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 ...


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 2016


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 November 12, 2015 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:

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
Ornette Coleman's Original Quartet - Live in Reggio Emilia '90
Grubenklangorchester - Bergmannsleben
Fred Van Hove/Wolfgang Dauner - Requiem For Che Guevara/Psalmus Spei
Manfred Schoof - Albert Mangelsdorff Quartet - NDR Jazz Workshop No.187
Workshop De Lyon - Tiens! Les Bourgeons Èclatent...
Workshop De Lyon - Musique Basalte
Workshop De Lyon - Concert Lave
Zeitkratzer - Körper Kooperationen I & II
Warren Smith & The Composer's Workshop Ensemble
Sam Rivers Tuba Trio - Essence - The Heat And Warmth Of Free Jazz
Sam Rivers Tuba Trio & Earl Cross Sextet - Jazz Of The Seventies
Sam Rivers Tuba Trio / James Newton - Flutes
Byard Lancaster - Keno Speller - Exactement
Byard Lancaster - Us 
Baden Baden New Jazz Meeting 1975
Chris McGregor Sextet at the BBC
Lester Bowie - African Children
Hans Koller meets Classic - Baden Baden 1976
Interspecies Music - Whalescapes
Hüseyin Ertunç Trio - Mûsikî
Peggy Sampson - The Contemporary Viola Da Gamba
Bengt Ernryd Quartet - 1964/65
Didier Levallet Quintet - Ostinato
Ken Hyder's Talisker - Land of Stone
Baden Baden Free Jazz Meeting 1969
Theo Loevendie Quintet - VARA Jazz 1985
Cleve Pozar - Solo Percussion
Marc Levin - Social Sketches
Jan Garbarek - live in Oslo 1969 and in Bremerhaven 1971
Robert F. Pozar - Good Golly Miss Nancy
Ed Curran Quartet - Elysa
Wiebelfetzer - Live
Gap - Gap
Paul Dunmall Qt - Manchester 1987
Globe Unity - Intergalactic Blow
NDR Jazz Workshop No.70
European Jazz Ensemble - Live
The Quartet - Dedications
The Quartet - Relation
The Quartet - Live
Ted Curson - Urge
Abbey Rader & Marc Levin - Songs of Street and Spirit

25 November 2015

John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble - Unterfahrt, 2014-02-21

John Hollenbeck, Schlagzeug
Theo Bleckmann, Gesang
John Bailey, Jon Owens, Dave Ballou, Matt Holman, TrompeteMark Patterson, Mike Christensen, Christian Jakso, Alan Ferber, Posaune Ben Kono, Jeremy
Viner, Tony Malaby, Dan Willis, Bohdan Hilash, Saxofone, Klarinetten
Patricia Franceschi, Vibrafon
Matt Mitchell, Piano, el. Keyboard
Kermit Driscoll, E-Bass
J.C. Sandford, Orchesterleitung

pdf and other texts included. All thanks to Johan for these mp2 files.

21 November 2015

DEEP JOY TRIO - Buffalo NY, 2006

PAUL DUNMALL - tenor saxophone
TONY LEVIN - drums

1. 36:10
2. 16:17

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY   5th December 2006

More Deep Joy here

15 November 2015

ARCHIE SHEPP Attica Blues Big Band (feat. Cécile McLorin Salvant) Jazz Middelheim 2015 Antwerp, Belgium - 2015-08-14

Archie Shepp (tenor sax, vocals),
Tom Mc Clung (piano),
Daryl Hall (bass),
Famoudou Don Moye (drums),
Cécile Mc Lorin Salvant (vocals),
Pierre Durand (guitar),
Marion Rampal (vocals),
Izidor Leitinger (trumpet),
Olivier Miconi (trumpet),
Christophe Leloil (trumpet),
Sébastien Llado (trombone),
Michaël Ballue (trombone),
Romain Morello (trombone),
Olivier Chaussade (alt sax),
François Théberge (tenor sax),
Virgile Lefebvre (tenor sax),
Jean-Philippe Scali (baritone sax)

Help with setlist appreciated. I heard :

1. Introduction by Lies Steppe
2. Introduction by Archie Shepp
3. Quiet Dawn
4. Blues For Brother George Jackson
5. The Cry Of My People
6. Steam
7. Come Sunday
8. Mama Too Tight
9. Déjà Vu
10. Goodbye Sweet Pops - Ujamaa
11. Attica Blues
12. Reprise : Mama Too Tight

Radio Klara FM (cable) -> WinTV-HVR-3000 Soundcard -> Adobe Audition (10db Boost) -> WAV -> CD Wave Editor (Tracking) -> TLH (FLAC 8)

