31 October 2013
30 October 2013
It's my birthday!! To celebrate, I'm sharing one of my favourite tapes. As Simon Picard and Dave Bernez are also late-October birthday boys, as was Elton Dean, founder of Rumours Jazz Club, I thought it particularly apt. Funky stuff!
SIMON PICARD, tenor sax
DAVE BERNEZ, el guitar
COLIN MCKENZIE, el bass
TONY MARSH, drums
Rumours, Stoke Newington, London. 22nd November 1991
A1. Graphics 3/4
A2. Legendary Heroes
B1. Vieux Carré/Straight
B2. Daisy Bones
B3. Tenor #2
D2. Graphics 2/4
Joe McPhee, bells, conch shell, adapted pocket cornet, trumpet, soprano & tenor saxophone
Recorded at the Palais des Artes, Paris, on 6 November and6 December, 1977.
Hat Hut Records – I/J
A. Side One
B. Side Two
Davey Williams, banjo, mandolin, electric guitar
Wayne Horvitz, bass, harmonica, piano
Tom Cora, cello
Fred Frith, electric guitar
Eugene Chadbourne, electric guitar, dobro
Andrea Centazzo, gong, drums
Evan Gallagher, marimba, vibes, percussion, piano
Steve Beresford, piano, toy guitar, toy piano, toy drums, alto horn
John Zorn, alto and tenor saxophone, Bb clarinet
Bob Ostertag, synthesizer
Mark Kramer, trombone, cheap organ
Charles Verstraeten, trombone, bass trombone, euphonium
Lesli Dalaba, trumpet
Toshinori Kondo, trumpet, alto horn
Jim Katzin, violin
Polly Bradfield, violin
La Donna Smith, violin, viola, hammond organ
The recording was done live to 2-track at Dick Charles Recordings, NY, June 8, 1978.
Parachute – P007
29 October 2013
This was previously posted by kinabalu in December 2009.
As the links are long gone I thought it would be time for a re-up.
In fact it was this post (thank you kinabalu!) which made me aware about this excellent and still not re-issued LP.
New rip in flac with (small) cover pictures.
And here's the original text from Kinabalu:
Well, whaddyaknow! I made a request for this in the last post and here it is, served on a golden platter by reader "corvimax" who dipped into the big pool of the P2Ps to retrieve the goodies for our joint enjoyment here on the blog.
Having listened to it several times, it remains a huge mystery why this album has not been deemed worthy of reissue after 40 years, still fetching bundles of money on the collector's market.
This was recorded in 1966, but only released in 1969 on Polydor.
The basic facts:
Jeff Clyne, Ian Carr, Trevor Watts, John Stevens - Springboard
1. Love Was Born [TW]
2. C4 [JS]
3. Ballad [JC]
4. Helen's Clown [TW]
5. Ou Sont Les Neiges D'Antan [IC]
6. Crazy Jane [IC]
7. Springboard [JS]
Ian Carr - trumpet, flugehorn
Trevor Watts - alto sax
Jeff Clyne - bass
John Stevens - drums
Recorded at Regent Sound Studio, London.
(Aug 1966, Polydor 545007)
This is a brilliant album, probably "free" by the standards of the time, but not really free in the sense of the later compact minimalism of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble. It also predates the later fusion of Nucleus, of which Carr and Clyne were founder members, but there are elements of the later Amalgam obviously, with three of the members present here. Perhaps one can hear shades of the early Ornette Coleman and Joe Harriott combos who were pioneers in defining the new thing in the late 50s. It's unorthodox, but still very melodious, chemically free of the mid- to late-60s blow-outs associated with the ESP label. Whatever labels to attach, this is fresh to these ears, more than 40 years after the fact.
After listening to this album, I would advise our followers to listen to the John Stevens - Chemistry - album which we have posted here before. Interesting linkages and continuities from this to the later Chemistry from the mid-70s.
As always, enjoy! More to come! And another thanks to "cortimax" for digging this out of the virtual ether.
28 October 2013
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Emil Mangelsdorff, alto saxophone
Günter Kronberg, alto & baritone saxophone
Joki Freund, tenor saxophone, arrangements
Heinz Sauer, tenor saxophone
Günter Lenz, bass
Rune Carlsson, drums
01. Radio announcer - 0:26
02. A Baptist Beat - 4:51
03. Goldie - 4:44
04. Anything Else - 4:52
05. Band intros - 2:13
06. Albert Mangelsdorff announcement - 0:08
07. Sister Sadie - 6:05
08. Interview with Albert Mangelsdorff - 1:16
09. Grand Street - 5:27
10. Madame B - 5:09
11. Tension - 5:12
Recorded by Bayerischer Rundfunk at Stadttheater, Lindau, Germany on November 20, 1961.
