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

Contributions

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

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

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, I'll start with a few I have recently re uploaded

Update July 17, 2019 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:


George Lewis & PMJO - Live in Rome '10
Gil Evans Orchestra feat. R.R. Kirk - Live in Dortmund '76
Arthur Doyle, Wilber Morris, Rashid Bakr - Live at the Afterknit
Paul Dunmall - Solo Bagpipes (DLE001)
Dunmall/Adams/Sanders - Live at the Subtone (DLE002)
Dunmall/Marsh/Gibbs - It Escapes Me (DLE003)
K.Wheeler/E.Parker/P.Rutherford/B.Guy/N.Morris + RAI B.B. - Live in Rome '80
Dunmall/Adams/Marshall/Sanders/Noble- Zap II  (DLE004)
Dunmall/Gibbs/Adams/Marshall/Marsh/Noble- Zap III   (DLE005)
Hozan Yamamoto & Masahiko Sato - Silky Adventure
Betty Carter Quartet - Live in Monterey '77
Matana Roberts' Coin Coin - Live in San Vito al Tagliamento '11
Dunmall/Gibbs/Balachandar - Manjah (DLE007)
Gibbs/Rogers/Dunmall- Gwinks (DLE009)
Matthew Shipp & Günter Baby Sommer - Live in Pavia '11
Toshiaka Yokota - Primitive Community
Gibbs/Adams/Dunmall - Something Normal (DLE010)
Paul Dunmall/Andy Isham - Long Meadow (DLE011)
Paul Dunmall - Bagpipes II (DLE012)
Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers / Ja Ja Spoon (DLE013)
Paul Dunmall/Tony Marsh - Live at the Klinker (DLE016)
Dunmall/Gibbs/Tippett/Bellatalla/ Fairclough - Kunikazu (DLE017)
Dunmall/Gibbs/Dodds/Bianco - Dark Clouds Gathering (DLE018)
Masahiko Satoh - Yun - Solo Piano Vol.2
Masahiko Satoh - Multi Spheroid - Solo Piano Vol.3
Ivan Oscarsson & Consortes - Ivan the Terrible
Dunmall/Jeffery/Gibbs/Adams/Marsh - Zooplongoma (DLE019)
Dunmall/Gibbs - All Sorts of Rituals (DLE020)
Dumall/Gibbs - The Vision (DLE021)
Dunmall/Rogers/Gibbs - The State of Moksha (DLE022)
Dunmall/Rogers/Gibbs - Live at the Quaker Centre (DLE023)
Dunmall/Rogers/Gibbs - The State of Moksha Live (DLE024)
Dunmall/Gibbs/Ball/Metcalfe/Jeffery - No Agents of Evil (DLE026)
Dunmall/ Jeffery/Marsh - High Bird, Low Bird (DLE027)
Dunmall/Gibbs/Jeffery/Bianco - Gaganchelopes (DLE028)
Anthony Braxton Creative Music Orchestra ‎– RBN----3° K12
Phil Gibbs/John Adams - Seen a Mouse (DLE030)
Dunmall/Gibbs/Adams - Can't Just Be a Body (DLE031)
Dunmall/Gibbs/Ball/Metcalfe/Jeffery - Newsagents (DLE032)
Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers - Log Cabins (DLE033)
Paul Dunmall/Tony Irving - Cocteau's Ghost (DLE034)
Paul Dunmall/Bruce Coates - 19 Years Later (DLE035)
Dunmall/Rogers/Gibbs - Nimes (DLE036)
Dunmall/Rogers/Davies/Gibbs - Moksha or Mocca (DLE038)
Dunmall/Thoumire/Edwards/Gibbs - Brothers in Music (DLE039)
Rogers/Ball/Gibbs/Impett/Dunmall - Undistracted (DLE040)
Dunmall/Gibbs/Kane/Davis - Bernd Wimmer on the Burnt Zimmer (DLE042)
Dunmall/Coates/Gibbs/Jeffery - Live at the Old Library (DLE043)
Tippett/Tippetts/Gibbs/Dunmall - Mahogany Rain (DLE044)
Gibbs/Rogers/Dunmall - The Big Return (DLE045)
Dunmall/Stockhausen/Gibbs - Tapaleit (DLE047)
Gibbs/Hymas/Dunmall - Neen (DLE048)
Dunmall/Rogers/Gibbs - Don't Take the Magic Out of Life (DLE049)
Paul Dunmall - Solo Tenor (DLE051)
Dean/Dunmall/Rogers/Levin - Elton (DLE051)
Paul Dunmall/Philip Gibbs - Music On Two Pianos (DLE052)
Gibbs/Campbell/Dunmall/Carter/Rogers/Parker/Drake - Blown Away (DLE053)
Philip Gibbs - Thoughts and Feelings (DLE054)
Dunmall/Levin/Levin - The Golden Lake (DLE055)
Paul Dunmall/John Edwards - Live at the New Vortex (DLE056)
Paul Dunmall/Philip Gibbs - New Growth (DLE057)
Dunmall/Heggen/Purves - High Birds Vol.I (DLE058)
Dunmall/Jeffery/Heggen/Purves - High Birds Vol.II (DLE059)
Picard/Dunmall/Rogers/Weber/Levin - London Meets Altburon (DLE060)
Leo Cuypers - "Live" In Shaffy
Beaver Harris 360° Music Experience - Live in La Spezia '79
Abdullah Ibrahim - Live in Como '79
Woody Shaw Quintet - Live in La Spezia '79
Loek Dikker Quintet - Live in Imola '78
Gil Evans Orchestra feat. S.Lacy - Live in Italy '81
E.Parker/R.Malfatti/T.Honsinger/R.Bellatalla - Live in Pisa '78
Archie Shepp & Richard Davis - Live in Verona '11
Roscoe Mitchell's Cards For Orchestra Project - Live in S.Anna Arresi '09
Ray Anderson Quartet - Live in Moers '80
Ornette Coleman Quartet - Live in Genoa '10
Marion Brown - Live in Wiesen '79
Keith & Julie Tippett - Live in Pavia '10
Enrico Rava/Roswell Rudd Quartet - Live in Milan '77
Dwight Andrews - Live in Pisa '79
Barry Altschul - Live in Pisa '79
Barry Altschul Trio - Live in Moers '79
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















