6 August 2018

What a long, strange trip ...

This blog is now in its tenth year, started back in February 2007 by Sotise, our correspondent from down under. Bundles of people have contributed over the years, some gone, others holding on and yet others joining and putting their distinctive mark on the contents and direction of the blog. Currently we have about half a dozen active posters and some very generous followers, judging from inputs to our contributions section, but we're always willing to recruit more. Potential authors can get in touch with us c/o our Blogger email addresses. We've had contributors from three continents, with a preponderance of Europeans overall.

The emphasis has been on the free/improv/experimental side of jazz, but with excursions into contemporary and classical music, from Europe and beyond. There are no rules, however; the blog is whatever the posters make of it, and we'd like to keep it that way. We focus on posting out of print material with the objective of drawing attention to music which otherwise might have remained out of sight and out of mind. Due to spam and some past experiences of personal attacks, we 've had to institute a moderator system, so comments may not appear right away, but they will be published.

With these few words, heading on ...

5 August 2018


Anything our readers and followers would like to contribute goes here. That may include recommendations, reviews, recordings, you name it.

The earlier contributions thread was unfortunately deleted, but we have managed to recover about three years of the last five years of posts. The recovered posts have now been moved to separate posts in the new thread. All links to files are working at the time of writing. If there is anybody out there who has found that their contributions are missing, feel free to repost them or if anybody has downloaded files when they were still available, the same thing applies.  Of course, we welcome any new contributions from our followers, anything that we and you should know about.

4 August 2018


Requests, broken links, re-ups and related topics go here. It may be easier for admins to be attentive to these topics if they are put here and not under the individual posts. There's no guarantee that we may be able to respond to everything, but we'll give it a try.

I've deleted the previous 'Requests' post as it was becoming a bit unwieldy.
I shall start the requests with the last one from the previous thread.

3 August 2018

Free form

Anything else goes here. Observations on the general state of the universe and its overall direction are particularly welcome, but also on more mundane matters as you may see fit.

1 August 2017


Hi , Heres a new section , which will feature links to the Original posts of things that are just being, or have recently been re uploaded..
the Contributions and request sections are too cluttered , making it difficult to keep track!
comments will be disabled for this section!

Please help us out, if you see comments asking for a re-upload, and you have the files!!
(preferably use only file hosts accessible to free users,do not use these files to make money!)
Please do not ask us to re upload records which are generally available, or have been recently reissued, whatever the format!!

Surely it goes without saying that all views expressed on this Blog , be they impressions  delusions
reveries, political statements, opinions are ours and ours alone , Music stimulates the imagination, so switch off y'r TV,listen ... make up your own minds.

So here goes, Ill start with a few I have recently re uploaded

Update May 11, 2017 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:

