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
Sano Kiyohiko - Kiui
Buschi Niebergall Trio feat. Michel Pilz - Moers 1978
The Revolutionary Ensemble - Manhattan Cycles
The Revolutionary Ensemble - The People's Republic 
Masahiko Togashi - C.P.U. - Cosmic Pulsation Unit
Richard Teitelbaum - Hiuchi-Ishi
Mudai Trio - Sans Titre
Masahiko Togashi & Inter-action
Steve Lacy & Masahiko Togashi - Eternal Duo '95
The Great Three - Begin The Beguine
Togashi, Miyake, Takahashi, Jenny-Clark - Senza Tempo
Dudu Pukwana and the Spears
Dudu Pukwana - Sounds Zila
Atté - Sondela (feat. Dudu Pukwana)
Mal Waldron & Yosuke Yamashita
New Movements In Jazz - Herbie Nichols
George Lewis & Richard Teitelbaum - live in Verona 79
George Lewis Ensemble - live in Verona 79
David S. Ware - From Silence To Music
David S. Ware - Apogee - Birth Of A Being
Masahiko Satoh Trio - Penetration
Peter Warren - Solidarity
Masahiko Togashi - Motion
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

24 January 2015


A1. I Remember Clifford
A2. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
A3. Sombre Dimanche
A4. In A Sentimental Mood

B1. Opera Night
B2. Days Of Wine And Roses
B3. Like Someone In Love

Itaru Oki, trumpet, flugelhorn
Alain Jean Marie, piano
Jean Jacques Avenel, bass
Oliver Johnson, drums

Recorded at Sysmo Record, Paris, 6 December 1984

Paddle Wheel - K28P 6409

LP Rip

23 January 2015


A1. Triplicity For Contrabass
A2. Projection Esemplastic For White-Noise

B.  Voices Coming

Masahiko Tanaka, contrabass (A1)

A2 and B produced at the Electronic Studio of the NHK.

Manufactured by Victor Musical Industries Inc., Tokyo, Japan

RCA Red Seal ‎– JRZ-2104

LP Rip

22 January 2015

JiŘí STiVíN - Zodiac Live at Prague Spring 2007

Stivín's album Zodiac (Zvěrokruh in Czech, released 1977) was never performed live, until Spring 2007, in time for 40th anniversary of original creation. From studio version, posted here before too, Stivín retained original participants except Slovak pianist Gabriel Jonáš, who was busy at the time and was replaced by Karel Rúžička. Added were vibraphonist Radek Krampl and Stivín's occasional internatinal partners, bassist Ali Haurand and drummer Daniel Humair. Various medieval melodies are used in choir parts. Result is still vital mix of classical & early music, folklore and jazz.

JiŘí STiVíN - Zodiac Live at Prague Spring 2007

01. Živly / Elements (Jiří Stivín) 28.15
02. Nálady / Moods (Jiří Stivín) 23.50
03. Zvěrokruh / Zodiac (Jiří Stivín) 14.35
04. Miserere (Stivín-Růžička-Krampl-Haurand-Humair / Anonym) 5.30 (encore)

Jiří Stivín - flutes, saxes and bass clarinet
Karel Růžička - piano
Radek Krampl - vibes, marimba and devices
Ali Haurand - double bass
Daniel Humair - drums

Talich Quartet (Jan Talich - 1st violin, Petr Maceček - 2nd violin, Vladimír Bukač - viola, Petr Prause - cello)
Kühn mixed chorus, choirmaster Marek Vorlíček.

Czech Radio broadcast. Recorded June 2, 2007 at Prague Crossroad (Saint Anna Church). Concert was part of Prague Spring festival.