20 September 2019

CLEVE POZAR "SOLO PERCUSSION" (CSP, early '70s)



R.I.P.
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)

BLACK ARTISTS GROUP / CECIL TAYLOR "JAZZ HARMONIE / CHATEAUVALLON, 1973"


Two more videos from the French TV -



BLACK ARTISTS GROUP  "JAZZ HARMONIE, 1973"

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.


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CECIL TAYLOR UNIT "CHATEAUVALLON, 1973"

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

GUSTAV BROM ORCHESTRA with MAYNARD FERGUSON - Maynard + Gustav (1968)


GUSTAV BROM ORCHESTRA with MAYNARD FERGUSON - Maynard + Gustav (1968)

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

Soloists:
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 & YASUKAZU SATO "ACACIA NO AME GA YAMU TOKI"



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

TROVESI - MANGELSDORFF DUO "GENOVA 1982"



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

JOE HENDERSON "AN EVENING WITH JOE HENDERSON" (GENOVA, 1987)



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 "MUSIC INN, ROME, 1978"



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

MANGELSDORFF - PORTAL QUARTET + MANGELSDORFF SOLO "LIVE IN GENOVA, 1981"


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

Quartet
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.

25 August 2019

Exiles - Dangerous Music (Esfoma 1986)







Exiles - Dangerous Music (Esfoma 1986)

Esfoma Recordings, ER53
Cassette
1986

A1 - Urban Nocturne    
A2 - Prism    
A3 - Mycelium Cortex    
A4 - Bad Companions    
A5 - Into The Dark    
B1 - Forest Dance    
B2 - Sonaire: Beyond The End Of Time    
B3 - Solidarity    

Greg Mills, Jay Zelenka

Instruments include Alto Sax, Piano, Flute, Melodica, Celeste, Violin, Percussion.
Credits are generic, probably keyboards are by Mills, reeds by Zelenka.

