6 August 2019

What a long, strange trip ...

This blog is now in its 12th year, started back in February 2007 by Sotise, our correspondent from down under. Bundles of people have contributed over the years, some gone, others holding on and yet others joining and putting their distinctive mark on the contents and direction of the blog. Currently we have about half a dozen active posters and some very generous followers, judging from inputs to our contributions section, but we're always willing to recruit more. Potential authors can get in touch with us c/o our Blogger email addresses. We've had contributors from three continents, with a preponderance of Europeans overall.

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

With these few words, heading on ...

5 August 2019


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

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

4 August 2019


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

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

3 August 2019

Free form

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

1 August 2019


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

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

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

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

Update September 20, 2018 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:

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
Marion Brown - Le Temps Fou
Black Unity Trio - Al-Fatihah
Globe Unity Orchestra - Live in Palermo '09
Old And New Dreams - Live in Nervi '78
Jiří Stivín - Zodiac Live at Prague Spring 2oo7
New Age Jazz Chorale - Light
Anders, Goebbels, Harth, etc. - Es herrscht Uhu im Land
Bobby Watson and Horizon - live webcast
Eje Thelin - Acoustic Space
Masahiko Sato - Yamataifu
The New Joachim Kühn --Eje Thelin Group - In Paris
Dreamtime - Bunny Up (Affinity 1984) -- new STEREO rip
Paul Bley Trio - Canada
Lester Bowie Quartet - Bern 1977
Lester Bowie New York Organ Ensemble - Germany 1995
James Carter Organ Trio - Montreal 2002
Casey Sokol and Eugene Chadbourne - Improvised Music From Acoustic Piano and Guitar
Ashbury Stabbins Duo - Fire Without Bricks
Katsuyuki Itakura - Umineko No Shima
Karlhanns Berger Quartet mit Bent Jaedig  - Jazz Da Camera
Haruna Miyake - Ichimen Nanohana
Evolution Ensemble Unity - Concrete Voices
Irene Schweizer / Rüdiger Carl - The Very Centre Of Middle Europe
Dave Burrell & David Murray - Daybreak
MEV - United Patchwork - fresh links
Rischka's Light Faces - Iri, Inri, Pencil and Psalm
Sunny Murray Untouchable Factor - Charred  Earth
NDR Jazz Workshop No.41 - Carla Bley & JCOA (1965)
Wallgren - Ernryd - Niebergall - Sjökvist - Ballade an der Ruhr
Burton Greene - Presenting
Tomasz Stanko Quintet - Warsaw 1969
Tomasz Stanko - Michel Pilz Quartet - Moers 1996
Tomasz Stanko Quartet - Nuremberg 1996
Tomasz Stanko - Edward Vesala Quartet - Live At Remont
Burton Greene - Aquariana
Burton Greene, Alan Silva - The Ongoing Strings
Burton Greene, Daoud Amin - Trees
Narada Burton Greene - European Heritage
Burton Greene - Presenting (1968)
Burton Greene - Celesphere
Leo Smith Trio - The Mass on the World
Daunik Lazro Sonoris Causa - Musique Action 2003
Leo Smith Creative Orchestra - Budding Of A Rose
German All Stars - Domicile, München 1971
German All Stars - Domicile, Munich  January 1969
Don Pullen / Joseph Jarman / Don Moye - Live in Frascati '78
Hamiet Bluiett - Endangered Species
Byard Lancaster - Us
Byard Lancaster / Keno Speller - Exactement
Byard Lancaster / Clint Jackson III - Mother Africa + 1
Garrett List - American Images
Evan Parker - Zanzou
Everything Is Everything - Just Flash In The Cosmic Pan
Léon Francioli / Beb Guérin / Bernard Lubat / Michel Portal - Châteauvallon 76
Helen Merrill with the Gary Peacock Trio - S'Posin
Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet + RAI B.B. - Live in  Rome '80
Albert Mangelsdorff - Live in Milan '79
Burton Greene - Alan Silva - Sunny Murray - Firmanence
Paul Rutherford & Barry Guy - Milan '79
Günter "Baby" Sommer - Quartetto Trionfale
Helen Merrill - Affinity
Various - Electronic Music Project
Friedrich Gulda - Nachricht vom Lande
Akem Kuniyoshi-Kuhn, Marcio Mattos, Eddie Prevost - London 1989
New Acoustic Swing Duo - Live in Essen 1968
Masahiko Togashi - Three Masters
Watazumido Doso Roshi - Hotchiku
Naoji Kondo Trio - Live at the Tarupho
Kang Tae Hwan - Korean Free Music
Sinawi Music Of Korea
Abdullah Ibrahim and Carlos Ward - Live in Kalisz, Poland
Steve Grossman - This Time The Dream's On Me / Solar (DIW - 7" Promo)
The Nedley Elstak Trio - Conglomeration
Hans Koller Free Sound - Vienna, Audimax 1974
Abdullah Ibrahim Tentet - live in Turin 1974
Bergisch-Brandenburgisches Quartet - Köln, 1981

