28 May 2015


Herbert Joos, fluegelhorn(1,2,4,5), pocket-trumpet(1,3), french horn(1), valiha(1), flute(4), red mouth-organ(4), samba whistle(4)
Joe Koinzer, berimbau(1), water bells(1), claves(1,5), percussion(1,2), small percussion(4), marimba(2,5), gongs(2,4), cymbals(2,4), tabla(3), samba whistle(4), drums(4), balafon(5)

1. Artetak (Joos) 13:13
2. Birds Ballad (Koinzer) 8:10
3. Miss November (Koinzer) 4:45
4. Red Mouth Samba (Koinzer) 14:45
5. Abydos (Joos) 3:28

Recorded by Carlos Albrecht at Studio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, March 8 and 9, 1980.

SESAM RECORDS - Sesam Jazz 1003

(vinyl rip)

26 May 2015


Got this rip almost five years ago. Sadly I forgot who the original uploader was.
So thanks to the one who has contributed this rip to the blogland.

Glenn Howell, string bass, voice, percussion
Roland Young, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto & soprano saxophone, percussion 
Aisha Kahlil, vocals, percussion 

A1. Do It All     8:24    
A2. Stagflation     1:59    
A3. The Ocean Moves Primitively     10:45    
B1. Spanish Tale     7:07    
B2. Synthetic Variation     11:40    
B3. Homeland Rhythm Cycles     4:13    

Aisha Kahlil (tr. A1, A2, B3) , Glenn Howell (tr. A1 to A3, B1, B3) , Roland Young

1750 Arch Records – S-1755 (vinyl rip)


A1. Kokiriko Bushi
A2. Sado Okesa
A3. Tairyo Utaikomi
A4. Soma Bon-Uta
A5. Komoro Mago-Uta
A6. Nanbu Ushioi-Uta

B1. Itsuki No Komori-Uta
B2. Hietsuki-Bushi
B3. Yasuki-Bushi
B4. Yosakoi-Bushi
B5. Kuroda-Bushi

Hozan Yamamoto, shakuhachi
Nobuo Hara, conductor
Sharps and Flats, orchestra

Recorded on 11 & 14 January 1971 at Victor Studio, Tokyo

Philips ‎– FX-8510

LP Rip

25 May 2015


Philippe Micol, soprano saxophone
Urs Voerkel, piano
Jacques Widmer, drums

A1. Erstes Sechstel     10:47
A2. Zweites Sechstel     11:08
B1. Drittes Sechstel     09:40
B2. Viertes Sechstel     11:15

Recorded on October 20, 1987 at WIM Zürich, Switzerland.


(vinyl rip)

23 May 2015

A brief history of jazz

We had a nice letter from Geoff in April which went something like this:

As you might know, April is Jazz Appreciation Month and to celebrate I’ve been commissioned to put together an illustrated history of jazz. which you can see here (clicking on the graphic in the link will blow it up considerably).

It covers the most influential genres, alongside some of the key players in the evolution of jazz, all presented in a cool, retro illustration reminiscent of 50s style graphic design.

I saw Inconstant Sol covers a lot of jazz and thought it might be something you’d enjoy, so decided to get in touch. If you like it, and think your readers might too, I’d love it if you would like to feature it. Just let me know if you’re interested and I’ll send over a high res image for you to upload!

Of course we are!

Roscoe Mitchell trio live in NY 1976

I was gratified to see that Roscoe Mitchell was on the cover of the May edition of the fine UK magazine The Wire. The mag was marking the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) with a feature article on Mitchell who spends most of his time outside Chicago now, teaching at Mills College in California. Inside there was a long interview with Mitchell on his current plans and activities.

The AACM is still very much active, both in Chcago and in New York. Info can be found here: http://aacmchicago.org/ and here: http://aacm-newyork.com/.

So why not have some live Roscoe Mitchell from exactly 39 years ago? This was recorded at La Mama in New York, a place given to theatre and music in the late 70s and a spot for off-mainstream jazzers to ply their trade.

This was one of a series of recordings by "orchiddoctor" from the latter part of the 70s, inside and outside NY. I have posted a little bit before, but there will be more AACM-related material in the time to come, drawing on these recordings from the period.

