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

Contributions

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

Requests

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

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

Free form

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

31 July 2015

NEW LINKS FOR OLD POSTS

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

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

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

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

Update February 5, 2015 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:

Günter Sommer - Ascenseur Pour Le 28
Eugene Chadbourne + Toshinori Kondo - Possibilities of the Color Plastic
Itaru Oki - "Paris Ohrai" 2001
Sommer - Jost - Manderscheid - Camino Fatal
Altena-Bailey-Day-Honsinger-Horsthuis - K'Ploeng
Derek Bailey - John Stevens  -  1980
Alexander von Schlippenbach - Globe Unity (SABA 1966)
Willem Breuker/ICP - My Baby Has Gone To The Schouwburg
Ron Pittner - The Indigo Mirror & The Ivory Dot
Masahiko Togashi & Isao Suzuki - A Day Of The Sun
Kohsuke Ichihara All Stars, Masahiko Sato & Garan-doh - Dema
Bill Dixon - Edition Ferrari
Sabu Toyozumi Unit - Masterpiece
Burton Greene, Alan Silva and Sunny Murray - Firmanence
Bobby Few, Alan Silva and Frank Wright - Solo Duets 1
Bobby Few, Alan Silva and Frank Wright - Solo Duets 2
Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, William Parker, Tony Oxley - live at Reggio Emilia 2007
Keiki Midorikawa - Five Pieces Of Cake
Dror Feiler - Zvug
Patrizio Fariselli - Antropofagia
Kang Tae Hwan & Sainkho Namtchylak - Live
Toshinori Kondo & Paul Lovens - Basel 1987
Kondo - Lovens - Lytton - Death Is Our Eternal Friend
Milford Graves - Meditation Among Us
Tomasz Stanko - Edward Vesala Quartet - Live At Remont
G.L.Unit - Orangutang!
The Theo Loevendie Three - Stairs
Milford Graves - Bäbi Music
Kenji Mori / Hideo Ichikawa Trio - Solo & Trio
Kang Tae Hwan - Mi Yeon - Park Je Chun - Isaiah
Manfred Schoof Quintet - Jazz Jamboree '67 Vol.2
Jam Rice Sextet - Jam Rice Relaxin'
Brötzmann, Kondo, Pupillo, Nilssen-Love - live in Europe 2008
Yoriyuki Harada - Kaibutsu
The Quartet - Interchange
Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet + RAI BB - live in Rome 80
Archie Shepp Quintet + RAI BB - live in Rome 80
E. Rava and M. Mengelsberg Octet + RAI BB - live in Rome 80
K. Wheeler, E. Parker, P. Rutherford, B. Guy and N.Morris + RAI BB - live in Rome 80
Chris McGregor - live in Mestre 80
George Russell - live in Rome 80
Creative Construction Company - vol.1
Creative Construction Company - vol.2
Jiří Stivín & Pierre Favre - Vylety / Excursions
Anthony Braxton - RBN 3 K12
Bill Dixon Trio - Worcester 1981
Wuchner-Koller-Joos-Degen-Lauer - Piece For Mouth
Hans Koller - Continued Talks
Walter Zimmermann - Lokale Musik
Luis De Pablo - Polar / Modulos  I - III
John Tchicai Quartet - Nachtmusik - Köln 1972
Tony Oxley - February Papers
Mototeru Takagi - Mosura Freight
Eje Thelin - Jouk Minor - Pierre Favre - Candles Of Vision
Zoller - Mangelsdorff - Mouzon - Freiburg 1975
Lokomotiv Konkret - Stockholm Augusti, 1978
Barry Guy - Assist
Creative Improvisors Orchestra - The Sky Cries The Blues
Herbert Joos Quartet - Kerchak Suite
Frank Wright & Muhammad Ali - Adieu Little Man
Human Arts Ensemble - Under the Sun/Whisper of Dharma
Paul Murphy - Cloudburst
Fourmenonly - Eight Science Fiction Stories & Volume One
Yamash'ta & The Horizon - Sunrise From West Sea "Live"
Lokomotiv Konkret - Lokomotiv Konkret (2nd LP)
Stomu Yamash'ta & Masahiko Satoh - Metempsychosis
Robert Leriche - Danses
Ornette Coleman Quartet - Valenza 1974
Michel Portal - Our Meanings & Our Feelings
Theo Loevendie - Dutch Jazz
Ekkehard Jost Quintet - Carambolage
Free Jazz Workshop Wuppertal 1979
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - June 13, 1977 (feat.Schlippenbach, Christmann...)
Radu Malfatti - Ohrkiste
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart feat. Schlippenbach Quartet 1981
Manfred Schoof Sextet - Köln 1972
TTT (Triple Trip Touch) - Live In Weimar 1998 (TTT, 1998)
Toshiyuki Miyama & His New Herd Orch. - Eternity? ? Epos
Samadhi - Masahiko meets Gary
Mal Waldron - Mal: Live 4 To 1
Ray Warleigh At The BBC
Bernt Rosengren - Fly Me To The Sun
Bernt Rosengren - Notes From Underground
Bernt Rosengren Quintet - Live in Stockholm Vol.1Vol.2
Mal Waldron & Gary Peacock - First Encounter
Mal Waldron & Johnny "Mbizo" Dyani -  Live In Rome 1979
Human Arts Ensemble - Poem Of Gratitude
Karl Berger & Company - Tune In
Mujician - Le mans 2004
Tchangodei, Steve Lacy - The Wasp
P. Oliveros - W.L. Smith - R. Mitchell - J. Tilbury - Live at Angelica 2011
Bill Dixon - Considerations Vol.1 & Vol.2
Steve Lacy Quintet feat. Derek Bailey - Paris 17.10.1976
Howard Riley - Shaped



