6 August 2019

What a long, strange trip ...

This blog is now in its tenth 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, Ill start with a few I have recently re uploaded

Update May 11, 2017 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:

Nébu - Nébu
Licorice Factory - self-titled
Vesala/Sermilä/Hauta-Aho/Honkanen/Helasvuo - Ode To Marilyn
Globe Unity Orchestra & London Jazz Composers Orchestra - Köln 1989
Vinko Globokar -  Echanges / Res/As/Ex/Ins-Pirer / Discours IV
Manfred Schoof Quintet - Suite
Bernd Alois Zimmermann - Die Befristeten, Improvisations & Tratto - Wergo 1969
Polly Bradfield - Solo Violin Improvisations
Keshavan Maslak - Humanplexity
Frank Wright Quartet - Live In New York City Summer 1973
Bob Reid - Best Of Emergency
Frank Wright & Andrew Cyrille - Live Soundscape NYC 1981
Francois Couturier, Andre Jaume, Fred Ramamonjiarisoa - Nadia Salana Resaka
Michel Pilz - Celeste & Jamabiko
Stockhausen - Aus den sieben Tagen
TTT featuring A.R. Penck - 3 x 2 = xxxxx
Charles Tyler Quartet - Definite Vol. 1
Philippe Maté and Jef Gilson - Workshop
James Newton Trio/Quartet - Binu
Bob Degen Trio - Celebrations
Charles Tyler Quartet - Definite Vol. 2
TTT featuring A.R.Penck - Catch the Dollar
Charles Tyler Ensemble - Voyage from Jericho 
Ian Brighton-Colin Wood-Frank Perry-Radu Malfatti-Phil Wachsmann - Balance
Frances-Marie Uitti - The Second Bow
Michael Smith - La Musique Blanche
Kent Carter - It Will Come
Key - Key
Anthony Davis and Douglas Ewart - live in Verona '79
Michael Smith - Reflection On Progress
Sei Miguel - Portuguese Man Of War
Ivo Perelman - William Parker - Rashied Ali - Live
Kazutoki Umezu - Shin Myong
Michael Smith - Geomusic
Michael Smith - Totality
Karl Berger/Woodstock Workshop Orchestra - Live At The Donaueschingen Music Festival
Frank Wright - live in Ulm 1990
TTT - Be cool in Munich
Barry Wallenstein - Taking Off
Company - Trios
TTT - Isle In The Ocean
St-Jak - Oeuvralgique
Amalgam - Play Blackwell & Higgins
Dudu Pukwana and Zila - Live in Bracknell & Willisau
Schiano/Mazzon/Schiaffini/Geremia/Tommaso/Rusconi – The Unrepentant Ones (link still active!)
Karl Berger Total Music Ensemble (1968)
Arthur Blythe - The Grip & Metamorphosis
Michael J. Smith - Elvira Madigan...And Other Dances
More TTT - Live Konzert Basel 
Carman Moore (feat. Sam Rivers) - Five Movements for a Fashionable Five-Toed Dragon
Joseph Jarman - Sunbound
SME - Karyobin
NDR Jazzworkshop No.65 - Howard Riley & Tony Oxley - Convolution
Steve Lacy Sextet - The Wire
Billy Harper Quintet - Live in Rome '81
Peter Kowald - Gianluigi Tovesi - A.R. Penck - Free Jazz - Konzert in der Kunsthalle, Bern
TTT - Aspects of The NY NY NY Situation
Eugene Chadbourne & Polly Bradfield - Torture Time!
Okay Temiz & Johnny Dyani - Witchdoctor's Son
Neighbours with Anthony Braxton
Itaru Oki - Shirasagi
Itaru Oki Trio - Trumpet In Modern Jazz
Phil Wachsmann - Writing In Water
Ali Haurand - Solo Bass
Tony Oxley Quintet - London 1981
Helen Merrill - Sposin'
Derek Bailey + Evan Parker - Compatibles
Yuji Takahashi - Real Time 2
Yuji Takahashi - Real Time 3
