Major Surgery were a pioneering quartet from British jazz-rock's early days in the 1970s, with south London saxophonist Don Weller their dominant voice. With their quick-witted and canny takes on soul-jazz, Latin music and reggae, they deserved more of a recording life – but this was their only album.
Only 500 were originally pressed of this Malcolm Mills produced LP in 1976. The music has aged well, in Weller's mix of stop-start surges and warbling warmth on Jubileevit, the dirgey Dog and Bull Fight, the soul-sax anthem Foul Group Practices and the bouncing Calypso Reg. Guitarist Jimmy Roche occasionally sounds like an interloper from a different gig, and Weller's solo loquacity is a hard act to follow throughout; but this accessible and inventive music has much appeal, with Weller establishing just why he was a great in the making, and Tony Marsh a firestorm at the drums.