28 February 2015

HOZAN YAMAMOTO ‎– 銀界 - SILVER WORLD (PHILIPS, 1971)





A1. 序 - Prologue
A2. 銀界 - Silver World
A3. 竜安寺の石庭 - Stone Garden Of Ryoan Temple
B1. 驟雨 - A Heavy Shower
B2. 沢之瀬 - Sawanose
B3. 終 - Epilogue



Gary Peacock, bass
Hiroshi Murakami, drums
Masabumi Kikuchi, piano
Hozan Yamamoto, shakuhachi



Recorded on October 15th & 20th, 1970 at Victor Studio

Philips ‎– FX-8509

LP Rip

25 February 2015

Peter Brötzmann 3 + 1 in Berlin 1973





PETER BROTZMANN
ALBERT MANGELSDORFF
FRED VON HOVE
HAN BENNINK
Quartier Latin
Berlin, Germany
10/31/73

aud->cd trade->eac->tlh->flac

1. 10:05
2. 9:09
3. 11:17
4. 15:26
5. 22:28
----
TT 68:25


We had a request last year for Rhythmbox 1 and 2, live recordings featuring Peter Brötzmann, Fred van Hove, Han Bennink + Alfred Mangelsdorff, recorded and broadcast roughly mid-70s. Searching the archives, I came up with this 68-minute set from Quartier Latin, Berlin on 31 October, 1973 which definitely is live, has all four with Mangelsdorff popping in rougly mid-way through, and as was mentioned in the request, sounds like a professional recording suitable for airplay. Whether it is the one that was requested, I have no idea, but if anything, it's a pretty good substitute.

Having listened through it once, I'm not sure if this is jazz or whether there is anything avantgar(d)ish to it. To these ears, it's primal, pre-civilisational sound-makiing with the pianist trying to inject a bit of civility to the proceedings without really succeeding. So here we have two resident wildmen who could be shamans from an unspecified location in Siberia, trance masters from the Atlas mountains or thereabouts or just frolicking though the wilderness of Schwarzwald, playing what's there (which they eventually did): And there's a lot of homour in this, primal sceams courtesy of Bennink and Mangelsdorff.blending seamlessly into the general mêlée. In other words, whole lotta fun! To be enjoyed without hesitation!

MASABUMI KIKUCHI ‎– POO-SUN (PHILIPS, 1970)





A1. Dancing Mist
A2. Thanatos

B1. E.J.
B2. Yellow Carcass In The Blue
B3. Puzzle Ring
B4. My Companion



Yoshio Ikeda, bass
Hiroshi Murakami, drums
Motohiko Hino, drums
Hideo Ichikawa, electric piano, organ
Keiji Kishida, percussion
Masabumi Kikuchi, piano, electric piano
Kosuke Mine, alto & soprano saxophone



Recorded at Victor Studio on 2 August (A1), 7 September A2, B1-3 and 9 September 1970

Philips ‎– FX-8506

LP Rip





24 February 2015

GRUMPFF ‎– ICH WEIß AUCH NICHT, WAS LOS IST (WERGO, 1981)





A1. Ich Weiß Auch Nicht, Was Los Ist
A2. Freddies Tango

B1. Flöz Air
B2. Guten Tag, Vogel



Ekkehard Jost, alto & baritone saxophone, accordion
Georg Wolf, bass, accordion
Johannes Oehlmann, drums, accordion
Manfred Becker, piano, accordion
Michael Schläper, soprano & tenor saxophone, accordion


Recorded at the New Jazz Festival, Hamburg, on 21 October 1979 at the Fabrik

Wergo ‎– WER 80 005

LP Rip


22 February 2015

James Dillon ~ Nine Rivers (Glasgow, November 2010)


James Dillon worked on the pieces that make up Nine Rivers from 1982 to 1999, but it was only in 2010 that all nine were performed together. I think there have been at least two subsequent complete performances, first in New York and then in Holland, but this is my recording from BBC Radio 3 of the November 2010 performances in Glasgow.

