21 July 2010

The Cooler Sessions - Live in NYC '97

This will be a very long post : more than five hours of music!
Taped by a dear friend of mine this is the complete recording of
two nights at "The Cooler" club in NYC with Cecil Taylor and
Thurston Moore.
Seen the dimensions, the post will be divided in four parts.


Rec. live at "The Cooler", NYC, on October 3 & 4, 1997
(mics recording)

October 3 :

1. First Set (32:10)
Thurston Moore,electric guitar
Tom Surgal,drums,percussion

2. Second Set (1:02:26)
Cecil Taylor,piano,vocal
Dominic Duval,bass
Jackson Krall,drums

3. Third Set (43:14)
Thurston Moore,electric guitar
Dominic Duval,bass
Jackson Krall/Tom Surgal,drums
+ unknown tenor saxophonist

4. Fourth Set (32:41)
Cecil Taylor,piano,vocal
Dominic Duval,bass
Jackson Krall,drums

October 4 :

5. First Set (1:00:56)
Thurston Moore,electric guitar
Dominic Duval,bass
Jackson Krall/Tom Surgal,drums
Cecil Taylor,piano

6. Second Set (1:11:43)
Cecil Taylor,piano,vocal
Dominic Duval,bass
Jackson Krall,drums

Total Time 5:03:10

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New Link for.
set 1-Thurston Moore-Tom Surgal
SET 2
CT TRIO
both in one file
sorry, but its all i have!

(30-3-2014)


36 comments:

riccardo said...

October 3, First and Second Set

mp3 (208 MB) :
http://rapidshare.com/files/408041587/October_3_1997_First_and_Second_Set_mp3.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/408038838/October_3_1997_First_and_Second_Set_mp3.part2.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/408016063/October_3_1997_First_and_Second_Set_mp3.part3.rar

flac (559 MB) :
http://rapidshare.com/files/408044794/October_3_1997_First_and_Second_Set_flac.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/408047985/October_3_1997_First_and_Second_Set_flac.part2.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/408054348/October_3_1997_First_and_Second_Set_flac.part3.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/408130420/October_3_1997_First_and_Second_Set_flac.part4.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/408130423/October_3_1997_First_and_Second_Set_flac.part5.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/408133093/October_3_1997_First_and_Second_Set_flac.part6.rar

Anonymous said...

This is incredible! Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love Cecil Taylor. Thank you very much for this post!

wightdj said...

Beautiful project, much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

AMAZING!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS!!!!

I had no idea anyone recorded this!!

I tried downloading part 2 of the mp3 file and it seemed like it wasn't working. i had an error when i tried unpacking it.

Thanks so much for this, and for this incredible blog!

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot

but part2 and 3 seem corrupted in the mp3? i can't seem to unpack them without an error popping up

Arcturus said...

looks fantastic, riccardo - thanks!

SOTISE said...

INCREDIBLE!, Thanks so much to both you and your friend!
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matt w said...

I haven't had a chance to download/listen to this, but is it possible that the saxophonist is Charles Gayle? I saw Moore and Rashied Ali at the Cooler that year (I think it was the March 1 show) and Gayle was scheduled to play but didn't.

trane said...

Yes, terrific indeed, thanks Riccardo!

riccardo said...

@ matt w

"its me w/ jackson krall and tom surgal - drums - and dominic duval - bass --- we played one set together one night and some horrible sax player bum rushed the stage and played w/ us stopping cecil from joining in - the next night we played again together w/out the fucked sax player and cecil did indeed join us 20 minutes into the meal. video exists of both nights in total - but they are not "circulated".
The tape that circulates is from the first night, without Cecil. The sound quality on that tape isn't so great, either. No known tapes circulate of the 2nd night, with Cecil." T.Moore

ilariorozen said...

Hi Ric,
for me the downloading, MP3,is ok

riccardo said...

October 3, Third and Fourth Set

mp3 (167 MB) :
http://rapidshare.com/files/408410012/October_3_1997_Third_and_Fourth_Set_mp3.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/408403221/October_3_1997_Third_and_Fourth_Set_mp3.part2.rar

flac (442 MB) :
http://rapidshare.com/files/408452062/October_3_1997_Third_and_Fourth_Set_flac.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/408444805/October_3_1997_Third_and_Fourth_Set_flac.part2.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/408426314/October_3_1997_Third_and_Fourth_Set_flac.part3.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/408426311/October_3_1997_Third_and_Fourth_Set_flac.part4.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/408426310/October_3_1997_Third_and_Fourth_Set_flac.part5.rar

Anonymous said...

