Ali, who replaced Elvin Jones in John Coltrane's band, formed this quartet after Coltrane's death. On this session Fred Simmons was standing in for the regular pianist, Don Pullen. The style of musically carried on from where Coltrane left off - high energy stuff, with lots of drumming and long solos.
Fred Simmons - piano
Stafford L James - bass violin
Carlos Ward - alto saxophone and flute
Rashied Ali - percussion
Ripped at VBR quality 0. Links in comments.
30 October 2007
27 October 2007
HERE'S, a stunning live album by one of the all time
great free jazz groups, this the first album of theirs i ever bought, and Ive loved the collective sound of this group ever since.
threadgill has now like anthony braxton transcended the idiom, and there are plenty of pointers to this (rampantly eclectic )future direction throughout this GLORIOUS slab .
this bands palette was as broad as it was subtle, almost everything can happen,a truly rich and rewarding listening experience.
i never tire of listening to this, one could spend a lifetime and find continual renewal.
who knows why the aeco became more acclaimed than AIR or the Revolutionary ensemble for me along with Leo smith and anthony braxton's mammoth oeuvre.
the most joyous and satisfying listening experiences Ive ever had, contemporary free jazz is hugely mannered by comparison.
fred hopkins and steve mccall -are sadly no longer with us.
this is a very clean vinyl rip, and shame on bmg or whomever owns novus for not deeming air's albums worthy of full hansomely packaged reissue.
its almost criminal.
many people are starving for this, and if they dont step in and fill the gap, we will continue to share it in the form of crackly vinyl rips!!
a pox on their stingy bottom line mentality, and bottomless profit mongering.
as well as there ephemeral taste shaping on a mass toxic scale.
BUY REISSUED AIR.
VISIT HENRY THREADGILLS PAGE (the only one i can find)
air suisse , recorded live at montreux jazz fest july 22, 1978, released by novus( now bmg)
lets all go down to the footwash
henry threadgill- saxes, fl
fred hopkins -db
steve mccall- dr
many thnks to yann ,for his help with this current batch of rips!
23 October 2007
This is one of two concerts seeded by "joerg" - many thanks to him. It is a satellite broadcast, performed by Roach's long-standing quartet.
Max Roach, dr, voc
Cecil Bridgewater, tp
Odeon Pope, ts
Tyron Brown, b
Philharmonie, JazzFest Berlin/Germany, 3rd November 1990
The Smoke That Thunders 03:45
Elixir Suite 05:36
In A Sentimental Mood 08:40
I Want To Talk About You 05:33
South Africa Goddamm - Blues March 08:24
It's Time - Mr.Hihat 07:29
Max (and all performers) is in fine form, though for me, the highlight of the concert is the rendition of "In a Sentimental Mood", which has some great horn-playing and a superb solo bass section, with Roach playing in a very sensitive and controlled manner.
Concert is recorded at VBR quality 0. Links in comments.
19 October 2007
I've heard it said that Charles Lloyd's later recordings on ECM lack the excitement and creativity of his earlier work. This certainly can't be said of this recording, a live concert in Germany 1994. This is an FM recording, so sound quality is excellent. Many thanks to "billjen" for seeding.
Charles Lloyd - Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Chinese Oboe
Bobo Stenson - Piano
Anders Jormin - Double-Bass
Jon Christensen - Drums
1. Milarepa (Lloyd)/Improvisation (Group) 15:26
2. Piercing the Veil (Lloyd) 9:01
3. Evanstide, Where Lotus Bloom (Lloyd) 13:45#4. Thelonious Theonlyus (Lloyd) 13:23 * 5. All My Relations (Lloyd) 11:49
6. Fish Out of Water (Lloyd) 16:23
Recording at mp3 quality 0. Link in coments
14 October 2007
This recording has done the rounds several times on the net, so some of you will have it. For those who haven't I recommend you grab it - it's a gem.
Harry Beckett - trumpet
Marc Charig - trumpet, cornet
Malcolm Griffiths - trombone
Nick Evans - trombone
Dudu Pukwana - alto sax
Mike Osborne - alto sax, clarinet
Alan Skidmore - baritone, tenor and soprano sax
Gary Windo - tenor sax
Chris McGregor - piano, keyboards
Harry Miller - bass
Louis Moholo - drums
I guess you all know the origin of B of B, so I'll spare you the story. I don't know the origin of the recording, the sound's far too good for a 70s audience bootleg, so I guess that it's a radio broadcast. Oddly enough, though it's supposed to have been recorded in Berlin, the announcer of the concert is (or sounds) English, and the band seem to be appearing between other acts.
The recording is ripped at 192 kbps (very good quality), with 2 single tracks of about 30 mins each.
Link in comments (click post title).
9 October 2007
This recording comes by way of a torrent (thanks to "jazzrita" for seeding). It is an audience recording. The sound quality is reasonable, I'd say typical of a modern audience boot. I've enclosed a small 1 min mp3 sample (see Links) so you can judge for yourself.
Joe McPhee - Survival Unit III
2007-June-20 NYC, USA,Angel Orensanz Center, 12. Vision Festival 2007
1 Title (JMcP,as) 8:34
2 Title (JMcP,as) 7:52
3 Title (JMcP,as) 14:53
4 Title (JMcP,fh) / Announcement JMcPh 14:38
Total Time: 45:58
I'd be interested to know where McPhee got the name "Survival Unit" (was it a personal statement about his life?), why there wasn't a SU I, but III came 30 years or so after II.
Sample, flac and mp3 links in comments.
8 October 2007
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3 October 2007
November 17th 1977
Lester Bowie tp,
1) 20:242) 42:33 3) 01:11 4) 02:10total time 67:46