31 July 2013

Connie Crothers-Solo 1980 (Jazz Lp-4)


This one goes out to Mosa from requests... as Sublime and superbly modulated an album of solo piano as one could wish .
This album is an intriguing mix of spontaneous renditions of standards and all out free improvisations , beautifully recorded by Label Mate, Saxophonist Lennie Popkin!
Long, but riveting from start to finish!

A Student and friend of the late Lennie Tristano,Crothers is dipping even further out into free territory these days , all her records are pretty wonderful , this appears to be one of the few which hasn't been reissued .

Anyone wishing to delve further should explore, the phenomenal 4 disc set of improvisations for two pianos with David Arner on the Rogue art label, which is simply stunning, in the stratospheric realm of Riley/Tippett, or Crispell/Grawe but of course, one is hard pressed to choose 1 thing to recommend , given that its all so good..
btw, Crothers also Administers the collective New Artists label, home to most of her recordings...

Band of fire a quintet featuring R.Campbell, R.Tabnik,R.Mancuso and perennial fave Ken Filiano ...is one of the best live albums I've heard in a while, it and other great things can be found here at New Artists.
The label also has a downloadable Video archive ,including much Crothers

This though out of print , and never reissued may perhaps still be purchased from Jazz records here a label run by Carole Tristano, Lennie's drummer Daughter.
Crothers own website is here

info from Discogs
A1-All About Love-4:00
A2-A New Jazz Scene-3:50
A3-My One And only Love-7:44
A4-That Straight Ahead Thing-6:19
B1-A Single Note-3:21
B2-Drums-Piano 6:39
B3-All About You-7:06
C1-Love Suite: Roy Eldridge-4:16
C2-Love Suite: Sheila Jordan-4:32
C3-Love Suite: Max Roach-8:26
D1-I'm Getting Sentimental Over You-6:30
D2-You Don't Know What Love Is-2:56
D3-How Deep Is The Ocean-8:05
D4-Breaking Through The Boundaries-5:31
Credits

Piano – Connie Crothers
Recorded By – Lenny Popkin

Connie Crothers – Solo
1980
Jazz Records ?– JR-4







FRANÇOIS TUSQUES ‎– GÉNÉRATION (PRODUCTION PAYSAGES, 1988)




A1.  Générique «Génération»
A2.  Les Terrasses Du Luxembourg
A3.  Blues Dans Les Bibliothèques
A4.  Le Péril Fasciste
A5.  Dans Les Salons Parisiens... La Révolution
A6.  La Grande Bagarre De L'U.E.C.
A7.  La Révolution... Juste Vous
A8.  Les Marins De La Rue Gay-Lussac
A9.  Les Flics De La Sorbonne
A10. L'Enterrement De Sartre
A11. Variations Sur Le Temps Des Cerises

B1.  Le Rêve Américain
B2.  Cuba Si Yankee No
B3.  Souvenir Du Che
B4.  A Paris... La Guerre D'Algérie
B5.  Rêve De Chine Rouge
B6.  A Propos De L'Opéra De Pékin
B7.  Variations Sur L'Appel Du Komintern (D'Après Eisler)
B8.  Ce N'Est Qu'Un Début


François Tusques, piano


Music for TV soundtrack broadcast in 1968

Production Paysages ‎– PCLP 001

Vinyl Rip

30 July 2013

the Gordons-1981, Gordon 2, LP



Slight, un apologetic change of pace......
if you' like somewhat harsh jagged ,primitive, minimal ,acerbic, guitar oriented,so called Post Punk... from New Zealand , this is for you !
no Cd reissue , or reissue of any kind since a 1984,Flying Nun Vinyl release
this is from an original self released copy on their own label....
A killer record in the aforementioned genre..forefathers to my ears of later feedback drenched ,more self consciously, arty,NZ bands like Dead-C, and Dora Maar

info below from Discogs- taken from the Sleeve,and insert

Gordons– GORDON 2
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:
New Zealand
Released:
1981
Genre:
Rock
Style:
Noise, Punk

Tracklist
A1-Spik And Span
A2-Right On Time
A3-Coalminers Song
B1-Sometimes
B2-I Just Can't Stop
B3-Growing Up
B4-Laughing Now

Recorded At – Harlequin Studios
Mixed At – Harlequin Studios
Credits
Co-producer – Simon Alexander
Notes
"Recorded and mixed in 22 hrs at Harlequin Studios. Auck. N.Z. Oct. 81."
"engineered by Simon Alexander. produced by Simon and the gordons."

