31 July 2018


R.I.P - DEWEY JOHNSON 06.11.1939 - 27.06.2018


Dewey Johnson, trumpet
Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone
Karen Borca, bassoon
Maryanne Driscoll, piano, voice
Paul Murphy, drums

1. Fantasy     14:52
2. Voices      04:16
3. Calling     04:06
4. Open        12:05
5. Cloudburst  03:33

Live two-track recording at RCA Studio A, New York on February 25, 1983 by Paul Goodman.


(vinyl rip)

29 July 2018


July 11, 1942 - July 29, 2018

(Photography by Woody Ochni)

Remembering Tomasz Stanko Sequenced by Manfred Eicher


A1. There's A Garden At Rousham
A2. Sta(te)men(t)s
A3. The Clue
A4. Stockpile
A5. Woodwhere
A6. We Walk

B1. Van Gogh: Symptoms
B2. Home
B3. Silverbirchmorse
B4. Four Zero
B5. Take My Words
B6. The Fellowship Of The Green Parrot

Peter Stacey, string drum, pipe, flute, Chinese flute, baroque flute, Javanese flute, piano, claves, electronics, saxophone, double ocarina, coromel
Paula Claire, vocals

Underwhich Audiographic Series ‎– No. 31

Cassette Rip

27 July 2018

Tete Mbambisa - Tete's Big Sound - The Sun 1976

01. Umthsakazi (The Bride)
02. Stay Cool
03. Black Hero’s
04. Dembese (Dedicated to Cyril McGabane)
05. Unity

Barney Rachabane: alto saxophone
Freeman Lambatha: baritone saxophone
Sipho Gumede: bass
Tete Mbambisa: piano
Dick Khoza: drums
Enoch Mthaleni: guitar
Aubrey Simani & Duku Makasi: tenor saxophone
Tex Ntuluka: trumpet

Recorded on February 22, 1976

The Sun gl 1830

In 2012 Tete Mbambisa have published his first solo album that contains some of the compositions played here and others tracks. it is an absolutely great album for those who are interested in cape jazz, the sound is superbe and the music have a strong feeling, you can buy it here:

23 July 2018

GANELiN TRiO - Ancora Da Capo (Supraphon 1986)

Vyacheslav Ganelin Trio - Ancora Da Capo (Supraphon 1986)

1. Ancora Da Capo (Part I + Part II) 40:13

Vyacheslav Ganelin - piano, guitar, basset, percussion
Vladimir Chekasin - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, percussion
Vladimir Tarasov - drums and percussion

Recorded at the Mozarteum Studio, Prague, 13 October, 1980, but not released until 1986

vinyl rip - Supraphon 1115 3014 H (1986). Made in Czechoslovakia

22 July 2018

Pat Matshikiza - Sikiza Matshikiza - The Sun 1976

01 Sikiza Matshikiza
02 Datata (Auntie)
03 Dreams Are Wonderful
04 Durban Blues

-Pat Matshikiza: -piano, arranger, composer
-Kippie Moeketsi: alto saxophone
-Sipho Gumede: bass guitar
-Sandile Shange: guitar
-Duku Makasi: tenor saxophone
-George Tyefumani: trumpet
-Gilbert Mathews: drums

Recorded on September 27, 1976
The Sun Gl 1857
Thanks to our friend Olivier Ledure for providing the exact recording date.

18 July 2018

Sunny Murray's Untouchable Factor at Studio Rivbea, NY, June 1975

Sunny Murray’s Untouchable Factor
Studio Rivbea
New York City, NY

01 Untitled Improvisation

Total time: 1:01:55

Byard Lancaster - bass clarinet & reeds
David Murray - tenor saxophone
Kazutoki Umezu - alto saxophone
Juma Sultan - electric bass
Monnette Sudler - electric guitar
Sunny Murray - drums

A few posts coming up on the masters who have passed away over the last year, starting with Sunny Murray. This is a 1975 tape of Sunny Murray's Untouchable Factor at the famed Studio Rivbea, run by Sam Rivers, probably derived from a radio broadcast, posted by carville on the Dime network and given a remaster upgrade by EN. With the post came a couple of paragraphs of "liner notes", from which I quote below:

"There will never be another Sunny Murray and this performance, a Loft Jazz history lesson in its own right straight from Sam Rivers' legendary Studio Rivbea at 24 Bond Street in Lower Manhattan at the peak of the era, illustrates several aspects of why. It's also somewhat unusual in that it has Juma Sultan -- who most notably played percussion with Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock and on Dick Cavett's talk show in the summer of 1969, but began his musical life as a bass player -- on electric bass, which leads the ensemble into a few ostinato passages along the way that start to sound less like a fiery Free Jazz freakout and more like Miles Davis' "Dark Magus," or even the noodlier, jazzier improvs of 1971/72 King Crimson.

