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 December 01, 2018 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:

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
Akemi 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
Fall Mountain - Early Fall
Mike Westbrook Concert Band - Release
Garrett List - The Real Live Orchestra - In And Out
Anthony Braxton Quartet - Four Compositions (1973)
Abdullah Ibrahim Big Band - live in Nervi 1979
George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - Live in Stuttgart '78
Clarence Peters - The Magnetic Atmospher
Armonicord - Esprits De Sel
Gunter Hampel Group & AMM - Deutsches Jazzfestival 1972
Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya - live in Milan 2011
Sam Rivers Orchestra - live in Turin 79
Hopper / Dean / Tippett / Gallivan - Live in Paris 1977
Takeo Moriyama / Mal Waldron - Bit
Frank Lowe / Grachan Moncur Quartet - Waltham Mass. (Brandeis University)
Rev. Frank Wright Quintet - Live in Moers '81
Fred Van Hove - KKWTT
Barney Wilen - Zodiac
Tony Oxley -  Ichnos
Steve Lacy - Threads
Toshi Ichiyanagi, Michael Ranta, Takehisa Kosugi - Improvisation Sep. 1975
François Tusque Ça branle dans le manche
Daunik Lazro - Sweet Zee
NDR Jazz Workshop No.59 - Meet in Berlin
Brötzmann - Mangelsdorff - Bennink + Schlippenbach - Concert for a Friend
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart feat. Mangelsdorff + Brötzmann Trio + Seifert
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart feat. Mangelsdorff, Brötzmann + Bennink
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart feat. Karl Berger
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - March + April 1980
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - Carl-Reichel-Wittwer-Schweizer-Honsinger-Altena-Bruhin
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - Schlippenbach-Kowald-Lovens-Lytton-Parker
Kenny Wheeler Quartet - Live in Lovere 1978
Kenny Wheeler Quartet - Live in Rome 1978
Parker/Guy/Lytton + Kenny Wheeler - London 1994
Anthony Davis & James Newton Quartet - Live in Rome '79
FMT (Free Music Trio) - You Got A Freedom
Sam Rivers Quartet - live in Brescia 78
Sam Rivers Quartet - live in Nervi 78
Anthony Davis & Douglas Ewart - live in Verona
Anthony Davis & James Newton Quartet - live in  Moers '79
Trombone Workshop - Live in Moers '77
George Lewis & Douglas Ewart - Live in Novara '78 
Anthony Braxton Quintet - Live in Milan '77
Eddie Daniels - This Is New
Harry Tavitian & Hans Kumpf - Open End
Altena-Bailey-Day-Honsinger-Horsthuis-Waisvisz - K'Ploeng
Baden Baden New Jazz Meeting 1986
Baden Baden New Jazz Meeting 1978 
Baden Baden New Jazz Meeting 1976
Baden Baden Free Jazz Meeting 1968
Morisada Michihiro - Agekunohatemonaku
Morisada Michihiru,  Yoshinori Motoki - Tsurusen Kamesen
Creative Construction Company - vol. 1
Creative Construction Company - vol. 2
Lol Coxhill - Toverbal Sweet
Jayne Cortez & The Firespitters - Cheerful & Optimistic
Eddie Prevost - John Stevens Double Trio - Earjob 1978 
Nunnu Big Band - Karelia Group - Nunnu
Max Roach - Solos
Elton Dean's Newsense - Berlin 1997
Kevin Ayers and the Whole World - live in Driebergen 1970
E.Rava & M.Mengelberg Octet & RAI B.B. - Live in Rome '80
Ekkehard Jost - Amman Boutz (fresh rip) 
Howard Riley Trio - Angle 
Julius Hemphill Quartet - Verona '80
Julius Hemphill - Live in Verona '80
Julius Hemphill Big Band - Live In New York '80
Julius Hemphill - Live in Lovere '80
The Trio- live in Sant'Anna Arresi 09
Rudd-Tchicai-Lacy-Carter-McCall + RAI Big Band - Rome 1980
Globe Unity - Berlin + Donaueschingen 1966/67
Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet - live in NYC '11
George Lewis - live in Florence '78
Gérard Grisey - Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil 
Brötzmann - Breuker Quartet - Lübeck 1987
Brötzmann / Bennink - Atsugi Concert
Robert Ruff - Shaza-Ra 
Sunny Murray - Big Chief

