26 October 2011

George Lewis Ensemble - Live in Verona '79


This post completes the documentation of a double performance by the G.Lewis Ensemble at the end of April 1979 in Verona (see AD/DE and GL/RT).
The same Ensemble that recorded "Homage to Charles Parker" for
Black Saint : the two long suites / compositions are clearly an
extended version of the songs on the album.

Special thanks to my dear friend Mr. Zero who recorded the concert.

Rec. live at "Sala della Guardia", Verona, Italy,
on April 30, 1979 (mics recording)

George Lewis,trombone,electronics
Douglas Ewart,alto sax,bass clarinet,flute
Anthony Davis,piano
Richard Teitelbaum,synth

1. Suite #1 (35:44)
2. Suite #2 (46:28)

Total Time 1:22:12

excerpt from Suite #2

25 comments:

riccardo said...
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wightdj said...

Cool, thanks.

Andy said...

Thanks Riccardo. This is beautiful.

matt w said...

WOW. The excerpt is part of a live version of "Homage to Charles Parker," half of one of the greatest albums ever (and -- plug -- available for less than $2US as an MP3 download at Amazon). Thank you so, so much.

SOTISE said...

thanks Riccardo ,love that album so im Looking forward to this!

waggadventure.com said...

Thank, I have an mp3 (256 k) of this same quartet in Paris early March of that year and it is quite a good performance. Homage is one of my favorite records - they hit a beautiful ethereal groove on it...transcends genres like all great music should. d/ling this now, can't wait to hear!

riccardo said...

@ waggadventure.com

could you upload the concert in Paris?

Arcturus said...

just excellent, thanks riccardo!

matt w said...

It sounds like there's a jump seven minutes from the end of suite 2 (in the FLAC).

riccardo said...

@ matt w

yes, at 39'23" of suite #2, side A
of the cassette ends and the recording restarts on side B : few seconds are missing.

matt w said...

Ah thanks -- just wanted to make sure I didn't have a flawed file or something.

Thanks again for this lovely music!

waggadventure.com said...

Here's the Paris concert I mentioned earlier http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1P9L37NT. I don't remember where I got it...it is a 256 kbps mp3, so a lossless version would be preferred. This is the same quartet from March 5, 1979 - I'll also upload a quintet from a couple months later (Moers, June 2, adding Wallace McMillan on flute.

riccardo said...

@ waggadventure

many thanks, mp3 but very good quality, probably a broadcast.

waggadventure.com said...

and the moers quintet http://depositfiles.com/files/mplwmyq9v

Igor said...

Very much appreciated, riccardo.

JC said...

Thanks and thanks waggadventure.

Anonymous said...

Any chance to reupload the files? The excerpt sounds extremely beautiful! Thanks for all the wonderful music ...

Anonymous said...

Please can you reupload this beautiful music?
Thanks
Jazzer3ogun

kinabalu said...
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Anonymous said...

Thanks Kinabalu, you are kind and gentle, I listenede George Lewis with Anthony Braxton maybe an year or two after these concert and it was terrific music.Is there some recording by John Carter Octet? When I listened "Castle of Ghana" I searched all his recordings, but it's so difficult listen his music of those years live.
Thanks Jazzer3ogun

Anonymous said...

Thanks Kinabalu, it is a beautiful music. In those years I listened George Lewis with Anthony Braxton... terrific music! Is there some live recordings by John Cater Octet? His Gramavision recordings are amazing.
Thanks Jazzer3ogun

chrisc said...

The re-up of the Lewis-Teitelbaum concert got me really excited about the whole ensemble concert too. Is there any chance for a re-up of this? Thank you very much in advance.

kinabalu said...

New link:

Mega

chrisc said...

That was really quick. Thank you very much kinabalu.

Javier Roz said...

Thanks Kinabalu for the re-up!