3 August 2017

What a long, strange trip ...






This blog is now in its tenth year, started back in February 2007 by Sotise, our correspondent from down under. Bundles of people have contributed over the years, some gone, others holding on and yet others joining and putting their distinctive mark on the contents and direction of the blog. Currently we have about half a dozen active posters and some very generous followers, judging from inputs to our contributions section, but we're always willing to recruit more. Potential authors can get in touch with us c/o our Blogger email addresses. We've had contributors from three continents, with a preponderance of Europeans overall.

The emphasis has been on the free/improv/experimental side of jazz, but with excursions into contemporary and classical music, from Europe and beyond. There are no rules, however; the blog is whatever the posters make of it, and we'd like to keep it that way. We focus on posting out of print material with the objective of drawing attention to music which otherwise might have remained out of sight and out of mind. Due to spam and some past experiences of personal attacks, we 've had to institute a moderator system, so comments may not appear right away, but they will be published.

With these few words, heading on ...

2 August 2017

Contributions

Anything our readers and followers would like to contribute goes here. That may include recommendations, reviews, recordings, you name it.

The earlier contributions thread was unfortunately deleted, but we have managed to recover about three years of the last five years of posts. The recovered posts have now been moved to separate posts in the new thread. All links to files are working at the time of writing. If there is anybody out there who has found that their contributions are missing, feel free to repost them or if anybody has downloaded files when they were still available, the same thing applies.  Of course, we welcome any new contributions from our followers, anything that we and you should know about.

1 August 2017

Requests

Requests, broken links, re-ups and related topics go here. It may be easier for admins to be attentive to these topics if they are put here and not under the individual posts. There's no guarantee that we may be able to respond to everything, but we'll give it a try.

I've deleted the previous 'Requests' post as it was becoming a bit unwieldy.
I shall start the requests with the last one from the previous thread.

Free form

Anything else goes here. Observations on the general state of the universe and its overall direction are particularly welcome, but also on more mundane matters as you may see fit.

NEW LINKS FOR OLD POSTS

Hi , Heres a new section , which will feature links to the Original posts of things that are just being, or have recently been re uploaded..
the Contributions and request sections are too cluttered , making it difficult to keep track!
comments will be disabled for this section!

Please help us out, if you see comments asking for a re-upload, and you have the files!!
(preferably use only file hosts accessible to free users,do not use these files to make money!)
Please do not ask us to re upload records which are generally available, or have been recently reissued, whatever the format!!

Surely it goes without saying that all views expressed on this Blog , be they impressions  delusions
reveries, political statements, opinions are ours and ours alone , Music stimulates the imagination, so switch off y'r TV,listen ... make up your own minds.

So here goes, Ill start with a few I have recently re uploaded

Update July 18, 2016 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:



