30 November 2013

Skalkottas - Ginastera - Beethoven --- Tetraktys String Quartet


This recording is from the 2012 Wiener Festwochen;

Nikos Skalkottas: Ten Sketches for String Quartet

Sinfonia - Concerto - Passacaglia - Suita - Concertino - Serenata - Ragtime - Notturno - Capriccio - Rondo

Alberto Ginastera: Streichquartett Nr. 2, op. 26

Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett e-Moll, op. 59/2

Tetraktys String Quartet
Brahms-Saal des Wiener Musikvereins; 15th May 2012

29 November 2013

MUÑOZ ‎– RENDEZVOUS WITH NOW (INDIA NAVIGATION, 1978)




A.  The Shepherds Chant

B1. Blessings
B2. The Word Of God Chant
B3. Waiting For Now To Be Forever


Tisziji Muñoz, guitar, percussion, vocals
Cecil McBee, bass
Claude Ranger, drums
Sat Guru Singh Ji, percussion, vocals
Bernie Senensky, piano

India Navigation ‎– IN 1034


Vinyl Rip


27 November 2013

WALTER ZIMMERMANN "LOKALE MUSIK" (Edition Theater am Turm, 1977 - 1981)


Walter Zimmermann (born Schwabach, Germany, April 15, 1949) is a German composer associated with the Cologne School.

Zimmermann studied composition in Germany with Werner Heider and Mauricio Kagel, the theory of musical intelligence at the Institute of Sonology in Utrecht (now located in The Hague), and computer music at Colgate University in New York.

Zimmerman's works are infused by a personal adaptation of minimal technique. Whereas many early American minimalist composers were influenced in their works by rock, jazz, and world musics, Zimmermann has drawn a great deal of inspiration from his Franconian heritage. A number of his works, particularly his groups of pieces known as Lokale Musik, use the traditional music of this area as source material. These works frequently begin with melodic material derived from Franconian folk songs, which are rearranged and transformed in novel ways.

In 1976, Zimmermann published a collection of interviews with American musicians and composers entitled Desert Plants: Conversations With 23 American Musicians. (source: Wikipedia)
See also his own webside - recommended readings...here.

If you like this music I urge you to buy CDs from him. Especially a new recording on Mode Records were parts of this LP are presented in new interpretations. Very fine version of "10 Fränkische Tänze" with two string quartets. One playing the composition presented here plus a quartet playing a drone.
Also another recent release on Maria de Alvears label Worl-Edition which has four works with greater ensembles/orchestra.


Lokale Musik - local music.
A kind of anti-"world-music" but sublimated, substituted, transformed and "transcended" as Walter Zimmermann has put it in the description of the four parts from "Leichte Tänze" (airy dances but also "easy").

Some rough translations/explanations by the custodian of the fountain :

Kärwamelodien - "Kärwa" means in franconian dialect church anniversary but also country/parish fair.

Wolkenorte - "Wolken" means clouds and "Orte" means place/location/site/scene/lieu.

Riuti: hard to translate - refers to the landscapes of wine cultivation.

Wüstungen und Rodungen - also hard to explain (for me) - a "Wüstung" refers to a settlement or an agraic area which was abandoned before the modern times (ca.16th century), but is still remembered in field-names, old charters/documents, in local oral tradition/lore.

"Rodungen" connotes to the clearing/uprooting of an area for farming purposes.
The word "Rodung" is also related to the term "ausrotten" - to extirpate or to eradicate.

Keuper: shell limestone - a geological formation and a form of soil which is characteristic for the franconian wine district.

Ländler: a slow dance in the beat of 3/4.

Phran + Topar: no clue at all on my side...

Streichglasspiel - an instrument made of glass which is (gently) bowed (also with the fingers).

Stille Tänze - silent dance(s).

Namenlose Zwiefache: "Namenlos" means simply nameless and "Zwiefache" is a fast south-german folk dance which alternates constantly between a spinning/rotating movement and a waltz-like dance.

And finally - "Der Tanz und der Schmerz" - dance and pain/sorrow.


Lokale Music is a landmark, not only as a remarkable body of music, but as a model of a composing as a project that connects the musical to the historical, ethnological, social and psychological, and one in which these connections are never musically trivial.
Daniel Wolf (http://renewablemusic.blogspot.com)

(CD 1)

PROLOG:
1. Ephemer   (18:19) für Klaviertrio
Geschrieben für das Clementi-Trio:
Konstantin Gockel, violin
Manuel Gerstner, cello
Deborah Richardis, piano

LÄNDLER TOPOGRAPHIEN   (41:02)
für Orchester
2. Phran   (17:02)
3. Topan   (24:00)

LEICHTE TÄNZE
4. 10 fränkische Tänze   (11:47)
sublimiert für Streichquartett

5. 25 Kärwamelodien      (05:29)
substituiert für 2 Klarinetten
John Corbett & Michael Riessler, clarinet

(CD 2)

1. 20 Figurentänze       (06:58)
transformiert für 6 Instrumente
John Corbett & Michael Riessler, clarinet
Bruno Piroth, trumpet
Konstantin Gockel, violin
Gerhard Köhn, violin
Martin Ingenhütt, double bass

2. 15 Zwiefache          (06:13)
transzendiert für Gitarre
Hubert Machnik, guitar

