6 August 2021

What a long, strange trip ...

This blog is now in its 12th 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 2021


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 2021


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 2021

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 2021


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, I'll start with a few I have recently re uploaded

Update July 17, 2019 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:

George Lewis & PMJO - Live in Rome '10
Gil Evans Orchestra feat. R.R. Kirk - Live in Dortmund '76
Arthur Doyle, Wilber Morris, Rashid Bakr - Live at the Afterknit
Paul Dunmall - Solo Bagpipes (DLE001)
Dunmall/Adams/Sanders - Live at the Subtone (DLE002)
Dunmall/Marsh/Gibbs - It Escapes Me (DLE003)
K.Wheeler/E.Parker/P.Rutherford/B.Guy/N.Morris + RAI B.B. - Live in Rome '80
Dunmall/Adams/Marshall/Sanders/Noble- Zap II  (DLE004)
Dunmall/Gibbs/Adams/Marshall/Marsh/Noble- Zap III   (DLE005)
Hozan Yamamoto & Masahiko Sato - Silky Adventure
Betty Carter Quartet - Live in Monterey '77
Matana Roberts' Coin Coin - Live in San Vito al Tagliamento '11
Dunmall/Gibbs/Balachandar - Manjah (DLE007)
Gibbs/Rogers/Dunmall- Gwinks (DLE009)
Matthew Shipp & Günter Baby Sommer - Live in Pavia '11
Toshiaka Yokota - Primitive Community
Gibbs/Adams/Dunmall - Something Normal (DLE010)
Paul Dunmall/Andy Isham - Long Meadow (DLE011)
Paul Dunmall - Bagpipes II (DLE012)
Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers / Ja Ja Spoon (DLE013)
Paul Dunmall/Tony Marsh - Live at the Klinker (DLE016)
Dunmall/Gibbs/Tippett/Bellatalla/ Fairclough - Kunikazu (DLE017)
Dunmall/Gibbs/Dodds/Bianco - Dark Clouds Gathering (DLE018)
Masahiko Satoh - Yun - Solo Piano Vol.2
Masahiko Satoh - Multi Spheroid - Solo Piano Vol.3
Ivan Oscarsson & Consortes - Ivan the Terrible
Dunmall/Jeffery/Gibbs/Adams/Marsh - Zooplongoma (DLE019)
Dunmall/Gibbs - All Sorts of Rituals (DLE020)
Dumall/Gibbs - The Vision (DLE021)
Dunmall/Rogers/Gibbs - The State of Moksha (DLE022)
Dunmall/Rogers/Gibbs - Live at the Quaker Centre (DLE023)
Dunmall/Rogers/Gibbs - The State of Moksha Live (DLE024)
Dunmall/Gibbs/Ball/Metcalfe/Jeffery - No Agents of Evil (DLE026)
Dunmall/ Jeffery/Marsh - High Bird, Low Bird (DLE027)
Dunmall/Gibbs/Jeffery/Bianco - Gaganchelopes (DLE028)
Anthony Braxton Creative Music Orchestra ‎– RBN----3° K12
Phil Gibbs/John Adams - Seen a Mouse (DLE030)
Dunmall/Gibbs/Adams - Can't Just Be a Body (DLE031)
Dunmall/Gibbs/Ball/Metcalfe/Jeffery - Newsagents (DLE032)
Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers - Log Cabins (DLE033)
Paul Dunmall/Tony Irving - Cocteau's Ghost (DLE034)
Paul Dunmall/Bruce Coates - 19 Years Later (DLE035)
Dunmall/Rogers/Gibbs - Nimes (DLE036)
Dunmall/Rogers/Davies/Gibbs - Moksha or Mocca (DLE038)
Dunmall/Thoumire/Edwards/Gibbs - Brothers in Music (DLE039)
Rogers/Ball/Gibbs/Impett/Dunmall - Undistracted (DLE040)
Dunmall/Gibbs/Kane/Davis - Bernd Wimmer on the Burnt Zimmer (DLE042)
Dunmall/Coates/Gibbs/Jeffery - Live at the Old Library (DLE043)
Tippett/Tippetts/Gibbs/Dunmall - Mahogany Rain (DLE044)
Gibbs/Rogers/Dunmall - The Big Return (DLE045)
Dunmall/Stockhausen/Gibbs - Tapaleit (DLE047)
Gibbs/Hymas/Dunmall - Neen (DLE048)
Dunmall/Rogers/Gibbs - Don't Take the Magic Out of Life (DLE049)
Paul Dunmall - Solo Tenor (DLE051)
Dean/Dunmall/Rogers/Levin - Elton (DLE051)
Paul Dunmall/Philip Gibbs - Music On Two Pianos (DLE052)
Gibbs/Campbell/Dunmall/Carter/Rogers/Parker/Drake - Blown Away (DLE053)
Philip Gibbs - Thoughts and Feelings (DLE054)
Dunmall/Levin/Levin - The Golden Lake (DLE055)
Paul Dunmall/John Edwards - Live at the New Vortex (DLE056)