Jan Garbarek Trio - live at Moers 1973
Nonaka "Goku" Mitsumasa - Street Preaching At The Cheshire Cat
Manfred Schoof Quintet - Domicile München 1969
Jiří Stivín & Rudolf Dašek ‎– Tandem (Supraphon)
Lee Konitz Quartet - live in Manchester 1966
Roswell Rudd - Maine
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - Koppelaar-Carl-Reichel-Dauner-Honsinger - Stuttgart 1977
Theo Loevendie 4TET
Theo Loevendie Quartet -  Orlando
Theo Loevendie Quartet - Live in Moers 1979
Alan Davie - Phantom In The Room
Tetsu Saito - Tokio Tango
Oriental Wind - Sankirna
Niko Langenhuijsen - Hypo
CCMC - Vol 1
Eje Thelin - Polyglot
Takashi Kako / Toshiyuki Miyama & New Herd - EL AL
Voices - Rediscover The Beautiful
New Jazz Ensemble - Burning Flowers
Ruf der Heimat feat. Charles Gayle & E.L. Petrowsky - Köln, 1994
Fall, Few, Maka - Diom Futa
Machi Oul - Quetzalcoatl
Waterland Ensemble - Domesticated Doomsday
Loek Dikker Waterland Ensemble - Tan-Tango
Keshavan Maslak - Loek Dikker.... - Mayhem In Our Streets
Ekkehard Jost & Amman Boutz
Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath - live at Siegendorff 1975
The Group - live in Cambridge, Mass. 1987
CMIF (Creative Musicians Improvisers Forum - 1983/84)
Andrew Hill - Big Band and Solo Live Recordings
Edward Vesala - I'm Here
Fred Van Hove & Cel Overberghe - With Strings - Met Strijkers - Avec Cordes
The Original Orchestra - Don't Play That Sentimental Ballad
Toshi Tsuchitori / Mototeru Takagi - Origination +Alm/Balcony
Toshi Tsuchitori - 3 DYM LPs
Sato - Takase - Hashimoto - Kako - Twilight Monologues
Air - live in Pisa '79
Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley - Birdland, Neuburg
Richard Teitelbaum - Hiuchi-Ishi
Saheb Sarbib - Live in Europe
Dean. Dunmall. Rogers. Levin - ELTON
Elton Dean Quartet - EDQ LIVE
Bill Lewis & Khan Jamal - The River
Binder Quintet featuring John Tchicai
MASTERS OF DISORIENTATION
Allan Jaffe - Soundscape
New Orchestra Quintet - Up 'Til Now
GROUP ONGAKU - (1960/61)
Riri Shimada / Takehisa Kosugi - The Other World of Eric Satie
Elton Dean Quartet - Live in Milan '79
Michel Portal Unit (NDR Jazzworkshop No.99) - In Hamburg 1974
Michel Portal Unit feat. Albert Mangelsdorff - Live in Willisau 1976
Brötzmann / Portal / Bennink - In Paris 1977
Kang Tae Hwan - Tokebi
Sonny Sharrock - Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Paul Dunmall Qt - Manchester 1987
Jan Garbarek Quartet - live in Bremen 1974
Anthony Braxton - Evan Parker Duet 1994
Joji Yuasa – Triplicity For Contrabass
Cecil Taylor, Bill Dixon and Tony Oxley - live in London 2004
United Front - Live in Moers 79
Paul Rogers & Paul Dunmall - Invisibles 
Paul Rogers - Solo (2000)
Rutherford.Tippett. Rogers - ROTOR
United Front - Path with a Hesrt
Alex Maguire's Cat O'Nine Tails - Hoki-Poki
Wallin - Ulander - Olsen - The New Figaro
Bengt "Frippe" Nordström - Meaningless
Masahiko Togashi - Voices
Steve Lacy - Wordless
Bergisch-Brandenburgisches Quartett - Soundscape NY 1981
Frank Wright & Jerry Griffin - Saalfelden, Austria, November, 1979
Steve Grossman + Jean-Francois Jenny-Clark - New Moon
Steve Lacy Quartet - Moers 1974
Lesli Dalaba - Trumpet Songs and Dances
Yosuke Yamashita (w/Joseph Jarman) - First Time
David Keane - Lyra
Jef Gilson - Concert A La MJC Colombes
Cecil Taylor Quintet - Köln 1999
Evans / Fernández / Gustafsson - Munich 2012
Cercle - 1997
Cercle - New York 1994
Ton Klami - In Moers
Tomasz Stanko Quartet - Nuremberg 1996
Madli's Mums
Jeanne Lee - Conspiracy
Luna - Space Swell
Ruf Der Heimat - Machine Kaput
AMM - London Lighthouse 1989
AMM - October Gallery 1991 set1
AMM - October Gallery 1991 set2
Urs Blöchlinger - Don't Call Back - We Let You Know
Abdul Wadud / Leroy Jenkins - Straight Ahead / Free At Last
Vertrek Ensemble - Another Idea of North
Euro-Quartet - Convergences
No Doctor - No Doctor
John Tchicai - Cadentia Nova Danica
Tony Oxley Celebration Orchestra - Gütersloh, Germany (May-15-1993)
New Phonic Art - Begegnung In Baden Baden (Wergo)
Noah Howard Quartet - Live At Columbia University, NY, 1973
Wolfgang Dauner / Jürgen Karg / Fred Braceful - Untitled (Calig, 1969)
Nébu - Nébu
Licorice Factory - self-titled


17 January 2017

NEW JAZZ TRIO + STREICHQUINTETT "PAGE TWO" (MPS, 1972)





Manfred Schoof, cornet & flugelhorn
Peter Trunk, double bass  cello
Cees See, drums, percussion
Johannes Fritsch, viola
Manfred Niehaus, viola
Christel-Renate Wüstenbecker, violin
Koenraad Ellegiers, violin
Othello Liesmann, cello



A1. Currents     4:31
A2. Feathered Friends     5:30
A3. ...... And Accents     4:12
A4. Sunmoonata     5:47
A5. Ludus Totalis     5:09
B1. Dolbi     3:09
B2. Open Zoo     7:02
B3. Portraits     4:26
B4. Hommage     5:06
B5. Absolute     3:07


Recorded at Rhenus Studio, Godorf, February 6, 1972.

Original release on MPS 21 21295-2 (LP - 1972)

16 January 2017

Roswell Rudd ~ John Tchicai ~ Steve Lacy ~ Kent Carter ~ Steve McCall ~ RAI Big Band; Teatro dell’Opera, Rome; 24th March 1980


In 1980, the Italian radio programme Un Certo Discorso organised and broadcast eleven concerts with several of the leading jazz musicians at that time, together with the RAI big band. Several of the broadcasts of these concerts have already been shared on this blog. The RAI3 programme Battiti has been revisiting several of these performances recently, including one that has not appeared either here or on Dime. So here it is - it's just great to hear Steve Lacy on such ecstatic form, together with John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Kent Carter and Steve McCall, and of course, the RAI big band. As little editing as possible has been done, to give continuity to the actual concert; any corrections to the setlist or other details are welcome.

La foresta nello zoo / The Forest and the Zoo

Roswell Rudd trombone
John Tchicai saxophone
Steve Lacy soprano saxophone
Kent Carter bass
Steve McCall drums

and the RAI Big Band

Teatro dell’Opera, Rome; 24th March 1980

Tracklist:

01 - radio introduction
02 - 'S Crazy Pad  - Skippy - Warm Valley - Reuniosis
03 - radio continuity
04 - Il saluto del mattino - Bud's Brother
05 - radio continuity
06 - Well You Needn't


14 January 2017

LINDA SHARROCK, NIKO POLYMENAKOS, PAUL FIELDS, ANDREA HAINDL, RICHARD ISAIAH, FRITZ NOVOTNY, HARRY KLAFFENBÖCK ‎– JAZZ FOR THINKERS (KOVARIK'S MUSIKOTHEK, ‎1985)





