6 August 2019

What a long, strange trip ...

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

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

With these few words, heading on ...

5 August 2019


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 2019


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 2019

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 2019


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 April 05, 2018 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:

Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf - 20 Anniversary Album
Hans Kennel - Audience
Urs Blöchlinger / Thomas Dürst - Il Faut Boire
Urs Blöchlinger - Cinema Invisible
Ron Pittner - Out From The Edge
David Murray Quartet - Bristol 1992
Steve Lacy Trio - Stalks
Jean-Louis Méchali - Cine Club
Jean-Louis Méchali - Tie Brake - 2nd Set
Mico Missiom Trio - Glucose Confectionnerie
Steve Potts - Musique Pour Le Film D'un Ami
Robert Wood - Tarot
Masahiko Togashi - Scene
Michel Portal Unit - Live in Lovere '79
Leroy Jenkins Trio - Live in Florence '79
Karoru Abe / Sabu Toyozumi - Live at Gaya
Free Music Trio - Live in Moers '79
Takehiro Honda & Gerd Dudek - Flying To The Sky
The Thing plus Otomo Yoshihide and Akira Sakata - live at Super Deluxe Tokyo, 2009
Maarten Altena Octet - Tel
Horace Tapscott - Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Cicago, IL
Mal Waldron - Tokyo Reverie
Steve Lacy Sextet - The Wire
Le Quatuor De Jazz Libre Du Québec
Elton Dean - Duos
Paul Rutherford's Iskrastra - Autumn Initiatives
Hamiet Bluiett - Bars
Herbert Joos - Still Life
Luigi Cinque - Note Di Atemporalità
Schiaffini - Iannaccone - Memo From
Steve Lacy & Kent Carter - Catch
Raymond Boni + Claude Bernard - Pot-Pourri Pour Parce Que
Herbert Joos - The Philosophy Of The Fluegelhorn
Mal Waldron - Terumasa Hino - Reminicent Suite
German All Stars   In Japan - Out Of Each
The German All Stars - In Südamerika
UNI TRIO - rehearsal extract 1968
Khan Jamal - Give The Vibes Some
European Jazz Quintet - Manchester 1992
Bobby Watson's Tailor Made Big Band - Glasgow 1994
David Bond Trio - Odyssey
Vigh - Szelevényi - Márkos - Mezei - Formaciok
Douglas R. Ewart & Inventions Clarinet Choir - Red Hills
Muñoz - Rendezvous With Now
Anthony Braxton/George Lewis Duo - Elements Of Surprise
Alexander von Schlippenbach Quintet - Frankfurt, 1972
Archie Shepp - Pitchin' Can
Tony Oxley's Celebration Orchestra - Tomorrow Is Here
Lol Coxhill - Toverbal Sweet
Company - Fables
Company - Fictions
Interjazz 4 ‎– Starý Dobrý Cirkus - Good Old Circus
Tristan Honsinger & Güter Christmann - Live in Moers '79
Isao Suzuki - Approach
Globe Unity Orchestra - Imola '78
Now Creative Arts Jazz Ensemble - Now
Leo Cuypers - Nachtrit
Few, Fell, Maka - Diom Futa
Peter Kowald - Bass Solo
Alterations - My Favourite Animals
Amina Claudine Myers - Song For Mother E
Steve Lacy - Solo at Mandara
Steve Lacy - Straws
Booker Ervin Quartet & Gilius Van Bergeyk Quartet
Theo Loevendie Three - Radio Vara Hilversum
Floros Floridis - Krok Trio
Three Motions Konzert: Impuls Maria Schutz
Cecil Taylor Quintet - September 7, 2003
Tomasz Stanko - Michel Pilz Quartet -  Moers, 1996
Toshiyuki Miyama & The New Herd - Nayutagenjo
Billy Hart - Enchance
Gibbs/Dunmall/Hymas/Rogers/Metcalfe/Levin - Mumuksuta 
Cecil Taylor - Student Studies +
Globe Unity Orchestra - Live in Moers '79
Baden-Baden  New Jazz Meeting 1977 (Mega link still valid)
EVERYMAN BAND (ECM 1982) --- New Stereo Rip + explantion
Herbie White Combo
Cecil Taylor - Rotterdam 1967
King Übü Orchestrü - Nickelsdorf 1995
