8 October 2012

JOHN TCHICAI QUARTET "NACHTMUSIK - KÖLN, 1972"




JOHN TCHICAI - R.I.P.

Born in Aarhus, Denmark on April 28, 1936 - died in Perpignan, France on October 7, 2012.

Ha' det godt!

...playing now some night-music...listen the rustle of spring


JOHN TCHICAI QUARTET  "KÖLN, 1972"

John Tchicai, alto & soprano saxophone, vocals
Ole Thilo, piano
Peter Warren, bass
Pierre Favre, drums

1. unknown title                 11:47
2. unknown title                 10:37
3. unknown title                 11:34
4. unknown title                 10:14
5. Frühlingsrauschen (G.Gruntz)  09:28

Recorded in Köln, Germany for the WDR, "Nachtmusik" on May 6, 1972.

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33 comments:

Rev. Dr. Moller. MDMA, THC and BAR. said...

Thank you. Gone but not forgotten.

giu said...

maybe he is already playing and yours (ours) Riccardo is recording!!

Bozo,Thoughtful Clown said...

What a great loss to our civilization, Tchicai was a giant! As I mentioned elsewhere, he took the time in the mid-70s to respond to a fan-letter from the young Bozo. This looks like a great band! Peter Warren was playing some fantastic bass around this time period, and was on some fantastic dates. So let's all enjoy, and give thanks,honors and praise; we're losing too many good ones these days...

kinabalu said...

Indeed, Sean Bergin died about a month ago, a South African who settled in Holland.

Peter said...

Thx onx.

This was news to me - very sad to hear of his passing.

Sean Bergin too...

:(

glmlr said...

Sad news. May he rest in peace. "Ascension", Ayler, Cherry, JCOA bands, Rudd, the Europeans, CT, Gayle etc. etc. He kept good company).

Igor said...

John Tchicai was one of a kind. Even more - One of Another Kind. Rest in peace, Mr. Tchicai.

toci said...

Sad news.Great artist.

Anonymous said...

John was part of so many wonderful projects and gave us a lifetime of musical excellence. We can only be thankful.
Thanks for the post.
...Tom F.

poetrymusik said...

thanks; tchicai was a great saxophonist, among the better;
sandor

mew23 said...

The CD 'Travellers' by John Tchicai with Christopher Dell (vibes), Jonas Westergaard (bass) and Christian Lillinger (drums) is soon to be released on the Jazzwerkstatt label.
Here's a concert performance of this quartet, recorded at the festival 'Jazz in E Nr.18' in Eberswalde, Germany, on May 19, 2012 (51 minutes, radio broadcast).

http://mir.cr/120R9TXI

konjaku said...

this is a really nice group and music. unfortunately the last track (the G Gruntz) seems to be corrupted.

sotise said...

His spirit Lives on, thanks for this great show!

onxidlib said...

I will check my cd of this recording for the last track.

Anonymous said...

@mew23...thanx for your download
just got a listen - and not really a joy 'cause of that insensible drumming (Lillinger) over there. Probably the reason for Tchicai's hold back over long parts.

And - thanx Mr. Tchicai for all your great music given to us.

john said...

I didn't know this news until I checked your essential blog. Tchicai was a great musician; I think the NYAQ recordings are gems from the mid 60's.

Anonymous said...

was lucky to see him play many times...he was a giant...he was music...a true great

he was cutting edge his whole career...from nyaq,coltrane, don cherry 60's free jazz to williamsburg downtown 21st century


rip roi

i'll miss you

cheers

Hookfinger said...

I just heard the sad news this afternoon. I was hoping you would offer a tribute. I look forward to sitting down with this soon. Despite the blue situation I appreciate your sharing this. Thank you.

Newmill Mark said...

Very sad knews, he was one of the first artists who taught me that freer music was just as good as the hard bop I was much more familiar with. I still have the tape I copied from a mates dad of "John Tchicai with Strange Brothers" twenty plus years ago, how time passes

trane said...

RIP John, and thanks for posting this recording

Anonymous said...

Tchicai made a significant mark on modern jazz. Sadly, most Americans know little of his work.

Actually the last two tracks are defective. (Notice flapping sound throughout is not the drummer.)

This was a beautiful concert. Hopefully someone will post a better rip of it...

Hookfinger said...

Great recording, but try as I might I have not been able to correct the last track either. Just a heads up.

onxidlib said...

I'll check it tomorrow.

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konjaku said...

thank you!

Anonymous said...

thanx...the updated package works fine....a joy!!

Anonymous said...

ps-
was just lookin at your carla bley archive

http://inconstantsol.blogspot.com/2007/04/carla-bley-live-in-hamburg-jan-28th.html


chances are its the same quartet backing her, as this current post..so the pianist would be Ole Thilo not
irene Schweitzer


it all comes around

cheers

Troels666 said...

TAK, Tchicai

Miss you!

T

Hookfinger said...

Many thanks for taking the time to fix the show. It is much appreciated.

Bulkang U. Antibop said...

The Willisau Jazz Archive lists this band in 1971 as "THE NAKED HAMLET MUSIC ENSEMBLE." In 1972, Leon Francioli had taken the bass chair. They even have the original poster art there! Amazing!
This was a great show, whenever it took place! Thank you! Favre could almost pass for Sunny Murray in places! Thilo (who passed away a year prior to the original post here) and Tchicai had quite the empathy...

onxidlib said...

1fichier

Solomon said...

Thank you.

Javier Roz said...

Thanks again onxidlib!