6 August 2019

What a long, strange trip ...

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

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

With these few words, heading on ...

5 August 2019


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

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

4 August 2019


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

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

3 August 2019

Free form

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

1 August 2019


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

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

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

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

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

Alterations - My Favourite Animals
Amina Claudine Myers - Song For Mother E
Steve Lacy - Solo at Mandara
Steve Lacy - Straws
Booker Ervin Quartet & Gilius Van Bergeyk Quartet
Theo Loevendie Three - Radio Vara Hilversum
Floros Floridis - Krok Trio
Three Motions Konzert: Impuls Maria Schutz
Cecil Taylor Quintet - September 7, 2003
Tomasz Stanko - Michel Pilz Quartet -  Moers, 1996
Toshiyuki Miyama & The New Herd - Nayutagenjo
Billy Hart - Enchance
Gibbs/Dunmall/Hymas/Rogers/Metcalfe/Levin - Mumuksuta 
Cecil Taylor - Student Studies +
Globe Unity Orchestra - Live in Moers '79
Baden-Baden  New Jazz Meeting 1977 (Mega link still valid)
EVERYMAN BAND (ECM 1982) --- New Stereo Rip + explantion
Herbie White Combo
Cecil Taylor - Rotterdam 1967
King Übü Orchestrü - Nickelsdorf 1995
King Übü Orchestrü - Münchner Big Band Meeting 1992
Ric Colbeck Quartet - The Sun Is Coming Up
Paul Rogers & Francine Luce - London 1989
Pinguin Moschner - Tuba Love Story
Bobby Naughton - Nature's Consort
Cecil Taylor Trio - Live in Alassio '75
Cecil Taylor - Live in Rome '02
New Jazz Trio + Streichquintett - Frankfurt 1972
The Trio - By Contact
The Trio - Live in Göttingen 1970
Miljövårdsverket - Now's The "Frippe" Time
Joe Gallivan. Brian Cuomo. Elton Dean - The Origin of  Man
Masahiko Togashi & New Herd Orchestra - Canto Of Aries
Milford Graves - Bäbi Music
NDR Jazz Workshop No.69 - John Surman & Friends - Conflagration
Leriche - Simard - Beaudet - Léger - Danses
Jean Beaudet Quartet - Jean Beaudet Quartet
Takashi Kazamaki & Danny Davis - Atmosphere
Takashi Kazamaki - Eiko No Hata: Live In New York, 1987 (AD still good)
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart feat. Rutherford-Carl-Dudek-Reichel-Honsinger-Garrett - Stuttgart 1976
Gerd Dudek Quartet - Leicester 1998 (set 2)
Kazutoki Umezu / Mal Waldron - Another Step
Katsuo Kuninaka - Dancing Islands
Kazutoki Umezu - Doku Ume Band Plays "Deluxe"  At Sagae
Kazutoki Umezu - Bamboo Village
Alterations - Alterations (Bead Records)
Audio Letter - It Is This It Is Not This
Jemeel Moondoc - The Intrepid Live In Poland
Marion Brown - Le Temps Fou
Black Unity Trio - Al-Fatihah
Globe Unity Orchestra - Live in Palermo '09
Old And New Dreams - Live in Nervi '78
Jiří Stivín - Zodiac Live at Prague Spring 2oo7
New Age Jazz Chorale - Light
Anders, Goebbels, Harth, etc. - Es herrscht Uhu im Land
