28 June 2011
26 June 2011
Classical Dutch School.
Rec. live at "Rocca Sforzesca", Imola, Italy, on July 14, 1978
Leo Van Oostrom,alto sax
Joop Van Erven,drums
1. Giorgio Gaslini Intro (01:06)
2. Unknown (47:28)
3. Encore (07:31)
Total Time 56:06
25 June 2011
The final concert (the fourth of the evening!) of the third edition
of Umbria Jazz, maybe not the best recording but, the Music is
Rec. live at "Umbria Jazz", Orvieto, Italy, on August 1, 1975
Jimmy Lyons,alto sax
1. Improvisation [inc.] (59:10)
19 June 2011
Sublime performances by Bill Dixon and his fellow musicians.
Finally - after years of searching for these rare recordings - I'm able to hear them. Thank you M.!
My expectations weren't disappointed - au contraire.
BILL DIXON "CONSIDERATIONS 1"
Bill Dixon, trumpet
Steve Horenstein, tenor saxophone (1,4)
Alan Silva, bass (1)
Henry Letcher, drums (4)
1. Places And Things 11:59
2. Long Alone Song 06:35
3. Shrike 01:01
4. Pages 16:08
5. Solo 07:00
Recorded: 1973 (3,5), 1975 (2,4), and 1976 (1)
Cover paintings by Dixon.
Note: Tracks 2) and 3) also available on "Odyssey".
BILL DIXON "CONSIDERATIONS 2"
Bill Dixon, trumpet
Henry Letcher, drums (3,4)
Jim Tifft, trumpet (5)
Jeff Hoyer, trombone (5)
Steve Horenstein, tenor saxophone (5)
Jay Ash, baritone saxophone (5)
Chris Billias, percussion (5)
(unknown orchestra on 2)
1. Webern 00:15
2. Orchestra Piece 12:03
3. Duo # one 07:36
4. Duo # two 06:38
5. Sequences 12:56
Recorded: 1973 (1), 1972 (2,4), 1975 (3,4)
Cover paintings by Bill Dixon.
16 June 2011
UPDATE: New rip from another LP courtesy of Nick. Links see comment no. 16..........
The collaboration between Masayuki Takayanagi and Masahiko Togashi yields some music which is quite special for both discographies. They never played in such a manner before or after.
Note: The rip has a continous buzzing and during the quieter parts a kind of crackling. I tried to remove it - but to no avail. Yet it is still a good listen (sonically) and a marvellous achievement by the musicians (musically!!).
Hopefully it will see a proper reissue...
MASAHIKO TOGASHI & MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI "PULSATION"
Masahiko Togashi,drums, percussion
1. Inner pulsation (TOGASHI) 21:12
2. Outer pulsation (TOGASHI) 21:19
May 27, 1983 : Live at Zojoji Hall, Tokyo
Concert produced by TOGASHI Masahiko (Zojoji concert No. 13).
Cover design by TOGASHI Masahiko.
Album subtitle : "1983. We now create. Live at Zojoji Hall."
PADDLE WHEEL/KING K28P-6244
Addendum: A new (Dec. 19) rip is available, see comments...
UPDATE: New link from the new rip (courtesy Nick) in comments (Nov. 06. 2012)
...still waiting for a reissue...
15 June 2011
KANG TAE HWAN & SAINKHO NAMTCHYLAK "LIVE"
Kang Tae Hwan, alto saxophone
Sainkho Namtchylak, voice
1. Improvisation 1 (duo) 22:00
2. Improvisation 2 (solo- Sainkho) 02:42
3. Improvisation 3 (duo) 03:50
4. Improvisation 4 (Hokutobo) (solo- Kang) 25:03
5. Improvisation 5 (duo) 15:59
Recorded live at Weather Report, Matsue, Shimane-kenn, Japan on 28th November, 1993.
FREE IMPROVISATION NETWORK FINCD9301
11 June 2011
Tenth event/concert for the series "I Concerti di Un Certo Discorso".
The first seven songs (by J.R. Morton) were published by the FMP years ago (SAJ-31) and now sadly OOP, while the long suite in four movements and the encore are still unpublished (to my knowledge).
here the complete list of all concerts.
