Ogun Records

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Ogun Records is a U.K. record label created by the husband and wife team of South African expat bassist Harry Miller and Hazel Miller, with sound engineer Keith Beal, initially to record and release the music being created by the upcoming Brit new/avant jazz musicians - including Keith Tippett, Mike Osborne, Elton Dean, Lol Coxhill, Harry Beckett, Trevor Watts et al - in the early 1970s, as well as their collaborations with the expatriate members of the South African group The Blue Notes - including Chris McGregor, Dudu Pukwana, Mongezi Feza, Louis Moholo, and Johnny Dyani - in groups like McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath, Dean's Ninesense, and Miller's Isipingo.[1]

The label is active to this day, although it did not have any releases for several years beginning in 1980, during which the Millers lived in The Netherlands. Harry Miller was killed in a car accident in 1983. Hazel Miller started releasing new titles on LP in 1986, with help from John Jack of Cadillac Records, and in 1990 switched the format of releases to CD starting with Elton Dean's Unlimited Saxophone Company. Since then, almost every year has seen one to three new additions to the CD catalog - most are new or unreleased recordings, and some are CD editions of the earlier LP releases.

Discography[edit]

LPs[edit]

  • Ogun OG 100 Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath - Live at Willisau (released 1974)
  • Ogun OG 200 Harry Miller - Children At Play (1974)
  • Ogun OG 300 Mike Osborne Trio - Border Crossing (released 1974)
  • Ogun OG 400 S.O.S.: Alan Skidmore/Mike Osborne/John Surman - SOS (released 1975)
  • Ogun OG 500 Irene Schweizer/Rüdiger Carl/Radu Malfatti/Harry Miller/Paul Lovens - Ramifications (released 1975)
  • Ogun OG 600 Ovary Lodge: Keith Tippett/Julie Tippetts/Harry Miller/Frank Perry - Ovary Lodge: Live At Nettlefold Hall (released 1976)
  • Ogun OG 700 Mike Osborne Trio - All Night Long: The Willisau Concert (released 1976)
  • Ogun OG 800 Harry Beckett's Joy Unlimited - Memories of Bacares (1976)
  • Ogun OG 900 Elton Dean's Ninesense - Oh! For The Edge (released 1976)
  • Ogun OG 010 Nicra: Nick Evans/Radu Malfatti/Keith Tippett/Buschi Niebergall/Makaya Ntshoko - Listen/Hear (released 1977)
  • Ogun OG 110 Voice: Julie Tippetts/Maggie Nichols/Phil Minton/Brian Eley - Voice (released 1977)
  • Ogun OG 210 Mike Osborne/Stan Tracey - Tandem (released 1977)
  • Ogun OG 310 Harry Miller's Isipingo - Family Affair (released 1977)
  • Ogun OG 410 EDQ: Elton Dean/Keith Tippett/Chris Laurence/Louis Moholo - They All Be On This Old Road (released 1977)
  • Ogun OG 510 Lol Coxhill - Diverse (released 1977)
  • Ogun OG 610 Elton Dean/Joe Gallivan/Kenny Wheeler - The Cheque Is In The Mail (released 1977)
  • Ogun OG 710 Mark Charig with Keith Tippett & Ann Winter - Pipedream - Pipedream (released 1977)
  • Ogun OG 810 Mike Osborne Quintet - Marcel's Muse (1977)
  • Ogun OG 910 Elton Dean's Ninesense - Happy Daze (released 1977)
  • Ogun OG 020 Harry Beckett's Joy Unlimited - Got It Made (1977)
  • Ogun OG 120 John Stevens/Evan Parker - The Longest Night vol. 1 (released 1978)
  • Ogun OG 220 Blue Notes - Blue Notes In Concert vol. 1 (released 1978)
  • Ogun OG 320 Radu Malfatti/Harry Miller - Bracknell Breakdown (1978)
  • Ogun OG 420 John Stevens/Evan Parker - The Longest Night vol. 2 (released 1978)
  • Ogun OG 520 Louis Moholo Octet - Spirits Rejoice! (released 1978)
  • Ogun OG 521 Chris McGregor - In His Own Time (1978)
  • Ogun OG 522 Charles Austin/Roy Babbington/Joe Gallivan - Home From Home (1978)
  • Ogun OG 523 Harry Miller - In Conference (released 1978)
  • Ogun OG 524 Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath - Procession: Live At Toulouse (released 1978)
  • Ogun OG 525 Lol Coxhill - The Joy Of Paranoia (released 1978)
  • Ogun OG 526 Trevor Watts String Ensemble - Cynosure (released 1978)
  • Ogun OG 527 Soft Head: Hugh Hopper/Elton Dean/Alan Gowen/Dave Sheen - Rogue Element (1978)
  • Ogun OG 528 Trevor Watts' Amalgam - Closer To You (1979)
  • Ogun OG 529 The Trio: John Surman/Barre Phillips/Stu Martin - By Contact (1987 Ogun reissue of 1971 Japanese Columbia LP)
  • Ogun OG 530 Elton Dean/Harry Beckett/Nick Evans/Marcio Mattos/Liam Genockey - The Bologna Tape (1985)
  • Ogun OG 531 Paul Rutherford Trio - Bracknell '83 (1986)
  • Ogun OG 532 Blue Notes: Chris McGregor/Dudu Pukwana/Louis Moholo - Blue Notes For Johnny (Dyani) (released 1987)
  • Ogun OG 533 Louis Moholo Viva-la-Black - Viva-La-Black (1988)

