6 August 2021

What a long, strange trip ...

This blog is now in its 12th 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 ...

5 August 2021


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.

4 August 2021


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.

3 August 2021

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.

1 August 2021


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, I'll start with a few I have recently re uploaded

Update November 24, 2019 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:

Michael Naura - Ochsenzoll
Dunmall/Shouwberg/Gibbs/Brandt - Bionic Beings' Beginnings (DLE061)
Paul Dunmall/Tony Bianco - Spirits Past and Future (DLE062)
Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers - Folks History (DLE063)
Paul Dunmall/Evelyn Chang - Mahakali (DLE064)
Paul Dunmall/Miles Levin - Miles Above (DLE065)
Paul Dunmall/Tony Orrell - Etchings (Audio from DLE DVD01)
Dudu Pukwana - Sounds Zila
Dudu Pukwana Zila - Cosmic Chapter 90
Dudu Pukwana Zila - Live in Bracknell and Willisau
Michael Blake & Kingdom Of Champa - Live in Milan '12
Brötzmann & Miller - Live at Sens
Hideto Kanai & King's Roar - Ode To Birds
Masahiko Togashi Quartet - Sketch 
B3B (Fred Van Hove - Barry Guy - Bruno Chevillon) - Mulhouse 2009
Vanessa Mackness/Barry Guy 1989
Jayne Cortez - 3 albums
Yoshiaki Fujikawa and Eastasia Orchestra - Jazzbühne Berlin '84
Jim Hall Quartet - Live in S.Margherita Ligure '05
Jayne Cortez - There It Is
Kenny Wheeler's 75th Birthday Concert QEH 2005
Junji Hirose - Hodgepodge
The Misja Mengelberg Quartet - Jazz From Holland
Misha Mengelberg Kwartet - Driekusman Total Loss
Itaru Oki Trio - Trumpet in Modern Jazz 
Chico Freeman Quartet - Live in Milan '79
Andrew Cyrille Trio - Live in Milan '78
Afro Algonquin - Live in Moers '80
Jimmy Lyons Quartet - Live in Rome '80
Don Pullen - Live in Castiglione del Lago '76
Don Pullen Quartet - Live in Milano '78
Rashied Ali - Live in Moers '79
Phillip Wilson Trio plus Guests - Live in Rome '79 
Jiri Stivin & Pierre Favre - Vylety / Excursions
Brötzmann / Bennink - Atsugi Concert
Fred Anderson Quartet - Live in Moers '79
Phillip Wilson Trio - Live in Rome '79
Bobby Few Trio - Live in Sant'Anna Arresi - Italy 2010
Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre Quartet -  Live in Lovere '79
Bill Dixon Sextet - Live in Verona '80
Wadada Leo Smith & New Delta Ahkri - Live in Florence '79
Oliver Lake Trio - Live In Alassio '79
Borah Bergman - Live in Genoa '81
Anthony Braxton & Roscoe Mitchell -  Live in Pisa '78
Cecil Taylor and Tony Oxley - Live in Prato '04
Cecil Taylor - Live in Ruvo di Puglia '00
Oliver Lake - Live in Berkeley '77
Archie Shepp Quartet - Live in Alassio '77
Max Roach & Anthony Braxton - Live in Alassio '78
M'Boom Re:Percussion - Live in Alassio '79
Cecil Taylor Trio - Live in Orvieto '75
Kent Carter - Live in Pisa '79
Lester Bowie & Phillip Wilson Duo - Live in Alassio '78
Amiri Baraka & Dave Burrell - Live in Rome '11
Lester Bowie Quintet - Live in Padua '78
Muhal Richard Abrams & Fred Anderson - Live in Verona '79
Wadada Leo Smith - Live in Pisa '79
Wallace McMillan - Live in Florence '79
M'Boom Re:Percussion - Live in Milan '82
Charles Tolliver Trio - Live in Rome '78
Hamid Drake / Pasquale Mirra - Live in Italy 2013
Douglas R. Ewert & Inventions Clarinet Choir - Red Hills
Chick Corea - The Sun
Takashi Kako - Night Music
Anthony Braxton Trio - Live in Rome '79
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart feat. Christmann-Schönenberg-Bojé - Stuttgart 1976
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart feat. Brötzmann Trio - Stuttgart 1976 
Derek Bailey & Evan Parker - Live in Pisa '77
Michel Portal & Bernard Lubat - Live in Imola '78
Roscoe Mitchell Quartet - Live in Tivoli '09
Don Pullen - Live in Milan '78
Michel Pilz / Buschi Niebergall / Paul Lovens Trio - Live in Imola '78
Alan Tomlinson - Still Outside
Elton Dean's Ninesense - Live in London '79
Sam Rivers Trio - Live in Pescara '76
Max Roach Quartet - Live in Frankfurt '79
Max Roach Quartet - Live in Milan '78
John Carter Quartet - Live in Rome '79
Paul Bley - Live in Milan '79
The Carla Bley Band - Live in Alassio '79
Leroy Jenkins - Live in Florence '79
Wadada Leo Smith & Organic - Live in Milan '11
Misha Mengelberg - Live in Berlin '75
Revolutionary Ensemble - Live in Genoa '05
Joji Yuasa - Works of Joji Yuasa - Inter-Posi-Play-Tion 
Antonello Salis - Live in Florence '79 
Don Cherry Trio + 1 - Live in Copenhagen '70 (remastered) 
Berliner Improvisations Quartett - Live in Moers '79 
Maarten Altena Octet & Nonet - Quick Step 
Maarten Altena Quartet - Veranda
Maarten Altena Quartet - Pisa
Maarten Altena Quartet - Op Stap
Maarten Altena Quartet - Miere
Maarten Altena Quartet - Rondedans
Fred Van Hove - Middelheim, 1971
Carla Bley Band - Live in Milan '80 
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Live in Ravenna '78
Clusone Trio - Live in Clusone '05
Chico & Von Freeman Quintet - Live in Margherita di Savoia '80
The Quartet feat. Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky - Interchange
Johnny Mbizo Dyani - African Bass
Enrico Rava Quartet - Live in Rome '80 
Steve Lacy Quintet - Jazzbühne East-Berlin 1977
Paul Dunmall and Tony Levin - 2nd set RMC Bristol 22 Jan 1993
Michael Smith - Reflection On Progress
Paul Rutherford/Peter Brotzmann/Paul Hession - Leicester 1992
Iskastra - Bath Festival 1998 
Joseph Scianni with David Izenzon - Man Running
Spontaneous Music Ensemble - Unreleased Studio Recordings 1966-68
Old And New Dreams - Live In Nervi '79
Takao Haga, Iwase Shunji - Kai Ki
Aki Takase & Rudi Mahall - Live in Pavia '10
Rolf & Joachim Kühn Quartet -  Munich, 1966
Dennis González - Hymn For The Perfect Heart Of A Pearl (1991)
Karl Berger / Woodstock Workshop Orchestra - New Moon
Steve Potts Quartet - Tribute to Steve Lacy
Beryl Booker Quintet with Miles Davis - Birdland 1952
Gunter Christmann & Barry Guy - Live in Leicester 1992
Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble - live in Rome 2006
George Lewis, John Carter and Bobby Breadford - live on radio 1978
Miles Davis Quintet - live in Antibes 1963
Jimmmy Lyons and Sunny Murray - What To Do About title track
Paul Rogers Project - Paris 1993 new master
Circle - Live in German Concert
Summit Conference - Knitting Factory, NY 1998
Reggie Workman - Summit Conference, 2-8-1995, aud
Eugene Chadbourne - 2000 Statues And The English Channel
Denley/Butcher/Burn/Mattos - Embers Live
Lol Coxhill + Pat Thomas - One Night In Glasgow
Hugh Hopper-Lol Coxhill, Mad Axe Quartet - Bull and Gate, London 1985
The Frank Lowe Orchestra - Lowe And Behold 
Frank Lowe - Doctor Too Much
Harry Miller - BBC 1976-77
Afro Rock Festival
Lol Coxhill - live in Rome '09
Michel Pilz - Celeste
Don Cherry-John Tchicai Group - Nyon 1980
Sabu Toyozumi / Paul Rutherford - Fragrance
New Herd - So Long Charles
Tomasz Stanko - Edward Vesala Quartet - Live at Remont
Steve Lacy-Lee Konitz Duo - Paris March 1st 1984
Bill Evans Trio feat. Lee Konitz - Live in Terni '78
Masahiko Togashi - The Face of Percussion
Alan Davie - The Alan Davie Music Workshop
Arthur Doyle, Takashi Mizutani, Sabu Toyozumi - Live In Japan 1997
Albert Mangelsdorff & Lee Konitz - Hannover, Germany, 1982
Mario Schiano - And His Allstars
PRS Picard, Rogers, Stevens 1989
John Stevens @ Terry Day Benefit 1991
Spotaneous Music Ensemble - BBC Session 1993
Paul Dunmall Octet - Bath 2002
Eddie Prevost 50th birthday
Günter Christmann & Detlef Schönenberg - Live in Padua '78 
Blake Parker - Stella!
Kenneth Terroade - Love Rejoice
Clifford Thornton - Ketchaoua
The Glass Orchestra - Tales from Siliconesia
Mujician - Band on the Wall 1997
Masahiko Togashi Trio - Voices
Kang Tae Hwan - Masahiko Satoh - Masahiko Togashi - Asian Spirits


