29 April 2016

Michel Portal & Hamid Drake "Michel Portal Acoustic Tour" Ville de Savigné L' Evêque France 2012-April-05

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Michel Portal: sax, clarinet, bandoneon
Hamid Drake: drums, percussion

Improvisations (Michel Portal, Hamid Drake)
La Javanaise (Serge Gainsbourg)

Running Time: 0:53:54

28 April 2016

Heavenly Sweetness Festival Florian Pellissier Quintet (Jazz) + Cotonete + Special Guest JAZZLIVE mardi 5 avril 2016 mp2

Florian Pellissier en direct du New Morning
Un pied dans le New York du début des 60’s, l’autre résolument ancré
dans la scène jazz parisienne actuelle…Voilà pour l’esprit qui anime le Florian Pellissier Quintet, un groupe actif depuis 11 ans et qui présentera ce soir son troisième album, "Cap de Bonne Esperance"  au New Morning...Un concert à suivre en simultané dans Jazzlive

Pianiste hyper-actif qu'on retrouve avec des projets aussi variés que Setanta, Guts, Camarao ou Leron Thomas, Florian Pellissier revient avec le projet qui lui tient à cœur, son quintet de jazz.
Après le succès critique de son deuxième album « Biches bleues», Florian Pellissier a décidé d'enchainer rapidement avec un nouvel opus. L'équipe de haut vol n'a pas changé, mais le style s'est affirmé, et ce « cap de Bonne esperance » devrait un peu plus imposer Florian Pellissier sur la scène jazz française.
== Line up ==
Florian Pellissier (Piano), Yoni Zelnik (Contrebasse), David Georgelet (Batterie), Christophe Panzani (Saxophone), Yoann Loustalot (Trompette) 

Myra Melford "Snowy Egret" 23 marzo 2016 Locandina IL CARTELLONE JAZZ & WINE OF PEACE mp2

Myra Melford "Snowy Egret"
pianoforte, melodica Myra Melford
tromba Ron Miles
chitarra Liberty Ellman
basso acustico Stomu Takeishi
batteria Ted Poor

Registrato alla Cantina Renato Keber, Cormòns, il 25 ottobre 2015

27 April 2016


This wonderful document of unrecorded (as far as I know) quartet was shared on DIME by Owombat back in 2009, and later probably here in Contributions section, or maybe somewhere else. I did kind of remastering and spliced together original three parts of each set, as they were continuous performancces. It took four stages of equalization to make sound somehow balanced, although saxophone is still loudest instrument. Enjoy.

BROTZMANN, TiPPETT, MiLLER, KELLERS - Unterfahrt München, 1983-07-05

Set I  (41:12)
Set II  (32:35) 
Set III  (28:55)

Total concert 102:38

Peter Brötzmann - clarinet, tenor & baritone sax
Keith Tippett - piano & piano interior
Harry Miller - bass
Willi Kellers - drums & vibes

Audience recording

Darmstadt 28.11.15 Fred Frith – TA TA TA mp2

Im Rahmen von "cresc… – Biennale für Moderne Musik Frankfurt Rhein Main" inszeniert Fred Frith diese besondere Begegnung seines Ensembles mit ausgewählten Musikern der hr-Bigband.

Fred Frith, Gitarre, Electronics
Lotte Anker, Alt- und Tenorsaxofon
Susana Santos Silva, Trompete
Okkyung Lee, Cello
Christine Wodraszka, Piano
Heike Liss, Visual Arts
Oliver Leicht, Electric Clarinet
Steffen Weber, Tenor- und Sopransaxofon
Christian Jaksjö, Posaune
Martin Scales, Gitarre
Thomas Heidepriem, Bass
Jean Paul Höchstädter, Schlagzeug

26 April 2016

Art Ensemble of Chicago live at the North Sea Jazz Festival 1990

Here's one I keep coming back to regularly. Beautifully recorded by Dutch radio, this is an excerpt of their performance at the NSJF in Scheweningen in 1990. I went to see them in 1987 and I recall they were playing up on the roof of the main concert building in Scheweningen which is just outside The Hague. I'm not sure whether this is the first set or whether it is a cut and paste of their full performance. There is a longer audience tape of the full one, but of lower audio quality. So I'm sticking with this one instead, even if shorter.

