28 July 2007

Mike Westbrook Concert Band - Release (1968) 192 LAME




BOROMIR SAYS ' For sol then, how about Mike Westbrooks's Release, which is about the only one of his that's OOP, It's a longtime favourite of mine. ITS A VINYL RIP,at 192 kbps (that was the norm a year or so ago).
Mike Westbrook Concert Band - Release (1968)
personnel
Mike Westbrook: piano John Surman: Baritone sax Mike Osbourne: alto Bernie Living: alto Nisar Ahmed (George) Khan: tenor Dave Holdsworth: trumpet/flugelhorn Malcolm Griffiths: trombone Paul Rutherford: trombone Harry Miller: bass Alan Jackson: drums
Most of these players went onto well-documented careers, but there are two enigmatic characters among them:-Bernie Living, who has a style similar to Kaoru Abe, and George Khan, who, to me, has more than a passing resemblence to Albert Ayler. I think both of these guys became lost to rock - Living was last heard of in a Manfred Mann band, and Khan in a jazz rock group called Sold Gold Cadillac. I can find no trace of either of them after the early 70s. What a waste of talent !
thanks for this b,it looks great!!
buy mike westbrook albums, hes one of the major composers in postwar jazz, and the british scene.

PETER KOWALD, BOBBY NAUGHTON, LEO SMITH, GUNTER SOMMER LIVE AT WDR KOLN 3/12/81,FLAC andLAME



heres another wonderful
concert, in very good sound
acquired in a trade with a 'friend'

anyone familiar with the ,wonderful fmp disc , touch the earth break the shells, will already have an informed view of the stunning empathy between kowald ,smith, and sommer.
well this concert adds the highly individual approach to the vibraphone of bobby naughton a neglected figure whos contributions to classic leo smith, anthony braxton, and roscoe mitchell albums, to some extent shaped my appreciation of the instrument's possibilities as something other than a merely pianistic approach, ah la say milt jackson.
all i can say about this is that, its a major statement by masters who's names should be in every lover of improvised music's lexicon, this is as great an example of aacm , post 60's free intergrating with euro free improv as one could hope to find, anyone interested in either should on no account overlook this superlative gem.
buy records by these people, visit the website of bobby naughton who has lp's and a great cd 'zoar' (all self produced on his own otic lable )for sale.
leo smith and bobby naughton's homepages are both linked to this blog.
see comments for links

27 July 2007

walt dickerson- solo live , dorchester mass dec 10 1979 FLAC and LAME


heres a great sounding audience recording, by master vibist walt dickerson
dickerson deserves to be much better known than he is, having recorded the acknowledged masterpiece "to my queen" in 1963
with andrew hill and andrew cyrille ,he went on to make lots of great records.
the first dickerson album i ever heard was the wonderful trio "life rays" on soul note, again with longstanding collaborators lisle atkinson on bass and master percussionist andrew cyrille on drums.
i thought i did'nt like jazz vibraphone at all until i heard walt's message, and a little later bobby naughton's essential contributions to leo smith's 'go in numbers, he budding of a rose and spirit catcher'.
i had heard gary burton, and later bobby hutcherson and didn't really appreciate them at the time.
here's a bare bones bio from wikipedia
Walter Roland Dickerson(born April 16, 1928 or 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a jazz vibraphone player most associated with post-bop.
He graduated from Morgan State University in 1953 and after two years in the Army he settled in California. There he started to gain attention leading a band with Andrew Hill and Andrew Cyrille, but it was his later time in New York City that earned him full notice. In 1962 Downbeat named him the best new artist. In NYC he also worked with John Coltrane and Sun Ra acted as his sideman. From 1965 to 1975 he took a break from jazz, but later he worked again with Andrew Hill and Sun Ra.
there is no dickerson website, fan site and otherwise precious little about him at all.
the wikipedia bio falls short, and even the post bop tag seems an easy catch all.
dickerson is unique and has a very original style, its percussive , luminous and conceptually very abstract.
this is a wonderful concert, the sound quality is superb for the day, (almost soundboard quality).
buy walt dickerson discs, there are now quite a few available on soulnote/blacksaint, prestige/ojc, and steeplechase.
i'd especially recommend, gemini, peace, and life rays.
see comments for both mp3 and flac links.
cheers

