6 August 2021

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 2021

Contributions

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

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

4 August 2021

Requests

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

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

3 August 2021

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 2021

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

Update November 24, 2019 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:

Michael Naura - Ochsenzoll
Dunmall/Shouwberg/Gibbs/Brandt - Bionic Beings' Beginnings (DLE061)
Paul Dunmall/Tony Bianco - Spirits Past and Future (DLE062)
Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers - Folks History (DLE063)
Paul Dunmall/Evelyn Chang - Mahakali (DLE064)
Paul Dunmall/Miles Levin - Miles Above (DLE065)
Paul Dunmall/Tony Orrell - Etchings (Audio from DLE DVD01)
Dudu Pukwana - Sounds Zila
Dudu Pukwana Zila - Cosmic Chapter 90
Dudu Pukwana Zila - Live in Bracknell and Willisau
Michael Blake & Kingdom Of Champa - Live in Milan '12
Brötzmann & Miller - Live at Sens
Hideto Kanai & King's Roar - Ode To Birds
Masahiko Togashi Quartet - Sketch 
B3B (Fred Van Hove - Barry Guy - Bruno Chevillon) - Mulhouse 2009
Vanessa Mackness/Barry Guy 1989
Jayne Cortez - 3 albums
Yoshiaki Fujikawa and Eastasia Orchestra - Jazzbühne Berlin '84
Jim Hall Quartet - Live in S.Margherita Ligure '05
Jayne Cortez - There It Is
Kenny Wheeler's 75th Birthday Concert QEH 2005
Junji Hirose - Hodgepodge
The Misja Mengelberg Quartet - Jazz From Holland
Misha Mengelberg Kwartet - Driekusman Total Loss
Itaru Oki Trio - Trumpet in Modern Jazz 
Chico Freeman Quartet - Live in Milan '79
Andrew Cyrille Trio - Live in Milan '78
Afro Algonquin - Live in Moers '80
Jimmy Lyons Quartet - Live in Rome '80
Don Pullen - Live in Castiglione del Lago '76
Don Pullen Quartet - Live in Milano '78
Rashied Ali - Live in Moers '79
Phillip Wilson Trio plus Guests - Live in Rome '79 
Jiri Stivin & Pierre Favre - Vylety / Excursions
Brötzmann / Bennink - Atsugi Concert
Fred Anderson Quartet - Live in Moers '79
Phillip Wilson Trio - Live in Rome '79
Bobby Few Trio - Live in Sant'Anna Arresi - Italy 2010
Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre Quartet -  Live in Lovere '79
Bill Dixon Sextet - Live in Verona '80
Wadada Leo Smith & New Delta Ahkri - Live in Florence '79
Oliver Lake Trio - Live In Alassio '79
Borah Bergman - Live in Genoa '81
Anthony Braxton & Roscoe Mitchell -  Live in Pisa '78
Cecil Taylor and Tony Oxley - Live in Prato '04
Cecil Taylor - Live in Ruvo di Puglia '00
Oliver Lake - Live in Berkeley '77
Archie Shepp Quartet - Live in Alassio '77
Max Roach & Anthony Braxton - Live in Alassio '78
M'Boom Re:Percussion - Live in Alassio '79
Cecil Taylor Trio - Live in Orvieto '75
Kent Carter - Live in Pisa '79
Lester Bowie & Phillip Wilson Duo - Live in Alassio '78
Amiri Baraka & Dave Burrell - Live in Rome '11
Lester Bowie Quintet - Live in Padua '78
Muhal Richard Abrams & Fred Anderson - Live in Verona '79
Wadada Leo Smith - Live in Pisa '79
Wallace McMillan - Live in Florence '79
M'Boom Re:Percussion - Live in Milan '82
Charles Tolliver Trio - Live in Rome '78
Hamid Drake / Pasquale Mirra - Live in Italy 2013
Douglas R. Ewert & Inventions Clarinet Choir - Red Hills
Chick Corea - The Sun
Takashi Kako - Night Music
Anthony Braxton Trio - Live in Rome '79
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart feat. Christmann-Schönenberg-Bojé - Stuttgart 1976
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart feat. Brötzmann Trio - Stuttgart 1976 
Derek Bailey & Evan Parker - Live in Pisa '77
Michel Portal & Bernard Lubat - Live in Imola '78
Roscoe Mitchell Quartet - Live in Tivoli '09
Don Pullen - Live in Milan '78
Michel Pilz / Buschi Niebergall / Paul Lovens Trio - Live in Imola '78
Alan Tomlinson - Still Outside
Elton Dean's Ninesense - Live in London '79
Sam Rivers Trio - Live in Pescara '76
Max Roach Quartet - Live in Frankfurt '79
Max Roach Quartet - Live in Milan '78
John Carter Quartet - Live in Rome '79
Paul Bley - Live in Milan '79
The Carla Bley Band - Live in Alassio '79
Leroy Jenkins - Live in Florence '79
Wadada Leo Smith & Organic - Live in Milan '11
Misha Mengelberg - Live in Berlin '75
Revolutionary Ensemble - Live in Genoa '05
Joji Yuasa - Works of Joji Yuasa - Inter-Posi-Play-Tion 
Antonello Salis - Live in Florence '79 
Don Cherry Trio + 1 - Live in Copenhagen '70 (remastered) 
Berliner Improvisations Quartett - Live in Moers '79 
Maarten Altena Octet & Nonet - Quick Step 
Maarten Altena Quartet - Veranda
Maarten Altena Quartet - Pisa
Maarten Altena Quartet - Op Stap
Maarten Altena Quartet - Miere
Maarten Altena Quartet - Rondedans
Fred Van Hove - Middelheim, 1971
Carla Bley Band - Live in Milan '80 
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Live in Ravenna '78
Clusone Trio - Live in Clusone '05
Chico & Von Freeman Quintet - Live in Margherita di Savoia '80
The Quartet feat. Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky - Interchange
Johnny Mbizo Dyani - African Bass
Enrico Rava Quartet - Live in Rome '80 
Steve Lacy Quintet - Jazzbühne East-Berlin 1977
Paul Dunmall and Tony Levin - 2nd set RMC Bristol 22 Jan 1993
Michael Smith - Reflection On Progress
Paul Rutherford/Peter Brotzmann/Paul Hession - Leicester 1992
Iskastra - Bath Festival 1998 
Joseph Scianni with David Izenzon - Man Running
Spontaneous Music Ensemble - Unreleased Studio Recordings 1966-68
Old And New Dreams - Live In Nervi '79
Takao Haga, Iwase Shunji - Kai Ki
Aki Takase & Rudi Mahall - Live in Pavia '10
Rolf & Joachim Kühn Quartet -  Munich, 1966
Dennis González - Hymn For The Perfect Heart Of A Pearl (1991)
Karl Berger / Woodstock Workshop Orchestra - New Moon
Steve Potts Quartet - Tribute to Steve Lacy
Beryl Booker Quintet with Miles Davis - Birdland 1952
Gunter Christmann & Barry Guy - Live in Leicester 1992
Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble - live in Rome 2006
George Lewis, John Carter and Bobby Breadford - live on radio 1978
Miles Davis Quintet - live in Antibes 1963
Jimmmy Lyons and Sunny Murray - What To Do About title track
Paul Rogers Project - Paris 1993 new master
Circle - Live in German Concert
Summit Conference - Knitting Factory, NY 1998
Reggie Workman - Summit Conference, 2-8-1995, aud
Eugene Chadbourne - 2000 Statues And The English Channel
Denley/Butcher/Burn/Mattos - Embers Live
Lol Coxhill + Pat Thomas - One Night In Glasgow
Hugh Hopper-Lol Coxhill, Mad Axe Quartet - Bull and Gate, London 1985
The Frank Lowe Orchestra - Lowe And Behold 
Frank Lowe - Doctor Too Much
Harry Miller - BBC 1976-77
Afro Rock Festival
Lol Coxhill - live in Rome '09
Michel Pilz - Celeste
Don Cherry-John Tchicai Group - Nyon 1980
Sabu Toyozumi / Paul Rutherford - Fragrance
New Herd - So Long Charles
Tomasz Stanko - Edward Vesala Quartet - Live at Remont
Steve Lacy-Lee Konitz Duo - Paris March 1st 1984
Bill Evans Trio feat. Lee Konitz - Live in Terni '78
Masahiko Togashi - The Face of Percussion
Alan Davie - The Alan Davie Music Workshop
Arthur Doyle, Takashi Mizutani, Sabu Toyozumi - Live In Japan 1997
Albert Mangelsdorff & Lee Konitz - Hannover, Germany, 1982
Mario Schiano - And His Allstars
PRS Picard, Rogers, Stevens 1989
John Stevens @ Terry Day Benefit 1991
Spotaneous Music Ensemble - BBC Session 1993
Paul Dunmall Octet - Bath 2002
Eddie Prevost 50th birthday
Günter Christmann & Detlef Schönenberg - Live in Padua '78 
Blake Parker - Stella!
Kenneth Terroade - Love Rejoice
Clifford Thornton - Ketchaoua
The Glass Orchestra - Tales from Siliconesia
Mujician - Band on the Wall 1997
Masahiko Togashi Trio - Voices
Kang Tae Hwan - Masahiko Satoh - Masahiko Togashi - Asian Spirits
Ornette Coleman Trio - Copenhagen '66
Manfred Schoof Sextet - Konstanz 1975
Toshi Tsuchitori - 3 LPs from D.Y.M. Records
Roach Om - Universal Expression
NDR Jazz Workshop No. 64 "Catching The New Ones" (1969)
NDR Jazz Workshop No. 50 "Remember Oscar Pettiford" (1967)
NDR Jazz Workshop No. 2 "Hans Koller" (1958)
NDR Jazz Workshop No. 3 "Hans Koller" (1958)
NDR Jazz Workshop No. 77 - Peter Brötzmann & Friends (Hamburg, 1972)
Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet & Guests - Hamburg, 1973
Blue Freedom's New Art Transformation - Blue Freedom's New Art Transformation
Toshi Tsuchitori with Fred Frith - The Euphio
Walt Dickerson - Solo Live - Dorchester, Mass., Dec 10, 1979
Masahiko Togashi - Guild For Human Music & Essence  
Evan Parker & Frank Perry - For The Love Of...
Evan Parker - Derek Bailey Quartet - Pisa 1980
 










