6 August 2021

What a long, strange trip ...

Photo © Roberto Masotti / Lelli e Masotti Archivio.

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 November 24, 2019 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:

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
Hamid Drake / Pasquale Mirra - Live in Italy 2013
Douglas R. Ewert & Inventions Clarinet Choir - Red Hills
Chick Corea - The Sun
Takashi Kako - Night Music
Anthony Braxton Trio - Live in Rome '79
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart feat. Christmann-Schönenberg-Bojé - Stuttgart 1976
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart feat. Brötzmann Trio - Stuttgart 1976 
Derek Bailey & Evan Parker - Live in Pisa '77
Michel Portal & Bernard Lubat - Live in Imola '78
Roscoe Mitchell Quartet - Live in Tivoli '09
Don Pullen - Live in Milan '78
Michel Pilz / Buschi Niebergall / Paul Lovens Trio - Live in Imola '78
Alan Tomlinson - Still Outside
Elton Dean's Ninesense - Live in London '79
Sam Rivers Trio - Live in Pescara '76
Max Roach Quartet - Live in Frankfurt '79
Max Roach Quartet - Live in Milan '78
John Carter Quartet - Live in Rome '79
Paul Bley - Live in Milan '79
The Carla Bley Band - Live in Alassio '79
Leroy Jenkins - Live in Florence '79
Wadada Leo Smith & Organic - Live in Milan '11
Misha Mengelberg - Live in Berlin '75
Revolutionary Ensemble - Live in Genoa '05
Joji Yuasa - Works of Joji Yuasa - Inter-Posi-Play-Tion 
Antonello Salis - Live in Florence '79 
Don Cherry Trio + 1 - Live in Copenhagen '70 (remastered) 
Berliner Improvisations Quartett - Live in Moers '79 
Maarten Altena Octet & Nonet - Quick Step 
Maarten Altena Quartet - Veranda
Maarten Altena Quartet - Pisa
Maarten Altena Quartet - Op Stap
Maarten Altena Quartet - Miere
Maarten Altena Quartet - Rondedans
Fred Van Hove - Middelheim, 1971
Carla Bley Band - Live in Milan '80 
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Live in Ravenna '78
Clusone Trio - Live in Clusone '05
Chico & Von Freeman Quintet - Live in Margherita di Savoia '80
The Quartet feat. Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky - Interchange
Johnny Mbizo Dyani - African Bass
Enrico Rava Quartet - Live in Rome '80 
Steve Lacy Quintet - Jazzbühne East-Berlin 1977
Paul Dunmall and Tony Levin - 2nd set RMC Bristol 22 Jan 1993
Michael Smith - Reflection On Progress
Paul Rutherford/Peter Brotzmann/Paul Hession - Leicester 1992
Iskastra - Bath Festival 1998 
Joseph Scianni with David Izenzon - Man Running
Spontaneous Music Ensemble - Unreleased Studio Recordings 1966-68
Old And New Dreams - Live In Nervi '79
Takao Haga, Iwase Shunji - Kai Ki
Aki Takase & Rudi Mahall - Live in Pavia '10
Rolf & Joachim Kühn Quartet -  Munich, 1966
Dennis González - Hymn For The Perfect Heart Of A Pearl (1991)
Karl Berger / Woodstock Workshop Orchestra - New Moon
Steve Potts Quartet - Tribute to Steve Lacy
Beryl Booker Quintet with Miles Davis - Birdland 1952
Gunter Christmann & Barry Guy - Live in Leicester 1992
Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble - live in Rome 2006
George Lewis, John Carter and Bobby Breadford - live on radio 1978
Miles Davis Quintet - live in Antibes 1963
Jimmmy Lyons and Sunny Murray - What To Do About title track
Paul Rogers Project - Paris 1993 new master
Circle - Live in German Concert
Summit Conference - Knitting Factory, NY 1998
Reggie Workman - Summit Conference, 2-8-1995, aud
Eugene Chadbourne - 2000 Statues And The English Channel
Denley/Butcher/Burn/Mattos - Embers Live
Lol Coxhill + Pat Thomas - One Night In Glasgow
Hugh Hopper-Lol Coxhill, Mad Axe Quartet - Bull and Gate, London 1985
The Frank Lowe Orchestra - Lowe And Behold 
Frank Lowe - Doctor Too Much
Harry Miller - BBC 1976-77
Afro Rock Festival
Lol Coxhill - live in Rome '09
Michel Pilz - Celeste
Don Cherry-John Tchicai Group - Nyon 1980
Sabu Toyozumi / Paul Rutherford - Fragrance
New Herd - So Long Charles
Tomasz Stanko - Edward Vesala Quartet - Live at Remont
