28 February 2012

TEE & COMPANY "SONNET" (THREE BLIND MICE, 1977)








TEE & COMPANY "SONNET"



Kenji Mori, tenor & soprano saxophone
Takao Uematsu, tenor saxophone
Masayuki Takayanagi, electric guitar
Hideto Kanai, bass, electric bass
Nobuyoshi Ino, bass, electric bass
Masaru Imada, piano, electric piano
Hiroshi Murakami, drums
Yuji Imamura, percussion


A. Sonnet (14:32)
B. Combo '77 (16:37)


Recorded at Epicurus Studio, Tokyo on 13th November, 1977.

THREE BLIND MICE TBM-5004

(Nick's rip + cover)

26 February 2012

TEE & COMPANY "DRAGON GARDEN" (THREE BLIND MICE, 1977)







The first in a series of three LPs from Tee & Company - Thanks to Nick!






TEE & COMPANY "DRAGON GARDEN"


Kenji Mori, alto flute (A), flute (B2), bass clarinet (B1 + B3)
Takao Uematsu, tenor saxophone (A)
Masaru Imada, electric piano (A + B2)
Masayuki Takayanagi, electric guitar
Hideto Kanai, bass (A + B1 + B3), electric bass (B2), maracas (A)
Nobuyoshi Ino, cello (A + B1 + B2), electric bass (A), bass (B3)
Hiroshi Murakami, drums (A), snare drum & bass tom-tom (B3)
Yuji Imamura, percussion (A)


A1. Dragon Garden (13:58)
B1. Our Foolish (04:06)
B2. Mort (07:45)
B3. End Of November (05:12)


Recorded at AOI Studio & Epicurus Studio, Tokyo on 13 & 28 November and 1 December, 1977.


THREE BLIND MICE TBM-5006

(lp rip)

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24 February 2012

BLUE EFFECT & JAZZ Q PRAHA - Coniunctio (1970)



BLUE EFFECT & JAZZ Q PRAHA - Coniunctio (Supraphon 1970)

1. Coniunctio I (In Memoriam Lubomír Pristof) 19.13
    Blue Effect & Jazz Q Praha
2. Návštěva u tety Markéty, vypití šálku čaje 6.05
    Jiří Stivín (flute solo) & Blue Effect
3. Asi půjdu se psem ven 7.23
    Jiří Stivín, Jazz Q Praha
4. Coniunctio II 7.15
    Blue Effect & Jazz Q Praha

BLUE EFFECT:
Radim Hladík - guitar, rasper, siren
Jiří Kozel - bass guitar, bells
Vlado Čech - drums

JAZZ Q PRAHA:
Jiří Stivín - flute, alto sax, piccolo, artistic chain, siren, pristophone, wood blocks, hawaiian flute
Martin Kratochvíl - piano, organ, trumpet-bassoon
Jiří Pellant - double bass
Milan Vitoch - drums, horse chimes

Recorded in Supraphon studio Dejvice, Prague, March 1970

Coniunctio presents eary freejazz-oriented version of Jazz Q with Jiří Stivín in experimental fusion with progressive rock group Blue Effect. Music sometimes reminds expanded Soft Machine from Fourth album. With Stivín's departure shortly after this recording, Martin Kratochvíl changed direction of Jazz Q towards electric jazz-rock, Blue Effect continued in its progressive rock (or art rock) vein and also made 2 albums in fusion with Czechoslovak Radio Jazz Orchestra - New Synthesis (1971) and New Synthesis 2 (1974). All of these albums were issued on separate CDs during 90's (now out of print) and are part of Blue Effect 9CD box 1969-1989 (Supraphon 2009), from where is this taken. All later Jazz Q albums is now possible to buy as mp3 or flac download in new Supraphonline web shop, but at the moment this page has Czech version only in both language and payment possibilty.

