YOSHISABURO TOYOZUMI UNIT "THE MASTERPIECE"
Kazutoki Umezu, alto saxophone & bass clarinet
Hiroaki Katayama, tenor & baritone saxophone
Haruki Satoh, trombone
Yoshisaburo Toyozumi, drums & percussion
A1. Pray From K2 Godwin Austin Mt.(Dedicated to the late Kaoru Abe) 05:37
A2. Efu No Fue (Dedicated to the late Eric Dolphy) 10:34
A3. Raga Of Black Key (Dedicated to Ustal Amjad Ali Khan) 06:51
B1. Let's Wash Your Hands (With The Water Of Five Thousand Years Ago) 05:20
B2. From Alexandria Beach (To Lake Phewa Tal) 08:05
B3. Nile River, Indus River & Ganges River 08:38
B4. 1,2,3,4 Sublimation 05:04
Recorded on 17th & 18th April, 1979 at Tochikawa Shakai-Kyoiku Kaikon, Japan.
Vinyl-rip and cover pictures provided by Nick!
31 January 2012
First event/concert for the series "I Concerti di Un Certo Discorso".
here the complete list of all concerts.
Rec. live at "Teatro dell'Opera", Rome, Italy, on March 3, 1980 (radio broadcast)
Gil Evans,piano,electric piano,conductor
Lee Konitz,alto & soprano saxes
Ack van Rooyen,trumpet & flugelhorn
RAI Big Band :
Nino Culasso/Doriano Beltrame/Cicci Santucci/Michele
Lacerenza,tps - Giancarlo Beccattini/Ernesto Pumpo/
Marco Pellacani/Gennaro Baldino,tbs - Gianni Oddi/Baldo
Maestri/Sal Genovese/Beppe Carrieri/Carlo Metallo,reeds
- Sergio Coppetelli/Pino Rucher,gt - Maurizio Majorana,b -
1. Eleven/Las Vegas Tango [G.Evans] (22:02)
2. Dr. Jekyll [J.McLean]/Here Come De Honey Man [G.Gershwin] (13:11)
3. Gone [G.Gershwin] (12:00)
4. Blues In Orbit [G.Russell] (13:34)
5. Copenhagen Sight [G.Evans] (13:05)
6. Anita's Dance [G.Evans] (09:21)
7. Sirhan's Blues (inc.) [J.B.Brooks] (06:52)
Total Time 1:30:08
First I didn't know about this group - then Riccardo made his really exciting blindfold test
Now - thanks to Nick - we are able to hear their first (only?) official release (OOP!) - ENJOY!
... and say thanks to Nick for his generous contributions over the last months - I certainly DO!
FMT (FREE MUSIC TRIO) "YOU GOT A FREEDOM"
Yoshiaki Fujikawa,saxophone, flute, etc.
Keiki Midorikawa, cello, etc.
Yoshisaburo Toyozumi, drums, percussion, etc.
A1. You Got A Freedom 09:11
A2. Summer Day 06:13
A3. Drunken Pipers 05:36
B1. Hattrick 06:48
B2. Lethe 08:02
B3. Minha Marcia E Meu Alexis 04:34
B4. Gamemba 02:13
Recorded on 27 & 28 June 1978 at Tachikawa, Shakai-Kyoiku Kaikan, Japan.
The group's acronym was taken from the first letters of the members'
surnames (Fujikawa, Midorikawa, Toyozumi),
but it also stood for Free Music Trio.
ALM URANOIA UR 1
30 January 2012
Itaru Oki, trumpet, fluegelhorn, flutes
Denis Colin, bass clarinet
Bruno Girard, violin
Francois Catinaud, tenor saxophone
Pierre Jacquet, bass
Michel Coffi, drums
1. Poème trouvé 11:32
2. Le crotoy 15:22
3. The shadow of your smile 22:51
4. Doina 04:33
Recorded live at Théatre Dunois, Paris on 12th February, 1982.
IACP TEX 1001
Flac and Scans by Nick!
WORKSHOP DE LYON "TIENS! LES BOURGEONS ÉCLATENT..."