Franz Koglmann with Steve Lacy -  Flaps
Burton Greene - Zephyr
François Tusques / Serge Utgé-Royo ‎– Ça Branle Dans la Manche
David Rosenboom - On Being Invisible
Rex Stewart and his Dixielanders feat. Herbie Nichols
Luther Thomas - 11th Street Fire Suite
MUJICIAN TRIO - Live in Bristol. 1992. Part2
MUJICIAN TRIO - Rare Music Club 14 Aug 1992
MUJICIAN - 100 Club, 1991
TONY LEVIN TRIO  - Leicester,1991
BERND ALOIS ZIMMERMANN - Requiem für einen jungen Dichter (Lingual 1967-1969)
PAUL DUNMALL - 60th Birthday Gig
ELTON DEAN'S 50th Birthday Gig
ELTON DEAN SEXTET feat Roswell Rudd - set1 Vortex
Didier Levallet Octet - Scoop
Günter Christmann - Solomusiken für Posaune und Kontrabass
Christmann - Schönenberg + Bojé - Köln 1976
Andrew Hill Trio feat. Sunny Murray - Paris 1999
Manfred Schoof Quintet/Sextet - Köln & Montreux 1967/68
Leo Cuypers - Theatre Music
Leo Cuypers - In Amsterdam / Live In Shaffy
Leo Cuypers - Brull Band
Leo Cuypers - Corners
Ron Pittner - Ivory Mirror And The Ivory Dot
Baden-Baden Free Jazz Meeting 1967 and more
CCMC - 1 and 2 and 3
Keith Tippett - The Unlonely Raindancer
Aalan Praskin - Encounter
Hirokazu Yamada - Kozan
Evan Parker Trio - Karlsruhe 2004
Parker - Fernández - Guy - Lytton - Vancouver 2008
Evan Parker Trio - Aubervilliers 2005
Baden Baden New Jazz Meeting 1973
Parker, Guy, Takeda, Onnyk - To Whom It May Concern
Evan Parker & Barry Guy - Tai Kyoku
Paul Dunmall Octet - Desire & Liberation Live in Birmingham 1997
Albert Mangelsdorff - Hot Hut
Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf - 20 Anniversary Album
Hans Kennel - Audience
Urs Blöchlinger / Thomas Dürst - Il Faut Boire
Urs Blöchlinger - Cinema Invisible
Ron Pittner - Out From The Edge
David Murray Quartet - Bristol 1992
Steve Lacy Trio - Stalks
Jean-Louis Méchali - Cine Club
Jean-Louis Méchali - Tie Brake - 2nd Set
Mico Missiom Trio - Glucose Confectionnerie
Steve Potts - Musique Pour Le Film D'un Ami
Robert Wood - Tarot
Masahiko Togashi - Scene
Michel Portal Unit - Live in Lovere '79
Leroy Jenkins Trio - Live in Florence '79
Karoru Abe / Sabu Toyozumi - Live at Gaya
Free Music Trio - Live in Moers '79
Takehiro Honda & Gerd Dudek - Flying To The Sky
The Thing plus Otomo Yoshihide and Akira Sakata - live at Super Deluxe Tokyo, 2009
Maarten Altena Octet - Tel
Horace Tapscott - Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Cicago, IL
Mal Waldron - Tokyo Reverie
Steve Lacy Sextet - The Wire
Le Quatuor De Jazz Libre Du Québec
Elton Dean - Duos
Paul Rutherford's Iskrastra - Autumn Initiatives
Hamiet Bluiett - Bars
Herbert Joos - Still Life
Luigi Cinque - Note Di Atemporalità
Schiaffini - Iannaccone - Memo From
Steve Lacy & Kent Carter - Catch
Raymond Boni + Claude Bernard - Pot-Pourri Pour Parce Que
Herbert Joos - The Philosophy Of The Fluegelhorn
Mal Waldron - Terumasa Hino - Reminicent Suite
German All Stars   In Japan - Out Of Each
The German All Stars - In Südamerika
UNI TRIO - rehearsal extract 1968
Khan Jamal - Give The Vibes Some
European Jazz Quintet - Manchester 1992
Bobby Watson's Tailor Made Big Band - Glasgow 1994