King Übü Orchestrü - Münchner Big Band Meeting 1992
Ric Colbeck Quartet - The Sun Is Coming Up
Paul Rogers & Francine Luce - London 1989
Pinguin Moschner - Tuba Love Story
Bobby Naughton - Nature's Consort
Cecil Taylor Trio - Live in Alassio '75
Cecil Taylor - Live in Rome '02
New Jazz Trio + Streichquintett - Frankfurt 1972
The Trio - By Contact
The Trio - Live in Göttingen 1970
Miljövårdsverket - Now's The "Frippe" Time
Joe Gallivan. Brian Cuomo. Elton Dean - The Origin of  Man
Masahiko Togashi & New Herd Orchestra - Canto Of Aries
Milford Graves - Bäbi Music
NDR Jazz Workshop No.69 - John Surman & Friends - Conflagration
Leriche - Simard - Beaudet - Léger - Danses
Jean Beaudet Quartet - Jean Beaudet Quartet
Takashi Kazamaki & Danny Davis - Atmosphere
Takashi Kazamaki - Eiko No Hata: Live In New York, 1987 (AD still good)
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart feat. Rutherford-Carl-Dudek-Reichel-Honsinger-Garrett - Stuttgart 1976
Gerd Dudek Quartet - Leicester 1998 (set 2)
Kazutoki Umezu / Mal Waldron - Another Step
Katsuo Kuninaka - Dancing Islands
Kazutoki Umezu - Doku Ume Band Plays "Deluxe"  At Sagae
Kazutoki Umezu - Bamboo Village
Alterations - Alterations (Bead Records)
Audio Letter - It Is This It Is Not This
Jemeel Moondoc - The Intrepid Live In Poland
Marion Brown - Le Temps Fou
Black Unity Trio - Al-Fatihah
Globe Unity Orchestra - Live in Palermo '09
Old And New Dreams - Live in Nervi '78
Jiří Stivín - Zodiac Live at Prague Spring 2oo7
New Age Jazz Chorale - Light
Anders, Goebbels, Harth, etc. - Es herrscht Uhu im Land
Bobby Watson and Horizon - live webcast
Eje Thelin - Acoustic Space
Masahiko Sato - Yamataifu
The New Joachim Kühn --Eje Thelin Group - In Paris
Dreamtime - Bunny Up (Affinity 1984) -- new STEREO rip
Paul Bley Trio - Canada
Lester Bowie Quartet - Bern 1977
Lester Bowie New York Organ Ensemble - Germany 1995
James Carter Organ Trio - Montreal 2002
Casey Sokol and Eugene Chadbourne - Improvised Music From Acoustic Piano and Guitar
Ashbury Stabbins Duo - Fire Without Bricks
Katsuyuki Itakura - Umineko No Shima
Karlhanns Berger Quartet mit Bent Jaedig  - Jazz Da Camera
Haruna Miyake - Ichimen Nanohana
Evolution Ensemble Unity - Concrete Voices
Irene Schweizer / Rüdiger Carl - The Very Centre Of Middle Europe
Dave Burrell & David Murray - Daybreak
MEV - United Patchwork - fresh links
Rischka's Light Faces - Iri, Inri, Pencil and Psalm
Sunny Murray Untouchable Factor - Charred  Earth
NDR Jazz Workshop No.41 - Carla Bley & JCOA (1965)
Wallgren - Ernryd - Niebergall - Sjökvist - Ballade an der Ruhr
Burton Greene - Presenting
Tomasz Stanko Quintet - Warsaw 1969
Tomasz Stanko - Michel Pilz Quartet - Moers 1996
Tomasz Stanko Quartet - Nuremberg 1996
Tomasz Stanko - Edward Vesala Quartet - Live At Remont
Burton Greene - Aquariana
Burton Greene, Alan Silva - The Ongoing Strings
Burton Greene, Daoud Amin - Trees
Narada Burton Greene - European Heritage
Burton Greene - Presenting (1968)
Burton Greene - Celesphere
Leo Smith Trio - The Mass on the World
Daunik Lazro Sonoris Causa - Musique Action 2003
Leo Smith Creative Orchestra - Budding Of A Rose
German All Stars - Domicile, München 1971
German All Stars - Domicile, Munich  January 1969
Don Pullen / Joseph Jarman / Don Moye - Live in Frascati '78
Hamiet Bluiett - Endangered Species
Byard Lancaster - Us
Byard Lancaster / Keno Speller - Exactement
Byard Lancaster / Clint Jackson III - Mother Africa + 1
Garrett List - American Images
Evan Parker - Zanzou
Everything Is Everything - Just Flash In The Cosmic Pan

