6 August 2018

What a long, strange trip ...

This blog is now in its tenth year, started back in February 2007 by Sotise, our correspondent from down under. Bundles of people have contributed over the years, some gone, others holding on and yet others joining and putting their distinctive mark on the contents and direction of the blog. Currently we have about half a dozen active posters and some very generous followers, judging from inputs to our contributions section, but we're always willing to recruit more. Potential authors can get in touch with us c/o our Blogger email addresses. We've had contributors from three continents, with a preponderance of Europeans overall.

The emphasis has been on the free/improv/experimental side of jazz, but with excursions into contemporary and classical music, from Europe and beyond. There are no rules, however; the blog is whatever the posters make of it, and we'd like to keep it that way. We focus on posting out of print material with the objective of drawing attention to music which otherwise might have remained out of sight and out of mind. Due to spam and some past experiences of personal attacks, we 've had to institute a moderator system, so comments may not appear right away, but they will be published.

With these few words, heading on ...

5 August 2018


Anything our readers and followers would like to contribute goes here. That may include recommendations, reviews, recordings, you name it.

The earlier contributions thread was unfortunately deleted, but we have managed to recover about three years of the last five years of posts. The recovered posts have now been moved to separate posts in the new thread. All links to files are working at the time of writing. If there is anybody out there who has found that their contributions are missing, feel free to repost them or if anybody has downloaded files when they were still available, the same thing applies.  Of course, we welcome any new contributions from our followers, anything that we and you should know about.

4 August 2018


Requests, broken links, re-ups and related topics go here. It may be easier for admins to be attentive to these topics if they are put here and not under the individual posts. There's no guarantee that we may be able to respond to everything, but we'll give it a try.

I've deleted the previous 'Requests' post as it was becoming a bit unwieldy.
I shall start the requests with the last one from the previous thread.

3 August 2018

Free form

Anything else goes here. Observations on the general state of the universe and its overall direction are particularly welcome, but also on more mundane matters as you may see fit.

1 August 2017


Hi , Heres a new section , which will feature links to the Original posts of things that are just being, or have recently been re uploaded..
the Contributions and request sections are too cluttered , making it difficult to keep track!
comments will be disabled for this section!

Please help us out, if you see comments asking for a re-upload, and you have the files!!
(preferably use only file hosts accessible to free users,do not use these files to make money!)
Please do not ask us to re upload records which are generally available, or have been recently reissued, whatever the format!!

Surely it goes without saying that all views expressed on this Blog , be they impressions  delusions
reveries, political statements, opinions are ours and ours alone , Music stimulates the imagination, so switch off y'r TV,listen ... make up your own minds.

So here goes, Ill start with a few I have recently re uploaded

Update July 18, 2016 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:

Jan Garbarek Trio - live at Moers 1973
Nonaka "Goku" Mitsumasa - Street Preaching At The Cheshire Cat
Manfred Schoof Quintet - Domicile München 1969
Jiří Stivín & Rudolf Dašek ‎– Tandem (Supraphon)
Lee Konitz Quartet - live in Manchester 1966
Roswell Rudd - Maine
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - Koppelaar-Carl-Reichel-Dauner-Honsinger - Stuttgart 1977
Theo Loevendie 4TET
Theo Loevendie Quartet -  Orlando
Theo Loevendie Quartet - Live in Moers 1979
Alan Davie - Phantom In The Room
Tetsu Saito - Tokio Tango
Oriental Wind - Sankirna
Niko Langenhuijsen - Hypo
CCMC - Vol 1
Eje Thelin - Polyglot
Takashi Kako / Toshiyuki Miyama & New Herd - EL AL
Voices - Rediscover The Beautiful
New Jazz Ensemble - Burning Flowers
Ruf der Heimat feat. Charles Gayle & E.L. Petrowsky - Köln, 1994
Fall, Few, Maka - Diom Futa
Machi Oul - Quetzalcoatl
Waterland Ensemble - Domesticated Doomsday
Loek Dikker Waterland Ensemble - Tan-Tango
Keshavan Maslak - Loek Dikker.... - Mayhem In Our Streets
Ekkehard Jost & Amman Boutz
Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath - live at Siegendorff 1975
The Group - live in Cambridge, Mass. 1987
CMIF (Creative Musicians Improvisers Forum - 1983/84)
Andrew Hill - Big Band and Solo Live Recordings
Edward Vesala - I'm Here
Fred Van Hove & Cel Overberghe - With Strings - Met Strijkers - Avec Cordes
The Original Orchestra - Don't Play That Sentimental Ballad
Toshi Tsuchitori / Mototeru Takagi - Origination +Alm/Balcony
Toshi Tsuchitori - 3 DYM LPs
Sato - Takase - Hashimoto - Kako - Twilight Monologues
Air - live in Pisa '79
Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley - Birdland, Neuburg
Richard Teitelbaum - Hiuchi-Ishi
Saheb Sarbib - Live in Europe
Dean. Dunmall. Rogers. Levin - ELTON
Elton Dean Quartet - EDQ LIVE
Bill Lewis & Khan Jamal - The River
Binder Quintet featuring John Tchicai
Allan Jaffe - Soundscape
New Orchestra Quintet - Up 'Til Now
GROUP ONGAKU - (1960/61)
Riri Shimada / Takehisa Kosugi - The Other World of Eric Satie
Elton Dean Quartet - Live in Milan '79
Michel Portal Unit (NDR Jazzworkshop No.99) - In Hamburg 1974
Michel Portal Unit feat. Albert Mangelsdorff - Live in Willisau 1976
Brötzmann / Portal / Bennink - In Paris 1977
Kang Tae Hwan - Tokebi
Sonny Sharrock - Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Paul Dunmall Qt - Manchester 1987
Jan Garbarek Quartet - live in Bremen 1974
Anthony Braxton - Evan Parker Duet 1994
Joji Yuasa – Triplicity For Contrabass
Cecil Taylor, Bill Dixon and Tony Oxley - live in London 2004
United Front - Live in Moers 79
Paul Rogers & Paul Dunmall - Invisibles 
Paul Rogers - Solo (2000)
Rutherford.Tippett. Rogers - ROTOR
United Front - Path with a Hesrt
Alex Maguire's Cat O'Nine Tails - Hoki-Poki
Wallin - Ulander - Olsen - The New Figaro
Bengt "Frippe" Nordström - Meaningless
Masahiko Togashi - Voices
Steve Lacy - Wordless