TSUKASA - YUKIE - TOYOZUMI "SEOUL SUBWAY LIVE" (JABREC RECORDS, 2001)




Yagihashi Tsukasa, alto saxophone
Sato Yukie, electric guitar
Sabu Toyozumi, percussion, voice, kokyu


1. Air 1:02
2. Sadang I 8:23
3. Sadang II 10:24
4. Jamsil I 21:41
5. Jamsil II 9:47
6. Air 0:47

Recorded on 28 April, 2001 in Seoul, South Korea.

Jabrec Art Music - JABREC 13 (CDr, Japan)

DAVE HOLLAND QUARTET & ANTHONY BRAXTON QUARTET "ANTIBES '74 & CHATEAUVALLON '73"


Two excellent concert films. (maybe the two shows aren't complete but surely worth your attention)

The first group is obviously the quartet which recorded the wonderful album "Conference of the Birds" for ECM. The album was recorded on November 30, 1972 in New York. So the concert in France was more than a half year later. Several themes of the LP are easily discernible.
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For the second ensemble I've found the following description.

Details from Coda 12/73 p.34.
"They played a suite especially written for this occasion. A piece that showed some of the aspects in the music of the multidirectional Anthony Braxton. Wheeler and Braxton matched each other beautifully, Wheeler is a musician who has much in common with Braxton, an intellectual player with a cool sound and a good ear for Braxton's intricate written lines. Their performance ended with a bebop-like tune, and drummer Bobo Shaw (from Black Artists Group from St. Louis, BAG) who throughout the piece had revealed himself as a very musical and inventive drummer, kept the music on fire." (Ib Skovgaard Petersen)

[Some discographies claim other days (23rd f.e.) for the Braxton Quartet but I stick with what's given in the TV production, although the menu gives 1974 which is - obviously - incorrect]

During this concert we have the first performances of Braxton's "Composition No. 23B" and "Composition No. 23D".



Dave Holland Quartet - Antibes, Juan-Les-Pins, 1974

Anthony Braxton, reeds
Sam Rivers, reeds
Dave Holland, double bass
Barry Altschul, drums

Recorded July 25, 1974.

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Anthony Braxton Quartet - Chateauvallon, 1973

Amthony Braxton, reeds
Kenny Wheeler, trumpet, flugelhorn
J.F. Jenny Clarke, double bass
Charles Bobo Shaw, drums

Recorded August, 25, 1973

31 July 2019

Fanakalo Francois Buttet avec Joe Malinga - Ogun


Plainisphare, PL 1267-55
CD
1990?

François Buttet : Xylophone, Trombone, Piano
Joe Malinga : Saxophone Alto
Fabio Cattaneo : Steel Drums, Clavier
Linda Giacometti : Euphonium
Daniel Genton : Percussion, Congas
Olivier Grosclaude : Saxophone Alto
Claire Huguenin : Saxophone Alto
Paul Jörg : Flûte
Corinne Juillerat : Saxophone Ténor
Jean-Philippe Larpin : Drums
Popol Lavanchy : Contrebasse
Diego Marion : Saxophone Ténor
Bernard Metraux : Euphonium, Tuba
Nikita Pfister : Accordéon, Hackbrett
John Trevor : Guitare
Serge Wintsch : Flugelhorn, Trompette
+ Background Vocals


1 - Exú    
2 - Sister    
3 - To Charlie    
4 - Pra Linda    
5 - Ogun    
6 - Janaina    
7 - Nolivé    

19 July 2019

TOTAL MUSIC ASSOCIATION "WALPURGISNACHT" (T.M.A. , 1971)



This download is approved by Hans-Jörg Hussong - thank you Mr. Hussong!
(update from June 2019)


Andreas-Drille Boje, trombone
Wilfried Eichhorn, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
Hans-Jörg Hussong, baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone
Erich Schröder, viola
Helmut Zimmer, piano
Adi-Matthias Boje, bass
Rudi Theilmann, drums

Side A
- Walpurgisnacht 17:15

Side B
- Incubus - Succubus - Pestilentia 13:41

Recorded on July 17th, 1971 at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany.

