16 January 2017

Roswell Rudd ~ John Tchicai ~ Steve Lacy ~ Kent Carter ~ Steve McCall ~ RAI Big Band; Teatro dell’Opera, Rome; 24th March 1980

In 1980, the Italian radio programme Un Certo Discorso organised and broadcast eleven concerts with several of the leading jazz musicians at that time, together with the RAI big band. Several of the broadcasts of these concerts have already been shared on this blog. The RAI3 programme Battiti has been revisiting several of these performances recently, including one that has not appeared either here or on Dime. So here it is - it's just great to hear Steve Lacy on such ecstatic form, together with John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Kent Carter and Steve McCall, and of course, the RAI big band. As little editing as possible has been done, to give continuity to the actual concert; any corrections to the setlist or other details are welcome.

La foresta nello zoo / The Forest and the Zoo

Roswell Rudd trombone
John Tchicai saxophone
Steve Lacy soprano saxophone
Kent Carter bass
Steve McCall drums

and the RAI Big Band

Teatro dell’Opera, Rome; 24th March 1980


01 - radio introduction
02 - 'S Crazy Pad  - Skippy - Warm Valley - Reuniosis
03 - radio continuity
04 - Il saluto del mattino - Bud's Brother
05 - radio continuity
06 - Well You Needn't


Tantris said...


martin said...

Wow!! Thank you and Happy New Year, Tantris.

armando said...

Great thanks for this piece of history, Tantris!

konjaku said...

at least for me, Zippyshare and filchier have been corrupted by phishing agents, and no longer work, unfortunately

wightdj said...

Cool, thanks. Zippy didn't phish me for those 7 links, but I know what konjaku means. Great stuff, vital to my Lacy collection.

Jazz from Italy said...

In the magical box "Un Certo Discorso", there is a real treasure hidden inside... Thanks for having rediscovered and shared!!!

Anonymous said...

Thx! Super hi quality recording too, much better than the one that has been upped on dimeadozen.

john said...

Thank you, this looks fantastic. Minor hassle with the first download, then plain sailing.

JazzHound said...

Do I need to be "signed in" to Zippyshare? When I hit the download button, I just get shunted to a commercial site. This looks to be some incredible material!

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

To be signed in might help - a bit - I have an free account from Zippyshare. But I have also an add-blocker and I get also a 'shunt'.
But it opens in another tab. I delete the other tab and click again on the link. Mostly after three or four clicks in one session I'll get the links without any obtrusion.

JazzHound said...

First zyppyshare kept shunting me to different sites, then my malware exclusion program wouldn't let me in, then I get a message saying the files aren't there. Any possibility of someone putting this up via filchier or mediafire? Thank you!

konjaku said...

Ernst wrote, "Mostly after three or four clicks in one session I'll get the links without any obtrusion." This method is now working for me for Zippyshare. Thanks for the suggestion.

JazzHound said...
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JazzHound said...

I worked around my malware program and downloaded 6 of the 7 files through the zippyshare links, only to find that they were all corrupted files. Not sure if I have any more options via zippyshare, but would still love to pick up on this rather incredible gathering of musicians. If a download via another platform is available? Thank you!

Tantris said...

Jazzhound - sorry that it's been difficult. Maybe zippy doesn't work well with too many files. Try this instead;


-- T

JazzHound said...

Tantris, Thanks so much for your response!!!! Mega says I need a decryption code to download this.

roberth said...

tantris thank you for the mega link but it needs a decrypt code.

Tantris said...

Ah, OK, I haven't used mega for this before, so am learning - I think this link will include the key;


JazzHound said...

WOOHOO! Got it! Thanks so much!

roberth said...

tantris,thank u so much. big rudd fan, hey big lacy fan, and also big John Tchicai fan.
can't wait to hear. thank u

Chris said...

thanks tantris for this epic concert and mega link