Bergisch-Brandenburgisches Quartett - Soundscape NY 1981
Frank Wright & Jerry Griffin - Saalfelden, Austria, November, 1979
Steve Grossman + Jean-Francois Jenny-Clark - New Moon
Steve Lacy Quartet - Moers 1974
Lesli Dalaba - Trumpet Songs and Dances
Yosuke Yamashita (w/Joseph Jarman) - First Time
David Keane - Lyra
Jef Gilson - Concert A La MJC Colombes
Cecil Taylor Quintet - Köln 1999
Evans / Fernández / Gustafsson - Munich 2012
Cercle - 1997
Cercle - New York 1994
Ton Klami - In Moers
Tomasz Stanko Quartet - Nuremberg 1996
Madli's Mums
Jeanne Lee - Conspiracy
Luna - Space Swell
Ruf Der Heimat - Machine Kaput
AMM - London Lighthouse 1989
AMM - October Gallery 1991 set1
AMM - October Gallery 1991 set2
Urs Blöchlinger - Don't Call Back - We Let You Know
Abdul Wadud / Leroy Jenkins - Straight Ahead / Free At Last
Vertrek Ensemble - Another Idea of North
Euro-Quartet - Convergences
No Doctor - No Doctor
John Tchicai - Cadentia Nova Danica
Tony Oxley Celebration Orchestra - Gütersloh, Germany (May-15-1993)
New Phonic Art - Begegnung In Baden Baden (Wergo)
Noah Howard Quartet - Live At Columbia University, NY, 1973
Wolfgang Dauner / Jürgen Karg / Fred Braceful - Untitled (Calig, 1969)
Nébu - Nébu
Licorice Factory - self-titled
Vesala/Sermilä/Hauta-Aho/Honkanen/Helasvuo - Ode To Marilyn
Globe Unity Orchestra & London Jazz Composers Orchestra - Köln 1989
Vinko Globokar -  Echanges / Res/As/Ex/Ins-Pirer / Discours IV
Manfred Schoof Quintet - Suite
Bernd Alois Zimmermann - Die Befristeten, Improvisations & Tratto - Wergo 1969
Polly Bradfield - Solo Violin Improvisations
Keshavan Maslak - Humanplexity
Frank Wright Quartet - Live In New York City Summer 1973
Bob Reid - Best Of Emergency
Frank Wright & Andrew Cyrille - Live Soundscape NYC 1981
Francois Couturier, Andre Jaume, Fred Ramamonjiarisoa - Nadia Salana Resaka
Michel Pilz - Celeste & Jamabiko
Stockhausen - Aus den sieben Tagen
TTT featuring A.R. Penck - 3 x 2 = xxxxx
Charles Tyler Quartet - Definite Vol. 1
Philippe Maté and Jef Gilson - Workshop
James Newton Trio/Quartet - Binu
Bob Degen Trio - Celebrations
Charles Tyler Quartet - Definite Vol. 2
TTT featuring A.R.Penck - Catch the Dollar
Charles Tyler Ensemble - Voyage from Jericho 
Ian Brighton-Colin Wood-Frank Perry-Radu Malfatti-Phil Wachsmann - Balance
Frances-Marie Uitti - The Second Bow
Michael Smith - La Musique Blanche
Kent Carter - It Will Come
Key - Key
Anthony Davis and Douglas Ewart - live in Verona '79
Michael Smith - Reflection On Progress
Sei Miguel - Portuguese Man Of War
Ivo Perelman - William Parker - Rashied Ali - Live
Kazutoki Umezu - Shin Myong
Michael Smith - Geomusic
Michael Smith - Totality
TTT - Live Konzert Basel 
Karl Berger/Woodstock Workshop Orchestra - Live At The Donaueschingen Music Festival
TTT - Aspects of the NY. NY. NY. - Situation
Frank Wright - live in Ulm 1990
TTT - Be cool in Munich