3 July 2020

John Stevens, Elton Dean, Marc Charig, Nick Evans, Barry Guy - Half Moon, London. 1979

ELTON DEAN  alto sax, saxello?
MARK CHARIG  trumpet
NICK EVANS  trombone

1. 27:47
2. 23:43
3. 36:07

TT 87:17

Live at the Half Moon, London
18th November 1979

Another dusty old tape by way of the Boze. 
Barry Guy is great on these sessions - playing slow when all else is bubbling.

29 June 2020

Dudu Pukwana & Spirits Rejoice, Nyon 1980 and Elton Dean Qt, London 2004

DUDU PUKWANA  soprano saxophone
EVAN PARKER  tenor saxophone

1. 33:05
2. 4:46 w. outro

1st June 1980.. Nyon Festival, France

Thanks to Bozo for this tape.  Once you get used to listening to this from inside one of the basses it's ok.  The saxes are a little on the quiet side but this is a stupendous grouping with some fabulous playing. Pretty wild (no township).  Something happens (?) at 33:05 so I put a track break in.


ELTON DEAN  saxello 
JEROME      trombone
compere Sybil Madrigal

3. 36:41

26th July 2004.. Boat-Ting, London
Gus recording

If anyone knows the surname of the trombonist, let me know - he's GRRREAT!!
Thanks to Gus for this very happening gig.  Enjoy

23 June 2020

KEiTH TiPPETT / JAY OLiVER / WiLLi KELLERS - Wiesbaden 1986

Remasterized version of recording posted recently by Osiris in Contributions. There is some distortion on loud parts.

KEiTH TiPPETT / JAY OLiVER / WiLLi KELLERS - Wiesbaden, Artist, December 11, 1986

Keith Tippett - piano
Jay Oliver - bass
Willi Kellers - drums

1 Title (fade-in) 31:38
2 Title 47:39


Lineage: aud > cassette transfer to digital with wavelab > dime

KEiTH TiPPETT :: Tokyo 2o13 solo

I am reposting great Keith Tippett solo concerts from Tokyo, provided by Osiris in Contributions section. Gig from 16th was already posted here earlier, but here it is in one package with original links.

Haretarasoranimamemaite, Tokyo, Japan 2013-03-15

1. (intro)
2. Improvisation
3. (applause)
4. Encore
5. (outro)

Nakameguro Rakuya, Tokyo, Japan 2013-03-16

1. (intro)
2. Improvisation
3. (outro)

KEiTH TiPPETT - piano

Tascam DR-05 > Wav > Flac

22 June 2020

Sonny Sharrock Band feat. Pharoah Sanders - Warner Theatre, 1993

PHAROAH SANDERS  tenor saxophone
DAVID SNYDER  keyboards

1. Intro  1:42
2.  6:07
3.  8:18
4. Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt/Venus  17:17
5.  7:06
6. Many Mansions  8:26
7. Dick Dogs  7:50
8. Red Ribbons  6:11
9. Interviews   7:31

Warner Theatre, Washington DC.  3 July 1993

Thanks to Chris for the copy.

