1 August 2016

What a long, strange trip ...

This blog is now in its eight 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 ...

1 August 2015


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 2015


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 August 4, 2014 -
We've shortened the list for users' convenience:

Karen Borca / Irene Schweizer Quartet - Basel  1989
Joseph Scianni with David Izenzon - Man Running
Giorgio Gaslini Quartet & RAI Orchestra - Live in Milano 80
Dror Feiler & The Too Much Too Soon Orchestra - What's The Point Of Paris?
Leo Smith Creative Orchestra - Budding Of A Rose
Bergisch-Brandenburgisches Quartet - Köln 1981
Jimmy Giuffre Trio w/ Paul Bley + Steve Swallow - Graz, Austria 1961
Günter Christmann & Detlef Schönenberg - Berlin 1978
Ton-Klami - Paramggod
Ennio Morricone - Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura
Archie Shepp - Live at the Donaueschingen Music Festival 1967
The Too Much Too Soon Orchestra -  Saw
Jan Garbarek - Til Vigdis
Andrew Hill - Live in London 2000
Billy Bang-John Lindberg-Duo 1979
Christmann/Altena/Nichols/Russell/Lovens - Vario II
Globe Unity - Berlin & Donaueschingen 1966/67 (unreleased)
Steve Lacy and Horace Tapscott live in Vancouver 1993
Butch Morris & X-Communication live at Willisau 1988
Masahiko Togashi - Bura Bura (new links)
Günter Christmann & Detlef Schönenberg - Padua 1979
Jack DeJohnette's New Directions - live in Lovere '79
John Tchicai and The Open Orchestra - live in Ceglie '08
Manfred Schoof & European Avantgarde - Köln 1972
Muhal Richard Abrams Quintet - live in Laren '78
The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - live in Turin '78
Gil Evans Quintet and the RAI Big Band - live in Rome '80
Cecil Taylor Unit - Berlin 1975
Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe - Trees
Muhal Richard Abrams - live in Rome '79
Gap - Gap
Me We Quintet - Ask Me Now
Reichel-Knispel-Niebergall-Waisvisz - Köln 1974
L.S.-F.M. - Adonis 21.10.1983
Wallgren-Ernryd-Niebergall-Sjökvist - Ballade an der Ruhr
Peter Brötzmann & Han Bennink ‎– Atsugi Concert
Brötzmann-Mangelsdorff-Bennink + Schlippenbach - Concert For A Friend
Free Jazz Group Wiesbaden - Frictions & Dieter Scherf Quartet - Interaction
Günter Christmann, Maarten Altena, Paul Lovens - Weavers
Floros Floridis - Krok Trio
Ivan Oscarsson & Consortes - Ivan The Terrible
Masahiko Togashi & Improvisation Jazz Orchestra - Al-Alaph
NYAQ - Mohawk
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart: Brötzmann-Mangelsdorff-Dauner-Bennink - Stuttgart 1985
Sam Rivers Tuba Trio & Earl Cross Sextet - Jazz of the Seventies
Per-Henrik Wallin Quartet -  Umeå 1978
Charles Tyler - Folk and Mystery Stories
Baden-Baden Free Jazz Meeting 1971
Nicra - Listen Hear
Itakura Katsuyuki - Uminekono Shima
Steve Miller Trio feat. Lol Coxhill - The Miller's Tale
The Thing plus Otomo Yoshihide and Akira Sakata - live in Tokyo 2009
Tamia & Pierre Favre - Blues For Pedro Arcanjo
Masahiko Togashi - Guild For Human MusicEssence / Voice From Yonder / Story Of Wind Behind Left
Kang Tae Hwan - Korean Free Music & Sinawi Music From Korea
Anthony Braxton - Four Compositions 1973
Robert Ruff - Shaza-Ra
Michael Sell - Innovationen
Itaru Oki - Shirasagi
Carman Moore feat. Sam Rivers - Dragon
Yusef Lateef - Montreux 1970
Yamashita Trio - Clay
Harry Beckett at the BBC
Akira Sakata Trio - live in Moers 81
Andrea Centazzo - Alvin Curran - Evan Parker - live in Florence 78
Han Bennink and Daniele D'Agaro - live in Pisa 10
Willem Breuker Kollektief - The Dutch Jazz Scene Revisited
Eje Thelin - Acoustic Space
Fred Van Hove - Middelheim 1971
Manfred Schulze Bläser Quintett - Chroral-Konzert
Instant Composers Pool Orchestra - live in Sant'Anna Arresi 04
Archie Shepp Trio - live in Alassio 77
Masahiko Togashi - Speed & Space
Cecil Taylor - Carmen With Rings
Cecil Taylor Unit - Spring Of Two Blue J's
Albert Mangelsdorff Septet - Lindau 1961
Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet - Tübingen 1973
Jazz At The Opera
David Wertman - Kara Suite
Kazutoki Umezu - Seikatsu Kojo Iinkai
Folk and Mystery Stories-Labels and Covers added to the Post
Speed & Space-Union Vers ,Labels and Covers added to Post 
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky Trio - NDR Jazz Workshop No.138
Fred Van Hove 'T Nonet - Basel 1998
Anthony Braxton - The Complete Braxton 1971
Anthony Braxton - Live in La Specia and Pisa 78
Anthony Braxton Quintet - live in Milan 77
Anthony Braxton Quartet - live in Milan 79
Lol Coxhill - Welfare State
Paul Lovens - Paul Lytton Quintett - Moers 1977
L.D. Levy And Richard Davis - Cauldron 1979
Free Jazz Workshop '79 - Wuppertal
Robert Wood - Tarot
Christmann/Frangenheim/Dutton -  Fruits De Mhère 2003
Heinz Sauer's Voices - Hamburg 1976
Heinz Sauer Quartet - Fabrik Hamburg 1979
Cercle - New York 1994
Clarence Peters - The Magnetic Athmospher
Rolf & Joachim Kühn Quartet - Munich 1966
Joachim Kühn - Eje Thelin Group - WDR-Köln 1971
O.M.C.I. - Contro
Leo Smith Trio - The Mass On The World
Dudu Pukwana - Zila 86
Manfred Schoof Sextet - Konstanz 1975
Kang Tae Hwan - Asian Spirits
Karlhanns Berger Quartet - Jazz Da Camera
Masahiko Togashi - Three Masters
Derek Bailey - Duo & Trio Improvisation
Masahiko Togashi Quartet - Sketch
King Übü Örchestrü - Munich 1992
King Übü Örchestrü - Nickelsdorf 1995
Erich Kleinschuster Sextet + John Surman - Vienna 1969
Francois Tusques - Intercommunal vol. 1
Francois Tusques - Intercommunal vol. 2
London Music Now - Jazz Festival Berlin 1972
Masahiko Tohashi - Song For Myself
Manfred Schoof Sextet - Wergo
Rolf Liebermann + George Gruntz - Les Echanges
Keith Tippett's Ark - 100 Club London May 1976
Berliner Improvisations Quartett - Amiga LP
Kang Tae Hwan - Clearness
Anthony Braxton Quartet - Live in Antibes 75
Francois Tusques - Intercommunal vol. 4
Francois Tusques - Intercommunal vol. 6
Charles Tyler - Definite 1
Charles Tyler - Definite 2
Arthur Blythe - Bush Baby
Burnin Red Ivanhoe + John Tchicai - live in Berlin 69
Vertrek Ensemble - Another Idea Of North
Ton Klami - In Moers
Toshi Tsuchitori - Drum Sky
Karl Berger - New Moon
Kang Tae Hwan - Tokebi
Marginal Consort
Hozan Yamamoto - Masahiko Togashi - Yosuke Yamashita - Breath
Dudu Pukwana & Spear - Flute Music
Frank Wright - Run with the Cowboys
Mujician live in Bristol and Cheltenham 93
East Bionic Symphonia - Recorded Live
Charles Tyler at WKCR
John Surman - Elvin Jones Quartet - London March 1986
Masahiko Togashi & JJ Spirits - Plays - 1 & 2