Bobby Watson and Horizon - live webcast
Eje Thelin - Acoustic Space
Masahiko Sato - Yamataifu
The New Joachim Kühn --Eje Thelin Group - In Paris
Dreamtime - Bunny Up (Affinity 1984) -- new STEREO rip
Paul Bley Trio - Canada
Lester Bowie Quartet - Bern 1977
Lester Bowie New York Organ Ensemble - Germany 1995
James Carter Organ Trio - Montreal 2002
Casey Sokol and Eugene Chadbourne - Improvised Music From Acoustic Piano and Guitar
Ashbury Stabbins Duo - Fire Without Bricks
Katsuyuki Itakura - Umineko No Shima
Karlhanns Berger Quartet mit Bent Jaedig  - Jazz Da Camera
Haruna Miyake - Ichimen Nanohana
Evolution Ensemble Unity - Concrete Voices
Irene Schweizer / Rüdiger Carl - The Very Centre Of Middle Europe
Dave Burrell & David Murray - Daybreak
MEV - United Patchwork - fresh links
Rischka's Light Faces - Iri, Inri, Pencil and Psalm
Sunny Murray Untouchable Factor - Charred  Earth
NDR Jazz Workshop No.41 - Carla Bley & JCOA (1965)
Wallgren - Ernryd - Niebergall - Sjökvist - Ballade an der Ruhr
Burton Greene - Presenting
Tomasz Stanko Quintet - Warsaw 1969
Tomasz Stanko - Michel Pilz Quartet - Moers 1996
Tomasz Stanko Quartet - Nuremberg 1996
Tomasz Stanko - Edward Vesala Quartet - Live At Remont
Burton Greene - Aquariana
Burton Greene, Alan Silva - The Ongoing Strings
Burton Greene, Daoud Amin - Trees
Narada Burton Greene - European Heritage
Burton Greene - Presenting (1968)
Burton Greene - Celesphere
Leo Smith Trio - The Mass on the World
Daunik Lazro Sonoris Causa - Musique Action 2003
Leo Smith Creative Orchestra - Budding Of A Rose
German All Stars - Domicile, München 1971
German All Stars - Domicile, Munich  January 1969
Don Pullen / Joseph Jarman / Don Moye - Live in Frascati '78
Hamiet Bluiett - Endangered Species
Byard Lancaster - Us
Byard Lancaster / Keno Speller - Exactement
Byard Lancaster / Clint Jackson III - Mother Africa + 1
Garrett List - American Images
Evan Parker - Zanzou
Everything Is Everything - Just Flash In The Cosmic Pan
Léon Francioli / Beb Guérin / Bernard Lubat / Michel Portal - Châteauvallon 76
Helen Merrill with the Gary Peacock Trio - S'Posin
Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet + RAI B.B. - Live in  Rome '80
Albert Mangelsdorff - Live in Milan '79
Burton Greene - Alan Silva - Sunny Murray - Firmanence
Paul Rutherford & Barry Guy - Milan '79
Günter "Baby" Sommer - Quartetto Trionfale
Helen Merrill - Affinity
Various - Electronic Music Project
Friedrich Gulda - Nachricht vom Lande
Akem Kuniyoshi-Kuhn, Marcio Mattos, Eddie Prevost - London 1989
New Acoustic Swing Duo - Live in Essen 1968
Masahiko Togashi - Three Masters
Watazumido Doso Roshi - Hotchiku
Naoji Kondo Trio - Live at the Tarupho
Kang Tae Hwan - Korean Free Music
Sinawi Music Of Korea
Abdullah Ibrahim and Carlos Ward - Live in Kalisz, Poland
Steve Grossman - This Time The Dream's On Me / Solar (DIW - 7" Promo)
The Nedley Elstak Trio - Conglomeration
Hans Koller Free Sound - Vienna, Audimax 1974
Abdullah Ibrahim Tentet - live in Turin 1974
Bergisch-Brandenburgisches Quartet - Köln, 1981
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 inTurin 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