26 May 2015

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




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

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


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

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

Philips ‎– FX-8510

LP Rip



25 May 2015

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




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


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

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

UNIT RECORDS - UTR 4035

(vinyl rip)

23 May 2015

A brief history of jazz


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

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

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

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

Of course we are!


Roscoe Mitchell trio live in NY 1976


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

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

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

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

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

Basic facts:

Roscoe Mithcell Trio
May 23 1976
LaMama NY, NY

total time 54:04

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

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

Finally, some keen observations from "orchiddoctor":

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

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


21 May 2015

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

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

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

this is is first release as a leader

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

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

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

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

20 May 2015

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


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

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

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

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

Elton Dean Tribute Session, BBC 2010-06-13


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

ELTON DEAN TRiBUTE SESSiON, Hackney, BBC 2o1o

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

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

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

BBC Jazz on 3, presented by Jez Nelson

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

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





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

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





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


Recorded at Mouri Studio & Victor Studio, Tokyo,1972

Philips ‎– FX-8521 (LP); FS-1707 (7")

LP + 7" Rip



10 May 2015

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





A.  Dancing Mist With Joe Henderson

B.  Dancing Mist At The Yamaha Hall

C1. Dancing Mist With Masabumi Kikuchi Sextet

C2. Dancing Mist With Poll Winners

D.  Dancing Mist At The Sankei Hall


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

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

Philips - FS-5072-3

LP Rip





8 May 2015

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





A1. Tenacious Prayer Forever
A2. Roaming In Darkness

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



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


Recorded at Victor Studio, March 16 1970

Philips ‎– FX-8501

LP Rip


7 May 2015

Daniele Cavallanti Double Trio - The Leo (Red 1987)

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

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

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

LP Red Record RR 216 (1987)
vinyl rip

4 May 2015

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


















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

Set 1
1. 71:50

Set 2
1. 44:21

Bobby Brown's, Nottingham.  21 March 1990

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

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



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

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


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


Recorded on 11 December 1998 at Hammamatsu Act Hall

Trial Records ‎– ETR-004-5


CD Rip


28 April 2015

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





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


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


Recorded on 5 April 1998

Trial Records ‎– ETR-002

CD Rip






25 April 2015

YOSHINORI YANAGAWA - MIERU MONO TO MIENAI MONO (GOKUONSHA, 1990)