18 December 2014


Nunnu Big Band:
Hannu Saxelin, alto saxophone, clarinet, birchbark flute
Paavo Honkanen, alto saxophone, clarinet, birchbark flute
Juhani Aaltonen, tenor & soprano saxophone, flute
Pekka Pöyry, tenor & soprano saxophone, flute
Penntti Lahti, baritone & soprano saxophone, birchbark flute
Kaj Backlund, trumpet
Markku Johansson, trumpet
Mike Koskinen, trumpet
Emppu Peltola, trumpet
Mircea Stan, trumpet
Heikki Sarmanto, electric piano
Teemu Hauta-aho, bass

Karelia Group:
Pekka Sarmanto, electric violin
Ilja Saastamoinen, guitar
Edward Vesala, drums, vocals, percussion, birchbark flute
Seppo Paakunainen, violin, birchbark flute, birchbark korn, birchbark clarinet, kantele, baritone saxophone

A1. Optaatus Marssi (Optaatus March)  7:20
A2. Kantelon Koetus (Trying Kantele)  8:26
B1. Joikujuttu (Joiku Story)  6:30
B2. Tuohi Soi (Sound Of Birchbark)  3:47
B3. Uusi Hymni Vapaudelle (A New Hymn For Freedom)  2:27
B4. Kahella Sarvella (With Two Horns)  3:47

All composed by Seppo Paakunainen

Recorded September 8, 1971 at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki

BLUE MASTER SPEL301 (vinyl rip)

The original Finnish instruments used when Nunnu was recorded:
Birchbark Clarinet (a birchbark pipe, mouthpiece resembling the embouchre of an oboe)
Birchbark Flutes (5 holes)
Birchbark Horn (5 holes, blown like a trumpet)
Kantele (with 5 strings to be held on knees or on a table, played with fingers)

17 December 2014


ANDY ISHAM  percussion +
PAUL DUNMALL  baritone saxophone, wood flute

1. What about you?  25:32
2. Ossie  4:08
3. Where are we now?  17:22
4. Great days  21:53

Long Meadow, Beausale.  28th October 1997

I know a couple of people who will be interested to hear a generous serving of Paul Dunmall playing baritone saxophone (something he hasn’t done for some years now).  Something a bit different.  

15 December 2014


A. Parts 1 To 4

B. Parts 5 And 6

Alan Davie, prepared piano, glockenspiel, siren

Frank Perry, Chinese drums, Chinese cymbals, bamboos

Recorded on 31 March 1971 at Gamels Studio, Hertford, by Alan Davie.

ADMW Records ‎– ADMW 002

LP Rip

12 December 2014


A1. Around Again
A2. Nital Rock

B1. Taking Steps
B2. Snow
B3. From The Center

James Duboise, brass
Mario Pavone, bass
Laurence Cook, percussion
Bobby Naughton, piano
Mark Whitecage, reeds

Recorded in an outdoor concert at Silvermine College of Art, New Canaan, Connecticut, on 12 October 1969.

Otic Records ‎– OTIC 1001

LP Rip

Leroy Jenkins With The New Chamber Jazz Quintet (Geodesic 2010)

Beneath Detroit. The Creative Arts Collective Concert At The Detroit Institute Of Arts, 1979-92
Leroy Jenkins With The New Chamber Jazz Quintet

Incredibly already forgotten.
Geodesic has released only three albums, from what I know, all in 2010. Other were scheduled but never released.

Leroy Jenkins - Violin, Vocals
A.Spencer Barenfield - Guitars, African Harp, Vocals
Tani Tabbal - Drums, Percussion, Balafon, Vocals
Faruq Z. Bey - Tenor Sax, Vocals
Anthony Holland - Alto and Soprano Sax, Vocals
Jaribu Shahid - Bass, Vocals, Wash-tub Bass

CD 1
1. Through the ages Jehovah
2. For players only
3. Butter
4. Grab the fab

CD 2
1. No banks river
2. Collegno
3. A girl named rainbow
4. Finale from score for O

Recorded 1981
all compositions by Leroy Jenkons exept 'A girl named rainbow' by Ornette Coleman

Geodesic 02, CD
released 2010

11 December 2014


Dear friends and followers of Inconstant Sol

We do this re-up because there has been a so called reissue of this LP.
Take a look at discogs.
To put it frankly: It is a bootleg - and of course our post is technically the same.
But we feel there's a crucial difference - we don't ask you for twenty bucks....
What's more - we are meanwhile quite sure that the music you would hear on the LP is taken from our previous share here at IS.

Another point which should be mentioned is that not only Abraxas/Doxy isn't acting right toward the musicians, but it is also directly trying to scam customers.
Pushing the reissue as a "First edition of 500 numbered copies in a deluxe gold laminated jacket" (https://www.deep.hu/catalog/ACV2038) or "Limited, numbered pressing – on clear vinyl!" (https://www.dustygroove.com/item/724167) clearly ammounts to trying to get people to assume the product is high end.
Does "clear vinyl" really matter when you're pressing something which has been unprofessionally transfered from an LP to a digital file back to an LP?
Mentioning the "deluxe" aspect of the release and forgetting to write about this side of things is rather interesting...

We decided to do a reup again. This time including scans of the insert/liner notes (see above) which is not a part of the bootleg LP.

