30 June 2017

Trio P E I - Yedda Chunyu Lin, Fritz Novotny, Lukas Ligeti

Many of us seem interested in the collective group Reform Art Unit. The history of this collective has often been punctuated by individual sub-projects among the members of the group. The trio Pei fits in this musical tradition. Indeed, Yedda Chunyu Lin is Reform Art Unit's pianist. She created the group with R A U's founder Fritz Novotny and Lucas Ligeti. P.E.I means Passion, Energy, Intensity. Here is a live recording kindly offered by Yedda, given at the release of their first album. Also included some sound clips of this first cd packaged in a beautiful gatefold lp sleeve.

This album is fantastic and you can support the artist and order it directly to Yedda 
You can also visit her web at

Find one recent recording of the R A U with Yedda Chunyu Lin recently posted here

Great live, two tracks:
Yedda Chunyu Lin: piano
Fritz Novotny: Soprano sax, flute
Lukas Ligeti: Drums

29 June 2017

TTT Featuring A.R.Penck "3 + 1" (WAU WAU RECORDS, 1982)

Frank Wollny, guitar
Heinz Wollny, bass
H. Georg Kohnert, synthesizer
A.R. Penck, drums

A. Nachtfahrt 18:52
B. Vision 18:29

"After leaving East Germany to Athens [F. Wollny] moved back to West Germany.
...met Penck in Cologne where they discussed a new concept about TTT as a band.
Recording 3+1 in Bad Homburg West Germany (1982)."

Wau Wau Records WW LP 46831 (vinyl rip)

28 June 2017


A. Concert In Dublin Part I
B. Concert In Dublin Part II
C. Concert In Dublin Part III
D. Concert In Dublin Part IV

Heinz Wollny, bass
A.R. Penck, drums
Frank Wollny, guitar

Private label - A 0024

LP Rip

24 June 2017


A. Concert In Derry

B. Concert In Derry

Heinz Wollny, bass
A.R. Penck, drums
Frank Wollny, guitar

LP Rip

20 June 2017


Six Etudes

1.  Staccato - Legato
2.  Legato - Staccato
3.  Con Sordino - Senza Sordino
4.  Ricochet
5.  Flageoletti
6.  Senza Arco

Vladimir Tonkha, violoncello

7.  De Profundis

Friedrich Lips, bayan

Seven Words

8.  Text
9.  I
10. II
11. III
12. IV
13. V
14. VI
15. VII

Yuji Takahashi, conductor
Vladimir Tonkha, violoncello
Friedrich Lips, bayan
Shinsei Nihon Symphony Orchestra

Recorded at Suntory Hall on 27March 1990.

CD Rip

18 June 2017


A1. Interpretation Of Dreams
A2. Time And Essence
A3. Chips And Hammers

B1. Chants Meeting
B3. Kohe Dances
B4. Mix Zoom Pan Cut

C1. Sounding The River
C2. Kamatsn

D1. Things Go
D2. Memory Bank

Al Mattes, guitar synthesizer, acoustic bass
John Kamevaar, synthesizer, pre-recorded sound
Michael Snow, piano, trumpet, siren
Nobuo Kubota, voice, cowbells, wind-controlled synthesizer, synthesizer
Paul Dutton, voice, harmonica

Recorded at The Music Gallery, Toronto, on 6 December 1989 (1A1-3), 11 October 1989 (1B1-4), 2 June 1990 (2A1), 26 September 1990 (2A2) and 10 October 1990 (2B1-2).

Music Gallery Editions ‎– MGE 90

Cassette Rip

16 June 2017

Frank Van Bommel - Harmoniak

Here is a strange record by pianist Frank Van Bommel considering the music he is doing now that is more inside than outside. This record is difficult to describe, between jazz and contemporary, in one word adventurous. 
Apparently this cd has never been made commercially available. Recorded in 1992, it appeared for me for the first time 6 or 7 years ago; it was probably sold during concerts.