3. WOLKENORTE            (24:59)
für Harfe
Gabriele Emde, harp


STILLE TÄNZE
4. Erd-Wasser-Lufttöne    (08:27)
für Klavier, Streichglasspiel und Posaune
Stephan Sauvageot, trombone
John McAlpine, piano
Hubert Machnik, streichglasspiel

5. Riuti, Wüstungen und Rodungen  (07:30)
für einen Schlagzeuger
Martin Schulz, percussion & voice

6. Keuper. Namenlose Zwiefache    (06:30)
für Streichquartett
Konstantin Gockel, violin
Gerhard Köhn, violin
Horst Enger, viola
Manuel Gerstner, cello


EPILOG:
7. DER TANZ UND DER SCHMERZ   (08:10)
für 13 Instrumente
John Corbett & Michael Riessler, clarinet
Bruno Piroth, trumpet
Stephan Sauvageot, trombone & alto trombone
Gabriele Emde, harp & voice
Hubert Machnik, guitar
John McAlpine, (hammered) dulcimer
Martin Schulz, percussion & voice
Martin Ingenhütt, double bass
Konstantin Gockel, violin
Gerhard Köhn, violin
Horst Enger, viola
Manuel Gerstner, cello

Walter Zimmermann, conductor


Dates of recording:
Prolog - 18 Feb. 1982
Ländler Topographien - 28 March 1981
Leichte Tänze - 9 Feb. 1982
Wolkenorte - 10 Jan. 1982
Epilog - 9 Jan. 1982

Edition Theater am Turm (1982)

(lp rip)

RADIO JAZZ GROUP STUTTGART feat. SCHLIPPENBACH QUARTET "STUTTGART 1981"




Evan Parker, tenor & soprano saxophone
Alexander von Schlippenbach, piano
Wolfgang Dauner, piano
Alan Silva, bass
Paul Lovens, drums

1. Geflügel 1 (piano duo)            08:22
2. unknown title (Parker-Silva-Lovens)   08:52
3. unknown title                           25:03
4. unknown title (fade-out) / announcement 04:43

Recorded at SWF Studio, Stuttgart, Germany on March, 3, 1981.


GARRETT LIST ‎– AMERICAN IMAGES (HORO RECORDS, 1978)






A1. Ouverture
A2. The Speech
A3. Slow Dance
A4. Do You Remember When?
A5. The Tools Of War Are Multiplying

B1. Hard Line
B2. Nothing At All
B3. What America Wants, America Gets
B4. Let Go
B5. Still Going

C1. Understanding Is Not Enough
C2. Certain Logic
C3. Inside

D1. Like A Gull
D2. First Blues
D3. A Rainy Night In Rome



Byard Lancaster, alto saxophone, flugelhorn, flute, piano
Sadiq Abdu Shahid, drums, voice
Genie Sherman, piano, voice
Garrett List, trombone, piano, voice

Recorded May 23, 1978, Rome.

Horo Records ‎– HDP 37-38

Vinyl Rip


26 November 2013

Brus Trio with John Tchicai - Soaked Sorrows (Dragon 1988)



John Tchicai - Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ulf Εkerhielm - Bass  Gilbert Mathews - Drums
Arne Forsιn -  Piano
Gilbert Mathews - Drums

A1 - A Rose Colored Angel      9:05
    (John Tchicai)
A2 - After Coffee         9:29
    (Arne Forsιn)
A3 - Nutcracker         2:28
    (John Tchicai) 
B1 - Pachanga No.         8:25
    (John Tchicai)
B2 - Soaked Sorrows          7:56
    (Ulf Εkerhielm)
B3 - Communications No.     6:45
    (John Tchicai)
       
Recorded live at Fasching, Stockholm, September 19, 1987.

Dragon Records., DRLP 162
vynil rip

25 November 2013

ALEXANDER VON SCHLIPPENBACH NONET "KÖLN 1969"



Only 23 days later Schlippenbach recorded his LP "The Living Music".
Except Paker and Bailey the line-up was the same as for this broadcast. The actual LP "The Living Music" might be one of the most often re-issued recordings of Free Jazz.
First there was an edition on A.v.Schlippenbach's 'Quasar' imprint. Than the more widely distributed FMP 0100. A CD on John Corbett's Unheard Music Series. And finally a re-release on LP through Cien Fuegos in 2013.


Manfred Schoof, cornet, trumpet
Paul Rutherford, trombone
Peter Brötzmann, tenor & baritone saxophone
Evan Parker, soprano & tenor saxophone
Michel Pilz, bass clarinet, flute
Alexander von Schlippenbach, piano, percussion
Derek Bailey, guitar
Buschi Niebergall, bass, bass trombone
Han Bennink, drums


1. Living Music  13:33
2. applause  00:19
3. Into The Staggering  07:45
4. applause  00:27
5. Wave  08:07
6. applause  00:28
7. Lollapalooza  10:56

Recorded at WDR Studio 2, Annostrasse, Köln, Germany on April 1, 1969.

TAMIA & PIERRE FAVRE "BLUES FOR PEDRO ARCANJO" (GEMINI, 1982/83)



This is a contribution from Alex from Solex - I like it so much that I was tempted to make a proper post with it.
Much better than the ECM release - at least to my ears.