Best thing instead of buying bootleg vinyl would be to download here and to buy one of Sonny's recent releases on Improvising Beings

Prince Lasha, flute
Sonny Simmons, alto saxophone
Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophone
Don Cherry, trumpet
Fred Lyman, fluegelhorn
Bill Wood, bass
Orville Harrison, bass
Charles Moffett, drums

1. Lost Generation 20:50
2. The Trane       11:20
3. Prelude To Bird 05:25

Procucer : Fred Lyman

Recorded at Zounds Recording Studios, New York City, May, 1963.

ZOUNDS L-71863

Notes :

* : It is common practice among discographers to list Prince Lasha as the leader of this session. This short extract of a Fred Lyman interview suggests that this may not be exactly the case (courtesy of Ben Young and Marc Chaloin) : « ... mostly a jam-session [...] they were all in my studio, I don't know how they got these particular guys up there, it was probably Clifford Jordan got it together. And they just started to play and I started recording, and I played on it too, I played fluegelhorn on this track. And it turned out pretty good, [...] it was an example of what I liked to think music could be at that time. » According to Lyman, they picked up Don Cherry in the street…

** : Johann Heidenbauer suggests it could be read as crypted indication of the publishing date : L-7-18-63, i.e. Lasha, July 18, 1963.

*** : Read also the original liner notes (*.rtf format). Many thanks to A. Lukas for providing the original transfer, pictures of the original plain cardboard sleeve, labels, and liners notes, and to Pierre Crepon for relaying the info.


1. Intégrales - Edgard Varèse
2. Kyania - Iannis Xenakis
3. Distemperament - José Maceda

Yuji Takahashi, conductor
New Japanese Philharmonic Orchestra

Recorded at Suntory Hall, Tokyo, on 24 May 1992

Fontec - FOCD3157

CD Rip

9 December 2014


Here we have Gumpert's contribution to the soundtrack(s) for a famous and long going 'crime' series - quiet popular in Germany.
The model for the music is obviously Miles Davis' "Ascenseur pour l'échafaud" (Elevator to the Gallows) - but it has clearly it's own vibe.....and hey - what a line-up!

Heinz Becker, trumpet & fluegelhorn
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, tenor saxophone
Ulrich Gumpert, piano
Klaus Koch, bass (9 to 35)
Matthias Bauer, bass (1 to 8, 36 to 39)
Günter Sommer, drums

Markowitz Blues
01.     Take 1     3:32
02.     Take 2     1:11
03.     Take 3     1:13
04.     Take 4     1:55
05.     Take 5     0:55
06.     Take 6     1:40
07.     Take 7     1:39
08.     Take 8     4:02
Tod Einer Alten Frau
Markowitz 2
09.     Take 1     0:47
10.     Take 2     1:04
11.     Take 3     1:27
12.     Take 4     0:43
13.     Take 5     3:32
14.     Take 6     1:28
15.     Take 7     0:25
16.     Take 8     0:41
17.     Take 9     1:06

Smell A Rat
18.     Take 1     1:41
19.     Take 2     1:03

Markowitz 2
20.     Take 10     1:48
21.     Take 11     1:17
22.     Take 12     2:53

Die Sache Baryschna
23.     Take 1     0:35
24.     Take 2     2:34

The Fugitive
25.     Take 1     2:19
26.     Take 2     1:40
27.     Take 3     1:06

28.     Take 3     2:45
Geschlossene Akten
Markowitz 3
29.     Take 1     0:50
30.     Take 2     0:41
31.     Take 3     1:11
32.     Take 4     1:01
33.     Take 5     1:01

Smell A Rat Again
34.     Take 1     2:25

Markowitz 3
35.     Take 1     3:36
Markowitz 4
36.     Take 1     1:02
37.     Take 2     0:56

Skate On Thin Ice
38.     Take 1     2:43

Markowitz 4
39.     Take 3     1:48

Tracks 1 to 8 recorded 9.6.1992 at FMP-Studio Berlin
Tracks 9 to 22 recorded 2.2.1993 at RBT-Studio Berlin
Tracks 23 to 28 recorded 19.5.1993 at RBT-Studio Berlin
Tracks 29 to 35 recorded 1.3.1994 at RBT-Studio Berlin
Tracks 36 to 39 recorded 21.12.1994 at RBT-Studio Berlin

BASIC 50002 (CD 1995)

7 December 2014

Charles Tyler - Mid Western Drifter

I posted the Folly Fun Magic Music a little while ago and the one following, this one, was to be his last. In contrast to the former, here we're down to a trio, just sax, piano and bass, It' a low key affair, subdued, no flashes, a touch of melancholy to the proceedings. . All in all, a record of intimate beauty, even infinite beauty. We have a mix of standards, some select tunes from the Tyler repertoire, even my fave from the second ESP album, dedicated to Chris McGregor. Did they know each other or meet? Both had settled in France by the 1980s.

This record is a musical documention of a travelogue, so what better to cite the poem that starts off the record:

It was a return to the east
as in the children's music march
like the flight of the Surf ravin
on a voyage From jericho
they were happy sad hip folks
who knew of Cadiz of the west kentucky woods
they knew not, of the dark blue depths,
pale blue planet
lucifer got uptight
as he gazed upon the wasteland
of uptown manhattan puerto-rico
he came as a space traveller
to play his role in the warlock mystery drama
little did he know that the adventures of the ode to lady
day stand so strong
it was a saga of the outlaws
versus The legend of the lawman
you see
I was only a mid western drifter
in search of the route
from saint-louis to kansas-city by
way of Chicago
as I told the tale of bari red
a man alone
who could twing twang twiddle all night along
with a song, A tale of bari red
I was just a mid western drifter

To quote Thom Jurek again from the Allmusic review, he left the best for last.


1. Mid-western drifter
2. Life can be so beautiful
3. There was a flower near Napoli
4. Photo of Cecil Tyler and Jimmy Lyons
5. Blue Monk
6. Man alone (for Chris McGregor)
7. 'Round midnight

Charles Tyler - alto sax, voice, arrangments
Curtis Clark - piano
Didier Levallet - double bass

All compositions by Charles Tyler, except 5, 7 by Thelonius Monk
Recorded in France 30-31 March 1992
Died 28 June 1992


A1. Digit
A2. Nine Note
A3. Wood
A4. AB

B1. The Dom
B2. Toledo
B3. Bones
B4. As Is

Mark Whitecage, alto & soprano saxophone, flute
Mario Pavone, bass
Pheeroan akLaff, drums
Bobby Naughton, vibraphone

Recorded on 11 April 1979 at RBY Studios, Southbury, CT.