21 January 2015


A1. Runagirio
A2. Old Folks
A3. Estrellita
A4. My One And Only Love
A5. Solitude

B1. Tarirari Blues
B2. Body And Soul
B3. Misterioso
B5. Gipsy Love Song

Recorded at Aketa-no-mise, Nishi Ogi, in February, June and July, 1982

Aketa's Disk - AD-13

LP Rip

20 January 2015

Alan Silva - Luna Surface

Here's another one, reactivated from the early days of the blog, posted back in 2009, again due to a request. This time I did not have to go the archives to find it; instead went to the Rutracker torrent site and lo and behold, there it was! Only difference was that a audiochecker log file was attached, informing me that the files are 99.5 per cent compact disc digital audio, which is kinda funny considering the file was taken from a fine old rusty analogue lp. Stuff travels, eh? Anyway, enjoy the cacophony!

Original post follows:

While in the business of resurrecting old BYG Actuel records, here's another one, also posted on the Church#9 blog, then in the mp3 format, but again upgraded to a lossless audio format for posting here.

How to characterise this one? It is what it is, I guess. To some, an inpenetrable wall of sound, to others a no holds barred piece of collective improvisation. However which way it is viewed, assessed or interpreted, it's a piece which hardly had any precedents and hardly has seen any successors. Or maybe it has, but in terms of intensity and aural onslaught, rare by most standards.

A veritable star-studded cast of free jazz maestros on this 28-minute piece:

Bernard Vitet - trumpet, french horn
Grachan Moncur III - trombone
Archie Shepp - soprano sax
Anthony Braxton - soprano and alto sax
Kenneth Terroade - tenor sax
Dave Burrell - piano
Alan Silva - violin
Leroy Jenkins - violin, viola
Beb Guerin, Malachi Favors - bass
Claude Delcloo - drums

Recorded 17 August 1969 in Paris

Dive in!

19 January 2015

Joachim Kühn Africa Connection feat. Pharoah Sanders - Berlin JazzFest 2o13

This one probably comes from dime, but i got it from torrents. Thanks to previous uploaders.

joachim kühn africa connection feat. pharoah sanders
'gnawa jazz voodoo'
haus der berliner festspiele, grosse buehne
berlin, germany

source: dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium s2-6400 twin hd > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(mpeg1 layer 2/320 kbps) [radio station - rbb kulturradio]

joachim kühn - p
majid bekkas - guembri, oud
ramón lópez - dr, perc
joseph bessan kouassi - conga, talking drum, voc
abdessadek bounhar - perc
fathallah chaouki - perc
moussa sissokho - perc
pharoah sanders - sax

01. pharoah 05:40
02. soon in june 19:59
03. transmitting 11:02
04. gbalele 11:25

Hozan Yamamoto-Le Japon aux quatre saisons-1980

Here's a lovely Japanese flavoured chamber Folk-Jazz session (with some free improvisation) led by Hozan Yamamoto, very reminiscent of mid 70's Oregon, perhaps even  inspired by them  up to a point...
I'd certainly have mistaken the guitarist as Ralph Towner in a blind fold test!
And a dash of early 60's Jimmy Giuffre.
Gorgeous tunes too.

Hozan Yamamoto -Shakuhachi
Yasuo Arakawa-db
Ryo Noda-Saxophones
Sadanori Nakamure-Guitars
released by yupiteru in 1980

Ps , i recently finally found the correct belt for my turntable, which is now running much more accurately.

18 January 2015

Ken Vandermark's Free Fall Trio - Live Stockholm 2007 (FM recording) flac

There were a couple of requests for this one, so I thought I might as well put it at the top of the front page as it was originally posted quite a while ago, back in February 2008. Otherwise it is as it was, but with a new link at the bottom of the comments section. Posted back then by Boromir:

This trio is unlike any of the other projects that Ken Vandermark's been involved in. There's none of the wild energy found in Vandermark 5 and his work with The Thing. The trio was formed to carry on the style of the 1960s drumless trio of Jimmy Giuffre. The influence is obvious, though the music they play is not a straight tribute to Giuffre. Vandermark plays clarinet on all tracks. The music is melodic and reflective, and is a tribute to Vandermarks flexibility. He is well accompanied by an excellent Swedish pairing.


