31 May 2011
30 May 2011
This record is similar to the London Jazz Composers Orchestra [> upcoming] sessions, as it features a large group , with individual players stepping out for solos from time to time.
There was an announcement about a reissue of the Horo catalogue. But apart of a few CDs (Rivers,Shepp, Sun Ra and Konitz/Solal duo), which are now - again? - OOP , we have still to wait until it eventually will happen.
Wish I could have been there!
LABORATORIO DELLA QUERCIA (HORO, 1978)
Kenny Wheeler, trumpet
Alberto Corvini, trumpet
Enrico Rava, trumpet
Roswell Rudd, trombone
Danilo Terenzi, trombone
Steve Potts, alto & soprano saxophone
Evan Parker, tenor & soprano saxophone
Maurizio Giammarco, tenor, soprano & sopranino saxophone, flute
Tommaso Vittorini, baritone saxophone
Steve Lacy, soprano saxophone
Massimo Urbani, alto saxophone
Frederik Rzewski, piano
Martin Joseph, piano
Tristan Honsinger, cello
Irene Aebi, cello
Kent Carter, cello, bass
Roberto Bellatalla, cello, bass
Paul Lytton, drums, percussion
Noel McGhie, drums
Roberto Gatto, drums
1. Tromblues 11:49
2. Dialogando 12:02
3. La Quercia 23:15
1. Vortex Waltz 14:50
2. Nella Casa Delle Papere 10:06
3. La Legge E' Uguale Per Tutti 06:12
4. The Message From The Maine 17:44
Recorded live at "Quercia Del Tasso, Rome, July 5 & 6, 1978.
HORO HDP 39/40
28 May 2011
An explosive brass band born around the table of a
restaurant in the 2009 summer.
Rec. live at "Teatro Filippo Marchetti", Camerino (Macerata),
Italy, on July 22, 2010 (radio broadcast)
Steven Bernstein,trumpet,slide trumpet,effects
01. Intro (02:31)
02. Zero [L.Bowie] (09:42)
03. Dissonanze Cognitive [P.Fresu] (05:16)
04. G.Petrella & P.Fresu speak (01:12)
05. Choral [M.Rojas]/Moon River [H.Mancini] (09:25)
06. Shorty [S.Bernstein] (07:50)
07. S.Bernstein speaks (02:03)
08. Rockin' In Rhythm [D.Ellington]/As Tears Go By [M.Jagger] (14:41)
09. G.Petrella speaks (0:44)
10. Navigation n°14 [G.Petrella] (08:27)
11. Romanza [P.Fresu] (02:49)
12. Maniac Depression [J.Hendrix] (05:41)
13. Non Potho Reposare [Traditional] (08:07)
14. Guarda Che Luna [W.Malgoni] (06:11)
Total Time 1:24:45
Guarda Che Luna
JAN WALLGREN & BENGT ERNRYD QUINTET "LOVE CHANT"
Bengt Ernryd, trumpet, fluegelhorn
Tomasz Szukalski, tenor saxophone
Jan Wallgren, piano
Pawel Jarzebski, bass
Erik Dahlbäck, drums
1. Khalida's Lullaby 05:35
2. Out Walked Bud 10:07
3. Love Chant (Part 1) 05:07
4. Love Chant (Part 2) 14:20
5. Wallgreco El Sueco 07:41
Recorded on 14th April, 1976 by the Swedish Broadcasting Company.
DRAGON DRLP 10
(Note: Track 2 + 3 and Track 4 + 5 are continous performances - tracking is for listener's convenience.)
25 May 2011
Another great Big Band from the Seventies.