Steve Lacy-Lee Konitz Duo - Paris March 1st 1984
Bill Evans Trio feat. Lee Konitz - Live in Terni '78
Masahiko Togashi - The Face of Percussion
Alan Davie - The Alan Davie Music Workshop
Arthur Doyle, Takashi Mizutani, Sabu Toyozumi - Live In Japan 1997
Albert Mangelsdorff & Lee Konitz - Hannover, Germany, 1982
Mario Schiano - And His Allstars
PRS Picard, Rogers, Stevens 1989
John Stevens @ Terry Day Benefit 1991
Spontaneous Music Ensemble - BBC Session 1993
Paul Dunmall Octet - Bath 2002
Eddie Prevost 50th birthday
Günter Christmann & Detlef Schönenberg - Live in Padua '78 
Blake Parker - Stella!
Kenneth Terroade - Love Rejoice
Clifford Thornton - Ketchaoua
The Glass Orchestra - Tales from Siliconesia
Mujician - Band on the Wall 1997
Masahiko Togashi Trio - Voices
Kang Tae Hwan - Masahiko Satoh - Masahiko Togashi - Asian Spirits
Ornette Coleman Trio - Copenhagen '66
Manfred Schoof Sextet - Konstanz 1975
Toshi Tsuchitori - 3 LPs from D.Y.M. Records
Roach Om - Universal Expression
NDR Jazz Workshop No. 64 "Catching The New Ones" (1969)
NDR Jazz Workshop No. 50 "Remember Oscar Pettiford" (1967)
NDR Jazz Workshop No. 2 "Hans Koller" (1958)
NDR Jazz Workshop No. 3 "Hans Koller" (1958)
NDR Jazz Workshop No. 77 - Peter Brötzmann & Friends (Hamburg, 1972)
Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet & Guests - Hamburg, 1973
Blue Freedom's New Art Transformation - Blue Freedom's New Art Transformation
Toshi Tsuchitori with Fred Frith - The Euphio
Walt Dickerson - Solo Live - Dorchester, Mass., Dec 10, 1979
Masahiko Togashi - Guild For Human Music & Essence  
Evan Parker & Frank Perry - For The Love Of...
Evan Parker - Derek Bailey Quartet - Pisa 1980 
Quartet Moderne - St.Johann, 2009
Paul Lovens-Michael Moore-Phil Wachsmann-Sabina Meyer - Phonomanie IX 2009 
Globe Unity Orchestra - Bad Godesberg, 1979 
Pat Matshikiza - Sikiza Matshikiza - The Sun 1976
Charles K Noyes and David Tamura - Duets
Detail -  Way It Goes/Dance Of The Soul
Friedrich Gulda - Nachricht Vom Lande
Anthony Braxton & Roscoe Mitchell - Live in Pisa '78 
NDR JAZZ WORKSHOP NO.93 - Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet (Hannover 1973)
Bobby Few - More or Less Few
Tubby Hayes - 200% Proof 
Joe Rigby - Praise - Homeboy Music 2007
Masabumi Kikuchi - All About Dancing Mist 
Horace Tapscott - Moers 1992
Masahiko Togashi - Live at Dolphy
Cecil Taylor Unit - Live in Stuttgart 1966/1969 
Graham Sparks - Gurus are Fucked - Fringe Benefit
Roscoe Mitchell's Note Factory - Radio Broadcast 1997
Masayuki Takayanagi - Action Direct
Mal Waldron / Jackie McLean - Like Old Times
Trio Music - Live in Genoa '83
Cecil Taylor - Yoshi's, December 1998
Rotcod Zzaj - Sdrawkcab Zzaj (An Improvisational Oddesey.....)
Reichel - Knispel - Niebergall - Waisvisz - Köln, 1974 
Sophia Domancich Trio+ - Bath 1995 remaster
Milford Graves Trio - Festival Sons d'Hiver 2008
Alan Silva - Inner Song 
Composers Pool "The Big Reunion" - Ravenna 1985
Ornette Coleman - A Wealth of ROIOs
David Murray Octet - NYC 1984
Extremely Quartet - Brighton, 1996
Jimmy Lyons, Oliver Lake, Henry Threadgill - Live Nickelsdorf 1980
Atté - Sondela (feat. Dudu Pukwana) 
Even More Sam Rivers 
Bobby Few / Alan Silva / Frank Wright - Solos & Duets (1)
Bobby Few / Alan Silva / Frank Wright - Solos & Duets (2)
John Russell / Richard Coldman - Home Cooking / Guitar Solos (Incus)
Steve Lacy - Sideways
Butcher/Durrant/Russell - 30 July 1989
Yoriyuki Harada Unit - Harada Isu 
Kalaparusha - Kalaparusha
Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre - Ram's Run 
Tete Mbambisa - Tete's Big Sound
Tomasz Stańko ‎– Fish Face
Wadada Leo Smith Golden Quartet - Live in Paris 2015 
Giorgio Buratti - A Smooth Day
Harry Beckett - Warm Smiles & Themes For Fega
Cecil Taylor Ensemble - Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen 1993 
Ethic Heritage Ensemble - Impressions
Acting Seven - Clan Music Overdrive
Masters of Unorthodox Jazz & Reform Art Unit - Vienna Jazz Avantgarde 