24 March 2017


Mario Schiano, saxophone
Guido Mazzon, trumpet
Gaetano Liguori, piano
Roberto Bellatalla, double bass (1-3)
Pasquale Liguori, drums

1. The Wild Bunch     12:36
2. The Wild Bunch     15:10
3. The Wild Bunch     05:48
4. We - Effetti Larsen     18:37
5. We - Effetti Larsen     15:23

Tracks 1 - 3 Recorded on 11 July 1976 at the Penne Festival.
Tracks 4 - 5 Recorded on 4 March 1988, Controindicazioni 2 - Sedute di improvvisazione Festival, Colosseo Theatre, Rome.

Tracks 4 and 5 previously released as "Effetti Larsen" on LP in 1988 on Splasc(h) Records HP09


A. Tristezze Di Sanluigi
B. Tristezze Di Sanluigi
C. Tristezze Di Sanluigi
D. Tristezze Di Sanluigi

Mario Schiano, alto saxophone
Han Bennink, drums, percussion, cymbal, bass clarinet, fiddle, whistle, toy
Misha Mengelberg, piano
Paul Rutherford, trombone, euphonium

Recorded live at Teatro Ponchielli, April 24, 1978.

Horo Records ‎– HDP 35-36

LP Rip

22 March 2017


A1. Parisonophobe
A2. Micha
A3. Theme Z

B1. Brack
B2. Amma
B3. Terronesia
B4. Relaxin

Jean-François (Jef) Sicard, alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet
François Mechali, contrabass
Gerard Coppere, tenor saxophone, flute
Manuel Villaroel, piano
William Treve, trombone
Sonny Grey, trumpet
Jean-Louis Mechali, drums, vibraphone

Recorded on May 8, 1971 at Studio Europasonor, Paris

Futura Records ‎– GER 25

LP Rip

19 March 2017


Mario Schiano, alto saxophone
Marcello Melis, bass
Marco Cristofolini, drums, wood flute

1. Apollon 1     2:33
2. Apollon 2     3:51
3. Apollon 3     3:06
4. Apollon 4     0:48
5. Apollon 5     2:33
6. Apollon 6     5:41
7. Apollon 7     6:04

Recorded in Rome at Ager Film, one night between 4th and 9th February 1969.

Soundtrack for ' Apollon Una Fabbrica Occupata', movie by Ugo Gregoretti

CD included in the book "Un cielo di stelle Parole e musica di Mario Schiano"
by Pierpaolo Faggiano (Manifestolibri, 2003)

Il Manifesto CD 117

16 March 2017



Sei Miguel, trumpet
Fala Mariam, trombone
Rafael Toral, guitar
Pedro "Chuva" Bretes, bass
Menina Do Tambor, gong
Luis San-Payo, snare drum

1. I     07:31
2. II     24:57
3. III     08:16

Recorded live in studio, July 8, 1994, Angel 2, Lisboa.

para Chet e Cage

The threefold division of this work is irrelevant,
existing only as a help to radiobroadcast and other manipulation of an extended musical piece.
With the author's permission.

Fábrica de Sons  FS 100.002

15 March 2017


A1. Sa Bruscia
A2. Supramonte

B1. Palazzo Panorama
B2. Belice, Veduta Aerea
B3. Gambrinus
B4. Sud

Mario Schiano, alto saxophone, flute (A2)
Bruno Tommaso, contrabass
Alfonso Alcântara Vieira, drums
Massimo Urbani, alto saxophone (A1-2, B4)
Eugenio Colombo, alto saxophone, flute (B4)
Toni Formichella, baritone sSaxophone (A1-2, B2-4)
Mandrake, tumbadora (A1-2, B1-2, B4)
Roberto Della Grotta, contrabass (B4)
Tommaso Vittorini, flute, bass clarinet (B4), tenor saxophone (A1-2, B3-4)
Maurizio Giammarco, soprano saxophone (A1-B1, tenor saxophone (B4)
Guido Anelli, trombone (B4)
Ruggero Pastore, trombone (B4)
Gaetano Delfini, trumpet (B4)
Massimo Bartoletti, trumpet (B4)
Roberto Antinolfi, trumpet (B4)

Recorded at Studio 38, Rome, 8-17 January 1973

Tomorrow ‎– ZSTOM 2001

LP Rip

12 March 2017

German Clarinet Duo feat. Perry Robinson - Materialized Perception (NOM 1992)

Theo Jörgensmann - Clarinet [Kolbe]
Eckard Koltermann - Bass Clarinet [Selmer]
Perry Robinson - Clarinet [Amati], tracks 4 to 8

1 - Talk 3 (Koltermann)      
2 - Well You Needn't (T. Monk)
3 - Schwarzlicht (Koltermann, Jörgensmann)
4 - Touch Of Strange (Robinson)
5 - Ida (Jörgensmann)
6 - Basta (Jörgensmann)  dedicated to Helmut Schweizer
7 - Carteristic (Koltermann)
8 - Dandeline Vine (Robinson)  dedicated to John Carter

Recorded at Ruhrjazzfestival Bochum, October 26, 1990 (1, 2, 3)
and at Werkschau für zeitgenössische Improvisationsmusik, Bottrop, September 6, 1991 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

NOM 1992, CD

11 March 2017


The good news is that NoBusiness Records is releasing a series of concert recordings that were originally made in the 1990s for Chap Chap Records. The first two are available now as CD, download, or LPs (edition of 300).


