30 June 2014

TERUMASA HINO ‎– SPEAK TO LONELINESS (EAST WIND, 1975)




A.  Speak To Loneliness

B1. Little Lovers
B2. Hi-nology



Tsutomu Okada, bass
Motohiko Hino, drums
Fumio Itabashi, piano
Hideo Miyata. soprano and tenor saxophone
Terumasa Hino, trumpet
Kiyoshi Sugimoto, guitar
Guilherme Franco, percussion
Suetoshi Shimizu, tenor saxophone
Shigeharu Mukai, trombone
Yuhji Imamura, percussion


Recorded January 15, 1975 at PSC Recording Studio l, Tokyo.

East Wind ‎– EW-7008, Inner City Records ‎– IC 6027 (1979)

CD Rip


PAUL DUNMALL / PAUL ROGERS / PHILIP GIBBS - DON'T TAKE THE MAGIC OUT OF LIFE (DLE049)






















Paul Dunmall - tenor saxophone
Paul Rogers - 7 string ALL bass
Philip Gibbs - guitar

1. Don't take the magic out of life  57:51

Live at the Quaker Centre, Warwick.  10 December 2005
Recording: Chris Trent
Painting: Paul Dunmall

GIBBS / HYMAS / DUNMALL - NEEN (DLE048)






















Philip Gibbs - guitars
Tony Hymas - keyboards
Paul Dunmall - tenor and soprano saxophones

1. Neen  35:04
2. That thing  11:00
3. Walking with giants and midges  7:36

Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  9 August 2005
Recorded, mixed, mastered: Jonathan Scott
Wood engraving: Paul Dunmall

DUNMALL / STOCKHAUSEN / GIBBS - TAPALEIT (DLE047)






















Paul Dunmall - tenor and soprano saxophones
Markus Stockhausen - trumpet, flugelhorn
Philip Gibbs - guitars

1. Tapaleit  40:21
2. Ndolphins  4:02
3. Get me to the top  4:14

Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  1 May 2005
Recorded, mixed, mastered: Jonathan Scott
Etching: Paul Dunmall  

PHILIP GIBBS / PAUL ROGERS / PAUL DUNMALL - THE BIG RETURN (DLE045)






















Philip Gibbs - guitars
Paul Rogers - ALL bass
Paul Dunmall - tenor saxophone

1. The big return  16:34
2. Citizens of the cosmos  17:41
3. It's all come back again  16:36

Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  13 June 2005
Recorded, mixed, mastered: Jonathan Scott
Cover pic: Philip Gibbs

TIPPETT / TIPPETTS / GIBBS / DUNMALL - MAHOGANY RAIN (DLE044)






















Keith Tippett - piano, pebbles, woodblocks, smiledrum, maraca
Julie Tippetts - voice, wooden xylophone, guiro seedpod, Tibetan singing bowls, Balinese xylophone, thumb piano, bells, gopichand, bamboo kahn
Philip Gibbs - guitars
Paul Dunmall - soprano and tenor saxophones

1. Mahogany rain  63:45

Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  24 April 2005
Engineered, mixed, mastered: Jonathan Scott
Watercolour: Julie Tippetts

DUNMALL / COATES / GIBBS / JEFFERY - LIVE AT THE OLD LIBRARY (DLE043)






















Paul Dunmall - soprano and tenor saxophones
Bruce Coates - soprano and tenor saxophones
Philip Gibbs - guitar
Hilary Jeffery - trombone

1. For reference only  36:18
2. Silence please Ossie  29:05
3. Periodicals  9:21

The Old Library, Selly Oak, Birmingham.  3 November 2004
Recorded, mastered: Chris Trent
Lino cut: Paul Dunmall

DUNMALL / GIBBS / KANE / DAVIS - BERND WIMMER ON THE BURNT ZIMMER (DLE042)






















Paul Dunmall - soprano and tenor saxophones
Philip Gibbs - guitar
Dave Kane - double bass
Steve Davis - drums

1. Bernd Wimmer on the burnt zimmer  20:42
2. Druid head  4:56
3. Explaining why  13:11
4. Unheard of planets  2:03
5. Give him a deep sea  3:22
6. Matt on piano  3:22
7. Otto needs an Otto link  15:52

Recorded at Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  9 January 2005
Recorded, mixed and mastered: Jonathan Scott
Painting: Paul Dunmall

29 June 2014

WOLFGANG FORTNER "PRISMEN / BLUTHOCHZEIT" (WERGO, 1963/74)


...a few days ago I remembered Sotise's request for this LP - finally after more than two years....


Side A:

PRISMEN (25:15)
für Soloinstrumente und Orchester (1974)
Roswitha Staege, flute
Erich Bolz, oboe
Dietrich Fritsche, clarinet
Doris Kahlenbach, harp
Richard Armbruster, percussion
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken
Hans Zender, conductor


Side B:

BLUTHOCHZEIT (14:58)
3 Zwischenspiele aus der Lyrischen Tragödie
von Frederico Garcia Lorca für großes Orchester (1963)
Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks
Ernest Bour, conductor


WERGO WER 60 077
(lp rip)

Note: "Bluthochzeit" (Blood Wedding) are the interludes to Fortner's opera of the same title.
Yet they stand separately as socalled "absolute music" according to Wolfgang Fortner.
The opera (lyric tragedy) itself was based on the drama "Bodas se sangre" from Frederico Garcia Lorca. Lorca himself was killed by the spanish fascists (Falange) at the beginning of the spanish civil war.
Apart from his poetic arts Lorca was considered as an exceptionally gifted musician...

