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


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

3 February 2020

Sonny Simmons - Cheshire Cat Club + Olympia - 1980

Hello World!, HW02-03
2 CD, Limited Edition

Sonny Simmons - Alto Saxophone (tracks: 1-1, 2-1, 2-2)
Freddie Williams - Bass (tracks: 2-1, 2-2)
Irvin Lovilette - Drums (tracks: 1-1), Larry Hancock (tracks: 2-1, 2-2)
Richard Clements - Piano (tracks: 2-1, 2-2)

1-1 - It's The Talk Of The Town (Symes/Neiburg/Livingston)     43:06
2-1 - Lost Village Of Um Tombey (Sonny Simmons)     22:04
2-2 - Body And Soul (Green/Sour/Heyman/Eyton)     11:57

Recorded live at the Cheshire Cat Club, San Francisco, Ca summer or fall 1980 (2-1,2-2) and also possibly at the Gnu Deli, Olympia, Wa early 1980 (1-1, 2-1, 2-2) Unknown Percussion on 1-1. Limited edition of 85. Design HW! Copyright 1980 Kirk Heydt and Sonny Simmons.

limited edition of 85
Joint release with Homeboy Music

10 January 2020

WOLFGANG DAUNER - 1935 - 2020

Another great one has left us

Wolfgang Dauner *December 30, 1935 in Stuttgart - † January 10, 2020 in Stuttgart.

6 January 2020

Naxos Orchestra - Coexist, Live At Polin

The orchestra Naxos is a unique project - by Milo Kurtis, who together with Konstanty Joriadis created a team gathering prominent artists from Syria, Yemen, Greece, Israel and Poland, where musicians settled permanently. Poland is a response to the popular trend in the world of culture and combining musical genres called world music. It combines the culture of the Balkans and the Middle East, the Mediterranean roots of most artists. The originator and founder of Naxos is a tireless seeker of new sounds - Milo Kurtis - Maanam co-founder, member of Ossian, Israel, Voo Voo and other iconic Polish teams. A multi-instrumentalist, playing on all kinds of ethnic instruments from around the world. Greek origin, for which Poland has become a place to stay, the same as America, where he lived a dozen years. It is in fact an advocate of a world without borders. Not only the music.

Naxos orchestra is composed by 9 persons. Artists are dressed in black, white Milo, Arabic galabii.
May 10, 2015 at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN, took place  a recorded live concert Orchestra. Thanks to the enthusiastic response of the concert audience, atmosphere was exceptional. This is the first album recorded in POLIN Museum.
automatic translation from polish

Milo Kurtis - clarinet, trumpet, percussions
Konstanty Joriadis - keyboards
Rasm Al-Mashan - vocals
Apostolis Anthimos - guitar
Lena Romul - saxophone
Piotr Olszewski - bass
Kamil Siciak - percussions
Adeb Chamoun - darbouka, riqq
Anna Patynek - percussions
Michał Przytuła - sound?

01 - Welcome to the Trip
02 -  Kostis
03 - Kostas
04 - Milo's Soul
05 - Tamina
06 - Ethnofunk
07 - Sen Konstantyna
08 - Goris
09 - Pondos
10 - Epilog
11 - Ta-Ma-Ra

total time 63'37''

recorded may 10, 2015, at Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw

MILO 302, CD

2 January 2020


Shortlived Monster Band was probably first HH's attempt to work with two bass format, what he did most succesfully many years later with Hughscore. The band sounds strong on Paris recording and also on unknown piece from Bordeaux, pairing of Elton Dean and Lol Cohxill works very well. Rest of audience recording from Poitiers I am sharing for posterity only (as it was seeded alltogether on Dime by our freind Propylaen in 2o12), because the amount of backround noise on these is really boring. First 4 recordings went through my mastering with much better result. Also included is single track of Paris FM recording from different source, which has some damage throughout, but is more complete and clean than Propylaen's version.