Paul Dunmall/Philip Gibbs - New Growth (DLE057)
Dunmall/Heggen/Purves - High Birds Vol.I (DLE058)
Dunmall/Jeffery/Heggen/Purves - High Birds Vol.II (DLE059)
Picard/Dunmall/Rogers/Weber/Levin - London Meets Altburon (DLE060)
Leo Cuypers - "Live" In Shaffy
Beaver Harris 360° Music Experience - Live in La Spezia '79
Abdullah Ibrahim - Live in Como '79
Woody Shaw Quintet - Live in La Spezia '79
Loek Dikker Quintet - Live in Imola '78
Gil Evans Orchestra feat. S.Lacy - Live in Italy '81
E.Parker/R.Malfatti/T.Honsinger/R.Bellatalla - Live in Pisa '78
Archie Shepp & Richard Davis - Live in Verona '11
Roscoe Mitchell's Cards For Orchestra Project - Live in S.Anna Arresi '09
Ray Anderson Quartet - Live in Moers '80
Ornette Coleman Quartet - Live in Genoa '10
Marion Brown - Live in Wiesen '79
Keith & Julie Tippett - Live in Pavia '10
Enrico Rava/Roswell Rudd Quartet - Live in Milan '77
Dwight Andrews - Live in Pisa '79
Barry Altschul - Live in Pisa '79
Barry Altschul Trio - Live in Moers '79
Michael Naura - Ochsenzoll
Dunmall/Shouwberg/Gibbs/Brandt - Bionic Beings' Beginnings (DLE061)
Paul Dunmall/Tony Bianco - Spirits Past and Future (DLE062)
Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers - Folks History (DLE063)
Paul Dunmall/Evelyn Chang - Mahakali (DLE064)
Paul Dunmall/Miles Levin - Miles Above (DLE065)
Paul Dunmall/Tony Orrell - Etchings (Audio from DLE DVD01)
Dudu Pukwana - Sounds Zila
Dudu Pukwana Zila - Cosmic Chapter 90
Dudu Pukwana Zila - Live in Bracknell and Willisau
Michael Blake & Kingdom Of Champa - Live in Milan '12
Brötzmann & Miller - Live at Sens
Hideto Kanai & King's Roar - Ode To Birds
Masahiko Togashi Quartet - Sketch 
B3B (Fred Van Hove - Barry Guy - Bruno Chevillon) - Mulhouse 2009
Vanessa Mackness/Barry Guy 1989
Jayne Cortez - 3 albums
Yoshiaki Fujikawa and Eastasia Orchestra - Jazzbühne Berlin '84
Jim Hall Quartet - Live in S.Margherita Ligure '05
Jayne Cortez - There It Is
Kenny Wheeler's 75th Birthday Concert QEH 2005
Junji Hirose - Hodgepodge
The Misja Mengelberg Quartet - Jazz From Holland
Misha Mengelberg Kwartet - Driekusman Total Loss
Itaru Oki Trio - Trumpet in Modern Jazz 
Chico Freeman Quartet - Live in Milan '79
Andrew Cyrille Trio - Live in Milan '78
Afro Algonquin - Live in Moers '80
Jimmy Lyons Quartet - Live in Rome '80
Don Pullen - Live in Castiglione del Lago '76
Don Pullen Quartet - Live in Milano '78
Rashied Ali - Live in Moers '79
Phillip Wilson Trio plus Guests - Live in Rome '79 
Jiri Stivin & Pierre Favre - Vylety / Excursions
Brötzmann / Bennink - Atsugi Concert
Fred Anderson Quartet - Live in Moers '79
Phillip Wilson Trio - Live in Rome '79
Bobby Few Trio - Live in Sant'Anna Arresi - Italy 2010
Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre Quartet -  Live in Lovere '79
Bill Dixon Sextet - Live in Verona '80
Wadada Leo Smith & New Delta Ahkri - Live in Florence '79
Oliver Lake Trio - Live In Alassio '79
Borah Bergman - Live in Genoa '81
Anthony Braxton & Roscoe Mitchell -  Live in Pisa '78
Cecil Taylor and Tony Oxley - Live in Prato '04
Cecil Taylor - Live in Ruvo di Puglia '00
Oliver Lake - Live in Berkeley '77
Archie Shepp Quartet - Live in Alassio '77
Max Roach & Anthony Braxton - Live in Alassio '78
M'Boom Re:Percussion - Live in Alassio '79
Cecil Taylor Trio - Live in Orvieto '75
Kent Carter - Live in Pisa '79
Lester Bowie & Phillip Wilson Duo - Live in Alassio '78
Amiri Baraka & Dave Burrell - Live in Rome '11
Lester Bowie Quintet - Live in Padua '78
Muhal Richard Abrams & Fred Anderson - Live in Verona '79
Wadada Leo Smith - Live in Pisa '79
Wallace McMillan - Live in Florence '79
M'Boom Re:Percussion - Live in Milan '82
Charles Tolliver Trio - Live in Rome '78