20 October 2018


A1. Colchique Dans Les Prés
A2. Joie
A3. Trombá - Part 1

B.  Trombá - Part 2

Christian Vander, drums
Jeff Seffer, tenor saxophone
Jef Catoire, bass
Jef Gilson, piano

Tracks A1-2 recorded in June 1969, in Paris

Tracks A3, B1 recorded in June 1973

Palm - PALM 6

LP Rip

18 October 2018


Another reissue by Be! Jazz - limited edition of 200 copies including the 140 pages book.
This reissue will be available end of November / early December.
More info about line-up etc. you'll find here.

17 October 2018


At least in Germany the October is called a golden one - provided the weather is sunny and dry. 

But even in case it should rain there's something which is able to rejoice us independently from any athmospheric athmosperics.

The end of this month will bring three LPs reissued through Be! Jazz from the vaults of FMP and ENJA.
More LPs from ENJA and FMP will follow - even an unreleased 1969 recording of Alexander von Schlippenbach's Nonet is in the making. More infos as soon as the release(s) are imminent.


Then we have five new CDs on Corbett vs Dempsey - available since yesterday.
Two of them I've added here.
Milford Graves 'Bäbi' does, apart from the reissued LP, include: "...the same trio at its inception, in home recordings made seven years earlier in 1969".

Plus the first of a scheduled series of ICP releases beginning with 'Groupcomposing': "...Mengelberg and Bennink ... joined by Bennink's brother, Peter Bennink, on alto saxophone and bagpipes (!), with an incredible reed section of Evan Parker and Peter Brötzmann, Paul Rutherford on trombone, and Derek Bailey on guitar".
More info - also about three CDs by Joe McPhee, two new ones and a re-edition, you'll find here.

15 October 2018

The Ed Summerlin, Bob Norden Qt - Still Eat It - Ictus Records 1994

Some month ago Ernst posted this excellent lp here:
At first I thought I didn’t know the two leaders but the name of Ed Summerlin stayed in my mind without creating any connection with some records, until I rediscovered this summer a forgotten box of cd that contains several dozen of records including this one. I know now why the name of Ed Summerlin was floating around my memory.
You can also find Bob Norden on the superb double cd or double lp of Bobby Bradford with John Stevens & The S.M.E

01. Y.A.Title
02. Déjà Vu
03. Roadrunner
04. Second Hand
05. Sonic Dudes
06. Cire
07. Osky
08. Scoop It Up
09. Old Flowers

-Bob Norden: trombone
-Charlie Kniceley: bass
-Ed Summerlin: tenor sax
-Chris Starpoli: drums

Recorded on December 27 & 28, 1993

Ictus records Ictus cd 104

13 October 2018


A1. Fiesta In Drums
A2. Suite Exotique
B.  Suite Malgache

Christian Vander, drums
Frank Raholison, drums

Recorded in June 1973 at Studio Palm, Paris

Palm - PALM 3

LP Rip


With this post I've assembled some rarer compositions by mostly quite famous 20th century composers'.
With 'rare' I mean pieces not readily available and OOP - culled from CD compilations - in this case from two releases.

The title by Grisey is taken from a CD dedicated to the conductor Sylvain Campreling which I've bought only because of my excitement upon discovering this to me unknown (and recorded) piece by him.

All other music was previously released on a five CD box-set which celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the 'Holland Festival'. At least two or three of these pieces were issued on vinyl before the box-set was available.

Vivier's composition "Glaubst du an die Unsterblichkeit der Seele" (Do you believe in the immortality of the soul?) was his last composition, though not completed as he was murdered before he could finish it.
His killer was a male prostitute Vivier had met in a bar earlier that evening. On the worktable was the manuscript of Vivier's final, uncompleted work, "Crois-tu en l‘immortalité de l‘âme?", a dramatised monologue in which Vivier describes a journey on the metro during which he becomes attracted to a young man. The music breaks off abruptly following the line: "Then he removed a dagger from his jacket and stabbed me through the heart." (On a personal note I would like to add that I didn't know this backgroud mentioned above upon first hearing. The impact of this composition wasn't diminished by my ignorance.)

"Sara Dolce Tacere" by Nono was - to my knowledge - released for the first time on a Wergo 7" sometime during the 1960s.

Xenakis' "Anemoessa" has been recorded and released - a.f.a.i.k. - only once on a commercial recording.

 At least "Calmo" and "Composition No.3" have been and still are available in various interpretations.

