6 August 2019

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 2019


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 2019


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 2019

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 2019


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 December 01, 2018 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:

Watazumido Doso Roshi - Hotchiku
Naoji Kondo Trio - Live at the Tarupho
Kang Tae Hwan - Korean Free Music
Sinawi Music Of Korea
Abdullah Ibrahim and Carlos Ward - Live in Kalisz, Poland
Steve Grossman - This Time The Dream's On Me / Solar (DIW - 7" Promo)
The Nedley Elstak Trio - Conglomeration
Hans Koller Free Sound - Vienna, Audimax 1974
Abdullah Ibrahim Tentet - live in Turin 1974
Bergisch-Brandenburgisches Quartet - Köln, 1981
Fall Mountain - Early Fall
Mike Westbrook Concert Band - Release
Garrett List - The Real Live Orchestra - In And Out
Anthony Braxton Quartet - Four Compositions (1973)
Abdullah Ibrahim Big Band - live in Nervi 1979
George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - Live in Stuttgart '78
Clarence Peters - The Magnetic Atmospher
Armonicord - Esprits De Sel
Gunter Hampel Group & AMM - Deutsches Jazzfestival 1972
Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya - live in Milan 2011
Sam Rivers Orchestra - live in Turin 79
Hopper / Dean / Tippett / Gallivan - Live in Paris 1977
Takeo Moriyama / Mal Waldron - Bit
Frank Lowe / Grachan Moncur Quartet - Waltham Mass. (Brandeis University)
Rev. Frank Wright Quintet - Live in Moers '81
Fred Van Hove - KKWTT
Barney Wilen - Zodiac
Tony Oxley -  Ichnos
Steve Lacy - Threads
Toshi Ichiyanagi, Michael Ranta, Takehisa Kosugi - Improvisation Sep. 1975
François Tusque Ça branle dans le manche
Daunik Lazro - Sweet Zee
NDR Jazz Workshop No.59 - Meet in Berlin
Brötzmann - Mangelsdorff - Bennink + Schlippenbach - Concert for a Friend
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart feat. Mangelsdorff + Brötzmann Trio + Seifert
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart feat. Mangelsdorff, Brötzmann + Bennink
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart feat. Karl Berger
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - March + April 1980
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - Carl-Reichel-Wittwer-Schweizer-Honsinger-Altena-Bruhin
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - Schlippenbach-Kowald-Lovens-Lytton-Parker
Kenny Wheeler Quartet - Live in Lovere 1978
Kenny Wheeler Quartet - Live in Rome 1978
Parker/Guy/Lytton + Kenny Wheeler - London 1994
Anthony Davis & James Newton Quartet - Live in Rome '79
FMT (Free Music Trio) - You Got A Freedom
Sam Rivers Quartet - live in Brescia 78
Sam Rivers Quartet - live in Nervi 78
Anthony Davis & Douglas Ewart - live in Verona
Anthony Davis & James Newton Quartet - live in  Moers '79
Trombone Workshop - Live in Moers '77
George Lewis & Douglas Ewart - Live in Novara '78 
Anthony Braxton Quintet - Live in Milan '77
Eddie Daniels - This Is New
Harry Tavitian & Hans Kumpf - Open End
Altena-Bailey-Day-Honsinger-Horsthuis-Waisvisz - K'Ploeng
Baden Baden New Jazz Meeting 1986
Baden Baden New Jazz Meeting 1978 
Baden Baden New Jazz Meeting 1976
Baden Baden Free Jazz Meeting 1968
Morisada Michihiro - Agekunohatemonaku
Morisada Michihiru,  Yoshinori Motoki - Tsurusen Kamesen
Creative Construction Company - vol. 1
Creative Construction Company - vol. 2
Lol Coxhill - Toverbal Sweet
Jayne Cortez & The Firespitters - Cheerful & Optimistic