21 June 2020

John Stevens/Elton Dean/Nick Evans/Barry Guy - London 1979

ELTON DEAN  alto sax, saxello?
NICK EVANS  trombone

1. 32:24
2. 12:46
3. 28:43

Live at the Plough, Stockwell, London
28th September 1979

With thanks to the original taper and to Bozo for the copy.

14 June 2020

Rest in peace KEITH TIPPETT

The great Keith Tippett has died today after a long, miserable illness.  I hope he is now at peace.

Keith Tippett solo
1. August Air  41:13
BBC rec. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London 1992

10 June 2020

Tony Oxley Qt/Qnt 1981, Stabbins/Mattos/Durrant/Genocky 1981

01 Charles Fox intro to Tony Oxley Qt - 2:13
02 Tony Oxley Qt - Four Billetts Through a Piano - 5:46
03 Tony Oxley - Percussion Piece 5 - 4:44
04 Charles Fox ann - 1:56
05 Tony Oxley Qnt - The Man on the Flying Hi-Hat - 15:41

06 Stabbins/Mattos/Durrant/Genocky - 34:30

Tony Oxley  percussion, violin, electronics
Larry Stabbins  tenor and soprano saxophones
Phil Wachsmann  violin
Howard Riley  piano
Hugh Metcalfe  guitar, hi-hat cymbals (5) 

BBC R3 Jazz in Britain b'cast 9th March 1981(?)

Larry Stabbins  tenor and soprano saxophones
Jake Durrant  electric bass
Marcio Mattos  cello
Liam Genocky  drums

Bracknell Jazz Festival 4th July 1981
Gus cassette recording

6 June 2020

Bob Feldman - Blues for a Ragged Lion

no much known, I think, I know of only one other album by his name, called Triplicity
some reading here:

Bob Feldman - tenor sax
Michael Marcus - straight tenor, stricht, clarinet
Kengo Nakamura - bass
Warren Smith - drums, percussions

recorded May 8, June 1, 2000 at Six Eight Studio, New York City

Reuvane, CD

4 June 2020

Keith Tippett & Larry Stabbins, Ric Colbeck Qt, Exeter Free Jazz Duo - radio broadcasts

01 Keith Tippett and Larry Stabbins - Clay  15:58
02 Charles Fox intro to Ric Colbeck Qt - 2:58
03 Ric Colbeck Qt - Loose Joints - 11:04
04 Ric Colbeck Qt - Aphrodite - 13:44
05 Charles Fox intro to Exeter Free Jazz Duo - 1:34
06 Exeter Free Jazz Duo - Bird's Touch - 22:40

Keith Tippett  piano
Larry Stabbins  tenor saxophone
b'cast 21.11.83
Ric Colbeck  trumpet
Mike Osborne  alto saxophone
Roy Babbington  bass
John Stevens  drums
b'cast 11.06.79
Exeter Free Jazz Duo
Lou Gare  tenor saxophone
Fred Burwood  drums
b'cast 30.11.81

BBC Radio 3 Jazz in Britain broadcasts

1 June 2020

CHRiS McGREGOR GROUP :: Ronnie Scott's, London 1967

I don't remember where I found this, maybe in contributions section. Anyway here it is remastered, very early version of Brotherhood of Breath, albeit not yet using that moniker.

CHRiS McGREGOR GROUP - 31 December 1967, Ronnie Scott's, London

1. White Lines (5:30)
2. Travelling Somewhere (6:05)
3. New Year Carnival (10:40)
4. Nick Tete (10:42)
5. The Bride (12:32)

Chris McGregor - piano
John Surman - baritone saxophone
Ronnie Beer - tenor saxophone
Dudu Pukwana, Mike Osborne - alto saxophone
Jimmy Phillips - soprano saxophone
Mongezi Feza, Pat Higgs, Mick Collins - trumpet
Malcolm Griffiths, Chris Pyne - trombone
Dave Holland - bass
Alan Jackson - drums

30 May 2020

Clifford Thornton - Ketchaoua

Following up a request from fellow blogger Correct Silence, here is another of the many records coming out of Paris in the late 60s, mixing mostly American expats with French musicians and released on the legendary Byg Actuel label. This has cornetist Clifford Thornton in four different ensembles, from multimember down to trio. Only four tracks, from the boisterous "Brotherhood" to the moody atmospherics of the tile track to the chant-infused "Pan-African festival". He was to release another album, The Panter and the Lash, on America, another French label documenting the same scene.

Due to alleged connections to the Black Panther Party, he was denied entry to France in 1970, but the ban was lifted the year after. Due to this interruption, he was unable to continue teaching and performing in France and eventually relocated to Geneva in Switzerland. Durinng this period he made The Gardens of Harlem, again for a large ensemble, which to my knowledge has not been released on cd. Later on he was featured on an allbum by Joe Malinga, a South Asrican expat.


A1 Ketchaoua

Alto Saxophone – Arthur JonesBass – Beb GuerinCongas, Gong, Percussion – Earl FreemanCornet, Congas – Clifford ThorntonDrums – Sunny MurrayPiano, Bells – Dave BurrellSoprano Saxophone – Archie SheppTrombone – Grachan Moncur III

A2 Pan African Festival

Alto Saxophone – Arthur JonesBass – Beb Guerin, Earl FreemanCornet, Congas – Clifford ThorntonDrums – Sunny MurrayPiano – Dave BurrellSoprano Saxophone – Archie SheppTrombone – Grachan Moncur III

B1 Brotherhood
Alto Saxophone – Arthur JonesBass – Beb Guerin, Earl FreemanCornet – Clifford ThorntonDrums – Claude Delcloo

B2 Speak With Your Echo (And Call This Dialogue)
Bass – Beb Guerin, Earl FreemanCornet – Clifford Thornton

Recorded August 18, 1969 in Paris.

