1 August 2016

What a long, strange trip ...




This blog is now in its ninth 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 ...

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 2016

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)
Toshiyuki Miyama & His New Herd Orch. - Eternity? ? Epos
Samadhi - Masahiko meets Gary
Mal Waldron - Mal: Live 4 To 1
Ray Warleigh At The BBC
Bernt Rosengren - Fly Me To The Sun
Bernt Rosengren - Notes From Underground
Bernt Rosengren Quintet - Live in Stockholm Vol.1Vol.2
Mal Waldron & Gary Peacock - First Encounter
Mal Waldron & Johnny "Mbizo" Dyani -  Live In Rome 1979
Human Arts Ensemble - Poem Of Gratitude
Karl Berger & Company - Tune In
Mujician - Le mans 2004
Tchangodei, Steve Lacy - The Wasp
P. Oliveros - W.L. Smith - R. Mitchell - J. Tilbury - Live at Angelica 2011
Bill Dixon - Considerations Vol.1 & Vol.2
Steve Lacy Quintet feat. Derek Bailey - Paris 17.10.1976
Howard Riley - Shaped
Art Ensemble of Chicago - Eda Wobu
Johnny Mbizo Dyani - Grandmother's Teaching
Johnny Mbizo Dyani - African Bass
Johnny Mbizo Dyani - Witchdoctor's Son "Together"
Solal - Konitz - Scofield- Ørsted-Pedersen – Four Keys
Charles Tolliver - New Tolliver
Wallace McMillan - live in Florence 79
Muhal Richard Abams - live in Alassio 78
Kenny Wheeler Quartet - Live In Rome 78
Kenny Wheeler - Live In Lovere 78
Alan Silva Bells Of Sant'Anna - Live In Sant'Anna Arresi 2010
Ornette Coleman - The Unprecedented Music Of Ornette Coleman
Texture Sextet - Texture Sextet
Texture Sextet - Polygamme
Peter Evans solo - Ulrichsberg 2007
Billy Bang Sextet - live in Moers 80
Cecil Taylor Jazz Unit - The Early Unit 1962
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky - Amiga
Brötzmann-Lacy-Breuker-Tchicai-Parker-Koch-Sommer - East-Berlin 1978
Jazz-Orchester der DDR
Berliner Improvisations Quartett - Live in Moers '79
Ray Russell - Rites and Rituals
Jimmy Lyons - Other Afternoons
Kidd Jordan at Vision Fest 2008
Jimmy Giuffre - Emphasis & Flight






4 August 2015

Ornette Coleman & Prime Time - Live in Nervi '78


Posted originally by Riccardo back in 2011, updated and with new links.

Another memorial post.


There was a request for Ornette from the period 1976-80 :
this is a typical concert of those years.

Rec. live at "Teatro ai Parchi", Nervi, Italy,
on July 24, 1978 (mics recording)

Ornette Coleman,alto sax,trumpet & violin
Charles Ellerbee/Bern Nix,guitars
Albert Arnold,elect. bass
Ronald Shannon Jackson/Denardo Coleman,drums

1. Sleep Talk (13:21)
2. Song X (15:48)
3. Lonely Woman (22:12)
4. Macho Woman (15:22)
5. 3 Wishes (11:19)

Total Time 1:18:05

excerpt from Macho Woman

3 July 2015

Garrett List - The Real Live Orchestra. In and Out (Igloo 1986)

Garrett List - Trombone, Voice
Marc Pirard - Guitar, Bass
Jean-Pierre Urbano -  Guitar, Arp Synthesizer
Denis Pousseur - Keyboards, Synthesizer

IN
A1 - We're Cool Now         5:52    
A2 - Voices Of The World (1)     6:00    
A3 - Tower Of Babel         3:01    
A4 - Romeo & Juliette         5:33    

OUT
B1 - Voices Of The Worlds (2)     3:25    
B2 - Facing The Truth         5:48    
B3 - Blood Brothers         4:15    
B4 - New Adam         4:33    

Music for IN composed by Garrett List
Music for OUT improvised by RLO

Recorded june 1985

Igloo, IGL 037, Vinyl
Released 1986

1 July 2015

And then there was none ...



