31 May 2013

THE QUARTET ‎– DEDICATIONS (KONNEX RECORDS, 1984)





A1. Noah II
A2. The Furness

B1. Starting Point
B2. November Light
B3. Chant Nr. II
B4. Witches
B5. Connections


Ali Haurand, bass
Tony Oxley, drums
Rob van den Broeck, piano
Gerd Dudek, soprano and tenor saxophone


Recorded December 23th, 1983 at Studio 44, Max Bollemann, Monster/Holland.

Konnex Records ‎– ST 5002

Vinyl Rip

30 May 2013

TOSHINORI KONDO - PAUL LOVENS "BASEL, 1987"




Seven years after the only LP both ever recorded [as duo] ("The Last Supper") Kondo and Lovens made at least one concert in Switzerland. It was recorded and later seeded at Dime.
Thanks to the unknown fellows who captured and upped it.


TOSHINORI KONDO - PAUL LOVENS  "BASEL, 1987"


Toshinoro Kondo, trumpet
Paul Lovens, percussion


01. unknown title 26:03

Recorded at the 'Kaserne' in Basel, Switzerland on March 20, 1987.

29 May 2013

MASAYUKI "JOJO" TAKAYANAGI - SECOND CONCEPT ‎– COOL JOJO (THREE BLIND MICE, 1980)



1.  Froggy Day
2.  These Things
3.  Hi Beck
4.  Palo Alto
5.  317 East 32nd
6.  Subconscious Lee
7.  My New Flame
8.  Lennie's Pennies
9.  Froggy Day [Alternate Take]
10. Hi Beck [Alternate Take]
11. 317 East 32nd [Alternate Take]
12. Subconscious Lee [Alternate Take]

Nobuyoshi Ino, bass
Yasuhiro Yamazaki, drums
Masayuki Takayanagi, guitar
Kenji Kohsei, piano, electric piano

Recorded at Epicurus Studio, Tokyo on 3-5 December, 1979. Digitally remastered at JVC Mastering Centre on August 2, 2000.

TBM-XR-5018

CD Rip

27 May 2013

PAUL LOVENS / TOSHINORI KONDO "THE LAST SUPPER" (PO TORCH, 1980)




This LP is one of my favourite recordings concerning Lovens playing.
Watch out for a bit more of the great duo.


PAUL LOVENS / TOSHINORI KONDO "THE LAST SUPPER"

Toshinori Kondo, trumpet, mutes

Paul Lovens, selected drums and cymbals, percussion, zither, säge, etc.

1. The Last Supper (1st half) 21:45

2. The Last Supper (2nd half) 22:29

Recorded at the University of Bremen, Germany on 4th November 1980.

PO TORCH PTR/JWD 9

(lp rip)

26 May 2013

SCHWEIZER / CARL / LOVENS / MALFATTI / MILLER ‎– RAMIFICATIONS (OGUN, 1975)




A1. Elephant Off The Bone
A2. What's Yours Then?
A3. Panacea For

B1. Rüdiger's Tune Is Called 0202 Which Is The New Code For Wuppertal (Part A)
B2. Rüdiger's Tune Is Called 0202 Which Is The New Code For Wuppertal (Part B)
B3. FMP


Irene Schweizer, piano
Rüdiger Carl, tenor saxophone
Radu Malfatti, trombone
Harry Miller, bass
Paul Lovens, drums


Recorded in September 1973 at the Kunsthaus, Zürich.

Ogun - OG 500

Vinyl Rip

25 May 2013

MAARTEN ALTENA OCTET "TEL" (CLAXON, 1982)



Finally I found the place where I had "hidden" the recordings of Maarten van Regteren Altena.
Prior doing some re-ups I thought of sharing one which wasn't on Inconstant Soll before.



MAARTEN ALTENA OCTET  "TEL"


Maarten Altena, bass & cello
Lindsay Cooper, bassoon, sopranino saxophone
Maartje ten Horn, violin
Guus Jansen, piano
Maud Sauer, oboe & alto oboe
Paul Termos, alto saxophone
Kenny Wheeler, trumpet
Wolter Wierbos, trombone

1. Tel                5:23
2. Improvisations     6:15
3. Pukkel             8:01
4. Johan Van Wely     5:35
5. Rottum             6:04
6. Beertje            4:20
7. C-Melody           5:26

All compositions by Maarten Altena.

Recorded October 8 & 10, 1982 at De Ijsbreker, Amsterdam and 't Hoogt, Utrecht, Netherlands.

CLAXON 83.12

[Note: in the text-file included in the download I wrote soprano but it is sopranino!)

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MASAYUKI "JOJO" TAKAYANAGI ‎– LONELY WOMAN (THREE BLIND MICE, 1982)



A1. Lonely Woman
A2. Kary's Trance
A3. Sketches

B1. Song For Che
B2. Lennie's Pennies
B3. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair


Masayuki Takayanagi, electric guitar


Recorded August 21 & 22 1982 at Sound Sky Studio, Tokyo.


