Ogun Records

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Ogun Records
Founded 1973 (1973)
Founder Harry Miller
Hazel Miller
Keith Beal
Genre Avant-garde jazz
Country of origin UK
Location London

Ogun Records is a jazz record label created in London in 1973 by South African expatriate bassist Harry Miller, his wife Hazel Miller, and sound engineer Keith Beal.[1] They recorded Brititsh avant-garde jazz musicians Keith Tippett, Mike Osborne, Elton Dean, Lol Coxhill, Harry Beckett, Trevor Watts and their collaborations with expatriate South Africans, including the Blue Notes, 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.[2]

The label 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.[3] 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]

LP[edit]

Number Performer Title Year
OG 100 Brotherhood of Breath Live at Willisau 1974
OG 200 Harry Miller Children at Play 1974
OG 300 Mike Osborne Trio Border Crossing 1974
OG 400 S.O.S.: Alan Skidmore/Mike Osborne/John Surman SOS 1975
OG 500 Irene Schweizer/Rüdiger Carl/Radu Malfatti/Harry Miller/Paul Lovens Ramifications 1975
OG 600 Ovary Lodge: Keith Tippett/Julie Tippetts/Harry Miller/Frank Perry Ovary Lodge: Live at Nettlefold Hall 1976
OG 700 Mike Osborne Trio Mike Osborne Trio 1976
OG 800 Harry Beckett's Joy Unlimited Memories of Bacares 1976
OG 900 Elton Dean's Ninesense Oh! for the Edge 1976
OG 010 Nicra: Nick Evans/Radu Malfatti/Keith Tippett/Buschi Niebergall/Makaya Ntshoko Listen/Hear 1977
OG 110 Voice: Julie Tippetts/Maggie Nichols/Phil Minton/Brian Eley Voice 1977
OG 210 Mike Osborne/Stan Tracey Tandem 1977
OG 310 Harry Miller's Isipingo Family Affair 1977
OG 410 EDQ: Elton Dean/Keith Tippett/Chris Laurence/Louis Moholo They All Be on This Old Road 1977
OG 510 Lol Coxhill Diverse 1977
OG 610 Elton Dean/Joe Gallivan/Kenny Wheeler The Cheque Is in the Mail 1977
OG 710 Mark Charig with Keith Tippett & Ann Winter Pipedream - Pipedream 1977
OG 810 Mike Osborne Quintet Marcel's Muse 1977
OG 910 Elton Dean's Ninesense Happy Daze 1977
OG 020 Harry Beckett's Joy Unlimited Got It Made 1977
OG 120 John Stevens/Evan Parker The Longest Night Vol. 1 1978
OG 220 The Blue Notes Blue Notes in Concert Vol. 1 1978
OG 320 Radu Malfatti/Harry Miller Bracknell Breakdown 1978
OG 420 John Stevens/Evan Parker The Longest Night Vol. 2 1978
OG 520 Louis Moholo Octet Spirits Rejoice! 1978
OG 521 Chris McGregor In His Own Time 1978
OG 522 Charles Austin/Roy Babbington/Joe Gallivan Home from Home 1978
OG 523 Harry Miller In Conference 1978
OG 524 Brotherhood of Breath Procession: Live at Toulouse 1978
OG 525 Lol Coxhill The Joy of Paranoia 1978
OG 526 Trevor Watts String Ensemble Cynosure 1978
OG 527 Soft Head: Hugh Hopper/Elton Dean/Alan Gowen/Dave Sheen Rogue Element 1978
OG 528 Trevor Watts' Amalgam Closer to You 1979
OG 529 The Trio: John Surman/Barre Phillips/Stu Martin By Contact 1987 reissue of 1971 Japanese Columbia LP
OG 530 Elton Dean/Harry Beckett/Nick Evans/Marcio Mattos/Liam Genockey The Bologna Tape 1985
OG 531 Paul Rutherford Trio Bracknell '83 1986
OG 532 The Blue Notes: Chris McGregor/Dudu Pukwana/Louis Moholo Blue Notes for Johnny (Dyani) 1987 release
OG 533 Louis Moholo Viva-la-Black Viva-La-Black 1988
OGD 001/002 The Blue Notes Blue Notes for Mongezi (Feza) 1976
OGD 003/004 Keith Tippett's Ark Frames: Music for an Imaginary Film 1978
OGD 007/008 Keith Tippett Septet A Loose Kite in a Gentle Wind Floating With Only My Will for an Anchor 1986