 1. Luigi Nono - Sara Dolce Tacere (1960) 7:20

John Alldis Choir conducted by John Alldis

2. Luciano Berio - Calmo ('A Bruno, In Memoriam') (1973) 4:14

Cathy Berberian, soprano
Luciano Berio, conductor
Members of The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

3. Galina Ustvolskaya - Composition No.3 "Benedictus Qui Venit" For Four Flutes, Four Bassons And Piano (1975) 6:50

Heinz Friesen, conductor
Amsterdam Wind Orchestra

4. Iannis Xenakis - Anemoessa (1979) 13:06

Ricardo Dufallo, conductor
Groot Omroepkoor (The Netherlands Radio Choir)
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest

5. Claude Vivier - Glaubst Du An Die Unsterblichkeit Der Seele (1983) 8:25

Irene Maessen, Susan Narucki, Tannie Willemstijn, soprano
Nine Van Strien, Yvonne Benschop, mezzo-soprano
Bruce Sellars, Marcel Beekman, Peter Hall, tenor
Helena Rasker, contra-alto
David Barick, James Ottaway, baritone
Harry Van Der Kamp, bass
Johan Leijsen, speaking voice
Reinbert De Leeuw, conductor
Asko Ensemble & Schönberg Ensemble

6. Gérard Grisey - L'icône paradoxale (Hommage à Piero della Francesca), for 2 female voices and 2 orchestral groups (1992–94)  24:41

Catherine Dubosc, soprano
Lani Poulson, mezzo-soprano
Sylvain Cambreling, conductor
SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden Und Freiburg

Track 1: Waalse Kerk Amsterdam, 06/06/1979
Track 2: De Doelen Rotterdam, 28/06/1974
Track 3: Paradiso Amsterdam, 17/06/1989
Track 4: Concertgebouw Amsterdam, 16/06/1979
Track 5: Beurs van Berlage, 03/06/1995
Track 6: 30.11.-2.12.1999 Konzerthaus Freiburg, SWR

11 October 2018


Dewey Redman, tenor saxophone
Jym Young, piano
Donal Garrett, bass, clarinet(only tr.4)
Eddie Moore, drums

1. Look For The Black Star     15:41
2. For Eldon     6:29
3. Spur Of The Moment     1:54
4. Seven And One  13:22
5. Of Love     7:58

Recorded in San Francisco on January 4, 1966.

FONTANA 888 311 ZY (Netherlands, 1966)
This rip from Freedom TKCB-70321 (CD - Japan, 1994)

9 October 2018

Wide Fields - To Federico Fellini. Music for popular thinkers (Granit 1994)

the usuals suspects with a different name, the band just a little enlarged
much "lighter" than others RAU  albums, even some funky moments
much enjoyable to me
somebody can explain the cover?

Granit 94004 A CD
released 1994

Paul Fields - keyboard, violin
Hannes Groysbeck - el. bass, groysophon
Sepp Mitterbauer - trumpet
Fritz Novotny-clarinet, flute, handbells, soprano sax
Franz Scharf - el. guitar
Linda Sharrock - voice
Stefan Slupetzky - tenor sax
Robert Steiner - drums

1 - Pannonian Impressions 1+2    .   
2 - Rock In   
3 - The Woodpecker And The Goose
4 - To Federico Fellini   
5 - Wide Fields   
6 - Energy 1+2

recorded between april 1984 andjuly 1985 in Vienna, University - HTU; Harmannsdorf, Soundfield Studio; Jazz Summit Hollabrunn
composed by Fritz Novotny and Paul Fields

8 October 2018


A1. Pannonica + Humph
A2. Misterioso
A3. Little Rootie-Tootie
A4. Who Knows?