We get to hear first the serene "Prayer for Jimbo Kwesi" which was out on "The Third Decade" album. Then follows an improvisational passage, featuring Roscoe Mitchell among other exciting happenings, and after that it segues into the stately "Song for Atala" which was on their "Dreaming of the Masters", showing that the AEC can play 'em as straight as anybody. The info file that came with this set lists more than what you actually get to hear here.

The line-up is the usual quintet which you can see above. So what else to say but enjoy the company of the masters! Just possibly my fave ensemble of all and anytime!

Jazz na Fábrica - Anthony Braxton Quartet & Roscoe Mitchell

I was in Brazil for a few weeks recently, and came across these two live recordings of the Anthony Braxton Quartet (from 2014) and Roscoe Mitchell solo (from 2013), from the Ao Vivo Jazz na Fabrica  festival in Sao Paulo.

They're both excellent, and show both musicians at the top of their game, so I can strongly recommend buying these. No rips here, obviously, but there are some samples on the SESC web page, here.

Hugues Dufourt ~ Apollon et les continents ~ Witten, 23rd April, 2016

From this year's Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, this is one of the more impressive pieces, inspired by the enormous fresco of 'Apollo and the Continents' in Würzburg by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.

The first two pieces - Africa and Asia - show Dufourt's spectral background, and could be described as music for large spaces, or installations. The last two - Europe and America - are much more energetic and remind me at times of the large group pieces by Braxton - hence the post here. The recording from WDR3 is fine, although the announcer did decide to talk over the first few seconds of 'America'.

Hugues Dufourt 
Apollon et les continents, d'après Tiepolo für Ensemble
World premiere of the cycle

L’Afrique d’après Tiepolo (2004)
L’Asie d’après Tiepolo (2009)
L’Europe d’après Tiepolo(2011)
L’Amérique d’après Tiepolo (2016)

Jean-Pierre Couleau - piano
ensemble recherche 
Recorded at the Blote Vogel Schule, Witten; 23rd April 2016

24 April 2016

Dave Douglas Quintet beim Jazzfestival Leibnitz 2015 FLAC

Dave Douglas (trumpet), Jon Irabagon (tenor saxophone), Matt Mitchell (piano), Linda Oh (bass), Rudy Royston (drums)


There was too much junk on this broadcast so I converted the mp2 file to WAV, edited the files and converted to flac.
Enjoy, Bill

22 April 2016


John Surman, soprano & baritone saxophone
Fred Anderson, tenor saxophone
Dieter Glawischnig, piano
Ewald Oberleitner, bass
John Preininger, drums

1. Part 1 (45:46)
2. Part 2 (43:23)

Recorded at Schloss Freiberg, Gleisdorf, Austria on June 3, 1978.

20 April 2016


Erich Kleinschuster, trombone
Karl Drewo, soprano & tenor saxophone
Fritz Pauer, piano, electric piano
Harry Pepl, guitar
Heinz Jäger, bass guitar
Fritz Ozmec, drums, percussion

CD 1
01. Autumn Lady (Pauer)                   11:56
02. Autumn Air (Pauer)                    06:37
03. Brave Knight (Pauer)                  13:11
04. Peach Cup (Pauer)                     10:46
05. Maurische Anekdoten (Kleinschuster)   20:18

CD 2
06. Selbstgespräch (Kleinschuster)        10:49
07. Symphony for a Lady (Kleinschuster)   21:58
08. DEEG (Kleinschuster)                  15:10

Recorded by ORF @ Konzerthaus (Mozartsaal), Vienna (Austria), October 4, 1976.

ELTON DEAN QUiNTET - Live in Perugia 1980

I think this is a killer. Remastered from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68VZ2v8-tGk.

ELTON DEAN QUINTET - Live in Perugia, Moz Art, Gennaio 1980 

ELTON DEAN - alto sax, saxello
MARC CHARiG - cornet
KEiTH TiPPETT - piano
LOUiS MOHOLO - drums

01. Improvisation incl. ?   23:37

Good audience recording.