Ken Vandermark - Free Fall
Stockholm, Sweden
Glenn Miller Café, 2007

Ken Vandermark,reeds
Harvard Wiik,p
Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten,b

Set 1: 45:321
Title 4:51
2 Announcement KV 0:08
3 E.C. (HW,comp) 8:08
4 Announcement KV 0:33
5 Methologies (HW,comp) 7:36
6 Title 3:40
7 Announcement KV 0:58
8 Open, Not Closed 6:26
9 Announcement KV 0:32
10 Music For Clocks 6:48
11 Announcement KV 0:09
12 Invisible Cities (HW,comp) 5:34
13 Announcement Speaker 0:08

Set 2: 44:381
Title 1:59
2 Announcement KV 0:27
3 Eulogy For The Typewriter 10:33
4 Announcement KV 0:29
5 Ithalics (HW,comp) 4:53
6 Title 4:30 7 Announcement KV 0:12
8 Cottonfield 6:41 9 Title 2:23
10 Title 2:19
11 Announcement KV 0:31
12 Turns (TerrieEx,comp) 9:24
13 Announcement Speaker 0:11

The concert was broadcast on Swedish radio. Sound quality is excellent. Thanks to jazzrita for seeding this fine concert.
Link in comments.


A1. Divieto Di Santificazione
A2. River Bop
A3. Luce Rossa
A4. Verra' La Morte E Avra'

B1. Viva Fo
B2. Via Libera
B3. Stamatopoulos
B4. Atto Di Nascita
B5. Abitudini

Aldo Romano, drums, piano, acoustic guitar
Jean-François Jenny-Clark, bass
Alessandro Sperli, voice

Recorded at Mama Dog Studio, Rome on 23-24 June 1977

Horo Records ‎– HZ 07

LP Rip

14 January 2015


A1. Perhaps
A2. Moritat
A3. Together Again

B1. Three-Cushion
B2. You Don't Know What Love Is
B3. Sandy

Isao Suzuki, bass
Motohiko Hino, drums
Yoshiaki Miyanoue, guitar
Ichiro Doi, piano
Akira Miyazawa, tenor saxophone
Tadanori Konakawa, trombone

Recorded at King Studio 2, Tokyo, on 6 May 1981

Paddle Wheel ‎– K28P-6119

LP Rip

13 January 2015

MUJICIAN - The Albert, Bristol 1989 and 1993

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

The Albert Inn, Bristol.

Well almost complete; I had to junk some from the second set of the 1989 gig.  The cassette player picked up a nasty hum, I think because I’d decided to plug into a socket rather than run off batteries and I’d got the transformer too close to the recorder. In my mind the recording was a write-off, but now, twenty five years later, I discover there is an hour and a half of prime Mujician!  This gig was near the end of a tour of mostly art centres and after ‘concerts’ this was time to relax and put the comfy old ‘gig’ slippers on in the intimate, friendly and crowded Albert Inn – renowned as the place for jazz in Bristol. 

The 1993 gig has appeared here before, in two different postings.  So if you’ve had it before you won’t need it again.  I just thought I’d pull it all together here.


19th November 1989
1. 20:12
2. 42:01

1. 27:53

12th September 1993
1. 36:22
2. 11:44

1. 49:53
2. 5:12

12 January 2015


Update: Recently I've re-listened to this album. And I enjoyed it even more than a few years ago.
IMO it's a minor classic -


A meeting between the eastern and the western part of Germany. It was not the first one.
Already before 1973 Jost Gebers fom FMP brought musicians from West-Berlin to the City's eastern part. These meetings/concerts between musicians from the DDR and the "West" were at the beginning illegal.
A concert by the Irène Schweizer Quartet on October 1973 marked the beginning of official encounters. The relationship to the DDR administration remained somewhat fragile and demanded creative input especially from Jost Gebers.
It is safe to say that the reunion was already on it's way before anyone even imagined the german reunification.

This recording - made two years before the wall came down - is a superb example of this notion.
But luckily the music does offer a much broader view of sound - humour included.