 


29 September 2020

STAN SULZMANN :: Maida Vale 2o11

 


STAN SULZMANN :: Maida Vale 2o11

Julian Joseph presents a concert for Jazz Line-Up from the BBC Maida Vale studios, London
Broadcast 23rd/24th October 2011

Stan Sulzmann's Neon 
Stan Sulzmann - ts, ss, Kit Downes - p, kb, Jim Hart - vibes, Tim Giles - dr.

1. New Balls (Stan Sulzmann) (10:06)
2. comment (00:26)
3. Mother Hen (Kit Downes) (10:48)
4. Maison Musique (Jim Hart) (08:07)
5. intro to guests (00:46)

add Mike Walker - g, Dave Whitford - b, James Allsop - b clt

6. Chu Chu (Stan Sulzmann) (08:40)

add Kenny Wheeler - flh

7.   A Warm Rocky Place (Stan Sulzmann)  (07:42)
8.   comment (00:41)
9.   McBrum (Stan Sulzmann) (09:41)
10. comment 00:27
11. Ruskin's Retreat (Stan Sulzmann)  07:40
12. comment 00:36
13. further comment! 00:40
14. Broomhill Sunrise (Stan Sulzmann)  (008:50)
15. outro (01:37)

FM direct to pioneer cd recorder > master disc > wav > flac (DiME)

8 BOLD SOULS - 8 BOLD SOULS (SESSOMS RECORDS, 1987)

 


A1.  The Hunt
A2.  Shining Waters
A3.  Dervish

B1.  Chapel Hill
B2.  Through The Drapes
B3.  Favorite Son

Ed Wilkerson Jr, alto & tenor saxophone, alto clarinet, clarinet
Mwata Bowden, baritone & tenor saxophone, clarinet
Richard Jess Brown Jr, bass
Naomi Millender, cello
Dushun Mosley, trap drums, percussion
Isaiah S. Jackson, Jr, trombone, ram's horn
Robert Griffin Jr, trumpet, flugelhorn
Aaron Dodd, tuba

Recorded at Chicago Recording Company

Sessoms Records - 0002

LP Rip

26 September 2020

ELTON DEAN'S NiNESENSE :: BBC Jazz In Britain 1979


Shared here earlier in contributions section by generous donor as low resolution mp3, here remasterd in flac and mp3. One track. Enjoy.