17 April 2016

FRED FRITH & TRIO LOST FREQUENCY Bellinzona, Teatro Sociale Sabato 16 aprile 2016 mp2


Fred Frith chitarre
Mina Fred viola e voce
Benjamin Brodbeck percussioni
Giancarlo Nicolai laudes e oggetti sonori
Una collaborazione Teatro Sociale Bellinzona - Associazione AMIT - RSI Rete Due
Nell’ambito di Fred Frith a Bellinzona, 16-17 aprile 2016
Diretta radiofonica su RSI Rete Due
Il 17 aprile, nella stessa sede (ore 17.00), concerto finale del workshop Fred Frith e l’Orchestra del Caso
Il compositore, improvvisatore e polistrumentista inglese Fred Frith è una delle più importanti personalità della musica improvvisata e del rock progressivo. Deve la sua celebrità alla rivoluzione che portò nel modo di suonare la chitarra elettrica a partire dal 1974 con i suoi soli. È stato autore e improvvisatore in diversi gruppi rock quali Henry Cow e facendo musica in studio di registrazione. Ha composto molti temi per spettacoli di danza e per film, e ha collaborato fra gli altri con Brian Eno, John Zorn, Ensemble Modern, Hieronymus Firebrain, Arditti Quartet, Robert Wyatt, Bang on a Can All Stars, Concerto Köln e Rova Sax Quartet.
Frith insegna improvvisazione libera al Mills College di Oakland, California e alla Musik Akademie di Basilea. A lui è dedicato il celebre documentario Step Across the Border di Nicolas Humbert e Werner Penzel. Dopo l’ultima apparizione in Ticino con il suo più recente gruppo rock, Cosa Brava, Fred Frith torna dalle nostre parti, a Bellinzona in particolare, per due diversi concerti al Teatro Sociale. Il primo sabato 16 aprile (ore 20.45) con il Trio Lost Frequency, nato nel 2013 alla Musik Akademie di Basilea, che propone una originale musica da camera contemporanea. Il giorno seguente invece suonerà con l’Orchestra del Caso, ensemble che nasce da un workshop in cui i partecipanti si familiarizzano con i segni grafici e gestuali utilizzati da Frith nella creazione del corpo sonoro.

15 April 2016


GORDON BECK - piano, el piano
STAN SULZMANN - tenor and soprano saxophones, flute
FRANK RICOTTI - vibes, percussion
RON MATHEWSON - bass, bass guitar
TONY LEVIN - drums, percussion

1. Nice One  19:43
2. Variations / 1st Version  9:07

3. Variations / 2nd Version  10:42
4. One, Two ,Three...Go!  18:36

Recorded live on Capital Radio, London  April 1974

Jaguar JS2  Cassette

14 April 2016


JOHN TAYLOR - piano, el piano
KENNY WHEELER - trumpet, flugelhorn
STAN SULZMANN - tenor and soprano saxophones, flute
CHRIS PYNE - trombone
TONY LEVIN - drums

1. Interfusion  8:31
2. Fragment  5:27
3. The other One /1  5:20
4. piano solos  6:29
    Happy Landing
    Easter Eve
5. The Other One /2  2:08

6. Room for Improvement  7:28
7. For Chris  16:42
8. Irene  4:47

Recorded live on Capital Radio, London.  January 1975

Jaguar JS4 Cassette

12 April 2016


Art Farmer, trumpet, flugelhorn
Erich Kleinschuster, trombone
Hans Salomon, soprano & tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Boško Petrović, vibraphone
Fritz Pauer, piano, electric piano
Peter Marshall, bass
Erich Bachträgl, drums

01. Raindrops In Sunshine  4:23
02. Green Mood 6:02
03. With Pain I Was Born  6:37
04. Offertorium 3:59
05. Balkan Express 3: 56
06. Late Spring 2:45

Recorded at ORF Studios in Wien (Austria) on April 10, 1970.