21 January 2018


Michael Sell, trumpet, flugelhorn
Frederic Rabold, trumpet, flugelhorn
Theo Jörgensmann, clarinet
Bernd Konrad,  bass clarinet, soprano & tenor saxophone
Willem van Manen, trombone
Paul Rutherford, trombone
Thomas Wiedermann, trombone
Namek Aclan, tuba
Bernd Moschner, tuba
Reinhard Glöder, bass
Frank Köllges, drums

A1. Fußwork    07:03
A2. Beinwork   12:27
B1. Worüber Man Nicht Spricht Work   10:03
B2. Rumpfwork  02:59
B3. Kopfwork   09:30

Recorded live on April 24/25, 1979 in Wilhelmsbad / Hessen, Germany.

MISP 505 (vinyl rip)

flac rip by Owombat march 2011

19 January 2018

Kutteldaddeldu - Live In Lausanne - Plainisphare 1990

Since I discovered Swiss saxophonist Urs Blöchlinger I’ve been immediately interested by his music. His ability in improvisation and his knowledge and mastery of several styles of music including contemporary but also European tradition and his way to integrate those elements in his music is simply amazing. So no surprise that after this discovery of a true genius I wanted to get more of his discography as a leader but also as a side man. This album is one of those that I picked up during my trip in his too short career. On this record Blöchlinger share the stage with Jacques Demierre and Olivier Magnenat. Demierre have an important discography and have played with musicians like Barry Guy, Isabelle Duthoit, Urs Leimgruber to name a few. Swiss bassist Olivier Magnenat have unfortunately a smaller discography and mostly recorded with Swiss musicians like François Chevrolet or Peter Schärli.
This is a live recording based on elaborate compositions where ostinatos are mixed with introspectives and more fiery moments.

The only recommandation that I can give you is to search in this blog where you can find almost all of Blöchlinger’s discography recently updated by Mew23. All of his records available here are superbes. Beside his interest in jazz, contemporary music and European tradition, Blöchlinger was also interested in rock. He shared the stage and the studio with « No Secret In The Family » and few month before his death he was member of an incredible band called « Heilige Bimbam » that mixed, free, funk and rock in a complete unique style, others members of « heilige Bimbam » included musicians of « No Secret In The Family » but also Urs Voerkel, another musician who left us too fast.

1 Les Vieux Chapeaux
2 L’Amour – Die Mauer
3 Kännsch Höngg?
4 Who Is Afraid Of Alain Monnier?

Urs Blöchlinger: alto saxophone, composition
Jacques Demierre: piano
Olivier Magnenat: bass

Recorded live in Lausanne, Switzerland on January 1990

Plainisphare PL 1267-61 CD

18 January 2018

DREAMTiME - Bunny Up (Affinity 1984)

DREAMTiME - Bunny Up (Affinity 1984)

SiDE A - The Boys Did It / Careful Driver / Lend An Ear, Part 1
SiDE B - And So Tibet / Lend An Ear, Part 2 / Bunny Up

vinyl rip + scans

17 January 2018

Gato Barbieri & Dollar Brand - Confluence

This recording have been published under various names and various labels, Confluence seems to be the original title.

1The Aloe And The Wildrose
2 Hamba Khale!
3 To Elsa
4 Eighty First Street

Dollar Brand: Piano, Cello
Gato Barbieri: Tenor Saxophone

Recorded at Fonorama Studio, Milan, Italy, on March 16, 1968

Freedom tkcb 70338 serie freedom collection No 29 Japan Edition

16 January 2018


Theo Jörgensmann, clarinet
Bernd Konrad, baritone & soprano saxophone
Michael Sell, trumpet
Melvyn Poore, tuba
Paul Schwarz, piano (left channel)
John Fischer, piano (right channel)
Kai Kanthak, bass (left channel)
Buschi Niebergall, bass (right channel)
Diony Kube, drums (left channel)
Frank Köllges, drums (right channel)

A.  Emanationen I 14:34
B.  Emanationen I (Fortsetzung) 18:11
C1. Prolog Zu Emanationen II 5:13
C2. Emanationen II 9:51
D.  Emanationen II (Fortsetzung) 18:17

Recorded January 5 to 7, 1983 at Cornett-Studio, Cologne.

MISP 508 (vinyl rip)  (my rip)

14 January 2018


The leaders of this album were completely unknown to me before I discovered this LP.
Of course the musicians in the rhythm-section are not totally unknown...
Interesting to see the trombonist Bob Norden playing on this mid-sixties recording.
Norden also plays a.o. on Bobby Bradford's and John Stevens' collaboration which was released by Chuck Nessa in 1980.

