6 August 2019

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 2019


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 2019


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 2019

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 2019


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 December 01, 2018 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:

Brötzmann - Mangelsdorff - Bennink + Schlippenbach - Concert for a Friend
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart feat. Mangelsdorff + Brötzmann Trio + Seifert
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart feat. Mangelsdorff, Brötzmann + Bennink
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart feat. Karl Berger
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - March + April 1980
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - Carl-Reichel-Wittwer-Schweizer-Honsinger-Altena-Bruhin
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - Schlippenbach-Kowald-Lovens-Lytton-Parker
Kenny Wheeler Quartet - Live in Lovere 1978
Kenny Wheeler Quartet - Live in Rome 1978
Parker/Guy/Lytton + Kenny Wheeler - London 1994
Anthony Davis & James Newton Quartet - Live in Rome '79
FMT (Free Music Trio) - You Got A Freedom
Sam Rivers Quartet - live in Brescia 78
Sam Rivers Quartet - live in Nervi 78
Anthony Davis & Douglas Ewart - live in Verona
Anthony Davis & James Newton Quartet - live in  Moers '79
Trombone Workshop - Live in Moers '77
George Lewis & Douglas Ewart - Live in Novara '78 
Anthony Braxton Quintet - Live in Milan '77
Eddie Daniels - This Is New
Harry Tavitian & Hans Kumpf - Open End
Altena-Bailey-Day-Honsinger-Horsthuis-Waisvisz - K'Ploeng
Baden Baden New Jazz Meeting 1986
Baden Baden New Jazz Meeting 1978 
Baden Baden New Jazz Meeting 1976
Baden Baden Free Jazz Meeting 1968
Morisada Michihiro - Agekunohatemonaku
Morisada Michihiru,  Yoshinori Motoki - Tsurusen Kamesen
Creative Construction Company - vol. 1
Creative Construction Company - vol. 2
Lol Coxhill - Toverbal Sweet
Jayne Cortez & The Firespitters - Cheerful & Optimistic
Eddie Prevost - John Stevens Double Trio - Earjob 1978 
Nunnu Big Band - Karelia Group - Nunnu
Max Roach - Solos
Elton Dean's Newsense - Berlin 1997
Kevin Ayers and the Whole World - live in Driebergen 1970
E.Rava & M.Mengelberg Octet & RAI B.B. - Live in Rome '80
Ekkehard Jost - Amman Boutz (fresh rip) 
Howard Riley Trio - Angle 
Julius Hemphill Quartet - Verona '80
Julius Hemphill - Live in Verona '80
Julius Hemphill Big Band - Live In New York '80
Julius Hemphill - Live in Lovere '80
The Trio- live in Sant'Anna Arresi 09
Rudd-Tchicai-Lacy-Carter-McCall + RAI Big Band - Rome 1980
Globe Unity - Berlin + Donaueschingen 1966/67
Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet - live in NYC '11
George Lewis - live in Florence '78
Gérard Grisey - Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil 
Brötzmann - Breuker Quartet - Lübeck 1987
Brötzmann / Bennink - Atsugi Concert
Robert Ruff - Shaza-Ra 
Sunny Murray - Big Chief
Harry Miller's Isipingo - Live at 100 Club 1976
Bill Cole - The First Cycle
Dror Feiler & The Too Much Too Soon Orchestra ‎- What Is The Point Of Paris?
Gap - Gap 
Lokomotiv Konkret - Stockholm Augusti, 1978
Masabumi Kikuchi Sextet - Collaboration and Hairpin Circus combined file
R.D. Levy and Richard Davis -  Cauldron
Frances-Marie Uitti - The Second Bow
Dollar Brand / Don Cherry / Carlos Ward - Third World Underground
Paul Bley - Mr. Joy 
IST - Anagrams To Avoid
COWWS - Ulrichsberg, 1988
Ulrich Gumpert Workshop Band - Berlin, 1979
Radu Malfatti Orchestra - Innsbruck 1989
Toshinori Kondo & Tristan Honsinger - This, That And The Other
Halki's Collective - Jive
Jimmy Lyons Quintet - WKCR, 1975
Valdo Williams - New Advanced Jazz
Barry Guy New Orchestra & Elliott Sharp - Berlin, 2009
Alan Silva Celestrial Communications Orchestra - The Shout
Alan Silva Celestrial Communication Orchestra - Desert Mirage
Halki Collective - Κολλεκτίβα Χάλκης
Keizo Inoue - In Moers
Sunny Murray - Sonny's Time Now
Jacques Thollot Trio / Howard Riley Trio - Jazz Harmonie 1972
Test - Test
Harry Miller Quintet - Köln, 1983