PETER KOWALD "BASS SOLO" (QBICO, 2000)




Limited edition of 99 - plus 26 copies from the "German bag" edition (which contained Qbico 86/87/88/89) - a few weeks after the release it was OOP.

I had thought about posting this marvelous solo concert for some time but Nick got it apace of me - so here we have his rip of...:




PETER KOWALD "BASS SOLO"


Peter Kowald, bass

Side A: Untitled
Side B: Untitled


Recorded live at the Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, USA on May 17, 2000.


QBICO 88

(lp rip)

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22 February 2012

WATERLAND ENSEMBLE "DOMESTICATED DOOMSDAY" (WATERLAND, 1977)






The title of this LP sounds to me like a prediction to our present world-wide situation - alas 'domesticated' isn't quite the right word for those "interesting" times we are experiencing.

Yet this is not the whole situation - otherwise there would be no music like the Waterland Ensemble has offered - lucky we are that Nick has ripped and sent it to us:






WATERLAND ENSEMBLE "DOMESTICATED DOOMSDAY"



Leo van Oostrom, alto & soprano saxophone
Loek Dikker, piano
Pierre Courbois, percussion


A1. The Enigma Of The Domesticated Doomsday Machine 07:05
A2. Ausländische Eindrücke 15:10
B1. The Sound Of Ar 06:20
B2. Buffalo Bill's Secret Fantasy 08:23
(To Be An Indian - And To Rescue And Seduce Calamity Jane Who Is Disguised As Little Red Riding Hood)
B3. Müde Etüde 07:35


Recorded by the VARA Radio Hilversum, April 28th, 1977.


WATERLAND WM 002

(lp rip)

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Theo Loevendie Three on Studio Radio VARA, Hilversum



With all the recent postings of Theo Loevendie, I thought I'd hit the archives to seek out this set from 1967 which was aired on Dutch radio. A trio setting, Loevendie tripling on soprano sax, bass clarinet and piano. This was one of many tidbits from the early days of European free jazz uploaded to Dime in late 2007 by "sammler KK". A true treasure trove of rarities. More to come!


The original notes:

1967-03-00 / LOEVENDIE
THEO LOEVENDIE THREE
March 1967 – Hilversum, Studio Radio VARA
Theo Loevendie ss/bcl/p; Maarten van Regteren-Altena b; John Engels d.

1. LADY PENELOPE, long version (Theo Loevendie) – 8:30
2. ESMA (Theo Loevendie) – 5:18
3. LADY PENELOPE, short version (Theo Loevendie) – 5:36

Length: 3t/19'29"
Source: rb/VARA, Radio Hilversum 1967
Lineage: FM>reeltape>HD>flac
Notes: There are further (different) version of these two titles issued on LP: The Theo Loevendie Three "Stairs", rec. on 19th & 20th March 1967 in Amsterdam: LADY PENELOPE (4:50) & ESMA (5:50)

20 February 2012

BARRY GUY "ASSIST" (JAZZ & NOW, 1985)






I have posted this elsewhere more than one year ago.
Realising that the link was deleted yet the files were still on my hard disk I thought you might enjoy it.





BARRY GUY "ASSIST"

Solo & Duo Improvisations with Fred Van Hove


Barry Guy, double bass
Fred Van Hove, piano (only tr.4)


1. Assist 1 05:49
2. Assist 2 06:51
3. Assist 3 13:05
4. Assist 4 31:29

Track 1 & 2 on 9th November, 1985 in Hiroshima.
Track 3 on 21st November, 1985 in Tokyo, Meguro Fukushi Center.
Track 4 on 12th November, 1985 in Tokyo, Zojoji Hall.

jazz & NOW 4

(lp rip)

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SIMON PICARD TRIO "BBC - JAZZ ON 3" [2001]






Simon Picard is mostly known through his contributions for the London Jazz Composers Orchestra.
Yet there's one album from this trio on Intakt "News From The North" - sadly it seems OOP.
For more information please visit here


Below you'll find Andy's most recent contribution to your trusted blog ...:

Link




SIMON PICARD TRIO "BBC - JAZZ ON 3"



Simon Picard, tenor saxophone
Paul Rogers, bass
Tony Marsh, drums



1. unknown title 19:17
2. unknown title 16:29


Broadcast: BBC Radio 3 - Jazz On 3 in 2001.
(probably Gateway Studio - recording date ???)