22 September 2018


A1. Impressions

B1. I Love You
B2. Imba

Koichi Matsukaze, alto saxophone
Koichi Yamazaki, bass
Takashi Miyasaka, drums
Shoji Aketagawa, piano

Aketa's Disk ‎– AD-6

LP Rip

21 September 2018


Here's what mvns about this LP: "Arranged and composed by Keitaro Miho (he didn't perform in this album), this is a spiritual adventure to a world where traditional Japanese music clashes and melts with contemporary jazz improvisations. The result is a monster of an album, with soaring vocals, searing saxophone and shakuhachi solos, mad electric piano action, uplifting koto strummings, as well as grooves so hard it feels you got punched in the gut."
  [There is a CD version (out-of-print) which is a disaster, sound quality-wise - crude needle-drop. There's also a vinyl reissue but it's out-of-print as well]

Takeru Muraoka, soprano & tenor saxophone, indian flute
Takehisa Suzuki, trumpet
Minoru Muraoka, shakuhachi
Suma No Arashi (Hideakira Sakurai, Kazuo Kojima, Nozomu Nakatani), koto
Ryo Kawasaki, electric guitar
Masahiko Satoh, electric piano, harpsichord
Yasuo Arakawa, electric bass
Kikutada Katada, tsuzumi (japanese hour-glass shaped drum)
Akira Ishikawa, drums
Takeshi Inomata, drums

A1. Mizaru   6:33
A2. Kikazaru 4:38
A3. Iwazaru  6:59
B1. Kine     7:16
B2. Nomen    7:39

MCA Records JMC-5026 (promo LP, 1971)

(vinyl rip)

Phalanx "Aka" George Adams & James Blood Ulmer Quartet - Live In Bremen 1986

While I was checking the discography of Phalanx in preparation of this post I was surprised to learn that obviously this concert have been partially published by James « Blood » Ulmer himself on his own label: American Revelation Music Inc. The only reference about this can be found on discogs:

But there is no copy for sale on discogs and I searched on the others most famous places where music can be bought and this cd doesn’t even appears. To have searched years ago some references of American Revelation Music, I know that this label have no distribution except by James « Blod » himself, also everything he publish is in a very limited numbers. So if this cd have existed it might be gone for good and very hard to find now. This is the first reason why I have decided to do this post, the second reason is the fact that on the cd, only a part of the concert have been published and the order of the tracks has been changed, here we have the full concert with the correct track order.
 01. Rough
02. Black Rock
03. House People
04. Recess
05. Where Did All The Girls go?
06. A Night Out
07. More Blood
08. Upside Down
09. I Belong In The USA
10. Nothing To Say
11. Pass Time
12. Love And Two Faces
13. Drum Solo
14. Church
15. Funky Lover

-James « Blood » Ulmer: guitar & vocals
-George Adams: tenor sax & vocals
-Amin Ali: electric bass
-Grant Calvin Weston: drums
Recorded live for radio Bremen on February 26, 1986 
This is the first version of Phalanx, the second one who recorded for DIW have seen Amin Ali replaced by Sirone and G. Calvin Weston by Rashied Ali.

19 September 2018


I grew up in an apartment building in East New York, Brooklyn.
I remember my father coming home after a long day of manual labor, putting records on the turntable, and creating enchantment. I remember capturing a piece of a remembered song that we danced to, and singing it in the reverberant hallways. I was fascinated by how the sound transformed as I moved through different locations in the building and out onto the street, recycling narratives while collecting sonic and visual images along the way.
My work today, conjuring locations, landscapes, personas, finding language, streaming consciousness, forming stories—is an extension of these childhood investigations, which I channel through my compositions, improvised vocal performances, staged multimedia and site-specific pieces, narrative radio plays, and sound installations. The work reverberates in real and imagined places inside and outside of the body which is my recorder, and the storage house of memory.
(Shelley Hirsch)