Eddie Prevost - John Stevens Double Trio - Earjob 1978 
Nunnu Big Band - Karelia Group - Nunnu
Max Roach - Solos
Elton Dean's Newsense - Berlin 1997
Kevin Ayers and the Whole World - live in Driebergen 1970
E.Rava & M.Mengelberg Octet & RAI B.B. - Live in Rome '80
Ekkehard Jost - Amman Boutz (fresh rip) 
Howard Riley Trio - Angle 
Julius Hemphill Quartet - Verona '80
Julius Hemphill - Live in Verona '80
Julius Hemphill Big Band - Live In New York '80
Julius Hemphill - Live in Lovere '80
The Trio- live in Sant'Anna Arresi 09
Rudd-Tchicai-Lacy-Carter-McCall + RAI Big Band - Rome 1980
Globe Unity - Berlin + Donaueschingen 1966/67
Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet - live in NYC '11
George Lewis - live in Florence '78
Gérard Grisey - Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil 
Brötzmann - Breuker Quartet - Lübeck 1987
Brötzmann / Bennink - Atsugi Concert
Robert Ruff - Shaza-Ra 
Sunny Murray - Big Chief
Harry Miller's Isipingo - Live at 100 Club 1976
Bill Cole - The First Cycle
Dror Feiler & The Too Much Too Soon Orchestra ‎- What Is The Point Of Paris?
Gap - Gap 
Lokomotiv Konkret - Stockholm Augusti, 1978
Masabumi Kikuchi Sextet - Collaboration and Hairpin Circus combined file
R.D. Levy and Richard Davis -  Cauldron
Frances-Marie Uitti - The Second Bow
Dollar Brand / Don Cherry / Carlos Ward - Third World Underground
Paul Bley - Mr. Joy 
IST - Anagrams To Avoid
COWWS - Ulrichsberg, 1988
Ulrich Gumpert Workshop Band - Berlin, 1979
Radu Malfatti Orchestra - Innsbruck 1989
Toshinori Kondo & Tristan Honsinger - This, That And The Other
Halki's Collective - Jive
Jimmy Lyons Quintet - WKCR, 1975
Valdo Williams - New Advanced Jazz
Barry Guy New Orchestra & Elliott Sharp - Berlin, 2009
Alan Silva Celestrial Communications Orchestra - The Shout
Alan Silva Celestrial Communication Orchestra - Desert Mirage
Halki Collective - Κολλεκτίβα Χάλκης
Keizo Inoue - In Moers
Sunny Murray - Sonny's Time Now
Jacques Thollot Trio / Howard Riley Trio - Jazz Harmonie 1972
Test - Test
Harry Miller Quintet - Köln, 1983
Manfred Schoof Quintet - Helsinki, 1974
 L., S. - F., M. - Adonis
Per-Henrik Wallin Quartet - Umea
Paul Lovens - Paul Lytton Quintet - Moers 1977
Günter Christmann & Detlef Schönenberg - Berlin, 1978
London Music Now - Jazz Festival Berlin 1972
Albert Mangelsdorff Septet - Lindau, 1961
Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet - Tübingen, 1973
Cecil Taylor Unit - Spring Of Two Blue J's
Fred Van Hove 'T Nonet - Basel, 1998
Christmann - Frangenheim - Dutton - Fruits De Mhère, 2003
Frank Wright - Alan Silva - Muhammad Ali - Hamburg, 1976
Circle - Hamburg, 1971
Julius Hemphill & Abdul Wadud - Live in New York
Paul Rutherford - Old Moers Almanac
George Russell Sextet - Stockholm, Gyllene Cirkeln 1964/65
Europe Jazz All Stars - Room 1220
Mario Pavone - Digit
Karl Berger - Fron Now On
Karen Borca - Irène Schweizer Quartet - Basel 1989
Yoriyuki Harada Unit feat. Andrew Cyrille - Ehyang
Ray Russell - Dragon Hill
Glenn Horiuchi - Issei Spirit
Freebop - Live Tracks
Masahiko Togashi - Bura-Bura
Jayne Cortez & Firespitters - Maintain Control
Friedhelm Schönfeld - Friedhelm Schönfeld (Amiga)
Charles Tyler - Definite Vol.2
Johnny Mbizo Dyani - Witchdoctor's Son Together
A.R. Penck - Going Through
Jeanne Lee - Don't Freeze Yourself To Death Over There On Those Mountains
Gunter Hampel & Jeanne Lee - Oasis
Jeanne Lee - Im Stadtgarten Köln
Charles Tyler - Definite Vol.1
Charles Tyler - Jazz Festival Umeå
Ushio Sakai - Jam in Yokota