9 June 2021

Reform Art Orchestra - Pannonian Suite

 2 CDr in LP jacket
Released 2014

1-1     –reformARTunit     Untitled     
1-2     –reformARTunit     Untitled     
1-3     –reformARTunit     Untitled     
2-1     –The MASTERs of unorthodox music     Untitled     
2-2     –The MASTERs of unorthodox music     Untitled     
2-3     –The MASTERs of unorthodox music     Untitled     
2-4     –The MASTERs of unorthodox music     Untitled     

Alaeddin Adlernest - bassoon (tracks: 2)
Paul Fields - electric violin (tracks: 1)
Johannes Groysbeck - bass guitar  (tracks: 1)
Inge Katharina Pechoc - piano (tracks: 2)
Monika Stadler - Harp (tracks: 2)
Shamal Amin - voice
Nikolaus Dolp - drums
Nigar Hasib - voice
Raoul Herget - tuba
Karl Wilhelm Krbavac - viola da gamba
Yedda Chunyu Lin - piano
Sepp Mitterbauer - trumpet   
Fritz Novotny - soprano saxophone, flute
Rudolf Ruschel - trombone
Hans Echnaton Schano - voice
Karl Vossner - english horn
Improcomposed on 10 September 2014
at Porgy and Bess jazz music club
produced by the reformARTorchestra

20 May 2021



Markus Geiger, soprano & tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
Urs Voerkel, piano
Peter K. Frey, double bass
Herbert Hartmann, drums

1. 45 (7:52)
2. Verusse (10:34)
3. Fryli, Fryli (16:49)
4. Heissi Ohre (3:24)

Recorded 22nd April 1973, Dübendorf / Zürich

Self-released FORM 001 (Switzerland)

(vinyl rip)

16 April 2021

Walter Malli, Werner Dafeldecker - Vrhunec - 1991

 Extraplatte, EX 128 CD

1 - Wounded Heart (Malli)        2:27
2 - Amal Geht's No (Ferry Andrée)            1:11
3 - 245 (Eric Dolphy)            4:12
4 - Vrhunec (Malli)             0:19
5 - Wünschelrute (Malli)        4:13
6 - Depp (Malli)            2:21
7 - Glatzig(Malli, Dafeldecker)            2:13
8 - Almost Meticulous (Malli)        1:34
9 - Pease (Ornette Coleman)                1:28
10 - All Den Tauben (Malli, Dafeldecker)            6:24
11 - Oh Du Oida Huizuam (Malli)    1:40
12 - Tango Karfiol (Malli)        3:39
13 - I Häng An Meiner Weanastadt (Fritz Wolferl)  0:58
14 - The Face Of The Bass (Ornette Coleman)    3:40
15 - 3 Schwämme (Malli)        3:56
16 - Krötschilder I (Malli, Dafeldecker)    1:35
17 - Krötschilder II (Malli, Dafeldecker)    2:14
18 - Indian Klingl (Malli)        0:47
19 - Königslied (Malli)        4:23
20 - Wossara Seif (Malli)        2:57
21 - Amal Geht's No (Ferry Andrée)    1:32
Werner Dafeldecker - bass
Walter Malli - soprano saxophone