This was upload to the Dime torrent site by "carville", so thanks to both for making it available to members, and we shall do our bit here to keep it available to all interested.

Basic facts:

Roscoe Mithcell Trio
May 23 1976
LaMama NY, NY

total time 54:04

1 31:03
2 2:31
3 20:30

Roscoe Mitchell - reeds
Oliver Lake - reeds
Phillip Wilson - drums

Finally, some keen observations from "orchiddoctor":

What can I say about Roscoe Mitchell? In my opinion, he is the king of them all. Certainly in the late 70s, he was the most sought out musician in the bunch. Besides seeing him with the AEC some 30 times, I saw him at the Wildflowers festival, with Muhal (and Air), in a septet, in a trio with Oliver Lake and Philip Wilson, and solo. All but the Wildflowers (available commercially) is going up on Dime.

I have many memories of Roscoe. Sometimes he would just show up to hear someone else play and then hang out. Often, we would catch a set at the Palace and then walk over to the West Side to catch a set of someone else. I walked with Muhal several times and once with "Scowie. We talked about his disdain for the fact that his music (and others') was drawing a predominately white audience with few blacks in attendance, We agreed that the white audience heard things in a more cerebral manner while black folks heard the ancestral rhythms. At any rate, he was pleased that so many people were opening up their ears, minds and hearts to listen to this music. If you're reading this, you already have. Enjoy!

21 May 2015

Abbey Rader - The Thing (I.R.I. 1979)

Abbey Rader probably is not much known but he is still making good music:
an interview here:

another record at IS with him and Marc Levin:

this is is first release as a leader

Abbey Rader - Drums, Percussions
Peter Ponzol -  Lyricon, Soprano, Sopranino, Alto Sax, Flute, Percussions
Bob Lenox - Piano, Micro-moog, Fender Rhodes

A1 - China Center    
A2 - Three Jewels    
A3 - Lisa    
A4 - Funk And Wagonall    
A5 - Duo    
B1 - Four-cast    
B2 - Welfare    
B3 - Metal    

recorded at 'The Studio 28' in New York City, N.Y. in October 1978

I.R.I. - IRI 5005, 1979
Vinyl rip

20 May 2015

Brötzmann - Adasiewicz - Noble ~~ live at Martinschlössl, Vienna, 21st December 2014

The Austrian radio station, OE1, broadcast this concert earlier this week, so here it is. Who'd have thought that vibes could have been such a good counterpart to Brötzmann? A really powerful trio, that traverses a broad gamut of colour and emotion;

Peter Brötzmann - reeds
Jason Adasiewicz - vibraphone
Steve Noble - drums & percussion

Martinschlössl, Vienna; 21st December 2014. Broadcast on OE1 on 18th May 2015.

I guess this will be similar to the Oto Roku Mental Shake release, which also has John Edwards on bass, and I'll be ordering that on the strength of this performance.

Elton Dean Tribute Session, BBC 2010-06-13

I think this has to be here. Got it from Dime, thank you orginal uploader.


Jim Dvorak (trumpet)
Simon Picard (saxes)
Paul Rogers (bass)
Tony Levin (drums)
Alex Maguire (keyboards).

01 - Intro + Interview (11.03)
02 - Tribute #1 (27.20)
03 - Tribute #2 (14.11)
04 - Tribute #3 (10.49)
05 - Outro (1.08)

Recorded 13th June 2010 at Elton's old flat in Hackney, London
Broadcast 6th September 2010

BBC Jazz on 3, presented by Jez Nelson

From the BBC website at the time of the braodcast:
This completely improvised set was recorded in June this year in the living room of Dean's flat in London's Dalston. Four years after his death it still contained posters, tapes and memorabilia that provided poignant reminders of Dean's life and work, and plenty of inspiration for the musicians who came together to remember him. Just a few days after this session was recorded the flat was due to be cleared out and refurbished.