ELTON DEAN'S NiNESENSE - BBC Jazz In Britain  6-8-1979

ELTON DEAN - alto sax, saxello
LARRY STABBiNS - tenor sax 
MARK  CHARiG - cornet
HARRY BECKETT - trumpet, flugelhorn
RADU MALFATTi - trombone
NiCK EVANS - trombone
STAN TRACEY - piano
HARRY MiLLER - double bass
LiAM GENOCKEY - drums

01. Announcement - Oasis - Improvisation - Fara - Outro   29:54

21 September 2020

CECIL TAYLOR QUINTET "STOCKHOLM, 1991"

 


Cecil Taylor, piano
Wolfgang Fuchs, sopranino saxophone
Harri Sjöström, soprano saxophone
Barry Guy, double bass
Tony Oxley, drums

1.  Intro  1:35
2.  CT.BG.TO trio  9:18
3.  Quintet 1  36:46
4.  Quintet 2  4:20

Recorded at Jazz Club Fasching, Stockholm on 9th September 1991

7 September 2020

HANS KOLLER - ROLAND KOVAC "JAZZ SALON DORTMUND 1957" (METRONOME, 1957)


Gary Peacock R.I.P.
This is the earliest official recording with Gary Peacock...


Hans Koller, tenor saxophone, drums (only tr.B1)
Roland Kovac, piano (not on B2)
Attila Zoller, guitar (not on tr.B1)
Gary Peacock, bass
Siegfried Kocznorski, drums (not on tr.B1)


A1. Topsy (Eddie Durham)                              7:50
B1. Jeepers Creepers (Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer)    2:45
B2. There'll Never Be Another You (Warren & Gordon)   4:50


Recorded at Universum Filmtheater, Dortmund, Germany on March 16, 1957.

METRONOME MEP 1138  (EP rip)

MAX BRÜEL / ATTILA ZOLLER / GARY PEACOCK "JAZZ SALON DORTMUND 1957"

GARY PEACOCK - R.I.P.

Max Brüel, tenor saxophone
Attila Zoller, guitar
Gary Peacock, bass


A.  Stella By Starlight  (Ned Washington, Victor Young)
B1. Indian Summer  (Al Dubin, Victor Herbert)
B2. Yesterdays  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)


Recorded: 17th March, 1957 at Universum-Filmtheater, Dortmund, Germany.

METRONOME MEP 1139

DON AYLER - IN FLORENCE 1981 (FRAME, 1981)

 



Volume I

A. The Bebop Tune
B. The African Song

Volume II
A. Coltrane's Blues
B. The Indian Song

Volume III
A1. The Eastern Song
A2. Peace

B1. Speech By Mr. Ayler
B2. The Japanese Song


Richard "Radu" Williams, bass
John Davis, guitar
Jerry Griffin, percussion
Anthony "Tony" Smith, piano
Abdul Rahim Mustafa, reeds
Frank Doblekar, tenor saxophone
Don Ayler, trumpet

Live Recording at Theatre Andromeda, Florence, July 18, 1981. 

Frame - RF-2001-3

LP Rip

1 September 2020

森順治 ・ 天野主税 ‎– ×2 - Φ (おいしい空気 DISK, 1981)

 



A. The Primal Scream


B1. 京都市山科区日ノ岡朝日町30朝日荘3号
B2. Fool's Cap
B3. Kittenish End

Junji Mori, alto saxophone, voice, percussion
Chikara Amano, drums, voice, percussion

Recorded live at Kyoto Mainichi Branch Hall on 11 July 1981

おいしい空気 DISK - 02

LP Rip

30 August 2020

PRS + EVAN PARKER - LIVE!!! (1989)























SIMON PICARD  tenor saxophone
PAUL ROGERS  bass
JOHN STEVENS  drums
EVAN PARKER  tenor saxophone

1. 39:05

Live at The Duke of Wellington, London
14th October 1989

22 August 2020

BOTH HANDS FREE ‎– USE FROM THE POCKET (ZYZZLE RECORDS, 1978)

 



A1. W&F-2
A2. How Thick It Is To Be
A3. Crossover One
A4. R35-8
A5. R35-5

B1. River Boat
B2. Crossover Two
B3. R35-6
B4. R22-7
B5. Not Until Another
B6. Things You Hit

Bob Helson, percussion
Will Menter, soprano and tenor saxophone
Mark Langford, tenor saxophone, electric piano

Recorded at the Crystal Theatre, Bristol, September 1977.