A1. Pure Energy
B1. 35.007 Feet Up
B2. Give The Vibes Some
Hassan Rashid (Christian Vander), drums
Khan Jamal, vibraphone, marimba
Clint Jackson III, trumpet
Recorded on March 28, 1974 at Studio Palm, Paris.
Palm – PALM 10
27 October 2013
A. a) The Waterfall
B1. b) The Vanishing Man
B2. As Salim
Bill Lewis, marimba
Khan Jamal, vibraphone
Recorded at St. Mary's Church Parish Hall, Philadelphia, on August 8, 1977 for WXPN-FM.
Philly Jazz Inc. – PJ1002
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Heinz Sauer, alto & tenor saxophone
Gerd Dudek, tenor & soprano saxophone, flute
Buschi Niebergall, bass
Peter Giger, drums
1. Birds of Underground 42:43
2. Sometimes We Walk Home 06:06
Recorded in Tübingen, Germany in 1973.
26 October 2013
PETER KOWALD / GIANLUIGI TROVESI / A.R. PENCK – FREE JAZZ - KONZERT IN DER KUNSTHALLE, BERN (MUSIC CORPORATION, 1981)
A. Kowald Trio I
B. Kowald Trio I
Peter Kowald, bass
Gianluigi Trovesi, alto saxophone, clarinet
A.R. Penck, piano, drums
Recorded: Friday August 14, 1981
Music Corporation – LP 30-771
25 October 2013
A1. Sweet Dragon
A2. Theme From Episode #3
A3. Bahamian Folksong
B3. Episode #2
Joe McPhee, soprano and tenor saxophone, trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, cowbell
John Snyder, synthesizer
Marc Levin, trumpet, flugelhorn, mellophone (B3)
Recorded September 3rd, 1976, at the "Jazz In Basel" concerts.
Hat Hut Records – D
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Peter Brötzmann, tenor saxophone
Zbigniew Seifert, violin
Wolfgang Dauner, piano
Fred van Hove, piano
Adelhard Roidinger, bass
Buschi Niebergall, bass
Han Bennink, drums
1. Was ich noch sagen wollte (35:11)
2. FM Outro (0:36)
Recorded February, 1974 in Stuttgart, Germany.
23 October 2013
A1. Knox (Dedicated To Niklaus Troxler, Willisau)
A2. Good-Bye Tom B (Dedicated To Klaus Baumgärtner)
A3. Sweet Dragon (Dedicated To Marc Levin)
Joe McPhee, tenor saxophone
Recorded at September 1st and 2nd 1976 at Michael Overhage's farmhouse in Adlemsried, Switzerland.
Hat Hut Records – C
21 October 2013
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. November 1995.
BBC Radio 3 b'cast.
20 October 2013
I just learnt of the passing away of Ronald Shannon Jackson at the age of 73: He was suffering from leukemia. I saw Shannon Jackson twice, first with the Decoding Society in my home town and then with Last Exit at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Scheweningen in 1987, just outside the Hague. I also bought several Decoding Society records back in the 80s and I believe they can still be found easily.
Much later I found out that the NSJF gig was videotaped and parts of it also appeared on "Cassette Recordings" out on the Enemy label the same year. So what I can offer here in memory of Shannon Jackson is a little over 40 minutes of Last Exit at the NSJF.
18 October 2013
Charles Tyler, alto saxophone
Ken Simon, tenor & soprano saxophone
Richard Schatzberg, french horn
David Wertman, bass
Steve Reid, drums & percussion
A1. Kara Suite 07:09
A2. Sunshine 06:59
B1. Sharatarr 11:31
B2. Devotion 04:55
Recorded June 1976 at the Sound Hut, New Jersey.
MUSTEVIC SOUND MS 3001
17 October 2013
A2. N.Y. Situation I
B1. Isle In The Ocean
B2. N.Y. Situation II
Heinz Wollny, bass
A.R. Penck, drums
Frank Wollny, guitar
Frank Lowe, saxophone
Billy Bang Walker, violin
Produced 29 May 1984 at N.Y. Dimensional Sound Studio
Music Corporation, no number
See here for some background with great cover scans - also you may find still some mp3 with more music from the concert there.
Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone
Andrew Cyrille, drums
1. Spring Of Two Blue-J's (part 1) 16:05
2. Spring Of Two Blue-J's (part 2) 21:24
Recorded on 4 November 1973 at Town Hall, NYC.
UNIT CORE RECORDS 30551
(this rip from the Jazz View 008 CD - which was a bootleg)
Note: new links for a rip of the LP added - Thank you G!!!!
16 October 2013
Ekkehard Jost - accordion, reeds
Dieter Manderscheid - contrabass
Joe Bonica - drums
Herbert Hellhund - trumpet
A1 - Verzeihen Sie Das Harte Wort 7:46
A2 - Blech Shuffle Stomp No.1 4:12
A3 - Nebel-Leben 5:17
A4 - Rue De Lappe 5:08
B1 - Tangenta Nova 6:26
B2 - Pablo 7:17
B3 - Dodicodi 6:20
B4 - Zufällig Der Biber 1:45
composed By Ekkehard Jost
recorded January 13.-15., 1989 in Giessen/Germany
fish music 1989. FM 002
B1. Bahamian Folksong
Makaya Ntshoko, drums
John Snyder, synthesizer, voice
Joe McPhee, tenor and soprano saxophone
Recorded on 11 October 1976 at the Mohren Hotel in Willisau.
Concert organized by Nikolaus Troxler
Hat Hut Records – Hat-B
15 October 2013
B1. Was An Dir Berg War
B2. Für Konrad Bayer
Hans Kennel, trumpet, flugelhorn
Olivier Magnenat, bass
Olivier Clerc, drums, percussion
Franco D'Andrea, piano
Hans Koch, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Glenn Ferris, trombone
Lesley Stephenson, vocals
Urs Blöchlinger, vocals, flute, saxophones
Recorded in Willisau, June 3-5, 1985
Plainisphare – PL 1267-27
14 October 2013
This is a re-up request for nijimasu.
It's the third time on IS. It was posted by Wallofsound in 2008 here, with a great written response to the music and by Onxidlib in 2001 here. The only reason I am re-posting, rather than adding live links to the earlier posts, is to showcase Klaus Baumgärtner's wonderful graphics, including the first cover.
A1. Black Magic Man
A2. Song For Laureen
B1. Hymn Of The Dragon Kings
Joe McPhee, tenor & soprano saxophone
Mike Kull, piano
Tyrone Crabb, bass & electric bass
Ernest Bostic, percussion
Bruce Thompson, percussion
Recorded in concert at Vassar College, Poughkeepie, N.Y. on December 12, 1970.
HAT HUT Records A
A1. Grosse Pferde - Kleine Reiter
A2. Baghwan In America
A3. Jacques Tati Privat
A4. Fuck The Form & Save The Tune
B1. Il Faut Boire (Pour Oublier Les Amis De Sa Femme)
Thomas Dürst, bass
Urs Blöchlinger, alto & sopranino saxophone, flute, CH-phon
Burhan Oecal, darbuka (A2)
Hansjörg Notz, barkeeper (B4)
Recorded on 17 and 17 April 1982 at Powerplay Studio, Horgen
Mr. Jazz – LP 1002
An important document of an otherwise unrecorded line-up, the sound is atmospheric and very listenable for a tape recording of its vintage...
thanks to the Taper/Sharers !!
BTW the Last very promising Track Cuts out after just 3 minutes.. if anyone has the longer version referred to in the Rick Lopez Sam Rivers Sessionography (see seeders info below) , we would love to hear it!
Sam Rivers w/Paul Bley and Scorpio
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total time 56:13
1 unknown (tape flip) 45:32
2 unknown continued 7:41
3 unknown (fades out) 3:03
Sam Rivers - tenorand soprano saxophones, flute, voice
Paul Bley - electric piano, ARP synthesizer
Dave Holland - bass
Barry Altschul - drums
Rick Lopez' site lists a longer version...anyone got that to share?
13 October 2013
I think there were four of us in the audience. So not many people have heard this. It's great. Go for it. (Now, where's that second set...?)