A. Visible and Invisible

B. A History of Red


Yoshinori Yanagawa, alto saxophone


Recorded 25 July 1990 at Gokuonsha Studio


Cassette Rip


20 April 2015

LEE KONITZ - ALBERT MANGELSDORFF QUARTET "JAZZ OST-WEST NÜRNBERG 1968"




Lee Konitz, alto saxophone, varitone
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Barre Phillips, bass
Stu Martin, drums

1. ZORES MORES (22:57)
- Zores Mores (Albert Mangelsdorff)
- At Twilight (Attila Zoller)
- 317 East 32nd (Lee Konitz)
- 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk)
- Ode To Billy Joe (Bobbie Gentry)
- Zores Mores (Albert Mangelsdorff)


Recorded at the Meistersingerhalle in Nürnberg, Germany on March 30, 1968.

Recorded by BR (Bayrischer Rundfunk)

19 April 2015

MORISADA MICHIHIRO, YOSHINORI MOTOKI - TSURUSEN KAMESEN (MOTOKI RECORDS,1981)




A. 鶴: Tsuru

B. 亀: Kame



Morisada Michihiro, bass
Yoshinori Motoki, S.M. flute


Recorded at Illimite on 24 November 1981

Motoki Records - No.1

LP Rip


17 April 2015

TAKASHI KAZAMAKI ‎– EIKO NO HATA: LIVE IN NEW YORK, 1987 (OMBA RECORDS, 1987)




A. Roulette

B. Krain Theater


Takashi Kazamaki, percussion
Tom Cora, cello (A)
Danny Davis, alto saxophone (B)
William Parker, bass, marimba (B)


Recorded Live At Roulette, New York, October 16, 1987 (A)

Recorded Live At Krain Theater, New York, July 9, 1987 (B)


Omba Records ‎– OMBA-004


Cassette Rip


16 April 2015

GEORGE LEWIS QUINTET "MOERS 1979"


Excellent music!


George Lewis, trombone
Douglas Ewart, alto saxophone, bamboo-flute, bass clarinet
Wallace McMillan, flute, alto saxophone
Anthony Davis, piano
Richard Teitelbaum, synthesizer

1. Hommage To Charlie Parker - part one  35:57
2. Hommage To Charlie Parker - part two  21:14
3. Blues (1977)                          12:58


Recorded in Moers, Germany on June 2, 1979.

14 April 2015

HIROSHI HATSUYAMA - SMILE (AKETA'S DISK, 1977)




A1. Bag's Groove
A2. For Heaven's Sake
A3. Smile
A4. Midday Moon

B1. In A Sentimental Mood
B2. Bb Blues
B3. Eyes Of Love


Hiroshi Hatsuyama, vibes
Atsushige Muraishi, guitar
Haruo Ogoshi, bass
Koji Kushima, drums

Fumio Itabashi, piano (B3)
Kazuhide Motooka, piano (A2, A3)
Toru Tsuzuki, piano (A4)

Recorded on 7 June 1977 at Aketa-No-Mise

Aketa's Disk - AD-4

LP Rip

13 April 2015

Perry Robinson Trio live in Lindlar, Germany, 2008





Here are two sets from the Perry Robinson Trio, close to two hours in all, recorded at Lindlar which is roughly in the middle of Germny, not too far from Cologne. A small, intimate setting with lots of banter between the songs from Robinson and Schueller. An interesting piece of information, which I didn't know, was that Joe Hill was written by Perry Robinson's father, Earl Robinson, made famous by Joan Baez at the Woodstock festival in 1969. A nice, relaxed gig, this one, to be enjoyed wholeheartedly!

