this time a vintage concert by the paul bley septet,comprised it appears of an ad hock grouping of members ,of the jazz composers orchestra while the orchestra was on a european tour.
this one goes out to boromir
most of the material is by either carla bley or michael mantler.
this was either a radio broadcast or a good audience recording, no info at all on the net, at least not that i can find.
only about half the tracks feature the extended ensemble.
the track list is/ 1)touching, 2)cartoon, 3)both 4)walking batterie woman, 5)communication 6)slow dance 7)closer (fades out)
heres the incredible line-up
steve lacy-soprano sax, mike mantler-tpt, prince lasha-tenor ,flute and bs cl !! paul bley-pno
heinz koller-tenor sax, kent carter-db, barry altschul-dr
some fantastic treatments of staples from bleys regular set list at the time, in pretty decent sound, from the same vintage as the classic esp sessions and probably one of the greatest free jazz albums in piano trio format'touching' from the same year.
the sound is of course not up to par with those albums, but well worth having and well, its not often you get to hear prince lasha in the same band as bley and lacy! never in fact.
AND BUY SOME PAUL BLEY CD'S ,THERE ARE DOZENS TO CHOOSE FROM
we are looking into the availability of 'touching' from 1965 which seems pretty scarse,though it has had at least 1 cd re release.
if anyone can shed light on the availability of touching any info would be much appreciated
that truly magnificent defining moment deserves to be heard.
in the meantime grab, live in hamburg here.