B1. The Mantle
B2. Wickets
B3. Hallmar

Steve Lacy, soprano saxophone

Recorded live at Space Who, Saitama, Japan, on 22 May 1986

Limited edition release of 99 copies

Egg Farm - EF-001

LP Rip

7 October 2018


A1. Triton I
A2. Kaïna
A3. Theme For An Unknown Island
A4. Febrile Et Solitaire
A5. Une Bien Curieuse Planète

B1. Mr. J.C. For Ever
B2. Nostalgique Futur
B3. Droit D'Asile
B4. A L'Ombre Des Forces Obscures - Triton II

François Jeanneau, soprano and tenor saxophone, C-flute, grounded-billed flute, synthesizers, electric & acoustic pianos, percussion
Michel Grailler, electric & acoustic piano, synthesizers, percussion
J.F Jenny-Clarke, bass, percussion
Bernard Lubat, drums, percussion
Denis Duhaze, narrator (A4)

Recorded 16th & 17th September, 1975 at Studio PALM, Paris

Palm - PALM 22

LP Rip

6 October 2018


A1. Kanephoros
A2. Up-Down
A3. Watch Devil Go
A4. In Extenso
A5. Go Mind
A6. Trypyique Pour La Foire Des Ténèbres de Ray Bradbury
(a) Et Les Années De Ta Vie Seront Multipliées
(b) Comme Un Fou Lié Pour Le Chatiment Jusqu'A Ce Qu'Une Flêche Lui Perce Le Foie
(c) Comme Un Oiseau Se Précipite Vers La Mer Sans Se Douter Qu'Il Y A Pour Lui De Sa Vie

B1. Le Ciel Manque De Généalogie
B2. Kamikaze's Nightmare
B3. Entre Java Et Lombok
B4. Eddy G. Always Present
B5. Before In
B6. Eleven
B7. La Dynastie Des Wittelsbach
B8. 1883-1945, Heavens
B9. Au Stylo Feutre, Un Paysage
B10. Canéphore

François Jeanneau, tenor saxophone, flute, synthesizer
Jean-Francis Jenny-Clark, bass, voice
Jacques Thollot, drums, piano, synthesizer

Charline Scott, vocal (A3)
String Quartet (B3)

Recorded between December 1974 and January 1975

Palm - PALM 17

LP Rip

5 October 2018


A1. Orange Fish Tears
A2. Forest Scorpion

B1. Rue Roger
B2. Porte D'Orléans

Nana Vasconcelos, cuica, tabla, timbales, bells, percussion
Manuel Villaroel, piano, electric piano, percussion
Oliver Lake, alto, soprano and tenor saxophone, flute, bamboo flute, tumbali, gong, percussion
Baikida Carroll, trumpet, flugelhorn, cowbell, seal horn, log drum, small percussions

Recorded at Studio Palm, Paris, 3-5 June 1974

Palm ‎– PALM 13

LP Rip


Gunter Hampel, vibraphone
Manfred Schoof, cornet, flugelhorn
Alexander von Schlippenbach, piano
Buschi Niebergall, double bass
Pierre Courbois, drums

1. unknown title 6:28
2. unknown title 7:21
3. The Sea (?) (Béla Bartók) 5:56
4. Topi 10:43

Recorded at Parc Biron in Comblain-La-Tour, Belgium on August 7, 1966.

3 October 2018


Tony Oxley, percussion, amplified percussion
Paul Rutherford, trombone (A1, B1 to B3)
Evan Parker, tenor saxophone (A1, B1, B2), soprano saxophone (B1 to B3)
Kenny Wheeler, trumpet, flugelhorn (A1, B3)
Derek Bailey, guitar (A1, B1 to B3)
Barry Guy, bass (A1, B3)

A1. Crossing (Sextet) 8:45   
A2. Oryane (Percussion Solo) 10:48   
B1. Eiroc (Quartet) 2:25   
B2. Santrel (Quartet) 4:53   
B3. Cadilla (Sextet) 11:59

RCA Victor SF8215 (1971)


Hi for Bhowani's request

Mix of two albums + extra track + Radio Nedeerland tracks

All LP Rips

2 October 2018


Pierre Favre, drums
Evan Parker, tenor saxophone
Irène Schweizer, piano
Peter Kowald, double bass

1. Pori Jazz Festival - Improvisation  31:46

Recorded at the Pori Jazz Festival in Pori, Yhteislyseo, Finnland, on 18.07.1969.

