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

TTT - Be Cool In Munich - Live Concert
Masahiko Togashi Quartet - Speed & Space 
Lee Won Hui and Kikuchi Koji - Grow
Mototeru Takagi - Mosura Freight
Mototeru Takagi - Man-Bou
Mototeru Takagi - Makaya Temple
Mototeru Takagi - Kuku, Nagoya, 2002
Mototeru Takagi - 2001.07.06
Mtume Umoja Ensemble - Land Of The Blacks
Johnny Mbizo Dyani - Grandmother's Teaching
Dewey Redman - Look For The Black Star
Henry Threadgill's Zooid - Pop Start The Tape, Stop 
Phillip Wilson Trio - Fruits
Carla Bley Big Band - Live in Berlin 1979
Mario Pavone - Digit
Eli's Chosen Six -  College Jazz: Dixieland
Grumpff - Unhip Trip 
Grumpff - Ich Weiss Auch Nicht Was Los Ist
Wadada Leo Smith / Sabu Toyozumi - Cosmos Has Spirit
Mal Waldron & Steve Lacy - Journey Without End
Kazunori Takeda - Infinity
Reichel - Knispel - Niebergall - Waisvisz - Köln 1974
Mirage - Now You See It... 
Interspecies Music - Whalescapes
Akira Sakata Trio - Dance 
Kosuke Ichihara All Stars / Masahiko Satoh & Garan-Doh - デマ (Dema)
Paul Bley - Solemn Meditation 
Michel Portal - Our Meanings And Our Feelings 
David Wertman - Kara Suite
Buschi Niebergall Trio feat. Michel Pilz - Moers 1978
Günter Christmann & Detlef Schönenberg - Live in Padua '78
Yosuke Yamashita Trio - Concert In New Jazz
Cecil Taylor - Live in Genoa '83
Art Ensemble of Chicago - live in Nervi '79
Chris McGregor - live in Mestre '80
Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra - live in Genoa '91
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky Trio - NDR Jazz Workshop No.138
Isao Suzuki - Three Cushion
Steve Lacy - live in Florence '78
Steve Lacy Quintet - live in Cremona '78
Paul Bley - Live in Genoa '03
Sunny Murray - Live in München '79
Sunny Murray Trio - Live in Alassio '79
ROVA Saxophone Quartet - Live in Verona '79
Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath - Live in Moers '81
Billy Bang Sextet - Live in Moers '80
Jemeel Moondoc - Live Medford Ma 1985
Hans Reichel & Rüdiger Carl - Live in Lovere '79 
Alexander von Schlippenbach - Live in Nürnberg '76
Archie Shepp Quintet + RAI B.B. - Live in Rome '80
Archie Shepp Quartet - Live in Brescia '79
Archie Shepp & Roswell Rudd Quartet feat. Amiri Baraka - Live in Rome '04
Max Roach & Archie Shepp - Live in Nervi '78
Anthony Braxton - Live in Milan '79
80/81 - Live in Rome '81
ROVA Saxophone Quartet - Live in Moers '79
Lol Coxhill - Live in Florence '78
Misha Mengelberg / Peter Brötzmann / Han Bennink - Live in Lovere '77
Gunter Hampel & Jeanne Lee - Live in Florence and Pisa '78
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky Octet - Live in Moers '79
Andrea Centazzo & Lol Coxhill - Live in Lovere '78
Masahiko Sato & Wolfgang Dauner - Pianology
Masahiko Sato and the Soundbreakers - Amalgamation
Masahiko Togashi & Improvisation Jazz Orchestra - Al-Alaph
String Trio Of New Yorl - Live in Moers '79
ROVA Saxophone Quartet - Live in Novara '09
Lee Konitz All Stars - Live in Genoa '81
Gaetano Liguori Idea Quintet - Live in Milan '79
Don Byron's New Gospel Quintet - Live in Hamburg '09
Cassandra Wilson - Live in Verona '94
Steve Lacy Trio - Live in Milan '77
Paul Bley - Live in Nervi '96
Mike Westbrook Brass Band - Live in Willisau '77
Charles Mingus Quintet - Live in Berlin '75
Arthut Blythe Quartet - Live in Newport '80
Archie Shepp Quintet - Live in Rome '81
Horace Tapscott Pan African People's Arkestra - Moers '95
Sabu Toyozumi - Water Weed
Jimmy Lyons Featuring Karen Borca - Riffs
Ivo Perelman - William Parker - Rashied Ali - Live at the Knitting Factory
Kutteldaddeldu - Live in Lausanne
Gruppo Immediato - Live in Lovere '79
Dudu Pukwana - Diamond Express
Ted Curson Quintet - Live in Monterey '77
George Russel + RAI Big Band - Live in Rome '80 
Marty Ehrlich & John Lindberg Quartet - Live in Moers '80
Mal Waldron & Geri Allen - Live at Vicenza '02
Keith Tippet - Live in Milan '79
Rashied Ali, Charles Gayle and Sirone - Live in Burghausen '08
Leo Smith, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman - Hot House Chicago 2000
Reggie Workman Quartet - Live in Cambridge MA 1986
Sunny Murray Trio - Live in London 2003
Michel Portal & Bojan Zulfikarpasic - Live in Genoa '99
Paul Bley Trio - Live in Genoa '87
Pharoah Sanders Quartet - Live in La Spezia '79
Roswell Rudd Malicool - Live in Rome '04
Stan Getz Quintet - Live in La Spezia '79
Lee Konitz Nonet - Live in Middleheim '79
Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron - Live in Basel '85
World Sax Quartet meets M'Boom Live in Serravalle Scrivia '10
The Cookers - Live in Milan '12
Tim Berne Quintet - Live in Genoa '88
Tim Berne's Snakeoil - Live in Bergamo '12
Bennie Wallace Trio - Live in Como '79
Bennie Wallace Trio - Live in Moers '80
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

