1 August 2016

What a long, strange trip ...

This blog is now in its eight year, started back in February 2007 by Sotise, our correspondent from down under. Bundles of people have contributed over the years, some gone, others holding on and yet others joining and putting their distinctive mark on the contents and direction of the blog. Currently we have about half a dozen active posters and some very generous followers, judging from inputs to our contributions section, but we're always willing to recruit more. Potential authors can get in touch with us c/o our Blogger email addresses. We've had contributors from three continents, with a preponderance of Europeans overall.

The emphasis has been on the free/improv/experimental side of jazz, but with excursions into contemporary and classical music, from Europe and beyond. There are no rules, however; the blog is whatever the posters make of it, and we'd like to keep it that way. We focus on posting out of print material with the objective of drawing attention to music which otherwise might have remained out of sight and out of mind. Due to spam and some past experiences of personal attacks, we 've had to institute a moderator system, so comments may not appear right away, but they will be published.

With these few words, heading on ...

1 August 2015


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


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

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

Free form

Anything else goes here. Observations on the general state of the universe and its overall direction are particularly welcome, but also on more mundane matters as you may see fit.

31 July 2015


Hi , Heres a new section , which will feature links to the Original posts of things that are just being, or have recently been re uploaded..
the Contributions and request sections are too cluttered , making it difficult to keep track!
comments will be disabled for this section!

Please help us out, if you see comments asking for a re-upload, and you have the files!!
(preferably use only file hosts accessible to free users,do not use these files to make money!)
Please do not ask us to re upload records which are generally available, or have been recently reissued, whatever the format!!

Surely it goes without saying that all views expressed on this Blog , be they impressions  delusions
reveries, political statements, opinions are ours and ours alone , Music stimulates the imagination, so switch off y'r TV,listen ... make up your own minds.

So here goes, Ill start with a few i have recently re uploaded

Update August 4, 2014 -
We've shortened the list for users' convenience:

