Double It MOsborne 14:00


Harry Beckett Themes for Fega
RCA SF8264; Dutton Vocalion 2CDSML 8430

recorded February 4, 1972: Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England
Beckett, Harry (tr flug), Lawrence, Chris (ab), Osborne, Mike (as), Ricotti, Frank (vib perc)
Skidmore, Alan (ts ss), Taylor, John (ep), Webb, John (drm)

1) Little One HBeckett
2) Spiral Feelings HBeckett
3) Chandeliers and Mirrors HBeckett
4) Cry of Triumph HBeckett
5) I'm Easy HBeckett
6) Enchanted HBeckett
7) Everyone if Me HBeckett
8) Farewell Fega HBeckett


Osborne/Tracey Original
Cadillac SGC 1002

recorded April 1972: Surrey Hall, Stockwell, England
Osborne, Mike (as), Tracey, Stan (ap)

1) Original MOsborne/STracey


Barry Guy's London Jazz Composers Orchestra Ode
Incus 6/7; Intakt CD 041

recorded April 22, 1972: English Bach Festival. Oxford Town Hall, England
Beckett, Harold (tr), Charig, Marc (corn), Clyne, Jeff (ab), Downes, Bob (ts fl), Gibbs, Mike (trom),
Guy, Barry (ab), Hart, Dick (tuba), Holdsworth, Dave (tr), Jenkins, Karl (bs ob), Laurence, Chris (ab),
Living, Bernhard (as), Lytton, Paul (drm perc), Nieman, Paul (trom), Orr, Buxton (cond), Osborne, Mike (as), Oxley, Tony (drm perc), Parker, Evan (ts ss), Riley, Howard (ap), Rutherford, Paul (trom), Wakeman, Alan (ts ss), Watts, Trevor (as ss)

1) Ode - part I (The End, Edgar Ende, 1931) BGuy 9:01
2) Ode - part II (Memory of the Future, Oscar Dominguez, 1939) BGuy 8:51
3) Ode - part III (Exact Sensibility, Oscar Dominguez, 1935) BGuy 14:21
4) Ode - part IV (According to the Laws of Chance, Jean Arp, 1917) BGuy 12:08
5) Ode - part V (Presence of Mind, Rene Magritte, 1958) BGuy 18:05
6) Ode - part VI (Indefinite Divisibility, Yves Tanguy, 1942) BGuy 23:45
7) Ode - part VII (Melancholy Departure, Georgio De Chirico, 1916) BGuy

Note: part VII was not on the original two-LP set.


Kenny Wheeler Song For Someone
Incus 10; psi 04.01

recorded January 10-11, 1973: Olympic Sound Studios, London, England
Bailey, Derek (eg #5), Bowen, Greg (tr), Branscombe, Alan (ap ep), Christie, Keith (trom), Griffiths, Malcolm (btrom #5), Hamer, Ian (tr), Hancock, Dave (tr), Horler, David (trom), Lamb, Bobby (trom), Lamont, Duncan (ts fl),
Mathewson, Ron (ab), Osborne, Mike (as), Oxley, Tony (drm), Parker, Evan (ts ss #4-5), Pyne, Chris (trom),
Reece, Alfie (tuba), Taylor, John (ep), Wheeler, Kenny (tr flug), Wilson, Jim (btrom #1-4, 6), Winstone, Norma (voc)

1) Toot-Toot KWheeler
2) Ballad Two KWheeler
3) Song for Someone KWheeler
4) Causes are Events KWheeler
5) The Good Doctor KWheeler 8:12
6) Nothing Changes KWheeler 15:17


Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath Travelling Somewhere
Cuneiform RUNE 152

recorded January 19, 1973: Lila Eule, Bremen, Germany
Beckett, Harold (tr), Charig, Marc (tr), Evans, Nick (trom), Feza, Mongezi (tr), Griffiths, Malcolm (trom),
McGregor, Chris (ap), Miller, Harry (ab), Moholo, Louis (drm), Osborne, Mike (as), Parker, Evan (ts),
Pukwana, Dudu (as), Windo, Gary (ts)

1) The Bride DPukwana 6:26
2) Do It CMcGregor 9:19
3) Ismite is Might CMcGregor 3:58
4) Kongi's Theme WSoyinka 6:44
5) MRA DPukwana 12:14
6) Restless CMcGregor 9:47
7) Think of Something MOsborne 9:55
8) Travelling Somewhere CMcGregor 7:21
9) Wood Fire CMcGregor 13:41