The music has depth, power and range; its influences aggregate like tributaries - Messiaen, Stravinsky and Bartok are obvious - and voices from jazz and popular music can also be heard (I'm sure I can hear Talking Heads in La Coupure), but it also carves its own distinct path. It's surprising that this has not been issued commercially, and if there are plans to do so, please advise in the comments and the links will be removed.


Part I: Leukosis
East 11th Street NY 10003 (1982) 
L”ECRAN parfum (1988) 
Viriditas (1993-1994)
Le femme invisible (1989)

Part II: Iosis
La coupure (1989-2000)

Part III: Melanosis
L’oeuvre du noir (1990) 
Éileadh squaibe (1990) 
Introitus (1989-1990) 
Oceanos (1985-1996)

GRUMPFF ‎– UNHIP TRIP (VIEW RECORDS, 1980)




A1. Launeddas
A2. Bye Bye Wilhelm
A3. Glawis Traum
A4. Nuraghe

B1. Schleiflack L + T
B2. Orgel-Morgan
B3. Brother Datzi
B4. Unhip Trip


Ekkehard Jost, alto, & baritone saxophone, balafon, zither, launeddas, dhurki, flexafone, bird tweets, cowbells, bells, double ocarina, steel drums
Georg Wolff, double bass, organ, balafon, flexible pipe
Johannes Oehlmann, drums, gongs, congas, balafon, chimes, bells, toy-horn, hot tin case
Manfred Becker, piano, mouth organ, xylophone, rattle, flutes, pipe organ, coconuts
Michael Schläper, soprano & tenor saxophone, organ, cuica, rattle, bells, triangle, zanza, flexible pipe



Recorded on 12th & 25th August 1980 in Giessen

View Records ‎– VS 0012

LP Rip

21 February 2015

Boulez - Messiaen - Webern ~ RAI National Symphony Orchestra / Marco Angius ~ 20 February 2015


Here's an RAI3 live broadcast from Turin last night;

Pierre Boulez ~ Livre pour cordes

Olivier Messiaen ~ Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum

Anton Webern ~ Six pieces for large orchestra

Pierre Boulez ~ Notations I – III – IV – VII – II for orchestra

RAI National Symphony Orchestra / Marco Angius
Turin Auditorium, 20th February 2015

There's also an encore, which I think is one more of Boulez's Notations, but I can't place it at the moment so any help in identifying this would be appreciated.

GUILLOTINE KYODAI ‎– MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MEN (TAG RAG, 2000)





1.  Meeting With Saxophones (solo)

2.  Meeting With Okabe Yoichi (sampler, percussion)

3.  Meeting With Royal Squeezit (piano, violin, vocals)

4.  Meeting With Kirihito (guitar, drums)

5.  Meeting With Otomo Yoshihide (turntables)

6.  Meeting With Dowzer (synthesizer, voice, EMS, beat, cue)

7.  Meeting With Yamamoto Seiichi (guitar)

8.  Meeting With Ohkura Syounosuke (taiko)

9.  Meeting With Motoki Yoshinori (Jew's harp, kalimba)

10. Meeting With Ruins (drums, bass, vocals)

11. Meeting With Chino Shuichi (piano)

12. Meeting With Pill (bass synthesizer, beats, effects) and Katsui Yuji (violin, vocals)

13. Meeting With Dub Squad (bass, synthesizer, sampler)

14. Meeting With SMI (solo)

15. Meeting With Remarkable Men



Junji Hirose, saxophone, self-made instruments

Tag Rag ‎– TRCD-026

CD Rip

20 February 2015

WADADA LEO SMITH / SABU TOYOZUMI ‎– COSMOS HAS SPIRIT (SCISSORS, 1992)




1. Cosmos Has Spirit (Dedicated To Toshihiko Shimizu)
2. Basho
3. Safi-Sui-Pure
4. Sarhanna


Wadada Leo Smith, self-made bamboo flute, kalimba, trumpet
Sabu Toyozumi, non tempered scale tuned percussion


Recorded live at Hair Salon Fuji (Barber Fuji), April 13, 1992

Scissors ‎– SCISSORS-001

CD Rip

19 February 2015

SONNY GREY WITH ALAIN HATOT, MAL WALDRON, GUS NEMETH AND KENNY CLARKE "SKIPPIN'" (NUMERA, 1971)