Three Blind Mice ‎– PAP-25030; TBM-CD-1893

LP artwork & CD Rip

24 May 2013

Baden-Baden Free Jazz Meeting 1969



Some of you may recall this album which was out on the MPS label in 1970. It featured American and European musicians in the free jazz idiom, many of the former affiliated with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), based in Chicago. The colloquial title, "Gittin' to know y'all" underlined the Baden-Baden sessions as a meeting point and as a meeting of minds.

Of course, the record could only be an excerpt of everything that happened, so here is a much fuller compilation of the meetings. I can't say whether this one is truly comprehensive, but in any case, what's on the table are approximately three and half hours of collaborations. This is a follow-up to earlier postings of the 1967, 1971 and 1976 meetings. We still have the 1970 and 1977 sessions to go, so hang in there.

The facts of the matter:

 va - Baden-Baden Free Jazz Meeting

 Disc 1

1-Hollow's Ecliptic No. 3 (J. Jarman) [18:09] Jarman (fl, p, voc); Mitchell (piccolo); Burrell (p); Krog (voc). Texts by Eldridge Cleaver and Joseph Jarman.
2-Announcement [2:56]
3-Getting to Know You All (L. Bowie) [34:41] Baden-Baden New Jazz Orchestra. Solos: Rypdal, Phillips (L) - Danielsson (R), Cuypers (prep-p), Burrell (p), Wheeler, Mangelsdorff, Mitchell - Jarman
4-Down with the Revisionists (B. Rosengren) [13:37] Thelin (tb); Rosengren (fl, ts); Cuypers (p); Rypdal (g); Danielsson (b - right); Phillips (b - left); Oxley (d - right); Delcloo (d - left)

Disc 2

1-Babudah (S. McCall) [17:04] Baden-Baden New Jazz Orchestra. Solos: Skidmore (ts); Wheeler (flh); Dudek (bamboo fl); Thelin (tb); Breuker (cl); Mitchell (as); Bowie (tpt)
2-Glancing Backwards (for Junior) (J. Surman) [10:45] Baden-Baden New Jazz Orchestra
3-Now (D. Burrell) (part 1) [15:37] Baden-Baden New Jazz Orchestra
4-Now (D. Burrell) (part 2) [13:16] Baden-Baden New Jazz Orchestra
5-Unknown Title [13:06] Wheeler (flh); Thelin (tb); Rosengren (ts); Sauer (ts); Skidmore (ts); Phillips (b); Danielsson (b); Oxley (d); McCall (d)
6-Unknown Title [1:33] Mangelsdorff (tb + ring modulator) 

Disc 3

1-Open Space (A. Mangelsdorff) [17:26] Mangelsdorff (tb); Sauer (ts); Surman (bs); unknown rhythm section
2-Hello Soerste (K. Krog-J. Surman) [7:46] Wheeler (flh); Sauer (ts); Skidmore (ts); Surman (p); Phillips (b); Danielsson (b); Oxley (d); Krog (voc)
3-Unknown Title [7:17] Wheeler (flh); Thelin (tb); Rosengren (ts); Sauer (ts); Skidmore (ts); Phillips (b); Danielsson (b); Oxley (d); McCall (d)
4-Unknown Title [5:44] Thelin (tb); Breuker (bcl); Phillips (b); Danielsson (b); Krog (voc)
5-Unknown Title [10:49] Baden-Baden New Jazz Orchestra
6-Ved Sørevatn (T. Rypdal) [8:38] Jarman (fl); Rosengren (fl, oboe); Rypdal (g); Phillips (b); Danielsson (b); McCall (d); Delcloo (d, glockenspiel); Krog (voc)
7-Unknown Title [8:24] Jarman (fl); Rosengren (fl, oboe); Rypdal (g); Phillips (b); Danielsson (b); McCall (perc); Oxley (perc); Krog (voc)
Unknown Title [4:xx] Phillips (b); Danielsson (b)

Kenny Wheeler (flh)
Hugh Steinmetz (tpt)
Lester Bowie (tpt)
Eje Thelin (tb)
Albert Mangelsdorff (tb
Roscoe Mitchell (ss, as, fl
John Surman (ss, bs)
Joseph Jarman (as, voc);
Willem Breuker (ts, cl);
Bernt Rosengren (ts, fl, oboe);
Alan Skidmore (ts);
Gerd Dudek (ts, fl);
Heinz Sauer (ts);
Terje Rypdal (g);
Dave Burrell (p, celeste)
Leo Cuypers (p, prep-p)
Palle Danielsson (b)
Barre Phillips (b)
Arjen Gorter (b)
Steve McCall (d)
Tony Oxley (d, perc);
Claude Delcloo (d);
Karin Krog (voc, p);
Unknown (ann)

 Recorded at Südwestfunk Studios, Baden-Baden
 (Dec 1969, Bootleg)

 Thanks to blogger chum Sotise for mailing me these nuggets alongside a bunch of other goodies.


UPDATE!!