Maurice Merle, alto & soprano saxophone, basse á vent, voice
Louis Sclavis, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, voice
Jean Bolcato, bass, voice
Christian Rollet, drums, gong, trombone
A1. Chant Pour Les 103 Du Plateau 04:39
A2. Le Vert (Ou L'intox) 05:12
A3. Paradis Des Oiseaux 06:12
A4. Duchesne Père Et Fils 06:19
A5. Suivi De La Marche Noire 00:51
B1. Je Cherche Une Enveloppe 07:01
B2. L'aveugle Et Les Marchands (Ou Des Coups De Canne Dans Les Vitrines) 08:44
B3. Tango A Bascule 01:15
B4. Nobody Know You When You Are Down And Out 04:05
B5. Tiens ! Les Bourgeons Eclatent... 01:33
Recorded at Studio L'oiseau Musicien, Aubenas-les-Alpes, France, between Oct.27 & Nov.2, 1977.
L'OISEAU MUSICIEN 112210
29 January 2012
Already some months on my posting-list Nick has provided us with a surprise!
This is noise/industrial or whatever you may call it - long before such a monicker was used as a reference for a musical style.
A remarkable experience - played by:
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI "ACTION DIRECT"
Masayuki Takayanagi, guitar, tapes, electronics, sword and other devices
A1. Dry Weather Alert 15:07
A2. Reaction 06:26
B1. Loop Hole 21:54
Recorded live at Zojoji Hall, Tokyo, Japan on 5th October, 1985.
ALM-Uranoia UR-6 (released 1987)
(In 2005 Tiliqua Records reissued the LP as LP  and CD  - TILAR-5001 - all three releases are OOP)
28 January 2012
Never knew about this group when I got it yesterday from Nick - I will listen to it for the first time - literally - in one minute...
TEXTURE SEXTET "POLYGAMME"
Itaru Oki, trumpet, fluegelhorn
Denis Colin, bass clarinet
Francois Cotinaud, tenor saxophone
Bruni Girard, violin
Pierre Jacquet, bass
Michel Coffi, drums
A1. Otemoyan 09:24
A2. Passion 11:31
B1. Polygamme 10:54
B2. Nocs De Terre 02:25
B3. Insoumission 04:28
Recorded on 30th May & 1st June, 1983 at the CNAI Studio, Paris.
Another LP with Francois Cotinaud and the label IACP here
and one more with Cotinaud
26 January 2012
Finally! The first set of "Tribute to the Blue Notes" - recording made by Andy!
MUJICIAN & INGOMA "TRIBUTE TO THE BLUE NOTES"
Zim Ngqawana, saxophone, flute
Andile Yenana, piano, keyboard
Herbie Tsoaeli, electric bass
Kevin Gibson, drums
Barry Olson, trombone
Jim Dvorak, trumpet
Paul Dunmall, tenor saxophone
Keith Tippett, piano
Paul Rogers, bass
Tony Levin, drums
1. -Ingoma- 41:00
2. -Mujician- 19:04
Recorded at the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham, UK on 4th October, 1997.
Note: Ingoma and Mujician are playing separate sets - during the second set they play together!
Here's the link to the second set.
Certainly not at the level of "Special Edition" but, in any case, a very
Rec. live in Lovere, Italy, on June 15, 1979 (mics recording)
Lester Bowie,trumpet (-3)
John Abercrombie,guitar (-3)
Eddie Gomez,bass (-3)
1. Unknown (17:10)
2. Unknown (13:30)
3. Silver Hollow (07:17)
4. Salsa For Eddie G. (14:37)
5. Unknown (13:14)
6. Encore (11:15)
Total Time 1:17:06
One more gem from the rich japanese (Free) Jazz -Scene of the seventies - solo/duo/trio and quartet >
Nick is back with an excellent rip from:
KEIKI MIDORIKAWA "FIVE PIECES OF CAKE"
Keiki Midorikawa, bass(A2, B1, B2), cello(A1, A2, B3)
Yoshiaki Fujikawa, alto saxophone(A2, B1), flute(A2, B3)
Hiroaki Katayama, tenor saxophone(A2)
Tadashi Yoshida, trumpet & marimba(A2)
Shoji Nakayama, drums(B1, B2)
A1. Soi-Di'Sant 11:51
A2. Harmonious-Outcast 10:48
B1. Involved Elevation 07:46
B2. Transit 04:44
B3. Message 08:14
Composed by Keiki Midorikawa.