Alacra Records ‎– ALACRA 1002

LP Rip

2 December 2014


Charles Sullivan, trumpet & fluegelhorn
Sonny Fortune, alto saxophone
Stanley Cowell, piano
Alex Blake, bass
Billy Hart, drums
Lawrence Killian, congas, percussion
Dee Dee Bridgewater, vocals
L.Sharon Freeman, fender rhodes (only tr.3)
Onaje Allen Gumbs, piano (only tr.2)
Anthony Jackson, bass guitar (only tr.3)
Alphonse Mouzon, drums (only tr.3)

A1. Evening Song     8:31
A2. Good-Bye Sweet John (In Memory Of John Foster: Pianist)     5:57
A3. Field Holler    3:42
B1. Now I'll Sleep     4:36
B2. Genesis     17:36

Recorded at Sound Ideas, N.Y.C. June, 20 & 21, 1974.
"Field Holler" recorded at Minot Sound, White Plains, N.Y. July 24, 1974.


(vinyl rip)

1 December 2014

Albert Mangelsdorff - Hot Hut (Musikant 1985)

Anders Jormin - Bass
Elvin Jones - Drums
Wolfgang Dauner - Piano
Albert Mangelsdorff - Trombone, Vocals

A1 - Hot Hut          10:30    
A2 - E. J. Blues      7:29    
A3 - Strange Sound       3:28    
B1 - Trans - Tanz       10:58    
B2 - Quadrouple        8:43
Composed by Albert Mangelsdorff (tracks A1, A3, B2), Elvin Jones (track A2), Wolfgang Dauner (track B1)

Musikant, 1C 066 14 7115 1


A1. Peking
A2. K-Song

B1. Blue Bolivor Blues
B2. Ataka's Dream
B3. Song of Akira

Akira Sakata, alto saxophone, clarinet, voice
Hideaki Mochizuki, bass
Shota Koyama, drums

Recorded at Freedom Studio, Tokyo on 30 Sept - 1 Oct 1977.

Frasco - FS-7023

LP Rip

29 November 2014


A1. Mad High
A2. Mighty Blues

B1. Dear Africa
B2. Makaya Makaya Makaya
B3. Witchdoctor's Son

Johnny Dyani, bass, piano, vocals
Okay Temiz, drums, percussion
Mongezi Feza, trumpet, percussion

Recorded at Theater Nine, Stockholm, Sweden, on 2 November 1972

Sonet ‎– SNTF-824

LP Rip

27 November 2014


After removing at least 500 clicks I'm finally able to present this wonderful music.

In my IMHO this is one of Vesala's best recordings - excellent and intense drumming!
Strong baritone from  Paakkunainen....Koskinen's trumpet!
Wonderful and joyful bass work from Hauta-aho...Pekka Pöyry's reeds are...Mircea Stan and his trombone...high wailing harmonies - snake-lines...clear articulation - no cliches....space even when playing heavy....enough praising...
A real gem - hope it will be re-issued soon - would be happy to delete the links and buy me a remastered CD....

Meanwhile - Enjoy.

Heikki 'Mike' Koskinen, trumpet
Mircea Stan, trombone
Pekka Pöyry, alto and soprano saxophone, flute
Seppo Paakkunainen, baritone and soprano saxophone
Teppo Hauta-aho, bass, pipe
Edward Vesala, drums

A1. A-vara (Koskinen)                  12:53
A2. Marssi For Keinonen (Hauta-aho)  05:12   
A3. Interlude (Paakkunainen)         01:45   
B1. Waltz No. 3 (Vesala)             08:40   
B2. Kling Klang (Paakkunainen)       10:23

Recorded on April 20, 1972, at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, Finland.

UFO 004 (lp rip)


MiCHEL PORTAL - Alors!!! (1970)

MiCHEL PORTAL - Alors!!! (Futura 1970)

1. OO Bam Ba Deep (5:19) [Barre Phillips]
2. Billy The Kid (1:57) [Stu Martin]
3. Yes, Oh Yes, You Wonderous Sun Kissed Maiden ! (14:04) [John Surman]
4. Ca Boom ? (:55) [Barre Phillips]
5. U En A MArre (5:39) [Michel Portal]
6. Undercurrent (5:34) [John Surman]
7. New Peace (2:01) [Barre Phillips]
8. Ca Boom ! (7:47) [Barre Phillips]

Michel Portal : alto saxophone, bass clarinet
John Surman : baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Barre Phillips : bass
Stu Martin : drums
Jean-Pierre Drouet : percussion

Recorded January 27, 1970
CD EPM 152072 (1993, OOP)

26 November 2014

Charles Tyler - Folly Fun Magic Music

Charles Tyler ~ Folly Fun Magic Music ~ 1992 (1995 Reissue)
Bleu Regard CT 1941

Following on from some 1970s postings of Charles Tyler below, here we move right up to 1990-92, his final years in France where he had settled. On this recording, he is accompanied by a French crew of much younger age, probably thrilled to be in the company of a 60s legend.

Stylistically, this record is all over the place which is not necessarily a bad thing to these ears. Starting with a mellow jazzy rendering of Wagner, it moves on to Bach and then to country and western (!), sounding not unlike Bob Dylan round about John Wesley Harding time. Nowadays, this is known as "Americana". Tyler can do that, too.

Then it's on to European fok, Native Indian chants and even futuristic folk, but with a link to the past! The record rounds off with a duet with Santacruz which strikes me as a signpost of what was to follow on his next and final record. Some folly, lots of fun and and more than a touch of magic! This is great record of maturity, versatility and as Thom Jurek says in his Allmusic review, more than that, it walks on the edge of profundity.


1. Ride Of The Phantom Politician (For Richard Wagner) 10:12
2. Just Me Luck (For Jean-Sebastien Bach) 3:35
3. She Caused His Soul To Fall 7:08
4. European Folk Outline 5:52
5. Shownee Indian Song 8:38
6. Star Ship Future Folk Music 9:28
7. Folly Fun Music Magic 6:20
8. Spanish Castle 4:05

All compositions by Charles Tyler, except 8., which is a creation by Bernard Santacruz and Charles Tyler.

Recorded live on digital two tracks by Gerard de Haro, Studio Aid, Pernes-Les-Fontaines, 10, 11 November 1990 and 26- 27 February 1992

Charles Tyler: composer, arranger, alto & tenor saxophones, harmonica, pan pipe, tambourine, vocals
Bernard Santacruz: double bass
Remi Charmasson: guitar
Christian Zagaria: violin
Jean-Pierre Jullian: drums

25 November 2014


Rüdiger Carl, clarinet & concertina
Jay Oliver, bass
Phil Wachsmann, violin
Stephan Wittwer, guitar
Irène Schweizer, piano

1. 'unknown title'  46:33
2. 'unknown title'  20:26
3. 'applause'       00:25

Recorded at 'Konfrontationen' in Nickelsdorf, Austria on July 15, 1989.

24 November 2014

WHAHAY - Vortex, London Nov 2014

'The album is terrific, but the gig was an absolute monster.'  Richard Williams

ROBIN FINKER- tenor saxophone, clarinet

1. 57:04
2. 5:12

Vortex Jazz Club, London.  13th November 2014

MD recording by Gus.