Onx has kindly supplied me with a significant upgrade to this set. This new set is spread over four cds, is in the lossless flac format and adds further tracks, including the two short remaining tracks on the original lp release as seen above. As the track sequence is slightly different, I'm posting the set again in the order they appear on the four cds:

CD 1
01. Introduction 0:50
02. Babudah (S. McCall) 17:04
        Baden-Baden New Jazz Orchestra. Solos: Skidmore (ts); Wheeler (flh); Dudek (bamboo fl); Thelin (tb); Breuker (cl); Mitchell (as); Bowie (tpt)

03. Introduction 1:28
04. Hollow's Ecliptic No. 3 (J. Jarman) 18:09
        Jarman (fl, p, voc); Mitchell (piccolo); Burrell (p); Krog (voc). Texts by Eldridge Cleaver and Joseph Jarman

05. Introduction 0:56
06. Dear Uncle Alban (K. Krog-L. Cuypers) 3:20
        Cuypers (prep-p); Krog (voc)

07. Introduction 0:22
08. Forever (J. Surman) 4:16
        Jarman (as); Surman (bs); Phillips (b); McCall (d)

09. Introduction

CD 2
01. Introduction 2:56
02. Getting to Know You All (L. Bowie) 34:41
        Baden-Baden New Jazz Orchestra. Solos: Rypdal, Phillips (L) - Danielsson (R), Cuypers (prep-p), Burrell (p), Wheeler, Mangelsdorff, Mitchell - Jarman

03. Introduction 1:23
04. Now (D. Burrell) (part 1) 15:37
        Baden-Baden New Jazz Orchestra

05. Now (D. Burrell) (part 2) 13:16
        Baden-Baden New Jazz Orchestra

CD 3
01. Introduction 0:37
02. Everything is Water (K. Krog-R. Creeley) 11:50
        Krog (voc); Burrell (p); Gorter (b); Oxley (d - right); McCall (d - center); Delcloo (d - left)

03. Introduction 0:43
04. Down with the Revisionists (B. Rosengren) 13:37
        Thelin (tb); Rosengren (fl, ts); Cuypers (p); Rypdal (g); Danielsson (b - right); Phillips (b - left); Oxley (d - right); Delcloo (d - left)

05. Introduction 0:38
06. Hello Soerste (K. Krog-J. Surman) 7:46
        Wheeler (flh); Sauer (ts); Skidmore (ts); Surman (p); Phillips (b); Danielsson (b); Oxley (d); Krog (voc)

07. Introduction 0:15
08. Open Space (A. Mangelsdorff) 8:33
        Mangelsdorff (tb); Sauer (ts); Surman (bs); unknown rhythm section

09. Unknown Title 12:22
        Mangelsdorff (tb); Sauer (ts); Surman (bs); unknown rhythm section

10. Introduction 0:51
11. Ved Sørevatn (T. Rypdal) 8:38
        Jarman (fl); Rosengren (fl, oboe); Rypdal (g); Phillips (b); Danielsson (b); McCall (d); Delcloo (d, glockenspiel); Krog (voc)

12. Announcement

CD 4
01. Glancing Backwards (for Junior) (J. Surman) 10:45
        Baden-Baden New Jazz Orchestra

02. Unknown Title 13:06
        Wheeler (flh); Thelin (tb); Rosengren (ts); Sauer (ts); Skidmore (ts); Phillips (b); Danielsson (b); Oxley (d); McCall (d)

03. Unknown Title 7:17
        Wheeler (flh); Thelin (tb); Rodengren (ts); Sauer (ts); Skidmore (ts); Phillips (b); Danielsson (b); Oxley (d); McCall (d)

04. Unknown Title 10:49
        Baden-Baden New Jazz Orchestra

05. Unknown Title 8:24
        Jarman (fl); Rosengren (fl, oboe); Rypdal (g); Phillips (b); Danielsson (b); McCall (perc); Oxley (perc); Krog (voc)

06. Unknown Title 8:29
        Thelin (tb); Breuker (bcl); Phillips (b); Danielsson (b); Krog (voc)

07. Unknown Title 0:57
        Thelin (tb) Phillips (b); Krog (voc)

08. For My Two JBs (K. Krog) 1:09
        Krog (voc + ring modulator)

09. Unknown Title 1:33
        Mangelsdorff (tb + ring modulator)

10. May Hunting Song (W. Breuker-J. Surman) 4:50
        Breuker (bcl); Surman (bcl)

Four of these tunes -- "Gittin' to Know You All," "Ved Sørevatn," "For My Two JBs," and "May Hunting Song" -- are included on MPS 15269.

New links in the comments.

TOSHI TSUCHITORI / MOTOTERU TAKAGI ‎– ORIGINATION (ALM RECORDS, 1975)



A1. Tao
A2. Lagrima

B1. Little Boy
B2. 石仏
B3. EVOL

Toshi Tsuchitori, drums, percussion, voice
Mototeru Takagi, reeds



Alm Records - AL-4

Vinyl Rip

23 May 2013

EUROPEAN JAZZ QUINTET. Manchester 1992





















One good Sol brother once commented how it’s better to share this stuff than to have a pile of cassettes doing nothing in a box.  So here’s another one  that won’t eventually end up in a skip without a trace.  If any of you connoisseurs out there can help with titles, that would be appreciated.
At the gig I remember particularly enjoying Gerd Dudek’s gorgeous soprano on The Peacocks and being mesmerised by Connie Bauer’s amazing multiphonics.  In memory of the great Tony Levin and Rob Van Den Broeck.  Enjoy.  (It’s a big file)