Evans / Fernández / Gustafsson - Munich 2012
Cercle - 1997
Cercle - New York 1994
Ton Klami - In Moers
Tomasz Stanko Quartet - Nuremberg 1996
Madli's Mums
Jeanne Lee - Conspiracy
Luna - Space Swell
Ruf Der Heimat - Machine Kaput
AMM - London Lighthouse 1989
AMM - October Gallery 1991 set1
AMM - October Gallery 1991 set2
Urs Blöchlinger - Don't Call Back - We Let You Know
Abdul Wadud / Leroy Jenkins - Straight Ahead / Free At Last
Vertrek Ensemble - Another Idea of North
Euro-Quartet - Convergences
No Doctor - No Doctor
John Tchicai - Cadentia Nova Danica
Tony Oxley Celebration Orchestra - Gütersloh, Germany (May-15-1993)
New Phonic Art - Begegnung In Baden Baden (Wergo)
Noah Howard Quartet - Live At Columbia University, NY, 1973
Wolfgang Dauner / Jürgen Karg / Fred Braceful - Untitled (Calig, 1969)
Nébu - Nébu
Licorice Factory - self-titled
Vesala/Sermilä/Hauta-Aho/Honkanen/Helasvuo - Ode To Marilyn
Globe Unity Orchestra & London Jazz Composers Orchestra - Köln 1989
Vinko Globokar -  Echanges / Res/As/Ex/Ins-Pirer / Discours IV
Manfred Schoof Quintet - Suite
Bernd Alois Zimmermann - Die Befristeten, Improvisations & Tratto - Wergo 1969
Polly Bradfield - Solo Violin Improvisations
Keshavan Maslak - Humanplexity
Frank Wright Quartet - Live In New York City Summer 1973
Bob Reid - Best Of Emergency
Frank Wright & Andrew Cyrille - Live Soundscape NYC 1981
Francois Couturier, Andre Jaume, Fred Ramamonjiarisoa - Nadia Salana Resaka
Michel Pilz - Celeste & Jamabiko
Stockhausen - Aus den sieben Tagen
TTT featuring A.R. Penck - 3 x 2 = xxxxx
Charles Tyler Quartet - Definite Vol. 1
Philippe Maté and Jef Gilson - Workshop
James Newton Trio/Quartet - Binu
Bob Degen Trio - Celebrations
Charles Tyler Quartet - Definite Vol. 2
TTT featuring A.R.Penck - Catch the Dollar
Charles Tyler Ensemble - Voyage from Jericho 
Ian Brighton-Colin Wood-Frank Perry-Radu Malfatti-Phil Wachsmann - Balance
Frances-Marie Uitti - The Second Bow
Michael Smith - La Musique Blanche
Kent Carter - It Will Come
Key - Key
Anthony Davis and Douglas Ewart - live in Verona '79
Michael Smith - Reflection On Progress
Sei Miguel - Portuguese Man Of War
Ivo Perelman - William Parker - Rashied Ali - Live
Kazutoki Umezu - Shin Myong
Michael Smith - Geomusic
Michael Smith - Totality
Karl Berger/Woodstock Workshop Orchestra - Live At The Donaueschingen Music Festival
Frank Wright - live in Ulm 1990
TTT - Be cool in Munich
Barry Wallenstein - Taking Off
Company - Trios
TTT - Isle In The Ocean
St-Jak - Oeuvralgique
Amalgam - Play Blackwell & Higgins
Dudu Pukwana and Zila - Live in Bracknell & Willisau
Schiano/Mazzon/Schiaffini/Geremia/Tommaso/Rusconi – The Unrepentant Ones (link still active!)
Karl Berger Total Music Ensemble (1968)
Arthur Blythe - The Grip & Metamorphosis
Michael J. Smith - Elvira Madigan...And Other Dances
More TTT - Live Konzert Basel 
Carman Moore (feat. Sam Rivers) - Five Movements for a Fashionable Five-Toed Dragon
Joseph Jarman - Sunbound
SME - Karyobin
NDR Jazzworkshop No.65 - Howard Riley & Tony Oxley - Convolution
Steve Lacy Sextet - The Wire
Billy Harper Quintet - Live in Rome '81
Peter Kowald - Gianluigi Tovesi - A.R. Penck - Free Jazz - Konzert in der Kunsthalle, Bern
TTT - Aspects of The NY NY NY Situation
Eugene Chadbourne & Polly Bradfield - Torture Time!
Okay Temiz & Johnny Dyani - Witchdoctor's Son
Neighbours with Anthony Braxton
Itaru Oki - Shirasagi
Itaru Oki Trio - Trumpet In Modern Jazz
Phil Wachsmann - Writing In Water
Ali Haurand - Solo Bass
Tony Oxley Quintet - London 1981
Helen Merrill - Sposin'
Derek Bailey + Evan Parker - Compatibles
Yuji Takahashi - Real Time 2
Yuji Takahashi - Real Time 3
Franz Koglmann with Steve Lacy -  Flaps
Burton Greene - Zephyr
François Tusques / Serge Utgé-Royo ‎– Ça Branle Dans la Manche
David Rosenboom - On Being Invisible
Rex Stewart and his Dixielanders feat. Herbie Nichols
Luther Thomas - 11th Street Fire Suite
MUJICIAN TRIO - Live in Bristol. 1992. Part2
MUJICIAN TRIO - Rare Music Club 14 Aug 1992
MUJICIAN - 100 Club, 1991
TONY LEVIN TRIO  - Leicester,1991

20 June 2017


Six Etudes

1.  Staccato - Legato
2.  Legato - Staccato
3.  Con Sordino - Senza Sordino
4.  Ricochet
5.  Flageoletti
6.  Senza Arco

Vladimir Tonkha, violoncello

7.  De Profundis

Friedrich Lips, bayan

Seven Words

8.  Text
9.  I
10. II
11. III
12. IV
13. V
14. VI
15. VII

Yuji Takahashi, conductor
Vladimir Tonkha, violoncello
Friedrich Lips, bayan
Shinsei Nihon Symphony Orchestra

Recorded at Suntory Hall on 27March 1990.

CD Rip

18 June 2017


A1. Interpretation Of Dreams
A2. Time And Essence
A3. Chips And Hammers

B1. Chants Meeting
B3. Kohe Dances
B4. Mix Zoom Pan Cut

C1. Sounding The River
C2. Kamatsn

D1. Things Go
D2. Memory Bank

Al Mattes, guitar synthesizer, acoustic bass
John Kamevaar, synthesizer, pre-recorded sound
Michael Snow, piano, trumpet, siren
Nobuo Kubota, voice, cowbells, wind-controlled synthesizer, synthesizer
Paul Dutton, voice, harmonica

Recorded at The Music Gallery, Toronto, on 6 December 1989 (1A1-3), 11 October 1989 (1B1-4), 2 June 1990 (2A1), 26 September 1990 (2A2) and 10 October 1990 (2B1-2).

