This is partially a re-up from Sotise's March 2010 post. Apart from a more detailed line-up and track listing (plus the picture above) it's the same post with new links.
The following is from Sotise's original post >
Here's another , magnificent radio broadcast of European Free music . this time from NDR Hamburg.
For those who missed the Short lived seed recently at Dime-a-Dozen... here it is again!
Incredible that this has been preserved , a wonderfully detailed vibrant music which catches Riley and Oxley at the tail end of mainstream Musical culture's, very brief flirtation with Free music .
Both had been recorded by CBS releasing perhaps the least pop radio friendly records ever .
The good news is that for the most part Oxley and Riley's CBS albums have recently been made available again.
This is more or less an extention of the material on those records particularly Tony Oxley's the Baptised Traveller, 1969 ( now on Sony Columbia - 494438)
and Four Compositions for Sextet - 1970 (Sony Columbia - 494437)
Indeed the final track on this radio broadcast is Saturnalia , from 4 compositions ,performed by an extended group of 12.
The line up reads like a who's who of European free Improv in 1970 , and the sound on this is Outstanding! .. kudos to NDR studios , you can be sure these guys were barely registering on the BBC Radar back in the UK at that time...
thanks to Ernst , and 'Jazzrita'.
Howard Riley / Tony Oxley : "Convolution"-Hamburg,Funkhaus des NDR,Studio 10, 23.01.1970
Kenny Wheeler, trumpet, fluegelhorn
Manfred Schoof, trumpet, fluegelhorn
Paul Rutherford, trombone
Michel Portal, bass clarinet, alto saxophone
Gerd Dudek, clarinet, tenor saxophone
Evan Parker,s soprano & tenor saxophone
Howard Riley, piano
Derek Bailey, guitar
Jeff Clyne, bass
Barry Guy, bass
Tony Oxley, drums, percussion
Alan Jackson, drums
1. Convolution (H. Riley) 42:44
Solos: Parker (ts); Dudek (ts); Wheeler (tpt); Schoof (tpt); Parker (ts); Rutherford; Riley; Bailey; Guy (arco); Clyne (pizzacato); Guy/Clyne (pizzacato); Oxley/Jackson
2. Deeper (H. Riley) 8:06
3. Eclipse (H. Riley) (fade out)) 7:50
Riley, Guy, Oxley only. Solos: Oxley/Guy, Riley
4. Saturnalian (T. Oxley) 9:32
Solos: Guy (arco); Parker (ts); Rutherford; Schoof (tpt)
Recorded at Studio 10, Großer Sendesaal des NDR Funkhauses, Hamburg January 23, 1970.
Whirlpool aka Saturnalian, officially released on the promo lp Die Jazz Werkstatt, NDR 1970, see Barry Guys Discography
Here are 2 personal favourites.in the vein of larger ensembles ... a little suggested listening to those discovering this music, other than the 2 mentioned early in the post.
Tony Oxley celebration orchestra - 'The Enchanted Messenger' - Soul Note 121284 ( one of the greatest!!)
Barry Guy & the London Jazz Composers Orchestra - 'Ode' featuring both Oxley & Riley - 1972 (originally on Incus, now on Intakt - CD 041)
RELEVANT link...( all in print and available anywhere)
and here you can find a list of NDR Broadcasts
from the comments
"It is MICHEL PORTAL who plays cl and as here - and not MICHEL PILZ! There is a mistake in the circulating list of the NDR Jazz Workshops."