GERD DUDEK, tenor and soprano sax
CONNIE BAUER, trombone
ROB VAN DEN BROECK, piano
ALI HAURAND, bass
TONY LEVIN, drums

SET 1

1. 25:48
2. 21:44
3. 21:17

SET 2

1. 28:48
2. The Peacocks 13:34
3. Connie Bauer solo 12:48
4. 10:36

Band on the Wall, Manchester.  19th March 1992

  

22 May 2013

TOMASZ STANKO / BOBO STENSON / ANDERS JORMiN / TONY OXLEY - Bosonossa and Other Ballads (Gowi 1993)



Great version of Stańko Quartet, which recorded albums Matka Joanna and Leosia. This collection on Polish label Gowi preceeded them, and songs 3 and 4 were recorded again at Rainbow Studio for ECM. Bosonossa is out of print for long years - I remember Czech distributor for Gowi telling me when I saw empty jewel box with cover in his shop that the master was lost and cd will not be re-pressed. Radio broadcast with this line-up from 1996 was posted earlier by Andy an can be found here. Enjoy.

Tracklist:

1. Sunia [13:14]
2. White Ballad [9:51]
3. Maldoror's War Song [9:06]
4. Morning Heavy Song [8:15]
5. Bosonossa [8:19]
6. Die Weisheit von Isidore Ducasse [9:34]

TOMASZ STANKO - trumpet
BOBO STENSON - piano
ANDERS JORMiN - double bass
TONY OXLEY - drums

Recorded at S4 Studio, Warszawa, March 29, 30 & April 1, 1993

Gowi Records CDG 08 (OOP)

IRÈNE SCHWEIZER / RÜDIGER CARL ‎– THE VERY CENTRE OF MIDDLE EUROPE (HAT HUT RECORDS, 1978)




A1. Raum-Und Zeitpfleger(in)
A2. Tink-Dur
A3. Lokale Beliebtheit

B1. Für Julien Beck
B2. Liebe Jazz & Übermut
B3. Bain Marie

A1 and A2 are not separated

Rüdiger Carl, clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, concertina, water-pipe
Irène Schweizer, piano, drums


Recorded on Oct 28, 1978 at Theaterwerkstatt Kleine Bühne, Stadttheater, Basel, Switzerland.

Hat Hut Records ‎– X.

Vinyl Rip

21 May 2013

S.A.Johansson-A.V.Schlippenbach-Paul Lovens--Idyll und Katastrophen-(1980 po torch)



One more , Lp on Paul Lovens Po-Torch label, to go with the Wonderful  Shares Below by Onxi and Nick 
Free Improvised Mock Cabaret?
 I've never been sure what to make of this, whatever it is , its nothing if not playful, and savagely ironic.
a great one on its own terms, plenty of characteristically delightful wobbly sprechstimme.
 More Keystone Cops than Company!!



a) Der schornsteinfeger; b) Im taubenschlag; c) Entfernungen (11.35)
Paul solo (01.35)
Bonbonbäcker asturiet (02.53)
Ensemble I (02.25)
Maarten solo (01.15)
Fichtengrün und tannengrün (06.33)
Zum teil mit filz (04.15)
Der westwind (02.38)
Derek solo (02.10)
Das lied von der äffin (03.05)
Candace solo (01.12)
Derek + Paul (02.04)
Günter solo (01.35)
Ensemble II (03.28)
Trio [DB/S-ÅJ/CN] (02.30)
Bugsierschiff (03.00)
Recorded on 26 November 1979 at Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Hamburg.
Cover drawing  by Marina Kern.

Sven-Åke Johansson, voice, accordion, percussion; 
Alexander von Schlippenbach, piano, drahtklavier, celeste; 
Maarten Altena, double bass, cello;
 Derek Bailey, guitar, voice;
 Wolfgang Fuchs, sopranino saxophone, bass clarinet;
 Paul Lovens, percussion, singing saw, zither;
 Candace Natvig, violin, voice.

                                                        Po Torch Records PTR/JWD 6




20 May 2013

PARKER - FERNÁNDEZ - GUY - LYTTON "VANCOUVER, 2008"







PARKER - FERNÁNDEZ - GUY - LYTTON  "VANCOUVER, 2008"

Evan Parker, tenor saxophone
Agustí Fernández, piano
Barry Guy, bass
Paul Lytton, percussion


1. improvisation one 43:15
2. improvisation two 25:46

Recorded during the 23rd Vancouver Jazz Festival, at The Roundhouse, Vancouver, BC on June 23, 2008.


PAUL RUTHERFORD & PAUL LOVENS (PO TORCH, 1976/77)




PAUL RUTHERFORD & PAUL LOVENS  (PO TORCH RECORDS)


Paul Rutherford, trombone, euphonium
Paul Lovens, percussion, instruments, zither, etc.

Side A:

1. And When I Slowly, I Mean As Soon As Possible  27:34

Recorded November 1976 in Berlin, Live at the QUartier Latin during the 9th Total Music Meeting.


