1 August 2016

What a long, strange trip ...

This blog is now in its ninth 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 ...


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


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.

31 July 2016


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 November 12, 2015 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:

Cecil Taylor Jazz Unit - The Early Unit 1962
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky - Amiga
Brötzmann-Lacy-Breuker-Tchicai-Parker-Koch-Sommer - East-Berlin 1978
Jazz-Orchester der DDR
Berliner Improvisations Quartett - Live in Moers '79
Ray Russell - Rites and Rituals
Jimmy Lyons - Other Afternoons
Kidd Jordan at Vision Fest 2008
Jimmy Giuffre - Emphasis & Flight
Ornette Coleman's Original Quartet - Live in Reggio Emilia '90
Grubenklangorchester - Bergmannsleben
Fred Van Hove/Wolfgang Dauner - Requiem For Che Guevara/Psalmus Spei
Manfred Schoof - Albert Mangelsdorff Quartet - NDR Jazz Workshop No.187
Workshop De Lyon - Tiens! Les Bourgeons Èclatent...
Workshop De Lyon - Musique Basalte
Workshop De Lyon - Concert Lave
Zeitkratzer - Körper Kooperationen I & II
Warren Smith & The Composer's Workshop Ensemble
Sam Rivers Tuba Trio - Essence - The Heat And Warmth Of Free Jazz
Sam Rivers Tuba Trio & Earl Cross Sextet - Jazz Of The Seventies
Sam Rivers Tuba Trio / James Newton - Flutes
Byard Lancaster - Keno Speller - Exactement
Byard Lancaster - Us 
Baden Baden New Jazz Meeting 1975
Chris McGregor Sextet at the BBC
Lester Bowie - African Children
Hans Koller meets Classic - Baden Baden 1976
Interspecies Music - Whalescapes
Hüseyin Ertunç Trio - Mûsikî
Peggy Sampson - The Contemporary Viola Da Gamba
Bengt Ernryd Quartet - 1964/65
Didier Levallet Quintet - Ostinato
Ken Hyder's Talisker - Land of Stone
Baden Baden Free Jazz Meeting 1969
Theo Loevendie Quintet - VARA Jazz 1985
Cleve Pozar - Solo Percussion
Marc Levin - Social Sketches
Jan Garbarek - live in Oslo 1969 and in Bremerhaven 1971
Robert F. Pozar - Good Golly Miss Nancy
Ed Curran Quartet - Elysa
Wiebelfetzer - Live
Gap - Gap
Paul Dunmall Qt - Manchester 1987
Globe Unity - Intergalactic Blow
NDR Jazz Workshop No.70
European Jazz Ensemble - Live
The Quartet - Dedications
The Quartet - Relation
The Quartet - Live
Ted Curson - Urge
Abbey Rader & Marc Levin - Songs of Street and Spirit
Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf 20th anniversary
Franz Koglmann with Steve Lacy - Flaps
Cecil Taylor - Praxis
Sirone w/ Cecil Taylor Unit - Köln 1978
2. Internationales New Jazz Meeting Auf Burg Altena 1971
Zim Ngqawana's Ingoma and Mujician 1997 Set One  Set Two
Simon Picard Trio - BBC 2001
Joseph Jarman, Don Moye and Johnny Dyani - live in Milan '79
TOM-Mix at The Others 2009
Cecil Taylor and Tony Oxley live in Modena 2007
Joseph Jarman - Don Moye Quartet - live in Rome '81
Muhal Richard Abrams - live in Rome '79
Jane Bunnett - In Dew Time
F.M.T. - Tango
Edward Vesala Trio - Nana
Derek Bailey - Improvisation (Cramps)
Evan Parker - Zanzou
Company  1
Manfred Schoof Orchester - Reflections
Nébu - Motus
Itaru Oki - Iroha-Uta
Alan Davie - Suite For Prepared Piano And Mini Drums
Russell / Turner / Kondo - Artless Sky
Rolf & Joachim Kühn - Monday Morning
Mal Waldron Sextet - Unna 1979
Picard. Bernez. McKenzie. Marsh - SCANTY

7 February 2016


A. Part I - Integration (Non-Racial)

B. Part II - The Human Element

C. Part III - Emergence

D. Part IV - Evolution

Derek Bailey, guitar
Evan Parker, soprano saxophone
Darryl Runswick, bass
Frank Ricotti, marimba
Claire Deniz, cello
Graham Lyons, bassoon
Brian Dee, organ
Kenny Wheeler, flugelhorn
Basil Kirchin, tapes

Columbia ‎– SCX 6463 and Island Records - HELP 18

LP Rip

2 February 2016


ELTON DEAN - saxello and alto saxophone
PAUL DUNMALL - tenor saxophone
SYLVAIN KASSAP - soprano and baritone saxophone
TONY MARSH - drums

1. Fast 1 & 2   34:58
2. Riffiffi   22:12
3. Three for Louis   33:42

Les Instant Chavires, Paris.  15 May 1993

Especially for softnucleus.