Zyzzle Records ‎– ZYZZLE 1

LP Rip

20 August 2020

Virtual Concert Celebrates the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters on August 20, 2020

https://www.sfjazz.org/2020-nea-jazz-masters-tribute-concert/?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NEA082020OnlineTributeConcertReminder-pub&utm_content=version_A



Washington, DC—The National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with SFJAZZ, will host a special online-only concert in honor of the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters—Dorthaan Kirk (A.B. Spellman Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy), Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman—on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater will emcee this premier event, which will include performances by acclaimed jazz musicians—including honorees McFerrin, Mitchell, and Workman—recorded from locations around the country. The 2020 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert is free to watch, and will replace the previously scheduled concert at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco that was postponed due to COVID-19. “While we were disappointed to have to postpone last April’s events, this virtual concert will be an opportunity to bring together jazz fans around the world in celebration of the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters,” said Mary Anne Carter, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “We appreciate the creativity and dedication of all involved, from the staff at SFJAZZ to the many musicians who are performing in honor of the recipients so that we can continue our agency’s long tradition of honoring great individuals in jazz.” The concert will feature remarks by the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters, as well as Chairman Carter and Randall Kline, founder and executive artistic director of SFJAZZ. In addition to the musician honorees, performers include Music Director Terri Lyne Carrington, Ambrose Akinmusire, Dee Dee Bridgewater, James Carter, Gerald Clayton, Vincent Davis, Lisa Fischer, Morgan Guerin, Oliver Lake, Christian McBride, Jevon McFerrin, Madison McFerrin, Taylor McFerrin, Kanoa Mendenhall, Junius Paul, and Steve Turre, as well as the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars. “It was a great honor for SFJAZZ to be selected as the venue for the presentation of the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters Awards,” said Randall Kline, SFJAZZ founder and executive artistic director. “We are so thankful for everyone at the Arts Endowment, all of the past and present NEA Jazz Masters, and the SFJAZZ staff for their improvisational spirit in bringing the virtual version of the concert to life. We are looking forward to all of our communities coming together to honor these legendary jazz masters.” The 2020 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert will be broadcast at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT from arts.gov and sfjazz.org, as well as from the websites for All About Jazz and Jazz Near You, BMI, Inc., JazzTimes, KQED, the National Endowment for the Humanities, NPR Music, Smithsonian Jazz, Voice of America’s Khmer, Chinese, and Tibetan services, and WBGO. An archive of the concert will be available following the event at arts.gov. The concert will also be available via radio broadcast on SiriusXM Channel 67, Real Jazz; in California on KCSM 91.1FM and KALW 91.7 FM; and in Washington, DC on WPFW 89.3 FM. You can join in the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NEAJazz2020. Meet the Jazz Masters Immediately following the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert, join an in-depth discussion with honorees Dorthaan Kirk, Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman, hosted by SFJAZZ Founder & Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline. This live event will include an interactive Q&A session, in which the online audience, through the broadcast's YouTube stream, will be able to ask questions to the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters. About the NEA Jazz Masters Since 1982, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded 157 fellowships to great figures in jazz, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sonny Rollins, Dianne Reeves, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, and George Wein. The NEA’s website features resources and content about them, including video biographies, and tribute videos, podcasts, and more than 350 NEA Jazz Moments audio clips. NEA Jazz Masters Fellows are nominated by the public, including the jazz community. Nominations are judged by an advisory panel of jazz experts, including administrators, performers, producers, and a knowledgeable layperson. The panel’s recommendations are reviewed by the National Council on the Arts, which sends its recommendations to the chairman, who makes the final decision. The Arts Endowment encourages nominations of a broad range of individuals who have been significant to the field of jazz, through vocals, instrumental performance, creative leadership, and education. NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships are up to $25,000 and can be received once in a lifetime. Visit the Arts Endowment’s website for detailed information and to submit nominations by October 30, 2020. The National Endowment for the Arts has also supported the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program, an effort to document the lives and careers of nearly 100 NEA Jazz Masters. In addition to transcriptions of the comprehensive interviews, the website also includes audio clips with interview excerpts. About the National Endowment for the Arts Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more. About SFJAZZ Founded in 1983, SFJAZZ is a recognized international leader in jazz creation, presentation, and education. SFJAZZ explores the full spectrum of jazz—from the music’s origins in the African American community, to its diverse present-day expressions around the world. SFJAZZ works to develop the audience for jazz in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. SFJAZZ celebrates jazz as a living art form, built on a constantly evolving tradition. The West Coast’s biggest jazz presenter serves over 200,000 fans and students every year and has several award-winning resident jazz ensembles - the world renowned SFJAZZ Collective and the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars. SFJAZZ Center opened in 2013 in the vibrant performing arts district of San Francisco. The luminous SFJAZZ Center was designed by San Francisco architect Mark Cavagnero and the LEED-Gold certified center offers the superb acoustics of a great concert hall and the relaxed intimacy of a jazz club.


19 August 2020

STEVE GROSSMAN & JEAN-FRANCOIS JENNY-CLARK "NEW MOON" (MUSICA RECORDS, 1978)


Born January 18, 1951 in Brooklyn, NYC; died in Glen Cove, N.Y., August 13, 2020
R.I.P. -



Steve Grossman, piano, soprano & tenor saxophone
Jean-Francois Jenny-Clarke, bass


A1. Haressah            07:25
A2. I Do Not Know Yet   09:25
B1. New Moon            03:51
B2. King Tut            06:22
B3. A.M.                02:01
B4. Out Of Nowhere      05:17
B5. Body And Soul       02:10

Recorded January 14, 15 and 16, 1978 in Paris, at Davout Studios.

MUSICA RECORDS  MUS 3027

(lp rip)

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16 August 2020

JOHN EAVES, AARON STANDON ‎– PLAYING FOR TIME (ZYZZLE RECORDS, 1981)

 
























A1. Exorcising

A2. Spell

A3. Away, Away

A4. Double Vision

A5. Bird Talk




B1. Disturbance

B2. Hiatus In M.S.

B3. Spring Burst

B4. Night Flutters

B5. A Gesture

B6. Danger Signs


John Eaves, bamboo and perspex flutes, voice

Aaron Standon, bamboo flute, soprano clarinet, percussion


Recorded At - Crescent Studios, Bath, 1981

Zyzzle Records ‎– ZYZZLE 6

LP Rip

7 August 2020

IVAN WYSCHNEGRADSKY - ARDITTI QUARTET "COMPOSITIONS FOR QUARTET AND STRING TRIO" (EDITION BLOCK, 1988)






Ivan Wyschnegradsky, composer

Arditti Quartet:
Irvine Arditti, violin
David Alberman, violin
Levine Andrade, viola
Rohan de Saram, cello


1. Premier Quatuor À Cordes (Op. 13)     14:28
   
Deuxième Quatuor À Cordes (Op. 18)
2. I Allegro Scherzando     3:39
3. II Andante     3:24
4. III Allegro Risoluto     2:44
   
5. Troisième Quatuor À Cordes (Op. 38 bis)     11:00
6. Troisième Quatuor À Cordes, Deuxième Mouvement     5:29
7. Composition Pour Quatuor À Cordes (Op. 43)     4:40
8. Trio Pour Violon, Alto Et Violoncelle (Op. 53)     11:48

Recorded: at the studio of the Opéra de Bastille, Paris, 14.-17.1.1988.