Tamia, vocals
Pierre Favre, drums, percussion

A1. Traumbaum     6:58    
A2. Ceux Du Soleil     4:28    
A3. Noon Moon     4:19    
A4. Poco A Poco     5:13    
B1. Chant D'Exil     7:52    
B2. Blues For Pedro Arcanjo     7:31    
B3. Sommeil De Pierre     2:32

Recorded at Moulin d'Ande, September 1982 - January 1983.
Mixed at Acousti Studio Paris.   

T RECORDS T-GEM-1003 (GEMINI)

24 November 2013

Leo Brouwer – Guitarra (Areito LD-4189)




Leo Brouwer is one of the leading voices in modern Cuban guitar music. This is an early Cuban LP, with Brouwer playing – I guess it´s from the late 60s or early 70s (if you know better, please correct) – and before a tendon injury stopped his playing career.

The beautiful folk and dance rhythms draw me to much of the guitar music of Latin America, but it can often stray into sentimental territory. That´s the last thing you could say about the music on this LP. In Brouwer´s own ‘Elegy of the Dance’, the drumming of the fingers on the instrument is not just a dance rhythm, but is also the sound of a farmer drilling seeds in the field, and echoes many of the themes in Villa-Lobos´s first prelude for guitar. It is an understated, but concentrated and intense piece of music that rewards repeated listening.

Leo Brouwer – Guitarra (Areito LD-4189)

Carlos Fariñas – Prelúdio
José Ardévol – Sonata para Guitarra
Manuel Ponce – Sonatina Meridional
Leo Brouwer – Elogio de la Danza
Heitor Villa-Lobos – Estudio no. 7


For Cuban vinyl of this age, it sounds remarkably good, but I´m putting this up in 320 kbps mp3. Naxos have been doing a very good job in making this and other modern guitar work more available – here is a good place to jump in, and I´d recommend any of the Brouwer series. 


By the way, there is a fantastic resource online - the blog of Fabio Zanon, containing an archive of his radio programmes documenting the history of Brazilan guitar. I can’t think of a better way to get to know much of this music. Fabio Zanon is also an exceptionally talented guitarist, whose recordings and performances are strongly recommended!

23 November 2013

SHUKO MIZUNO, TOSHIYUKI MIYAMA & THE NEW HERD PLUS ALL-STAR GUESTS ‎– SHUKO MIZUNO'S "JAZZ ORCHESTRA '73" (THREE BLIND MICE, 1973)





A. Drive, Drive, Drive!

B. Blues, Autonomy, Drive, Chaos


Toshiyuki Miyama, conductor
Shuko Mizuno, organ (B), conductor

Kenji Mori, alto saxophone (A)
Isao Kimura, alto saxophone
Kazumi Oguro, alto saxophone
Shigeru Hirano, baritone saxophone
Hideto Kanai, bass
Hiromi Sano, clarinet (B)
Masaaki Sano, clarinet (B)
Seiichi Nakamura, clarinet (B)
Takashi Shikata, clarinet (B)
Isao Yomoda, drums
Masaaki Ito, electric bass
Masayuki Takayanagi, guitar (B)
Joe Mizuki, percussion (B)
Mamoru Mori, tenor saxophone
Seiji Inoue, tenor saxophone
Seiichi Tokura, trombone (B)
Takeshi Aoki, trombone (B)
Masamichi Uetaka, trombone
Takahide Uchida, trombone
Takashi Hayakawa, trombone
Teruhiko Kataoka, trombone
Terumasa Hino, trumpet (A)
Ken-ichi Sano, trumpet (B)
Koji Hadori, trumpet (B)
Kazumi Takeda, trumpet
Shuji Atsuta, trumpet
Shin Kazuhara, trumpet
Yoshikazu Kishi, trumpet



Recorded August 23, 1973 (A), and September 2, 1973 (B) at AOI Studio, Tokyo.

Three Blind Mice ‎– TBM-55

Vinyl Rip

Ovary Lodge (Keith Tippett, Roy Babbington, Frank Perry)



Here is the first of the two Ovary Lodge records released, This was out on RCA in 1973 and rereleased on cd in 1999. I have the lp, but comparing it to the cd version, I would have to conclude that the background noise and pops/clicks are a little less noticeable on this version. One can hear that it is sourced from an lp, particularly in the quiet passages, of which there are many, indicating that the master tapes may have got lost in the mentime. The second Ovary Lodge came out on Ogun a few years later with Harry Miller replacing Roy Babbington and adding Julie Tippetts. That one is fairly easy to get  on cd, though the initial lp release is out of print. But as I understand, even the cd release of the first one may be hard to find.

This first one came two years after Tippett's mammoth Centipede ensemble with 50 plus players and one year after Tippett went to the other extreme with the closeted, chamber-like Blueprint with roughly the same small group of musicians featured here and Ovary Lodge is very much a follow-up to Blueprint. This new one was fully improvised, as Tppett informed us, and all acoustic with no electronics, as producer Robert Fripp added.

Reading some reviews, it seems quite apparent that for critics coming out of the jazz-prog-fusion intersection, this one was outside the comfort zone, especially for those who associated Tippett with his contribution to King Crimson records (with producer Robert Fripp being the obvious link). What we get here are two trio pieces at the beginning and end. In between there are a couple of piano solos and several pieces exploring space and silence, getting into some very quiet and intimate dynamics, even sounding vaguely meditative at points. This record, the Mutant Souds blog informs us, made the NWW (Nurse With Wound) list, a list which has been a sort of holy grail of obscure gems. The fellow at Allmusic finds this record to be challenging and one supposes, rewarding. Yes, I would think so, too.