Recorded: April 19/20, 1975 at the New Meguro Studio, Tokyo, Japan.
OFFBEAT RECORDS ORLP-1002
19 January 2012
This Double-LP was never approved by the musicians - it is in fact a bootleg.
The sound quality is appropriate - there's a mighty performance by the Brötzmann Octet, modern Jazz by Joki Freund, a short solo by Marion Brown, Rolf Kühn playing an electric clarinet and some more rare recordings from the end 60's...
The lady below was not on the schedule for the festival - but it was held nevertheless at this open-air theatre...
INTERNATIONAL HOLY HILL JAZZ MEETING (1969)
A1. Pierre Favre Trio: "Let's Talk About The Weather" (09:19)
Peter Kowald, bass
Pierre Favre, drums
A2. Rolf Kühn Quartett: "Circus Live" (10:31)
Rolf Kühn, electric clarinet
Joachim Kühn, piano
Buschi Niebergall, bass
Stu Martin, drums, percussion, flute
B1. Peter Brötzmann Oktett: "Finally" (19:39)
Paul Rutherford, trombone
Peter Brötzmann, tenor saxophone
Evan Parker, tenor & soprano saxophone
Fred Van Hove, piano
Buschi Niebergall, bass, bass trombone
Peter Kowald, bass
Arjen Gorter, bass
Pierre Favre, drums
C1. Joe Viera - Ed Kroeger Quartett: "Fifteen And More" (10:32)
Ed Kröger, trombone
Joe Viera, alto & soprano saxophone
Sigi Busch, bass
Heinrich Hock, drums
C2. Joki Freund Quintett: "Five To Five" (09:50)
Toni Rabold, trumpet
Joki Freund, tenor & soprano saxophone
Helmut Kirchgässner, piano
Peter Witte, bass
Jörg Gebhard, drums
D1. Marion Brown: "In Memory Of John Coltrane" (03:24)
Marion Brown, alto saxophone
D2. Joki Freund Quintett: "Gluga Gluga Blues" (14:42)
same personal as on track 5
Recorded live at the Heidelberg Thingstätte, Heilingenberg, Germany on 6th July, 1969.
MENO LIECHTENSTEIN & CB RECORDS No. 6769
(Note: The title "Vibration" for C1 which is given on the cover is wrong!)
16 January 2012
CHARLES TYLER QUARTET "DEFINITE - 1"
Charles Tyler, alto & baritone saxophone
Earl Cross, trumpet & mellophone*
Kevin Ross, bass
Steve Reid, drums
A1. Cadiz, Of The West Kentucky Woods (Tyler) 14:12
A2. Just For Two (Cross) 08:08
B1. The Wasteland* (Tyler) 09:44
B2. Lucifer Got Uptight (Tyler) 10:49
Recorded at Fasching Club, Stockholm, Sweden on 20th (A2, B2) and 21st (A1, B1) October, 1981.
15 January 2012
MASAHIKO SATO TRIO "PENETRATION"
Masahiko Sato, piano, ring modulator
Yasuo Arakawa, bass
Masahiko Ozu, drums
Side A: Poise 21:53
Side B: Route 29 E 18:51
Recorded on 6th November, 1971 at Berlin Jazz Festival, Berlin, Germany.
EXPRESS/FAR EAST ETJ-65021
(lp rip - 24bit)
13 January 2012
One of the most important Festivals in Europe? - I say it's true!