Side B:

1. Du Chat Botté                                  09:05
2. Armand Schulthess                              05:10
3. As Deafness Increases                          12:14

Recorded November 1977 in Berlin at the FMP-Studio on a day off.

PO TOTCH PT/JWD 3

(lp rip)



19 May 2013

KANG TAE HWAN - TOKEBI (ZEN, 1991)




1. To the Sky (Sora e) 28:16


2. Eternity (Eien) 17:49


Kang Tae Hwan, alto saxophone

Kim Suk Chul, hojeok

Kim Young Taek, changgo





Recorded at Seoul Studio, Seoul, Korea April 12 1991


Released on Zen, manufactured and distributed by JVC/Victor Music Industries, Inc.  VICG-8025


CD Rip

ALEXANDER VON SCHLIPPENBACH / PAUL LOVENS ‎– ,STRANGER THAN LOVE (PO TORCH RECORDS, 1985)




A. ,Stranger Than Love (Part 1)

B. ,Stranger Than Love (Continued)


The two sides are joined back into continuous piece.


Alexander von Schlippenbach, piano
Paul Lovens, drums, cymbals, singing saw, zither



Recorded in "Flöz", West Berlin, on June 17th, 1984.

Po Torch Records ‎– PTR/JWD 12


Vinyl Rip

18 May 2013

EVAN PARKER TRIO "KARLSRUHE, 1989"




This is an audience recording - not as sonically excellent as the two previous EPT posts.
But the music is again top notch and certainly worth a listen.



EVAN PARKER TRIO  "KARLSRUHE, 1989"

Evan Parker, tenor & soprano saxophone
Barry Guy, bass
Paul Lytton, percussion


1. unknown title   13:39
2. unknown title   10:18
3. unknown title   17:38
4. unknown title   08:40
5. unknown title   05:02

Recorded at the Schloßpark, Karlsruhe, Germany on September 9, 1989.

17 May 2013

Alexander Hawkins & Louis Moholo-Moholo. Sunday 7th April, 2013



Just by nice coincidence, Alex Hawkins informed me at FB today about this new video being uploaded - HD recording of full duo concert at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival, The Sage, Gateshead. So I think it is appropriate to post it here. Louis and Alex released a studio recording Keep Your Heart Straight on Ogun last year. Another good message is that Ogun just reissued Brotherhood of Breath's Procession, remastered with 3 songs (over 20 mins) from original Toulouse performance (I believe) added, and it is already available from Wayside Music or Downtown Music Gallery !

16 May 2013

EVAN PARKER TRIO "KARLSRUHE, 2004"




I saw this trio only once at the Nigglmühle (in the very southern part of  Germany) about 13 years ago.
It was this tour were Barry Guy played the Guy/Dawson Travelbass for the first time -


EVAN PARKER TRIO  "KARLSRUHE, 2004"


Evan Parker, soprano & tenor saxophone
Barry Guy, bass
Paul Lytton, drums

01. radio introduction + interviews with Evan Parker & Barry Guy 04:51
02. unknown title 07:55
03. unknown title (solo soprano saxophone) 09:39
04. radio interview with Evan Parker 02:38
05. Distinction (Evan Parker, Barry Guy & Paul Lytton) 19:22
06. radio interview with Evan Parker 01:23
07. unknown title 07:19
08. unknown title 05:32
09. radio outro 00:17

Recorded at the Jubez (or Tollhaus), Karlsruhe in 2004.

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15 May 2013

ELTON





Elton Dean,  alto sax, saxello
Paul Dunmall,  tenor sax
Paul Rogers,  double bass
Tony Levin,  drums

1. Two and eleven  41.16
2. Eeedy Peedy   25.18

Recorded live at the Vortex, London.  September 28th 1997

DUNS Limited Edition DLE 051

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ELTON

That unique sound played with passion and spirit.  A dear friend.        A good laugh.  Generous and unfazed by anything.  His band-leader skills.  His compositions.  His commitment to free playing.

His Shamanist beliefs.  His encouragement for any good musician he heard and not afraid to tell them.  His flat in Stoke Newington, London, a gathering place and watering hole for musicians and friends for thirty years or more.  His gallery of photographs on the wall, some very faded.  His love of sport and getting high.

Family, friends, musicians - we will all miss him greatly.

Paul Dunmall

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Maybe you too were drawn to the jazz spirit by Elton Dean playing with Soft Machine thirty five years ago!  Elton's fabulous solo at the end of Slightly All The Time on Third still sounds fabulous but it never moved me as much as listening to it after learning that he was no longer with us.

Elton Dean only ever sounded like himself, which was always heartfelt and beautiful.  The vitality of this thing we call jazz, improvised music, is so great, so inspiring and so useful that we must embrace and treasure it.

Like any sax player on the scene, Elton recognised Paul Dunmall to be the giant that he is, and once said he thought Mujician was the best band since Coltrane's.  So to play in the grouping presented here with Paul and the superlative Paul Rogers and legendary Tony Levin, I know was special to him.

And the music was happening, like it always did when Elton played.  Everyone plays great and is great.