Digital Two-track recording on October 13 & 14, 1990 at Schloßtheater Schönbrunn, Vienna/Austria

10 April 2021



 Here's a reup of Paul's post - below we have the original text which is still current.

< Max Roach Quartet in Amsterdam 1977 If you ever saw this band, it was a knockout, muscular sax, polyrhythms, always ancient to the future... Baystate LP, vinyl Rip, wav files >


Billy Harper, tenor saxophone
Cecil Bridgewater, trumpet
Reggie Workman, double bass
Max Roach, drums

1. It's Time (Roach) 22:49
2. Call of the Wild & Peacful Heart (Harper) 26:12

Recorded live August 17, 1977 at the "Jazzhaus", Amsterdam, Holland.

Baystate ‎– RVJ-6029
(vinyl rip - 96 khz)



1. Prologo E Introito - Allegro, Dolce E Solenne
2. Pezzo Giocoso - Vivacemente Ma Senza Fretta
3. Pezzo Serioso - Andante Sostenuto, Pensoso
4. Alla Napoletana - Vivace
5. Cantico - Largamente, Più Moderato

Mario Schiano, alto and soprano saxophone
Elio Martusciello, guitar, CDs, electronic devices
Maurizio Martusciello, percussion, electro-acoustic objects

Recorded in Rome at Discoteca di Stato on March 14 1998

Discoteca Di Stato ‎– DDS 99-2

CD Rip

26 March 2021

The Reform Art Unit featuring Sunny Murray - Subway Performance

Granit Records, GR 93003
RAU 1021

1  - Inside Work. Seven Movements Dedicated To Sunny Murray     20:00

Paul Fields - violin, piano
Sepp Mitterbauer - trumpet
Fritz Novotny - clarinet, soprano sax, flutes, small percussion
Mario Rechtern - alto, baritone and sopranino sax

Recorded live October 5, 1993 at Soundfield Studio, Lower Austria
Composed by Reform Art Unit

2 - The Subway Performance. Eleven Movements Dedicated To Adolf Frohner     45:00

Leena Conquest, Sainkho Namtchylak - vocals
Sepp Mitterbauer - trumpet
Fritz Novotny, Georg Graf, Mario Rechtern - reeds
Paul Fields - violin
Karl Wilhelm Krbavac - Viola
Mia Zabelka - violin
Reinhard Ziegerhofer - bass
Sunny Murray - drums
Walter Schiefer - percussion
Stefan Bochdansky, Susanna Wilhelmina - voices
Dieter Haspel - director

Recorded live on September 2, 1993 at the Subway Station U3 Westbahnhof in Vienna
Composed by Reform Art Unit


19 March 2021



A contribution by Pablo - by request 

Billy Harper, tenor saxophone
Cecil Bridgwater, trumpet
Calvin Hill, double bass
Max Roach, drums

1. Confirmation 12:18       
2. Giant Steps     8:05   
3. The Profit 7:49       
4. Sunday Afternoon 7:01       
5. Soliloquy 6:17

Recorded 10.6.1978 at the studio Sysmo Records Paris, France.

Fluid Records FLUID 103
(vinyl rip - 96 khz)

18 March 2021


Sound taken from video at https://vimeo.com/81384676. Slightly remastered. Thanks to Aymeric Leroy for setlist. One 62 minute file. I am posting it
in flac and mp3, although original file from vimeo was mp3

Echoes / Footprints (W. Shorter) / Calyx / untitled improv 

HUGH HOPPER - bass guitar
ELTON DEAN - alto sax, saxello
KEiTH TiPPETT - piano, elctric piano
JOE GALLiVAN - drums, synthesizer

28 February 2021

Alex Coke - New Visions

 no much known, he has many collaborations with Willem Breuker Kollektief, Tina Marsh Opportunity Orchestra, and some albums as a leader; also some wonderful, to me, albums with Steven Feld and the Ghana connection on voxlox label.