With kind permission of Paul Rogers.

Blue Moment review of this gig

WHAHAY website

Order cd (I can't find a Babel Label link yet)

FRANZ KOGLMANN - A White Line (1990)

FRANZ KOGLMANN - A White Line (hat ART 1990)

1 A White Line 7:27
2 April In Vienna 4:58
3 Eccentric Shorty 7:12
4 Quapp 6:06
5 Festive Minor 3:45
6 The Fabel Of Mabel 4:45
7 Bley Play 3:45
8 Jambangle 5:24
9 Oof 3:54
10 Aristony 3:45
11 For Max 3:48
12 Out Of Nowhere 3:50
13 Free (Three) Again I-III 6:26
14 Je? 3:23
15 At The Jazz Band Ball 2:37


Franz Koglmann - flugelhorn, trumpet
Jean-Christophe Mastnak - French horn
Raoul Herget - tuba
Mario Arcari - oboe
Tony Coe - clarinet, tenor saxophone
Helmut Federle - accordion
Paul Bley - piano
Burkhard Stangl - guitar
Klaus Koch - bass
Gerry Hemingway - drums

Conductor – Gustav Bauser

Recorded at Haus Der Begegnung Mariahilf, Vienna, Austria on November 13-17, 1989.
Includes liner notes by Franz Koglman and a poem by Art Lange.

Producers: Pia Uehlinger, Werner X. Uehlinger.

hat ART CD 6048 (OOP) / 71:06

MUJICIAN - The Albert, Bristol '93 Set2

TONY LEVIN - drums
PAUL DUNMALL - baritone, tenor and soprano saxophones

1. 49:53
2. 5:12

The Albert Inn, Bristol.  12 Sept 1993


21 November 2014


MARCIO MATTOS - double bass
EDDIE PREVOST - percussion

1. 29.25

Earlham Street Breakout at Donmar Warehouse, London.  30th July 1989

Listening to the ‘Handscapes’ LP (below) and enjoying it after many years, prompted me to dig out my old cassette recording of the same trio. Funny how it’s easy to dismiss a recording you’ve made because of one little wrong thing.  I always thought this was a dusty sounding old thing, recorded rather distantly from the music, up in the balcony. Transferring from tape today, I was pleasantly surprised.  With the dolby on it’s not too hissy, at one point a baby cries, but it sounds pretty good really.  Anyway if you enjoyed Handscapes, you might want to hear this.

Bozo rightly commented that Akemi once played with saxophonist Chris Green. Consulting an old copy of WIRE (issue 49 March 1988), they played together in Coherents, producing K’Tah (Prime Tapes) and Red Shift (Prime LP).  If anybody has these, it would be good to hear them. 


MARCIO MATTOS - double bass
EDDIE PREVOST - percussion

1. Bird's eye view  15:28
2. Handscapes  6:47
3. In winter  13:40
4. Rise to the future  8:50

Recorded 9th August 1983  Leo Records LR143  LP

20 November 2014


This NDR Jazz Workshop was in the collection of Rudi Fuesers. First I didn't realise what it was as the cd-r has almost no information on the cd or booklet.
But I took it home for a try - and found to my astonishment an unknown workshop!
Obviously it was in his collection as Fuesers is playing on it.
Soundwise this workshop is probably the best I've ever heard.

Ack van Rooyen, trumpet & fluegelhorn
Kurt Sauter, trumpet & bass trumpet
Rolf Schneebiegl, trumpet & horn
Klaus Mitcherle, trumpet & fluegelhorn
Rudi Fuesers, trombone & bass trombone
Rudi Flierl, tenor & baritone saxophone
Hans Koller, tenor saxophone
Helmut Reinhard, baritone saxophone
Karl Berger, piano
Joep Christopher, bass
Klaus Hagl, drums
Hans Gertberg, announcements

01. introduction + theme 2:24
02. Broadway 4:01
03. Lonely 6:48
04. Homer's Concert 3:24
05. Remember 4:05
06. Warming Up The Bar Worm 4:57
07. Monkey 4:28
08. Nippon Kazuki 6:01
09. Hard Bop For Hartung (Hans Koller) 3:35
10. It Had To Be You (Isham Jones) 3:02
11. Cry 6:12
12. Soft And Easy 4:12
13. introduction 1:38
14. Tune For Antibes (Hans Koller) 6:25
15. Waltz With Me (Hans Hammerschmid) 5:00
16. Black Cats (Hans Hammerschmid) 4:48
17. Indiana (MacDonald/Hanley) (fade-out) 2:44

Recorded January 27, 1961 at Großer Sendesaal, Funkhaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

At least two more titles were performed: "Workshop After Hours" (7:49) and "D'Accord" (6:01).
Hans Gertberg announces "D'Accord" after "Black Cats" as a trio of piano, bass and drums...obviously not included in the cd-r I inherited from Rudi Fuesers.

Note: On "Tune For Antibes" only quintet. On "Waltz With Me" solos by Koller, Van Rooyen and Schneebiegl on horn.
On "Black Cats" two tenors played by Koller and Flierl.

MUJICIAN - Brecon 1993

PAUL DUNMALL, tenor and soprano sax

1. 38:43 (feedback interruption @ 16:51)
2. 31:52

Brecon Jazz Festival.  14th August 1993

16 November 2014


A1. 禁じられた儀式
A2. 悪魔の涙
A3. ハリクリシュナ

B1. サバンナ
B2. フライング
B3. ブラック・ナルシス

Kimio Koizumi, bass
Chito Kawachi, drums
Toshiaki Yokota, flute
Kimio Mizutani, guitar
Yusuke Hoguchi organ
Fujio Saito, Larry Sunaga, Minoru Ishiyama, Pedro Umemura, Tadaomi Anai, Yoshinori Nohmi, percussion
Shunzo Ohno, trumpet

Think! Records, Universounds ‎– DTHK-001

Original LP on EMI, 1971

LP Rip


GARY THOMAS - tenor sax, flute
BENNIE MAUPIN - tenor sax, bass clarinet
MICHAEL CAIN - piano, keyboards
LONNIE PLAXICO - electric and acoustic bass

1. 25:19,
2. 12:01
3. 44:23
4. 10:12
5. 11:48

Symphony Hall, Birmingham.  4th October 1992
BBC Radio 3 broadcast

13 November 2014


Palle Mikkelborg, trumpet, fluegelhorn
Tomasz Stanko, trumpet
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Nathan Davis, flute, soprano & tenor sxophone, bass clarinet
Wlodzimierz Nahorny, alto saxophone
Jan 'Rtaszyn' Wroblewski, tenor saxophone
Andrzej Trzaskowski, piano
Roman Dylag, bass
Ronnie Stephenson, drums
Hans Heinrich Breitkreuz, engineer
Hans Gerthberg, producer