20 May 2019


1. Untitled
2. Untitled

Irumagawa Masami,cello

Recorded At The Proto Theatre

Irusworks - IS-01

CDr Rip

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

LP Rip

8 May 2019

Reform Art Unit with Ram Chandra - Yen Goku

I just had the new that Fritz Novotny passed away yesterday (I see now that the new has already been spread).
I dont know if Reform Art Unit will go on, but it won't be the same without him and Sepp Mitterbauer. They never care much about selling but more about making music, so they have so many buried records, here is one.
not my rip, all info from advancedpoetx.com and CD tray

1 - Yen Goku (G.Smekal)
first on GR 70402 / RAU 1003
cassette, june 1970

2 - Live in Ljubljana F. Novotny)
first on GR 72401/ RAU 1004
cassette, june 1972

Ram Chandra Mistry - Sitar
Walter M.Malli - Percussions, Alto Flute
Anton Michlmayr - Bass
Sepp Mitterbauer - Trumpet
Fritz Novotny - Sopranosaxophone, Flute, Percussions
Giselher Smekal - Organ, Piano

reformARTunit Sextet, at the Festwochen Arena, Vienna

from a CD by granit record , gr 70003

Fritz Novotny November 21, 1940 - May 7, 2019

This morning I learned the sad news of the death of Mr Fritz Novotny who was the founding member of the Reform Art Unit and musicians in many others bands like Three Motions, Clan Music Overdrive, Reform Art West or Acting Seven + various others records with Paul Fields.
The R A U if not the most popular free jazz band in europe was cult for many people. Mr Novotny, Sepp Mitterbauer and all of the founding members of this collective who have left this planet the years before were incredible musicians in the fact that they were able of a synthesis between so many styles of music from the contemporary classical music of the 20th century to some oriental traditions. Many renowned musicians have played with the R A U: Burton Greene, Evan Parker, Sunny Murray, Linda Sharrock, Carla Bley, Don Cherry, Anthony Braxton, Clifford Thornton, Jim Pepper to name a few.

Over the years we have posted many hard to find recordings of the R A U and crew. Ernst and also particularly Corvimax have made some important contributions.
For those who would like to get some physical recordings, there are always few for sale on Discogs, I think that Milo Fine still have some copies of the Reform Art West box set and Impro Jazz perhaps still have very few goodies but most are gone for good.
Thank you Mr Novotny for this great music who have inspired some of us.

As a tribute here is a cd from the period when the band turned his music into the contemporary classical direction, this cd have been recorded in 1998.