"The Gordons are John Halvorsen: guitars, vocals. Alister Parker: guitars, vocals. Brent McLaughlin: drums."
"cover design John Halvorsen"
ENJOY!!













29 July 2013

PAUL ROGERS - PAUL DUNMALL. INVISIBLES























INVISIBLES

PAUL ROGERS, bass
PAUL DUNMALL, soprano, baritone sax

1 Opus 1  40:07
2 Opus 2  35:13

The Sun, Clapham, London.  13 July 1988

Self-produced cassette.  Invisible Music Productions.  IMP 001

RARE!


28 July 2013

IAN BRIGHTON ‎– MARSH GAS (BEAD RECORDS, 1977)





A1. Plikie's Dilemma
A2. Bulrushing
A3. Brotherhood Alone
A4. The Wizard's Dream

B1. Silver River Shuffle
B2. The Chapel Of Splintered Glass (With Love Alf)
B3. Marsh Gas


Jim Livesey, alto saxophone
Marcio Mattos, bass
Sound In Brass, handbells
Ian Brighton, guitar
Roger Smith, guitar
Radu Malfatti, trombone
Philipp Wachsmann, violin

A1, B2 and B3 recorded at The Cathedral, Chelmsford, Essex
A2, A3, A4 and B1 recorded at West Square electronic music studio

Bead Records ‎– BEAD 3

Vinyl Rip - Thanks

27 July 2013

GILSON ‎– LE MASSACRE DU PRINTEMPS (FUTURA RECORDS, 1971)




A1. Le Massacre Du Printemps
A2. L'Imagination Au Pouvoir
A3. Les Cigales

B1. Tournant Décisif
B2. N'y A Qu'à
B3. Faut Qu'on



Jean Claude Pourtier, drums
Pierre Moret, electric piano
Jef Gilson, electra, electric piano, horns, tuba
Claude Jeanmaire, prepared piano (A1)


Recorded at Montorgueil 46

Futura Records ‎– GER 33

Vinyl Rip

For Vinylust

26 July 2013

EDDIE PREVOST - 50th Birthday Gig




















EDDIE PREVOST QUARTET

EDDIE PREVOST, drums
LARRY STABBINS, tenor sax
VERYAN WESTON, piano
MARCIO MATTOS, bass

1. Improvisation  36:25

Vortex, London.  20th June 1992

For Vitko.

If you don't already know it, the cd CONTINUUM + (Matchless) is highly recommended.





24 July 2013

ASHBURY STABBINS DUO ‎– FIRE WITHOUT BRICKS (BEAD RECORDS, 1977)



More of the wondrous Larry Stabbins

A1. Rough Cut
A2. Fire Without Bricks
A3. Wych Elm

B1. Maldoror
B2. Puff!
B3. Formants Of The Deep


Roy Ashbury, percussion
Larry Stabbins, soprano and tenor saxophone


Front cover: clay figurines from the 'Eye Temple' at Tel Brak, Khabur Valley, east Syria, ca. 3,000 BC
Back Cover: prehistoric rock-engraving at Kalleby, Tanums Socken, Bohuslan, Sweden

Recorded at Riverside Studios, July 1976

Bead Records ‎– BEAD 4

Vinyl Rip


23 July 2013

KEITH TIPPETT'S ARK "100 CLUB LONDON - MAY 1976"



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....



KEITH TIPPETT'S ARK "100 CLUB LONDON - MAY 1976"


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)

PAUL DUNMALL / STEVE MELLING QUARTET Tribute to Coltrane. 1994
















This would have been a gig by the Alan Skidmore Qt. but for some reason Skid couldn't make it and Paul Dunmall agreed to stand in for him.  Although Paul is a massive Coltrane fan it is only recently in his duets with Tony Bianco that he has been concentrating on using his tunes.  So at the time this was an unusual thing for him to be doing.  I think he relished it as much as the audience and the rest of the band did.  Steve Melling, Arnie Somogyi and Mark Taylor couldn't be bettered as a superb rhythm section.  Enjoy!

Er...ok, there's the blurb.  I messed up and had to reupload the files.  I thought I might as well actually LISTEN to the music.....  It's TOTALLY, UTTERLY, WONDERFULLY, WONDERFUL.  The good old Andy cassette recording sounding GOOD.  Turn it up and have a blast.  STUPENDOUS JAZZY JAZZ!!!