Of course it does feature plenty of those maelstrom Out pyrotechnics, and we certainly know that Sunny created something unprecedented and of a very high energy in his 81 years at the forefront of improvisation, idiomatic and not-so-idiomatic. The whole Free thing may never have gotten anywhere had he not done so much to lend rhythmic guidance and a controlled, furious drive to its silent ebbs and hot-lava flows, so please never forget Sunny, without whom the trajectory of the music we love would surely not have been the same. Beyond that, R.I.P. to the Maestro and of course do enjoy this remaster of an unbelievable and historic concert, transmitted by galaxy-class explorers from the heart of a golden age in the endless annals of Jazz lore.--EN"

I don't have much to add to that fulsome praise, except to note that Monette Sudler is still active in the Philly area and that Kazutoki Umezu has ratched up an extensive discography, of which I've heard nothing so far. Pehaps the regular Japanese expertise on this board might fill in the blanks?

More to come!

17 July 2018


Dennis Phillips, alto saxophone (only tr.1)
Kippie Moeketsi, alto saxophone
Basil Coetzee, tenor saxophone
Pat Matshikiza, piano
Alec Khaoli, bass
Sipho Mabuse, drums

1. Tshona! 11:45
2. Stop & Start 5:13
3. Umgababa 11:19
4. Kippie's Prayer 3:42

Tracks 1 and 2 by Pat Matshikiza
Tracks 3 and 4 by Kippie Moeketsi

Recorded probably in 1975.

Originally on The Sun GL 1796 (1975)

This rip from the CD "Various – Jazz In Africa Volume Two"  (Camden, 1998)

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Barney Rachabane, tenor saxophone
Basil Coetzee, tenor saxophone
Duku Makasi, tenor saxophone
Tete Mbambisa, piano
Sipho Gumede, electric bass
Gilbert Mathews, drums

5. African Day  17:44

From the same CD as above.

The CD says it's a traditional theme, but the music/theme sounds very closely to Mbambisa's 'Stay Cool' from the LP "Tete's Big Sound", released 1988. So I'm inclined to credit this song to him.
This version seems to be previously unreleased.
But I'm in no way an expert on Jazz from SA - so I could be wrong....


Another reup - these files are most probably from sotise's original post in 2009.
Not tracked - so we have each side as one track.

Giancarlo Schiaffini, tenor, bass and contralto trombone, zink, voice
Eugenio Colombo, alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet, zink, voice
Michele Iannaccone, percussion, drums, glockenspiel, voice

A1. Pezzo Con Ritegno (Scusa)     6:33
A2. Pezzuola     3:33
A3. Pezzo Tanto Per Dire     2:33
A4. Pezzo Per Finta     1:33
A5. Pezzoide     1:27
A6. Pezzo Ellittico     2:23
A7. Pezzo Ovale     3:02
B1. Pezzo Di Profilo     2:53
B2. Pezzo Sul Ramo     3:32
B3. Pezzettino     2:03
B4. Pezzo Di Genere Con Rovine     3:38
B5. Pezzariello     0:39
B6. Pezzutello D'uva     1:16
B7. Pezzo Sul Panchetto     3:35

Recorded at Barigozzi Studio in Milano, Italy on September 30, 1978.

Red Record VPA 137  (vinyl rip)

Following is the original text by sotise:

Here's the other record on Red by the Sic Trio, as LYM points out in his post these are essential documents of the Italian free scene in the late 70's.
Not quite as anarchic as either the German free scene as documented by FMP or the British and Dutch Scenes , it has its own distinctive identity and is as far from generic plink plonk caricature's as one could hope for.
I can't add all that much to LYM's review of Pezzo, the second album by the trio.
Except that these records have been richly rewarding over the years for me as a listener.
Giancarlo Schiaffini, it has to be said is one of the late 20th century masters both as a composer (of electronic, chamber and orchestral music), jazz player and free improvising trombonist..his technique and breadth of invention is the equal to any better known name...these records are breathtakingly stunning and deserve wider currency.

It's a little known fact that Red records were in the vanguard of Italian labels documenting 'free improvised music' in the late 70's.

However by the early eighties, clearly influenced by the 'neo classical' zeitgeist permeating through from the states, they more or less reversed their exploratory program to focus on music in a much more conventional hard bop mode... with a few exceptions most of their early catalog has not been reissued and seems unlikely to be, a real pity since they document an underrated, VERY under documented scene.

this is another Rip from Iain's Collection!


I've adopted this post by LYM. Here's so much information - thought it's better to "hijack" this early IS post than to create a new one with less info.