Music Gallery Editions ‎– MGE 90

Cassette Rip

16 June 2017

Frank Van Bommel - Harmoniak

Here is a strange record by pianist Frank Van Bommel considering the music he is doing now that is more inside than outside. This record is difficult to describe, between jazz and contemporary, in one word adventurous. 
Apparently this cd has never been made commercially available. Recorded in 1992, it appeared for me for the first time 6 or 7 years ago; it was probably sold during concerts.

Frank Van Bommel : Piano, Harmonium
Tim Zwemmer Marimba, Percussions, Harmonium, Glockenspiel
Carl G. Beukman Contrabass

1/ The Mirror, 2/ Harmoniac, 3/ Caba, 4/ The Crypt, 5/ Rota, 6/ Salut, 7/ Triptych, 8/ Harmoniacal Hyperventilation

track 1 to 7 recorded in 1992, track 8 recorded in 1990

15 June 2017


1. One Is One Is Two Too  (16:56)
[for two diagonal tuned pianos]

Georg Gräwe & Carlo Inderhees, piano

2. Überdruck "For Paul Lovens" (16:20)
[for 7 brass and improvising soloist]

Paul Lovens, drums
Ensemble Klamgspur Linz:
Anton Voigt, leader
Johann Peer, trumpet
Josef Eichenberger, trumpet
Bernhard Kirchner, horn
Albert Heitzinger, horn
Hans-Peter Gaiswinkler, trombone
Otmar Gaiswinkler, trombone
Walter Krempl, tuba

3. Qualcosa "For The Leonardo Quartett” (19:56)
[for string-quartet and improvising soloist]

Radu Malfatti, trombone
Thomas Pözlberger, violin
Johann Gstöttner, violin
Wolfgang Schatz, viola
Andreas Pözlberger, cello

4 Fárrago "For Melvyn Poore Und Wolfgang Güttler" (20:59)
[for 14 double-basses and improvising soloist]

Melvyn Poore, tuba

Recorded at 'Offenen Kulturhaus Linz', Linz, Austria on December 3 (tracks 1 + 2) and December 5 (track 4), 1992.
Track 3 recorded at the same location between December 1 and 7, 1992.

12 June 2017

DEREK BAILEY - solo. Jazz in Britain 1980

DEREK BAILEY - guitar, voice

1. Intro. Charles Fox.   00:38
2. 'Introductions'   12:06
3. Charles Fox   02:18
4. 'Inaudibles'   14:37
5. Outro   00:23

BBC Radio 3.  Jazzin Britain. July 1980.

A short, amusing one.

11 June 2017


This rather obscure recording with Glenn Spearman was requested some time ago.
So we're happy to get this rip due to a friend (and more) of Inconstant Sol.
Offered here almost as I got it except I've removed several dozens of clicks and pops manually.

Louis Armfield, alto saxophone, piano
Nedly Elstak, trumpet
Harry Piller, drums
Glenn Spearman, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet

A1. Spooks  8:45
A2. Herrie  7:50
A3. Loaded Rough Lunch  4:56
B1. Incident  10:33
B2. A Music Ensemble  10:39

Recorded in Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 23, 1977.

Coreco 01, 1977

LP Rip

10 June 2017

JOE HENDERSON DOUBLE RAINBOW QUARTET - Brecon Jazz Festival, Wales. 1996

Joe Henderson- tenor saxophone
Helio Alves - piano
Nilson Matta - bass
Paulo Bragga - drums

1. Triste   12:34
2. Photograph   10:27
3. Happy Madness  3:06
4. Recorda-Me   21:05
5. Take the A Train   9:26
6. Felicidade   14:00

Brecon Jazz Festival 1996

BBC Radio 3, broadcast      


This trio left only one - excellent - official recording "Seven Compositions".
Culled from an analog radio broadcast in really good sound quality.
Braxton offers the music as an mp3 download for members of his website.
Here you'll get it in flac.

Anthony Braxton, reeds
Adelhard Roidinger, bass
Tony Oxley, percussion

1. Composition No 6A / 40G(+87) / 110A(+63)  (44:34)
2. The Angular Apron / Composition 40J  (33:10)
3. Composition 40M  (17:13)
4. applause (00:35)

Recorded March 11,1989, Wuppertal, Germany.

8 June 2017


Marion Bown, alto saxophone, percussion (6,7)
Maarten Van Regteren Altena, bass
Han Bennink, drums

on track 6 + 7
Leo Smith, trumpet, percussion, etc.