Don Heckman, alto saxophone
Ed Summerlin, tenor saxophone
Lew Gluckin, trumpet
Bob Norden, trombone
Steve Kuhn, piano
Ron Carter, bass (A1 to B1)
Steve Swallow, bass (B2)
Joe Hunt, drums (A1 to B1)
Joe Cocuzzo, drums (B2)
Lisa Zanda, voice (B2)

A1. Jax or Bettor (Heckman) 10:03
A2. Leisure No. 5 (Summerlin) 6:43
B1. Dialogue (Summerlin) 9:35
B2. Five Haikus (Heckman) 6:36

Tracks A1 to B1: Recorded March, 31 1966 in New York City
Track B2: Recorded September 3, 1965 in New York City

Jazzworkshop JLP 7009 (UK, 1968 - mono)
Originally released in 1967 on Ictus Records (not Andrea Centazzo's label!) Ictus 101 (US - mono)

13 January 2018


Abdelhaï Bennani, tenor saxophone
Itaru Oki, trumpets, bugle, flutes
Alan Silva, double bass
Makoto Sato, drums

1. In Fanz                                19:38
2. The Spell                              11:52
3. Once Upon a Time (Please, Baby, Don't Cry)  08:18 
4. Hear my Trane Comin'        13:02
5. Trance                                  07:12
Recorded live on November 24, 1999, at "Les Instants  Chavirés", Montreuil, France.
Recorded by Bahaï. Mastered by Benjamin Duboc.
All Music by Abdelhaï Bennani (SACEM).
Cover Photo, “Mirrored Lady”, by Jan Ström.
Artist´s promotion demo 2015.



Michael Sell, trumpet
Bernd Konrad, bass clarinet & soprano saxophone
Buschi Niebergall, double bass
Frank Köllges, drums

A1. Heute, Gestern, Morgen     9:20
A2. Früher Oder Später     6:35
Drei Kleine Nachspiele Zu "Früher Oder Später"     3:50
A3a. Nr. 1     1:17
A3b. Nr. 2     1:19
A3c. Nr. 3     1:14
B1. Unterwegs     14:53
B2. Bestimmt Doch Unbestimmt     8:48

Track B1: Double Quartet

Recorded December 28/29, 1981 at Zuckerfabrik Stuttgart.

MISP 507 (vinyl rip)


Here is first recording published by Maestro David Torn. Unlike second Everyman Band album "Without Warning", it was never released as CD nor digitally yet for whatever reason. The debut of this American quartet is much wilder than second album, but Torn's atmospheric guitar explorations are already there. He went on to record further ECM albums under his own name, "Best Laid Plans" (1985, duo with percussionist Geoffrey Gordon) and crimsonish "Cloud About Mercury" (1987, with Mark Isham on trumpet, Tony Levin on bass and stick and Bill Bruford on drums), and as a member of Jan Garbarek Group (It's OK To Listen To The Gray Voice, 1985). Torn returned to ECM in 2oo7 with his fantastic band Prezens. All Fogel, Yaw and Suchorsky were members of Lou Reed band.
I am sharing this album as clean vinyl rip, each side of the LP is one track. Cover scans are included.



MARTiN FOGEL - saxophones
DAViD TORN - guitar
BRUCE YAW - bass

Recorded March 1982 at Talent Studio Oslo by Jan Erik, produced by Manfred.

SiDE I: Morals in the Mud / Japan Smiles / Lonely Streets / On the Spot
SiDE II: The Mummy Club / Nuclear Suite / Fatt Blatt


All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws.

10 January 2018

Tete Mbambisa - Did You Tell Your Mother - 1979

Here is one record by one of the most unknown hero of the south African jazz. Tete Mbambisa has been considered as a major reference by musicians like Johnny Dyani or Dudu Pukwana. But Mbambisa have recorded only few records, less than ten for a man who is more than 80 years old. Here we have some very beautiful cape jazz, relaxed music with positive vibrations. Some of the musicians on this session can also be found on some records by Dollar Brand recorded and published by the same label like « Cape Town Fringe » or « Mannenberg Is Where It’s Happening ».

  • Trane Ride - Past Time - Winter time - Irene

Bass: Zulu Bidi
Drums: Monty Weber
Piano/composition: Tete Mbambisa
Tenor Sax/Flute: Basil Coetzee

The Sun ml4258 published in 1979

Recently the label Matsuli Music have reissued the first session by Mbambisa under the name « The Soul Jazzmen »

In 2012 independent producer Jonhattan Eato have recorded and published a superbe solo piano by Tete Mbambisa that can be found here

Last but not least: a recent recording by Tete with British musicians have been published in south Africa in the end of 2017 in a very limited quantity, it will probably be issued in the world very soon. In preparation is also the first time issue of an unreleased session from 1978.