Tracks:

1 First Born
 Mountain Temple Spring
2 Part 1: Amethyst, Gold And Royal Blue (My Way Of Saying Thank You)
 3 Part 2: A Frail White Butterfly, Beneath The Spell Of Moon Is Sleeping On The Huge Bronze Bell (Buson)
4 Tropic Of Capricorn
5 Come On In
6 Nursery Rhyme
7 Sylphs In Pisces

 Composed By – Perry (tracks: 1 - 3, 7), Tippett* (tracks: 1, 3, 5- 7), Babbington* (tracks: 1, 5, 7)

Piano – Keith Tippett (tracks: 1, 3, 5 - 7)
Bass – Roy Babbington (tracks: 1, 5, 7)
Percussion – Frank Perry (tracks: 1 - 3, 7)

Producer – Robert Fripp

CECIL TAYLOR "PRAXIS" (PRAXIS, 1968)




So - here we have the original rip from glmlr. The LP was posted here already in 2007 by sotise.
I'll take the freedom to use the links of Alex and glmlr in the comments.
I appreciate the collaboration - my thanks goes to both Alex and glmlr - both links lead to the same rip.


Cecil Taylor, piano

A. Praxis part I 18:37
B. Praxis part II 19:14
C. Praxis part III 19:15
D. Praxis part IV 19:00

Recorded live in July 1968 in Italy.

PRAXIS (Greece) CM 104/105 (lp) 1982

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22 November 2013

CECIL TAYLOR QUINTET. Stockholm 9.9.91




















CECIL TAYLOR, piano
WOLFGANG FUCHS, sopranino sax
HARRI SJOSTROM, soprano sax
BARRY GUY, bass
TONY OXLEY, drums

1.  Intro  1:35
2.  CT.BG.TO trio  9:18
3.  Quintet 1  36:46
4.  Quintet 2  4:20

Jazz Club Fasching, Stockholm.  9th September 1991



Almeida Prado - Cartas Celestes (Estudio Eldorado 66.82.0352)





I hadn´t come across Almeida Prado except as a footnote in some books, but I began to hear a few interesting fragments of his music on Brazil´s Rádio Cultura FM, so when I´ve come across LPs of his music, I buy 'em. He has an interesting biography, studying in Paris with Olivier Messiaen and Nadia Boulanger before returning to an academic life in Brazil.

Here is a substantial cycle of his piano music – Cartas Celestes – that is on the surface a description of the night sky. The percussive sections clearly owe a debt to Boulez, but the deeper and pervasive influence is Messiaen - there are direct quotations from the Catalogue d´Oiseaux and Vingt Regards throughout. Just as the Catalogue is less a literal transcription of birdsong, and more an evocation and transformation of landscape, so the Cartas Celestes moves from description in Book 1 - nightfall, the milky way tracking across the sky, and then dawn - to deeper themes in the later books. The close of Book 5 and the opening of Book 6 are connected and really about time, and perhaps the fabric of space-time itself. Other sections evoke pulsing light and darkness. Some of the themes are very well done – particularly the entry of Orion the hunter in Book 3.

I don´t know much about the pianist, Fernando Lopes, and am hoping that I´ll find more of his recordings, as he´s clearly very capable. The recording is full and luminescent, and I hope the vinyl rip is OK – any tips on how to improve this are gratefully received. With a bit of luck, we´ll see increased interest in Almeida Prado´s music, and some more recordings – there seems to be very little available. Apparently the Estudio Eldorado label was once the main presence for contemporary and improvised music in Brazil, but folded a few years back. I´m trying to find out what else was released on this label. There doesn´t seem to be anything similar operating now, but it would be great to see this recording reissued as it´s a major piece in contemporary piano music that deserves to be much better known.

CECIL TAYLOR "ROTTERDAM 1967"



This post is for Andy.  He was asking for "Praxis" which will follow as soon as I'm able to replace my corrupted cd-r copy of  the LP.
The music here was never released but it is certainly worth your attention.

The one and only:

Cecil Taylor, piano

1. radio intro         00:06
2. Carmen With Rings   57:55
3. radio outro         00:17

Recorded at 'de Doelen', Rotterdam, Netherlands on July 1, 1967.

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19 November 2013

Ann and Byard Lancaster - God be in us (Lancaster recording 2005)

I was very glad to see here lately some Byard Lancaster works, an artist that I much enjoyed, soulful and passionate. Here is a duo with his sister, in a devotional moode, blues, gospels-kind etc. Some beautiful tunes.