T.M.A. 001

17 July 2019

DON CHERRY "THIS IS NOT MY MUSIC" (SWEDEN, 1978)





Here's a Swedish TV documentary about Don Cherry. Filmed for the most part in the US and on the island Cherry was living with his family during the 1970s.

With Rashied Ali, James Blood Ulmer, Nana Vasconcelos, Denis Charles, Huss Charles a.o.
Especially the music by Cherry, Ali and Ulmer is great IMO. Sadly it seems there's no other recorded evidence of this trio.


 Produced and directed by Urban Lasson

13 July 2019

ANTITHESIS "ANTITHESIS" (ARISE, 1972)




Denis Baggi, soprano & tenor saxophone
Michele Von Ritter, tenor saxophone
Urs Voerkel, piano
Bob Egloff, bass
Herbert Hartmann, drums, percussion


A1. Bella Ciao 9:10
A2. Do-Desch-Ka-Den 10:28
B1. Haze's Dance 18:14
B2. Angela 6:52


Recorded in Zürich, Switzerland on July 16, 1972


Arise Records ARRE 1001 S

(vinyl rip)

12 July 2019

Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society - Live In Sant Anna Arresi - August 24, 2013

This concert is part of a tour that came after the recording of "represencing", the second lp that Abrams and crew published on Eremite.
Joshua Abrams: bass & gumbri
Lisa Alvarado: harmonium
Chad Taylor: drums
The program consist of original tunes + covers from Sun Ra, Don Cherry and Johnny Dyani, interesting isn't it?
Recorded live in Sant Anna Arresi on August 24, 2013
All the records of Joshua Abrams are available here:
https://eremite.com

9 July 2019

BOBBY FEW TRIO "FEW AND FAR BETWEEN" (ADÈS, 1991)


Here is one more recording with Bobby Few on vocals and piano.


Bobby Few, piano, vocal
Raymond Ndoumbe, electric bass
Noel McGhie, drums

01. I Don't Want To Cry Over You     6:10
02. Mister Kidnap Man     4:30
03. Few's Boogie     1:43
04. Joy     2:14
05. I'd Tell The World     1:43
06. Gospel     5:25
07. Dance All Night     6:27
08. Take Me     3:34
09. I Can't Get Along With You     3:36
10. Girls Are Fun     3:04
11. Latin Quarter     2:46
12. China     3:48

Written by and words by Bobby Few

 Recorded in Montreuil, France at Studio Cargo.
Released on Disques Adès in 1991.

Bobby Few - Let It Rain - Self Produced 2002

01 Let it rain
02 Gina
03 Something there
04 Stop pimping the kids
05 Take me
06 Part of your world
07 Let it rain (part 2)
Harry Swift: bass on 1, 2, 7
Raymond Doumbe: bass on 3, 5, 6
Bob Demeo: drums on 1
Jean Claude Montredon: Drums on 2
Noël McGhie: drums on 3, 5, 6
Jon Handelsman: tenor sax on 1, 2
Rasul Siddik: trumpet on 1, 2
Bobby Few: piano & vocals
Recorded in January 2002. cd self produced BF01

4 July 2019

Theo Jörgensmann Quartet - Ta Eko Mo (z.o.o. 1997)

z.o.o., 29-1
CD, 1997

Theo Jörgensmann - Clarinet
Christian Ramond - Double Bass
Klaus Kugel - Drums, Percussion
Christopher Dell - Vibraphone