Shelley Hirsch, voice, live electronics, Mercurius Wagon Instrument(A5)
David Simons, percussion, drums, prepared guitar, jew's harp, chinese zither (A2, B2, B3, B5)
Samm Bennett, drums, electronic drums, percussion (A4, B4, B6)

A1. HmmmHaaayHaaa     3:25
A2. Utanussa (For Uta)     4:20
A3. Caspian Diva     3:31
A4. Hand Ball     3:49
A5. In The Mercurius Wagon 6:10
B1. Rosenberg Sisters     2:04
B2. Crackerbrain     2:59
B3. Conference Call     2:58
B4. Oh Death! (Traditional)     4:04
B5. Occidental Dreams Of A Geisha     2:33
B6. Why Do You Go There?     3:21

A1, A3, B1, B2, B3, B5 recorded during an Artist-in-Residence grant at Studio P.A.S.S. in New York, early 1985.
A2 recorded live in concert at the Kunstverein in Stuttgart, West-Germany, December 1985.
A4, B6 recorded at The Institute for Audio Research, New York, July 1986.
A5 recorded at the Kammer Theatre in Stuttgart, October 1987 (Mercurius Wagon built by Horst Rickels, Holland).
B4 recorded live in concert at Het Apollohuis, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, January 1987.
Additional re-recording at Such A Sound Studio, Brooklyn, New York.

Apollo Records AR 118706 (Netherlands, 1987)
(vinyl rip)

16 September 2018


Our contributor mvns means: "...a real nice free jazz shredder". And I can't agree more.

Naohiro Kawashita, soprano & tenor saxophone
Daisuke Fuwa, bass
Shiro Ohnuma, drums

A1.  P-Man, Nasu Itame (Daisuke Fuwa) 9:58
A2.  Denki No Teki (Naohiro Kawashita) 9:43
A3.  Mile And Half (Naohiro Kawashita) 7:07
B1.  Umi (Naohiro Kawashita) 22:47

Live recorded October 25, 1987 at "In The Zazzy".

Taruho Farm 1002 (vinyl rip)


A friend send me the following link to a documentary (1979) about Al Neil - recommended viewing.


15 September 2018

Three Motions - Pannonian Flower (Kovarik's Musikothek 1982)

Kovarik's Musikothek, R.A.U. 1011
1982 , Vinyl

A1 - Pannonian Flower
Fritz Novotny - composer, soprano sax
Paul Fields - soprano sax, synthesizer
Walter M. Malli - drums

A2 - Wagram
Walter M. Malli - composer, soprano sax
Fritz Novotny - percussion, clarinet
Paul Fields - soprano sax

B1 - Cold Dog
Paul Fields - composer, violin
Walter M. Malli - drums
Fritz Novotny - flute, clarinet

B2 - Eastern Peace
Fritz Novotny- composer, soprano sax, bombarde
Paul Fields - composer, piano 
Walter M. Malli - composer, drums

Recorded March 13, 1982 at Jazzpodium Thurnthal.

The Nedley "Nedly" Elstak Trio - Conglomeration - Coreco 1978

This lp has been provided some years ago by Solomon in the contribution section. A very beautiful record in my opinion, more inside than outside but with nice compositions.

A1. Over And Over Again
A2. Conglomeration
A3. Vico
A4. Celona

B1. P’Tunia
B2. Simseop
B3. The Looser
B4. Celona II
B5. Remote Control

Martin van Duynhoven: Drums
Victor Kaihatu: electric bass
Nedly Elstak: piano, trumpet

Recorded at Coreco-Studios Amsterdam - Holland Febr. 24, 1978
Coreco lp 02 vinyl rip

14 September 2018


A1. Theme For Yoshida
A2. Moriyama Blues

B1. Bachnise Aketa
B2. Tsunohiro Sentimental Take I
B3. Tsunohiro Sentimental Take II

Masuko Nakamura, vocals (A1-2)
Kazutoki Umezu, alto saxophone (B3)
Shoji Aketagawa, piano
Saito Makoto, bass
Miyasaka Takashi, drums

Recorded live in February (A) and September (B) 1977

Aketa's Disk - AD-5

Vinyl Rip


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 September 2018


A1. ワルツフォーアケタ (Waltz For Aketa)
A2. ラバーマン (Lover Man)

B1. 外はいい天気
B2. マイフーリッシュハート (My Foolish Heart)