Reform Art Quartet - Homage To Arnold Schönberg and Anton Von Webern

Miniaturen For Quartet, Op. 97/1-3

01 Allegro non troppo
02 Scherzo
03 Finale

Fritz Novotny: Clarinet, Cymbal, Flute, Glockenspiel, Gong, Khene, Soprano Saxophone
Sepp Mitterbauer: Trumpet
Karl Wilhelm Krbavac: Viola Da Gamba, Piano
Paul Fields: Violin, Piano

Recorded in 1998 Granit Records cd GR 98011 / RAU Records cd 1030

The picture of this post have been found by Ernst on this blog


5 May 2019


1.  Pony
2.  Come In Clam Hut Do You Read Me?
3.  Violist Arrives With Bird Feeder
4.  Mr. Schmezel
5.  Keith Collins
6.  The Pulse Jet Whimsy Horse
7.  The Sun Ra Shuffle
8.  Fast Film Noir
9.  Mr. Ellington
10. The Last Country Song
11. Our Little Sawmill
12. Beanie
13. Delicacy
14. The Blue Dinosaurs' Love Scene
15. New Boots
16. Coptic Rocks
17. The Nomads
18. Major Hoople's Fez
19. Myclonic Jerks
20. The Cemetary At Omaha Beach
21. Baby's First Words

Davey Williams,  guitar, electric guitar, bass, tobacco tin, toaster oven, tape measure, electric guitar with cordless drink mixer, cuckoo clock striking 9 o'clock, voice
Kathryn Hope Wheat, taped using dremel tool to cut French perfume bottle

Recorded 1995-96 in Birmingham, Alabama at Studio Haynie

Ecstatic Peace! ‎– #92

CD Rip

Davey Williams 1952 - 2019

4 May 2019


One more contribution of 'anonymous' who already shared "Ellispontos" with us.
Great music by Phil Wachsmann and the unjustly rather unknown Harry de Wit.

Phil Wachsmann, violin
Harry de Wit, piano (with & without preparations), percussion

A1. For Harm I   10:36
A2. For Harm II   0:24
A3. For Harm III 10:41
B.  For Harm IV  19:21

Recorded At the Oosterpoort, Groningen, Holland, April '79.

(vinyl rip)

1 May 2019


A1. Persécution
A2. Drum
A3. De L'Orient À Orion

B1. Bach Hcab
B2. Solaire

Siegfried Kessler, piano, flute
Gus Nemeth, bass
Stu Martin, drums

Recorded on July 30, 1971 at Studio Europasonor, Wagram

Futura Records ‎– GER 30

LP Rip

30 April 2019

Thomas Chapin - Spirits Rebellious (alacra 1989)

Alacra Records, AL 1017
released 1989

Thomas Chapin – flute, alto flute, bass flute, alto sax, pan flute, quena, keyboards, bass drum, triangle, hula sticks, whistles, voice, electronic drums (B1 and B2)
Saul Rubin – acoustic and electric guitars
Thad Wheeler – conga, snare drum, rocks, bells, voice
Francesca Vanasco – cello
Geoffrey Gordon – tablas

Side A
Spirits Rebellious             5:58
Rain                 3:02
Uroboros (The Snake with its Tail in its Mouth) 2.32
Circles                 9:05

Side B
Guarana                 6:16
Spinning                 5:19
Squid Fantasy             5:45
Alborada (The Opening of a Rose)        5:09

All compositions by Thomas Chapin  1998.
Recorded June, 1988

29 April 2019

GERA BAND :: Fata Morgana (Panton 1986)

This is bandleader debut by Czech trumpeter Michal Gera with his solid band in program of mostly straightforward original tunes. Sometimes they went adventurous.

GERA BAND :: Fata Morgana (Panton 1986)

1. Emerald  8.30
2. Interlude I  1.58
3. Owners of Umbrellas  9.11

4. Interlude II  1.56
5. Joys and Sorrows  9.35
6. Looking Back  7.54

MiCHAL GERA - trumpet, flugelhorn
VÍT ŠVEC - double bass

Recorded in Prague, December 1985
Produced by Vojtěch Hueber

Vinyl rip

25 April 2019


I have re-upped links for the complete Duns Limited Edition catalogue.  Paul Dunmall's project to create his own cdr label was most prolific - releasing 67 sessions between 1999 and 2009, greatly aided by Philip Gibbs. He usually produced batches of 50 per title. I posted these here five years ago but the links were mostly dead.  Scroll down the comments to find the new ADrive links. The first seven are out of chronological order as they were initially held back.