A1. Ballad
A2. Ednilgeis
A3. Voice

B1. Inside
B2. Tasten
B3. Andrea


Harry Klaffenböck, bass
Fritz Novotny, flute, reeds, piano, percussion
Andrea Haindl, guitar
Niko Polymenakos, keyboards, tape
Richard Isaiah, trombone
Paul Fields, violin, piano
Linda Sharrock, voice

Recorded: January 26th 1985

Kovarik's Musikothek, R.A.U. ‎– KK-M 1013

LP Rip

11 January 2017

FRANZ KOGLMANN - The Use Of Memory (1991)


Franz Koglmann ~ The Use Of Memory ~ Hat Hut Records 1991

1. Chateau De Bouges 9:39
2. For Max 4:33
3. The Use Of Memory: Bix, Miles And Chet 7:39
4. Das Ratsel Eines Tages 6:54
5. Der Vogel 10:12
6. Uccello 6:26
7. Monoblue 6:21
8. Die Kuhle, Der Duft, Der Glanz 6:16
9. Constantin's Dream 6:29

Franz Koglmann Pipetet:

Mario Arcari: oboe & english horn
Martin Schelling: clarinet & bass clarinet
Tony Coe: clarinet, bassclarinet & tenor saxophone
Roberto Ottaviano: soprano- & sopranino saxophone
Guillermo Gregorio: alto saxophone
Franz Koglmann: flugelhorn
Jean-Christophe Mastnak: french horn
Radu Malfatti: trombone
Raoul Herget: tuba
Burkhard Stangl: guitar
Robert M. Weiss: piano
Klaus Koch: bass
Fritz Hauser: drums

Conducted by Gustav Bauer

1. dedicated to Alain Resnais
2. dedicated to Max Aichinger
3. quoting from Miles Davis' 'Tune Up', passages from an improvisation by Chet Baker on 'Tune Up' and Larry Shields' 'Clarinet Marmelade'
4. inspired by Giorgio de Chirico
5. dedicated to Jean Cocteau
7. dedicated to Yves Klein
8. hommage a Franz Schubert, dedicated to Ingrid Karl
9. inspired by Piero della Francesca

All compositions by Franz Koglmann

Hat Hut Records hat ART CD 6078



9 January 2017

PHILIP GIBBS - 20TH CENTURY MALADY (1993)

























Contemporary Guitar Music Composed and Performed by Philip Gibbs

1. From Darkness to Light            28:39
   prelude - improvisation - finale

2. 20th Century Malady                18:44

Vital Communications  1993  VCOM A11-CD

There is a new Philip Gibbs solo album just out.
Infinite Spirit Perfect Now (Environmental Studies)
Order your copy here

8 January 2017

ENSEMBLE 9.81 "NICKELSDORF, 2001"




Greg Goodman, piano
George Cremaschi, bass
Mats Gustafsson, tenor + baritone saxophone
Paul Lovens, selected drums, saw

1. performance 45:22

Recorded live in Nickelsdorf, Austria on July 20, 2001 during 'Konfrontationen 2001'.

4 January 2017

GEORG GRÄWE QUARTETT - NIGGLMÜHLE "PART TWO"





Frank Gratkowski, clarinet, alto saxophone
Georg Gräwe, piano
Kent Kessler, double bass
Hamid Drake, drums, djembe, percussion


1. Improvisation 1  (40:43)
2. Improvisation 2  (02:45)
3. Improvisation 3  (10:36)



Recorded live at the Nigglmühle, Eschach (Germany) on March 5, 1999.

GEORG GRÄWE QUARTETT - NIGGLMÜHLE "PART ONE"




Frank Gratkowski, clarinet, alto saxophone
Georg Gräwe, piano
Kent Kesller, double bass
Hamid Drake, drums, djembe, percussion


1. Improvisation 1  (09:43)
2. Improvisation 2  (31:24)

Recorded live at the Nigglmühle, Eschach (Germany) on March 5, 1999.


1 January 2017

Jan Edvard Wallgren & Swedish Radio Jazz Group - Lavoro In Corso (dragon 1985)

maybe a bit too mellow for the standard here, but  I'm sure many can enjoy it in the right moment

Jan Edvard Wallgren (1935-1996) - Piano et direction d'orchestre with Swedish Radio Jazz Group:
Bengt Ernryd - trumpet, flugelhorn, piccola trumpet
Gustavo Bergalli - trumpet
Hakan Niquist - trumpet, french horn
Lasse Oloffson - trombone
Sven Larsson - bass trombone
Lennart Aberg - alto and soprano saxophones , alto flute
Krister Andersson - tenor saxophone, clarinet
Erik Nilsson - baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Palle Danielsson - bass
Orjan Fahlström - percussion
Petur Ostlund - drums
Bengt Berger - tablas, percussion

side A
A1. Dur Och Moll Ar Var Paroll
A2. Come, Creative Spirit
A3. A Ground for these Distracted Times
A4. In Search of Traditions Lost
side B
B1. Would You Like to Play the Blues with Me?
B2. Alexander Skryabin's Raga-Time Band
B3. Aria and Blues in G

Compositions by Jan Edvard Wallgren
Recorded in Stockholm, march 29, 1984

Dragon Records, DRLP 89
Vinyl, Sweden, 1985

30 December 2016

Eijiro Nakagawa Quartet ~ Hisatsugu Suzuki Quartet ~ Toshio Osumi Trio ~ NHK Fureai Hall, Tokyo; 2014


Three sessions from two quartets and a trio, from 2014, with a mixture of standards and original material.