01. Announcement  (03:00)
02. Opener - 5 Deegrees East 5 Deegrees West  (01:52)
03. Mellow For Othello  (06:47)
04. Out Of The Way  (06:11)
05. Beat For Pete  (06:16)
06. The Hop  (10:57)
07. For The Highest Stake  (05:12)
08. Hey, Coco  (09:44)
09. Berlin Calling  (05:32)
10. The Quibble  (11:09)
11. Show Biz'n Done (Grand Waltz Brilliant)  (07:29)
12. Dookola Wojtek  (08:01)
13. Post Scriptum  (04:28)
14. Seant  (12:20)
15. Requiem For Scotty  (04:14)
16. Just The Coincidence  (07:44)
17. Closer - 5 Deegrees East 5 Deegrees West  (01:40)

Note: "The Quibble" on 599865 NDR JAZZWORKSHOP '67 (issued only for promotional purposes)

Rec.: January 27, 1967, Großer Sendesaal des NDR, Hamburg, Germany.

12 November 2014


1. Untitled
2. Untitled
3. Untitled
4. Untitled
5. Untitled
6. Untitled

Yagihashi Tsukasa, alto saxophone
Higo Hiroshi, electric bass
Sato Yukie, electric guitar
Phil Minton, vocals

Recorded at Former Nippara-Elementary-School, Tokyo on March 18th 2004 (1-3) and at The Temple Of No Power, No Virtue, Koenji, Tokyo on March 16th 2004

Austin Records ‎– ARR-0017

CD Rip

10 November 2014


Tomasz Stanko, trumpet, fluegelhorn
Frederic Rabold, trumpet, fluegelhorn
Radu Malfatti, trombone
Wlodzimierz Nahorny, flute, alto saxophone
Jan Wroblewski, flute, tenor saxophone
Alan Skidmore, flute, soprano & tenor saxophone
Leszek Zadlo, soprano, alto & tenor saxophone
Louis Stewart, guitar
Eric van Lier, trombone, bass trombone
Andrzej Trzaskowski, piano
Roman Dylag, bass
Tony Oxley, drums

1. Pyxis (T. Oxley)     (14:38)
   Solos: Trzaskowski, Wroblewski (ts), Malfatti, Stanko
2. Catherine's Dance (L. Stewart)     11:05
   Solos: Stewart, Zadlo (ss), Nahorny (fl), Dylag
3. Emotion (F. Rabold)     8:57
   Solos: Nahorny (as), Stewart, Zadlo (ts)
4. That Makes You Laugh? Me Not! (W. Nahorny)     8:39
   Solos: Stewart, Van Lier (tb), Stanko, Skidmore (ts), Dylag
5. Collection (A. Trzaskowski)     11:19
   Solos: Rabold, Stanko, Trzaskowski

Recorded at Studio 10, Grosser Sendesaal des NDR Funkhauses, Hamburg on April 17, 1970.

Note: "That Makes You Laugh? Me Not!," was issued on NDR Jazzworkshop '69/'70 (NDR 654 094) for promotional purposes only.

9 November 2014


Harri Sjöström, soprano saxophone
Phil Wachsmann, violin, electronics
Teppo Hauta-Aho, bass
Paul Lovens, drums   

1. announcement   00:34
2. unknown title  28:27
3. unknown title  09:44
4. unknown title  03:45
5. unknown title  05:29

Recorded at the Alte Gerberei in St. Johann in Tirol, Austria on March 7, 2009.

8 November 2014


A.  Tormilina

B1. Tonton SFP
B2. End Starting
B3. Cirrus

Jeff Sicard, alto & tenor saxophone, flute, bass clarinet
Michel Gladieux, bass
Jacques Mahieux, dums
Patricio Villaroel, electric piano
Gérard Coppéré, soprano & tenor saxophone
Gérard Marais, guitar

Recorded in Paris on 17 May 1971

Société Française De Productions Phonographiques ‎– SFP - 13.006

LP Rip

6 November 2014


This LP was posted about four years ago over at Dust in the nostrils. Go there for more information about the group and Ermoll.
I got it from a friend but it seems to be from the blog.
However - as the last request for a re-up is from December 2013 I take the freedom to post this strong outing here again.
I've manually removed the worst clicks etc.

Edward Bronson, tenor saxophone
Serge Ermoll, piano
Lewis Burdett, drums

A. The First Movement     17:15
B. The Second Movement  19:30

Recorded October 10, 1976.
Recorded and mixed at Earth Media Recording Company, Sydney Australia.

FREE KATA 002 (vinyl rip)


Allan Botschinsky, trumpet, fluegelhorn
Torolf Mölgard, trombone
Claes Rosendahl, tenor saxophone, flute
Lee Konitz, alto saxophone, flute
Heinz Sauer, soprano & tenor saxophone
Cecil Payne, baritone saxophone, clarinet
Wolfgang Dauner, piano, organ
Attila Zoller, guitar
Barre Phillips, bass
Stu Martin, drums

01. Struwwelpeter (A. Zoller)     6:02
    Solos: Botschinsky, Sauer (ts), Mölgard, Dauner, Payne (bs), Rosendahl (ts), Zoller, Phillips

02. Beehive '94 (W. Dauner)     6:50
    Solos: Zoller, Payne (bs), Dauner (org), Konitz (as)

03. The Sweet Hustler (A. Zoller)     5:56
    Zoller and rhythm section only. Solos: Zoller, Phillips

04. At Twilight (A. Zoller)     6:23
    Solos: Sauer (ss), Konitz (as), Mölgard, Zoller

05. Up To The Moment (B. Phillips)     8:33
    Solos: collective, Phillips, Sauer

06. Rumpelstilzchen (A. Zoller)     8:14
    Solos: Zoller, Phillips, Sauer, Martin

07. Impressions Of Sounds For Piano And Band (W. Dauner)     5:47
    Solo: Dauner (p)

08. Flying Fish (C. Payne)     7:14
    Solos: Payne (bs), Botschinsky (flh), Dauner (p), Zoller, Sauer (ts)

09. Cry Cry Gypsy Cry (A. Zoller)     9:36
    Solos: Zoller, Sauer (ts), collective

10. Rebecca Is 18 (L. Konitz)     5:56
    Konitz and Zoller only

11. Git The Money Blues (J. Owens)     7:31
    Solos: Zoller, Sauer (ts), Botschinsky (flh), Rosendahl (ts)

Recorded at Studio 10, Grosser Sendesaal des NDR Funkhauses, Hamburg on March 29, 1968.

NDR Jazz Workshop No. 56; produced by Hans Gertberg.
"The Sweet Hustler," "At Twilight," and "Rebecca is 18" are included on the LP NDR Jazzworkshop '68 (NDR 654 057).