21 July 2007

RICHARD GROSSMAN TRIO- WHERE THE SKY ENDED (RECORDED LIVE BETWEEN 1989 AND 1992)


RICHARD GROSSMAN TRIO 'WHERE THE SKY ENDED' hi there heres some. shit hot free improvised, piano trio music by one of my favourites, richard grossman , a californian resident who died of cancer in 1992. id describe his pianism as , somewhere stylistically between paul bley and howard riley. this is a trio that worked together on and off for nearly 20 years, and the empathy is stunning.
heres a little bio from the ninewinds website.
Richard Grossman was born in New York City in 1937, and died of lung cancer in Oct, 1992. He grew up in the South, and began playing jazz piano professionally while still in high school in Philadelphia. In the mid-and late '50's, he was part of the now-legendary Philadelphia jazz scene, working with most of the local players, including Lee Morgan, Jimmy Garrison, Henry Grimes, Odean Pope, Reggie Workman, and many others. His early piano work had been in the post-bop tradition, but, by the late '50's, he was listening to Ornette Coleman, as well as composers like Schoenberg, Webern, Cage, and the European avant-gardists. In1963, Grossman began working with free improvisation. He led the New Music Quintet in 1964-65, and produced the first Philadelphia concert of free jazz in May, 1965. While jazz-based free piano improvisation remained his basic mode of expression, Grossman had a varied musical career, composing tape and electronic music, playing amplified cello, electric bass, vibes, percussion and electric piano in various new music and free jazz contexts. He also led the rock band, "Duck Soup" from 1972-78 in Philadelphia and San Francisco. After 1978, Grossman lived in Los Angeles, playing concerts of solo piano improvisation, and also working in duo, trio and quartet settings with Vinny Golia, Alex Cline, Ken Filiano, John Carter and many other artists n the Nine Winds Records label. He was featured in several live radio concerts on stations KPFK and KCRW, and gave workshop-lectures and concerts at UCLA,Westmont, and Santa Monica Colleges. He was on the faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, teaching jazz and improvised music and producing concerts. THIS WAS RECORDED LIVE BETWEEN 88 AND 92 ITS A BIT CRUDE(THE SOUND QUALITY) BY HATS PRESENT STANDARDS MORE THAN ADEQUATE THOUGH, IVE RIPPED THIS AT 256KBS MP3

personnel is ---------grossman-pno ken filiano-db alex cline-drums this is similar territory and just as good as, the riley,guy oxley group from the early 70's tracklist is included along with full scans in the 2nd file
SEE COMMENTS FOR LINKS

PAUL SMOKER- GENUINE FABLES 1988


"What Paul Smoker produced on his horn was unheard of in these latitudes; his complete command of his instrument allowed him to play whatever extravaganza he would think of, harmonically as well as in terms of dynamics. Styles, modes and techniques of every era of the history of music -- Baroque and Bebop, Structuralism and Storyville, Blues and Berio...To the widely discussed question about the future development of the jazz trumpet, Paul Smoker's musical concept could definitely constitute a far-reaching answer." -- Jazz Podium
PAUL SMOKER- GENUINE FABLES- 1988 SMOKER-TRUMPET, ELECTRONICS RON ROHOVIT- DB PHIL HAYNES- DRUMS
TRACKLIST 1)TOTAL ECLIPSE 2)ST LOUIS BLUES 3)TETRA 4) LAURA 5) FABLES OF FAUBUS 6) HELLO YOUNG LOVERS
SEE COMMENTS FOR LINKS
BUY PAUL SMOKER DISCS
VISIT SMOKER'S HOME PAGE HERE

an historic meeting CECIL TAYLOR ,ANTHONY BRAXTON,WILLIAM PARKER, TONY OXLEY- LIVE IN LONDON 8TH JULY 2007




