26 June 2007
25 June 2007
heres a review by none other than eugene chadbourne.
The name Instant Composers Pool has become synonymous with the extended ensemble of Misha Mengelberg, closely identified with both his compositions and his amusing outlook on life. These associations mean the use of the name in conjunction with this early-'70s recording may wind up hiding a crucial and astonishing document of group improvisation. The German, Dutch, and British scenes come together for this extended piece of music, spilling over two sides and titled simply "Groupcomposing." The players featured are some of the most famous and well respected from these countries, interacting in a hustle bustle of energetic attacks and contrasting moods that is bound to make fans of the European free improvisation scene jump up and down, and why not since the people downstairs are probably already horrified. Some of these listeners, again, think Instant Composers Pool and imagine written charts, somewhat similar to what Willem Breuker cooks up. This album is much more like the acclaimed Topography of the Lungs release from roughly the same era, and in fact that album's three participants are all on hand here: Derek Bailey playing electric guitar with a tone that will make listeners want to raid the fridge, Evan Parker demonstrating how to play frantically and subtly at the same time, and Han Bennink approximating a windstorm on percussion, all fairly well recorded for this period. Mengelberg is also more on the case than he often is in these types of settings — he uses space, but does more than just sit back smoking and watching the others freaking out. Paul Rutherford is great on trombone, and so is the drummer's underrated brother Peter Bennink on both dangerously addled alto saxophone and preposterous bagpipe. Followers of this admittedly very challenging music all have their favorite events where the music just seemed totally inspired, one startling scenario developing after another on-stage. That, boy howdy, is just what this record is like.
boromir said"Here's Brotzmann et al in Group Composing ICP006 Peter Brotzmann: tenor saxPaul Rutherford: trombone Han Bennink: percussionMisha Mengelberg: pianoEvan Parker: tenor and soprano saxPeter Bennink: alto sax, bagpipesDerek Bailey: guitarRecorded: 15/5/1970 Rotterdamhttp://rapidshare.com/files/39294123/ICP006.rar.html
Vinyl ripped at 224 kbps Scans attached, though cover's rather bland.
i couldn't agree less, i really rather like this cover,i assume its designed by bennink
buy other icp albums here
I.C.P WEBSITE- HERE http://www.icporchestra.com/
24 June 2007
14 June 2007
a generous friend , wishing to contribute some , very rare unreissued vinyl, brings you....
paul bley-solemn meditation
this legendary record, was cut shortly before ,bleys legendary hillcrest club residency, which alerted (so some assert) the broader californian public to the existence of ornette coleman and don cherry.every one knows the story of how pike was sacked to make room for don and ornette.
this is the recorded debut of both dave pike and charlie haden.
a lovely record that i have known about but, never seen.
its firmly ,rooted in postbop language.
the playing's as wonderful as you'd expect but the real revelation here for me is lenny mcbrowne's drumming, which is subtly inventive throughout,other than this ive only previously heard mcbrowne on acouple of fairly drab ,organ funk dates from the mid sixties
theres so much dave pike being reissued especially on heavy 180 gram vinyl, its a wonder it hasnt been reissued for commercial reasons alone.
let alone because bley and haden are such pervasive contemporary influences.
my friend ,aint no trophy hunter
so be warned this and the record which follows have been well loved, and are probably going on 40years old
dave pike- vibraphone
charlie haden- db, lenny mcbrowne-drums
tracklist included+cover scan
next up carla bley, michael mantler, steve lacy-"jazz realities" phillips 1966, !!!
13 June 2007
i dont know why, the records are all OOP, and have been for years.
with little prospect of being reissued.
for archival purposes ive reuploaded this in FLAC, 3 files ,you need all three to unzip.
brown, grachan moncur, dave burrell, reggie johnson
alan shorter, bennie maupin, beaver harris
11 June 2007
3 June 2007
rather than link it in the comments!
For anybody who liked this album,
here is a link to Pine Ear Music.
Where you will find 6 free; album length downloads!
Including 2 by Jack Wright
From the Web Site:
“Pine Ear will release a new album-length project
every month in 2007 via free download.
Check and refresh this page monthly to download the latest updates.”
2 June 2007
hi all heres an ornery disc of uncompromising free improv, from californias limited sedition lable.
this item has sold out and its this small cottage operations policy, never to reprint titles once they're gone.
guitarist john shiurba runs the lable, hes best known for having performed and recorded with the likes of anthony braxton and gino robair.
of the players here ,fans of this sort of thing will have heard of jack wright,whom i first became aware of through a couple of duets with italian percussionist andreas centazzo,those performances were from 1978-9.
bhob rhainey is also reasonably well known to people as i recall, his first major appearence was on the 1971 america record 'emergency' i may be mistaken about this ,i no longer have that lp, hes been playing a lot of improvised music in the last few years.
as have most of the people on this disc.
mathew sperry is ,possibly unfortunately best known for having played on a few tom waits albumsNOT THAT THEY ARE NO GOOD, it's simply obscured some of his fine achievments as an improvisor, these include a couple of fine discs of double bass solos, WHICH ARE STILL AVAILABLE FROM LIMITED SEDITION!. sadly sperry passed away a few years ago.
i confess that i know even less about the other performers ,though percussionist karen stackpole appears on quite a few other limited sed, discs that i posess.
JACK WRIGHT LARGE ENSEMBLE (8 x 9) PERSONNEL
jack wright- saxes , matt ingalls- clarinet, bhob rhainey-soprano sax, mathew sperry- contrabass, morgan guberman- contrabass, tom djill- tpt, ron heglin- tuba ,voice , john shiurba- guitar, karen stackpole- percussion
recorded by shiurba on the 3rd of the 7th 2000
visit limited sedition here - http://www.limitedsedition.com/LS.html
BUY THE CDR'S ,AT $10 ITS A STEAL AND WILL ENABLE THEM TO PUT OUT MORE GREAT STUFF
ripped at 256kbs mp3, in 2 parts including scans
once you grab this righteous slab, youre sure to aquire a taste for more, its an affordable habit.