6 August 2019

What a long, strange trip ...






This blog is now in its tenth 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

Contributions

Anything our readers and followers would like to contribute goes here. That may include recommendations, reviews, recordings, you name it.

The earlier contributions thread was unfortunately deleted, but we have managed to recover about three years of the last five years of posts. The recovered posts have now been moved to separate posts in the new thread. All links to files are working at the time of writing. If there is anybody out there who has found that their contributions are missing, feel free to repost them or if anybody has downloaded files when they were still available, the same thing applies.  Of course, we welcome any new contributions from our followers, anything that we and you should know about.

4 August 2019

Requests

Requests, broken links, re-ups and related topics go here. It may be easier for admins to be attentive to these topics if they are put here and not under the individual posts. There's no guarantee that we may be able to respond to everything, but we'll give it a try.

I've deleted the previous 'Requests' post as it was becoming a bit unwieldy.
I shall start the requests with the last one from the previous thread.

3 August 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

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 April 05, 2018 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:


Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf - 20 Anniversary Album
Hans Kennel - Audience
Urs Blöchlinger / Thomas Dürst - Il Faut Boire
Urs Blöchlinger - Cinema Invisible
Ron Pittner - Out From The Edge
David Murray Quartet - Bristol 1992
Steve Lacy Trio - Stalks
Jean-Louis Méchali - Cine Club
Jean-Louis Méchali - Tie Brake - 2nd Set
Mico Missiom Trio - Glucose Confectionnerie
Steve Potts - Musique Pour Le Film D'un Ami
Robert Wood - Tarot
Masahiko Togashi - Scene
Michel Portal Unit - Live in Lovere '79
Leroy Jenkins Trio - Live in Florence '79
Karoru Abe / Sabu Toyozumi - Live at Gaya
Free Music Trio - Live in Moers '79
Takehiro Honda & Gerd Dudek - Flying To The Sky
The Thing plus Otomo Yoshihide and Akira Sakata - live at Super Deluxe Tokyo, 2009
Maarten Altena Octet - Tel
Horace Tapscott - Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Cicago, IL
Mal Waldron - Tokyo Reverie
Steve Lacy Sextet - The Wire
Le Quatuor De Jazz Libre Du Québec
Elton Dean - Duos
Paul Rutherford's Iskrastra - Autumn Initiatives
Hamiet Bluiett - Bars
Herbert Joos - Still Life
Luigi Cinque - Note Di Atemporalità
Schiaffini - Iannaccone - Memo From
Steve Lacy & Kent Carter - Catch
Raymond Boni + Claude Bernard - Pot-Pourri Pour Parce Que
Herbert Joos - The Philosophy Of The Fluegelhorn
Mal Waldron - Terumasa Hino - Reminicent Suite
German All Stars   In Japan - Out Of Each
The German All Stars - In Südamerika