23 January 2019

Joe Rigby - Praise - Homeboy Music 2007

-India (J.Coltrane)
-Earth flower

Joe Rigby: tenor & soprano sax
Ted Daniel: trumpet
Ken Filiano: bass
Lou Grassi: drums

recordings coming from rehearsal done in Brooklyn in 2007
cdr published by homeboy music, no reference

Almost at the same time the french label « improvising Being » published a superbe cd of the Joe Rigby Quartet, now the label have stopped but perhaps the owner of the label still has some copies, if you are interested you can try to get in touch here
be aware that I’m not talking about the cdr presented here but about another session that I recommend
Regarding Homeboy music, it was a tiny label who published less than 5 titles, including the full session of Norman Howard & Joe Phillips originally recorded for esp but not issued at the time, lately ESP reissued it partially on cd

16 January 2019


A short but sweet broadcast -

Don Cherry, cornet, bamboo flute
Steve Lacy, soprano saxophone
Karl Berger, vibes, piano
Kent Carter, double bass
Jaques Thollot, drums

1. Tune In 6:01
2. A New Folk 12:23
3. Bird Suite 7:13
4. Going Home 4:14

Recorded at Grosser Saal des Volkbildungsheims, Frankfurt on March 24, 1968 (or maybe on March 23)
Recorded at the 10th Deutsches Jazzfestival Frankfurt by Hessischer Rundfunk.

11 January 2019

Love Cry Want - Love Cry Want - 1972

1 Peace (For Dakota And Jason)
2 Tomorrow, Today Will Be Yesterday
3 The Great Medicine Dance
4 Angels Wing
5 Ancient Place
6 Love Cry

Jimmy Molneiri: drums & percussions
Joe Gallivan: Drums, Steel Guitar, Synthesizer (Moog), Percussion
Larry Young: Hammond organ
Nicholas: Synthesizer (Prototype Guitar Synthesizer), Electronics (Ring Modulator), Tape (Wind, Rain, Thunder, Lightning, Water, Hi-tension Wires, Wailing Dervish)

Recorded in June 1972, Lafayette Park, Washington DC.

this rip from the cd newjazz.com njc 001

There is a recent band under the name Love Cry Want with Joe Gallivan but the music is very different, you can check it here:


10 January 2019


Here we have a short and a longer Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart recording from 1978 respectively 1981.

Günter Christmann, trombone
Michel Pilz, bass clarinet
Heinz Sauer, tenor saxophone
Gerd Dudek, tenor saxophone
Wolfgang Dauner, piano
Buschi Niebergall, bass
Uwe Schmitt, drums

01. Zartgenössische Musik (Christmann)  11:43
02. Creset (Niebergall)  8:06

Recorded 1978 in Stuttgart.


Leo Smith, trumpet, flugelhorn, wood-flutes
Peter Kowald, bass
Günter 'Baby' Sommer, drums, percussion
Wolfgang Dauner, piano

01. Ein Stück Über Dem Boden (Kowald)  6:09
02. In The Garden Of The Soundless Winds (Smith)  19:21
03. Hilferuf Einer Schnecke (Sommer)  10:39

Recorded 1981 in Stuttgart.

9 January 2019

Φλώρος Φλωρίδης (Floros Floridis) - st (Improvisation Series 1980)

A1 - Alto             0:59
A2 - Soprano I, II, III         14:43
A3 - Μπαντούρα - Alto     4:03
B1 - Clarinette I, II         9:45
B2 - Clarinette - Flute         9:12

Floros Floridis - Alto Sax (tracks: A1, A3), Bandura (tracks: A3), Clarinet (tracks: B1, B2), Flute (tracks: B2), Soprano Sax (tracks: A2)

Recorded at Nikos Papazoglou's studio in Thessaloniki on September 23th and 24th 1980

Improvisation Series 4, Improvisation Series ‎– C 905
Released 1980

28 December 2018



Billy Bang, violin
Luther Thomas, alto & tenor saxophone
Butch Morris, cornet
Curtis Clark, piano
Wilber Morris, bass
Steve McCall, drums

1. A Pebble Is A Small Rock (Alternate Take)     14:09
2. Sweet Space (Alternate Take)     4:43
3. Loweski For Frank (Alternate Take)     12:13
4. Music For The Love Of It (Alternate Take)     4:23
5. A Pebble Is A Small Rock     16:37
6. Sweet Space     5:09
7. Loweski For Frank (T.F.R.)     12:50
8. Music For The Love Of It     5:44



Billy Bang, violin, yokobue flute, congas, bells
Don Cherry, pocket trumpet, flute, bells
Wilber Morris, bass
Denis Charles, drums

1. Echovamp 1678     12:08
2. Night Sequence  5:52
3. The Kora Song     6:05
4. Maat     11:53
5. Levitation For Santana     4:18
6. Focus On Sanity  4:25

"Sweet Space" recorded at the Loeb Student Center, New York University, November 15, 1979. Tracks 5 - 8 previously released on LP Anima 12741 (USA) - tracks 1 to 4 previously unreleased.