26 June 2014

FUMIO ITABASHI ‎TRIO – RISE AND SHINE (ALM RECORDS 1977)




A.  Jumping Board

B1. My Funny Valentine
B2. Rise and Shine


Fumio Itabashi, piano
Takeharu Hayakawa, bass
Kenichi Kameyama, drums

Recorded live at Aketa's on 26 April 1975

ALM Records ‎– AL-3004

Vinyl Rip

JIMMY LYONS QUINTET "WKCR, 1975"




Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone
Karen Borca, bassoon
Raphé Malik, trumpet
Hayes Burnett, bass
Andrew Cyrille, drums

1. radio speaker  00:23
2. unknown title  35:11
3. unknown title  20:18
4. radio speaker  02:12



Recorded at WKCR studio, New York, New York on March 5, 1975.

25 June 2014

TONY LEVIN / PAUL DUNMALL / PAUL ROGERS - DEEP JOY (DLE041)



















DISC A

Tony Levin - drums
Paul Rogers - bass
Paul Dunmall - tenor saxophone

1. Don't look down  11:03
2. One more ledge to overcome  17:23
3. Music for well being  5:06
4. T.L.  3:32
5. What have you seen yourself?  21:09

Recorded at Lane's End Studio, Farlow.  14 February 2004
Engineer: Jim Murphy


DISC B

Tony Levin - drums
Paul Rogers - bass
Paul Dunmall - soprano saxophone

1. We care about this  28:41
2. For you, us and them  19:14

Recorded at Lane's End Studio, Farlow.  15 February 2004
Engineer: Jim Murphy


DISC C

Tony Levin - drums
Paul Rogers - bass
Paul Dunmall - alto and tenor saxophones

1. The big giving  28:57
2. Deep joy  18:47
3. The eyes have it  20:18

Recorded at Lane's End Studio, Farlow.  3 May 1995
Engineer: Jim Murphy


DISC D 

Tony Levin - drums
Paul Dunmall - soprano and tenor saxophones

1. The juggler  20:00
2. One lifetime's work  7:05
3. Music for the Buddha  9:12
4. How precious it is  10:00
5. Courage friends courage  5:14

Recorded at Lane's End Studio, Farlow.  21 July 2000
Engineer: Jim Murphy


Painting: Paul Dunmall


24 June 2014

ROGERS / BALL / GIBBS / IMPETT / DUNMALL - UNDISTRACTED (DLE040)






















Paul Rogers, 7 string ALL bass
Andrew Ball, piano
Philip Gibbs, guitar
Jonathan Impett, trumpet
Paul Dunmall, tenor saxophone

1. Undistracted  16:57
2. Mind listen to me  15:22
3. The final hour  15:19
4. Can't wait to get Om  14:35

Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  24 October 2004
Recorded, mixed: Jonathan Scott
Painting: Paul Dunmall

DUNMALL / THOUMIRE / EDWARDS / GIBBS - BROTHERS IN MUSIC (DLE039)






















Paul Dunmall, tenor and soprano saxophones, bagpipes
Simon Thoumire, concertina, bagpipes
John Edwards, double bass
Philip Gibbs, guitars

1. Brothers in music  7:55
2. Don't lie to me  9:30
3. Charles Wharles  11:53
4. Unexpected saint  16:36
5. The hands are open  2:28
6. Flesh and bones  4:41
7. 499 million years ago  4:32

Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  25 August 2004
Engineered, mixed, mastered: Jonathan Scott
Painting: Paul Dunmall  

DUNMALL / ROGERS / DAVIES / GIBBS - MOKSHA OR MOCCA (DLE038)






















Paul Dunmall, soprano and tenor saxophones
Paul Rogers, 7 string ALL bass
Rhodri Davies, harp
Philip Gibbs, guitars

1. Moksha or mocca  7:27
2. Metallic green electric stun beetles  12:06
3. A crafty most  25:22
4. The last shall be last, at last  17:08

Recorded: Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  17 May 2004
Engineered, mixed, mastered: Jonathan Scott
Painting: Paul Dunmall

23 June 2014

VALDO WILLIAMS "NEW ADVANCED JAZZ" (SAVOY, 1966)


Valdo O. Williams (March 30, 1928 – July 8, 2010). Played with Charlie Parker in the 50s (Uptown CD) and with Hal Singer in the 60s.
Was a member of David Avram's trio with Denis Charles which was augmented from time to time with John Ore or Ahmed Abdul-Malik.
In 1964 his trio played with Bill Dixon at the Cellar Coffee. At another occaison Aylbert Ayler joined a trio with Alan Silva, the drummer Gerald Splivvy McKeever and Williams.
Barry Altschul's first gigs were with his group.

"Writers and musicians sometimes talk as if only major players leave the big footprints. But minor players can be key influences, too. Jackie mentions two he knew from his old Harlem neighborhood. By example Ernie Henry (...) Less known was Valdo Williams. In the late '40's, says Jackie, "He was the first guy playing kind of free concept rather than Thelonious, who I thought was always freer then everybody else, even back then. Valdo's solos were very close to what you hear Cecil Taylor playing. When he played a song like 'All The Things You Are,' a blues, or whatever, he would play the correct chords, and accompany all the soloists in the traditional way. But when his solo came, he would stretch out and play against the form. If it was a 36-bar form, he would fill up 36 bars with his chorus, but it wouldn't be based directly on the chords. He would be playing much freer, freer than anybody I'd heard at the time." Williams left New York for Montreal in the early 50's." (Down Beat, October 90, p. 22)
In an interview with Ben Sidran, McLean says that Sonny Rollins used to know Valdo Williams too. 