1. Similar Limits     (6:25)
2. Sound Structure     (6:10)
3. Improvisation     (5:50)
4. Qbic             (6:32)
5. Porto Novo             (11:55)
6. And Then They Danced (16:05)
7. Rhythmus No. 1       (3:30)

Tracks 1 to 5 recorded in Soest, Holland 14th December, 1967.
Tracks 6, 7 recorded on 12th May, 1970;
Originally released as Side B of "Creative Improvisation Ensemble" Freedom FLP 40136.

Black Lion BLCD 760200

(originally on Polydor 583 724)



B2. sccniee oiiftnc

A.R. Penck, percussion, synthesizer
Detlev Kessler, drums, percussion
Frank Wollny, guitar, percussion

Weltmelodie – WM LP 4719

LP Rip

7 June 2017

Mahler 5 ~ Bavarian State Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko ~ Munich, 6th June 2017

From a BR-Klassik live broadcast  from Munich yesterday evening, here is Mahler's fifth symphony by the Bavarian State orchestra under Kirill Petrenko. There's a slightly bent note in one of the opening trumpet phrases; this seems to serve to concentrate everyones' mind to deliver an immensely powerful performance, full of light and shade, the struggle to address the conflicts and ambiguities of being an adult, and the desire to return to the innocence of childhood.

Gustav Mahler
Symphony no. 5 in C# minor

1. Trauermarsch (12.44)
2. Stürmisch bewegt, mit größter Vehemenz (14.06)
3. Scherzo (16.56)
4. Adagietto (8.30)
5. Rondo finale (14.46)

Bavarian State Orchestra
Kirill Petrenko
Munich National Theatre; 6th June 2017


A. Konzert In Zürich

B. Konzert In Amsterdam

Heinz Wollny, bass
A.R. Penck, drums
Frank Wollny, guitar
Markus Lüpertz, piano
Hans-Peter Hiby, saxophone

LP Rip

3 June 2017


Henry Kaiser, electric guitar (A1, A2, A3, B), acoustic guitar (B)
Bruce Ackley, soprano saxophone (A1, A2, B), alto clarinet (A2)
Larry Ochs, sopranino (A1) & tenor saxophone (A2, A3, B)
Jon Raskin, soprano (B), alto (A1, B) & baritone saxophone (A1, A2, B)
Andrew Voigt, sopranino (B), soprano (B) & alto saxophone (A1, A2, B), flute (A2, B)

A1. Daredevils    10:26
A2. Kol Nidre     09:37
A3. Zaum          03:48
B.  Mal Qué Arroz 27:35

Recorded at Walden Studios, Carmel Highlands, California on March 11, 1979.
[The group's website dates the recording to February 13, 1979]

Metalanguage ML-105

(vinyl rip)


A. Le Mur De Saint Etienne

B. Good Morning Rock

Frank Wollny, guitar
Heinz Wollny, bass
Ralf Winkler, drums

A.R. Penck self-released

LP Rip

2 June 2017

Carla Bley Band - Live In Berlin 1979

Here is a very well recorded live of the Carla Bley Band in a period that is in my opinion one of the most interesting. There are some great studio recordings of the C.B.B like « European Tour » or « Musique Mecanique ». But the official live in her discography comes later and the music seems more static than on the preview years. Here we have the eccentric approach à la Mingus, some influences of what we can call « popular music » and a fantastic band. High musical quality and fun, here is what we have. Gary Windo who have been under recorded is particularly great here.

01. announcement by Michael Naura
02 Floater
03 Ida Lupino
04 Wrong Key Donkey
05 Dreams So Real
06 Walking Batterie Woman
07 I’m A Mineralist
08 Boo To You Too
09 Musique Mecanique
10 Song Sung Long

Carla Bley - Piano, Vocals, Organ / Gary Windo - Tenor Sax / Carlos Ward - Alto Sax / D. Sharpe - Drums, Vocals / Arturo O’ Farrell - Piano / Gary Valente - Trombone / Michael Mantler - Trumpet / Earl McIntyre - Tuba / Steve Swallow El Bass.

Recorded live in Berlin November 14, 1979

1 June 2017


A1. Number Nineteen
B1. Trip
B2. Watakushi No Sekai

Dick Van Der Capellen, bass
Martin Van Duynhoven, drums
Mal Waldron, piano

Recorded in Baarn, Holland, 30th May, 1971.

Trio Records ‎– PA-9733, Freedom ‎– FLP 41073

LP Rip


No tracks here - only side A + B...