19 July 2019


This download is approved by Hans-Jörg Hussong - thank you Mr. Hussong!
(update from June 2019)

Andreas-Drille Boje, trombone
Wilfried Eichhorn, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
Hans-Jörg Hussong, baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone
Erich Schröder, viola
Helmut Zimmer, piano
Adi-Matthias Boje, bass
Rudi Theilmann, drums

Side A
- Walpurgisnacht 17:15

Side B
- Incubus - Succubus - Pestilentia 13:41

Recorded on July 17th, 1971 at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany.

T.M.A. 001

17 July 2019


Here's a Swedish TV documentary about Don Cherry. Filmed for the most part in the US and on the island Cherry was living with his family during the 1970s.

With Rashied Ali, James Blood Ulmer, Nana Vasconcelos, Denis Charles, Huss Charles a.o.
Especially the music by Cherry, Ali and Ulmer is great IMO. Sadly it seems there's no other recorded evidence of this trio.

 Produced and directed by Urban Lasson

13 July 2019


Denis Baggi, soprano & tenor saxophone
Michele Von Ritter, tenor saxophone
Urs Voerkel, piano
Bob Egloff, bass
Herbert Hartmann, drums, percussion

A1. Bella Ciao 9:10
A2. Do-Desch-Ka-Den 10:28
B1. Haze's Dance 18:14
B2. Angela 6:52

Recorded in Zürich, Switzerland on July 16, 1972

Arise Records ARRE 1001 S

(vinyl rip)

12 July 2019

Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society - Live In Sant Anna Arresi - August 24, 2013

This concert is part of a tour that came after the recording of "represencing", the second lp that Abrams and crew published on Eremite.
Joshua Abrams: bass & gumbri
Lisa Alvarado: harmonium
Chad Taylor: drums
The program consist of original tunes + covers from Sun Ra, Don Cherry and Johnny Dyani, interesting isn't it?
Recorded live in Sant Anna Arresi on August 24, 2013
All the records of Joshua Abrams are available here:

9 July 2019


Here is one more recording with Bobby Few on vocals and piano.

Bobby Few, piano, vocal
Raymond Ndoumbe, electric bass
Noel McGhie, drums

01. I Don't Want To Cry Over You     6:10
02. Mister Kidnap Man     4:30
03. Few's Boogie     1:43
04. Joy     2:14
05. I'd Tell The World     1:43
06. Gospel     5:25
07. Dance All Night     6:27
08. Take Me     3:34
09. I Can't Get Along With You     3:36
10. Girls Are Fun     3:04
11. Latin Quarter     2:46
12. China     3:48

Written by and words by Bobby Few

 Recorded in Montreuil, France at Studio Cargo.
Released on Disques Adès in 1991.

