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28 November 2012
I got this rip from Nick already in January - finally for you to enjoy a shred of early Free Jazz made in Europe.
The title "Gesprächsfetzen" means shreds of conversation.
MARION BROWN - GUNTER HAMPEL "GESPRÄCHSFETZEN"
Marion Brown, alto saxophone
Gunter Hampel, vibraphone, bass clarinet
Ambrose Jackson, trumpet
Buschi Niebergall, bass
Steve McCall, drums
A1. Exhibit A 02:55
A2. Gesprächsfetzen 15:00
B1. Babudah 07:30
B2. Tomorrow Is The Beginning Of The End Of Yesterday 03:20
B3. Aba 06:30
Recorded live at Modernes Theater München,
Munich, Germany, September 20, 1968.
CALIG CAL 30601
24 November 2012
A1-Tender Are Your Eyes
A2-Jazz Ballett For Patricia
A3-All I Need Is You
B2-And Then ... I Died
B3-Your Voice Speaks (1 Over Track)
Rolf Liebermann composed this piece for the Swiss Expo (National exhibition) 1964. Scored for 156 machines - amongst which one can find 16 typewriters, 18 calculator machines, 8 accounting machines, 12 office perforators, 10 caisses enregistreuses, 8 humidificateurs-colleurs, 8 tele-scripteurs, 2 metronomes, 4 bells of signalisation, 2 entrance door gongs, 10 claxons, 16 telephones, 40 experimental signal receptors,1 fork lift, a duplicator and a monte-charge.
Rolf Liebermann was also the head of the main music section of the Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) from 1957 to 1959. In this function he was responsible for instigating the famous NDR Jazzworkshops. His most popular work might be his Concerto for Jazz Band and Symphony Orchestra which was premiered by Hans Rosebaud in Donaueschingen in 1954.
ROLF LIEBERMANN - GEORGE GRUNTZ "LES ECHANGES"
Symphonie "Les Echanges" (02:58)
Komposition für 156 Maschinen
Symphonie "Les Echanges" - Jazzversion (06:32)
George Gruntz, prepared piano
Daniel Humair, drums
Pierre Favre, drums
PHILIPS 423 564 PE (1962)
Another version of this EP was released on Turicaphon EX 17-102 (1964).
Note: "Les Echanges" was composed by Rolf Lieberman.
The Jazz version "Les Echanges" - Jazzversion was composed by Liebermann with George Gruntz.
The Jazz version includes improvised parts.
Also: The CD release does not contain the original jazz version available on this vinyl record - instead uses a newly recorded version by George Gruntz!
17 November 2012
Jon Irabagon Trio
June 11, 2011
Moers Festival Festivaltent, Moers, Germany
Jon Irabagon - saxophone
Peter Brendler - bass
Barry Altschul - drums
This is a take on the standard "Three Little Words", covered by Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane and others. This is a 33-minute exercise in invention, energy and incredible stamina, most of it given to a continuous solo by Jon. An even more extreme variation of the same can be found on his recent "Foxy" where Sonny Rollins' "Doxy" is literally given a full cd treatment.
A riveting performance, to say the least. This one is posted here with Jon's approval, so here we go:
Three Little Words by kinabalu
Jon has just launched his own label, Irabbagast Records with two brand new releases, so readers are advised to seek them out. In my own language, rabbagast means something like wild man which may be true of his playing at times, but not true of his own personality. A very pleasant guy and a fan of my home town, so what more can you wish?
16 November 2012
Here is a video recording featuring the excellent sax player Jon Irabagon. This was the final tune in a three-set performance at Dyvekes Vinkkjeller in downtown Bergen, arranged by Evans Jazz Club, recorded Friday 19 October during a brief tour of Western Norway. The line-up is
Jon Irabagon - alto sax
Norvald Dahl - piano
Axel Grieg - bass
Nils Drønen - drums
They did a bunch of self-penned tunes, but also some fine covers, as the one selected here, "Resolution" off John Coltrane's seminal "A Love Supreme". Jon's been regularly in town over the last few years, playing in different constellations, some local as on this night, but also visiting with Mostly Other People Do The Killing, a quartet which takes an unorthodox view of genre distinctions and which tends to name their tunes after small towns in Pennsylvania. Jon is similarly laissez faire about jazz dogma, playing inside or outside the mainstream as it suits him.
13 November 2012
.... *++* #''''' ,.,.$"§$§"!))! - dig?! However - Sotise has certainly hit the spot - IMHO.
....a somewhat shaky session - at least soundwise. Not that the sound of the recording is bad - but the spatial arrangement seems (deliberately?) a bit `*+&!%/&!/
Wether this is already a fetish I can't say - but I like the music...although it is NOT my favourite one - at all!
As always - decide for yourself....leave a trace.
TTT (TRIPLE TRIP TOUCH) "LIVE IN WEIMAR 1998"
Manfred Schoof, trumpet
Kidd Jordan, tenor saxophone
Gerd Dudek, tenor & soprano saxophone
Jesus Caneloni, tenor saxophone
Markus Lüpertz, piano
Peter Kühnel, guitar
Frank Wollny, bass, drums
Alan Silva, bass, keyboards
Louis Moholo, drums
1. Free Jazz - Part 1 (13:13)
2. Free jazz - Part 2 (13:59)
3. Free Jazz - Part 3 (05:48)
Recorded in Weimar, Germany in 1998.