1. Facelift (6:45)
2. Golden Section (7:50)
3. Lily Kong (5:34)
4. Oyster Perpetual (4:24)
5. Facelift (6:38)
6. Golden Section (7:32)
7. Oyster Perpetual  (4:23)
8. Sliding Dogs (4:46)
9. Lily Kong (fades out) (1:29)

1-3 Paris 12 March 1974, José Arthur's Pop Club, Bar Noir de la Maison de la Radio, FM
4 Bordeaux 20 March 1974 (same show as official LP - unreleased track), SBD
5-9 Poitiers 16 March 1974, Kosmess '74 Festival, Les Arčnes de Poitiers, AUD

Hugh Hopper - bass
Elton Dean - alto sax & saxello
Lol Coxhill - soprano sax
Jean-Pierre Carolfi - keyboards
Jean-Pierre Weiller - bass
Laurie Allan - drums (1-3, 5-9)
Mike Travis - drums (4)

Received in a trade many years ago.
CDR > EAC (secure) > WAV > FLAC (L8)
Uploaded to DIME by propylaen in November 2012.
Remastered and converted to FLAC (L5) by miloo2, January 2o19.


26 December 2019


Uli Beckerhoff, trumpet & flugelhorn
Herbert Joos, trumpet & flugelhorn
Hans Kennel, trumpet & flugelhorn
Günter Christmann, trombone
Wolfgang Czelusta, trombone
Bernd Konrad, soprano & baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Paul Schwartz, piano
Adelhard Roidinger, bass
Heinrich Hock, drums
Thomas Cremer, percussion   

01. The Syndicate (HJ) 10:45
02. Mobile (HJ) 40:20
03. The Cascade 5:45
04. Windgame (HJ) 16:50
05. Essay (HJ) 10:37

TT 84:19

Recorded on October 1, 1974 at Studio 10, Funkhaus des NDR, Hamburg, Germany
NDR Jazz Workshop No.103 produced by Michael Naura

(Wolfgang Czelusta is listed on baritone and tenor saxophone - but imost probably this is not correct. On all official releases he is credited playing the trombone solely)

Please copy and paste the above credits - the file included in the download is not entirely correct.

19 December 2019

iRENA & VOJTĚCH HAVEL - Tajemná Gamelánie (1992)

Very intimate and beautiful ambiente improvisation on set of Balinese gamelan instruments.

CD TomK 1992

Listen at my mixcloud

10 December 2019


Herbert Joos - * 21. March 1940 in Karlsruhe; † 7. December 2019 in Baden-Baden

2 December 2019


Stefan Isaksson, tenor saxophone
Åke Johansson, piano
Torbjörn Hultcrantz, bass
Leif Wennerström. drums

A1. Turkey Fear  (Stefan Isaksson) 9:19
A2. Easy To Remember (Rogers - Hart)  10:09
A3. Trane Stop (Bertil Lövgren) 6:19
B1. Besvikelse (Åke Johansson) 9:08
B2. Trane Sleeps (Stefan Isaksson) 9:38
B3. Bumble Bee (Stefan Isaksson) 6:54

Recorded live At Scharinska Villan, Umeå, September 15 and 16 (A2, A3), 1983.

DRAGON DRLP 54 (Sweden, 1984)

19 November 2019


Louis Sclavis, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano & baritone saxophone
Yves Robert, trombone
Mark Dresser, double bass
Gérard Siracusa, percussion

A1. Drôle D'Endroit Pour Régler Sa Montre     9:21
A2. Slumberland     5:34
A3. Fornica Léo     5:08
B1. Misty Misty     7:41
B2. Révérend Charles Dodgson     5:05
B3. Yellow Monk     6:45

Recorded at Studio Nato, France in 1986.