David Toop, electric guitar, flute, home-made-found stuff, cassette tapes, water, rubbish, noise, small explosives
Paul Burwell, percussion, 6-string harp, bamboo fiddle, bird decoys, whistle, rubbish, paper, water, etc

Side A (21:12)
A1     Stigmata     4:30
A2     Marks And Social Purpose     9:21
A3     Mud / Swifts / Din / Stench     5:13
A4     Concerning The Housing Situation In London     0:58

Side B (21:58)
B1     Cosmopolitan Order Of Birds     4:54
B2     The Experiment Of Olgas Hand     6:47
B3     Extasy Of A Bird Karma     2:37
B4     We Can Have A Good Time Without Snakes     4:31
B5     No Electricity     1:54

This record edited from tapes recorded at the London Musicians Collective, 42 Gloucester Avenue / concert evening of Saturday 30 June 1979.
Recorded on a Uher Stereo Report with 2 AKG S224 microphones.
Music improvised / one of many hundreds of performances given by this duo in the 10 years they have played together.

The parrot's long goodbye recorded London Zoo + whirled tape recorder with tape of Continamo Falls,
recorded Amazonas, 16 November 1978 by Toop and Figuera.

Quartz Publications !QUARTZ 003

(vinyl rip)

30 May 2017


A1. Woiczischke
A2. M.L.U.

B1. The Present is Past
B2. Der alte Fritz

Dick van der Capellen, bass
Martin Van Duynhoven, percussion
Chris Hinze, piano, flute, alto flute, piccolo flute
Theo Loevendie, bass clarinet (A2)
Erik Van Lier, bass trombone (A2)

Recorded April 25, 1967 in Soest, Netherlands.

Relax ‎– 33.009

LP Rip

28 May 2017


A.  London Underground With Billi

B1. Experiment 2
B2. Duo 1
B3. Duo 2
B4. Duo 3

Heinz Wollny, bass
A.R. Penck, drums, piano
Frank Wollny, guitar
Billy Bang, violin, piano

LP Rip

27 May 2017


Michel Doneda, soprano saxophone
Beñat Achiary, vocals
Didier Masmalet, bass clarinet, synthesizer
Gérard Siracusa, percussion
Phil Wachsmann, violin, electronics

A1. Le Passeur D'Étoiles     8:48
A2. Vert Et Jaune     4:30
A3. Théâtre     1:58
A4. Ene Maëtia     6:00
B1. Rose Noire     7:30
B2. Xorri Fourmy     2:59
B3. When Did You Come?     3:08
B4. L'Île D'Hanako     6:00

Recorded at studio Nato, Chantenay-Villedieu, France, June 4 to 6, 1985.

Nato 532

(vinyl rip)

25 May 2017


A.  Bristol Concert

B1. Dialog I
B2. Abschied

Heinz Wollny, bass
Frank Wollny, guitar, bass, vocals
A.R. Penck, drums, guitar
Andreas X, drums

Recorded at the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, in 1995.

LP Rip

22 May 2017


Jon Raskin, baritone (A), alto (A, B5) & soprano saxophone (B3), clarinet (B3)
Larry Ochs, tenor (A, B5), alto (B3) & sopranino saxophone (B2, B3)
Andrew Voigt, alto (A, B2), soprano (B3) & sopranino saxophone (B3, B5)
Bruce Ackley, soprano saxophone (A, B2, B3, B5), clarinet (B3)

A.  That's How Strong (18:59)
B1. Carmen (5:03)
B2. 3 x 60° EACh (2:11)
B3. Druids (9:41)
B4. The Removal Of Secrecy (0:48)
B5. Trobar Clus #3 (3:15)

Recorded at Walden Studios, Carmel Highlands, California on February 12, 1979. Mastering at the Automatt, San Francisco.

Metalanguage 106

(vinyl rip)

20 May 2017


A1. Shodo
A2. Favors
A3. 1638

B1. Heads First
B2. Passage
B3. Double
B4. Mops

Phil Buettner, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, flute
Mario Pavone, double bass
Pheeroan akLaff, drums
Emmett Spencer, drums (B3)
Bobby Naughton, marimba
Nick Makros, tenor saxophone, flute
Peter McEachern, trombone
George Alford, trumpet, flugelhorn

Recorded on Feb. 6, 1981 at RBY Studios, Southbury, CT.

Alacra Records ‎– ALACRA 1004

LP Rip

19 May 2017


Jazz with harpsichord is not so famous, here is a fantastic and unknown album of French free jazz with a very special touch… Free and organized. The most famous name in the band is certainly Jouk Minor who have played with Leon Francioli or Pierre Favre.
-Drums, percussion, horns: Christian Lété
-Harpsichord: Odile Bailleux
-saxophone alto, oboe, english horn, flute: Jean Querlier
-Soprano, baritone saxophone, picolo flute, clarinet, gumbri, contrabass: Jouk Minor
-trombone: Joseph Traindl

A1 Deuxième Jour
a El Cerreno
b Sur Lerre
c La Gomme Arabique
a1d Passe Océan
a1e Ahora