Rec. live at "Teatro Argentina", Rome, Italy, on May 31, 1980
Alexander von Schlippenbach,piano,conductor
Gerd Dudek,tenor & soprano sax,clarinet,flute
Paul Lovens,neworleansed drumset,drums
RAI Big Band :
Doriano Beltrame/Nino Culasso/Michele Lacerenza/
Gennaro Baldino/Giancarlo Becattini/Marco Pellacani/
Beppe Carrieri/Sal Genovese/Baldo Maestri/Gianni Oddi/
01. Black Bottom Stomp [J.R.Morton] (05:13)
02. New Orleans Blues [J.R.Morton] (07:36)
03. King Porter Stomp [J.R.Morton] (02:15)
04. The Pearls [J.R.Morton] (06:03)
05. Wolverine Blues [J.R.Morton] (04:42)
06. Mr. Jelly Lord [J.R.Morton] (02:51)
07. Dead Man Blues [J.R.Morton] (05:09)
08. Suite (part I) [A.von Schlippenbach] (11:37)
09. Suite (part II) [A.von Schlippenbach] (16:12)
10. Suite (part III) [A.von Schlippenbach] (05:37)
11. Suite (part IV) [A.von Schlippenbach] (11:30)
12. Black Bottom Stomp (encore) [J.R.Morton] (05:24)
Total Time 1:24:14
Black Bottom Stomp (encore)
8 June 2011
"It doesn't matter what it is. I'm just a person who writes for what it is. It's written for jazz musicians. I don't consider myself a jazz musician at all. I'm not spontaneous. I take a lot of time thinking about everything and when I finally get an idea during a solo, the piece is over. So, I'm really slow. I'm not a jazz musician; I wish I were. I'm just writing for them, as opposed to writing for classical musicians, or as opposed to writing for cabaret or the other things you mentioned. Those are not the people I write for." Carla Bley
Rec. live at "Cineteatro Ciak", Milan, Italy, on November 3,
1980 (mics recording)
Steve Slagle,alto sax,clarinet,vocals
Gary Windo,tenor sax,vocals
Earl McIntyre,bass trombone,vocals
Steve Swallow,electric bass,vocals
1. Can't Get My Motor To Start (03:26)
2. 8 1/2 (11:09)
3. Murder (05:08)
4. Copyright Royalties (08:00)
5. 440 (07:48)
6. Unknown (03:56)
7. Very Very Simple [inc.] (06:27)
8. Hot River (08:00)
9. Walking Batterriewoman (06:59)
Total Time 1:00:59
All compositions by C.Bley except 2 [N.Rota]
Very Very Simple (inc.)
An addendum to the Cramps thread - I do not know anything about Luigi Cinque and haven't heard yet his music.
I got it as a present today - a present for you.
Luigi Cinque, Umberto Mosca, Antonello Neri
soprano saxophone, acqua, tastiere, flauti, voci, campanelli, chen, pianoforte preparato, zampogna
1. Solo 11:56
2. Il Volo Dell'Ape Oltre Le Sabbie 06:37
3. (Sinusoide) 07:34
4. Molino 03:25
5. Suoni 09:10
Released in 1979.
CRAMPS 5206 011 DIVerso n.11
(japanese version POCE-1203)
7 June 2011
G.L. UNIT "ORANGUTANG!"
Track 1,2 & 3 :
Peter Hennix, Torsten Eckerman, trumpet
Roland Keijser, clarinet
Alponso Dantzler, alto saxophone
Göran Freese, alto saxophone, flute
Gunnar Lindqvist, tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet, piano
Rune Stålspets, tenor & soprano saxophone, flute
Allan Olsson, baritone saxophone, flute
Åke Holmqvist, melodica, recorder
Allan Wajda, piano, recorder
Kjell Norlén, guitar,
Ivar Lindell, Göran Oskarsson, bass
Bampe Karlsson, Bosse Skoglund, drums (1,2)
Bengt "Frippe" Nordström, alto saxophone (2),
Sune Spångberg, drums (3)
Track 4 :
Peter Hennix, Maffy Falay, Torsten Eckerman, Lalle Svensson, trumpet
Bo Lindenstrand, alto saxophone
Gunnar Lindqvist, tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet
Roland Keijser, Tommy Koverhult, tenor saxophone, flute
Bernt Rosengren, tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet, oboe
Bengt "Frippe" Nordström, tenor saxophone
Gunnar Bergsten, Göran Freese, baritone saxophone
Allan Olsson, baritone saxophone,,flute
Ove Karlsson, Mats Hagström, cello
Björn Alke, bass, cello
Lennart Sandsjö, bass
Bampe Karlsson, Sven-Åke Johansson, Gunnar Nyberg, Bengt Berger, drums
Peter Smoliansky, bongos
1. Waves 05:51
2. Experience X 06:31
3. Orangutan 07:22
4. Freedom - Equality - Brotherhood 16:04
All music composed by G.Lindqvist.