Go there - have a listen there - meet someone(s) there - > http://www.konfrontationen.at/
JAZZGALERIE NICKELSDORF "THE 20th ANNIVERSARY ALBUM"
Harun Ghulum Barabbas, alto saxophone
Walter Muhammed Malli, drums, soprano saxophone
Richard Ahmad Pechoc, piano
Josef Traindl, trombone
Atlantis (03.12); recorded on 22 April 1978
2. Frank Wright Quartet
Reverend Frank Wright, tenor saxophone
Bobby Few, piano
Jack Gregg, bass
Muhammed Ali, drums
Cowboys & indians (07.57); recorded on 14 March 1981
3. Rova Saxophone Quartet
John Raskin, alto, baritone, soprano saxophones, clarinet
Larry Ochs, alto, tenor and soprano saxophones
Andrew Voigt, alto and soprano saxophones, flute
Bruce Ackley, alto and soprano saxophones, clarinet
74 882 (07.48); recorded on 23 October 1982
4. Schlippenbach Trio
Alexander von Schlippenbach, piano
Evan Parker, tenor saxophone
Paul Lovens, drumset
Option Abdullah (10.13); recorded on 16 April 1983
5. Anthony Braxton Quartet
Anthony Braxton, saxophone
Marilyn Crispell, piano
John Lindberg, bass
Gerry Hemingway, drums
Composition 23M (11.11); recorded on 27 October 1984
6. Roscoe Mitchell, saxophone
Solo (08.46); recorded on 27 September 1986
7. Trio Clusone
Michael Moore, saxophone
Ernst Reijseger, cello
Han Bennink, drums, percussion
Wie beim Falb die Kuckucksuhr tickt, so tickt sie nirgendwo (10.52);
recorded on 3 September 1993
8. Frisque Concordance
Georg Graewe, piano
John Butcher, saxophone
Hans Schneider, bass
Martin Blume, drums
Spellings (09.01); recorded on 19 November 1994
9. Gerry Hemingway Quintet
Michael Moore, saxophone
Wolter Wierbos, trombone
Ernst Reijseger, cello
Mark Dresser, bass
Gerry Hemingway, drums, percussion
Beef (07.51); recorded on 26 October 1996
10.(applause for ten seconds)
This CD was originally produced for the 20th Anniversary of the Festival "Konfrontationen" in Nickelsdorf, Austria (1997).
10 January 2012
For all those who haven't yet listened this concert.
Rec. live at "Piazza del Nuraghe", Sant’Anna Arresi, Italy,
on August 25, 2010 (radio broadcast)
Charles Gayle,tenor sax
Jean Paul Bourelly,guitar
Hamid Drake/Chad Taylor,drums
1. Spirit Rejoice (13:17)
2. D.C. (05:03)
3. Initiation (09:40)
4. Angels (11:12)
5. Ghosts (09:45)
Total Time 49:00
All compositions by A.Ayler
Spirit Rejoice (excerpt)
7 January 2012
Here's a contribution from Robert aka "amnesia" who has generously supplied the blog with some choice selections in the past and who sent me this gem in the post. Thanks Robert and if there's more (actually, there is, but we'll get to that) ...
Pics courtesy of Discogs
The last Company recording to be issued on lp and yet to appear on cd:
Company – Trios Incus 51 1983
Vinko Globokar, trombone, voice, flute;
Joelle Leandre, bass, voice;
Hugh Davies, live electronics;
J.D.Parran, basset horn & piccolo;
Peter Brötzmann, tenor & baritone saxophones;
Jamie Muir, percussion;
Ernst Reijseger, cello & electric cello;
Evan Parker, tenor & soprano saxophones,
John Corbett, trumpet & flugelhorn;
Derek Bailey, acoustic and electric guitars.
1.Trio - one Globokar/Leandre/Davies (13.27)
2. Trio - two Parran/Bailey/Leandre (14.39)
3. Trio - three Parker/Reijseger/Bailey (02.02)
4. Trio - four Muir/Globokar/Parran (09.00)
5. Trio - five Leandre/Davies/Parker (05.20)
6. Trio - minus one Reijseger/Bailey (07.50)
7. Trio - trio [all players except Leandre] (11.03)
Recorded during Company Week 1983 at the ICA, London, 24-28 May 1983, by Adam Skeaping.
Almost forgot to have recorded this gig...
Rec. live at "Santa Maria Gualtieri", Pavia, Italy,
on April 8, 2010 (mics recording)
Keith Tippett,prepared piano
Julie Tippett,voice & percussion
1. Improvisation (52:05)
K.&J. Tippett (excerpt)
6 January 2012
... still strong...