At least one more LP was recorded  by Discovery but it never surfaced.
In February 1967 the Down Beat magazine (Volume 34,  1967, S. 12) announced a concert of the "New Advanced Jazz Trio".
Since then his whereabouts are unknown.



Valdo Williams, piano
Reggie Johnson, bass
Stu Martin, drums


1. Desert Fox     09:50
2. Bad Manners    11:40
3. Move Faster    05:52
4. The Conqueror  16:40

All tunes by Valdo Williams.

Recorded in NYC, December 20, 1966.

SAVOY MG 12188
(Savoy SV-0238 CD)

(produced by Bill Dixon?)

See also an interview where Alan Silva is talking a bit about Valdo Williams > #


21 June 2014

DUNMALL / ROGERS / GIBBS - NIMES (DLE036)


















Paul Dunmall, saxophones, woodwinds, voice, casio
Paul Rogers, 7-string A.L.L. bass
Philip Gibbs, guitars, banjo, toy guitar

DISC A
1. Marcellino Jackson  17:01
2. Mingyar Dondup  12:51
3. Kun Dun  15:07
4. Harry Thubneck  15:34

DISC B
1. Koot Hoomi  14:36
2. Vera Ena  13:59
3. Thubten Dundrop  13:02
4. Alfie Bass  13:05

DISC C
1. Ada Thirkettle  9:27
2. Nora Bone  14:12
3. Gordon Pursglove  16:55
4. Elsie Reynolds  12:40

DISC D
1. Fintin Owl  11:27
2. Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg  24:22
3. Violet Weednee  10:16
4. Ronnie Trogladyte  5:54


Victoria Rooms, Bristol  12/13 February 2004
Engineered, mixed, mastered: Jonathan Scott
Painting: Paul Dunmall





PAUL DUNMALL / BRUCE COATES - 19 YEARS LATER (DLE035)






















Paul Dunmall, soprano saxophone
Bruce Coates, soprano saxophone

1. Now Bruce is 31 - then Paul was 31   35:31
2. Then Lizzie was 4 - now Hat is 4   9:00

Recorded: University of the West of England  9 November 2003
Engineer: Stephen Allen
Artwork pic: Andy Coates

PAUL DUNMALL / TONY IRVING - COCTEAU'S GHOST (DLE034)





















Paul Dunmall, tenor saxophone, electronic bagpipes
Tony Irving, drums

1. Easter  11:56
2. Cocteau's ghost  5:25
3. Tourmaline  9:30
4. Cobos  6:25
5. Mycenaean  9:20
6. The beacon  19:00

Recorded: Lanes End Studio, Farlow.  18 January 1997
Engineer: Jim Murphy
Painting: Paul Dunmall

20 June 2014

MASAHIKO TOGASHI, STEVE LACY, YUJI TAKAHASHI ‎– 富樫雅彦 Steve Lacy 高橋悠治 (水牛, EGG FARM, 2009)




1. Trio 1
2. Piano Solo
3. Duo
4. Trio 2


Togashi Masahiko, percussion
Steve Lacy, soprano saxophone
Yuji Takahashi, piano


Recorded on Oct 16, 2000 at Hall Egg Farm.

水牛 Suigyu, Egg Farm ‎– SG013

CD Rip


19 June 2014

PAUL DUNMALL / PAUL ROGERS - LOG CABINS (DLE033)






















Paul Dunmall, E flat and B flat clarinets, dunclart
Paul Rogers, ALL bass

1. Log cabins  60:00

Recorded by Stephen Allen at Muse Studios, University of the West of England.  21 September 2003
Painting by Paul Dunmall

DUNMALL / GIBBS / BALL / METCALFE / JEFFERY - NEWSAGENTS (DLE032)






















Paul Dunmall, tenor and soprano saxophones
Philip Gibbs, guitar
Andrew Ball, piano, celeste
Neil Metcalfe, flute
Hilary Jeffery, trombone

1. Newsagents  46:19
2. A hint of garlick  7:25

Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  4 May 2003
Recorded, mixed, mastered by Jonathan Scott
Monotype by Paul Dunmall

BTW the spelling of Hilary Jeffery was often wrong on the covers.

For wightdj who always leaves a comment.  I hope you are enjoying these and it's not overload.

DUNMALL / GIBBS / ADAMS - CAN'T JUST BE A BODY (DLE031)






















Paul Dunmall, soprano and tenor saxophones
Philip Gibbs, guitar, lute guitar
John Adams, guitar

1. Can't just be a body  23:18
2. Blanket of darkness  18:03
3. Just think and feel  15:04

Recorded at Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  6 April 2003
Recorded, mixed and mastered: Jonathan Scott
Painting: Paul Dunmall

PHIL GIBBS and JOHN ADAMS - SEEN A MOUSE (DLE030)






















What, no Dunmall?!!
Recorded same day as DLE031

Phil Gibbs, acoustic guitars
John Adams, electric, acoustic guitars, mandobanjo

1. Pure finders  29:33
2. Sharp Alley bloodworms  7:20
3. Gentleman of four outs  4:33
4. Gentleman of four inns  3:59
5. Dance upon nothing  5:29
6. Seen a mouse  4:16

Recorded at Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  6 April 2003
Recorded, mixed, mastered: Jonathan Scott
Lino cut: Paul Dunmall


18 June 2014

DUNMALL / GIBBS / JEFFERY / BIANCO - GARGANCHELOPES (DLE028)






















Paul Dunmall, tenor saxophone
Philip Gibbs, electric guitar
Hilary Jeffery, trombone
Tony Bianco, drums

1. Garganchelopes  56:57

Recorded at Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  3 November 2002
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jonathan Scott
Painting: Paul Dunmall

17 June 2014

EDDIE DANIELS ‎– THIS IS NEW (TAKT JAZZ SERIES, 1968)





A1. The Strut
A2. Thirsty Soul
A3. This Is New

B1. Wistful Moment
B2. Giant Steps
B3. Why Did I Choose You?