14 November 2015

John Scofield and Joe Lovano, 2015-11-04, REIMS JAZZ FESTIVAL Reims, France, FM

On se réjouit de cet alignement d’étoiles du jazz condensé dans cette soirée. Le maître de la guitare John Scofield et le magistral saxophoniste Joe Lovano, tous deux reconnus parmi les plus illustres pointures en leur domaine, se retrouvent pour une tournée internationale, plus de vingt ans après leur première collaboration. Ils ont écrit un chapitre de l’histoire du jazz. Partenaire de Miles Davis, Charles Mingus ou Billy Cobham, John Scofield a marqué de son empreinte cette musique par son style à la croisée du jazz-rock, du funk et du blues. Pilier de la mythique maison d’édition Blue Note, Joe Lovano est l’un des musiciens les plus prolifiques de sa génération : son œuvre atteste d’une profusion créative et d’une diversité d’inspiration rare. Tout au long de leur carrière, leurs chemins se sont régulièrement croisés, une collaboration toujours synonyme d’événement pour la planète jazz. Un concert qui s’annonce absolument incontournable, au cours duquel ils nous présenteront leur dernier album commun, servi par une rythmique d’exception (Ben Street à la contrebasse et Bill Stewart à la batterie), dont la sortie est prévue à l’automne 2015.

Source : TSF, FM / Naim Uniti / RH-09R / Audacity / Xact / Flac

12 November 2015

CHICK COREA & THE VIGIL Live at Konserthus in Stockholm/S, 18.10.2015 Radio Broadcast (Sveriges P2): A+ FLAC

Chick Corea, piano,
Tim Garland, saxes,
Carlitos del Puerto, bass,
Marcus Gilmore, drums,
Charles Altura, guitar
Luisito Quintero, percussion

TRACKLIST (Please help with setlist)
1) FM Intro 02:05
2) Chick talks, Applause 02:20
3) Fingerprints 22:19
4) Royalty 18:20
5) Anna's Tango 17:46
6) Unknown Song / Bemsha Swing (Monk tune) 12:23
7) Galaxy 32 Star 33:16
8) FM Announcer 01:46
9) Chick talks 00:11
10) Spain (fades out) 06:21

TOTAL TIME: about 110 min ***Complete show***

DIME: 2015-11-01

MILES DAVIS BAND FEAT. CHICK COREA Live at Jazz Summit, Wiesen, Austria, 1984-07-07 FM FLAC

FM Broadcast>AGFA Metal Audio Tape>trade>Phillips CD Recorder 780>CD>HDD>Flac

Excellent (listen to mp3 samples)

1. Star People
2. What It Is
3. It Gets Better
4. Something On Your Mind
5. Time After Time
6. Lake Geneva
7. E: Speak / That's What Happened (M.Davis - J. Scofield)

Miles Davis - Trumpet, Synthesizer
Bob Berg - Soprano And Tenor Saxophone
Chick Corea - Keyboards
John Scofield - Electric Guitar
Robert Irving - Synthesizer
Darryl Jones - Electric Bass
Steve Thornton - Percussion
Al Foster - Drums

TOTAL TIME: about 60 min ***Complete Broadcasted show***

DIME: 2015-11-01


JOHNNY GRIFFIN with the JOHN TAYLOR TRIO Cheltenham 1997

JOHNNY GRIFFIN - tenor saxophone

1. JG interview with Geoffrey Smith  12:31
2. Body and soul  16:20
3. Waltz Swing  12:16
4. The Way It Is  15:26
5. Hot Saki  11:28

Recorded at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.  Cheltenham Jazz Festival. 1997

BBC Radio 3 b'cast.  

8 November 2015

Joachim Kuehn Trio - JazzFest Berlin, 1987-11-06 Philharmoni, Berlin, Germany mp2

Reseed, official Tracks "Easy To Read" and "Heavy Birthday" removed

official CD:

• Joachim Kuehn, p
• Jean-François Jenny-Clark, b
• Daniel Humair, dr
• Guest: Larry Schneider, ss, ts (#2 & 3)

1 Cesar 08:49
2 Miles' Mood 11:07
3 In A Sentimental Mood 12:56
Total-Time: 32:52

DVB-S@320, 48kHz > raw data > ProjextX > mp3DirectCut > mp2

Recorded and first Seed in 2008 by Joerg

randy weston african rhythms quartet XVIII festival di cultura e musica jazz di Chiasso cinema teatro chiasso, switzerland 05. feb 2015

source: dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium s2-6400 twin hd > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(mpeg1 layer 2/256 kbps) [radio station - rete due]

randy weston - p
t. k. blue - as, ss
alex blake - b
neil clarke - perc

disc 1

01. caravan 13:49
02. announcement randy weston 00:34
03. ganawa (blue moses) 21:33
04. announcement randy weston 00:23
05. berkshire blues 13:42
06. announcement randy weston 01:08

disc 2

01. african sunrise 23:46
02. little niles 11:16


Compiled from diverse sources. Nornally I do not post anything which is readily available.
Here I took a few pieces from CDs - some of them might be still in print.