A2 Premier Jour
a Ile De Pâques
b Le Manoir De Mes Rêves
c Gumbri Pitch

B Troisième Jour
a Ecolong
b Wings
c Mercurio
d Contact
e Ecolong
f La Colophane Des Moujiks
g Bollets Acides
h Ile De Pâques
i Pour L’Heure

recorded on June 14, 15, 16, 1977

L’éléctrobande ELB 7701 lp rip

18 May 2017


1.  To The Promenade
2.  Coloring Heaven I
3.  A Second
4.  10.27
5.  Coloring Heaven II
6.  Music Gallery
7.  Pizzicatissimo
8.  124
9.  Okinawa Mama
10. To The Sea
11. Invitation

Barre Phillips, bass
Tetsu Saitoh, bass
Sabu Toyozumi, drums, percussion
Hideaki Kuribayashi, 17-string koto

Recorded in December 1988 at Kuchu-Sanpokan, Yugawara.

Aketa's Disk ‎– AD-27CD

CD Rip

16 May 2017


CD 1

1. Hans-Jürgen Lindner "Wir Beginnen Jetzt..."  2:37
   2.LJT 9.6.1977

2. Berliner Improvisationsquartett "Siebenviertel"  6:24
Hermann Keller, piano, composition
Manfred Schulze, baritone saxophone, clarinet, composition
Andreas Altenfelder, trumpet
Wilfried Staufenbiel, cello
   2. LJT 9.6.1977

3. Friedhelm Schönfeld Trio  "Nachtwalzer"  13:11
Friedhelm Schönfeld, tenor saxophone
Reinhard Walter, piano
Dieter Keitel, drums
   3. LJT 21.5.1978

4. Andreas Altenfelder Quintett  "Für M."  7:32
Andreas Altenfelder, trumpet
Johannes Bauer, trombone
Heiner Reinhardt, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Christoph Winckel, bass
Wolfram Dix, drums
   4. LJT 11.5.1979

5. Doug Hammond Duo  "Steps"  11:57
Doug Hammond, drums
Sulaiman Hakim, alto & soprano saxophone
   4. LJT  11.5.1979

6. Das Quintett  "ohne Titel"  33:38
Heinz Becker, trumpet
Konrad Bauer, trombone
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, alto & soprano saxophone, clarinet
Klaus Koch, bass
Günter Sommer, drums
   5. LJT  26.6.1980

CD 2

1. Albert Mangelsdorff  "ohne Titel"  6:10
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
   5. LJT  27.6.1980

2. Jost / Glawischnig Doppeltrio  "ohne Titel"  11:57
Ekkehard Jost, baritone & bass saxophone
Dieter Glawischnig, piano, bass trombone
Michael Schläper, soprano & tenor saxophone
Jürgen Bock, bass
Georg Wolf, bass
John Preininger, drums
   6. LJT  28.3.1981

3. Károly Binder Quartet feat. John Tchicai  "Exercise"  8:12
Károly Binder, piano
John Tchicai, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
Mihály Dresch, tenor saxophone
Róbert Benko, bass
István Baló, drums
   8. LJT  30.9.1983

4. Hannes Zerbe Sextett  "B-A-C-H"  19:00
Hannes Zerbe, piano
Michael Sell, trumpet
John English, trombone
Manfred Hering, soprano & tenor saxophone
Klaus Koch, bass
Dieter Keitel, drums
   8. LJT  1.10.1983

5. Borbetomagus  "ohne Titel"  33:18
Jim Sauter, alto & tenor saxophone
Donald Dietrich, alto & tenor saxophone
Donald Miller, guitar
   9. LJT  30.9.1984

LJT 2500-1/2501-2

13 May 2017


A1. Ram-Headed Serpent
A2. Offering Of An Aphrodisiac
A3. Sacred Cow

B1. He Whom No Sign Can Describe Is Made Known To Us by His Mystic Dance
B2. Offering To The Ram-Headed Serpent

Goudie Charles, double bass
Vince Clarke, percussion
Douglas Cook, piano, glockenspiel, xylophone
Alan Davie, sopranino, alto and tenor saxophone, flute, xylophone
Mac Johns, trombone, bass guitar
Janet Thomas, violin

Recorded at Ding Dong Studio, Cornwall

ADMW Records ‎– ADMW 001

LP Rip

11 May 2017


Larry Ochs, tenor, alto & sopranino saxophone
Andre Voigt, alto, soprano & sopranino saxophone, flute
Jon Raskin, baritone, alto & soprano saxophone, clarinet
Bruce Ackley, soprano saxophone, clarinet

A1. Trobar Clus #6           (09:06)
A2. Druids                   (15:51)
B.  Narrow Are The Vessels    (21:32)

Recorded in Berkeley, California on May 15, 1980 (A1), August 28, 1981 (B), October 4, 1981 (A2)


(vinyl rip)

7 May 2017

reform ART quartet - Prelogien live at the Amann Studios - 2011

artrecords, CD, 2011

it starts with one minute and a half talking in german, good if you understand, if not just be patient and will be rewarded