Mike Cooper Life and Death in Paradise
Fresh Air 6370 500

recorded 1974: Mike Finesilver's Pathway Studios
Boyd, Colin (eb), Clarke, Terry (eg voc), Cooper, Mike (voc eg), Evenett (mod), Everett, Terry (synth), Foster, Ian (drm), Gowan, Alan (ap), Miller, Harry (ab), Moholo, Louis (drm perc), Osborne, Mike (as)

1) Rocket Summer MCooper
2) Black Night Crash (incl. Horry Rocker Show) MCooper
3) O.M.M. Coda MCooper
4) Suicide De Luxe (incl. Rock and Roll Hi Way) MCooper
5) Life and Death in Paradise (incl. Through a Veil, Beads on a String, Reprise) MCooper
6) Critical Incidents MCooper


Balver Hoehle Jazz Festival 1974
JG 36-39

recorded July 27 - 28, 1974: Balver Hoehle Jazz Festival, Germany
Osborne, Mike (as perc); Skidmore, Alan (ts drm); Surman, John (bs ss bcl synth)

1) Trio Trio
2) Walms
3) Signal


Mike Osborne Bordercrossing
Ogun OG 300; Ogun OGCD 015

recorded Sept 28, 1974: Peanuts Club, Bishopsgate, London, England
Miller, Harry (ab), Moholo, Louis (drm), Osborne, Mike (as)

1) Ken's Tune MOsborne 4:46
2) Stop and Start MOsborne 3:50
3) Awakening Spirit HMiller 3:50
4) 1st MOsborne 10:00
5) Animation-Riff-Bordercrossing MOsborne 19:15


S.O.S
Ogun OG 400; Ogun OGCD 019

recorded January 2 - 11, 1975: Griffout Studios; Saturn Studios, Worthing, England
Osborne, Mike (as perc), Skidmore, Alan (ts drm perc), Surman, John (bs ss bcl synth)

1) Country Dance ASkidmore/MOsborne/JSurman 4:00
2) Wherever I Am ASkidmore/MOsborne/JSurman 9:40
3) Chordary ASkidmore/MOsborne/JSurman 3:16
4) Where's Junior ASkidmore/MOsborne/JSurman 3:07
5) Cycle Motion ASkidmore/MOsborne/JSurman 3:08
6) 1st ASkidmore/MOsborne/JSurman 6:10
7) Goliath ASkidmore/MOsborne/JSurman 5:56
8) Calypso ASkidmore/MOsborne/JSurman 11:25


Brotherhood of Breath Bremen to Bridgwater
Cuneiform Rune 182/183

recorded February 26, 1975: Bridgwater Arts Center, England
Bailey, Keith (drm), Beckett, Harry (tr), Charig, Marc (tr), Dean, Elton (as), Evans, Nick (trom), Feza, Mongezi (tr), Griffiths, Malcolm (trom), McGregor, Chris (ap), Miller, Harry (ab), Osborne, Mike (as), Pukwana, Dudu (as), Skidmore, Alan (ts)

1) The Serpent's Kindly Eye CMcGregor 19:25
2) Untitled Original MOsborne 9:20

Note: This 2004 CD contains two other sessions from 1971 and 1975 which also feature Osborne. Please see references above and below.


Mike Osborne All Night Long
Ogun OG 700; Ogun CD OGCD 029

recorded August 13, 1975: Willisau, Switzerland
Miller, Harry (ab), Moholo, Louis (drm), Osborne, Mike (as)

1) All Night Long: All Night Long-Rivers-'Round Midnight-Scotch Pearl
MOsborne-MOsborne/HMiller/LMoholo-TSMonk/Williams-MOsborne 21:30
2) Waltz MOsborne 7:05
3) Recapitulations: Ken's Tune-Country Bounce-All Night Long-Trio Trio
MOsborne-MOsborne/HMiller/LMoholo-MOsborne-MOsborne 22:10
4) Scotch Pearl MOsborne 3:58
5) Now and Then, Here and Now MOsborne 22:38

Note: The 2008 Ogun CD reissue adds tracks #4 and 6 to the original LP issue. It also includes track #5, previously unissued from unspecified European concert.