16 December 2018


JOHN SURMAN - soprano and baritone saxophones, alto and bass clarinets


JOHN WARREN - conductor, flute

1. 42:24
2. 06:00
3. 17:36
4. 07:42
5. 24:26
6. 07:49

Lilian Baylis Theatre, London.  May 1993

Radio 3 b'cast

15 December 2018

David Eyges with Byard Lancaster - The Arrow (music unlimited 1981)

David Eyges - cello
Byard Lancaster - alto and soprano sax, flute

01 - Jumpin' Jenny
02 - Sweetness is beauty
03 - Swimming under the good old american flag
04 - Oasis
05 - Pyramid
06 - The arrow
07 - The hill

all compositions by David Eyges
recorded december6 1980

music unlimited 1981, LP

14 December 2018

L.D Levy - Peshtigo Blues & Cedilla - Pearl 1991 & 1993

In the early days of this blog, Sotise posted a superbe album from L.D Levy who is not the most popular jazz musician… On this lp that you can find here
he was teaming with Richard Davis that in the opposite needs no introduction.
Eleven years after here is the second chapter in the rediscovery process of L.D Levy’s music.
Those two cd self produced are obviously his last records.
Like in his preview recording chamber jazz and contemporary classical are strong influences.

-Peshtigo Blues
1 'Round Midnight
2 Movement Still
3 Hetty Get Ready
4 Epistrophy
5 Eve Walks
6 It Was A Very God Year
7 Toy
8 March Hare
9 Le Aige Et Le Roi

Mike Lucas: drums
Vince Coleman: bass
Jack Martinsen: vibes 
L.D Levy: bass clarinet, flute, alto sax

Recorded October 91
Pearl records
cd rip

1 Earthbound 
2 Peacock Season 
3 Without 
4 Moon Rocks 
5 La Salle de Saxophone 
6 Music for the Play EVE WALKS a) Open Heart b) Julianna c) Linda & Sarah 
7 Always in Spring 
8 The Border

Mike Lucas: percussions
Vince Coleman: bass
Jack Martinsen: vibes, modern keyboards
Dan Ciel: piano, modern keyboards
L.D Levy: bass clarinet, flute, alto sax

Recorded March 93
Pearl records 
cd rip

L.D Levy recorded several lp in the late seventies and perhaps also some tapes, if someone have more music from him, it would be absolutely necessary to share here.

11 December 2018

Byard Lancaster Trio (Soutrane 1999)

Byard Lancaster - alto sax, bass clarinet
Dave Gelting - bass
Jon Mueller - drums.

4 untitled tunes about 23 minutes long

It's a homemade CD, but was commercially issued.
Soutrane SRC 1004

10 December 2018


Jani Christou was born at Heliopolis, N.E. of Cairo on January 9th, 1926, of Greek parents. He was educated at the English School in Alexandria, and began composing at an early age. In 1945 he travelled to England to study formal logic and philosophy at Kingās College, Cambridge under Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell (he attained an MA in philosophy in 1948). At the same time he studied music privately with H. F. Redlich, the distinguished musicologist and pupil of Alban Berg, and in 1949 travelled to Rome to study orchestration with F. Lavagnino. He also travelled widely in Europe, culminating for a short period in Zurich, where he met and attended lectures in psychology with Carl Jung....

Sadly the website dedicated to Jani Christou does not exist anymore.
But for  those who want to know more the 'web-archive' has kept the website from complete oblivion.