1 - Ta Eko Mo    
2 - Tsenga    
3 - Der Ruf    
4 - Seezeit    
5 - Couleurs En Mouvement    

recorded & mixed at dioton studio, krefeld 1997

1 July 2019

Sam Rivers Trio - live in Foggia 30 April 1980



This is a repost of sorts of a file posted way back on this blog. In the comments section to the original post, Rick Lopez made the very valid point that Sam's scat singing towards the end didn't sound, shall we say, entirely authentic. So I ran it through Audacity to see if anything could be done about it. I made two versions, one with 15 percent speed reduction and one with 20 percent. Listening back, the 20 percent sounded a bit soggy, so I decided to stick with the 15 percent. In other words, this runs at about 85 percent of the original speed. I can't say if I have hit the nail right on the head, but at least it comes off more plausible, and in any case, your ears are the best judge. One more technical note, this was originally posted as a high grade mp3 and is reposted in the flac format to prevent further lossiness.

What we have here is a live concert in Foggia, Italy, on 30 April 1980 with Sam Rivers on multiple instruments and vocals, Dave Holland on bass and Steve Ellington on drums. As for the gig, it's marvellous, really a stayer, one to come back to. Sam Rivers starts out on tenor, switches to soprano, continues on flute interspersed with a bit of vocalising towards the end. In all, the piece runs for 78:28, so one consequence of lowering the speed is you get at least ten minutes extra of Sam and the gang. Can't be bad, eh?



Happy Canada Day

During those last years Nick have posted many great music from Canada. Check his post of the artists jazz band, C.C.M.C, the records from the music gallery editions or the french side of the avant garde like Yves Bouliane etc. You will find many goodies. I thought that this year it could be my turn to celebrate the Canada day to thank him and to continue the series with this cd that features probably one of the guiding light of the Canadian avant garde: Michael Snow.

Visual artist but also musician who plays piano and synthesiser, Snow is an important name in electro acoustic music. he is one of the founding members of CCMC and beside his avant garde playing he have a vaste knowledge of the jazz that you can easily notice if you listen carefully his solo where he can bring some reminiscence of the tradition in an avant garde environment.

Jack Vorvis is less famous, he have been briefly member of CCMC and you can hear him on the excellent « decisive moments, hot real-time electro-acoustic collective composition », unfortunately his discography is very small.


Jack Vorvis & Michael Snow - black and white - 1994

1 Rotation
2 High Handed (Groovin HIgh)
3 Trax
4 Blues In The Clocktower
5 2 Chords For 2 Players
6 Snake Raffle Cajole
7 Space - Time
8 Titsnass
9 Free By Me - Bop
10 Percs
11 Inside Out
12 I Found
13 Easy Livin

Jack Vorvis: drums
Michael Snow: piano

track & light recordings tlr01 cd rip

25 June 2019

360º MUSIC EXPERIENCE / STEVE POTTS "MOLDE & JAM SESSION" (1970 & '74)


Another film from the 1970s - with rare footage of Steve Potts and the 360º Music Experience.



Grachan Moncur, trombone
Roland Alexander, tenor saxophone
Dave Burrell, piano
Jymie Merritt, bass
Beaver Harris, drums

Recorded at Molde Jazz Festival 1970


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Steve Potts, soprano & alto saxophone
Christian Escoudé, guitar
Boulou Ferré, guitar
Kent Carter, bass
Kenneth Tyler, drums

Recorded in France(?) in 1974

23 June 2019

Stomu Yamash'ta - Percussion Recital - Columbia 1971

1 Variations From 'Odoru Katachi’
2 I. Ikari
3 II. Nemuri
4 III. Kanashimi
5 Uzu - Improvisation

Roetsu Tousha: Drums (Tsuzumi)
Suihou Tousha: Flute (Nohkan)
Stomu Yamash’ta: Percussion

Recorded live at the small hall of the Tokyo Metropolitan Cultural Hall on January 11, 1971
Published in 1971 with two different titles: « Percussion Recital » and « The World Of Stomu Yamash’ta ». This rip comes from the on demand cdr version issued by Columbia in 2014 titled « Hito » Percussion Recital