Eijiro Nakagawa Quartet - NHK Fureai Hall, Tokyo; 23 June 2014 (54:59)

C Jam Blues (Ellington)
Boot City
Focal Point
Trisense
Heaven’s Kitchen
Next Page
Samba de Rio

Eijiro Nakagawa - trombone
Masaki Hayashi - piano
Yuji Yajima - electric bass
Tappi Iwase - drums

Hisatsugu Suzuki Quartet - NHK Fureai Hall, Tokyo; 5 June 2014 (53:59)

Little Girl Blue (Richard Rogers)
I Should Care (Sammy Cahn)
In Love In the Rain
Waltz of August
Four Brothers

Suzuki Hisatsugu - Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Yuya Wakai - piano
Yasuhiko Sato - bass
Dairiki Hara - drums

Toshio Osumi Trio - NHK Fureai Hall, Tokyo; 28 August 2014 (27:26)

Speak Low
The Look of Love
You Don’t Know What Love Is
A Hard Day’s Night

Toshi Yuki Sakane - piano (Speak Low, The Look of Love)
Hakuri Kim - piano (You Don’t Know What Love Is)
Hiromu Aoki - piano (A Hard Day’s Night)
Yutaka Yokoyama - bass
Toshio Osumi - drums

Broadcast on France Musique on 16 September 2015; the radio commentary is included as it includes set dates and set list and band member details. Apologies in advance for any misspelling of names - all corrections appreciated.

I hope you enjoy this, and best wishes for 2017 to everyone.

RADIO - RADIO (GEKKAN, 2000)




1. Davadavadava

2. Radio


Daisuke Fuwa, electric bass
Naohiro Kawashita, tenor & soprano sax
Katsui Yuji, violin
Takeshi Shibuya, organ
Yasuhiro Yoshigaki, drums, vocals

Live recording from 1994

Gekkan - gekkan-007

CDr from Mads, thanks

28 December 2016

JOHN TCHICAI & HARTMUT GEERKEN "CONTINENT" (PRAXIS, 1980)




John Tchicai, alto saxophone, bass drum, sudanese zebra drum, coptic church drum, pakhawaj, voice, piano (on A3)

Hartmut Geerken, piano, voice, gargling, whistle, rubab, dun harp, swarmandal harp, afghan sarangi,
tabla, wuhan gong, egyptian gongs, peking opera gongs, finger cymbals, egyptian circus cymbals,
egyptian waterseller's cymbals, finger cymbals, sudanese zebra drum, congas, lead camel bell,
egyptian donkey bells, afghan bells, egyptian ramzan drum bells, cappadocian door bells,
byzantine bells, waterphone, triangle, dar, beer tin, zallari, tibetan chinkas, sahara screw,
parnes steel, tibetan boo-chals, clockwork organ


A1. Marching Cara Cara     1:01
A2. I Saw A Continent     5:47
A3. To The President Of The Heavenly Empire     6:39
A4. The Indians Of The Continent     2:16
A5. The Dignity In The Belly     2:38
B1. Juanschukai Is Baader     5:17
B2. Maja Thurup     5:48
B3. Oktana A.E.     4:00
B4. Towards The Force World Age     6:04


Recorded at "Ploutashos Studios", Kifissa, Athens, October 18, 1980.

Praxis CM 102 (vinyl rip)


27 December 2016

DAVEY WILLIAMS, LADONNA SMITH, WALLY SHOUP ‎– DERVISHES OF THREE AND TWO (TRANS MUSEQ, 1986)




Dervishes Of Three

A1. Unembedded Particles From The Wild West
A2. Dervish Water

Dervishes Of Two

B1. Rodent Ground Party
B2. Night With The Owl Hats
B3. Combing The Furrows
B4. Melody For Empty Storefronts


Wally Shoup, alto saxophone, Casio keyboard
Davey Williams, guitar
LaDonna Smith, viola, horseshoes

Cassette Rip

25 December 2016

NEW JAZZ SYNDICATE ‎– THE ETERNAL RECURRENCE (NEW JAZZ SYNDICATE, 1980)





A. The Eternal Recurrence Part I

B. The Eternal Recurrence Part II



Alto Saxophone – Kaneko Kunio, Tsubota Yutaka, Yoda Yasuo
Double Bass – Hiraoki Satoh, Iijima Shin-Ichiro, Nakamura Yo, Tanaka Atsushi
Drums – Miyauchi Toshiro, Takagi Mikiharu
Flute – Yoda Yasuo
Piano – Amemiya Hiraku, Ryo Hara, Yamano Yasuko
Tenor Saxophone – Kamata Yuichi, Kawashita Naohiro
Trombone – Amemiya Hiraku
Trumpet – Hattori Katsuji, Komiya Kazuo, Shoda Jiro, Tomioka Eisuke
Viola – Itoh Hiroshi



Recorded live at Hosei University student hall, on 11 January 1980

New Jazz Syndicate 4

LP Rip

23 December 2016

FEDAYIEN - IV (GEKKAN, 2003)





1. Davadavadaba

2. Under Paris Skies / Comme à la Radio

3. Davadava



Daisuke Fuwa, bass
Naohiro Kawashita, tenor & alto sax, violin
Shiro Ohnuma, drums
Kazu Nakahara, guitar on track 3


Photo by Takahashi Hiroshi


Tracks 1 and 2 were included on the gekkan-002 CDr and track 3 was added on a bonus CDr in a box set -re-release.