Bought this LP while on vacation with my family in Greece. Strolling through Athens I discovered a vinyl shop. While browsing through the inventory I didn't find anything which sparked me.
Then I asked for Xenakis, Christou...and here it was behind the cashier - albeit quite expensive.
I already wanted to turn away when surprisingly my family urged me three times to buy this LP.
Astonished and a bit perplexed I obeyed to their wish. It turned out that it was and still is to my own best.

Nelly Semitekolo, piano, percussion (A1)
Andreas Rodousakis, double bass (A1)
Spyros Sakkas, baritone (A2)
Gregory Semitecolo, voice-actor (B1)
Theodore Antoniou, conductor (A2, B1)
Hellenic Group of Contemporary Music (A1 - B1)

A1. Praxis For 12 (1966) For 11 strings, piano and percussion (9:02)
A2. Anaparastasis 1 (1968) For baritone and instrumental ensemble (10:50)
B1. Anaparastasis 3 (1968/69) For one actor, instrumental ensemble and tapes (9:56)
B2. Epicycle 2 (1968/69) Version for a record (9:45)

Text from Aeschylus' Agamemnon (track A2)

Tracks A1, A2 and B1 recorded at "Sifilms Studios" (Athen), end of September or beginning of October, 1970.

Tape for B2 prepared by the composer himself.

Columbia / His Master's Voice CSDG 68 (Greece, 1974)
(vinyl rip)

9 December 2018


PAUL DUNMALL - saxophones and clarinet
TONY LEVIN - drums

1. Second set   69:25

Phoenix Theatre, Leicester , UK  18th Novemember 1989

8 December 2018


1. My Favorite Things
2. Horn Of Philadelphia
3. Philly Jazz II
4. Internal Security
5. Garden Of Prayer
6. Mr. "G" (George Gilmore)
7. The Write Type I
8. Keno

Kenny Davis, bass
Keno Speller, congas
Webb Thomas, drums
Jim Dragoni, guitar
Alfie Pollitt, piano
Byard Lancaster, soprano, alto & tenor saxophone, bass clarinet

Recorded at Morningstar Studio, Springhouse PA

Gazell ‎– GJCD 4005

CD Rip

6 December 2018


Finally! A book I wanted to read since years but unfortunately I'm not fluent in Japanese.
Fortunately Soejima Teruto's book "Nihon Free Jazz-shi / The History of Japanese Free Jazz" has been translated into English and will be available on December 18, 2018.
Thanks to "Public Bath Press" we're now able to learn more about the music which is featured heavily here at Inconstant Sol.

Not yet visible at the publisher's website but announced on facebook.

(Never thought I would share a link to facebook, ever....)

5 December 2018

UNI TRIO (rehearsal extract, 1968)

R.I.P.  (September 17, 1938 - December 2, 2018)

Perry Robinson, clarinet
David Izenzon, double bass
Randy Kaye, drums

1. Raga Roni - take 1 (03:46)
2. Raga Roni - take 2 (00:43)
3. Raga Roni - take 3 (00:23)
4. Raga Roni - take 4 (04:46)
5. Laser Beam Blues (05:50)
6. Lullaby of the Elements - take 1 (06:14)
7. Lullaby of the Elements - take 2 (03:31)
8. Children's Song (02:01)

Recorded at Vanguard Studios, NYC on 25th January, 1968.

Note : Exact date and location according George Sala's website
http://www.mindspring.com/~scala/izenzon.htm and
according the memories from the owner of the tape
from which I have made this copy - on the tape one can read :" rec. RCA New York 1968".

3 December 2018


If someone would have asked me whether this LP is available at Inconstant Sol I would have answered with a firm "yes".
But I was wrong.  How come I had this 'false memory' I don't know but now I'm almost 100% sure that I got this rip from Nick already five years ago....