Rec. live in Stuttgart, Germany, on December 2nd, 1979
Lew Tabackin,tenor sax,flute
John Gross,tenor sax
Dan Higgins,alto sax
Ted Nash,alto sax,flute
Bill Byrne,baritone sax
Steven Huffsteter/Bobby Shew/Buddy Childers/Mike Price,trumpets
Bruce Fowler/Rick Culver/Hart Smith,trombones
Phil Teele,bass trombone
01. Tuning Up [T.Akiyoshi] (14:14)
02. March Of The Tadpoles [T.Akiyoshi/L.Tabackin] (12:18)
03. Transcience [T.Akiyoshi] (04:58)
04. A-10-205932 [T.Akiyoshi] (13:57)
05. Warning! Success May Be Hazardous To Your Health [J.Benedict] (07:12)
06. Since Perry/Yet Another Tear [T.Akiyoshi/L.Tabackin] (19:41)
07. Kogun [T.Akiyoshi] (12:42)
08. After Mr. Teng [L.Tabackin] (10:58)
09. Road Time Shuffle [T.Akiyoshi] (06:30)
10. Hangin' Loose (inc.) [T.Akiyoshi] (11:02)
Total Time 1:53:37
Road Time Shuffle
MICHAEL SMITH "REFLECTION ON PROGRESS"
Michael Smith, piano
Kent Carter, bass
Laurence Cook, drums
Ivan Krillzarin, percussion
1. Tempus Edax Rerum 05:10
---(Time is the consumer of all things)
2. Reflection On Progress 07:44
3. Agreement III 06:03
---(A tribute to Paul Bley)
4. Sunny Day 05:21
5. Tit 07:55
6. Nevenka 04:38
7. Dianoia To Nous 11:47
---(A tribute to Anthony Braxton,
George Russell & Maurice Nicoll)
All pieces by Michael Smith except "Tit" which is from Kent Carter.
Recorded at: Ivar Rosenberg Sound Technic, Copenhagen, August 10 & 14, 1972.
STORYVILLE SLP 1006
24 May 2011
Spiritual Jazz which begins in a relaxed yet grooving mood. During the last piece it starts to burn...
Robert Ruff was unknown to me and I heard of only one other recording with him. It's a very rare and quite expensive LP - it went up to 2100 $ on ebay - maybe someone...: THE WORLD'S EXPERIENCE ORCHESTRA - THE BEGINNING OF A NEW BIRTH, World Productions BSE-1
On youtube one can hear an excerpt of the B-Side ("The Prayer").
However - Enjoy!
ROBERT RUFF "SHAZA-RA"
Robert Ruff, bass
Raqib Hassan, tenor saxophone
William Mathews, tenor saxophone
Mwalim Atif, piano
Syd Smart, drums
1. Ruff's Blues (Ruff) 13:49
2. Impressions (Coltrane) 05:20
3. Shaza-Ra (Ruff) 20:11
Recorded: August 6, 1977 at Long View Farm Studio, Massachussetts.
BAYSTATE RVJ-6022 (lp)
BAYSTATE BVCJ-35106 (cd)
21 May 2011
One of the latest concert of this wonderful Orchestra : indeed,
later that month, Jones surprised Lewis by suddenly leaving the
band and moving to Denmark, an action he never explained.
Rec. live at "Capolinea", Milan, Italy, on November 7, 1978
Larry Moss/Simo Salminen/Ron Tooley/Irving Stokes,trumpets,flugelhorns
John Mosca/Lollie Bienenfeld/Lu Robertson/Douglas Purviance,trombones
Dick Oatts/Steve Coleman,alto saxes
Richard “Rich” Perry/Bob Rockwell,tenor saxes
Charles Davis,baritone sax
1st set :
01. Love Walk Dance [T.Jones] (11:32)
02. Tiptoe [T.Jones] (10:49)
03. All My Yesterdays [T.Jones] (05:06)
04. Big Dipper [T.Jones] (10:37)
05. The Little Pixie [T.Jones] (12:04)
06. Ambiance [M.McPartland] (10:58)
07. The Second Race [T.Jones] (10:15)
08. Sixty First And Richard [T.Jones] (12:00)
2nd set :
09. Willow Weep For Me [A.Ronell] (09:55)
10. The Groove Merchant [J.Richardson] (09:40)
11. Thank You [J.Dodgion] (07:21)
12. Don't Get Sassy [T.Jones] (11:18)
13. Yours And Mine [T.Jones] (04:31)
14. Fingers [T.Jones] (15:09)
Total Time 2:21:22
Yours And Mine
This album is welcome addition to previously available output of great Czech duo. Vinyl rip contributed by kind and quick Wildgrebe.