Bobby Few - Let It Rain - Self Produced 2002

01 Let it rain
02 Gina
03 Something there
04 Stop pimping the kids
05 Take me
06 Part of your world
07 Let it rain (part 2)
Harry Swift: bass on 1, 2, 7
Raymond Doumbe: bass on 3, 5, 6
Bob Demeo: drums on 1
Jean Claude Montredon: Drums on 2
Noël McGhie: drums on 3, 5, 6
Jon Handelsman: tenor sax on 1, 2
Rasul Siddik: trumpet on 1, 2
Bobby Few: piano & vocals
Recorded in January 2002. cd self produced BF01

4 July 2019

Theo Jörgensmann Quartet - Ta Eko Mo (z.o.o. 1997)

z.o.o., 29-1
CD, 1997

Theo Jörgensmann - Clarinet
Christian Ramond - Double Bass
Klaus Kugel - Drums, Percussion
Christopher Dell - Vibraphone

1 - Ta Eko Mo    
2 - Tsenga    
3 - Der Ruf    
4 - Seezeit    
5 - Couleurs En Mouvement    

recorded & mixed at dioton studio, krefeld 1997

1 July 2019

Sam Rivers Trio - live in Foggia 30 April 1980

This is a repost of sorts of a file posted way back on this blog. In the comments section to the original post, Rick Lopez made the very valid point that Sam's scat singing towards the end didn't sound, shall we say, entirely authentic. So I ran it through Audacity to see if anything could be done about it. I made two versions, one with 15 percent speed reduction and one with 20 percent. Listening back, the 20 percent sounded a bit soggy, so I decided to stick with the 15 percent. In other words, this runs at about 85 percent of the original speed. I can't say if I have hit the nail right on the head, but at least it comes off more plausible, and in any case, your ears are the best judge. One more technical note, this was originally posted as a high grade mp3 and is reposted in the flac format to prevent further lossiness.

What we have here is a live concert in Foggia, Italy, on 30 April 1980 with Sam Rivers on multiple instruments and vocals, Dave Holland on bass and Steve Ellington on drums. As for the gig, it's marvellous, really a stayer, one to come back to. Sam Rivers starts out on tenor, switches to soprano, continues on flute interspersed with a bit of vocalising towards the end. In all, the piece runs for 78:28, so one consequence of lowering the speed is you get at least ten minutes extra of Sam and the gang. Can't be bad, eh?

Happy Canada Day

During those last years Nick have posted many great music from Canada. Check his post of the artists jazz band, C.C.M.C, the records from the music gallery editions or the french side of the avant garde like Yves Bouliane etc. You will find many goodies. I thought that this year it could be my turn to celebrate the Canada day to thank him and to continue the series with this cd that features probably one of the guiding light of the Canadian avant garde: Michael Snow.

Visual artist but also musician who plays piano and synthesiser, Snow is an important name in electro acoustic music. he is one of the founding members of CCMC and beside his avant garde playing he have a vaste knowledge of the jazz that you can easily notice if you listen carefully his solo where he can bring some reminiscence of the tradition in an avant garde environment.

Jack Vorvis is less famous, he have been briefly member of CCMC and you can hear him on the excellent « decisive moments, hot real-time electro-acoustic collective composition », unfortunately his discography is very small.

Jack Vorvis & Michael Snow - black and white - 1994

1 Rotation
2 High Handed (Groovin HIgh)
3 Trax
4 Blues In The Clocktower
5 2 Chords For 2 Players
6 Snake Raffle Cajole
7 Space - Time
8 Titsnass
9 Free By Me - Bop
10 Percs
11 Inside Out
12 I Found
13 Easy Livin

Jack Vorvis: drums
Michael Snow: piano

track & light recordings tlr01 cd rip

25 June 2019


Another film from the 1970s - with rare footage of Steve Potts and the 360º Music Experience.

Grachan Moncur, trombone
Roland Alexander, tenor saxophone
Dave Burrell, piano
Jymie Merritt, bass
Beaver Harris, drums

Recorded at Molde Jazz Festival 1970


Steve Potts, soprano & alto saxophone
Christian Escoudé, guitar
Boulou Ferré, guitar
Kent Carter, bass
Kenneth Tyler, drums

Recorded in France(?) in 1974

23 June 2019

Stomu Yamash'ta - Percussion Recital - Columbia 1971

1 Variations From 'Odoru Katachi’
2 I. Ikari
3 II. Nemuri
4 III. Kanashimi
5 Uzu - Improvisation

Roetsu Tousha: Drums (Tsuzumi)
Suihou Tousha: Flute (Nohkan)
Stomu Yamash’ta: Percussion

Recorded live at the small hall of the Tokyo Metropolitan Cultural Hall on January 11, 1971
Published in 1971 with two different titles: « Percussion Recital » and « The World Of Stomu Yamash’ta ». This rip comes from the on demand cdr version issued by Columbia in 2014 titled « Hito » Percussion Recital

20 June 2019


Virginia Genta, saxes, flute, voice
Chris Corsano, drums

A.  Some Birds Are Free People     18:02
B1. Lost Place At Sunset 9:42  
B2. Slate Explosion  6:34

On August 5th, 2008, Corsano and Genta gave a duo concert on the roof of Zé dos Bois in Bairro Alto, Lisbon, at sunset time.