Cola Rodriguez - Bass
Rock Savage - Drums
Alex Coke - Flute, Saxophone
Booka Michel - Percussion
James Wagner Rich Harney - Piano
Randy Zimmerman - Trombone
Tina Marsh - Vocals

A1 - By The River (Thinking of 0) 4:34
composed by Tina Marsh
A2 - Flexible Sunset           4:50
composed by Alex Coke
A3 - REM - 136           2:56
composed by Alex Coke
A4 - Djinn (improvisation)     5:18
A5 - Lenny          3:25
composed by Alex Coke
B1 - The Prank          5:22
composed by Rock Savage
B2 - Radio Eyes (e.d.)      8:10        
composed by Alex Coke
B3 - Casey Jones           5:26
composed by Edward Newton
B4 - Sayonara (improvisation)     2:12

Recorded November 1981 at Lone Star Studio

re records ‎– RE001

14 February 2021


Resurrected post with a high defintion vinyl rip.
Here's the original write up:
Horo Number 3 from I Forgot Clifford. I had 5 Max Roach discs on Clifford, and 2 of them were in the top ten (this one and Confirmation). This may be a bit surprising since much of the blog had free jazz. Max transcended generations having bopped with Bird and later played with Braxton, Cecil Taylor, Shepp, hip hoppers, MBoom, etc. I have posted this one because it is very rare and contains a lot of music. As noted previously, Billy Harper is great on this disc. If you are new to Max's drums, listen to the dialogue he sets up between snare and bass drum. The last of this breed may be Roy Haynes. 

Billy Harper, tenor saxophone
Cecil Bridgewater, trumpet
Reggie Workman, double bass
Max Roach, drums

1. The Matyr  32:41
2. Six Bits Blues 34:23

Recorded at Mama Dog Studio July 27, 1977 in Rome.

Horo Records HDP 9-10

(high definition vinyl rip)

  in flac with pictures from the web


Thanks to Pablo for the rip and the idea of reposting it in the first place.

12 February 2021

Reform Art Unit - Open Window Suite, 1986-1989

 granit record 2018

Part 1: 16 may 1986, Wien
Sepp Mitterbauer - percussion, trumpet
Fritz Novotny - percussion
Nikolaos Polimenakos - piano
Walter Schiefer - percussion

Part 2: 29 june 1986, Aigen/Enns
Gerhard Fritsch - tenor sax
Richard Isaiah - trombone
Siegi Lemmerer - hackbrett
Sandro Miori - tenor sax
Fritz Novotny - clarinet, soprano sax
Christian Salfellner - drums
Reinhard Ziegerhofer - double bass

Part 3: 6 march 1987, Linz
Paul Fields - keyboard, violin
Gerhard Fritsch - tenor sax
Fritz Novotny - khene, flute, soprano sax
Christian Salfellner - drums
Reinhard Ziegerhofer - double bass

Part 4:18 january 1989, Wien
Paul Fields - violin
Fritz Novotny - clarinet, soprano sax
Walter Schiefer - drums
Reinhard Ziegerhofer - double bass

Part 5: 17 september 1989, Wien
Paul Fields - violin
Fritz Novotny - glockenspiel, flute, clarinet
Sebastian Piekarek - flute
Walter Schiefer - drums
Reinhard Ziegerhofer - double bass
Rolf Schwendter - poetry

Part 6: 28 december 1989, Wien
Leena Conquest - vocal
Bleda Elibal - double bass
Paul Fields - violin
Fritz Novotny - flute, khene
Sebastian Piekarek - flute
Christian Salfellner - drums
Levent Tarhan - santur
Reinhard Ziegerhofer - double bass

7 February 2021

Reform Art Unit with Milo Fine

 not my rip, is a mp3 from a musician

Fritz Novotny: reeds, percussion
Sepp Mitterbauer: trumpet
Paul Fields: piano, violin
Milo Fine: drums, clarinet, piano

Suite Milo       59:35

Recorded at Soundfields Studio, Vienna, Austria; November 29, 1996

1999, Granit (Austria) gr.96002/rau 1025

5 February 2021



Here we have a contribution by inamorata (another one will follow)