4 November 2014


A1. Augure
A2. Jerkologie

B.  Balada Y Tres

Jeff Sicard, alto & tenor saxophone, flute, bass clarinet
Michel Gladieux, bass
Jacques Mahieux, dums
Patricio Villaroel, piano, electric piano
Gérard Coppéré, soprano & tenor saxophone

Recorded in Paris, July 27, 1970.

Société Française De Productions Phonographiques ‎– SFP - 53.006

LP Rip

3 November 2014

Glenn Horiuchi - Manzanar Voices (Asian Improv 1989)

Glenn Horiuchi's music is generally political (he was heavily involved in the reparations movement for the Japanese-Americans forced to live in prison camps during World War II.) and hints strongly at the traditional Japanese taiko rhythm yet also has the improvising and excitement of jazz.....
from all music

The title cut reflect Glenn's experiences on community pilgrimages to Manzanar, California - the site of one of the ten concentration camps.
from liner notes

Glenn Horiuchi - piano
Leon Alexander - drums
M'Chaka Uba - bass on A2 and B1
Taiji Miyagawa - bass on track A1 AND B2

A1 - Blues for John Okada
A2 - Manzanar voices
A3 - Edna's dream
B1 - Stockton calling
B2 - Seeds of resistance
B3 - Lullaby

recorded june 1989 at Fanfare studios, El Cajon, CA
all compositions by Glenn Horiuchu

Asian Improv, AIR-0006, 1989

2 November 2014


Allan Botschinsky, tpt, flh, mellophone
Roger Guérin, tpt, flh
Locksley "Slide" Hampton, tb
Nick Evans, tb
Radu Malfatti, tb
Herb Geller, ss, as, ts, cl, fl, bass fl, oboe
John Surman, ss, bs, bcl
Leszek Zadlo, sss, ss, as, ts
Pierre Cavalli, g
Steve Kuhn, p
Palle Danielsson, b
Stu Martin, dr

1. Catching the New Ones (S. Hampton)     6:17
   Solos: Hampton, Zadlo (ts)
2. Joachim (S. Martin)     6:47
   Solos: Martin, Danielsson, Surman (bs)
3. Raindrops, Raindrops (S. Kuhn-L. Wallin)     6:27
   Solo: Kuhn
4. Transmutations (P. Cavalli)     10:51
   Solos: Geller (ss), Cavalli
5. Let Me Play the Lion, Too (H. Geller)     13:22
   Solos: Kuhn (org), Geller (ss, bass fl, fl, oboe, ss)
6. Pretty Thing (S. Hampton)     7:13
   Solos: Hampton, Zadlo (as), Kuhn
7. Black Horse (N. Evans) (inc (fade out))     6:11
   Solos: Botschinsky (flh), Evans, Surman (bs), Kuhn
8. Mini Rock (S. Hampton)     7:04
   Solos: Zadlo (ss), Cavalli

Studio 10, Grosser Sendesaal des NDR Funkhauses, Hamburg, November 28, 1969.

"Mini Rock," was issued on NDR Jazzworkshop '69/'70 (NDR 654 094).


I have added the extra 15 minute track that was recorded at the same session and later included on Anthology Jef Gilson: The Meeting Time; Bobby Jaspar/Byard Lancaster, PALM 21, 1975

A. We The Blessed

B. Mother Africa (In 3 Parts)

+1. Love Always

Byard Lancaster, alto saxophone, vocals
Jean-François Catoire, bass
Keno Speller, congas, bells
Jonathan Dickinson, drums
Clint Jackson III, trumpet, bells

Recorded at Studio PALM, Paris, on 8 March 1974

Palm ‎– PALM 9

LP Rip

1 November 2014


....don't know wether this will be of interest for you - at least (again) something a bit different (;-]

Theatre of Eternal Music String Ensemble

Charles Curtis, cello, leader
Yuri Christiansen, cello
Reynard Scott, cello
Christopher Williams, double bass

'The First Dream of The High-Tension Line Stepdown Transformer'
from 'The Four Dreams of China' (world premiere)
)La Monte Young(

01. part I    03:57
02. part II   06:04
03. part III  05:48
04. part IV   18:29
05. part V    43:32

Recorded on August 4, 2007 in Polling, Bavaria at Kunst im Regenbogenstadl.


A1. Et Monk?
A2. Fast Fats
A3. Hot-Times
A4. Modo Azul

B1. Quiproquo

Roger Guérin, trumpet (A1-B1)
Fernand Verstraete, trumpet (A1-3, B1)
Luis Fuentes, trombone, (A1-3, B1)
Bobby Jaspar, tenor saxophone (A1-B1)
Walter Davis Jr, piano (A1-3, B1)
Doug Watkins, bass (A1-3, B1)
Art Taylor, drums (A1-3, B1)
Claude Civelli, tenor saxophone (A4)
Salvatore Parotta, tenor saxophone (A4)
Michel Gaudry, bass (A4)

Recorded in Paris, 1958

Palm ‎– PALM 21

LP Rip

30 October 2014


Dusko Goykovic, trumpet, fluegelhorn
Milo Pavlovic, trumpet, fluegelhorn
Åke Persson, trombone
Eric Van Lier, trombone, tuba
Eddie Busnello, alto saxophone
Johnny Griffin, tenor saxophone
Hans Koller, tenor saxophone
Mal Waldron, piano
Karl-Theodor Geier, bass, cello
Eddie De Haas, bass
Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums
Hans Gertberg, announcer

01. Rehearsal chatter                         0:16
02. Blues In The Closet (B. Powell)         5:05
Solos: Goykovic (tpt); Persson; Goykovic/Persson/Heath (4s)

03. Rehearsal chatter                         1:33
04. Keep The Fort (O. Pettiford)         4:17
Solos: De Haas (b); Geier (cello)

05. Rehearsal + chatter                 3:21

06. Remember O.P. (M. Waldron)                 5:10
Solos: Goykovic (tpt); Pavlovic (flh)

07. My Little Cello (O. Pettiford)         4:00
Solos: De Haas; Geier (cello)

08. Introduction (Hans Gertberg)         0:15
09. Keep The Fort (O. Pettiford)         4:14
Solos: Persson; Van Lier (tb)

10. Introduction (Hans Gertberg)         0:50
11. Bohemia After Dark (K. Clarke)         7:27
Solos: Pavlovic (tpt); Busnello; Griffin; Pavlovic/Busnello/Griffin (4s)

12. Introduction (Hans Gertberg)         0:41
13. Blues In The Closet (O. Pettiford)      7:08
Solos: Griffin; Heath; Griffin/Heath (4s)

14. Closing announcement                 0:22

Recorded on February 24, 1967 at Studio 10, Grosser Sendesaal des NDR Funkhauses, Hamburg.