Jiří Stivín - alto & soprano sax, flute, recorder
Rudolf Dašek - guitar
01 Puddle on the Muddle 5:39
02 Moravian Folk Song - Forman Going Down the Valley 5:13
03 Hey, Man (Let's Play Something About Spain) 9:10
04 Shepherd Song 10:33
05 What's Your Story 8:01
06 Puzzle Game 3:00
Recorded at unknown studio, May 1974
Japo 60008 oop 1974
19 May 2011
This is the first recording under Jürgen Wuchner's leadership and production.
He was born 1948 in Kleinostheim, a small city near Frankfurt, Germany.
His collaborators include Janusz Stefanski, Karl Berger, Harry Beckett, John Tchicai, Louis Moholo, Heinz Sauer, Rudi Mahall, Marty Cook, Fritz Pauer and the Vienna Art Orchestra.
There is a fantastic recording here on Inconstant Sol in a trio with Hans Koller and Fritz Pauer on piano and him on double bass...
WUCHNER - KOLLER - JOOS - DEGEN - LAUER - CREMER "PIECE FOR MOUTH"
Jürgen Wuchner, bass
Hans Koller, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone
Herbert Joos, trumpet, cornet
Bob Degen, piano
Christoph Lauer, tenor & soprano saxophone
Thomas Cremer, drums
1. Piece For Mouth (Joos) 12:31
2. Moon Yellow (Wuchner) 09:37
3. Piece For H.C. (Wuchner) 13:40
4. Piece For T.C. (Joos) 05:15
Track 1 - Lauer/Joos
Track 2 - Wuchner/Koller+Cremer
Track 3 - Degen/Lauer/Cremer/Joos
Track 4 - Cremer/Koller
Recorded Juli 1978 at Tonstudio Zuckerfabrk, Stuttgart, Germany.
(produced by Jürgen Wuchner)
PLÄNE JAZZ G 0042
18 May 2011
This session of the Company took place at ICA (Institute of
Contemporary Arts in London) the following day that at
the Conway Hall : same line-up with the "little" addition
Rec. live at "ICA", London, on March 4, 1979
Anthony Braxton,alto sax (1-3/6)
Steve Lacy,soprano saxophone (3/5)
Han Bennink,drums,viola,bass clarinet,trumpet,etc (4/6)
Wadada Leo Smith,trumpet (3/6)
Evan Parker,tenor and soprano saxophones (1-2/4)
Tristan Honsinger,cello (1-2/5)
Derek Bailey,electric and acoustic guitars (3/4)
Maarten van Regteren Altena,bass (3)
1. AB/EP/TH #1 (11:19)
2. AB/EP/TH #2 07:31)
3. MA/DB/WLS/AB/SL (24:08)
4. HB/EP/DB (23:47)
5. SL/TH (12:44)
6. AB/HB/WLS 31:50)
Total Time 1:51:22
17 May 2011
Dedicated to Igor, onxidlib and especially to Ilario.
Rec. live at "Supercinema", Brescia, Italy, on October 31,
1978 (mix recording)
Sam Rivers,tenor & soprano saxes,flute
1. Tides (Maree) Suite (1:20:07)
2. Encore (09:18)
Total Time 1:29:25
16 May 2011
PER HENRIK WALLIN "THE NEW FIGARO"
Lars-Göran Ulander, soprano & alto saxophone
Per-Henrik Wallin, piano
Peter Olsen, drums
1. The New Figaro 14:14
2. E.V. (Part 1) 09:07
3. E.V. (Part 2) 19:04
4. Wuppertal 01:47
Recorded live at "Fasching", Stockholm, April 16, 1975.