Frank Van Bommel : Piano, Harmonium
Tim Zwemmer Marimba, Percussions, Harmonium, Glockenspiel
Carl G. Beukman Contrabass

1/ The Mirror, 2/ Harmoniac, 3/ Caba, 4/ The Crypt, 5/ Rota, 6/ Salut, 7/ Triptych, 8/ Harmoniacal Hyperventilation

track 1 to 7 recorded in 1992, track 8 recorded in 1990

15 June 2017


1. One Is One Is Two Too  (16:56)
[for two diagonal tuned pianos]

Georg Gräwe & Carlo Inderhees, piano

2. Überdruck "For Paul Lovens" (16:20)
[for 7 brass and improvising soloist]

Paul Lovens, drums
Ensemble Klamgspur Linz:
Anton Voigt, leader
Johann Peer, trumpet
Josef Eichenberger, trumpet
Bernhard Kirchner, horn
Albert Heitzinger, horn
Hans-Peter Gaiswinkler, trombone
Otmar Gaiswinkler, trombone
Walter Krempl, tuba

3. Qualcosa "For The Leonardo Quartett” (19:56)
[for string-quartet and improvising soloist]

Radu Malfatti, trombone
Thomas Pözlberger, violin
Johann Gstöttner, violin
Wolfgang Schatz, viola
Andreas Pözlberger, cello

4 Fárrago "For Melvyn Poore Und Wolfgang Güttler" (20:59)
[for 14 double-basses and improvising soloist]

Melvyn Poore, tuba

Recorded at 'Offenen Kulturhaus Linz', Linz, Austria on December 3 (tracks 1 + 2) and December 5 (track 4), 1992.
Track 3 recorded at the same location between December 1 and 7, 1992.

12 June 2017

DEREK BAILEY - solo. Jazz in Britain 1980

DEREK BAILEY - guitar, voice

1. Intro. Charles Fox.   00:38
2. 'Introductions'   12:06
3. Charles Fox   02:18
4. 'Inaudibles'   14:37
5. Outro   00:23

BBC Radio 3.  Jazzin Britain. July 1980.

A short, amusing one.

11 June 2017


This rather obscure recording with Glenn Spearman was requested some time ago.
So we're happy to get this rip due to a friend (and more) of Inconstant Sol.
Offered here almost as I got it except I've removed several dozens of clicks and pops manually.

Louis Armfield, alto saxophone, piano
Nedly Elstak, trumpet
Harry Piller, drums
Glenn Spearman, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet

A1. Spooks  8:45
A2. Herrie  7:50
A3. Loaded Rough Lunch  4:56
B1. Incident  10:33
B2. A Music Ensemble  10:39

Recorded in Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 23, 1977.

Coreco 01, 1977

LP Rip

10 June 2017

JOE HENDERSON DOUBLE RAINBOW QUARTET - Brecon Jazz Festival, Wales. 1996

Joe Henderson- tenor saxophone
Helio Alves - piano
Nilson Matta - bass
Paulo Bragga - drums

1. Triste   12:34
2. Photograph   10:27
3. Happy Madness  3:06
4. Recorda-Me   21:05
5. Take the A Train   9:26
6. Felicidade   14:00

Brecon Jazz Festival 1996

BBC Radio 3, broadcast      


This trio left only one - excellent - official recording "Seven Compositions".
Culled from an analog radio broadcast in really good sound quality.
Braxton offers the music as an mp3 download for members of his website.
Here you'll get it in flac.

Anthony Braxton, reeds
Adelhard Roidinger, bass
Tony Oxley, percussion

1. Composition No 6A / 40G(+87) / 110A(+63)  (44:34)
2. The Angular Apron / Composition 40J  (33:10)
3. Composition 40M  (17:13)
4. applause (00:35)

Recorded March 11,1989, Wuppertal, Germany.

8 June 2017


Marion Bown, alto saxophone, percussion (6,7)
Maarten Van Regteren Altena, bass
Han Bennink, drums

on track 6 + 7
Leo Smith, trumpet, percussion, etc.

1. Similar Limits     (6:25)
2. Sound Structure     (6:10)
3. Improvisation     (5:50)
4. Qbic             (6:32)
5. Porto Novo             (11:55)
6. And Then They Danced (16:05)
7. Rhythmus No. 1       (3:30)

Tracks 1 to 5 recorded in Soest, Holland 14th December, 1967.
Tracks 6, 7 recorded on 12th May, 1970;
Originally released as Side B of "Creative Improvisation Ensemble" Freedom FLP 40136.

Black Lion BLCD 760200

(originally on Polydor 583 724)



B2. sccniee oiiftnc

A.R. Penck, percussion, synthesizer
Detlev Kessler, drums, percussion
Frank Wollny, guitar, percussion

Weltmelodie – WM LP 4719

LP Rip

7 June 2017

Mahler 5 ~ Bavarian State Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko ~ Munich, 6th June 2017

From a BR-Klassik live broadcast  from Munich yesterday evening, here is Mahler's fifth symphony by the Bavarian State orchestra under Kirill Petrenko. There's a slightly bent note in one of the opening trumpet phrases; this seems to serve to concentrate everyones' mind to deliver an immensely powerful performance, full of light and shade, the struggle to address the conflicts and ambiguities of being an adult, and the desire to return to the innocence of childhood.