Side A

1. The Conscience

Side B

1. Beer, Beer and Beer
2. Dear Ho Chi Min
3. I Miss My Pet Rakkyo

Paul Rutherford, trombone
Sabu Toyozumi, drums

Recorded live on the 11th October 1999 at Café Jumbo in Tokoname, Aichi, Japan by Ryuji Enokida. Concert produced by Sadamu Hisada


Side A

1. Yawning Baku
2. Kami Fusen

Side B

1. I Remember Clifford
2. Ikiru

Itaru Oki, trumpet, bamboo flute
Nobuyoshi Ino, bass
Choi Sun Bae, trumpet

Recorded live on the 2nd January 1996 at Café Amores, Hofu, Yamaguchi, Japan by Takeo Suetomi. Concert produced by Takeo Suetomi.


A/B. Jazz Club N. 1/2

Mario Schiano, alto saxophone
Daniele Cavallanti, baritone saxophone
Paolino Dalla Porta, bass
Filippo Monico, drums
Riccardo Fassi, piano
Michel Audisso, soprano saxophone
Sandro Satta, tenor saxophone

Both sides merged back into continuous track.

Recorded in Piedmonte Matese (Caserta) on 20 July 1983.

Soundstudio ‎– 33-ST 010

LP Rip

10 March 2017


A1. Fishes
A2. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
A3. Georgia On My Mind
A4. Paraguay
A5. Grizzly
A6. Globe Me Or Glub Me
A7. In Paradise With You

B1. Concepts IV
B2. Some Of These Days
B3. Solo
B4. Free Interlude
B5. 'O Vero Free
B6. Black Mountain Blues
B7. Swimming Pool Orchestra

Mario Schiano, vocals, piano, alto saxophone, drums, accordion, latin bell, Neapolitan whistle, kitchen pot carillon, imitation trombone, handclaps, various toys, typewriter

Tommaso Vittorino, vocals, alto, soprano, tenor and baritone saxophone, piano, bass, guitar, drums, polymmog, Fender piano, clarinet, accordion, harmonica, reco-reco, handclaps, toy-horn, tape, whistle, various toys, bicycle

Jean Jacques Ferry, drums, (A7), French-speaking voice (B1)

Trottolino, vocal (A4), Neapolitan-speaking voice (B1)

Recorded in Rome at the Junior Studio, 10-20 October 1980

Dischi Della Quercia ‎– Q 28011

LP Rip

7 March 2017


Three weeks ago I got the new Zeitkratzer. They play tunes from the two first Karftwerk LPs.
For whatever reason Kraftwerk never approved an official reissue of these recording.
After listening to the Zeitkratzer LP I wanted to hear the original again after many years.
Here's a link to the release I'm referring to.
And here you can download an unissued Zeitkratzer from 2002.

Florian Schneider-Esleben, flute, violin, electric percussion
Ralf Hütter, organ, tubon
Andreas Hohmann, drums (A1, A2)
Klaus Dinger, drums (B2)

A1. Ruckzuck     7:49
A2. Stratovarius     12:07
B1. Megaherz     9:31
B2. Vom Himmel Hoch     9:59

Recorded & remixed July-September 1970.

Philips 6305 058 (late autumn 1970)

(vinyl rip)

PETR MATUSZEK - On The Threshold Of Light (1996)

PETR MATUSZEK - Na prahu světla / On The Threshold Of Light (Happy Music 1996)

This is not usual IS avant-jazz, but I think it would be interesting to hear for some people here. In the forefront of the album is singing of Petr Matuszek, combining classical and aliquote techniques in the works of Czech contemporary composers. Title is OOP for many years, as the label disappeared from Czech music scene. 