Karen Borca / Irene Schweizer Quartet - Basel  1989
Joseph Scianni with David Izenzon - Man Running
Giorgio Gaslini Quartet & RAI Orchestra - Live in Milano 80
Dror Feiler & The Too Much Too Soon Orchestra - What's The Point Of Paris?
Leo Smith Creative Orchestra - Budding Of A Rose
Bergisch-Brandenburgisches Quartet - Köln 1981
Jimmy Giuffre Trio w/ Paul Bley + Steve Swallow - Graz, Austria 1961
Günter Christmann & Detlef Schönenberg - Berlin 1978
Ton-Klami - Paramggod
Ennio Morricone - Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura
Archie Shepp - Live at the Donaueschingen Music Festival 1967
The Too Much Too Soon Orchestra -  Saw
Jan Garbarek - Til Vigdis
Andrew Hill - Live in London 2000
Billy Bang-John Lindberg-Duo 1979
Christmann/Altena/Nichols/Russell/Lovens - Vario II
Globe Unity - Berlin & Donaueschingen 1966/67 (unreleased)
Steve Lacy and Horace Tapscott live in Vancouver 1993
Butch Morris & X-Communication live at Willisau 1988
Masahiko Togashi - Bura Bura (new links)
Günter Christmann & Detlef Schönenberg - Padua 1979
Jack DeJohnette's New Directions - live in Lovere '79
John Tchicai and The Open Orchestra - live in Ceglie '08
Manfred Schoof & European Avantgarde - Köln 1972
Muhal Richard Abrams Quintet - live in Laren '78
The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - live in Turin '78
Gil Evans Quintet and the RAI Big Band - live in Rome '80
Cecil Taylor Unit - Berlin 1975
Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe - Trees
Muhal Richard Abrams - live in Rome '79
Gap - Gap
Me We Quintet - Ask Me Now
Reichel-Knispel-Niebergall-Waisvisz - Köln 1974
L.S.-F.M. - Adonis 21.10.1983
Wallgren-Ernryd-Niebergall-Sjökvist - Ballade an der Ruhr
Peter Brötzmann & Han Bennink ‎– Atsugi Concert
Brötzmann-Mangelsdorff-Bennink + Schlippenbach - Concert For A Friend
Free Jazz Group Wiesbaden - Frictions & Dieter Scherf Quartet - Interaction
Günter Christmann, Maarten Altena, Paul Lovens - Weavers
Floros Floridis - Krok Trio
Ivan Oscarsson & Consortes - Ivan The Terrible
Masahiko Togashi & Improvisation Jazz Orchestra - Al-Alaph
NYAQ - Mohawk
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart: Brötzmann-Mangelsdorff-Dauner-Bennink - Stuttgart 1985
Sam Rivers Tuba Trio & Earl Cross Sextet - Jazz of the Seventies
Per-Henrik Wallin Quartet -  Umeå 1978
Charles Tyler - Folk and Mystery Stories
Baden-Baden Free Jazz Meeting 1971
Nicra - Listen Hear
Itakura Katsuyuki - Uminekono Shima
Steve Miller Trio feat. Lol Coxhill - The Miller's Tale
The Thing plus Otomo Yoshihide and Akira Sakata - live in Tokyo 2009
Tamia & Pierre Favre - Blues For Pedro Arcanjo
Masahiko Togashi - Guild For Human MusicEssence / Voice From Yonder / Story Of Wind Behind Left
Kang Tae Hwan - Korean Free Music & Sinawi Music From Korea
Anthony Braxton - Four Compositions 1973
Robert Ruff - Shaza-Ra
Michael Sell - Innovationen
Itaru Oki - Shirasagi
Carman Moore feat. Sam Rivers - Dragon
Yusef Lateef - Montreux 1970
Yamashita Trio - Clay
Harry Beckett at the BBC
Akira Sakata Trio - live in Moers 81
Andrea Centazzo - Alvin Curran - Evan Parker - live in Florence 78
Han Bennink and Daniele D'Agaro - live in Pisa 10
Willem Breuker Kollektief - The Dutch Jazz Scene Revisited
Eje Thelin - Acoustic Space
Fred Van Hove - Middelheim 1971
Manfred Schulze Bläser Quintett - Chroral-Konzert
Instant Composers Pool Orchestra - live in Sant'Anna Arresi 04
Archie Shepp Trio - live in Alassio 77
Masahiko Togashi - Speed & Space
Cecil Taylor - Carmen With Rings
Cecil Taylor Unit - Spring Of Two Blue J's
Albert Mangelsdorff Septet - Lindau 1961
Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet - Tübingen 1973
Jazz At The Opera
David Wertman - Kara Suite
Kazutoki Umezu - Seikatsu Kojo Iinkai
Folk and Mystery Stories-Labels and Covers added to the Post
Speed & Space-Union Vers ,Labels and Covers added to Post 
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky Trio - NDR Jazz Workshop No.138
Fred Van Hove 'T Nonet - Basel 1998
Anthony Braxton - The Complete Braxton 1971
Anthony Braxton - Live in La Specia and Pisa 78
Anthony Braxton Quintet - live in Milan 77
Anthony Braxton Quartet - live in Milan 79
Lol Coxhill - Welfare State
Paul Lovens - Paul Lytton Quintett - Moers 1977
L.D. Levy And Richard Davis - Cauldron 1979
Free Jazz Workshop '79 - Wuppertal
Robert Wood - Tarot
Christmann/Frangenheim/Dutton -  Fruits De Mhère 2003
Heinz Sauer's Voices - Hamburg 1976
Heinz Sauer Quartet - Fabrik Hamburg 1979
Cercle - New York 1994
Clarence Peters - The Magnetic Athmospher