1 October 2018

JASON MORAN OCTET - In My Mind: Monk at Town Hall 1959 - Paris 2012

Here is festival recording of American pianist with nice cast of British-based wind players in full Thelonious Monk programme. During the broadcast, radio jingle is inserted in the beginning of few compositions, but due to gentle way it is done I do not find it disturbing. FM recording originates from DIME, I do not know original seeder.

JASON MORAN OCTET - Cité de la Musique, Paris 2012-03-02 FM

Remembering Thelonious Monk Orchestra in Town Hall, 1959.

Jason Moran - piano
Tarus Mateen - bass
Nasheet Waits - drums
Byron Wallen - trumpet
Jason Yarde - alto saxophone
Denys Baptiste - tenor saxophone
Fayez Virjii - trombone
Andy Grappy - tuba

01- Thelonious (part I)  3:02
02- Thelonious (part II)  4:01
03- Friday the 13th  15:05
04- Monk's Mood  10:48
05- UT  10:09
06- Thelonious Monk interview  0:53
07- Little Rootie Tootie  11:06
08- UT - Impro on Thelonious  5:38
09- Crepuscule with Nellie  7:46
10- Outro  1:53

TT 70:26

Source : TSF Jazzlive / Marantz MF Tuner / RH-09R / Audacity / Xact


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

1. No Harm Done     12:07
2. Big Heart     4:30
3. The Ultimate Gift     5:02
4. On The Mend     12:48
5. Inside Out     9:15
6. The Gathering     7:29
7. Practice Makes Perfect     2:03

Recorded at The Premises, October 27th & November 3rd 1994.

Impetus IMP CD 19425 (1995)

30 September 2018

Marilyn Crispell, Harrison Smith, Eddie Prevost - Live In London 2012

Magical concert with a superbe sound, here is a link to a review
Sometimes Harrison Smith’s style remains me of Larry Stabbins, particularly on the first and second track.
-Marilyn Crispell : piano 
-Harrison Smith : tenor & soprano sax, bass clarinet
-Eddie Prevost : drums

-track 1, track 2, track 3, track 4

Recorded at Café Oto on November 7, 2012

29 September 2018


Have the LP since several years. Plus I got a rip from a friend years before I found the vinyl.
The sound of the rip seemed to be really OK. But it had a lot of nasty scratches which caused many clicks and some pops. Tried to remove as many as possible. (cover from the www)

Especially great to my recent listening experience is the bass of PK - but it is all along a classic.
 All four musicians still young and at the beginning of their considerable musical achievements.

Pierre Favre, drums
Evan Parker, soprano & tenor saxophone
Irène Schweizer, piano
Peter Kowald, double bass

A.  What Happened To The Old Cop Sets, Clancy?     19:18
B1. Lovers     3:35
B2. Dedication (For John C.)     15:56

Recorded: November 1969, Tonstudio Max Lussi, Basel.


(vinyl rip)

27 September 2018


While preparing this post I got confused a bit. Got this with a text file which states 11 items but my version has 12. The point of consideration are tracks 5 and 6. The list coming with the CD-r I've got years ago says there's only tr. 5 ( EP-HD-JL). But the folder contained also tr. 6 (EP-JL).
Maybe the performance of the trio was split into two separate tracks? And I cannot hear Hugh Davies on track 6. So it seems the way it is offered here might be accurate enough. Maybe someone can shed some light on this...Andy?

I left the short announcements which are obviously truncated - but better some meagre crumps of hopefully reliable information than none at all.
Interestingly this recording is not mentioned in Ben Watson's book on Derek Bailey, although it has a particular chapter on Company concerts and recordings.
There is an official Company recording from the I.C.A., London, 24-28 May 1983, which is also the only Company never reissued.

But the music is great and IMO that's what is important.

