27 March 2011

ICP 1967 Hilversum repost

There have been several requests for a repost of the Instant Composers Pool recordings for Hilversum radio in the Netherlands in 1967. These were posted on the blog back in 2008, but unfortunately the links have lapsed since then. So only too happy to be able to respond.

Basic info:

INSTANT COMPOSERS POOL Volume 1 (1967)

1967-06-19 / MENGELBERG
INSTANT COMPOSERS POOL + MANFRED SCHOOF
19.6.1967 – Hilversum, V.A.R.A. studio 5
Manfred Schoof cnt; Willem Breuker cl; Theo Loevendie bcl; Gilius van Bergeyk ob; Misha Mengelberg p; Maarten van Regteren Altena b; Han Bennink d.
1. JUMP ITALIANO (Misha Mengelberg) – 5:34
Length: 1t/5'43"
Source:rb/VARA, Radio Hilversum 2, 1967
Lineage: FM>2 gen.tape>HD/wav>flac

1967-11-23 / MENGELBERG
INSTANT COMPOSERS POOL
23.11.1967 – Hilversum, V.A.R.A. studio 5
Nedly Elstak tp; Theo Loevendie bcl; Willem Breuker bcl; Erik van Lier btb; Misha Mengelberg p; Maarten van Regteren Altena b; Han Bennink d.
2. DE LAATSTE STUNDE (Theo Loevendie) – 13:10
Length: 1t/13'32"
Source:rb/VARA, Radio Hilversum 2, 1967
Lineage: FM>2 gen.tape>HD/wav>flac

1967-12-18 / MENGELBERG
INSTANT COMPOSERS POOL + JOHN TCHICAI
18.12.1967 – Amsterdam, Lurelei-Theater (live)
John Tchicai as; Willem Breuker bcl; Misha Mengelberg p; Maarten van Regteren Altena b; Han Bennink d/vib.
3. COOL EYES (John Tchicai) – 9:46 [Trio, WB & MM out]
4. DIE BERGE SCHÜTZEN DIE HEIMAT (Misha Mengelberg) – 13:50
Length: 2t/24'15" (incl. radio announcements and applause)
Source: rb/AVRO(?), Radio Hilversum 1967/68
Lineage: FM>2 gen.tape>HD/wav>flac

Additional info by the poster (on the Dime network):

The first ICP-sessions in 1967 are important documents for the second root of this very special kind of Dutch "free jazz": the tradition of the European contemporary written music. It's a strange kind of "Third Stream Music".

The recording sessions are also documents for the beginning international integration of the European Improvised Music scene with the guests from Germany, England and Denmark.

The technical quality of these pieces is poor due to my possibilities to receive these broadcastings in 1967/68. Specially the two live recordings (tracks 3 and 4) are something only for hard-core musicologists, because I got them by trade from an x-generation copy. But let's be happy that these recordings have survived and hope, that there will be someone who has received and preserved a better cut.

The recordings are giving an impression of the treasures which are still hidden in the Netherlands archives.

I hope that my seeds will motivate someone for digging there. It would be quite amazing to be able to listen to these unique beginnings of the contemporary jazz from the Netherlands in a good quality on CD or on Radio someday.

Links in comments. The links for the second part (1968) are still active.

7 comments:

kinabalu said...

http://www.multiupload.com/DVKQIY48IR

Anonymous said...

thank you. THANK you! thank YOU!! THANK YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this, as I missed it the first time around. I'm also still-new to the ICP, so this background is very helpful. The ICP are still touring, with Mengelberg and Bennink, they will be on the East Coast USA this week!

gdgm+

Bill said...

Thank you Kinabalu,
I missed the radio-broadcast in 1967 (yes we're getting on) and have been curious ever since.
Thanks once again!

E. said...

so glad to see this reposted- Thank you so much!! what a pleasure to hear- glad to finally be able to download this one, after missing it the first time around-

i would love to see the Steve Lacy Quintet w/ Derek Bailey - Live in Paris, 1976 fm broadcast reposted- I would be glad to trade or post something in exchange-

onxidlib said...

I'll join the request for a repost of the Steve Lacy Quintet w/ Derek Bailey - Live in Paris, 1976 fm broadcast.

kinabalu said...

This was uploaded by "Boromir" who's no longer a contributor to this blog. I'm not sure if I downloaded it at the time, but perhaps some others did and can reup it?