30 January 2016

Barbara Thompson with the Medici Quartet and the BBC Singers Queen Elizabeth Hall London England 17th November 1995 FLAC FM

Source: BBC Radio 3 FM > Denon TU-400L tuner > VHS > VHS LP > Archos Gmini 120 > Audition > FLAC
Recorded off air and transferred by PsyKies

Set One / Disc 1 [40:47]

WEILL - songs arranged for saxophone & string quartet

01. Speak Low (arr, John Dankworth) [6:20]
02. Surabaya Johnny (arr, Geoffrey Bergen) [6:08]
03. Zuhalterballade (arr, Barry Guy) [8:24]
04. It Never Was You (arr, Richard Rodney Bennett) [6:31]
05. September Song (arr, Mike Westbrook) [6:46]
06. Theme And Variations On Mack The Knife (arr, Barbara Thompson) [6:38]

Set Two / Disc 2 [53:38]

LOVE SONGS IN AGE - music for the poetry of Philip Larkin

01. The Horns Of The Morning [8:28]
02. Ugly Sister [5:34]
03. The Dance [7:30]
04. Love Songs In Age [8:16]
05. Like The Train's Beat [7:57]
06. This Is The First Thing [3:23]
07. Poor Sidney Bechet [12:30]

Barbara Thompson - saxophones
Pete Lemer - piano
Paul Westwood - bass
Simone Rebello - drums

Paul Robertson - violin
Cathy Thompson - violin
Ivo Jan von Derver - viola
Anthony Lewis - cello

Conducted by Bo Holgren
Penny Vickers, Judith Bingham - soloists

Recorded by me off air direct from the original live broadcast to a Panasonic Hi-Fi VHS video recorder in SP audio only mode. Sometime in the mid to late 1990's I misguidedly transferred all my radio recordings to VHS LP audio mode. This combined with the age of the tapes has resulted in some evident distortion throughout.

19th November 2010

29 January 2016

Garrett List - Fire & Ice (Lovely Music 1982)

Byard Lancaster - Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo Flute
Ronald Shannon Jackson -   Drums, Percussion, Hand-drum
Garrett List - Trombone, Piano, Vocals 
Youseff Yancy -  Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Theremin, Electronics
Genie Sherman - Vocals 

A1 - Fire And Ice   3:20
    words: Robert Frost, music: Garrett List        
A2 - Dialogue Of The Angels   3:23
    words and music: Ronald Shannon Jackson        
A3 - Now And How   3:08
    words and music: Garrett List         
A4 - Passion Of Miles   5:55
    music: Youseff Yancy         
A5 - Rib Crib    3:18
    music: Byard Lancaster         
B1 - Fly Hollywood   4:10
    words: Ed Friedman, music: Garrett List        
B2 - Oleo/Tune-Up   3:42
    music: Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Sonny Rollins. arranged by Byard Lancaster, Garrett List.    
B3 - My Mother's Belly   3:30
   words: Blaise Cendrars, music: Garrett List       
B4 - You Are More Beautiful Then The Sky And The Sea   6:36
    words: Blaise Cendrars, music: Garrett List   
B5 - Sweetness   4:07    
    words and music: Byard Lancaster

recorded between 1972 and 1979
Lovely Music 1982, LP

D A M trio - Oporto, London 11 May 1985

PAUL DUNMALL - tenor saxophone

1. 30:32
2. 31:07

Live at the Oporto, London.  11th May 1985

Paul has given me a box of old cassettes.
The music was longer than this C60, but what a ferocious gig!  Great. Enjoy.

25 January 2016

PETER EVANS QUINTET : Three For Alice Registrato at Bimhuis, Amsterdam, on thursday 2.October.2014 FM FLAC

Peter Evans, trumpet
Sam Pluta, electronics and voice
Ron Stabinsky, pianoforte
Tom Blancarte, bass
Jim Black, drums and electronics  

here is an intergalactic suite by evans, partially composed and partially imrovised, all dedicated to Alice Coltrane: it's in alleged three parts, but it's all a matter of personal opinions where these three parts could start and finish, as it all sounds the same for 50 and more minutes... Mostly other people do the killing and Zebulon trio are where this guy comes from
Also included in this folder as track00 a short introduction with bio notes and commentaries - this intro runs for 3'08", you can skip downloading it if you don't understand ITALIAN. THIS RECORDING WAS KINDLY PROVIDED BY DIMER ALIFIB

(00-radio introduction)
Three For Alice suite:
01- I, Intergalactic  [11.43]
02- bass solo  [5.02]
03- II, Elemental  [12.34]
04- drums solo  [2.37]
05- III, 12 Earthly Branches, part I  [12.13]
06- III, 12 Earthly Branches, part II  [12.03]
07- bands intros  [0.41]
08- radio outro  [0.35]

running time : 56'53" (excluding radio intros)
WITH radio intro and outro it would be 60'36"
FM radio broadcast by "Battiti dal Vivo", Radio3 RAI [third channell of Italian national radio], on sunday 6 December 2015, 24:10 hours [CET].

AKAI Quartz Synthesizer Tuner AT-52 > TotalRecorder 8.4 (Build 4990) SE via Creative Sound Blaster soundcard > 44.100khz/16bit wav > edited with Sound Forge 8.0b (Build 53) > compressed with Trader's Little Helper 2.70 (build 172) > level 8 single flac file > mailed to survivor69 > tracksplitting with Audacity 2.0 > flacs > webtorrenting
folder size: 411mb
firstly upped by survivor69 on Dimeadozen.org, 15-December-2015 (dimeupload #1452)

DEK - Didi Kern, Elisabeth Harnik, Ken Vandermark The Sugar Maple Milwaukee, WI July 17, 2016 AUD FLAC

1. intro by Vandermark
2. Unknown Title #1
3. Unknown Title #2
4. Unknown Title #3


5. Unknown Title #4
6. spoken outro
7. Unknown Title #5

Sound quality slightly better on second set.