Side A - 深海  (25:55)
Mototeru Takagi, bass clarinet and composition
Yoshisaburo (Sabu) Toyozumi, drums

Side B - Plot (プロット)  (19:27)
Masabumi Kikuchi, conductor and composition
Takeru Muraoka, tenor saxophone
Hisahide Kato, soprano saxophone
Mototeru Takagi, bass clarinet
Masahiro Suzuki, electric piano
Masahiko Sato , piano
Kunimitsu Inaba, bass
Yasuo Arakawa, bass
Yoshisaburo Toyozumi, drums
Otsuka George, drums

Recorded live at Yamaha Hall, Tokyo, on 15 April 1970.

PHILIPS FX-8503 (1970)
(vinyl rip)

2 December 2018

PAUL ROGERS PROJECT :: Paris 1993 (remaster)

As this great concert recording posted originally here by Andy back in 2016 sounded a bit deaf, after some time of trying and testing I did remastering work on it. I hope you will enjoy my version and thank you again, Andy, for sharing such gems. And anyway, let me know what do you think about actual sound...

PAUL ROGERS PROJECT - PARiS 1993 (remastered)

ELTON DEAN - saxello and alto saxophone
PAUL DUNMALL - tenor saxophone
SYLVAiN KASSAP - soprano and baritone saxophone
TONY MARSH - drums

1. Fast 1 & 2                34:58
2. Riffiffi                      22:12
3. Three for Louis        33:42

Les Instant Chavires, Paris. 15 May 1993

Remastered 2oo8 by Miloš Latislav

The Black Sea Orchestra - The Black Sea Project - Lyra 1998

1. Horum Instabul  11:36
2. Paramashivam Smile  13:56
3. Tekez Zortlatmasi 11:18
4. Folk Song 6:30
5. Moving Wagon 12:59

Alexander Alexandrov: bassoon
Floros Floridis: soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Zurab Gagnidze: electric bass
Enver Ismailov: electric guitar
Ivo Papazov: clarinet
Ergün Senlendirici: trumpet
Anatoly Stefanet: viola
Harry Tavitian: piano
Akay Temiz : percussions, drums
Okay Temiz: drums, percussions
Nariman Umerov: accordion

Recorded in Istanbul in 1996

Lyra cd ML 0660

1 December 2018


1. Speak Easy
2. Jennifer's Poem
3. Rain Colors
4. Blues For An Endangered Species
5. Family Of The Spirits
6. Easy Living
7. Free Nelson

William Parker, bass
Sunny Murray, drums
Dave Burrell, piano
Khan Jamal, vibraphone

Recorded at Morning Star Studio, Springhouse PA, September 2, 1988

Gazell ‎– GJCD 4001

CD Rip


1. The Box - Dedicated To Diane
2. Icarus
3. Dancing With Monika
4. New Orleans Blues
5. Brother To Brother
6. What It Means To A Woman

Dave Burrell, piano
David Murray, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet

Gazell ‎– GJCD 4006

LP Rip

30 November 2018

Bill Dixon Quintet - Live In Newport 1966

Suite Pomegranate in six movements
Bill Dixon: tp
Ken McIntyre: as,bcl
Louis Brown: ts
Bob Cunningham: b
Tom Price: dr

recorded in Newport, July 2, 1966

29 November 2018

KUÁRA with TRYGVE SEiM - Hamburg 2o13

Here is radio broadcast of Scandinavian trio, originated on Dime (I do not know original seeder). The band previously released album "Psalms and Folk Songs" on ECM label, with trumpeter Per Jørgensen instead of Trygve Seim.