20 June 2019

VIRGINIA GENTA & CHRIS CORSANO "THE LIVE IN LISBON" (8mm, 2008)




Virginia Genta, saxes, flute, voice
Chris Corsano, drums


A.  Some Birds Are Free People     18:02
B1. Lost Place At Sunset 9:42  
B2. Slate Explosion  6:34


On August 5th, 2008, Corsano and Genta gave a duo concert on the roof of Zé dos Bois in Bairro Alto, Lisbon, at sunset time.


8mm Records - 8mm 037 (Italy, 2009)





18 June 2019

LUIGI NONO "...DEN DER WALD IST JUNG UND VOLLER LEBEN" (1966)




> A floresta é jovem e cheja de vida <

 WDR, Cologne, Germany, 1966

Script and directed by Theo Gallehr

38"

"... the forest is young and full of life"



Theo Gallehr (1929 - 2001) was a German innkeeper (in Munich),  film director and writer.
Famous for intiating socalled "Arbeiterfilme" (movies about workers) and in 1971 he made a documentary about the Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza (released by Die Schachtel).

16 June 2019

JOOKLO DUO "FREE SERPENTS" (QBICO, 2006)




Virginia Genta, baritone & tenor saxophone
David Vanzan, drums


A1. Untitled 3:51   
A2. Untitled 4:07   
A3. Untitled 2:47   
A4. Untitled 3:37   
A5. Untitled 4:51   
B1. Untitled 3:03   
B2. Untitled 3:55   
B3. Untitled 6:08   
B4. Untitled 1:38   
B5. Untitled 2:56


Recorded on December 2, 2006.


Qbico 65 (Italy, 2007)

(vinyl rip)

URS BLÖCHLINGER TETTET "NEUROTICA" (HAT HUT, 1984)




Urs Blöchlinger, alto, bass & sopranino saxophone, flute, ch-phon, angklung, little instruments
Ruedi Häusermann,  flute, alto flute, alto & baritone saxophone, little instruments (A1, A3, B1 to B3, C1, D3)
Hans Koch, tenor & soprano saxophone, bass clarinet (B1 to B3, D1, D3)
Glen Ferris, trombone
Jürg Ammann, piano, melodica
Thomas Dürst, bass
Dieter Ulrich, drums, bugle


A1. King Arthur Meets Hans Eisler In Hollywood   13:05
A2. Peggy's Blue Skylight    5:43
A3. Quick Motion Picture With A Brake Shoe  5:38
B1. Oh, Soviel Vieh, Sophie   3:40
B2. Where Is My Funny Ballantines's    9:41
B3. Combinations    11:31
C1. Kungusisches Arbeiterlied: Niemand Weiss Hinten, Wie Er Vorn Dran Ist  14:31
C2. Die Psychology Of Steeple Chase  8:07
D1. Neurotica    12:29
D2. Adrenallini (Dedicated To Adrian Rollini)    4:47
D3. Baghwan Business    1:27

Recorded at Studio Sonographic, Schlieren, Switzerland on 4,5 & 6 June, 1984.

Hat Hut Records hat Art 2008  (1984)


13 June 2019

Pangea featuring Theo Jörgensmann, Federico Sanesi - Live At Music Academy

Binder Music Manufactory, BMM 9303
CD
Hungary
1993

1 - Dino Song (Binder)        12:24
2 - Confrontation (Szőke)    15:24
3 - Hades (Szőke)          8:15
4 - Dor Columns (Szőke)      9:56

Gábor Juhász - Acoustic Guitar
Theo Jörgensmann - Clarinet
Szabolcs Szőke - Kalimba, Gadulka, Ektare, Angklung
Federico Sanesi - Percussion, Tabla
Károly Binder - Piano

Recorded live at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, September 27th, 1993

12 June 2019

NEW JAZZ SYNDICATE - 1 - 3 (NEW JAZZ SYNDICATE, 1978)

Ernst kindly posted the second of this set and the links are still active. Here are all three in new rips.