Manfred Schoof Quintet - Helsinki, 1974
 L., S. - F., M. - Adonis
Per-Henrik Wallin Quartet - Umea
Paul Lovens - Paul Lytton Quintet - Moers 1977
Günter Christmann & Detlef Schönenberg - Berlin, 1978
London Music Now - Jazz Festival Berlin 1972
Albert Mangelsdorff Septet - Lindau, 1961
Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet - Tübingen, 1973
Cecil Taylor Unit - Spring Of Two Blue J's
Fred Van Hove 'T Nonet - Basel, 1998
Christmann - Frangenheim - Dutton - Fruits De Mhère, 2003
Frank Wright - Alan Silva - Muhammad Ali - Hamburg, 1976
Circle - Hamburg, 1971
Julius Hemphill & Abdul Wadud - Live in New York
Paul Rutherford - Old Moers Almanac
George Russell Sextet - Stockholm, Gyllene Cirkeln 1964/65
Europe Jazz All Stars - Room 1220
Karl Berger - Fron Now On
Karen Borca - Irène Schweizer Quartet - Basel 1989
Yoriyuki Harada Unit feat. Andrew Cyrille - Ehyang
Ray Russell - Dragon Hill
Glenn Horiuchi - Issei Spirit
Freebop - Live Tracks
Masahiko Togashi - Bura-Bura
Jayne Cortez & Firespitters - Maintain Control
Friedhelm Schönfeld - Friedhelm Schönfeld (Amiga)
Charles Tyler - Definite Vol.2
Johnny Mbizo Dyani - Witchdoctor's Son Together
A.R. Penck - Going Through
Jeanne Lee - Don't Freeze Yourself To Death Over There On Those Mountains
Gunter Hampel & Jeanne Lee - Oasis
Jeanne Lee - Im Stadtgarten Köln
Charles Tyler - Definite Vol.1
Charles Tyler - Jazz Festival Umeå
Ushio Sakai - Jam in Yokota
TTT - Be Cool In Munich - Live Concert
Masahiko Togashi Quartet - Speed & Space 
Lee Won Hui and Kikuchi Koji - Grow
Mototeru Takagi - Mosura Freight
Mototeru Takagi - Man-Bou
Mototeru Takagi - Makaya Temple
Mototeru Takagi - Kuku, Nagoya, 2002
Mototeru Takagi - 2001.07.06
Mtume Umoja Ensemble - Land Of The Blacks
Johnny Mbizo Dyani - Grandmother's Teaching
Dewey Redman - Look For The Black Star
Henry Threadgill's Zooid - Pop Start The Tape, Stop 
Phillip Wilson Trio - Fruits
Carla Bley Big Band - Live in Berlin 1979
Mario Pavone - Digit
Eli's Chosen Six -  College Jazz: Dixieland
Grumpff - Unhip Trip 
Grumpff - Ich Weiss Auch Nicht Was Los Ist
Wadada Leo Smith / Sabu Toyozumi - Cosmos Has Spirit
Mal Waldron & Steve Lacy - Journey Without End
Kazunori Takeda - Infinity
Reichel - Knispel - Niebergall - Waisvisz - Köln 1974
Mirage - Now You See It... 
Interspecies Music - Whalescapes
Akira Sakata Trio - Dance 
Kosuke Ichihara All Stars / Masahiko Satoh & Garan-Doh - デマ (Dema)
Paul Bley - Solemn Meditation 
Michel Portal - Our Meanings And Our Feelings 
David Wertman - Kara Suite
Buschi Niebergall Trio feat. Michel Pilz - Moers 1978
Günter Christmann & Detlef Schönenberg - Live in Padua '78
Yosuke Yamashita Trio - Concert In New Jazz
Cecil Taylor - Live in Genoa '83
Art Ensemble of Chicago - live in Nervi '79
Chris McGregor - live in Mestre '80
Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra - live in Genoa '91
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky Trio - NDR Jazz Workshop No.138
Isao Suzuki - Three Cushion
Steve Lacy - live in Florence '78
Steve Lacy Quintet - live in Cremona '78
Paul Bley - Live in Genoa '03
Sunny Murray - Live in München '79
Sunny Murray Trio - Live in Alassio '79
ROVA Saxophone Quartet - Live in Verona '79
Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath - Live in Moers '81
Billy Bang Sextet - Live in Moers '80
Jemeel Moondoc - Live Medford Ma 1985
Hans Reichel & Rüdiger Carl - Live in Lovere '79 
Alexander von Schlippenbach - Live in Nürnberg '76
Archie Shepp Quintet + RAI B.B. - Live in Rome '80
Archie Shepp Quartet - Live in Brescia '79
Archie Shepp & Roswell Rudd Quartet feat. Amiri Baraka - Live in Rome '04
Max Roach & Archie Shepp - Live in Nervi '78
Anthony Braxton - Live in Milan '79
80/81 - Live in Rome '81
ROVA Saxophone Quartet - Live in Moers '79
Lol Coxhill - Live in Florence '78
Misha Mengelberg / Peter Brötzmann / Han Bennink - Live in Lovere '77
Gunter Hampel & Jeanne Lee - Live in Florence and Pisa '78
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky Octet - Live in Moers '79
Andrea Centazzo & Lol Coxhill - Live in Lovere '78
Masahiko Sato & Wolfgang Dauner - Pianology
Masahiko Sato and the Soundbreakers - Amalgamation