EDITION BLOCK EB 201

- Opus 13 Quatuor à cordes n°1 (String Quartet No. 1, 1923-24, rev. 1953-54)
- Opus 18 Quatuor à cordes n°2 (String Quartet No. 2, 1930-31)
- Opus 38b Quatuor à cordes n° 3 en demi-tons (String Quartet No. 3 in semitones, 1945, rev.1958-59)
- Opus 43 Composition pour quatuor à cordes (Composition for string quartet, 1960, rev. ’66-70)
- Opus 53 Trio à cordes (String Trio, 1978-79) [Revised and completed by Claude Ballif based on Composition for Three ondes Martenot]

2 August 2020

Avreeayl Ra Artist Support Fund



"The AACM is raising funds to support Avreeayl Ra.  When the pandemic hit, Avreeayl lost almost all of his income.  Yet he has given so much to our city, our community, and to this planet! We will NOT let him struggle alone. Please HELP support our beloved and renowned master drummer and teacher.  Give all you can! Give with your heart, as Avreeayl has so thoroughly taught all of us to do!

(photo by Michael Jackson)

Help Spread the word!!!!"


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25 July 2020

Lol Coxhill - solo, duo, quintet 1991

























1. Solo   10:33
2. Duo 1  7:09
3. Duo 2  9:37
4. Duo 3  5:45
5. Quintet 15:47

2-4  Lol Coxhill - soprano saxophone
       Pat Thomas - electronics, piano
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  5  Lol Coxhill - soprano saxophone
      Andy Gill - alto saxophone
      Veryan Weston - piano
      Paul Rogers - bass
      Tony Marsh - drums

1-2 LMC Easter Festival, October Gallery, London. 31 March 1991
3-5 Benefit for Terry Day, Red Rose, London.  1 December 1991
 


14 July 2020

Jack Walrath and Spirit Level - Coventry 1986

























JACK WALRATH  trumpet
PAUL DUNMALL  tenor saxophone
TIM RICHARDS  piano
PAUL ANSTEY   bass
TONY ORRELL   drums

1. Four Freedoms  11:18
2. Suite part 1  9:14
3. Suite part 2  8:45
4. Suite part 3  14:14
5. Suite part 4  4:48
6. Killer Bunnies  11:17 
7. A Study in Porcine  19:36
8. Dustbiter  8:41

TT 87:53 

Coventry  1st May 1986

Recording probably by Stu; thanks to him.

4 July 2020

Michael Fischer, Burton Greene, Andi Menrath - These Spirits Of Elsewhere


Extraplatte, EX 434-2
CD
2000

Andi Menrath - Drums, Table
Burton Greene  - Piano, Percussion
Michael Fischer - Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone

1 - Prospect     13:37    
2 - Polyzoon     0:15    
3 - Painting The Blues Red     7:22    
4 - Relativity     3:24    
5 - Spirits Abroad     25:24
 
Music By Menrath, Greene, Fischer

Recorded at Tapeless Studio, Amsterdam, January 30th 2000

3 July 2020

John Stevens, Elton Dean, Marc Charig, Nick Evans, Barry Guy - Half Moon, London. 1979





JOHN STEVENS  drums
ELTON DEAN  alto sax, saxello?
MARK CHARIG  trumpet
NICK EVANS  trombone
BARRY GUY  bass

1. 27:47
2. 23:43
3. 36:07

TT 87:17

Live at the Half Moon, London
18th November 1979

Another dusty old tape by way of the Boze. 
Barry Guy is great on these sessions - playing slow when all else is bubbling.

29 June 2020

Dudu Pukwana & Spirits Rejoice, Nyon 1980 and Elton Dean Qt, London 2004

























SPIRITS REJOICE
DUDU PUKWANA  soprano saxophone
EVAN PARKER  tenor saxophone
KENNY WHEELER  trumpet
RADU MALFATTI  trombone
IRENE SCHWEIZER  piano
HARRY MILLER  bass
LEON FRANCIOLI  bass
PIERRE FAVRE  drums

1. 33:05
2. 4:46 w. outro

1st June 1980.. Nyon Festival, France

Thanks to Bozo for this tape.  Once you get used to listening to this from inside one of the basses it's ok.  The saxes are a little on the quiet side but this is a stupendous grouping with some fabulous playing. Pretty wild (no township).  Something happens (?) at 33:05 so I put a track break in.

_________________________________________


ELTON DEAN  saxello 
JEROME      trombone
JOHN EDWARDS  bass
MARK FLETCHER  drums
compere Sybil Madrigal

3. 36:41

26th July 2004.. Boat-Ting, London
Gus recording

If anyone knows the surname of the trombonist, let me know - he's GRRREAT!!
Thanks to Gus for this very happening gig.  Enjoy

23 June 2020

KEiTH TiPPETT / JAY OLiVER / WiLLi KELLERS - Wiesbaden 1986

















Remasterized version of recording posted recently by Osiris in Contributions. There is some distortion on loud parts.

KEiTH TiPPETT / JAY OLiVER / WiLLi KELLERS - Wiesbaden, Artist, December 11, 1986

Keith Tippett - piano
Jay Oliver - bass
Willi Kellers - drums

1 Title (fade-in) 31:38
2 Title 47:39

79:18

Lineage: aud > cassette transfer to digital with wavelab > dime

KEiTH TiPPETT :: Tokyo 2o13 solo


I am reposting great Keith Tippett solo concerts from Tokyo, provided by Osiris in Contributions section. Gig from 16th was already posted here earlier, but here it is in one package with original links.