Perry Robinson Trio, 2008.11.23, Lindlar (Germany)
Artgenossen
Lindlar, Germany
23. November 2008

Perry Robinson Trio

Perry Robinson – clarinet
Ed Schuller – bass
Ernst Bier – drums

Set 1
1. The Call
2. Switchbacks
3. Joe Hill
4. AKA Snake
5. Unisphere
6. The Feud

Set 2
7. Inside Out
8. Sooner than Before
9. Loose Nuts
10.Funky Giora
11.Mountain Soup

10 April 2015

LOL COXHILL ‎– LOOKING BACK FORWARDS (WIRE CASSETTES, 1990)





A.  Incognito's '84

B1. T. A. '90
B2. Rather Formal


Lol Coxhill, soprano saxophon


Recorded at Incognito's Wine Bar, London, 1984 (A)
Recorded at the Tom Allen Centre, London, 1990 (B1)
Recorded at Southwark Cathedral, London (B2)

Wire Cassettes ‎– Wire 002

Cassette Rip

8 April 2015

KEITH TIPPETT - solo, London 1992






















KEITH TIPPETT - piano, wood blocks, music box, voice

1.  Improvisation  53:06

Bloomsbury Theatre, London

27th March 1992   A lunchtime concert.

soundboard, cassette recording.









Leonard Lonergan, Hannibal Peterson - The Universe Is Not For Sale (Smackdab Records 1980?)


Calvin Hayes - Alto Saxophone
Lucas Mason - Flute, African Flute
Buddy Collins - Guitar
Whitney Booth - Banya Drum
Grover Page - Piano
Leonard Lonergan - Soprano Saxophone
Wesley Butler - Synthesizer
Hannibal Peterson, Willis Carter - Trumpet
Bill Barber - Tuba
Sam Tillman - Electric Bass
Nathan Battles - Drums


A1 - The Universe Is Not For Sale      4:38
A2 - Saint Mingus              3:39
A3 - Saint Mingus (Part Two)           4:38
A4 - Nightriffer              4:59
A5 - Sundowning              3:38
B1 - Hello, Thelonious          5:07
B2 - Me, The People              3:30
B3 - Dreams Parting The Blue Air       11:12
B4 - Pushing Ink              4:15
   
compositions by Leonard Lonergan, except A2, A3, B1, by Barber, Peterson, Lonergan

no date reported on the album
probably rec. 1980, according to http://www.oocities.org/bourbonstreet/quarter/7055/Hannibal/Disko-hannibal.htm
remark: tracks 2,3,6 are trio improvisations by Lonergan, Hannibal and Barber

Smackdab Records, SD-1001, LP
Vinyl RIP

The sound quality is not the best, probably bad recording, but more than listenable

7 April 2015

JYM YOUNG'S SAN FRANCISCO AVANTGARDE "PUZZLE BOX" (INTERNATIONAL POLYDOR, 1966)


Not much is known (to me) about Jym Young.
He did play in 1964 with Sonny Simmons and Barbara Donald's band.
Also adding his piano to Dewey Redman's first LP "Look for the Black Star".
Later he became known as Waheem Young in the Bay Area - I even suspect he played piano for one tune on the Steve Miller Band's "Living In The 20th Century".




Bennett Friedman, tenor saxophone
Jym Young, piano, african thumb piano
Harley White, double bass
Jim Messinger, drums, indian snake charmer


A1. Puzzle Box     3:03
A2. Lament     13:01
B1. Possibility 10:28   
B2. Skippin' In The Rain 7:18

Recorded December 31, 1966 in San Francisco.