21 March 2019


A1. After The Breath
A2. Desireless

B.  Waltz Step

C.  Up And Down

D.  Moon

Kazutoki Umezu, alto saxophone, flute
Masami Nakagawa, alto and soprano saxophone
Koiche Matsukaze, baritone saxophone, flute
Hiroshi Yoshino, double bass
Keiki Midorikawa, double bass
Masahiko Togashi, drums, percussion
Masayuki Takayanagi, guitar
Miyauchi Toshiro, percussion
Sabu Toyozumi, percusion
Masahiko Sato, piano
Junji Hirose, tenor saxophone
Haruki Sato, trombone
Tadanori Konokawa, trombone
Hitoshi Okano, trumpet
Shinji Yasuda, trumpet
Tetsuji Yoshida, trumpet

Recorded live at Sogetsu Hall, Tokyo, 7 November 1984

Paddle Wheel ‎– K25P-6328/9

LP Rip

19 March 2019

KAREL RŮŽiČKA :: Ozvěny (Supraphon 1979)

KAREL RŮŽiČKA :: Ozvěny (Supraphon 1979)

1. Krajina mysli I  8.55
2. Živohrátky  2.55
3. Ozvěny  9.30
4. Poselství  4.20
5. Neúplný sen  4.30
6. Triste  9.50
7. Krajina mysli II  2.35

+ on 2-4, 6
PETR KRÁL - tenor sax
PETR KOŘíNEK - double bass

Recorded March 1979 at Mozarteum Studio, Prague

Supraphon 1115 2448 H (vinyl rip)

17 March 2019

集団疎開 ‎– その前夜 - LIVE AT 八王子 ALONE (DES CHONBOO RECORDS, 1977)

A.  AGF Is

B1. ルネッサンス
B2. 恐いお話2
B3. 世知のバラード

Junji Mori, alto saxophone
Kazutoki Umezu, alto and baritone saxophone
Takashi Kikuchi, drums, percussion
Yoriyuki Harada, piano, soprano saxophone

Recorded live at "Alone", 八王子 on December 24, 1976

Des Chonboo Records ‎– DCB-01, This CD release on Bridge Records - Bridge - 049

CD Rip

16 March 2019


A.  Kiso

B1. Asama
B2. Hakuba
B3. Hida

Yasuo Arakawa, bass
Takeo Moriyama, drums
Masahiko Sato, piano
Akira Miyazawa, tenor saxophone

Recorded at Nippon Victor No. 2 Studio, Tokyo, March 17, 1970


LP Rip


A.  Dans Le Caprice Amer Des Sables

B.  Avant Propos De L'Écrevisse À Reculons, À Reculons

Gérard Siracusa, percussion
André Jaume, saxophone
Raymond Boni, guitar

Recorded May 1976 at Studio Palm.