Sonny Grey, trumpet
Alain Hatot, tenor saxophone
Mal Waldron, piano
Gus Nemeth, bass
Kenny Clarke, drums


A1. Skippin' 5:44
A2. Journey Without End 12:06
B1. The Fire Now 10:44
B2. Antony 8:13

A2 + B1 by Mal Waldron
A1 + B2 by Sonny Grey


Recorded 3-11-71, Paris

MERCURY BT-1313 (1974 Japan)

Originally on NUMERA RECORDS mai 8 (mai 9)

(vinyl rip)

17 February 2015

ALAN DAVIE ‎– PHANTOM IN THE ROOM (ADMW RECORDS, 1971)




A. First Part

B. Conclusion And Encore


Daniel Humair, percussion
Alan Davie, piano, clarinet


Recorded live at Gimpel Hanover Galerie, Zürich, on 5 November 1971

ADMW Records ‎– ADMW 004

LP Rip

15 February 2015

TONY OXLEY - INCUS 8 (1971 - 1975)



This is a re-up (my rip in flac) of Sotise's post from February 26, 2007.
I've added a new pic above and the line-up etc.
The following is his text from seven years ago.....



hi all here's a riveting long unavailable album by tony oxley. incus8 1975


most of the tracks are solo percussion and electronics,a couple feature ensembles with the usual suspects,derek b ,barry g
,paul r,etc.

this has remained sadly unissued for some inexplicable reason.

its a very rewarding listen guaranteed to reverse

any received opinion /assumption you may have about solo percussion being boring.

oxley also happens to be a visionary painter and graphic artist of some note.


here is some biographical info about oxley from the european free improvised music website.


Born Sheffield, 15 June 1938. Drums, percussion, violin, electronics.
Tony Oxley, with Derek Bailey and Gavin Bryars, created one of the foundations of free improvisation in the UK through their explorations in the group Joseph Holbrooke. A detailed retrospective view of Joseph Holbrooke can be found in Bailey (1992, pp. 86-93) but, briefly, the group existed in Sheffield from 1963 to 1966, initially playing conventional jazz though by 1965 playing totally improvised pieces. The fact that the three were 'isolated' in Sheffield from developments elsewhere (John Stevens and the SME) provided an ideal environment for experimentation and development. After that the participants moved to London, Oxley becoming the house drummer at Ronnie Scott's while all the while continuing with experimental music. He was in at the beginning of the Incus label with Bailey and Evan Parker and some of his work for that label is recognised as landmarks in the development of free music. He also appeared in various (early) versions of the London Jazz Composers Orchestra
In the last 25 years he has performed and recorded in an extremely wide variety of situations, from those where an emphasis on time-keeping is important to free situations with perhaps Paul Bley at one extreme and Cecil Taylor at the other. His work with Taylor, as a member of The Feel Trio with William Parker, in duos, or augmented with other musicians (such as the quartet of Taylor, Oxley, William Parker and Derek Bailey for two concerts in London and Manchester in 1991) lasted from 1988 to 1991 and can be seen by the viewing a selection of their concert schedule.
In recent years Tony Oxley has run his own Celebration Orchestra, worked with Bill Dixon - both are painters as well as musicians, and there have been plans for multimedia presentations - and with the Austrians, violinist Andreas Schreiber and pianist Dieter Glawischnig in the trio Cercle. This group briefly toured the UK in 1997 (having played the Beijing Jazz Festival in October 1996), with displays of Oxley's paintings, and had a broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in May 1997. Oxley has also begun to work again in duo with Derek Bailey, playing, for example at the Knitting Factory in New York in September 1995, in London in November 1995 and in Vand'Oeuvre in France in May 1997. He also remains in demand to bring unconventionality to conventional settings, particularly with his 'rainforest percussion', playing for example, on ECM recordings with Paul Bley and John Surman and with the Tomasz Stanko Quartet.
His kit is highly individual and an early version of it was described by Derek Bailey (1992, p. 101) thus:
'The acoustic part is: drums - eight, various sizes and texture; cymbals, fourteen, various sizes, thicknesses, weights, sounds; cowbells - five, from six inches to sixteen inches; wood surfaces - five, wood blocks and oriental skulls; saucepans - two. The amplified section of the kit is: amplified frame containing cymbals, wires, various kitchen equipment, motor generators, springs, used with 3 contact mikes (home-made), 2 volume pedals, 1 octave splitter, 1 compressor, 1 ring modulator and oscillator, 1 amplifier and two speakers.'
More recently the whole kit has been slimmed down and the electronics have (probably temporarily) been put to one side, but the playing, of course, remains individualistic. A transcription of an interview with Oxley, where he discusses his current kit (1997) with Alyn Shipton in a BBC Radio 3 Broadcast is available, complete with sound clips.
Tony Oxley is also a painter and three pages of his paintings can also be viewed: Paintings 1 or Paintings 2 and Paintings 3.