26 May 2020

TONY OXLEY GROUP - 1974, 1976

TONY OXLEY amplified percussion
ALAN DAVIE cello, reeds (8)

1. Framed Embrace  12:40
2. announcer (Miles Kington)  0:57
3. Collage  4:23
4. announcer  0:31
5. Detonation  9:14
6. announcer  0:23
7. Intro (Oxley)  1:03
8. Symphony In  18:25

1-6 BBC Jazz in Britain 18 March 1974
7-8 BBC radio  28 October 1976

25 May 2020

BARRE PHiLLiPS - Journal Violone (1969)

I got this in mp3 only from torrents, but maybe somedody can add flac version.

BARRE PHiLLiPS - Journal Violone (Opus One 1969)

Journal Violone Part One  18.31
Journal Violone Part Two  19.41

Barre Phillips - double bass

23 May 2020

Cecil Taylor - Live in Birmingham UK 1987

CECIL TAYLOR  solo piano

1. 59:37

Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham

24th November 1987

BBC Radio 3 broadcast.  Outro Charles Fox.

A couple of blemished minutes edited out. Good sound.

21 May 2020

Upcoming release: Karl Evangelista - Apura!

We had a nice mail from Karl Evangelista commending us for keeping the blog running and for contributing to his musical education and asking us whether we could spread the word about his upcoming release. We are only too happy to oblige, considering that the release is right up our musical alley. It is a highly interesting meeting of two generations with Evangelista and Alexander Hawkins representing the youngsters and Trevor Watts and Louis Moholo-Moholo the veterans.

Scheduled for release on 22 May, tomorrow as of writing, it can be ordered from the Bandcamp site:


Karl A.D. Evangelista - guitar
Alexander Hawkins - piano
Louis Moholo-Moholo - drums
Trevor Watts - alto and soprano saxophones

Recorded October 14-15, 2018 by Benedic Lamdin at Fish Factory Studios, Willesden, London, England.

A couple of tracks can be previewed on the site. Interestingly, the word "apura" in Tagalog (spoken in the Philippines) translates into English as "Very Urgent" which was the title of an album released in the late 60s by the Chris McGregor Group of which Moholo-Moholo was a member and Alexander Hawkins is a member of Moholo-Moholo's current outfit, Five Blokes. Trevor Watts was very much a part of the late 60s alt-jazz scene, too. Just connecting the dots ...

17 May 2020


LARRY STABBINS  tenor and soprano saxophones

1. Bracknell Jazz Festival, Recital Room, 4th July 1981  34:36
2. BBC R3 'Jazz in Britain' (inc) b'cast 1981  22:26
3. Seven Dials Jazz Club, London 3rd January 1985  30:58

There's been some recent interest in the great Larry Stabbins who has sadly hung up his saxophone these days.  I had a look through some boxes and came up with these sessions.  None are exactly hifi but all are listenable.  I didn't record any of them, so thanks to the original tapers.

The Eddie Prevost Quartet also existed with Evan Parker instead of  Larry. One of their gigs I attended at the Duke of Wellington goes down as one of my favourite gigs of all time.  Unfortunately unrecorded.


A.  A Beginning And Some Middle

B1. More Middle
B2. An Ending

Ian Menter, alto saxophone
Barry Leigh, cronian bagpipe, glass disc
Mark Langford, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
Colin Wood, cello
Georgie Born, cello
Piers Mostyn, double bass, melodica
Tim Powell, double bass, trumpet
John Eaves, flutes, soprano saxophone
Martin Mayes, French horn
Peter Cusack, guitar
Bob Helson, percussion
John Fairbrother, percussion
Roy Ashbury, percussion
Paul Jolly, reeds, flute
Aaron Standon, soprano and alto saxophone
Will Menter, soprano saxophone, piccolo flute
Alan Tomlinson, trombone
William Embling, trumpet, sousaphone
Melvyn Poore, tuba
Peter Evans, violin

Side one was recorded at the Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, on 24th October 1980.

Side two was recorded at the Arnolfini, Bristol, on 31st January 1981.

Zyzzle Records ‎– ZYZZLE 10

LP Rip

14 May 2020

Motation - Live At The Hillside

Alacra Records ‎– AL 1014
Released 1988

A1 - Perception (George Sovak)        7:11
A2 - Sincerly (George Sovak)        4:33
A3 - Mar's Bars (Michael Musillami)     8:05
A4 - Bottle Of Blues (Thomas Chapin)    6:03
B1- Paul And Josi (Michael Musillami)     6:53
B2 - Spinning (Thomas Chapin)        5:28
B3 - Sheila's Swing Thing (Michael Musillami)     3:24
B4 - A Prayer (Mario Pavone, Michael Musillami, Mike Duquette, Thomas Chapin)    7:36

Thomas Chapin -  Alto Sax, Flute
George Sovak - Alto and Tenor Sax
Peter McEachern - Trombone
Michael Musillami - Guitar
Mario Pavone - Bass
Mike Duquette - Drums

Recorded live direct to digital 2 track, at the Hillside Restaurant and Jazz Club in Waterbury, Connecticut on April 23, and June 4, 1988.

13 May 2020


A1. Contribution
A2. The Way She Moves
A3. Carousel With Carol

B.  Six By Six

Arthur Blythe, alto and soprano saxophone
Ken Hutson, bass
Ron Rahsaan, drums
Richard Dunbar, French horn
Courtney Wynter, tenor saxophone, clarinet, bassoon
Olu Dara, trumpet

Recorded on 17 August 1977 at Downtown Sound, N.Y.C.

Chiaroscuro Records - CR 172

LP Rip

5 May 2020


Kaoru Abe - 19770916@Ayler, Sapporo (Doubtmusic) - out now

New Direction - Live at Jazzbed (Jinya Disc) - out now

New Direction - Live at Station '70 (Jinya Disc) - end of May

28 April 2020


A1. Musique À L'Insu
A2. Impromptu
A3. Toespraak

B1. En Garde
B2. On S'Entend... C'est Curieux
B3. Kwak / Couac

Christian Leroy, piano (A1-2, B1-3)
Fred Van Hove, piano (A3-B3)

Recorded in Frameries, Belgium, on March 20, 1981.

