We posted vol. 1 of this set recently and glmlr was generously able to supply us with a digital copy of vol. 2, which we post hereby.
I have always been a fan of Tyler. There is something intangibly melancholic sweet to his tone which resonates with me and of course, his compositions also have that undefinable quality which endears him to me. I guess my favourite album is the "Eastern Man Alone" which has Tyler with one cellist and two bassists. A somewhat unusual combination, for sure, but one that works, at least to these ears. His 70s output is fine as well and what we have on offer is an early 80s concert at Fasching in Stockholm, Sweden.
As always, Tyler switches between alto and baritone on this redording and the A side features him on alto and the B side on baritone. Personally, I have a preference for his alto as I find it to be more expressive, but the gruffer, more abrasive sound of his baritone brings out another side of his musical personality.
All in all, essential listening IMHO.
We have posted some further Tyler in the past, but I don't know whether the links are still operative.
"Definite - Volume 2"
Rec. 20/21.10.1981 - Live at the Fasching, Stockholm
Charles Tyler, alto, baritone
Earl Cross, trumpet
Kevin Ross, bass
Steve Reid, drums.
A1. Train 178 to Stockholm
A2. A hip day in L. A.
A3. Happy sad hip folks
B1. The mysteries of the dark blue depths of the pale blue planet
B2. The legend of the lawman