Giancarlo Schiaffini, bass & contralto trombone, voice, zink
Eugenio Colombo, flute, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, voice, zink
Michele Iannaccone, percussion, glockenspiel, drums, voice

A1. Pezzacchio A Pezzi 
(Bad Piece in Pieces)    6:14
A2. Tre Pezzi D'Autore 
(Three author’s pieces)   11:21
A3. Pezzente  
(Beggar)  2:36
B1. 503 Pezzi Facili 
(503 Easy Pieces)   10:37
B2. Pezzo 
(Piece)   9:04

Recorded at Barigozzi Studio, Milano, Italy on September 29, 1978.

Red Record VPA 136 (vinyl rip from my copy)

 And here follows the original text from July 2009 (minus the track-listing):

Here am I. This is my first front page post here.
The album I’ve chosen is a corner stone in free Italian improvised music. This is an almost rare recording, never re-issued on cd, played by one of the first and most important groups in free jazz and improvised music in Italy and perhaps in Europe. Schiaffini and Colombo are master players of their instrument, so this isn’t naive music, isn’t easy to play, technically and for the interplay that requires, music mostly improvised by “total musicians” equally at home with free improvisations, classical contemporary music and folklorical.
If I should find musical roots to this music I can quote: the AEOC, classical contempory music (Vinko Globokar with which Schiaffini studied is the player for which Luciano Berio wrote his Sequenza V for solo trombone, folklorical-mediterranean music.
Before this session Schiaffini had recorded only one album under his name (in 1973) and Colombo two others for the same Red Record this was their first collaboration with this amazing trio who produced two albums in two days at the end of September 1978.
Two annotations: as said in the cover notes irony plays an important role in this music (generally in Italian free-improvised music) so the titles are impossible to translate, being a refined game about the use of the Italian word “pezzo”.

Cover notes (translated from Italian)
Giancarlo Schiaffini is one of the better known in avant-garde and new music in Rome. His story is not so long to tell but it’s rich. Born in Rome in 1942, graduated in Physics in his hometown University; self-taught as a musician, he early devoted himself to jazz contributing, with the “Gruppo Romano Free Jazz”, to one of the first experience of free improvised music in Italy.
Lately he took an interest in European contemporary music; in 1970 he studied in Darmstadt with Karlheinz Stockausen, Gyorgy Ligety, and Vinko Globokar (the master trombone player) and in Rome with Evangelisti. In the same 1970 founded the chamber music group named “Nuove Forme Sonore” (“New Shapes Of Sound”). He plays trombone, and recently has become a member of the Giorgio Gaslini sextet, and has played in many concert dates. Today he teaches at the Pesaro conservatory.
His fellow musicians in this album had played with him many times and they too “have their papers in order”. Eugenio Colombo plays flute, alto sax, bass clarinet (in one track, as does Schiaffini, plays the zink, the ‘18thcentury “cornetto” similar to a recorder with the trumpet’s mouthpiece).
He has played in many avant-garde groups in Rome and has a particular knowledge of folklorical (mostly Mediterranean) music, drummer and percussionist Michele Iannaccone has combined classical musical studies with jazz and improvised experimental music All these experiences are the basis of the music here contained; this record don’t want to be a “jazz record” even if the approach of the players to their intstruments is a jazz one and the derivation from American free jazz is evident. We can better define this music as improvised music: the structures aren’t initially given, are the last result of a collective work in which “alea” plays an important role. The music is the result of a workshop or a collective searching work during many sessionsof improvisation, in this music the feeling and creativity of every single musician interacts with that of the others. The preliminary conditions for similar adventures in the world of sounds are the mutual experiences and similar musical directions of the musicians involved. This mutual experiences narrow the alea’s action field and allow the musicians to centre towards an acceptable and coherent musical result. The last goal of such a collective work is the expression, at a starting point, of the individual sensibility and creativity: to quote Joyce this is a musical “stream of consciousness”. For this reason you do wrong if you try to appreciate this music using musical parameters taken from one or another musical culture. Lookin’ for swing (mostly loved by jazzfans) in this music would be a nonsense, the jazz education of this musician is teared to shreds as the ruins of a disappeared civilitazion: Here we have: the sound, a broken phrasing by the trombone, airy percussions, the sounds (and noises) produced by the instruments played by Colombo, that’s all. The conception is different and so totally different are the results. To appreciate this music you need a great concentration, but first of all an intellectual agreement to the “modus operandi” of these musicians, a wide open and clear mind, free from taboos and preconceived ideas.
Simply read the title tracks: they are the antithtesis of what we normally mean for a “plan”. The title tracks, instead , are a declaration of war (with irony as only weapon) against every plan.
Arrigo Polillo
This choice is a "thanks" to sotise/sotisier who gave me the opportunity of posting in this marvellous place.