Recorded at Jittoku, Kyoto 1994 (1) and Chocolate City, Yoyogi 1992 (2, 3)

Gekkan - gekkan-002 and bonus CDr

Thanks again to Mads for all these.

TONER, RETURN FROM EARTH ‎– TONER / RETURN FROM EARTH (TRANS MUSEQ, 1986)




Toner

A. The Making Of The Lousitania

Davey Williams, guitar, arco guitar
Jim Willet, guitar, whistle, piano
LaDonna Smith, violin, recorder, percussion


Return From Earth

B1. Return From Earth
B2. Soul Review
B3. Pavlovian Absentmindedness

Wally Shoup, alto saxophone
LaDonna Smith, cornet, piano, viola
Davey Williams, electric guitar
Jim Willet, Juno synthesizer


Transmuseq

Cassette Rip

21 December 2016

VARIOUS ‎– NIGHT BLOOMING VOICES (TRANS MUSEQ, 1986)





A. Malleable Gestures

John Corbett, acoustic guitar
Sara Boyd, violin
Wally Shoup, alto saxophone
Trish McCarl, cello, voice
Davey Williams, electric guitar
Jim Willett, electro-acoustic guitar, metal lid, voice
LaDonna Smith, viola, percussion, voice


B. Night Blooming Voices

Wally Shoup, alto saxophone
Trish McCarl, cello, voice
Davey Williams, electric guitar
Jim Willett, electro-acoustic guitar, metal lid, voice
LaDonna Smith, viola, percussion, voice

Recorded on 23 June 1986

Transmuseq

Cassette Rip


20 December 2016

FEDAYIEN / SHIBUSASHIRAZU ORCHESTRA - OWABI DISK - APOLOGY DISK (GEKKAN, 2006)




1. Shibusashirazu Orchestra - Ohnuma Blues, Nagisa No Hito





2. Fedayien - Sauteed Green Pepper and Eggplant, Let's Talk About a Little Home, Fuwa Rumba



Fedayien live broadcast from NHK 505 Studio, Shibuya, Tokyo , 3 March 1992.

CDr Rip


Thanks again to Mads for the rip.

19 December 2016

DAISUKE FUWA & SHUNJI YAMAMOTO (GEKKAN, 2000)





Daisuke Fuwa, bass, percussion, electronics




Shunji Yamamoto, flute


All tracks untitled


Recorded on 17 May 1980.

Gekkan - gekkan 004

CDr Rip


Thanks enormously to Mads for a treasure trove of Gekkan releases.

Gekkan (aka Fuwa Monthly) was a CDr label selling archival Daisuke Fuwa related CDrs via the web from around 2000-2006. A few were later remastered and issued on Chitei Records.




18 December 2016

JACKSON KRALL - ASSOCIATED BIG BAND & SECRET MUSIC SOCIETY (STORK 1001 + 1003)



Got these two cassette rips from a friend a few days ago. I was alerted that the recordings contain some digital artifacts but haven't found much of it.
Enjoyed the music (what else...!) and I'm especially delighted to have some more sounds from the rarely recorded Earl Cross.


THE ASSOCIATED BIG BAND

Denis Charles, drums
Jackson Krall, drums
William Parker, bass
Hal Onserud, bass
Albey Balgochian, bass
Masahiko Kono, trombone
Marco Eneidi, alto saxophone
Rob Brown, alto saxophone
Daniel Carter, alto saxophone, trumpet
Richard Keene, tenor saxophone, flute
Lewis Barnes, trumpet
Leopanar G. Witlarge, fluegelhorn
Karen Borca, bassoon, soprano saxophone

A1. Snapping Turtle (Borca) 7:54
A2. Ceres Interlude (Keene) 8:31
A3. BoP (Balgochian, Onserud, Parker) 5:28
B1. Dennis and Jackson at the Beach (Charles, Krall) 2:26
B2. Ghosts (Ayler) 12:29
B3. Cross Cross (Krall) 7:32

Recorded October 27, 1991, 11 pm at the Knitting Factory, NY.

The Associated Big Band (Stork 1001) (cassette release)

Source: original cassette > 24 bits / 48 kHz WAV > FLAC [removed - manually - some digital artifacts]


-   -   -   -


JACKSON KRALL & THE SECRET MUSIC SOCIETY

Yaya Mohammed Majid, tenor saxophone
Marco Eneidi, alto saxophone
Earl Cross, trumpet
William Parker, bass
Jackson Krall, drums


A. Beyond the Yellow Line  23:52
B. Somewhere on Columbus Ave.  27:49

Recorded July 21, 1984, Shuttle Theatre, New York City

Jackson Krall & The Secret Music Society (Stork 1003) (cassette release)

Source: cassette dub > 24 bits / 48 kHz WAV > FLAC  (from STORK 1003)

17 December 2016

PAUL ROGERS & MARION BRANDIS - New York 1987

























PAUL ROGERS - bass
MARION BRANDIS - flutes

1. 26:27
2. 09:48

Exp.Intermedia, NY

December 1987

Ahmad Jamal trio ~ Paris, 25th June 1971


(1) Bogota (Richard Evans) (15.28)

(2) Manhattan Reflections (Ahmad Jamal) (14.06)

(3) Extensions (Ahmad Jamal) (11.31)

(4) Poinciana (Buddy Bernier, Nat Simon) (10.59)

Ahmad Jamal (piano)
Jamil Sulieman (bass)
Frank Gant (drums)