PAUL DUNMALL, tenor and soprano saxophone
STEVE MELLING, piano
ARNIE SOMOGYI, bass
MARK TAYLOR, drums

Set 1

1. Softly as in a morning sunrise  12:50
2. Lonnie's lament  13:43
3. On Green Dolphin Street  10:32
4. In a sentimental mood  9:56
5. Mr. PC  12:24

Set 2

1. Giant steps  7:15
2. Afro blue  16:12
3. I want to talk about you / Amen  18:09
4. Some other blues  12:10
5. Spiritual  10:36

Pymms, Derby.  21st May 1994.

22 July 2013

ARTHUR DOYLE / WILBER MORRIS / RASHID BAKR - LIVE AT THE ALTERKNIT, NYC (QBICO, 2011)



For Sotise


A. Live At The Alterknit


Arthur Doyle, tenor saxophone, recorder
Wilber Morris, double bass
Rashid Bakr, drums

Recorded 9 August 1997

Qbico - Upsilon K

Vinyl Rip

21 July 2013

FRANÇOIS COUTURIER / ANDRÉ JAUME / FRED RAMAMONJIARISOA ‎– NADJA / SALANA-RESAKA (PALM, 1975)



A1. Prelude
A2. Nadja
A3. Mode Pour Mi
A4. Interlude
A5. Devotion
A6. Postlude

B1. Salana
B2. Resaka


Piano, François Couturier (A Side)
Piano, Fred Ramamonjiarisoa (B Side)
André Jaume, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet

Palm ‎– PALM 23

Vinyl Rip

IZUMI • TACHIBANA DUO – TO WHOM A MELODY BELONGS? (Q-TRAIN, 2002)




1.  Georgia On My Mind
2.  Memories Of You
3.  Deep River
4.  Ballad For Macka
5.  Charamela
6.  To Whom A Melody Belongs?
7.  Blue Monk
8.  Sound Of The Earth
9.  At Last I'm Free

Kunihiro Izumi, alto and soprano saxophone, fue, voice, percussion
Yasuhiko Tachibana, bass
Mari Sekine, percussion (6, 7)
Itaru Oki, trumpet (6, 7)

Recorded at Zizz Studio on 11 September 2001.

Q-Train – QTRA-0001, 2002.

CD Rip


PAUL DUNMALL and TONY BIANCO, Cafe Oto

















Paul Dunmall and Tony Bianco have recently released two cds of duets dedicated to their love and respect of the music of John Coltrane:  Thank you to John Coltrane and Tribute to Coltrane (Slam).  Last week they took it to London's Cafe Oto in the midst of a heatwave.  Tony Bianco was sweat-soaked from simply setting up his kit.  This man's strength and energy is superhuman.  Paul Dunmall, loving Trane's music so much, raised the temperature even higher with his inspired and impassioned saxophonics.

Big thanks to Gus for his minidisc recording.  Hot stuff indeed.

PAUL DUNMALL, tenor sax, saxello
TONY BIANCO, drums

1. Ogunde/Ascent  11:24
2. Naima 5:44
3. The drum thing  7:59
4. Sunship  9:34
5. Giant steps  7:17
6. Announcement  0:24
7. Expression  13:57
8. Alabama  7:21
9. My favourite things  8:33

Cafe Oto, London.  16th July 2013


20 July 2013

ZEITKRATZER "KÖRPER KOOPERATIONEN I & II" (STUTTGART, 2002)



Zeitkratzer is easily my favourite contemporary Ensemble. Moving between fully composed and less so musics.
Check out their website.



ZEITKRATZER  "KÖRPER KOOPERATIONEN I & II"

Ulrich Krieger, saxes
Franz Hautzinger, trumpet
Melvyn Poore, tuba
Burkhard Schlothauer, violin
Michael Moser, cello
Alexander Frangenheim, bass
Reinhold Friedl, piano
Luca Venitucci, accordion
Raymond Kaczynski, percussion
Markus Weibel, sound

Part I:

1. Terre Thaemlitz "Sloppy 42nd (I)"  6:40
2. Carsten Nicolai "Fatal Attractions" 7:47
3. Philip Glass "1+1" 9:49
4. Nicolas Collins "Broken Chair" 12:55
5. James Tenney "Casting" 20:16
6. Christopher Kondek "Untitled a" 7:11
7. Christopher Kondek "Untitled b" 7:44
8. Terre Thaemlitz "Sloppy 42nd (II)" 6:49