01 - Abide with me
02 - Tha national anthem
03 - Lift every voice and sing
04 - Jesus you are the center of my joy
05 - Jesus you are the center of my joy (instrumental)
06 - Blessed assurance
07 - Amazing grace
08 - Amazing grace (vocal)
09 - Danny boy
10 - 'A' heavenly sweetness
11 - Love prose
12 - Soweto (Cyryus Foster Bey)
13 - Island sun...in Jamaica
14 - Afro-ville
15 - Jesus love me
16 - Yeld no temptation
17 - Turn your eyes upon Jesus
18 - Afrcan American museum of Philadelphia (Aamp)

Cyryus Foster Bey - Keyboard, Composer, Lyricist, "Soweto"
Billy Kimes - Guitar
Marc Johnson - Keyboard, Arranger, "Love Prose"
Rick Tate Sr. - Electric Bass.. "Love Prose"
Charles Beasely - Electric Bass.."Soweto"
Jeffery Johnson - Drums & Chant
Robert 'Rogi' Kenyatta - Conga....."Soweto"
Razul Sadik - Trumpet
Kenneth "Keno" Speller - Conga..."Aamp"
Charles 'Mobalaji" Walker - Conga..."Aamp"
Michal Beckham - Supreme Vocalist
Rev Joe Craddock - The Prayer
Dr Mary Ann Lancaster Tyler - Keyboard, Duo/Trio
Willlam Byard Lancaster - Horns, Vocal, Composer

17 November 2013

KARL BERGER & INGRID BERGER ‎– CHANGING THE TIME (HORO RECORDS, 1978)





A1. Open Sea
A2. Entr'Acte
A3. Downtown
A4. Almond Flower

B.  Changing The Time

C1. Saveva
C2. To Know Love

D1. Perfect Love
D2. Elba
D3. Aldogia


Karl Berger, vibraphone, piano, harmonium, balaphon
Ingrid Berger, vocals, percussion


Recorded November 16, 1977 and January 17, 1978 at Mama Dog Studio, Rome.

Horo Records ‎– HDP 21-22

Vinyl Rip

16 November 2013

AYAKO SHINOZAKI ‎– MUSIC NOW FOR HARP (DENON, 1980)




A1. Toru Takemitsu – Stanza Ⅱ
A2. Katsuhiro Tsubono – Poem Of Lin

B.  Takehisa Kosugi – Heterodyne


Ayako Shinozaki, harp
Takehisa Kosugi, violin (B)

Denon ‎– OW-7845-ND

Vinyl Rip

14 November 2013

Nelson Freire-Plays Heitor Villa Lobos- Telefunken LP , Sat,22547


As a warm welcome back to Tantris and small coda to his post, heres a magnificent, passionate recital by Nelson Freire as a young man, delivering a vivid set of some of Villa Lobos's most challenging  and often percussive piano music , including the best version i've ever heard of the highly dissonant early Rudepoema!
Enjoy!!

Nelson Freire @last FM

Byard Lancaster-Exodus, Philly Jazz1, 1977



The First Philly Jazz Album,was this potent trio which despite the low fidelity of the sound,Musically and Spiritually is a vivid testimony to His plangent lyricism and bluesy tone.
all but the title track Exodus were recorded live at a WXPN jazz awards concert.

"These are 77 efforts in my attempts to speak to the world of love, Peace and understanding"
BL

GÜNTER CHRISTMANN - DETLEF SCHÖNENBERG "BERLIN, 1978"




One more recording from the Berlin Jazz Festival - this must be one of the last concerts of this seminal duo before this two oustanding musicians went different ways...



Günter Christmann, trombone, bass, percussion
Detlef Schönenberg, percussion

1. Part 1 5:16
2. Part 2 5:09
3. Part 3 6:26
4. Part 4 5:31
5. Part 5 8:48
6. Encore 2:00

Recorded on November 5, 1978 at the Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany during the Berlin Jazz Festival.

Heitor Villa-Lobos - Chôros no. 11



This kaleidoscopic, epic work, a bit like a piano concerto and symphony colliding, describes Brazil from many different angles – landscape, people, colours, street sounds, wildlife, culture. If you know Messiaen´s Turangalîla-Symphonie, you might also like this.

This is a live performance from 1992, rebroadcast a few months ago on Rádio Cultura FM. There are occasional tape quality issues, but nothing too serious;

Heitor Villa-Lobos - Chôros no. 11, for piano & orchestra (1928) 

[piccolo, 3 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, requinta, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, tuba, timpani, tam-tam, reco-reco, chocalhos, xylophone, bells, tambor, bombo, cymbals, tambourine, celesta, 2 harps, strings, piano]

Marco Antonio de Almeida (piano)
Orquestra Municipal de São Paulo
David Machado, conductor

Teatro Municipal, São Paulo; 14th February 1992

12 November 2013

BYARD LANCASTER - CLINT JACKSON III ‎– MOTHER AFRICA (PALM, 1974)







A. We The Blessed

B. Mother Africa (In 3 Parts)


William Byard Lancaster, alto saxophone, vocals
Jean-François Catoire, bass
Keno Speller, congas, bells
Jonathan Dickinson, drums
Clint Jackson III, trumpet, bells


Recorded at Studio PALM, Paris, on 8 March 1974

Palm ‎– PALM 9

Vinyl Rip

11 November 2013

ETHNIC HERITAGE ENSEMBLE ‎– IMPRESSIONS (RED RECORD, 1982)







A. Impressions 22:25

B. Impressions 21:46



Henry 'Light' Huff, soprano saxophone
Ed Wilkerson, tenor saxophone
Kahil El'Zabar, percussion


Recorded June 1981 in Bologna, Italy.