Ken Vandermark - tenor sax, baritone sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Elisabeth Harnik - piano
Didi Kern - drums, percussion, small instruments, vocalisation

Aud - Core Binaurals - Zoom H2(16/44.1) - Sound Studio - Xact, flac level 8

Support the artists; buy the official releases.

"DEK- featuring Didi Kern (drums), Elisabeth Harnik (piano), and Ken Vandermark (reeds)- is a trio that creates music which displays the impact that improvisation, new composition, and the genres of rock, funk, and afrobeat have on each other. First established in September of 2014, the group has worked together on a regular basis in Europe, and will release their first album on the Trost label in 2016; a year which will feature performances by the band in New York City during Vandermark's Stone residency during January, in Milwaukee as part of the Option Milwaukee series, and during an extensive tour of Europe in October."

23 January 2016


TOBY DELIUS - tenor saxophone, clarinet

1. 48:00
2. 13:53
3. 17:10

Vortex, London.  7th October 2015

Olie Brice was so happy with this performance that he'd like to share it with us.
So big thanks to him and to the marvellous Gus who was there to record it.

17 January 2016

Saalfelden Jazz Festival : Mostly Other People Do The Killing Congress Zentrum, Saalfelden, Austria 29.August.2015 FLAC FM

Jon Irabagon, saxophones
Ron Stabinsky, pianoforte
Moppa Elliot, bass
Kevin Shea, drums

tracks are mostly from latest album "Mauch Chunk", with the new lineup featuring Stabinsky in place of trumpeter Peter Evans, quality and sound do not change from modern jazz group MOPDTK by pennsylvania bassist Moppa, but formula does change a bit, as we have here a stronger idea of "track" rather than improv

1- Mehoopany
2- Mauch Chunk is Jim Thorpe
3- West Bolivar
4- Obelisk
5- Townville
6- Elliott Mills
7-radio outro 0.36

running time : 59'17" (including radio outro)
FM radio broadcast by "Battiti dal Vivo", Radio3 RAI [third channell of Italian national radio], on sunday 10 January 2016, 24:15 hours [CET].
Lineage (FM > Hard Disc > web):
aiwa XT-003Z tuner > Audacity 1.3.5 Beta  via  Fujitsu Siemens Crystal WDM soundcard > 44100hz/16bit .aup > 44100hz/16bit flac's (level 8) > webtorrenting
firstly upped by survivor69 on Dimeadozen.org, 11-January-2016 (dimeupload #1464)

MUJICIAN TRIO - Rare Music Club, 20 Nov 1992 Sets 2&3

PAUL DUNMALL - tenor and soprano saxophones
TONY LEVIN - drums

Set 2  37:20
Set 3  13:28

Rare Music Club, Bristol  20th November 1992

O yes!  A rarer rare rarity than any rare record.  I thought I'd posted all the best stuff but.....let's just say I like this a lot - supply your own superlatives. Enjoy.

16 January 2016

Irène Schweizer ~ Joey Baron Duo / Festival Unerhört Zürich ~ 27th October 2015

Interesting piano / drum duo with Irène Schweizer and Joey Baron at the 2015 Zürich Unerhört Festival. Schweizer reaches deep into jazz piano tradition for a sequence of energetic improvisations - quite different from the abstraction of a Taylor / Oxley meeting, for example.

11 January 2016

Kenny Werner / Benjamin Koppel 30. INNtöne Festival 2015 mp2

WDR 3 Konzert der Woche weniger anzeigen
Mit Karsten Mützelfeldt

30. INNtöne Festival 2015

Kenny Werner / Benjamin Koppel
Aufnahmen aus Diersbach, Österreich

WDR 3 Konzert der Woche - 29.08.2015: 30. INNtöne Festival 2015
Die Scheune eines Biobauernhofes wird zur Konzerthalle, hochklassiger Jazz in würziger Landluft. Ein Konzert der Woche auf WDR 3 mit Höhepunkten vom oberösterreichischen INNtöne-Festival.

Kenny Werner ist ohne Wenn und Aber einer der weltbesten Jazzpianisten. In Diersbach trat er in Dialog mit dem Saxophonisten Benjamin Koppel, dem vielleicht umtriebigsten Musiker der dänischen Szene - und die pflegt traditionell beste Beziehungen zu den Größen des US-Jazz.

Kenny Werner/Benjamin Koppel
Kenny Werner – p, Benjamin Koppel – ts

Die Musikstücke der Sendung
WDR 3 Konzert, 29.08.2015 (PDF-Download: 24,3 KB)
Moderation: Karsten Mützelfeldt
Redaktion: Bernd Hoffmann

9 January 2016

The master without a baton: Pierre Boulez 1925 - 2016

Sadly, Pierre Boulez died earlier this week. Here is a performance of 'Le marteau sans maître', one of the seminal works from the white heat of European music in the 1950s;

Pierre Boulez: "Le marteau sans maitre" for alto voice, alto flute, guitar, viola, vibraphone, xylorimba and  percussion

Donatienne Michel-Dansac (alto voice)
Members of the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg
Conducted by François-Xavier Roth 

Baden-Baden; 18th January, 2015

Des yeux purs dans les bois
Cherchent en pleurant la tête habitable

Der Konzertmitschnitt: Matthew Shipp solo beim Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2015.