MASAHIKO TOGASHI SESSION IN PARIS VOL.1 "SONG OF SOIL"
Don Cherry, trumpet, cornet, bamboo flute, percussion
Charlie Haden, bass
Masahiko Togashi, percussion
1. June 06:12
2. Words Of Wind - Part I 02:53
3. Oasis 10:24
4. Song Of Soil 04:48
5. Words Of Wind - Part II 05:32
6. Rain 08:07
Recorded July 12 & 13, 1979 at Ramèse Studio Du Village, Paris, France.
PADDLE WHEEL/KING GP-3206
(this version TAKE ONE TKOJ-1501)
Note: Words Of Wind Part I + II are duos of Togashi and Cherry.
Togashi's Paris sessions were the first recordings I've ever heard from this seminal (japanese) drummer/percussionist. It's an ongoing love-affair ... Enjoy!
MASAHIKO TOGASHI SESSION IN PARIS VOL.2 "COLOUR OF DREAM"
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Takashi Kako, piano
Jean-Francois Jenny-Clark, bass
Masahiko Togashi, percussion
1. Crystal 06:42
2. Orange 06:55
3. Acting 06:42
4. Snow (Duo) 07:44
5. Rêve Merveilleux 07:56
6. Ballad 04:26
Recorded July 17 & 18, 1979 at Ramsès Studio Du Village, Paris, France.
PADDLE WHEEL/KING GP-3221
(this version TAKE ONE TKOJ-1502)
4 January 2012
I was quite delighted to come across an unknown Sharrock in the Vitous post below, so just to follow up on that pleasant discovery, here is the last commercial release from Sharrock before his untimely passing away in 1994. This was done for the Cartoon Network TV channel, basically Sharrock and a drummer, but with a bassist and a bit of vocal on the first two tracks. Unmistakably Sharrocky throughout on this, whatchamacallit, EP, I spose. Good rocking stuff!
01. Hit Single
02. Cinnamon Ghost
03. Out To Launch
04. Fear Of A Ghost Planet
05. Rocket #99
06. Ghost Planet National Anthem
According to Discogs, these are the players (though undisclosed on the actual cd):
Bass, Horns – Eddie Horst
Drums – Lance Carter
Guitar – Sonny Sharrock
Vocals – Alfreda Gerald
This has been doing the rounds on blogs in mp3 format, but as this is off my own cd, we'll settle for flac. No second best solution here!
3 January 2012
A live version of one of the best 2011 albums.
Rec. live at "Teatro Sociale Arrigoni", San Vito al Tagliamento,
(PN), Italy, on February 27, 2011 (radio broadcast)
Matana Roberts,alto sax & vocals
1. Suite: Gens De Couleur Libre [M.Roberts] (1:05:51)
Gens De Couleur Libre (excerpt)
2 January 2012
Also in 2012 Nick is providing us with his fine rips - the first is:
MIROSLAV VITOUS "GREEN LINE"
Steve Marcus, tenor & soprano saxophone
Sonny Sharrock, electric guitar
Miroslav Vitous, bass
Daniel Humair, drums
A1. Melvin 08:52
A2. Mr. Sheets At Night 07:11
B1. Green Line 06:15
B2. The Echos 10:57
Recorded at Victor Studio, Aoyama, Tokyo on 11th September 1970.
STORYVILLE SLP 1011
(this version Victor SMJX 10109 [Gatefold] - Japan).
Nick has provided a new rip - you'll find the new link in comment 18 - I've removed the first one.
This is one of the very few occaisions that I'm posting music as mp3 (320kps) - I got it as a present and after first hearing really liked it - Enjoy!
Note: The title of the sole track is genuine.
...and here's another record with this amazing pianist > http://inconstantsol.blogspot.com/2010/10/its-sunday-so-ill-make-extra-effort.html
YORIYUKI HARADA UNIT FEATURING ANDREW CYRILLE "EHYANG"
Yoriyuki Harada: piano
Andrew Cyrille: drums
Akihiro Ishiwatari: guitar, bass
1. "This disk contains only one tune, titled EHYANG" (59:17)
Live at Shinjuku Pit Inn On September 16, 1988.
Concert producer: Teruto Soejima.
Producer: Shoji Aketagawa.
