Three weeks ago I bought the book "Free Jazz And Improvisation On Vinyl 1965 - 1985".
I was a bit disappointed but as an 'addict' I enjoyed it notwithstanding its shortcomings and mistakes.
And the 'mistakes' prompted the idea to collect all known information about never released LPs (or cassettes et.al.).
In the book there's a section about Po Torch Records - Paul Lovens' label.
An insert which was included in some of the releases (e.g. Rutherford-Lovens JWD/PTR 3) had an announcement for six (two in the book) LPs which never made it onto the turntable...
I would like to suggest that we confine ourselves to the period from 1960 to 1985.
Maybe we should - at least for a start - list only items which are related to Free Jazz.
Items which are circulating as bootlegs of these elusive sound carriers are welcome as well - we are looking for NIP (never in print) issues which would/could/should have been official releases.
As much information as available would be nice: line-up, title, recording-date, track-titles, label etc. - maybe we can collect some data for a discography solely made of recordings which were never edited.
Here are the first few un-released recordings..........
ILPS61 (test-pressing) - "DOUBLE TRIO"
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE (?)
Evan Parker, soprano saxophone
Trevor Watts, alto saxophone
Dave Holland, bass
Peter Kowald, bass
Rashied Ali, drums, percussion
John Stevens, drums, percussion
1. Double Trio – Part 1 30’55
2. Double Trio – Part 2 25’13
Recorded by Eddie Kramer at Olympic Sound Studios, London, March 10th, 1968.
("In Part 1 Ali plays small side–drum, hi–hat & cymbal while Stevens plays rest of kit including bass drum. Their roles are reversed in Part 2")
PO TORCH RECORDS
PTR/JWD 8 - >END OF THE TEMPEST, BEGINNING THE STORM<
PAUL LYTTON / ERHARD HIRT
miscellaneous live percussion & live electronics, guitars
PTR/JWD 19 - >URMOND/STEIN<
WERNER LÜDI'S SUNNYMOON
Werner Lüdi, sax
Stephan Witwer, guitar
Martin Schütz, cello
Paul Lovens, percussion
("...two almost complete concerts,...the legendary group which disbanded in 1990")
PTR/JWD 20 - >SOLOS<
HANS REICHEL + EVAN PARKER
((a recording, the mastertape of which has hitherto not been traced ... !))
Hans Reichel, guitar
Evan Parker, sax (soprano?)
("...each playing solo live in concert")
Harri Sjöström, soprano saxophone
Wolfgang Fuchs, reeds
Paul Lovens, percussion
Karri Koivukoski, viola
("...two live sets , one in quartet with Karri Koivukoski)
PTR/JWD ?? - >QUINTET MODERNE<
(some more by quintet moderne, probably
PTR/JWD ?? - >URS VOERKEL, PAUL RUTHERFORD, PAUL LOVENS<
live recording of a trio, probably