15. November 2015

Komponist/Komponistin: Matthew Shipp / Jerome D.Kern / Matthew Shipp / Lawrence - Cross / Matthew Shipp / Matt Dennis
Titel: Simple System (Matthew Shipp) / Yesterdays (Jerome D.Kern) / Hole Town (Matthew Shipp) / Tenderly (Lawrence - Cross) / Gamma-Ray (Matthew Shipp) / Angel Eyes (Matt Dennis)
Solist/Solistin: Matthew Shipp, Klavier
Länge: 49:40 min
Label: Manus

Komponist/Komponistin: Matthew Shipp
Titel: Patmos
Solist/Solistin: Matthew Shipp, Klavier
Länge: 03:15 min
Label: Manus

Graham Haynes Solo Sound beyond Sound + Large Ensemble special guest William Parker Homage to Butch Morrisgiovedì 3 settembre 2015 21.00 Locandina IL FESTIVAL DEI FESTIVAL mp2 unedited

Graham Haynes Solo  Sound beyond Sound

tromba, elettronica Graham Haynes


Large Ensemble special guest William Parker   Homage to Butch Morris

Large Ensemble

sassofono Evan Parker
piano Alexander Hawkins
tromba Peter Evans
contrabbasso John Edwards
contrabbasso William Parker
percussioni Hamid Drake
batteria Paul Lytton
contrabbasso Barry Guy
computer Walter Prati
trombone Giancarlo Schiaffini
pianoforte, elettronica Pat Thomas
sassofono Caroline Kraabel
vibrafono Orphy Robinson
computer Sam Pluta
violoncello Hannah Marshall


8 January 2016

The Dedication Orchestra live in Crawley, UK, 1992

We have received a bundle of files from "psykies", initially uploaded to the Dime torrent site. They have in common that they were all recorded from radio, specifically jazz broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, from the late 1980s to the beginning of the 2000s. We plan to post these recordings in the time to come.

Starting from the top, as it were, this is the Dedication Orchestra from a concert at the Outside In Festival, The Hawth Centre, Crawley, England on September 5 1992. The Dedication Orhestra is a huge ensemble conceived as a tribute to the South Africans that made up the Blue Notes and the Brotherhood of Breath, expats coming to Europe in the mid-60s after realising that an interracial band was impossible to combine with living in apartheid South Africa.

No, we are not going to hear the cd pictured above, but we are going to hear what's on the cd. The concert is an exact replica of the tracks on the cd, played in the same sequence, too. The post came with no track listings, but after comparing the concert with the studio-recorded cd, what we hear is as follows:

1. Traumatic experience/Ithi Gqi
2. B my dear
3. Dancing Damon
4. Hug pine
5. Andromeda
6. Manje
7. Sonja/Introduction to you ain't gonna know me/You ain't gonna know me 'cause you think you know me
8. Woza/Traumatic experience (reprise)

Track separation differs a little from the cd, because some pieces run together.

Cast of characters:

Kenny Wheeler - trumpet, fluglehorn
Jim Dvorak - trumpet, fluglehorn
Lance Kelly - trumpet, fluglehorn
Claude Deppa - trumpet, fluglehorn
Radu Malfatti - trombone
Dave Amis - trombone
Paul Rutherford - trombone
Malcolm Griffiths - trombone
Dave Powell - tuba
Lol Coxhill - saxophone
Elton Dean - saxophone
Ray Warleigh - saxophone
Alan Skidmore - saxophone
Evan Parker - saxophone
Chris Biscoe - saxophone
Neil Metcalfe - flute
Django Bates - tenor horn
Keith Tippett - piano
Paul Rogers - bass
Louis Moholo - drums
Phil Minton - vocals
Francine Luce - vocals
Julie Tippetts - vocals


James Blood Ulmer martedì 5 gennaio 2016 20.30 Locandina IL CARTELLONE SAALFELDEN JAZZ FESTIVAL mp2

James Blood Ulmer Band

chitarra, voce James Blood Ulmer

chitarra Ronny Drayton

sax tenore David Murray

sax contralto Oliver Lake

sax baritono Hamiet Bluiett

basso elettrico Calvin Jones

batteria G. Calvin Weston

batteria Aubrey Dayle

Registrato a Saalfelden, il 30 agosto 2015

6 January 2016

SCOTT / STiVíN / DAŠEK - Rozhovory (Supraphon 1981)

For all lovers of Rudolf Dašek, Jiří Stivín (both previously worked in duo named System Tandem) and veteran American clarinetist and saxophonist Tony Scott, who frequently visited Czechoslovakia during 70's and 80's. Moody and introspective trios were recorded in 1978, but not released until 1981. Rip is still a bit crunchy, although I repaired a huge number of clicks.