It's not necessary to introduce Günter "Baby" Sommer. Ekkehard Jost is mostly known as the author of seminal books about European Jazz (among others).
By no means only a theoretician he is also an accomplished reedist with a preference for the low tones. An original musician who deserves a wider recognition.

His own label Fish Music has up to date 14 releases from which only the first three LPs are deleted.
The CDs are still available from himself.

His examination of folk music is singular insofar as the original feeling remains intact even when the music becomes "abstract". Clear structures but still some sense of wonder.

Günter Sommer, drums, percussion
Ekkehard Jost, sopranino, baritone & bass saxophone, bass & contrabass clarinet

01. Il passo pesante (Sommer) 2:21
02. Oh Lützellinden (Jost) 4:55
03. Nou? (Sommer) 4:13
04. Ich bin ein freier Bauernknecht (trad./Jost/Sommer) 2:21
05. Schnatter Jump (Jost) 1:41
06. One-Two-Tre (Sommer) 5:29
07. Fahr wohl, lieber Klaus (Jost) 3:43
08. Ingelheimer Fernsicht (Jost) 2:41
09. Jamais de Schlappland in my casa grande (Jost) 5:33
10. So long Karl May (Sommer) 4:05
11. Es geht eine dunkle Wolke herein (trad./Jost/Sommer) 2:12

Theme from tr.4 is a peasant song from the 17th century.
Theme from tr.11 is from Johann Werlins manuscript compilation (1646).

Amman Boutz Studios, Gießen, Germany on 2nd November 1987

Fish Music FM 001

(vinyl rip)


11 January 2015


A1. Message
A2. Bass Solo To Horikiri's Theme
A3. We Don't Know What Jazz Is!

B1. Fellahin
B2. I Know

Naoji Kondo, tenor saxophone
Daisuke Fuwa, bass
Shiro Ohnuma, drums

Recorded live at Tarupho, Yamato, on 26 January 1986

Taruho Farm - 1001

LP Rip


A1. The Wasp
A2. High School
A3. Struggle

B1. African Song
B2. The Other Way
B3. Rolling

Tchangodei, piano
Steve Lacy, soprano saxophone

Volcanic Records ‎– 15010

LP Rip

10 January 2015

Michael Vlatkovich - 9113 (Thankyou Records 1984)

Michael Vlatkovich - Trombone, Percussions (A1)
Chuck Sabatino (tracks: A1, A5) - Bass, Percussion, Voice
Tony Garcia (tracks: A2) - Soprano and  Tenor Saxophone
Devorah Vlatkovich (tracks: A3, B2)  - Vocals
David Crigger (tracks: A4) - Drums
Vinny Golia (tracks: B1) - Baritone Saxophone
Michael Jacobsen (tracks: B3) - Cello
Bobby Bradford (tracks: B4) - Cornet
Bill Mays (tracks: B5) - Piano

A1 - Fiends With An Are 9113    
A2 - The Are ... I Am / All I See Are Firetrucks    
A3 - When Do Clowns Cry?    
A4 - Complete With Black & White Cows    
A5 - Serphemple Pog    
B1 - But My Chair, In The Cafeteria!    
B2 - Where Hello Means Good-Bye    
B3 - 9113    
B4 - 9113: White, Black & White, And Mostly Brown    
B5 - Friends 9113

compositions by Michael Vlatkovich

Thankyou Records, mv003, vinyl


...seems to be the earliest official recording with Gary Peacock...

Hans Koller, tenor saxophone, drums (only tr.B1)
Roland Kovac, piano (not on B2)
Attila Zoller, guitar (not on tr.B1)
Gary Peacock, bass
Siegfried Kocznorski, drums (not on tr.B1)

A1. Topsy (Eddie Durham)                              7:50
B1. Jeepers Creepers (Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer)    2:45
B2. There'll Never Be Another You (Warren & Gordon)   4:50

Recorded at Universum Filmtheater, Dortmund, Germany on March 16, 1957.