With the passing away of Jerome Cooper on 6 May this year, the Revolutionary Ensemble has taken their revolution to the spiritual realm. Leroy Jenkins died in 2007 and Sirone in 2009, both of whom have been featured on this blog before as well as the Ensemble in full. The Revolutionary Ensemble started up in the 1970s, mostly playing the loft and club circuit in New York, disbanded in 1977 and came together in the new millennium to make a couple of albums before it was all over.

With a basic lineup of violin, bass and percussion, the group developed a chamber-like sound, less rowdy perhaps than their free jazz compatriots at the time, yet, still distinctely anchored in free improvisation.

The three sets featured here were recorded at the Tin Palace, located on the Bowery, close to CBGBs, and one of the few places offering performance space for this type of music. It eventually folded in the late 70s, but there are fond memories attached to the place to judge from accounts found on the web.

Revolutionary Ensemble
January 14 1977
Tin Palace
NY, NY

master audience cassette > cdr (transferred by orchiddoctor)
cdr > eac(secure mode) > peak pro 5.2(adjust volume, trim wave files) > flac(level 6) (tracked/edited by carville, no noise reduction)

total time 2:24:58

1st set 54:29
1 19:12
2 14:43
3 7:08
4 13:25 (tape flip @ 5:01)

2nd set 59:09
1 14:25
2 30:30 (tape flip @ 27:10)
3 14:13

3rd set 31:19
1 7:32
2 11:09
3 12:35

This is another recording done by "orchiddoctor" and edited and uploaded by "carville", so thanks to them for keeping history alive. To quote orchiddoctor's notes:

"The Revolutionary Ensemble. What can I say? Rare performances (among the last) by an underappreciated group that just couldn't get work. These two nights were the only times I saw them. I did do a photo shoot of Jerome Cooper a year later at his practice space in the meat packing district, and I saw him with Roscoe Mitchell at the Wildflowers set; but I don't recall seeing any of these guys again. Certainly not as a unit. Just for flavor, during the quiet moments--especially Leroy's solos--you can hear the cash register at the Tin Palace going ca-ching. I miss that sound! The Palace is now a vacant, ugly mess, haunted by the ghosts of great musicians. R.I.P. Mr Jenkins and Sirone."

And Mr. Cooper.

MICHAEL SNOW ‎– MUSICS FOR PIANO, WHISTLING, MICROPHONE AND TAPE RECORDER (CHATHAM SQUARE PRODUCTIONS, 1975)




A,B. Falling Starts
C.    W In The D
D.    Left Right


Michael Snow, tape, whistle, microphone, piano


Produced by the Isaacs Gallery, 832 Yonge St., Toronto, Michael Snow and Chatham Square.

Chatham Square Productions ‎– LP 1009/10

LP Rip


30 June 2015

Dan Tepfer ~~ Variations on Bach's Goldberg Variations ~~ Cully, April 2015


JAZZ MEETS BACH


What did Ingmar Bergman say ~ only he who is well prepared has any opportunity to improvise ~ ?

This is a very interesting, intelligent and beautiful set of improvisations and variations on Bach's Goldberg Variations, by the French-American pianist Dan Tepfer. There's a deep sense of exploration and discovery, as well as love for the music that inspired it. 

1 - Solar (Evans / Davis - the announcer credits Bill Evans, but I think this was originally from Miles Davis' Walkin'

2 - All I heard was nothing (Tepfer)

3 - Variations on Bach's Goldberg Variations

Temple, Cully; 15th April 2015, and broadcast by Espace 2 on 29th June 2015

29 June 2015

PAUL DUNMALL / PAUL ROGERS - FOLKS DUO Warwick 1996
















PAUL DUNMALL - soprano saxophone, bagpipes, clarinet
PAUL ROGERS - 5 string double bass

1. Desire (PR)  13:25
2. Ossie's Green Nuts (PD)  13:19
3. Three for Louis (PR)  10:41
4. Saffron (PR)  11:00
5. Swimming Horse (PD)  8:00
6. Improvisation 1  5:53
7. Improvisation 2  9:26

Friends' Meeting House, Warwick.  14th March 1996
Cassette recording by Andy

Another for softnucleus who loves this duo.  This recording almost got forgotten!  It's a gem.  Enjoy.