Kunimitsu Inaba, bass
Motohiko Hino, drums
Masabumi Kikuchi, piano
Eddie Daniels, tenor saxophone, clarinet
Terumasa Hino, trumpet


Recorded on August 4, 1968

Takt Jazz Series ‎– XMS-10005-CT; CD - COCB-31027

CD Rip


16 June 2014

DUNMALL / JEFFERY / MARSH - HIGH BIRD, LOW BIRD (DLE027)






















Paul Dunmall, tenor saxophone, harmonica
Hilary Jeffery, trombone
Tony Marsh, drums

1. High bird, low bird  14:15
2. Dr John's harmonica  23:26
3. This person is now free  8:42
4. No choice at all  11:01
5. Paul Rutherford lives at Simon's  4:04

Recorded at Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  3 November 2002
Recorded, mixed, mastered: Jonathan Scott
Painting: Paul Dunmall


HARUNA MIYAKE / YOSUKE YAMASHITA - EXCHANGE (VICTOR, 1979)





A1. Lullaby
A2. Exchange

B1. Beethoven's 9th Symphony
B2. Schoenberg


Haruna Miyake, piano
Yosuke Yamashita, piano

Recorded at Jean Jean on 5 March 1979

Victor - KVX-1054

Vinyl Rip


15 June 2014

DUNMALL / GIBBS / BALL / METCALFE / JEFFERY - NO AGENTS OF EVIL (DLE026)






















Paul Dunmall, soprano saxophone, tam tam
Philip Gibbs, acoustic guitar
Andrew Ball, piano
Neil Metcalfe, flute
Hilary Jeffery, trombone

DISC A

1. A very fine gesture  13:30
2. Iraq  17:57
3. No angels of mercy  6:51
4. Angels of mercy  8:17

DISC B

1. Tibet  22:12
2. I'll come back to you as sure as the sun shines  23:41


Recorded at Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  24 November 2002
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jonathan Scott
Monotype by Paul Dunmall

Andrew Ball may be a new name to some.  He's more known in the classical world.  It is not often that classical players engage in improvised music.  He's fabulous here.



RAJESH MEHTA & VOJTĚCH & IRENA HAVEL - A Day In Benedict (1997)



RAJESH MEHTA - trumpet, custom-designed bass trumpet, hybrid trumpet with various extensions, mutes and objects
VOJTĚCH HAVEL - cello, viola da gamba tenor (tracks 1 to 10)
IRENA HAVLOVÁ - viola da gamba alto, prepared piano, Tibetan bells and singing bowls (tracks 1 to 5, 9, 10)


    Group Improvisations
1 Untitled 5:49
2 Untitled 6:12
3 Untitled 7:34
4 Untitled 3:03
5 Untitled 3:41
6 Untitled 3:56
7 Untitled 4:01
8 Untitled 3:00
9 Untitled 5:01
10 Untitled 3:11
     Rajesh Mehta Solo Improvisations
11 Untitled 5:14
12 Untitled 2:51
13 Untitled 2:22
14 Untitled 2:22
15 Untitled 2:57
16 Untitled 2:09
17 Untitled 3:13
18 Untitled 2:46
19 Untitled 2:30


Recorded at the beginning of October 1997 in two chapels in the Plasy Monastery, Czech Republic
CD Hermit Foundation – AV 011797

Time and Space - Liner Notes

The improvisations on the CD A Day in Benedict were recorded at the beginning of October 1997 in two chapels in the Plasy Monastery in the Czech Republic. Rajesh Mehta's "ragas for trumpet" and improvisations with Vojtech and Irena Havel, recorded over the course of one day, are the distillations of three years' of the trumpetist musical experiments within the St. Benedict Chapel. The improvisations were created specifically to set the chapel's acoustic qualities into full play.

The meditation chapel, planned to be the main chapel of a never-realized church was dedicated to the founder of the Benedictine Order. It is an oval space designed in the Baroque style around 1711 by the convenes architect Jan Blazej Santini-AichI. The work on the chapel and the entire convent were eventually completed under the supervision of K. I. Dientzenhofer in 1739. The chapel rises to a height of 25 meters and is 12 meters wide. Its architecture and acoustics were designed to amplify liturgical singing and the spoken word, and its interior is among the treasured gems of the Czech Baroque.

Within the chapel, the whisper of each tone echoes over and over as the sound winds up the elliptical cylinder of the cupola and disappears into the heights of its upper dome. The St. Bernard Chapel, the smaller of the two, located at a corner of the convent, has a briefer tonal echo and clearer acoustics. This is where the CD's improvisations with a prepared piano was performed..

Mehta uses three types of trumpets and extends their timbres and ranges with added elements (extensions, mutes, paper, water, tubes, and other objects). Vojtech and Irena Havel experiment with the sound and harmonies of stringed instruments (violoncello and viola da gamba) broadening their registers with glissando, flageolets, aliquot tones and percussion. In the recording, Tibetan singing bowls and bells were added to round out the tonal colors. The improvised dialogue among three musicians was inspired by the chapels' sound and spaces. The music that you hear is purely acoustic, played and recorded without playback or electronic devices, and set to the compact disk without digital or analogue corrections in the studio..