8 January 2018

Juhani Aaltonen Quartet - Tampere Jazz Festival 2010

Juhani Aaltonen: ténor saxophone, flute - Ulf Krokfors: bass - Reino Laine: drums - Iro Haarla: piano, harp

-Good Old Times
-Shimmer Of Fallen Stars

Tampere jazz festival November 6, 2010

1 January 2018


TONY LEVIN - drums

PAUL DUNMALL - soprano saxophone

1. 16:13                                          Domancich/Rogers/Levin
2. Parrots  15:30                             Domancich/Rogers/Levin
3. Three for Louis (trio)*  9:14         Dunmall/Rogers/Domancich
4. Three for Louis (qt)  10:56          Domancich/Rogers/Levin/Dunmall

Bath International Music Festival.  Bath. 29 May 1995  *30 May 1995

BBC Radio 3 'Impressions' broadcast.

Especially for Mauro (and Milos too).  All the best guys.  Enjoy.

HOWARD RILEY - solo. Bath 1995

HOWARD RILEY - solo piano

1. 4:11
2. 11:54
3. 9:13

Bath International Music Festival. Bath. 30 May 1995

BBC Radio3. 'Impressions' broadcast

30 December 2017


Herbert Joos, fluegelhorn, euphonium, flute
Paul Schwarz, piano
Jürgen Wuchner, double bass
Thomas Cremer, drums

01. unknown title   12:31
02. Continued News   4:45
03. Symphonie In E  19:05
04. Melancholie  10:51
05. How Old May He Be ?  19:02

 (Compositions by H. Joos except tr.1 by P. Schwarz)

Tracks 1 + 2 recorded 1979 in Stuttgart, SWF Jazz Session
Tracks 3 to 5 recorded 1980 in Stuttgart.

28 December 2017


No Free Jazz but some improvised music. No Jazz but it's so Isso...?

Yukihiro Isso, nohkan (2,5,7) & shinobue (1,3,4,5,6)
Natsuki Kido, guitar (1,2,3,5,6,7)
Masahiro Uemura, percussion (1,2,3,5,6,7)
Kiyoshi Yoshitani, shimedaiko (japanese drum) (2,5,7)

guests :

Yosuke Yamashita, piano (2)
Akira Sakata, alto saxophone (7)
Kazumi Watanabe, guitar (1)
Kiyohiko Semba, percussion (1,2,5,7)

1. Toh Hyo Hyo     8:44
2. Bi-Byohnn     7:39
3. Scarecrow And The Red Dragonfly     9:44
4. The Fable Of The Elementary School For Minnows     5:26
5. Just For Fantasia     6:48
6. The Pastoral Village     4:15
7. Soku-Ryu-Teki-Ha (Life Is So Hard)     10:50

Recorded: December 6, 10, 15, 21, 1990 at King Records Studio.

Raijin - KICP 101  (1991)

24 December 2017


PAUL DUNMALL, tenor sax
SIMON PICARD, tenor sax (Track 2)

1. 17:38
2. 32:19

Duke of Wellington, North London.  29th July 1989.

Happy Christmas guys.

20 December 2017



01. Another Dawn    [03:06]
02. Barbarian (K)nights    [05:23]
03. Can Picker    [02:09]
04. Crazy Waltz    [03:38]
05. Delta Psycho    [03:21]
06. Lament    [01:45]
07. Petit Mal    [02:32]
08. Scary Moments    [01:44]
09. Autumn In Jazz Cafe    [03:11]
10. Neuro    [04:17]
11. Hypomnesia    [03:43]
12. Borderline Cases    [05:07]
13. November Song    [01:39]
14. Lovers' Talk    [00:49]
15. Quietly    [01:42]
16. Pop Tones    [04:44]

JARMO SERMiLÄ - trumpet
EMiL ViKLiCKÝ - piano
ALEX ŠVAMBERK - metals, editing

Recorded live at Viola Theatre, Prague, in April and December 1997, except track 5, recorded at Delta Club, Prague, December 1997.

(c) Gallup Music 1998 (CD)

Improvisational project of Finnish trumpeter Sermilä and Czech jazz pianist Viklický, with fellow Czech improvisers Švamberk and Posejpal and their sole release on now defunct Czech label. Reduced version without Viklický continued playing as Paraneuro and in 2014, collection of their studio recordings from 1998-2012 was released as Paraneurologic album on Polí5 label.