Double LPs

  • Ogun OGD 001/002 Blue Notes - Blue Notes For Mongezi (Feza) (released 1976)
  • Ogun OGD 003/004 Keith Tippett's Ark - Frames: music for an imaginary film (released 1978)
  • Ogun OGD 007/008 Keith Tippett Septet - A Loose Kite In A Gentle Wind Floating With Only My Will For An Anchor (released 1986)

CDs[edit]

  • Ogun OGCD 001 Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath - Live at Willisau (released 1994)
  • Ogun OGCD 002 Elton Dean Unlimited Saxophone Company (released 1990)
  • Ogun OGCD 003 A Louis Moholo's Viva-La-Black - Exile (released 1991)
  • Ogun OGCD 003 B Louis Moholo's Viva-La-Black - Exile (remaster) (released 2011)
  • Ogun OGCD 005 John Stevens/Evan Parker - Corner to Corner (released 1995)
  • Ogun OGCD 006 Louis Moholo's Viva-La-Black - Freedom Tour 1993 - Live in South Africa (released 1994)
  • Ogun OGCD 007 The Blue Notes Legacy - Live in South Afrika 1964 (released 1995)
  • Ogun OGCD 008 Lol Coxhill - Coxhill on Ogun: The Joy Of Paranoia/Diverse (released 1998)
  • Ogun OGCD 009 Louis Moholo/Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Pule Pheto/Gibo Pheto - Bush fire (released 1996)
  • Ogun OGCD 010/011 Keith Tippett's Ark - Frames: music for an imaginary film (released 1996)
  • Ogun OGCD 012 Francine Luce - Bò kay la vi-a (released 1999)
  • Ogun OGCD 013 Soft Head: Hugh Hopper/Elton Dean/Alan Gowen/Dave Sheen - Rogue Element: Expanded Edition (released 1996)
  • Ogun OGCD 014 Louis Moholo-Moholo/Pule Pheto/Mervyn Afrika/Keith Tippett - Mpumi (released 2002)
  • Ogun OGCD 015 Mike Osborne Trio & Quintet (released 2004)
  • Ogun OGCD 016 Louis Moholo-Moholo/Stan Tracey - Khumbula (Remember) (released 2005)
  • Ogun OGCD 017/018 Louis Moholo-Moholo - Bra Louis Bra Tebs/Spirits Rejoice! (released 2005)
  • Ogun OGCD 019 S.O.S.: Alan Skidmore/Mike Osborne/John Surman - SOS (released 2006)
  • Ogun OGCD 020 Keith Tippett/Julie Tippetts/Louis Moholo-Moholo/Canto Generàl - Viva La Black live at Ruvo Jazz Festival (released 2007)
  • Ogun OGCD 021 Ovary Lodge: Keith Tippett/Julie Tippetts/Harry Miller/Frank Perry - Ovary Lodge: Live At Nettlefold Hall - Ovary Lodge (released 2007)
  • Ogun OGCD 022/023 John Stevens/Evan Parker - Corner To Corner + The Longest Night vols. 1 & 2 (released 2007)
  • Ogun OGCD 024-028 Blue Notes - The Ogun Collection: Legacy - Live in South Afrika 1964/Blue Notes For Mongezi (expanded)/Blue Notes In Concert (expanded)/Blue Notes For Johnny (expanded) (released 2008)
  • Ogun OGCD 029 Mike Osborne Trio - All Night Long (released 2008)
  • Ogun OGCD 030 Keith Tippett Septet - A Loose Kite In A Gentle Wind Floating With Only My Will For An Anchor (released 2009)
  • Ogun OGCD 031 Louis Moholo-Moholo Unit - An Open Letter To My Wife Mpumi (released 2009)
  • Ogun OGCD 032 Elton Dean's Ninesense - Happy Daze/Oh! For The Edge (released 2009)
  • Ogun OGCD 033 Mark Charig with Keith Tippett & Ann Winter - Pipedream (released 2010)
  • Ogun OGCD 034 Couple In Spirit: Keith & Julie Tippett - Live at the Purcell Room (released 2010)
  • Ogun OGCD 035 Louis Moholo-Moholo/Dudu Pukwana/Johnny Dyani/Rev. Frank Wright - Spiritual Knowledge And Grace (released 2011)
  • Ogun OGCD 036 Keith Tippett Octet - From Granite To Wind (released 2011)
  • Ogun OGCD 037 Blue Notes - Before The Wind Changes: Live in Waregem 1979 (released 2012)
  • Ogun OGCD 038 Chris McGregor - In His Good Time: Expanded Edition (released 2012)
  • Ogun OGCD 039 Alexander Hawkins & Louis Moholo-Moholo - Keep Your Heart Straight' (released 2012)
  • Ogun OGCD 040 Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath - Procession: Live At Toulouse: Expanded Edition (released 2013)
  • Ogun OGCD 041 Harry Miller's Isipingo - Different Times, Different Places: 1973/1976 (released 2013)
  • Ogun OGCD 042 Louis Moholo-Moholo - For The Blue Notes (released 2014)


  • Ogun OGCD 101 The Dedication Orchestra - Spirits rejoice (released 1992)
  • Ogun OGCD 102/103 The Dedication Orchestra - Ixesha (Time) (released 1994)
  • Ogun HMCD 1/2/3 Harry Miller - 1941-1983 - The Collection: Children At Play/Family Affair/Bracknell Breakdown/In Conference/Down South (released 1999)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Independent labels, efi.group.shef.ac.uk