UNI TRIO - rehearsal extract 1968
Khan Jamal - Give The Vibes Some
European Jazz Quintet - Manchester 1992
Bobby Watson's Tailor Made Big Band - Glasgow 1994
David Bond Trio - Odyssey
Vigh - Szelevényi - Márkos - Mezei - Formaciok
Douglas R. Ewart & Inventions Clarinet Choir - Red Hills
Muñoz - Rendezvous With Now
Anthony Braxton/George Lewis Duo - Elements Of Surprise
Alexander von Schlippenbach Quintet - Frankfurt, 1972
Archie Shepp - Pitchin' Can
Tony Oxley's Celebration Orchestra - Tomorrow Is Here
Lol Coxhill - Toverbal Sweet
Company - Fables
Company - Fictions
Interjazz 4 ‎– Starý Dobrý Cirkus - Good Old Circus
Tristan Honsinger & Güter Christmann - Live in Moers '79
Isao Suzuki - Approach
Globe Unity Orchestra - Imola '78
Now Creative Arts Jazz Ensemble - Now
Leo Cuypers - Nachtrit
Few, Fell, Maka - Diom Futa
Peter Kowald - Bass Solo
Alterations - My Favourite Animals
Amina Claudine Myers - Song For Mother E
Steve Lacy - Solo at Mandara
Steve Lacy - Straws
Booker Ervin Quartet & Gilius Van Bergeyk Quartet
Theo Loevendie Three - Radio Vara Hilversum
Floros Floridis - Krok Trio
Three Motions Konzert: Impuls Maria Schutz
Cecil Taylor Quintet - September 7, 2003
Tomasz Stanko - Michel Pilz Quartet -  Moers, 1996
Toshiyuki Miyama & The New Herd - Nayutagenjo
Billy Hart - Enchance
Gibbs/Dunmall/Hymas/Rogers/Metcalfe/Levin - Mumuksuta 
Cecil Taylor - Student Studies +
Globe Unity Orchestra - Live in Moers '79
Baden-Baden  New Jazz Meeting 1977 (Mega link still valid)
EVERYMAN BAND (ECM 1982) --- New Stereo Rip + explantion
Herbie White Combo
Cecil Taylor - Rotterdam 1967
King Übü Orchestrü - Nickelsdorf 1995
King Übü Orchestrü - Münchner Big Band Meeting 1992
Ric Colbeck Quartet - The Sun Is Coming Up
Paul Rogers & Francine Luce - London 1989
Pinguin Moschner - Tuba Love Story
Bobby Naughton - Nature's Consort
Cecil Taylor Trio - Live in Alassio '75
Cecil Taylor - Live in Rome '02
New Jazz Trio + Streichquintett - Frankfurt 1972
The Trio - By Contact
The Trio - Live in Göttingen 1970
Miljövårdsverket - Now's The "Frippe" Time
Joe Gallivan. Brian Cuomo. Elton Dean - The Origin of  Man
Masahiko Togashi & New Herd Orchestra - Canto Of Aries
Milford Graves - Bäbi Music
NDR Jazz Workshop No.69 - John Surman & Friends - Conflagration
Leriche - Simard - Beaudet - Léger - Danses
Jean Beaudet Quartet - Jean Beaudet Quartet
Takashi Kazamaki & Danny Davis - Atmosphere
Takashi Kazamaki - Eiko No Hata: Live In New York, 1987 (AD still good)
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart feat. Rutherford-Carl-Dudek-Reichel-Honsinger-Garrett - Stuttgart 1976
Gerd Dudek Quartet - Leicester 1998 (set 2)
Kazutoki Umezu / Mal Waldron - Another Step
Katsuo Kuninaka - Dancing Islands
Kazutoki Umezu - Doku Ume Band Plays "Deluxe"  At Sagae
Kazutoki Umezu - Bamboo Village
Alterations - Alterations (Bead Records)
Audio Letter - It Is This It Is Not This
Jemeel Moondoc - The Intrepid Live In Poland
 