"Untitled Gift" recorded at OAO Studio, Brooklyn, New York, February 7, 1982. Previously released on LP Anima 3BG9 (USA).

Both CDs were mastered from the original source tapes.
8th Harmonic Breakdown – 8thHB 8005-6 (US, 2004)

27 December 2018

Byard Lancaster - Documentation. The End of a Decade

Jambrio 2002, CD 
first released on Bellows, 1981, LP

Byard Lancaster (flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone)
Joan Hansom (vocals)
David Eyges (cello)
Youseff Yancy (trumpet, flugelhorn, Theremin)
Michael Ray (trumpet)
Alfred Pollitt (electric piano)
Chucky Lee (drums)
Kino Speller (congas)
Edward Crockett (bass)
and more

1 - Rib Crib    6:20
2 - Mary Ann    3:29
3 - Philly Funk    4:31
4 - Sweetness    3:30
5 - Bird Eye Eye View of the World    2:47
6 - Blue Nature    8:23
7 - Imperial Police    3:39
8 - Crockett and I    7:13
9 - Brotherman    1:44

recorded at different venues with different groups in 1979

25 December 2018


A1. Stereo Head
A2. Aurora
A3. Wolf Chant
A4. Mercure

B1. Kit-talk
B2. "For The Letter That Begins Them All, H"
B3. Smile
B4. Score For Tony, 1st Movement
B5. Borealis
B6. Northern Lights

Paul Dutton, voice

Underwhich Audiographic Series - No 47

Cassette Rip

23 December 2018


Here's a bit for Xmass - but please do not 'open' before tomorrow ;-)
"Farbspiele" is "colour play" in English whereas "Versuch 2, einem Traum die Wahrheit zu verschweigen" means "second try to hide the truth from the dream". ("verschweigen" means "to keep/remain silent")

Laureen Newton, voice
Herbert Joos, flugelhorn
Bernd Konrad, soprano & baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Wolfgang Czelusta, trombone
Jürgen Wuchner, bass
Thomas Cremer, drums
Herbert Försch, percussion
Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra

Farbspiele for Jazz Group + Orchestra
1. Farbspiele 1 (Joos)  7:46
2. Farbspiele 2 (Konrad)  14:18

Laureen Newton, voice
Herbert Joos, flugelhorn
Bernd Konrad, soprano & baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Erwin Lehn Orchestra

3. Divana (Joos)  10:15
4. Versuch 2, einem Traum die Wahrheit zu verschweigen (Konrad) 10:31

Performed live in 1978

All tracks are compositions ordered by the Süddeutsche Rundfunk to feature Joos and Konrad as composers and to give them the opportunity to perform with larger ensembles.
- on tracks 1 + 2 the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra and on tracks 3 + 4 the Erwin Lehn Orchestra, (which was the SDR's radio jazz orchestra at that time and included a lot of brilliant jazz musicians) - therefore they were also able to perform (besides their usual radio entertainment music business) in more avantgardistic contexts.

Joseph Jarman & Famoudou Don Moye - Live In Ann Arbor September 30, 1979

During the second half of the seventies and in the early eighties, Joseph Jarman and Famoudou Don Moye regularly teamed together in duet or in bigger groups who recorded albums like Egwu-Anwu, Black Paladin, Earth Passage Density or The magic triangle.
Here is a well recorded concert from this period, this time in duet following the recording published by India Navigation.

Joseph Jarman: alto, tenor, flute, clarinet, voice, percussions
Famoudou Don Moye: Drums, percussions

recorded on September 30, 1979 in Ann Arbor USA


1.  The Pearls
2.  New Orleans Blues
3.  Billy's Bounce
4.  Spanish Swat
5.  Giant Steps
6.  Freakish
7.  A.M. Rag
8.  Popolo Paniolo
9.  The Crave
10. Moments Notice

Dave Burrell, piano

Recorded at Morning Star Studio, Springhouse, PA.

