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

Contributions

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

Requests

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

NEW LINKS FOR OLD POSTS

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 February 5, 2015 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:

Günter Sommer - Ascenseur Pour Le 28
Eugene Chadbourne + Toshinori Kondo - Possibilities of the Color Plastic
Itaru Oki - "Paris Ohrai" 2001
Sommer - Jost - Manderscheid - Camino Fatal
Altena-Bailey-Day-Honsinger-Horsthuis - K'Ploeng
Derek Bailey - John Stevens  -  1980
Alexander von Schlippenbach - Globe Unity (SABA 1966)
Willem Breuker/ICP - My Baby Has Gone To The Schouwburg
Ron Pittner - The Indigo Mirror & The Ivory Dot
Masahiko Togashi & Isao Suzuki - A Day Of The Sun
Kohsuke Ichihara All Stars, Masahiko Sato & Garan-doh - Dema
Bill Dixon - Edition Ferrari
Sabu Toyozumi Unit - Masterpiece
Burton Greene, Alan Silva and Sunny Murray - Firmanence
Bobby Few, Alan Silva and Frank Wright - Solo Duets 1
Bobby Few, Alan Silva and Frank Wright - Solo Duets 2
Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, William Parker, Tony Oxley - live at Reggio Emilia 2007
Keiki Midorikawa - Five Pieces Of Cake
Dror Feiler - Zvug
Patrizio Fariselli - Antropofagia
Kang Tae Hwan & Sainkho Namtchylak - Live
Toshinori Kondo & Paul Lovens - Basel 1987
Kondo - Lovens - Lytton - Death Is Our Eternal Friend
Milford Graves - Meditation Among Us
Tomasz Stanko - Edward Vesala Quartet - Live At Remont
G.L.Unit - Orangutang!
The Theo Loevendie Three - Stairs
Milford Graves - Bäbi Music
Kenji Mori / Hideo Ichikawa Trio - Solo & Trio
Kang Tae Hwan - Mi Yeon - Park Je Chun - Isaiah
Manfred Schoof Quintet - Jazz Jamboree '67 Vol.2
Jam Rice Sextet - Jam Rice Relaxin'
Brötzmann, Kondo, Pupillo, Nilssen-Love - live in Europe 2008
Yoriyuki Harada - Kaibutsu
The Quartet - Interchange
Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet + RAI BB - live in Rome 80
Archie Shepp Quintet + RAI BB - live in Rome 80
E. Rava and M. Mengelsberg Octet + RAI BB - live in Rome 80
K. Wheeler, E. Parker, P. Rutherford, B. Guy and N.Morris + RAI BB - live in Rome 80
Chris McGregor - live in Mestre 80
George Russell - live in Rome 80
Creative Construction Company - vol.1
Creative Construction Company - vol.2
Jiří Stivín & Pierre Favre - Vylety / Excursions
Anthony Braxton - RBN 3 K12
Bill Dixon Trio - Worcester 1981
Wuchner-Koller-Joos-Degen-Lauer - Piece For Mouth
Hans Koller - Continued Talks
Walter Zimmermann - Lokale Musik
Luis De Pablo - Polar / Modulos  I - III
John Tchicai Quartet - Nachtmusik - Köln 1972
Tony Oxley - February Papers
Mototeru Takagi - Mosura Freight
Eje Thelin - Jouk Minor - Pierre Favre - Candles Of Vision
Zoller - Mangelsdorff - Mouzon - Freiburg 1975
Lokomotiv Konkret - Stockholm Augusti, 1978
Barry Guy - Assist
Creative Improvisors Orchestra - The Sky Cries The Blues
Herbert Joos Quartet - Kerchak Suite
Frank Wright & Muhammad Ali - Adieu Little Man
Human Arts Ensemble - Under the Sun/Whisper of Dharma
Paul Murphy - Cloudburst
Fourmenonly - Eight Science Fiction Stories & Volume One
Yamash'ta & The Horizon - Sunrise From West Sea "Live"
Lokomotiv Konkret - Lokomotiv Konkret (2nd LP)
Stomu Yamash'ta & Masahiko Satoh - Metempsychosis
Robert Leriche - Danses
Ornette Coleman Quartet - Valenza 1974
Michel Portal - Our Meanings & Our Feelings
Theo Loevendie - Dutch Jazz
Ekkehard Jost Quintet - Carambolage
Free Jazz Workshop Wuppertal 1979
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - June 13, 1977 (feat.Schlippenbach, Christmann...)
Radu Malfatti - Ohrkiste
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart feat. Schlippenbach Quartet 1981
Manfred Schoof Sextet - Köln 1972
TTT (Triple Trip Touch) - Live In Weimar 1998 (TTT, 1998)






 

25 April 2015

YOSHINORI YANAGAWA - MIERU MONO TO MIENAI MONO (GOKUONSHA, 1990)




A. Visible and Invisible

B. A History of Red


Yoshinori Yanagawa, alto saxophone


Recorded 25 July 1990 at Gokuonsha Studio


Cassette Rip


20 April 2015

LEE KONITZ - ALBERT MANGELSDORFF QUARTET "JAZZ OST-WEST NÜRNBERG 1968"




Lee Konitz, alto saxophone, varitone
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Barre Phillips, bass
Stu Martin, drums

1. ZORES MORES (22:57)
- Zores Mores (Albert Mangelsdorff)
- At Twilight (Attila Zoller)
- 317 East 32nd (Lee Konitz)
- 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk)
- Ode To Billy Joe (Bobbie Gentry)
- Zores Mores (Albert Mangelsdorff)


Recorded at the Meistersingerhalle in Nürnberg, Germany on March 30, 1968.