The first two compostitions are - to my knowledge - not available in any form.
Please correct me when I'm wrong.

1. Pour Les Baleines (1982) for 60 strings ( [2:49]
2. Nyuyo (Soleil Couchant) (1985) for shakuhachi, sangen and two kotos [11:26]

3. Taurhiphanie (1987-88) electronice music realised with UPIC (magnetic tape - two tracks) [11:04]
4. Gendy3 (1991) electronic music (magnetic tape - two tracks) [18:59]

5. Windungen (Retours) (1976) version for 8 celli [6:20]
Cello Octet Conjunto Iberico
Elias Arizcuren, arrangement (with full permission by Xenakis)

6. Khal Perr (1983) for brass quintet + two percussionists (vibra, 2bong, 3tom, gr c) [10:34]
The Wallace Collection
John Wallace - trumpet
John Miller - trumpet
Paul Gardham - horn
Simon Gunton - trombone
Robin Haggart - tuba
Christopher Terian, Kevin Hathway - percussion

7. Dmaathen (1976) for oboe and percussion [11:46]
Burkhard Glaetzner, oboe + Gerd Schenker, percussion

8. Gmeeoorh (1974) for organ [19:08]
Francoise Rieunier, organ

Tracks 1 to 4 are ripped from a cassette by Éditions Salabert - no information about musicians etc.


GERD DUDEK - tenor saxophone
STAN SULZMANN - tenor saxophone, flute
TONY LEVIN - drums

1. Cobra  10:02
2. Announcement: Ali Haurand  06:09
3. You've Read the Book  10:12
4. Horizons  16:10
5. Pulque  23:01

The Coal Exchange, Cardiff  8th June 1996

BBC Radio 3  'Jazz on 3' 'near live' broadcast

7 November 2015

Paul Motian Quintet (V3 Ricola-Goody-TomP remaster) Radio Bremen Schauburg, Germany 1983-11-17 FLAC (updated)

Jim Pepper: as,ss, fl
Joe Lovano: ts
Bill Frisell: el-g
Ed Schuller: double bass
Paul Motian: dr, leader

00 - Radio Intro 0:34 *
01 - Five Miles To Wrentham 7:54 (source 2 from 0-10 sec) *
02 - White Magic 6:34
03 - The Story Of Maryam 7:07
04 - Yahllah 12:22
05 - The Sunflower 09:01
06 - Radio announcer 0:49
07 - 9x9 07:25
08 - Etude 14:13
09 - Mandeville 09:43
10 - Drum Music 07:26
11 - Psalm 06:26
12 - Maliniye (Don Cherry) 2:51
13 - Radio Outro 0:24

Total = 92:49

6 November 2015

Dave Douglas “High Risk” [Lewojazz-TomP] Festival Willisau, CH 2015-08-26 flac

Broadcast: 2015-10-23 on SRF 2 Kultur 256/48, TS-file recording by Lewojazz > i-Sound (44.1k wav) >
> TomP edit > Tag & Rename (flac tags) > TLH (flac 6 + SBE / decode check)

Fine Lewojazz art is included

Quality: EX+

I have long preferred Douglas' electric bands over his acoustic ones and this great sounding TS-file
recording by Lewojazz brings out the outstanding dynamics and clarity of his latest group.

TomP post on Dime, Oct.2015...Enjoy !!

Dave Douglas (tp)
Jonathan Maron (b)
Ches Smith (dr)
Shigeto (electronics)

01 - Radio announcer (talks over xx sec of next track)
02 - Molten Sunset + Household Item 13:40
03 - Etiquette 14:42
04 - Band Intro
05 - High Risk 15:02
06 - Night Flight 07:12 (Zachary Saginaw aka Shigeto)
07 - Celine 15:57
08 - Cardinals 07:09
09 - Nevral + Tied Together 11:14

Total = 87:08

Edit details (Nero 8):

Removed almost all the announcer
Cross-mixed channels 99:1 ratio
Increased misc level +2dB above applause
Volume +4dB

Jack DeJohnette Roscoe Mitchell Matthew Garrison Jazzfestival Frankfurt 2015 mp2

Jack DeJohnette | dr, p
Roscoe Mitchell | reeds
Matthew Garrison | el-b

Notes in German included

Günter "Baby" Sommer 'Quartetto Trionfale' mp2

2015 konnte gefeiert werden: 25 Jahre Jazzbaltica! Aus diesem Anlass strickte der künstlerische Leiter Nils Landgren ein Programm, in dem immer wieder Weggefährten von einem Vierteljahrhundert Festivalgeschichte auftauchten. Der betont familiäre Charakter ist nichts Neues - doch diesmal waren auch Teilnehmer der ersten Jazzbaltica 1991 dabei.