Rolf & Joachim Kühn Quartet - Munich 1966
Joachim Kühn - Eje Thelin Group - WDR-Köln 1971
O.M.C.I. - Contro
Leo Smith Trio - The Mass On The World
Dudu Pukwana - Zila 86
Manfred Schoof Sextet - Konstanz 1975
Kang Tae Hwan - Asian Spirits
Karlhanns Berger Quartet - Jazz Da Camera
Masahiko Togashi - Three Masters
Derek Bailey - Duo & Trio Improvisation
Masahiko Togashi Quartet - Sketch
King Übü Örchestrü - Munich 1992
King Übü Örchestrü - Nickelsdorf 1995
Erich Kleinschuster Sextet + John Surman - Vienna 1969
Francois Tusques - Intercommunal vol. 1
Francois Tusques - Intercommunal vol. 2
London Music Now - Jazz Festival Berlin 1972
Masahiko Tohashi - Song For Myself
Manfred Schoof Sextet - Wergo
Rolf Liebermann + George Gruntz - Les Echanges
Keith Tippett's Ark - 100 Club London May 1976
Berliner Improvisations Quartett - Amiga LP
Kang Tae Hwan - Clearness
Anthony Braxton Quartet - Live in Antibes 75
Francois Tusques - Intercommunal vol. 4
Francois Tusques - Intercommunal vol. 6
Charles Tyler - Definite 1
Charles Tyler - Definite 2
Arthur Blythe - Bush Baby
Burnin Red Ivanhoe + John Tchicai - live in Berlin 69
Vertrek Ensemble - Another Idea Of North
Ton Klami - In Moers
Toshi Tsuchitori - Drum Sky
Karl Berger - New Moon
Kang Tae Hwan - Tokebi
Marginal Consort
Hozan Yamamoto - Masahiko Togashi - Yosuke Yamashita - Breath
Dudu Pukwana & Spear - Flute Music
Frank Wright - Run with the Cowboys
Mujician live in Bristol and Cheltenham 93
East Bionic Symphonia - Recorded Live
Charles Tyler at WKCR
John Surman - Elvin Jones Quartet - London March 1986
Masahiko Togashi & JJ Spirits - Plays - 1 & 2
Sano Kiyohiko - Kiui
Buschi Niebergall Trio feat. Michel Pilz - Moers 1978
The Revolutionary Ensemble - Manhattan Cycles
The Revolutionary Ensemble - The People's Republic 
Masahiko Togashi - C.P.U. - Cosmic Pulsation Unit
Richard Teitelbaum - Hiuchi-Ishi
Mudai Trio - Sans Titre
Masahiko Togashi & Inter-action
Steve Lacy & Masahiko Togashi - Eternal Duo '95
The Great Three - Begin The Beguine
Togashi, Miyake, Takahashi, Jenny-Clark - Senza Tempo
Dudu Pukwana and the Spears
Dudu Pukwana - Sounds Zila
Atté - Sondela (feat. Dudu Pukwana)
Mal Waldron & Yosuke Yamashita
New Movements In Jazz - Herbie Nichols
George Lewis & Richard Teitelbaum - live in Verona 79
George Lewis Ensemble - live in Verona 79
David S. Ware - From Silence To Music
David S. Ware - Apogee - Birth Of A Being
Masahiko Satoh Trio - Penetration
Peter Warren - Solidarity
Masahiko Togashi - Motion
Günter Sommer - Ascenseur Pour Le 28
Eugene Chadbourne + Toshinori Kondo - Possibilities of the Color Plastic
Itaru Oki - "Paris Ohrai" 2001
Sommer - Jost - Manderscheid - Camino Fatal
Altena-Bailey-Day-Honsinger-Horsthuis - K'Ploeng
Derek Bailey - John Stevens  -  1980
Alexander von Schlippenbach - Globe Unity (SABA 1966)
Willem Breuker/ICP - My Baby Has Gone To The Schouwburg
Ron Pittner - The Indigo Mirror & The Ivory Dot
Masahiko Togashi & Isao Suzuki - A Day Of The Sun
Kohsuke Ichihara All Stars, Masahiko Sato & Garan-doh - Dema
Bill Dixon - Edition Ferrari
Sabu Toyozumi Unit - Masterpiece
Burton Greene, Alan Silva and Sunny Murray - Firmanence
Bobby Few, Alan Silva and Frank Wright - Solo Duets 1
Bobby Few, Alan Silva and Frank Wright - Solo Duets 2
Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, William Parker, Tony Oxley - live at Reggio Emilia 2007
Keiki Midorikawa - Five Pieces Of Cake
Dror Feiler - Zvug
Patrizio Fariselli - Antropofagia
Kang Tae Hwan & Sainkho Namtchylak - Live
Toshinori Kondo & Paul Lovens - Basel 1987
Kondo - Lovens - Lytton - Death Is Our Eternal Friend
Milford Graves - Meditation Among Us
Tomasz Stanko - Edward Vesala Quartet - Live At Remont
G.L.Unit - Orangutang!
The Theo Loevendie Three - Stairs
Milford Graves - Bäbi Music
Kenji Mori / Hideo Ichikawa Trio - Solo & Trio
Kang Tae Hwan - Mi Yeon - Park Je Chun - Isaiah
Manfred Schoof Quintet - Jazz Jamboree '67 Vol.2
Jam Rice Sextet - Jam Rice Relaxin'
Brötzmann, Kondo, Pupillo, Nilssen-Love - live in Europe 2008
Yoriyuki Harada - Kaibutsu
The Quartet - Interchange
Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet + RAI BB - live in Rome 80
Archie Shepp Quintet + RAI BB - live in Rome 80
E. Rava and M. Mengelsberg Octet + RAI BB - live in Rome 80
K. Wheeler, E. Parker, P. Rutherford, B. Guy and N.Morris + RAI BB - live in Rome 80
Chris McGregor - live in Mestre 80
George Russell - live in Rome 80
Creative Construction Company - vol.1
Creative Construction Company - vol.2
Jiří Stivín & Pierre Favre - Vylety / Excursions