Recorded by BR (Bayrischer Rundfunk)

19 April 2015

MORISADA MICHIHIRO, YOSHINORI MOTOKI - TSURUSEN KAMESEN (MOTOKI RECORDS,1981)




A. 鶴: Tsuru

B. 亀: Kame



Morisada Michihiro, bass
Yoshinori Motoki, S.M. flute


Recorded at Illimite on 24 November 1981

Motoki Records - No.1

LP Rip


17 April 2015

TAKASHI KAZAMAKI ‎– EIKO NO HATA: LIVE IN NEW YORK, 1987 (OMBA RECORDS, 1987)




A. Roulette

B. Krain Theater


Takashi Kazamaki, percussion
Tom Cora, cello (A)
Danny Davis, alto saxophone (B)
William Parker, bass, marimba (B)


Recorded Live At Roulette, New York, October 16, 1987 (A)

Recorded Live At Krain Theater, New York, July 9, 1987 (B)


Omba Records ‎– OMBA-004


Cassette Rip


16 April 2015

GEORGE LEWIS QUINTET "MOERS 1979"


Excellent music!


George Lewis, trombone
Douglas Ewart, alto saxophone, bamboo-flute, bass clarinet
Wallace McMillan, flute, alto saxophone
Anthony Davis, piano
Richard Teitelbaum, synthesizer

1. Hommage To Charlie Parker - part one  35:57
2. Hommage To Charlie Parker - part two  21:14
3. Blues (1977)                          12:58


Recorded in Moers, Germany on June 2, 1979.

14 April 2015

HIROSHI HATSUYAMA - SMILE (AKETA'S DISK, 1977)




A1. Bag's Groove
A2. For Heaven's Sake
A3. Smile
A4. Midday Moon

B1. In A Sentimental Mood
B2. Bb Blues
B3. Eyes Of Love


Hiroshi Hatsuyama, vibes
Atsushige Muraishi, guitar
Haruo Ogoshi, bass
Koji Kushima, drums

Fumio Itabashi, piano (B3)
Kazuhide Motooka, piano (A2, A3)
Toru Tsuzuki, piano (A4)

Recorded on 7 June 1977 at Aketa-No-Mise

Aketa's Disk - AD-4

LP Rip

13 April 2015

Perry Robinson Trio live in Lindlar, Germany, 2008





Here are two sets from the Perry Robinson Trio, close to two hours in all, recorded at Lindlar which is roughly in the middle of Germny, not too far from Cologne. A small, intimate setting with lots of banter between the songs from Robinson and Schueller. An interesting piece of information, which I didn't know, was that Joe Hill was written by Perry Robinson's father, Earl Robinson, made famous by Joan Baez at the Woodstock festival in 1969. A nice, relaxed gig, this one, to be enjoyed wholeheartedly!

Perry Robinson Trio, 2008.11.23, Lindlar (Germany)
Artgenossen
Lindlar, Germany
23. November 2008

Perry Robinson Trio

Perry Robinson – clarinet
Ed Schuller – bass
Ernst Bier – drums

Set 1
1. The Call
2. Switchbacks
3. Joe Hill
4. AKA Snake
5. Unisphere
6. The Feud

Set 2
7. Inside Out
8. Sooner than Before
9. Loose Nuts
10.Funky Giora
11.Mountain Soup

10 April 2015

LOL COXHILL ‎– LOOKING BACK FORWARDS (WIRE CASSETTES, 1990)





A.  Incognito's '84

B1. T. A. '90
B2. Rather Formal


Lol Coxhill, soprano saxophon


Recorded at Incognito's Wine Bar, London, 1984 (A)
Recorded at the Tom Allen Centre, London, 1990 (B1)
Recorded at Southwark Cathedral, London (B2)

Wire Cassettes ‎– Wire 002

Cassette Rip

8 April 2015

KEITH TIPPETT - solo, London 1992






















KEITH TIPPETT - piano, wood blocks, music box, voice

1.  Improvisation  53:06

Bloomsbury Theatre, London

27th March 1992   A lunchtime concert.

soundboard, cassette recording.









Leonard Lonergan, Hannibal Peterson - The Universe Is Not For Sale (Smackdab Records 1980?)


Calvin Hayes - Alto Saxophone
Lucas Mason - Flute, African Flute
Buddy Collins - Guitar
Whitney Booth - Banya Drum
Grover Page - Piano
Leonard Lonergan - Soprano Saxophone
Wesley Butler - Synthesizer
Hannibal Peterson, Willis Carter - Trumpet
Bill Barber - Tuba
Sam Tillman - Electric Bass
Nathan Battles - Drums


A1 - The Universe Is Not For Sale      4:38
A2 - Saint Mingus              3:39
A3 - Saint Mingus (Part Two)           4:38
A4 - Nightriffer              4:59
A5 - Sundowning              3:38
B1 - Hello, Thelonious          5:07
B2 - Me, The People              3:30
B3 - Dreams Parting The Blue Air       11:12
B4 - Pushing Ink              4:15
   
compositions by Leonard Lonergan, except A2, A3, B1, by Barber, Peterson, Lonergan

no date reported on the album
probably rec. 1980, according to http://www.oocities.org/bourbonstreet/quarter/7055/Hannibal/Disko-hannibal.htm
remark: tracks 2,3,6 are trio improvisations by Lonergan, Hannibal and Barber

