9 August 2007

JIMMY LYONS-featuring KAREN BORCA- RIFFS RECORDED IN 1980 AT DREHER PARIS, FLAC AND LAME




heres an album i like by a quartet which was an active working unit for some years.
jimmy lyons of course was a mainstay of cecil taylor's units for 25 or so years.
and im sure that fans who have the ayler box ,are already familiar with the high level of creative empathy produced by this group.

heres a short ,almost curt review from amg
by Scott Yanow
For one of his very infrequent recordings outside of the realm of Cecil Taylor, altoist Jimmy Lyons teams up with the talented jazz bassoonist Karen Borca, bassist Jay Oliver and drummer Paul Murphy for lengthy and rather adventurous versions of "Theme" and "Riffs #1/II" plus the brief "Riffs #1/I" which serves as a prelude to the longer "Riffs." It is always intriguing to hear Lyons stretching out without a piano and this set helped make listeners aware of Borca's brilliant playing on the rarely utilized bassoon.

its hard to go wrong with jimmy lyons, unfortunately on this the recording balance is far from perfect, the sound quality is at times muddy , though its certainly better than that achieved on the mamoth 3 lp set push- pull which i regret having sold because of the poor sound quality.
if anyone has that please post it either here or elsewhere.

this wont dissapoint any lyons fans, despite its technical shortcomings.
buy jimmy lyons and karen borca discs
its an easily aquired taste thats well worth cultivating!

CHECK COMMENTS FOR LINKS.

MANY THANKS TO YANN ONCE AGAIN FOR HIS HELP WITH THE MOST RECENT BATCH OF VINYL RIP'S

20 comments:

sotise said...
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hideo said...

sotise said: I POST THIS IN HTML MODE LATELY ...

if you put up goods like this, you can post in dots and dashes or semaphore flags or nayway you want as far as I'm concerned ;)

checkyerhotmail ...

Frédito said...

Thank you for this share, Sotise

Flux'us said...

Sotise,

I had trouble signing in & had to resubmit my info!! Something to do with old blogger & new Google accounts???
I hope I got it right? you should have Admin access now. If not Email me & I will try again.

sotise said...
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sotise said...

flux'us thanks man
whatever you did worked, i made you main admin, when what i wanted was to grant you equal admin accsess, so that you could add links remove posts do whatever you liked.
let me know if you are able to get in to layout, now that im back as main admin.

hideo
thanks for your response, much appreciated, i deleted the browsing cache and that seemed to make a difference

Flux'us said...

Sotise,

yes; we both have admin access now.

Abe said...

Sotise, Thanks for this Jimmy Lyons. Lacy list is on its way.

centrifuge said...

fucking hot :)

we got some lyons coming up soon too - look for it in a couple of weeks or thereabouts...

unitstructure said...

Thanks for putting this up.Lyons was consistently great. I wonder why Hat Hut never reissued this recording?

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the Jimmy Lyons. I have had a hard time rounding this one up (though I paid a pretty penny for "Push Pull" on LP last year).

Jimmy is one of the GODS!!

rkwithnell said...

Thanks so much for this.
A wonderful recording, though, like so many of his recordings, you almost wish for more from Jimmy himself. but all 4 musicians (a special mention for Jay Oliver, superb!) are wonderful and yes, why hasn't it been reissued?

Anonymous said...

amazing...thank you!

Alexander said...

First, thanks so much for the extensive discography you are generously making available! Truly a great service to the jazz community as many of these recordings are otherwise totally unavailable (as you know, of course, I'm just giving praise where praise is due).

Now that it is 2014, could you please re-upload your jimmy lyons links for Riffs and the David Murray Octet?

Thanks

onxidlib said...

Riffs is already in preparation since yesterday...

onxidlib said...

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chrisc said...

Thank you very much Onxidlib for the re-up.

santos curser said...

I think after we lost Lyons Taylor was beginning to admit Lyons was a bigger deal to him than.... say Cherry to Ornette... Dizzy to Parker...Strayhorn to Ellington...
Without Jimmy Lyons Taylor still would have done something... just not something even half as beautiful.

Javier Roz said...

Thanks onxidlib! Great album.