28 December 2018

BILLY BANG "SWEET SPACE / UNTITLED GIFT" (8TH HARMONIC BREAKDOWN, 1979/82)




SWEET SPACE:

Billy Bang, violin
Luther Thomas, alto & tenor saxophone
Butch Morris, cornet
Curtis Clark, piano
Wilber Morris, bass
Steve McCall, drums

1. A Pebble Is A Small Rock (Alternate Take)     14:09
2. Sweet Space (Alternate Take)     4:43
3. Loweski For Frank (Alternate Take)     12:13
4. Music For The Love Of It (Alternate Take)     4:23
5. A Pebble Is A Small Rock     16:37
6. Sweet Space     5:09
7. Loweski For Frank (T.F.R.)     12:50
8. Music For The Love Of It     5:44

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UNTITLED GIFT:

Billy Bang, violin, yokobue flute, congas, bells
Don Cherry, pocket trumpet, flute, bells
Wilber Morris, bass
Denis Charles, drums

1. Echovamp 1678     12:08
2. Night Sequence  5:52
3. The Kora Song     6:05
4. Maat     11:53
5. Levitation For Santana     4:18
6. Focus On Sanity  4:25


"Sweet Space" recorded at the Loeb Student Center, New York University, November 15, 1979. Tracks 5 - 8 previously released on LP Anima 12741 (USA) - tracks 1 to 4 previously unreleased.

"Untitled Gift" recorded at OAO Studio, Brooklyn, New York, February 7, 1982. Previously released on LP Anima 3BG9 (USA).

Both CDs were mastered from the original source tapes.
8th Harmonic Breakdown – 8thHB 8005-6 (US, 2004)

27 December 2018

Byard Lancaster - Documentation. The End of a Decade




Jambrio 2002, CD 
first released on Bellows, 1981, LP

Byard Lancaster (flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone)
Joan Hansom (vocals)
David Eyges (cello)
Youseff Yancy (trumpet, flugelhorn, Theremin)
Michael Ray (trumpet)
Alfred Pollitt (electric piano)
Chucky Lee (drums)
Kino Speller (congas)
Edward Crockett (bass)
and more

1 - Rib Crib    6:20
2 - Mary Ann    3:29
3 - Philly Funk    4:31
4 - Sweetness    3:30
5 - Bird Eye Eye View of the World    2:47
6 - Blue Nature    8:23
7 - Imperial Police    3:39
8 - Crockett and I    7:13
9 - Brotherman    1:44

recorded at different venues with different groups in 1979

25 December 2018

PAUL DUTTON - FULL THROATLE (UNDERWHICH AUDIOGRAPHIC SERIES, 1994)




A1. Stereo Head
A2. Aurora
A3. Wolf Chant
A4. Mercure

B1. Kit-talk
B2. "For The Letter That Begins Them All, H"
B3. Smile
B4. Score For Tony, 1st Movement
B5. Borealis
B6. Northern Lights

Paul Dutton, voice

Underwhich Audiographic Series - No 47

Cassette Rip

23 December 2018

HERBERT JOOS & BERND KONRAD "SDR COMMISSIONS, 1978"


Here's a bit for Xmass - but please do not 'open' before tomorrow ;-)
"Farbspiele" is "colour play" in English whereas "Versuch 2, einem Traum die Wahrheit zu verschweigen" means "second try to hide the truth from the dream". ("verschweigen" means "to keep/remain silent")



Laureen Newton, voice
Herbert Joos, flugelhorn
Bernd Konrad, soprano & baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Wolfgang Czelusta, trombone
Jürgen Wuchner, bass
Thomas Cremer, drums
Herbert Försch, percussion
Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra

Farbspiele for Jazz Group + Orchestra
1. Farbspiele 1 (Joos)  7:46
2. Farbspiele 2 (Konrad)  14:18

Laureen Newton, voice
Herbert Joos, flugelhorn
Bernd Konrad, soprano & baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Erwin Lehn Orchestra