5 May 2017

Acting Seven - Clan Music Overdrive (Babel)

Here is the cd version of this curious and great album that contains two performances by two different bands with the same background. Almost all of the musicians comes from the Austrian avant garde music scene that is famous under names like Reform Art Unit, Three Motions or Masters Of unorthodox Jazz.
The two first tracks are credited to « Acting Seven » and the two last are from « Clan Music Overdrive ». This second band have recorded another album kindly shared by Corvimax here:
01. Babel 02. Jazz For Thinkers 03. Jackie 04. Clan Music Overdrive
Acting Seven:
Bass: Attila Lörinszky
Percussions: Walter Schiefer
Percussions/Reeds: Fritz Novotny
Piano: Giselher Smekal
Trumpet: Sepp Mitterbauer
Violin: Mia Zabelka
Voice: Othmar Zechyr

Clan Music Overdrive:
Bass/Electric Bass: Reynhard Ziegerhofer
Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Sheng: Fritz Novotny
Drums: Christian Salfellner
Drums: Walter Schiefer
Keyboards: Paul Fields
Saxophone Tenor & Soprano: Gerhard Fritsch
Saxophone Tenor: Sandro Miori

cd rip, longer than the lp version : KKM 1016-2

1 May 2017


This is the start of a series of early ROVA albums I'm planning to post.
But for some I would like to have good scans (if possible...) - so your help would be appreciated.
The scans for this post has been provided by mew23 - my thanks goes to him.

Does anyone have scans (or links leading to good scans) for:
Scans for the next two are especially wanted:

The following has a reasonable good scan on discogs but a better one would be appreciated:

...and on we go

Bruce Ackley, soprano saxophone, clarinet, alto clarinet
Larry Ochs, tenor, alto & sopranino saxophone
Jon Raskin, baritone, alto & soprano saxophone, clarinet
Andrew Voigt, alto, soprano & sopranino saxophone, flute

1. Exiles (Ochs) 10:17
2. Flamingo Horizon (Raskin) 11:39
3. 3x30° Each (Ackley) 2:38
4. Trobar Clus 5 (Ackley, Ochs, Raskin, Voigt) 14:25

Recorded at Mobius Music, San Francisco, CA, August 17 & 24, 1979.

Moers Music 01080

(vinyl rip)

29 April 2017


1-1. Session

2-1. Recession

Mara Records ‎– 6008/9

CD Rip

24 April 2017


A. Endless Jazz

B. After 997

Frank Wollny, guitar, bass
Lisle Ellis, bass
Coen Aalberts, drums
Dennis "King" Charles, drums
A.R. Penck, flute, piano, keyboards
Clarence Sharpe, saxophone

LP Rip - file courtesy of Pierre once more

22 April 2017


More good news from Chicago. John Corbett's label Corbett vs Dempsey will release three wonderful CDs on May 1.
The above picture show the cover of the first edition originally issued by FMP.
It's a double-CD with 12 previously unreleased titles.
1. King Alcohol (Carl/11:45)
2. Thrombose (Christmann/8:19)
3. Aeiou (Schönenberg/6:08)
4. a) Rush-Hour (Carl)
b) Something? (Schönenberg)
c) Triotrip (Christmann)
(total time: 13:08)

Unreleased tracks:
5. KA Alt #1 (6:33)
6. KA Alt #2 (4:23)
7. KA Alt #3 (9:50)
8. KA Alt #4 (6:08)
9. KA Alt #5 (9:29)

1. KA Alt #6 (13:08)
2. KA Alt #7 (15:55)
3. KA Alt #8 (12:20)
4. KA Alt #9 (11:15)
5. KA Alt #10 (12:25)
6. KA Alt #11 (11:00)
7. KA Alt #12 (9:21)

Rüdiger Carl, tenor saxophone
Günter Christmann, trombone
Detlef Schönenberg, drums

Tracks 1-6 originally released on FMP (FMP 0060, 1973). All other tracks previously unreleased.


The following two CDs are from Hans Reichel.
Guitarist extraordinaire, inventor of instruments and world renowed font maker.
Both Reichel CDs are due for May 1st at Corbett vs Dempsey.

1. Gier I (2:17)
2. Peter Zweifel (2:41)
3. Lurch (3:26)
4. Toeni (1:31)
5. Moor (5:17)
6. Bonobo II (3:30)
7. Bonobo I (3:59)
8. Mariahilf (2:31)
9. Des Jägers Klage (2:52)
10. Nicht Sand, Sondern Popel Im Getriebe (1:30)
11. Gier II (7:51)

Hans Reichel, guitar

All compositions by Hans Reichel.
LP originally released on FMP (FMP 0280, 1976).
Recorded by Jost Gebers and Joachim Ehrig (track 6) at Conny’s Studio, Berlin, in October 1975. Track 6 was recorded in July 1975, and is the only piece to use overdubbing.
LP produced by Jost Gebers.
LP design by Hans Reichel.