Smackdab Records, SD-1001, LP
Vinyl RIP

The sound quality is not the best, probably bad recording, but more than listenable

7 April 2015

JYM YOUNG'S SAN FRANCISCO AVANTGARDE "PUZZLE BOX" (INTERNATIONAL POLYDOR, 1966)


Not much is known (to me) about Jym Young.
He did play in 1964 with Sonny Simmons and Barbara Donald's band.
Also adding his piano to Dewey Redman's first LP "Look for the Black Star".
Later he became known as Waheem Young in the Bay Area - I even suspect he played piano for one tune on the Steve Miller Band's "Living In The 20th Century".




Bennett Friedman, tenor saxophone
Jym Young, piano, african thumb piano
Harley White, double bass
Jim Messinger, drums, indian snake charmer


A1. Puzzle Box     3:03
A2. Lament     13:01
B1. Possibility 10:28   
B2. Skippin' In The Rain 7:18

Recorded December 31, 1966 in San Francisco.

INTERNATIONAL POLYDOR PRODUCTION 623 226 (Germany, 1967)

 (vinyl rip)

4 April 2015

MASABUMI KIKUCHI QUINTET ‎– END FOR THE BEGINNING (PHILIPS, 1973)





A1. Drizzling Rain
A2. Gin-Kai

B1. Admire, But Detest (Mr. Out)
B2. Bell
B3. Green Dance


Yoshio Suzuki, bass
Hiroshi Murakami, drums
Masabumi Kikuchi, piano
Kosuke Mine, soprano saxophone, percussion
Hideo Miyata, tenor saxophone, flute


Recorded March 1973 at Victor Studio,Tokyo

Philips ‎– FX-8527

LP Rip






2 April 2015

JOHN TCHICAI - ARCHIE SHEPP ‎– RUFUS (FONTANA, 1966)




A1. Rufus (Swung, His Face At Last To The Wind, Then His Neck Snapped)
A2. Nettus
B1. Hoppin'
B2. For Helved
B3. Funeral


John Tchicai, alto saxophone
Don Moore, bass
J.C. Moses, drums
Archie Shepp, tenor saxophone


Recorded in New York City on August 23, 1963

Fontana ‎– 195J-26, Japan re-issue, 1984

LP Rip


31 March 2015

TAKASHI KAKO ‎– NIGHT MUSIC (SUN RECORDS, 1977)





A1. Night Music
A2. Mori No Sei (Wood Nymph)
A3. Lecke
A4. Rush

B1. New Arrival
B2. Inori
B3. Hi No Odori (Fire Dance)
B4. Le Temps


Takashi Kako, piano

Recorded November 21, 1974, at Studio Clarens, Paris

Sun Records ‎– SR 109

LP Rip


29 March 2015

Now Creative Arts Jazz Ensemble - Now (Arhoolie 1968)


David Wilson - vibes
Robin Young  - piano
Rahim Roach - alto sax
Dale Reamer - tenor sax
Bert Wilson, Mike Breen - tenor and soprano sax
Patrick O'Hara - trombone
Peter Montalbano - trumpet 
Carol Wilson - vocals
Chris Amberger - bass
Smiley Winters - drums

A1 - Madness (Robin Young)   
A2 - Pretty Good (Bert Wilson)   
B1 - Doris (Smiley Winters)   
B2 - Nirvana (Bert Wilson)    
B3 - Daniel     (Dave Wilson)
B4 - Now (Dave Wilson)    

Recorded at Sierra Sound Studios, Berkeley, October 31, 1968.

Arhoolie Records - 8002, LP
vinyl rip

27 March 2015

CHARLES K NOYES AND DAVID TAMURA - DUETS: 1978-79 (TOADFISH TAPES, 1979)






A1. Percussax
A2. Clarisax
A3. Amplisax

B1. Saxosaw
B2. Claribass
B3. La Gioconda
B4. Viosax


Charles K Noyes, drums, percussion, clarinets, amplification, saw, violin
David Tamura, soprano and tenor saxophone, clarinet, piano

Recorded from November 1978 - April 1979 in Boston, except A1, recorded on 21 July 1978 in Feeding Hills, Mass.

Toadfish Tapes, TT2

Cassette Rip


25 March 2015

NOBUYOSHI INO & LESTER BOWIE ‎– DUET (PADDLE WHEEL, 1985)




A1. Kami-Fusen
A2. Moon Over Bourbon Street
A3. Fela - Ellen David

B1. Baku-No-Akubi
B2. Wishful Thinking
B3. Three-Legged Race
B4. Goin' Home


Nobuyoshi Ino, bass, synthesizer
Lester Bowie, trumpet


Recorded 1, 2 August 1985 at The Sound Inn, Studio A, Tokyo, Japan

Paddle Wheel ‎– K28P 6367

LP Rip


23 March 2015

CHARLES K NOYES AND OWEN MAERCKS WITH HENRY KAISER AND GREG GOODMAN ‎– FREE MAMMALS (VISIBLE RECORDS, 1979)





A1. The Girl Mad About Honey [After Levi-Strauss]
A2. Terminal Documents

B1. Bed Sores
B2. All That Is The Case
B3. Surfing Drums
B4. Talking Bandits
B5. Watching Barbara Broadcast
B6. "... A Flattened Cylinder, Fifty Metres Round And Eighteen High..."