Shoji Aketagawa, piano
Koichi Yamazaki, bass
Kenichi Kamayama, drums

Aketa's Disk ‎– AD-3

LP Rip

12 September 2018


Park Je Chun, drums, percussion
Masahiko Satoh, piano (1)
Kang Tae Hwan, alto saxophone (2, 4)
Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet, bamboo flute (3)
Gustavo Aguilar, percussion (4)
Richard Maurer Jr., percussion (4)

1. Song I     11:56
2. Song II     12:31
3. Song III     7:19
4. Song IV     10:34
5. Song V     9:21

Recorded live at Yeongang Hall, March 10, 1999 (1) and June 30, 1998 (5);
at Duo Mull Workshop Hall, February 14, 1998 (2);
at Jung Dong Art Hall, May 4, 1997 (3); and at Live I Hall, March 21, 1996 (4)

Sang-Joong-Ha Music SJHCD-001 (South Korea, 2001)

Get the scans here.

10 September 2018

Reform Art Unit - st (RAU 1976)

RAU Records 1005
Vinyl, LP

Paul Fickel - violin, percussions
Sepp Mitterbauer - Trumpet, piano, percussions
Günther Rabl - bass, xylophone
Fritz Novotny - soprano sax, oriental reeds, flutes, xylophone, percussions
Muhammad Malli - drums, soprano sax, percussions

A1 - Railway East         19:00
B1 - Stillstand         10:50
B2 - Metallische Gebilde     12:10

Recorded December 4th and 5th, 1975 in Vienna

VARIOUS "AFRICA KARA AFRICA / GENBAKU SHOUKEI = アフリカからアフリカへ / 原爆小景" (HEm, 1974)

Here is some info by our donator mvns about this LP: "...It's part 10 of 11 educational LPs meant to accompany an elementary school-level music textbook. Side A contains a sidelong track composed by Masahiko Satoh that depicts a journey through the history of jazz. It features a lot of J-jazz heavyweights. Side B is an unsettling choral work by the renowned Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus about the nuclear bomb."

 Side A:
Akira Miyazawa (saxophone)
Norio Maeda (piano)
Masanaga Harada (bass)
Jimmy Takeuchi (drums)
Kenichi Sonoda and Dixie Kings
George Otsuka Quintet
Masahiko Satoh's Garandoh [Hozumi Tanaka, Keiki Midorikawa, Masahiko Satoh]
Side B: 
Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus
A.  ジャズの歴史
B1. 水ヲ下サイ
B2. 日ノ暮レチカク
B3. 夜

HEm ‎– H-201 (Japan, 1974)
[vinyl rip]

9 September 2018


A1. Striped Slacks
A2. Invitation
A3. Intrepid Fox – Take I

B1. Intrepid Fox – Take II
B2. When Sonny Gets Blue

Kazumi Odagiri, soprano and tenor saxophone
Koichi Yamazaki, bass
Kenichi Kameyam, drums

Recorded on 1-15 August 1976 at Aketa No Mise

Aketa's Disk - AD-2

LP Rip

8 September 2018


Audience recording made by a friend some time ago.

Willem Breuker, tenor & soprano saxophone, clarinet
Han Bennink, drums, percussion, violin, piano, soprano saxophone, sirene

1. unknown titles  14:37
2. unknown titles  30:05

Recorded at the Meistersingerhalle (little hall) in Nürnberg on April 30, 1988.

7 September 2018

David Murray and friends at WXPN, Philadelphia, August 1975

David Murray & Friends   
WXPN FM Studio 
Philadelphia PA  
Aug 21 1975

David Murray - tenor sax
Sunny Murray - drums
Khan Jamal - vibraphone
Monnette Sudler - e.guitar
Sonny Johnson - bass

One for Wallofsound, this one, I would think. Following on from my earlier post of Sunny Murray at Studio Rivbea, this is from approximately two months later at a radio station in Philadelphia. The line-up retains the Murrays and Monnette Sudler from the earlier recording, but adds interestingly Khan Jamal on vibes and Sonny Johnson on bass.

Six tunes, all untitled according to the info file accompanying this set. Not really a free jam, as it is described, but rather well-structured tunes, imho. And quite melodic, too.

More to come!