DRAGON DRLP 4
12 May 2011
Here's Anthony Braxton's first japanese adventure - upon request.
ANTHONY BRAXTON "FOUR COMPOSITIONS (1973)"
Anthony Braxton, sopranino & alto saxophone, clarinet, contrabass clarinet, flute
Masahiko Sato, piano
Keiki Midorikawa, bass
Hozumi Tanaka, percussion (only track 4)
1. Composition 23N 11:45
2. Composition 23P 08:32
3. Composition 23M 10:55
4. Composition 23(O) 10:30
Recorded in Tokyo, Japan on 11th January, 1973.
DENON NIPPON NCB 8504-N
10 May 2011
One more with the wonderful Bengt Ernryd and the only one with Ivan Oscarsson as the leader.
IVAN OSCARSSON & CONSORTES "IVAN THE TERRIBLE"
Bernt Ernryd, trumpet (2,3,4), cornet (2,3)
Bernt Rosengren, tenor saxophone (4)
Christer Boustedt, alto saxophone (1)
Jan Wallgren, piano
Sven Hessle, bass
Ivan Oscarsson, drums
Rupert Clemendore, congas (4)
Sabu Martinez, congas (1)
1. Knut Bossa Nova 10:34
2. Moetotolo 04:57
3. Modes In Contrast 11:22
4. Locomotions 24:35
Recorded in Stockholm:
April, 1966 - track 4
May, 1966 - track 2 + 3
March, 1968 - track 1
DRAGON DRLP 7
8 May 2011
MARCEL BÁRTA & MUFF - Live @ Jazz Club Železná, Prague, 2oo2-o6-o2
1. Ufofka (Jakub Zitko)
2. Standardman (Jakub Zitko)
3. The Three Trees (Jakub Zitko)
4. Two For Bleu (Charlie Hunter)
5. Red Gator (Medeski, Martin & Wood)
6. Afro Blue (Mongo Santamaria)
7. 13 (Jakub Zitko)
8. Black Is Black (Marcel Barta)
Marcel Bárta - alto & soprano saxes, bass clarinet
Jiří Šimek - electric guitar
Jakub Zitko - hammond organ
Jakub Vejnar - bass guitar
Roman Vícha - drums
Miloš Dvořáček - percussion, trumpet
Recorded and mastered by Honzin
Published as self released demo CD-R
Marcel Bárta (born 1974) is active on Czech jazz scene since 90's. He formerly played alto & soprano sax and bass clarinet (strongly influenced by Eric Dolphy), in recent years he is playing mostly tenor instead of alto. Muff was first project under his leadership and was main attraction in Prague jazz clubs during late 90's and early years of our century. Their inspirations include electric Miles, as well as many contemporary and nu jazz stuff. Band stopped playing for some years then, as members were busy in other line-ups like NUO, Vertigo Quintet, Soil, Ondřej Konrád & Gumbo or Face Of The Bass. Their reformation is tied mostly with opening of new place, Jazz Dock club at Vltava riverside in 2oo9, where keyboard player Jakub Zitko is doing programme, in between his musician's duties. Muff released fine debut album on Animal Music label in 2o1o, but this old recording remains unequalled due to my ears. Great sax and bass clarinet playing, as well as inventive hammond work.
Since discovering "Ballade an der Ruhr" I've felt in love with Ernryd's trumpet.
BENGT ERNRYD QUARTET "1964-65"
Bengt Ernryd, trumpet
Jan Wallgren, piano (3), Percussion (1,2), Vibes (2)
Gösta Wälivaara, bass
Jan Carlsson, drums
1. Meditation And Motion 13:46
2. Parallel Movements 07:11
3. At The End Of The Day 17:35
Recorded in Stockholm, September 1964 (track 1 & 2), April 1965 (track 3).