Gazell ‎– GJCD 4003

CD Rip

22 December 2018


This is  "Çonceré Ntasiah", originally released on Universal Justice.

Shortly thereafter Muse did a reissue with another title: "P'nk J'zz".

Charles "Bobo" Shaw, drums
Joseph Bowie, trombone
Julius Hemphill, soprano saxophone
Francois Nyomo Mantuila, acoustic & electric guitars
Alex Blake, bass, electric bass
Abdul Wadud, cello

A1. Steam Away Kool 500     (10:02)
A2. Jacki Bee Tee     (8:23)
B1. Concere Ntasiah (10:57)
B2. Be Bo Bo Be     (5:13)

Recorded at Studio Rivbea, New York.

Original release on Universal Justice UJ 101
This rip from Muse MR 5232

19 December 2018

DoMa Ensemble :: Demo 2oo9

Here is Prague based duo's demo recording, which was followed by official album release in 2011 - check the bandcamp player, download has Name your price option. Both Dorota and Marcel are also members of Vertigo sextet and has numerous other projects. Marcel is leader of Muff group, whose demo I posted several years ago. They also have 2 albums available on Polí5 label.

DoMa Ensemble - Demo 2oo9

1. Létavice (Shooting Star)  7.51
2. Změna osvětlení (Change of Lighting)  6.58
3. K Andromedě (Towards Andromeda)  7.06
4. Půlnoční slunce (Midnight Sun)  4.36
5. Impro 261109  11.06
6. Sám v supermarketu (Alone in Supermarket)  3.54

Dorota Barová - cello, voice, looper
Marcel Bárta - saxophones, bass clarinet, percussion

Recorded in Prague, November 2009

David Eyges & Byard Lancaster - Lightnin' strikes! (Black & Blue 1989)

01 - Lightnin'
02 - Cool Breeze
03 - Love By The Ocean
04 - Midstream
05 - Lion Tales
06 - A Bird's Eye View (Of The World)
07 - Lightnin' Strikes Twice
08 - The Day We Walked By The Pond And Heard The Bells In The Distance
09 - Jazz Lady
10 - Talk To Me
11 - Renaissance
12 - Sometimes When You Have Time It's Easier To Love
13 - Pleasant Valley Mama
14 - Lightnin' strike Twice

David Eyges - cello
Byard Lancaster - sax, clarinet, flute

recorded on 1988 at Ηiρ Pocket studio, New York


Highly recommended solo bass!
Another recording with Marion - not to be missed - you'll find here.

Louis-Michel Marion, double bass

1. "hay que caminar I"   34:26
2. "hay que caminar II"  26:52

Track 1 recorded at Fruits de Mhère in Brassy, France in August 2004.
Track 2 recorded in Vandoeuvre, France in May 2007.

"Hay que caminar" is a duo project of L.-M. Marion with the dancer Aurore Gruel.
At least on track 1 you can hear Gruel's movements with headphones.
Track 2 seems to be without a dancer.

15 December 2018

David Eyges with Byard Lancaster - The Arrow (music unlimited 1981)

David Eyges - cello
Byard Lancaster - alto and soprano sax, flute

01 - Jumpin' Jenny
02 - Sweetness is beauty
03 - Swimming under the good old american flag
04 - Oasis
05 - Pyramid
06 - The arrow
07 - The hill

all compositions by David Eyges
recorded december6 1980

music unlimited 1981, LP

14 December 2018

L.D Levy - Peshtigo Blues & Cedilla - Pearl 1991 & 1993

In the early days of this blog, Sotise posted a superbe album from L.D Levy who is not the most popular jazz musician… On this lp that you can find here
he was teaming with Richard Davis that in the opposite needs no introduction.
Eleven years after here is the second chapter in the rediscovery process of L.D Levy’s music.
Those two cd self produced are obviously his last records.
Like in his preview recording chamber jazz and contemporary classical are strong influences.