 Paul is very happy to share his music.


23 April 2019


This is a contribution by an anonymous donor - Many thanks!!!

Cecil Taylor Live at Music Inn, Rome, March 6, 1987

1 - 56:36
2 - 2:32
3 - 0:29
4 - 1:00

I would like to dedicate this post to Riccardo.

21 April 2019


1-5.   <Bears> Osaka Nov3. 1992
6-8.   <Gospel> Tokyo Feb13. 1993
9-10.  <Otherside> Kyoto Sep19. 1992
11.    <Gospel> Tokyo Sep20. 1992
12.    On The Street Of Shinjuku Tokyo Jul23. 1994
13-14. On The Street Of Shinjuku Tokyo Sep2. 1993

Shiraishi Tamio, alto saxophone, voice, drums, piano
Takahashi Ikorou, drums (1-5, 11)

Pataphysique Records ‎– DD-004

CD Rip

19 April 2019


1. Hot Junk
2. Spinach
3. No Jazz
4. Window Pane
5. Dora Chase
6. Radio India
7. Lunatic Talk
8. Garakutalien Mode
9. Fukia Futohara

Minoru Kawabata, sax, clarinet, voice
Kiichiro Hayashi, guitar, guitar synthesizer
Masumi Tanaka, piano, keyboards
Toshiniko Tanaka, drums, percussion
Kaoru Kanzaki, double bass (3)

Recorded 1994-5

Apple Core Studio - ACCD-9508-1

CD Rip

14 April 2019

Okay Temiz & Hüseyin Ertunç Ethnik Orchestra - Live In Istanbul - Sagittarius A-Star 2013

Barlas Tan Özemek & Selim Saraçoğlu: acoustic guitar
Berke Can Özcan: drums & percussions
Korhan Futacı: flute & alto saxophone
Okay Temiz: kalumba, flute, soprano saxophone, horn, percussions
Sarp Keskiner: percussions, hand drums, flute
Musa Dede: hand drum, whistle, percussions
Doğan Doğusel & Hüseyin Ertunç: Küstüfons, flutes
Daniel Spicer: saxophone, bamboo sax, trumpet, bendir
Özün Usta: Flutes, overtone flutes, cura, hand drum, percussions
Umut Çağlar: violin, flutes, bendir
Murat Taner: zurna

Recorded in Istanbul on May 6, 2013

Sagittarius A-Star SAS N° 42 Vinyl rip


In the contributions section I've "found" a great contribution from OSIRIS.
To further the appreciation I'll put his links up-front.


Sam Rivers RoIO's:

74-12-29 https://mega.nz/#!zYBBRSbJ!wP_KV6CdeRwPA94MXrPhYs9ol6T4JuMR4AAUqNlcZ04

75-09-26 https://mega.nz/#!eYA31QZY!p91BKvCa7C89bzsQo56HozRdViDWI21VCztI9HgO1pY

77-05-24 https://mega.nz/#!uRQRCQxL!L-av3txlbw85KEZhicfpo-tZsLhXRBj6EUZd5BsN8Nw

77-10-19 https://mega.nz/#!2BQxQCBI!Vw0bMV9uuSDBmYeHioq9l-_g-VGXrIhFVoKuK4Jp_m4

78-03-30 https://mega.nz/#!DZ5ixSKD!Iit4xKCJBMwI04fI9uLtDnIDPBtRi_8FaZfdGEQq0zE

78-06-24 https://mega.nz/#!GcgUlQjK!1Dev7T9aCbBYWvTuetEmzx5FYbenWOXjMu6MPY0EkDE

82-06-06 https://mega.nz/#!iUpUEY4J!ctPD2ate-aFinZ7Co57Mpri4cbrHyxzE2TYUhZEEXbY

84-07-28 https://mega.nz/#!2QgAmSJD!vRNi4Wo0c6WymRVgREdjr24owy3KhMQA1ntz677c85s

76-09-02 https://mega.nz/#!qJgDBK5T!S8yjfoqBIvMPu0J984EyFIbDzlqnsYc2ESw1gKCVnko

My upload. No mirrors please. Cheers! :)