17 December 2017

Idris Ackamoor And Cultural Odyssey - The Beginning Of The Second Earth (Sagittarius A-Star 2012)

Idris Ackamoor - Alto and Tenor Saxophone, Mbira [Thumb Piano], Balafon, Percussion, Poetry
Rasul Siddik - Trumpet, Percussion, Bamboo Flutes
Joe McKinley - Bass
Abdul Waahid - Congas, Percussions
John Baker - Drums

The Beginning Of The Second Earth Suite    
A1- Part I The Beginning Of The Second Earth    
A2 - Part II Ascent Of The Nether Creatures    
B1 - Look Into Yourself    
B2 - The Temple Garden    
B3 - Another Carnival

Composed By Idris Ackamoor (tracks: A1 to B2)
B3 composed by Wallace Wilson

Live at SOMARTS Cultural Center, San Francisco, 1980

Sagittarius A-Star 25, LP
limited edition 200 copies


A. Solo Alto Sax

B. Lower-Case-Hyper-Space

Wally Shoup, alto saxophone, electronics, voice, home-made instruments

Recorded on 16 November 1984 (A) and 15 May 1984 (B).


Cassette Rip

13 December 2017

Roy Brooks & The Improvisational Sphere - Live At Lelli's (Sagittarius 2011)

Roy Brooks - drums, marimba, steel drums
Amina Claudine Meyers - Hammond B-3 organ
Rodney Rich - guitar
Jerry LeDuff - shaker, tablas, cuica, percussions
Ray Mantilla - conga, bells, percussions

A1 - Ha-Ya !        
A2 - Samba Del Sol        
B1 - Basketball        
B2 - Her Blues Is Mine Ra    

Recorded on September 3, 1999 in Detroit.

Sagittarius A-Star 12, LP
Limited to 200 copies with insert

12 December 2017

Doudou Gouirand - Mouvements Naturels - Disques Jam 1982

Doudou Gouirand is a french saxophonist who has started to record in the middle of the seventies. As side man he have worked with Pierre Dørge New Jungle Orchestra, Mal Waldron, Johnny Dyani, Okay Temiz’s Oriental Wind, Michel Marre to name a few. Some of those musicians are featured on his own albums. In 1985 he have recorded « Forgotten Tales » with Don Cherry on one track but this album is not so memorable in my opinion. Three years before he published « mouvements naturels » with some of the musicians previously mentionned + Chris McGregor on one track.

Face A:
  1. Amanda
  2. 2. jungle Dream
  3. 3. Song For J.M
Face B:
  1. Blues For B.B
  2. 2. Mélanésie Nuclear No 1
  3. 3. Mouvements Naturels

Doudou Gouirand: alto, soprano saxophone, flute, voice, piano
Michel Benita: bass on a. 1
Johnny Dyani: bass, voice
Jean Claude Montredon: drums, percussions on a1, a3, b1
Merzak Mouthana: drums, percussions on a2, b2, b3
Lelle Kullgren: guitar on b1
Pierre Dørge: guitar
Chris McGregor: piano on b1

Disques Jam 0482/DG 028 lp rip

11 December 2017



Sunny Murray, drums
Kenneth Terroade, saxophone
Paul Jeffrey, saxophone
Ronnie Beer, saxophone

Recorded live at the Paris Jazz Festival on November 6, 1968.

Jazz Collection - JCD-08

CD Rip

9 December 2017

The Phill Musra Group - The Creator Is So Far Out (Sagittarius 2010)

info are very few about Phil Musra, what I found is from cliffordallen blog

"...Philip Musra, a reedman and composer living in Los Angeles. He’s not a figure who’s well-known in the jazz (or even avant-garde) community, though his work in the 1970s with his brother, multi-instrumentalist Michael Cosmic, Turkish-born drummer Huseyin Ertunc, and bassist-composer John Jamyll Jones is the stuff of curiosity and possibly legend. Part of what has made their music - available on a small scattering of privately-pressed LPs - so interesting is that it does not sound like anything else. I recently characterized the trio music (without Jones) as something like a collision between the AACM and Alan Sondheim’s Ritual 770 or another, similar wild-and-woolly artists’ collective. The group was based in Boston at the time and also worked with pianist Gene Ashton (now known as Cooper-Moore) and poet-vocalist Ntozake Shange, among others. Apparently Musra and Cosmic also spent time in Chicago studying with AACM musicians. Until recently, not much was known about their concurrent and subsequent activities........Shimmering percussion dense but hanging in midair, maniacal insistence on mini-organ chords or frantic arpeggios on a glockenspiel, and intertwining flutes and saxophones are the linguistic building blocks, and the dialect is unlike anything I had previously experienced.