Go here to download the DUNS Limited Edition 4 cd set 'Folks History'

Taster...
video








28 June 2015

DOMANCICH . DUNMALL . ROGERS . LEVIN Birmingham 1996






















SOPHIA DOMANCICH - piano
PAUL DUNMALL - tenor saxophone
PAUL ROGERS - bass
TONY LEVIN - drums

1. OT (S.Domancich)  16:57
2. Jocelyn (S.Domancich)  12:20

Afternoon session, without audience.

Lyttleton Theatre, Birmingham and Midland Institute, Birmingham.

For softnucleus

25 June 2015

VARIOUS - ELECTRONIC MUSIC PROJECT (KUBU, 1983)




A. Electronic Music Project Quartet

B. Electronic Music Project Full Group


Quartet and full group

Larry Stabbins, saxophone
Matt Hutchinson, synthesizer, keyboards, piano
Paul Rutherford, trombone, electronics
Phil Wachsmann, violin, electronics, tape

Full group

Bertrand Clement, double bass
Anonymous, piano
Paul Kirby, saxophone
Steve Moore, saxophone
Loz Speyer, trumpet
Phil Durrant, violin, electronics


Recorded at the West Square Studio, London, in October 1983

Kubu ‎– Kubu Cassette 004

Cassette Rip


22 June 2015

HOWARD RILEY TRIO - DISCUSSIONS (1967)






















HOWARD RILEY - piano
BARRY GUY - double bass
JON HISEMAN - drums

1. Sweet and lovely  6:47
2. Romance  2:03
3. Nardis  5:54
4. Sunflower  2:05
5. Children at play  5:03
6. Spring is here  5:58
7. What's new  6:06
8. Folk theme No.1  3:17

Rec.  20th December 1967

(Requested by tpfkaa (unusual name))

17 June 2015

SPARKS "THE ANIMAL IN THE DARK TOWER" (2007)


Saw and heard this  -WOW!-  duo one year later in Munich...still ringing
Check out their release on Creative Sources



Peter Evans, trumpets
Tom Blancarte, double bass


1. Science The Destroyer 6:39
2. Against Rights 6:17
3. Grand Diversifying Theory 6:42
4. The Mathematics Of Responsibility 8:41
5. The Animal In The Dark Tower 7:45

Recorded January 21, 2007 by Justin Svrcek

All titles from essays by Ran Prieur

Selfreleased black cd-r - sold by PE in April 2007, Ulrichsberg, Austria

16 June 2015

PHIL WACHSMANN, HUGH METCALFE, MATT HUTCHINSON ‎– HENRY DIESEL & JAMES II (KUBU, 1983)





A.   Henry. Diesel & James II Part I

B1. Henry. Diesel & James II Part II
B2. Henry. Diesel & James II Part III
B3. Henry. Diesel & James II Part IV


Hugh Metcalfe, guitar
Matt Hutchinson, keyboards, synthesizer
Phil Wachsmann, violin


Recorded live at West Square Studio, London, United Kingdom, 12 March 1983

Kubu ‎– Kubu Cassette 002

Cassette Rip


15 June 2015

Dennis Warren's Full Metal Revolutionary Jazz Ensemble - Passport to freedom (1991)

FMRJE was established in Boston in 1989 by Dennis Warren. Between the first collaborators the most known are Raphe Malik, Glenn Spearman, Marco Eneidi.
The group is still playing with different personnel but in the same spirit.
For a proper reading:  http://www.fmrje.com/history-concerts-notes.html
For some listen (and buy):   http://www.fmrje.com/music-buy--see---hear.html
Also the older albums, originally on cassette, are available in CDr
This is a gentle gift by Dennis Warren

Raphe Malik - trumpet
Glenn Spearman - tenor saxophone
Tor Yochai Snyder - electric guitar
Larry Roland - double bass, poetry
Martin Gil - congas, percussion
Dennis Warren - drums, timbales, baliphon, percussion