Jormin - Gustafsson - Jormin
December 11, 1997
Umea, Sweden

Anders Jormin, bass
Mats Gustafsson, saxes and clarinet (?) [fluteophone??]
Christian Jormin, drums

01 Broadcast intro  0:53
02 What reason could I give? (Ornette Coleman)  7:42
03 Korpo II (Gustafsson)  11:30
04 Apus Apus (Jormin/Gustafsson/Jormin)  11:47
05 Unidentified  18:19
06 Unidentified  8:24
07 Broadcast outro  0:19

TT 58:54

inamorata second remaster version

This comes from a Swedish radio broadcast of a great live performance of music from the “Opus Apus” CD (LJ Records LJCD 5212, 1996). I picked it up on dimeadozen.org in 2012 and posted a remastered version there in 2016. In December 2020 I made a new version which, I think, sounds quite nice given the difficult source material. For information on the editing and remastering see the info file.

This is improvised music and I find it difficult to identify compositions. Except for trach 02, I’m not sure if I got it right (and if my guess concerning the Swedish outro is right the announcer disagrees with my identification of track 03).

The Opus Apus CD may still be available at the JL Records website (http://www.lj-records.se/). At any rate, a digital download can be purchased at Gustafsson’s Bandcamp site (https://matsgustafsson.bandcamp.com/album/opus-apus). Highly recommended!


2 February 2021

Upcoming Release XXI

 Here are two incredible releases from the label Blank Forms Editions scheduled in mid June, both appears to be some essential records for fans of Don Cherry.

First is one of the earliest incarnation of the organic music theatre, a live recorded in France in 1972, with Nana, Moki, Christer Bothèn and french saxophonist Doudou Gouirand, the sound seems perfect.

The second double cd is titled « Summer House Session » and it is one of the many jam sessions that Don Cherry organised when he was in Sweden. Here also the sound is incredible and the sound samples reveals a fantastic music. Those two releases foreshadows a very cool summer :)


30 January 2021

Reform ART unit Featuring The Americans - West East Suite

 RAU - 121610
Vinyl, Limited Edition of 95 copies
Released 21 Sep 2017

A1 - Songs Of July (Including <Witchi Tai To>)      
Bass Guitar – Dill Katz
Double Bass – Bleda Elibal
Drums – Brian Abrahams
Oud – Rabih Abou Khalil
Percussion [Tomback] – Mohammed Thamassebi
Piano – Paul Fields
Santoor – Levent Tarhan
Saxophone, Voice – Fritz Novotny, Jim Pepper
Vocals – Leena Conquest
Composed By Novotny, Pepper, Fields

A2 - East        
Clarinet – Fritz Novotny
Drums – Andrew Cyrille
Composed By Cyrille, Novotny

A3 - Pannonica. Pannonia
Percussion – Glen Hahn
Piano – Burton Greene
Soprano Saxophone – Fritz Novotny
Composed By Greene, Novotny, Monk

B1 - Ghana
Reeds, Percussion – Fritz Novotny, Walter Malli
Brass – Clifford Thornton, Franz Koglmann, Joseph Traindl, Sepp Mitterbauer
Keyboards – Giselher Smekal, Paul Fields
Bass – Heinz Jäger
Drums – Walter Schiefer
Composed By Thornton, Novotny

B2 - Double Three
Alto Saxophone – Anthony Braxton
Tenor Saxophone – Paul Fields
Soprano Saxophone – Walter Malli
Clarinet – Fritz Novotny
Double Bass – Heinz Jäger
Drums – Walter Schiefer
Composed By Braxton, Novotny

A1 — recorded 1990, July 6 at Vienna Town Hall (Rathaus, Wien)
A2 — recorded 1984, April 15 at Jazzforum Mödling
A3 — recorded 1982, November 27 at Podium Thürnthal
B1 — recorded 1978, October 1 at Krems Town Hall
B2 — recorded 1978, September 30 at Krems Town Hall