... Though Musra has assembled CD-Rs of archival material to almost no distribution over the past few years, his visible output has generally remained known only to connoisseurs of rare records from a bygone era. That is until now, as what is officially his second LP as a leader in over 35 years has been released in a limited edition via the Sagittarius A-Star label. The Creator is So Far Out takes its title from a composition that also appeared on his 1974 Creator Spaces LP (Intex) as well as on the present album. Here, he's joined by drummer Don Hooker, percussionist Steven McGill and pianist Walter Barrilleaux on two sidelong originals.
The core trio of Musra, Hooker and McGill has been together since last year, making live appearances on the West Coast (most often at the Heartbeat House in LA) and cutting some YouTube videos that have yet to go viral. As one would hope, there is a rather profound difference between this trio and what came before. Rather than the slightly-unhinged democracy of his 1970s free unit with Cosmic, Musra stretches out his husky and somewhat minimalist riff on Newk over dry, regular conga and trap set patterns on the lyrical, loving ode Yvonne, peppered with occasional throaty wails. The title track is taken in a bluesy direction, Barrilleaux laying down churchy chords around Hooker's loose lope and Musra's slightly wandering declarations. McGill's brief, glassy vibraphone is used as a marker between tenor and soprano solos, on which the leader's pinched tone contrasts curiously with the rhythm section's chunky groove. Boxy electric piano and flute shortly make a strange pair, as Musra runs through his arsenal. There's always been an outsider quality to Musra's music, and thirty-odd years ago that unbridled and sometimes unfocused energy probably contributed to his and his compatriots' unknown status. Now, of course, that naturalness is something many musicians work to achieve, and if Musra's music is a little more reigned in today, it's not without a folksy honesty that makes The Creator is So Far Out a charmingly humanist statement." 

A. Yvonne        
B. The Creator Is So Far Out        

Phil Musra - Reeds
Walter Barrilleaux - Piano
Don Hooker - Drums
Steven McGill - Percussion, Vibraphone

Recorded August 22, 2010 @ Mysterious Mammal Studio, Los Angeles.

8 December 2017

Roy Brooks Aboriginal Percussion Choir - Live at the Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 1986-1989 (Sagittarius A-Star 2013)

some already knows it, but after a request is here for all

side A
Aboriginal theme song, part I
side B
Aboriginal theme song, part II
Panoramic view points
side C
side D
Gloom and Doom

side E
Samba del Sol
side F
Five for Max


Brad Felt
Geri Allen
Jerry LeDuff
Ray Mantilla
Marion Hayden
Vincent Bowens
Marcus Belgrave
Sundiata Keita Sun Drummer Society
Teddy Harris New Breed BeBop Society

Sagittarius A-Star #36
3LP set in a triple folder cover;
two black vinyls ('86) + one transparent red ('89)
released 2013

26 November 2017


And here is the


Andreas-Drille Boje, trombone
Wilfried Eichhorn, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
Hans-Jörg Hussong, baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone
Erich Schröder, viola
Helmut Zimmer, piano
Adi-Matthias Boje, bass
Rudi Theilmann, drums

Side A
- Walpurgisnacht 17:15

Side B
- Incubus - Succubus - Pestilentia 13:41

Recorded on July 17th, 1971 at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany.

T.M.A. 001

24 November 2017

Okay Temiz Trio - Turkish Folk Jazz - Sonet 1975

In my opinion it is the best record of Okay Temiz due to the fact that the music doesn’t fall too much in some kind of « world cliché ». The reason of this successful cross-cultural meeting is perhaps because it have been recorded live.

Side a:
-Introduction, Batum, Ulah- Balkan.
Side b:
-Döktür, Kürt Havasi, Madimak, Üsküdar, Anadol Havasi, Trabzon Karsilamasi, Laz Havasi.

-bass: Björn Alke
-Clarinet: Saffet Gündeger
-Drums, percussions: Okay Temiz

All tracks except A1 & A2 are traditional Turkish folk music.
All tracks recorded March 25, 1974 in Stockholm except A1 recorded March 6, 1974 in Stockholm.