13 April 2019

It Is Good To Take But It Is Also Good To Give

The music that we post here are downloaded several dozen times by many followers. So be kind to check sometimes the request section at 

and jump to « newest » to see the more recent request of re-post and provide the files requested when you have them. We have regular followers and Im’ sure that they have most of the music posted here during those recent years, so take your chance to give to someone else what you have taken here. The original poster have not always kept the file or sometimes have to rip it again, so help us when you can. Few followers have done an incredible job of re-post, but the adventure could be more collective in my opinion.

12 April 2019


1. Part 1
2. Part 2
3. Part 3
4. Part 4
5. Part 5
6. Part 6
7. Part 7
8. Part 8
9. Part 9

morishigeyasumune, cello
Noriyuki Imanishi, clarinet, bass clarinet

Recorded in Kamogawa, Chiba on 9 November 2001

Morishigeyasumune ‎– flas-1003

CDr Rip

10 April 2019


This is a rather unusual release for the German Democratic Republic.
Generally the label NOVA was for contemporary classic, entertainment and experimental releases.
But for some reason the music on this LP was not issued on the label AMIGA which had a series called AMIGA Jazz.
Further I would like to point out that the given bassist for track B2 is most likely not Blazeowsky but Christoph Niemann.
Niemann is credited for this role on all three editions of the LP which was solely reserved for FEZ (AMIGA 8 55 585, 1978).  And the title which is included on this LP is the same as on the FEZ LP/CD.

Not only was this a minor bummer but also the music played here by the Rundfunk-Tanzorchester Berlin. Nothing wrong with it for sure but as NOVA was a label reserved also for experimental music I expected something more at the margins. But expectations aren't necessarily the best guide for enjoyment. So have fun as I had after I've accepted what's on this disc ;-)

And finally here's a request. The only other recording by FEZ is on an LP released in 1979 by the
Czechoslovakian label OPUS. The festival sampler "Bratislavské Džezové Dni 1976" contains more than 15 minutes of an otherwise unavailable composition by this special group.

Gumpert's trio and the ensemble of Hubert Katzenbeier (here not on trombone!) are in fine form - as expected....

A1. Grüsse Von Buddy (Nicht Kaputt - Speziell An Achim - An Alle)  13:26

Rundfunk-Tanzorchester Berlin:
Joachim Graswurm, flugelhorn
Friedrich Schlegel, Gerhard Pabst, Heinz Becker, trumpet
Freddy Lehmann, Götz Geitner, Horst Schmidt, Hubert Katzenbeier, trombone
Helmut Wenzel, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Gerhard Miehatsch, clarinet, alto saxophone
Werner Schmidt, clarinet, tenor saxophone
Fritz Heimbach, flute, tenor saxophone
Klaus Hille, guitar
Horst Pawliczak, piano
Klaus Koch, bass
Wolfgang Winkler, drums
Siegfried Möhle, percussion
Günter Gollasch, leader
Friedhelm Schönfeld, composed, arranged

Recorded on 20.2.1975 Berliner Rundfunk, GDR.

A2. Wiesenlied  5:39

Ulrich Gumpert Trio:
Manfred Hering, alto saxophone
Ulrich Gumpert, piano
Günter Sommer, drums
(composed & arranged by the group)

Recorded 17.7.1973 Jazzwerkstatt des Berliner Rundfunks, GDR.

B1. Blues Hier Und Jetzt  10:28

Hubert Katzenbeier Quintett:
Hubert Katzenbeier, electric violin, composed, arranged
Konrad Körner, tenor saxophone
Ulrich Swillms, electric piano
Henning Protzmann, bass
Wolfgang Schneider, drums

Recorded 29.8.1974, public Studio-Jazzkonzert by "Stimme der DDR" at the Mensa of the Universität Rostock, DGR.

B2. Sonntag Im Altweibersommer 8:14

Conrad Bauer, trombone, composed, arranged
Hannes Zerbe, piano
Peter Blazeowsky, bass
Peter Gröning, drums

Recorded 13.1.1975 AMIGA-Studio, Berlin, GDR.

