14 September 2013

M U J I C I A N - Liverpool 1989



















Whooooooa!  I thought this tape was a write-off but no - here is an absolute gem from the truly marvellous Mujician that was.  The most musical of free improvising groups - time, no time, exquisite beauty, intensity, incredible interaction - it's all here.  Check out Tippett's flight at about 12 minutes in with bass and drums and wish, like me, that they had worked as a trio too.  Dunmall leaves his tenor in the case and wows on baritone and soprano.  Listening to this has reminded me just how fantastic this group was.  Take thirty seven minutes and have a listen and let me know what you think.

TONY LEVIN, drums
KEITH TIPPETT, piano
PAUL ROGERS, bass
PAUL DUNMALL, baritone and soprano sax

1. Hearts beat me.   37:03

Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool.  13th November 1989

NB.  Rapidshare, Game Front and Zippyshare (further down) links in the comments.



19 comments:

Andy said...

Rapidshare
Gamefront

Anonymous said...

Magnificent! Many thanks!

Nick said...

Thanks again Andy

softnucleus said...

I'm sorry Andy, I cannot tell you what I think, both the new Rapidshare and Gamefront don't work :-(

Howard said...

Fantastic Andy!

I never had the chance to hear this wonderful Group live, but now thanks to you i have the opportunity to ponder on what i have missed.

Many thanks Howard.

Andy said...

Bloody hell.
Zippy1
Zippy2

Let me know if it works. My first time.

Vitko said...

Hey Andy, this is fascinating, some parts remind me incredibly (bass, drum and piano) at the best moments of psychedelic period of the late sixties - early seventies, and Dunmall, enchanting, sneaking on saxophone, increases the drama. The theme is easy develop to a certain anger, with nice drumming Tony Levin. Tippett on piano, perfect! Saxophone from time to time has a slight undertone East. Rogers violin bow does wonders, and there are sounds, similar percussion from Nepalese temples, everything is happens here ... I think this is one of the better performances. Thanks, I enjoyed.

softnucleus said...

Fantastic Andy! Zippy is fast and simple, in a couple of minutes I downloaded it! I just started listening this marvellous set. A million of thanks!

jazzuk said...

Thanks again Andy

softnucleus said...

I agree with Vitko, perfect analysis. Andy, I wonder if this is the best Mujician performance I ever listened. The only problem is that it's... too short! I feel better after listening to it. Thanks again.

wightdj said...

Appreciated, thanks.

Andy said...

Oh my word...there may be more from this gig after all...

martin said...

Thank you for the music and a lovely pic of Tony Levin.

Reimer said...

Hmm, I was there and will be interested to hear the (short IIRC) set again.

Thanks

R

matt w said...

Thanks! Gamefront worked well for me. RS still seems to be choking download speed to nonexistence.

Wallofsound said...

Lovely picture of Tony. Music to match.

sikes said...

Hi Andy, please please re-up this, would really appreciate being able to listen to this now having read some of the comments, thanks

Andy said...

New link:
1Fichier

Anonymous said...

Stunning. Thank you very much Andy for the re-up. Jay