8mm Records - 8mm 037 (Italy, 2009)

18 June 2019


> A floresta é jovem e cheja de vida <

 WDR, Cologne, Germany, 1966

Script and directed by Theo Gallehr


"... the forest is young and full of life"

Theo Gallehr (1929 - 2001) was a German innkeeper (in Munich),  film director and writer.
Famous for intiating socalled "Arbeiterfilme" (movies about workers) and in 1971 he made a documentary about the Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza (released by Die Schachtel).

16 June 2019


Virginia Genta, baritone & tenor saxophone
David Vanzan, drums

A1. Untitled 3:51   
A2. Untitled 4:07   
A3. Untitled 2:47   
A4. Untitled 3:37   
A5. Untitled 4:51   
B1. Untitled 3:03   
B2. Untitled 3:55   
B3. Untitled 6:08   
B4. Untitled 1:38   
B5. Untitled 2:56

Recorded on December 2, 2006.

Qbico 65 (Italy, 2007)

(vinyl rip)


Urs Blöchlinger, alto, bass & sopranino saxophone, flute, ch-phon, angklung, little instruments
Ruedi Häusermann,  flute, alto flute, alto & baritone saxophone, little instruments (A1, A3, B1 to B3, C1, D3)
Hans Koch, tenor & soprano saxophone, bass clarinet (B1 to B3, D1, D3)
Glen Ferris, trombone
Jürg Ammann, piano, melodica
Thomas Dürst, bass
Dieter Ulrich, drums, bugle

A1. King Arthur Meets Hans Eisler In Hollywood   13:05
A2. Peggy's Blue Skylight    5:43
A3. Quick Motion Picture With A Brake Shoe  5:38
B1. Oh, Soviel Vieh, Sophie   3:40
B2. Where Is My Funny Ballantines's    9:41
B3. Combinations    11:31
C1. Kungusisches Arbeiterlied: Niemand Weiss Hinten, Wie Er Vorn Dran Ist  14:31
C2. Die Psychology Of Steeple Chase  8:07
D1. Neurotica    12:29
D2. Adrenallini (Dedicated To Adrian Rollini)    4:47
D3. Baghwan Business    1:27

Recorded at Studio Sonographic, Schlieren, Switzerland on 4,5 & 6 June, 1984.

Hat Hut Records hat Art 2008  (1984)

13 June 2019

Pangea featuring Theo Jörgensmann, Federico Sanesi - Live At Music Academy

Binder Music Manufactory, BMM 9303

1 - Dino Song (Binder)        12:24
2 - Confrontation (Szőke)    15:24
3 - Hades (Szőke)          8:15
4 - Dor Columns (Szőke)      9:56

Gábor Juhász - Acoustic Guitar
Theo Jörgensmann - Clarinet
Szabolcs Szőke - Kalimba, Gadulka, Ektare, Angklung
Federico Sanesi - Percussion, Tabla
Károly Binder - Piano

Recorded live at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, September 27th, 1993

12 June 2019


Ernst kindly posted the second of this set and the links are still active. Here are all three in new rips.