SCOTT / STiVíN / DAŠEK - Rozhovory / Interviews (Supraphon 1981)

01. Rozhovor úvodní / Interview Inroductory  3.55
02. Rozhovor jen tak / Interview ad hoc  7.40
03. Rozhovor o jazzu / Interview about Jazz  6.00
04. Rozhovor o kráse / Interview about Beauty  4.50

05. Rozhovor v tandemu / Interview in Tandem  6.30
06. Rozhovor v klidu / Interview in Peace  4.30
07. Rozhovor v blues / Interview in Blues  8.50
08. Rozhovor v kavárně / Interview in Café  3.10

Composed and improvised by

TONY SCOTT - clarinet, tenor sax, piano, voice
JiŘí STiVíN - flute, tenor sax, voice

Recorded in May 1978 at MaSti studio, Prague

Supraphon 1115 2890 (vinyl rip)


A1. Blood
A2. Albert's Love Theme
A3. El Cordobes
A4. Only Sweetly
A5. Seven

B1. Mister Joy
B2. Ramblin'
B3. Kid Dynamite
B4. Nothing Ever Was, Anyway
B5. Pig Foot

Paul Bley, piano
Mark Levinson, bass
Barry Altschul, drums

Recorded in Baarn, Holland on September 21 and October 4, 1966

Repress on Fontana, Japan - SFON-7098

LP Rip

Thanks Paul

3 January 2016

PAUL DUNMALL & TONY LEVIN - Vortex 21.1.95

PAUL DUNMALL - tenor saxophone
TONY LEVIN - drums

1. First piece  32:07
2. Second piece  10:13

Vortex, London. 21st January 1995

I just found one of my cassette recordings which I hadn't digitised. There is a big exclamation mark on the cover!  Watch out!  This is tremendous stuff!  Enjoy!

1 January 2016


A burst of summer for mid-winter. Happy 2016.

A.  Stella By Starlight
Terumasa Hino Quintet + 1

B1. Dark Horse
Nobuo Hara and His Sharps & Flats

B2. Isotope
Kosuke Mine Quintet

C1. The Wind
Masahiko Sato Trio + 1

C2. One Finger Snap
Shungo Sawada Quintet

D1. Freedom Jazz Dance
George Otsuka Trio + 1

D2. Mokujiki
Yosuke Yamashita Trio

Terumasa Hino Quintet +1

Terumasa Hino, trumpet
Motohiko Hino, drums
Kunimitsu Inaba, bass
Hiromasa Suzuki, electric piano
Takeru Muraoka, saxophone
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone

Kosuke Mine Quintet

Kosuke Mine, saxophone
Hideo Ichikawa, piano
Hiroshi Murakami, drums
Takashi Mizuhashi, bass
Takashi Imai, trombone

Masahiko Sato Trio +1

Masahiko Sato, piano
Yasuo Arakawa, bass
Masahiko Ozu, drums
Hisahide Kato, soprano saxophone

Shungo Sawada Quintet

Shungo Sawada, guitar
Hideyuki Kikuchi, saxophone
Yoū Tokyuma, piano
+ bass and drums, need translation

George Otsuka Trio +1

George Otsuka, drums
Masaoki Terakawa, bass
Hideo Ichikawa, piano
Kiyoshi Sugimoto, guitar

Yosuke Yamashita Trio

Yosuke Yamashita, piano
Seiichi Nakamura, saxophone
Takeo Moriyama, drums

Recorded live on 28-29 August 1970 at Hibiya Park, Tokyo. Released November 1970.

Canyon Records ‎– CAJ-1002, 1003

LP Rip

29 December 2015

THE DIRECTORS - Union Tavern, 1987

JON CORBETT - cornet
PAUL DUNMALL - tenor, soprano and baritone saxophones

1. 17:06
2. 6:45
3. 17:38
4. 5:40
5. 7:02

1. 30:18

Union Tavern, London.  7th March 1987  

25 December 2015


A1. Staples
A2. Zeal
A3. The Oil

B1. The Owl
B2. Torments

Steve Lacy, soprano saxophone

Recorded on 16 June 1975 (not 6 July 1975, as given on the cover) at Silk Hall, Kyoto.

Morgue - 01

LP Rip

DON CHERRY'S NU - Live at the Bracknell Jazz Festival, 1986

DON CHERRY - pocket trumpet, piano, vocals, doussn'gouni
CARLOS WARD - alto saxophone, flute
NANA VASCONCELOS - percussion, berimbau, vocals

1. Lito  23:29
2. Chopin Chopeen  8:01
3. Foolish Heart  6:58
4. Traffic  6:39
5. O Berimbau  4:35
6. Untitled  11:20
7. Limbo  8:37
8. Mopti  5:00

Live At The Bracknell Jazz Festival, 1986  (BBC Jazz Legends)

I remember John Stevens at the side of the stage intently studying Ed Blackwell's drumming.

Happy Christmas.

23 December 2015

Stockhausen Festival, Munich, 21 - 25 October 2015

Munich saw a different kind of Oktoberfest this year, with a five day Stockhausen festival, much of which was broadcast by BR-Klassik's Horizonte programme.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard played the first eleven Klavierstücke in concerts spread across the festival; I really like these performances, as they are played in a way which (to my ears), makes a strong connection to the piano music of Messiaen and Boulez. Apart from X, from which there are two substantial extracts, all the other pieces were broadcast in their entirety.

In addition, there are really excellent performances of three other pieces;

Kontakte (22 October)
Pierre- Laurent Aimard (piano)
Dirk Rothburst (percussion)
Marco Stroppa (klangregie / sound direction)

Zyklus (22 October)
Dirk Rothburst (percussion)

Hymnen (23 October?)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Paul Jeukendrup (klangregie / sound direction)
Conductor - Peter Eötvös

With a bit of luck, the other pieces at the festival, including Mantra, might be either broadcast or released. It would be great to hear from people who were able to attend any of these concerts, or indeed any of the performers.

