26 September 2007

John Tchicai - Cadentia Nova Danica (1968)



After a number of succesful years during the early 60s in New York, where he recorded with, among others, Coltrane and Shepp, Tchicai returned to his native Denmark and formed the group Cadentia Nova Danica. This band made two recordings, of which this was the first. The band was enlarged considerably for the second, Afrodisiaca.

The line up (see back cover in scans) was mainly comprised of Danish musicians, none of whom, to my knowledge, subsequently became known outside Scandinavia (at least in the jazz field, although I gather the second altoist, Vogel, became well-known in progressive rock). The music on the recording, which was done live in a hall in Aarhus, Denmark, has a strong Scandinavian feel to it (not surprisingly). Tchicai plays some nice solos, but it is the ensemble that makes this a terrific recording.

Ripped from vinyl at VBR quality 0. Links in Comments.

31 comments:

Boromir said...

Link

massmirror.com/19c6699a3bbc2fee7ed3860b90c43e64.html

glmlr said...

Thanks gentlemen! One of those early classics that gets too often forgotten.

Brent said...

thanks! i never would have known of this record had it not been posted here.

very interesting stuff tchicai was up to once he got back to the old country. not what one might have expected (i.e. nyaq-type stuff). it's got a sound not too far (maybe?) from what bill dixon was doing on *intents & purposes*.

if anyone knows anything about the danish scene at the time i'd love to hear it.

kinabalu said...

Yes, Vogel and Menzer went on to found Burnin' Red Ivanhoe, who made some memorable albums in the prog vein. Vogel later started Secret Oyster which went in a more fusionist direction. Interestingly, Savage Rose, another leading Danish band at the time, also sported some jazzers in their line-up, Alex Riel, to mention one ...

sotise said...
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sotise said...

thanks for this, i have mixed feelings about it , i find this a bit ponderous thick texturally,or something
not quite up to afrodisiaca.

by the way anyone whos interested in burnin red ivanhoe and savage rose can find some at the geat mutant sounds blog among others
here
http://mutant-sounds.blogspot.com/search?q=burnin+red+ivanhoe

Peter said...

Thanks, really looking forward to hearing this one! I never knew of its existence.

Frank Wells said...

Many thanks Boromir! I have been looking for this one for some time now. Tchicai is a favorite of mine. You wouldn't happen to have his "Solo" LP on FMP ... ? I relish this one in the meantime!

Sunmyth said...

I've been looking for this one for a long time. Thanks!!!

sotise said...

@frank wells
sadly early fmp seems out of bounds as far as jost gebbers is concerned, he basically has everthing that goes up removed through his complaints to both r.share and blogger.
even though he has no plans to reissue the stuff!

Frédito said...

Thanks Boromir and Sotise.

I love this cover !

Peter said...

Excellent, Boromir! I have been hoping particularly for "On Tuesday" for some time!

(BTW: I am another Peter, and knew of this album!)

sotise said...

more tchicai comming up soon from this end too.
as soon as my discdrive arrives.
john tchicai and the binder quintet
on the hungarian krem lable from the early 80's

kinabalu said...

Sotise,

thanks for the Burnin' Red Ivanhoe tip. Yes, I've got that one and the two that came before it.

As for Jost Gebers, yes, we know by now that he's quite serious about keeping his music unheard. I shall of course contribute my bit towards that objective ;-)

Peter said...

Boromir, I've cleaned up this recording a bit, and am about to repost it on Call It Anything, which you know (International section), to give it a wider airing. I've given you the credit for the post, as you will see.

I also addressed sotise's comment about the puddingy nature of the sound on the LP. ....

Cheers again for sticking this classic up in cyberspace. It certainly deserves a CD release.

Frédito said...

I've been listening in parts recently and finally today the complete record : a terrific recording indeed, I love it. Sometimes scary, always fascinating, excellent. A brutal beauty, stunning !

Merci beaucoup Boromir and everyone involved

Shefferson said...

Hi Boromir,

sorry I discover your fantastic
blog just the last month.
The link for this record is not working anymore.
Would you be so kind to post the link for Tchicai-Record again ?

Regards
Shefferson

bumkuncha said...
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Miles Pflanz said...

maybe a reup is in order?

Miles Pflanz said...

maybe time for a re-up, purdy please?

Anonymous said...

definitely time for a re-up now, purdy purdy please?

Anonymous said...

another one chiming in for a flac re-up - one of his best for sure...

Calisan said...

Really deserves by the moment a FLAC re-up! Please! Neither CD on the horizont.

DW said...

A re-up would be graciously received!

onxidlib said...

GO to http://prettybrian.blogspot.de/2014/03/john-tchicai-cadentia-nova-danica.html for an excellent rip.

DW said...

onxidlib, thanks! Got it!

BrianC said...

Anyone able to re-up this?

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

Here's brian's rip in flac:
1fichier

paul_k said...

Can anyone upload to something other than 1fichier? Thanks.

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

Alternate link
http://www.imagenetz.de/f0d5c9415/John-Tchicai_Cadentia-Nova-Danica.rar.html

paul_k said...

Thank you Ernst!