Palm Records, PALM 29

LP Rip

12 March 2019

ELTON DEAN'S NiNESENSE - Bracknell Jazz Festival 1978

I got this audience recording in trade from many years ago and I shared it previously in comments to some other Ninesense recording here. Recently I gave it a listen and found it wholly enjoyable and great preformance, thus I tried some equalisation from original mp3@320. In the end it is improvement I think. Setlist is similiar to 100 Club Concert from 1979. Track 5 (including 11 min of great improv) has significantly clearer sound without audience noises (which are quietly enjoyable during quiet passages earlier) and due to possible speaker entry in the fade out, it can come from some broadcast (possibly) from different concert, but I got it together with this Bracknell recording).

ELTON DEAN'S NiNESENSE - Bracknell Jazz Festival 1978

1. Fall in Free > One Three Nine  16.30
2. Nicrotto  12.13
3. Seven For Lee  13.21
4. First Born > Bounce  20.32
5. improv > Three For All (fade-out)  14.28

ELTON DEAN - alto sax, saxello
ALAN SKiDMORE - tenor sax
MARC CHARiG - cornet, tenor horn
HARRY BECKETT - trumpet, flugelhorn
NiCK EVANS - trombone
RADU MALFATTi - trombone
KEiTH TiPPETT - piano
LOUiS MOHOLO - drums

4th Bracknell Jazz Festival, UK, July 8, 1978.

5 March 2019


The first Greek recording with free improvised music.
Recorded at the first modern Jazz club in Athen right below the Akropolis.

Floros Floridis, clarinet, soprano & alto saxophone
Sakis Papadimitriou, piano

01. Improvisation A Plus Opening And Closing     14:56
02. Almost Kalamatianos     4:23
03. Wave     7:11
04. Folk Improvisation     10:43
05. F2 Extract     2:30
06. Kj     5:32
07. Alto 0,5     6:23
08. Improvisation C     7:30
09. Intermission     6:47
10. Improvisation D Plus The National Rock'n'Roll     13:03

Recorded at Jazz Club of Barakos in Plaka, Athen, Greece on April 15, 1979.

J.N.D. Records 003 (CD - 2002)
Originally released as 2 x vinyl (LP 901) on the same label in 1979.

WMWM - Live At The BBC 1973

The year 1973 was decisive in Robert Wyatt’s career, more and more attracted by the vocal and taking a distance with the more experimental aspect of the prog, he was already thinking about a solo career when the accident of June 1st which will let him paraplegic rush things. However it is during the first semester of this same year that WMWM was born whose music is exclusively improvised and almost totally instrumental. Apparently this group sounds like a contradiction to the trajectory that Wyatt's career already seemed to take, but in fact we must understand this group as a sort of carelessness, as some moments of the prog have been some years before. If the accident of Robert Wyatt marks the end of an era, the last act of a period of recklessness that will this time have tragic consequences, this accident is probably not the cause of the short existence of this group. Without the fatal date of June 1, WMWM was in any case not promised to have a future as the musical differences seem obvious, especially between Gary Windo and Dave McRae. Yet it's with both that Wyatt wanted to play and this is what makes the group's interest: Windo crazy and uncontrollable, Mc Rae significantly more structured and reinforced in this posture by Ron Mathewson very inventive and sublime . Wyatt meanwhile is a bit like in "The End Of A Ear" alternating construction and demolition of the rhythm.
This post was made possible with the contribution of Propylaen2001 who provided almost all the recording of the performance given for the BBC apparently on April 4, 1973. I added the end that was missing and the first note of the saxophone in the beginning.
There is an improvisation in two parts to which I did not give titles because a complete confusion reigns around the titles of the two parts. First named "Caramus" and "Spiderman", their order appears as such on the album "Anglo American" by Gary Windo which contains edit of the performance, but the two parts have been reversed. On the version provided by Propylaen2001, the first part of the improvisation is named "Toddler" and the second "Caramus".
If you compare the second part of this recording with the version available on the album "Anglo American" you will find that the pitch of this version is a little higher. In fact for reasons of space the officially released version has not only been edited but also accelerated but that it does not get the pitch has been lowered. I preferred to leave the pitch of this version as it is because it is consistent with the first part.
There is another recording from this band where Mathewson is replaced by Richard Sinclair, of course I recommend it.
Obviously the band have also done one concert in trio without Gary Windo
-Robert: Drums, Organ, Voice, echoplex
-Ron: bass
-Dave: piano, electric piano