A1. Circus (Theme From Hairpin Circus)
A2. For Travelers
A3. Luna Eclipse ~ Lamentation
A4. Pierrot's Samba

B1. Yellow Carcass In The Blue
B2. Provincial
B3. Sadness
B4. Circus ~ No Trace

Yoshio Suzuki, bass, electric bass
Motohiko Hino, drums
Yoshiyuki Nakamura, drums
Masabumi Kikuchi, Fender piano, piano
Masahiro Kikuchi, organ
Kosuke Mine, soprano saxophone

Recorded at Mouri Studio & Victor Studio, Tokyo,1972

Philips ‎– FX-8521 (LP); FS-1707 (7")

LP + 7" Rip

10 May 2015


A.  Dancing Mist With Joe Henderson

B.  Dancing Mist At The Yamaha Hall

C1. Dancing Mist With Masabumi Kikuchi Sextet

C2. Dancing Mist With Poll Winners

D.  Dancing Mist At The Sankei Hall

Joe Henderson, tenor saxophone (A)
Takeru Muraoka, tenor saxophone (C2)
Sadao Watanabe, alto saxophone (C2)
Terumasa Hino, trumpet (A, C2)
Kosuke Mine, soprano saxophone (A, B, C1, C2, D)
Masabumi Kikuchi, electric piano (A, B, C1, C2, D)
Yoshio Suzuki, bass (A, B)
Yoshio Ikeda, bass (C1, D)
Kunimitsu Inaba, bass (C2)
Hiroshi Murakami, drums (A, B, C1, D)
Motohiko Hino, drums (C1, C2)
Yoshiyuki Nakamura, drums (A, B)
Hideo Ichikawa, organ (C1)
Mashiro Kikuchi, organ (D)
Keiji Kishida, percussion (C1), drums (D)
Yoshiaki Masuo, electric guitar (C2)

Recorded live on 5 August 1971 (A), 3 July 1971 (B), 22 August 1970 (C1), 29 May 1971 (C2) and 13 November 1970 (D)

Philips - FS-5072-3

LP Rip

8 May 2015


A1. Tenacious Prayer Forever
A2. Roaming In Darkness

B1. Love Token
B2. Silence, Horizon & A Dawn
B3. Piece To Peace
B4. Young Blood

Kosuke Mine, alto saxophone
Yoshio Ikeda, bass, electric bass
Hiroshi Murakama, drums
Keiji Kishida, drums
Masabumi Kikuchi, piano
Masahiro Kikuchi, Fender piano

Recorded at Victor Studio, March 16 1970

Philips ‎– FX-8501

LP Rip

7 May 2015

Daniele Cavallanti Double Trio - The Leo (Red 1987)

Daniele Cavallanti - tenor & soprano saxophones
Roberto Ottaviano - soprano & alto saxophones
Jean-Jacques Avenel - bass (right ch.)
Paolino Dalla Porta - bass (left ch.)
Tiziano Tononi - drums & perc. (right ch.)
Oliver Johnson - drums & perc (left ch.)

A1 - The Leo
A2 - Freewheelin'
B1 - Mbizo for Johnny Dyani
B2 - For Rafiullah Khan
B3 - Closing Time

all compositions by Daniele Cavallanti
recorded and mixed at Jingle Machine Studio, Milano June 2-3-4 1987

LP Red Record RR 216 (1987)
vinyl rip

4 May 2015

MUJICIAN - Bobby Brown's, Nottingham 1990 (Re-post)

PAUL DUNMALL - soprano and tenor saxophones
TONY LEVIN - drums

Set 1
1. 71:50

Set 2
1. 44:21

Bobby Brown's, Nottingham.  21 March 1990

A couple of people have asked for a re-up of this but I'm posting it anew, joining up what was two half tracks on set one. Totally together and musical from the off.  Amazing free improvisation!!


1.1. 2.5 Cycle
1.2. Rumba De Funk
1.3. Nostalgia
1.4. The Air
1.5. Flying Riceman

2.1. Valencia
2.2. Faces
2.3. From Tchaikovsky Sym. #5 2nd Movement
2.4. Action
2.5. Waltz Step

Nobuyoshi Ino, bass
Masahiko Togashi, percussion
Masahiko Sato, piano
Yosuke Yamashita, piano
Kosuke Mine, tenor saxophone
Terumasa Hino, trumpet

Recorded on 11 December 1998 at Hammamatsu Act Hall

Trial Records ‎– ETR-004-5

CD Rip