Red Record ‎– VPA156

Vinyl Rip

DAVE BURRELL ‎– WINDWARD PASSAGES (HAT HUT RECORDS, 1980)







A1. Overture: Windward Passages
A2. Punaluu Peter
A3. Stepping Out (Or, Monday Night Death Rehearsal)

B1. On A Saturday Night
B2. Sarah's Lament
B3. Menehune Messages / Heritage Carnival

C1. Teardrops For Jimmy
C2. I Want To See You Everyday Of Your Life
C3. Black Robert

D1. My Dog Has Fleas / Polynesian Dream / Popolo Paniolo / Embraceable You
D2. AM Rag


Dave Burrell, piano


Hat Hut Records ‎– FIVE (2R05)

Vinyl Rip

10 November 2013

KENJI MORI QUARTET ‎– FIREBIRD (THREE BLIND MICE, 1977)





A1. K & J
A2. A Time For Us

B.  Firebird Part I & II


Nobuyoshi Ino, bass
Steve Jackson, drums
Kazumi Watanabe, electric guitar
Kenji Mori, tenor saxophone, tapes, alto flute


Recorded on 6-7 January 1977 at Epicurus Studoio, Tokyo.

Three Blind Mice ‎– TBM-3003

Vinyl Rip


MAL WALDRON / MARION BROWN ‎– SONGS OF LOVE AND REGRET (FREE LANCE, 1987)





A1. Blue Monk
A2. À Cause De Monk
A3. To The Golden Lady In Her Graham Cracker Window

B1. Contemplation
B2. Hurry Sundown
B3. A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing


Marion Brown, alto saxophone
Mal Waldron, piano


Recorded on November 9 & 10, 1985 at Gimmick Studio, Yerres, France.

Free Lance ‎– FRL 006

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LONDON MUSIC NOW "JAZZ FESTIVAL BERLIN 1972"


The first day of the 1972 edition of the Berlin Jazz Festival was reserved for musicians from the British Free Jazz/Improvisation scene. Several days ago (October 22) they all played also in Donaueschingen at the SWF-Jazz-Session. There the event was announced as 'London Music Now'.
I borrowed the title although I don't know wether it was used in Berlin.
I post it as I got it several years ago - to my ears the sound overall is very good.


TONY OXLEY SEXTET:
Kenny Wheeler, trumpet
Paul Rutherford, trombone
Evan Parker, tenor saxophone
Howard Riley, piano
Barry Guy, bass
Tony Oxley, drums, percussion, electronics

01. introduction  01:19
02. Nephritic Tool (T.Oxley)  18:04
03. announcement  00:42


EVAN PARKER - PAUL LYTTON DUO:
Evan Parker, tenor saxophone, etc.
Paul Lytton, percussion, electronics, etc.

04. announcement  00:29
05. Cat's Flux No.2  (E.Parker/P.Lytton)  17:32


ISKRA 1903:
Paul Rutherford, trombone
Derek Bailey, guitar
Barry Guy, bass

06. announcement  00:44
07. Improvisation 1st November (Rutherford/Guy/Bailey)  13:47


HOWARD RILEY TRIO:
Howard Riley, piano
Barry Guy, bass
Tony Oxley, percussion

08. announcement  01:09
09. Cartridge  (Riley/Guy/Oxley) 22:41
10. announcement  00:55


DEREK BAILEY SOLO:
Derek Bailey, guitar
11. announcement  00:39
12. The Lord May Us Show (D.Bailey)  10:46



LONDON JAZZ COMPOSERS' ORCHESTRA:
Kenny Wheeler, Mark Charig, Dave Holdsworth, Harry Beckett, trumpet
Paul Rutherford, Mike Gibbs, Paul Nieman, trombone
Dick Hart, tuba
Trevor Watts, Mike Osborne, alto saxophone
Dave White, Evan Parker, Alan Wakeman, tenor saxophone
John Warren, baritone saxophone
Derek Bailey, guitar
Howard Riley, piano
Jeff Clyne, bass
Chris Lawrence, bass
Barry Guy, bass
Tony Oxley, drums, percussion
Paul Lytton, drums
Buxton Orr, conductor

13. announcement  00:51
14. introduction  03:06
15. What's Parker Beckett To Me Mr. Riley (K.Wheeler)  15:22
16. applause  00:26
17. Pirtoge (P.Rutherford)  24:00
18. applause  01:07                            

Recorded on November 1, 1972 at the Philharmonie Berlin during the Berlin Jazz Festival 1972.

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STEVENS. GUY. RUTHERFORD. Green Man, 1980

















People get ready...

JOHN STEVENS, drums, mini-trumpet
BARRY GUY, bass
PAUL RUTHERFORD, trombone

1. 23:47
2. 39:54
3. 18:31

Green Man, London.  4th May 1980

Thanks and encouragement to El Pozo




9 November 2013

FRED VAN HOVE "MIDDELHEIM, 1971"





Fred Van Hove, piano


1. announcement 00:13
2. Florence Nightingale + His Name Was Albert Ayler (van Hove) 28:07

Recorded at Jazz Middelheim, Belgium on September 4, 1971.

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KARL BERGER / WOODSTOCK WORKSHOP ORCHESTRA ‎– LIVE AT THE DONAUESCHINGEN MUSIC FESTIVAL (MPS RECORDS, 1980)




For Paul and Norm: this time, with a Cherry on top.