19 August 2018


A1. Damp
A2. Perhentian
A3. To Be

B1. Ahead
B2. Flowing (To Sanna)
B3. The End, And

Sören Runolf, electric guitar
Sten Sandell, prepared piano, synthesizer, percussion, gong

Bauta Records ‎– BAR 8502

LP Rip

17 August 2018


A1. Guadalquivir
A2. Duende
A3. Le Collier De La Colombe

B1. Pena Negra
B2. Ghardaïa
B3. Selam I
B4. Parade
B5. Selam II

André Jaume, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet

Recorded at the Studio du Groupe de Musique Expérimentale de Marseille on June 3, 1977 and on September 26, 1977 (B2).

Palm ‎– PALM 30

LP Rip

10 August 2018


Here's something else for the meantime.

Ralf Hütter, organ
Basil Hammoudi, glockenspiel, congas, gong, musical box, bongos, voice
Florian Schneider-Esleben, electric flute, alto flute, bell, triangle, tembourine, electroviolin
Butch Hauf, bass, shaky tube, small bells, plastic hammer
Fred Monicks, drums, bongos, maracas, cowbell, tambourine

Conny Plank, engineered

1. Tone Float     20:47
2. Milk Rock     5:24
3. Silver Forest     3:19
4. Rhythm Salad     4:04
5. Noitasinagro     7:42

RCA Victor SF 8111 (UK 1970)

Recorded probably already in 1969.

This rip from a 1990s bootleg CD.

5 August 2018

MASAOMI KONDO - 植物誌 ひとりぼっちの部屋 (CANYON, 1971)

Here we have another high quality rip by mvns - my thanks goes to him.

Kondo Masaomi is a well know Japanese actor who made this one-off LP in 1971. He raps away on 6 tracks about various plant species such as the Mandragora, breathing out an endangered atmosphere that borders at times on sheer anarchy and agitation.

Takeru Muraoka, soprano saxophone
Hiroshi Suzuki, trombone
Kiyoshi Sugimoto, guitar
Masahiko Satoh, piano, electric piano, music
Masaoki Terakawa, electric bass
Akira Ishikawa, drums
Masaomi Kondo, voice
Michio Yamagami, lyrics

A1. ツタ             9:55
A2. オリーブ     9:36
A3. キャベツ     2:03
B1. サボテン     8:26
B2. マンドラゴラ     7:03
B3. バイバブ     4:45

Transliterations (titles):
A1. Ivy
A2. Olive
A3. Cabbage
B1. Cactus
B2. Mandragora
B3. Baobab 

Canyon CAL-3002 (vinyl rip)

1 August 2018


Today I got offered the above LP (other sources say CD) from the Cyprian bootleg label Hi Hat.

The cover is obviously nonesense as it has nothing to do with the actual recordings.
Maybe again culled from this blog or another online source.
We've posted it here.

The release info shows the following line-up for the upcoming CD (most likely only on CD).

Jeanne  Lee,  vocals
Albert  Mangelsdorff,  trombone
Gunter  Hampel,  vibraphone
Buschi  Niebergall,  bass
Pierre  Courbois,  drums

Marion  Brown,  alto  saxophone
Peter  Kowald,  bass; 
Sven-Åke Johansson,  drums

3.  JEPA
Albert  Mangelsdorff,  trombone
Evan  Parker,  soprano  saxophone
Peter  Kowald,  bass
John  Stevens,  drums

Don  Cherry,  trumpet
Evan  Parker,  soprano  saxophone
Peter  Kowald,  bass
Buschi  Niebergall,  bass
John  Stevens,  drums

It also says: remastered - we'll see....

31 July 2018


R.I.P - DEWEY JOHNSON 06.11.1939 - 27.06.2018


Dewey Johnson, trumpet
Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone
Karen Borca, bassoon
Maryanne Driscoll, piano, voice
Paul Murphy, drums

1. Fantasy     14:52
2. Voices      04:16
3. Calling     04:06
4. Open        12:05
5. Cloudburst  03:33

Live two-track recording at RCA Studio A, New York on February 25, 1983 by Paul Goodman.


(vinyl rip)

29 July 2018


July 11, 1942 - July 29, 2018

(Photography by Woody Ochni)

Remembering Tomasz Stanko Sequenced by Manfred Eicher


A1. There's A Garden At Rousham
A2. Sta(te)men(t)s
A3. The Clue
A4. Stockpile
A5. Woodwhere
A6. We Walk

B1. Van Gogh: Symptoms
B2. Home
B3. Silverbirchmorse
B4. Four Zero
B5. Take My Words
B6. The Fellowship Of The Green Parrot

Peter Stacey, string drum, pipe, flute, Chinese flute, baroque flute, Javanese flute, piano, claves, electronics, saxophone, double ocarina, coromel
Paula Claire, vocals

Underwhich Audiographic Series ‎– No. 31

Cassette Rip

27 July 2018

Tete Mbambisa - Tete's Big Sound - The Sun 1976

01. Umthsakazi (The Bride)
02. Stay Cool
03. Black Hero’s
04. Dembese (Dedicated to Cyril McGabane)
05. Unity

Barney Rachabane: alto saxophone
Freeman Lambatha: baritone saxophone
Sipho Gumede: bass
Tete Mbambisa: piano
Dick Khoza: drums
Enoch Mthaleni: guitar
Aubrey Simani & Duku Makasi: tenor saxophone
Tex Ntuluka: trumpet