Aketa's Disk AD-35CD
1 January 2012
A Call to all Charles Mingus Fans ( a propos the Documentary in the making- C.Mingus ,a True Jazz Legend by his Grandson Kevin Ellington Mingus)
Dear Friends , we the Administrators ,here at Inconstant Sol united in our admiration of and love for the music of Charles Mingus,a pivotal,indisputably central figure in the History of 20th Century music... have recently learned of a nascent Film project being put together at present by Kevin Ellington Mingus , the great man's grandson (Who incidently is an improvising bassist & composer in his own right) , and have agreed to support it in any way we can .
Kevin Mingus describes his main motivation for making this film as
"A grandson’s journey through the lore and legends of jazz history to find his grandfather, Charles Mingus."... read about it here on his website.
Through contact with his representatives, it has also come to our attention that those involved in this project are seeking unpublished concert footage and or any other possibly relevant archival materials .
We ask therefore ,that if you are in possession of anything that is unpublished and relevant you please consider making those archival materials available to the film makers.
You can contact the Project through Kevin Mingus's website , feel free also to contact us through the email address's in our blogger profiles so that we can pass on your details.
I cant stress enough that we believe this is an important project and urge all concerned parties ,to support it anyway they can .
I'd also like to declare that we will be promoting this project further upon completion and or release, and to add that we have absolutely no financial interest or stake of any kind in the project.
We are very happy to announce that we launched our fund-raising
campaign today (Wednesday, 9 Nov. 2011) for the project "Mingus on
Mingus". We have a big challenge ahead of us and we would like to
count on help. A successful campaign means we can move forward
with the project and capture moments that we might otherwise loose.
The making of the documentary will be a long road but having the
resources to begin our journey is all we can hope for.
We know it will not be possible without your help and we are all
at your disposal for any questions or feedback you may have.
Our goal is to raise $45,000 in 40 days. With your post in your blog, you will help us to reach out the community. Thank you!
The Kickstarter Page
We have a few days left.
We need the help of everyone.
Every single Dollar counts.
We post new pledges on the campaign.
We do not have any support of the Mingus Estate. This is a completely independent project.
We definitively need much more support, we have to push push and push.
There are many enthusiast fans and players that we have yet to reach. With your help we can connect them to the project and motivate the onlookers to support it.
orangethenblue . com
--- Update ---
I have received many inquiries concerning relationship between Mingus
on Mingus and Sue Mingus:
- Is Sue affiliated to the Mingus on Mingus project?
- Why is Sue not supporting the project?
- Why there is no information on the project on the Official Charles
Mingus Website and Facebook page?
- Why is Sue not listed as an interviewee?
To that end Kevin Ellington Mingus have written the following Open
Letter, here is the link http://orangethenblue.com/open-letter/
We have 10 days left and we've got some support from you, please, we
need to push harder and as you'll notice from the letter we are
working quite independently. Now more than ever we need to spread the
word to make this project real.
-------------------------- --- Update ---!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know Kevin wrote you an email, but I want to do it myself too as I
am the one who has been in touch with you from the beginning.
As you well know we are super-grateful for all the support we are
receiving from you, we made it public again in our last update of the
campaign yesterday. As you can read in an earlier update we are having
some good news for distribution!! many festivals seem to be interested
in showing the doc when is finished.... but FIRST WE NEED TO FINISH
IT! and for that we need the funds of Kickstarter.
WE ARE VERY VERY CLOSE, we have raised more than $33,000 and we just
need a FINAL PUSH TO JUMP TO THE GOAL.
So please!!! make an update, a very short note, anything in your blog
that everyone who did not pledge decides to do it. We really really
really need this last help.
You can take from the website or from our Kickstarter page anything
you want for the post (from the updates as well)
FYI: we have new pledges as some jazz clubs have donated some tickets
for their clubs and M.Weintrob has donate some of his photographs as
well to pledge.
Again thank you soooo much for your support, you are and will be
always present in this project!!!
A big hug,
Last 24 hours!! "Mingus on Mingus" can be real because of you.
Thanks to all the support we are receiving. We still need to make the
Help us by pledging to the project and spreading the word to everyone
Let's get on the Big Screen!
This is the link: http://kck.st/vCCn8N
All my best,
YES, IT'S DONE - CONGRATULATIONS!