INTERNATIONAL POLYDOR PRODUCTION 623 226 (Germany, 1967)

 (vinyl rip)

4 April 2015

MASABUMI KIKUCHI QUINTET ‎– END FOR THE BEGINNING (PHILIPS, 1973)





A1. Drizzling Rain
A2. Gin-Kai

B1. Admire, But Detest (Mr. Out)
B2. Bell
B3. Green Dance


Yoshio Suzuki, bass
Hiroshi Murakami, drums
Masabumi Kikuchi, piano
Kosuke Mine, soprano saxophone, percussion
Hideo Miyata, tenor saxophone, flute


Recorded March 1973 at Victor Studio,Tokyo

Philips ‎– FX-8527

LP Rip






2 April 2015

JOHN TCHICAI - ARCHIE SHEPP ‎– RUFUS (FONTANA, 1966)




A1. Rufus (Swung, His Face At Last To The Wind, Then His Neck Snapped)
A2. Nettus
B1. Hoppin'
B2. For Helved
B3. Funeral


John Tchicai, alto saxophone
Don Moore, bass
J.C. Moses, drums
Archie Shepp, tenor saxophone


Recorded in New York City on August 23, 1963

Fontana ‎– 195J-26, Japan re-issue, 1984

LP Rip


31 March 2015

TAKASHI KAKO ‎– NIGHT MUSIC (SUN RECORDS, 1977)





A1. Night Music
A2. Mori No Sei (Wood Nymph)
A3. Lecke
A4. Rush

B1. New Arrival
B2. Inori
B3. Hi No Odori (Fire Dance)
B4. Le Temps


Takashi Kako, piano

Recorded November 21, 1974, at Studio Clarens, Paris

Sun Records ‎– SR 109

LP Rip


29 March 2015

Now Creative Arts Jazz Ensemble - Now (Arhoolie 1968)


David Wilson - vibes
Robin Young  - piano
Rahim Roach - alto sax
Dale Reamer - tenor sax
Bert Wilson, Mike Breen - tenor and soprano sax
Patrick O'Hara - trombone
Peter Montalbano - trumpet 
Carol Wilson - vocals
Chris Amberger - bass
Smiley Winters - drums

A1 - Madness (Robin Young)   
A2 - Pretty Good (Bert Wilson)   
B1 - Doris (Smiley Winters)   
B2 - Nirvana (Bert Wilson)    
B3 - Daniel     (Dave Wilson)
B4 - Now (Dave Wilson)    

Recorded at Sierra Sound Studios, Berkeley, October 31, 1968.

Arhoolie Records - 8002, LP
vinyl rip

27 March 2015

CHARLES K NOYES AND DAVID TAMURA - DUETS: 1978-79 (TOADFISH TAPES, 1979)






A1. Percussax
A2. Clarisax
A3. Amplisax

B1. Saxosaw
B2. Claribass
B3. La Gioconda
B4. Viosax


Charles K Noyes, drums, percussion, clarinets, amplification, saw, violin
David Tamura, soprano and tenor saxophone, clarinet, piano

Recorded from November 1978 - April 1979 in Boston, except A1, recorded on 21 July 1978 in Feeding Hills, Mass.

Toadfish Tapes, TT2

Cassette Rip


25 March 2015

NOBUYOSHI INO & LESTER BOWIE ‎– DUET (PADDLE WHEEL, 1985)




A1. Kami-Fusen
A2. Moon Over Bourbon Street
A3. Fela - Ellen David

B1. Baku-No-Akubi
B2. Wishful Thinking
B3. Three-Legged Race
B4. Goin' Home


Nobuyoshi Ino, bass, synthesizer
Lester Bowie, trumpet


Recorded 1, 2 August 1985 at The Sound Inn, Studio A, Tokyo, Japan

Paddle Wheel ‎– K28P 6367

LP Rip


23 March 2015

CHARLES K NOYES AND OWEN MAERCKS WITH HENRY KAISER AND GREG GOODMAN ‎– FREE MAMMALS (VISIBLE RECORDS, 1979)





A1. The Girl Mad About Honey [After Levi-Strauss]
A2. Terminal Documents

B1. Bed Sores
B2. All That Is The Case
B3. Surfing Drums
B4. Talking Bandits
B5. Watching Barbara Broadcast
B6. "... A Flattened Cylinder, Fifty Metres Round And Eighteen High..."