Igloo ‎– IGL 010

LP Rip

Scanner out of action while working from home, sorry

23 April 2020


A1.  Another Slippery Morris
A2.  He's No Wombat
A3.  Goals Of Desire
A4.  Ballroom Behaviour
A5a. Authentic Korean Folk Song
A5b. Traditional Irish Melody

B1. Kookabura - Fair Dinkum
B2. Lullaby In Birdland
B3. Cold Toast And Vegemite
B4. Distinguishing Marks
B5. Gumly Gumly
B6. Balmain Tigers V The Rest

Jon Rose, 19 string cello, 5 string violin, 16 string violin, wheeling violin, revolving speaker, double piston
Simone De Haan, tenor trombone / sax mouthpiece / bassoon reed

Recorded at Llewellyn Hall, Canberra School of Music on 6 & 9 August 1984

Fringe Benefit Records ‎– FBR 49

LP Rip

21 April 2020


I was going to save this for 25th December, as you might see.

Now, it's not exactly Christmas, but the title fits.

Sometimes, I have needed the other room for quiet space for a while.

Many artists are letting us into their own other rooms to share their music from home.

I've been following the Quarantine Concerts on the Experimental Sound Studio website, which supports musicians and has many amazing performances. Feel welcome to post any similar streaming links below.

I hope you stay well and love to you all.


1. 24-11-80

2. 21-12-80

John Russell, guitar
Jon Rose, violin, 19 string violin
Maggie Nicols, voice (2)

Fringe Benefit Records - FBR 29

Cassette Rip

19 April 2020

The Lee Konitz - Warne Marsh Quintet live in Whitley Bay, UK, 1975

Perusing Thursday's Guardian online, I could not help noticing an obituary for Lee Konitz who passed away in New York on Wednesday, reportedly due to respiratory complications after having contracted the coronavirus. The obit was weitten by the jazz critic at the Guardian, John Fordham. An obit was also published in the New York Times by Peter Keepnews (whose surname certainly rings a bell), a jazz writer at the NYT. These obits document in great detail his considerable accomplishments over the years, going all the way back to the late 40s.

New York Times

So, to commemorate this sad event, the only thing we can do on this blog is to dip into the past to see if we can find some musical specimens to remember him by. He had a long-running collaboration with Warne Marsh, who passed away in 1987. Both came to represent the cool jazz style typical of the West Coast at the time and both were strongly inspired by the pianist Lennie Tristano. What better then to select an unreleased audience recording with both of them, here from the UK in the mid-70s and from what we know, never officially released. There is an album called London Concert with approximately the same line-up, released on the Wave label, run by Peter Ind, who can be heard here on double bass. This session adds Dave Cliff on guitar.

The facts:

'The Corner House', Whitley Bay, England, December 22, 1975.

Lee Konitz, as; Warne Marsh, ts; Dave Cliff, g; Peter Ind, b; Al Levitt, d.

1 WOW! 11:17
4 LOVER MAN Marsh out 4:10
6 SOUND-LEE 10:15
7 APRIL 10:10
8 STAR EYES 9:05
9 GOD BLESS THE CHILD Konitz out 6:40
10 CHI CHI 9:50
11 TWO NOT ONE 9:00
12 BACK HOME (Donna Lee) start omitted, inc. 7:00

all PR recorded by Jack Goodwin.

Kudos to Goodwin for an excellent recording and to whoever posted this on the Dime site back in 2008, I believe. And of course, the music is ultra-fine, too. Enjoy!

17 April 2020


A. Untitled

B. Untitled

Masahiko Togashi, drums, percussion

Recorded live at Space Who, Saitama, Japan, on 26 October 1987.

Egg Farm ‎– EF-002

LP Rip

14 April 2020

DEWEY REDMAN QUARTET :: Willisau 1977-03-26

These two live tracks, shared by mew23 in Contributions section, are killers! I did equalisation as usually. Enjoy.

Dewey Redman Quartet - Willisau, Switzerland, March 26, 1977

Dewey Redman - ts, musette
Ted Daniel - tp
Fred Hopkins - b
Edward Moore - dr

1) 31:03
2) 13:37 n.c.

12 April 2020


A1. Daily Dance
A2. Living With The Crocidiles
A3. Time Overlaps Itself

B1. Soul And Universe
B2. Hit And Run
B3. Truth Is A Pathless Land
B4. Teenage Emergency

Bob Thompson, drums, percussion
Doug Snyder, electric guitar

Recorded in October 1972

LP Rip

10 April 2020

HiSAO ANABUKi TRiO - Japanese Melancholy (2oo3)

This is unreleased session of Japanese drummer with Czech sidemen, recorded in Prague.

HiSAO ANABUKi TRiO - Japanese Melancholy (2oo3)

EMiL ViKLiCKÝ - piano
FRANTiŠEK UHLíŘ - double bass
HiSAO ANABUKi - drums

1. Hisao's Tune 1
2. Hisao's Tune 2
3. Bayalička (Viklický)
4. Hisao's Tune 3
5. Franta's Bossa (Uhlíř)
6. Hisao's Tune 4
7. Aspen Leaf (Viklický)
8. Hisao's Tune 5
9. Wine, Oh Wine (Viklický)
10. Hearts (Uhlíř)
11. Improvisation

Recorded July 23-24, 2003 at Czech Radio Studio B, Prague




Tom Lewis, bass, melodica
Milo Fine, drums, cello, theremin, voice, tape
Rick Barbeau, guitar, cello, theremin, percussion, voice
Joe Smith, tenor saxophone, clarinet, slide whistle, voice
Dwight Marriott, trombone, flute, voice
Gary Know, trombone, voice
Harvin Granger, voice

Live session broadcast over Minnesota's KSJN Radio on July 22, 1972.

Shih Shih Wu Ai ‎– S80 376 2471

LP Rip

6 April 2020

Ustad Vilayat Khan - Live In Montréal June 06, 1978

Ustad Vilayat Khan was probably the most talented sitar player of the 20th century. If Ravi Shankar was the most popular out of India, Vilayat's style was surely more impressive. His ability to make the sitar sounding like a voice have no equal. In indian classical music the voice is the reference, as said the famous benkar Ustad zia Mohiuddin Dagar:
-"voice is king, instruments is minister".
The sitar of Ustad Vilayat Khan was often reaching the level of the king, it is particularly true in this massive concert.
Ustad Vilayat Khan have recorded many albums but it is on stage that he is incredibly great. Despite an important discography most of his albums are studio recordings, he didn't like very much to be recorded live.
Last but not least, he refused almost all the distinctions that the various musical academy in India offered to him, considering that those institutions were not able to appreciate his music. For a while he also refused to play for the all India radio.