20 December 2015


PINO MINAFRA - trumpet
JIM DVORAK - trumpet, cornet
MARK CHARIG - trumpet
DAVE AMIS - trombone
PAUL DUNMALL - tenor saxophone, bagpipes
SIMON PICARD - tenor saxophone
LARRY STABBINS - soprano and tenor saxophones
ELTON DEAN - alto saxophone, saxello
GIANLUIGI TROVESI - alto saxophone, alto clarinet
LEE GOODALL - alto saxophone, flute,
TONY LEVIN - drums
KEITH TIPPETT - composer, piano

1. First Weaving  74:17
2. Outro (Geoffrey Smith)  0:45

Band on the Wall, Manchester  22rd May 1997

BBC Radio 3 broadcast (24/5/97)

Buy 'Live at Le Mans' 2CD by the Keith Tippett Tapestry Orchestra (Edition Records) at sale price here

19 December 2015

KEITH TIPPETT'S TAPESTRY - Bishop's Castle 1997

PINO MINAFRA - trumpet
JIM DVORAK - trumpet, cornet
MARK CHARIG - trumpet
DAVE AMIS - trombone
PAUL DUNMALL - tenor saxophone, bagpipes
SIMON PICARD - tenor saxophone
LARRY STABBINS - soprano and tenor saxophones
ELTON DEAN - alto saxophone, saxello
GIANLUIGI TROVESI - alto saxophone, alto clarinet
LEE GOODALL - alto saxophone, flute,
TONY LEVIN - drums
KEITH TIPPETT - composer, piano

1. First Weaving  77:31

Three Tuns, Bishop's Castle.  23rd May 1997

For bventure and softnucleus

Buy 'Live at Le Mans' 2CD by the Keith Tippett Tapestry Orchestra (Edition Records) at sale price here

Minafric Orchestra, with Louis Moholo, Keith Tippett & Julie Tippetts ~-~ For Mandela ~-~ Puglia, 13th September 2014

Here's one from the 2014 Talos festival in Puglia, Italy, with the Minafric orchestra playing their 'For Mandela' suite, with guests Louis Mofolo, Keith Tippett and Julie Tippetts. This is high energy and really good fun free music, almost a collision between Alan Silva's Seasons, Albert Ayler and Sun Ra.

vocals Gianna Montecalvo, Cinzia Eramo, Lisa Manosperti
saxophones Roberto Ottaviano, Sandro Satta, Pasquale Innarella, Carlo Actis Dato, Nicola Pisani
trumpet Pino Minafra, Vito Mitoli, Marco Sannini, Giorgio Distante
trombone Beppe Caruso, Sebi Tramontana, Michele Marzella
keyboards Livio Minafra
bass Giorgio Vendola
drums Vicenzo Mazzone
drums Louis Moholo-Moholo
vocals Julie Tippetts
piano Keith Tippett

Piazzetta le Monache, Ruvo di Puglia, 13th September 2014

18 December 2015

Evan Parker - solo - Sant'Anna Arresi - 1st September 2015

Here's a transcendental solo performance by Evan Parker, from earlier this year at Santa'Anna Arresi, broadcast a few days ago by RAI3.

This is down-sampled from a hi-res recording I made of the broadcast, and if there's sufficient interest, I can post that - much larger files, however.

14 December 2015

James Blood Ulmer: Mainstage - Jazzfestival 2015 mp2

Veranstaltungsort:Congress Zentrum Saalfelden

James Blood Ulmer
„Are You Glad to Be in America?“

Sendezeit: 03:57 Uhr
Titel: See Through
Länge: 08:02 Min
Interpret: James Blood Ulmer (and band)
Komponist: James 'Blood' Ulmer

Sendezeit: 03:48 Uhr
Titel: Interview
Länge: 09:13 Min
Interpret: James Blood Ulmer (and band)
Komponist: James 'Blood' Ulmer

Sendezeit: 03:40 Uhr
Titel: Jazz is the Teacher (Funk is the Preacher)
Länge: 08:20 Min
Interpret: James Blood Ulmer (and band)
Komponist: James 'Blood' Ulmer
James Blood Ulmer - guitar, vocals
Ronny Drayton - guitar
David Murray - tenor saxophone
Oliver Lake - alto saxophone
Hamiet Bluiett - baritone saxophone
Calvin Jones - bass
G. Calvin Weston - drums
Aubrey Dayle – drums

It's only 22:00 but hopefully they'll broadcast more.......

12 December 2015

DAM - Radio broadcast 1986

PAUL DUNMALL - tenor saxophone
TONY MOORE - double-bass

1. 22:46

BBC Radio 3.  Jazz Today.  Broadcast 16 June 1986

I saw this trio once.  I'd seen Paul at a gig in Birmingham and he said they were going to be playing at the Oporto in London.  So, when the time came, I went down to check them out.  As I remember, the London streets were busy, busy, the tubes were packed, but when I got to the downstairs room at the Oporto pub there was loooads of space and maybe half a dozen people.  The music though was very busy, almost overwhelmingly so to ears relatively new to this sort of thing. Intense and extremely exciting.