Keiki Midorikawa, cello
Sabu Toyozumi, drums
Yoshiaki Fujikawa, saxophone
1. Gravity Always Wins
3. All Things Flow
4. Nana's Dance
7. Unfortunately I Won't Invite You
8. Yin & Yan
Recorded in Tokyo, 17 and 18 December 1997.
ALAGOAS Disk – ALADI 001
8 November 2012
that we are too focused on the old, somewhat anally fixated on excavating the obscure past ,through endlessly fetishizing vinyl objects which are the ever present talismen of socially retarded middle class white males,and their attendant painfully self conscious intellectual pretensions....(to the detriment and exclusion of the here and now , the fresh , new vibrant and important)
in that spirit here is a concert, i like very much by the Otomo Yoshide trio, a stripped down version of his phenomenal new Jazz quartet/quintet , (with Veteran trumpteter Itaru Oki as special guest on one piece only)..
(original taper/seeders notes)
Otomo Yoshihide Trio
Maison de la culture du Japon a Paris
Sep 27th 2008
Otomo Yoshihide g
Mizutani Hiroaki b
Yoshigaki Yasuhiro dms
guest Oki Itaru fl,tpt on set 2 track 03 (encore)
Audience MD recording :
Sony ECM-MS907 > Sony MZ-N707 >
HDD > Creative wave studio >
Nero noise reduction > FLAC
01 31'21 (starts with "Song for Che" by Charlie Haden)
02 19'24 ("Lonely Woman" by Ornette Coleman)
I first became aware of Yoshihide through the uniquely eclectic,post Modern Noise rock of 'Ground Zero' in the early 90's, and have been a fan ever since..
Yoshihide has gone on to numerous projects , many such as Filament the unique electro acoustic improv group, with sachiko M and Yoshimitsu Ichiraku, have abandoned known formal,structural and instrumental conventions, using sine wave generators, empty samplers and no input mixing boards
to create light subtly nuanced complex pulsating interlocking drones
Yoshihide is also a/(THE)contemporary monster Free Jazz guitarist , surpassing in ferocity and frenetically inventive energy such obvious role models as Masayuki Takayanagi and Sonny Sharrock ..
a note to anyone who likes this, there are many available releases of Yoshihide's currently available
this is a great place to check out items and to buy from
Other great examples of Yoshihide playing shit hot Guitar in a 'free jazz',idiom are the collaborations with the Thing (Shinjuku Crawl is killer!!!) ,on smalltown supersound, and the Amazing, O.Y,New jazz Quartet Live in Lisbon on Cleanfeed,
6 November 2012
Out of the vaults of Nick - Enjoy.......
MASAHIKO TOGASHI "THREE MASTERS"
Hozan Yamamoto, shakuhachi
Masahiko Sato, piano, electric piano
Masahiko Togashi, drums, percussion
On B3 only:
Kazutoki Umezu, bass clarinet
Yoriyuki Harada, piano
Katsuo Kuninaka, bass
Shota Koyama, drums
A1. Tohne (Distant sounds) 05:00
A2. Dry 06:28
A3. White Autumn 06:43
B1. Minamoto 03:59
B2. Sounds 10:41
B3. Midare 06:18
Recorded live at Donau Hall, Donaueschingen, 18 October 1980.
NEXT WAVE/Nippon Phonogram 25PJ-1006.
Album series title : Donaueschinger Musiktage/1980, Jazz of Japan, vol.1.
4 November 2012
EJE THELIN “POLYGLOT”
A1. I 06:10
A2. II 08:15
A3. IV 11:00
B1. III 16:25
B2. V 04:00
B3. VI 01:25
Palle Danielsson, bass, electric bass
Erik Nilsson, bass clarinet
Bertil Fernlöf, cor anglais
Leroy Lowe, drums
Ulf Andersson, flute
Bernt Rosengren, flute
Arne Löthman, guitar
Håkan Nyqvist, horn
Nils-Åke Landström, horn
Malando Gassama, percussion
Jasper Van't Hof, piano
Alan Skidmore, tenor and soprano saxophone
Eje Thelin, trombone
Jörgen Johansson, trombone
Americo Bellotto, trumpet
Gustavo Bergalli, trumpet
Tom Harrell, flugelhorn, trumpet
Mikael Lind, tuba
Alfred Pisuke, viola
Anders Dahl, violin
Margit Teimar, vocals
Recorded at Radiohuset, February to March 1981.
CAPRICE RECORDS – CAP 1291 (1983)
2 November 2012
A warm reunion, Gary Peacock , hooking up again with Old Friends, Togashi &Satoh, having spent the early 70's in Japan as a student of George Ohsawa, founder of the the Macrobiotic Diet.
Peacock recorded prolifically during that sojourn including several albums with Togashi notably the profoundly beautiful Voices (Nippon Columbia 1971) and with Satoh(Samahdi, Far East 1971)
This Appears to be out of print at source, a thorough internet check reveals that there are but a few copies available through Amazon, at well over the Hundred Dollar mark, with only one purporting to be 'New' at 40 or so dollars , hard to know for certain ,I am open to correction on the above point..
beautiful stuff Enjoy!!
PS .. the availability of Peacock's records is Commensurate with his stature, a first choice recommendation for anyone wanting to explore his records under his own name would be 'Voice from the past' an atmospheric session Featuring Stanko and Garbarek from 1982 on ECM
As for Masahiko Satoh , One cant recommend strongly enough,the Hugely Potent "Yatagarasu' ,a trio with Broetzmann , and Moriyama, on the NOT TWO label
And the Magnificent, 'Signature' with Joelle Leandre , and Yuji Takahashi on RED TOUCAN