Picture of Simon Picard > Copyright: Jak Kilby London

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KESHAVAN MASLAK "MAYHEM IN OUR STREETS" (WATERLAND, 1979)









KESHAVAN MASLAK "MAYHEM IN OUR STREETS"


Keshavan Maslak, alto & tenor saxophone
Loek Dikker, piano
Mark Miller, bass
Sunny Murray, drums


A1. Mayhem In Our Streets 11:22
A2. Dida 09:15
B1. Espana 08:28
B2. Pamela 04:18
B3. Sunday Smile 09:20


Recorded at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam on October 21, 1979.

WATERLAND WM 005

(lp rip)

Music + cover provided by Nick!

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19 February 2012

NEIL METCALFE TRIO "OCTOBER GALLERY-LONDON, 1991)







An all too rare recording with Neil Metcalfe - preserved for your ears and brains by Andy!






NEIL METCALFE TRIO "OCTOBER GALLERY"



Neil Metcalfe, flute
Paul Rogers, bass
Will Evans, percussion


01. "October Gallery" 31:10


Recorded at the October Gallery, London, UK on 31st March, 1991.

Cassette recording by Andy.

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18 February 2012

THEO LOEVENDIE QUINTET (VARAJAZZ, 1985)







THEO LOEVENDIE QUINTET



Theo Loevendie, alto & soprano saxophone, piano
Ab Baars, tenor saxophone
Wolter Wierbos, trombone
Arnold Dooyeweerd, bass
Martin van Duynhoven, drums

A1. Dam Square 06:34
A2. B.E. 04:28
A3. Adana Expres 07:31
A4. Camel Ride 04:12
B1. Commewijne 07:37
B2. Song From Sing Song 04:19
B3. Sonny Boy 08:39



Recorded at Vara-Studio 5, Hilversum, on December 10 & 12, 1985.

VARAJAZZ 6218

(Music + cover provided by Nick!)

Dexter Gordon Quartet - Live in La Spezia '79


To complete the evening of July 6 in La Spezia, a great concert by D.Gordon.

Rec. live in La Spezia, Italy, on July 6, 1979
(mics recording)

Dexter Gordon,tenor sax
Kirk Lightsey,piano
Rufus Reid,bass
Eddie Gladden,drums

1. Fried Bananas [D.Gordon] (20:34)
2. Strollin' [H.Silver] (23:15)
3. Easy Living [L.Robin] (20:31)
4. Gingerbread Boy [J.Heath] (26:21)

Total Time 1:30:42

Easy Living (excerpt)

17 February 2012

THEO LOEVENDIE 4TET (UNIVERSE PRODUCTIONS, 1974)








From Nick's ongoing generous contributions to IS I've choosed this live recording as the first...from six...

Just now I'm listening for the first time.






THEO LOEVENDIE 4TET


Theo Loevendie, soprano & alto saxophone
Hans Dulfer, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone in "Lap Sang Sou Chong"
Arjen Gorter, bass
Martin van Duynhoven, drums


Side A: (20:46)

1. Triomphe De Vienne
2. De Librije

Side B: (24:13)

1. Saadet
2. Up-Up
3. Lap Sang Sou Chong
4. Troll


Recorded August 9, 1974 at International Jazz Festival Singer Zaal, Laren, Holland.

UNIVERSE PRODUCTIONS UP 1-27

(lp rip)

Note: No tracking as the songs most of the time merge..

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16 February 2012

KARL BERGER & COMPANY "TUNE IN" (MILESTONE, 1969)







Terrific playing from Karl Berger & Company - check it out!