6 March 2017


A1. Sa Bruscia Narat
A2. Italjazz
A3. Rivvalta

B1. Perdas De Fogu
B2. Sulcis
B3. Anghelu Ruju

Mario Schiano, alto saxophone
Sheila Jordan, vocals
Don Pullen, piano
Bruce Johnson, guitar
Marcello Melis, bass
Ray Mantilla, percussion
Jerome Cooper, drums

Recorded on 13-14 JUne 1974, at Downtown Studio, New York

RCA - TPL1 1082

LP Rip

4 March 2017


..... born 5 June, 1935 in Kiev, Ukraine - died 3 March, 2017, Amsterdam


(Photography by Anton Johannes Gerrit Corbijn)

2 March 2017

HOPPER, DEAN, TiPPETT, GALLiVAN - Stadt Theatre, Radio Bremen 1977

HOPPER, DEAN, TiPPETT, GALLiVAN - Stadt Theatre, Radio Bremen 1977

01 Echoes  7.21
02 Seven Drones 10.58
03 Naima  12.29
04 Soul Fate  8.26

Hugh Hopper, bass guitar
Elton Dean, alto sax, saxello
Keith Tippett, piano
Joe Gallivan, drums, moog synthesizer

This was posted few years ago in Contributions section (by Nod Y? Anyway thank you to original contributor). I converted original mp3 files to wav, set appropriate tracking and then converted to flac and mp3. Picture above is from 1 hour long performance of the quartet, published on Vimeo by CCA: Glasgow as follows.

1 March 2017


I never would have thought that these great sounds will get a reissue. But as a Buddhist monk once in far more serious circumstances remarked I had to little imagination...
At the end of march there will be a 6 CD-box with all the LPs of the Workshop De Lyon and the Free Jazz Workshop.
Not only the previously released yet rare recordings but also unreleased music - already ordered my copy.


 Discovered this CD only late in 2016. But in January '17 I realised what for a masterpiece the music contained is - IMO.
Acoustic bass guitar and piano - recommended!

23 February 2017

Ten years and going

Today it is ten years on the day since the very first post on this blog. Of all things, it was about Google self-censorship in China, but a couple of days later there was another one on Marion Brown which gave an idea about the future direction of the blog. The poster was Sotise, our correspondent from down under, but he was soon joined by a couple of others who set the tone in the early days. Ten years is a life-time in blogland. Many blogs that started about the same time are no longer active, but the IS fellows have kept it going. Yes, fellows. No members of the opposite sex which make me wonder if the type of music posted here is basically a male thing. I hope not.

There have been 2558 posts over the years and 30882 comments in all. Given that volume, many comments are requests for material posted here before which inevitably send the regular crew scurrying into the archives to see if that or those files are still there. But as we do not post in print material as a matter of policy, I guess there is a kind of dusty archive quality to much of what can be found here. But that is a good thing.

Anyway, thanks to the regulars for keeping things going and thanks to our followers for keeping us going. Heading on ...


19 February 2017

JOEY BARON QT. - Knitting Factory NY 1998

ARTHUR BLYTHE - alto saxophone
JOEY BARON - drums

1. Mighty Fine   9:51
2. The Crock Pot   12:05
3. Little Boy   8:22
4. What   17:11

Knitting Factory, New York.  June 1998

BBC  Jazz on 3 b'cast

18 February 2017


Part of a Qbico box - at least this LP was a bootleg according Mr. Toyozumi.

Sabu Toyozumi, drums, percussion
Mototeru Takagi, tenor saxophone

Side A
Side B

Rec. January 17, 1994 Tokyo, Japan.

(Part of the LP-box) Omicron-Omega TAU LP

15 February 2017


Mark Charig, trumpet
Dave Spence, trumpet
Dave Holdsworth, trumpet
Paul Rutherford, trombone
Alan Tomlinson, trombone
Paul Nieman, trombone
Alan Sinclair, tuba
Elton Dean, reeds
Dave White, reeds
Stan Sulzmann, reeds
Alan Wakeman, reeds
Harry Smith, reeds
Nick White, reeds
Jane Robertson, cello
Alan Brett, cello
Howard Riley, piano
Barry Guy, bass
Ron Matthewson, bass
Tony Oxley, drums
Buxton Orr, conductor
Charles Fox, announcer

1. Two Designs (H. Riley)     13:13
2. Introduction     1:28
3. Satellites II (P. Rutherford)     12:30
4. Closing announcement

March 10, 1975, BBC Studios, London

Broadcast on BBC's Jazz in Britain on March 10, 1975; I don't know when the music was recorded.