PLEASE BUY CD'S BY TONY OXLEY ,YOULL FIND MANY LISTED IN HIS SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY AT THE EUROPEAN FREE IMPROVISED MUSIC PAGES.

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Tony Oxley, percussion, amplified percussion
Barry Guy, bass
Dave Holdsworth, trumpet
Evan Parker, soprano saxophone
Howard Riley, piano
Paul Rutherford, trombone
Derek Bailey, guitar


A1. Never Before Or Again  10:41
A2. M-W-M  6:57
A3. EIROC II  5:27
B1. East Of Sheffield  6:26
B2. South East Of Sheffield  5:47
B3. P.P.1  8:37


Track A1 (Parker/Holdsworth/Rutherford/Riley/Guy/Oxley) recorded 1972;
track A2 (solo Oxley) recorded 1975
Track A3 (Bailey/Parker/Rutherford/Oxley) recorded 1971
Track B1 (solo Oxley) recorded 1971
Track B2 (solo Oxley) recorded 1973
Track B3 (solo Oxley) recorded 1975

INCUS 8  (vinyl rip)

YORIYUKI HARADA / KOICHI MATSUKAZE ‎– 無明 [MU-MYO:] (OHRAI RECORDS, 2003)




1. 麩 (Fu)
2. 無明 (Mu-Myo)
3. 月山の水 (Gassan No Mizu)
4. ウォーターマッシュルーム (Water Mushroom)
5. 黒胡麻 (Black Sesame)
6. ブルーブラックの階段 (The Stairway In Blue Black)


Koichi Matsukaze, alto & tenor saxophone, flute
Yoriyuki Harada, piano


Recorded at Mitaka Arts Center on 12 March 2003.

Ohrai Records ‎– JMCK-1017

CD Rip

13 February 2015

Iannis Xenakis - Pléïades & Wolfgang Rihm - Tutuguri VI


Two dynamic contemporary percussion pieces from a BR-Klassik broadcast yesterday evening;

Iannis Xenakis - Pléïades (1978)

Wolfgang Rihm - Tutuguri VI (1981)

Peter Sadlo & Friends
Recorded 16th January 2015 / Broadcast on BR-Klassik 12th February 2015, as part of the "unerHÖRT!" (unheard / outrageous) series.

12 February 2015

SVEN-ÅKE JOHANSSON & STEN SANDELL "BAHN & BOOT" - LIVE



A shorter recording from a duo which released a long OOP Mini-CD in 1997 - see here.
Sung/spoken or better a kind of 'Sprechgesang' similar to Schönberg's 'Pierrot Lunaire'.
At least that's how I tend to hear Sven-Åke Johansson's vocal utterances.
Text is in German - but the sounds might be enjoyed anyway.


Sven-Åke Johansson, voice
Sten Sandell, piano

1. 3:45
2. 4:21
3. 2:35
4. 1:52
5. 4:01
5. 3:07


Recorded in Ulrichsberg, Austria during the 'Kaleidophon' in May 1998

Marco Eneidi, William Parker, Dennis Charles - Vermont Spring 1986 (Botticelli 1986)


Marco Eneidi - Alto Saxophone
William Parker - Bass
Dennis Charles - Drums

A1 - Stand Back (traditional west indian folksong)
A2 - Ballada (Jimmy Lyons)
B1 - Rise Up (traditional west indian folksong)
B2 - Broken Shadows (Ornette Coleman)

Recorded May 1986.