KUÁRA with TRYGVE SEiM - Rolf Liebermann Studio, Hamburg, 21-22.03.2013

Trygve Seim - tenor & soprano sax
Samuli Mikkonen - piano
Markku Ounaskari - drums

01. Pablo's Song (Ounaskari) 07:46
02. Announcement by Samuli Mikkonen 00:47
03. Cella Silvestris (Mikkonen) 09:31
04. Haarautuvine Polkujen Puutarha (Mikkonen) 07:53
05. Aesniitty (Mikkonen) 12:03
06. Beginning An Ending (Seim) 06:57
07. Karelian Folk Song (trad.) [fade out] 05:16

source: dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium s2-6400 twin hd > hdd > nero wave editor > flac

28 November 2018


Bill Dixon, trumpet, electronics
Ben Hall, percussion
Aaron Siegel, percussion

A. Atelier: Corbu's Studio     14:05
B. Hirado     12:39
C. Contrapposto     17:59
D. The Red & The Black     17:22

Editions Brokenresearch br-041 (US, 2009)

(vinyl rip)

26 November 2018

Soft Mountain - Soft Mountain - Hux Records 2003

After leaving Soft Machine, Elton Dean and Hugh Hopper tried to recreate groups in the same spirit like Soft Head or Soft Heap. All of these groups were interesting but none of them managed to reach the level of energy and creativity of Soft Machine Third. When I first listened to Soft Mountain I immediately felt that the energy of this band and its power was clearly close to the great era of Soft Machine even though the music is different. Tatsuya Yoshida and Hugh Hopper are particularly impressive during this powerful session.

-Part 1 : 30.40 mn
-Part 2 : 27.55 mn

-Hugh Hopper : bass
-Tatsuya Yoshida : drums
-Hoppy Kamiyama : keyboards 
-Elton Dean : alto saxophone, saxcello

Recorded in Tokyo august 10, 2003

Hux records hux084 cd rip

25 November 2018


A1. In A Sentimental Mood
A2. Lush Life
A3. Come Sunday
A4. Flower Is A Lovesome Thing

B1. Mexico City
B2. Tradewinds
B3. Crucificade
B4. Budapest Conclusion

Takashi Mizuhashi, bass
Dave Burrell, piano

Recorded at Nippon's Columbia 1st Studio, Tokyo, on April 2nd & 3rd, 1978

Denon ‎– YX-7533-ND

LP Rip

24 November 2018


Third LP of mvns's last batch of contributions. Again a quite unusual contribution.

Side A

Wes Monzaemon, alto & soprano saxophone, bells, bongos
Chien Kitahara, piano
Ikuko Sasahara, piano, synthesizer, strings
Masanori Kanda, electric bass, bells
Shinji Niiyama, drums, china gong

Side B

Shinichiro Yamazaki, tenor saxophone
Kaoru Kawasaki, piano, synthesizer
Hiroshi Handa, electric bass
Hideyuki Ishigaki, drums

A1. Dizzy 13:23
A2. I Remember Bird 8:23
B1. Empty Storm 4:15
B2. Halcion Drift 3:54
B3. Product Mix 5:43
B4. Praha Lady 5:35

Side A (Wes Side) recorded January 23, 1982 at Bea Pot Studio.

Side B (Kaleido Side) recorded December 25, 1981 at Bea Pot Studio

LLE Label - LLE-1002 (Japan, 1982)
(vinyl rip)

23 November 2018


A1. Straight, No Chaser
A2. ‘Round Midnight
A3. Blue Monk

B1. Black Robert
B2. No Games
B3. New York

Takashi Mizuhashi, bass
Dave Burrell, piano

Recorded on April 2nd and 3rd, 1978 at Nippon Columbia’s 1st Studio, Tokyo, Japan

Columbia ‎– YX-7541ND

LP Rip

21 November 2018

Muharram 1392 (Sagittarius A-Star 2011)

Sagittarius A-Star, SAS #17
Released 2011

A - Untitled    
B - Untitled    

Hartmut Geerken, Hubertus von Puttkamer, Michael Ranta, Omar el Hakim, Salah Ragab

Recorded February 17, 1972 in Heliopolis, Egypt.

this is all info on the lp, nothing else found online
cover is from discogs. I still dont know how to take a picture of a shiny black cover