Part II:

1. La Monte Young "Poem For Chairs, Tables, Benches etc." 57:14
2. Zbigniew Karkowski "Monochromy" 14:54
3. Merzbow "Permanent Dialogues" 5:45

Recorded in Stuttgart, Germany between February 22-24, 2002 during the Festival "Concepts Of Doing" - Interaktion Tanz Musik, 8. Festival für Improvisation Stuttgart.
Part I - tracks 1-4 on February 22; track 5 on February 23; tracks 6-8 on February 24.
Part II - tracks 1+2 on February 23; track 3 on February 24.

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JEAN BEAUDET QUARTET - JEAN BEAUDET QUARTET (JUSTIN TIME RECORDS, 1987)




A1. Longue Distance
A2. Parsifal
A3. En 747

B1. Si J'Avais Su
B2. The Tasmanian Devil
B3. Téléphone

Jean Beaudet, piano
Normand Guilbeault, double bass
Michel Ratté, drums
Yannick Rieu, tenor saxophone

Recorded at Studio 1913, Montréal

Justin Time Records - JTR 8407-1

Vinyl Rip


19 July 2013

RUTHERFORD, TIPPETT, ROGERS


















RoToR

PAUL RUTHERFORD, trombone
KEITH TIPPETT, piano, shaker, chimes
PAUL ROGERS, bass

1.  Three Tuns  37:11

Live at the Three Tuns, Bishop's Castle.

23rd May 1997

Enjoy.

18 July 2013

ALFRED (ALI) HAURAND ‎– SOLO BASS: VITAMINE A+D (RING RECORDS, 1976)



A1. Bass Raga
A2. Vitamine A+D
A3. Blue Monster

B1. My Mother Louise
B2. Vierscher Jong
B3. My Friend Steve

Ali Haurand, double bass, zalinge, garden tubes, flute, percussion


Recorded 15th September 1976 at Blackfield Studio, Kirchhellen.

Ring Records ‎– 01012

Vinyl Rip

17 July 2013

Michael Ranta-Hartmut Geerken, The Heliopolar Egg-Live in Bangkok 1976


Here's another great Michael Ranta session , in a duo with Hartmut Geerken, From 1976 released in 2011 on the Qbico Omicron-Omega - 10 lp box set, unfortunately this is the only one in the set that i own.

..beautiful slowly unfolding waves of , Echo plex O.D , paradise, in  .. Taj Mahal travellers ....Kluster circa-Klopfzeichen, 1969....Psychedelic,continual Flux.......mode,no suggestion of imitation the textures rise and swell harshly at times...all .enveloped in a warm endless glow...

All pieces are untitled

Instruments [Mallet Instruments], Xylophone, Marimba, Metallophone, Vibraphone, Tabla, Idiophone [Flexatone], Castanets [Castagnets], Oboe [Japanese], Woodwind [Argool], Gong, Tam-tam [Tamtams], Electronics [Short-wave Receiver], Violin [Chinese], Erhu [Er-hu, Jung-hu], Wood Block, Effects [Echo Machine], Bells [Cup Bells], Esraj [Indian Israj], Electronics [Vco, Vcf], Vocals – Michael Ranta


Piano, Piano [Prepared Piano, Piano Strings], Bells [Tibetan Tingshak, Water Tingshak], Bullroarer [Waldteufel], Rattle [Mokkatam Pot Rattles], Bells, Bells [Water Bells, Sleigh Bells], Gong [Gongs, Water Gongs], Performer [Tibetan Boo-chals, Water Boo-chals, Musical Clock], Horn [Tibetan Horn], Performer [Singing Tube], Maracas, Wood Block, Temple Block, Gong [Peking Opera Gongs], Castanets [Castagnets], Bells [Lead Camel Bell], Electronics [Short-wave Receiver], Swarmandel [Swarmandal], Whistle [Whistles], Woodwind [Argool], Percussion [Monkey Drum], Xylophone [Toy Xylophone], Bells [Lion Bell], Ektare [Gopichand], Cymbal [Egyptian Cymbals & Sagat], Waterphone, Voice, Glockenspiel [Toy Glockenspiele], Kalimba [Thumb Piano] – Hartmut Geerken
Enjoy

ELVIRA PLENAR TRIO "I WAS JUST..." (FREE FLOW MUSIC, 1991)



ELVIRA PLENAR TRIO  "I WAS JUST..."