Recorded on February 22, 1976

The Sun gl 1830

In 2012 Tete Mbambisa have published his first solo album that contains some of the compositions played here and others tracks. it is an absolutely great album for those who are interested in cape jazz, the sound is superbe and the music have a strong feeling, you can buy it here:

23 July 2018

GANELiN TRiO - Ancora Da Capo (Supraphon 1986)

Vyacheslav Ganelin Trio - Ancora Da Capo (Supraphon 1986)

1. Ancora Da Capo (Part I + Part II) 40:13

Vyacheslav Ganelin - piano, guitar, basset, percussion
Vladimir Chekasin - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, percussion
Vladimir Tarasov - drums and percussion

Recorded at the Mozarteum Studio, Prague, 13 October, 1980, but not released until 1986

vinyl rip - Supraphon 1115 3014 H (1986). Made in Czechoslovakia

22 July 2018

Pat Matshikiza - Sikiza Matshikiza - The Sun 1976

01 Sikiza Matshikiza
02 Datata (Auntie)
03 Dreams Are Wonderful
04 Durban Blues

-Pat Matshikiza: -piano, arranger, composer
-Kippie Moeketsi: alto saxophone
-Sipho Gumede: bass guitar
-Sandile Shange: guitar
-Duku Makasi: tenor saxophone
-George Tyefumani: trumpet
-Gilbert Mathews: drums

Recorded on September 27, 1976
The Sun Gl 1857
Thanks to our friend Olivier Ledure for providing the exact recording date.

18 July 2018

Sunny Murray's Untouchable Factor at Studio Rivbea, NY, June 1975

Sunny Murray’s Untouchable Factor
Studio Rivbea
New York City, NY

01 Untitled Improvisation

Total time: 1:01:55

Byard Lancaster - bass clarinet & reeds
David Murray - tenor saxophone
Kazutoki Umezu - alto saxophone
Juma Sultan - electric bass
Monnette Sudler - electric guitar
Sunny Murray - drums

A few posts coming up on the masters who have passed away over the last year, starting with Sunny Murray. This is a 1975 tape of Sunny Murray's Untouchable Factor at the famed Studio Rivbea, run by Sam Rivers, probably derived from a radio broadcast, posted by carville on the Dime network and given a remaster upgrade by EN. With the post came a couple of paragraphs of "liner notes", from which I quote below:

"There will never be another Sunny Murray and this performance, a Loft Jazz history lesson in its own right straight from Sam Rivers' legendary Studio Rivbea at 24 Bond Street in Lower Manhattan at the peak of the era, illustrates several aspects of why. It's also somewhat unusual in that it has Juma Sultan -- who most notably played percussion with Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock and on Dick Cavett's talk show in the summer of 1969, but began his musical life as a bass player -- on electric bass, which leads the ensemble into a few ostinato passages along the way that start to sound less like a fiery Free Jazz freakout and more like Miles Davis' "Dark Magus," or even the noodlier, jazzier improvs of 1971/72 King Crimson.

Of course it does feature plenty of those maelstrom Out pyrotechnics, and we certainly know that Sunny created something unprecedented and of a very high energy in his 81 years at the forefront of improvisation, idiomatic and not-so-idiomatic. The whole Free thing may never have gotten anywhere had he not done so much to lend rhythmic guidance and a controlled, furious drive to its silent ebbs and hot-lava flows, so please never forget Sunny, without whom the trajectory of the music we love would surely not have been the same. Beyond that, R.I.P. to the Maestro and of course do enjoy this remaster of an unbelievable and historic concert, transmitted by galaxy-class explorers from the heart of a golden age in the endless annals of Jazz lore.--EN"

I don't have much to add to that fulsome praise, except to note that Monette Sudler is still active in the Philly area and that Kazutoki Umezu has ratched up an extensive discography, of which I've heard nothing so far. Pehaps the regular Japanese expertise on this board might fill in the blanks?

More to come!

17 July 2018


Dennis Phillips, alto saxophone (only tr.1)
Kippie Moeketsi, alto saxophone
Basil Coetzee, tenor saxophone
Pat Matshikiza, piano
Alec Khaoli, bass
Sipho Mabuse, drums

1. Tshona! 11:45
2. Stop & Start 5:13
3. Umgababa 11:19
4. Kippie's Prayer 3:42

Tracks 1 and 2 by Pat Matshikiza
Tracks 3 and 4 by Kippie Moeketsi

Recorded probably in 1975.