In a typical architectural space, the ringing vibration of lips, breath, brass and stringed instruments, the crash and clang of wood and metal objects function primarily as distinct, simultaneous units: their sounds are heard at the very moment they are made. In spaces that reverberate with echoes, the multiplication of the duration of tone, as it gradually disappears into the spiraling virtual distance, disorients our common perception and experience of time and space. The nymph Echo, residing within the convents' chapels, offers a natural polyphony and dialogue among the musicians' instruments and a hyper-serene inner sound-scape. Baroque architects' sensitivity and knowledge of the harmonic relationships within architectural space is unveiled and animated by the sensitivity of this contemporary music. Mehta's solos and improvisations with the Havels, ranging from delicate whispers to deeply vibrating tones, communicate within various levels of perception and weave together co-mingling layers of sound and time..

14 June 2014

HARUNA MIYAKE + JOËLLE LÉANDRE ‎– SHORT TAKES (EGG FARM, 1998)




1-21. Untitled


Joëlle Léandre, bass
Haruna Miyake, piano


Recorded 5 April 1998 at Hall Egg Farm, Saitama, Japan.

Egg Farm ‎– EF-005

CD Rip


13 June 2014

DUNMALL / ROGERS / GIBBS - THE STATE OF MOKSHA LIVE (DLE024)






















Paul Dunmall, soprano saxophone, woodwinds, bagpipes, voice
Paul Rogers, 6-string ALL bass
Philip Gibbs, guitars, autoharp, theremin

1. The State of Moksha live  40:40

Words by Swami Sivananda

Rare Music Club at Wickham Theatre, Bristol.  5 April 2002
Recorded by Jonathan Scott
Painting by Paul Dunmall

BADEN BADEN FREE JAZZ MEETING 1968




Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Willem Breuker, clarinet
Wolfgang Dauner, piano, ring modulator, synthesizer
Karl Berger, vibes
Unknown (other musicians)

1. Moonlight Alley (unknown) 10:35
Unidentified Ensemble

2. Longsmars' Ballad (Dauner/Mangelsdorff) 7:31
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Wolgang Dauner, piano

3. Stratology (Dauner) 4:50
Wolfgang Dauner, piano, ring modulator, synthesizer
+ bass(?)

4. Way Beyond Cave (Berger/Mangelsdorff) 5:40
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Karl Berger, vibes

5. unknown title 6:49
Willem Breuker, clarinet

Recorded at the Südwestfunk Studios, Baden-Baden in December 1968.

Excerpts from the 1968 Baden-Baden New Jazz Meeting 1968.
I don't know the personnel on the first title but the alto saxophonist sounds like Peter Brötzmann, and the pianist may be Joachim Kühn. The guitarist is probably Sonny Sharrock. Don Cherry's Eternal Rhythm Orchestra participated in the 1968 Baden-Baden New Jazz Meeting, and the personnel included Cherry (cornet, fl); Maffay Falay (tpt); Albert Mangelsdorff (tb); Eje Thelin (tb); Pharoah Sanders (ts); Bernt Rosengren (ts, fl); Sonny Sharrock (g); Karl Berger (vb, perc); Joachim Kühn (p); Arild Andersen (b); Jacques Thollot (d). (from Peter Losin's website)


And that's what I got with the files:

1 Moonlight Alley
Manfred Schhoof, Mongezi Feza, John Tchicai, Evan Parker, Willem Breuker, Chris McGregor, Wolfgang Dauner, Eberhard Weber, Peter Kowald, Karl Berger, Pierre Favre, Louis Moholo

2 Longsmars' Ballad
Wolfgang Dauner, Albert Mangelsdorff

3 Stratology
Eberhard Weber, Wolfgang Dauner, Irene Schweizer, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Chris McGregor

4 Way Beyond Cave
Albert Mangelsdorff, Karl Berger

5 Solo clarinet piece
(not listed on the cassette, possibly Willem Breuker ?)
.

DUNMALL / ROGERS / GIBBS - LIVE AT THE QUAKER CENTRE (DLE023)






















Paul Dunmall, soprano saxophone, bagpipes, woodwinds, melodica
Paul Rogers, 6-string ALL bass
Philip Gibbs, guitar, theremin

1. 77 miles to Gleech  54:37

Quaker Centre, Warwick.  27 September 2002
Recorded by Chris Trent
Mastered by Jonathan Scott
Lino cut by Paul Dunmall

11 June 2014

DUNMALL / ROGERS / GIBBS - THE STATE OF MOKSHA (DLE022)























Paul Dunmall, soprano saxophone, vibraphone, voice, percussion, ocarina
Paul Rogers, 6-string ALL bass
Philip Gibbs, guitars, autoharp, gopichand, theremin

1. The State of Moksha  61:48
(words by Swami Sivananda) 

Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  14 February 2002
Engineer: Jonathan Scott
Painting: Paul Dunmall






PAUL DUNMALL / PHILIP GIBBS - THE VISION (DLE021)






















Paul Dunmall, percussion, woodwinds, harmonica, vibraphone, melodica
Philip Gibbs, autoharp, guitars

1. The Vision (the words of Shri Ramakrishna)  38:30
2. Thunder (words of Karl Jung)  11:26
3. Earth matters  3:09

Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  13 January 2002
Engineer: Jonathan Scott
Painting: Paul Dunmall

PHILIP GIBBS / PAUL DUNMALL - ALL SORTS OF RITUALS (DLE020)






