Elvira Plenar, piano
Peter Kowald, bass
John Betsch, drums


1. Hi Hat             5:32        
2. Clairvoyance II     5:33        
3. Chaos Order      9:03    
4. For Samuel B.     4:45        
5. Filigree Snippety     5:42        
6. Homunculus             9:12        
7. Pavane             5:37        
8. Beautiful Fractals     9:23    


Recorded at Trion Sound, Frankfurt, Germany on January 17 & 18, 1991.

FREE FLOW MUSIC ffm 0191

16 July 2013

THE KINGS OF SMING - THE KINGS OF SMING (CARGO CULTURE ENTERPRISES, 1984)




The Kings of Sming was the first live jazz that I heard (some of the first jazz that I heard), after Robert Leriche had taken over from Perry White on sax. I was lucky to catch them several times around Toronto. If they had not been enjoyable, I might not have been on IS now. If anyone has tapes from their CBC session or live performances that they would like to share, do let me know.

1. Basement Wanderer / Ditteo / Heads Up
2. Jessica's Lament
3. Tango Oreo
4. Under The Double Standard / Lift Off
5. Jazz In The Zebra Zone / Alter Ego / Funky Fool

Paul Cram, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, clarinet
Perry White, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
James Young, bass
John Lennard, drums

Recorded 29 June 1984, Toronto

Cargo Culture Enterprises, self-released cassette tape

Cassette Tape Rip

... and an earlier incarnation with Friedhelm Schonfeld on sax on You Tube


14 July 2013

John Tchicai Group Montmartre, Copenhagen May 29, 1981 FM FLAC



John Tchicai - as, fl, perc
Peter Oye - g, perc
Hugo Rasmusen - b
Aage Trangaard - dr

FM->Cassette->??->CDR->EAC->FLAC

Inde du Nord-Le Santur de Sivakumar Sarma-Ocora Lp, 77



A very beautiful Record by Shivukar Sharma, Master of the Santur, this one has never made it to Cd

Ocora OCR 77
Sivakumar Sarma - santur
Kasinath Misra - tabla

A-Raga Rageswari
B-1- Raga sohani
B-2-Pahadi Dhun

Check out the prolific Sharma's website

V.A Raga Mood-Emi Emse-102,1981-3 LP set



This one was intended as a Sampler To the EMI ,India catalog of Hindustani Instrumental  Music...
A Real Gem and an early introduction and portal for me to this vast expansive....at the time Magical world.

V.A,Raga Moods-EMSE 102 ,1981
LP-1
Raga Yaman
Vilayat Khan-Sitar
Manik Rao Poptkar-tabla
Lp-2-Side 1
Raga Desh
Imrat Hussain Khan-Sitar
Shanta Prassad-Tabla
Lp-2-Side,2
Jugalbandi, Raga Jai Jaiwanti
Bismillah Khan-Shehnai
V.J.Jog-Violin
Mahapurush Misra-Tabla
Lp-3-Side 1
Jugalbandi-Raga Gurjaree Todi
Vilayat Khan-Sitar
Bismillah Khan-Shehnai
Shanta Prassad-Tabla
Lp-3-Side2
Raga Behag
Bismillah Khan , and Party
---------------------------------------------
Enjoy!

Steve Potts Quartet "Tribute to Steve Lacy" Radio France, Studio Charles Trenet Paris, France June 11, 2005



FM broadcast > Philips CDR765 > Adobe Audition 2.0 > dBpowerAMP Music Converter 11.5 


Personnel:
Steve Potts (as, ss)
Glenn Ferris (tb)
Jean-Jacques Avenel (b)
John Betsch (d)


Tracklist:
1. Intro by radio announcer  1:17
2. Prospectus  
3. The bath
4. The rent
5. As usual
6. The blinks


TT 58:55

*Taped & Transfered by peterw

Paul Bley solo Blues Alley Washington, DC 2 October 1977 flac



total time 35:03

NPR broadcast on Jazz Alive -  WBEZ Chicago, IL
fm cass master recorded by writerguy83 
transferred by allsoundz (Tascam 122 MK III>Numark 20 band equalizer>HHB CDR 830>cdr)
tracked, edited and seeded by carville (cdr>eac(secure mode)>cdwav>flac(level 8))