3. Divana (Joos)  10:15
4. Versuch 2, einem Traum die Wahrheit zu verschweigen (Konrad) 10:31

Performed live in 1978

All tracks are compositions ordered by the Süddeutsche Rundfunk to feature Joos and Konrad as composers and to give them the opportunity to perform with larger ensembles.
- on tracks 1 + 2 the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra and on tracks 3 + 4 the Erwin Lehn Orchestra, (which was the SDR's radio jazz orchestra at that time and included a lot of brilliant jazz musicians) - therefore they were also able to perform (besides their usual radio entertainment music business) in more avantgardistic contexts.

Joseph Jarman & Famoudou Don Moye - Live In Ann Arbor September 30, 1979

During the second half of the seventies and in the early eighties, Joseph Jarman and Famoudou Don Moye regularly teamed together in duet or in bigger groups who recorded albums like Egwu-Anwu, Black Paladin, Earth Passage Density or The magic triangle.
Here is a well recorded concert from this period, this time in duet following the recording published by India Navigation.

Joseph Jarman: alto, tenor, flute, clarinet, voice, percussions
Famoudou Don Moye: Drums, percussions


recorded on September 30, 1979 in Ann Arbor USA

DAVE BURRELL - THE JELLY ROLL JOYS (GAZELL, 1991)




1.  The Pearls
2.  New Orleans Blues
3.  Billy's Bounce
4.  Spanish Swat
5.  Giant Steps
6.  Freakish
7.  A.M. Rag
8.  Popolo Paniolo
9.  The Crave
10. Moments Notice

Dave Burrell, piano

Recorded at Morning Star Studio, Springhouse, PA.

Gazell ‎– GJCD 4003

CD Rip

22 December 2018

CHARLES "BOBO" SHAW & THE HUMAN ARTS ENSEMBLE "P'NK J'ZZ" (MUSE, 1981)


This is  "Çonceré Ntasiah", originally released on Universal Justice.

Shortly thereafter Muse did a reissue with another title: "P'nk J'zz".



Charles "Bobo" Shaw, drums
Joseph Bowie, trombone
Julius Hemphill, soprano saxophone
Francois Nyomo Mantuila, acoustic & electric guitars
Alex Blake, bass, electric bass
Abdul Wadud, cello


A1. Steam Away Kool 500     (10:02)
A2. Jacki Bee Tee     (8:23)
B1. Concere Ntasiah (10:57)
B2. Be Bo Bo Be     (5:13)


Recorded at Studio Rivbea, New York.


Original release on Universal Justice UJ 101
This rip from Muse MR 5232

19 December 2018

DoMa Ensemble :: Demo 2oo9


Here is Prague based duo's demo recording, which was followed by official album release in 2011 - check the bandcamp player, download has Name your price option. Both Dorota and Marcel are also members of Vertigo sextet and has numerous other projects. Marcel is leader of Muff group, whose demo I posted several years ago. They also have 2 albums available on Polí5 label.

DoMa Ensemble - Demo 2oo9

1. Létavice (Shooting Star)  7.51
2. Změna osvětlení (Change of Lighting)  6.58
3. K Andromedě (Towards Andromeda)  7.06
4. Půlnoční slunce (Midnight Sun)  4.36
5. Impro 261109  11.06
6. Sám v supermarketu (Alone in Supermarket)  3.54

Dorota Barová - cello, voice, looper
Marcel Bárta - saxophones, bass clarinet, percussion

Recorded in Prague, November 2009


David Eyges & Byard Lancaster - Lightnin' strikes! (Black & Blue 1989)


01 - Lightnin'
02 - Cool Breeze
03 - Love By The Ocean
04 - Midstream
05 - Lion Tales
06 - A Bird's Eye View (Of The World)
07 - Lightnin' Strikes Twice
08 - The Day We Walked By The Pond And Heard The Bells In The Distance
09 - Jazz Lady
10 - Talk To Me
11 - Renaissance
12 - Sometimes When You Have Time It's Easier To Love
13 - Pleasant Valley Mama
14 - Lightnin' strike Twice

David Eyges - cello
Byard Lancaster - sax, clarinet, flute

recorded on 1988 at Ηiρ Pocket studio, New York

LOUIS-MICHEL MARION "HAY QUE CAMINAR" (BRASSY & VANDOEUVRE, 2004/2007)


Highly recommended solo bass!
Another recording with Marion - not to be missed - you'll find here.


