30 January 2015
29 January 2015
Daoud Amin - bongos ans percussion
Burton Greene - piano, percussion, lotus flute
A1 - Suite: Variations On Darbari Kanada In Three Movements (1973) 25:55
B1 - Woodstock Vibrations (1967) 11:38
B2 - Vishnu (1972) 13:09
all compositions by Burton Greene, A1 is based on a theme by Jamaluddin Bhartiya
side A recorded live at the Doelen Alternative Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, June 1973
side B recorded live at the Central Museum Utrecht, September 1973
Button-Nose Records - 002
26 January 2015
A. Inter - Posi - Play - Tion
B. Calling Together
Yukimasa Morimoto, conductor
Yoshisaburo Toyozumi, drums
Sumire Yoshihara, percussion
Masahiko Sato, piano
Yoshiaki Fujikawa, saxophone
Akiko Suetsugu, Kou Shinozaki, Takeshi Wakamatsu, Tenjo Sajiki, Youko Ran, Yutaka Nemoto, spoken word
Recorded live on 19-21 December 1971.
EX-House – EX-001
24 January 2015
A1. I Remember Clifford
A2. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
A3. Sombre Dimanche
A4. In A Sentimental Mood
B1. Opera Night
B2. Days Of Wine And Roses
B3. Like Someone In Love
Itaru Oki, trumpet, flugelhorn
Alain Jean Marie, piano
Jean Jacques Avenel, bass
Oliver Johnson, drums
Recorded at Sysmo Record, Paris, 6 December 1984
Paddle Wheel - K28P 6409
23 January 2015
A1. Triplicity For Contrabass
A2. Projection Esemplastic For White-Noise
B. Voices Coming
Masahiko Tanaka, contrabass (A1)
A2 and B produced at the Electronic Studio of the NHK.
Manufactured by Victor Musical Industries Inc., Tokyo, Japan
RCA Red Seal – JRZ-2104
22 January 2015
Stivín's album Zodiac (Zvěrokruh in Czech, released 1977) was never performed live, until Spring 2007, in time for 40th anniversary of its creation. From studio version, where Stivín played also drums beside saxes, flutes etc., and posted here before, he retained both string quartet and mixed choir (even in updated personnelss). Slovak pianist Gabriel Jonáš was busy at the time for Prague Spring Festival, so he was replaced by Karel Růžička. Added are vibraphonist Radek Krampl and Stivín's occasional international partners, bassist Ali Haurand and drummer Daniel Humair. Various medieval melodies are used in choir parts. I think result is still vital mix of classical & early music, folklore and jazz.
JiŘí STiVíN - Zodiac Live at Prague Spring 2007
01. Živly / Elements (Jiří Stivín) 28.15
02. Nálady / Moods (Jiří Stivín) 23.50
03. Zvěrokruh / Zodiac (Jiří Stivín) 14.35
04. Miserere (Stivín-Růžička-Krampl-Haurand-Humair / Anonym) 5.30 (encore)
Jiří Stivín - flutes, saxes and bass clarinet
Karel Růžička - piano
Radek Krampl - vibes, marimba and devices
Ali Haurand - double bass
Daniel Humair - drums
Talich Quartet (Jan Talich - 1st violin, Petr Maceček - 2nd violin, Vladimír Bukač - viola, Petr Prause - cello)
Kühn mixed chorus, choirmaster Marek Vorlíček.
Czech Radio broadcast. Recorded June 2, 2007 at Prague Crossroad (Saint Anna Church). Concert was part of Prague Spring festival.
21 January 2015
A2. Old Folks
A4. My One And Only Love
B1. Tarirari Blues
B2. Body And Soul
B5. Gipsy Love Song
Recorded at Aketa-no-mise, Nishi Ogi, in February, June and July, 1982
Aketa's Disk - AD-13
20 January 2015
Here's another one, reactivated from the early days of the blog, posted back in 2009, again due to a request. This time I did not have to go the archives to find it; instead went to the Rutracker torrent site and lo and behold, there it was! Only difference was that a audiochecker log file was attached, informing me that the files are 99.5 per cent compact disc digital audio, which is kinda funny considering the file was taken from a fine old rusty analogue lp. Stuff travels, eh? Anyway, enjoy the cacophony!
Original post follows:
While in the business of resurrecting old BYG Actuel records, here's another one, also posted on the Church#9 blog, then in the mp3 format, but again upgraded to a lossless audio format for posting here.
How to characterise this one? It is what it is, I guess. To some, an inpenetrable wall of sound, to others a no holds barred piece of collective improvisation. However which way it is viewed, assessed or interpreted, it's a piece which hardly had any precedents and hardly has seen any successors. Or maybe it has, but in terms of intensity and aural onslaught, rare by most standards.