This album is dedicated to Jimmy Lyons.

Botticelli Records 1001, Vinyl
Direct Metal Mastering

MOTOTERU TAKAGI ‎– 2001.07.06 (CHITEI RECORDS, 2002)






1. Lapis
2. 2001.7.6-1
3. 2001.7.6-2
4. Lonely Woman
5. Lacy's Out East



Daisuke Fuwa, bass
Shōta Koyama, drums
Mototeru Takagi, tenor saxophone


Recorded live at House of Crazy, Toyohashi on 6 July 2001

Chitei Records ‎– B22F

CD Rip




11 February 2015

TOSHINORI KONDO "FUIGO - FROM A DIFFERENT DIMENSION" (BELLOWS, 1979)


For some fine text about this album go here -
This rip has been done some years ago but was not posted here - as it was posted then there ;)



Toshinori Kondo, trumpet, alto horn, mutes

Side A
1. Fuigo  7:03
2. Double  4:26
3. Cliff  10:19

Side B
1. Short-Ichi  1:06
2. Short-Ni  1:52
3. Alto  7:58
4. Slides Out  6:11
5. Buriki  5:10

A1 + A2, Side B1, B2, B3, B5 recorded at Studio X in Paris on March 15 & 16, 1979;
A3 recorded live in Bologna, Italy on March 25, 1979;
B4 recorded at Sorcerer Sound Studio in New York, on May 24, 1979.

Bellows Records 001

(vinyl rip)

9 February 2015

TOMASZ STANKO - Music from Taj Mahal and Karla Caves (1980)



This solo one was rescued by mew23 from old Almost Black blogspot. Thanks.

Tomasz Stanko - Music from Taj Mahal and Karla Caves (Leo 1980)

01. Sbigi
02. Shadow of the Midnight Moon
03. Daada
04. Almost Black
05. For You
06. Night Flight

07. Almost Black
08. Small Rooms' Magic
09. Daada
10. Mountain Bird
11. Slambura Road
12. And the Ancient Ones Smiled
13. Nightly Whisper

Tomasz Stanko -  trumpet

Recorded February / March 1980 in India

Leo Records 011 / vinyl rip

8 February 2015

MUJICIAN - CHELTENHAM TOWN HALL 1993 (COMPLETE)























PAUL DUNMALL - tenor and soprano saxophones
KEITH TIPPETT - piano
PAUL ROGERS - bass
TONY LEVIN - drums

Set One

1. 47:11

Set Two

1. 57:22

Cheltenham Town Hall,  16th September 1993

1 February 2015

ART BROOKS "NIGHTCALLER" (IBMS 001, 1977)



Saw my rip reposted on another blog  - might be interesting for our followers as well..

Below is what I wrote in December 2010 (a few days before New Year):

This one was a real discovery when I got it some weeks ago. I knew Art Brooks only from his work with Bill Dixon and from the last Collective 4tet "In Transition" on Leo, which - by the way - is excellent.
This is not the work of a "mere" student but the entirely realised and idiosyncratic composition from a still unsung master. I love it.

Lend your ear to the "Nightcaller".



Maureen Hoy, flute
Art Brooks, trumpet, fluegelhorn
Steve Simon, tenor saxophone
Paul Austerlitz, bass clarinet
Kevin Campbell, amplified guitar
Beverly Dyer, cello
Laurie Moses, piano
Chris Faris, double bass
Sydney Smart, trap drums

Ensemble V (Bennington College Black Music Division)

1. Nightcaller (part one) 16:33
2. Nightcaller (part two) 15:20

Recorded June 6, 1977 (Bennington College ?)

Liner notes and cover design: Bill Dixon
Composed, recorded and produced by Art Brooks

IBMS 001

MOTOTERU TAKAGI - MAN-BOU, 2002





1. Untitled
2. Untitled
3. Untitled
4. Untitled
5. Untitled
6. Untitled


Mototeru Takagi, tenor saxophone
Sabu Toyozumi, drums


Recorded live in October 2002 at Man-Bou, Izakaya

CDr Rip