Haretarasoranimamemaite, Tokyo, Japan 2013-03-15

1. (intro)
2. Improvisation
3. (applause)
4. Encore
5. (outro)

Nakameguro Rakuya, Tokyo, Japan 2013-03-16

1. (intro)
2. Improvisation
3. (outro)

KEiTH TiPPETT - piano

Tascam DR-05 > Wav > Flac

22 June 2020

Sonny Sharrock Band feat. Pharoah Sanders - Warner Theatre, 1993

























SONNY SHARROCK  guitar
PHAROAH SANDERS  tenor saxophone
DAVID SNYDER  keyboards
CHARLES BALDWIN  bass
ABE SPELLER  drums
LANCE CARTER  drums

1. Intro  1:42
2.  6:07
3.  8:18
4. Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt/Venus  17:17
5.  7:06
6. Many Mansions  8:26
7. Dick Dogs  7:50
8. Red Ribbons  6:11
9. Interviews   7:31

Warner Theatre, Washington DC.  3 July 1993

Thanks to Chris for the copy.

21 June 2020

John Stevens/Elton Dean/Nick Evans/Barry Guy - London 1979

























JOHN STEVENS  drums
ELTON DEAN  alto sax, saxello?
NICK EVANS  trombone
BARRY GUY  bass

1. 32:24
2. 12:46
3. 28:43

Live at the Plough, Stockwell, London
28th September 1979

With thanks to the original taper and to Bozo for the copy.

14 June 2020

Rest in peace KEITH TIPPETT


The great Keith Tippett has died today after a long, miserable illness.  I hope he is now at peace.

Keith Tippett solo
1. August Air  41:13
BBC rec. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London 1992

10 June 2020

Tony Oxley Qt/Qnt 1981, Stabbins/Mattos/Durrant/Genocky 1981

























01 Charles Fox intro to Tony Oxley Qt - 2:13
02 Tony Oxley Qt - Four Billetts Through a Piano - 5:46
03 Tony Oxley - Percussion Piece 5 - 4:44
04 Charles Fox ann - 1:56
05 Tony Oxley Qnt - The Man on the Flying Hi-Hat - 15:41

06 Stabbins/Mattos/Durrant/Genocky - 34:30

Tony Oxley  percussion, violin, electronics
Larry Stabbins  tenor and soprano saxophones
Phil Wachsmann  violin
Howard Riley  piano
Hugh Metcalfe  guitar, hi-hat cymbals (5) 

BBC R3 Jazz in Britain b'cast 9th March 1981(?)

----------------------
Larry Stabbins  tenor and soprano saxophones
Jake Durrant  electric bass
Marcio Mattos  cello
Liam Genocky  drums

Bracknell Jazz Festival 4th July 1981
Gus cassette recording


6 June 2020

Bob Feldman - Blues for a Ragged Lion

no much known, I think, I know of only one other album by his name, called Triplicity
some reading here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/184820687/saxophone

Bob Feldman - tenor sax
Michael Marcus - straight tenor, stricht, clarinet
Kengo Nakamura - bass
Warren Smith - drums, percussions

recorded May 8, June 1, 2000 at Six Eight Studio, New York City

Reuvane, CD
2000

4 June 2020

Keith Tippett & Larry Stabbins, Ric Colbeck Qt, Exeter Free Jazz Duo - radio broadcasts

























01 Keith Tippett and Larry Stabbins - Clay  15:58
02 Charles Fox intro to Ric Colbeck Qt - 2:58
03 Ric Colbeck Qt - Loose Joints - 11:04
04 Ric Colbeck Qt - Aphrodite - 13:44
05 Charles Fox intro to Exeter Free Jazz Duo - 1:34
06 Exeter Free Jazz Duo - Bird's Touch - 22:40

Keith Tippett  piano
Larry Stabbins  tenor saxophone
b'cast 21.11.83
----------------------
Ric Colbeck  trumpet
Mike Osborne  alto saxophone
Roy Babbington  bass
John Stevens  drums
b'cast 11.06.79
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Exeter Free Jazz Duo
Lou Gare  tenor saxophone
Fred Burwood  drums
b'cast 30.11.81

BBC Radio 3 Jazz in Britain broadcasts

1 June 2020

CHRiS McGREGOR GROUP :: Ronnie Scott's, London 1967


I don't remember where I found this, maybe in contributions section. Anyway here it is remastered, very early version of Brotherhood of Breath, albeit not yet using that moniker.

CHRiS McGREGOR GROUP - 31 December 1967, Ronnie Scott's, London

1. White Lines (5:30)
2. Travelling Somewhere (6:05)
3. New Year Carnival (10:40)
4. Nick Tete (10:42)
5. The Bride (12:32)

Chris McGregor - piano
John Surman - baritone saxophone
Ronnie Beer - tenor saxophone
Dudu Pukwana, Mike Osborne - alto saxophone
Jimmy Phillips - soprano saxophone
Mongezi Feza, Pat Higgs, Mick Collins - trumpet
Malcolm Griffiths, Chris Pyne - trombone
Dave Holland - bass
Alan Jackson - drums

30 May 2020

Clifford Thornton - Ketchaoua




Following up a request from fellow blogger Correct Silence, here is another of the many records coming out of Paris in the late 60s, mixing mostly American expats with French musicians and released on the legendary Byg Actuel label. This has cornetist Clifford Thornton in four different ensembles, from multimember down to trio. Only four tracks, from the boisterous "Brotherhood" to the moody atmospherics of the tile track to the chant-infused "Pan-African festival". He was to release another album, The Panter and the Lash, on America, another French label documenting the same scene.

Due to alleged connections to the Black Panther Party, he was denied entry to France in 1970, but the ban was lifted the year after. Due to this interruption, he was unable to continue teaching and performing in France and eventually relocated to Geneva in Switzerland. Durinng this period he made The Gardens of Harlem, again for a large ensemble, which to my knowledge has not been released on cd. Later on he was featured on an allbum by Joe Malinga, a South Asrican expat.

