28 July 2007
27 July 2007
He graduated from Morgan State University in 1953 and after two years in the Army he settled in California. There he started to gain attention leading a band with Andrew Hill and Andrew Cyrille, but it was his later time in New York City that earned him full notice. In 1962 Downbeat named him the best new artist. In NYC he also worked with John Coltrane and Sun Ra acted as his sideman. From 1965 to 1975 he took a break from jazz, but later he worked again with Andrew Hill and Sun Ra.
21 July 2007
personnel is ---------grossman-pno ken filiano-db alex cline-drums this is similar territory and just as good as, the riley,guy oxley group from the early 70's tracklist is included along with full scans in the 2nd file
an historic meeting CECIL TAYLOR ,ANTHONY BRAXTON,WILLIAM PARKER, TONY OXLEY- LIVE IN LONDON 8TH JULY 2007
15 July 2007
"Here's a post for the blog. My favourite British tenor player:- Alan Skidmore Quintet - TCB 1970 Alan Skidmore: tenorMalcolm Griffiths: tromboneMartin Taylor: pianoChris Laurence: bassTony Levin: drumsMike Osborne (alto) and John Surman (soprano) guest on the last three tunes Vinyl ripped at 256
http://rapidshare.com/files/42732686/TCB.rar.html Scans are attached.
Alan has played with all sorts of people in his career, including Stan Tracey, John Mayall, Mike Gibbs, Georgie Fame and Van Morrison. He was a member of the much-acclaimed saxophone trio SOS, along with Surman and Osborne.Sadly, I don't think he has recorded as much as leader as his rich talents deserve. I'd rate him as up there on a level with the top American tenor giants.Nowadays, I suspect being semi-retired, he plays occasional Coltrane tribute gigs, and in the company of veteran British altoist Pete King, Charlie Parker tributes. I was lucky enough to catch one of his Trane gigs a couple of years ago, which was tremendous. I recall a particularly beautiful rendition of Naima.
BUY ALAN SKIDMORE DISCS
and check out his home page here
12 July 2007
this one comes to us courtesy of 'glmlr'
who ripped this from his own vinyl, and sent me a copy.
'glmlr' says ' to you, and any other CT lovers who may not have succeeded in finding a copy of this record. It didn't have a wide circulation.
this is a clean rip, the original recording is good,though not state of the art by todays standards.
this one has certainly slipped under the radar,i did see a copy once over 20 years ago alas i was new to the music, and found the prospect of a double album of solo C.T, rather daunting so i passed it up.
this billed in the taylor sessionography as having been released in 1982, pretty much one continuous performance divided into four parts, each filling out one side of an lp.
heres some info from cecil's online sessionography.
PRAXIS Italy, July 1968
1. Praxis part I 18:37
2. Praxis part II 19:14
3. Praxis part III 19:15
4. Praxis part IV 19:00
Cecil Taylor: piano
Praxis Praxis (Greece) CM 104/105 (lp) 1982
sparse is'nt it
buy cecil taylor discs
find cecil's sessionography on the saturnweb discogs site.
here are the correct file links
FLAC,you need all 4 to extract
MP3 224 (YOU NEED BOTH TO UNZIP)
for more info, on cecil taylor including a couple of extensive interviews, go to the european free improv pages, its in the links.
8 July 2007
buy richard davis discs
and check out his homepage here.
heres his discog http://www.richarddavis.org/bio/disc.htm
postscript- having just gone through richard davis extensive discog, i see that there's another corvo release, by ld levy called" the eagle and the king"
7 July 2007
& some superb albums from Sotise & Boromir.
I’m now playing catch up! So I thought I would
Bring you a couple of albums from my collection.
1967 Arehoolie Records - Berkeley California
Private Press (USA)
Sound Engineer - Bob DeSousa
Production - Chris Strachwitz
A1: Space Swell (5:18)
A2: Moon & Flag Polka (4:38)
A3: We'll Think Of That, Later (5:54)
A4: Nisaba In The Grass (4:58)
B1: Twin Bass Bass (6:02)
B2: Warp (6:54)
B3: Paraphernalia (6:24)
That’s all I have to say about this one.
But please do let me know what you think?
Vinyl Rip @ 256kbps
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(United Sound USR 4626) (197?)
LA/Bay Area, spoken word; black power poetry by female poet / rapper Roach Om.
Very Rare!!! & collectable private press, past on front cover with a plain white back! No information as too musicians or track titles!!
I brought this about 30 years ago because the backing musicians were rumoured to be the group “Juju” who had recently released “A Message From Mozambique” On Strata East Records, a label that I was seriously into at the time (& still include some of my most played albums today). Unfortunately I have never been able to confirm the rumour, so if there is anyone reading this who worked for United Sound Studio in Berkley CA during the 70’s & has any further info, it would be most appreciated!!