Paul Bley - piano

MAL WALDRON & YOSUKE YAMASHITA - PIANO DUO LIVE AT PIT INN (CBS, 1986)



1. Duo Improvisation Part I
2. Duo Improvisation Part II
3. My Old Flame

Mal Waldron, piano
Yosuke Yamashita, piano

Recorded at Pit Inn, Shinjuku, 17 September 1985

CBS - 32DH 360

CD Rip

13 July 2013

GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA "THE FEED-BACK" (RCA, 1970)



GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA [THE GROUP]  "THE FEED-BACK"



A1. The Feed-back 06:46       
A2. Quasars       05:49   
B1. Kumalo        14:17


RCA Italiana PSL 10466 (1970)




Founded 1964, Rome-based avant-garde ensemble Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuovo Conso was dedicated to the development of improvisation and new music methods. The ensemble functions as a laboratory of sorts, working with anti-musical systems and noise techniques in an attempt to redefine the new music ensemble and explore "New Consonance." The musical deconstructions were published on LP at the time, some of which have been reissued on CD. Many of the techniques reflect the influence of Luigi Nono and Scelsi, and the group created abrasive and intricate sound studies on classical instruments and occasionally employed electronics and tape music methods in the process. The group was the breeding ground for a group of avant-garde composers including the then-burgeoning soundtrack composer, one Ennio Morricone. Other group members included Franco Evangelisti, Egisto Macchi, Antonello Neri, Giovanni Piazza, Giancarlo Schiaffini, and Mario Bertoncini, although the project housed the activities of many guests over the course of the '60s through to the early '70s. Held in high regard in avant-garde music circles, they are considered to be the first experimental composers collective, their only peers being the British improvisation collective AMM. Recordings of the group have been reissued by the Ampersand label and Editions RZ in the '90s. Like the fellow Rome-based Musica Electronica Viva, they were a challenging group of established composers and shared progressive concepts as well as one group member, Fredrick Rzewski, who later became one of the leading interpreters of 20th century classical music.

Through exposure to free improvised music and jazz as much as to post-serialism, music concrete, and avant-gardism of the '50s, the group developed an entirely new strategy of collective composition that functioned outside of any idiom. Their influence can be heard in free improvising ensembles from the European movements including Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, Voice Crack, and in the techniques of modern classical music and avant-garde jazz groups. Group member Giancarlo Schiaffini carried the flame of G.I.N.C. into his Italian Instabile Orchestra, while Franco Evangelisti and Mario Bertoncini would work in contemporary classical music for the ensuing three decades. The ensemble's groundbreaking work informed their work in composition. While Morricone would become one of the most important cinema composers of the century, he would be the only member of the ensemble who could claim to have his work heard in every Western household while his peers would sit on the fringes of obscurity. The ensemble did perform in varying capacities with Morricone adding noise to some of his '60s Italian soundtracks, but their importance in music history remains to be in the avant-garde music world as the premier group for experimental improvisation. by Sylvie Harrison AMG

VESALA / SERMILÄ / HAUTA-AHO / HONKANEN / HELASVUO ‎– ODE TO MARILYN (SCANDIA, 1974)




A1. Painajaisia [Nightmares]
A2. Nuken Itku [A Doll’s Cry]
A3. Lohdutus [Consolation]

B1. Öinen Vaikutelma [Nocturnal Impression]
B2. Aallokko [The Waves]
B3. Myytti Itkee Jälleen [The Myth Is Weeping Again]
B4. Keskiyö [Midnight]


Teppo Hauta-aho, bass
Antero Honkanen, electronics, percussion
Mikael Helasvuo, flute
Edward Vesala, percussion
Jarmo Sermilä, trumpet, organ, kantele
Pirkkoliisa Tikka, vocals (A2)


Recorded in November 1973, Finnish Broadcasting Company, Helsinki.

Scandia ‎– SLP 608

Vinyl Rip (thanks to M for the trade)

12 July 2013

Dean - Trovesi Double Quartet - Freedom in Jazz


Following up the numerous Elton Dean postings, here is a set with a mixed British-Italian combo recorded in Rome in late 2000. Three long pieces with some very lively and dynamic playing from this group. Fairly late in Elton Dean's career, but full energy is still in abundance. A very nice set.