CD[edit]

Number Performer Title Year
Ogun OGCD 001 Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath Live at Willisau 1994
Ogun OGCD 002 Elton Dean Unlimited Saxophone Company 1990
Ogun OGCD 003 A Louis Moholo Viva-La-Black Exile 1991
Ogun OGCD 003 B Louis Moholo Viva-La-Black Exile (remaster) 2011
Ogun OGCD 005 John Stevens/Evan Parker Corner to Corner 1995
Ogun OGCD 006 Louis Moholo's Viva-La-Black Freedom Tour 1993 Live in South Africa 1994
Ogun OGCD 007 The Blue Notes Legacy - Live in South Afrika 1964 1995
Ogun OGCD 008 Lol Coxhill Coxhill on Ogun: The Joy of Paranoia/Diverse 1998
Ogun OGCD 009 Louis Moholo/Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Pule Pheto/Gibo Pheto Bush Fire 1996
Ogun OGCD 010/011 Keith Tippett's Ark Frames: Music for an Imaginary Film 1996
Ogun OGCD 012 Francine Luce Bò kay la vi-a 1999
Ogun OGCD 013 Soft Head: Hugh Hopper/Elton Dean/Alan Gowen/Dave Sheen Rogue Element: Expanded Edition 1996
Ogun OGCD 014 Louis Moholo/Pule Pheto/Mervyn Africa/Keith Tippett Mpumi 2002
Ogun OGCD 015 Mike Osborne Trio & Quintet 2004
Ogun OGCD 016 Louis Moholo/Stan Tracey Khumbula (Remember) 2005
Ogun OGCD 017/018 Louis Moholo Bra Louis Bra Tebs/Spirits Rejoice! 2005
Ogun OGCD 019 S.O.S.: Alan Skidmore/Mike Osborne/John Surman SOS 2006
Ogun OGCD 020 Keith Tippett/Julie Tippetts/Louis Moholo/Canto Generàl Viva La Black Live at Ruvo Jazz Festival 2007
Ogun OGCD 021 Ovary Lodge: Keith Tippett/Julie Tippetts/Harry Miller/Frank Perry Ovary Lodge: Live at Nettlefold Hall 2007
Ogun OGCD 022/023 John Stevens/Evan Parker Corner to Corner + The Longest Night vols. 1 & 2 2007
Ogun OGCD 024–028 The 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) 2008
Ogun OGCD 029 Mike Osborne Trio All Night Long 2008
Ogun OGCD 030 Keith Tippett Septet A Loose Kite in a Gentle Wind Floating With Only My Will for an Anchor 2009
Ogun OGCD 031 Louis Moholo Unit An Open Letter to My Wife Mpumi 2009
Ogun OGCD 032 Elton Dean's Ninesense Happy Daze/Oh! For the Edge 2009
Ogun OGCD 033 Mark Charig with Keith Tippett & Ann Winter Pipedream 2010
Ogun OGCD 034 Couple in Spirit: Keith & Julie Tippett Live at the Purcell Room 2010
Ogun OGCD 035 Louis Moholo/Dudu Pukwana/Johnny Dyani/Rev. Frank Wright Spiritual Knowledge and Grace 2011
Ogun OGCD 036 Keith Tippett Octet From Granite to Wind 2011
Ogun OGCD 037 The Blue Notes Before the Wind Changes: Live in Waregem 1979 2012
Ogun OGCD 038 Chris McGregor In His Good Time: Expanded Edition 2012
Ogun OGCD 039 Alexander Hawkins & Louis Moholo Keep Your Heart Straight 2012
Ogun OGCD 040 Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath Procession: Live at Toulouse: Expanded Edition 2013
Ogun OGCD 041 Harry Miller's Isipingo Different Times, Different Places: 1973/1976 2013
Ogun OGCD 042 Louis Moholo For the Blue Notes 2014
Ogun OGCD 101 The Dedication Orchestra Spirits Rejoice 1992
Ogun OGCD 102/103 The Dedication Orchestra Ixesha (Time) 1994
Ogun HMCD 1/2/3 Harry Miller 1941-1983 The Collection: Children at Play/Family Affair/Bracknell Breakdown/In Conference/Down South 1999

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Simon (2002). Kernfeld, Barry, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 3 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 185. ISBN 1-56159-284-6. 
  2. ^ Independent labels, efi.group.shef.ac.uk
  3. ^ Martinelli, Francesco. "Harry Miller". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 October 2016.