23 July 2013


This is for Andy - although I refrain from downloading recently most music we are offered through him (or others) I wish to express my gratitude. ...hope you don't know it already ;)

...this is a cooking performance!

 - still remember the first time I listened to "Frames" which is still available...if someone still doesn't have it....


Elton Dean, alto saxophone
Chris Francis, alto saxophone
Larry Stabbins, tenor saxophone
Brian Smith, tenor saxophone
Marc Charig, cornet
Dick Pearce, trumpet
Nick Evans, trombone
Dave Amis, trombone
Keith Tippett, piano
Harry Miller, bass
Louis Moholo, drums

1. unknown title 18:00
2. unknown title 09:54
3. unknown title 12:57
4. unknown title 14:29
5. unknown title 11:50
6. unknown title 11:58

Recorded at 100 Club, Oxford Street, London, UK on Monday May 24, 1976.

Note: This was the Ark's debut performance (or at least that's what I read in ED's sessionography)


Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...
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Anonymous said...

Many thanks onxidlib

Andy said...

Thank you very much Onx. I would be here without you. (Why refrain?)

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

I'm glad you're here!

Why refrain...
I've so little time for listening recently. Plus I'm moving house in the next few weeks - already preparing and packing the stuff.
Ten years here has helped to accumulate so much things I believe I do not need - but which one...?
Already so much music I haven't heard not even once - plus more on my hard-drives...feeling overwhelmed.
But still dl very few items...

Andy said...

@ Onx. Obviously that should have read 'I would not be here without you'. I understand. Good luck with the move.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this early version of Frames. Keith Tippett is one of my very favourite musicians since many years. So I'm ever happy to find Keith Tippett's Ark on your blog. - Something seems to be wrong with title 5. It runs only 8:17 minutes and then breaks off abruptly. Could you eventually fix that, please? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

...of course I'm not "ever happy" but very happy, to find Keith Tippett's Ark on your blog... - sorry for that. - but the problem with title 5 remains.

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kinabalu said...

Thanks for this early slab of Ark. I do agree wholeheartedly that no discerning household ought to be without a copy of Frames. I should add for the sake of honesty that it's been a while since I listened to it, so thanks for the implicit reminder.

@Onx: Good luck with the move and I'll be "tuning in" on Friday!

softnucleus said...

Many thanks for this wonderful post, Onx! Some of my favourite musicians of ever all together (Elton, Charig, Nick Evans, Brian Smith from Nucleus, Harry Miller...). The recording is very good to be from the '70's. Now I'm expecting, after the move, a "Just Us" recording. Maybe I'm expecting too much?! :-)

Anonymous said...

great team, great music!
thanks much, oxidlib!


agmosk said...

Thanks, onxidlib! And good luck on the move. I have too much crap to ever move.

miloo2 said...

Thank you onxi for another wonderful document!

bgugg said...

Excellent ! Thank you !!

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...



jorge mussuto said...

aahhhhh the zippyshare expire:(((

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

Why not try the fichier links - still up!