3 March 2015


A1. Snoopy
A2. Easy Ridin'
A3. Fish

B1. Electric Zoo
B2. Desperation

Takeru Muraoka, tenor saxophone
Yoshio Ikeda, bass
George Otsuka, drums
Masabui Kikuchi, electric piano

Recorded at Victor Studio on 23 February 1970

Philips ‎– FX-8502

LP Rip


A. Gongen

B. Peace And Love

Reggie Workman, bass
Motohiko Hino, drums
Kiyoshi Sugimoto, guitar
Teruo Nakamura, percussion
Hideo Ichikawa, piano
Terumasa Hino, trumpet

Recorded at TSC Japan on 29 September and 1 October 1970

Canyon Records ‎– CAJ-1004

LP Rip

28 February 2015


A1. 序 - Prologue
A2. 銀界 - Silver World
A3. 竜安寺の石庭 - Stone Garden Of Ryoan Temple
B1. 驟雨 - A Heavy Shower
B2. 沢之瀬 - Sawanose
B3. 終 - Epilogue

Gary Peacock, bass
Hiroshi Murakami, drums
Masabumi Kikuchi, piano
Hozan Yamamoto, shakuhachi

Recorded on October 15th & 20th, 1970 at Victor Studio

Philips ‎– FX-8509

LP Rip

25 February 2015

Peter Brötzmann 3 + 1 in Berlin 1973

Quartier Latin
Berlin, Germany

aud->cd trade->eac->tlh->flac

1. 10:05
2. 9:09
3. 11:17
4. 15:26
5. 22:28
TT 68:25

We had a request last year for Rhythmbox 1 and 2, live recordings featuring Peter Brötzmann, Fred van Hove, Han Bennink + Alfred Mangelsdorff, recorded and broadcast roughly mid-70s. Searching the archives, I came up with this 68-minute set from Quartier Latin, Berlin on 31 October, 1973 which definitely is live, has all four with Mangelsdorff popping in rougly mid-way through, and as was mentioned in the request, sounds like a professional recording suitable for airplay. Whether it is the one that was requested, I have no idea, but if anything, it's a pretty good substitute.

Having listened through it once, I'm not sure if this is jazz or whether there is anything avantgar(d)ish to it. To these ears, it's primal, pre-civilisational sound-makiing with the pianist trying to inject a bit of civility to the proceedings without really succeeding. So here we have two resident wildmen who could be shamans from an unspecified location in Siberia, trance masters from the Atlas mountains or thereabouts or just frolicking though the wilderness of Schwarzwald, playing what's there (which they eventually did): And there's a lot of homour in this, primal sceams courtesy of Bennink and Mangelsdorff.blending seamlessly into the general mêlée. In other words, whole lotta fun! To be enjoyed without hesitation!


A1. Dancing Mist
A2. Thanatos

B1. E.J.
B2. Yellow Carcass In The Blue
B3. Puzzle Ring
B4. My Companion

Yoshio Ikeda, bass
Hiroshi Murakami, drums
Motohiko Hino, drums
Hideo Ichikawa, electric piano, organ
Keiji Kishida, percussion
Masabumi Kikuchi, piano, electric piano
Kosuke Mine, alto & soprano saxophone

Recorded at Victor Studio on 2 August (A1), 7 September A2, B1-3 and 9 September 1970

Philips ‎– FX-8506

LP Rip

24 February 2015


A1. Ich Weiß Auch Nicht, Was Los Ist
A2. Freddies Tango

B1. Flöz Air
B2. Guten Tag, Vogel

Ekkehard Jost, alto & baritone saxophone, accordion
Georg Wolf, bass, accordion
Johannes Oehlmann, drums, accordion
Manfred Becker, piano, accordion
Michael Schläper, soprano & tenor saxophone, accordion

Recorded at the New Jazz Festival, Hamburg, on 21 October 1979 at the Fabrik

Wergo ‎– WER 80 005

LP Rip

22 February 2015

James Dillon ~ Nine Rivers (Glasgow, November 2010)

James Dillon worked on the pieces that make up Nine Rivers from 1982 to 1999, but it was only in 2010 that all nine were performed together. I think there have been at least two subsequent complete performances, first in New York and then in Holland, but this is my recording from BBC Radio 3 of the November 2010 performances in Glasgow.

The music has depth, power and range; its influences aggregate like tributaries - Messiaen, Stravinsky and Bartok are obvious - and voices from jazz and popular music can also be heard (I'm sure I can hear Talking Heads in La Coupure), but it also carves its own distinct path. It's surprising that this has not been issued commercially, and if there are plans to do so, please advise in the comments and the links will be removed.