-Gary: tenor saxophone

4 March 2019

Equal Interest live at Yoshi's, Oakland, California

Equal Interest
Oakland CA
June 19, 1999 (late show)

1 intro

total time: 77:35

Joseph Jarman - winds (alto sax, bass flute, flute, shawm), percussion
Leroy Jenkins - violin
Myra Melford - piano, harmonium

acoustic performance (no PA amplifiction used)

Some more Joseph Jarman coming up. This is a trio setting, wholly acoustic, without any backup from bass and regular drums, except the occasional percussion. Leroy Jenkins is a veteran of the AACM, notably for his long engagement with the Revolutionary Ensemble. Myra Melford is a pianist with a diverse background in classical music as well as jazz and blues and as can be heard from this performance, went to India and learnt to play the harmonium.

Together they weave a tapestry of chambre-like intimacy naeatly summarised in this review: The through-composed nature of much of the material along with the spare instrumentation contributes to a delicate chamber-like feel, but it’s balanced by an unusual, folksy strain of tranquillity; equally beautiful, hearty and fragile, all at once. See https://jazztimes.com/reviews/albums/equal-interest-equal-interest.

We'll have some more from this ensemble later on.


A1. Evil Season
A2. Spirits
A3. Aziz

B1. Amplified Heart
B2. Arie's Dance
B3. Ascent

Daunik Lazro,alto saxophone, bass clarinet, percussion
Saheb Sarbib, double bass, reeds, flute, percussion
Jonathan Dickinson, drums, percussion
ManuelResende, electric piano, piano, percussion

Recorded at Studio Palm, Nov 1974

Un-Deux-Trois ‎– N° 4

LP Rip

KAORU ABE - 未発表音源+初期音源 (YOUTH INC, 2012)

1. Duo
2. Duo
3. Duo
4. Duo
5. Trio

Kaoru Abe, saxophones, bass clarinet, harmonica
Masayuki Takayanagi, guitar (5)
Hiroshi Yamazaki, drums (5)

Live recordings, early 1970s. Unknown drummer on 1-4.

Youth Inc - YOUTH-165

CD Rip

2 March 2019


1. Solo 1973
2. Solo 1973
3. Solo 1973
4. Solo 1973

Kaoru Abe, saxophone

Youth Inc - YOUTH-142 (1), YOUTH-165 (2-4)

CD Rip

1 March 2019


Manfred Hering, alto saxophone (side A)
Joe Sachse, guitar (side A), flute (A1, A2)
Heiner Reinhardt, tenor saxophone (A3)
Johannes Bauer, trombone (A3)
Christoph Winckel, bass (A3)
Wolfram Dix, drums (A3)

Hannes Zerbe, piano (side B)
Dietrich Unkrodt, tuba (B1)
Manfred Schulze, baritone saxophone (B2)

A1. Weber / Parkweg 1     9:48
A2. Dispersion     5:33
A3. ~ ⊿ unis. ↷ ∞     6:38
B1. Für Sven     6:21
B2. Calvados     14:13

Side A: rec. 19./20. May 1981, Amiga-Studio Berlin
Side B: rec. 26./27. May 1981, Amiga-Studio Berlin

AMIGA 8 55 858  (vinyl rip)


1. 1977/11/24

Kaoru Abe, saxophone

Recorded live at Jazz Cafe Passe-Tamps, Fukushima on 24 November 1977

Passe-Tamps's Disk - 18-47

CDr Rip

23 February 2019


1. 1977/11/23

Kaoru Abe, saxophone

Recorded live at Jazz Cafe Passe-Tamps, Fukushima on 23 November 1977

Passe-Tamps's Disk - 17-47

CDr Rip

22 February 2019


Mario Schiano, alto saxophone
Joelle Léandre, double bass, voice (right)
Peter Kowald, double bass, voice (left)

1. Tracks (Part One)     06:41
2. Tracks (Part Two)     20:39
3. Tracks (Part Three)     06:41
4. Tracks (Part Four)     16:04

Excerpts from the concert held at the "Palazzo delle Esposizioni" in Rome - on October 14, 1993.

