31 October 2012

AKIRA MIYAZAWA “NIJIMASU” (TAKT, 1970)




Really didn't know about this EP - thank you Nick!



AKIRA MIYAZAWA “NIJIMASU” (TAKT, 1970)


Akira Miyazawa,  tenor sax
Yasuo Arakawa, double bass
Masahiko Togashi, drums
Masahiko Sato, piano

A. Nijimasu (1)

B. Nijimasu (2)


TAKT “The Essence of Jazz” Series - 7” EP - YSS-10048-CT

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29 October 2012

Clear Frame on BBC Jazz on Three 2005


Here's one of Lol Coxhill's later collaborations, Clear Frame, a quartet given to free improvisation and broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Jazz on Three. Thanks to JD for taping this concert and providing the info below.

CLEAR FRAME in session

Recorded by the BBC and broadcast on March 4, 2005

LOL COXHILL - soprano sax
HUGH HOPPER - bass
CHARLES HEYWARD - drums
ORPHY ROBINSON - percussion, vibes, steel pans, thumb piano, talking drum, shakers & bells, electronics

1. Alligator Clip
2. The Way We Weren't
3. Improv
4. Improv

Jazz on 3 presents an exclusively recorded session by British quartet Clear Frame. The group, made up of ex-Soft-Machine bassist, Hugh Hopper, Charles Hayward on drums, Orphy Robinson on percussion and steel drums, and saxophonist, Lol Coxhill, held their first major performance at the London Jazz Festival in November 2004).

 As the name suggests, Clear Frame begin each session with a blank canvas, using their considerable collective experience to work off each other and build a truly organic piece. As Orphy Robinson puts it, "expect the unexpected."

Hopper and Hayward add a fusionist element, Robinson adds colour and Coxhill adds himself. Somewhat of  a latter-day Soft Machine feel to this. Robert Wyatt was supposed to partake, playing cornet, but I can't hear any evidence of that on these pieces.

26 October 2012

EJE THELIN "ACOUSTIC SPACE" (EMI/ODEON, 1970)





About two years ago I heard for the first time a collaboration between Joachim Kühn and Eje Thelin.
Since then I was keen to hear more from them - my appreciation goes to Nick once again for providing us with a rip!
More from Thelin & Kühn you'll find here and there

....who will release it once again?



EJE THELIN  "ACOUSTIC SPACE"


Eje Thelin, trombone
Joachim Kühn, piano, alto saxophone
Adelhard Roidinger, bass
John O'Payne, drums


A1. Piece 1  (07:13)
A2. Piece 2  (11:26)
B1. Piece 3  (07:56)
B2. Piece 4  (11:32)


Recorded at EMI Studios, Stockholm, Sweden, April 30th, 1970.

EMI – 4E 062-34180, ODEON – 4E 062-34180

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22 October 2012

BORAH BERGMAN - ANTHONY BRAXTON - PETER BRÖTZMANN "EIGHT BY THREE" (MIXTERY, 1996)




Another great one has left us - R.I.P.

Borah Bergman (December 13, 1926, Brooklyn – October 18, 2012, New York) .

He died the same day as David S. Ware....don't know wether they ever met but I imagine a meeting where ever they are now.




BORAH BERGMAN - ANTHONY BRAXTON - PETER BRÖTZMANN  "EIGHT BY THREE"


Borah Bergman, piano
Anthony Braxton, alto saxophone, contrabass clarinet, contrabass flute, flute, sopranino saxophone
Peter Brötzmann, alto saxophone, clarinet, tarogato, tenor saxophone


1. Falconets                     06:02    
2. Propelling The Barricade     08:17    
3. La Bas                     03:11    
4. Bending The Blend             05:21    
5. The Second Whirlpool     09:58    
6. The Red Castle             03:56    
7. Webology                     08:31    
8. Three Rivers             03:41


Recorded at Mixtery Studio, Trumbull, CT, April 1996

MIXTERY M00001


A longer interview from 2005 you might read here

John Tchicai with Strings





This was discreetly slipped into the comments section in response to a request, but I think it deserves front page treatment. The title might hint at a string quartet or something even larger such as a symphony orchestra, but the closest you get to strings here are guitar, piano and harpsichord (and various samples). A somewhat curious and intriguing item in the Tchicai discography. Serene and sacral soundscapes; wistful; spectres of wide openness; church-like; hymns; heavenly or perhaps heaven-bounnd and a poem recited by Tchicai right at the end. A fitting epitaph of sorts. Unusual, but delightful.

Tracks:

1. Lied
2. Test-Piece 1
3. Cross Ness
4. Hymn
5. Solemn
6. Formalism
7. Test-Piece 2
8. Lullaby
9. These Pink Roses (words by Steve Dalachinsky)

Recorded in London in 2005

John Tchicai: bass clarinet, alto sax and voice
John Coxon: electric guitar, piano, harpsichord, samples, cymbals, bowls
Ashley Wales: Samples, trumpet, bass drum, steel bowls, percussion, bowed cymbal
Mark Sanders: drums and percussion on tracks 2, 4 and 5


The two chaps accompanying Tchicai made up the drum-and-bass outfit Springheel Jack before venturing into freer terrain. This one appears to be out of print, but other items on the Treader label can be found here:

http://treader.org/

Thanks to Robert for supplying this one.