Günter "Baby" Sommer, Schlagzeug
Manfred Schoof, Trompete, Flügelhorn
Gianluigi Trovesi, Altsaxophon, Bassklarinette
Antonio Borghini, Bass
Aufnahme vom 4.7.15 bei Jazzbaltica in Niendorf, Ostsee

more extensive notes included.
Thanks to Johan


A1. Each Other
A2. Love Nature

B.  Sister Mayumi

Gary Bartz, alto saxophone
Reggie Workman, bass
Eric Gravatt, drums
Kiyoshi Sugimoto, electric guitar
Terumasa Hino, trumpet

Recorded at Obe Studio, Teaneck, New Jersey on 31 March '71

Canyon Records ‎– J-1006

LP Rip

5 November 2015

PAUL DUNMALL QUARTET - Union Tavern, 1987

PAUL DUNMALL  tenor saxophone
STEVE NOBLE  drums, percussion, bugle, harmonica

1. 41:01
2. 46:14

Union Tavern, London  3rd July 1987

This was a phenomenally tight and scorching group whose music was never released.
Stu's fine live recording captures an AWESOME performance.  Don't miss.

See also Band on the Wall 1987

4 November 2015


PAUL DUNMALL - tenor and soprano saxophone
JOHN ADAMS - guitar
TONY MARSH - drums

1. 39:54
2. 20:29

The Reliance, Old Street, London  13th July 2002

I recently came across this forgotten cassette recording and transferred it to cdr and sent a copy to Paul. He says he likes the music in spite of the rather flat sound, and he would like to share it with his followers here.

MICHAEL MANTLER & hr-BIGBAND: "JAZZ COMPOSER’S ORCHESTRA UPDATE" Jazzfestival Frankfurt 2015 mp2 (unedited)

Michael Mantler | comp, tp
Christoph Cech | cond
Peter Brötzmann | reeds
Tony Lakatos | reeds
Bjarne Roupé | g
David Helbock | p

Bernie Mallinger | violin
Igmar Jenner | violin
Cynthia Liao | viola
Sophie Abraham | cello

Frank Wellert | tp
Martin Auer | tp
Thomas Sonnen | french horn
Maciej Baranowski | french horn
Christian Jaksjø | tb
Manfred Honetschläger | b-tb
Wolf Schenk | tuba
Stefan Karl Schmid | ss, fl
Oliver Leicht | ss, cl
Heinz-Dieter Sauerborn | as, fl
Benjamin Steil | as, cl, bcl
Steffen Weber | ts, fl
Rainer Heute | bs

Nina Hacker | b
Thomas Stabenow | b
Thomas Heidepriem | b
Jean Paul Höchstädter | dr 

1 November 2015


I have this rip on a dvd-r - so probably you can listen to this only with a dvd-player (no video only audio) or directly from the pc.
It's a lossless rip plus a pdf of the 26p. booklet.

And you might like to read an article/interview about the task of transferring the music from the original tapes........here

La Monte Young, piano

A.     The Well-Tuned Piano Part 1     30:10
B.     The Well-Tuned Piano Part 2     29:07
C.     The Well-Tuned Piano Part 3     34:34
D.     The Well-Tuned Piano Part 4     27:21
E.     The Well-Tuned Piano Part 5     33:16
F.     The Well-Tuned Piano Part 6     28:00
G.     The Well-Tuned Piano Part 7     29:19
H.     The Well-Tuned Piano Part 8     32:59
I.     The Well-Tuned Piano Part 9     29:22
J.     The Well-Tuned Piano Part 10     32:27

Composed & produced by La Monte Young
Producer: David Farneth & Marian Zazeela

Performed by La Monte Young in a setting of The Magenta Lights by Marian Zazeela.
Recorded live at the last 6 Harrison Street Dream House concert of The Well Tuned Piano, New York City, October 1981, presented by DIA Foundation.

GRAMAVISION 18-8701-1 (5xLP) 18-8701-2 (5xCD) 18-8701-3 (5xCass.)


A.  Drum Form (Wings / Prophet Of Dogon / Still Water / Desert Plant / Tune)

B.  Soy: Material / Seven

C.  Passages (Anthill)

D1. Pieces I & II
D2. Above And Beyond

William Hooker, drums, percussion, vocals
Mark Miller, bass (B)
David Murray, tenor saxophone (B)
David S Ware, tenor saxophone (C)
Hasaan Dawkins, alto saxophone, flute, percussion (D1)
Les Goodson, tenor saxophone, flute, percussion (D1)

Recorded at Columbia University, NYC, on 29 May 1975 (A); at the Cubiculo, NYC, on 4 May 1975; at the Langston Hughes Library, Corona, NY, on 5 February 1976 (C);  at the Columbia Branch, New York City Library, on 20 May 1976 (D1) and at WHNB-TV, West Hartford, CT, on 19 November 1976 (D2)

Reality Unit Concepts ‎– RUC 444

LP Rip

31 October 2015

THE QUARTET. Birmingham 1996.