21 May 2018

RAYMOND BONI / GÉRARD MARAIS DUO "CONCERT AU TOTEM" (MARGE, 1979)



A contribution from a friend - offered for Inconstant Sol.



A1. Nuages (Reinhardt)
A2. Le Funambule (Boni/Marais)
A3. Le Rêveur Au Fil D'Or (Boni)
B1+2. Colchique Dans Les Prés (arr. Boni/Marais) + Summertime (Gershwin)
B3. Son D'Une Nuit D'Été (Marais)


Raymond Boni (el-g)
Gérard Marais (el-g)


Recorded on January 30, 1979, live at the Totem, Paris.

Marge - 10 (1979)

(vinyl rip)

14 May 2018

Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Live In Warsaw 1982

I have no particular details about this live show, exact date and exact location. Due to the fact that it lasts only 37 mn we can suppose that it is only a part of the concert but that’s all I own.
It is the regular crew: Roscoe, Joseph, Lester, Malachi, Famoudou.

6 May 2018

ROTCOD ZZAJ ‎– SDRAWKCAB ZZAJ - AN IMPROVISATIONAL ODDESEY..... (ZZAJ PRODUCTIONS, 1989)




A1. P.M. In Iron Tortoise - Tortoise Kin Duets
A2. P.M. In Iron Tortoise - Tortoise Kin Duets
A3. Dr Jazz & Guests - Growing (& Other) Pains
A4. Dr Jazz & Guests - Truly Twisted Boogie
A5. Dr Jazz & Guests - Zzajsax Blooz
A6. Dr Jazz & Guests - JT's Music-Rap/Scholary Pursuits
A7. Dr Jazz & Guests - Whatzitnot (With Claps)

B1. Mooningham - Coaltrain Responses From The Other Side Of The Berm
B2. Mooningham - Phaseshift Mooningham
B3. Dr Jazz & Guests - Zzajrap #1
B4. Mooningham - +4, 5, 8, 13000
B5. Mooningham - Zzajrap #2


Davey Williams, clarinet, guitars
John Thompson, drums, percussion, rap
Dick Metcalf, keyboards
LaDonna Smith, reeds, percussion, horns
Wally Shoup, saxophone

Recorded live at The Cavern, Birmingham, Alabama

Cassette Rip

Also available as a free MP3 torrent from Dick Metcalf's download page on archive.org/details/zzaj


5 May 2018

PAUL CRAM ‎– BLUE TALES IN TIME (ONARI, 1981)





A1. OTS
A2. Ruminations
A3. Nebula
A4. Hum Over The Horizon
A5. Carnations
A6. Marmosa

B1. Castillian Dreams
B2. Blue Tales In Time
B3. Au Privave
B4. Everyone In Likeness


Paul Cram, alto & tenor saxophone
Lyle Lansall-Ellis, bass
Gregg Simpson, percussion
Paul Plimley, piano, vibraphone
Ken Newby, soprano saxophone
Karen Oliver, violin


Recorded on April 18 and 19, 1981 at Studios West, Vancouver.

Onari ‎– ONARI 006

LP Rip

3 May 2018

Keith Tippett

This blog has has often featured and celebrated the music of Keith Tippett. Keith has suffered a heart attack and complications from pneumonia, and needs our help now.

The Wire and DGM Live both have links which show how donations or purchases of his CDs can help Keith, which will hopefully be useful to some of the regular readers and users of this blog. I wish him well and hope he makes a quick and full recovery.

2 May 2018

Irene Schweizer Trio + Barney Wilen, Manfred Schoof & Dewan Motihar - Live In Bremen October 30, 1967

It will certainly be less interesting than a lesson of meditation by the Pr L. But I have nothing better for answering, sorry.
01 Raga Kafi
02Anything Two
03 Sun Love
04 Breathtaking
05 Brigach And Ganges
bass: Uli Trepte
Drums: Mani Neumeier
Piano: Irene Schweizer
Sitar: Dewan Motihar
Tablas: Keshay Sathe
Tampura: Kusum Thakur
Tenor & Soprano sax: Barney Wilen
Trumpet & Cornet: Manfred Schoof 
Track 1 is based on a traditional and it is a duet between Dewan Motihar and Keshay Sathe. Track 2 is just the trio of Schweizer, Trepte and Neumeier. Tracks 3 to 5 is the complete group.

Recorded October 30, 1967 at radio Bremen.

28 April 2018

BENGT ERNRYD ‎– MUSIK (MAGNUM, 1966)





A1. Form För Sextett
A2. Två Blå - Fyra Blå(sare)
A3. Six And Four

B1. En Man Satt Vid Rödingsjön Och Hade Torskat Sin Sista Spinnare
B2. Possibile
B3. Summer Is Gone

Chris Holmström, alto & baritone saxophone, flute, clarinet
Wåge Finér, alto & tenor saxophone, claves
Gösta Wälivaara, bass
Ivan Oscarsson, drums
Lars Olovsson, trombone
Bengt Ernryd, B-trumpet, diskantposaun, zinka, Japanese bamboo-flute, voice, mellophone
Stefan Ernryd, piano intro