IN THE BEGINNING (NEW JAZZ SYNDICATE, 1978)


A1. Fiat Sonus
A2. When A Lone Dolphin Cries Out

B1. Sea Rumblin'
B2. Children of Icarus

New Jazz Syndicate 1



DON'T PLAY THAT SENTIMENTAL BALLAD (NEW JAZZ SYNDICATE, 1978)



A1. Winter Ballad
A2. Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Air

B1. Forest and Moon
B2. Long Moment
B3. The "L" On IOUs

New Jazz Syndicate 2



FORWARD SUSPENSE (NEW JAZZ SYNDICATE, 1978)



A1a. If I Wasn't Hard
A1b. If I Couldn't Ever Be Gentle
A2. Tokyo '77

B1. Forward Suspense
B2. Valse for Valhalla

New Jazz Syndicate 3

Alto Saxophone – Kunio Kaneko, Keizo Inoue, Yasuo Ueda, Ryuichi Inaba 
Baritone Saxophone – Shoji Ukaji
Bass – Shin-Ichiro Iikima, Hiraoki Satoh
Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone – Yasuo Ueda
Clarinet, Alto Saxophone – Ryuichi Inaba
Drums, Percussion – Toshiro Miyauchi, Sabu Toyozumi, Mikiharu Takagi
Flugelhorn – Kouji Mikuriya
Flute – Clive Bell, Yasuo Yoda, Kunio Kaneko
Oboe, Alto Saxophone – Keizo Inoue
Piano – Ryo Hara, Hiraku Amemiya
Soprano Saxophone – Yuichi Kamata
Tenor Saxophone – Yasuhiko Morizone, Horishi Shimizu
Trumpet – Kazuo Komiya
Pocket Trumpet – Jiro Shoda 
Trombone – Jiro Shoda, Hiraku Amemiya
Vibraphone, Ryo Hara


Recorded at Hosei University Student Hall, Tokyo; November 29, December 10 and 13, 1977

LP Rip




10 June 2019

Walden Wimberley & His Musical Friends - What The Pyramid Told Me - self produced 2005

One can think that musicians who stay unknown belong to the sixties or the seventies but even from the recent times we can still discover some musicians that still play in the underground of the underground. It is the case for this talented pianist, if you check on the web you will find almost no informations about him directly. One of his first appearance seems to have been in a band created by Roy Campbell Jr and named « Shades And Colors Of Trane » with Hilliard Greene and Warren Smith. In 2004 and 2005 he made two cdr self produced and only available during his concerts, in 2006 he recorded with Ras Moshe for one of his « Live Spirits » volume, obviously… that’s all.
So if someone have more informations about him it will be appreciated.

Walden Wimberley: piano
Hilliard Greene: bass
Christopher Dean Sullivan: bass
Daniel Carter: saxophone
Ras Moshe: saxophone
Larry Boddie: percussion
Mike Thompson: drums
Recorded live at the Langston Hughes Public Library, Queens N.Y. 2005.
cdr self produced

5 June 2019

HANNE BOENISCH "JOURNEY TO THE NORTHPOLE" (GERMANY, 1971/72)






The Sratch Orchestra with a.o. Cornelius Cardew, Keith Rowe and John Tilbury

Script and directed by Hanne Boenisch

Produced by the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, München.

Germany (Munich, Bavaria) 1971 / 72

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Got this documentary from John Tilbury on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 at the Gasteig in Munich, for the first time.
We had invited him for a concert / lecture. During his lecture excerpts of the film were shown.
Afterwards he gave us two or three copies of the DVDr. He added we should 'spread it'.*

Hanne Boenisch has died only some weeks before John Tilbury's concert in Munich.