01 - Passport to freedom
02 - Jet stream
03 - Search for griots
04 - Eye in the heart
05 - Future now music
06 - Chroma
07 - Alive & struggling'

Recorded at Platinum Sound, Boston, MA, november 3, 1991

original released in cassette in 1991 by FMRJE
FMRJ

11 June 2015

ORNETTE COLEMAN TRIO. Manchester 1966 (RIP Re-post)
























ORNETTE COLEMAN, alto sax, violin, trumpet
DAVID IZENZON, bass
CHARLES MOFFETT, drums

CD1

1. European Echoes 14:20
2. 13:49
3. 17:38

CD2

1. The Fifth of Beethoven 14:56
2. Wedding Day 16:15
3. 14:41
4. Sadness 04:03

Free Trade Hall, Manchester. 14th May 1966

RIP Ornette

7 June 2015

PHIL WACHSMANN, RICHARD BESWICK, MATT HUTCHINSON ‎– WEHAY (KUBU, 1983)




A1. Wehay Part i
A2. Wehay Part ii

B1. Wehay Part iii
B2. Wehay Part iv


Richard Beswick, guitar
Matt Hutchinson, keyboards, synthesizer
Phil Wachsmann, violin



Recorded in London, United Kingdom, April 1983

Kubu ‎– Kubu Cassette 001

Cassette Rip


5 June 2015

PAUL DUNMALL and PAUL ROGERS FOLKS DUO with SOPHIA DOMANCICH and TONY LEVIN. Birmingham 1996


PAUL DUNMALL - soprano and tenor saxophones
PAUL ROGERS - bass
SOPHIA DOMANCICH - piano
TONY LEVIN - drums

1. 14:51
2. 16:41
3. 20:24

Lyttleton Theatre, Birmingham and Midland Institute, Birmingham.

18th March 1996.  Lunchtime concert.



28 May 2015

HERBERT JOOS / JOE KOINZER DUO (SESAM RECORDS, 1980)



Herbert Joos, fluegelhorn(1,2,4,5), pocket-trumpet(1,3), french horn(1), valiha(1), flute(4), red mouth-organ(4), samba whistle(4)
Joe Koinzer, berimbau(1), water bells(1), claves(1,5), percussion(1,2), small percussion(4), marimba(2,5), gongs(2,4), cymbals(2,4), tabla(3), samba whistle(4), drums(4), balafon(5)


1. Artetak (Joos) 13:13
2. Birds Ballad (Koinzer) 8:10
3. Miss November (Koinzer) 4:45
4. Red Mouth Samba (Koinzer) 14:45
5. Abydos (Joos) 3:28


Recorded by Carlos Albrecht at Studio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, March 8 and 9, 1980.

SESAM RECORDS - Sesam Jazz 1003

(vinyl rip)


26 May 2015

INFINITE SOUND "CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN-AMERIKAN MUSIC" (1750 ARCH RECORDS, 1975)



Got this rip almost five years ago. Sadly I forgot who the original uploader was.
So thanks to the one who has contributed this rip to the blogland.



Glenn Howell, string bass, voice, percussion
Roland Young, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto & soprano saxophone, percussion 
Aisha Kahlil, vocals, percussion 


A1. Do It All     8:24    
A2. Stagflation     1:59    
A3. The Ocean Moves Primitively     10:45    
B1. Spanish Tale     7:07    
B2. Synthetic Variation     11:40    
B3. Homeland Rhythm Cycles     4:13    


Aisha Kahlil (tr. A1, A2, B3) , Glenn Howell (tr. A1 to A3, B1, B3) , Roland Young

1750 Arch Records – S-1755 (vinyl rip)

HOZAN YAMAMOTO WITH SHARPS & FLATS ‎– BEAUTIFUL BAMBOO-FLUTE (PHILIPS, 1971)




A1. Kokiriko Bushi
A2. Sado Okesa
A3. Tairyo Utaikomi
A4. Soma Bon-Uta
A5. Komoro Mago-Uta
A6. Nanbu Ushioi-Uta