A1. Open Time
A2. The Smile That You Send Out Returns To You
A3. Collective Talks

B1. New Moon
B2. Zeynebim - A Turkish Folk Dance


Terry Sines, bass
Janet Grice, bassoon
Tom Cora, cello
Peter Apfelbaum, drums, baritone saxophone
Ingrid Berger, vocals, percussion
Karl Berger, vibraphone, piano
Savia Berger, flute
Susan Veglia, French horn
Mark Ralston, oboe, English horn
Lee Konitz, alto saxophone
Don Davis, alto saxophone, flute, clarinet
Oliver Lake, alto and soprano saxophone, flute
Trilok Gurtu, tabla, congas, drums
James Harvey, trombone
Leroy Jenkins, violin
Michael Lytle, clarinet
George Lewis, trombone
Don Cherry, pocket trumpet, bamboo flute
Tom Collins, tenor and soprano saxophone


Recorded live at the Donaueschingen Contemporary Music Festival on October 1979 in collaboration with Sudwestfunk Baden-Baden and MPS Records Villingen/West Germany.

MPS Records ‎– 0068.250

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KARL BERGER / WOODSTOCK WORKSHOP ORCHESTRA ‎– NEW MOON (PALCOSCENICO, 1980)




A1. New Moon
A2. Zeinebim
A3. Collective Talks

B1. Smile
B2. Open Time



Terry Sines, bass
Janet Grice, bassoon
Tom Cora, cello
Peter Apfelbaum, drums, bass saxophone
Eva Berger, vocals
Ingrid Berger, vocals, percussion
Karl Berger, vibraphone, piano, percussion
Savia Berger, flute
Susan Veglia, French horn
Mark Ralston, oboe
Lee Konitz, alto saxophone
Don Davis, alto saxophone, flute, clarinet
Oliver Lake, tenor saxophone, flute
Trilok Gurtu, tabla, percussion, drums
James Harvey, trombone
Leroy Jenkins, violin


Recorded live at CIAK, Milano, Italy 11/7/79.

Palcoscenico ‎– PAL 15007

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8 November 2013

STEVENS. RILEY. GUY. Pied Bull, 1981


















On your knees to the boze for this one.

JOHN STEVENS, drums, mini-trumpet
HOWARD RILEY, piano
BARRY GUY, bass

1. 33:55
2. 49:44

Pied Bull, London.  23rd July 1981



Sonny Sharrock Band Konzertmitschnitt vom 29. Oktober 1987, Schauburg, Bremen mp2




21. Juni 2013, 22:05 Uhr
Globale Dorfmusik Live 
Sonny Sharrock Band 
Konzertmitschnitt vom 29. Oktober 1987, Schauburg, Bremen 
Der amerikanische Musiker Sonny Sharrock begann als Sänger und wechselte dann zur Gitarre. Er war Mitglied der Herbie Manns Gruppe und arbeitete mit Miles Davis zusammen. Er war einer der ersten Künstler, die den Free-Jazz auf der Gitarre spielten. Erleben Sie einen Ausschnitt aus seinem Bremer Konzert vom 29. Oktober 1987.
 
Quelle: Sonny Sharrock 
Sonny Sharrock
Warren "Sonny" Sharrock war ein unkonventioneller Gitarrist, in vielfacher Hinsicht. Er galt als Free-Jazz-Mann. Tatsächlich scherte er sich wenig um herkömmliche Gitarrentechniken, sondern spezialisierte sich auf radikale Sound-Attacken. Trotzdem suchte er die Verknüpfung mit Rockjazz, Soul und R&B. So wirkte er an Miles Davis-Sessions für das Album "Jack Johnson" mit. Außerdem war er geraume Zeit Gitarrist in der populären Funk-Band von Flötist Herbie Mann. 
http://www.radiobremen.de/nordwestradio/sendungen/globale_dorfmusik_live/startseite178.html

All thanks to Johann

7 November 2013

JAZZ AT THE OPERA (HÖR ZU BLACK LABEL, 1967)



In autumn 1966 Gunther Schuller's opera "The Visitation" was premiered at the state opera of Hamburg.
The line-up included several Jazz musicians which were later invited for a concert.
It was recorded and released as "Jazz At The Opera".


Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Dusko Goykovich, trumpet
Rolf Kühn, clarinet, bass clarinet
Bent Jaedig, tenor saxophone, flute
John Eaton, piano
Peter Trunk, bass
Ralph Hübner, drums
Gunther Schuller, conductor (tr.B4)

A1. Blues At The Opera (Dusko Goykovich) 11:27
A2. Nights Of Skopje (Dusko Goykovich)   05:27
A3. Rolf's Groove (Rolf Liebermann)      06:48
B1. Waltz For Salome (Rolf Kühn)         03:37
B2. I Remember O.P. (Dusko Goykovich)    06:31
B3. Just A Stressless Intro (Rolf Kühn)  08:13
B4. Night Music (Gunther Schuller)       04:26

TT 46:31

Recorded April 30, 1967 at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, Hamburg, Germany.