Owen Maercks, guitar
Charles K. Noyes, percussion, home-made saxophone
Henry Kaiser, guitar (A1)
Greg Goodman, piano, percussion (A1)

Side One recorded live on June 8, 1979, at Woody Woodman's Finger Palace, Berkeley, California

Side Two recorded on June 12, 1979, at Mobius Music, San Francisco, California

Visible Records ‎– VS6791

LP Rip

21 March 2015

PICARD - CORBETT - STEPHENS - MARSH Rumours 1992






















SIMON PICARD - tenor saxophone
JON CORBETT - trumpet, valve trombone
NICK STEPHENS - bass
TONY MARSH - drums

Set 1
1. 36:29
2. 14:47

Set 2
1. 37:34

Rumours. London.  10 July 1992

19 March 2015

USHIO SAKAI - JAM IN YOKOTA (ELEC RECORDS, 1973)




A1. Minor Kimuchi
A2. Blues Talk

B1. Mrs. Robinson
B2. Soul Talk

C1. Pig's Legs
C2. Blind Man

D1. Blues In My Soul
D2. Georgia On My Mind
D3. Pepe


Ushio Sakai, Hammond B3 organ
Tetsuo Fushimi, trumpet
Teddy Adams, trombone
Takeru (Ken) Muraoka, tenor saxophone
Hidehiko Matsumoto, tenor saxophone
Ryo Kawasaki, guitar
Motohiko Hino, drums

Elec Records - ELW-3004

Recorded live at the Yokota Non-Commissioned Officers' Open Mess, on 8 April 1973

LP Rip

18 March 2015

MORISADA MICHIHIRO - AGEKUNOHATEMONAKU (YOYOKU RECORDS,1979)





A. Oto-No-Uchi-E

B. Gaku-No-Soto-E



Morisada Michihiro, bass


Recorded on 16 August 1979

Yoyoku Records - 0001

LP Rip

15 March 2015

ABDUL HANNAN - THE THIRD WORLD "AWARENESS" (AH, 1968/71)



Abdul Hannan, alto saxophone, flute
David Ware, tenor saxophone
Arnold Clapman, congas
Rollins Ross, piano
Anne Brudevold, violin
Sheila Azores, alumnus
Chris Amburger, bass
The Silver Star Steel Orchestra, steel drums (B2)


A1. Awareness Part (1)            18:13
B1. Awareness Part (2)            10:40
B2. Wind and Wood, Band of Steel  07:03

Track B2 Recorded Memorial day, 1971 on the Boston Common.
First recorded appearance of David S. Ware.
Side A and Side B1 recorded at Abdul Hannan's home in Boston, 1968.

AH 1  (lp rip)

TOKYO PHILHARMONIC CHORUS - CHORAL WORKS OF HIKARU HAYASHI - AFTER THE APOCALYPSE (KING RECORDS, 1961)





A1. Cantata No.1 - Give Water
A2. Gold Rush

B. The Eternal Pegasus


Hiroyuki Iwaki, conductor
Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus, chorus

Tamiki Hara, libretto (A1)

Hiroshi Iwata, poetry (A2, B)

Masayuki Takayanagi, guitar (A2)
Ryozo Sugiura, vibraphone (A2)
Masao Yagi, piano (A2)
Masanaga Harada, bass (A2)
Kanji Harada, drums (A2)

Tokyo Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra (B)


Recorded in 1958 (A1, B) and 1960 (A2)

King Records, SKF 3006

LP Rip





13 March 2015

VICTOR MODERN JAZZ SEXTET - MATRIX (VICTOR WORLD GROUP, 1969)





A1. Matrix
A2. Little Aby
A3. On Green Dolphin Street

B1. If I Said The Sky Was Falling
B2. In Fourth Way
B3. Black Orpheus


Hideyuki Kikuchi, alto saxophone
Hironori Takiya, bass
Takahiro Suzuki, drums
Masabumi Kikuchi, piano
Akio Nishimura, tenor saxophone
Tetsuo Fushimi, trumpet

Victor World Group - SMJX-10078

LP Rip



11 March 2015

Burton Greene Quartet - One World Music (Cat records 1984)


Burton Greene - piano, percussions, voice
Fred Leeflang - sax soprano alto and tenor
Raoul van der Weide - bass
Clarence Becton - drums, percussions

A1 - Portugese Impressions         16:17    
A2 - 63rd And Cottage Groove         7:07    
B1 - Round Robbin'             6:13    
B2 - Cokertme             11:25    
B3 - When You're In Front Get Off My Back     4:40    

recorded januaary 18, 1984 in Holland
music by Burton Greene except track 4, traditional

Cat records, CAT LP-49
vinyl rip

JAZZ-WORKSHOP OST-WEST "BOCHUM 1965"





Idrees Sulieman, trumpet
Jaromir Hnilicka, trumpet
Richard Kubernat, trumpet
Rolf Kühn, clarinet
Leo Wright, alto saxophone, flute
Michael Urbaniak, tenor & soprano saxophone
Ronnie Ross, baritone saxophone
Andrzej Trzaskowski, piano
Roman Dylag, bass
Rune Carlsson, drums