B1. Itsuki No Komori-Uta
B2. Hietsuki-Bushi
B3. Yasuki-Bushi
B4. Yosakoi-Bushi
B5. Kuroda-Bushi


Hozan Yamamoto, shakuhachi
Nobuo Hara, conductor
Sharps and Flats, orchestra

Recorded on 11 & 14 January 1971 at Victor Studio, Tokyo

Philips ‎– FX-8510

LP Rip



25 May 2015

VOERKEL - MICOL - WIDMER "SECHSTEL" (UNIT RECORDS, 1987)




Philippe Micol, soprano saxophone
Urs Voerkel, piano
Jacques Widmer, drums


A1. Erstes Sechstel     10:47
A2. Zweites Sechstel     11:08
B1. Drittes Sechstel     09:40
B2. Viertes Sechstel     11:15

Recorded on October 20, 1987 at WIM Zürich, Switzerland.

UNIT RECORDS - UTR 4035

(vinyl rip)

23 May 2015

A brief history of jazz


We had a nice letter from Geoff in April which went something like this:

As you might know, April is Jazz Appreciation Month and to celebrate I’ve been commissioned to put together an illustrated history of jazz. which you can see here (clicking on the graphic in the link will blow it up considerably).

It covers the most influential genres, alongside some of the key players in the evolution of jazz, all presented in a cool, retro illustration reminiscent of 50s style graphic design.

I saw Inconstant Sol covers a lot of jazz and thought it might be something you’d enjoy, so decided to get in touch. If you like it, and think your readers might too, I’d love it if you would like to feature it. Just let me know if you’re interested and I’ll send over a high res image for you to upload!

Of course we are!


Roscoe Mitchell trio live in NY 1976


I was gratified to see that Roscoe Mitchell was on the cover of the May edition of the fine UK magazine The Wire. The mag was marking the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) with a feature article on Mitchell who spends most of his time outside Chicago now, teaching at Mills College in California. Inside there was a long interview with Mitchell on his current plans and activities.

The AACM is still very much active, both in Chcago and in New York. Info can be found here: http://aacmchicago.org/ and here: http://aacm-newyork.com/.

So why not have some live Roscoe Mitchell from exactly 39 years ago? This was recorded at La Mama in New York, a place given to theatre and music in the late 70s and a spot for off-mainstream jazzers to ply their trade.

This was one of a series of recordings by "orchiddoctor" from the latter part of the 70s, inside and outside NY. I have posted a little bit before, but there will be more AACM-related material in the time to come, drawing on these recordings from the period.

This was upload to the Dime torrent site by "carville", so thanks to both for making it available to members, and we shall do our bit here to keep it available to all interested.

Basic facts:

Roscoe Mithcell Trio
May 23 1976
LaMama NY, NY

total time 54:04

1 31:03
2 2:31
3 20:30

Roscoe Mitchell - reeds
Oliver Lake - reeds
Phillip Wilson - drums

Finally, some keen observations from "orchiddoctor":

What can I say about Roscoe Mitchell? In my opinion, he is the king of them all. Certainly in the late 70s, he was the most sought out musician in the bunch. Besides seeing him with the AEC some 30 times, I saw him at the Wildflowers festival, with Muhal (and Air), in a septet, in a trio with Oliver Lake and Philip Wilson, and solo. All but the Wildflowers (available commercially) is going up on Dime.

I have many memories of Roscoe. Sometimes he would just show up to hear someone else play and then hang out. Often, we would catch a set at the Palace and then walk over to the West Side to catch a set of someone else. I walked with Muhal several times and once with "Scowie. We talked about his disdain for the fact that his music (and others') was drawing a predominately white audience with few blacks in attendance, We agreed that the white audience heard things in a more cerebral manner while black folks heard the ancestral rhythms. At any rate, he was pleased that so many people were opening up their ears, minds and hearts to listen to this music. If you're reading this, you already have. Enjoy!