Part I: Leukosis
East 11th Street NY 10003 (1982) 
L”ECRAN parfum (1988) 
Viriditas (1993-1994)
Le femme invisible (1989)

Part II: Iosis
La coupure (1989-2000)

Part III: Melanosis
L’oeuvre du noir (1990) 
Éileadh squaibe (1990) 
Introitus (1989-1990) 
Oceanos (1985-1996)


A1. Launeddas
A2. Bye Bye Wilhelm
A3. Glawis Traum
A4. Nuraghe

B1. Schleiflack L + T
B2. Orgel-Morgan
B3. Brother Datzi
B4. Unhip Trip

Ekkehard Jost, alto, & baritone saxophone, balafon, zither, launeddas, dhurki, flexafone, bird tweets, cowbells, bells, double ocarina, steel drums
Georg Wolff, double bass, organ, balafon, flexible pipe
Johannes Oehlmann, drums, gongs, congas, balafon, chimes, bells, toy-horn, hot tin case
Manfred Becker, piano, mouth organ, xylophone, rattle, flutes, pipe organ, coconuts
Michael Schläper, soprano & tenor saxophone, organ, cuica, rattle, bells, triangle, zanza, flexible pipe

Recorded on 12th & 25th August 1980 in Giessen

View Records ‎– VS 0012

LP Rip

21 February 2015

Boulez - Messiaen - Webern ~ RAI National Symphony Orchestra / Marco Angius ~ 20 February 2015

Here's an RAI3 live broadcast from Turin last night;

Pierre Boulez ~ Livre pour cordes

Olivier Messiaen ~ Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum

Anton Webern ~ Six pieces for large orchestra

Pierre Boulez ~ Notations I – III – IV – VII – II for orchestra

RAI National Symphony Orchestra / Marco Angius
Turin Auditorium, 20th February 2015

There's also an encore, which I think is one more of Boulez's Notations, but I can't place it at the moment so any help in identifying this would be appreciated.


1.  Meeting With Saxophones (solo)

2.  Meeting With Okabe Yoichi (sampler, percussion)

3.  Meeting With Royal Squeezit (piano, violin, vocals)

4.  Meeting With Kirihito (guitar, drums)

5.  Meeting With Otomo Yoshihide (turntables)

6.  Meeting With Dowzer (synthesizer, voice, EMS, beat, cue)

7.  Meeting With Yamamoto Seiichi (guitar)

8.  Meeting With Ohkura Syounosuke (taiko)

9.  Meeting With Motoki Yoshinori (Jew's harp, kalimba)

10. Meeting With Ruins (drums, bass, vocals)

11. Meeting With Chino Shuichi (piano)

12. Meeting With Pill (bass synthesizer, beats, effects) and Katsui Yuji (violin, vocals)

13. Meeting With Dub Squad (bass, synthesizer, sampler)

14. Meeting With SMI (solo)

15. Meeting With Remarkable Men

Junji Hirose, saxophone, self-made instruments

Tag Rag ‎– TRCD-026

CD Rip

20 February 2015


1. Cosmos Has Spirit (Dedicated To Toshihiko Shimizu)
2. Basho
3. Safi-Sui-Pure
4. Sarhanna

Wadada Leo Smith, self-made bamboo flute, kalimba, trumpet
Sabu Toyozumi, non tempered scale tuned percussion

Recorded live at Hair Salon Fuji (Barber Fuji), April 13, 1992

Scissors ‎– SCISSORS-001

CD Rip

19 February 2015


Sonny Grey, trumpet
Alain Hatot, tenor saxophone
Mal Waldron, piano
Gus Nemeth, bass
Kenny Clarke, drums

A1. Skippin' 5:44
A2. Journey Without End 12:06
B1. The Fire Now 10:44
B2. Antony 8:13

A2 + B1 by Mal Waldron
A1 + B2 by Sonny Grey

Recorded 3-11-71, Paris

MERCURY BT-1313 (1974 Japan)

Originally on NUMERA RECORDS mai 8 (mai 9)

(vinyl rip)

17 February 2015


A. First Part

B. Conclusion And Encore

Daniel Humair, percussion
Alan Davie, piano, clarinet

Recorded live at Gimpel Hanover Galerie, Zürich, on 5 November 1971

ADMW Records ‎– ADMW 004

LP Rip

15 February 2015

TONY OXLEY - INCUS 8 (1971 - 1975)

This is a re-up (my rip in flac) of Sotise's post from February 26, 2007.
I've added a new pic above and the line-up etc.
The following is his text from seven years ago.....

hi all here's a riveting long unavailable album by tony oxley. incus8 1975

most of the tracks are solo percussion and electronics,a couple feature ensembles with the usual suspects,derek b ,barry g
,paul r,etc.

this has remained sadly unissued for some inexplicable reason.

its a very rewarding listen guaranteed to reverse

any received opinion /assumption you may have about solo percussion being boring.

oxley also happens to be a visionary painter and graphic artist of some note.

here is some biographical info about oxley from the european free improvised music website.