Studio 104 de la Maison de la radio à Paris; 25th June, 1971 (courtesy of France Musique)





16 December 2016

DAVEY WILLIAMS, LADONNA SMITH ‎– GREEN (TRANS MUSEQ, 1986)




A1. Cilantro
A2. Whimsy Hoof-prints
A3. Evening Song I
A4. Evening Song II
A5. Hard Work
A6. Zero-Sen

B1. Romance
B2. Green

Davey Williams, electric guitar
LaDonna Smith, viola, Casio keyboard

Cassette Rip

14 December 2016

JEANNE LEE ‎– CONSPIRACY (SEEDS RECORDS, EARTHFORM RECORDS, 1975)



I have listened to this many more times since the last post, but the transition in Sundance from the spoken-word poem to the dance between Jack Gregg's bass and Jeanne Lee's vocal is still spine-tingling.


A1. Sundance
A2. Yeh Come T' Be
A3. Jamaica
A4. Subway Couple

B1. The Miracle
B2. Your Ballad
B3. Angel Chile
B4. Conspiracy


Allan Praskin, clarinet (B2)
Perry Robinson, clarinet (B2)
Mark Whitecage, alto clarinet (B2)
Jack Gregg, bass
Steve McCall, drums
Gunter Hampel, flute, piano, vibraphone, alto and bass clarinet
Sam Rivers, soprano and tenor saxophone, flute
Marty Cook, trombone (B2)

Ensemble tracks recorded by George Klabin, Sound Ideas Studio, New York, February 1974.

Solo tracks and mix by Jan Rathbun, Blue Rock Studio and Good Vibration Studio, April and May 1974.

Seeds Records 5, Earthform Records - 814

Vinyl Rip

13 December 2016

LADONNA SMITH, DAVEY WILLIAMS - TRAVELLERS (TRANS MUSEQ, 1990)






Travellers

A1. The Big Deep
A2. Takeoffs
A3. Travellers
A4. The Silver Plume Vamp
A5. The Sunken Dance Hall

Live At Klang

B1. Sky Tunnel
B2. Riding The Wave Form
B3. Schools Of Anima


Davey Williams, electric & slide guitar, tape-measure, 6-motored JPW-autograph model baseball glove

LaDonna Smith, viola, violin, voice, keyboards

Side A recorded on 3 May 1990.
Side B recorded in concert at KLANG, Atlanta, Georgia on 30 April 1990.

Trans Museq ‎– trans museq 10

Cassette Rip

11 December 2016

THE MASTERS OF UNORTHODOX JAZZ "OVERGROUND" (BARABBAS RECORDS, 1969)




Harun Ghulam Barabbas, alto saxophone
Alaeddin Adlernest, bassoon
Ahmad Pechoc, piano
Toni Michlmayr, double bass
Muhammad Malli, percussion

A1. Magnetic Girl 10:05
A2. Space Girl 9:54
B1. Pissing Girl 6:13
B2. Everyone A Master 12:50

Recorded at 22:00 hrs, Austrophon-Studio, Vienna, May 16th, 1969.

BARABBAS RECORDS HGB 1001




10 December 2016

WALLY SHOUP ‎– ALABAMA DUETS (SELF-RELEASED, 1987)





A. With Ted Bowen
B. With LaDonna Smith


Ted Bowen, acoustic bass
Wally Shoup, alto saxophone
LaDonna Smith, viola

Side A recorded at the Dogwood Lodge, Cottondale, Alabama on 11 August 1986.
Side B recorded at Trans Studio on 4 October 1987.

Cassette Rip

6 December 2016

UPCOMING & RECENT RELEASES II



 I won't give a review for this latest release on the almost dormant label "psi".
But these 'liquid sculptures' have won my admiration easily. Quite a special sound-world.
Gouband plays lithophones (percussion played on and with stones) while Nauseef mostly uses metallic percussion.
Evan Parker feels strongly that this is one of the best records he has ever made.
And I gladly agree with this notion. Already added to my 'top ten' of 2016.
Highest recommendation on my side.






 Just deleted the link for a LP rip we've offered in 2010.
Yesterday morning - some minutes before I went to work - I discovered that it was reissued in September. Luckily it was available in Germany and so I got it today.
Remastered from the original tapes and housed in a LP replica.
A great early collaboration between Japanese and Afro-American masters.







The above recording is the second CD which shall add up to a trilogy.
"Luten" > Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky is in top condition here despite being 81 when this 30 minutes of music were recorded - yeah.
The line-up appeared promising before I heard it for the first time some weeks ago:

Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky - as, cl
Elan Pauer - p, perc
John Edwards - b
Robert Landfermann - b
Christian Lillinger - dr, perc

Available through the label Euphorium and elsewhere.

DISCOVERED & RECOMMENDED



I don't know wether the Al Neil Trio is really the first Free Jazz group from Canada.
But this recent purchase is surely an extraordinary find for me.
Especially the vocalisations from Richard Anstey have won me over. And this is true despite my general aversion for lyrics/poems et. al. "attached" to music.
But that's not the whole story. The integration of field recordings in the process of improvisation and the general musical prowess of the trio makes for an engaged listening experience.
In my book this double CD is THE reissue (out-of-five) of 2016, albeit released already in 2002.
It will be available as long as stock lasts. You can get it here as download or as the complete package including liner notes and reminiscences from a.o. Eugene Chadbourne, Milo Fine and Al Neil.