LE PARC 512-2 (Italy 1993)

21 February 2019

Masahiko Satoh - Pavane Lachrymae - Denon 1978

Several years ago I interviewed Masahiko Satoh, probably for the french magazine "impro jazz". One of my first questions was about the incredible diversity of styles he has been playing since the beginning of his career. He then replied, "I have no particular style, when I started to play to win money, the first band I played with, was a jazz band, if it had been a tango band I will become a tango pianist. Reality or casualness of the answer?

1 From The Highest
2 No nights are dark enough
3 And tears, and sights, and groams
4 My weary days
5 My fortune is thrown
6 And fear, and grief, and pain
7 Let me live for lorn

Masahiko Satoh: piano (steinway), Synthesizer (Korg PS-3100 Polyphonic, EMS Synthi AKS), Electric Piano (Fender), Harpsichord.

Recorded April 19 & 20, 1978

Lp Denon YX-7536-ND

This rip comes from a cd that contains also another lp: magnolia no ki not included in this post because it have been reissued as a single cd some years ago and still available.

19 February 2019


1. 1976/02/28
2. 1976/08/30

Kaoru Abe, saxophone, harmonica

Recorded live at Jazz Cafe Passe-Tamps, Fukushima on 28 February and 30 August 1976

Passe-Tamps's Disk - 16-47

CDr Rip

16 February 2019


1. 1976/05/30
2. 1976/05/30
3. 1976/05/30

Kaoru Abe, guitar

Recorded live at Jazz Cafe Passe-Tamps, Fukushima on 30 May 1976

Passe-Tamps's Disk - 12-101

CDr Rip

12 February 2019


Bill Lewis, vibraphone
Byard Lancaster, tenor & soprano saxophones
Yusef Yancey, flugelhorn
Don Wilson, alto saxophone
Warren Oree, bass
Douglas Gaines, drums
Art Watson, percussion

1. Medley beginning with My Favorite Things (ends abruptly) 38:36

Recorded on 1st September 1977 at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

11 February 2019


1. 1976/01/25

Kaoru Abe, guitar

Recorded live at Jazz Cafe Passe-Tamps, Fukushima on 25 January 1976

Passe-Tamps's Disk - 9-101

CDr Rip

10 February 2019


A. February 25, 1978 (3rd Set)
B. April 15, 1978 (1st Set)
C. April 15, 1978 (2nd Set)
D. April 30, 1978 (1st Set)

Kaoru Abe, alto saxophone
Sabu Toyozumi, drums, percussion

Recorded live at Gaya, Tokyo

Qbico - Qbico 22/23

LP Rip

9 February 2019

L.S.-F.W. "ELLISPONTOS" (J.N.D., 1985)

Paul Lytton, drums, live electronics
Hans Schneider, double bass
Floros Floridis, clarinet, alto saxophone
Phil Wachsmann, violin, live electronics

1. L.R.I     19:48
2. S.R.III   16:28
3. S.R. IV   07:19

Track 1 (A):
Music created by improvising by L.S.-F.W. during its performance at 4.12.1985 in 2nd Jazz and Improvised music festival in Thessaloniki.
Tracks 2 & 3 (B1, B2):
Music created by improvising by L.S.-F.W. at 5.12.1985 in a studio date.

j.n.d. III-A
(On F.F. website > jnd re-records LP 05)

(lp rip - not my rip)

5 February 2019

MiRAGE - Now You See It... (Compendium 1977)

This one is minor rarity for Canterbury scene followers. Steve Cook was bassist in Soft Machine (Alive and Well in Paris era), Dave Sheen played in Soft Head. Other two are also familiar names. Music on band's only album on Norweigian label flows in jazz/rock vein. Not my rip, found via torrents. I see now it was reissued on CD by Vocalion with 2 bonus tracks in 2007, but seems to be OOP.