29 October 2014


A1. Laughin'Sophie
A2. Saxifrage
A3. Three-four Strings
A4. Parodixieland
A5. Big Ben

B1. Java For Raspail
B2. Before Z
B3. Horoscope
B4. Three-Four-Two
B5. King Of The Mountain
B6. Up To The Light

Jean-Luc Ponty, violin, clarinet (B6)
Bernard Vitet, flugelhorn (A1,2,5,6, B4,5)
François Jeanneau, soprano saxophone (A1,2, B2-6)
Jean-Louis Chautemps, tenor saxophone (A1-4, B2-6), baritone saxophone (A3,4)
Joseph Martin, french horn (A1,2, B2-6)
Claude Lenissois, bass clarinet (A1,2, B2-6), clarinet (B3)
Jef Gilson, piano (A1-4, B1-6)
Henri Texier, bass (A1,2,3-5, B1-6)
Stephane Vilar, drums (A1-4, B2-6)
Mowgli Jospim, trombone (A4, B4,5)
Pierre Bergeret, trumpet (A5, B1)
Ivan Jullien, trumpet (A5, B1)
Michel Poli, trumpet (A5, B1)
Jean-Pierre Burtin, trombone (A5, B1)
Dominique Watre, trombone (A5, B1)
Raymond Pichereau, bass trombone (A5, B1)
Joseph Martin, french horn (A5, B1)
RM Nicolas, clarinet (A5, B1)
Claude Lenissois, bass clarinet (A5, B1)
François Jeanneau, soprano saxophone (A5, B1)
Jean-Louis Chautemps, tenor saxophone (A5, B1)
William Boucaya, baritone saxophone (A5, B1)
Michel Portal, alto saxophone (A5, B1)
Claude Langue, harp (A5, B1)
Jean-Claude Petit, piano (A5)
Jacques Thollot, drums (A5, B1)
Willy Coquillat, percussion (A5, B1)

Recorded in Paris, Januray and March 1963

Palm ‎– PALM 19

LP Rip

28 October 2014


There is a request for Hotan Yamamoto's "Silver World" which I have as a LP. But unfortunately not yet ripped.
Honestly I don't know when I will be able to do so...
But I got three rips - some month ago - from a great shakuhachi player whom I previously only knew by name.
Have listened to the music only a bit - but it's quite special to say the least.....

Watazumido, shakuhachi (Hochiku)

01.   Saji  06'34
02.   Watazumi No Shirabe      06'14       
03.   Sugagaki  02'04
04.   Mushirabe  01'10
05.   Suzuru        02'52
06.   Sanya      11'23
07.   Sanan  09'22
08.   Kudariba (Kansai)  01'39       
09.   Kudariba  (Oshu)  03'10
10.   Kokuji       08'33
11.   Tamuke  03'08
12.   Hifumi No Shirabe  01'53
13.   Honshirabe  01'58       
14.   Reiho  03'11
15.   Shingetsu  05'05

Recording Date: 1968

Tracks 1-13 taken from "Watazumido (Hochiku)" (Polydor, 1968); track 14 from "Hochiku to shakuhachi" (Polydor, 1961), track 15 from "Hochiku" (Polydor, 1961).

POLYDOR UDC-499 (CD - Japan 2000)

WATAZUMIDO DOSO ROSHI (1910-1992) is perhaps the most legendary of all modern shakuhachi players and teachers. Amongst his many students is Yokoyama Katsuya, one of greatest players in Japan today.

Regarding himself as something other than a musician, Watazumido based his music in an uncompromising vigorous physical discipline. He was a practitioner of the Jo stick, a long hardwood pole with which he used to stretch, massage, pounds and invigorate his body in a daily regimen beginning at 3:30 AM each day. For over 3,000 consecutive days, he maintained this discipline.

Watazumido studied Rinzai Zen attaining the title of Roshi or Master and later became the Kanjo or unifying head of the Fuke sect of Zen Buddhism. He shunned traditional organized Zen practice for 32 years in favor of his own iconoclastic approach distinguished by breath training and vigorous exercise at its core. The lengthening of the "Out Breath" in his practice is directly descended from the wisdom of the breath as practiced in Zen.

Watazumido's music is as unique as it is intense. His style of shakuhachi playing is based on a discipline combining Zen breath awareness and the martial arts. He is known for the blowing an original, personal style of Honkyoku on bamboos of enormous size and length called hotchiku flutes. shakuhachi.com


Jörgen Ryg, trumpet
Hans Koller, tenor saxophone
Gerd Dudek, tenor saxophone
Willi Sanner, baritone saxophone
Attila Zoller, guitar
Werner Giertz, piano
Oscar Pettiford, bass, cello
Dave Moore, bass
Kenny Clarke, drums

Disc 1
01. Wiener Blues (A. Zoller)     4:40
02. Early Piece (A. Zoller)     3:05
03. Amusia (A. Zoller)     5:09
04. The Lady is a Tramp (R. Rodgers-L. Hart)     3:48
05. Bernie's Tune (B. Miller-J. Leiber-A. Stoller)     3:59
06. F.G.E. Blues (H. Koller)     5:50
07. The Box (H. Koller)     3:16
08. Yesterdays (J. Kern-O. Harbach)     4:09
09. Willow Weep for Me (A. Ronell)     4:30
10. Kenny's Feeling (A. Zoller)     3:43

Disc 2
01. Cohn's Limit (H. Koller)     6:26
02. Yardbird Suite (C. Parker)     4:01
03. Love Nest (A. Zoller)     4:11
04. Dark Glow (W. Giertz)     5:29
05. Stalag 414 (A. Zoller)     4:45
06. Gertberg Walk (O. Pettiford)     3:56
07. The Gentle Art of Love (O. Pettiford)     6:00
08. Willie der Bär (H. Koller)     6:40

Recorded: November 14, 1958 at Grosser Sendesaal (Studio 10) des NDR Funkhauses, Hamburg.


Kenny Wheeler, trumpet (or fluegelhorn)
John Surman, baritone saxophone
John Taylor, piano
Dave Holland, bass
Tony Oxley, drums

1. introduction  00:53 
2. unknown title 27:38
3. introduction  02:54 
4. unknown title 31:19
5. unknown title 16:39

Recorded in Ravenna at "Rocca Brancaleone" on July 4 , 1985.

26 October 2014


A1. Watermelon Man
A2. Song For My Father
A3. Back Lush
A4. The Return Of The Prodigal Son

B1. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
B2. Cantalope Island
B3. Little Sun Flower

Terumasa Hino, trumpet
Konosuke Saijo, tenor ssaxophone
You Tokuyama, piano
Yuji Ohno, piano
Kunimitsu Inaba, bass
Motohiko Hino, drrums

MCA Records - JMC-5001

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