Great stuff, thanks! Looking forward to the TMoore w CT set!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this (and all the others). Unfortunately having issues with sets 1&2 parts 2 and 5, FLAC, both "terminate unexpectedly" and stop everything except the credits unpacking.

riccardo said...

For unpacking you need ALL the flac files : from 1 to 6.

riccardo said...

October 4, First Set

mp3 (133 MB) :
http://rapidshare.com/files/408828668/October_4_1997_First_Set_mp3.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/408832335/October_4_1997_First_Set_mp3.part2.rar

flac (374 MB) :
http://rapidshare.com/files/408832336/October_4_1997_First_Set_flac.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/408845339/October_4_1997_First_Set_flac.part2.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/408845343/October_4_1997_First_Set_flac.part3.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/408845344/October_4_1997_First_Set_flac.part4.rar

Anonymous said...

Thanks riccardo!

riccardo said...

October 4, Second Set

mp3 (158 MB) :
http://rapidshare.com/files/409181125/October_4_1997_Second_Set_mp3.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/409181127/October_4_1997_Second_Set_mp3.part2.rar

flac (424 MB) :
http://rapidshare.com/files/409187293/October_4_1997_Second_Set_flac.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/409187295/October_4_1997_Second_Set_flac.part2.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/409195378/October_4_1997_Second_Set_flac.part3.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/409195381/October_4_1997_Second_Set_flac.part4.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/409195385/October_4_1997_Second_Set_flac.part5.rar

trane said...

Thanks again for the big effort and the gigantic music

Anonymous said...

Is there any way of getting this in MP3 form? Could someone poerhaps send it to me in a compressed file in they have it in Mp3?

riccardo said...

@ last anonymous

all the four sets are posted in MP3 format(!)

Hookfinger said...

A monster! Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

I can only download one rapidshare a day. Would it be possibly to post in something like megaupload?

jsynista said...

i'm a bit late coming to this but THANK YOU! i have been looking for this historic show for years. i was there.
in a similar vein, has anyone ever seen copies of Cecil and Derek Bailey at Tonic in NYC in 2000?
i have searched far and wide for this too--their only other appearance together is on the FMP box set.
THANK YOU for this amazing blog

JC said...

Thanks so much. Amazing!

Ochyming said...

Lovely!
THX!!!

@Hookfinger

After downloading from rapidshare just shut down your modem/router and after some seconds fire it up again. That is how i fool their server.

Anonymous said...

I manged to obtain Cecil taylor's 2nd act of A.

http://rapidshare.com/files/436410883/Cecil_taylore_-_The_2nd_act_of_A.zip

Is there anybody who have music data of his this age (the unit including Sam Revers)?

аффтор said...

really great project.
thanks a lot.

onxidlib said...

I would like to hear these concerts.
Maybe one of us has downloaded this?
Thanks in advance..

SOTISE said...

HERES A REUP (30-3-014) OF THE OCT 3 RD 97,SETS 1 AND 2 ONLY

set 1-Thurston Moore-Tom Surgal
SET 2
CT TRIO
both in one file
http://pwp8l13pbl.1fichier.com/

sorry, but its all i have!

onxidlib said...

No sorry please. I'm more than happy with what you have!
Thanks you very much for caring!!

Anonymous said...

onxidlib—Here's another set for you. I came late to the Cooler party and only managed to download this and the two SOTISE has just shared.

http://www.gamefront.com/files/24146326/CoolerOct4FirstSet.zip

~Robert

onxidlib said...

Thank you Robert! Really appreciate your help!
That's what I call collaboration...:-)

SOTISE said...

Robert, thank you, i actually downloaded most if not all of it , gave it cursory listen , thinking fuck, not another lousy quality CT boot in shitty syrupy remastered sound, it seemed to get muddier as the sets progressed too... so i deleted it all in a fit of pique...

kinabalu said...

And here's the final set - 2nd set on October 4 - for the sake of completeness. Thanks to Arc@theMountainhub.

Mega