20 November 2018


A1. Love Dance
A2. Cat Food Blues
A3. Teardrops For Jimmy

B1. Hypnosis
B2. Sophisticated Lady

Dave Burrell, piano

Recorded on 27 September 1977

Denon Jazz ‎– YX-7574-ND

LP Rip

19 November 2018

YOSHITO OSAWA "PIANO SOLO" (Private Press, 1975/80)

Yoshito Osawa, piano, toy piano
Masahiko Kono, trombone (B4)
Toshinori Kondo, trumpet (B4)
Shoji Hano, drums (B4)

A1. Tune OH-1 (1:15)   
A2. Tune SA-9 (5:18)    
A3. Tune WA-7 (5:54)   
A4. Tune YO-5 (5:06)   
A5. Tune SHI-10 (3:43)   
A6. Tune TO-1 (2:34)   
B1. Improvisation PI (11:54)   
B2. Tune A (7:00)   
B3. Tune NO (6:31)   
B4. Toy Piano (2:58)

All tracks from cassette recording: 1975, Oct. 1, at Kyoto "IMBA", except B4 recorded 1980, Jan. 14 at Kyoto University.
There are two loud thumps (sounds like someone bumped the microphone) on track B4 which was part of the recording.

Private press: YO - 8076
(vinyl rip)


A1. Black Robert
A2. Teardrops For Jimmy
A3. Lovedance

B1. Black Spring
B2. Willow Weep For Me
B3. Booking In My Dreams

Dave Burrell, piano
Hart Leroy Bibs, vocals (B1)

Recorded Studio SYSMO, Paris on 8 March 1977

Marge ‎– 06

LP Rip

18 November 2018


A1. Margy Pargy
A2. Lush Life

B.  8th Ave. Randez-Vouz Blues

Dave Burrell, piano

Recorded: October 12, 1973

Trio Records ‎– PAP-9025

LP Rip

17 November 2018


A1. Down Broadway
A2. Autumn In New York

B1. Teardrops For Jimmy
B2. Misty

Marion Brown, alto saxophone
Reggie Workman, bass
Joe Chambers, drums
Roland Prince, guitar
Dave Burrell, piano
Grachan Moncur III, trombone
Andy Bey, vocals

Recorded June 19 & 20, 1977, at Long View Farm Studio, Massachussets

Denon Jazz ‎– YX-7572-ND

LP Rip

14 November 2018


During the next few days I shall post three new high def rips by mvns. Got them yesterday and I shall waste no time.
The only musician a I recognize is Eldee Young of Ramsey Lewis Trio fame.  And Lewis name gives also the general direction the music is going on this platter with its heavy leanings into soul.

Billy Mahdi,  tenor & soprano saxophone, flute, bells, kalimba
Corky McClerkin,  piano
Eldee Young,  bass
Ruben De Andrea,  drums
Newson Otis,  trumpet
Dave Baldwin,  saxophone
Bruce Thompson,  synthesizer
Eve Garnett, Brenda Sims, Ozana Chavis,  vocals

A1. Tune Weaver 2:55
A2. You Got Dat Wright 3:08
A3. Excuse Me 4:31
B1. Summer Love (or Verano De Amor) 4:34
B2. 79th Street Blues (or Concert In Woo) 3:29
B3. Love Dream (Or Reve D'Amour) 5:53

Recorded at Omega Studio Ltd., 920 S. Michigan
Chicago, III.- August, 1980

Raenii RA 0037
(vinyl rip - 24/48)

13 November 2018

Michael Fischer, William Parker, Denis Charles - New York 3. Give (Extraplatte 1999)

Extraplatte ‎– EX 383-2
CD, 1999

01 - Exploration NY 302     6:52
02 - Untitled         3:26
03 - Untitled         5:17
04 - Untitled         8:06
05 - Untitled         10:24
06 - Exploration NY 303     6:29
07 - Untitled         8:39
08 - Untitled         5:53
09 - Untitled         4:56
10 - Untitled         10:16
11 - Exploration NY 304     5:59