METRONOME MEP 1138  (EP rip)


Max Brüel, tenor saxophone
Attila Zoller, guitar
Gary Peacock, bass

A.  Stella By Starlight  (Ned Washington, Victor Young)
B1. Indian Summer  (Al Dubin, Victor Herbert)
B2. Yesterdays  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)

Recorded: 17th March, 1957 at Universum-Filmtheater, Dortmund, Germany.



A1. Take 5
A2. 'Round About Midight
A3. Oleo
A4. Night In Phirygia

B1. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
B2. What Is This Thing Called Love?
B4. On Green Dolphin Street
B4. Dead Heat

Norio Maeda, piano, arranger
Akira Miyazawa, tenor saxophone, flute
Shigeo Suzuki, alto saxophone, flute
Akitoshi Igrarashi, alto saxophone
Konosuke Saijo, tenor saxophone
Ichiro Mimori, tenor saxophone
Horoshi Okazaki, baritone saxophone
Takeshi Inomata, drums
Tatsuro Takimoto, bass

Columbia - Takt Jazz Series - XMS-10031-CT

LP Rip

9 January 2015

TONY LEVIN TRIO - City Gallery, Leicester 1991

TONY LEVIN - drums
PAUL DUNMALL - tenor and c-melody saxophones

Set One

1. One for Len  40:21

City Gallery.  Leicester. 19 September 1991

The trio went on to be called the Babu Trio and then the Deep Joy Trio.
If you haven't yet heard the wonderful 4 cd set Deep Joy on DUNS Limited Edition, download it here.

Hear also Deep Joy Trio Live in Austria FMR CD298-1210

7 January 2015


1-5. Untitled

Mototeru Takagi, saxophone

Recorded at Kuku, Nagoya, on 11 February 2002

Kuku - 810009

CDr Rip

5 January 2015


PAUL DUNMALL - baritone, tenor, soprano saxophones
KEITH TIPPETT - piano, bells, music box
TONY LEVIN - drums

1. 36:33
2. 17:55
3. 12:58

Band on the Wall, Manchester.  16th November 1989

Some absolutely gorgeous music from our heroes.
What an amazing group this was!  Enjoy.


A. Solo

B. Duo

Nonaka "Goku" Mitsumasa, drums, percussion

Jiro Shoda, piccolo trumpet

Recorded on 1 November 1982 at the Cheshire Cat

M&M Records - LM-1392

LP Rip

4 January 2015

Mirka Křivánková + Jiří Stivín & Co. Jazz System - Zrcadlení / Reflections (1984)

Another from number of still-not-yet-on-CD Stivín albums. This one is special for his collaboration with singer Mirka Křivánková (now mainly not musically active). Křivánková was singing on live occasions with these musicians, but album story is different. She recorded some solo voice improvisations in studio in 1982. Two years after Jiří Stivín used them as compositional material, adding his instruments and rhythm colleagues. Alan Vitouš is of course brother of famous bassist Miroslav. I don't have this vinyl, recordings comes somehow direcly from Mirka K., so included pics are from discogs.

Mirka Křivánková + Jiří Stivín & Co. Jazz System - Zrcadlení / Reflections (Supraphon 1984)

Jiří Stivín: Odrazy / Reflections

1.    Odrazy hlasů / Reflections of Voices        4:30
2.     Odrazy Obrazů / Reflections of Images        3:55
3.    Odrazy rytmů / Reflections of Rhythm        5:05
4.    Odrazy minulosti / Reflections of the Past    5:10
5.    Odrazy odvazů / Reflections of Actions        3:00

Jiří Stivín: Doteky / Contacts

6.    Minimální doteky / Minimal Contacts        7:30
7.    Mlhavé doteky / Misty Contacts        3:05
8.    Bludné doteky / Erratic Contacts        2:40
9.    Hravé doteky / Playful Contacts        2:35
10.  Žhavé doteky / Ardent Contacts        5:10

Mirka Křivánková – voice
Jiří Stivín – flutes, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, marimba, treating the voice tapes
Ondřej Soukup – double bass, bass guitar
Alan Vitouš – percussion

Recorded 1982 at Czechoslovak Radio Studio A (Křivánková) & 1984 at Mozarteum Studio, Prague (others).