GERD DUDEK, tenor and soprano saxophones

1. Lonnie's Lament  18:31
2. 12:12
3. 09:46
4. 21:05

Birmingham and Midland Institute, Birmingham

18th March 1996

Let me know the titles.  Enjoy.

30 October 2015

La Monte Young - Steve Reich - Philip Glass - Terry Riley - Uli Götte ~ Ensemble in process ~ 16th October 2015

Earlier on this blog, kinabulu posted a session in which Terry Riley collaborated with Don Cherry. Picking up the thread from this, here is a recent concert by Ensemble in process of minimalist pieces, including a great version of Terry Riley's In C that deftly shows the eddy currents and subtle fractals that flow through this music;

La Monte Young: Composition 1960 Nr. 7

Steve Reich: Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ

Philip Glass: "Glassworks", Opening und Floe

Terry Riley: "In C"

Ulli Götte: Nukleus (Hiroshima-Fukushima); Lernen aus der Geschichte (part 8)

Ensemble in process
Conducted by Uli Götte
Erlangen,16th October 2015


A.  A Part

B1. Ode To Workman
B2. Be And Know

Reggie Workman, bass
Yuji Imamura, congas
Motohiko Hino, drums
Kiyoshi Sugimoto, guitar
Hideo Ichikawa, piano, electric piano
Takao Uematsu, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Terumasa Hino, trumpet, flugelhorn

Recorded at T.S.C. Japan on 1 & 8 November and 3 December, 1970.

Canyon Records - CAJ-1005

LP Rip

29 October 2015

JOHN TAYLOR & JOHN SURMAN - Bath Festival 1992

JOHN SURMAN - baritone and soprano saxophone, bass clarinet

1. Ambleside Days
2. Wandering
3. Morning Among Coniston Fells
4. Scale Force
5. Dry Stone
6. Clapperclowe
7. ?
8. Tess
9. Going for a Burton

Guildhall, Bath.  May 1992

BBC Radio 3 'Jazz at the Bath Festival'

26 October 2015


Lol Coxhill, soprano saxophone
Colin Wood, cello
Dave Holland, piano

A. Las Bicicletas  2:34
B. Frog Dance  2:48

Chiltern Sound Records – RONDO 1 (prob.1977)

(vinyl rip)

25 October 2015

Willem Breuker Kollektief Klap op de Vuurpijl Various locations, Amsterdam 1995-96 FM FLAC

01 Overture: Fijn Veertje (from "Joy of Dance") (fade out)
      Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, December 29, 1995
02 Surabaya Johnny (Kurt Weill)
Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, December 30, 1995
Bernard Hunnekink - "Uitgebreid Watertanden" (Extensive Mouth-Watering)
03 Uitgebreid Watertanden, part 1
04 Uitgebreid Watertanden, part 2
05 Uitgebreid Watertanden, part 3
06 Uitgebreid Watertanden, part 4
07 Uitgebreid Watertanden, part 5
08 Uitgebreid Watertanden, part 6
Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, December 31, 1995
09 Steaming
11 Eight Pages of Eights (from "Joy of Dance") (fade out)
Theater Frascati, Amsterdam, December 30, 1996
Line-up Willem Breuker Kollektief:
Willem Breuker – saxes, clarinets
Alex Coke – saxes, clarinets
Peter Barkema – saxes, clarinets
Andy Altenfelder – trumpet
Boy Raaymakers – trumpet
Bernard Hunnekink – trombone
Nico Nijholt – trombone
Henk de Jonge – piano
Arjen Gorter – bass
Rob Verdurmen – drums
Lorre Lynn Trytten – violin (1996)

Guest musicians, 1995:
Mondriaan Strings:
Erik Kromhout – violin
Tjamke Roelofs – violin
Wieke Meyer – cello
Suzanna Degerfors – cello
Rena Scholtens – viola
Michael Klier – viola
Aimee Versloot – viola
Alfred Jansson – accordeon, vocals
Ole Edvard Antonsen – trumpet