14 February 2017


Thanks to the taper and the original uploader for this rare piece with Charles Brackeen who has definitly not enough recordings.

Charles Brackeen, tenor saxophone
Ed Blackwell, drums

01. unknown title 15:59
02. unknown title 05:23
03. unknown title 06:32
04. unknown title 06:45
05. unknown title 02:57
06. unknown title 03:23

Recorded at Columbia University (NY) on February 16, 1980.

Source: Radio
Sound: A (some drop out on left channel for first track)

10 February 2017


A1. Test A

B1. Test B
B2. Passo A 2
B3. Song

Mario Schiano, alto saxophone
Nicola Vernuccio, contrabass
Ivano Nardi, drums
Francesco Maccianti, piano
Maurizio Urbani, soprano saxophone

Red Record ‎– VPA 116

LP Rip

9 February 2017


Fritz Novotny, soprano saxophone, turkish & indian flutes
Sepp Mitterbauer, trumpet
Giselher Smekal, piano
Ram Chandra, sitar
Toni Michlmayr, bass
Muhammad Ali, percussion

1. Darjeeling - part 1 (20:59)
2. Darjeeling - part 2 (19:25)

Live at the "Museum of the 20th Century", Vienna, June 7, 1970.

WM Produktion WM 20 011 (this rip from a 1998 released CD-r version)

6 February 2017


This LP was posted by Nick as a kind of accompaniment to the reup of this LP.
And it deserves a proper post.....

Toshiyuki Tsuchitori & Ryuichi Sakamoto:  Drums, Gong, Grand Piano, Cymbal, Bells, Wood Block, Marimba, Glockenspiel, Thumb Piano, Bongos, Ems, Voice, Temple Block, Bamboo Clutters

A.      Aya                                        (20:06)
B1.     Utsuwa No Naka                  (06:10)
B2.     Musique Differencielle 1     (13:50)
B3.     Musique Differencielle 2     (06:10)

Recorded at Lisrec Studio and Gyoen Music Studio, Tokyo, August and September 1975.

ALM Records AL-7   (vinyl rip)

3 February 2017

Three Motions Konzert: Impuls Maria Schutz

Kovarik's Musikothek, R.A.U. 1006
LP, 1977

A1 - Serpentine           3:29
Alaeddin Adlernest - Bassoon
Paul Fickl - Violin, Contra Violin
Fritz Novotny - Xylophone, Gong, Bells, Thai Flute
Walter Schiefer - Percussion

A2 - Kaukasus        19:17
Alaeddin Adlernest - Bassoon
Paul Fickl - Piano, Electric Piano
Muhammad Malli - Alto and Soprano Sax
Fritz Novotny - Flute, Soprano Sax, Xylophone
Walter Schiefer  - Drums and Small Percussions

B - Aquedukt          23:34
Alaeddin Adlernest - Bassoon
Paul Fickl - Piano, Electric Piano
Muhammad Malli - Drums, Alto Sax
Fritz Novotny - Soprano Sax
Walter Schiefer - Balaphone, Piano, Percussions, Drums

Recorded live September 17, 1977 at Kulturzentrum Impuls Maria Schutz.


A1. Non Dimenticar Le Mie Parole
A2. Ipotesi Per Simpatia

B1. Riff
B2. Studio N. 2,6
B3. Echi
B4. Gospel

Mario Schiano, alto saxophone, hammond organd, piano, voice
Guido Mazzon, trombone, French horn, flicorno, piano

L'Orchestra ‎– OLP 10015

LP Rip

31 January 2017


Had this recording on a hd since at least six years - most probably I got it from the contributions section or from Dime.

After the comments from plosin and andycher I checked the files and changed the indexes accordingly.
Below is my solution to the "problem". Probably still not correct but at leat better than before.
Plus I've removed manually a few digital artifacts.