KARL BERGER & COMPANY "TUNE IN"


KARL BERGER, vibraphone, sarangi on 'Fly' and both versions of 'Tune In')
CARLOS WARD, alto saxophone & flute
DAVE HOLLAND, bass
ED BLACKWELL, drums



A1. Tune In 03:48
A2. With Silence 01:51
A3. Get Up 03:17
A4. Fly 05:12
A5. Beyond The Moon 06:12

B1. Clarity 06:37
B2. Never The Same 03:18
B3. From Now On 04:30
B4. Tune In 04:03


Recorded 30th July and 12th August, 1969 at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City.

MILESTONE MSP 9026

(new rip + cover)

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15 February 2012

Woody Shaw Quintet - Live in La Spezia '79


Anthony Braxton on Woody Shaw.

Rec. live in La Spezia, Italy, on July 6, 1979
(mics recording)

Woody Shaw,trumpet & flugelhorn
Carter Jefferson,tenor & soprano saxes
Onaje Allan Gumbs,piano
Stafford James,bass
Victor Lewis,drums

1. There Is No Greater Love [I.Jones] (19:02)
2. Seventh Avenue [V.Lewis] (10:06)
3. Every Time I See You [O.A.Gumbs] (13:46)
4. Woody I On The Newark [W.Shaw] (11:14)
5. Stepping Stones [W.Shaw] (09:20)
6. You Never Said You Had To Go [O.A.Gumbs] (11:44)
7. Rosewood [W.Shaw] (10:53)

Total Time 1:26:08

Stepping Stones (excerpt)

SAM RIVERS TUBA TRIO - "ESSENCE - THE HEAT AND WARMTH OF FREE JAZZ" (CIRCLE, 1976)




Finally a proper post of the complete concert (almost!) - THANK YOU GLMLR !
In the correct sequence and pitch-corrected - this is part I - IX > part X you'll find here

Part XI is still missing....as is a proper re-issue...!



Link

IMPORTANT NOTE:

This rip is identical to the one which was first posted on Church Number Nine in early 2007, except in that this is now in flac, whereas the earlier post was in mp3. The same original wav files were used for each post.

Unfortunately, the three original LP's, as issued, reversed the entire sequence of the music as played, i.e. LP3 (sides 5 & 6) comprised the first set, LP2 (sides 3 & 4) comprised the second set, and LP1 (sides 1 & 2) comprised the third set.

This, I thought, was nonsense, so here (as on the earlier C#9 post) I have changed the sequence back to what the musicians originally played. Consequently, what is posted here is:

CD1 - the whole of the first set (LP sides 5 & 6), plus the first half of the second set (LP side 3)


CD2 - the second half of the second set (LP side 4), and the whole of the third set (LP sides 1 & 2).

glmlr






















SAM RIVERS TUBA TRIO - "ESSENCE - THE HEAT AND WARMTH OF FREE JAZZ"


Sam Rivers - The Tuba Trio

Sam Rivers - tenor, soprano, flute, piano, voice
Joe Daley - tuba, baritone horn, percussion, pipe
Warren Smith - drums, percussion.


Essence - The Heat and Warmth of Free Jazz - Parts I-IX


(Two encores, parts X and XI, were released on separate compilation LP's on the Circle label).


Recorded 2nd September, 1976 at the Bim Huis, Amsterdam, Holland.


CIRCLE RECORDS RK 2976/1-3. (3LP rip)

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13 February 2012

ELTON DEAN "DUOS" (ED Tapes, 1988)






Here we have Andy's second rip of Elton Dean's ED Tapes.