Louis-Michel Marion, double bass


1. "hay que caminar I"   34:26
2. "hay que caminar II"  26:52


Track 1 recorded at Fruits de Mhère in Brassy, France in August 2004.
Track 2 recorded in Vandoeuvre, France in May 2007.


"Hay que caminar" is a duo project of L.-M. Marion with the dancer Aurore Gruel.
At least on track 1 you can hear Gruel's movements with headphones.
Track 2 seems to be without a dancer.

15 December 2018

David Eyges with Byard Lancaster - The Arrow (music unlimited 1981)


David Eyges - cello
Byard Lancaster - alto and soprano sax, flute

01 - Jumpin' Jenny
02 - Sweetness is beauty
03 - Swimming under the good old american flag
04 - Oasis
05 - Pyramid
06 - The arrow
07 - The hill

all compositions by David Eyges
recorded december6 1980

music unlimited 1981, LP

14 December 2018

L.D Levy - Peshtigo Blues & Cedilla - Pearl 1991 & 1993

In the early days of this blog, Sotise posted a superbe album from L.D Levy who is not the most popular jazz musician… On this lp that you can find here
he was teaming with Richard Davis that in the opposite needs no introduction.
Eleven years after here is the second chapter in the rediscovery process of L.D Levy’s music.
Those two cd self produced are obviously his last records.
Like in his preview recording chamber jazz and contemporary classical are strong influences.

-Peshtigo Blues
1 'Round Midnight
2 Movement Still
3 Hetty Get Ready
4 Epistrophy
5 Eve Walks
6 It Was A Very God Year
7 Toy
8 March Hare
9 Le Aige Et Le Roi


Mike Lucas: drums
Vince Coleman: bass
Jack Martinsen: vibes 
L.D Levy: bass clarinet, flute, alto sax

Recorded October 91
Pearl records
cd rip
-Cedilla

1 Earthbound 
2 Peacock Season 
3 Without 
4 Moon Rocks 
5 La Salle de Saxophone 
6 Music for the Play EVE WALKS a) Open Heart b) Julianna c) Linda & Sarah 
7 Always in Spring 
8 The Border

Mike Lucas: percussions
Vince Coleman: bass
Jack Martinsen: vibes, modern keyboards
Dan Ciel: piano, modern keyboards
L.D Levy: bass clarinet, flute, alto sax

Recorded March 93
Pearl records 
cd rip

L.D Levy recorded several lp in the late seventies and perhaps also some tapes, if someone have more music from him, it would be absolutely necessary to share here.

11 December 2018

Byard Lancaster Trio (Soutrane 1999)


Byard Lancaster - alto sax, bass clarinet
Dave Gelting - bass
Jon Mueller - drums.

4 untitled tunes about 23 minutes long

It's a homemade CD, but was commercially issued.
Soutrane SRC 1004

10 December 2018

JANI CHRISTOU "LATE WORKS" (COLUMBIA, 1974)


Jani Christou was born at Heliopolis, N.E. of Cairo on January 9th, 1926, of Greek parents. He was educated at the English School in Alexandria, and began composing at an early age. In 1945 he travelled to England to study formal logic and philosophy at Kingās College, Cambridge under Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell (he attained an MA in philosophy in 1948). At the same time he studied music privately with H. F. Redlich, the distinguished musicologist and pupil of Alban Berg, and in 1949 travelled to Rome to study orchestration with F. Lavagnino. He also travelled widely in Europe, culminating for a short period in Zurich, where he met and attended lectures in psychology with Carl Jung....