Side A:

1. Five Degrees EAST - Five Degrees WEST (Rolf Kühn)  05:29
soli: Kühn / Sulieman

2. Bluebeard (Andrzej Trzaskowski)                    05:41
soli: Urbaniak (ss) / Trzaskowski / Dylag

3. Sub Basement Blues (Ronnie Ross)                   06:41
soli: Kühn / Ross / Dylag

4. Majo Taj (Michael Urbaniak)                        06:19
soli: Wright (as) / Urbaniak (ts)


Side B:

5. Beneath The Surface (Jaromir Hnilicka)             06:53
soli: Ross / Hnilicka / Trzaskowski

6. Midnight In Berlin (Leo Wright)                    05:11
soli: Wright (as) / Trzaskowski

7. The Hip Blues (Rolf Kühn)                          08:26
soli: Urbaniak (ss) / Ross / Kühn / Trzaskowski


Recorded at the Ruhrlandhalle, Bochum, Germany on January 30, 1965.

COLUMBIA SMC83875

(vinyl rip)

8 March 2015

TETSU SAITO - TOKIO TANGO (ALM RECORDS, 1986)




A1. Tokio Tango
A2. Watch Out The Bullets
A3. The Line Of Desire
A4. For Apples Sally

B1. Mai Dance Lesson
B2. Running To Bird
B3. Strange March To ...


Tetsu Saito, bass


Recorded on 7 May 1986 at Vario Hall, Shobi College of Music, Tokyo

Alm Records ‎– AL-5002

LP Rip

6 March 2015

MASABUMI KIKUCHI SEXTET ‎– MASABUMI KIKUCHI IN CONCERT (PHILIPS, 1971)





A. Dancing Mist

B. Yellow Carcass In The Blue



Yoshio Ikeda, bass
Hiroshi Murakami, drums
Keiji Kishida, drums
Masabumi Kikuchi, electric piano
Masahiro Kikuchi, Hammond organ
Kosuke Mine, soprano saxophone, percussion


Recorded live at Sankei Hall, Tokyo on November 13th, 1970

Philips ‎– FX-8515; this reissue FS-6506, 1977

LP Rip



3 March 2015

TAKERU MURAOKA ‎– TAKERU (PHILIPS, 1970)





A1. Snoopy
A2. Easy Ridin'
A3. Fish

B1. Electric Zoo
B2. Desperation


Takeru Muraoka, tenor saxophone
Yoshio Ikeda, bass
George Otsuka, drums
Masabui Kikuchi, electric piano


Recorded at Victor Studio on 23 February 1970

Philips ‎– FX-8502

LP Rip


TERUMASA HINO QUINTET ‎– PEACE AND LOVE (CANYON RECORDS, 1971)




A. Gongen

B. Peace And Love



Reggie Workman, bass
Motohiko Hino, drums
Kiyoshi Sugimoto, guitar
Teruo Nakamura, percussion
Hideo Ichikawa, piano
Terumasa Hino, trumpet


Recorded at TSC Japan on 29 September and 1 October 1970

Canyon Records ‎– CAJ-1004

LP Rip


28 February 2015

HOZAN YAMAMOTO ‎– 銀界 - SILVER WORLD (PHILIPS, 1971)





A1. 序 - Prologue
A2. 銀界 - Silver World
A3. 竜安寺の石庭 - Stone Garden Of Ryoan Temple
B1. 驟雨 - A Heavy Shower
B2. 沢之瀬 - Sawanose
B3. 終 - Epilogue



Gary Peacock, bass
Hiroshi Murakami, drums
Masabumi Kikuchi, piano
Hozan Yamamoto, shakuhachi



Recorded on October 15th & 20th, 1970 at Victor Studio

Philips ‎– FX-8509

LP Rip

25 February 2015

Peter Brötzmann 3 + 1 in Berlin 1973





PETER BROTZMANN
ALBERT MANGELSDORFF
FRED VON HOVE
HAN BENNINK
Quartier Latin
Berlin, Germany
10/31/73

aud->cd trade->eac->tlh->flac

1. 10:05
2. 9:09
3. 11:17
4. 15:26
5. 22:28
----
TT 68:25


We had a request last year for Rhythmbox 1 and 2, live recordings featuring Peter Brötzmann, Fred van Hove, Han Bennink + Alfred Mangelsdorff, recorded and broadcast roughly mid-70s. Searching the archives, I came up with this 68-minute set from Quartier Latin, Berlin on 31 October, 1973 which definitely is live, has all four with Mangelsdorff popping in rougly mid-way through, and as was mentioned in the request, sounds like a professional recording suitable for airplay. Whether it is the one that was requested, I have no idea, but if anything, it's a pretty good substitute.

Having listened through it once, I'm not sure if this is jazz or whether there is anything avantgar(d)ish to it. To these ears, it's primal, pre-civilisational sound-makiing with the pianist trying to inject a bit of civility to the proceedings without really succeeding. So here we have two resident wildmen who could be shamans from an unspecified location in Siberia, trance masters from the Atlas mountains or thereabouts or just frolicking though the wilderness of Schwarzwald, playing what's there (which they eventually did): And there's a lot of homour in this, primal sceams courtesy of Bennink and Mangelsdorff.blending seamlessly into the general mêlée. In other words, whole lotta fun! To be enjoyed without hesitation!