T.R Mahalingam - L'intégrale du concert de Rennes, 1er Décembre 1978 - Stil 1979

C. M. Madhuranath
T.R. Mahalingam
K.N. Krishnamurthy
Bangalore H.P. Ramachar
Srimushnam V. Raja Rao
Christian Ledoux

1 Kriti / «O Jagddamba... » Raga Anandabhairavi (S. Sastri)
2 Kriti / «Parmatmudu...» Raga Vagadeeswari (St. Thyagaraja)
3 Ragam / Raga Kalyani
4 Kriti / «Vetavunnara» Raga Kalyani (St. Thyagaraja)
5 Ragam, Thanam / Raga Begade
6 Pallavi, 1ère Partie / Ragas Kamavardini, Dhanyasi et Mohana
7 Pallavi, 2e Partie / Ragas Vachaspathi, Hamsananda et Behag
8 Tani Avartanam
9 Javali / «Appaduru...» Raga Kamaj (Traditionnel)

Intégrale du concert enregistrée le 1er décembre 1978 à la Maison de la Culture de Rennes

Stil cd 0112 S 78 0212 previously published as a double lp.

5 September 2018


A1. カリファ
A2. この悲しみこそをこの大地に踏みしめて
A3. フリー
A4. ラドソン
A5. ノモウタ

B1. テーマ・フォー・トモサン
B2. ワルツ・フォー・フー

Shoji Aketegawa, piano
Yamazaki Kouichi, bass
Miyazaka Takashi, drums

Aketa's Disk - AD-1

LP Rip

A side tracks are not separated


The latest contribution of mvns - a more funky side of Jazz.

Tsunemichi Oka, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Hiroshi Yaita, drums
Shigeyoshi Sekiguchi, percussion
Noriko Nishihara, piano, fender rhodes, clavinet, synthesizer
Jun Tochizawa, electric bass
Junichi Kikuta, electric guitar (rhythm guitar)
Akihiko Kotani, alto saxophone
Tsunehiko Yashiro, synthesizer programming (B1), synthesizer & solina strings-ensemble (B2)

A1. My Favorite Fellows    
A2. Gentle Rainy Night    
A3. Theme From Three Days Of Condor    
B1. Arrival Point    
B2. Summer Breeze    
B3. Nymph Of The Sea

Recorded on January 22 & February 11, 1980 at Pale Green Studio, Akasaka, Tokyo.

West Wells WWL-1003
(vinyl rip - high def)

4 September 2018


Jim Dvorak, trumpet, pocket trumpet, whistles, voice, percussion
Marcio Mattos, double bass, cello, electronics, percussion
Ken Hyder, drums, percussion, khoomei & kargiraa vocals

Tibetan Buddhist Monks of the Schechen Tennyid Dhargyeling Monastery:


Thung-Chen - long, deep-toned instrument similar to alpine horn
Jya-Ling - double-reeded shenai
Kangling - thigh bone trumpet
Dun-Kar - conch shell trumpet
Rollmo - small cymbals
Sinyin - large cymbals
Na - large double-headed bass drum

1. Who's Watching the Watcher I (Trowo) 2:14
2. Light Shower (Benzasattva)  8:33
3. Horn Of Plenty  8:33
4. Minder's Kindly Eye (Shiva) 5:40
5. A) An Essence Of Its Own (Du Sum Sange) B) Mountain Journey  7:13
6. Inner Voice 121 (Chin Bep)  5:04
7. A) Good Beat B) Skeleton Dance (Dördak)  2:03
8. Who's Watching the Watcher II (Trowo) 2:08

Recorded at The Premises, May 28th 1995.

Impetus IMP CD 19527 (1996)

1 September 2018


Here on side A we have monks chanting with Jazz. I know only one other project which mixes Jazz with Buddhist chanting: Bardo State Orchestra - Wheels within wheels.

Thanks to mvns!

Tetsuo Fushimi, trumpet
Konosuke Saijo, tenor saxophone
Norio Maeda, piano
Yasuo Arakawa, bass
Takeshi Inomata, drums

A1. 般若心経     5:11
A2. 般若理趣経     19:03
B1. フォー  (Four)           9:15
B2. キュート   (Cute)  10:57
B3. 奠供             1:39

Recorded in front of a live audience. Side A has (three?) monks chanting, while side B contains regular jazz playing.

CBS / Sony ‎– 25AG 234 (1977)
(vinyl rip - high def)

29 August 2018


A new contribution by mvns.
Great Jazz: with 'Dragon Dance' my favourite tune after a first listening session this afternoon.

Harold Land, tenor saxophone
Makoto Terashita, piano
Yasushi Yoneki, bass
Mike Reznikoff, drums

A1.     Dragon Dance     12:35
A2.     World Peace     7:47
A3.     Dear Friends     3:50
B1.     Takeuma     7:49
B2.     I•Ha•To•Bo     6:17
B3.     Crossing     9:04

Composed by M. Tersashita (tracks A1, A3 to B3) and H. Land (track A2)

Recorded at Victor Aoyama Studio, Tokyo on June 11, 1984.