Born Sheffield, 15 June 1938. Drums, percussion, violin, electronics.
Tony Oxley, with Derek Bailey and Gavin Bryars, created one of the foundations of free improvisation in the UK through their explorations in the group Joseph Holbrooke. A detailed retrospective view of Joseph Holbrooke can be found in Bailey (1992, pp. 86-93) but, briefly, the group existed in Sheffield from 1963 to 1966, initially playing conventional jazz though by 1965 playing totally improvised pieces. The fact that the three were 'isolated' in Sheffield from developments elsewhere (John Stevens and the SME) provided an ideal environment for experimentation and development. After that the participants moved to London, Oxley becoming the house drummer at Ronnie Scott's while all the while continuing with experimental music. He was in at the beginning of the Incus label with Bailey and Evan Parker and some of his work for that label is recognised as landmarks in the development of free music. He also appeared in various (early) versions of the London Jazz Composers Orchestra
In the last 25 years he has performed and recorded in an extremely wide variety of situations, from those where an emphasis on time-keeping is important to free situations with perhaps Paul Bley at one extreme and Cecil Taylor at the other. His work with Taylor, as a member of The Feel Trio with William Parker, in duos, or augmented with other musicians (such as the quartet of Taylor, Oxley, William Parker and Derek Bailey for two concerts in London and Manchester in 1991) lasted from 1988 to 1991 and can be seen by the viewing a selection of their concert schedule.
In recent years Tony Oxley has run his own Celebration Orchestra, worked with Bill Dixon - both are painters as well as musicians, and there have been plans for multimedia presentations - and with the Austrians, violinist Andreas Schreiber and pianist Dieter Glawischnig in the trio Cercle. This group briefly toured the UK in 1997 (having played the Beijing Jazz Festival in October 1996), with displays of Oxley's paintings, and had a broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in May 1997. Oxley has also begun to work again in duo with Derek Bailey, playing, for example at the Knitting Factory in New York in September 1995, in London in November 1995 and in Vand'Oeuvre in France in May 1997. He also remains in demand to bring unconventionality to conventional settings, particularly with his 'rainforest percussion', playing for example, on ECM recordings with Paul Bley and John Surman and with the Tomasz Stanko Quartet.
His kit is highly individual and an early version of it was described by Derek Bailey (1992, p. 101) thus:
'The acoustic part is: drums - eight, various sizes and texture; cymbals, fourteen, various sizes, thicknesses, weights, sounds; cowbells - five, from six inches to sixteen inches; wood surfaces - five, wood blocks and oriental skulls; saucepans - two. The amplified section of the kit is: amplified frame containing cymbals, wires, various kitchen equipment, motor generators, springs, used with 3 contact mikes (home-made), 2 volume pedals, 1 octave splitter, 1 compressor, 1 ring modulator and oscillator, 1 amplifier and two speakers.'
More recently the whole kit has been slimmed down and the electronics have (probably temporarily) been put to one side, but the playing, of course, remains individualistic. A transcription of an interview with Oxley, where he discusses his current kit (1997) with Alyn Shipton in a BBC Radio 3 Broadcast is available, complete with sound clips.
Tony Oxley is also a painter and three pages of his paintings can also be viewed: Paintings 1 or Paintings 2 and Paintings 3.



Tony Oxley, percussion, amplified percussion
Barry Guy, bass
Dave Holdsworth, trumpet
Evan Parker, soprano saxophone
Howard Riley, piano
Paul Rutherford, trombone
Derek Bailey, guitar

A1. Never Before Or Again  10:41
A2. M-W-M  6:57
A3. EIROC II  5:27
B1. East Of Sheffield  6:26
B2. South East Of Sheffield  5:47
B3. P.P.1  8:37

Track A1 (Parker/Holdsworth/Rutherford/Riley/Guy/Oxley) recorded 1972;
track A2 (solo Oxley) recorded 1975
Track A3 (Bailey/Parker/Rutherford/Oxley) recorded 1971
Track B1 (solo Oxley) recorded 1971
Track B2 (solo Oxley) recorded 1973
Track B3 (solo Oxley) recorded 1975

INCUS 8  (vinyl rip)


1. 麩 (Fu)
2. 無明 (Mu-Myo)
3. 月山の水 (Gassan No Mizu)
4. ウォーターマッシュルーム (Water Mushroom)
5. 黒胡麻 (Black Sesame)
6. ブルーブラックの階段 (The Stairway In Blue Black)

Koichi Matsukaze, alto & tenor saxophone, flute
Yoriyuki Harada, piano

Recorded at Mitaka Arts Center on 12 March 2003.

