31 May 2019
25 May 2019
Here we have a donation by another anonymous with some compositions by Geroge Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell, Tyshawn Sorey and the German composer Johannes Borowski.
Vendredi 18 janvier 2019 — 20h30
Salle des concerts - Cité de la Musique, Paris
George E. Lewis
Track 1 - Emergent, pour flûte et dispositif électronique (création française) 13:22
Track 2 - The Will to Adorn, (création française) 17:45
Track 3 - Sentimental Shards, (création française) 10:41
Track 4 - Useful News (commande de l'Ensemble intercontemporain, création) 21:06
Johannes Boris Borowski
Track 5 – Mappe (création de la nouvelle version) 24:52
Emmanuelle Ophèle, flute
Damon Holzborn, electronics (software programming)
Ilan Volkov, conductor
24 May 2019
IRUMAGAWA MASAMI – IMPROVISATIONS ON THE CELLO OR NON-BORDER-TRANSGRESSIVE SOLO ON THE 17TH DAY OF JUNE IN THE YEAR OF 2006 (IRUSWORKS, 2006)
Recorded At The Proto Theatre
Irusworks - IS-02
23 May 2019
The Corbett vs. Dempsey label keep going on reissuing rare and very interesting music. On June they will publish two cd reissues of classics lp from the Instant Composers Pool.
The first is the ICP Tentet « Tetterettet » with rare appearance from Gilius Van Bergeyk, Peter Bennink and also Alan Silva and John Tchicai to name a few.
The second cd reissue is the fantastic trio of Dudu Puckwana, Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink, the great meeting between south African saxophonist and the two co-founders of the ICP.
I have also recently discovered this limited edition cd only available through the record store Downtownmusicgallery. It is a live performance done in 2012 in the store with Adam Lane, Oliver Lake, Viny Golia and Ross Hammond. Obviously it is a limited 100 copies cd.
20 May 2019
IRUMAGAWA MASAMI – IMPROVISATIONS ON THE CELLO OR NON-BORDER-TRANSGRESSIVE SOLO ON THE 16TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER IN THE YEAR OF 2005 (IRUSWORKS, 2005)
Recorded At The Proto Theatre
Irusworks - IS-01
19 May 2019
Some more Joseph Jarman coming up, here with the rest of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. This is a live recording at the Old Cabell Hall, located at the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville. As you can see from the photos below, the Hall is used for musical performances, but also for all sorts of official events, including talks by American presidents. As we know, Charlottesville was in the headlines a couple of years ago for all the wrong reasons, but the student body was clearly on the side of the counter-protesters for, we may add, all the right reasons.
One reason for selecting this one is that it has an extended version of "Prayer for Jimbo Kwesi" which starts the second track on this recording. Definitely hall-like acoustics on this concert which adds the right ambiance to this concert. I once had the opportunity to listen to them in a medieval hall in my hometown which somehow felt entirely appropriate.
The Art Ensemble is here in the usual quintet form. A little later I will post the later quartet in a setting that puts the acoustics in as a sort of fifth player, but we'll get to that.
The track listing is based on a different track splitting than what's on the back cover of the art work appended to this post.
What we hear will be roughly based on this track order:
1. Unknown - 14:12/Zero / Unknown - 24:57/Carefree - 00:54
2. Prayer For Jimbo Kwesi - 30:39/Unknown - 02:44/Chant / Unknown (cut) - 12:44
3. Unknown (cuts in) - 04:59/New York Is Full Of Lonely People - 06:24
4. Funky AEOC (cuts in) / Odwalla - 09:48
As always, enjoy!
18 May 2019
May will be a good month for those who still buy records. Once again Nobusiness records will publish several exciting titles.
Obviously they have started a reissue program of archival recordings of Sam Rivers. The first volume will be a trio with Norman Connors & Cecil McBee, this trio previously has recorded the fantastic « Stream »
Another great reissue is this obscure session recorded by Sunny Murray in 1994 with two musicians that comes from the alternative rock. Previously published on lp in a very limited quantity (less than 30 copies), it will be reissued with more music.http://nobusinessrecords.com/homework-sunny-murray.html
For those who appreciate Ton-Klami here is part of the band with only Midori Takada and the impressive Kang Tae Hwan only in duethttp://nobusinessrecords.com/midori-takada-kang-tae-hwan.html
Last but not least there is a reissue from a fantastic Detail session done in 1982. (Previously released on vinyl as Okhela) If you have missed the cd on FMR published almost one year ago, don’t miss this one.http://nobusinessrecords.com/detail-frode-gjerstad-johnny-mbizo-dyani-john-stevens.html
From the french label Dark Tree records here is finally the first reissue of unpublished concerts by Horace Tapscott. This show happened few month before Tapscott’s death. The Pan African Peoples Arkestra is joined by the chorus of The Great Voices of UGMAAhttps://www.darktree-records.com/horace-tapscott-with-the-pan-afrikan-peoples-arkestra-and-the-great-voice-of-ugmaa-–-why-dont-you-listen-–-live-at-lacma-1998-–-dtrs11
Let me tell you also that Dave Douglas’s Green Leaf label has started few years ago a program of subscriptions and publish some music only available for the subscribers: take a look at the incredible line up of this 2017 release:https://davedouglas.bandcamp.com/album/metamorphosis
or this one
Sometimes you can find copies on the web but they are mostly directly distributed by subscription.