Aketa's Disk AD-16
(vinyl rip - high def)

28 August 2018


A1. Dance No. 87
A2. One Day Before
A3. The Meeting
A4. Chains And Pedals
A5. Stumple And Rumble
A6. Dance No. 88
A7. Pro And Con
A8. The Procession

B1. Lungs And Legs
B2. Pro And Con
B3. Three Months Later
B4. The Sound From A Fox
B5. Dance No. 85
B6. ... Or Never

Raymond Strid, drums
Ulf Strandberg, drums
Sören Runolf, electric guitar
Sten Sandell, piano, sampling, percussion
Johan Petri, soprano saxophone
Mats Gustafsson, tenor and baritone saxophone
Marie Selander, vocals

Recorded Spring 1988

Bauta Records ‎– BAR 8803

LP Rip

24 August 2018

Jürg Solothurnmann - First Aid Band - Plainisphare 1990

1 Ein Hauch Von Ewigkeit (Touch Of Eternity)
2 Nat's Limp Dance
3 Alpöhis Erben (The Heirs Of Heidi's Grandfather)
4 Three Improvisations (Native Discourses)
5 Improvisation Four (Steel Elbows)
6 Improvisation Five (Concrete Edelweiss)
7 Time Unit A
8 Velvet Caves

-Jürg Solothurnmann: tenor, alto, soprano sax.
-Urs Brendle: guitar, guitar synth.
-Roland Schiltknecht: hackbrett.
-Gabriel Schiltknecht: drums, percussions.

The hackbrett is a table cithare with strings that are knocked with mallet, this instrument can be found in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and in Slovenia. It have a relation with the Santour.

1990/Plainisphare PL-1267-51 CD

23 August 2018


Here we have music which contains traditional tunes and yodeling from Austria.
Not from professional musicians but from a landlady and her brother. Nowotny was a teacher who helped the siblings to find a record company and participated here with his singing on a few tracks.
Sometimes it sounds like it was recorded somwhere in Central Asia - at least a bit.

Kathi Hohla, vocals
Franz Biereder, vocals
Rudolf Nowotny, vocals (on a few tracks)
M. Königseder, zither

01. Innviertler Landler     2:49
02. Innviertler Trio-Weisen     2:57
03. Bei Mein Diandl Ihrn Fenster     2:34
04. Innviertler Gstanzln     3:21
05. Bua, Waunst Schiaßn Wüst     2:46
06. Heut Scheint Der Mond So Schen     2:54
07. Geh Is Her Über D'Alm     2:28
08. A Bleamal Und A Herz     3:02
09. Liebe Leidln, Hörts Mi Au     2:57
10. Die Zufriedenheit     2:58
11. Beim Gmoawirt Is Hochzeit     3:06
12. Erzherzog-Johann-Jodler     2:34
13. Innviertler Landler     2:26
14. Die Gamserl Schwarz Und Braun     2:54
15. Drunt' Im Unterland     2:31
16. Doppelt Doppelt     2:46
17. 's Roserl     2:39
18. Auf Bergen Is So Lieblich     3:05
19. Jägers Abschied     3:15
20. Das Schnupftabak-Doserl     3:06
21. Waun I In Woid Nei Geh     3:13
22. Jetzt Drahn Ma Amoi Zua     2:54
23. Ei, Du Liabe, Siaße Nachtigall     2:54
24. Mei Hoamat Hob I Im Zillertal Drin     3:00

Subtitle: Innviertler Landla & Sentimentale Weisen

Shellac recordings from 1931 - 1933

Fischrecords # 006 (Austria, 1999 - OOP)

20 August 2018


A1. Hamiltonian Cycle: Saxophone
A2. Mega

B1. Meditation 2
B2. Changes: Incantations With 64 States Of Change

David Mott, saxophone
Robert Morris, hyoshigi (A1)

Music Gallery Editions ‎– MGE 35

LP Rip

19 August 2018


A1. Damp
A2. Perhentian
A3. To Be

B1. Ahead
B2. Flowing (To Sanna)
B3. The End, And

Sören Runolf, electric guitar
Sten Sandell, prepared piano, synthesizer, percussion, gong

Bauta Records ‎– BAR 8502

LP Rip

17 August 2018


A1. Guadalquivir
A2. Duende
A3. Le Collier De La Colombe

B1. Pena Negra
B2. Ghardaïa
B3. Selam I
B4. Parade
B5. Selam II

André Jaume, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet

Recorded at the Studio du Groupe de Musique Expérimentale de Marseille on June 3, 1977 and on September 26, 1977 (B2).