So please forgive a bit of pre-echo from my cassette and be thrilled by four men reminding us there's a whole other dimension out there!

Thank you Elton.

Andy Isham                                                            Feb 2006

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14 May 2013

ELTON DEAN QUARTET _ 'EDQ LIVE'









A totally fabulous gig!  Played to a packed house who knew they were part of something very special.

Elton Dean,  alto sax and saxello
Paul Dunmall,  tenor sax
Paul Rogers,  bass
Tony Levin,  drums

1. The Duke  (set one)  43:15
2. The Haus  (set two)  43:33


Live at the Jazzhaus at the Duke of Wellington, London.  18th August 1989

Originally available on ED Tapes ED03.  Cassette artwork by John Gardiner.



13 May 2013

EVAN PARKER TRIO "AUBERVILLIERS, 2005"





Upon request from Colin Green - found it on my hd - watch out for more...

....and buy their excellent new CD on No Business




EVAN PARKER TRIO  "AUBERVILLIERS, 2005"


Evan Parker, tenor & soprano saxophone
Barry Guy, bass
Paul Lytton, percussion

01. radio introduction     01:06
02. Form         16:57
03. radio announcer        00:14
04. Agreement          11:17
05. radio announcer        00:16
06. The Snake Decides          09:17
07. radio announcer        00:33
08. Identity          14:40
09. radio outro            00:14

Recorded at the Banlieues Bleues Festival, Théâtre de la Commune, Aubervilliers, France -
March 31, 2005.

12 May 2013

NIGHT AND DAY - PLAYS THEM ALL - SET 5 (EDITION ARTELIER, GRAZ, 2003)




Twelve sets played over three successive nights on 27-29 May 1992 at the Badenscher Hof, Berlin.

Rüdiger Carl, tenor saxophone, clarinet
Alexander von Schlippenbach, piano
Jay Oliver, bass
Sven-Åke Johansson, drums

3-1. Poinciana
3-2. La Vie En Rose
3-3. Secret Love
3-4. Embracable You
3-5. Tea For Two
3-6. Out Of Nowhere
3-7. Moonlight In Vermont
3-8. April In Paris
3-9. When You're Smiling

Edition Artlier Graz, 2003

CD rip

Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4



10 May 2013

Baden-Baden Free Jazz Meeting 1967 and more



 We had requests for some of the Baden-Baden Free Jazz Meetings recently, so I thought it opportune to check the archives for more of these meetings. What's offered here are three sets, the first of which are excerpts from the 1967 meeting, the second is also at the Süd-West Rundfunk studios in Baden-Baden, but a little bit previous to the actual meeting of that year, and the third is unrelated, made for Radio Bremen, but also from 1967.

Also opportune to put Joachim-Ernst Behrendt at the top, the producer of both the Baden-Baden sessions and a key figure in bringing jazz to the public in Germany. The Baden-Baden meetings were very much his idea and he kept them going for years. We'll get to the 1970 and 1977 meetings in a little while.

The first set (bb67-1):

FREE-JAZZ-TREFFEN BADEN-BADEN (1967)
December 16-18, 1967

1. ANDALUSIAN PROVERB (Jeanne Lee/Gunter Hampel) – 5:37
Jeanne Lee voc; Albert Mangelsdorff tb; Gunter Hampel vib; Buschi Niebergall b; Pierre Courbois d.

2. CUBIC (Marion Brown) – 4:13
Marion Brown as; Peter Kowald b; Sven Åke Johansson d.

3. JEPA (Albert Mangelsdorff/Evan Parker) – 5:31
Albert Mangelsdorff tb; Evan Parker ss; Peter Kowald b; John Stevens d.

4. RELATIONSHIP (Don Cherry/Evan Parker) – 9:03
Don Cherry p-tp; Evan Parker ss; Peter Kowald b; Buschi Niebergall b; John Stevens d.


The second set (bb67-2):

IRENE SCHWEIZER TRIO
October/November 1967 – Baden-Baden (G), SWF Studio Session
Irene Schweizer p; Uli Trepte b; Mani Neumeier d/tabla.

1. STOP TWICE (Irene Schweizer) – 3:22
2. FOR KESHAV, dedicated to Keshav Sathe (Mani Neumeier) – 4:38
3. PRE-BEAT CONCEPTION (Irene Schweizer) – 6:57

and, finally, the third set (fb67):

RADIO BREMEN FREE JAZZ SESSION 
September 12 1967

1. ANYTHING GOES (Irene Schweizer) – 9:11 
Irene Schweizer p; Uli Trepte b; Mani Neumeier d.

2. EVERYTHING (Peter Brötzmann) – 6:36
Peter Brötzmann ts; Fred van Hove p; Peter Kowald b; Sven Åke Johansson d.

3. PIANO SKETCHES (Irene Schweizer) – 10:14
Fred van Hove, Irene Schweizer, Alexander von Schlippenbach p; Peter Kowald, Uli Trepte, Buschi Niebergall b; Sven Åke Johansson, Mani Neumeier, Jaki Liebezeit d.