BOROMIR SAID "I've recorded the Cecil Taylor concert and upped it to RS. Here's the link http://rapidshare.com/files/43864666/CT.rar.html 53 mins, ripped at 256 kbps. There's a duet with Taylor and Oxley, before Braxton and Parker come in. So far I've only listened to the duo, which is very good - Taylor in fine form (I hope I'm that energetic at 80), Oxley quite subdued, perhaps under orders. I've only skimmed through the quartet part to check recording quality so I'll defer judgement on that until I've had a proper listen.


buy cecil taylor ,anthony braxton ,william parker and tony oxley cd's



anyone for whom rapidshare is no good can go here(church number nine comments) ,for a sendspace link, posted by kike


15 July 2007

THE ALAN SKIDMORE QUINTET- TCB(1970) LAME

"BOROMIR"SAYS
"Here's a post for the blog. My favourite British tenor player:- Alan Skidmore Quintet - TCB 1970 Alan Skidmore: tenorMalcolm Griffiths: tromboneMartin Taylor: pianoChris Laurence: bassTony Levin: drumsMike Osborne (alto) and John Surman (soprano) guest on the last three tunes Vinyl ripped at 256
http://rapidshare.com/files/42732686/TCB.rar.html Scans are attached.



Alan has played with all sorts of people in his career, including Stan Tracey, John Mayall, Mike Gibbs, Georgie Fame and Van Morrison. He was a member of the much-acclaimed saxophone trio SOS, along with Surman and Osborne.Sadly, I don't think he has recorded as much as leader as his rich talents deserve. I'd rate him as up there on a level with the top American tenor giants.Nowadays, I suspect being semi-retired, he plays occasional Coltrane tribute gigs, and in the company of veteran British altoist Pete King, Charlie Parker tributes. I was lucky enough to catch one of his Trane gigs a couple of years ago, which was tremendous. I recall a particularly beautiful rendition of Naima.

THANKS BOROMIR.
BUY ALAN SKIDMORE DISCS
and check out his home page here
http://www.alanskidmore.info/

12 July 2007

CECIL TAYLOR- PRAXIS (REC1968, SOLO) FLAC, AND LAME



this one comes to us courtesy of 'glmlr'
who ripped this from his own vinyl, and sent me a copy.
'glmlr' says ' to you, and any other CT lovers who may not have succeeded in finding a copy of this record. It didn't have a wide circulation.
this is a clean rip, the original recording is good,though not state of the art by todays standards.

this one has certainly slipped under the radar,i did see a copy once over 20 years ago alas i was new to the music, and found the prospect of a double album of solo C.T, rather daunting so i passed it up.

this billed in the taylor sessionography as having been released in 1982, pretty much one continuous performance divided into four parts, each filling out one side of an lp.

heres some info from cecil's online sessionography.
PRAXIS Italy, July 1968
1. Praxis part I 18:37
2. Praxis part II 19:14
3. Praxis part III 19:15
4. Praxis part IV 19:00
Cecil Taylor: piano
Praxis Praxis (Greece) CM 104/105 (lp) 1982

sparse is'nt it
buy cecil taylor discs
find cecil's sessionography on the saturnweb discogs site.


links

here are the correct file links

FLAC,you need all 4 to extract

1) http://rapidshare.com/files/42455429/_PRAXIS.part1.rar
2) http://rapidshare.com/files/42480474/_PRAXIS.part2.rar

3) http://rapidshare.com/files/42490654/_PRAXIS.part3.rar

4) http://rapidshare.com/files/42498083/_PRAXIS.part4.rar

MP3 224 (YOU NEED BOTH TO UNZIP)

1) http://rapidshare.com/files/42637495/_PRAXIS_mp3.part1.rar

2) http://rapidshare.com/files/42639703/_PRAXIS_mp3.part2.rar

for more info, on cecil taylor including a couple of extensive interviews, go to the european free improv pages, its in the links.