NATO 1039 (vinyl rip)

14 November 2019

Microcosmic Sound Orchestra - Live At The Spareroom april 23, 2005

Sonic Healing Ministries, 2005
recorded  April 23 2005

Jim Baker - electric guitar
Josh Beatly - alto sax
Ben Boye - harmonium, glockenspiel
David Boykin - soprano sax, Bb clarinet, tambourine, bell
Joseph Glidden - floor, maple syrup tins
Nicole Mitchell - bible harp, flute, voice, flutaphone
Jayve Montgomery - tenor and soprano sax, shenai, kitchen bowls, bumble ball, kalimba, bells
Karl E. H. Seigfried - sousaphone
Joel Wanek - upright bass, wood blocks
Alex Wing - bass guitar, nose flute, percussion

ten untitled tracks, 70 minutes

you can find more from MSO at Dan Godston site:

5 November 2019

SCHLOMi GOLDENBERG, FRANTiŠEK UHLíŘ, BOB MOSES :: Music for Animals and Young Aliens

Izraeeli-Czech-American trio with their rare attempt on free improvisation.

SCHLOMi GOLDENBERG, FRANTiŠEK UHLíŘ, BOB MOSES - Music for Animals and Young Aliens

Improvisations I-VIII

SCHLOMi GOLDENBERG - tenor saxophone, clarinet
FRANTiŠEK UHLíŘ - double bass
BOB MOSES - drums, precussion

Recorded sometime around turn of the century somewhere in Israel.

27 October 2019

John Jasnoch, Rob Dainton, Mazzoll - Ear Worms

Found Property Recordings, F.P.002

John Jasnoch - electric guitar, mandolin and 12 string suprano guitar
Rob Dainton - drums
Jerzy Mazzoll - clarinet on track 5

1 - Bidelfeld One (Germany)     9:15
2 - Rostock One (Germany)     9:50
3 - Warsaw One (Poland)     5:47
4 - Rostock Two (Germany)     2:40
5 - Gdansk One (Poland)     8:42
6 - Gdansk Two (Poland)     3:50
7 - Warsaw Two (Poland)     7:42
8 - Biedelfeld Two (Germany)     6:28
9 - Warsaw Three (Poland)     6:19

15 October 2019

Glenn Horiuchi - Next Step (Asian Improv 1988)

on track A1, A3, B1, B2:
Glenn Horiuchi - piano
M'Chaka Uba - bass
Leon Alexander - drums

on track A2, B3:
Glenn Horiuchi - piano
Francis Wong - tenor sax
Taiji Miyagawa - bass
Samoa Koria - drums
Ayanna Hobson - vocal

A1 - In Movement         9:11
A2 - Dreamwaters         7:50
A3 - To Ar         1:56
B1 - Mochi Groove         3:42
B2 - Song For Shizuno     6:56
B3 - Next Step         7:12

All compositions by Glenn Horiuchi (BMI)
Recorded and mixed in October 1987 and January 1988 at Fanfare Studios, El Cajon

Asian Improv Records, AIR 0002
Vinyl, 1988

6 October 2019


Yesterday, while searching for the CDr of Lacy's 1977 East-Berlin recording, I've discovered this rare line-up.

Steve Lacy, soprano saxophone
Misha Mengelberg, piano
Donald Garrett, double bass
Han Bennink, drums

1. Radio Announcement 1:01
2. Hornin In 6:30
3. Criss Cross 09:48
4. Misterioso 9:57
5. Little Rootie Tootie 4:32
6. In Walked Bud into Round Midnight 6:52 
7. Bright Mississippi 6:21

Track 5: Steve Lacy solo
Track 6: Han Bennink solo into H.Bennink/M. Mengenberg Duo

Recorded at the Chicago Jazz Festival on August 29, 1986.

4 October 2019

ELTON DEAN MEMORiAL CONCERT, 100 Club, London, 9 May 2006

This was sent to me by new facebook friend and photographer Pete Woodman, who received it from another friend as found through torrents, mp3 only as it was seeded. I enhanced sound and volume. Pete also sent his photos from the gig, they are included in package.