Recorded on 2 October, 1966

Magnum ‎– MLP-713 - mono

LP Rip


27 April 2018

Miłość, Tymon I Trupy - Muzyka Do Filmu Sztos - Gowi Records 1997

For the last post of this serie, let’s finish where we’ve started. This split cd is the perfect exemple of the Yass movement. Two bands are featured on this recording Miłość (love) and Tymon I Trupy. If Miłość was the most popular group of this movement, its music remains pretty much in the tradition of jazz. Noticeably less popular, Tymon I Trupy shows more the Yass spirit by having much wider influences. The leader of those two bands and one of the founding members of this cultural movement is the multi instrumentalist Tymon Tymański. An interesting article about the history and ideas of Yass can be found here:
Last but not least Miłość shared the studio and the stage with Lester Bowie, they have recorded two albums together that will perhaps be featured here in the future.
*Miłość
-Pamiętny Merta (Przykrywanie Gałęziami / A Nuż Bóg
-Kontredans II
-Doxy II
-Kontredans III
-Senna I
-Etno II
-Senna II
-Zdrowy Kołłątaj I
-Pływaj Obok Mnie
-Chory Kołłątaj
-Zdrowy Kołłątaj II
*Tymon I Trupy
-Widziałem, Widziałem
-Komu Się Poskarżyć
-To Coś

*Miłość
-Mikołaj Trzaska: alto & soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
-Tymon Tymański: contrabass
-Jacek Olter: drums
-Lesław Możdżer: piano
-Maciej Sikała: tenor & soprano sax
*Tymon I Trupy
-Tomasz "Święty" Hesse: bass guitar
-Jacek Olter: drums
-Tomasz Gwinciński: guitar
-Lesław Możdżer: keyboards
-Maciej Sikała: tenor sax
-Tymon Tymański: vocals, guitar
Music for the film « Sztos" by Olaf Lubaszenko
Recorded on  3, 5 and 17 March 1997 in the studio of Polish Radio Gdańsk.

Gowi Records cdg46 cd rip

23 April 2018

The GREAT JAZZ CHAMBER COUNTRY & WESTERN MUSIC OF VIENNA, 1978 or 79




Eugene Chadbourne, dobro, electric guitar, vocals
Franz Koglmann, flugelhorn
Walter Malli, soprano saxophone

Not good sound quality, but what else is out there?

Cassette Rip


20 April 2018

Sergey Kuryokhin & Boris Grebenshchikov - Mad Nightingales In The Russian Forest - 1985

Imagine the soundtrack of a novel by Edgar Allan Poe or Lovecraft, scary, mysterious, dark, cosmic …

This have been published first by Leo Records on lp in 1986 and reissued in Russia by Solyd Records in 1997.
What is interesting in the cd version besides the Cyrillic sleeve is the fact that the two parts of the title are reunited in one uninterrupted sequence.
Boris Grebenshchikov: electric guitar
Sergey Kuryokhin: Organ
Recorded Spring 1985 In Leningrad

Solyd Records slr 0087 cd rip
also available on lp Leo Records lr 167

19 April 2018

EUGENE CHADBOURNE ‎– PEOPLE WANT EVERYTHING - PERFORMANCE SPACE 122: THE HEARINGS (SELF-RELEASED, 1989)




A1.  Our Neighborhood
A2.  What Is Truth?
A3.  Theme From Alfred Hitchcock
A4.  Bernadette Gnossienes
A5.  The Law Is For The Protection Of The People
A6.  The Shephard
A7.  Jammin' With Gene
A8.  Cocaine For Children
A9.  Donovan Deutsch
A10. Once More With Feeling
A11. Godfather Waltz
A12. What Is Cocaine?
A13. Bitches Brew

B1.  Another Day Gone Lawman Wrong
B2.  Tommorow
B3.  Alfred Hitchcock, Bessie Smith's Godfather
B4.  Your Song Ruby Flintsones
B5.  Jammin' With Gene
B6.  The High Safeway
B7.  Godfather Theme
B8.  Chinese Soup


Tom Shephard, bass, electronics
Bob Jordan, booking agent
Murray Reams, drums, percussion
Doug Henderson, electric guitar
David Doyle, French horn, mandolin
Eugene Chadbourne, guitar
Lenny Kaye, pedal steel guitar
David Henderson, saxophone


Recorded on 15 November 1989.