8 July 2007

L.D.LEVY AND RICHARD DAVIS- CAULDRON 1979 private press? (CORVO RECS) FLAC AND LAME



heres one im very pleased to be able to share .
i dont know much about this record at all, and cant find anything out, by checking the web.
L.d levy, who plays bass clarinet, flute and alto sax on this is a real mystery.
i suspect its either a pseudonym , or as glmlr has suggested to me ,that he was a student of richard davis.
richard davis is one of the great virtuosi bassists in the music, some one who has played with everyone from, kenny burrell , andrew hill, eric dolphy ,jaki byard, booker ervin, don freidman to stravinsky .
he also played with many in the post free continuum anthony braxton, steve lacy ,david murray , roscoe mitchell,and beyond, making many great albums of his own as a leader, for muse king records(japan) hep, and diw among them.
jd levy sounds very much like eric dolphy at times on this , and on the whole the project is somewhat reminicent of the alan douglas produced "conversations session" by dolphy in duet with richard davis.
richard davis here plays incredibly freely throughout, and he makes levy sound great, in fact rather than mere support or underpinning, davis provides most of the textural interest on this album.
levy's probably playing out of his skin as a result.
this is ripped from vinyl in good nick, i bought it new though slightly water damaged 23 years ago.
please come forward if you have any info whatsoever ,about either l.d. levy or the session as a whole.
this was released on a lable calling itself "corvo" operating out of milwakee, ive looked hard for info but could come up with only one thing, its listed in richard davis discog.
i think this may well be the only album ever released on corvo.
wonderful chamber "free -jazz" links in comments
AGAIN THANKS TO YANN FOR HIS HELP!

buy richard davis discs
and check out his homepage here.
http://www.richarddavis.org/

heres his discog http://www.richarddavis.org/bio/disc.htm

postscript- having just gone through richard davis extensive discog, i see that there's another corvo release, by ld levy called" the eagle and the king"

7 July 2007

LUNA – SPACE SWELL



Well! With a Great new look to the blog!!
& some superb albums from Sotise & Boromir.
I’m now playing catch up! So I thought I would
Bring you a couple of albums from my collection.

ENJOY!!!













Luna - Space Swell


(ARHOOLIE ST8001)
1967 Arehoolie Records - Berkeley California
Private Press (USA)
Sound Engineer - Bob DeSousa
Production - Chris Strachwitz


Track List;

A1: Space Swell (5:18)

A2: Moon & Flag Polka (4:38)

A3: We'll Think Of That, Later (5:54)

A4: Nisaba In The Grass (4:58)

B1: Twin Bass Bass (6:02)

B2: Warp (6:54)

B3: Paraphernalia (6:24)

Highly Recommended!!
That’s all I have to say about this one.
But please do let me know what you think?

Vinyl Rip @ 256kbps

Download Link in the comments.
Click on the post title to access.






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ROACH OM – UNIVERSAL EXPRESSION







Roach Om - Universal Expressions
(United Sound USR 4626) (197?)

LA/Bay Area, spoken word; black power poetry by female poet / rapper Roach Om.
Very Rare!!! & collectable private press, past on front cover with a plain white back! No information as too musicians or track titles!!
I brought this about 30 years ago because the backing musicians were rumoured to be the group “Juju” who had recently released “A Message From Mozambique” On Strata East Records, a label that I was seriously into at the time (& still include some of my most played albums today). Unfortunately I have never been able to confirm the rumour, so if there is anyone reading this who worked for United Sound Studio in Berkley CA during the 70’s & has any further info, it would be most appreciated!!

Vinyl Rip @ 256kbps

Download Link in the comments.
Click on the post title to access.



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KENNETH TERROADE- LOVE REJOICE (BYG 1969), lame 192