NOVA 885083 (GDR, 1975)
(vinyl rip)

Bassist for track B2 is possibly Christoph Niemann

9 April 2019


1. Improvisation I
2. Improvisation II
3. Improvisation III
4. Improvisation IV
5. Improvisation V
6. Improvisation VI

Yoshinori Yanagawa, alto saxophone

Wataru Hayakawa, calligraphy

Recorded Aug 1996 - Mar 1997 at Studio Ongakukan, Tokyo

Gokuonsya ‎– GO-5

CD Rip

7 April 2019


Snapshots 1-53

1. Announcement
2. Section A (1-11)
3. Section B (12-22)
4. Section C (23-33)
5. Section D (34-43)
6. Section E (44-53)

Marcio Mattos, cello
Mark Sanders, drums
Georg Gräwe, piano
Mats Gustafsson, tenor saxophone, flutophone
Sebi Tramontana, trombone

Recorded on 7 December 1996 live in concert at DeutschlandRadio Berlin

Wobbly Rail ‎– WOB007

CD Rip


The above picture belongs to a proposed vinyl edition of this 1966/67 recording.
The line-up is Hugh Steinmetz on trumpet, Franz Beckerlee on altosax, Bo Thrige Andersen, Steffen Andersen on drums and bass and not at least Niels Harrit on singing saw.
Maybe not so famous as they deserve. But no other than Sunny Murray did a recording with this guys in 1965.

First release of this great music was in 2005 on Atavistic.
But this time it would be reissued on vinyl.
This depends on how many music lovers would express their serious interest in helping to fund it.

So anyone who's willing to bet on it is invited to help the fundraising.


On 8 days are remaining - so hurry ;-)

Link to the label's websites

6 April 2019

Jim Pugh, Dave Taylor - The Pugh-Taylor Project

DMP, CD, 448

Jim Pugh - Tenor Trombone
Dave Taylor - Bass Trombone
George Young - Soprano Sax, Flute, Slide Whistle, Kazoo (tracks 3,5)
Gerry Niewood - Tenor Sax, Flute, Piccolo Flute, Soprano Sax (tracks 1, 6)
Lew Del Gatto - Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Flute Piccolo (tracks 1, 3, 5, 6)
Jesse Levine, Olivia Kopell - Viola (tracks 1, 3, 5, 6)
Jesse Levy, Nathan Stutch - Cello (tracks 1, 3, 5, 6)
Bill Dobbins (tracks 3, 5), Ethyl Will (track 7), Kirk Nurock (tracks 1, 6) - Piano
Keith Foley, Synthesizer (track 7)
Shelly Woodworth - Oboe (track 6), Synthesizer (track 7)
John Beal (tracks 1, 6), Mark Johnson (tracks 3, 5) - Bass
David Friedman (track 3), Gordon Gottlieb (track 6) - Percussion
David Ratajczak - Drums (tracks 1, 5), Drum Machine (track 2)

1 - Goats In My Pocket   6:05  (Ed Palermo)
2 - 747   3:07  (John Clark)
3 - Red Balloons  15:32  (Bob Brookmeyer)
4 - Passion Flower / Petals Of A Rose  6:24  (Ellington, Strayhorn)
5 - Still The Blues (After All These Years)  9:38  (Bill Dobbins)
6 - Creature Memory  11:17  (Kirk Nurock)
7 - Futures  6:07  (Keith Foley)

Recorded August 9 and November 12, 1984 At Clinton Recording Studios, and November 20, 1984 at RCA Studios.


This post or rather reup is due to Jeff (again my thanks go to him!).
The original rips were by Sotise.

This is volume 1 of three solo LPs Satoh has recorded in 1976.
All three albums never got a reissue in any format.

Masahiko Satoh, piano
A1. Hajime = 一     4:04
A2. Michi = 道     6:17
A3. Kwan-Ji-Zai = 観自在     11:47
B1. Jizoh-Bosatsu = 地蔵菩薩     4:05
B2. Zanmai = 三昧     10:17
B3. Mujin = 無人     2:45

 Recorded at Tohoh Seimei Hall on 13, 14 April 1976.

(vinyl rip)