-Peshtigo Blues
1 'Round Midnight
2 Movement Still
3 Hetty Get Ready
4 Epistrophy
5 Eve Walks
6 It Was A Very God Year
7 Toy
8 March Hare
9 Le Aige Et Le Roi

Mike Lucas: drums
Vince Coleman: bass
Jack Martinsen: vibes 
L.D Levy: bass clarinet, flute, alto sax

Recorded October 91
Pearl records
cd rip

1 Earthbound 
2 Peacock Season 
3 Without 
4 Moon Rocks 
5 La Salle de Saxophone 
6 Music for the Play EVE WALKS a) Open Heart b) Julianna c) Linda & Sarah 
7 Always in Spring 
8 The Border

Mike Lucas: percussions
Vince Coleman: bass
Jack Martinsen: vibes, modern keyboards
Dan Ciel: piano, modern keyboards
L.D Levy: bass clarinet, flute, alto sax

Recorded March 93
Pearl records 
cd rip

L.D Levy recorded several lp in the late seventies and perhaps also some tapes, if someone have more music from him, it would be absolutely necessary to share here.

11 December 2018

Byard Lancaster Trio (Soutrane 1999)

Byard Lancaster - alto sax, bass clarinet
Dave Gelting - bass
Jon Mueller - drums.

4 untitled tunes about 23 minutes long

It's a homemade CD, but was commercially issued.
Soutrane SRC 1004

10 December 2018


Jani Christou was born at Heliopolis, N.E. of Cairo on January 9th, 1926, of Greek parents. He was educated at the English School in Alexandria, and began composing at an early age. In 1945 he travelled to England to study formal logic and philosophy at Kingās College, Cambridge under Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell (he attained an MA in philosophy in 1948). At the same time he studied music privately with H. F. Redlich, the distinguished musicologist and pupil of Alban Berg, and in 1949 travelled to Rome to study orchestration with F. Lavagnino. He also travelled widely in Europe, culminating for a short period in Zurich, where he met and attended lectures in psychology with Carl Jung....

Sadly the website dedicated to Jani Christou does not exist anymore.
But for  those who want to know more the 'web-archive' has kept the website from complete oblivion.

Bought this LP while on vacation with my family in Greece. Strolling through Athens I discovered a vinyl shop. While browsing through the inventory I didn't find anything which sparked me.
Then I asked for Xenakis, Christou...and here it was behind the cashier - albeit quite expensive.
I already wanted to turn away when surprisingly my family urged me three times to buy this LP.
Astonished and a bit perplexed I obeyed to their wish. It turned out that it was and still is to my own best.

Nelly Semitekolo, piano, percussion (A1)
Andreas Rodousakis, double bass (A1)
Spyros Sakkas, baritone (A2)
Gregory Semitecolo, voice-actor (B1)
Theodore Antoniou, conductor (A2, B1)
Hellenic Group of Contemporary Music (A1 - B1)

A1. Praxis For 12 (1966) For 11 strings, piano and percussion (9:02)
A2. Anaparastasis 1 (1968) For baritone and instrumental ensemble (10:50)
B1. Anaparastasis 3 (1968/69) For one actor, instrumental ensemble and tapes (9:56)
B2. Epicycle 2 (1968/69) Version for a record (9:45)

Text from Aeschylus' Agamemnon (track A2)

Tracks A1, A2 and B1 recorded at "Sifilms Studios" (Athen), end of September or beginning of October, 1970.

Tape for B2 prepared by the composer himself.

Columbia / His Master's Voice CSDG 68 (Greece, 1974)
(vinyl rip)

9 December 2018


PAUL DUNMALL - saxophones and clarinet
TONY LEVIN - drums

1. Second set   69:25

Phoenix Theatre, Leicester , UK  18th Novemember 1989

8 December 2018


1. My Favorite Things
2. Horn Of Philadelphia
3. Philly Jazz II
4. Internal Security
5. Garden Of Prayer
6. Mr. "G" (George Gilmore)
7. The Write Type I
8. Keno

Kenny Davis, bass
Keno Speller, congas
Webb Thomas, drums
Jim Dragoni, guitar
Alfie Pollitt, piano
Byard Lancaster, soprano, alto & tenor saxophone, bass clarinet

Recorded at Morningstar Studio, Springhouse PA

Gazell ‎– GJCD 4005

CD Rip

6 December 2018


Finally! A book I wanted to read since years but unfortunately I'm not fluent in Japanese.
Fortunately Soejima Teruto's book "Nihon Free Jazz-shi / The History of Japanese Free Jazz" has been translated into English and will be available on December 18, 2018.
Thanks to "Public Bath Press" we're now able to learn more about the music which is featured heavily here at Inconstant Sol.

Not yet visible at the publisher's website but announced on facebook.

(Never thought I would share a link to facebook, ever....)