ELTON DEAN MEMORiAL CONCERT, 100 Club, London, 9 May 2006

CD 1:

01. Intro banter - John Jack

02. Abide With Me / Trunk Call
03. Call The Devil
04. And So Tibet

GARY CURSON - alto sax
JiM DVORAK - trumpet
NiCK EVANS - trombone
KEiTH TiPPETT - piano
JiM LE BAiGUE - drums

05. Banter - John Jack

06. Improvisation

MARK HEWINS - guitar

07. Banter - John Jack, Julie Tippetts

KEiTH TiPPETT - piano

CD 2:

1. Banter - John Jack, Hugh Hopper

2. Seven For Lee
3. Drum Solo
4. Baker's Treat

THEO TRAViS - saxes
HUGH HOPPER - bass guitar

5. Banter - John Jack

6. Improvisation 1
7. Improvisation 2

MAGGiE NiCOLS - voice
JiM DVORAK - trumpet
TONY LEViN - drums

CD 3:

1. Banter - John Jack

2. Improvisation

EVAN PARKER - tenor sax
LARRY STABBiNS - tenor sax
MARK CHARiG - cornet
LOUiS MOHOLO - drums

3. Banter - John Jack

4. Improvisation

LOL COXHiLL - soprano sax
ALEX MAGUiRE - piano
TONY MARSH - drums

5. Closing banter - John Jack, Pip Pyle

Recorded by unknown, shared on torrent. mp3@320

1 October 2019


Some more music from our anonymous donor who contributes many of Riccardo's recordings.

Joanne Brackeen, piano

1. unknown title 7:11
2. Mystic Touch 9:06
3. unknown title 8:54
4. Evening In Concert 8:06
5. Egyptian Dune Dance 7:45
6. Cosmic Ties And Mud Pies 5:45

Recorded at Villa Borghese, Rome on July 6, 1979.

28 September 2019


This rare recording of I Virtuosi de Cave was provided by the same amonymous donor who helps with Riccardo's posts (more is upcoming)

Eugenio Colombo (as, bar, kazumba)
Roberto Mancini (as, ts)
Alberto Mariani (ts, sop, kazumba)
Tommaso Vittorini (ts, bar, sop)

Recorded live in Florence on July 7th, 1978

(line-up / instruments culled from the Red Records LP)

27 September 2019


A1. Larry's Listening
A2. Upon Arriving

B1. A Postponement
B2. Circuitry
B3. Down The Street

C1. Yourself Elsewhere
C2. Radio In A Stolen Car

D.  Uncalledforness

E1. Silky Times
E2. Back To Timmons

F1. Leaves Shed Their Trees
F2. One Of Your Lips
F3. Qui Ne Sert Qu'A Nous Faire Trembler

Larry Dubin, drums, pipe drums, percussion, marimba
Al Mattes, bass, electric bass, guitar, percussion
Casey Sokol, piano, electric piano, percussion
Michael Snow, piano, electric piano, synthesizer, percussion, copper tubophone, trumpet
Nobuo Kubota, alto and tenor saxophone, percussion
Peter Anson, guitar, vegematic, electric piano, kettle harp

Recorded at the Music Gallery, Toronto, except F1 recorded at Conservation Hall, Toronto

Music Gallery Editions ‎– MGE 15

LP Rip

25 September 2019



Jacques Thollot, electric piano, drums
Joachim Kühn, piano
Earl Freeman, double bass

Recorded at Salon des Artistes Décorateurs, Paris on September 3, 1972.

Note: filmed for the "Jazz Harmonie" series - Marc Pavaux (director).


Howard Riley, piano
Barry Guy, double bass
Tony Oxley, drums

Recorded at Salon des Artistes Décorateurs, Paris on September 3, 1972.

Note: filmed for the "Jazz Harmonie" series - Marc Pavaux (director).