01 Raga Marwa, alap/jor/jala & composition
02 Raga Bageshree alap/jor/jala & composition
03 Raga Bhairavi alap/jor/jala & composition
04 Raga Miyan Ki Malhar (incomplete)

-Ustad Vilayat Khan: Sitar
-Avtar Singh tablas

A Second sitar player can be heard on both ragas Bageshree and Bhairavi, it is probably his son Shujaat Husain Khan who had eighteen at this time and who was already his disciple.

Recorded on June 6, 1978 in Montréal except Raga Miyan Ki Malhar recorded in Chicago in 1980

Reform Art Orchestra meets Subway Art - Wiener U-Bahn-Kunst

this is not my rip, it is as I got it, a mp3 160 kbs, better than nothing
here are the two CDs that go with a book and a DVD

2011 – Wiener Linien (Austria) (book/DVD/ART Records CD AR 20101-CD AR 20102)

(Track titles are the names of the visual artists followed by the specific work[s] referenced by the music and featured in the book. Track participants are listed by initials, following the principal, to use Fritz Novotny’s term, “improcomposer”.)

CD 1

01 Ken Lum »Pi« (π) U1-Karlsplatz, Westpassage U1–U2–U4 — Paul Fields (pf/jg/sm/fn/tz) 6,45 Min.

02 Eleonor & Ernst Friedrich »Unisono Di Colori« U1-Karlsplatz, Ostpassage U1-U2-U4 — Karl Wilhelm Krbavac (pf/kvk/jg) 4,17 Min.

03 Peter Kogler »Ohne Titel« U1-Karlsplatz, Zwischengeschoß Zugang zu U1 und U2 — Karl Vößner (me/mf/sm/pas/kv) 4,39 Min.

04 Susanne Zemrosser »… einen traum träumen …« U1-Praterstern, Verbindungspassage zur U2 — Sepp Mitterbauer (pf/jg/sm/fn/tz) 6,45 Min.

05 Rudi Wach »Der lauf der Geschöpfe« U2-Museumsquartier, Bahnsteig und Passage — Fritz Novotny (pf/jg/sm/fn/tz) 7,04 Min.

06 Cécilie Nordegg & Jonathan Berkh »Jahreszeiten« U2-Lüftungsbauwerk Schmerlingsplatz — Valerie Göschl (sa/me/pf/jg/vg/nh/kwk/gjl/al/sm/fn/hes) 4,50 Min.

07 Ingeborg Strobl »Ein Garten (Zum Beispiel)« U2-Taborstraße, Zugang Novaragasse — Nigar Hasib (sa/mf/nh/hh/kwk/al) 5,46 Min.

08 Werner Feiersinger »Nepomuk« U2-Stadlau, Ausgang Kaisermühlenstraße — Marco Eneidi (me/pf/mf/jg/kwk/sm/pas/kv) 4,10 Min.

09 Steinbrenner & Dempf »Amazonau« U2-Schottenring, Ausgang (Kunstprojekt Amazonau in Arbeit) — Monika Stadler (jg/ycyl/wm/sm/fn/ms) 5,18 Min.

10 Pedro Cabrita Reis »Außenflächen« U2-Donaumarina (Kunstprojekt Außenflächen in Arbeit) — Walter Malli (jg/ycyl/wm/sm/fn) 5,59 Min.

11 Christian Jankowski »Sinnsprüche« U2-Donauspital (Kunstprojekt Sinnsprüche in Arbeit) — Yedda Chun Yu Lin (jg/ycyl/wm/sm/fn/ms) 5,52 Min.

CD 2

01 Margot Pilz »U-turn« U3-Ottakring, Ausgang Thaliastraße — Sepp Mitterbauer (me/jg/vg/hh/kwk/gjl/al/sm/fn/hes) 4:33

02 Grafitti »Styls And Characters« U3-Ottakring, Stützmauer in der Paltaufgasse –Hans Heisz (me/mf/hh.kwk/al/hes) 4:48

03 Georg Salner »U-BauAlphabet« U3-Hütteldorfer Straße — Peter A.Schmid (me/mf/sm/pas/kv) 3:58

04  Michael Schneider »übertragung« U3-Johnstraße, Ausgang Meislmarkt — Hans Echnaton Schano (me/mf/sm/hes/pas/kv) 5:34

05 Nam Jun Paik »Tele-Archeologie« U3-Schweglerstraße, Ausgang Märzstraße — Johannes Groysbeck (pf/jg/sm/fn) 5:13

06 Adolf Frohner »Circa 55 Schritte Durch Europa« U3-Westbahnhof, Verbindungspassage U3–U6 — Gerhard Josef Langer (sa/vg/nh/kwk/gjl/al/sm/fn/hes/pas/kv) 6:18

07 Anton Lehmden »Das Werden Der Natur« U3-Volkstheater, Bahnsteighalle — Johannes Groysbeck (me/jg/sm/fn/hes/pas/kv) 5:16

08 Michael Hedwig »Bewegungen der Seelen« U3-Stubentor, Ausgang Stubenring — Milo Fine (me/mf/sm/pas/kv) 4:31

09 Oswald Oberhuber »Permanent-Graffiti« U3-Verbindungspassage zur U4 — Sepp Mitterbauer (pf/jg/kwk/sm/fn) 6:03

10 Kurt Hofstetter »Planet der Pendler mit den Drei Zeitmonden« U3-Landstraße, Bahnsteigbereich — Tom Zlabinger (pf/jg/sm/fn/tz) 6:00

11 Peter Atanasov »Stadteinwärts und Stadtauswärts« U3-Erdberg, Stationsausgänge — Shamal Amin (sa/mf/nh/kwk/al) 4:29

12 Mona Hahn & Ilse Haider »Belle etage« U3-Enkplatz, Ausgang Gottschalkgasse — Attila Lörinszky (sa/mf/nh/hh/kwk/gjl/al) 4:34