MiRAGE - Now You See It... (Compendium 1977)

A1 King's Heads
A2 Always Leaving
A3 Time Less Words
B1 Elephant's Tales
B2 Ballade
B3 Underneath The Arches And Beyond

GEORGE KHAN - tenor, alto & soprano saxes, flute
BRiAN GODDiNG - acoustic, electric & tenor guitars
STEVE COOK - electric & string bass
DAVE SHEEN - drums, percussion

Compendium Records 1977, Fidardo 9 (vinyl rip)

CD version added -- see Mr. propylaen2001 comment!

4 February 2019


 I shall start with three long awaited reissues.

First we have Ian Brighton's 'Marsh Gas' with a great line-up :
Jim Livesey, alto saxophone
Marcio Mattos, bass
Sound In Brass, handbells
Ian Brighton, guitar
Roger Smith, guitar
Radu Malfatti, trombone
Philipp Wachsmann, violin

Available since December 2018, you'll get it from FMR Records.

The following two CDs/LPs are available since a few days.

Musicians are obvious on the first release. And on the edition with the pipe (Opium for Franz)  you'll have - apart - from Franz Koglmann, Steve Lacy, Aldo Romano and Stephen Horenstein also Bill Dixon and Alan Silva on the long first track.

 You'll get these two goodies through discogs.  Or through the label's website  http://www.blackmonk.at/blog (click on 'Mehr erfahren' und you see the contact address and the prices). According the label more is upcoming. Think about new and old Reform Art Unit sessions.

Almost only reissues this time. But at least this subtle new recording I would like to praise.
Here, one of my favourite musicians, Paul Lovens, has teamed with Hugo Antunes (a.o. Red Trio) and the previously unknown (to me, anyway) pianist Seppe Gebruers from Belgium.
So the line-up is percussion, double bass and two pianos, tuned a quarter tone apart.
Get it on vinyl or as a CD from the label  El Negocito.

Than I would like to alert you again about the FMP / Destination-out reissue series.
All downloads are available in numerous formats - lossless and lossy.


Originally as LP it had three editions. One from Czechoslovakia (which was the first one) shortly followed by a release from the GDR and finally FMP / SAJ.
Produced by the rather unknown Antonin Matzner who played(?) also on this great recording. It is strongly recommended.
Others participants are f.e. Tony Oxley, Günter Sommer, Willem Breuker, Rüdiger Carl, Rudolf Dasek, Albert Mangelsdorff, Louis Moholo, Trevor Watts.........

This one is especially appreciated. Only two years ago it seemed this rare session with Danny Davis (of Sun Ra fame), Taj Mahal Travellers' Takehisa Kosugi and Peter Kowald won't be reissued at all.
One of the members had objections against a new release.
But obviously and finally Jost Gebers managed to get the rights for this download. 

Not only reissues are offered at FMP's bandcamp site but a.o. also this great unreleased session from 1984.
More music than fits on a CD these "minimalistic" improvisations are a treat;
played by Wolfgang Fuchs, Hanns Schneider (bass) and Bernhard Arndt on piano.

3 February 2019

J.Jarman & D.Moye Quartet - Live in Rome '81

The concert took place just a week before the group entered the
Barigozzi Studios (Milan) to record the album "Earth Passage/
Density" for Black Saint.

Rec. live at "Teatro Olimpico", Rome, Italy, on February 10, 1981
(mix recording)

Joseph Jarman,tenor and sopranino saxes,clarinets,flutes
Famoudou Don Moye,percussions
Craig Harris,trombone,cowbell,didgeridoo
Donald Rafael Garrett,bass,flute

1. Zulu Village (15:22)
2. Sun Spots (13:51)
3. Unknown (19:18)
4. Jawara (14:04)
5. Crushed (07:13)
6. Encore (04:47)
7. Greetings (02:08)

Total Time 1:16:46

J.Jarman & D.Moye feat. J.Dyani - Live in Milan '79

This concert took place just one day before the trio entered the
Barigozzi Studios (Milan) to record the album "Black Paladins"
for Black Saint.

Rec. live at "Cineteatro Anteo", Milan, Italy, on December 18,
1979 (mics recording)

Joseph Jarman,sopranino,tenor & baritone saxes,flutes
Johnny "Mbizo" Dyani,bass,tambourine,vocals
Famoudou Don Moye,drums,percussion

1. Medley (42:42)
2. Black Paladinds/Mama Marimba (26:58)
3. In Memory Of My Seasons/Humility
In The Light Of The Creator (09:12)
4. Crushed [encore] (04:40)

Total Time 1:23:33

Joseph Jarman- Sunbound (AECO LP, 02)1976

We haven't had any commemorative posts re. the passing away of Joseph Jarman on 10 January 2019, so better late than never, then. This was his one and only solo album, literally speaking, posted in the early days of this blog. We will follow up with other previously posted items as well as material not previously posted here.