Originally on The Sun GL 1796 (1975)

This rip from the CD "Various – Jazz In Africa Volume Two"  (Camden, 1998)

- -- --- ----


Barney Rachabane, tenor saxophone
Basil Coetzee, tenor saxophone
Duku Makasi, tenor saxophone
Tete Mbambisa, piano
Sipho Gumede, electric bass
Gilbert Mathews, drums

5. African Day  17:44

From the same CD as above.

The CD says it's a traditional theme, but the music/theme sounds very closely to Mbambisa's 'Stay Cool' from the LP "Tete's Big Sound", released 1988. So I'm inclined to credit this song to him.
This version seems to be previously unreleased.
But I'm in no way an expert on Jazz from SA - so I could be wrong....


Another reup - these files are most probably from sotise's original post in 2009.
Not tracked - so we have each side as one track.

Giancarlo Schiaffini, tenor, bass and contralto trombone, zink, voice
Eugenio Colombo, alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet, zink, voice
Michele Iannaccone, percussion, drums, glockenspiel, voice

A1. Pezzo Con Ritegno (Scusa)     6:33
A2. Pezzuola     3:33
A3. Pezzo Tanto Per Dire     2:33
A4. Pezzo Per Finta     1:33
A5. Pezzoide     1:27
A6. Pezzo Ellittico     2:23
A7. Pezzo Ovale     3:02
B1. Pezzo Di Profilo     2:53
B2. Pezzo Sul Ramo     3:32
B3. Pezzettino     2:03
B4. Pezzo Di Genere Con Rovine     3:38
B5. Pezzariello     0:39
B6. Pezzutello D'uva     1:16
B7. Pezzo Sul Panchetto     3:35

Recorded at Barigozzi Studio in Milano, Italy on September 30, 1978.

Red Record VPA 137  (vinyl rip)

Following is the original text by sotise:

Here's the other record on Red by the Sic Trio, as LYM points out in his post these are essential documents of the Italian free scene in the late 70's.
Not quite as anarchic as either the German free scene as documented by FMP or the British and Dutch Scenes , it has its own distinctive identity and is as far from generic plink plonk caricature's as one could hope for.
I can't add all that much to LYM's review of Pezzo, the second album by the trio.
Except that these records have been richly rewarding over the years for me as a listener.
Giancarlo Schiaffini, it has to be said is one of the late 20th century masters both as a composer (of electronic, chamber and orchestral music), jazz player and free improvising trombonist..his technique and breadth of invention is the equal to any better known name...these records are breathtakingly stunning and deserve wider currency.

It's a little known fact that Red records were in the vanguard of Italian labels documenting 'free improvised music' in the late 70's.

However by the early eighties, clearly influenced by the 'neo classical' zeitgeist permeating through from the states, they more or less reversed their exploratory program to focus on music in a much more conventional hard bop mode... with a few exceptions most of their early catalog has not been reissued and seems unlikely to be, a real pity since they document an underrated, VERY under documented scene.

this is another Rip from Iain's Collection!


I've adopted this post by LYM. Here's so much information - thought it's better to "hijack" this early IS post than to create a new one with less info.

Giancarlo Schiaffini, bass & contralto trombone, voice, zink
Eugenio Colombo, flute, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, voice, zink
Michele Iannaccone, percussion, glockenspiel, drums, voice

A1. Pezzacchio A Pezzi 
(Bad Piece in Pieces)    6:14
A2. Tre Pezzi D'Autore 
(Three author’s pieces)   11:21
A3. Pezzente  
(Beggar)  2:36
B1. 503 Pezzi Facili 
(503 Easy Pieces)   10:37
B2. Pezzo 
(Piece)   9:04

Recorded at Barigozzi Studio, Milano, Italy on September 29, 1978.

Red Record VPA 136 (vinyl rip from my copy)

 And here follows the original text from July 2009 (minus the track-listing):

Here am I. This is my first front page post here.
The album I’ve chosen is a corner stone in free Italian improvised music. This is an almost rare recording, never re-issued on cd, played by one of the first and most important groups in free jazz and improvised music in Italy and perhaps in Europe. Schiaffini and Colombo are master players of their instrument, so this isn’t naive music, isn’t easy to play, technically and for the interplay that requires, music mostly improvised by “total musicians” equally at home with free improvisations, classical contemporary music and folklorical.
If I should find musical roots to this music I can quote: the AEOC, classical contempory music (Vinko Globokar with which Schiaffini studied is the player for which Luciano Berio wrote his Sequenza V for solo trombone, folklorical-mediterranean music.
Before this session Schiaffini had recorded only one album under his name (in 1973) and Colombo two others for the same Red Record this was their first collaboration with this amazing trio who produced two albums in two days at the end of September 1978.
Two annotations: as said in the cover notes irony plays an important role in this music (generally in Italian free-improvised music) so the titles are impossible to translate, being a refined game about the use of the Italian word “pezzo”.