William Parker - Acoustic Bass
Denis Charles - Drums
Michael Fischer -Tenor and Soprano Sax

Music by Charles, Fischer, Parker
Recorded at Context, NYC 10/97

11 November 2018

The Chitinous Ensemble - Chitinous - Deram 1971

01. Chitinous
- Mandible
- De Blonck
- Mushroom Dance
- Was-Eye?
02. Aldebaranian
03. Dance
04. Rønkproat’tn
- 8 Fish-Eyes
- Rockrott
- Loopild
- Stoned

-Dave Richmon, Don Honeywell:  baritone saxophone
-Brian Odgers: bass guitar
-Ray Premru: bass trombone
-Bob Efford: bassoon, bass clarinet
-Alan Dalziel, Ben Kennard, Claire Deniz, Clive Anstee, Francis Gabarra, Freddy Alexander, Paul Buckmaster, Vivian Joseph: cello
-Chris Laurence, Denis Bowden, Ron Mathewson, Tim Bell: double bass
-Barry Morgan, John Marshall: drums
-Paul Buckmaster, Peter Robinson: electric piano
-Louis Stuart: guitar
-Barry Morgan, Chris Karan, Denis Lopez, Raoul Mayora: percussions
-Diana Lewis: piano
-Brian Smith: soprano saxophone
-Bobby Lamb: trombone
-Cliff Haines, John Donerly: trumpet
-Ian Carr: trumpet flugelhorn
-Martin Fry: tuba
-Alex Taylor, Chris Wellington, John Graham, Ken Essex, Steve Shingles: viola
-Billy Miller, David Katz, George French, Harold Parfitt, Henry Datner, Jack Rothstein, Geoff Wakefield, Laurie Clay, Laurie Rossi, Les Maddox, Morris Taylor, Neil Watson, Nick Mernick, Perri McConnel, Peter Oxer, Ron Thomas, Ted Bryett, Trevor Connah: violin

Recorded on March and April 1970

ripped from the cd reissue by Vocalion CDSML 8405

9 November 2018


A rather short one....

Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart:
Ack van Rooyen, trumpet,flugelhorn
Joki Freund, tenor saxophone
Wolfgang Dauner, piano
Fred Braceful, drums

Peter Brötzmann - Alexander von Schlippenbach - Quartet:
Peter Brötzmann, tenor saxophone
Alexander von Schlippenbach, piano
Peter Kowald, bass
Paul Lovens, drums

1. Announcement (Dieter Zimmerle) 0:41
2. Bollocks (AvS) 10:31
3. Announcement (Dieter Zimmerle)  0:24

Recorded at SDR-Studio, Villa Berg, Stuttgart, Germany on March 8, 1973.

6 November 2018

GUUS JANSSEN SEPTET ‎– 85 .... 86 (CLAXON, 1987)

A1. Duw
A2. Sbrodj
A3. Taag
A4. Indiaan 2

B1. Indiaan 1
B2. PF
B3. Moos
B4. Plint

Michael Moore, alto saxophone, bass clarinet
Raoul van der Weide, bass
Wim Janssen, drums
Maud Sauer, oboe, shanai
Guus Janssen, piano
Ab Baars, soprano, tenor saxophone, clarinet
Paul Termos, alto saxophone
Annemarie Roelofs, trombone
Maurice Horsthuis, viola
Ernst Reyseger, violincello

Recorded at Amsterdam Bimhuis, August 3, 1986 (Duw, Sbrodj, Moos, Plint), Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, August 9, 1986 (Taag) and August 10, 1986 (Indiaan 2) and Utrecht Vredenburg, December 9, 1986 (Indiaan 2, PF)

Claxon ‎– 87.18

LP Rip

5 November 2018


Ned Rothenberg, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, ocarina
Paul Lovens, drums (right)
Peter Hollinger, drums (left)

1. unknown title 26:01
2. unknown title 07:21
3. unknown title 05:03
4. unknown title 05:04

Recorded at Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen, Jazzgalerie on July 21, 1991.