'BOROMIR' SAID
"Kenneth Terroade - Love Rejoice Paris 1969..
Kenneth Terroade: tenor sax, fluteRonnie Beer: alto, tenor sax, flute
Evan Chandley: bass clarinet, flute
Francois Tusques - pianoBeb Guerin: bassEarl Freeman: bassClaude Delcloo: drums
Ripped at 192
kbpshttp://rapidshare.com/files/41317292/Rejoice.rar.html Like all BYG Actuel recordings, the sound quality is not brilliant, but I think it is a good example of the genre. I think this was Terroade's only outing as leader. Jamaican-born, he moved to London when he was fourteen. Internet references indicate that he played with Chris Magregor and cohorts, which probably explains Ronnie Beer's appearance on this album, as well as British artists like John Surman and Mike Osbourne. I've traced one album from this period, Friendship Next Of Kin, which I've seen for sale at 180 euros. He moved to France where he made recordings on BYG with the likes of Sunny Murray, Shepp, Dave Burrell etc. I've found no trace of him after the early 70s, so did he meet an early and untimely death ? Scans are attached

THANKS B, I DONT KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT TERROADE, apart from the fact that he appeared on a few albums, on byg, sunny murry's sunshine , and witches and devils, and "never give a sucker an even break"
and a record by mongezi feza which a friend of mine owns ,i cant remember what its called.
hes also on alan silva's lunar surface
, and the triple lp celestial communications orchestra
.hes also on a few great rock albums, playing flute ..i think..
doctor john's- sun moon and herbs
and ,daevid allen(from gong)'s bannana moon.
this has been available, sporadically
as a vinyl only "reissue"of dubious provenance on the abraxas lable.
apparently the owners of 'abraxas' have little respect for the original artists appearing on the discs and they get nothing, which is from what ive heard and read exactly what happened the first time round, yep thats right some of the jazz artists who made records for byg
claim they never even got paid.
in any case this ,does seem pretty hard to obtain.

192kbs is pretty low fi, so if you want to enrich the owners of 'abraxas', who make very poorly pressed vinyl reissues, and dont pay any artist royalties, buy the album if you can find it!!!!!!!!!
theres a beautiful photo taken by valerie wilmer of terroade in 1971 here
http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/photography/magnify.php?imageid=im00229

this has been ripped by boromir from his original vinyl, not the abraxas pressing
(i have half a dozen abraxas "reissues" as well as a couple of originals , the originals sound much more vivid, the abraxas pressings have inexplicable pressing faults, and in the case of my copy of jimmy lyons- other afternoons, actual pops and clicks even though the record was new when i bought it and is apparently unmarked, a tape of the same which i made 15 years ago sounds better than that pressing. issues of royalties and legitimacy aside, the music is not being done justice ,by these amateurish vinyl pressings.

6 July 2007

KEITH TIPPETT(THE DARTINGTON CONCERT) ONE FOR YOU DUDU released 1992, (lame)




BOROMIR, SAID KEITH TIPPETT'S DARTINGTON CONCERT RECORDED 1990
RELEASED 1992 , OOP
You may have this - it's solo piano, a single track of 47 mins "one for dudu", which some people may find too daunting.You may know more about him than I do sotise, but he is perhaps more familiar to people as pianist in King Crimson in the 70s, and for his big orchestral arrangements like Centipede. Long-time married to jazz singer Julie Tippett - formerly Driscoll, whom we all know from Brian Auger Trinity and Wheels Of Fire. There was an example of one of his small group recordings (Nicra - Listen/Hear) posted on jizzrelics blog site a couple of months ago, which I can recommend.
Dartington Concert - Keith Tippett solo piano Ripped at 192 kbpshttp://rapidshare.com/files/41311929/Tippett.rar.html
check out some more rarities here
thanks for this one B, i do have it(on tape) and its great, one of his best solo recordings.
as i recall tippett also made a couple of great fusion albums for the vertigo lable in the early seventies, but yeah i know him mostly through his acoustic jazz and free improv records, and ive liked all ive heard.
i confess to rather liking king crimson too, and in some small way albums like "lizard "were an introduction to jazz content one didnt expect on rock albums.
tippetts solo "cat food" may well have been a generations intro to free jazz.
buy keith tippett discs here

4 July 2007

CHARLES TYLER "FOLK AND MYSTERY STORIES" (1980) FLAC ,AND LAME









The first charles tyler album i ever heard!