Line-up "Uitgebreid Watertanden":
Alex Coke - flute, tenorsax, altosax
Bernard Hunnekink - tuba trombone
Henk de Jonge - piano
Aimee Versloot - viola
Lorre Lynn Trytten - violin
Hanneke Hoogerwerf - cello
Bo van de Graaf - sopranosax, altosax
Wim Jonas - bassoon
John Korsrud - trumpet
Martin van Duynhoven - drums
Ernst Glerum - bass
FM > cassette > CDR > EAC > WAV > Audacity (minor track editing) > FLAC

gastr del sol (David Grubbs & Jim O'Rourke) 30 June 1996 Cicero's, St. Louis, Missouri, USA SBD FLAC

sbd > analog cassette (unknown gen) > cdr > eac (secure) > flac

1. afternoon delight
2. dictionary of handwriting
3. thos. dudley ah! old must dye
4. ursus arctos wonderfilis
5. rebecca sylvester
6. hello spiral
7. a louse of a spouse is a spice for lice (a.k.a. vietnamese folk song)
8. ?
9. work from smoke
10. talking
11. dry bones in the valley

edit during applause between tracks 9 and 10.


OCHS/MASAOKA/LEE Venice 04 April 2006 Fondamenta Nuove Theatre FM

Larry Ochs - tenor and sopranino saxophones
Miya Masaoka - koto, electronics
Peggy Lee - cello

Eastern, Western, notated, cued and improvised musics meet on this beautiful beautiful gig.


24 October 2015

Wayne Horvitz European Orchestra ~ BimHuis ~ 4th October 2014

A very interesting set from the Wayne Horvitz European Orchestra, exploring the full scale, range and colour of the instrumentation, and making a strong case for free music rooted in big band and swing. Definitely one to return to frequently.

Another great broadcast from the Italian radio station RAI3, one of the most interesting broadcasters of jazz & improvised music.

Wayne Horvitz European Orchestra
trumpet Luca Calabrese
trumpet Eric Boeren
reeds Massimiliano Milesi
reeds Silke Eberhard
reeds Edoardo Marraffa 
reeds John Dikeman
trombone Gerhard Gschlössl
trombone Wolter Wierbos
guitar, clarinet Alex Ward
piano Alexander Hawkins
bass Danilo Gallo
drums Zeno de Rossi

Wayne Horvitz 

BimHuis, Amsterdam, 4th October 2014

Wadada Leo Smith Golden Quartet / Roscoe Mitchell & Mike Reed Duet - Théâtre du Châtelet, 19th October 2015

Here's a recording from France Musique of a concert earlier this week at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the AACM. Two sets, the first from Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet, and the second a duet between Roscoe Mitchell and Mike Reed. Thoroughly excellent, especially the blistering performance by Roscoe Mitchell.

I've not done much editing into separate pieces, mainly because the radio presenter speaks over the intro and outro, and at various times to remind the radio audience who is playing. It's only a minor distraction however.  

Golden Quartet
Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet / electronics)
Anthony Davis (piano)
John Lindberg (bass)
Mike Reed (drums)

Roscoe Mitchell (saxophones, flute)
Mike Reed (drums)

Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris; 19th October 2015

23 October 2015


A1. Improvisation
A2. Intonation
A3. Komposition
A4. Inspiration

B1. Windharfe
B2. Percussion
B3. Tradition
B4. Toleranz

Harry Klaffenböck, bass
Manfred Karner, percussion
Paul Fields, piano, violin, percussion

Granit Records ‎– JFR 85504

LP Rip

22 October 2015

John Zorn 19, 20, 21 March 1999 Hertogenbosch, Holland FLAC FM

Disc 1:
19 March 1999

Anton Goudsmit (g)
Erik Friedlander (cello)
Fred Frith (g)
Michael Moore (cl)
Mary Oliver (violin)
Alan Purves (perc)
Marc Van Rooy (b)
Jeoren Van Vliet (p)
John Zorn (as, prompter)

Disc 2:
20 March 1999
Masada Songbook

Anton Goudsmit (g)
Erik Friedlander (cello)
Fred Frith (g on track 9)
Michael Moore (cl)
Mary Oliver (violin)
Alan Purves (perc)
Marc Van Rooy (b)
Jeroen Van Vliet (p)
John Zorn (conductor, as on 5 & 9)

Disc 3:
21 March 1999
String Quartets
performed by the Mondrian String Quartet

fm > dat > cdr > eac > flac

Billy Bang/Don Cherry Quartet Tramps NYC 3-26-84

Original notes:
unknown aud source>shn>wav>flac(level 8)

total time 45:46

Billy Bang  Violin
Don Cherry  Trumpet, Piano
Wilbur Morris  Bass
Dennis Charles  Drums

One of only a handful of gigs they did in Support of the "Untitled Gift" LP
originally a punkjazz seed in shn, I did the shn>wav>flac, other than that it's the same.

flac fingerprints:

JACKIE MCLEAN with the CEDAR WALTON TRIO - Cheltenham Jazz Festival 1997

JACKIE MCLEAN - alto saxophone

1. trio  11:13
2. unk  11:55
3. Mr. E  6:29
4. I fall in love too easily  9:01
5. unk  7:41
6. unk  5:02
7. Interview with Geoffery Smith  14:43

Recorded at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.  Cheltenham Jazz Festival. April 1997

BBC Radio 3 b'cast.