Palm ‎– PALM 30

LP Rip

10 August 2018


Here's something else for the meantime.

Ralf Hütter, organ
Basil Hammoudi, glockenspiel, congas, gong, musical box, bongos, voice
Florian Schneider-Esleben, electric flute, alto flute, bell, triangle, tembourine, electroviolin
Butch Hauf, bass, shaky tube, small bells, plastic hammer
Fred Monicks, drums, bongos, maracas, cowbell, tambourine

Conny Plank, engineered

1. Tone Float     20:47
2. Milk Rock     5:24
3. Silver Forest     3:19
4. Rhythm Salad     4:04
5. Noitasinagro     7:42

RCA Victor SF 8111 (UK 1970)

Recorded probably already in 1969.

This rip from a 1990s bootleg CD.

5 August 2018

MASAOMI KONDO - 植物誌 ひとりぼっちの部屋 (CANYON, 1971)

Here we have another high quality rip by mvns - my thanks goes to him.

Kondo Masaomi is a well know Japanese actor who made this one-off LP in 1971. He raps away on 6 tracks about various plant species such as the Mandragora, breathing out an endangered atmosphere that borders at times on sheer anarchy and agitation.

Takeru Muraoka, soprano saxophone
Hiroshi Suzuki, trombone
Kiyoshi Sugimoto, guitar
Masahiko Satoh, piano, electric piano, music
Masaoki Terakawa, electric bass
Akira Ishikawa, drums
Masaomi Kondo, voice
Michio Yamagami, lyrics

A1. ツタ             9:55
A2. オリーブ     9:36
A3. キャベツ     2:03
B1. サボテン     8:26
B2. マンドラゴラ     7:03
B3. バイバブ     4:45

Transliterations (titles):
A1. Ivy
A2. Olive
A3. Cabbage
B1. Cactus
B2. Mandragora
B3. Baobab 

Canyon CAL-3002 (vinyl rip)

1 August 2018


Today I got offered the above LP (other sources say CD) from the Cyprian bootleg label Hi Hat.

The cover is obviously nonesense as it has nothing to do with the actual recordings.
Maybe again culled from this blog or another online source.
We've posted it here.

The release info shows the following line-up for the upcoming CD (most likely only on CD).

Jeanne  Lee,  vocals
Albert  Mangelsdorff,  trombone
Gunter  Hampel,  vibraphone
Buschi  Niebergall,  bass
Pierre  Courbois,  drums

Marion  Brown,  alto  saxophone
Peter  Kowald,  bass; 
Sven-Åke Johansson,  drums

3.  JEPA
Albert  Mangelsdorff,  trombone
Evan  Parker,  soprano  saxophone
Peter  Kowald,  bass
John  Stevens,  drums

Don  Cherry,  trumpet
Evan  Parker,  soprano  saxophone
Peter  Kowald,  bass
Buschi  Niebergall,  bass
John  Stevens,  drums

It also says: remastered - we'll see....

31 July 2018


R.I.P - DEWEY JOHNSON 06.11.1939 - 27.06.2018


Dewey Johnson, trumpet
Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone
Karen Borca, bassoon
Maryanne Driscoll, piano, voice
Paul Murphy, drums

1. Fantasy     14:52
2. Voices      04:16
3. Calling     04:06
4. Open        12:05
5. Cloudburst  03:33

Live two-track recording at RCA Studio A, New York on February 25, 1983 by Paul Goodman.


(vinyl rip)

29 July 2018


July 11, 1942 - July 29, 2018

(Photography by Woody Ochni)

Remembering Tomasz Stanko Sequenced by Manfred Eicher


A1. There's A Garden At Rousham
A2. Sta(te)men(t)s
A3. The Clue
A4. Stockpile
A5. Woodwhere
A6. We Walk

B1. Van Gogh: Symptoms
B2. Home
B3. Silverbirchmorse
B4. Four Zero
B5. Take My Words
B6. The Fellowship Of The Green Parrot

Peter Stacey, string drum, pipe, flute, Chinese flute, baroque flute, Javanese flute, piano, claves, electronics, saxophone, double ocarina, coromel
Paula Claire, vocals