Cassette Rip

17 April 2018

CECIL TAYLOR UNIT & SOLO "AKISAKILA" & "LONO" (TRIO RECORDS, 1973)



Cecil Taylor, piano
Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone
Andrew Cyrille, drums

1. Bulu Akisakila Kutala (vol.1)  61:06
2. Bulu Akisakila Kutala (vol.2)  20:38

Lono (solo):
3. Choral Of Voice (Elision) 7:19
4. Lono 9:23
5. Asapk In Ame - 1st Layer Part Of Indent 7:07
6. Indent - 1/2 Of First Layer, 2nd 1/2 Of 1st Layer  7:15


Trio recorded May 22, 1973 at Koseinenkin Dai-Hall, Tokyo.
Solo recorded May 29, 1973 at Lino Hall, Tokyo.


Source: Konnex KCD 5039 + KCD 5040

ICP 1967/68 HILVERSUM - ORIGINS OF ICP (expanded repost)



There have been several requests for a repost of the Instant Composers Pool recordings for Hilversum radio in the Netherlands in 1967. These were posted on the blog back in 2008, but unfortunately the links have lapsed since then. So only too happy to be able to respond.

Update from 17.04.2018
After correct silence requested a reup of these files I've searched on my hd's and found an expanded version.
Included in my repost are the years 1967 and 1968 (in flac) with more titles than listed below and two CDs with more music from the early years (in mp3).
Also the files are rearranged - haven't checked the infos..
So the repost is good for some surprises.

Basic info:

INSTANT COMPOSERS POOL Volume 1 (1967)

1967-06-19 / MENGELBERG
INSTANT COMPOSERS POOL + MANFRED SCHOOF
19.6.1967 – Hilversum, V.A.R.A. studio 5
Manfred Schoof cnt; Willem Breuker cl; Theo Loevendie bcl; Gilius van Bergeyk ob; Misha Mengelberg p; Maarten van Regteren Altena b; Han Bennink d.
1. JUMP ITALIANO (Misha Mengelberg) – 5:34
Length: 1t/5'43"
Source:rb/VARA, Radio Hilversum 2, 1967
Lineage: FM>2 gen.tape>HD/wav>flac

1967-11-23 / MENGELBERG
INSTANT COMPOSERS POOL
23.11.1967 – Hilversum, V.A.R.A. studio 5
Nedly Elstak tp; Theo Loevendie bcl; Willem Breuker bcl; Erik van Lier btb; Misha Mengelberg p; Maarten van Regteren Altena b; Han Bennink d.
2. DE LAATSTE STUNDE (Theo Loevendie) – 13:10
Length: 1t/13'32"
Source:rb/VARA, Radio Hilversum 2, 1967
Lineage: FM>2 gen.tape>HD/wav>flac

1967-12-18 / MENGELBERG
INSTANT COMPOSERS POOL + JOHN TCHICAI
18.12.1967 – Amsterdam, Lurelei-Theater (live)
John Tchicai as; Willem Breuker bcl; Misha Mengelberg p; Maarten van Regteren Altena b; Han Bennink d/vib.
3. COOL EYES (John Tchicai) – 9:46 [Trio, WB & MM out]
4. DIE BERGE SCHÜTZEN DIE HEIMAT (Misha Mengelberg) – 13:50
Length: 2t/24'15" (incl. radio announcements and applause)
Source: rb/AVRO(?), Radio Hilversum 1967/68
Lineage: FM>2 gen.tape>HD/wav>flac

 INSTANT COMPOSERS POOL Volume 2 (1968)

1968-02-22 / MENGELBERG
INSTANT COMPOSERS POOL + PETER BRÖTZMANN
22.2.1968 – Baarn (NL)
Peter Brötzmann ts; Willem Breuker bcl; Lodewyk de Boer viola; Misha Mengelberg p; Han Bennink d.
5. DEDICATION TO PIETER SMEERPUTS (Misha Mengelberg) – 12:08
Length: 1t/12'08
Source: rb/VARA(?) (NL), Radio Hilversum 2, 1968
Lineage: FM>2 gen.tape>HD/wav>flac