Help with titles would be appreciated.  Thanks.


1. Trio Clusone = o.T.(1) 8:44
   Michael Moore, clarinet + soprano saxophone
   Ernst Reijseger, cello
   Han Bennink, drums

2. Trio Clusone = o.T.(2)  8:58
   Michael Moore, clarinet + soprano saxophone
   Ernst Reijseger, cello
   Han Bennink, drums

3. Bauer - Nozati - Van Hove = o.T. 11:40
   Johannes Bauer, trombone
   Annick Nozati, vocals
   Fred van Hove, piano

4. London Jazz Composers' Orchestra = Witch Gong Game lll/12 (Die Post Geht Ab)    44:24
   Barry Guy, bass, leader
   Henry Lowther, trumpet
   John Corbett, trumpet
   Marc Charig, trumpet
   Alan Tomlinson, trombone
   Paul Rutherford, trombone
   Chris Bridges, trombone
   Steve Wick, tuba
   Evan Parker, soprano & tenor saxophone
   Pete McPhail, soprano & alto saxophone
   Martin Speicher, soprano & alto saxophone
   Simon Picard, tenor saxophone
   Paul Dunmall, alto & tenor saxophone
   Phil Wachsmann, violin
   Howard Riley, piano
   Barre Phillips, bass
   Paul Lytton, drums

"Die Post geht ab" recorded at the Kurhaus, Füssen, Germany on 14th October, 1995.

Note: The piece "Die Post geht ab" was a commission of the city of Füssen
for the 500th anniversary of the post-station Füssen.The event was held during the 700th
anniversary of the city of Füssen and the 150th birthday of King Ludwig the second.
Note 2: the first piece of the evening was "Harmos".

Tracks 1 to 3 recorded (southern Bavaria) between 1993 and 1995
Concerts produced by Peter Ernst

21 October 2015

Peter Brötzmann, Dudu Pukwana, John Zorn, Grenzüberschreitungen Big Band 1983-October-06 Wuppertal, Börse, Festival Grenzüberschreitungen 1983

One of the first shows I ever torrented. I was so proud of myself. No idea who upped it then but all credit to him/her etc.....
Original notes:

Phil Minton,tp,voc Toshinoro Kondo,tp,shenai Heinz Becker,tp
Conrad Bauer,tb Johannes Bauer,tb
Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky,as,cl John Zorn,as,reeds Dudu Pukwana,ss,as Rüdiger Carl,ts
Peter Brötzmann,bs Peter Kowald,tu

1 Improvisation 46:10

Total Time 46:10

lineage: audience rec > cdr in trade > flac > dime


Remark: Grenzüberschreitung means in english „Cross-Border“. This was a music festival over two days in 1983 in Wuppertal, Germany.


STEVE WILSON - alto and soprano saxophone
ROBIN EUBANKS - trombone
STEVE NELSON - vibraphone, marimba

1. Metamorphos  13:37
2. In Your Arms  12:45
3. The Balance  16:56
4. How's Never  13:28

Ronnie Scott's, London.  April 1998

BBC Radio 3 broadcast

19 October 2015


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

1. Set Two  48:27

The Acorn, Penzance.  10 November 1989

And here we go...over the sea to Skye!

17 October 2015


The "König Ludwig Lied" is a traditional song which came up shortly after the mysterious death of king Ludwig II from Bavaria.
Lyrics vary sometimes - occaisonally with a strong incriminating political content.
But it is also a quite 'kitschy' song which has also connotations to a superficial view of Bavaria and its history/customs.

1. Die Volksweise (mit dem langen Bart) Das König Ludwig Lied 1:11
2. Bauer - Nozati - Van Hove Trio = Das König Ludwig Lied 3:59
   Johannes Bauer, trombone
   Annick Nozati, vocals
   Fred van Hove, piano

3. Evan Parker Trio = Das König Ludwig Lied  15:32
   Evan Parker, soprano + tenor saxophone
   Barry Guy, bass
   Paul Lytton, drums

4. Alexander von Schlippenbach - Aki Takase = Thelonious Monk Variationen  24:52
   Alexander von Schlippenbach, piano
   Aki Takase, piano

5. Alexander von Schlippenbach - Aki Takase = Das König Ludwig Lied  3:26
   Alexander von Schlippenbach, piano
   Aki Takase, piano

6. Les Trois Dames = Das König Ludwig Lied  5:11
   Annick Nozati, vocals
   Joelle Léandre, bass
   Irene Schweizer, piano