Ohrai Records ‎– JMCK-1017

CD Rip

13 February 2015

Iannis Xenakis - Pléïades & Wolfgang Rihm - Tutuguri VI

Two dynamic contemporary percussion pieces from a BR-Klassik broadcast yesterday evening;

Iannis Xenakis - Pléïades (1978)

Wolfgang Rihm - Tutuguri VI (1981)

Peter Sadlo & Friends
Recorded 16th January 2015 / Broadcast on BR-Klassik 12th February 2015, as part of the "unerHÖRT!" (unheard / outrageous) series.

12 February 2015


A shorter recording from a duo which released a long OOP Mini-CD in 1997 - see here.
Sung/spoken or better a kind of 'Sprechgesang' similar to Schönberg's 'Pierrot Lunaire'.
At least that's how I tend to hear Sven-Åke Johansson's vocal utterances.
Text is in German - but the sounds might be enjoyed anyway.

Sven-Åke Johansson, voice
Sten Sandell, piano

1. 3:45
2. 4:21
3. 2:35
4. 1:52
5. 4:01
5. 3:07

Recorded in Ulrichsberg, Austria during the 'Kaleidophon' in May 1998

Marco Eneidi, William Parker, Dennis Charles - Vermont Spring 1986 (Botticelli 1986)

Marco Eneidi - Alto Saxophone
William Parker - Bass
Dennis Charles - Drums

A1 - Stand Back (traditional west indian folksong)
A2 - Ballada (Jimmy Lyons)
B1 - Rise Up (traditional west indian folksong)
B2 - Broken Shadows (Ornette Coleman)

Recorded May 1986.

This album is dedicated to Jimmy Lyons.

Botticelli Records 1001, Vinyl
Direct Metal Mastering


1. Lapis
2. 2001.7.6-1
3. 2001.7.6-2
4. Lonely Woman
5. Lacy's Out East

Daisuke Fuwa, bass
Shōta Koyama, drums
Mototeru Takagi, tenor saxophone

Recorded live at House of Crazy, Toyohashi on 6 July 2001

Chitei Records ‎– B22F

CD Rip

11 February 2015


For some fine text about this album go here -
This rip has been done some years ago but was not posted here - as it was posted then there ;)

Toshinori Kondo, trumpet, alto horn, mutes

Side A
1. Fuigo  7:03
2. Double  4:26
3. Cliff  10:19

Side B
1. Short-Ichi  1:06
2. Short-Ni  1:52
3. Alto  7:58
4. Slides Out  6:11
5. Buriki  5:10

A1 + A2, Side B1, B2, B3, B5 recorded at Studio X in Paris on March 15 & 16, 1979;
A3 recorded live in Bologna, Italy on March 25, 1979;
B4 recorded at Sorcerer Sound Studio in New York, on May 24, 1979.

Bellows Records 001

(vinyl rip)

9 February 2015

TOMASZ STANKO - Music from Taj Mahal and Karla Caves (1980)

This solo one was rescued by mew23 from old Almost Black blogspot. Thanks.

Tomasz Stanko - Music from Taj Mahal and Karla Caves (Leo 1980)

01. Sbigi
02. Shadow of the Midnight Moon
03. Daada
04. Almost Black
05. For You
06. Night Flight

07. Almost Black
08. Small Rooms' Magic
09. Daada
10. Mountain Bird
11. Slambura Road
12. And the Ancient Ones Smiled
13. Nightly Whisper

Tomasz Stanko -  trumpet

Recorded February / March 1980 in India

Leo Records 011 / vinyl rip

8 February 2015


PAUL DUNMALL - tenor and soprano saxophones
TONY LEVIN - drums

Set One

1. 47:11

Set Two

1. 57:22

Cheltenham Town Hall,  16th September 1993

1 February 2015


Saw my rip reposted on another blog  - might be interesting for our followers as well..

Below is what I wrote in December 2010 (a few days before New Year):

This one was a real discovery when I got it some weeks ago. I knew Art Brooks only from his work with Bill Dixon and from the last Collective 4tet "In Transition" on Leo, which - by the way - is excellent.
This is not the work of a "mere" student but the entirely realised and idiosyncratic composition from a still unsung master. I love it.

Lend your ear to the "Nightcaller".

Maureen Hoy, flute
Art Brooks, trumpet, fluegelhorn
Steve Simon, tenor saxophone
Paul Austerlitz, bass clarinet
Kevin Campbell, amplified guitar
Beverly Dyer, cello
Laurie Moses, piano
Chris Faris, double bass
Sydney Smart, trap drums

Ensemble V (Bennington College Black Music Division)

1. Nightcaller (part one) 16:33
2. Nightcaller (part two) 15:20

Recorded June 6, 1977 (Bennington College ?)