4 November 2018


Marzette Watts, tenor saxophone
Georg Turner, cornet
Marty Cook, trombone
Frank Kipers, violin
Bobby Few, piano
Cevera Jeffries Jr., bass
Juini Booth, bass
Steve Tintweiss, bass
J.C. Moses, drums
Tom Berge, drums
Amy Sheffer, voice
Patty Waters, voice
Bill Dixon, producer, piano on A2

A1. octobersong (Dixon) 6:58
A2. Play It Straight (Coleman) 3:46
A3. F.L.O.A.R.S.S. ((Watts) 4:57
B1. Medley (Watts) 9:02
B2. Lonely Woman (Coleman) 5:49
B3. Joudpoo (Watts) 4:04

Recorded 1968 in New York. A1, B1, B2: Recorded by Stereo Sound Studios, N. Y. C.

Savoy Records MG-12193 (1969)
(vinyl rip)

31 October 2018


 Here we are again with a pointer to some unexpexted, long awaited or simply exciting releases.

First we have seven new CDs/LPs on the Lithuanian label 'No Business Records'.

Wadada Leo Smith with Sabu Toyozumi on 'Burning Meditation' (recorded in 1994) and Marion Brown together with Dave Burrell on 'Live at the Black Musicians' Conference, 1981'.
Both available on CD.

 Then this recording from 2015 with Simon Nabatov | Barry Guy | Gerry Hemingway - 'Luminous' (CD)

But that's not all on No Business for November.
- Howard Riley - Live in the USA (from 1976 on CD)
- Bobby Bradford | Hafez Modirzadeh | Vijay Anderson | Roberto Miguel Miranda - Live at the Blue Whale (recorded last year - LP)
- JONES JONES - Larry Ochs / Mark Dresser / Vladimir Tarasov - A Jones In Time Saves Nine (LP - captured in 2016)
- Martin Küchen | Rafal Mazur - Baza (rec.2017 - LP)

 Yesterday I was quite surprised when I discovered two reissues on vinyl from a seminal FMP compilation and an LP where the music and the accompanying text is a wonderful big lie.
Responsible for outings is the label Song Cycle Records.

For 'Snapshot' the line-up does not read mouth-watering only but the music is actually very good and occasionally spectacular.

In August 1979, East German musicians were invited to perform a three-day festival in West Berlin. Billed as “Jazz Now,” this landmark meeting was recorded and initially released by Free Music Production. From stunning duos to challenging small-group performances, from large rave-ups to Mingus nods, Snap- shot” provides much more than that name suggests. It’s as complete a portrait of jazz in the GDR as you’re ever likely to find, and a moment in time that continues to reverberate — via these sounds — today

2LP - Gatefold - FMP 1980 - but beware - the very informative booklet is unfortuantely not included for the reissue!

Berliner Improvisations Quartett
Sieben Viertel 9:11

Nachschlag – aufgewärmt 5:21
Jazz now – und später 5:48

Friedhelm Schönfeld Trio
Manchmal scheint’s als ob 9:31

Ulrich Gumpert Workshop Band
For C.M. 11:24
(Including: Oh Lord Please Don’t Let Drop that Atomic Bomb on Me/Mingus)

Studio IV
Wikope 10’42”

Gumpert-Sommer + Manfred Hering
Anophelismücke 10:23

Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky Quartett
Talar 6:36
Enfant 3:50

Hans Rempel Orchester
Nummer 3 (Auschnitt/A part of the piece) 13:31

 And not at least we have Michael Snow's piece of vinyl from 1987 which contains an extraordinary collection of tracks “of rare music derived from threatened, obsolete, or now-extinct cultures from around the world” plus a text to put the recording into context.
But as mentioned above - all of this is made up of recordings (and 'anthropological insights') by Snow himself.  Great collection of aboriginal music from - well - Canada.