Lp Sonet SNTF 668 serie universal folk sounds Vol 5 published in 1975

21 November 2017

Reform Art Music - Es Steht Geschrieben

Reform Art Music - Es Steht Geschrieben, Drago PRELOG
homage for Walter Malli

CD AR 20105

Linda Sharrock - vocal
Sepp Mitterbauer - trumpet
Fritz Novotny - arghool, bombarde, clarinet, flute, soprano sax, percussion
Alaeddin Adlernest - basson
Yedda Chunyu Lin - piano, voice
David AyankokoVilayleck - laptop
Ram Chandra Mistry - sitar
Paul Fields - violin, synth, alto sax
Johannes Groysbeck - el. bass guitar, groysophon
Walter Malli - drums, soprano sax

homage 1 - live at the Amman Studios, april 2012
homage 2 - live at the Museum des XX.JAHRHUNDERTS, june 1981
homage 3 - live at the Sophiensale, march 1981

HOWARD RiLEY & ELTON DEAN - Pendley Manor Jazz Festival 1985

Earliest known to me recorded duet of Riley and Dean. From the same event, as R&B by Howard Riley and Jaki Byard, released as Slam CD (with cover designed by Andy Isham).

HOWARD RiLEY & ELTON DEAN - Pendley Manor Jazz Festival 1985

01. Tring Thing (improvisation) [27:35]

Howard Riley - piano
Elton Dean - saxello

Live at The First Pendley Manor Jazz Festival, Tring, UK, 5th July 1985

BBC Radio 3 broadcast, recorded off air, transfered (VHS SP > VHS LP > flac) and shared on Dime by PsyKies in 2010. Additional repairs and slight noise reduction by miloo2.

16 November 2017


András Vigh,  hurdy-gurdy
Ákos Szelevényi,  saxophone, bass clarinet
Albert Márkos,  cello
Szilárd Mezei,  piano, prepared piano

01. Take 1 - untitled 21:39
02. Take 2 - untitled 33:52
03. Take 3 - untitled 23:07

Recorded September 4, 2007 at Rómer House, Györ, Hungary.

Harmonia Produkcio 2007 GyörFree Muhely 2004

11 November 2017


Charles Lloyd Quartet

1. Prayer (Charles Lloyd)  6.42
2. Zoltan (Charles Lloyd)  5.00
3. When Miss Jessye Sings (Charles Lloyd)  20.18
4. God Give Me Strength (Burt Bacharach / Elvis Costello)  16.11
5. Voice In The Night (Charles Lloyd)  10.26
6. Sombrero Sam (Charles Lloyd)  12.53
7. Nachiketa's Lament / Hymn To Her Mother (Charles Lloyd)  6.33

Charles Lloyd - tenor sax, flute, tibetan oboe, percussion
John Abercrombie - guitar
Marc Johnson - bass, cello
Billy Hart - drums

Live at Konzertscheune Salzau, Germany, June 6, 2000

Pre-broadcast DAT copy


1.  Zürich 17.10.93
2.  Basel 12.11.93
3.  Landshut 2.11.93
4.  Luzern 4.3.94
5.  Ravensburg 25.4.94
6.  Dortmund 16.11.93
7.  Dortmund 16.11.93
8.  Dortmund 16.11.93
9.  Dortmund 16.11.93
10. Dortmund 16.11.93
11. Dortmund 16.11.93

Christoph Winckel, bass
A.R. Penck, drums, vocals
Lothar Fiedler, electric guitar
Helge Leiberg, trumpet

CD Rip

8 November 2017

Don Cherry Trio + 1 - Live In Copenhagen October 3, 1970 - Remastered Version

Here is a remastered version of this concert previously posted in the early days of « IS » and updated by Kinabalu in March 2016. Sound is so important for me that when I downloaded the original file I was so disappointed by the sound quality that I deleted it immediately. Some years after my interest in the music of Don Cherry and particularly in this period of his music became stronger than my reluctance about poor sound quality and I downloaded it again but the sound haven’t changed… So I thought that the best way was trying to remaster it and it is this result that I present today. The original source is probably an audience recording and in many moments the sound of each players is not clear, particularly when the level of the percussions is high. Johny Dyani is playing with a level of intensity that is totally incredible and one of my purpose was to make is sound more clear. But you can’t recreate what is not in the source and the remastering of a poor source is always a question of point of view. Someone else could choose a different way of sound engineering. If you want you can compare with the original file, still available and if someone else want to try another remastering… why not?

Last but not least Makaya Ntchoko is credited as the drummer of the band but I’m almost sure that it is not him who is playing but Okay Temiz. Two reasons makes me think this way, first when you listen carefully the use of percussions is totally similar to Temiz’s style and this concert comes from the famous and under recorded period when Cherry had his trio with Dyani and Temiz.

Don Cherry :cnt, fl, Ram's Horn, zurna, double fl, Gourd
Dan Nedergaard : tpt
Johnny Dyani : bass, perc
Okay Temiz (?) drums, perc

Recorded October 3, 1970 Bristol Music Center Copenhagen