A veritable star-studded cast of free jazz maestros on this 28-minute piece:
Bernard Vitet - trumpet, french horn
Grachan Moncur III - trombone
Archie Shepp - soprano sax
Anthony Braxton - soprano and alto sax
Kenneth Terroade - tenor sax
Dave Burrell - piano
Alan Silva - violin
Leroy Jenkins - violin, viola
Beb Guerin, Malachi Favors - bass
Claude Delcloo - drums
Recorded 17 August 1969 in Paris
19 January 2015
This one probably comes from dime, but i got it from torrents. Thanks to previous uploaders.
joachim kühn africa connection feat. pharoah sanders
'gnawa jazz voodoo'
haus der berliner festspiele, grosse buehne
source: dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium s2-6400 twin hd > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(mpeg1 layer 2/320 kbps) [radio station - rbb kulturradio]
joachim kühn - p
majid bekkas - guembri, oud
ramón lópez - dr, perc
joseph bessan kouassi - conga, talking drum, voc
abdessadek bounhar - perc
fathallah chaouki - perc
moussa sissokho - perc
pharoah sanders - sax
01. pharoah 05:40
02. soon in june 19:59
03. transmitting 11:02
04. gbalele 11:25
I'd certainly have mistaken the guitarist as Ralph Towner in a blind fold test!
And a dash of early 60's Jimmy Giuffre.
Gorgeous tunes too.
Hozan Yamamoto -Shakuhachi
released by yupiteru in 1980
Ps , i recently finally found the correct belt for my turntable, which is now running much more accurately.
18 January 2015
There were a couple of requests for this one, so I thought I might as well put it at the top of the front page as it was originally posted quite a while ago, back in February 2008. Otherwise it is as it was, but with a new link at the bottom of the comments section. Posted back then by Boromir:
This trio is unlike any of the other projects that Ken Vandermark's been involved in. There's none of the wild energy found in Vandermark 5 and his work with The Thing. The trio was formed to carry on the style of the 1960s drumless trio of Jimmy Giuffre. The influence is obvious, though the music they play is not a straight tribute to Giuffre. Vandermark plays clarinet on all tracks. The music is melodic and reflective, and is a tribute to Vandermarks flexibility. He is well accompanied by an excellent Swedish pairing.
Ken Vandermark - Free Fall
Glenn Miller Café, 2007
Set 1: 45:321
2 Announcement KV 0:08
3 E.C. (HW,comp) 8:08
4 Announcement KV 0:33
5 Methologies (HW,comp) 7:36
6 Title 3:40
7 Announcement KV 0:58
8 Open, Not Closed 6:26
9 Announcement KV 0:32
10 Music For Clocks 6:48
11 Announcement KV 0:09
12 Invisible Cities (HW,comp) 5:34
13 Announcement Speaker 0:08
Set 2: 44:381
2 Announcement KV 0:27
3 Eulogy For The Typewriter 10:33
4 Announcement KV 0:29
5 Ithalics (HW,comp) 4:53
6 Title 4:30 7 Announcement KV 0:12
8 Cottonfield 6:41 9 Title 2:23
10 Title 2:19
11 Announcement KV 0:31
12 Turns (TerrieEx,comp) 9:24
13 Announcement Speaker 0:11
The concert was broadcast on Swedish radio. Sound quality is excellent. Thanks to jazzrita for seeding this fine concert.
Link in comments.
A1. Divieto Di Santificazione
A2. River Bop
A3. Luce Rossa
A4. Verra' La Morte E Avra'
B1. Viva Fo
B2. Via Libera
B4. Atto Di Nascita
Aldo Romano, drums, piano, acoustic guitar
Jean-François Jenny-Clark, bass
Alessandro Sperli, voice
Recorded at Mama Dog Studio, Rome on 23-24 June 1977
Horo Records – HZ 07
14 January 2015
A3. Together Again
B2. You Don't Know What Love Is
Isao Suzuki, bass
Motohiko Hino, drums
Yoshiaki Miyanoue, guitar
Ichiro Doi, piano
Akira Miyazawa, tenor saxophone
Tadanori Konakawa, trombone
Recorded at King Studio 2, Tokyo, on 6 May 1981
Paddle Wheel – K28P-6119
13 January 2015
KEITH TIPPETT - piano
PAUL DUNMALL - baritone, tenor and soprano saxophones
TONY LEVIN - drums
PAUL ROGERS - bass
The Albert Inn, Bristol.
Well almost complete; I had to junk some from the second set of the 1989 gig. The cassette player picked up a nasty hum, I think because I’d decided to plug into a socket rather than run off batteries and I’d got the transformer too close to the recorder. In my mind the recording was a write-off, but now, twenty five years later, I discover there is an hour and a half of prime Mujician! This gig was near the end of a tour of mostly art centres and after ‘concerts’ this was time to relax and put the comfy old ‘gig’ slippers on in the intimate, friendly and crowded Albert Inn – renowned as the place for jazz in Bristol.