All titles released 1978 and 1999 on the millenium CD recorded by Granit Records

27 January 2021



1.  カボーゾ・ワルツ = Capoozo Waltz
2.  ロバの貴重な涙より = From The Precious Tears Of The Donkey
3.  今晩は荒模様 = Tonight Is Nasty
4.  鯨たちに捧げる = Dedicated To The Whales
5.  わたしとわたし = I And I
6.  モナリザ = Monalisa
7.  卵のふる街 = Falling Egg City
8.  サックスに入って出てこないアル = AL In The Saxophone
9.  月のセンチメンタル・ジャーニー = October Sentimental Journey
10. 鳥 = Bird
11. ハドソン川のそば = Hudson River Side
12. ヒト科の熊 = A Bear Of The Human Family
13. スミコのサマータイム = Sumiko's Summer Time
14. 今日のユリシーズ = Today's Ulysses
15. ノンストップ = Non Stop
16. ヒップが飛ぶ = Hips Fly To The Moon
17. テネシー・ワルツ = Tennessee Waltz

Keiki Midorikawa, cello
Hiroshi Funato, double bass
Kazuko Shiraishi, poetry reading
Hutch Hamamoto, trumpet
Itaru Oki, trumpet

Recorded between May 2002 and February 2003

Ohrai Records ‎– JMCK1015

CD Rip 

26 January 2021



A treasure box of unreleased recordings with/by Julius Hemphill will be issued through New World Records these days.

Julius Hemphill with
Malinké Elliott, K. Curtis Lyle, Abdul Wadud
Baikida Carroll, John Carter, Olu Dara
Nels Cline, Allan Jaffe, Jehri Riley, Jack Wilkins
Jerome Harris, Dave Holland, Steuart Liebig, Roberto Miranda
Michael Carvin, Alex Cline, Jack DeJohnette, Philip Wilson
Ursula Oppens, Daedalus String Quartet
Ray Anderson, Marty Ehrlich, Janet Grice, John Purcell, Bruce Purse

7 CDs with music from 1977 to 1986. More informations you'll find at the label's website.

And finally a CD of this fantastic CT quintet has been given to the friendly listener by Fundacja Sluchaj.

CT with Tristan Honsinger, Teppo Hauta-aho, Harri Sjöström and Paul Lovens recorded in 1998 at Tampere Jazz Happening, Finland.

Then we have a collaboration of Roscoe Mitchell with three Polish musicians which is available since November 2020 from Bocian Records.

The only musician I knew before was - apart from RM - the reed player Jerzy Mazzoll whom I remember from some concerts with Peter Brötzmann. 


Two more RM are due for release or already available (not listened yet nor did I found a source for obtaining.

Roscoe Mitchell / Gerald Oshita / Thomas Buckner - Soundscape 1979 / Unreleased Historical Recordings (ScienSonic)
Marshall Allen / Roscoe Mitchell / Scott Robinson / Milford Graves - Flow States (ScienSonic)

And some other recent CDs/DL/LPs I would like to recommend.

 Borah Bergman, Perry Robinson, Steve Swell and Ray Sage ‎– Quartets​Trios​Duos (Mahakala Music)
Agustí Fernández - Selfie (Sirulita)
Georg Gräwe & Sonic Fiction Orchestra ‎– Fortschritt Und Vergnügen  (Random Acoustics). This CD is distributed by Trost Records in Austria.

....a personal favourite of 2020

Ikue Mori, Satoko Fuji + Natsuki Tamura* ‎– Prickly Pear Cactus (Libra Records) the CD you can get from the label or f.e. at the Downtown Music Gallery

Of course there are some other mailorders/shops in the US, Canada, Japan or Europe which will fulfill your requests.

And at last but definitely not least I would like to point to the recent batch of No Business Records CDs and LPs (and mostly also as download). New and old music by a.o. RED Trios's Celebration Band (!!!), Sam Rivers w/ Holland, Daley and Barker (!!!); Derek Bailey + Mototeru Takagi; Masayuki Takayanagi with Nobuyoshi Ino and Masabumi Kikuchi (!!!); Mats Gustafsson + Sabu Toyozumi; Nate Wooley with Gotesmana, Mockunas and Barry Guy. Mr. Guy has also a recent solo recording on the label.