PAUL DUNMALL, tenor sax
TIM WELLS, bass
DAVE ALEXANDER, drums
1. First set 39:15
The Water Rats, Kings Cross, London
25th August 1992
(Second set here)
A1. Jacques Tati Privat
A2. Line One
A3. Flopps Aus Der Mottenkiste
B1. Skippy Das Buschkänguru (für Sotise)
B2. Geppetto Und Pinocchio (Take 1)
B3. Line Two
C1. Geppetto Und Pinocchio (Take 2)
C2. Washing Dishes, Playing War Games
C3. Blues For A Turkey
D. Fish-Wife / Man-Sea, Und Zum Schluss Die Coda
Urs Blöchlinger, bass saxophone (A2, B1, B3, C2)
Urs Blöchlinger Quartet (A1, A3, B2, C1, C3)
Urs Blöchlinger, alto and sopranino saxophone
Thomas Dürst, bass
Dieter Ulrich, drums, bugle
Jürg Ammann, piano, melodica
Urs Blöchlinger Octet (D)
Kornelia Bruggmann, voice
Daniel Mouthon, voice
Hans Kennel, trumpet
Martin Schütz, cello
Peter Hablützel, sopranino saxophone (D)
Solo bass saxophone recorded on 26-27 November 1985 at the Old Church, Boswil.
Quartet recorded on 11 June and octet on 12 June, 1985 at the Hotel Mohren during Jazz In Willisau.
Plainisphare – LP 1267-24/25
10 October 2013
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, alto, soprano & tenor saxophone
Klaus Koch, bass
Günter "Baby" Sommer, drumms & percussion
Michael Naura, announcer
1. Introduction (Michael Naura) 00:25
2. Dreiklang (E.L. Petrowsky) 12:36
3. Wo Bleibt Mein Schwarzer Krauser (G. Sommer) 16:31
4. Ohne Mich (K. Koch) 04:15
5. Introduction (Michael Naura) 00:38
6. Stück Für 2 Hölzer (E.L. Petrowsky) 25:31
7. Kurz Vor'm Chinesen (E.L. Petrowsky) (inc.) 00:51
8. Closing Announcement (Michael Naura) 00:11
Recorded at Studio 10, Großer Sendesaal des NDR Funkhauses, Hamburg, Germany on October 25, 1978.
Produced by Michael Naura.
7 October 2013
For Seqenenre Tao and Andy
A. Straight Ahead
B. Free At Last
Abdul Wadud, cello
Leroy Jenkins, violin
Recorded live in September, 1979, Cremona, Italy
Red Record – VPA 147
5 October 2013
Twelve sets played over three successive nights on 27-29 May 1992 at the Badenscher Hof, Berlin.
Rüdiger Carl, tenor saxophone, clarinet
Alexander von Schlippenbach, piano
Jay Oliver, bass
Sven-Åke Johansson, drums
5-10. I'm Beginning To See The Light
5-11. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
5-12. My Foolish Heart
5-13. That Old Black Magic
5-14. It Had To Be You
5-15. The Way You Look Tonight
5-16. Someone To Watch Over Me
5-17. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
5-18. Cover The Waterfront
Edition Artlier Graz, 2003
4 October 2013
Fred Van Hove, piano
Annick Nozati, vocals
Axel Dörner, trumpet
Johannes Bauer, trombone
Paul Rutherford, trombone
John Butcher, tenor & soprano saxophone
André Goudbeek, alto saxophone
Benoît Viredaz, tuba
Ivo Vander Borght, drums
Suite For B... City:
3. 23:29 (tape-flip)
4. 19:58 (continued)
Recorded at Kulturwerkstatt Kaserne, Basel, Switzerland on March 28, 1998.
2 October 2013
1 October 2013
A1. More Or Less Few
A2. Few's Blues
A4. I'll Never Be The Same Again
B. Chasing The Piano
Bobby Few, piano, melodica, voice
Alan Silva, bass
Muhammad Ali, drums
Center Of The World – CW 003
Steve Potts, alto saxophone, flute
Robert Wood, vibraphone
Kent Carter, bass
Ron Pittner, drums
A1. The Sun, Rain And Good Weather 09:34
A2. The Hanged Man, To Loose The Day 08:25
B1. The High Priestess, Vibrana 25:22
Recorded in Paris, June 24, 1971.
EDICI ED 0061020
Steve Potts, alto & soprano saxophone
J.P. Gauthier, piano
Jean-Jacques Avenel, bass
Clarence Peters, drums, voice, piano
A1. The Magnetic Atmospher 07:47
A2. Born And Shake 09:27
B1. The Man Named Peters 06:33
B2. Black Meeting 12:54
Released in France 1980 (Recorded probably 1971 in Paris).
Private pressing - no label.