Cover notes (translated from Italian)
Giancarlo Schiaffini is one of the better known in avant-garde and new music in Rome. His story is not so long to tell but it’s rich. Born in Rome in 1942, graduated in Physics in his hometown University; self-taught as a musician, he early devoted himself to jazz contributing, with the “Gruppo Romano Free Jazz”, to one of the first experience of free improvised music in Italy.
Lately he took an interest in European contemporary music; in 1970 he studied in Darmstadt with Karlheinz Stockausen, Gyorgy Ligety, and Vinko Globokar (the master trombone player) and in Rome with Evangelisti. In the same 1970 founded the chamber music group named “Nuove Forme Sonore” (“New Shapes Of Sound”). He plays trombone, and recently has become a member of the Giorgio Gaslini sextet, and has played in many concert dates. Today he teaches at the Pesaro conservatory.
His fellow musicians in this album had played with him many times and they too “have their papers in order”. Eugenio Colombo plays flute, alto sax, bass clarinet (in one track, as does Schiaffini, plays the zink, the ‘18thcentury “cornetto” similar to a recorder with the trumpet’s mouthpiece).
He has played in many avant-garde groups in Rome and has a particular knowledge of folklorical (mostly Mediterranean) music, drummer and percussionist Michele Iannaccone has combined classical musical studies with jazz and improvised experimental music All these experiences are the basis of the music here contained; this record don’t want to be a “jazz record” even if the approach of the players to their intstruments is a jazz one and the derivation from American free jazz is evident. We can better define this music as improvised music: the structures aren’t initially given, are the last result of a collective work in which “alea” plays an important role. The music is the result of a workshop or a collective searching work during many sessionsof improvisation, in this music the feeling and creativity of every single musician interacts with that of the others. The preliminary conditions for similar adventures in the world of sounds are the mutual experiences and similar musical directions of the musicians involved. This mutual experiences narrow the alea’s action field and allow the musicians to centre towards an acceptable and coherent musical result. The last goal of such a collective work is the expression, at a starting point, of the individual sensibility and creativity: to quote Joyce this is a musical “stream of consciousness”. For this reason you do wrong if you try to appreciate this music using musical parameters taken from one or another musical culture. Lookin’ for swing (mostly loved by jazzfans) in this music would be a nonsense, the jazz education of this musician is teared to shreds as the ruins of a disappeared civilitazion: Here we have: the sound, a broken phrasing by the trombone, airy percussions, the sounds (and noises) produced by the instruments played by Colombo, that’s all. The conception is different and so totally different are the results. To appreciate this music you need a great concentration, but first of all an intellectual agreement to the “modus operandi” of these musicians, a wide open and clear mind, free from taboos and preconceived ideas.
Simply read the title tracks: they are the antithtesis of what we normally mean for a “plan”. The title tracks, instead , are a declaration of war (with irony as only weapon) against every plan.
Arrigo Polillo
This choice is a "thanks" to sotise/sotisier who gave me the opportunity of posting in this marvellous place.

Thanks again.
Links in comments as soon as possible.

Enjoy the Music! :-)

8 July 2018


A1. Portrait De Deux Femmes
A2. Danse À Colorier
A3. Existango
A4. Petite Pièce Double Avec Vue Sur Le Parc
B1. Intimité Zéro
B2. Samba St-Atha
B3. Impossible Important
B4. J'me Prends Pas Pour Ta Blonde (D'Ailleurs Je Suis Noire...)

Wayne Smith, bass guitar, contrabass
Raffaele Artiglieri, drums, percussion
Pierre St-Jak, piano, melodica, percussion
Claude Vendette, tenor and baritone saxophone, flute, percussion


LP Rip

6 July 2018

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - Three Gentlemen From Chikago - Moers Music 1981

A1. The Seeker
A2. A Serious Pun
B1. Moving Of Seasons
B2. Brother Malcolm

-Edward Wilkerson: alto, tenor saxophone, Clarinet, small instruments, voice

-‘Light’ Henry Huff: soprano, tenor, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, small instruments, voice

-Kahil El’Zabar: percussions, gong, cymbals, bass flute, voice

Recorded at Rudas Studios, Düsseldorf, Germany 1981

Moers Music momu 01076

Vinyl rip

3 July 2018


1.  Love & Diversion
2.  Barefoot in Copse
3.  からすの Babysitter
4.  Swan Dancing on Rag-Time
5.  星の河
6.  木の葉の寝床で鬼ゴッコ
7.  Darkness Sun & Copse
8.  Mizu & CO2 for Copse
9.  Inversion of Copse
10. High-High-High