The first free jazz group in Canada:
Al Neil - piano, zither, vocals, miscellaneous instruments;
Richard Anstey - acoustic bass, soprano sax, vocals, toy instruments;
Gregg Simpson - drums, percussion, toy instruments, sound collages

Includes 30 page booklet with reviews and photos.

More info to be found there.

4 December 2016

Paul Fields, Fritz Novotny - To James Joyce (jazzfields1983)


Fritz Novotny - soprano sax, arghool, bombarde, glockenspiel, flutes, percussion, artwork
Paul Fields - violin (track 1), alto sax (track 2), synthesizer (track 3), piano (track 4)

A1 - Kinds Of...        8:34
A2 - Existence        5:10
A3 - Silence        5:41
B - Europe            19:45

Recorded September 14, 1983 at Jazzfields Tonstudios, Lower Austria.
Composed, Arranged by Fritz Novotny and Paul Fields

Jazzfields Records, RAU 1012
Vinyl
Austria, 1983

3 December 2016

Gérard Grisey - Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil


There seems to have been a good reaction, in number of downloads at least, to Grisey's Les Espaces Acoustiques posted here a few weeks ago, and I hope that posting music like this here is not only of interest to regular visitors, but also attracts others who may become equally interested in some of the other music posted here.


So here is Gérard Grisey's most famous piece, Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil (1997-8), a meditation through four songs - from Christian, Egyptian, Greek and Mesopotamian cultures - on the passing from life to death. I don't hear any morbidity here, or sentimentality, instead a beautiful, rarefied contemplation, on the cusp of Liebestod.

I recorded this from France Musique earlier this year, and it is a remarkably assured performance. Don't hesitate if you get the chance to see this in concert!

Gérard Grisey

Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil, pour soprano et grand ensemble

Barbara Hannigan : soprano 


Ensemble Intercontemporain

Conductor : Susanna Mälkki

2008 Agora Festival, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
7th June, 2008

1 December 2016

TOOT "KONFRONTATIONEN 2000"



Toot was founded in 1998. Meanwhile they released two CDs with recordings from 2003, 2005 and 2008. You can find them here and there.

More info about this great trio you'll find at Lehn's website.



Phil Minton, voice
Axel Dörner, trumpet
Thomas Lehn, analogue sythesizer


1. ... 15:08
2. ... 15:35
3. ... 11:53
4. ... 02:26


Recorded on July 22, 2000 at Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf, Austria during 'Konfrontationen 2000".


LADONNA SMITH & DAVEY WILLIAMS ‎– BOAT SONGS OF THE YELLOW EYE (CASSETTE DOCUMENTS, 1986)



A. Boat Songs Of The Yellow Eye

B. Precipitation Of The Whales


Davey Williams, electric & slide guitar
LaDonna Smith, viola, violin, voice, alto horn


Side 1 recorded live at Roulette, NYC, on 2 November 1984.

Side 2 live radio broadcast on WMFO-FM, Medford, Massachusetts, on 27 October 1984.

Cassette Documents - CD 6

Cassette Rip

28 November 2016

MARY HORN, DAVEY WILLIAMS, WALLY SHOUP, DOUG CARROLL ‎– NO WAY (CASSETTE DOCUMENTS, 1984)



A. No Way

B. No Way


Davey Williams, electric guitar
Wally Shoup, alto saxophone, miscellaneous
Doug Carroll, cello, electronics
Mary Horn, dance

Recorded on 20 June 1984

Cassette Documents - CD 5

Cassette Rip

24 November 2016

DOUG CARROLL, LADONNA SMITH, WALLY SHOUP, DAVEY WILLIAMS ‎– LOST ARMADILLO SANDWICH (CASSETTE DOCUMENTS, 1984)



A. Lost Armadillo Sandwich

B. Lost Armadillo Sandwich

Wally Shoup, alto saxophone
Doug Carroll, cello, electronics
Davey Williams, guitar, banjo, bass clarinet
LaDonna Smith, viola, violin, voice

Recorded on 8 December 1983

Cassette Documents - CD 3

Cassette Rip

18 November 2016

WALLY SHOUP, DAVEY WILLIAMS, DOUG CARROLL, LADONNA SMITH ‎– CLOSE CALLS IN TEXAS (CASSETTE DOCUMENTS, 1984)




A. Close Calls In Texas

B. Close Calls In Texas


Wally Shoup, alto saxophone
Doug Carroll, cello, electronics
Davey Williams, guitar
LaDonna Smith, viola, violin, percussion


Recorded on 16 July 1973

Cassette Documents ‎– CD 2

Cassette Rip

15 November 2016

LA MONTE YOUNG "DAY OF GAMMADION" (1963/64)




1. - 4.  The Well Tuned Piano 8 VI 64 Day Of Gammadion (39:54)
[8-6-64] 
La Monte Young, piano


5. 12 1 64 First Twelve - Sunday Morning Blues (11:25)
6. B♭ Dorian Blues Saturday 19th November 1963 - Fifth Day Of The Hammer (11:15)
[19 October or November 1963]

Theater of Eternal Music:

La Monte Young, sopranino saxophone
Marian Zazeela, vocals [Voice Drone]
Angus MacLise, hand drums
Tony Conrad, bowed guitar
John Cale, viola

This music was released in excerpts (5 + 6) in 2013 as LP.
Previously released as double LP (bootleg) in 1992 (taken from a German radio broadcast).


