29 June 2009

Don Pullen / Joseph Jarman / Don Moyè - Live in Frascati '78

Another trio (piano/reeds/percussions), this time
all American, another idea of improvised music :
personally i prefer the European approach

Rec. live at "Teatro Politeama", Frascati, Italy,
on december 18th, 1978 (mix recording)

Don Pullen,piano
Joseph Jarman,reeds,flutes,percussions
Don Moyè,percussions

1. Richard's Tune (47:51)
2. Unknown (17:32)

Total Time 1:05:24


riccardo said...

lame (149 MB) :

flac (427 MB) :

maghetto said...

many thanks,
all members of art ensemble of chicago are welcome.
best regards

Bombshelter Slim said...

Jeepers, I'm not sure what you mean by "European approach". As opposed to "American"? "Black American"?

riccardo said...

@ Bombshelter Slim :

it was a simple comparison between my last two posts (same lineup/same period) : in my personal opinion the artistic level of the European trio (Mengelberg/Brotzmann/Bennink) is higher than the American one (Pullen/Jarman/Moyè).

a hug

Bombshelter Slim said...

Double Jeepers! "Artistic level" is never a "simple" comparison, natters of personal taste is very rarely objective.
A hug back atcha!!

1009 said...

Thanks much, riccardo. I wonder if this was promoting their *Magic Triangle* record? (A great one, by the way.) Nice sound again, too.

It's always helpful to remember that these folks were all up to different things, enough so that to speak of a common "level" becomes really confusing. This is what makes those BYG sides so interesting to me -- a group of musicians with totally different agendas, aesthetics, politics, what-have-you, playing all together & all simultaneously. Not to prove that they're all doing the same thing qualitatively or quantitatively, but just to play.

Not to mention that there's enough difference between, say, Brotzmann, Portal, and Breuker that to speak of a common "European" approach is a bit reductive. Likewise for, say, Pullen, Cecil, and Mal Waldron.

But of course one always has one's preferences, and one needn't apologize for them. Particularly when one is providing others with such quality music!

alec said...

riccardo, I must say thank you again for sharing these wonderful recordings you have captured from my favorite period of jazz music. Did you happen to tape any of Don Ayler's performances over in Italy in 1981? These shows are the best addition to the blogosphere I have yet to see. Thanks again.

Ilario said...

Hi Riccardo,
I was at this concert, please
write me in privat if is possible

aaron aardvark said...

whoa... justa cotton pckin' minute there boy.. I say, I say... artistic level is some weird sort of fish.
Me I'll take Don Pullen's feel any day. In any case what would members of the art ensemble know of weird fish ?
Thanks for your gift of these woderful moments. Love

Anonymous said...

Riccardo: spoken like a true European!
(I'm sure you prefer Cecil Taylor over Don Pullen too!)
I might have to call Stanley Crouch and tell him to smack you (just kidding.. i think!)

(personally i believe Pullen is 'The Man', and never really found compatible musicians to match his unique "genius"; therefore he works best as a solo pianist.)

Anonymous said...

p.s. this is the last anonymous poster again: i have to say that the first 19 min. or so of this (the solo Pullen portion) is beautifully, breathtakingly brilliant! Thank you for the posting! -dandor

pedro said...

Thank you so much for all your music.
My best regards


riccardo said...

@ alec :

unfortunately i've never seen and/or taped Don Ayler...

Neroon001 said...

thank you very much for sharing this recording,I am a huge fan of Don Pullen so I try and listen to any thing/recording I can get my ears next to. thanks again

Anonymous said...

thanks for this, Don Moye one of my favourite drummers