A1. Fiat Sonus
A2. When A Lone Dolphin Cries Out

B1. Sea Rumblin'
B2. Children of Icarus

New Jazz Syndicate 1


A1. Winter Ballad
A2. Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Air

B1. Forest and Moon
B2. Long Moment
B3. The "L" On IOUs

New Jazz Syndicate 2


A1a. If I Wasn't Hard
A1b. If I Couldn't Ever Be Gentle
A2. Tokyo '77

B1. Forward Suspense
B2. Valse for Valhalla

New Jazz Syndicate 3

Alto Saxophone – Kunio Kaneko, Keizo Inoue, Yasuo Ueda, Ryuichi Inaba 
Baritone Saxophone – Shoji Ukaji
Bass – Shin-Ichiro Iikima, Hiraoki Satoh
Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone – Yasuo Ueda
Clarinet, Alto Saxophone – Ryuichi Inaba
Drums, Percussion – Toshiro Miyauchi, Sabu Toyozumi, Mikiharu Takagi
Flugelhorn – Kouji Mikuriya
Flute – Clive Bell, Yasuo Yoda, Kunio Kaneko
Oboe, Alto Saxophone – Keizo Inoue
Piano – Ryo Hara, Hiraku Amemiya
Soprano Saxophone – Yuichi Kamata
Tenor Saxophone – Yasuhiko Morizone, Horishi Shimizu
Trumpet – Kazuo Komiya
Pocket Trumpet – Jiro Shoda 
Trombone – Jiro Shoda, Hiraku Amemiya
Vibraphone, Ryo Hara

Recorded at Hosei University Student Hall, Tokyo; November 29, December 10 and 13, 1977

LP Rip

10 June 2019

Walden Wimberley & His Musical Friends - What The Pyramid Told Me - self produced 2005

One can think that musicians who stay unknown belong to the sixties or the seventies but even from the recent times we can still discover some musicians that still play in the underground of the underground. It is the case for this talented pianist, if you check on the web you will find almost no informations about him directly. One of his first appearance seems to have been in a band created by Roy Campbell Jr and named « Shades And Colors Of Trane » with Hilliard Greene and Warren Smith. In 2004 and 2005 he made two cdr self produced and only available during his concerts, in 2006 he recorded with Ras Moshe for one of his « Live Spirits » volume, obviously… that’s all.
So if someone have more informations about him it will be appreciated.

Walden Wimberley: piano
Hilliard Greene: bass
Christopher Dean Sullivan: bass
Daniel Carter: saxophone
Ras Moshe: saxophone
Larry Boddie: percussion
Mike Thompson: drums
Recorded live at the Langston Hughes Public Library, Queens N.Y. 2005.
cdr self produced

5 June 2019


The Sratch Orchestra with a.o. Cornelius Cardew, Keith Rowe and John Tilbury

Script and directed by Hanne Boenisch

Produced by the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, München.

Germany (Munich, Bavaria) 1971 / 72


Got this documentary from John Tilbury on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 at the Gasteig in Munich, for the first time.
We had invited him for a concert / lecture. During his lecture excerpts of the film were shown.
Afterwards he gave us two or three copies of the DVDr. He added we should 'spread it'.*

Hanne Boenisch has died only some weeks before John Tilbury's concert in Munich.

Around 2015/6 I talked with a friend about this film. He asked wether he could watch and maybe even use it for his lectures at a Munich high school.
I readily agreed and promised him a copy of my copy. But - alas - I did not find the DVDr. After several attempts to locate it I gave up.
It seems I had lost the film during a relocation some months before.
Later that year my friend made some inquires at the BR (Bavarian broadcast) as to wether they would loan him the documentary.
But it was revelead to him that they discarded or destroyed the film!

To my delight I got it again some days ago.

And following Tilbury's idea about spreading this rare documentary I'll offer it here.

Additionally I would like to give the interested reader a link to an interview with John Tilbury.  This conversation was conducted after his book "Cornelius Cardew - a life unfinished" was published.
It is a fitting companion to the documentary - of course to read the book would be even better.

(Beware ;-) this film is only for bi-lingual viewers.
Cardew is heard for the most part talking in German, which he does quite fluently.
But there's a good portion of English to be heard during the 45 minutes .

* it should be clear that it is my responsibility to post the film here - Mr. Tilbury never asked or even encouraged me to do so.

3 June 2019


This is not music or more exactly it is music but with footage from the respective concerts.
Culled from the French TV.

Among others we have the first concert of the Blue Notes in Europe, just arriving from South-Africa. After the concert and some weeks playing in Antibes at the beach (and elsewhere) they embarked to Zürich were they got offered Dollar Brand's place at the Cafe Africana.

The movie (~ 1:40) is not in high definition but the quality is easily good enough to enjoy these concerts and in case of Taylor's Unit something rather special.