Philip Gibbs, guitars, Indian banjo, theremin, autoharp, ukulele banjo
Paul Dunmall, woodwinds, percussion, gopichand, voice, keyboard sitar
(Jonathan Scott, djembe, darbuka on Track 12)

1. Ritual One  6:01
2. Ritual Two  1:40
3. Ritual Three  5:03
4. Ritual Four  6:50
5. Ritual Five  1:04
6. Ritual Six  6:33
7. Ritual Seven  5:40
8. Ritual Eight  4:23
9. Ritual Nine  1:42
10. Ritual Ten  1:00
11. Ritual Eleven  2:14
12. Ritual Twelve  13:20

Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  19 November 2001
Engineer: Jonathan Scott
Painting: Paul Dunmall

BADEN BADEN NEW JAZZ MEETING 1986


Haven't heard this New Jazz Neeting - and I'm a bit confused regarding the line-up.......

Kenny Wheeler, trumpet & fluegelhorn
Manfred Schoof, trumpet & fluegelhorn
Herbert Joos, trumpet & fluegelhorn
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Gerd Dudek, soprano & tenor saxophone
Heinz Sauer, soprano & tenor saxophone
Christoph Lauer, tenor saxophone
Michel Pilz, bass clarinet
Philip Catherine, guitar
Toto Blanke, guitar
Karl Berger, vibes, melodica
Joachim Kühn, piano
Barre Phillips, bass
Jean François Jenny-Clark, bass
Daniel Humair, drums
Okay Temiz, drums
Joachim-Ernst Berendt, annoumcement
Werner Götze, annoumcement

Disc 1
01. Introduction     2:07
02. Suggestion (M. Schoof)     10:57
    Solos: Kühn (p), Berger (vb), Catherine

03. Introduction     1:25
04. Walkie-Talkie (J. Kühn)     7:47
    Rolf and Joachim Kühn, Karl Berger, J.F. Jenny-Clark, Aldo Romano (1966)

05. Introduction     0:51
06. Walkie-Talkie (J. Kühn)     10:27
    Sauer, Kühn, Berger, Jenny-Clark, Humair

07. Introduction     0:38
08. After Ibiza (J. Kühn)     8:49
    Solos: Joos, Schoof, Wheeler (tpt), Catherine, Blanke

09. Introduction     0:58
10. From Time to Time (J. Kühn)     10:22
    Kühn, Jenny-Clark, Humair + Dudek, Sauer

11. Introduction     1:04
12. Gülay (J. Kühn)     2:59
    Kühn, Jenny-Clark, Humair

13. Introduction     0:53
14. Moving in Two Grooves (A. Mangelsdorff)     15:07
    Solos: Sauer (ts), Mangelsdorff (tb), Dudek (ts), Mariano (as), Kühn (p), Berger (vb), Wheeler (flh)

15. Announcement     0:28

Disc 2
01. Introduction     0:43
02. Morbidia (A. Mangelsdorff-C. Mariano)     4:36
    Mangelsdorff, Mariano

03. Introduction     0:52
04. I Dig It, You Dig It (A. Mangelsdorff-D. Cherry)     5:10
    Mangelsdorff, Don Cherry (1967)

05. Introduction     0:58
06. I Won't Forget You (B. Phillips)     6:00
    Catherine, Blanke, Phillips, Jenny-Clark

07. Introduction     1:25
08. God Bless the Child (B. Holiday-A. Herzog, Jr.)     6:12
    Sauer (ss), Kühn, Jenny-Clark, Humair

09. Introduction     0:41
10. God Bless the Child (B. Holiday-A. Herzog, Jr.)     6:12
    Sauer (ts), Berger (vb), Kühn, Jenny-Clark, Humair

11. Introduction     1:02
12. A.M. Blues (M. Schoof)     8:10
    Solos: Sauer (ts), Mangelsdorff; voiceover last 1:20

13. Introduction     1:31
14. Fast Nine (O. Temiz)     10:10
    Solos: Mariano (as), Dudek (ts), Temiz, Humair

15. Introduction     1:14
16. Yagapriya (C. Mariano)     16:15
    Solos: Berger (melodica), Mangelsdorff, Catherine, Pilz

17. Announcement     0:07

Disc 3
01. Introduction     0:31
02. The Cafe Parade (C. Mariano)     13:42
    Solos: Mangelsdorff, Wheeler, Catherine, Kühn, Humair, Phillips

03. Introduction     0:33
04. Dakar Dance (K. Berger)     4:35
    Berger with Dave Holland, Ed Blackwell

05. Introduction     0:45
06. Dakar Dance (K. Berger)     7:03
    Solos: Berger (melodica), Wheeler, Berger (vb)

07. Introduction     2:03
08. Winter Song (H. Joos)     8:04
    Solo: Joos (flh)

09. Introduction     0:30
10. Ketal Charlie (T. Blanke)     5:42
    Solos: Mariano (as), Blanke (g), Mangelsdorff

11. Introduction     0:43
12. L'Eternal Desire (P. Catherine)     5:46
    Solos: Schoof, Wheeler (tpt), Catherine

13. Introduction     0:44
14. Gentle Piece (K. Wheeler)     7:46
    Solos: Kühn, Sauer (ts), Mariano (as), Wheeler (flh), Blanke, Dudek/Kühn duo

15. Introduction     1:39
16. We Change (K. Berger)     18:57
    Solos: Joos, Schoof, Wheeler, Mangelsdorff, Pilz, Sauer (ts), Dudek (ts), Blanke, Temiz, Jenny-Clark, Phillips (arco), Kühn, Catherine, Humair