Martial Solal, piano

Recorded at Châteauvallon Jazz Festival on August 19th, 1972.


Paul Bley, piano, electric piano
Arjen Gorter, double bass
Steve McCall, drums

Recorded at Châteauvallon, France on August 27, 1972.

COMMAND ALL STARS - Curiosities 1972

OOP. Some copies for reasonable price can be found on Discogs Markeplace.

20 September 2019


Born as Robert F. Pozar on August 8, 1941 and died in April 2019.
Played with Bill Dixon on the seminal "Intents and Purposes".
But also with Bobby Naughton, Cooper-Moore and Bob James among others.

Check out this interview.

Cleve Pozar, percussion, vibes, vocal, tape, etc.

(Steve Whynott, guitar for the prerecorded tape)

CSP 125B
1. Changes 11:37
2. Cosmic Piece 07:16
 CSP 125A
3. Magistrate Lousvart 08:58
4. The Winged Coyote 06:18
5. Echo Afrika 06:10

Recorded at Intermedia Sound, Boston, Massachusetts in ~ 1972.

CSP 125A & B (on label)


Two more videos from the French TV -


Baikida Carroll, trumpet, english horn, percussion
Oliver Lake, tenor saxophone & soprano saxophone, flute, percussion
Joseph Bowie, trombone, congas
Jimmy Jones, guitar
Donald Robinson, drums

Performing three selections: "Suite," "Rhythm," and "Harlem Color.



Cecil Taylor, piano
Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone
Andrew Cyrille, drums

Recorded at Amphitheatre, Chateauvallon, France on August 24, 1973.

Both footages directed by Jean-Pierre Manquillet

16 September 2019



1. Maria  3.05
2. Got The Spirit  9.30
3. At The Sound Of The Trumpet  6.30
4. Pilatus  4.40
5. Changes In Meaning  11.25
6. In Misty Night  5.05

Gustav Brom Orchestra

Maynard Ferguson - trumpet (1-3)
Zdeněk Novák - tenor sax (1-4)
Bill Moody - drums (2)
Jaromír Hnilička - trumpet (3,5)
Josef Audes - baritone sax (3,6), bass clarinet (5)
Josef Blaha - piano (4)
Mojmír Bártek - trombone (5)

Maynard Ferguson plays on first 3 tracks only

Recorded at Supraphon studio Dejvice, Prague, November 21+22.

CD Panton 1995 (Originally released by Supraphon in 1969, then by Amiga in 1977)

14 September 2019

Ras Moshe -Live Spirit Vol 3 - Utech Records 2006

In memory of Joe Rigby.
After my preview post about Walden Wimberley some month ago I have thought to post in the future this session featuring also Wimberley but due to the passing of Joe Rigby in July it is time to post it now. Joe Rigby have played with Milford Graves in the seventies and have one record with Steve Reid (Nova). More recently he have recorded the excellent « For Harriet » for the french label improvising being in 2011 and "Praise" for Homeboy music previously also posted here. Few years before here is this session under the leadership of Ras Moshe.
One track only in a jam session style dedicated to John Coltrane and Tyron Washington.

Matt Heyner: bass
Todd Nicholson: bass
Jackson Krall: drums
Walden Wimberley: piano
Ras Moshe: tenor, alto & soprano sax + composition
Joe Rigby: tenor, alto, sopranino sax

Recorded at the Stone New York on 19 January 2006
Utech Records UR034 limited & numbered edition cd

10 September 2019


Kaoru Abe, bass clarinet (1), alto saxophone (2+3), harmonica (2)
Yasukazu Sato, percussion

1. Acacia No Ame Ga Yamu Toki  19:48
2. Chim Chim Cheree / Sombre Dimanche  27:53
3. Love Come Back To Me  22:46

Recorded live on October 31, 1971 in a classroom at Tohoku University.