Gustav Mahler
Symphony no. 5 in C# minor

1. Trauermarsch (12.44)
2. Stürmisch bewegt, mit größter Vehemenz (14.06)
3. Scherzo (16.56)
4. Adagietto (8.30)
5. Rondo finale (14.46)

Bavarian State Orchestra
Kirill Petrenko
Munich National Theatre; 6th June 2017


A. Konzert In Zürich

B. Konzert In Amsterdam

Heinz Wollny, bass
A.R. Penck, drums
Frank Wollny, guitar
Markus Lüpertz, piano
Hans-Peter Hiby, saxophone

LP Rip

3 June 2017


Henry Kaiser, electric guitar (A1, A2, A3, B), acoustic guitar (B)
Bruce Ackley, soprano saxophone (A1, A2, B), alto clarinet (A2)
Larry Ochs, sopranino (A1) & tenor saxophone (A2, A3, B)
Jon Raskin, soprano (B), alto (A1, B) & baritone saxophone (A1, A2, B)
Andrew Voigt, sopranino (B), soprano (B) & alto saxophone (A1, A2, B), flute (A2, B)

A1. Daredevils    10:26
A2. Kol Nidre     09:37
A3. Zaum          03:48
B.  Mal Qué Arroz 27:35

Recorded at Walden Studios, Carmel Highlands, California on March 11, 1979.
[The group's website dates the recording to February 13, 1979]

Metalanguage ML-105

(vinyl rip)


A. Le Mur De Saint Etienne

B. Good Morning Rock

Frank Wollny, guitar
Heinz Wollny, bass
Ralf Winkler, drums

A.R. Penck self-released

LP Rip

2 June 2017

Carla Bley Band - Live In Berlin 1979

Here is a very well recorded live of the Carla Bley Band in a period that is in my opinion one of the most interesting. There are some great studio recordings of the C.B.B like « European Tour » or « Musique Mecanique ». But the official live in her discography comes later and the music seems more static than on the preview years. Here we have the eccentric approach à la Mingus, some influences of what we can call « popular music » and a fantastic band. High musical quality and fun, here is what we have. Gary Windo who have been under recorded is particularly great here.

01. announcement by Michael Naura
02 Floater
03 Ida Lupino
04 Wrong Key Donkey
05 Dreams So Real
06 Walking Batterie Woman
07 I’m A Mineralist
08 Boo To You Too
09 Musique Mecanique
10 Song Sung Long

Carla Bley - Piano, Vocals, Organ / Gary Windo - Tenor Sax / Carlos Ward - Alto Sax / D. Sharpe - Drums, Vocals / Arturo O’ Farrell - Piano / Gary Valente - Trombone / Michael Mantler - Trumpet / Earl McIntyre - Tuba / Steve Swallow El Bass.

Recorded live in Berlin November 14, 1979

1 June 2017


A1. Number Nineteen
B1. Trip
B2. Watakushi No Sekai

Dick Van Der Capellen, bass
Martin Van Duynhoven, drums
Mal Waldron, piano

Recorded in Baarn, Holland, 30th May, 1971.

Trio Records ‎– PA-9733, Freedom ‎– FLP 41073

LP Rip


No tracks here - only side A + B...

David Toop, electric guitar, flute, home-made-found stuff, cassette tapes, water, rubbish, noise, small explosives
Paul Burwell, percussion, 6-string harp, bamboo fiddle, bird decoys, whistle, rubbish, paper, water, etc

Side A (21:12)
A1     Stigmata     4:30
A2     Marks And Social Purpose     9:21
A3     Mud / Swifts / Din / Stench     5:13
A4     Concerning The Housing Situation In London     0:58

Side B (21:58)
B1     Cosmopolitan Order Of Birds     4:54
B2     The Experiment Of Olgas Hand     6:47
B3     Extasy Of A Bird Karma     2:37
B4     We Can Have A Good Time Without Snakes     4:31
B5     No Electricity     1:54

This record edited from tapes recorded at the London Musicians Collective, 42 Gloucester Avenue / concert evening of Saturday 30 June 1979.
Recorded on a Uher Stereo Report with 2 AKG S224 microphones.
Music improvised / one of many hundreds of performances given by this duo in the 10 years they have played together.

The parrot's long goodbye recorded London Zoo + whirled tape recorder with tape of Continamo Falls,
recorded Amazonas, 16 November 1978 by Toop and Figuera.

Quartz Publications !QUARTZ 003

(vinyl rip)