For Isabelle from Lyon, heres a repost from 2010, i've simply Changed the date on the original post to move it forward , everything else is as was originally published
Here's a little a little something congruent with the recent fascinating thread started by Onxydlib.
Firstly i must confess to an almost total ignorance of the Austrian and in this case Viennese Free Jazz scene of the late 60's and early 70's , knowing a few names , and having heard a tiny smattering of the music is all i can honestly profess.
Ive had this for years , whilst knowing next to nothing about it, and i guess i ought to declare that the vinyl itself is well worn , and covered in surface scratches... I've done my best in terms of balancing declicking the digital files and maintaining the Fullness of the original sound.
A lot of vinyl rips and concerts that have been cleaned up sound bleached out and thin to my ears ..... so ive done as little as possible ... a light sweep of crackle , and removals of individual objects... no compression, limiting or eq'ing what so ever.
Franz Ringel .. Who designed the cover is someone i know more about, He is one of Austrias national treasures.. More of his work can be Viewed here.
i find these sides , and particularly the reform art unit, more than merely very interesting listens and these certainly induce a craving to hear more!!!
Most people will have at least come across Toni Michelmyr , and Muhammad Malli, the bassist and drummer on both these sessions , they come across very strongly indeed , giving the impression they must have worked together alot....
Both also play on Steve lacy-Franz Kogelmqann's 'Opium" from the mid 70's which has been reissued By Kogelmann on his between the lines label , and is the only other thing i have actually heard by these guys .
there are- also a few tracks on the lacy Savarah Anthology "Dreams Scratching the 70s"which feature Muhammed MaLli as a guest percussionist.
There is not much info out there, in English about either of these groups .... its clear though that Masters of Unorthodox Jazz recorded several lp's at the very least, and Reform Art Unit , at least 4 or 5.
if anyone can provide more info , and or share other albums by these groups ... please do!
lp-1- Masters of unorthodox jazz
Aleaddin Adlernest (b-cl) Harum Ghulam Barabbas (as,ldr) Ahmed Pechoe (p) Tony Michlmayer (b) Muhammad
Sepp Mitterbauer (tp,org) Heinz Cadek (tb) Fritz Novotny (sop,fl,perc) Giselher
Smekal (org,p,perc) Tony Michlmayr (b) Muhammad Malli (perc) Kristin Novotny (vcl)
Vienna, May 5, 1970
Meditation-conversation and love (kn vcl)
new link as of october 2012