Owen Maercks, guitar
Charles K. Noyes, percussion, home-made saxophone
Henry Kaiser, guitar (A1)
Greg Goodman, piano, percussion (A1)

Side One recorded live on June 8, 1979, at Woody Woodman's Finger Palace, Berkeley, California

Side Two recorded on June 12, 1979, at Mobius Music, San Francisco, California

Visible Records ‎– VS6791

LP Rip

21 March 2015

PICARD - CORBETT - STEPHENS - MARSH Rumours 1992






















SIMON PICARD - tenor saxophone
JON CORBETT - trumpet, valve trombone
NICK STEPHENS - bass
TONY MARSH - drums

Set 1
1. 36:29
2. 14:47

Set 2
1. 37:34

Rumours. London.  10 July 1992

19 March 2015

USHIO SAKAI - JAM IN YOKOTA (ELEC RECORDS, 1973)




A1. Minor Kimuchi
A2. Blues Talk

B1. Mrs. Robinson
B2. Soul Talk

C1. Pig's Legs
C2. Blind Man

D1. Blues In My Soul
D2. Georgia On My Mind
D3. Pepe


Ushio Sakai, Hammond B3 organ
Tetsuo Fushimi, trumpet
Teddy Adams, trombone
Takeru (Ken) Muraoka, tenor saxophone
Hidehiko Matsumoto, tenor saxophone
Ryo Kawasaki, guitar
Motohiko Hino, drums

Elec Records - ELW-3004

Recorded live at the Yokota Non-Commissioned Officers' Open Mess, on 8 April 1973

LP Rip

18 March 2015

MORISADA MICHIHIRO - AGEKUNOHATEMONAKU (YOYOKU RECORDS,1979)





A. Oto-No-Uchi-E

B. Gaku-No-Soto-E



Morisada Michihiro, bass


Recorded on 16 August 1979

Yoyoku Records - 0001

LP Rip

15 March 2015

ABDUL HANNAN - THE THIRD WORLD "AWARENESS" (AH, 1968/71)



Abdul Hannan, alto saxophone, flute
David Ware, tenor saxophone
Arnold Clapman, congas
Rollins Ross, piano
Anne Brudevold, violin
Sheila Azores, alumnus
Chris Amburger, bass
The Silver Star Steel Orchestra, steel drums (B2)


A1. Awareness Part (1)            18:13
B1. Awareness Part (2)            10:40
B2. Wind and Wood, Band of Steel  07:03

Track B2 Recorded Memorial day, 1971 on the Boston Common.
First recorded appearance of David S. Ware.
Side A and Side B1 recorded at Abdul Hannan's home in Boston, 1968.

AH 1  (lp rip)

TOKYO PHILHARMONIC CHORUS - CHORAL WORKS OF HIKARU HAYASHI - AFTER THE APOCALYPSE (KING RECORDS, 1961)





A1. Cantata No.1 - Give Water
A2. Gold Rush

B. The Eternal Pegasus


Hiroyuki Iwaki, conductor
Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus, chorus

Tamiki Hara, libretto (A1)

Hiroshi Iwata, poetry (A2, B)

Masayuki Takayanagi, guitar (A2)
Ryozo Sugiura, vibraphone (A2)
Masao Yagi, piano (A2)
Masanaga Harada, bass (A2)
Kanji Harada, drums (A2)

Tokyo Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra (B)


Recorded in 1958 (A1, B) and 1960 (A2)

King Records, SKF 3006

LP Rip





13 March 2015

VICTOR MODERN JAZZ SEXTET - MATRIX (VICTOR WORLD GROUP, 1969)





A1. Matrix
A2. Little Aby
A3. On Green Dolphin Street

B1. If I Said The Sky Was Falling
B2. In Fourth Way
B3. Black Orpheus


Hideyuki Kikuchi, alto saxophone
Hironori Takiya, bass
Takahiro Suzuki, drums
Masabumi Kikuchi, piano
Akio Nishimura, tenor saxophone
Tetsuo Fushimi, trumpet