Sadly the website dedicated to Jani Christou does not exist anymore.
But for  those who want to know more the 'web-archive' has kept the website from complete oblivion.
 https://web.archive.org/web/20170911204438/http://www.janichristou.com/


Bought this LP while on vacation with my family in Greece. Strolling through Athens I discovered a vinyl shop. While browsing through the inventory I didn't find anything which sparked me.
Then I asked for Xenakis, Christou...and here it was behind the cashier - albeit quite expensive.
I already wanted to turn away when surprisingly my family urged me three times to buy this LP.
Astonished and a bit perplexed I obeyed to their wish. It turned out that it was and still is to my own best.




Nelly Semitekolo, piano, percussion (A1)
Andreas Rodousakis, double bass (A1)
Spyros Sakkas, baritone (A2)
Gregory Semitecolo, voice-actor (B1)
Theodore Antoniou, conductor (A2, B1)
Hellenic Group of Contemporary Music (A1 - B1)


A1. Praxis For 12 (1966) For 11 strings, piano and percussion (9:02)
A2. Anaparastasis 1 (1968) For baritone and instrumental ensemble (10:50)
B1. Anaparastasis 3 (1968/69) For one actor, instrumental ensemble and tapes (9:56)
B2. Epicycle 2 (1968/69) Version for a record (9:45)


Text from Aeschylus' Agamemnon (track A2)

Tracks A1, A2 and B1 recorded at "Sifilms Studios" (Athen), end of September or beginning of October, 1970.

Tape for B2 prepared by the composer himself.

Columbia / His Master's Voice CSDG 68 (Greece, 1974)
(vinyl rip)

9 December 2018

MUJICIAN - LEICESTER 1989

























KEITH TIPPETT - piano
PAUL DUNMALL - saxophones and clarinet
PAUL ROGERS - bass
TONY LEVIN - drums

1. Second set   69:25

Phoenix Theatre, Leicester , UK  18th Novemember 1989

8 December 2018

BYARD LANCASTER - WORLDS (GAZELL, 1993)




1. My Favorite Things
2. Horn Of Philadelphia
3. Philly Jazz II
4. Internal Security
5. Garden Of Prayer
6. Mr. "G" (George Gilmore)
7. The Write Type I
8. Keno

Kenny Davis, bass
Keno Speller, congas
Webb Thomas, drums
Jim Dragoni, guitar
Alfie Pollitt, piano
Byard Lancaster, soprano, alto & tenor saxophone, bass clarinet

Recorded at Morningstar Studio, Springhouse PA

Gazell ‎– GJCD 4005

CD Rip

6 December 2018

UPCOMING & RECENT RELEASES XV



Finally! A book I wanted to read since years but unfortunately I'm not fluent in Japanese.
Fortunately Soejima Teruto's book "Nihon Free Jazz-shi / The History of Japanese Free Jazz" has been translated into English and will be available on December 18, 2018.
Thanks to "Public Bath Press" we're now able to learn more about the music which is featured heavily here at Inconstant Sol.

Not yet visible at the publisher's website but announced on facebook.

(Never thought I would share a link to facebook, ever....)






5 December 2018

UNI TRIO (rehearsal extract, 1968)


R.I.P.  (September 17, 1938 - December 2, 2018)





Perry Robinson, clarinet
David Izenzon, double bass
Randy Kaye, drums


1. Raga Roni - take 1 (03:46)
2. Raga Roni - take 2 (00:43)
3. Raga Roni - take 3 (00:23)
4. Raga Roni - take 4 (04:46)
5. Laser Beam Blues (05:50)
6. Lullaby of the Elements - take 1 (06:14)
7. Lullaby of the Elements - take 2 (03:31)
8. Children's Song (02:01)


Recorded at Vanguard Studios, NYC on 25th January, 1968.