5 December 2018

UNI TRIO (rehearsal extract, 1968)

R.I.P.  (September 17, 1938 - December 2, 2018)

Perry Robinson, clarinet
David Izenzon, double bass
Randy Kaye, drums

1. Raga Roni - take 1 (03:46)
2. Raga Roni - take 2 (00:43)
3. Raga Roni - take 3 (00:23)
4. Raga Roni - take 4 (04:46)
5. Laser Beam Blues (05:50)
6. Lullaby of the Elements - take 1 (06:14)
7. Lullaby of the Elements - take 2 (03:31)
8. Children's Song (02:01)

Recorded at Vanguard Studios, NYC on 25th January, 1968.

Note : Exact date and location according George Sala's website
http://www.mindspring.com/~scala/izenzon.htm and
according the memories from the owner of the tape
from which I have made this copy - on the tape one can read :" rec. RCA New York 1968".

3 December 2018


If someone would have asked me whether this LP is available at Inconstant Sol I would have answered with a firm "yes".
But I was wrong.  How come I had this 'false memory' I don't know but now I'm almost 100% sure that I got this rip from Nick already five years ago....

Side A - 深海  (25:55)
Mototeru Takagi, bass clarinet and composition
Yoshisaburo (Sabu) Toyozumi, drums

Side B - Plot (プロット)  (19:27)
Masabumi Kikuchi, conductor and composition
Takeru Muraoka, tenor saxophone
Hisahide Kato, soprano saxophone
Mototeru Takagi, bass clarinet
Masahiro Suzuki, electric piano
Masahiko Sato , piano
Kunimitsu Inaba, bass
Yasuo Arakawa, bass
Yoshisaburo Toyozumi, drums
Otsuka George, drums

Recorded live at Yamaha Hall, Tokyo, on 15 April 1970.

PHILIPS FX-8503 (1970)
(vinyl rip)

2 December 2018

PAUL ROGERS PROJECT :: Paris 1993 (remaster)

As this great concert recording posted originally here by Andy back in 2016 sounded a bit deaf, after some time of trying and testing I did remastering work on it. I hope you will enjoy my version and thank you again, Andy, for sharing such gems. And anyway, let me know what do you think about actual sound...

PAUL ROGERS PROJECT - PARiS 1993 (remastered)

ELTON DEAN - saxello and alto saxophone
PAUL DUNMALL - tenor saxophone
SYLVAiN KASSAP - soprano and baritone saxophone
TONY MARSH - drums

1. Fast 1 & 2                34:58
2. Riffiffi                      22:12
3. Three for Louis        33:42

Les Instant Chavires, Paris. 15 May 1993

Remastered 2oo8 by Miloš Latislav

The Black Sea Orchestra - The Black Sea Project - Lyra 1998

1. Horum Instabul  11:36
2. Paramashivam Smile  13:56
3. Tekez Zortlatmasi 11:18
4. Folk Song 6:30
5. Moving Wagon 12:59

Alexander Alexandrov: bassoon
Floros Floridis: soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Zurab Gagnidze: electric bass
Enver Ismailov: electric guitar
Ivo Papazov: clarinet
Ergün Senlendirici: trumpet
Anatoly Stefanet: viola
Harry Tavitian: piano
Akay Temiz : percussions, drums
Okay Temiz: drums, percussions
Nariman Umerov: accordion

Recorded in Istanbul in 1996

Lyra cd ML 0660

1 December 2018


1. Speak Easy
2. Jennifer's Poem
3. Rain Colors
4. Blues For An Endangered Species
5. Family Of The Spirits
6. Easy Living
7. Free Nelson

William Parker, bass
Sunny Murray, drums
Dave Burrell, piano
Khan Jamal, vibraphone

Recorded at Morning Star Studio, Springhouse PA, September 2, 1988

Gazell ‎– GJCD 4001

CD Rip


1. The Box - Dedicated To Diane
2. Icarus
3. Dancing With Monika
4. New Orleans Blues
5. Brother To Brother
6. What It Means To A Woman

Dave Burrell, piano
David Murray, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet

Gazell ‎– GJCD 4006

LP Rip

30 November 2018

Bill Dixon Quintet - Live In Newport 1966

Suite Pomegranate in six movements
Bill Dixon: tp
Ken McIntyre: as,bcl
Louis Brown: ts
Bob Cunningham: b
Tom Price: dr

recorded in Newport, July 2, 1966