WAX Records TKCA-71098

8 September 2019


Gianluigi Trovesi, clarinets
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone

Concerto tenuto da "Albert Mangelsdorff e Gianluigi Trovesi" (solos and duos)
at the occaison of the 5° "Estate Jazz" a Villa Imperiale on July 9, 1982.

4 September 2019


This is not a rip of the LP/CD from Red Records. It is a recording of the whole concert provided by our recent anonymous supporter.

Joe Henderson, tenor saxophone
Charlie Haden, double bass
Al Foster, drums

1. Beatrice 10:40
2. Serenity 8:41
3. Visa  9:56
4. Ask Me Now 14:19
5. All The Things You Are 13:44
6. Rue Chaptal / Royal Roost 7:56
7. Invitation 13:16

Recorded live at Genova Jazz Festival, Villa Imperiale, Italy, July 7, 1987.

(The Red Records release contained Ask Me Now, Serenity, Beatrice and Invitation)

Artwork and some photographs are included.

1 September 2019


Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone

01. A Jazz Tune I Hope (4:27)
02. For Peter (3:37)
03. Folk Mood (5:44)
04. Nexus (4:38)
05. Questions To Come (3:41)
06. Brief Inventions (2:25)
07. Yellow Hammer (2:58)
08. Mood Indigo (5:17)
09. Trilogue (4:03) -
10. The Up And Down Man (6:14)

Total Time 43:14

Recorded live at 'Music Inn', Rome on January 29, 1978.

31 August 2019

Gregg Bendian's Interzone - Live In Chicago 2001

Gregg Bendian is famous for his partnership with musicians like Cecil Taylor, Derek Bailey, William Parker or Peter Brotzmann. In the late nineties he had a very exciting band called Interzone that mixed jazz with free improvisation, rock and in a way also prog. The result was an unique sound that appears as one of the most successful in the mix of so different styles. The group has recorded three albums, one for Eremite and two for Atavistic, all oop but still easy to find for a reasonable price in the second hand market. Two musicians have made the trip from the beginning to the end beside Gregg Bendian: The Cline brothers, Nels and Alex. Bassists have changed during the short life of this band. The first cd have been recorded with Mark Dresser, the two others on Atavistic with Steuart Liebig. On this concert that comes from what appeared to be the last tour of the band, Kermit Driscol is the bassist. The show is superbe, intense with a very high musical level. It contains many tracks from their last album Requiem For Jack Kirby recorded around one year before this concert.

01 Primordial Ink
02 Kirby's Fourth World
03 New Gods
04 The Mother Box
05 Teaneck In The Marvel Age
06 Air Above Zenn-LaCD
07 Sunblade Strafe the Continent
08 Pattern Master For Octavia Butler
09 Diaspora
10 Blood: Sassoon zi tavit

-Gregg Bendian: vibraphone, glockenspiel
-Kermit Driscol : acoustic & electric bass
-Nels Cline : guitar, slide guitar
-Alex Cline : drums & percussions

Recorded Live In Chicago October 4, 2001
If some followers have others unpublished recordings of this band they are welcome to share them.

30 August 2019


Got this recording from our recent anonymous donor some weeks ago.
Portal is sometimes a bit too much in the 'background'. This might be due to him wandering around on the stage.
In the same folder was the Mangelsdorff solo - so I assume it is from the same date...

Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Michel Portal, reeds
Jean-François Jenny-Clark, bass
Aldo Romano, drums

A1. Quartet 46:46
A2. Quartet 18:49

Solo - Mangelsdorff
B1. Solo - Mangelsdorff 6:30
B2. Solo - Mangelsdorff 7:13
B3a. Announcement - Mangelsdorff 0:18
B3b. Solo - Mangelsdorff 4:32
B4a. Announcement - Mangelsdorff 0:33
B4b. Solo - Mangelsdorff 6:23
B5. Solo - Mangelsdorff 3:00

Live at Cinema Diana, Via Paggi, Genova on February 9, 1981.