28 July 2012


Collaboration is fun! And Mr. Chadbourne and Mr. Kondo obviously had fun making the music you'll able to hear through the collaboration of  Nick (rip + scans) and "myself".

Another Bellows LP you can see here - Kondo solo...


Eugene Chadbourne, electric guitar, dobro, vocals
Toshinori Kondo, trumpet, alto-horn, mutes, percussion

A. More Than Just The Music  21:40
B. How To Kill The Mind      19:30

Track A : recorded live at The Laurel Theater, Knoxville, Tennessee on July 7, 1979.
Track B : recorded live at The Last Hurrah, Washington D.C. on July 15, 1979.
Remixed at the Dick Charles Studio, New York, N.Y.


26 July 2012

The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble - Live in Ivrea '79

I'm not a big fan of UJRE, but probably, someone will not think like me!

Rec. live at "Teatro Giacosa", Ivrea (TO), Italy, on April 7, 1979
(mics recording)

Barbara Thompson
,flute,soprano & tenor sax
Charlie Mariano,nagaswaran,soprano & alto sax
Ack van Rooyen,trumpet & flugelhorn
Ian Carr,trumpet
Kenny Wheeler,trumpet & flugelhorn
Albert Mangeldsorff,trombone
Volker Kriegel,guitar
Wolfgang Dauner,keyboards
Eberhard Weber,bass
Jon Hiseman,drums

1. Stumbling Henry's Divorce March [V.Kriegel] (08:53)
2. Sidewalk [I.Carr] (14:40)
3. One Sin A While [K.Wheeler] (10:52)
4. Amber [C.Mariano] (07:34)
5. Boorcet [W.Dauner] (10:05)
6. Song With No Name [B.Thompson] (12:27)

Total Time 1:04:34

Sidewalk (excerpt)

25 July 2012

Abdullah Ibrahim - Live in Como '79

If someone wants to help in finding the numerous titles of the medley: is welcome.

Rec. live in Como, Italy, on June 19, 1979
(mics recording)

Abdullah Ibrahim,piano & vocal

1. Medley (44:00)

Ibrahim (excerpt)

24 July 2012

Tony Malaby's Apparitions - Live in Pantin '11

Well worth listening...

Rec. live at "La Dynamo", Pantin, France, on March 23, 2011
(radio broadcast)

Tony Malaby,tenor sax
Drew Gress,bass
Tom Rainey,drums
John Hollenbeck,drums,glockenspiel,vibraphone,marimba & melodica

1. Suite (1:18:38)

Malaby (excerpt)

23 July 2012

Muhal Richard Abrams - Live in Alassio '78

A "little" lesson on the history of jazz piano.

Rec. live at "Belvedere S.Croce", Alassio, Italy,
on September 9, 1978 (mics recording)

Muhal Richard Abrams,piano

1. Improvisation (47:10)

Muhal (excerpt)

20 July 2012


A consummate musician with no stylistic boundaries. I've discovered him on the "Dunois Solos" which was also my first exposure to improvised solo musics.
He is in a line along soprano saxophone players as Sidney Bechet, Steve Lacy or Evan Parker.
Thank you Mr. Coxhill for your music and your impish humour.

An anecdote: "...used record dealer here told...that he met Lol on the
street one day when he was in the city for a jazz festival. Said hi and
invited him for a drink in a nearby cafe. Lol was happy to oblige and
sat for a chat. After a while, he took out his sax and a piece of paper.
He folded the paper in half, printed Lol Coxhill on it, put it on the
table in front of him. Then he played a tune. On finishing, he put his
sax and the piece of paper back in his case".


Lol Coxhill, soprano saxophone
Pat Thomas, piano, electronics

1. Wait & See             25:20    
2. Glasgow Before Dark     06:04    
3. Shake Well             03:20    
4. Tea Dance             04:28    
5. Lucky's Dream     01:29    
6. Forty Questions     03:13    
7. Where Is Johnny?     20:14    
8. Baker's Choice     02:49

Recorded on 2nd July 1994 at the Ramshorn Kirk as part of the Glasgow Jazz Festival.


A contribution by Nick!


Stan Getz Quintet - Live in La Spezia '79

Dedicated to Trane.