Note : Exact date and location according George Sala's website
http://www.mindspring.com/~scala/izenzon.htm and
according the memories from the owner of the tape
from which I have made this copy - on the tape one can read :" rec. RCA New York 1968".

3 December 2018

SWING JOURNAL JAZZ WORKSHOP: 4 "2 TO 10 / SAXOPHONE ADVENTURE" (PHILIPS, 1970)




If someone would have asked me whether this LP is available at Inconstant Sol I would have answered with a firm "yes".
But I was wrong.  How come I had this 'false memory' I don't know but now I'm almost 100% sure that I got this rip from Nick already five years ago....


Side A - 深海  (25:55)
Mototeru Takagi, bass clarinet and composition
Yoshisaburo (Sabu) Toyozumi, drums

Side B - Plot (プロット)  (19:27)
Masabumi Kikuchi, conductor and composition
Takeru Muraoka, tenor saxophone
Hisahide Kato, soprano saxophone
Mototeru Takagi, bass clarinet
Masahiro Suzuki, electric piano
Masahiko Sato , piano
Kunimitsu Inaba, bass
Yasuo Arakawa, bass
Yoshisaburo Toyozumi, drums
Otsuka George, drums

Recorded live at Yamaha Hall, Tokyo, on 15 April 1970.

PHILIPS FX-8503 (1970)
(vinyl rip)

2 December 2018

PAUL ROGERS PROJECT :: Paris 1993 (remaster)


As this great concert recording posted originally here by Andy back in 2016 sounded a bit deaf, after some time of trying and testing I did remastering work on it. I hope you will enjoy my version and thank you again, Andy, for sharing such gems. And anyway, let me know what do you think about actual sound...

PAUL ROGERS PROJECT - PARiS 1993 (remastered)

HARRY BECKETT - trumpet
JEAN-FRANCOiS CANAPE - trumpet
ELTON DEAN - saxello and alto saxophone
PAUL DUNMALL - tenor saxophone
SYLVAiN KASSAP - soprano and baritone saxophone
SOPHIA DOMANCiCH - piano
PAUL ROGERS - bass
TONY MARSH - drums

1. Fast 1 & 2                34:58
2. Riffiffi                      22:12
3. Three for Louis        33:42

Les Instant Chavires, Paris. 15 May 1993

Remastered 2oo8 by Miloš Latislav



The Black Sea Orchestra - The Black Sea Project - Lyra 1998

1. Horum Instabul  11:36
2. Paramashivam Smile  13:56
3. Tekez Zortlatmasi 11:18
4. Folk Song 6:30
5. Moving Wagon 12:59

Alexander Alexandrov: bassoon
Floros Floridis: soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Zurab Gagnidze: electric bass
Enver Ismailov: electric guitar
Ivo Papazov: clarinet
Ergün Senlendirici: trumpet
Anatoly Stefanet: viola
Harry Tavitian: piano
Akay Temiz : percussions, drums
Okay Temiz: drums, percussions
Nariman Umerov: accordion

Recorded in Istanbul in 1996

Lyra cd ML 0660

1 December 2018

KHAN JAMAL - SPEAK EASY (GAZELL, 1989)





1. Speak Easy
2. Jennifer's Poem
3. Rain Colors
4. Blues For An Endangered Species
5. Family Of The Spirits
6. Easy Living
7. Free Nelson


William Parker, bass
Sunny Murray, drums
Dave Burrell, piano
Khan Jamal, vibraphone


Recorded at Morning Star Studio, Springhouse PA, September 2, 1988

Gazell ‎– GJCD 4001

CD Rip


DAVE BURRELL & DAVID MURRAY ‎– BROTHER TO BROTHER (GAZELL, 1993)





1. The Box - Dedicated To Diane
2. Icarus
3. Dancing With Monika
4. New Orleans Blues
5. Brother To Brother
6. What It Means To A Woman


Dave Burrell, piano
David Murray, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet

Gazell ‎– GJCD 4006

LP Rip