Track 1 - 3 recorded at Stockholmsterassen on March 19, 1969.
Track 4 recorded at EMI Studio, Stockholm on March 22, 1970.
EMI ODEON E062-34163
TOMMY KOVERHULT & JAN WALLGREN QUINTET
Hakan Nykvist, fluegelhorn
Tommy Koverhult, tenor saxophone, flute
Jan Wallgren, piano
Ivar Lindell, bass
Ivan Oscarsson, drums
1. Man Dally (Wallgren) 07:17
2. Out Walked Bud (Wallgren) 06:07
3. Love Chant (Wallgren) 10:31
4. Wallgreco El Sueco (Wallgren) 08:07
5. Khalida's Lullaby (Wallgren) 04:20
6. Charli's Lat'n (Gösta Wälivaara) 09:42
Recorded at Guldhatten, Stockholm on March 5, 1973.
DRAGON DRLP 5
5 June 2011
Billy Bang Sextet
Billy Bang - violin
Frank Lowe - tenor sax
Luther Thomas - alto sax
Butch Morris - cornet
Curtis Clark - piano
Wilbur Morris - bass
Steve McCall - drums
1. A Pebble Is A Small Rock 16:57
2. Sweet Space 5:21
3. Loweski For Frank (T.F.R.) 13:05
4. Music For The Love Of It 5:56
Recorded live at the Loeb Student Center north lobby, New York University, November 15, 1979.
Anima 12741 / own LP-rip
Owombat, May 2011
over at 9 grey chairs (http://ninegreychairs.blogspot.com/) there is much more to be found from this great musician, human being and personal friend. Sweet Space was not among them, so I decided to .flac my LP (some mp3´s of this are floating around in blogland) to the honour of Bill and for the pleasure of you
4 June 2011
I got it from Dime - thanks to the original uploader survivor69.
ANGELICA 21 Festival internazionale di musica - LIVING IT UP!
Pauline Oliveros, accordion and electronics
Roscoe Mitchell, saxophones, flutes
John Tilbury, piano
Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet
improv1 pt1 12.27
improv1 pt2 17.39
improv2 pt1 17.40
improv2 pt2 22.13
improv3 (encore) 4.24
Live FM radio broadcast from Teatro San Leonardo, Bologna (ITALY) by "Il Cartellone - Radio Tre Suite", Radio 3 RAI [third channel of Italian national radio], on sunday 8 May 2011, 21:42 hours.
MASAHIKO TOGASHI & IMPROVISATION JAZZ ORCHESTRA "AL-ALAPH"
Masahiko Sato, piano, electric piano, conductor
Masahiko Togashi, drums, percussion, arrangement
Katsuji Hattori, Kazuo Komiya, Jiro Shoda, trumpet, fluegelhorn
Tadanori Konakawa, Haruki Sato, trombone
Masami Nakagawa, flute, piccolo, soprano & alto saxophone
Shuya Sato, soprano & alto saxophone
Hisahide Kato, soprano & tenor saxophone
Kazutoki Umezu, soprano & alto saxophone, bass clarinet
Shunzo Sunahara, baritone saxophone
Hiroshi Ito, electric violin
Isao Suzuki, Nobuyoshi Ino, bass
Toshiro Miyauchi, Mikiharu Takagi, drums, percussion
1. Al-Alaph (opening) 07:50
2. Wind 11:18
3. Street 20:02
4. Lonely 20:02
5. Hole 09:23
6. Al-Alaph (closing) 09:46
Recorded on April 30, 1980 , live at Yubin Chokin Kaikan Hall, Tokyo.
PADDLE WHEEL/KING K22P-6021/2
3 June 2011
Probably, a musician to be rediscovered.