17. Announcement     0:24

Disc 4
01. Introduction     5:05
02. Moving in Two Grooves (A. Mangelsdorff)     8:29
03. Introduction     2:50
04. Gentle Piece (K. Wheeler)     8:27
    Solos: Blanke, Mariano (as), Dudek/Kühn, Wheeler (tpt)

05. Introduction     1:04
06. Be-Ma-Pil-Philz (M. Pilz-B. Phillips)     6:56
    Pilz, Phillips

07. Morbidia (A. Mangelsdorff-C. Mariano)     5:25
    Mangelsdorff, Mariano

08. Meadow Bells (H. Sauer-J. Kühn)     6:01
    Sauer (ts), Kühn

09. Introduction     1:06
10. Walkie-Talkie (J. Kühn) (inc)     1:10
    Rolf and Joachim Kühn, Karl Berger, J.F. Jenny-Clark, Aldo Romano (1966)

11. Walkie-Talkie (J. Kühn)     11:55
    Sauer, Kühn, Berger, Jenny-Clark, Humair

12. Announcement     0:35

Disc 5
01. Winter Song (H. Joos)     6:51
    Solo: Joos (flh)

02. Introduction     2:11
03. Yagapriya (C. Mariano)     14:17
    Solos: Berger (melodica), Mangelsdorff, Catherine, Pilz

04. Dakar Dance (K. Berger)     13:36
05. Fast Nine (O. Temiz)     7:59
    Solos: Mariano (as), Dudek (ts), Temiz, Humair

06. Introduction     0:21
07. After Ibiza (J. Kühn)     11:13
    Solos: Joos, Schoof, Wheeler (tpt), Blanke

08. Announcement     0:24

Disc 6
01. Introduction     0:22
02. Award for Christoph Lauer     7:22
03. I Want to Talk About You (B. Eckstine)     4:15
    Lauer

04. Introduction     1:08
05. Everybody's Song But My Own (K. Wheeler)     8:33
    Wheeler, Catherine, Jenny-Clark

06. Green Table Speech (G. Dudek)     10:38
    Schoof (tpt), Dudek (ts), Phillips, Temiz

07. Gülay (J. Kühn)     10:19
    Kühn, Jenny-Clark, Humair

08. Introduction     0:18
09. L'Eternal Desire (P. Catherine)     6:20
    Solos: Schoof, Wheeler

10. Introduction     0:10
11. Suggestion (M. Schoof) (encore)     8:54
12. Announcement     0:36

Recorded at Südwestfunk Studios, Baden-Baden in December 1986.

Discs 1-3 include music recorded during the Baden-Baden New Jazz Meeting in Südwestfunk Studios in Baden-Baden. Discs 4-6 were recorded at a public performance in early December 1986 at Kurfürstliches Schloss in Mainz.

10 June 2014

DUNMALL / JEFFERY / GIBBS / ADAMS / MARSH - ZOOPLONGOMA (DLE019)






















Paul Dunmall, tenor saxophone
Hilary Jeffery, trombone
Philip Gibbs, guitar
John Adams, guitar
Tony Marsh, drums

1. Zooplongoma  38:45
2. Epessimepeton  23:55

Recorded at Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  18 January 2001
Engineered, mixed, mastered: Jonathan Scott
Painting: Paul Dunmall

DUNMALL / GIBBS / DODDS / BIANCO - DARK CLOUDS GATHERING (DLE018)






















Paul Dunmall, tenor saxophone
Philip Gibbs, guitar
Chris Dodds, bass
Tony Bianco, drums

1. Contemplation  32:53
2. Dark clouds gathering  29:04

Recorded at Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  5 July 2001
Engineer: Jonathan Scott
Painting: Paul Dunmall



AKIRA SAKATA ‎– POCHI (BETTER DAYS, 1980)




A1. Cho-Cho
A2. Guzura In Wonderland
A3. Strange Island

B1. Do-In
B2. R2 / Strange Island


Akira Sakata, alto saxophone, alto clarinet
Hiroshi Yoshino, bass
Nobu Fujii, drums


Better Days ‎– YF-7002-N

Vinyl Rip



9 June 2014

MASABUMI KIKUCHI, MASAHIKO TOGASHI, GARY PEACOCK ‎– POESY : THE MAN WHO KEEPS WASHING HIS HANDS (PHILIPS, 1971)





A1. The Milky Way
A2. Dreams
A3. The Trap
A4. Apple

B1. Get Magic Again
B2. Foaming Around Sounds
B3. Aspiration
B4. End


Masabumi Kikuchi, piano
Masahiko Togashi, percussion
Gary Peacock, bass


Recorded at Victor Studio, Tokyo on June 30, July 13-16 1971

Philips/Nippon Phonogram - FX8518, re-issued as FS-6507 and 18PJ-1007.