Katsuyuki Itakura, piano, poem
Natsuki Tamura, trumpet, percussion
Toshihiro Furuike, trombone
Yuuki Komatsu, soprano and tenor saxophone
Ryuichi Yoshida, baritone saxophone, flute
Kazuji Kato, guitar

Recorded on 12 February 1999

COPSE - 001

CD Rip

1 July 2018



A1. From Beast
A2. Matthew's Line
A3. Allegro 108
A4. Seasons

B1. Coffee Break
B2. Theme
B3. Monotony
B4. Michael Drayton
B5. In The Middle Of A Blue Balloon

bp Nichol, voice
Steve McCaffery, voice
Paul Dutton, voice
Rafael Barreto-Rivera, voice

Griffin House ‎– IPS 1004

LP Rip


A1. bp Nichol - Another Day Older
A2. Lionel Kearns - The Woman Who
A3. Lionel Kearns - Transport
A4. Bruce Clarke - Of Spiralling Why
A5. Lloyd Burritt - The Hollow Men

B1. Ross Barrett / Jim Brown - Tree Person
B2. Roy Cooper - Prelude To 1984
B3. Al Neil Trio - Lombardo
B4. Wayne Carr - Timbral Changes

See/Hear Productions, SEE HEAR 1

LP Rip


A1. Introduction Nd Th Very Tissues Of Language
A2. Blues For Electric
A3. Survival
A4. A Myth Of Gardens

B1. There Was So Much
B2. Tap
B3. Two Voice Poem
B4. Test Sight

Jim Brown, voice
Ross Barrett, voice (A3)
Wayne Carr, synthesizer

See/Hear Productions, SEE HEAR 2

LP Rip


A1. Iwase Shunji, Yuichi Kamata Duo
Dawn Song / The Question / Whole-tone Dance / Ballad M / Heavy Steps / The Answer / The Last Rhythmic Attack
Iwase Shunji, piano
Yuichi Kamata, soprano saxophone

A2. Goku Mitsumasa Group
Masao Fujikawa, flute, alto saxophone
Morio Morimoto, bass
Ryuji Iwasaki, biwa
Nonaka "Goku" Mitsumasa, percussion

A3. Jiro Shoda Trio
Jiro Shoda, trumpet
Shin-ichiro Hara, bass
Toshirō Miyauchi, drums

B1. Limbo Trio
Aisai Bento
Yuichi Kamata, soprano saxophone
Nojima Kentarō, piano
Nonaka "Goku" Mitsumasa, drums

B2. Hiraku Amemiya, Toshirō Miyauchi Duo
Interstellar Medium
Hiraku Amemiya, piano
Toshirō Miyauchi,drums

B3. Katsuyuki Itakura Group
Sisters Brother / Mobile / Mu / For Peace / Then
Katsuyuki Itakura, piano
Naofumi Maruyama, bass
Yoshiyuki Ono, drums

Recorded live at Goodman, Ogikubo, on various dates in 1979.

Goodman Records - GM-001

LP Rip

19 June 2018


A1. Caught In An Octagon Of Unaccustomed Light
A2. The Melting Voices Through Mazes Running

B1. Measured Opalescence
B2. Veils: Studies In Textural Transformations

A1. 1987-88
A2. 1983-84

B1. 1987-88
B2. 1984-85

Underwhich Audiographic Series ‎– No. 36

Cassette Rip

15 June 2018

Don Cherry Universal Silence - Berlin November 3, 1972

This has been requested by Ernst few days ago, this is for him and also for Mew23 who regularly bring back some treasures from the basement. 
Obviously this fabulous band lasted one month only and plays not more than 4 to 6 concerts. One have been officially released:
Two others bootleg seems to exist, one from the 3rd of November that is presented here, the second from the following day.
-Don Cherry : Trumpet, Percussions, Flute, Vocals
-Dollar Brand : Piano and Vocals
-Carlos Ward Alto Sax and Vocals
The Universal Silence Suite in six parts.

Recorded live at the Philharmonie Berlin on November 3, 1972

10 June 2018

Marco Käppeli Connection - Lava-Bowle - Plainisphare 1990

1 Tough Enough To Overstuff / 2 Ballade Mêlée / 3 Albsegen / 4 Take 21 / 5 Ede Lässt Grüssen / 6 Koan Eggschen / 7 1-2-3-2 / 8 Schrottrock / 9 Take Dirty Seven / 10 Kingfisher / 11 Schweizer Brodel
-Dieter Ammann : Trumpet
-Thomas Dürst : Bass
-Wädi Gysi : Guitar
-Ruedi Häusermann : Alto, Baritone Sax, Strings, Flute
-Ben Jeger : Piano, Accordion
-Marco Käppeli : Drums, Percussions, Sounds
-Hans Koch : Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax
-Jiancarlo Nicolai : Guitar
-Peter Schärli : Flugelhorn
-Martin Schutz : Cello

Plainisphare pl 1267-53 cd rip

7 June 2018


This is a recording made of two guys playing sanzas (thumb pianos) in the evening outside the place they are serving as security guards for. There are no professional musicians in Gbáyá society. All Gbáyá people participate in communal singing and dancing and play various instruments from when a young age. (Yale Evelev)

Simply great music IMHO.....