21 May 2015

Abbey Rader - The Thing (I.R.I. 1979)

Abbey Rader probably is not much known but he is still making good music:
http://www.abbeyrader.com/
an interview here:
http://avantmusicnews.com/2013/10/25/amn-interviews-abbey-rader/

another record at IS with him and Marc Levin:
http://inconstantsol.blogspot.gr/2011/02/abbey-rader-marc-levin-songs-of-street.html

this is is first release as a leader

Abbey Rader - Drums, Percussions
Peter Ponzol -  Lyricon, Soprano, Sopranino, Alto Sax, Flute, Percussions
Bob Lenox - Piano, Micro-moog, Fender Rhodes

A1 - China Center    
A2 - Three Jewels    
A3 - Lisa    
A4 - Funk And Wagonall    
A5 - Duo    
B1 - Four-cast    
B2 - Welfare    
B3 - Metal    

recorded at 'The Studio 28' in New York City, N.Y. in October 1978

I.R.I. - IRI 5005, 1979
Vinyl rip

20 May 2015

Brötzmann - Adasiewicz - Noble ~~ live at Martinschlössl, Vienna, 21st December 2014


The Austrian radio station, OE1, broadcast this concert earlier this week, so here it is. Who'd have thought that vibes could have been such a good counterpart to Brötzmann? A really powerful trio, that traverses a broad gamut of colour and emotion;

Peter Brötzmann - reeds
Jason Adasiewicz - vibraphone
Steve Noble - drums & percussion

Martinschlössl, Vienna; 21st December 2014. Broadcast on OE1 on 18th May 2015.

I guess this will be similar to the Oto Roku Mental Shake release, which also has John Edwards on bass, and I'll be ordering that on the strength of this performance.

Elton Dean Tribute Session, BBC 2010-06-13


I think this has to be here. Got it from Dime, thank you orginal uploader.

ELTON DEAN TRiBUTE SESSiON, Hackney, BBC 2o1o

Jim Dvorak (trumpet)
Simon Picard (saxes)
Paul Rogers (bass)
Tony Levin (drums)
Alex Maguire (keyboards).

01 - Intro + Interview (11.03)
02 - Tribute #1 (27.20)
03 - Tribute #2 (14.11)
04 - Tribute #3 (10.49)
05 - Outro (1.08)

Recorded 13th June 2010 at Elton's old flat in Hackney, London
Broadcast 6th September 2010

BBC Jazz on 3, presented by Jez Nelson

From the BBC website at the time of the braodcast:
...
This completely improvised set was recorded in June this year in the living room of Dean's flat in London's Dalston. Four years after his death it still contained posters, tapes and memorabilia that provided poignant reminders of Dean's life and work, and plenty of inspiration for the musicians who came together to remember him. Just a few days after this session was recorded the flat was due to be cleared out and refurbished.

MASABUMI KIKUCHI SEXTET ‎– HAIRPIN CIRCUS / A SHORT STORY FOR IMAGE (PHILIPS, 1972)





A1. Circus (Theme From Hairpin Circus)
A2. For Travelers
A3. Luna Eclipse ~ Lamentation
A4. Pierrot's Samba

B1. Yellow Carcass In The Blue
B2. Provincial
B3. Sadness
B4. Circus ~ No Trace





Yoshio Suzuki, bass, electric bass
Motohiko Hino, drums
Yoshiyuki Nakamura, drums
Masabumi Kikuchi, Fender piano, piano
Masahiro Kikuchi, organ
Kosuke Mine, soprano saxophone


Recorded at Mouri Studio & Victor Studio, Tokyo,1972

Philips ‎– FX-8521 (LP); FS-1707 (7")

LP + 7" Rip



10 May 2015

MASABUMI KIKUCHI - ALL ABOUT DANCING MIST (PHILIPS, 1971)





