31 October 2016

KEITH TIPPETT - solo 2000

Keith Tippett - piano

1. One January Night 6:11
2. Harry's Tune (for Harry Miller)  3:52
3. Prelude to Four Whispers for Archie's Chair  7:26
4. Linukea Variations  9:19
5. Let the Music Speak  9:26

Gateway Studios, London
BBC broadcast 'Jazz on 3' 8 April 2000

27 October 2016


A1.  No Skull

Drum Kit

A2a. Struck
A2b. Bowed
A2c. Shaken

A3.  Arco Metal

B1.  Traps
B2.  I.F.O.'s / Metal & Realdrum
B3.  Die Blechtrommel
B4.  A Mummified Person With A Pleasant Smile Is Kept In A Cupboard In The Vestry

Paul Burwell, percussion

Sadly true

Recorded at Anne Bean's Studio, Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames, Sept. 19th 1979, by David Toop for Toadfish Tapes, USA.

No-label release in UK.

Cassette C60 recording

22 October 2016


Found this CD rip today on one of my hd's.
It is a contribution from Nick before he came on board - I've forgot to post it back then....

Marcel Azzola, accordion
Itaru Oki, trumpet, bugle
Frédéric Loth, saxophones, clarinet
Rémi Desbeauvais, clarinet
Frank Gourgon, piano
Kent Carter, bass
Donald Féquière, drums, percussion
Didier Greiner, clarinet (on Suite Pour Le Monde)
Marc Steckar, tuba (on Joyaux Des Rues and Esposition De Tableaux)

1.  B. A. Basse
2.  Le Livre De Samuel
3.  Granny Salomka
4.  Suite Pour "Le Monde" (À Hubert Beuve Méry)
    - Intro Tutti
    - Marche Triste
    - La Cité Qui Rêve
    - Duo
    - Le Temps
    - Final Tutti
5.  Transit
6.  Spqr.
7.  Petit Déjeuner Avec Béa
8.  Inconséquence
9.  Rue Des Orchidées
10. Joyaux Des Rues
11. Esposition De Tableaux

Cover Painting by Olivier Melano

Recorded at Studio Ark, 1989.

Zoo Records J 9001.

16 October 2016

Okkyung Lee Septet / Fred van Hove & Els Vandeweyer duo / Donaueschingen, 15th October 2016

Two sets from this year's Donaueschingen festival, broadcast by SWR2.

First, Okkyung Lee's septet, which brings the kind of freshness and zest to free music that makes you sit up and think - I haven't heard anything quite like this before, and I want to hear more! Pansori is probably an acquired taste, (but then I did spend about two years of my life listening to little other than Chinese opera), but the music itself is remarkable;

Okkyung Lee - cello
Song Hee Kwon - Pansori-Sängerin (musical storyteller)
Jae Hyo Chang - percussion
John Butcher - saxophone
John Edwards - bass
Lasse Marhaug - electronics
Ches Smith - drums/percussion/vibraphone

"Cheol-Kkot-Sae" (Steel Flower Bird) (38’04”)

Donaueschingen; 15th October 2016

Second, a lyrical and shimmering duo with Fred van Hove and Els Vandeweyer;

Duo (44’45”)

Fred van Hove - piano
Els Vandeweyer - vibraphone

Donaueschingen; 15 October 2016

12 October 2016

Hans-Günther Wauer, Theo Jörgensmann - Introitus (kip 1990)

kip Records, kip3, CD

1 - Der Raum Spielt Mit             9:16
2 - Miniaturen                 14:43
3 - Variationen Über Den Choral "Schönster Herr Jesu"     10:05
4 - Introitus                 8:12

Theo Jörgensmann - Clarinet
Hans-Günther Wauer - ChurchOrgan

Recorded at "6. Geöffnete Ohren Festival", Dreifaltigkeitskirche, Aachen, 19.10.1989

2 October 2016

Stockhausen at the Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden, 1969

Some more from the NRK archives, this time two performances by Karlheinz Stockhausen's emsemble on 29 and 30 September 1969. These were at the Henie Onstad Art Centre at Høvikodden outside Oslo. The Centre was opened in 1968 and soon became the most prominent venue for new music, electronica and even jazz. Among jazz events in 1969, the premier performance of George Russell's Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature and a concert by the Cadentia Nova Danica, an ensemble led by saxophonist John Tchicai.

We get to hear two pieces (in separate files), first "Kurzwellen" (Shortwaves) where short wave receivers play a key role as a sound source for emulation and improvisation. This piece was recorded and released by Deutsche Grammophon in 1970. The record lists six musicians, but as far as I make out, there are only five present in this concert. These are:

Karlheinz Stockhausen - electronics, mixing, harmonica (on "Es")
Aloys Kontarsky - piano
Johannes G. Fritsch - viola
Harald Bojé - keyboards
Rolf Gehlhaar - percussion

The second piece, "Es" (It), an excerpt from "Aus den Sieben Tagen" (From the Seven Days), features the same ensemble, but this piece is based on what may be called non-cognitive spontaneity, reminiscent of Eastern ideas derived from meditation and buddhism. Only when the mind is devoid of thought is the time to play. Once one starts to think again, one should stop immediately. Hence there is a lot of space and silence in this music, only broken by sudden otbursts of sound. Both pieces may sound random to many ears and to some degree they are, but there is, I sense, a strong procedural and conceptual element to this music nonetheless. The second half of the video is a Q&A session with musicians, including some of his own, where he gets to expound on his concept of biological time, space, natural sound and on what he calls intuitive music.

Same as for the Cathy Berberian programme, which I posted before, it's all in glorious black and white!


A companion to corvimax's previous post feat. the same drums 'n' bass.

Dave Rempis, alto & tenor saxophone
Keefe Jackson, clarinet & tenor saxophone
Nick Broste, trombone
Brian Dibblee, bass
Frank Rosaly, drums

1. No Shade Of Red     07:35
2. Hand Impairment     06:39
3. Long Lines             07:19
4. Edge Wear             10:02
5. Apples             10:26
6. Witz             09:22
7. Seams             05:02

Recorded at 3030 (Chicago) on January 27, 2003.

All music by Brian Dibblee except track 6 by Frank Rosaly.

Future Reference Recordings – FR003 (2003)