ELTON DEAN "DUOS" (ED Tapes)


Elton Dean, alto saxophone, saxello
Mark Hewins, guitar (1,7)
Keith Tippett, piano (3)
Marcio Mattos, bass (6)
Howard Riley, piano (5)
Paul Rogers, bass (2,4)


1. He Who Dares (ED/MH) 10:08
2. P.R. Department (ED/PR) 08:20
3. K.T. (ED/KT) 07:45
4. Small Strides (ED/PR) [Dean] 09:29
5. Oh Really? (ED/HR) 06:45
6. Riolity (ED/MM) 05:30
7. He Wins (ED/MH) 05:51


Recorded at H.O.W. Studios, London. (1988)

Note: Elton issued them himself only on cassette (ED Tapes).

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George Lewis & Douglas Ewart - Live in Novara '78


One of the earliest performances of "Homage To Charles Parker".

Rec. live at "Palasport", Novara, Italy, on November 11, 1978
(mics recording)

George Lewis,trombone,electronics
Douglas Ewart,alto sax,flutes & percussion

1. Homage To Charles Parker (41:43)
2. Unknown (23:44)

Total Time 1:05:28

Homage To Charles Parker (excerpt)

12 February 2012

ELTON DEAN "TRIOS" (ED Tapes, 1989)







Never heard about this (and an upcoming one) cassette - I'm very grateful - Thank you Andy!






ELTON DEAN "TRIOS" (ED Tapes)


Elton Dean, alto saxophone & saxello
Marcio Mattos, bass (1,5)
Howard Riley, piano (1,5)
John Etheridge, guitar (2,4)
Fred Thelonius Baker, electric bass (2,4)
Keith Tippett, piano (3,6)


1. Reconciliation (ED/MM/HR) 04:56
2. Unda (ED/JE/ FTB) [Dean] 10:08
3. The return (ED/KT) 14:44
4. Rising (ED/JE/FTB) [Dean] 10:23
5. Ova (ED/MM/HR) 10:22
6. Reunion (ED/KT) 06:51


Recorded at H.O.W. Studios, London. (1989)
3 & 6 recorded live in concert.

Note: Issued by Elton Dean himself only on cassette (ED Tapes).

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9 February 2012

RAVI SHANKAR "CHAPPAQUA" (CBS, 1966)





Fond memories... - before I even knew about Ornette Coleman's "Chappaqua Suite" I bought this LP as a teenager. The cover was the reason I spend my little money.
When I got to know Coleman's version my copy of the Shankar LP was already gone...
Some weeks ago I found it second-hand for a few bucks and enjoyed it again after more then thirty years...

A jazz inflected soundtrack for the movie from Conrad Brooks - no information about the musicians on the cover except:




RAVI SHANKAR "CHAPPAQUA"


Ravi Shankar, sitar

other musicians unknown


A1. Chappaqua 02:22
A2. Running Deer 02:56
A3. Allah Rocking 05:02
A4. Om 01:32
A5. Raga Miniatue 04:16
B1. Back To Earth 04:51
B2. Raga 03:19
B3. Sweet Russell 01:06
B4. Orgy 01:39
B5. Theme 04:25

Music written by Ravi Shankar and Phil Glass.

CBS – S 63 384 (1966)

(lp rip)

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7 February 2012

Francois Tusques - Le Musichien



Regular followers will probably know of my abiding love for L'Intercommunal. Over the last few years I've posted all four volumes of Intercommunal including the homage to Jo Maka. Last year I managed to locate "Apres la Maree Noire" which added two bombarde players from Bretagne and this year, I managed to find what must be vol. 6 from the early 80s. I don't think there were more Intercommunal coming after this one.

Here we have two long slabs, covering a full side each, not unlike African records of the time. Lay down a riff and a solid groove underneath, put some vocals and horns on top and keep the show going for as long as there is any breath left. On this, we have some of the crew from the early days, Catalan vocalist Carlos Andreu, the two bombarde players, regular jazz stalwarts Bernard Vitet and Jean-Jacques Avenel and Tusques and the rhythm section keeping things moving briskly along. Not a very uptight set, this one, definitely one for the Mediterranean and further south. Somehow the vibe got me thinking of Rascals' "Peaceful World" which also lasted a full side - a very mellow world at that.