Rec. live at "Stadio A.Picco", La Spezia, Italy, on July 7, 1979
(mics recording)

Stan Getz,tenor sax
Andy Laverne,piano
Chuck Loebe,guitar
John Burr,bass
Victor Jones,drums

1. Unknown (10:13)
2. Unknown (06:13)
3. Lester Left Town [W.Shorter](11:17)
4. Lush Life [B.Strayhorn](05:42)
5. Unknown (10:30)
6. Unknown (14:46)
7. Stan's Blues [S.Getz/G.Gryce](07:42)

Total Time 1:06:25

Lush Life #2

Steve Miller Trio feat. Lol Coxhill - Miller's Tale

Steve Miller Trio feat. Lol Coxhill - Miller's Tale
Matchless Recordings MR9 1986

I'm sure that followers of this blog cannot have failed to register the passing away of Lol Coxhill last week. Regular followers would also know that we have posted Coxhill many times in the past. So, to commemorate his passing, here is a live set from 1985 with the Steve Miller Trio. Miller and Coxhill have collaborated in the past, most notably on two lps out on the Virgin subsidiary Caroline from 1973 and 1974, respectively. These have been compiled on a double cd on the Cuneiform label, with lots of extra material from what I read. Might be well worth picking up for those who did not get the original albums. Miller and Coxhill were part of the whole Canterbury prog jazz rock scene which spawned a bunch of outfits, among others Delivery, with which both were associated, and Kevin Ayers and the Whole World which made a memorable album called "Shooting at the Moon", featuring Coxhill. Happily, some BBC sessions have recently trickled out on cd and those with long memories may recall we posted a set from Holland a while back.

While the earlier collaborations were fragmented and ad-hoc-ish, this set here is one contiguous performance spread over four sides where Miller and Coxhill are joined by Tony Moore on bass and Eddie Prevost, of AMM provenance, on drums. The Matchless label is very much alive as an outlet for AMM projects and other specimens of British improv. 

An intensely concentrated set, this one, freely improvised, no steady rhythmic backbone to discern here, Coxhill floating and gliding over the piano-led trio. Not as obviously whimsical as other Coxhill projects, but somewhat chamber-like with the type of close listening among the players one associates with the Spontaneous Music Ensemble and similar British improv combos. Not the stuff to grab you by the throat, but to gradually insinuate itself with you. A pleasant listening experience, whose rewards are acquired cumulatively. On top of it all, Coxhill's slippery soprano.

This is for blogger chum Marc down under who might not have this one (and who is a Lol aficionado, of course).

The facts:

Steve Miller Trio meets Lol Coxhill - Miller's Tale
Matchless Recordings MR9 1986

Steve Miller - piano
Tony Moore - double bass
Eddie Prevost - drums
Lol Coxhill - soprano saxophone

Side A - Nigh-and-Sly
Side B - Nether Eye
Side C - A Largeish Quart
Side D - Nowell's Flood

Recorded at a concert given at the Bull and Gate, Kentish Town, London on 11th November 1985 which was financially assisted by the Musicians' Union.

As the liner notes say; "You can hear witty barbs, serious debates, elbowing jokes, biting comments, affectionate banter, sarcastic asides and moments of repose".

More Coxhill coming up in the time to come!

16 July 2012


Many Thanks to Mew23 for his excellent contribution!
And I want to say thank you to Bernhard and to G (I haven't forgot YOU!). First G than Berhard offered a mp3 version of  the fourth LP of this series (see here - go to comments for a list). I shall wait some more time before I resort to it. Maybe someone is willing to share a version in flac.
But before this might happen enjoy this:


Jean-Luc Ponty, violin
Masahiko Sato, electric and acoustic piano
Yoshiaki Masuo, guitar
Nils-Henning Ørsted Pedersen , bass
Motohiko Hino, drums

A1. Golden Green [13:08]
A2. And So On [07:49]
B1. Astrorama / Nuggis [24:37]

'Golden Green' and 'Astrorama' composed by Jean-Luc Ponty,
'And So On' by Masahiko Sato, 'Nuggis' by Wolfgang Dauner
Produced by Joachim Ernst Berendt
Recorded August 29, 1970 at Toshiba Studios, Tokyo, Japan.

Liberty/Toshiba LPC-8039 & FAR EAST ETJ-65016 (source for rip)
(lp rip)

9 July 2012


Four LPs by the Europe(an) All Stars were cut during their August 1970 tour in Japan. This is the first one the fourth and last one you'll find here
The list of all four LPs you will find in the comments of the fourth LP - courtesy of bunsen_lamp.
His listing sparked my desire to hear the others...does anyone has the other two: "Our Kind Of Sabi" and "Astrorama"?


