Here we are again with a pointer to some unexpexted, long awaited or simply exciting releases.
First we have seven new CDs/LPs on the Lithuanian label 'No Business Records'.
Wadada Leo Smith with Sabu Toyozumi on 'Burning Meditation' (recorded in 1994) and Marion Brown together with Dave Burrell on 'Live at the Black Musicians' Conference, 1981'.
Both available on CD.
Then this recording from 2015 with Simon Nabatov | Barry Guy | Gerry Hemingway - 'Luminous' (CD)
But that's not all on No Business for November.
- Howard Riley - Live in the USA (from 1976 on CD)
- Bobby Bradford | Hafez Modirzadeh | Vijay Anderson | Roberto Miguel Miranda - Live at the Blue Whale (recorded last year - LP)
- JONES JONES - Larry Ochs / Mark Dresser / Vladimir Tarasov - A Jones In Time Saves Nine (LP - captured in 2016)
- Martin Küchen | Rafal Mazur - Baza (rec.2017 - LP)
Yesterday I was quite surprised when I discovered two reissues on vinyl from a seminal FMP compilation and an LP where the music and the accompanying text is a wonderful big lie.
Responsible for outings is the label Song Cycle Records.
For 'Snapshot' the line-up does not read mouth-watering only but the music is actually very good and occasionally spectacular.
In August 1979, East German musicians were invited to perform a three-day festival in West Berlin. Billed as “Jazz Now,” this landmark meeting was recorded and initially released by Free Music Production. From stunning duos to challenging small-group performances, from large rave-ups to Mingus nods, Snap- shot” provides much more than that name suggests. It’s as complete a portrait of jazz in the GDR as you’re ever likely to find, and a moment in time that continues to reverberate — via these sounds — today
2LP - Gatefold - FMP 1980 - but beware - the very informative booklet is unfortuantely not included for the reissue!
Berliner Improvisations Quartett
Sieben Viertel 9:11
Nachschlag – aufgewärmt 5:21
Jazz now – und später 5:48
Friedhelm Schönfeld Trio
Manchmal scheint’s als ob 9:31
Ulrich Gumpert Workshop Band
For C.M. 11:24
(Including: Oh Lord Please Don’t Let Drop that Atomic Bomb on Me/Mingus)
Gumpert-Sommer + Manfred Hering
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky Quartett
Hans Rempel Orchester
Nummer 3 (Auschnitt/A part of the piece) 13:31
And not at least we have Michael Snow's piece of vinyl from 1987 which contains an extraordinary collection of tracks “of rare music derived from threatened, obsolete, or now-extinct cultures from around the world” plus a text to put the recording into context.
But as mentioned above - all of this is made up of recordings (and 'anthropological insights') by Snow himself. Great collection of aboriginal music from - well - Canada.