i bought this in an opshop for a couple of dollars when i was first discovering this music in the 1980's
its a lot more arranged, than most of tylers other work, but no worse for that, this features the unique front line combination , of richard dunbars french horn, and tylers baritone sax, on the wonderfully mutant stroll of monks friday the 13th.
click on the black and white image for the personnel info.
track list
side a 1)uptown Manhattan puerto rico 2)folk like
side b 1)Friday the thirteenth, 2)the warlock mystery drama.
this is a vinyl rip 
I'm sorry i cant scan the covers in full, at the moment as i don't own a digital camera, and couldn't find an image on the web.
check the comments for links

2 July 2007

KEIJI HAINO- LIVE AT THE ANNANDALE HOTEL SYDNEY(13TH OF FEBUARY, 2004), 320 LAME

heres a solo performance recorded by my friend, juke on a minidisc recorder, on the 14th of febuary 2004.

hes in pretty righteous form , especially on track 2, explosive!
a great show.

ripped to mp3 320, from a cd burn made from the minidisc
recording, i had to edit the end of the 2nd track slightly(about a minute or so, of microphone hum), otherwise the show was as you hear it.

HAINO- GUITAR, VOICE, PERCUSSION,SAMPLER

ripped to 320MP3
IN A SPLIT ARCHIVE(YOU NEED BOTH TO UNZIP)

PART 1- http://rapidshare.com/files/40589874/kei_hai_a1.rar

PART 2- http://rapidshare.com/files/40590652/kei_hai_a2.rar

(PART1= 97 MEG, PART 2= 7 MEG)
BUY KEIJI HAINO DISCS, VISIT THE UNOFICIAL KEIJI HAINO WEBSITE
http://poisonpie.com/sounds/haino/

FRANK WRIGHT- CHURCH NUMBER NINE(REC 1970, RELEASED IN 1973) LAME

heres a record that deserves a wider hearing.
i feel its one of his best albums(and im not an unreserved fan)
this was originaly issued in a very limited run on a french lable called calumet, only three hundred copies were distributed.

ive ripped this from a cd , presumably the bootleggy black keys reissue ,from the early 2000's.

i can find absolutely no information as to the provenence of this reissue, nor on black keys the presumed lable.

ive checked its availability, and there seems to be no one who has it, although it has occasionably come up for auction on ebay.

forced exposure do not list it.
cd hut, and amazon says its temporarily out of stock, the customary response when they dont have something.

the cd itself contains no clue as to provenance, no lable indicated, no address, no date of reissue, all the hallmarks of a bootleg.
anyone possesing any info ,come forward.

a raft of frank wright's OOP, material has been posted at church number9 the blog, and since ive been sitting on this for a while, i thought id throw it in to compliment those posts.

the personnel on this is the same as that on the classic one for john.
wright- tenor sax, noah howard- alto, bobby few -piano, mohammed ali-drums

for me its probably bobby few's playing thats most impressive.
if you enjoyed this , and the center of the world posts on ch#9 buy others here
http://www.forcedexposure.com/bin/search.pl?search_string=frank+wright&searchfield=artist

ripped to 256 kbsmp3
http://rapidshare.com/files/40552016/fw_cn9.zip

find more here-http://churchnumber9.blogspot.com/

Drew Gress Quartet - Live Recording (about 2001, in London I think) ,lame


boromir said"I found a CD in a drawer that I'd burnt years ago. It was unlabelled, so I had to play it to find out what it was. It turned out to be a radio broadcast from around 2001, I think, Drew Gress Quartet. "



Drew Gress Quartet - Live Recording (about 2001, in London I think)

Drew Gress: bassTim Berne: alto saxCraig Taborn: pianoTom Rainey: drumshttp://rapidshare.com/files/40014590/DGress.rar.html FM broadcast ripped at 224kbps. About 1 hrs playing time, split into 2 untitled tracks. I don't know very much about Gress, but he seems to have played all over the place, including in Tim Berne's band, so perhaps this concert was Berne repaying the complement.


The weather's dried up a bit, but more rain is expected tomorrow. Low lying areas are still under threat as the rivers fill up off the hills.
visit drew gress' website http://www.drewgress.com/drew.html
read an article about drew gress' 7 black butterflys album, (a good one)