21 January 2021



1. Sangeraku Part 1
2. Sangeraku Part 2

John Russell, acoustic guitar
Sabu Toyozumi, drums, percussion
Osamu Nomura, percussion, marimba
Nobuhiko Naruse, dance, song
Kemmy Nisioka, piano, bell-tree
Shuichi Oyama, saxophone, hand-made percussion 

Recorded at Kanagawa Art Hall, 30 May 2004

May 2nd ‎– OM5-0006

CD Rip

20 January 2021

JOHN RUSSELL - R.I.P. (1954 - 2021)


 Photo Andy Newcombe


Sad: I learned an hour ago that John Russell has died yesterday.

I was lucky to see him in May, 2010 in Munich where he held a workshop and gave a concert afterwards.

I remember him as being an open guy with a great humour. Between two sets we've talked outside the club (we're both smoking a cigarette) and he told me several jokes - not only about musicians. Will miss him not only as a singular guitarist and musician. Still cherish these memories of a human being which impressed me not only with his musicianship.


17 January 2021



1. Marée D'Équinoxe
2. Sisyphe
3. Au Long Du Canal
4. Le Désert Est Au Fond Du Verre

Yasuhiko Tachibana, bass
Makoto Sato, drums
Jean-François Pauvros, guitar
Itaru Oki, trumpet
Keisuke Ohta, violin, voice

Recorded at L'Espace Japon, Paris, 10-11 February 2001.

Ohrai Records ‎– JMCK-8001

CD Rip

16 January 2021

Wide Fields - Live at the University

 Granit 84402

Paul Fields - violin, keybord, alto sax
Hannes Groysbeck - electric bass
Fritz Novotny - reeds
Franz Scharf - electric guitar
Stefan Stupetzky - tenor sax
Robert Steiner - drums

side A
Wide Fields (Fields/Novotny)                 8.29
Pannonien Impressions (Novotny)           6.21
Jackies Bag (Novotny)                5.26
Tango Infernal (Fields)                1.36

side B
Time Out (Novotny/Fields)              17.02
Rock'in (Fields)                   6.08

recorded April 1984

10 January 2021

Bobby Few October 21, 1935 - January 6, 2021


From early sessions with Albert Ayler to his most recent recordings with Waclaw Zimpell and his own discography, Bobby Few was a singular voice in the free jazz area. Still lyrical in the middle of the stormy twin team of Frank Wright and Noah Howard, his music was the real reflect of himself, a quiet guy, peaceful. Trained in classical music and gospel, his touch on the key was immediately recognisable.

Here is a breath taking performance in solo. I have added to the file an interview that I’ve realised for radio campus Paris in May 2017, it is the original conversation in english before an editing and translate with addition of music for the program in french.

1 Continental Jazz Express

2 Beautiful Africa

3 China

4 The Journey Continues

5 Like A Waterfall

6 En Route

7 Continental Jazz Express

Recorded in live performance at the Vision Festival, New York City, on May 27, 2000.

Boxholder Records BXH026 cd

R.I.P. Zusaan Kali Fasteau


I remembered her listening to this tape that she passed me some years ago
here is for you also

Zusaan Kali Fasteau - Bliss

flying notes
1986 FNCS #6001

KALI FASTEAU: Composer, Nai & Shakuhachi Flutes, Voice, Soprano Sax, Cello, Sanza & Berimbau.

8 January 2021



1. 天海 (Ten-Kai)
2. ストップ・シューティング・・・・・シェア (Yehudi Menuhin Was Right: Stop Shooting.....Share)
3. 織姫 (Orihime)
4. 燃島 (Moejima)
5. ブラザー・ビッグ・ジョー・ウィリアムス (Brother Big Joe Williams)

Raymond Boni, guitar
Itaru Oki, trumpet

Recorded at Gallix Recording Studio, 10 July 2006

Ohrai Records ‎– JMCK-1031

CD Rip

6 January 2021

Three Motions - Playing games

Granit 79403 - Austria
RAU 1009-3

Paul  Fields - keybord, violin, alto sax
Walter M. Malli - drums, soprano sax
Fritz Novotny - reeds, percussions

side A
Tales of Malli (with Clifford Thornton)        7.00
Playing Games     part 1        13.00
Playing Games     part 2        9.30

side B
Playing Games     part 3        14.55
Playing Games     part 4        7.00
Playing Games     part 5        8.13

recorded live october 1979 at Wiener Konzerthaus
Playing Games by Fields/Novotny