MASABUMI KIKUCHI ‎– POO-SUN (PHILIPS, 1970)





A1. Dancing Mist
A2. Thanatos

B1. E.J.
B2. Yellow Carcass In The Blue
B3. Puzzle Ring
B4. My Companion



Yoshio Ikeda, bass
Hiroshi Murakami, drums
Motohiko Hino, drums
Hideo Ichikawa, electric piano, organ
Keiji Kishida, percussion
Masabumi Kikuchi, piano, electric piano
Kosuke Mine, alto & soprano saxophone



Recorded at Victor Studio on 2 August (A1), 7 September A2, B1-3 and 9 September 1970

Philips ‎– FX-8506

LP Rip





24 February 2015

GRUMPFF ‎– ICH WEIß AUCH NICHT, WAS LOS IST (WERGO, 1981)





A1. Ich Weiß Auch Nicht, Was Los Ist
A2. Freddies Tango

B1. Flöz Air
B2. Guten Tag, Vogel



Ekkehard Jost, alto & baritone saxophone, accordion
Georg Wolf, bass, accordion
Johannes Oehlmann, drums, accordion
Manfred Becker, piano, accordion
Michael Schläper, soprano & tenor saxophone, accordion


Recorded at the New Jazz Festival, Hamburg, on 21 October 1979 at the Fabrik

Wergo ‎– WER 80 005

LP Rip


22 February 2015

James Dillon ~ Nine Rivers (Glasgow, November 2010)


James Dillon worked on the pieces that make up Nine Rivers from 1982 to 1999, but it was only in 2010 that all nine were performed together. I think there have been at least two subsequent complete performances, first in New York and then in Holland, but this is my recording from BBC Radio 3 of the November 2010 performances in Glasgow.

The music has depth, power and range; its influences aggregate like tributaries - Messiaen, Stravinsky and Bartok are obvious - and voices from jazz and popular music can also be heard (I'm sure I can hear Talking Heads in La Coupure), but it also carves its own distinct path. It's surprising that this has not been issued commercially, and if there are plans to do so, please advise in the comments and the links will be removed.


Part I: Leukosis
East 11th Street NY 10003 (1982) 
L”ECRAN parfum (1988) 
Viriditas (1993-1994)
Le femme invisible (1989)

Part II: Iosis
La coupure (1989-2000)

Part III: Melanosis
L’oeuvre du noir (1990) 
Éileadh squaibe (1990) 
Introitus (1989-1990) 
Oceanos (1985-1996)

GRUMPFF ‎– UNHIP TRIP (VIEW RECORDS, 1980)




A1. Launeddas
A2. Bye Bye Wilhelm
A3. Glawis Traum
A4. Nuraghe

B1. Schleiflack L + T
B2. Orgel-Morgan
B3. Brother Datzi
B4. Unhip Trip


Ekkehard Jost, alto, & baritone saxophone, balafon, zither, launeddas, dhurki, flexafone, bird tweets, cowbells, bells, double ocarina, steel drums
Georg Wolff, double bass, organ, balafon, flexible pipe
Johannes Oehlmann, drums, gongs, congas, balafon, chimes, bells, toy-horn, hot tin case
Manfred Becker, piano, mouth organ, xylophone, rattle, flutes, pipe organ, coconuts
Michael Schläper, soprano & tenor saxophone, organ, cuica, rattle, bells, triangle, zanza, flexible pipe



Recorded on 12th & 25th August 1980 in Giessen

View Records ‎– VS 0012

LP Rip

21 February 2015

Boulez - Messiaen - Webern ~ RAI National Symphony Orchestra / Marco Angius ~ 20 February 2015


Here's an RAI3 live broadcast from Turin last night;

Pierre Boulez ~ Livre pour cordes

Olivier Messiaen ~ Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum

Anton Webern ~ Six pieces for large orchestra

Pierre Boulez ~ Notations I – III – IV – VII – II for orchestra

RAI National Symphony Orchestra / Marco Angius
Turin Auditorium, 20th February 2015

There's also an encore, which I think is one more of Boulez's Notations, but I can't place it at the moment so any help in identifying this would be appreciated.

GUILLOTINE KYODAI ‎– MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MEN (TAG RAG, 2000)





1.  Meeting With Saxophones (solo)

2.  Meeting With Okabe Yoichi (sampler, percussion)

3.  Meeting With Royal Squeezit (piano, violin, vocals)

4.  Meeting With Kirihito (guitar, drums)

5.  Meeting With Otomo Yoshihide (turntables)

6.  Meeting With Dowzer (synthesizer, voice, EMS, beat, cue)

7.  Meeting With Yamamoto Seiichi (guitar)

8.  Meeting With Ohkura Syounosuke (taiko)

9.  Meeting With Motoki Yoshinori (Jew's harp, kalimba)

10. Meeting With Ruins (drums, bass, vocals)

11. Meeting With Chino Shuichi (piano)

12. Meeting With Pill (bass synthesizer, beats, effects) and Katsui Yuji (violin, vocals)

13. Meeting With Dub Squad (bass, synthesizer, sampler)

14. Meeting With SMI (solo)

15. Meeting With Remarkable Men



Junji Hirose, saxophone, self-made instruments

Tag Rag ‎– TRCD-026

CD Rip

20 February 2015

WADADA LEO SMITH / SABU TOYOZUMI ‎– COSMOS HAS SPIRIT (SCISSORS, 1992)




