31 May 2018


3 x LP on Cognard's private label. (already ordered today) limited edition of 300 boxes

Mats Gustafsson with Jason Adasiewicz on vibes in a more subdued but gorgeous CD on Corbett vs Dempsey.

 Reissue on on CD (gatefold cover) on John Corbett's label Corbett vs Dempsey with Beaver Harris, Don Pullen, Hamiet Bluiett, Ricky Ford, Buster Williams and Francis Haynes. Great LP from 1984 produced by Hal Willner.

Finally available again on double CD with one extra tune (11:00) on Corbett vs Dempsey

 Dyani solo on bass, piano, percussion and voice. Released two weeks ago.

 Brötzmann + Kowald + Aaltonen + Vesala.
Remastered reissue as 2 x LP or 2 x CD with ca. 30 minutes more music from a previously unreleased radio broadcast.

 Previously unreleased 1968 concert recording from the last day of Ronnie Scott's old location.
With Mike Westbrook, John Surman, Harry Miller, Mike Osborne, Malcom Griffiths, Paul Rutherford, George Khan, Bernhard Living, Alan Jackson and Dave Holdsworth.

One of two new Henry Threadgill CDs on Pi Recordings. Almost a big band. But never too crowded and with a.o. fascinating sound-colours. Highly recommended.

Already listened to the this double CD at least six or seven times. Great music from two older masters; Dave Holland and Evan Parker joined here for duos, trios and quartet meetings by Craig Taborn and Ches Smith.

Two new - previously unreleased editions with Gordon Beck.
The above cover is for the more mainstrean outing with soul singer Joy Marshall.
And below is a three CD box-set with a.o. Tony Oxley and Jeff Clyne (in trio), Kenny Wheeler, Frank Ricotti, Chris Pyne....> Jubilation!

And last but not least two upcoming releases on No Business Records: a reissue of 'The Haunt' with Bobby Naughton, Perry Robinson and Wadada Leo Smith and another Japanese/South-Korean release with Kim Dae Hwan, Choi Sun Bae, Motoharu Yoshizawa and Junji Hirose from the label's 'Chap Chap' series. Both out in June.

And that's only a tiny part of all the goodies we can expect in 2018.

27 May 2018

Urs Blöchlinger - Just The One - Plainisphare 1993 or 1994

I don’t know if this cd have been really distributed. Obviously it have been released by the label Plainisphare that had a good distribution but this record is referenced nowhere and the only occurrence that can be found on the internet about it is this article by Jon Corbet, nothing else.

The packaging seems also more like a promotional one than a commercial one. The cd is inside a transparent slim case and part of the informations is written on the case, part on the disc. There is no recording date but in relations with the informations that I have about the artist, I think that this have been recorded in late 1993, early 1994. At this time urs Blöchlinger was playing with the band No Secrets In The Family and the drummer of this band, Martin Gantenbein is the producer of this enigmatic cd.  
1 Regozenter
2 Hope So Flic
3 Irinquisitor
4 Intime 2
5 S'chunt Bsuech
6 Cadavre Exquis
7 Huber
8 Just The One
9 Lord Of The Flies
10 An Herberts Breiter Brust
11 Lee Minor Complex
12 Hitchcock
13 Who Is Who
14 Early Morning Raga
15 Ende Meier
Urs Blöchlinger: alto, sopranino, bass saxophone, flute, alto horn, trumpet, piano, organ, guitar, ch-phone, chugelibahn, voice.
Martin Gantenbein: drums on track 5 and on the bonus after 15

Plainisphare pl 1267-97 cd rip

25 May 2018


This post is comprised of two compositions by Luigi Nono culled from two LPs.
Never reissued on CD or as an official download.
Exemplary interpretations with Luigi Nono himself as (sound) director for both recordings.

Concerning the first composition it isn't really clear wether all the given names for 'voice' were actually participating...

1. A Floresta È Jovem E Cheja De Vida (1965-66)  34:07
(for soprano, voices, clarinet, copper plates and magnetic tape)
based on texts and sources compiled by Giovanni Pirelli

Liliana Poli, soprano
Kadigia Bove, voice
Elena Vicini, voice
Umberto Troni, voice
Enrica Minini, voice
Franca Piacentini, voice
The Living Theatre

William O. Smith, clarinet

copper plate players directed by pianist Bruno Canino

(rec. at the RAI Studio di Fonologia in Milan in 1977 – sound director: Luigi Nono / recording engineer: Marino Zuccheri)

From Deutsche Grammophone DG 2531 004

2. Y Entonces Comprendió (1969-70) 32:06
(for six female voices, choir and magnetic tape)

Mary Lindsay, soprano
Liliana Poli, soprano
Gabriella Ravazzi, soprano
Kadigia Bove, voice
Miriam Acevedo, voice
ELena Vicini, voice
Coro Da Camera Della RAI
Nino Antonellini, choir master

Tape and recordings effected at the Studio of Fonologia of RAI, Milan - Italy

Deutsche Grammophone DG 2530 436

Composed by Luigi Nono.