4. THREE (Peter Brötzmann) – 7:59
Peter Brötzmann ts; Fred van Hove, Irene Schweizer, Alexander von Schlippenbach p; Peter Kowald, Uli Trepte, Buschi Niebergall b; Sven Åke Johansson, Mani Neumeier, Jaki Liebezeit d.

5. IMPROVISATIONEN (Sven Åke Johansson) – 15:12
Irene Schweizer Trio + Peter Brötzmann Quartet + Manfred Schoof Quintet

These were all recordings made by "sammler kk" and made available on the Dime torrent site in late 2007. None of these recordings has to my knowledge been publically released. 

Some fodder for the weekend, eh?

FRED FRITH ‎– ARS LONGA DENS BREVIS (ALLELOPATHY, 2000)



Third in a short series.

1. Untitled
2. Untitled
3. Untitled
4. Untitled



Fred Frith, guitar
Onnyk (Yoshiaki Kinno), guitar, alto and soprano saxophone, keyboards
John Zorn, alto saxophone, bird calls
Sabu Toyozumi, drums, percussion


Recorded live at Gallery Saiensu, Morioka, Iwate, Japan, on 4th of February, 1985 (2, 4) and 13th of December, 1987 (1, 3).

Allelopathy ‎– ALL-2, 2000.

CD Rip

For Zippyshare users - track 1 exceeds the file size limit, so it is split into track 1 and 1b. You can either join them, or play with no gap.

9 May 2013

Horace Tapscott-Pan African People's Arkestra, Moers 1995

Its been a while, since we've featured any Horace Tapscott.
 lately,  i've been listening to this quite a bit , a satellite recording in Fulsome sound, from the mid 90's ..
I havent doctored the original file set in anyway.... wonderful music,many thanks to the original uploader.
here is his text file.


Horace Tapscott - Pan African People's Arkestra, 1995.06.03, Moers (Germany),Festivalzelt

33. Internationales New Jazz Festival,Moers, Germany ,3. June 1995

source: DVB-S > MP2/48kHz > Audio-CD-Recorder > CDRW >
EAC > WAV > Audacity > FLAC 6

Horace Tapscott - Pan African People's Arkestra

Horace Tapscott - p
Nate Morgan - p
Arthurn Blythe - as
Michael Session - as,ss
Jesse Sharps - ss,basson,cl
Charles Owens - ts,bars
Steve Smith - tp
Fundi Legon - frh
Therman Green - tb
Roger Williams - tuba
Roberto Miranda - b
David Bryant - b
Sunship Theus - dr,perc
Fritz Wise - dr
Dwight Trible - voc



1. The Black Apostles - 16:52
2. Motherless Child - 14:31
3. A Ballad For Deadwood Dick - 11:43
4. Little Africa - 9:17
5. Dem Folk 3:52 faded out (complete 22:35)

total time 56:17 incomplete

PS- Complete Version of Dem Folks, added by Boldsouls see Comments






6 May 2013

ELTON DEAN - KEITH TIPPETT - MARIO CASTRONARI - TONY LEVIN _ SET 1



Happy Birthday Miloo!  Come on down to the party one and all.  Enjoy.


ELTON DEAN, alto sax, saxello
KEITH TIPPETT, piano
MARIO CASTRONARI, bass
TONY LEVIN, drums

SET 1

1. First piece  35:23

2. Next piece  13:27

Vortex. London.  18 April 1993

Set 2 available here

Chris McGregor Sextet at the BBC 1967/68



 A couple of vintage gems here, recorded for the BBC in the late 60s.

 First is the Blue Notes Sextet from 1967:

1. Traveling Somewhere
2. Sun Song
3. Sophisticated Lady
4. Pibroch

 BBC Broadcast, late 1967

Mongezi Feza ~ trumpet
Dudu Pukwana ~ alto sax
Chris McGregor ~ piano
Ronnie Beer ~ tenor sax
Dave Holland ~ bass
Louis Moholo ~ drums

Strictly speaking, it is not really the Blue Notes as Johnny Dyani is absent from these recordings, but it's possible it was announced as such at the time.

 Secondly, we have the Chris McGregor Sextet from 1968:

Chris McGregor Sextet
BBC Studio, London

Mongezi Feza (tpt);
Dudu Pukwana (as);
Ronnie Beers (ts);
Chris McGregor (p);
Dave Holland (b);
Laurence Allen (d);
Unknown (ann)

1 Sabendye Baye (C. McGregor) 6:55
2 Introduction 1:10
3 Nikomakwe
4a Fazumizaza Izela (C. McGregor) 4:36
4b Introduction 0:19
5 Yekiti Squidiocious (C. McGregor) 9:43
6 Tikoloshi (C. McGregor)

The titles are taken from the Plosin database, but they match well with the announcements (as far as can be heard).

 I've pieced together the second radio concert from two sources so as to retain the right sequence. I think the announcer could be Ronnie Scott. Anyone knows?

Thanks to online chums for supplying these treasures!

PAUL DUNMALL & PAUL ROGERS - Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester, 1997



Great Paul Dunmall is 60 today -- Happy Birthday Paul, and Thank You for the Music!