I'm guessing I missed the start of taping this off the radio, and for some reason didn't record the dulcet tones of the great Charles Fox, which might have helped.  Paul can't find his tape of the broadcast, so unless someone else can come up with more completeness - this is all there is.  Check out some fabulous stopping and starting near the beginning.  Both Tony Moore and Dave Alexander have never really got the recognition they deserve.     

10 December 2015

DLM - Radio broadcast 1983

PAUL DUNMALL- tenor saxophone
TONY MOORE - double-bass
TONY LEVIN - drums

1. Intro by Charles Fox  2:16
2. 133  11:23
3. Announcement  0:52
4. Two is Three  14:29
5. Outro  0:27

BBC Radio 3 'Jazz in Britain'.   Recorded 12 January 1983
Broadcast 21 Feburary 1983

7 December 2015

THINKO JAZZ - Radio broadcast 1987

Yay!  THINKO JAZZ man!

MARK LANGFORD - bass clarinet
JERRY UNDERWOOD - tenor saxophone
ANDY SHEPPARD - tenor and soprano saxophones
PAUL DUNMALL - baritone and tenor saxophones

1. 7:01
2. 6:28
3. 11:49

Bit lacking in info on this one.
(Another shorty, on the other side of The Quartet tape)

6 December 2015

THE QUARTET - BBC Jazz Today 1987

GERD DUDEK - tenor and soprano saxophone, flute
TONY OXLEY - drums

1. Introduction - Charles Fox  0:33
2. Unbounded  10:53
3. Announcement 0:12
4. Announcement 0:27
5. Pannonica  4:30
6. Announcement  0:36
7. Ente-taining  9:48
8. Outro  0:20

BBC Radio 3, Jazz Today.  Broadcast 30 November 1987

Short one.

3 December 2015


PAUL DUNMALL - tenor and soprano saxophones
TONY LEVIN - drums

Set One
1. 33:11
2. 11:14

Set Two
1. 43:58

Porgy and Bess, Vienna.  19th October 2003

25 November 2015

John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble - Unterfahrt, 2014-02-21

John Hollenbeck, Schlagzeug
Theo Bleckmann, Gesang
John Bailey, Jon Owens, Dave Ballou, Matt Holman, TrompeteMark Patterson, Mike Christensen, Christian Jakso, Alan Ferber, Posaune Ben Kono, Jeremy
Viner, Tony Malaby, Dan Willis, Bohdan Hilash, Saxofone, Klarinetten
Patricia Franceschi, Vibrafon
Matt Mitchell, Piano, el. Keyboard
Kermit Driscoll, E-Bass
J.C. Sandford, Orchesterleitung

pdf and other texts included. All thanks to Johan for these mp2 files.

21 November 2015

DEEP JOY TRIO - Buffalo NY, 2006

PAUL DUNMALL - tenor saxophone
TONY LEVIN - drums

1. 36:10
2. 16:17

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY   5th December 2006

More Deep Joy here

15 November 2015

ARCHIE SHEPP Attica Blues Big Band (feat. Cécile McLorin Salvant) Jazz Middelheim 2015 Antwerp, Belgium - 2015-08-14

Archie Shepp (tenor sax, vocals),
Tom Mc Clung (piano),
Daryl Hall (bass),
Famoudou Don Moye (drums),
Cécile Mc Lorin Salvant (vocals),
Pierre Durand (guitar),
Marion Rampal (vocals),
Izidor Leitinger (trumpet),
Olivier Miconi (trumpet),
Christophe Leloil (trumpet),
Sébastien Llado (trombone),
Michaël Ballue (trombone),
Romain Morello (trombone),
Olivier Chaussade (alt sax),
François Théberge (tenor sax),
Virgile Lefebvre (tenor sax),
Jean-Philippe Scali (baritone sax)

Help with setlist appreciated. I heard :

1. Introduction by Lies Steppe
2. Introduction by Archie Shepp
3. Quiet Dawn
4. Blues For Brother George Jackson
5. The Cry Of My People
6. Steam
7. Come Sunday
8. Mama Too Tight
9. Déjà Vu
10. Goodbye Sweet Pops - Ujamaa
11. Attica Blues
12. Reprise : Mama Too Tight

Radio Klara FM (cable) -> WinTV-HVR-3000 Soundcard -> Adobe Audition (10db Boost) -> WAV -> CD Wave Editor (Tracking) -> TLH (FLAC 8)

14 November 2015

John Scofield and Joe Lovano, 2015-11-04, REIMS JAZZ FESTIVAL Reims, France, FM

On se réjouit de cet alignement d’étoiles du jazz condensé dans cette soirée. Le maître de la guitare John Scofield et le magistral saxophoniste Joe Lovano, tous deux reconnus parmi les plus illustres pointures en leur domaine, se retrouvent pour une tournée internationale, plus de vingt ans après leur première collaboration. Ils ont écrit un chapitre de l’histoire du jazz. Partenaire de Miles Davis, Charles Mingus ou Billy Cobham, John Scofield a marqué de son empreinte cette musique par son style à la croisée du jazz-rock, du funk et du blues. Pilier de la mythique maison d’édition Blue Note, Joe Lovano est l’un des musiciens les plus prolifiques de sa génération : son œuvre atteste d’une profusion créative et d’une diversité d’inspiration rare. Tout au long de leur carrière, leurs chemins se sont régulièrement croisés, une collaboration toujours synonyme d’événement pour la planète jazz. Un concert qui s’annonce absolument incontournable, au cours duquel ils nous présenteront leur dernier album commun, servi par une rythmique d’exception (Ben Street à la contrebasse et Bill Stewart à la batterie), dont la sortie est prévue à l’automne 2015.