Around 2015/6 I talked with a friend about this film. He asked wether he could watch and maybe even use it for his lectures at a Munich high school.
I readily agreed and promised him a copy of my copy. But - alas - I did not find the DVDr. After several attempts to locate it I gave up.
It seems I had lost the film during a relocation some months before.
Later that year my friend made some inquires at the BR (Bavarian broadcast) as to wether they would loan him the documentary.
But it was revelead to him that they discarded or destroyed the film!

To my delight I got it again some days ago.

And following Tilbury's idea about spreading this rare documentary I'll offer it here.

Additionally I would like to give the interested reader a link to an interview with John Tilbury.  This conversation was conducted after his book "Cornelius Cardew - a life unfinished" was published.
It is a fitting companion to the documentary - of course to read the book would be even better.



(Beware ;-) this film is only for bi-lingual viewers.
Cardew is heard for the most part talking in German, which he does quite fluently.
But there's a good portion of English to be heard during the 45 minutes .

* it should be clear that it is my responsibility to post the film here - Mr. Tilbury never asked or even encouraged me to do so.

3 June 2019

CECIL TAYLOR - BLUE NOTES - MANFRED SCHOOF - MISHA MENGELBERG - THEO LOEVENDIE "FRANCE - ANTIBES+" (1964-69)



This is not music or more exactly it is music but with footage from the respective concerts.
Culled from the French TV.

Among others we have the first concert of the Blue Notes in Europe, just arriving from South-Africa. After the concert and some weeks playing in Antibes at the beach (and elsewhere) they embarked to Zürich were they got offered Dollar Brand's place at the Cafe Africana.

The movie (~ 1:40) is not in high definition but the quality is easily good enough to enjoy these concerts and in case of Taylor's Unit something rather special.


- Lìnvité du dimanche 1969 -Fondation Maeght  (Cecil Taylor Unit)
with Jimmy Lyons, Sam Rivers, Andrew Cyrille

- Blue Notes - Antibes 1964
with Nikele Mokaye, Louis Moholo, Mongezi Feza, Chris McGregor, Johnny Mbizo Dyani and Dudu Pukwana

- Manfred Schoof - Antibes 1967
with Mani Neumeier, Jaki Liebezeit, Gerd Dudek, Buschi Niebergall and Alexander von Schlippenbach

Misha Mengelberg - Antibes 1967
with Han Bennink, Willem Breuker, Maarten Altena

- Theo Loevendie - Antibes 1969
with Willem van Manen, Nedley Elstak, John Engels, Martin Van Duynhoven, Joop Mastenbroek, Hans Dulfer, Maarten Altena

1 June 2019

Art Ensemble of Chicago live in Immanuelskirche, Wuppertal, Germany 1995



Following up my former post of the AEC in Charlottesville in 1983, here is another recording from 1995. By this time, Joseph Jarman had left the Ensemble, so they are down to a quartet. As I mentioned in my last post, the acoustics add another dimension to the music, at the Cabell Hall as well as here, and even more so here, almost prompting the venue itself to be the fifth player, although a passive one. The venue was the Immanuelskirche in Wuppertal, Germany, and from what I can see online, it is designated as a cultural centre with regular musical performances of all kinds. One could add it lends a further spiritual dimension to the music, adding to the spiritual quality that's already there.






The former posting had a version of "Prayer for Jimbo Kwesi" and this one has "Song for Atala", another one of my fave AEC tunes. In the second part, you also get a portion of Roscoe Mitchell's circular breathing for your amazement.

CD 1
01. Unknown - 35:12
02. Song For Atala - 07:48

CD 2
01. Unknown - ß3:47
02. Unknown - 14:37
03. Unknown - 17:18
04. New York Is Full Of Lonely People / Carefree - 09:24
05. Odwalla - 04:35
06. Walking In The Moonlight - 04:36

In all: 97:26.

The tracks are split in such a way so they can be easily fitted onto two cds if one so wishes.

In sum, beautiful music in beatiful surroundings. By the way, I have another recording of the AEC in the Immanuelskirche in 1990, this time with the full quintet, that I could post here if there's an interest.