21 October 2012

DAVID S. WARE "FROM SILENCE TO MUSIC" (PALM, 1978)






This was David S. Ware's second recording - thanks to our most generous contributor N.



DAVID S. WARE featuring JEAN-CHARLES CAPON  “FROM SILENCE TO MUSIC”


A1. Blues For A Change        09:52    
A2. In Memory Of        10:44    
B1. It Could Happen To You    07:55    
B2. Deep Purple         03:55    
B3. Prelude To A Kiss        03:53    
B4. From Deep Within Part I    02:52    
B5. From Deep Within Part II    03:20    

Jean-Charles Capon, cello
David S. Ware, tenor saxophone


Recorded by Jef Gilson at Studio Palm, Paris, on September 30 and October 1, 1978.

PALM 32

20 October 2012

DAVID S. WARE- APOGEE "BIRTH OF A BEING" (HAT HUT, 1977)




DAVID SPENCER WARE (November 7, 1949 – October 18, 2012)

A genius has left us - although he would have never used the term for himself...
...Humility - 

From the spirit - never for the mundane.




DAVID S. WARE - APOGEE "BIRTH OF A BEING"

APOGEE are:
David S. Ware, tenor saxophone
Gene Y. Ashton (Cooper-Moore), piano
Marc D. Edwards, drums


A1. Prayer             10:55    
A2. Thematic Womb     16:48    
B1. A Primary Piece #1     13:57    
B2. A Primary Piece #2     12:08

Recorded April 14 (#1,3,4) and 15 (#2), 1977, CIRecording Inc. New York N.Y.

HAT HUT RECORDS hat Hut W

(from the LP - never on CD)




Thanks to Clifford Allen for reminding me about the group's name - Apogee. See also his article about David S. Ware here

19 October 2012

ZOLLER - MANGELSDORFF - MOUZON "FREIBURG, 1975"

 ZOLLER - MANGELSDORFF - MOUZON   "FREIBURG, 1975"


Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Attila Zoller, guitar
Alphonse Mouzon, drums



1. AM/AZ         06.41
2. AM/AZ         06.28
3. AM/AZ         08.59
4. AM/AZ         06.18
5. AM/AZ/MOUZON  13.50
6. AM/AZ/MOUZON  06.33


Recorded in September, 1975 in Freiburg, Breisgau, Germany
at an unknown location.





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14 October 2012

ALBERT MANGELSDORFF QUINTET & GUESTS "HAMBURG, 1973"





Here we have another round with a group of Albert Mangelsdorff which made only one LP ("Birds Of Underground" on MPS). This time with three guests...



ALBERT MANGELSDORFF QUINTET & GUESTS  "HAMBURG, 1973"


Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Heinz Sauer, soprano & tenor saxophones, flute
Gerd Dudek, soprano & tenor saxophones, flute
Buschi Niebergall, bass
Peter Giger, drums

added on CD 2:
Tony Scott, clarinet
Perry Robinson, clarinet
Toni Marcus, violin


CD 1:
1. Birds Of Underground                47:04
2. Wobbling Notes And Fluted Crackle   32:05

CD 2:
1. Everybody, part 1                   32:57
2. Everybody, part 2                   41:16

Recorded at the Jazzhouse, Hamburg on January 12, 1973.

(The picture of Mangelsdorff is from the Heinrich Klaffs Collection 14)

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12 October 2012

Yosuke Yamashita-Joseph Jarman, First Time 1979

"No sky
                                                                    no earth - but still
                                                                      snowflakes fall"


                                                                     Kajiwara Hashin



This one goes out to Kinabalu , thanks for the COTW love!!


YOSUKE YAMASHITA / "FIRST TIME"
label(cat#)year: FRASCO (FS-7029) 1979
 YOSUKE YAMASHITA(p)/ JOSEPH JARMAN(as,fl,sopranino)/
 MALACHI FAVORS MAGHOSTUS(b)/ FAMOUDOU DON MOYE(ds)
tracklisting:
side a:
1. FOR D
 2. FOR M
 3. FOR J
side b:
1. THUS WE MET
 2. SYMBAL BIRD
Enjoy S!!


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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7 October 2012

NDR JAZZ WORKSHOP NO.93 - ALBERT MANGELSDORFF QUINTET (HANNOVER, 1973)








NDR Jazz Workshop No. 93
Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet


Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Heinz Sauer, tenor saxophone
Gerd Dudek, tenor & soprano saxophone, flute
J.B. "Buschi" Niebergall, bass
Peter Giger, drums

1. Xenobiosis (A. Mangelsdorff) (Part 1)     14:37
2. Xenobiosis (A. Mangelsdorff) (Part 2)     10:47
3. Grive Musicienne (A. Mangelsdorff)             26:11

Recorded: October 18, 1973 at Studio 1 of the NDR Funkhaus, Hannover, Germany.

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