John Surman, baritone saxophone
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Jean-Luc Ponty, violin
Francy Boland, piano
Eddy Louis, organ
Niels Henning Ørsted-Pedersen, bass
Daniel Humair, drums
Karin Krog, vocals

A1. Queens Of Lufthansa (John Surman)  10:38
A2. Round About Midnight (Th. Monk)    05:42
A3. Maiden Voyage (Wayne Shorter)        04:59
B1. C'est Tout (Jimmy Woode)           10:43
B2. Triple Play (Francy Boland)        10:21
B3. Our Kind Of Sabi (Eddy Louis)

Recorded live at EXPO Theater, Osaka, Japan on 18th & 19th August, 1970.


(lp rip)

Note: "Triple Play" & "Our Kind Of Sabi" are a continous performance - time given is for both pieces (10:21).


4 July 2012


I have never seen nor heard this album - but Nick has helped to fill this gap - Thanks!



Kazuo Imai, guitar, viola da gamba (upright descant viola), electronics, snake charmer
Kaoru Okabe, found object
Yasushi Ozawa, bass
Tomonao Koshikawa, piano, potentiometers
Hiroshi Shii, wand, water stick
Masami Tada, sound performance, natural materials used as thrown percussion, FX
Tatuo Hattori, FX, electronics
Kazuaki Hamada – percussion, FX
Masaharu Minegishi, whistles, sound performance
Chie Mukai, kokyu (chinese upright fiddle)

A. Part 1 (7.30 P.M. ~ 7.47 P.M.)     19:23   
B. Part 2 (8.15 P.M. ~ 8.43 P.M.)     28:26

Recorded July 13, 1976 live at Bigakko in Jimbocho, Kanda, Tokyo.

ALM Records – AL-3001


1 July 2012


....my appreciation goes to Nick for his ongoing contributions.

Jiro Shoda, pocket trumpet & trombone
Kazuo Komiya, trumpet
Kouji Mikuriya, fluegelhorn
Kamata Yuichi, soprano saxophone
Clive Bell, flute
Yasuo Yoda, flute
Kunio Kaneko, flute & alto saxophone
Ryuichi Inaba, clarinet & alto saxophone
Keizo Inoue, oboe & alto saxophone
Yasuo Ueda, bass clarinet & alto saxophone
Hiroshi Shimizu, tenor saxophone
Yasuhiko Morizono, tenor saxophone
Shoji Ukaji, baritone saxophone
Ryo Hara, piano
Hiraku Amemiya, piano & trombone
Shin-Ichiro Iijima, bass
Hiroaki Satoh, bass
Toshiro Miyauchi, drums
Mikiharu Takagi, drums
Yoshisaburo Toyozumi, drums

A1. Winter Ballad                      07:21
A2. Earth, Water, Fire, Wind And Air   15:53

B1. Forest And Moon                    06:31
B2. Long Moment                        08:12
B3. The "L" On IOU's                   10:34

Recorded at Hosei University Student Hall, Tokyo on December 10 and 13, 1977.

Released: 1978 



The Cookers - Live in Milan '12

Having re-uploaded an "old concert" by Billy Harper, is natural to post a more recent one.
"The Cookers is an all-star ensemble made up primarily of veteran bandleaders and star soloists, including tenor saxophonist Billy Harper, trumpeters Eddie Henderson and David Weiss, alto saxophonist Craig Handy, pianist George Cables, bassist Cecil McBee, and drummer Billy Hart."

Rec. live at "Teatro Manzoni", Milan, Italy, on February 19, 2012 (mics recording)

Eddie Henderson/David Weiss,trumpets
Craig Handy,alto sax & flute
Billy Harper,tenor sax
George Cables,piano
Cecil McBee,bass
Billy Hart,drums

1. Capra Black [B.Harper] (11:13)
2. Peacemaker [C.McBee] (19:34)
3. Croquet Ballet [B.Harper] (16:53)
4. Sweet Rita Suite, Pt.2: Her Soul [G.Cables] (13:15)
5. The Cure [F.Hubbard] (27:30)
6. Priestess (encore) [B.Harper] (13:00)

Total Time 1:41:27

Croquet Ballet (excerpt)