Victor World Group - SMJX-10078

LP Rip



11 March 2015

Burton Greene Quartet - One World Music (Cat records 1984)


Burton Greene - piano, percussions, voice
Fred Leeflang - sax soprano alto and tenor
Raoul van der Weide - bass
Clarence Becton - drums, percussions

A1 - Portugese Impressions         16:17    
A2 - 63rd And Cottage Groove         7:07    
B1 - Round Robbin'             6:13    
B2 - Cokertme             11:25    
B3 - When You're In Front Get Off My Back     4:40    

recorded januaary 18, 1984 in Holland
music by Burton Greene except track 4, traditional

Cat records, CAT LP-49
vinyl rip

JAZZ-WORKSHOP OST-WEST "BOCHUM 1965"





Idrees Sulieman, trumpet
Jaromir Hnilicka, trumpet
Richard Kubernat, trumpet
Rolf Kühn, clarinet
Leo Wright, alto saxophone, flute
Michael Urbaniak, tenor & soprano saxophone
Ronnie Ross, baritone saxophone
Andrzej Trzaskowski, piano
Roman Dylag, bass
Rune Carlsson, drums

Side A:

1. Five Degrees EAST - Five Degrees WEST (Rolf Kühn)  05:29
soli: Kühn / Sulieman

2. Bluebeard (Andrzej Trzaskowski)                    05:41
soli: Urbaniak (ss) / Trzaskowski / Dylag

3. Sub Basement Blues (Ronnie Ross)                   06:41
soli: Kühn / Ross / Dylag

4. Majo Taj (Michael Urbaniak)                        06:19
soli: Wright (as) / Urbaniak (ts)


Side B:

5. Beneath The Surface (Jaromir Hnilicka)             06:53
soli: Ross / Hnilicka / Trzaskowski

6. Midnight In Berlin (Leo Wright)                    05:11
soli: Wright (as) / Trzaskowski

7. The Hip Blues (Rolf Kühn)                          08:26
soli: Urbaniak (ss) / Ross / Kühn / Trzaskowski


Recorded at the Ruhrlandhalle, Bochum, Germany on January 30, 1965.

COLUMBIA SMC83875

(vinyl rip)

8 March 2015

TETSU SAITO - TOKIO TANGO (ALM RECORDS, 1986)




A1. Tokio Tango
A2. Watch Out The Bullets
A3. The Line Of Desire
A4. For Apples Sally

B1. Mai Dance Lesson
B2. Running To Bird
B3. Strange March To ...


Tetsu Saito, bass


Recorded on 7 May 1986 at Vario Hall, Shobi College of Music, Tokyo

Alm Records ‎– AL-5002

LP Rip

6 March 2015

MASABUMI KIKUCHI SEXTET ‎– MASABUMI KIKUCHI IN CONCERT (PHILIPS, 1971)





A. Dancing Mist

B. Yellow Carcass In The Blue



Yoshio Ikeda, bass
Hiroshi Murakami, drums
Keiji Kishida, drums
Masabumi Kikuchi, electric piano
Masahiro Kikuchi, Hammond organ
Kosuke Mine, soprano saxophone, percussion


Recorded live at Sankei Hall, Tokyo on November 13th, 1970

Philips ‎– FX-8515; this reissue FS-6506, 1977

LP Rip



3 March 2015

TAKERU MURAOKA ‎– TAKERU (PHILIPS, 1970)





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


TERUMASA HINO QUINTET ‎– PEACE AND LOVE (CANYON RECORDS, 1971)




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

HOZAN YAMAMOTO ‎– 銀界 - SILVER WORLD (PHILIPS, 1971)





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





PETER BROTZMANN
ALBERT MANGELSDORFF
FRED VON HOVE
HAN BENNINK
Quartier Latin
Berlin, Germany
10/31/73

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!

MASABUMI KIKUCHI ‎– POO-SUN (PHILIPS, 1970)





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

GRUMPFF ‎– ICH WEIß AUCH NICHT, WAS LOS IST (WERGO, 1981)





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