A.  Dancing Mist With Joe Henderson

B.  Dancing Mist At The Yamaha Hall

C1. Dancing Mist With Masabumi Kikuchi Sextet

C2. Dancing Mist With Poll Winners

D.  Dancing Mist At The Sankei Hall


Joe Henderson, tenor saxophone (A)
Takeru Muraoka, tenor saxophone (C2)
Sadao Watanabe, alto saxophone (C2)
Terumasa Hino, trumpet (A, C2)
Kosuke Mine, soprano saxophone (A, B, C1, C2, D)
Masabumi Kikuchi, electric piano (A, B, C1, C2, D)
Yoshio Suzuki, bass (A, B)
Yoshio Ikeda, bass (C1, D)
Kunimitsu Inaba, bass (C2)
Hiroshi Murakami, drums (A, B, C1, D)
Motohiko Hino, drums (C1, C2)
Yoshiyuki Nakamura, drums (A, B)
Hideo Ichikawa, organ (C1)
Mashiro Kikuchi, organ (D)
Keiji Kishida, percussion (C1), drums (D)
Yoshiaki Masuo, electric guitar (C2)

Recorded live on 5 August 1971 (A), 3 July 1971 (B), 22 August 1970 (C1), 29 May 1971 (C2) and 13 November 1970 (D)

Philips - FS-5072-3

LP Rip





8 May 2015

MASABUMI KIKUCHI SEXTET ‎– RE-CONFIRMATION (PHILIPS, 1970)





A1. Tenacious Prayer Forever
A2. Roaming In Darkness

B1. Love Token
B2. Silence, Horizon & A Dawn
B3. Piece To Peace
B4. Young Blood



Kosuke Mine, alto saxophone
Yoshio Ikeda, bass, electric bass
Hiroshi Murakama, drums
Keiji Kishida, drums
Masabumi Kikuchi, piano
Masahiro Kikuchi, Fender piano


Recorded at Victor Studio, March 16 1970

Philips ‎– FX-8501

LP Rip


7 May 2015

Daniele Cavallanti Double Trio - The Leo (Red 1987)

Daniele Cavallanti - tenor & soprano saxophones
Roberto Ottaviano - soprano & alto saxophones
Jean-Jacques Avenel - bass (right ch.)
Paolino Dalla Porta - bass (left ch.)
Tiziano Tononi - drums & perc. (right ch.)
Oliver Johnson - drums & perc (left ch.)

A1 - The Leo
A2 - Freewheelin'
B1 - Mbizo for Johnny Dyani
B2 - For Rafiullah Khan
B3 - Closing Time

all compositions by Daniele Cavallanti
recorded and mixed at Jingle Machine Studio, Milano June 2-3-4 1987

LP Red Record RR 216 (1987)
vinyl rip

4 May 2015

MUJICIAN - Bobby Brown's, Nottingham 1990 (Re-post)


















KEITH TIPPETT - piano
PAUL DUNMALL - soprano and tenor saxophones
PAUL ROGERS - bass
TONY LEVIN - drums

Set 1
1. 71:50

Set 2
1. 44:21

Bobby Brown's, Nottingham.  21 March 1990

A couple of people have asked for a re-up of this but I'm posting it anew, joining up what was two half tracks on set one. Totally together and musical from the off.  Amazing free improvisation!!

MASAHIKO TOGASHI & FRIENDS ‎– GOLDEN CIRCLE "6" (TRIAL RECORDS, 1999)



1.1. 2.5 Cycle
1.2. Rumba De Funk
1.3. Nostalgia
1.4. The Air
1.5. Flying Riceman

2.1. Valencia
2.2. Faces
2.3. From Tchaikovsky Sym. #5 2nd Movement
2.4. Action
2.5. Waltz Step


Nobuyoshi Ino, bass
Masahiko Togashi, percussion
Masahiko Sato, piano
Yosuke Yamashita, piano
Kosuke Mine, tenor saxophone
Terumasa Hino, trumpet


Recorded on 11 December 1998 at Hammamatsu Act Hall

Trial Records ‎– ETR-004-5


CD Rip


28 April 2015

MASAHIKO TOGASHI ‎– LIVE AT DOLPHY (TRIAL RECORDS, 1998)





1. You're My Everything
2. Unbalanced
3. I Remember Clifford
4. Color Of Wind
5. D • D


Nobuyoshi Ino, bass
Masahiko Togashi, percussion
Kosuke Mine, tenor saxophone


Recorded on 5 April 1998

Trial Records ‎– ETR-002

CD Rip






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