The 1993 gig has appeared here before, in two different postings. So if you’ve had it before you won’t need it again. I just thought I’d pull it all together here.
19th November 1989
12th September 1993
12 January 2015
Update: Recently I've re-listened to this album. And I enjoyed it even more than a few years ago.
IMO it's a minor classic -
A meeting between the eastern and the western part of Germany. It was not the first one.
Already before 1973 Jost Gebers fom FMP brought musicians from West-Berlin to the City's eastern part. These meetings/concerts between musicians from the DDR and the "West" were at the beginning illegal.
A concert by the Irène Schweizer Quartet on October 1973 marked the beginning of official encounters. The relationship to the DDR administration remained somewhat fragile and demanded creative input especially from Jost Gebers.
It is safe to say that the reunion was already on it's way before anyone even imagined the german reunification.
This recording - made two years before the wall came down - is a superb example of this notion.
But luckily the music does offer a much broader view of sound - humour included.
It's not necessary to introduce Günter "Baby" Sommer. Ekkehard Jost is mostly known as the author of seminal books about European Jazz (among others).
By no means only a theoretician he is also an accomplished reedist with a preference for the low tones. An original musician who deserves a wider recognition.
His own label Fish Music has up to date 14 releases from which only the first three LPs are deleted.
The CDs are still available from himself.
His examination of folk music is singular insofar as the original feeling remains intact even when the music becomes "abstract". Clear structures but still some sense of wonder.
Günter Sommer, drums, percussion
Ekkehard Jost, sopranino, baritone & bass saxophone, bass & contrabass clarinet
01. Il passo pesante (Sommer) 2:21
02. Oh Lützellinden (Jost) 4:55
03. Nou? (Sommer) 4:13
04. Ich bin ein freier Bauernknecht (trad./Jost/Sommer) 2:21
05. Schnatter Jump (Jost) 1:41
06. One-Two-Tre (Sommer) 5:29
07. Fahr wohl, lieber Klaus (Jost) 3:43
08. Ingelheimer Fernsicht (Jost) 2:41
09. Jamais de Schlappland in my casa grande (Jost) 5:33
10. So long Karl May (Sommer) 4:05
11. Es geht eine dunkle Wolke herein (trad./Jost/Sommer) 2:12
Theme from tr.4 is a peasant song from the 17th century.
Theme from tr.11 is from Johann Werlins manuscript compilation (1646).
Amman Boutz Studios, Gießen, Germany on 2nd November 1987
Fish Music FM 001
11 January 2015
A2. Bass Solo To Horikiri's Theme
A3. We Don't Know What Jazz Is!
B2. I Know
Naoji Kondo, tenor saxophone
Daisuke Fuwa, bass
Shiro Ohnuma, drums
Recorded live at Tarupho, Yamato, on 26 January 1986
Taruho Farm - 1001
A1. The Wasp
A2. High School
B1. African Song
B2. The Other Way
Steve Lacy, soprano saxophone
Volcanic Records – 15010
10 January 2015
Chuck Sabatino (tracks: A1, A5) - Bass, Percussion, Voice
Tony Garcia (tracks: A2) - Soprano and Tenor Saxophone
Devorah Vlatkovich (tracks: A3, B2) - Vocals
David Crigger (tracks: A4) - Drums
Vinny Golia (tracks: B1) - Baritone Saxophone
Michael Jacobsen (tracks: B3) - Cello
Bobby Bradford (tracks: B4) - Cornet
Bill Mays (tracks: B5) - Piano
A1 - Fiends With An Are 9113
A2 - The Are ... I Am / All I See Are Firetrucks
A3 - When Do Clowns Cry?
A4 - Complete With Black & White Cows
A5 - Serphemple Pog
B1 - But My Chair, In The Cafeteria!
B2 - Where Hello Means Good-Bye
B3 - 9113
B4 - 9113: White, Black & White, And Mostly Brown
B5 - Friends 9113
compositions by Michael Vlatkovich
Thankyou Records, mv003, vinyl
A1. Take 5
A2. 'Round About Midight
A4. Night In Phirygia
B1. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
B2. What Is This Thing Called Love?
B4. On Green Dolphin Street
B4. Dead Heat
Norio Maeda, piano, arranger
Akira Miyazawa, tenor saxophone, flute
Shigeo Suzuki, alto saxophone, flute
Akitoshi Igrarashi, alto saxophone
Konosuke Saijo, tenor saxophone
Ichiro Mimori, tenor saxophone
Horoshi Okazaki, baritone saxophone
Takeshi Inomata, drums
Tatsuro Takimoto, bass
Columbia - Takt Jazz Series - XMS-10031-CT
9 January 2015
TONY LEVIN - drums
PAUL DUNMALL - tenor and c-melody saxophones
PAUL ROGERS - bass
1. One for Len 40:21
City Gallery. Leicester. 19 September 1991
The trio went on to be called the Babu Trio and then the Deep Joy Trio.