Rec. live at the 9th "Moers Festival", Moers, Germany,
on May 24, 1980 (mics recording)
Idris Ackamoor,alto sax,percussion
1. The Beginning Of The Second Earth [I.Ackamoor] (24:52)
2. Sun Dazzling [I.Ackamoor]/The Maze [L.Nyers] (25:35)
3. Song (inc.) [R.Mitchell] (06:48)
Total Time 57:15
2 June 2011
Some may recall that on the Church #9 blog, I contributed a rip of the "Gittin' to know y'all", a record on the MPS label that collected moments off the Baden Baden Free Jazz Meeting 1969. The gist of the title was the meeting of American musicians living in Europe, many associated with the Chicago-based AACM organisation, with a select assortment of European musicians under the general banner of free jazz. What I didn't know at the time was that there was a Gittin' to know y'all, part 2, comprising the AEC quartet with the European Free Jazz Orchestra, all happening in Frankfurt some months later.
So, for the sake of historical comprehensiveness, here is the piece, composed and led and introduced by Lester Bowie. He decided to rename it, considering the venue and the time, "Germany Unite", quite a prescient thing to say in 1970. Briefly, the piece can be divided into four fairly discernable sections. First is the opening with instruments on top of an orchestral drone backdrop, not unlike Gittin part 1. A quieter section follows with Roscoe Mitchell to the fore, here on bass sax. Afer that, a vocal section with Karin Krog and Jeanne Lee, both exquisite and freewheeling (the former was also on the Gittin MPS lp on a short vocal-only track). Finally, the ochestra shifts gear into a collective blowout, with Joseph Jarman in the foreground, on tenor. A couple of brief orchestral statements and the piece is over, a little over half an hour in all.
All good stuff and an extra treat for those who dug Gittin part 1. I sure did!
ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO & EUROPEAN FREE JAZZ ORCHESTRA
conducted by LESTER BOWIE
Frankfurt, 12. Deutsches Jazzfestival, 3. Konzert
March 22, 1970
Lester Bowie (tp, cond)
Joseph Jarman (as,ts)
Roscoe Mitchell (bs)
Malachi Favors Maghostut (b)
Frederic Rabold (pocket-tp)
Michael Sell (tp)
Herbert Joos (flh)
Manfred Schoof (tp)
Paul Rutherford, Albert Mangelsdorff, Günter Christmann (tb)
Dieter Scherf, Michael Thielepape, Joachim Kühn (as)
Axel Hennies (ts,fl)
Gunter Hampel (bcl)
Alfred Harth, Heinz Sauer, Gerd Dudek (ts)
Claus Bühler, Peter Stock (b)
Gerhard König (g)
Rainer Grimm (d)
Karin Krog (voc-left channel)
Jeanne Lee (voc-right channel)
1. Introduction (3:37)
2. Gittin' To Know Ya All (33:40)
With the death of an artist, there is, perhaps predictably, a flourish of online activity to commemorate the said artist. Billy Bang was no exception. About a dozen concert recordings have turned up and among them, I thought this one carried a special significance. This was the Vietnam Aftermath band, largely composed of members who had shared the experience of serving in Vietnam in their youth. For Bang and his ex-combatants, the project offered a chance to work with and work through the emotional demons generated by serving in a war that never was popular and ended in defeat. As with war experiences in general, what happened often remained unsaid unless one marshalled the courage to deal with it, personally or therapeutically in company with others.
For his and his co-musicians, Bang wrote up eight tunes that in various ways captured the Vietnam war reality. Motives from Asian music are mixed in with familiar jazz idioms, for instance in the theme of the opening track which also is the first off on this concert recording. We'll get to hear five pieces off the Vietnam aftermath cd, and as the band was called back for an encore, we'll get a sixth, Bien Hoa Blues. As Bang lived in Germany on and off, he gave a shot at introducing the band and himself in German as well.
This aftermath cd was followed up by Vietnam Reflections, though without Frank Lowe, who had died in the meantime and he later went on to collaborate with Vietnamese musicians. All in all, a very positive hour, and a proof that music can be life-affirming, in the case of Billy Bang, a deep truth and not a cliche.
Don't forget to pick up Billy Bang cds, many of which are still in print!
For further info, including the background for these tunes, check this source:
Billy Bang - vietnam aftermath
August 23 2002
Saalfelden JF, A
Billy Bang v
John Hicks p
Curtis Lundy b
Frank Lowe ts
James Zollar tp
Michael Carvin dr
01 BB ann/Yo! Ho Chi Minh Is In The House 12.00
02 BB ann/Tunnel rat 9.06
03 BB ann/Moments For Kiamia 11.33
04 BB ann/Fire in the hole 7.48
05 BB ann/Saigon phunk 9.18
06 Band Introduction 1.31
07 Bien Hoa blues 9.30