Dean - Trovesi Double Quartet - Freedom in Jazz

1. In Time ... No Time ... Ad lib
2. Boundaries/Basho
3. Baghet/Itzaroma

Elton Dean - alto sax and saxello
Gianluigi Trovesi - alto sax and clarinet
Jim Dvorak - pocket trumpet
Massimo Greco - trombone
Paul Rogers - bass
Marco Micheli - bass
Mark Sanders - drums
Fulvio Maras - percussion

Recorded in hall B at the Centre for Radio Productions, Rome, 21-22 December 2000

Thanks again to James Manion for files and scans.


WIRED - FREE IMPROVISATION (DEUTSCHE GRAMMPHON, 1974)




A. Wired I

B. Wired II


Mike Lewis, Hammond & Leslie organ, vocals, percussion
Karl-Heinz Böttner, Hammond & Leslie organ, vox organ guitar, vocals, ocarina, flexatone, zither, electric bass
Michael Ranta, percussion, home-made plucked instruments, vocals
Conny Plank, diabolus in musica, live electronics

Recorded on 28 April 1970 at Rhenus Studio, Godorf

Deutsche Grammophon ‎– 2740 105

Vinyl Rip

11 July 2013

FRANZ KOGLMANN WITH STEVE LACY ‎– FLAPS (PIPE RECORDS, ‎1973)



A1. Flaps (To Pee Wee Russel)
A2. Misera Plebs, Take 1
A3. Misera Plebs, Take 2
A4. Bowery 1
B1. Steirish WC Nr. 2
B2. Flops (To Charles Chaplin)
B3. Bowery 2
B4. Hommage To An Old Raincoat (To Fritz Kotrba)


Toni Michlmayr, bass
Muhammad Malli, drums
Gerd Geier, electronics
Steve Lacy, soprano saxophone
Franz Koglmann, trumpet, flugelhorn



Recorded April 26, 1973, Mueller Sound Studio 1, Vienna.

Pipe Records ‎– PR 151

Vinyl Rip

10 July 2013

DROR FEILER & THE TOO MUCH TOO SOON ORCHESTRA "WHAT'S THE POINT OF PARIS" (FYLKINGEN, 1991-95)



DROR FEILER & THE TOO MUCH TOO SOON ORCHESTRA  "WHAT'S THE POINT OF PARIS"


Tommy Björk, drums, percussion
Dror Feiler, sopranino, alto & tenor saxophone, clarinet, contrabass clarinet, melodica, drinding machine, chain saw, jackhammer, sledgehammer
Raymond King, electric cello
Mats Lindström, zither, synthesizers, home-made electronics, face-grinding machine, electric drill, electric razor, jackhammer, sledgehammer
Paul Pignon, clarinet (tr.2)
Sören Runolf, electric guitar, synthesizer, ,elodica, electric drill, face-grinding machine

1. Alka   26:28
2. PoFor  17:53
3. DiaMat 27:54

Recorded: 'Alka' - Alka Arts Center, Linköping, Sweden on September 21, 1991.
'OpFor' and 'DiaMat' at Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden in 1993 & 1995 (live).

FYLKINGEN RECORDS FYCD 1007

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Nippon Gagaku Kai-Everest LP,3322,1972


An old favourite , i thought i'd share here given that its never been issued on CD to my Knowledge,and we have so much Japanese improvised musics here..... i'm a huge fan of various traditional musics , both Classical and Folk.
and this was an early OP shop discovery , one of the the most beautiful Gagaku records i've heard
enjoy!!

Nippon Gagaku Kai ‎– Gagaku - Ancient Japanese Court Music,Everest ‎– 3322,1972
tracklist
A1-Hyōjō Netori
A2-Etenraku In Hyojo
A3-Etenraku In Banshkicho
A4-Etenraku In Oshikichō
A5-Bairo
B1-Sahō Taiheiraku (Kyū)
B2-Sahō Ranryō - Oh
B3-Uhō Genjōraku (Yatara Byōshi)
B4-Uhō Nasori (Ha)
B5-Uhō Nasori (Kyū)

basic info on the various strands, repertoire and instruments, relating to Gagaku, here

THE GLASS ORCHESTRA ‎– THE GLASS ORCHESTRA (MUSIC GALLERY EDITIONS, 1978)



A1. Untitled
A2. Untitled
A3. Untitled
A4. Untitled

B1. Untitled
B2. Untitled


John Kuipers, glass instruments
Marvin Green, glass instruments
Miguel Frasconi, glass instruments
Paul Hodge, glass instruments
V. Eric Cadesky, glass instruments