Source : TSF, FM / Naim Uniti / RH-09R / Audacity / Xact / Flac

12 November 2015

CHICK COREA & THE VIGIL Live at Konserthus in Stockholm/S, 18.10.2015 Radio Broadcast (Sveriges P2): A+ FLAC

Chick Corea, piano,
Tim Garland, saxes,
Carlitos del Puerto, bass,
Marcus Gilmore, drums,
Charles Altura, guitar
Luisito Quintero, percussion

TRACKLIST (Please help with setlist)
1) FM Intro 02:05
2) Chick talks, Applause 02:20
3) Fingerprints 22:19
4) Royalty 18:20
5) Anna's Tango 17:46
6) Unknown Song / Bemsha Swing (Monk tune) 12:23
7) Galaxy 32 Star 33:16
8) FM Announcer 01:46
9) Chick talks 00:11
10) Spain (fades out) 06:21

TOTAL TIME: about 110 min ***Complete show***

DIME: 2015-11-01

MILES DAVIS BAND FEAT. CHICK COREA Live at Jazz Summit, Wiesen, Austria, 1984-07-07 FM FLAC

FM Broadcast>AGFA Metal Audio Tape>trade>Phillips CD Recorder 780>CD>HDD>Flac

Excellent (listen to mp3 samples)

1. Star People
2. What It Is
3. It Gets Better
4. Something On Your Mind
5. Time After Time
6. Lake Geneva
7. E: Speak / That's What Happened (M.Davis - J. Scofield)

Miles Davis - Trumpet, Synthesizer
Bob Berg - Soprano And Tenor Saxophone
Chick Corea - Keyboards
John Scofield - Electric Guitar
Robert Irving - Synthesizer
Darryl Jones - Electric Bass
Steve Thornton - Percussion
Al Foster - Drums

TOTAL TIME: about 60 min ***Complete Broadcasted show***

DIME: 2015-11-01


JOHNNY GRIFFIN with the JOHN TAYLOR TRIO Cheltenham 1997

JOHNNY GRIFFIN - tenor saxophone

1. JG interview with Geoffrey Smith  12:31
2. Body and soul  16:20
3. Waltz Swing  12:16
4. The Way It Is  15:26
5. Hot Saki  11:28

Recorded at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.  Cheltenham Jazz Festival. 1997

BBC Radio 3 b'cast.  

8 November 2015

Joachim Kuehn Trio - JazzFest Berlin, 1987-11-06 Philharmoni, Berlin, Germany mp2

Reseed, official Tracks "Easy To Read" and "Heavy Birthday" removed

official CD:

• Joachim Kuehn, p
• Jean-François Jenny-Clark, b
• Daniel Humair, dr
• Guest: Larry Schneider, ss, ts (#2 & 3)

1 Cesar 08:49
2 Miles' Mood 11:07
3 In A Sentimental Mood 12:56
Total-Time: 32:52

DVB-S@320, 48kHz > raw data > ProjextX > mp3DirectCut > mp2

Recorded and first Seed in 2008 by Joerg

randy weston african rhythms quartet XVIII festival di cultura e musica jazz di Chiasso cinema teatro chiasso, switzerland 05. feb 2015

source: dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium s2-6400 twin hd > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(mpeg1 layer 2/256 kbps) [radio station - rete due]

randy weston - p
t. k. blue - as, ss
alex blake - b
neil clarke - perc

disc 1

01. caravan 13:49
02. announcement randy weston 00:34
03. ganawa (blue moses) 21:33
04. announcement randy weston 00:23
05. berkshire blues 13:42
06. announcement randy weston 01:08

disc 2

01. african sunrise 23:46
02. little niles 11:16


Compiled from diverse sources. Nornally I do not post anything which is readily available.
Here I took a few pieces from CDs - some of them might be still in print.

The first two compostitions are - to my knowledge - not available in any form.
Please correct me when I'm wrong.

1. Pour Les Baleines (1982) for 60 strings ( [2:49]
2. Nyuyo (Soleil Couchant) (1985) for shakuhachi, sangen and two kotos [11:26]

3. Taurhiphanie (1987-88) electronice music realised with UPIC (magnetic tape - two tracks) [11:04]
4. Gendy3 (1991) electronic music (magnetic tape - two tracks) [18:59]

5. Windungen (Retours) (1976) version for 8 celli [6:20]
Cello Octet Conjunto Iberico
Elias Arizcuren, arrangement (with full permission by Xenakis)

6. Khal Perr (1983) for brass quintet + two percussionists (vibra, 2bong, 3tom, gr c) [10:34]
The Wallace Collection
John Wallace - trumpet
John Miller - trumpet
Paul Gardham - horn
Simon Gunton - trombone
Robin Haggart - tuba
Christopher Terian, Kevin Hathway - percussion

7. Dmaathen (1976) for oboe and percussion [11:46]
Burkhard Glaetzner, oboe + Gerd Schenker, percussion

8. Gmeeoorh (1974) for organ [19:08]
Francoise Rieunier, organ

Tracks 1 to 4 are ripped from a cassette by Éditions Salabert - no information about musicians etc.