Ze factoids:

Francois Tusques intercommunal free dance music orchestra
Edizione Corsica CP 33 135

A side

"Le Musichien"

Recorded at 28, rue Dinois 19 June 1981

Carlos Andreu - vocals
Ramadolf - trombone and bells
Yegba Likoba - soprano sax
Sylvain Kassap - tenor sax
Jean-Jacques Avenel - double bass
Kilikus - percussion
Francois Tusques - piano

B - side

"les Amis d'Afrique"

Recorded in Rennes 10 July 1982

Carlos Andreu - vocals
Bernard Vitet - trumpet
Sylvain Kassap - trombone
Daniele Dumas - soprano sax
Jean-Louis Le Vallegant - bombarde
Phillippe Le Strat - bombarde
Tanguy Le Dore - bass
Sam Ateba - congas
Kilikus - congas
Francois Tusques - piano

We just might have a little more Tusques coming up ...

4 February 2012

The Odean Pope Saxophone Choir - Live in Moers '80


"The saxophone choir is formatted with nine saxophones, and was established by Odean in 1977 and premiered in 1985 with a Soul Note album called “The Saxophone Shop.” The saxophone choir has been the realization of his southern legacy; a medium for creating the richly textured harmonic sound that has permeated his musical soul since childhood."

Rec. live at the "9th Moers Festival", Moers, Germany,
on May 24, 1980 (mics recording)

Odean Pope,tenor sax,arranger,conductor
Charles Bowen/Earl Grubbs/Gregory Pope/Joe Sudler/Sylvester Middleton/Robert Landham/Zack Zachery/Ray Wright,reeds
Eddie Green,piano
Gerald Veasley,electric bass
Cornell Rochester,drums

1. Muntu Chant [O.Pope] (17:13)
2. Heavenly [E.Green] (11:36)
3. Doug's Prelude [C.Jordan] (06:31)
4. Almost Like Me [O.Pope] (11:40)
5. Little M's Lady [E.Green] (07:44)
6. Cis [O.Pope] (02:36)

Total Time 57:24

Cis

3 February 2012

TAKEHISA KOSUGI & AKIO SUZUKI "NEW SENSE OF HEARING" (ALM-URAMOIA, 1979)






This is the concluding post of the Alm-Uranoia thread...




TAKEHISA KOSUGI & AKIO SUZUKI "NEW SENSE OF HEARING"


Takehisa Kosugi, violin, radio transmitter,voice
Akio Suzuki, analopos,kikkokikiriki, spring cong, glass harmonica


A. Duo Improvisation
B. Duo Improvisation


Recorded on 2nd April, 1979 at Aeolian Hall, Tokyo, Japan.


ALM-URANOIA UR-3

(vinyl rip + cover pictures by Nick)

2 February 2012

ELTON DEAN SEXTET feat. ROSWELL RUDD "VORTEX, LONDON, 1996"






This is really a great recording!! Say thanks to Andy who again proofed his generosity!

Enjoy you all - and buy...





ELTON DEAN SEXTET feat. ROSWELL RUDD


Elton Dean, saxophone
Roswell Rudd, trombone
Paul Dunmall, saxophone
Keith Tippett, piano
Paul Rogers, bass
Tony Levin, drums

1. unknown title 21:19
2. unknown title 20:02


Recorded at the Vortex, London on October 27, 1996.


Note: This was recorded one day prior the group went into the Protocol Studio for the album "Bladik" (Cuneiform Records Rune 92).
Go and get ya one - as I will do!!

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Abdullah Ibrahim and Carlos Ward - Live at Sweet Basil



Here's another follow-up to an earlier post. A while ago we posted a set of these two gentlemen recorded at Kalisz in Poland in December 1984. Fourteen months prior to the concert in Poland, they recorded this set at the Sweet Basil in New York in October 1983. The promised Vol. 2 has never appeared.