1. Wenn das Rohr Dommeit (4:04)
2. Lupi (0:27)
3. Wichlinghauser Blues (6:40)
4. Krampfhandlungen 1st Version (5:45)
5. Allegro (3:20)
6. Krampfhandlungen 2nd Version (7:08)
7. Abendlied (4:17)
8. Alfons “Al” Piepenbrink & his Lonely Wah-Wah Pedal (1:38)
9. Shaved Guitar (3:26)
10. Schlafflied (3:41)

Hans Reichel, guitar

All compositions by Hans Reichel.
Remark: All tunes have been taped as played (indeed).
A homemade 11-string guitar (3 pickups) has been used for all tunes except the first one.
LP originally released on FMP (FMP 0150, 1973).
Recorded by Joachim Ehrig between April and June 1973, at home, at Youth-Center Hagen-Haspe, and at EROC-Studios in Hagen.
LP produced by Jost Gebers.
LP design by Hans Reichel.

And not at least this fantastic LP (dl also available) from Lithuanaia's No Business Records.
Some weeks before I aquired this great, great LP I saw a video with the same group on youtube. I was quite enchanted and thought about mailing Frédéric Blondy hoping to get a CDr of this concert.
Fortunately (?) it wasn't necessary to ask Mr. Blondy - got the dl - got the LP - I'm glad the music is as good as I hoped for.

Peter Evans - piccolo trumpet
John Butcher - tenor and soprano saxophones
Frédéric Blondy - piano
Clayton Thomas - double bass
Paul Lovens - selected and unselected drums and cymbals


Recorded on the 2nd November, 2013 live at Tampere Jazz Happening (Old Custom House), Finland by Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle)


Evan Parker, soprano & tenor saxophone
Dave Holland, double bass

1. unknown title 10:26
2. unknown title 07:58
3. unknown title 10:18
4. unknown title 09:15
5. unknown title 14:38

Recorded at an unknown venue in Roccella Jonica, Italy on August 31, 1989.


...  ... ...  ... ...  ....

20 April 2017


Here we have the first contribution of Correct Silence.
The following are his own words........

Wadada Leo Smith has often shared the stage or the studio in duet with drummers: Adam Rudolph, Sabu Toyozumi, Jack Dejohnette, Louis Moholo and Ed Blackwell. Here is a concert with Hamid Drake with whom Smith has played sometimes in various bands but never recorded officially.
I have no more details about the exact date of the show. (2001 Empty Bottle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music on 21 April - see info by Joe in the comments)
The concert is complete, it’s an audience recording with good sound, sometimes there are silences or soft playing by both musicians.
I have decided to keep the material like it has been recorded, no editing has been done.
There are five tracks with no particular titles, the music is improvised.
Listening to this concert, the comparison that comes to mind is Ed Blackwell who’s style is close to Hamid Drake and it can be interesting to listen again to « The Blue Mountain’s Sun Drummer « .
A fantastic record in my opinion.


19 April 2017


Holywood Blvd 89

1-1. Beach
1-2. L.A.
1-3. Homeless


2-1. Malibu Experiment
2-2. Piano Solo
2-3. Trio Malibu
2-4. Malibu Duo
2-5. Swop

Butch Morris, cornet, flute, piano, percussion
A.R. Penck, piano, flute, bass, drums
Frank Wollny, bass, piano, drums
Markus Lüpertz, flute, percussion, drums
Tylon Barea, drums, flute, percussion

CD1 recorded at Hollywood Blvd Studio on 15 January 1989

Mara Records ‎– 6001/2

CD Rip

These are the first two CDs in the set with the last Frank Wright post.

18 April 2017

Ensemble Heute - Homage to Bela Bartok and John Cage (granit 2001)

from the usual people of Reform Art, but here completely different music from what I'v heard from them until now.
the title says  it all

Paul Field - violin
Margarete Jungen - mezzosoprano
Karl Wilhelm Krbavac - viola da gamba
Sepp Mitterbauer - trumpet
Fritz Novotny - glockenspiel, gongs, flute, soprano sax
Giselher Smekal - piano
Monika Stadler - harp

1. Pierrot Songs (Smekal)
2. Bela (Novotny)
3. John (Fields, Novotny)
4. Ovid (Fields, Novotny)

recorded between december 2000 and june 2001

Granit record, CD
GR 2001-0-05

17 April 2017


1. Wartesaal
2. Deutsche Bank
3. Haus Blitz
4. Untitled
5. Untitled

Frank Wollny, bass
A.R. Penck, drums
Frank Wright, saxophone

Mara Records ‎– 6003

CD Rip