11 November 2016

DOUG CARROLL, LADONNA SMITH, WALLY SHOUP, DAVEY WILLIAMS ‎– IMMINENT CELESTIAL VICINITY (CASSETTE DOCUMENTS, 1984)



A. I.C.V.

B. Stationary Dervish


Wally Shoup, alto saxophone
Doug Carroll, cello, electronics
Davey Williams, guitar, banjo, bass clarinet
LaDonna Smith, viola, violin, voice


Side A recorded on 26 February 1984.
Side B recorded on 4 January 1984.

Cassette Documents ‎– CD 1

Cassette Rip

10 November 2016

UPCOMING + RECENT RELEASES I




David S. Ware's first recordings have been reissued on the AUM Fidelity label; this includes the original Hat Hut LP, together with some other takes from those sessions. First listening is very positive - the influences of Ayler and Coltrane are clear, but there's also the energence of a strong new voice with tremendous energy and vision.

Disc One – Birth Of A Being
1 .Prayer .(10:54)

2 .Thematic Womb.(16:34)
3 .A Primary Piece #1 .(13:48)
4 .A Primary Piece #2. (12:00)

Disc One – Birth Of A Being (Expanded)
5 .Prayer [alt. take]. (12:07)

6 .Cry .(14:06)
7 .Stop Time .(17:05)
8 .Ashimba [C-M]. (2:30)

9
.Solo .(6:56)


David S. Ware : tenor saxophone
Cooper Moore : piano, ashimba
Marc Edwards : drums


A strong and demanding music by 

Piano – Anthony Pateras
Trumpet – Scott Tinkler
Violin – Erkki Veltheim

After the last two notifications are reissues I would like to recommend a music by three relatively unknown musicians (I assume...).
Erkki Veltheim was unknown to me until I've heard this CD in September.
Tinkler and Pateras I do follow since about 15 years, albeit separately as this seems to be their first recorded collaboration.
And four weeks after I discovered this dense music they came to Munich were I was lucky to hear and see them playing at least as strong as on the CD in the pink cover.


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We've posted this early example of European Free Jazz about six years ago.
Off course we've deleted the link after the vinyl reissue was available.
This is one of the so called "holy grails" where the nimbus is on a par with the quality of the music.


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For those who weren't able or willing to get the LP in 2011 the German label JazzHausMusik has thankfully reissued it on CD with an extra title.
"Portiques Indéformables" and "Emprise Ferroviaire" are my favourite tracks.
Dark moods - excellent!


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Got this gorgeous box-set today. Shall listen to it immediately after I finish this post.
But I already enjoy the way it is designed.
Each box-set is unique in its appearance.  And a - for me - quite important feature is the haptic sensation the printing offers to my fingers, (rather not the tongue ;-)
Unpredictable Series is the label's name. Which to me is a fitting description for the group's music.
Take also a look at this affiliated website. 
Available at least since mid June........

Here is the label's description:
Every boxset contains 4 previous unreleased albums of Alterations plus a booklet and 5 postcards with work of Terry Day and photographs of Gerárd Rouy. Every box is unique, designed and handmade by Blanca Regina.

ALBUMS
Compilation 1979-1985 / Total CD 01:05:49.08
Live at Arts Theatre Club 1986 / Total CD 00:54:58.08
Live at Frankfurt 1983 / Total CD 00:59:50.20
Live at Iklectik, London 2015 / Total CD 01:04:15.17

Sound mastering by Dave Hunt.
CD screenprinted covers produced at Create Space London.

BOOKLET
Contents:
Prologue by Steve Beresford & Blanca Regina
Where Is the Straw People? David Toop
Into the mix by Terry Day
Atmospheres morph by Dave Hunt
Freedom to... by Greta Pistaceci
Sufficiently Subversive by Mike Cooper
32 pages. Redeem paper and foil blocking
Booklets made at London Book Arts.

POSTCARDS
Artwork by Terry Day and Gérard Rouy
Limited edition of 50

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The Jimmy Giuffre 3 with Paul Bley and Steve Swallow only lasted about a year, but their work, which ranged from blues to tempo-less group improvisation, became a major influence on a wide variety of subsequent music from 'soft jazz' to 'hard-core' free improvisation. This double CD reissues their only known well-recorded concerts, originally released in 1992/3 on hat ART 6071/2. In addition, there are six previously unissued performances from the Bremen concert, three trios and three piano/bass duets. Also included are the two tracks from their FUSION album which were not included in the ECM double-album reissue. 158 minutes. (Released on October 13, 2016)
You can get it directly from Emanem

I would like to add that the Graz recording isn't so bad soundwise either - for a bootleg.

Here  Maybe the tapes are still available at the ORF.......only asking
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Scheduled for 5th November, 2016.

Disc 1 (49:25)

Manfred Schoof Quintett:

1.   Roots And Collage (7:28)

2.   Voices (12:04)

3.   Rhythm Change (6:09)

Wolfgang Dauner Trio:

4.   Tape (17:30)

Gunter Hampel Quartett:

5.   Renonciation (6:14)


Disc 2 (46:39)

Dick van der Capellen Trio:

1.   Peace (12:04)

Peter Brötzmann Trio:

2.   Intensity (4:38)

3.   Variability (6:51)

Joe Viera  Quartett:

4.   Ambigious Discussion (6:53)

5.   River Thames (7:09)

6.   Salute To Roland (Kirk) (9:04)

RECORDED

April 30, 1966, at Jahrhunderthalle & May 1, 1966 at the Volksbildungsheim, Frankfurt/Germany.