13 Erich Steininger »Spiegelbilder« U3-Enkplatz, Ausgang Simmeringer Hauptstraße — Paul Fields (pf/jg/kwk/fn) 4:15

14 Gottfried Kumpf »Froschkönig« U3-Simmering, Vorplatz — Fritz Novotny (jg/ycyl/sm/fn/ms) 5:10

Collective personnel  —
Shamal Amin: voice
Marco Eneidi: alto saxophone, voice
Paul Fields: violin
Milo Fine: clarinet, drums, piano
Valie Göschl: voice
Johannes Groysbeck: double bass, electric bass guitar, groysophon
Nigar Hasib: vocal
Hans Heisz: drums, percussion
Karl Wilhelm Krbavac: viola da gamba, piano
Gerhard Josef Langer: poetry
Yedda Chun Yu Lin: piano
Attila lörinszky: double bass, piano
Walter Malli: percussion, soprano saxophone
Sepp Mitterbauer: trumpet
Fritz Novotny: soprano saxophone, flutes, percussion, voice
Hans Echnaton Schano: poetry
Peter A. Schmid: bass clarinet, tarogato
Monika Stadler: harp
Karl Vößner: English horn, oboe
Tom Zlabinger: double bass

Recorded in Vienna, Austria; May 21, 2009 and September 3, 2010

2 CD set for the book 'Wiener U-Bahn-Kunst'

31 March 2020

Don Cherry's Norwegian Sextet live at NRK 1969

There seems to be somewhat of a Don Cherry revival going on in our contributions section,  spilling over to the front page, so here is another contribution which to my knowledge has not been mentioned yet. This is a recording made in the NRK (Norwgian Broadcasting Corporation) studios in October 1969. At the time Don Cherry had played concerts in and around Oslo with what was the Jan Garbarek Quartet. At the instigation of Erling Wicklund at NRK, they assembled in the NRK studies and were joined by Sidsel Paaske, better known as a painter, but here contributing vocals and jaws harp.

A piece in the magazine Ballade from 2012 entitled "Fusion in the lotus position" pointed to the integration of folk music in jazz improvisation of which Don Cherry was an important catalyst. He had worked with musicians from Turkey, Latin America and Sweden and was in Garbarek's view somewhat of a world artist. One could say that Garbarek has followed in his tracks, drawing on Norwegian tradional music as well as collaborating with Indian musicians. Sidsel Paaske, which we can hear on a couple of tunes, draws explicitly on Norwegian folk music.

The sound is low-fi, slightly cavernous. From what I know, this was probably recorded off radio with a mike and not from TV as was suggested in the info notes that came with the files. But, despite poor sound quality, this is an important historical document. I have no idea whether the master tapes still reside in the NRK archives, but as of now, this is what we have to make do with.

As an aside, the Scandinavian link continued with Neneh Cherry (DC was her uncle) and the Thing, originally conceived as a Don Cherry tribute band. Her daughter, Mabel McVey, has become a major pop artist in a very short time with the tune "Don't call me up". Good musical genes in that family!

Don Cherry: tpt, fl, vcl, pno
Jan Garbarek: ten, fl
Sidsel Paaske: vcl, jaws harp
Terje Rypdal: gtr
Arild Andersen: b
Jan Christensen: d

1. Dance Of The Dinosaurs
2. Trane Flight
3. Man On The Moon

The track list is incomplete, so any assistance in filling in the blanks is welcomed.


28 March 2020

Organic Music Theatre - Television Session Summer 1976

After Magogiallo's generous contributions of rare unreleased live by Don Cherry, here is one more very close to the RAI session with the same personnel and almost same titles.

The music if not so incredible as his early recordings show very well the musical personality of Don Cherry who was interested in the music itself before the style.

It remain me a story that composer and violinist Jean Yves Bosseur told me some years ago. He was invited to play violin by Archie Shepp but he said:
-"I'm not a jazz musician".
Then Shepp answered:
-"we won't play jazz, we will play music".

This might be a good definition for Don Cherry's music.

-Moki: Tampura, percussion, vocals
-Gianpiero Pramaggiore: guitar, flute, vocals
-Nana Vasconcelos: percussions, berimbo, vocals
-Don Cherry: trumpet, dous'n goni, flute, vocals

Summer 1976 for Italian télévision

25 March 2020

BJÖRN J:SON LiNDH - Ramadan (1971)

First album by Swedish composer, pianist and flute player. A kind of fusion with Indian ethno influences, including Bobo Stenson on electric piano, and Palle Danielsson on bass on one track.

Björn J:son Lindh - Ramadan (Metromome 1971)

Vinyl rip

23 March 2020


A1. Coke
A2. Trees
A3. Little Flute
A4. Big Flutes
A5. Pyramid
A6. Dragonfly Dance
A7. Might Not Be On Time

B1. Where The Dreams Are Kept
B2. Clouds
B3. I'm Going Down To The River Again
B4. Or
B5. Signals From Earth

Frank Albright, flute, alto and soprano saxophone
Darrel De Vore, flute, bass, percussion, piano, voice
Marvin Kirkland, flute, percussion
Terry Wilson, percussion
John Celona, soprano saxophone, synthesizer, percussion (B1-5)
Ron Grunn, flute, bassoon (B1-5)
Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone (B1-5)

Private release - LPS-3460

LP Rip

19 March 2020

DON CHERRY with RENA RAMA - Stockholm, November 20, 1991

This superior quality recording was recently posted in Contributions section by magogiallo (thank you!) and I think it deserves to be on front page.

DON CHERRY with RENA RAMA - Jazzclub Fasching, Stockholm, November 20, 1991

Don Cherry - trumpet, melodica, vocal
Lennart Aberg - tenor and soprano sax, flute)
Bobo Stenson - piano
Anders Jormin - bass
Anders Kjellberg - drums
Bengt Berger - percussion (disc two)
Bengt "Frippe" Nordstrom - tenor sax (disc two, track 8)

Disc One:
1) Quartet Piece  (16:16)
2) Race Face  (8:53)
3) Unknown Title  (5:49)
4) Low Years  (7:09)
5) Douss'n Gouni  (2:39)
6) Unknown Title  (7:04)
7) Saturday Night Blues  (9:59)

Disc Two:
1) Unknown Title  (12:22)
2) Bemsha Swing  (7:48)
3) Unknown Title  (4:55)
4) Unknown Title  (6:54)
5) Unknown Title  (8:06)
6) Okay's Tune  (6:22)
7) Unknown Title  (3:32)
8) When Will The Blues Leave?  (14:25)

Length: 122 min
Source: radio broadcast

13 March 2020


Given the recent "flood" of Don Cherry boots in the contributions section I recalled this post which sleeps on my hd since more than a year.