1. Cosmos Has Spirit (Dedicated To Toshihiko Shimizu)
2. Basho
3. Safi-Sui-Pure
4. Sarhanna


Wadada Leo Smith, self-made bamboo flute, kalimba, trumpet
Sabu Toyozumi, non tempered scale tuned percussion


Recorded live at Hair Salon Fuji (Barber Fuji), April 13, 1992

Scissors ‎– SCISSORS-001

CD Rip

19 February 2015

SONNY GREY WITH ALAIN HATOT, MAL WALDRON, GUS NEMETH AND KENNY CLARKE "SKIPPIN'" (NUMERA, 1971)



Sonny Grey, trumpet
Alain Hatot, tenor saxophone
Mal Waldron, piano
Gus Nemeth, bass
Kenny Clarke, drums


A1. Skippin' 5:44
A2. Journey Without End 12:06
B1. The Fire Now 10:44
B2. Antony 8:13

A2 + B1 by Mal Waldron
A1 + B2 by Sonny Grey


Recorded 3-11-71, Paris

MERCURY BT-1313 (1974 Japan)

Originally on NUMERA RECORDS mai 8 (mai 9)

(vinyl rip)

17 February 2015

ALAN DAVIE ‎– PHANTOM IN THE ROOM (ADMW RECORDS, 1971)




A. First Part

B. Conclusion And Encore


Daniel Humair, percussion
Alan Davie, piano, clarinet


Recorded live at Gimpel Hanover Galerie, Zürich, on 5 November 1971

ADMW Records ‎– ADMW 004

LP Rip

15 February 2015

TONY OXLEY - INCUS 8 (1971 - 1975)



This is a re-up (my rip in flac) of Sotise's post from February 26, 2007.
I've added a new pic above and the line-up etc.
The following is his text from seven years ago.....



hi all here's a riveting long unavailable album by tony oxley. incus8 1975


most of the tracks are solo percussion and electronics,a couple feature ensembles with the usual suspects,derek b ,barry g
,paul r,etc.

this has remained sadly unissued for some inexplicable reason.

its a very rewarding listen guaranteed to reverse

any received opinion /assumption you may have about solo percussion being boring.

oxley also happens to be a visionary painter and graphic artist of some note.


here is some biographical info about oxley from the european free improvised music website.


Born Sheffield, 15 June 1938. Drums, percussion, violin, electronics.
Tony Oxley, with Derek Bailey and Gavin Bryars, created one of the foundations of free improvisation in the UK through their explorations in the group Joseph Holbrooke. A detailed retrospective view of Joseph Holbrooke can be found in Bailey (1992, pp. 86-93) but, briefly, the group existed in Sheffield from 1963 to 1966, initially playing conventional jazz though by 1965 playing totally improvised pieces. The fact that the three were 'isolated' in Sheffield from developments elsewhere (John Stevens and the SME) provided an ideal environment for experimentation and development. After that the participants moved to London, Oxley becoming the house drummer at Ronnie Scott's while all the while continuing with experimental music. He was in at the beginning of the Incus label with Bailey and Evan Parker and some of his work for that label is recognised as landmarks in the development of free music. He also appeared in various (early) versions of the London Jazz Composers Orchestra
In the last 25 years he has performed and recorded in an extremely wide variety of situations, from those where an emphasis on time-keeping is important to free situations with perhaps Paul Bley at one extreme and Cecil Taylor at the other. His work with Taylor, as a member of The Feel Trio with William Parker, in duos, or augmented with other musicians (such as the quartet of Taylor, Oxley, William Parker and Derek Bailey for two concerts in London and Manchester in 1991) lasted from 1988 to 1991 and can be seen by the viewing a selection of their concert schedule.
In recent years Tony Oxley has run his own Celebration Orchestra, worked with Bill Dixon - both are painters as well as musicians, and there have been plans for multimedia presentations - and with the Austrians, violinist Andreas Schreiber and pianist Dieter Glawischnig in the trio Cercle. This group briefly toured the UK in 1997 (having played the Beijing Jazz Festival in October 1996), with displays of Oxley's paintings, and had a broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in May 1997. Oxley has also begun to work again in duo with Derek Bailey, playing, for example at the Knitting Factory in New York in September 1995, in London in November 1995 and in Vand'Oeuvre in France in May 1997. He also remains in demand to bring unconventionality to conventional settings, particularly with his 'rainforest percussion', playing for example, on ECM recordings with Paul Bley and John Surman and with the Tomasz Stanko Quartet.
His kit is highly individual and an early version of it was described by Derek Bailey (1992, p. 101) thus:
'The acoustic part is: drums - eight, various sizes and texture; cymbals, fourteen, various sizes, thicknesses, weights, sounds; cowbells - five, from six inches to sixteen inches; wood surfaces - five, wood blocks and oriental skulls; saucepans - two. The amplified section of the kit is: amplified frame containing cymbals, wires, various kitchen equipment, motor generators, springs, used with 3 contact mikes (home-made), 2 volume pedals, 1 octave splitter, 1 compressor, 1 ring modulator and oscillator, 1 amplifier and two speakers.'
More recently the whole kit has been slimmed down and the electronics have (probably temporarily) been put to one side, but the playing, of course, remains individualistic. A transcription of an interview with Oxley, where he discusses his current kit (1997) with Alyn Shipton in a BBC Radio 3 Broadcast is available, complete with sound clips.
Tony Oxley is also a painter and three pages of his paintings can also be viewed: Paintings 1 or Paintings 2 and Paintings 3.