Jon Corbett, trumpet
Vinko Globokar, trombone, vocals
Evan Parker, soprano & tenor saxophone
Hugh Davies, electronics
J.D. Parran, piccolo flute, alto clarinet
Peter Brötzmann, tenor & baritone saxophone, clarinet, tarogato
Derek Bailey, guitar
Ernst Reijseger, cello
Joelle Léandre, double bass, vocals
Jamie Muir, percussion

01. EP-HD-JM 7:05
02. DB-JL 4:24
03. Announcement Speaker 0:46
04. DB-JM 6:41
05. EP-HD-JL 4:03
06. EP-JL 2:23
07. Announcement Speaker 0:11
08. JP-PB-JC-VG 6:11
09. Announcement Speaker 0:05
10. DB-ER 6:04
11. DB-JM-JP-PB-JC-VG-ER 11:52
12. Announcement Speaker 0:06

Recorded at the BBC Studios, London on May 23, 1983.


Gunter Hampel, vibraphone, flute, bass clarinet
Nedley Elstak, trumpet
Loek Dikker, piano
Victor Kaihatu, double bass
Pierre Courbois, drums

1. Ericolphy (Gunter Hampel) 10:07
2. N.S. (Nedley Elstak) 7:42
3. Infinite You (Walt Dickerson) 4:51
4. No One Around (Nedley Elstak) 4:36
5. Solitude (Gunter Hampel) 8:14
6. Consolation (Gunter Hampel) 8:19
7. Esotheric (Gunter Hampel) 6:38
8. Without Me (Gunter Hampel) 3:46 (fades out)

Recorded on April 2, 1966 at Radio Bremen Sendesaal, Bremen, Germany.

Announcements by Gunter Hampel.

26 September 2018


James Newton, flute
Marty Ehrlich, alto & tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
Cindy Iverson, bassoon
Shem Guibbory, violin
Abdul Wadud, cello
Anthony Davis, piano

1. Under the Double Moon: Wayang No. IV (A. Davis)     42:58
2. Whose Life? (A. Davis)     10:00
3. Still Waters No. IV (A. Davis)     33:25
4. A Walk Through the Shadow (A. Davis)     15:11

NDR Jazz Workshop No. 180; produced by Michael Naura.

Recorded on May 19, 1983 at Studio 10, Grosser Sendesaal des NDR Funkhauses, Hamburg.

24 September 2018


A firend of mine recorded this - well - years ago. It was stashed away somewhere in the cellar - and several months ago he decided to get rid of all those cassette tapes.
I gladly offered my helping hand.

Conrad Bauer, trombone
Shelley Hirsch, voice
Jon Rose, violin(s)

1. Part I  (25:00)
2. applause (0:15)
3. Part II (13:24)
4. applause (0:39)
5. Encore (4:08)
6. applause (0:34)
7. applause-encore_applause_audience_encore [or what?] (3:47)
8. audience-end-music & end-applause (0:35)

Recorded on July 15, 1989 at Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf, Austria at Konfrontationen '89.

22 September 2018


A1. Impressions

B1. I Love You
B2. Imba

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

Aketa's Disk ‎– AD-6

LP Rip

21 September 2018


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

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

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

MCA Records JMC-5026 (promo LP, 1971)

(vinyl rip)

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

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

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

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

19 September 2018


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

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

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

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

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

16 September 2018


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

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

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

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

Taruho Farm 1002 (vinyl rip)


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


15 September 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recorded March 13, 1982 at Jazzpodium Thurnthal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

14 September 2018


A1. Theme For Yoshida
A2. Moriyama Blues

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

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

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

Aketa's Disk - AD-5

Vinyl Rip


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

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

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

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

Recorded on 7 June 1977 at Aketa-No-Mise

Aketa's Disk - AD-4

LP Rip

13 September 2018


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

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

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

Aketa's Disk ‎– AD-3

LP Rip

12 September 2018


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

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

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

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

Get the scans here.