11 April 2016


Robert Politzer, trumpet, fluegelhorn
Erich Kleinschuster, trombone
Hans Salomon, alto & tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Harald Neuwirth, piano
unknown, guitar
Rudolf Hansen, bass
Erich Bachträgl, drums
Karin Krog, vocals

1. Hi-Fly (R.Weston)                              04:28
   Solos: Neuwirth, Politzer

2. Corcovado (A.C.Jobim)                      02:25
   Solos: Politzer/Kleinschuster/Salomon

3. Lazy Afternoon (J.LaTouche/J.Moross)      03:37
   Solo: Neuwirth

4. Mercy, Mercy (J. Zawinul)                      03:09
5. I've Got Your Number (C.Coleman/C.Leigh)      03:56
   Solos: Kleinschuster, Salomon (ts)

6. Sing Me Softly Of The Blues (C.Bley)      06:19
   Solos: Kleinschuster, Salomon (bcl)

7. Once Upon A Summertime (J.Mercer/M.Legrand/E.Marnay/E.Barclay)     05:01
   Solos: Politzer, Salomon (ts)

8. Please Send Me Someone To Love (P.Mayfield)  05:11
   Solo: Salomon (ts)

Recorded at the Austrophon Studio, Vienna in February 1968.


Tracks 1 - 12
Robert Politzer, trumpet
Erich Kleinschuster, trombone
Hans Salomon, tenor saxophone
Phil Woods, alto saxophone
George Gruntz, piano
Rudi Wilfer, piano
Rudolf Hansen, bass
Erich Bachträgl, drums
Klaus Schulz, announcement

01. Introduction                                    00:11
02. Weekend (P. Woods)                                    06:08
    Solos: Woods, Kleinschuster, Gruntz(?)

03. Introduction                                    00:48
04. Sweet Snoops (P. Woods-G. Gruntz)                  05:00
    Solos: Gruntz, Salomon, Politzer, Woods, Kleinschuster

05. Introduction                                    00:41
06. And When We Were Young (P.Woods)                  06:21
    Solos: Woods

07. Introduction                                       00:08
08. Samba du Bois (P. Woods)                            06:02
    Solos: Salomon, Woods, Kleinschuster, Gruntz

09. Introduction                                    00:49
10. The Perils of Poda (P. Woods)                    07:19
    Solos: Salomon, Politzer, Kleinschuster, Bachträgl

11. Introduction                                    00:42
12. Dance of the Dum-Dums (P. Woods)                    07:13
    Solos: Politzer, Woods, Kleinschuster, Salomon, Wilfer or Gruntz, Woode

Note: according the announcer only Gruntz plays piano on "When We're Young".

Tracks 13 - 23
Robert Politzer, trumpet
Erich Kleinschuster, trombone
Hans Salomon, tenor saxophone
Phil Woods, alto saxophone
Fritz Pauer, piano
Jimmy Woode, bass
Erich Bachträgl, drums
Klaus Schulz, announcement

13. Radio Intro "Jazz Profile"                            00:28
14. Introduction                                    00:20
15. Black Cherry Fritters (P. Woods)                    06:45
    Solos: Kleinschuster, Politzer, Salomon, Pauer, Woods

16. Introduction                                    00:14
17. Guess What? (P. Woods)                            05:28
    Solos: Woods, Kleinschuster, Pauer

18. Introduction                                    00:10
19. Gentle Eyes (F. Pauer)                            06:51
    Solo: Woods

20. Introduction                                    00:11
21. Philanthropy (H. Salomon)                            04:09
    Solos: Salomon, Kleinschuster

22. Introduction                                    00:11
23. For My Friends (R. Politzer)                    05:52
    Solos: Salomon, Woods

24. Introduction                                    00:14
25. Riot (H. Hancock) (inc. [fade out])            01:39
    Solo: Salomon

Recorded May 2, 1969 at Austrophon Studio, Vienna (for which session?).

1 April 2016

TRIO RAPHIPHI "trio Raphiphi" (ITM, 1990)

Radu Malfatti, trombone
Phil Minton, voice
Phil Wachsmann, violin & electronics

01. oh, music  31:09
02. too / well - done  44:50

Recorded on March 24, 1990 at Loft, Köln, Germany

ITM 1465 (CD)