Nat Birchall

Sounds Almighty w/ Al Breadwinner (Limited Ed.) (TDLP 001)

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Sounds Almighty w/ Al Breadwinner (Limited Ed.)

Nat Birchall

Tradition Disc


LPS 170176

TDLP 001



LP 33,04 €

A very different album than usual from the great tenorist Nat Birchall – a set that's no less soulful than his other records, but in a completely different way!

The album's a collaboration with producer Al Breadwinner – and has this approach that feels like a lost Jamaican instrumental session from the start of the 70s – as if Nat's playing the role of saxophonist Tommy McCook over some nicely laidback Kingston-styled rhythms! Birchall solos on tenor on most tracks, but also blows a bit of melodica too – and even handles a bit of organ and percussion too – all swept up in a dubby mix handled by Breadwinner, who contributes drums, guitars, and keyboards.

There's a bit of trumpet and trombone on the set too, plus baritone sax from Stally – and the quality of the record is excellent, every bit up to the range of the Jamaican legends listed as inspiration on the cover – a lineup that includes McCook, Lee Perry, Augustus Pablo, and Cedric Brooks.


  • Nat Birchall - (tenor sax, bass, organ, piano, percussion)
  • Vin Gordon - (trombone)
  • David Fulwood - (trumpet)
  • Al Breadwinner - (drums, guitars, organ, piano)
  • Stally - (baritone sax)
  • KT Lowry - (trumpet on A2 & A)


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Youth Iron Rock
  • A2. Ancient Wisdom
  • A3. Wisdom Dub
  • A4. Freedom Style
  • A5. Freedom Skank
  • SIDE B
  • B1. In The Hills
  • B2. Higher Region In Dub
  • B3. Igziabeher
  • B4. Amlak Dub
  • B5. Hail Don D Jr