Vinyl Rip



8 June 2014

DUNMALL / GIBBS / TIPPETT / BELLATALLA / FAIRCLOUGH - KUNIKAZU (DLE017)






















Paul Dunmall, tenor saxophone
Philip Gibbs, guitar
Keith Tippett, piano
Roberto Bellatalla, bass
Peter Fairclough, drums

1. Kunikazu  28:22
2. Samu  6:13
3. Inissud  22:42

Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  7 October 2001
Recording engineer: Jonathan Scott
Painting: Paul Dunmall









PAUL DUNMALL / TONY MARSH - LIVE AT THE KLINKER (DLE016)






















Paul Dunmall, tenor and soprano saxophones
Tony Marsh, drums

1. The Snapper  22:28
2. It could have been you  10:26
3. Geisha gig  28:57

Klinker Club, London.  7 June 2001
Recording: Tim Fletcher
Painting: Tony Marsh



PAUL DUNMALL / PAUL ROGERS - JA JA SPOON (DLE013)






















Paul Dunmall - tenor saxophone, bagpipes
Paul Rogers - five-string double bass

1. Ja Ja Spoon  22:25
2. Spoon Ja Ja  16:19
3. Ja Spoon Ja  10:23

Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  27 May 2001
Recorded by Jonathan Scott.  Mastered by Chris Trent.
Painting by Paul Dunmall

NDR JAZZ WORKSHOP NO.69 - JOHN SURMAN & FRIENDS "CONFLAGRATION" (1970)



Kenny Wheeler, trumpet, fluegelhorn
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Eje Thelin, trombone
John Surman, soprano and baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Mike Osborne, alto saxophone
Anthony Braxton, alto & sopranino saxophone, contrabass clarinet
Alan Skidmore, tenor saxophone
Chick Corea, piano
Dave Holland, bass
Barre Phillips, bass
Stu Martin, drums
Barry Altschul, drums, percussion


1. Conflagration (B. Phillips)             14:04
   Solos: Skidmore; Mangelsdorff/Corea; Martin/Altschul; Surman (ss)/Wheeler

2. 6s and 7s (B. Phillips)             12:28
   Solos: Phillips; Surman (bs); Wheeler; Braxton; Skidmore; Mangelsdorff
 
3. B (S. Martin)                     10:40
   Solos: Altschul; Mangelsdorff

4. Malachite (J. Surman)             12:26
   Solos: Skidmore; Surman (bs); Mangelsdorff/Osborne; Braxton (cbcl); Corea

5. Coins (C. Corea) (inc)             02:56
6. Causes Are Events (K. Wheeler)     16:24
   Solos: Mangelsdorff; Braxton (as); Corea

7. Sometime Ago (C. Corea) (inc)     16:32
   Solos: Braxton (sss); Corea; Wheeler

Recorded at Studio 10, Grosser Sendesaal des NDR Funkhauses, Hamburg on November 27, 1970.


PAUL DUNMALL - SOLO BAGPIPES II (DLE012)






















Paul Dunmall - Gaida, Northumberland and Border bagpipes

1. Infinity within a semitone  3:39
2. No food to eat  2:46
3. The day before freedom  6:19
4. Loved ones  6:03
5. Wild tiger mind  8:09
6. A bag mistake  5:57
7. The expanding universe  3:46
8. Snatch us from the terrors of fear and pain  5:12
9. The mountains love big pipes  15:23

Recorded : Victoria Rooms, Bristol.  27 April 2001
Engineered and mastered: Jonathan Scott
Painting: Paul Dunmall
Track 9 for Jerry and Nathalie

6 June 2014

RIC COLBECK QUARTET "THE SUN IS COMING UP" (FONTANA, 1970)


You'll find some background to Ric Colbeck  here.


Ric Colbeck, trumpet
Mike Osborne, alto saxophone
Jean-François Jenny-Clark, bass
Selwyn Lissack, drums

A1. Aphrodite  14:28
A2. Subdued  6:27    
B1. The Sun Is Coming Up  9:53    
B2. Lowlands  11:39

Recorded at Chalk Farm Studios London on 19-20 January 1970.

FONTANA 6383 001 (vinyl rip)

John Stevens - Freebop - at Bracknell and at the BBC


While I'm in the business of reviving John Stevens posts, here are two more posted back in 2007, actually in the first year of this blog. They were posted here and here . The discussion back then went into a great deal of minutiae about what was recorded when and where, but it ended up in consensus. What is on the record was from the Bracknell festival in 1982 whereas the non-released session was done for the BBC later in the year, but also in front of a live audience. Maybe that created some confusion.

Freebop played as a sextet on both occasions with a core group of four, and two separate guests for each session. The Bracknell group was as follows:

Gordon Beck - p
Pete King - as
Jon Corbett - trp
Paul Rutherford - tmb
Jeff Clyne - b
John Stevens - d

Side One:

1. Blue Line
2. Rhythm Is
3. Take Care

Side Two:

1. Okko
2. Kook

The BBC session:

Paul Rutherford (tb),
Trevor Watts (as),
Pete King (as),
John Etheridge (g),
Jeff Clyne (b),
John Stevens (d).

Rec. live by BBC Radio,
prob. London, UK
October 19th, 1982;

transmitted : BBC R1, ‘Sounds of Jazz’ (‘Jazz Club’ slot),
Sun November 7th, 1982.

1. Blue Line (Stevens)  11.00
2. announcer 00.55
3. Take care (Stevens)   05.010
4. announcer 00.41
5. Rhythm is (Stevens) 10.32

The group was conceived as a tribute to Phil Seamen, veteran drummer on the UK scene in the 50s and 60s and a source of inspiration for Stevens. With different line-ups, the vibe was bond to differ as well. Gordon Beck is much to the fore on the Bracknell recordings, but Pete King is highly present on both. I kind of think of this as a showcase for King, not as appreciated as he should be back in the day. '

As the name indicates, this was a meeting place for musicians coming from the bop mainstream and from the improv end of the spectrum, but it all gels beautifully here.

The Freebop record was posted as an mp3 back in 2007 and that link is unbelievably still active. For this post, I've gone to the master wav file, so this is now posted in lossless flac. I'm hoping to post more Stevens in the near future, particularly his Away fusion group which made a few records in the 70s, on prog/mainstream labels and some early 80s stuff as well.