Don Cherry, pocket-trumpet, bamboo flute (2,4,5), gong (3,5), piano/birdwhilstle voice (5)
Maffy Falay, trumpet (1)
Bernt Rosengren, tenor saxophone (1,2,4,5), flute/oboe/bamboo flute (5)
Tommy Koverhult, tenor saxophone (1,2,4)
Torbjörn Hultcrantz, double bass (1,2,4,5)
Leif Wennerström, drums (1,2,4,5)
Henno Tooming, piano (4)

1. A.B.F. [Don Cherry] 3:03
2. Brotherhood Suite II [Don Cherry] 11:08
3. In A Geodetic Dome [Don Cherry] 4:07
4. Pannonica / Skippy [Thelonious Monk] 11:25
5. Brotherhood Suite I [Don Cherry] 34:55

Track 1 recorded at the A.B.F. House in Stockholm, May 15, 1968.
Track 2 recorded at the Sergel Theatre in central Stockholm, August 22, 1969.
Track 3 recorded at Modern Museum in Stockholm, July 3, 1971.
Track 4 recorded at jazz-rock club "Fregatten" in Stockholm, August 26, 1974.
Track 5 recorded at the Sergel Theatre in central Stockholm, July 26, 1968.

Track 5 includes Bra Joe, composed by Dollar Brand-Abullah Ibrahim, 4:25.

Flash Music FLCD-4 (Sweden 1994)

6 March 2020

John Tchicai, Vitold Rek, Karl Berger - 2 X 2 (Taso Music Production 2001)

John Tchicai - soprano & tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, voice
Vitold Rek - double bass
Karl Berger - piano, vibraphon

1 Ramana Maharshi
2 Consumer's Blues
3 Gabissimo
4 Imaginary Drums
5 Zbigi
6 Mr. La
7 Snow, Snow, Snow
8 Rain, Rain, Rain
9 Bye, Bye Rotterdam
10 Zbigi

Tracks 1,2,5,7,9 recorded and mixed in Mainz, Germany, on June 1st 1992.
Track 8 recorded in Frankfurt, Germany, on March 5th 1991.
Tracks 3,4,6,10 recorded in Augsburg, Germany, on May 26th 2000.

Taso Music Production – TMP 505, CD

4 March 2020

GANELiN, CHEKASiN, TARASOV - Concerto Grosso (1980)

This album was reissued on CD by Lithuanian label Sonore in 1995 and later on Leo Records together with Con Anima from 1976, but both releases are our of print.

GANELiN TRiO - Concerto Grosso (Melodia 1980)

1 - Concerto Grosso part 1 (side 1) (17:29)
2 - Concerto Grosso part 2 (side 2) (17:56)

Vyacheslav Ganelin - piano, campanelli, guitar, trombone
Vladimir Chekasin - saxophones, flutes, okarina, bass clarinet, violin
Vladimir Tarasov - drums, trumpet, rabob

Recorded 1978, vinyl rip "Melodia" C60 14433-4

3 March 2020

SOFT MACHiNE LEGACY feat. KEiTH TiPPETT - Frankfurt am Main 2012-10-26

Mr. Tippett occasionaly guested with Soft Machine Legacy during past years. This radio broadcast was downloaded from Dime. I did equalisation of original files for better result. Keith plays on last 6 songs. Not his typical extravaganza, but there are bright moments.

SOFT MACHiNE LEGACY feat. KEiTH TiPPETT - 43. Deutsches Jazzfestival Frankfurt am Main, HR-Sendesaal, 2012-10-26, Germany

01 intro speech 0:29
02 The Steamer 4:44
03 In The Backroom 6:17
04 intro John Etheridge 1:28
05 Grape Hound 8:20
06 intro John Etheridge 0:17
07 Song Of Aeolus 7:33
08 intro John Etheridge 0:36
09 The Tale of Taliesin 8:07
10 intro John Etheridge 0:18
11 Facelift 12:43
12 intro John Etheridge 0:10
13 Kings And Queens 6:52
14 The Relegation Of Pluto / Transit 6:41
15 Gesolreut 7:32
16 intro John Etheridge 0:44
17 The Nodder 6:07

total time: 1:18:58

John Etheridge – guitar
Theo Travis – tenor sax, soprano sax, flute
Roy Babbington – bass guitar
John Marshall – drums
Keith Tippett - piano (9-17)

17 February 2020

MiKE WESTBROOK SEXTET - Montreux Jazz Festival 1968 (Remaster)

When I first heard this set posted back in 2017 by kinabalu, I think it deserves clearer sound. For some time it sits in my To do folder and now I made a kind of remastering. Hope you will enjoy it.

MiKE WESTRBROOK SEXTET - Montreux Jazz Festival, June 15, 1968       

MALCOLM GRiFFiTHS - trombone
JOHN SURMAN - baritone sax
MiKE OSBORNE - alto sax
2 tracks
45 mins

1. Out and About (Surman) 10:27 / Unknown incl. The Girl From Ipanema (Jobim/de Moraes/Gimbel) 11:28

2. Unknown 8:24 / Forever And A Day (Westbrook) 7:08 / The Lamplighter (Surman) 8:02

15 February 2020


Vertrek Ensemble are back recording and playing live again after a long hiatus.

Palace of Darkened Windows, recorded May 20, 2019.

Vadim Budman, bass VI
Ron de Jong, drums, percussion
Jason Scott, guitar

Released on 14 February 2020


6 February 2020


This is a bit crusty, but somebody might be interested. From one of Tony Scott's visits of former Czechoslovakia.

Recorded October 1977 in studio Dejvice, Prague
Produced by Antonín Matzner
LP Supraphon 1978