3 December 2007

jacques coursil- black suite 1969 , 320 lame


brent , has ripped this to 320
and says'just thought i'd also send along a 320 rip of coursil's black suite.you can post if you like, or if you think what was posted at the church is fine then that's cool as well.'
sorry its taken me so long brent
i hadnt checked my hotmail address in a while.
this is a favourite of mine, but my vinyl is pretty scuffed
so i appreciate your upgrading to 320... thanks
the standout performer on this for me is braxton on contra bass clarinet, he sets a mysterious slightly ominous tone nice.
here's a review by dr Eugene chadbourne.. who is'nt all that kind to the rythym section which i think are great!
'This amazing trumpeter led two album sessions for BYG, both highly respected projects. This might be the one to take off to the desert island, as the presence of Anthony Braxton as part of the band really makes for an intoxicating brew, if abstract free jazz is the cup of tea on order. Braxton is just fantastic in a collaboratory role, cutting loose with even more of an edge than when leading the band and adding texture with his contrabass clarinet that brings to mind the fog rolling into the forest right before the scene where the villagers storm the evil castle. Arthur Jones cuts loose on alto sax in the manner that makes all his appearances on this label so delightful — fiery, full of spirit, always an exciting presence. As kind of the lost voice of the trumpet in modern jazz, Coursil is not only a great discovery for the modern jazz fan, but a fine creative vintage that holds up to repeat visits over the years. His control of the difficult horn and totally original melodic thinking really makes his playing stand out among the admittedly thin ranks of avant-garde trumpet players. None of the players who have Coursil's technical mastery play with as much heart and soul. He also proves himself a great bandleader, passing some of the key tests of this distinction with the music featured on this album. One composition after which the record has been titled takes up the entire slab of vinyl, clocking in at a bit over a half-an-hour. Only a good bandleader can pull off an epic of this sort, and only a good bandleader can pull together a rhythm section that on paper promises the excitement of the local newsboys sitting in. The French bassist and drummer featured here were this label's Grade Z rhythm section, and sound better playing quietly than they do when hitting loudly. That's because of the recording, which distorts the drums and bass after a certain level of attack. On the other hand, the quiet sections are not picked up as well by the microphones — assuming there were microphones — and, as a result, the horns have even more room to maneuver. Let's allow the artist to serve as his own critic in the case of pianist burton greene, who would later publicly dismiss all of his playing from this era as being claptrap. Like another much more famous and prolific modern jazz trumpeter and bandleader, Coursil takes even questionable music contributions, such as the entire existence of this rhythm section, and turns it into a highly useful musical function. Jazz scholars who feel rhythm sections are unimportant can, of course, gloat over the musical success of this particular album. At any rate, it is one of the best examples of just how beautiful modern jazz can be.
JC, trumpet; Anthony Braxton, contrabass clarinet, soprano sax; Arthur Jones, alto sax; Burton Greene, piano; Beb Guerin, bass; Claude Delcloo, drums, percussion
thanks brent

25 comments:

Boromir said...

Thanks brent and sotise. Nice to hear another of the rare recordings of Arthur Jones. For years, before you could research things on the web, I thought Scorpio was the only thing he'd ever recorded.

Carman said...

The lineup on this looks incredible. Thanks!

ghostrancedance said...

Thank you for yet another rare BYG Actuel! Very cool indeed...

kinabalu said...

Nice to see this one again. This album was also out on the America label which is the copy I've got. It has liner notes by E. Reese and I wonder whether this is the same Reese referred to in the "Reese and the smooth ones" album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

Keep in mind that the other Coursil album for Byg Actuel is still up on the Divshare server. It was posted on the C#9 blog earlier this year.

Address here:

http://www.divshare.com/download/1404789-7f4

hideo said...

Brent. thanks for the upgrades on this and the icp diskkie, much appreciated

sotise, your're getting quite the posse here, nice to have aplace to hang after Church

brooding bird said...

Hello,

i just noticed there was actually a comment; thank you very very much, can't tell you how cool it feels to be a link somewhere. there are so many with such beautiful records to post. i had kinda given up on uploading more albums, but now i want to again.


Sincerely,

al

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the album. It sounds great.

DoctorPepperOz said...

Thanks for this wonderful BYG record - I love Arthur Jones - wahtever happend to him?
All the best from Downunder.

avantgarterbelt said...

Great album in my opinion, despite Chadborne's remarks. If you research his reviews you'll find that he's never been enamored with the French rhythm sections on ANY BYG/Actuel

starless said...

could you please re-up it? TIA

SOTISE said...

a new rip to FLAC from my copy
https://www.rapidshare.com/files/1819567467/JQSCRSL_BS.rar

Megapouetman said...

The new link is not working,
Sad !

sandor essedy said...

The links works but you must try every day; it's the new rules of rapidshare; it's need patience.

SOTISE said...

the link should now be fully functional, within rapid shares 50gig limit
7-2-013

Arcturus said...

afraid it's still giving this message:

Download permission denied by uploader. (0b67c2f5)

been trying for over a week . . .

kinabalu said...

Arc, I should have it somewhere in the archives. In any case, do have the actuel (pun intended) album on the America label. The other Coursil from the time is still downloadable from Divshare.

SOTISE said...

i'm re-uploading the new rip
now, i have both and will do them..
frustratingly zippyshare doesn't seem to be functional for me at the moment so i'll upload to mega, as reluctant and paranoid about google chrome spying as i am.

Arcturus said...

don't bother then (unless are others are looking as well)- I'm not ready to capitulate to google yet

SOTISE said...

we need to help each other , i would appreciate it if someone mirrors this, one of our readers, who perhaps doesn't otherwise share.
how about it, a mirror for those who dont like mega!
https://mega.co.nz/#!1IlTxaIb!YkjhCCYEcDtskq-aapWlAD3HILIDv2OxJcabXj-EduE

SOTISE said...

Ive just uploaded the way Ahead , i was convinced Kinabalu had posted this, but somehow i cant find it anywhere it seems to have dissapeared

so i'll post it here, (zippyshare finally working)
flac pics
Jacques Coursil-the way Ahead 1969
http://www28.zippyshare.com/v/96326887/file.html

alx4 said...

Thank you very very very much! Nice Music!!!

kinabalu said...

@Sotise: I did post it on C#9 way back. If you look back at earlier comments on the list, there is a link to Divshare, but that link appears to be inactive, even though the file is there. Go figure. In any case, that was a high grade mp3 file set, which was the rule back in the day, but as you have posted it in flac, there's no need for me to resuscitate the old mp3 link?

Chris said...

Great upgrades and shares Sotise. Coursil can certainly blow up a storm. I can finally trade-in my old shabby MP3s.

Anonymous said...

Thank You very much

Javier Roz said...

Mega link still works. What a nice album! New to me. Thanks Sotise!