1968-05-00a / MENGELBERG
INSTANT COMPOSERS POOL + JOHN TCHICAI
May 1968 – Hilversum, V.A.R.A. studio
John Tchicai & Willem Breuker as; Misha Mengelberg p; Maarten van Regteren Altena b; Han Bennink d.
6. SCANDINAVIAN DISCOVERIES (John Tchicai) – 15:44
Length: 1t/15'44"
Source: rb/VARA (NL), Radio Hilversum, broadcasting date 10.5.1968
Lineage: FM>2 gen.tape>HD/wav>flac

1968-05-00b / MENGELBERG
INSTANT COMPOSERS POOL + EVAN PARKER
May 1968 – Hilversum, V.A.R.A. studio
Evan Parker ts; Willem Breuker bcl; Misha Mengelberg p; Han Bennink d.
7. I.C.P.69 (Misha Mengelberg) – 14:00
Length: 1t/14'
Source: rb/VARA (NL), Radio Hilversum, broadcasting date 10.5.1968
Lineage: FM>2 gen.tape>HD/wav>flac

Additional info by the poster (on the Dime network):

The first ICP-sessions in 1967 are important documents for the second root of this very special kind of Dutch "free jazz": the tradition of the European contemporary written music. It's a strange kind of "Third Stream Music".

The recording sessions are also documents for the beginning international integration of the European Improvised Music scene with the guests from Germany, England and Denmark.

The technical quality of these pieces is poor due to my possibilities to receive these broadcastings in 1967/68. Specially the two live recordings (tracks 3 and 4) are something only for hard-core musicologists, because I got them by trade from an x-generation copy. But let's be happy that these recordings have survived and hope, that there will be someone who has received and preserved a better cut.

The recordings are giving an impression of the treasures which are still hidden in the Netherlands archives.

I hope that my seeds will motivate someone for digging there. It would be quite amazing to be able to listen to these unique beginnings of the contemporary jazz from the Netherlands in a good quality on CD or on Radio someday.

Links in comments.

14 April 2018

SVEN HESSLE ‎– GREKISK RAPSODI / NOVOTEK (SELF-RELEASED, 1968)






A.  Grekisk Rapsodi

Christer Boustedt, alto saxophone
Gösta Wälivaara, bass
Sven Hessle, bass
Jan Carlsson, drums
Torbjørn Munthe-Sandberg, vocals


B. Novotek

Sven Hessle, bass
Anders Söderling, drums
Åke Johansson, piano
Gilbert Holmström, tenor saxophone


Recorded on January 14, 1967 (A) and June 10, 1968 (B)

LP Rip

7 April 2018

CECIL TAYLOR & THURMAN BARKER - Frankfurt 1995

























CECIL TAYLOR - piano, voice, bells...
THURMAN BARKER - percussion, vibes, marimba, voice..

1. 70:09

26th German Jazz Festival. Frankfurt.
30th September 1995

Radio broadcast.

First ten minutes on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oABZJu1gTRM

6 April 2018

Vlatko Kučan Quartet Feat. Tomasz Stanko - Live At Palo-Palo - True Muze 1991

Our trip in the East goes on with this saxophonist from Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). But even if Vlatko Kučan have kept some connections with his native country, he lives in Germany since the seventies. Under his name he have made only one album that is presented here but he have played with many renowned musicians including Anthony Braxton, Steve Swallow, Lester Bowie, Carla Bley, Marion Brown  or Dieter Glawischnig to name a few. But Vlatko Kučan is also working as composer for theatre, movies and radio; his works includes also meeting between music and philosophy and poetry. Last but not least he have also studied psychoanalysis and he teach and practice musical therapy. Considering that, no surprise that his discography as a leader is so small.

Vlatko Kučan Quartet Live At Palo-PalO

  1. Dance Of The Robot People
  2. 2. Gigolo
  3. 3. Paris Blues
  4. 4. Floating
  5. 5. Tuba Tune
  6. 6. `Round Midnight

Track 1 & 3 composed by Jay Oliver, track 2 & 5 composed by `Vlatko Kuçan, track 4 composed by Heinz-Erich Gödecke and track 6 composed by…

-Vlatko Kučan: Tenor & soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
-Bill Elgart: Drums
-Jay Oliver: Bass
-Tomasz Stanko: Trumpet
-Michael Danner: Trombone, tuba

Recorded Live at Palo-Palo, Hannover Germany on 19 March 1991


True Muze TUMU CD 9803 cd rip

CECIL PERCIVAL TAYLOR - 25.03.1929 - 05.04.2018



 R.I.P.




farewell

26 March 2018

GROUPOID "DEBUT" (GROUPOID, 1980)




Again my thanks goes to mvns for this elusive LP.