(vinyl rips)

24 May 2018


Pavel Blatný, composer
Gustav Brom, leader

The Gustav Brom Orchestra:
Jaromir Hnilicka, Vaclav Holub, Jindfich Smek, trumpet
Jan Formanek, Mojmir Bartek, Gustav Brom, trombone
Jiri Kaniak, oboe
Frantisek Navratil, soprano & alto saxophone
Zdenek Novak, tenor saxophone, flute
Josef Audes, baritone saxophone, flute
Josef Blaha, piano
Jan Hubanek, bass
Vaclav Skala, drums

Josef Audes, baritone saxophone (solos A2, B1, B2)
Josef Blaha, piano (solo B1)
Jiri Kaniak, oboe (solo A1)
Mojmir Bartek, trombone (solos B1, B2)
Jaromir Hnilicka, trumpet (solos B1, B2)
Brno City String Quartet (A3)
Members of the Philharmonic State Orchestra Brno (B2)

A1. Study for Jiri Kaniak 6:06
A2. D-E-F-G-A-H-C 6:26
A3. Jazz - In Modo Classico 10:55
B1. Suite For Gustav Brom 15:36
B2. Per Orchestra Sintetica 5:13

Recorded and produced 1972 - 1975 at the studios of Radio Brno, CSSR.

L+R Records LR 40.010 (vinyl rip)

21 May 2018


A contribution from a friend - offered for Inconstant Sol.

A1. Nuages (Reinhardt)
A2. Le Funambule (Boni/Marais)
A3. Le Rêveur Au Fil D'Or (Boni)
B1+2. Colchique Dans Les Prés (arr. Boni/Marais) + Summertime (Gershwin)
B3. Son D'Une Nuit D'Été (Marais)

Raymond Boni (el-g)
Gérard Marais (el-g)

Recorded on January 30, 1979, live at the Totem, Paris.

Marge - 10 (1979)

(vinyl rip)

14 May 2018

Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Live In Warsaw 1982

I have no particular details about this live show, exact date and exact location. Due to the fact that it lasts only 37 mn we can suppose that it is only a part of the concert but that’s all I own.
It is the regular crew: Roscoe, Joseph, Lester, Malachi, Famoudou.

6 May 2018


A1. P.M. In Iron Tortoise - Tortoise Kin Duets
A2. P.M. In Iron Tortoise - Tortoise Kin Duets
A3. Dr Jazz & Guests - Growing (& Other) Pains
A4. Dr Jazz & Guests - Truly Twisted Boogie
A5. Dr Jazz & Guests - Zzajsax Blooz
A6. Dr Jazz & Guests - JT's Music-Rap/Scholary Pursuits
A7. Dr Jazz & Guests - Whatzitnot (With Claps)

B1. Mooningham - Coaltrain Responses From The Other Side Of The Berm
B2. Mooningham - Phaseshift Mooningham
B3. Dr Jazz & Guests - Zzajrap #1
B4. Mooningham - +4, 5, 8, 13000
B5. Mooningham - Zzajrap #2

Davey Williams, clarinet, guitars
John Thompson, drums, percussion, rap
Dick Metcalf, keyboards
LaDonna Smith, reeds, percussion, horns
Wally Shoup, saxophone

Recorded live at The Cavern, Birmingham, Alabama

Cassette Rip

Also available as a free MP3 torrent from Dick Metcalf's download page on archive.org/details/zzaj

5 May 2018


A2. Ruminations
A3. Nebula
A4. Hum Over The Horizon
A5. Carnations
A6. Marmosa

B1. Castillian Dreams
B2. Blue Tales In Time
B3. Au Privave
B4. Everyone In Likeness

Paul Cram, alto & tenor saxophone
Lyle Lansall-Ellis, bass
Gregg Simpson, percussion
Paul Plimley, piano, vibraphone
Ken Newby, soprano saxophone
Karen Oliver, violin

Recorded on April 18 and 19, 1981 at Studios West, Vancouver.

Onari ‎– ONARI 006

LP Rip

3 May 2018

Keith Tippett

This blog has has often featured and celebrated the music of Keith Tippett. Keith has suffered a heart attack and complications from pneumonia, and needs our help now.

The Wire and DGM Live both have links which show how donations or purchases of his CDs can help Keith, which will hopefully be useful to some of the regular readers and users of this blog. I wish him well and hope he makes a quick and full recovery.

2 May 2018

Irene Schweizer Trio + Barney Wilen, Manfred Schoof & Dewan Motihar - Live In Bremen October 30, 1967

It will certainly be less interesting than a lesson of meditation by the Pr L. But I have nothing better for answering, sorry.
01 Raga Kafi
02Anything Two
03 Sun Love
04 Breathtaking
05 Brigach And Ganges
bass: Uli Trepte
Drums: Mani Neumeier
Piano: Irene Schweizer
Sitar: Dewan Motihar
Tablas: Keshay Sathe
Tampura: Kusum Thakur
Tenor & Soprano sax: Barney Wilen
Trumpet & Cornet: Manfred Schoof 
Track 1 is based on a traditional and it is a duet between Dewan Motihar and Keshay Sathe. Track 2 is just the trio of Schweizer, Trepte and Neumeier. Tracks 3 to 5 is the complete group.

Recorded October 30, 1967 at radio Bremen.