Abdullah Ibrahim with Carlos Ward
Live at Sweet Basil Vol.1, Ekapa 004

A1 The Dream
A2 And Find Me A Shelter In The Storm
A3 Mummy
A4 For Coltrane I / For Coltrane II / New York City

B1 Anthem For The New Nation
B2 Gwangwa
B3 Theme From "King Kong"
B4 Black Lightning
B5 Gwizda
B6 The Stride
B7 Soweto

As with the former posting, this is lyrical, melodious, beautiful, tasteful; whatever adjective you want to apply to this set. As pieces pretty much run together, sides A and B are ripped as two separate files.

Thanks to Robert aka amnesia for supplying these sides.

SAM RIVERS TUBA TRIO & EARL CROSS SEXTET "JAZZ OF THE SEVENTIES" (CIRCLE RECORDS, 1973/76)







Some weeks ago I relistened to Noah Howard's "Black Ark" - again Earl Cross impressed me with his wonderful playing.
I started a reasearch about reccordings with/from Mr.Cross - there are very few and less are available.
Thanks to W. who kindly borrowed me this LP we are now able to enjoy one of the rare appearances of the trumpet/fluegelhorn player extraordinaire: Earl Cross!

As a "bonus" the LP contains a song of Sam Rivers Tuba Trio....three LPs from a concert at the Bimhuis were released on the german (Cologne) lable Circle - this is not the concluding track.
For "Essence XI" we would need "Sam Rivers/James Newton - Flutes" also on Circle Records...

Does anyone have the first three LPs?






SAM RIVERS TUBA TRIO & EARL CROSS SEXTET "JAZZ OF THE SEVENTIES"


Sam Rivers Tuba Trio:

Sam Rivers, tenor saxophone
Joe Daley, tuba
Warren Smith, drums

A1. The Essence - Part X 08:10


Earl Cross Sextet:

Earl Cross, fluegelhorn
Jimmy Vass, soprano saxophone
Daoud Haroon, trombone
Ronnie Boykins, bass
Juma Sultan, bass
Roger Blank, drums

A2. J.L. March 15:09
B1. Una Muy Bonita 15:32


Recording of the Tuba Trio track at the 2nd of September, 1976 at the Bim Huis, Amsterdam.
The Sextet was recorded at the Wollman Auditorium, during the New York Musicians Festival on 3rd July, 1973.


CIRCLE RECORDS RK 7376/6

(lp rip)


UPDATE! > part I - IX is here

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Charles Tyler - Definite vol. 2



We posted vol. 1 of this set recently and glmlr was generously able to supply us with a digital copy of vol. 2, which we post hereby.

I have always been a fan of Tyler. There is something intangibly melancholic sweet to his tone which resonates with me and of course, his compositions also have that undefinable quality which endears him to me. I guess my favourite album is the "Eastern Man Alone" which has Tyler with one cellist and two bassists. A somewhat unusual combination, for sure, but one that works, at least to these ears. His 70s output is fine as well and what we have on offer is an early 80s concert at Fasching in Stockholm, Sweden.

As always, Tyler switches between alto and baritone on this redording and the A side features him on alto and the B side on baritone. Personally, I have a preference for his alto as I find it to be more expressive, but the gruffer, more abrasive sound of his baritone brings out another side of his musical personality.

All in all, essential listening IMHO.

We have posted some further Tyler in the past, but I don't know whether the links are still operative.

Basic facts:

Charles Tyler
"Definite - Volume 2"

Rec. 20/21.10.1981 - Live at the Fasching, Stockholm

Storyville 4099

Charles Tyler, alto, baritone
Earl Cross, trumpet
Kevin Ross, bass
Steve Reid, drums.

Tracks:

A1. Train 178 to Stockholm
A2. A hip day in L. A.
A3. Happy sad hip folks

B1. The mysteries of the dark blue depths of the pale blue planet
B2. The legend of the lawman