DRAGON DRLP 1
MASAHIKO TOGASHI TRIO "MOTION"
Masami Nakagawa, alto & soprano saxophone, flute
Keiki Midorikawa, bass
Masahiko Togashi, drums, percussion
1. Wonder Bird 14:17
2. Passing 05:03
3. Ballad 10:44
4. Playing Beat 06:11
Recorded on January 30-31, 1977 at Nippon Columbia 1st Studio, Tokyo.
Denon Jazz/Nippon Columbia YX-7514-ND
7 May 2011
STEVE COHN "THE BEGGAR AND THE ROBOT IN DIAMONDS"
Steve Cohn, piano, shakuhachi, hichiriki, khaen, shofar, percussion
Fred Hopkins, bass
Jason Hwang, violin
Tom Varner, french horn
1. 1st Movement 08:45
2. 2nd Movement 06:54
3. 3rd Movement 20:04
Steve Cohn, piano, shakuhachi, hichiriki
Frank Lowe, tenor saxophone
Bob Stewart, tuba
William Parker, bass, musette
Karl Berger, vibes
Zen Matsuura, drums
'The Robot In Diamonds'
1. 1st Movement 11:11
2. 2nd Movement 11:15
3. 3rd Movement 17:01
'The Beggar' recorded live at the Miller Theatre, N.Y.C., N.Y. on 14th October, 1993.
'The Robot...' recorded at Zen's Studio, Brooklyn, N.Y. on 30th January, 1986.
4 May 2011
STEVE COHN "ITTEKIMASU"
Steve Cohn, piano, shakuhachi, hichiriki, shofar, khaen, percussion
Fred Hopkins, bass
Thurman Barker, drums, marimba, orchestra bells, percussion
1. First movement 16:25
2. Second movement 08:00
3. Third movement 06:15
4. Fourth movement 12:15
5. Fifth movement 12:20
Recorded 9/4/1987 at the Greenwich Village Jazz Festival, at the Greenwich House, N.Y.C.
ITM Records ITMP 970059
2 May 2011
Another gift by Wildgrebe. Thank you!
See more Japo LPs in the "Contributions" section.
HERBERT JOOS "THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE FLUEGELHORN"
Herbert Joos,fluegelhorn, bass, bass-recorder, bamboo flute, mellophone, trumpet, alto horn, mutes, vibes
1. The Philosophy of the Fluegelhorn
2. The Warm Body Of My True Love
3. Skarabäus II
5. The Joker
6. An Evening With The Vampire
Recorded in July, 1973, Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany.
JAPO 60 004
JIRÍ STIVÍN & RUDOLLF DAšEK "TANDEM"
Jirí Stivín, alto & soprano saxophone, flute, recorder, vocal
Rudolf Dašek, guitar
1. Shepherd Song (Dašek) 10:53
2. What's Your Theme? (Dašek) 07:50
3. Puzzle Game (Dašek) 03:41
4. Fiddle-flowers (Stivín) 10:36
5. Hey, Man (Let's Play Something
---from Spain) (Dašek) 11:51
Recorded by RTV Ljubljana at the Concert
of the 15th International Jazz Festival in Ljubljana,
Yugoslavia on June 14, 1974.
SUPRAPHON 1 15 1799
1 May 2011
Already wanted to post it together with Graves' "Bäbi Music".
After putting it on the shelf for preparing the post later that day it has "vanished" - but found it again some days ago.
MILFORD GRAVES "MEDITATION AMONG US"
Milford Graves, drums, percussion, piano, voice
Mototeru Takagi, tenor saxophone
Kaoru Abe, alto & sopranino saxophone
Toshinori Kondo, trumpet, alto horn
Toshiyuki Tsuchitori, drums, percussion
A. Together And Moving 19:57
B. Response 16:08
Recorded at Polydor 1st Studio on July 28, 1977 in Tokyo, Japan.
KITTY MKF 1201