Tomoaki Itoh, tenor saxophone (center)
Tomotaka Nishitani, soprano saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, tenor & bass saxophone, flute (left)
Etsuo Yamada, alto, soprano, sopranino & baritone saxophone, piccolo, flute, alto flute, oboe, shakuhachi (right)
Akira Kurimoto, cornet, drums, percussion, trumpet, piccolo, flute, whistle (right)
Mitsuru Nakamura, tuba, euphonium, sopranino & tenor recorder
Fumiaki Kurokawa, trombone, handmade-bamboo-flutes, shakuhachi
Emi Inoue, cello
Shinji Nozaki, bass
Toshimichi Kubo, drums, percussion (left)


A. Old Fashioned New Thing (1st Variation) 22:16   
B. Old Fashioned New Thing (2nd Variation) 22:47

Recorded June 1980 at Duck Studio.

Groupoid Records - Groupoid 0001

SHINTARO QUINTET "EVOLUTION" (STREETNOISE, 1984)



This is the first of two vinyl rips I've got from mvns 12 days ago - my appreciation goes to him!
Both LPs were unknown to me although I see Shunzo Ohno and Bob Kenmotsu on this recording.



 Robert Kenmotsu, tenor saxophone
Shunzo Ohno, trumpet
Jeff Jenkins, piano
Shintaro Nakamura, bass
Fukushi Tainaka, drums

1. Future On You 6:30   
2. Don't Forget Me 6:07   
3. Sweet And Sour Sound 8:15   
4. Evolution 10:53   
5. A Blind Man 10:58

Recorded at Hi-Five Studio, New York on January 10 and 13, 1984.

STREETNOISE RECORDS NS-1002 (LP)

UPCOMING + RECENT RELEASES IX




On May 11 we'll have: 

Dave Holland - double bass
Evan Parker, saxophone(s?)
Craig Taborn, piano + electronics
Ches Smith, percussion

Not only quartet but also duo and trio configurations.

2 x CD or 3 x LP







On Friday March 30 already there are two releases I'm waiting eagerly...

Mark Nauseef - All In All In All

Arthur Jarvinen – glockenspiel, chromatic harmonica, analogue electronics
Sylvie Courvoisier – piano, prepared piano
Tony Oxley – percussion
Pat Thomas – cassette player, electronics, electric keyboard
Miroslav Tadic´ – guitars
Walter Quintus – real time processing, conducting
Bill Laswell – bass, field recordings, electronics
Mark Nauseef – percussion, electronics

and

Alexander von Schlippenbach / Rudi Mahall - So Far





Check out the label > there

25 March 2018

PETER KOWALD + Members of SHIM (KEY LARGO, 2000)


This was contributed in February 2012 by It's All Tunes To Me who got it from Eric Stach with the permission to post it - here.
Finally after 5 years we'll have a proper post.

Eric Stach, reeds
David Manson, trombone
Peter Kowald, double bass
Jim Stewart, percussion


1. Set 1 - Kowald Solo (40:31)
2. Set 2 - Kowald - Eric Stach Duo (10:38)
3. Set 3 - Trio Kowald - David Manson - Jim Stewart (09:36)
4. Set 4 - Quartet Kowald - Manson - Stewart - Stach (10:08)


Live at the Gulf Coast Museum, Key Largo, Florida on March 3, 2000.

Released in an edition of 25 copies.