16 May 2019
SOPHiA DOMANCiCH TRiO - La part des anges (Gimini 1997)
1. 11 Juillet 1:48
2. La part des anges 6:25
3. Sur les traces... 9:55
4. Ondine 4:40
5. Together 7:52
6. Corbeau carnivore 10:57
7. ...D'Alice 8:25
8. 11 Juillet 1:52
SOPHiA DOMANCiCH - piano
PAUL ROGERS - double bass
TONY LEViN - drums
All compositions by Sophia Domancich
Recorded at studio de Chennevieres, 1&2 July 1997
Gimini Music GM 1008 (OOP)
15 May 2019
Another recording by the anonymous contributor who has donated already Cecil Taylor in Rome.
Cecil Taylor, piano
Marco Eneidi, alto saxophone
Bobby Zankel, alto saxophone
Butch Morris, cornet
Dick Griffin, trombone
John Bruschini, guitar
Thurman Barker, vibes, percussion
Barry Guy, bass
William Parker, bass
Rashid Bakr, drums
1. unknown title 46:52
2. announcement 1:05
3. unknown title 23:00
4. closing announcement 0:52
Live audience recording at Saalfelden, Austria on August 28, 1992
during "Jazzfestival Saalfelden".
12 May 2019
A3. Like Blue
B1. Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are
B2. Ask Me Now
Steve Lacy, soprano saxophone
Recorded on 19 February 1979 at Audio Sound Studio, Rome.
Horo Records – HZ 11
8 May 2019
I dont know if Reform Art Unit will go on, but it won't be the same without him and Sepp Mitterbauer. They never care much about selling but more about making music, so they have so many buried records, here is one.
not my rip, all info from advancedpoetx.com and CD tray
1 - Yen Goku (G.Smekal)
first on GR 70402 / RAU 1003
cassette, june 1970
2 - Live in Ljubljana F. Novotny)
first on GR 72401/ RAU 1004
cassette, june 1972
Ram Chandra Mistry - Sitar
Walter M.Malli - Percussions, Alto Flute
Anton Michlmayr - Bass
Sepp Mitterbauer - Trumpet
Fritz Novotny - Sopranosaxophone, Flute, Percussions
Giselher Smekal - Organ, Piano
reformARTunit Sextet, at the Festwochen Arena, Vienna
from a CD by granit record , gr 70003
This morning I learned the sad news of the death of Mr Fritz Novotny who was the founding member of the Reform Art Unit and musicians in many others bands like Three Motions, Clan Music Overdrive, Reform Art West or Acting Seven + various others records with Paul Fields.
The R A U if not the most popular free jazz band in europe was cult for many people. Mr Novotny, Sepp Mitterbauer and all of the founding members of this collective who have left this planet the years before were incredible musicians in the fact that they were able of a synthesis between so many styles of music from the contemporary classical music of the 20th century to some oriental traditions. Many renowned musicians have played with the R A U: Burton Greene, Evan Parker, Sunny Murray, Linda Sharrock, Carla Bley, Don Cherry, Anthony Braxton, Clifford Thornton, Jim Pepper to name a few.
Over the years we have posted many hard to find recordings of the R A U and crew. Ernst and also particularly Corvimax have made some important contributions.
For those who would like to get some physical recordings, there are always few for sale on Discogs, I think that Milo Fine still have some copies of the Reform Art West box set and Impro Jazz perhaps still have very few goodies but most are gone for good.
Thank you Mr Novotny for this great music who have inspired some of us.
As a tribute here is a cd from the period when the band turned his music into the contemporary classical direction, this cd have been recorded in 1998.
Reform Art Quartet - Homage To Arnold Schönberg and Anton Von Webern
Miniaturen For Quartet, Op. 97/1-3
01 Allegro non troppo
Fritz Novotny: Clarinet, Cymbal, Flute, Glockenspiel, Gong, Khene, Soprano Saxophone –
Sepp Mitterbauer: Trumpet
Karl Wilhelm Krbavac: Viola Da Gamba, Piano
Paul Fields: Violin, Piano
Recorded in 1998 Granit Records cd GR 98011 / RAU Records cd 1030
The picture of this post have been found by Ernst on this blog
5 May 2019
2. Come In Clam Hut Do You Read Me?
3. Violist Arrives With Bird Feeder
4. Mr. Schmezel
5. Keith Collins
6. The Pulse Jet Whimsy Horse
7. The Sun Ra Shuffle
8. Fast Film Noir
9. Mr. Ellington
10. The Last Country Song
11. Our Little Sawmill
14. The Blue Dinosaurs' Love Scene
15. New Boots
16. Coptic Rocks
17. The Nomads
18. Major Hoople's Fez
19. Myclonic Jerks
20. The Cemetary At Omaha Beach
21. Baby's First Words
Davey Williams, guitar, electric guitar, bass, tobacco tin, toaster oven, tape measure, electric guitar with cordless drink mixer, cuckoo clock striking 9 o'clock, voice
Kathryn Hope Wheat, taped using dremel tool to cut French perfume bottle
Recorded 1995-96 in Birmingham, Alabama at Studio Haynie
Ecstatic Peace! – #92
Davey Williams 1952 - 2019
4 May 2019
One more contribution of 'anonymous' who already shared "Ellispontos" with us.
Great music by Phil Wachsmann and the unjustly rather unknown Harry de Wit.
Phil Wachsmann, violin
Harry de Wit, piano (with & without preparations), percussion
A1. For Harm I 10:36
A2. For Harm II 0:24
A3. For Harm III 10:41
B. For Harm IV 19:21
Recorded At the Oosterpoort, Groningen, Holland, April '79.
1 May 2019
A3. De L'Orient À Orion
B1. Bach Hcab
Siegfried Kessler, piano, flute
Gus Nemeth, bass
Stu Martin, drums
Recorded on July 30, 1971 at Studio Europasonor, Wagram
Futura Records – GER 30