- Lìnvité du dimanche 1969 -Fondation Maeght  (Cecil Taylor Unit)
with Jimmy Lyons, Sam Rivers, Andrew Cyrille

- Blue Notes - Antibes 1964
with Nikele Mokaye, Louis Moholo, Mongezi Feza, Chris McGregor, Johnny Mbizo Dyani and Dudu Pukwana

- Manfred Schoof - Antibes 1967
with Mani Neumeier, Jaki Liebezeit, Gerd Dudek, Buschi Niebergall and Alexander von Schlippenbach

Misha Mengelberg - Antibes 1967
with Han Bennink, Willem Breuker, Maarten Altena

- Theo Loevendie - Antibes 1969
with Willem van Manen, Nedley Elstak, John Engels, Martin Van Duynhoven, Joop Mastenbroek, Hans Dulfer, Maarten Altena

1 June 2019

Art Ensemble of Chicago live in Immanuelskirche, Wuppertal, Germany 1995

Following up my former post of the AEC in Charlottesville in 1983, here is another recording from 1995. By this time, Joseph Jarman had left the Ensemble, so they are down to a quartet. As I mentioned in my last post, the acoustics add another dimension to the music, at the Cabell Hall as well as here, and even more so here, almost prompting the venue itself to be the fifth player, although a passive one. The venue was the Immanuelskirche in Wuppertal, Germany, and from what I can see online, it is designated as a cultural centre with regular musical performances of all kinds. One could add it lends a further spiritual dimension to the music, adding to the spiritual quality that's already there.

The former posting had a version of "Prayer for Jimbo Kwesi" and this one has "Song for Atala", another one of my fave AEC tunes. In the second part, you also get a portion of Roscoe Mitchell's circular breathing for your amazement.

CD 1
01. Unknown - 35:12
02. Song For Atala - 07:48

CD 2
01. Unknown - ß3:47
02. Unknown - 14:37
03. Unknown - 17:18
04. New York Is Full Of Lonely People / Carefree - 09:24
05. Odwalla - 04:35
06. Walking In The Moonlight - 04:36

In all: 97:26.

The tracks are split in such a way so they can be easily fitted onto two cds if one so wishes.

In sum, beautiful music in beatiful surroundings. By the way, I have another recording of the AEC in the Immanuelskirche in 1990, this time with the full quintet, that I could post here if there's an interest.

31 May 2019


1.  Eccoti
2.  Due Facce
3.  Eravamo Piccoli E Cattivi
4.  Marrafoufou
5.  Immersione
6.  Il Sogno Di Una Cosa
7.  Dudu
8.  Un Pesce Importante
9.  Solo
10. Dedica

Edoardo Marraffa, tenor saxophone

Recorded on 10.7.2000 at Groove factory, Bologna

BS ‎– BS005

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25 May 2019


Here we have a donation by another anonymous with some compositions by Geroge Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell, Tyshawn Sorey and the German composer Johannes Borowski.

Vendredi 18 janvier 2019 — 20h30
Salle des concerts - Cité de la Musique, Paris


George E. Lewis
Track 1 - Emergent, pour flûte et dispositif électronique (création française) 13:22
Track 2 - The Will to Adorn, (création française) 17:45


Tyshawn Sorey
Track 3 - Sentimental Shards, (création française) 10:41

Roscoe Mitchell
Track 4 - Useful News (commande de l'Ensemble intercontemporain, création) 21:06


Johannes Boris Borowski
Track 5 – Mappe (création de la nouvelle version) 24:52

Emmanuelle Ophèle, flute
Damon Holzborn, electronics (software programming)
Ilan Volkov, conductor

24 May 2019


1. Untitled
2. Untitled

Irumagawa Masami,cello

Recorded At The Proto Theatre

Irusworks - IS-02

CDr Rip

23 May 2019


The Corbett vs. Dempsey label keep going on reissuing rare and very interesting music. On June they will publish two cd reissues of classics lp from the Instant Composers Pool.
The first is the ICP Tentet « Tetterettet » with rare appearance from Gilius Van Bergeyk, Peter Bennink and also Alan Silva and John Tchicai to name a few.

The second cd reissue is the fantastic trio of Dudu Puckwana, Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink, the great meeting between south African saxophonist and the two co-founders of the ICP.

I have also recently discovered this limited edition cd only available through the record store Downtownmusicgallery. It is a live performance done in 2012 in the store with Adam Lane, Oliver Lake, Viny Golia and Ross Hammond. Obviously it is a limited 100 copies cd.

20 May 2019


1. Untitled
2. Untitled

Irumagawa Masami,cello

Recorded At The Proto Theatre

Irusworks - IS-01

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19 May 2019

Art Ensemble of Chicago in Charlottesville 23 September 1984

Some more Joseph Jarman coming up, here with the rest of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. This is a live recording at the Old Cabell Hall, located at the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville. As you can see from the photos below, the Hall is used for musical performances, but also for all sorts of official events, including talks by American presidents. As we know, Charlottesville was in the headlines a couple of years ago for all the wrong reasons, but the student body was clearly on the side of the counter-protesters for, we may add, all the right reasons.