Trckslisting:

A1 Ketchaoua

Alto Saxophone – Arthur JonesBass – Beb GuerinCongas, Gong, Percussion – Earl FreemanCornet, Congas – Clifford ThorntonDrums – Sunny MurrayPiano, Bells – Dave BurrellSoprano Saxophone – Archie SheppTrombone – Grachan Moncur III

A2 Pan African Festival

Alto Saxophone – Arthur JonesBass – Beb Guerin, Earl FreemanCornet, Congas – Clifford ThorntonDrums – Sunny MurrayPiano – Dave BurrellSoprano Saxophone – Archie SheppTrombone – Grachan Moncur III

B1 Brotherhood
Alto Saxophone – Arthur JonesBass – Beb Guerin, Earl FreemanCornet – Clifford ThorntonDrums – Claude Delcloo


B2 Speak With Your Echo (And Call This Dialogue)
Bass – Beb Guerin, Earl FreemanCornet – Clifford Thornton

Recorded August 18, 1969 in Paris.

26 May 2020

TONY OXLEY GROUP - 1974, 1976


























TONY OXLEY amplified percussion
DAVE HOLDSWORTH  trumpet
PAUL RUTHERFORD  trombone
HOWARD RILEY  piano
BARRY GUY  bass
ALAN DAVIE cello, reeds (8)

1. Framed Embrace  12:40
2. announcer (Miles Kington)  0:57
3. Collage  4:23
4. announcer  0:31
5. Detonation  9:14
6. announcer  0:23
7. Intro (Oxley)  1:03
8. Symphony In  18:25

1-6 BBC Jazz in Britain 18 March 1974
7-8 BBC radio  28 October 1976

25 May 2020

BARRE PHiLLiPS - Journal Violone (1969)


I got this in mp3 only from torrents, but maybe somedody can add flac version.

BARRE PHiLLiPS - Journal Violone (Opus One 1969)

Journal Violone Part One  18.31
Journal Violone Part Two  19.41

Barre Phillips - double bass

23 May 2020

Cecil Taylor - Live in Birmingham UK 1987

CECIL TAYLOR  solo piano

1. 59:37

Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham

24th November 1987

BBC Radio 3 broadcast.  Outro Charles Fox.

A couple of blemished minutes edited out. Good sound.

21 May 2020

Upcoming release: Karl Evangelista - Apura!



We had a nice mail from Karl Evangelista commending us for keeping the blog running and for contributing to his musical education and asking us whether we could spread the word about his upcoming release. We are only too happy to oblige, considering that the release is right up our musical alley. It is a highly interesting meeting of two generations with Evangelista and Alexander Hawkins representing the youngsters and Trevor Watts and Louis Moholo-Moholo the veterans.

Scheduled for release on 22 May, tomorrow as of writing, it can be ordered from the Bandcamp site:

https://apura.bandcamp.com/

Karl A.D. Evangelista - guitar
Alexander Hawkins - piano
Louis Moholo-Moholo - drums
Trevor Watts - alto and soprano saxophones

Recorded October 14-15, 2018 by Benedic Lamdin at Fish Factory Studios, Willesden, London, England.

A couple of tracks can be previewed on the site. Interestingly, the word "apura" in Tagalog (spoken in the Philippines) translates into English as "Very Urgent" which was the title of an album released in the late 60s by the Chris McGregor Group of which Moholo-Moholo was a member and Alexander Hawkins is a member of Moholo-Moholo's current outfit, Five Blokes. Trevor Watts was very much a part of the late 60s alt-jazz scene, too. Just connecting the dots ...

17 May 2020

EDDIE PREVOST QUARTET - various

























LARRY STABBINS  tenor and soprano saxophones
VERYAN WESTON   piano
MARCIO MATTOS   bass
EDDIE PREVOST   drums

1. Bracknell Jazz Festival, Recital Room, 4th July 1981  34:36
2. BBC R3 'Jazz in Britain' (inc) b'cast 1981  22:26
3. Seven Dials Jazz Club, London 3rd January 1985  30:58

There's been some recent interest in the great Larry Stabbins who has sadly hung up his saxophone these days.  I had a look through some boxes and came up with these sessions.  None are exactly hifi but all are listenable.  I didn't record any of them, so thanks to the original tapers.

The Eddie Prevost Quartet also existed with Evan Parker instead of  Larry. One of their gigs I attended at the Duke of Wellington goes down as one of my favourite gigs of all time.  Unfortunately unrecorded.



WILL MENTER ‎– COMMUNITY (ZYZZLE RECORDS, 1981)





A.  A Beginning And Some Middle

B1. More Middle
B2. An Ending


Ian Menter, alto saxophone
Barry Leigh, cronian bagpipe, glass disc
Mark Langford, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
Colin Wood, cello
Georgie Born, cello
Piers Mostyn, double bass, melodica
Tim Powell, double bass, trumpet
John Eaves, flutes, soprano saxophone
Martin Mayes, French horn
Peter Cusack, guitar
Bob Helson, percussion
John Fairbrother, percussion
Roy Ashbury, percussion
Paul Jolly, reeds, flute
Aaron Standon, soprano and alto saxophone
Will Menter, soprano saxophone, piccolo flute
Alan Tomlinson, trombone
William Embling, trumpet, sousaphone
Melvyn Poore, tuba
Peter Evans, violin

Side one was recorded at the Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, on 24th October 1980.

Side two was recorded at the Arnolfini, Bristol, on 31st January 1981.