This wonderful duo recording was posted around last Christmas by Andy in Contributions section as wav. I did some minor fixations and converted it to flac recently, so here we go with modified photo from 4cd box Folks History (DLE 063), taken by Lynda Dunmall.

More thanks, Lady & Gentlemen.

Paul Dunmall - soprano sax, bagpipes, clarinet
Paul Rogers - double bass

Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester, UK
27 September 1997

Five untitled improvised pieces, over 46 mins in total.

The Relative Band-(J.Rose,J.Denley,M.Nicols,R.Turner,L.Houtkamp,M.Cuypers, R.Ratajczack)ABC Studios Sydney-March 1984




This one goes out to Andy and all the Dime-a-Dozen Tapers, seeders/uploaders whose shows we have both enjoyed and posted over the years.

A-1-Maggie Nicols,,Marcel Cuypers-duo
A-2-Roger Turner-solo
A-3-Luc Houtkamp-solo
A-4-John Rose-Richard Ratajczack-duo
A-5-Jim Denley, solo
A-6-Group improv
------------------------------
B-1-Group Improv
B-2-Group Improv
B-3-Roger Turner-solo
--------------------------------
The Relative Band
John Rose-violin
Maggie Nicols-Vox
Jim Denley-Flute
Marcel Cuypers-Pno
Roger Turner-Percussion
Luc Houtkamp-Tenor, Alto Saxes
Richard Ratajczack-DB

Recorded March 1984, ABC Studios Sydney (N.S.W. Australia)
Linneage- tdk c90 2nd gen----Nakamichi 500----Zoom---'puter---Traders little helper--wav to Flac 
Soundforge (raise levels-split tracks)


What we have here appears to be either a pre FM recording or raw soundboard studio,recordings of an adhoc configuration for what would be released under the rubric of John Rose's Relative band, as part of the compilation 'Forward of short leg'on the Dossier Label (Dossier ST 7529),A few longer fragments,also later appeared on a 3 disc compilation of Rose's Fringe Benefits Label, (Entropy 006 (CD), both of these are out of print, but in any case no more than ten minutes from these sessions was ever used.

All the Performers are still active , though i have to confess to never having heard Marcel Cuypers on anything else, and also to having heard precious little of the respective Oeuvres of Houtkamp and Ratajczack.

I Like Maggie Nicols  a lot, her performance here is exemplary and hugely exiting! ,Jim Denley and John Rose (both of whom i saw separately and in different groupings live at around the time this session was recorded) ,and Roger Turner are now pretty much household names, the others though less well known are all Composer Improvisers who are still putting out records.

All pieces are freely improvised, the bulk of the material is comprised of group performances , interspersed with short Duos and Solos.
the Music is wonderful and still as fresh as paint!
Enjoy
S
.
here ae some links to the artists pages, and relevant sites, all including Marcel Cuypers have available recordings for sale!
Jim Denley
Maggie Nicols 
Luc Houtkamp
John Rose
Marcel Cuypers
Richard Ratajzack
Roger Turner

4 May 2013

ANTHONY BRAXTON CREATIVE MUSIC ORCHESTRA ‎– RBN----3° K12 (RING RECORDS, 1972)





A1. Unit A
A2. Unit B
A3. Unit C Part 1
B1. Unit C Part 2
B2. Unit D
B3. Unit E Part 1
C1. Unit E Part 2
C2. Unit F Part 1
D1. Unit F Part 2
D2. Unit G
E1. Unit H
E2. Unit I
F1. Unit J
F2. Unit K
F3. Unit L


Gilbert Aloir, tuba
Jean Bauchard, alto sax
Pancho Blumenzweig, bass
Anthony Braxton, reeds
Joachim Kuhn, piano
Hugh Levick, tenor & soprano sax
Ambrose Jackson, trumpet
Oliver Johnson, percussion
James Maceda, trumpet
Cesare Massarenti, trumpet
François Mechali, bass
Ray Stephen Oche, trumpet
Bob Taylor, tenor sax
Sabu Toyozumi, percussion


Recorded live at the Festival of Chatellerault, France, on 11 March 1972.

Ring Records ‎– Ring 01024/5/6, 1972

Vinyl Rip

3 May 2013

PRS. (PICARD - ROGERS - STEVENS). 1989


Only 25 minutes but interesting to hear John Stevens (and Paul Rogers) playing standards.  Simon Picard is still an unrecognised wonder on the saxophone.


SIMON PICARD, tenor sax
PAUL ROGERS, bass
JOHN STEVENS, drums

1. Like someone in love.  8:15
2. My one and only love.  8:53
3. Steeplechase  8:19

Duke of Wellington, London.  14 October 1989

2 May 2013

PAUL DUNMALL, PAUL ROGERS, TONY ORRELL + SIMON PICARD. Bristol, 1989


Swingin'

PAUL DUNMALL, soprano (1, 2) and baritone (3) sax
PAUL ROGERS, bass
TONY ORRELL, drums
+ SIMON PICARD, tenor sax (Track 3)

1. That's my life  24:37
2. Marriage in India  16:44
3. Untitled  40.08

The Albert,  Bristol.  1 July 1989