An obituary can be found here:


An interview from 2011 here:


and the offiicial home page here:


From the original post:

"Philosophically Jarman's aestheic is agreeable with the freedom loving anti statism that Anarchists define for themselves as Anarchy..that is social agreement with out coercion..NO COPS ,NO COURTS ,NO JAILS, NO TAXES."From the liner notes by Joffre Stewart

"Sunbound is a live solo performance by then Art Ensemble of Chicago member Joseph Jarman, and one of a handful of recordings issued by the band's own label. The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) of Chicago had long required a solo concert as a kind of "final exam." Regardless of one's instrument, a graduate of this school was expected to be able to construct a cohesive performance alone, without benefit of supporting musicians. Thus, concerts like this one were hardly uncommon at the time, though to the wider public the idea of a saxophonist by himself on stage was still somewhat bizarre. Jarman has a significantly different approach to improvisation than his erstwhile reeds partner in the Art Ensemble, Roscoe Mitchell. The latter had an extremely structural view of improvisation, using often arcane conceptual ideas as the basis for his flights. Jarman is a more intuitive player, allowing ideas to flow in natural, lyrical fashion, even when blisteringly intense. Typically, he utilizes a wide variety of reeds and percussion, sometimes simultaneously, though the finest work here is on alto ("Universal Mind Force"). His abandonment of structure allows for some degree of meandering, and there are sections which could have stood a bit of editing, but that "excess" was part of the deal in performances such as this at the time and, in retrospect, are even part of their charm. Still, one misses a foil such as Mitchell to bounce ideas off, and the album, while generally enjoyable, lacks some of the depth and passion associated with the best Art Ensemble recordings. Recommended for AACM completists."
by Brian Olewnick

26 January 2019


A rather unknown part of the early days of European Free Jazz, undeservedly!
- OOP as LP but also on CD.

Patrick De Groote, trumpet, flugelhorn
Nolle Neels, tenor saxophone
Ronald Lecourt, vibes
Jasper Van't Hof, piano
Paul Van Gysegem, bass
Pierre Courbois, drums

1. Nummer 86 Is Een Kerrygerecht   08:23
2. Voor Anouk                      08:36
3. Frans En Zijn Muze              04:52
4. Aorta                           18:24

Track 1 - 3 recorded at the University of Ghent, Belgium on March 15, 1971.
Track 4 recorded at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium on January 21, 1971.

FUTURA GER 27 (same number for LP and CD - this rip from the CD [OOP]).

25 January 2019

Steve Miller Trio - Meets Elton Dean (2008)

Gilles Torrent Jazztet - Terre Engloutie (Plainisphare 1986)

Deborah - vocals
Gilles Torrent -  sax
Francois Lindemann - piano
Thierry Augsburger - bass
Marc Erbetta - drums   

A1. Terre Engloutie
A2. Compensation
A3. Intermede n.1
B1. Attente
B2. Inspiration

compositions by Gilles Torrent
recorded 6-7 june 1985

Plainisphare, PL 1267-22
vinyl rip

23 January 2019

Joe Rigby - Praise - Homeboy Music 2007

-India (J.Coltrane)
-Earth flower

Joe Rigby: tenor & soprano sax
Ted Daniel: trumpet
Ken Filiano: bass
Lou Grassi: drums

recordings coming from rehearsal done in Brooklyn in 2007
cdr published by homeboy music, no reference

Almost at the same time the french label « improvising Being » published a superbe cd of the Joe Rigby Quartet, now the label have stopped but perhaps the owner of the label still has some copies, if you are interested you can try to get in touch here
be aware that I’m not talking about the cdr presented here but about another session that I recommend
Regarding Homeboy music, it was a tiny label who published less than 5 titles, including the full session of Norman Howard & Joe Phillips originally recorded for esp but not issued at the time, lately ESP reissued it partially on cd