Liner notes and cover design: Bill Dixon
Composed, recorded and produced by Art Brooks

IBMS 001


1. Untitled
2. Untitled
3. Untitled
4. Untitled
5. Untitled
6. Untitled

Mototeru Takagi, tenor saxophone
Sabu Toyozumi, drums

Recorded live in October 2002 at Man-Bou, Izakaya

CDr Rip

30 January 2015


PAUL DUNMALL - tenor and soprano saxophones, bagpipes
PAUL ROGERS - 7 string bass
TONY LEVIN - drums

1. 52:00

Porgy & Bess Jazz and Music Club, Vienna, Austria.  15th March 2009

Photo by Bernd Wimmer

29 January 2015

Burton Greene, Daoud Amin - Trees (Button-Nose 1973)

Daoud Amin - bongos ans percussion
Burton Greene - piano, percussion, lotus flute

A1 - Suite: Variations On Darbari Kanada In Three Movements (1973)   25:55
B1 - Woodstock Vibrations (1967)     11:38
B2 - Vishnu (1972)     13:09

all compositions by Burton Greene,  A1 is based on a theme by Jamaluddin Bhartiya

side A recorded live at the Doelen Alternative Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, June 1973
side B recorded live at the Central Museum Utrecht, September 1973

Button-Nose Records - 002
vinyl rip

26 January 2015


A. Inter - Posi - Play - Tion

B. Calling Together

Yukimasa Morimoto, conductor

Side A

Yoshisaburo Toyozumi, drums
Sumire Yoshihara, percussion
Masahiko Sato, piano
Yoshiaki Fujikawa, saxophone

Side B

Akiko Suetsugu, Kou Shinozaki, Takeshi Wakamatsu, Tenjo Sajiki, Youko Ran, Yutaka Nemoto, spoken word

Recorded live on 19-21 December 1971.

EX-House ‎– EX-001

LP Rip

25 January 2015

DEEP JOY TRIO - Rough mix. Unreleased studio recording 2009.

PAUL DUNMALL - tenor and soprano saxophones, Bb and bass clarinet
PAUL ROGERS - 7 string, ALL bass
TONY LEVIN - drums

1. Deep Joy searches  9:14
2. Deep Joy creates  6:39
3. Deep Joy expressed  23:13
4. Deep Joy ends  16:18
5. chat  2:45

Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  9th November 2009

This is terrific.  The rough mix is totally fine balance-wise, I just brought the volume levels up a bit.
Paul Dunmall has suggested sharing this.  Amazing.

24 January 2015


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

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

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

Recorded at Sysmo Record, Paris, 6 December 1984

Paddle Wheel - K28P 6409

LP Rip

23 January 2015


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

B.  Voices Coming

Masahiko Tanaka, contrabass (A1)

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

Manufactured by Victor Musical Industries Inc., Tokyo, Japan

RCA Red Seal ‎– JRZ-2104

LP Rip

22 January 2015

JiŘí STiVíN - Zodiac Live at Prague Spring 2007

Stivín's album Zodiac (Zvěrokruh in Czech, released 1977) was never performed live, until Spring 2007, in time for 40th anniversary of its creation. From studio version, where Stivín played also drums beside saxes, flutes etc., and posted here before, he retained both string quartet and mixed choir (even in updated personnelss). Slovak pianist Gabriel Jonáš was busy at the time for Prague Spring Festival, so he was replaced by Karel Růžička. Added are vibraphonist Radek Krampl and Stivín's occasional international partners, bassist Ali Haurand and drummer Daniel Humair. Various medieval melodies are used in choir parts. I think result is still vital mix of classical & early music, folklore and jazz.

JiŘí STiVíN - Zodiac Live at Prague Spring 2007

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

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

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

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

21 January 2015


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

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

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

Aketa's Disk - AD-13

LP Rip

20 January 2015

Alan Silva - Luna Surface

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

Original post follows:

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

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

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

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

Recorded 17 August 1969 in Paris

Dive in!

19 January 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hozan Yamamoto-Le Japon aux quatre saisons-1980

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

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

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

18 January 2015

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Horo Records ‎– HZ 07

LP Rip

14 January 2015


A1. Perhaps
A2. Moritat
A3. Together Again

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

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

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

Paddle Wheel ‎– K28P-6119

LP Rip

13 January 2015

MUJICIAN - The Albert, Bristol 1989 and 1993

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

The Albert Inn, Bristol.

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

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


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

1. 27:53

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

1. 49:53
2. 5:12

12 January 2015


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fish Music FM 001

(vinyl rip)