LP Supraphon 1115 3116 


SHIKU YANO - shakuhachi
MARCIO MATTOS - bass,cello
EDDIE PREVOST - percussion

1. 7:45  (SY.CM)
2. 5:56  (SY)
3. 15:20 (SY.MM.EP)
4. 7:15  (SY.MM)
5. 29:21 (SY.CM.MM.EP)

Sutton House, London.  July 1993

BBC Radio 3

2 January 2015


A1. Brilliant Corners
A2. Drops
A3. Bone
A4. Drift
A5. Stone Blues

B.  Concrete Voices

Morio Yoshida, bass, percussion
Mototeru Takagi, soprano & tenor saxophone, alto & bass clarinet, percussion
Toshinori Kondo, trumpet, alto horn, percussion

A Side recorded live at Kalavinka on 2 November 1976.
B Side recorded live at EEU concert at Space Out on 24 September 1976.

EEU ‎– EEU-001, Alm Records ‎– AL-3003

LP Rip

1 January 2015


1. Untitled

Mototeru Takagi, tenor saxophone

Recorded live in 1998 at Makaya Temple, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka

CDr Rip

BLUE EFFECT & JOČR :: New Synthesis 2 (1974)

Happy New Year :)

Here is the album I thought some of you like to hear: Rocky fusion of Blue Efect group (named M. Efekt then) cobbled with Czech Radio bigband. I like it constantly. It is currently still available with 9CD box only with complete group's output, so I believe I will make no harm to our mighty Supraphon label. Enjoy.

M. EFEKT & JAZZOVÝ ORCHESTR ČS. ROZHLASU - Nová syntéza 2 (Panton 1974)

1. Nová syntéza 2 / New synthesis 2 (22:05)
2. Je třeba obout boty a pak dlouho jít / One must first put on shoes and then walk for quite a while (9:57)
3. Klíště / The tick (3:25)
4. Jedenáctého října / October 11 (7:29)


- Radim Hladík / electric guitar
- Josef Kůstka / bass, electric violin, vocals (2-4)
- Lešek Semelka / vocals (all)
- Vlado Čech / drums

- Laco Deczi / trumpet solo (1)
- Karel Růžička / organ solo (1)
- Petr Král / tenor saxophone solo (1)
- The Pavel Kühn Choir / chorus (1)

- The Czechoslovak Radio Jazz Orchestra, directed by Kamil Hála

Recorded August 1973 in Prague

31 December 2014

Tim Berne Snakeoil; Cormòns, Italy - 26th October 2013

RAI 3 broadcast a great Tim Berne concert last night. Good to have some decent jazz on the radio for once, so here it is.

Best wishes to everyone for 2015!

Tim Berne Snakeoil

Tim Berne - alto saxophone
Oscar Noriega - clarinet, bass clarinet
Matt Mitchell - piano
Ches Smith - drums, percussion, vibraphone
Recorded on 26th October 2013, at the  Teatro Comunale, Cormòns, Gorizia, Italy

Broadcast RAI3 on 30th December 2014


A1. バグワン
A2. 英吉花吉
A3. コーリャン
A4. サーカス I
A5. サーカス II
A6. アイルランド (The Grenadier & The Lady)

B1. エピストロフィー (Epistrophy)
B2. チリもつもればヤマとなり
B3. レインボーン・スティーブ
B4. 砂漠の隊商 (Caravan)

Lee Won Hui, soprano and tenor sax
Kikuchi Koji, drums

Recorded on 1-3 June 1985 at Johnny's, Rikuzentakata, Iwate

Johnny’s Disk JD-13

LP Rip


A1. Baloyi
A2. Ezilalini
A3. Zukude

B1. Sonia
B2. Angel Nemali
B3. Nobomvu
B4. Sekela Khuluma

Dudu Pukwana, alto saxophone, piano, congas, percussion, vocals
Harry Miller, bass, bass guitar
Louis Monolo, drums, percussion
Bizo Mngqikana, tenor saxophone, percussion, vocals
Mongezi Feza, trumpet, congas, percussion, vocals

Recorded and mixed at the Manor Studio on 25th August and 10th November, 1973.