One reason for selecting this one is that it has an extended version of "Prayer for Jimbo Kwesi" which starts the second track on this recording. Definitely hall-like acoustics on this concert which adds the right ambiance to this concert. I once had the opportunity to listen to them in a medieval hall in my hometown which somehow felt entirely appropriate.

The Art Ensemble is here in the usual quintet form. A little later I will post the later quartet in a setting that puts the acoustics in as a sort of fifth player, but we'll get to that.

The track listing is based on a different track splitting than what's on the back cover of the art work appended to this post.

What we hear will be roughly based on this track order:

1. Unknown - 14:12/Zero / Unknown - 24:57/Carefree - 00:54
2. Prayer For Jimbo Kwesi - 30:39/Unknown - 02:44/Chant / Unknown (cut) - 12:44
3. Unknown (cuts in) - 04:59/New York Is Full Of Lonely People - 06:24
4. Funky AEOC (cuts in) / Odwalla - 09:48

As always, enjoy!

18 May 2019


May will be a good month for those who still buy records. Once again Nobusiness records will publish several exciting titles.

Obviously they have started a reissue program of archival recordings of Sam Rivers. The first volume will be a trio with Norman Connors & Cecil McBee, this trio previously has recorded the fantastic « Stream »

Another great reissue is this obscure session recorded by Sunny Murray in 1994 with two musicians that comes from the alternative rock. Previously published on lp in a very limited quantity (less than 30 copies), it will be reissued with more music.

For those who appreciate Ton-Klami here is part of the band with only Midori Takada and the impressive Kang Tae Hwan only in duet

Last but not least here is another unpublished recording from a fantastic Detail session done in 1982. If you have missed the cd on FMR published almost one year ago, don’t miss this one.

 From the french label Dark Tree records here is finally the first reissue of unpublished concerts by Horace Tapscott. This show happened few month before Tapscott’s death. The Pan African Peoples Arkestra is joined by the chorus of The Great Voices of UGMAA

Let me tell you also that Dave Douglas’s Green Leaf label has started few years ago a program of subscriptions and publish some music only available for the subscribers: take a look at the incredible line up of this 2017 release:
or this one

Sometimes you can find copies on the web but they are mostly directly distributed by subscription.

17 May 2019

:: facebook FORUM ::

Some time ago I created facebook group entitled

 + inconstant sol + 

I think it is time to let you know, dear inconstant soleros (if that is ok) that group is here to discuss and share Love of Music in digital age in general. All you are welcome to join, discuss and post there. Happy Daze ;)

16 May 2019

SOPHiA DOMANCiCH TRiO - La part des anges (Gimini 1997)

SOPHiA DOMANCiCH TRiO - La part des anges (Gimini 1997)

1. 11 Juillet  1:48
2. La part des anges  6:25
3. Sur les traces...  9:55
4. Ondine  4:40
5. Together  7:52
6. Corbeau carnivore  10:57
7. ...D'Alice  8:25
8. 11 Juillet  1:52

PAUL ROGERS - double bass
TONY LEViN - drums

All compositions by Sophia Domancich
Recorded at studio de Chennevieres, 1&2 July 1997

Gimini Music GM 1008 (OOP)

15 May 2019


Another recording by the anonymous contributor who has donated already Cecil Taylor in Rome.

Cecil Taylor, piano
Marco Eneidi, alto saxophone
Bobby Zankel, alto saxophone
Butch Morris, cornet
Dick Griffin, trombone
John Bruschini, guitar
Thurman Barker, vibes, percussion
Barry Guy, bass
William Parker, bass
Rashid Bakr, drums

1. unknown title 46:52
2. announcement   1:05
3. unknown title 23:00
4. closing announcement 0:52

Live audience recording at Saalfelden, Austria on August 28, 1992
during "Jazzfestival Saalfelden".

12 May 2019


A1. Eronel
A2. Thelonious
A3. Like Blue
A4. Epistrophy

B1. Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are
B2. Ask Me Now
B3. Skippy

Steve Lacy, soprano saxophone

Recorded on 19 February 1979 at Audio Sound Studio, Rome.

Horo Records ‎– HZ 11

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