Thanks again.
Links in comments as soon as possible.

Enjoy the Music! :-)

8 July 2018


A1. Portrait De Deux Femmes
A2. Danse À Colorier
A3. Existango
A4. Petite Pièce Double Avec Vue Sur Le Parc
B1. Intimité Zéro
B2. Samba St-Atha
B3. Impossible Important
B4. J'me Prends Pas Pour Ta Blonde (D'Ailleurs Je Suis Noire...)

Wayne Smith, bass guitar, contrabass
Raffaele Artiglieri, drums, percussion
Pierre St-Jak, piano, melodica, percussion
Claude Vendette, tenor and baritone saxophone, flute, percussion


LP Rip

6 July 2018

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - Three Gentlemen From Chikago - Moers Music 1981

A1. The Seeker
A2. A Serious Pun
B1. Moving Of Seasons
B2. Brother Malcolm

-Edward Wilkerson: alto, tenor saxophone, Clarinet, small instruments, voice

-‘Light’ Henry Huff: soprano, tenor, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, small instruments, voice

-Kahil El’Zabar: percussions, gong, cymbals, bass flute, voice

Recorded at Rudas Studios, Düsseldorf, Germany 1981

Moers Music momu 01076

Vinyl rip

3 July 2018


1.  Love & Diversion
2.  Barefoot in Copse
3.  からすの Babysitter
4.  Swan Dancing on Rag-Time
5.  星の河
6.  木の葉の寝床で鬼ゴッコ
7.  Darkness Sun & Copse
8.  Mizu & CO2 for Copse
9.  Inversion of Copse
10. High-High-High

Katsuyuki Itakura, piano, poem
Natsuki Tamura, trumpet, percussion
Toshihiro Furuike, trombone
Yuuki Komatsu, soprano and tenor saxophone
Ryuichi Yoshida, baritone saxophone, flute
Kazuji Kato, guitar

Recorded on 12 February 1999

COPSE - 001

CD Rip

1 July 2018



A1. From Beast
A2. Matthew's Line
A3. Allegro 108
A4. Seasons

B1. Coffee Break
B2. Theme
B3. Monotony
B4. Michael Drayton
B5. In The Middle Of A Blue Balloon

bp Nichol, voice
Steve McCaffery, voice
Paul Dutton, voice
Rafael Barreto-Rivera, voice

Griffin House ‎– IPS 1004

LP Rip


A1. bp Nichol - Another Day Older
A2. Lionel Kearns - The Woman Who
A3. Lionel Kearns - Transport
A4. Bruce Clarke - Of Spiralling Why
A5. Lloyd Burritt - The Hollow Men

B1. Ross Barrett / Jim Brown - Tree Person
B2. Roy Cooper - Prelude To 1984
B3. Al Neil Trio - Lombardo
B4. Wayne Carr - Timbral Changes

See/Hear Productions, SEE HEAR 1

LP Rip


A1. Introduction Nd Th Very Tissues Of Language
A2. Blues For Electric
A3. Survival
A4. A Myth Of Gardens

B1. There Was So Much
B2. Tap
B3. Two Voice Poem
B4. Test Sight

Jim Brown, voice
Ross Barrett, voice (A3)
Wayne Carr, synthesizer

See/Hear Productions, SEE HEAR 2

LP Rip


A1. Iwase Shunji, Yuichi Kamata Duo
Dawn Song / The Question / Whole-tone Dance / Ballad M / Heavy Steps / The Answer / The Last Rhythmic Attack
Iwase Shunji, piano
Yuichi Kamata, soprano saxophone

A2. Goku Mitsumasa Group
Masao Fujikawa, flute, alto saxophone
Morio Morimoto, bass
Ryuji Iwasaki, biwa
Nonaka "Goku" Mitsumasa, percussion

A3. Jiro Shoda Trio
Jiro Shoda, trumpet
Shin-ichiro Hara, bass
Toshirō Miyauchi, drums

B1. Limbo Trio
Aisai Bento
Yuichi Kamata, soprano saxophone
Nojima Kentarō, piano
Nonaka "Goku" Mitsumasa, drums

B2. Hiraku Amemiya, Toshirō Miyauchi Duo
Interstellar Medium
Hiraku Amemiya, piano
Toshirō Miyauchi,drums

B3. Katsuyuki Itakura Group
Sisters Brother / Mobile / Mu / For Peace / Then
Katsuyuki Itakura, piano
Naofumi Maruyama, bass
Yoshiyuki Ono, drums

Recorded live at Goodman, Ogikubo, on various dates in 1979.

Goodman Records - GM-001

LP Rip