Musique D'Ensemble / Ensemble Music

A1. Piéré  6:36

Joseph Samba, small mbira
Étienne Ngbozo, large mbira, voice
Unknown Artist, rattle, sticks
Daniel Ngadike, Raymond Doko, Robert Tarapai, voice

A2. Naa-Koré     6:51
A3. Naa-Bua    11:14

David, sanza
Étienne Doko, sanza
Unknown Artist, rattle, sticks
Martine Senouane, Pascal Minang, Raymond Doko, Étienne Doko, voice

Musique De Solistes / Music By Soloists

B1. Daïte 4:07
B2. Naa-Yanga 4:01

Martin Kayo, vocals

B3. Fara Ko Kumanda  14:12

Étienne Doko, sanzas, voice
Unknown Artist, rattles, sticks
Pascal Minang, voice

B4. Naa Ndongoé 5:07

Étienne Doko, small sanzas, voice
Étienne Ngbozo, small sanzas, voice
Unknown Artist, rattle, sticks

Track A1 recorded in Ndongué, March 9, 1977
track A2 recorded in Ndongué, March 31, 1977
track A3 recorded in Galo, Feb. 19, 1977
track B1 recorded in Kpokorta, March 11, 1977
track B3 recorded in Galo, Feb. 20, 1977
track B4 recorded in Ndongué, Feb. 17, 1977

The Gbaya are one of the largest ethnic groups in the Central African empire and occupy a vast area on both sides of the Cameroun border. Here we present the music of a Gbaya Bodoé village, Ndongué, 45 miles southwest of Bouar.

OCORA 558 524  (vinyl rip)

4 June 2018

Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut - Heaven And Earth

a short one and sound quality not the best
titles are from discogs, on my copy there are no titles

Label: Nolabel
Format: CDr
Country: US
Released: 2003

1 - Consolation For Things That Pass     24:01
2 - Process             14:41

Guitar – Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut
Tenor Saxophone – Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre

3 June 2018


Derek Bailey, guitar
Sabu Toyozumi, drums

1. Duo Improvisation
2. Solo Improvisation

Recorded live at Taruho, Yamato, Kanagawa on 19 November 1987

31 May 2018


3 x LP on Cognard's private label. (already ordered today) limited edition of 300 boxes

Mats Gustafsson with Jason Adasiewicz on vibes in a more subdued but gorgeous CD on Corbett vs Dempsey.

 Reissue on on CD (gatefold cover) on John Corbett's label Corbett vs Dempsey with Beaver Harris, Don Pullen, Hamiet Bluiett, Ricky Ford, Buster Williams and Francis Haynes. Great LP from 1984 produced by Hal Willner.

Finally available again on double CD with one extra tune (11:00) on Corbett vs Dempsey

 Dyani solo on bass, piano, percussion and voice. Released two weeks ago.

 Brötzmann + Kowald + Aaltonen + Vesala.
Remastered reissue as 2 x LP or 2 x CD with ca. 30 minutes more music from a previously unreleased radio broadcast.

 Previously unreleased 1968 concert recording from the last day of Ronnie Scott's old location.
With Mike Westbrook, John Surman, Harry Miller, Mike Osborne, Malcom Griffiths, Paul Rutherford, George Khan, Bernhard Living, Alan Jackson and Dave Holdsworth.

One of two new Henry Threadgill CDs on Pi Recordings. Almost a big band. But never too crowded and with a.o. fascinating sound-colours. Highly recommended.

Already listened to the this double CD at least six or seven times. Great music from two older masters; Dave Holland and Evan Parker joined here for duos, trios and quartet meetings by Craig Taborn and Ches Smith.

Two new - previously unreleased editions with Gordon Beck.
The above cover is for the more mainstrean outing with soul singer Joy Marshall.
And below is a three CD box-set with a.o. Tony Oxley and Jeff Clyne (in trio), Kenny Wheeler, Frank Ricotti, Chris Pyne....> Jubilation!

And last but not least two upcoming releases on No Business Records: a reissue of 'The Haunt' with Bobby Naughton, Perry Robinson and Wadada Leo Smith and another Japanese/South-Korean release with Kim Dae Hwan, Choi Sun Bae, Motoharu Yoshizawa and Junji Hirose from the label's 'Chap Chap' series. Both out in June.

And that's only a tiny part of all the goodies we can expect in 2018.