7. Les Trois Dames = o.T.  9:41
   Annick Nozati, vocals
   Joelle Léandre, bass
   Irene Schweizer, piano

8. Italian Instabile String Trio = o.T. 10:00
   Paolo Damiani, cello
   Renato Geremia, violin
   Bruno Tommaso, bass

Recorded in Füssen (southern Bavaria) between 1993 and 1995


A.  R-1

B1. G-1
B2. G-2

Motoharu Yoshizawa, cello, bass, voice, whistle, buzzer, paper, dead tree, organ

Takao Haga, soprano and alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, voice, piano, harmonica, recorder, percussion, hosephone, radio

Recorded live on 23 March 1980 at √-R and on 3 May 1980 at Goodman

T.H.I.S. - 0200

LP Rip

14 October 2015

HOHE UFER KONZERTE + 1 (1976/77)

I got this rip through a kind trader - THANK YOU!! - and I post it as I've received it (only a tiny bit of manual declicking).

Here is a loose translation of the cover's text:

"The "alta ripa" group (Günter Christmann, Johannes Goebel and Gunter Lage) was formed to create a place in Hannover, were they could be presented unusual forms of dance, theater, text, new music, improvisation, new jazz a.o.
In cooperation with the Hannoverschen Künstlerverein and with the help of the ministry of science and arts [region of Niedersachsen - in the nothern part of Germany], monthly Hohe Ufer concerts were held in the historical museum of Hannover.
Parts of the program were held also in three other cities.
The surprising success of the presentation gave the motive for the publication of this LP."

The last piece "Tanka" is from another LP - probably released by the city of Langenhagen, which is located near Hannover.

The lyrics on track 4 are from the german painter Kurt Schwitters.
His activites were far broader than only painting - dada, surrealism, poetry, sound, sculpture, graphic design, typography and installation art. Most famous he is for his collages called "Merz Pictures".

More about this astonishing artist >


HOHE UFER KONZERTE + 1 (1976/77)

1. Yukiko Sugawara

Yukiko Sugawara, piano

"Sonatas and Interludes von John Cage" (excerpt) 05:24

2. Irene Schweizer solo

Irène Schweizer, piano

"Sofort" 05:42

3.Evan Parker - Paul Lytton Duo

Evan Parker, soprano saxophone
Paul Lytton, percussion

"Halt, we are specialists" 04:28

4. Egon Hofmann

Egon Hoffmann, voice

"Welt voll Irrsinn"/"Cornelia"/"Bii büll ree"/"From dark to dawn" 06:04
(Poems by Kurt Schwitters)

5. Christmann-Schönenberg Duo

Günter Christmann, trombone
Detlef Schönenberg, percussion

"We built our time" 08:02

6. Achim Knispel

Achim Knispel, guitar

"Mushrooms for alta ripa" 02:49

7. Christmann-Schönenberg-Duo

Günter Christmann, trombone
Detlef Schönenberg, percussion

"Tanka" 06:06

Track 1 - 6 (LP "Hohe Ufer Konzerte"),
recorded between 1976 and 1977 in Hannover, Germany.
Recorded by Günter Christmann and issued by the Hannoverschen Künstlerverein (1978 ?)

Track 7 (LP "Musik in Langenhagen"),
recorded probably 1976 in Langenhagen, Germany and issued probably by the city Langenhagen, 1976.


9 October 2015


A. Part 1

B. Part 2

Takao Haga, alto and soprano saxophone, clarinet, recorder, harmonica, bells
Iwase Shunji, upright piano, pianica

Recorded on March 24, 1979 at Goodman.


LP Rip

4 October 2015


Here's a repost of a post from the early days of the blog. The text below is as it was posted back then. New links have been added at the bottom of the comments section.

And now the same aforementioned friend brings us his rip of yet another mid sixties classic. Again taken from a well loved and played record. All the tunes here are C. Bley's save for Communications#7 which was recorded in Baarn, Holland, on 11th of january 1966.


1/ Doctor
2/ Oni Puladi
3/ J.S.
4/ Walking Batterie Woman
5/ Closer
6/ Communication No 7

Mike Mantler: trumpet;
Steve Lacy: soprano;
Carla Bley: piano;
Kent Carter: bass;
Aldo Romano: drums.

Fontana 1966/1990

My friend feels this is a very special record, with which I can only concur as I've said elsewhere. This entire Phillips series ,was briefly reissued (for about 2 minutes) in Japan, first on vinyl in the early eighties and then cd for even less time in the early 90's. Those are now very high ticket items which I certainly cant afford. When will larger lables ever learn that there is a market for this stuff? I'd be the first to replace worn vinyl and rips from same, but I'm sure as hell not prepared to fork out up to USD 150 for a used cd.

 Just to add briefly to the last paragraph, the files are from the 1990 cd.