Music Gallery Editions ‎– MGE 10

Vinyl Rip

9 July 2013

ALTERATIONS ‎– MY FAVOURITE ANIMALS (NATO, 1984)



A1. Sleeping Beauty
A2. Segue To My Heart
A3. Adios Half Cowboy
A4. Up In The Paint Cards
A5. Ça N'Est Pas Mon Chat; Je Suis Son Homme
A6. Thru And Thru
A7. Cat's Whiskers
A8. Calamity Joan

B1. Emus In The Zone
B2. Nopan Kissa
B3. A Horse With No Hooves
B4. Hank's Pantry
B5. The Old Coffity Pot
B6. The Burning Rosebush
B7. Yes Sir

David Toop, alto flute, electric guitar, steel guitar, drum machine, Casio Mt-68
Peter Cusack, acoustic guitar, bowed guitar, bottleneck guitar, prepared guitar, gatecrasher guitar, bouzouki,  effects, tape
Terry Day, percussion, piano, water bottle, alto saxophone, trumpet, prepared guitar, bamboo reed, vocals, effects
Steve Beresford, organ, bass guitar, turntables, whistle, tape, melodica, Casio Mt-68, flugelhorn, trumpet, drum tape, violin, vocals, crackle guitar, farfisa, univox

Recorded at the chapel of Villedieu, 3-4 September 1984.

Nato ‎– nato 280

Vinyl Rip

8 July 2013

Michael Smith-The dualities of Man-1977


Michael Smith's 1977 ,Solo for Horo, the Odyssey continues!...
Rather better than Totality on Red... this is an all Original program.
click on the Back Cover to view session details!
Enjoy!

PS...  lots of wow and Flutter, as well as a pressing fault on this one , so expect a bit of noise , i cant fix those problems without reducing the Quality of the music, or flattening out the frequency spectrum and bleaching out the sound.

6 July 2013

ROBERT LERICHE - CLAUDE SIMARD - JEAN BEAUDET - MATHIEU LÉGER ‎– DANSES (LES DISQUES CADENCE, 1980)



Robert and Claude were two of the founders, with Jean Derome and Pierre St-Jacques, of L'Ensemble de Musique Improvisée de Montréal, supporting jazz and improvised music in the late '70s and early '80s.

A1. Intervalée
A2. Téléphone

B1. Jeu De Rome
B2. Danse A Trois

Robert Leriche, alto saxophone
Claude Simard, double bass
Mathieu Léger, drums
Jean Beaudet, piano

Les Disques Cadence ‎– CAD-1006

Vinyl Rip

5 July 2013

STEVE LACY ‎– SOLO AT MANDARA (ALM RECORDS, 1975)



Tao

A1. Existence
A2. The Way
A3. Bone
A4. Name

B1. The Breath
B2. Life On It's Way

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B3. Snips
B4. Stabs


Steve Lacy, soprano saxophone


Recorded on June 8, 1975 at Mandara, Kichijoji, Tokyo.

ALM Records, ‎半夏社 ‎– AL-5

Vinyl Rip - I have not split the tracks for Tao.

4 July 2013

WORKSHOP DE LYON "CONCERT LAVE" (ARFI, 1980)




WORKSHOP DE LYON  "CONCERT LAVE"


Maurice Merle, soprano & alto saxophone
Louis Sclavis, soprano saxophone & bass clarinet
Jean Bolcato, bass
Christian Rollet, drums, trombone

Side A (18:48)
A1. Ostraca (Bolcato)
A2. Va Jouer Dans Ta Cour! (Sclavis)

Side B (19:24)
B1. Khoni Dya Fi (Merle)
B2. Coup De Semonce (Rollet)
B3. Mélodie Divisée (Merle)

Recorded live at Forum des Halles, Paris in June 1980.
'Mélodie Divisée' was recorded at Studio Althéa.

ARFI  680 WDL 004

(lp rip)

Note: No tracking (almost) - it's not clear where one tune ends and the next one begins. So only three tracks - but it fits as this is a live concert.

3 July 2013

NIGHT AND DAY - PLAYS THEM ALL - SET 7 (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

4-1. Stareyes
4-2. After You Have Gone
4-3. Five Minutes More
4-4. I Concentrate On You
4-5. Like Someone In Love
4-6. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
4-7. If I Were A Bell
4-8. September Song

Edition Artlier Graz, 2003

CD rip