2 February 2010

Old And New Dreams - Live in Nervi '79

"A virtual reincarnation of Ornette Coleman's first ensembles, the
cooperative Old and New Dreams brought together trumpeter Don
Cherry, tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman, bassist Charlie Haden,
and drummer Ed Blackwell to reinterpret the master's early repertoire.
By the time their first album was released in 1978, ECM's Old and New
Dreams, all four musicians were leaders with their own projects;
this perhaps explains the intermittent nature of their ensuing
collaboration (four albums in ten years).
The quality of the group's recordings was uniformly high;
the two ECM albums benefit from that label's characteristic clarity
of sound. With the deaths of Cherry and Blackwell in the '90s,
further collaborations of course became impossible.
However, the band's limited yet superb output is an important
complement to the work they did under Coleman's leadership
in the late '50s and early '60s."

Rec. live in Nervi, Italy, on July 21, 1979
(mix recording)

Dewey Redman,tenor saxophone,musette
Don Cherry,trumpet,piano
Charlie Haden,bass
Eddie Blackwell,drums

01. Happy House [O.Coleman] (13:58)
02. Chairman Mao [C.Haden] (14:29)
03. Dewey's Tune [D.Redman] (11:05)
04. Guinea [D.Cherry] (05:07)
05. Lonely Woman/Open Or Close [O.Coleman] (18:41)

Total Time 1:03:22

27 comments:

riccardo said...

mp3 (144 MB) :
http://rapidshare.com/files/344925051/OAND_Nervi_79_mp3.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/344927878/OAND_Nervi_79_mp3.part2.rar

flac (376 MB) :
http://rapidshare.com/files/344934582/OAND_Nervi_79_flac.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/344939660/OAND_Nervi_79_flac.part2.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/344944633/OAND_Nervi_79_flac.part3.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/344949800/OAND_Nervi_79_flac.part4.rar

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Jake Shields said...

One of the greatest bands ever - and of course thanks for any and every Dewey Redman post-can never get enough.

karelio said...

Thanks a bunch for this jewel!

trane said...

And yet another great post!, MANY thanks.
The funny thing is that I am italian and Nervi is simply a small place on the coast of Liguria but WHAT a year for jazz that 1979!

kinabalu said...

Thanks for this, Riccardo. I shall listen intensely. I do have the two ECM albums which I could post if there's an interest. I haven't checked on their general availability or whether they have been blogged elsewhere, mind you.

Miklos said...

Yet another wonderful posting. Thank you!

riccardo said...

@ kinabalu

The four official albums by OAND
are still distributed and largely
blogged elsewhere.
You can find another ROIO (Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, August 1st, 1979) here

wightdj said...

Good stuff, thanks.

Anonymous said...

how exciting, thank you for sharing this! -MB

Anonymous said...

and thanks riccardo for linking to the roio concert as well, you have made my week -MB

kinabalu said...

Hot File is OK while LessThanRapidShare reports the files as being copyrighted. Makes you wonder ...

glmlr said...

Excellent - thank you!!

celan2go said...

This is excellent! I love OAND! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

hulaboy said...

Mahalo!

farosanderson said...

again many thanks for this post (and the Ornette from Reggio). Your existence is always appreciated.

rozo said...

oh oh oh great music!!!! so fresh!!! thank you very much for posting

hookfinger said...

Thanks so much! I haven't visited in a couple of months. You've been busy! I strive to reach the levels this blog has...one of the greatest. Thanks again.

Mario said...

This is great! Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Great stuff! These gentlemen are as much responsible for the quality of Coleman's music as the saxophonist/composer himself (in free jazz, there is no leader).

Anonymous said...

Fabulous stuff. OAND was woefully under recorded. Thanks for another wonderful post.

tom said...

l extraction du lien http://rapidshare.com/files/344927878/OAND_Nervi_79_mp3.part2.rar pose probleme ainsi que les liens Flac

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much once again! And all my apologies for those times when I forgot to thank you.

Samuel Weinberg said...

Any chance you could re-upload this gem?

francisco santos said...

please re post !....
Big THX !....

JazzHound said...

A repost would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

Aix said...

A truly needed repost for this incomparable and
so much loved (and needed) 4tet. This coming season?