PLEASE BUY CD'S BY TONY OXLEY ,YOULL FIND MANY LISTED IN HIS SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY AT THE EUROPEAN FREE IMPROVISED MUSIC PAGES.

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Tony Oxley, percussion, amplified percussion
Barry Guy, bass
Dave Holdsworth, trumpet
Evan Parker, soprano saxophone
Howard Riley, piano
Paul Rutherford, trombone
Derek Bailey, guitar


A1. Never Before Or Again  10:41
A2. M-W-M  6:57
A3. EIROC II  5:27
B1. East Of Sheffield  6:26
B2. South East Of Sheffield  5:47
B3. P.P.1  8:37


Track A1 (Parker/Holdsworth/Rutherford/Riley/Guy/Oxley) recorded 1972;
track A2 (solo Oxley) recorded 1975
Track A3 (Bailey/Parker/Rutherford/Oxley) recorded 1971
Track B1 (solo Oxley) recorded 1971
Track B2 (solo Oxley) recorded 1973
Track B3 (solo Oxley) recorded 1975

INCUS 8  (vinyl rip)

YORIYUKI HARADA / KOICHI MATSUKAZE ‎– 無明 [MU-MYO:] (OHRAI RECORDS, 2003)




1. 麩 (Fu)
2. 無明 (Mu-Myo)
3. 月山の水 (Gassan No Mizu)
4. ウォーターマッシュルーム (Water Mushroom)
5. 黒胡麻 (Black Sesame)
6. ブルーブラックの階段 (The Stairway In Blue Black)


Koichi Matsukaze, alto & tenor saxophone, flute
Yoriyuki Harada, piano


Recorded at Mitaka Arts Center on 12 March 2003.

Ohrai Records ‎– JMCK-1017

CD Rip

13 February 2015

Iannis Xenakis - Pléïades & Wolfgang Rihm - Tutuguri VI


Two dynamic contemporary percussion pieces from a BR-Klassik broadcast yesterday evening;

Iannis Xenakis - Pléïades (1978)

Wolfgang Rihm - Tutuguri VI (1981)

Peter Sadlo & Friends
Recorded 16th January 2015 / Broadcast on BR-Klassik 12th February 2015, as part of the "unerHÖRT!" (unheard / outrageous) series.

12 February 2015

SVEN-ÅKE JOHANSSON & STEN SANDELL "BAHN & BOOT" - LIVE



A shorter recording from a duo which released a long OOP Mini-CD in 1997 - see here.
Sung/spoken or better a kind of 'Sprechgesang' similar to Schönberg's 'Pierrot Lunaire'.
At least that's how I tend to hear Sven-Åke Johansson's vocal utterances.
Text is in German - but the sounds might be enjoyed anyway.


Sven-Åke Johansson, voice
Sten Sandell, piano

1. 3:45
2. 4:21
3. 2:35
4. 1:52
5. 4:01
5. 3:07


Recorded in Ulrichsberg, Austria during the 'Kaleidophon' in May 1998

Marco Eneidi, William Parker, Dennis Charles - Vermont Spring 1986 (Botticelli 1986)


Marco Eneidi - Alto Saxophone
William Parker - Bass
Dennis Charles - Drums

A1 - Stand Back (traditional west indian folksong)
A2 - Ballada (Jimmy Lyons)
B1 - Rise Up (traditional west indian folksong)
B2 - Broken Shadows (Ornette Coleman)

Recorded May 1986.

This album is dedicated to Jimmy Lyons.

Botticelli Records 1001, Vinyl
Direct Metal Mastering

MOTOTERU TAKAGI ‎– 2001.07.06 (CHITEI RECORDS, 2002)






1. Lapis
2. 2001.7.6-1
3. 2001.7.6-2
4. Lonely Woman
5. Lacy's Out East



Daisuke Fuwa, bass
Shōta Koyama, drums
Mototeru Takagi, tenor saxophone


Recorded live at House of Crazy, Toyohashi on 6 July 2001

Chitei Records ‎– B22F

CD Rip




11 February 2015

TOSHINORI KONDO "FUIGO - FROM A DIFFERENT DIMENSION" (BELLOWS, 1979)


For some fine text about this album go here -
This rip has been done some years ago but was not posted here - as it was posted then there ;)



Toshinori Kondo, trumpet, alto horn, mutes

Side A
1. Fuigo  7:03
2. Double  4:26
3. Cliff  10:19

Side B
1. Short-Ichi  1:06
2. Short-Ni  1:52
3. Alto  7:58
4. Slides Out  6:11
5. Buriki  5:10

A1 + A2, Side B1, B2, B3, B5 recorded at Studio X in Paris on March 15 & 16, 1979;
A3 recorded live in Bologna, Italy on March 25, 1979;
B4 recorded at Sorcerer Sound Studio in New York, on May 24, 1979.

Bellows Records 001

(vinyl rip)