Underwhich Audiographic Series ‎– No. 31

Cassette Rip

27 July 2018

Tete Mbambisa - Tete's Big Sound - The Sun 1976

01. Umthsakazi (The Bride)
02. Stay Cool
03. Black Hero’s
04. Dembese (Dedicated to Cyril McGabane)
05. Unity

Barney Rachabane: alto saxophone
Freeman Lambatha: baritone saxophone
Sipho Gumede: bass
Tete Mbambisa: piano
Dick Khoza: drums
Enoch Mthaleni: guitar
Aubrey Simani & Duku Makasi: tenor saxophone
Tex Ntuluka: trumpet

Recorded on February 22, 1976

The Sun gl 1830

In 2012 Tete Mbambisa have published his first solo album that contains some of the compositions played here and others tracks. it is an absolutely great album for those who are interested in cape jazz, the sound is superbe and the music have a strong feeling, you can buy it here:

23 July 2018

GANELiN TRiO - Ancora Da Capo (Supraphon 1986)

Vyacheslav Ganelin Trio - Ancora Da Capo (Supraphon 1986)

1. Ancora Da Capo (Part I + Part II) 40:13

Vyacheslav Ganelin - piano, guitar, basset, percussion
Vladimir Chekasin - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, percussion
Vladimir Tarasov - drums and percussion

Recorded at the Mozarteum Studio, Prague, 13 October, 1980, but not released until 1986

vinyl rip - Supraphon 1115 3014 H (1986). Made in Czechoslovakia

22 July 2018

Pat Matshikiza - Sikiza Matshikiza - The Sun 1976

01 Sikiza Matshikiza
02 Datata (Auntie)
03 Dreams Are Wonderful
04 Durban Blues

-Pat Matshikiza: -piano, arranger, composer
-Kippie Moeketsi: alto saxophone
-Sipho Gumede: bass guitar
-Sandile Shange: guitar
-Duku Makasi: tenor saxophone
-George Tyefumani: trumpet
-Gilbert Mathews: drums

Recorded on September 27, 1976
The Sun Gl 1857
Thanks to our friend Olivier Ledure for providing the exact recording date.

18 July 2018

Sunny Murray's Untouchable Factor at Studio Rivbea, NY, June 1975

Sunny Murray’s Untouchable Factor
Studio Rivbea
New York City, NY

01 Untitled Improvisation

Total time: 1:01:55

Byard Lancaster - bass clarinet & reeds
David Murray - tenor saxophone
Kazutoki Umezu - alto saxophone
Juma Sultan - electric bass
Monnette Sudler - electric guitar
Sunny Murray - drums

A few posts coming up on the masters who have passed away over the last year, starting with Sunny Murray. This is a 1975 tape of Sunny Murray's Untouchable Factor at the famed Studio Rivbea, run by Sam Rivers, probably derived from a radio broadcast, posted by carville on the Dime network and given a remaster upgrade by EN. With the post came a couple of paragraphs of "liner notes", from which I quote below:

"There will never be another Sunny Murray and this performance, a Loft Jazz history lesson in its own right straight from Sam Rivers' legendary Studio Rivbea at 24 Bond Street in Lower Manhattan at the peak of the era, illustrates several aspects of why. It's also somewhat unusual in that it has Juma Sultan -- who most notably played percussion with Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock and on Dick Cavett's talk show in the summer of 1969, but began his musical life as a bass player -- on electric bass, which leads the ensemble into a few ostinato passages along the way that start to sound less like a fiery Free Jazz freakout and more like Miles Davis' "Dark Magus," or even the noodlier, jazzier improvs of 1971/72 King Crimson.

Of course it does feature plenty of those maelstrom Out pyrotechnics, and we certainly know that Sunny created something unprecedented and of a very high energy in his 81 years at the forefront of improvisation, idiomatic and not-so-idiomatic. The whole Free thing may never have gotten anywhere had he not done so much to lend rhythmic guidance and a controlled, furious drive to its silent ebbs and hot-lava flows, so please never forget Sunny, without whom the trajectory of the music we love would surely not have been the same. Beyond that, R.I.P. to the Maestro and of course do enjoy this remaster of an unbelievable and historic concert, transmitted by galaxy-class explorers from the heart of a golden age in the endless annals of Jazz lore.--EN"

I don't have much to add to that fulsome praise, except to note that Monette Sudler is still active in the Philly area and that Kazutoki Umezu has ratched up an extensive discography, of which I've heard nothing so far. Pehaps the regular Japanese expertise on this board might fill in the blanks?

More to come!