23 March 2018

Harry Tavitian & Hans Kumpf - Open End - 1984

He can be considered the pioneer of free jazz in Romania, since the 80s he have recorded for Leo Records and then self-produced his music. His early albums have never been reissued and the most recent have never been distributed outside Romania, his work is quite difficult to access which is regrettable given his talent and originality.
Here is what seems to be his first recording even if it has been published for the first time in cassette only in 1994 then reissued in cdr ten years later with a bonus track.
This is a duet with the German clarinetist Hans Kumpf, which can also be found on the superb album « East West Creativ Combination » that have been posted on this blog many years ago by Owombat and updated by Corvimax:

Hans Kumpf is also the founding member of Ak Musick an obscur group that made only one record, absolutely fantastic and recently reissued:

1 First Time Together
2 Transylvania On My Mind
3 Etude (bonus track)
4 Drug Ula Blues
5 Blowin' With The Wind
6 Chamber Mood
7 August ’82
8 Lazy Friday Afternoon
9 Cry Of The Balkans
10 Open End

-Harry Tavitian: piano, shepherd flute, vocal
-Hans Kumpf: clarinet

Recorded at Tonstudio Zuckerfabrik, Stuttgart November 16, 1984

Pirate Records 002 

cd rip

21 March 2018

Ganelin, Čekasin, Tarasov - Poi Segue 1981

It’s impossible to talk about Russian jazz without talking about those three guys… Even if none of them were Russians, they were from Lithuania.
Most of their recordings have been published by « Leo  records » but few of them appeared on the government label « Melodia ».

-Vladimir Tarasov: percussions, drums, flute
-Vyacheslav Ganelin: piano, keyboards, bugle, flute
-Vladimir Čekasin: saxophone, trombone, flute, percussions, violin

1/ Poi Segue part one, 2/ Poi Segue part two

Recorded in 1981 in Vilnius

Several lp editions have been published by Melodia in the U.S.S.R and also one American edition on the independent label « East Wind ». The Lithuanian label « Sonore Records » have reissued it on cd in 1995 
cd rip sn016

16 March 2018

Anatoly Vapirov - Invocation

The second step of our journey to the east will allow us to discover a record that should have been a classic, it's also the first time we talk about this musician here.
Anatoly Vapirov has an important discography that includes many excellent records, unfortunately they are almost all self-produced and practically not distributed. This is unfortunate because this musician is in my opinion one of the most interesting actual saxophonist.


A/ Invocation Of Spirit, B1/ Invocation Of Fire, B2/ Invocation Of Water.


-Ivars Galenieks: bass on side a
-Vladimir Volkov: bass on side b
-Valentina Ponomareva: vocal on side a
-Sergey Kuryokhin: piano & percussions on side a, piano prepared on side b
-Alexander Alexandrov: bassoon on side b
-Anatoly Vapirov: reeds 


Side A recorded October 1983 in Novosibirsk 
Side B recorded end of 1981 in Leningrad.

cd rip from cdr reissued by Anatoly Vapirov himself on his own label ava.
cdr ava 0017
Originally published by leo Records lr 121 in 1984

11 March 2018

KLAUS CORNELL & OPEN MUSIC GROUP "CIRCLE OF DREAMS" (HALLELUJAH, 1974)



We got this vinyl-rip several month ago in the contributions section.
I do not find the comment with the link anymore. So my apologies to the generous contributor.
But thanks to corvimax I know now: it is Sven. Thank you Sven for this really special music!!

The LP wasn't in a NM condition - so I've removed many louder clicks 'n' pops during the last three month.

The music has a decidedly 1970s feel. But IMO it's really an independent statement. Not Rock, not Jazz and not Contemporary Classic either.  Somehow I remembered a famous advertisement from  ~1968 (here)  after listening again to the 'Circle of dreams'.



Klaus Cornell, composer, conductor

Volker Kriegel, guitar
Eberhard Weber, bass
Peter Giger, drums

Open Music Group:
Anna-Marie Sommer, flute
Hanspeter Zehnder, trombone
Urs Frauchiger, cello
Willy Bischof, keyboards
Urs Herdi, percussion
Hanspeter Völkle, percussion

Choir Of The Municipal Literargymnasium Bern-Neufeld
Adolf Burkhardt, choir conductor
Featuring a choir of 100 singers

A1. Circle I     7:50
A2. Circle II   12:29
B1. Circle III   7:33
B2. Circle IV   12:47


Recorded 1974, Phonag Tonstudio, Lindau, Germany.


Hallelujah X 636  (vinyl rip)