Vinyl Rip @ 256kbps
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"Kenneth Terroade - Love Rejoice Paris 1969..
Kenneth Terroade: tenor sax, flute
Ronnie Beer: alto, tenor sax, flute
Evan Chandley: bass clarinet, flute
Francois Tusques - piano
Beb Guerin: bass
Earl Freeman: bass
Claude Delcloo: drums
Like all BYG Actuel recordings, the sound quality is not brilliant, but I think it is a good example of the genre. I think this was Terroade's only outing as leader. Jamaican-born, he moved to London when he was fourteen. Internet references indicate that he played with Chris Magregor and cohorts, which probably explains Ronnie Beer's appearance on this album, as well as British artists like John Surman and Mike Osbourne. I've traced one album from this period, Friendship Next Of Kin, which I've seen for sale at 180 euros. He moved to France where he made recordings on BYG with the likes of Sunny Murray, Shepp, Dave Burrell etc. I've found no trace of him after the early 70s, so did he meet an early and untimely death ? Scans are attached
THANKS B, I DONT KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT TERROADE, apart from the fact that he appeared on a few albums, on byg, sunny murry's sunshine , and witches and devils, and "never give a sucker an even break"
and a record by mongezi feza which a friend of mine owns ,i cant remember what its called.
hes also on alan silva's lunar surface, and the triple lp celestial communications orchestra.He's also on a few great rock albums, playing flute ..i think..
doctor john's- sun moon and herbs
and, daevid allen (from gong)'s bannana moon.
this has been available, sporadically
as a vinyl only "reissue"of dubious provenance on the abraxas lable.
apparently the owners of 'abraxas' have little respect for the original artists appearing on the discs and they get nothing, which is from what ive heard and read exactly what happened the first time round, yep thats right some of the jazz artists who made records for byg
claim they never even got paid.
In any case this, does seem pretty hard to obtain.
192kbs is pretty low fi, so if you want to enrich the owners of 'abraxas', who make very poorly pressed vinyl reissues, and dont pay any artist royalties, buy the album if you can find it!!!!!!!!!theres a beautiful photo taken by valerie wilmer of terroade in 1971 here
this has been ripped by boromir from his original vinyl, not the abraxas pressing
(i have half a dozen abraxas "reissues" as well as a couple of originals , the originals sound much more vivid, the abraxas pressings have inexplicable pressing faults, and in the case of my copy of jimmy lyons- other afternoons, actual pops and clicks even though the record was new when i bought it and is apparently unmarked, a tape of the same which i made 15 years ago sounds better than that pressing. issues of royalties and legitimacy aside, the music is not being done justice ,by these amateurish vinyl pressings.
6 July 2007
4 July 2007
The first charles tyler album i ever heard!
2 July 2007
heres a solo performance recorded by my friend, juke on a minidisc recorder, on the 14th of febuary 2004.
hes in pretty righteous form , especially on track 2, explosive!
a great show.
ripped to mp3 320, from a cd burn made from the minidisc
recording, i had to edit the end of the 2nd track slightly(about a minute or so, of microphone hum), otherwise the show was as you hear it.
HAINO- GUITAR, VOICE, PERCUSSION,SAMPLER
ripped to 320MP3
IN A SPLIT ARCHIVE(YOU NEED BOTH TO UNZIP)
PART 1- http://rapidshare.com/files/40589874/kei_hai_a1.rar
PART 2- http://rapidshare.com/files/40590652/kei_hai_a2.rar
(PART1= 97 MEG, PART 2= 7 MEG)
BUY KEIJI HAINO DISCS, VISIT THE UNOFICIAL KEIJI HAINO WEBSITE
heres a record that deserves a wider hearing.
i feel its one of his best albums(and im not an unreserved fan)
this was originaly issued in a very limited run on a french lable called calumet, only three hundred copies were distributed.
ive ripped this from a cd , presumably the bootleggy black keys reissue ,from the early 2000's.
i can find absolutely no information as to the provenence of this reissue, nor on black keys the presumed lable.
ive checked its availability, and there seems to be no one who has it, although it has occasionably come up for auction on ebay.
forced exposure do not list it.
cd hut, and amazon says its temporarily out of stock, the customary response when they dont have something.
the cd itself contains no clue as to provenance, no lable indicated, no address, no date of reissue, all the hallmarks of a bootleg.
anyone possesing any info ,come forward.
a raft of frank wright's OOP, material has been posted at church number9 the blog, and since ive been sitting on this for a while, i thought id throw it in to compliment those posts.
the personnel on this is the same as that on the classic one for john.
wright- tenor sax, noah howard- alto, bobby few -piano, mohammed ali-drums
for me its probably bobby few's playing thats most impressive.
if you enjoyed this , and the center of the world posts on ch#9 buy others here
ripped to 256 kbsmp3
find more here-http://churchnumber9.blogspot.com/