If you haven't yet heard the wonderful 4 cd set Deep Joy on DUNS Limited Edition, download it here.
Hear also Deep Joy Trio Live in Austria FMR CD298-1210
7 January 2015
5 January 2015
Nonaka "Goku" Mitsumasa, drums, percussion
Jiro Shoda, piccolo trumpet
Recorded on 1 November 1982 at the Cheshire Cat
M&M Records - LM-1392
4 January 2015
Another from number of still-not-yet-on-CD Stivín albums. This one is special for his collaboration with singer Mirka Křivánková (now mainly not musically active). Křivánková was singing on live occasions with these musicians, but album story is different. She recorded some solo voice improvisations in studio in 1982. Two years after Jiří Stivín used them as compositional material, adding his instruments and rhythm colleagues. Alan Vitouš is of course brother of famous bassist Miroslav. I don't have this vinyl, recordings comes somehow direcly from Mirka K., so included pics are from discogs.
Mirka Křivánková + Jiří Stivín & Co. Jazz System - Zrcadlení / Reflections (Supraphon 1984)
Jiří Stivín: Odrazy / Reflections
1. Odrazy hlasů / Reflections of Voices 4:30
2. Odrazy Obrazů / Reflections of Images 3:55
3. Odrazy rytmů / Reflections of Rhythm 5:05
4. Odrazy minulosti / Reflections of the Past 5:10
5. Odrazy odvazů / Reflections of Actions 3:00
Jiří Stivín: Doteky / Contacts
6. Minimální doteky / Minimal Contacts 7:30
7. Mlhavé doteky / Misty Contacts 3:05
8. Bludné doteky / Erratic Contacts 2:40
9. Hravé doteky / Playful Contacts 2:35
10. Žhavé doteky / Ardent Contacts 5:10
Mirka Křivánková – voice
Jiří Stivín – flutes, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, marimba, treating the voice tapes
Ondřej Soukup – double bass, bass guitar
Alan Vitouš – percussion
Recorded 1982 at Czechoslovak Radio Studio A (Křivánková) & 1984 at Mozarteum Studio, Prague (others).
LP Supraphon 1115 3116
SHIKU YANO - shakuhachi
CHIEKO MUTSURRA - koto
MARCIO MATTOS - bass,cello
EDDIE PREVOST - percussion
1. 7:45 (SY.CM)
2. 5:56 (SY)
3. 15:20 (SY.MM.EP)
4. 7:15 (SY.MM)
5. 29:21 (SY.CM.MM.EP)
Sutton House, London. July 1993
BBC Radio 3
2 January 2015
A1. Brilliant Corners
A5. Stone Blues
B. Concrete Voices
Morio Yoshida, bass, percussion
Mototeru Takagi, soprano & tenor saxophone, alto & bass clarinet, percussion
Toshinori Kondo, trumpet, alto horn, percussion
A Side recorded live at Kalavinka on 2 November 1976.
B Side recorded live at EEU concert at Space Out on 24 September 1976.
EEU – EEU-001, Alm Records – AL-3003
1 January 2015
Mototeru Takagi, tenor saxophone
Recorded live in 1998 at Makaya Temple, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka
Happy New Year :)
Here is the album I thought some of you like to hear: Rocky fusion of Blue Efect group (named M. Efekt then) cobbled with Czech Radio bigband. I like it constantly. It is currently still available with 9CD box only with complete group's output, so I believe I will make no harm to our mighty Supraphon label. Enjoy.
M. EFEKT & JAZZOVÝ ORCHESTR ČS. ROZHLASU - Nová syntéza 2 (Panton 1974)
1. Nová syntéza 2 / New synthesis 2 (22:05)
2. Je třeba obout boty a pak dlouho jít / One must first put on shoes and then walk for quite a while (9:57)
3. Klíště / The tick (3:25)
4. Jedenáctého října / October 11 (7:29)
- Radim Hladík / electric guitar
- Josef Kůstka / bass, electric violin, vocals (2-4)
- Lešek Semelka / vocals (all)
- Vlado Čech / drums
- Laco Deczi / trumpet solo (1)
- Karel Růžička / organ solo (1)
- Petr Král / tenor saxophone solo (1)
- The Pavel Kühn Choir / chorus (1)
- The Czechoslovak Radio Jazz Orchestra, directed by Kamil Hála
Recorded August 1973 in Prague