Brotherhood of Breath Bremen to Bridgwater
Cuneiform Rune 182/183

recorded November 11, 1975: Bridgwater Arts Center, England
Beckett, Harry (tr), Charig, Marc (tr), Dean, Elton (as), Evans, Nick (trom), Feza, Mongezi (tr), Grant, Bruce (bs), Malfatti, Radu (trom), McGregor, Chris (ap), Miller, Harry (ab), Moholo, Louis (drm), Osborne, Mike (as), Parker, Evan (ts ss), Pukwana, Dudu (as)

1) Sonia MFeza 12:36
2) Now CMcGregor 13:24
3) Yes Please RMalfatti 11:19
4) Restless CMcGregor 7:26
5) Kwhalo DPukwana 16:17
6) Untitled Original CMcGregor 16:22

Note: This 2004 CD contains two other sessions from 1971 and 1975 which also feature Osborne. Please see references above.


Harry Miller's Isipingo Which Way Now
Cuneiform Rune 233

recorded November 20, 1975: Post-Aula, Bremen, Germany
Evans, Nick (trom), Feza, Mongezi (tr), Miller, Harry (ab), Moholo, Louis (drm), Osborne, Mike (as), Tippett, Keith (ap)

1) Family Affair HMiller 19:03
2) Children at Play HMiller 20:37
3) Eli's Song HMiller 20:48
4) Which Way Now HMiller 14:40


Osborne/Tracey Tandem
Ogun OG 210

recorded July 24, 1976: Bracknell Festival; November 26, 1976: South Hill Park, Bracknell
Osborne, Mike (as), Tracey, Stan (ap)

1) Ballad Forms STracey/MOsborne 23:40
2) Air on a Shoestring STracey/MOsborne 7:45
3) Back to Berks STracey/MOsborne 9:30


Harry Miller Family Affair
Ogun OG 310

recorded January 6, 1977: Batterseas Arts Centre, London, England
Charig, Marc (tr), Griffiths, Malcolm (trom), Miller, Harry (ab), Moholo, Louis (drm), Osborne, Mike (as),
Tippett, Keith (ap)

1) Family Affair HMiller 10:32
2) Touch Hungry HMiller 10:48
3) Jumping HMiller 15:32
4) Eli's Song HMiller 5:30


Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath Procession
Ogun OG 524

recorded May 10, 1977: Halle aux Grains, Toulouse, France
Beckett, Harry (tr), Charig, Marc (tr), Dyani, Johnny (ab), Grant, Bruce (fl bs), McGregor, Chris (ap), Malfatti, Radu (trom), Miller, Harry (ab), Moholo, Louis (drm), Osborne, Mike (as), Parker, Evan (ts), Pukwana, Dudu (as)

1) Sunrise on the Sun CMcGregor 17:30
2) Sonia MFeza 4:35
3) Kwhalo DPukwana 18:35


Mike Osborne Marcel's Muse
Ogun OG 810

recorded May 31, 1977: London, England
Charig, Mark (tr), Green, Jeff (eg), Miller, Harry (ab), Nykyruj, Peter (drm), Osborne, Mike (as)

1) Molten Lead MOsborne 9:20
2) Sea Mist MOsborne 10:26
3) Where's Freddy MOsborne 9:30
4) I Wished I Knew Smith 9:30


John Stevens Live at the Plough
Ayler AYLCD-007

recorded March 30, 1979: The Plough, Stockwell Road, London, England
Osborne, Mike (as), Rogers, Paul (ab), Stevens, John (drm)

1) Blue Rondo JMcLean 10:29
2) Medium Plough MOsborne 9:17
3) Carrousel MOsborne 8:07
4) Cherokee Noble 9:09
5) Summertime Gershwin/Heyward 5:34
6) The Restart MOsborne 7:49
7) MO Recapulations MOsborne 23:08


Mike Osborne Force of Nature
Reel Recordings RR006

recorded October 17, 1980: Kolner Jazzhaus Festival, Koln, Germany
Osborne, Mike (as), Holdsworth, Dave (tr), Mattos, Marcio (ab), Abrahams, Brian (drm)

1) Ducking and Diving MOsborne 42:13

recorded April 27th, 1981: London, England
Osborne, Mike (as), Holdsworth, Dave (tr), Bridge, Paul (ab), Marsh, Tony (drm)

1) Journey's End MOsborne 7:57
1) All Night Long MOsborne 12:00

note: Yours truly provided the source material for the first portion of this CD.

Portions of this discography were culled from the Unpopular Music Page.

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