Caroline ‎– C1504

LP Rip

30 December 2014


This recording seems to be somewhat incomplete - but great playing from all four members.
Wish you all a 'Happy New Year' -

Hans Koller, tenor saxophone
Zbigniew Seifert, electric violin
Adelhard Roidinger, bass
Janusz Stefanski, drums

1. Part I   35:09
2. Part II  42:59

Recorded in Hamburg, Germany on May 12, 1974.

28 December 2014


A1. Out Of Each
A2. Via Nostalgia
A3. Triple Trip

B1. Nuggis
B2. Sweet Lament
B3. Figurations
B4. Buildings

Emil Mangelsdorff, alto saxophone
Günter Lenz, bass
Michel Pilz, bass clarinet
Ralf Hübner, drums
Wolfgang Dauner, piano
Gerd Dudek, tenor saxophone
Heinz Sauer, tenor saxophone
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Rudi Füsers, trombone
Ack Van Rooyen, trumpet
Manfred Schoof, trumpet
Willie Johanns, vocals

Recorded at on 25 February 1971 at Columbia First Studio, Tokyo

Columbia ‎– YS-2500-N

LP Rip

26 December 2014

Joe Harriott documentary, Jazz File, BBC Radio 3, October 2006

Perusing the comments, I noticed that Hum Dono, the record Joe Harriott made with Amancio D'Silva back in 1969, is now finally out again on cd and vinyl. We have posted it in the past, with a little help from friends across the Atlantic, so its rerelease calls for a celebration here on the blog.

I've selected to post a two-part documentary on Harriott origninally broadcast on Jazz File on BBC Radio 3 on 7 and 14 October 2006. The series which were given to artist profiles has in the meantime been discontinued. I got it on two cdrs from a contact at the BBC, so the sound quality is top notch. Presented by Soweto Kinch, we get to hear snips of his entire oeuvre from the 50s and up to the late 60s and many interviews with fellow musicians, acquaintances and biographers. It's a revelation to hear Joe Harriott's voice and l just love his uppercrust accent!

There is a subtext which shines through in Harriott's comments in that he was quite conscious of taking an indedenpent stance against the predominance of American jazz at the time. For him, it was quite important to demonstrate that there was more than one place for jazz which might indicate why he chose the UK which after all was further away from his native Jamaica than the US. He also became a victim of the gradual withering away of the live market for jazz in the early 70s which made a luminary such as Stan Tracey consider giving up his jazz career and taking a job as a postman!

For the sake of convenience, I've spliced the two parts into one for your listening pleasure. There seems to be a little bit missing right at the beginning of part 1, but not too distracting, I hope, so what else to say but enjoy!

24 December 2014

AMM - Glasgow 2003

Wishing all AMMerry Christmas.

EDDIE PREVOST - percussion
KEITH ROWE - guitar, electronics

1. 28:40

Instal Festival, Glasgow.  12th November 2003

BBC Radio 3 'Mixing It'


A1. Introduction
A2. Taxi To Musberg
A3. Rischka's Light Faces
A4. Heikideiki

B1. Rischka For Rogue's Gallery
B2. Om Mami Padme Hum
B3. Bumm-Bumm's Lullaby

Eberhard Weber, electric bass, vocals, percussion
Roland Wittich, drums, melodron, vocals, percussion
Fred Braceful, drums, percussion, vocals
Siegfried Schwab, electric guitar, concert guitar, sambul-karang, percussion
Wolfgang Dauner, piano, organ, cembalo, clavinet, ring-modulator, bass trumpet, electra-melodica, sound-horn, vocals, percussion

Recorded on 13 December 1970 at Orange Recording Studios Ltd., 3+4 New Compton Street, London, WC2.

CTR-Produktion ‎– CTR 34694 ST

LP Rip

Best wishes to all

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.