Zyzzle Records ‎– ZYZZLE 10

LP Rip

14 May 2020

Motation - Live At The Hillside

Alacra Records ‎– AL 1014
Vinyl,
Released 1988

A1 - Perception (George Sovak)        7:11
A2 - Sincerly (George Sovak)        4:33
A3 - Mar's Bars (Michael Musillami)     8:05
A4 - Bottle Of Blues (Thomas Chapin)    6:03
B1- Paul And Josi (Michael Musillami)     6:53
B2 - Spinning (Thomas Chapin)        5:28
B3 - Sheila's Swing Thing (Michael Musillami)     3:24
B4 - A Prayer (Mario Pavone, Michael Musillami, Mike Duquette, Thomas Chapin)    7:36

Thomas Chapin -  Alto Sax, Flute
George Sovak - Alto and Tenor Sax
Peter McEachern - Trombone
Michael Musillami - Guitar
Mario Pavone - Bass
Mike Duquette - Drums

Recorded live direct to digital 2 track, at the Hillside Restaurant and Jazz Club in Waterbury, Connecticut on April 23, and June 4, 1988.

13 May 2020

SYNTHESIS - SIX BY SIX (CHIAROSCURO RECORDS, 1977)






A1. Contribution
A2. The Way She Moves
A3. Carousel With Carol

B.  Six By Six


Arthur Blythe, alto and soprano saxophone
Ken Hutson, bass
Ron Rahsaan, drums
Richard Dunbar, French horn
Courtney Wynter, tenor saxophone, clarinet, bassoon
Olu Dara, trumpet


Recorded on 17 August 1977 at Downtown Sound, N.Y.C.

Chiaroscuro Records - CR 172

LP Rip

5 May 2020

RECENT AND UPCOMING RELEASES XVI

Kaoru Abe - 19770916@Ayler, Sapporo (Doubtmusic) - out now



New Direction - Live at Jazzbed (Jinya Disc) - out now



New Direction - Live at Station '70 (Jinya Disc) - end of May


28 April 2020

FRED VAN HOVE, CHRISTIAN LEROY ‎– AU PAVILLON DE LA GARDE (IGLOO, 1981)



A1. Musique À L'Insu
A2. Impromptu
A3. Toespraak

B1. En Garde
B2. On S'Entend... C'est Curieux
B3. Kwak / Couac

Christian Leroy, piano (A1-2, B1-3)
Fred Van Hove, piano (A3-B3)


Recorded in Frameries, Belgium, on March 20, 1981.

Igloo ‎– IGL 010

LP Rip

Scanner out of action while working from home, sorry

23 April 2020

JON ROSE, SIMONE DE HAAN ‎– KICKING AS ART FORM (FRINGE BENEFIT RECORDS, 1984)



A1.  Another Slippery Morris
A2.  He's No Wombat
A3.  Goals Of Desire
A4.  Ballroom Behaviour
A5a. Authentic Korean Folk Song
A5b. Traditional Irish Melody

B1. Kookabura - Fair Dinkum
B2. Lullaby In Birdland
B3. Cold Toast And Vegemite
B4. Distinguishing Marks
B5. Gumly Gumly
B6. Balmain Tigers V The Rest


Jon Rose, 19 string cello, 5 string violin, 16 string violin, wheeling violin, revolving speaker, double piston
Simone De Haan, tenor trombone / sax mouthpiece / bassoon reed

Recorded at Llewellyn Hall, Canberra School of Music on 6 & 9 August 1984

Fringe Benefit Records ‎– FBR 49

LP Rip

21 April 2020

JON ROSE, JOHN RUSSELL, MAGGIE NICOLS - THE OTHER ROOM (FRINGE BENEFIT RECORDS, 1981)




I was going to save this for 25th December, as you might see.

Now, it's not exactly Christmas, but the title fits.

Sometimes, I have needed the other room for quiet space for a while.

Many artists are letting us into their own other rooms to share their music from home.

I've been following the Quarantine Concerts on the Experimental Sound Studio website, which supports musicians and has many amazing performances. Feel welcome to post any similar streaming links below.

I hope you stay well and love to you all.

Nick


1. 24-11-80

2. 21-12-80


John Russell, guitar
Jon Rose, violin, 19 string violin
Maggie Nicols, voice (2)


Fringe Benefit Records - FBR 29

Cassette Rip







19 April 2020

The Lee Konitz - Warne Marsh Quintet live in Whitley Bay, UK, 1975



Perusing Thursday's Guardian online, I could not help noticing an obituary for Lee Konitz who passed away in New York on Wednesday, reportedly due to respiratory complications after having contracted the coronavirus. The obit was weitten by the jazz critic at the Guardian, John Fordham. An obit was also published in the New York Times by Peter Keepnews (whose surname certainly rings a bell), a jazz writer at the NYT. These obits document in great detail his considerable accomplishments over the years, going all the way back to the late 40s.

Guardian
New York Times

So, to commemorate this sad event, the only thing we can do on this blog is to dip into the past to see if we can find some musical specimens to remember him by. He had a long-running collaboration with Warne Marsh, who passed away in 1987. Both came to represent the cool jazz style typical of the West Coast at the time and both were strongly inspired by the pianist Lennie Tristano. What better then to select an unreleased audience recording with both of them, here from the UK in the mid-70s and from what we know, never officially released. There is an album called London Concert with approximately the same line-up, released on the Wave label, run by Peter Ind, who can be heard here on double bass. This session adds Dave Cliff on guitar.

The facts:

LEE KONITZ-WARNE MARSH QUINTET.
'The Corner House', Whitley Bay, England, December 22, 1975.

Lee Konitz, as; Warne Marsh, ts; Dave Cliff, g; Peter Ind, b; Al Levitt, d.

1 WOW! 11:17
2 SUBCONSCIOUS-LEE 7:34
3 THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES 11:00
4 LOVER MAN Marsh out 4:10
5 BACKGROUND MUSIC 10:20
6 SOUND-LEE 10:15
7 APRIL 10:10
8 STAR EYES 9:05
9 GOD BLESS THE CHILD Konitz out 6:40
10 CHI CHI 9:50
11 TWO NOT ONE 9:00
12 BACK HOME (Donna Lee) start omitted, inc. 7:00

all PR recorded by Jack Goodwin.

Kudos to Goodwin for an excellent recording and to whoever posted this on the Dime site back in 2008, I believe. And of course, the music is ultra-fine, too. Enjoy!