HÖR ZU BLACK LABEL SHZE 802 BL


5 November 2013

Gebhard Ullmann „Berlin Suite“ Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg, Do 31.10.2013, 23:30 mp2



WDR 3 Jazznacht:
Jazzfestival Berlin 2013 - 03.11.2013 
An die um 20.05 Uhr beginnende vierstündige Live-Übertragung vom Jazzfest Berlin 2013, unter anderem sind Christian Scott, "Gnawa Jazz Voodoo" mit Joachim Kühn’s "Africa Connection" feat. Pharoah Sanders in Berlin, schließt die WDR 3 Jazznacht ab 0.05 Uhr nahtlos an und präsentiert weitere 6 Stunden Jazz live aus dem Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

 
Der Trompeter, Bandleader und Komponist Christian Scott
Ulf Drechsel und Roland Spiegel präsentieren in insgesamt zehn Stunden musikalische Highlights der ersten drei Festivaltage und -nächte. Interviews mit Musikerinnen und Musikern ergänzen das musikalisch vielschichtige Programm, in dem unter anderem Mitschnitte der Konzerte von Christian Scott, "Gnawa Jazz Voodoo" mit Joachim Kühn’s "Africa Connection" feat. Pharoah Sanders, Gebhard Ullmann’s "Berlin Suite", Michael Riessler’s "Big Circle", der Jack DeJohnette Group feat. Don Byron, von der Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky Jubilee, dem Ilona Haberkampf Quartett und "Jazz & Poetry" mit Christian Brückner und Christian Weidner geplant sind.
Moderation: Ulf Drechsel & Roland Spiegel
Redaktion: Bernd Hoffmann
http://www.wdr3.de/musik/jazzbeiwdr3/jazznachtnovember100.html


Jazzfest Berlin 
 
Gebhard Ullmann und Band. 
© Dietmar Liste 
Gebhard Ullmann „Berlin Suite“
Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg,  Do 31.10.2013, 23:30 
Almut Kühne, vocals
Gerhard Gschlössl, trombone, sousaphone
Gebhard Ullmann, tenor sax, bass clarinet
Kalle Kalima, guitar
Achim Kaufmann, piano
Antonis Anissegos, live electronics, sound design
Chris Dahlgren, bass
Oliver Steidle, drums
Gebhard Ullmann zog Anfang der achtziger Jahre aus dem Rheinland nach Berlin und prägte dort die Szene entscheidend mit, bevor er ab 1989 seine Zeit zwischen Berlin und New York teilte. Bis heute hat sich der weit¬gereiste Saxofonist bei aller Verbundenheit mit Berlin zugleich eine distanzierte Draufsicht auf den multikulturellen Ameisenhaufen bewahrt. Seine Idee von Berlin ist global, genau wie seine Band, deren Mitglieder aus ganz Europa und New York stammen. Aus dieser multinationalen Perspektive ergibt sich in seiner „Berlin Suite“ ein flirrendes Wimmelbild unterschiedlichster Situationen, das sich zu sonischen Momentaufnahmen vom Maybachufer bis zur Museumsinsel verdichtet. Beim Jazzfest erlebt die „Berlin Suite“ ihre Premiere vor großem Publikum.
Gebhard Ullmann Homepage
https://www.berlinerfestspiele.de/de/aktuell/festivals/jazzfest/jazz13_programm/jazz13_veranstaltungsdetail_74343.php

4 November 2013

PEGGIE SAMPSON ‎– THE CONTEMPORARY VIOLA DA GAMBA (MUSIC GALLERY EDITIONS, 1977)








A.  The Seduction Of Sapienta

B1. Pieces For Solo Viola Da Gamba 1
B2. Pieces For Solo Viola Da Gamba 2
B3. Be Merry, A Day Will Come


Peggie Sampson, viola da gamba


Recorded at York University (A, B1) and the Music Gallery (B2), Toronto.

Music Gallery Editions ‎– MGE 7

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3 November 2013

NIGHT AND DAY - PLAYS THEM ALL - SET 11 (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

6-1. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
6-2. I Hadn't Anyone 'Till You
6-3. These Foolish Things
6-4. If I Should Loose You
6-5. Will You Still Be Mine
6-6. Sweet And Lovely
6-7. Long Ago And Far Away
6-8. Easy To Love
6-9. Darn That Dream

Edition Artlier Graz, 2003

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2 November 2013

PAWS - PAWS (PARACHUTE, 1981)





A1. Mambo
A2. 18
A3. Farting Around
A4. Guaguanco

B1. Batucada
B2. 4 Confuso
B3. Basic Ceramics
B4. 14
B5. Flesh In 5
B6. 7


David Licht, percussion
Dennis Licht, percussion
Al Clinton, conga solo (A4)


Recorded & mixed 1981 at The Process, Greensboro, N.C.

Parachute ‎– P014

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1 November 2013

Paul DUNMALL. Tim WELLS. Dave ALEXANDER. The Complete Rumours Sessions 1992


















This trio was a marvellous vehicle for Dunmall's saxophone playing.  Some of this was released on Live in London (DunsLtdEd 015) but the other sets deserve to be heard.

Especially for Bernd and Rudi who recently came to Birmingham UK from Austria to attend a Paul Dunmall concert.  Hats off chaps.


CD 1

PAUL DUNMALL, tenor sax, c-melody sax
TIM WELLS, bass
DAVE ALEXANDER, drums

1. 38:59
2. 34:40

Rumours, London

8th May 1992

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CD 2

PAUL DUNMALL, tenor sax
TIM WELLS, bass
DAVE ALEXANDER, drums

1. 41:25
2. 39:52

Rumours, London

4th September 1992