Jan Garbarek, tenor & soprano saxophone, flute
Arild Andersen, bass
Edvard Vesala, drums

01. Rim  (Garbarek/Andersen/Vesala) 20:31
02. A.I.R.  (C.Bley) 7:35
03. Triptykon  (Garbarek/Andersen/Vesala) 13:27
04. Bruremarsj  (trad.) 1:16

Recorded on June 6, 1973 in Kirchheim, Germany (venue unknown)

Here's an alternate track-listing:

01. Rim  (Garbarek/Andersen/Vesala)
02. A.I.R.  (C.Bley)
03. J.E.V. (or A.I.R.)  (Garbarek/Andersen/Vesala)
04. Bruremarsj  (trad.)

29 January 2017


A1. Illusions Of Reality
A2. Breath Of Life

B1. Circumstances
B2. Libido

Muneer Bernard Fennell, cello
Sirone, double bass
Famoudou Don Moye, drums, percussion
James Newton, flute

Recorded at Generation Sound, NYC, 7 May 1978

Of The Cosmos ‎– OTC 801

LP Rip

27 January 2017

Sonny Simmons, Jeffrey Shurdut - The Future Is Ancient (nolabel 2004)

Sonny Simmons - Alto Saxophone
Jeffrey Shurdut - Guitar, Amplifier, Computer, Indian Chimes

Frontier Music Composition : The Future Is Ancient Suite

1 - Untitled
2 - Untitled    
3 - Untitled    
4 - Untitled    
5 - Untitled    
6 - Untitled    

Recorded March 9, 2004, T.H.E. FMA Studio, NYC, USA

Liner Notes - Julien Palomo
Recorded, Edited, Mixed by Jeffrey Shurdut

Nolabel  363, CDr
Released 2004

24 January 2017


A1. Prayer For Love And Peace
A2. Winds Of Change

B1. Sons And Daughters Of The Sun
B2. Triumph

Cecil McBee, bass
Jothan Callins, trumpet, bells
Roland Duval, congas, percussion
Norman Connors, drums, percussion
Joseph Bonner, piano, tambourine

Triumph Records ‎– 006

LP Rip

23 January 2017


0. Radio Speaker Intro [05:40]

Tony Oxley Celebration Orchestra

Bill Dixon, trumpet
Phil Minton, voice
Johannes Bauer, trombone
Frank Gratkowski, Hayden Chisholm, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, saxophones, clarinets
Phil Wachsmann, Aleks Kolkowsky, violin 
Peter Koch, Alfred Zimmerlin, cello
Pat Thomas, Matt Wand, electronics
Sven-Ake Johansson, accordion
Fred van Hove, piano
Mark Nauseef, Jo Thönes, Jochen Büttner, Tony Oxley, drums, percussion
rec. Sept. 11, 1998

1.  Paradigm 1998 (Bill Dixon)  47:42
2.  The Medicine Man, Manifestations 5-7 (Tony Oxley) 20:12


Sextet (Joseph Holbrooke Trio with guests)
Derek Bailey, guitar
Gavin Bryars, bass
Tony Oxley, drums, percussion
Bill Dixon, trumpet
Phil Wachsmann, violin
Matt Wand, electronics
rec. Sept. 10, 1998

3. Cadilla II (Tony Oxley) 38:13


Vinko Globokar, trombone
rec. Sept. 11, 1998

4. Res/AS/EX/Insp-Pirer 05:38

Recorded at the Stadtgarten, Cologne, Germany, September 10 & 11, 1998.
Radio WDR3 broadcast, Dec. 07, 1998

22 January 2017


A.  Illusions Of Reality, Part I & II

B1. Illusions Of Reality, Part III
B2. Getting It Together

Nick Steinhaus, alto saxophone
Sirone, bass
Anthony Brown, drums
Thomas Borgmann, soprano saxophone
Jacques Nobili, trombone
Jason Hwang, violin

Sagittarius A-Star 13

LP Rip

18 January 2017


Peter Evans, trumpet
Okkyung Lee, cello

1. ~~*~   11:29
2. <<<<   14:43
3. >>>>   10:53
4. encore 03:44

Recorded at Schl8hof, Wels, Austria on November 8, 2009 during "Unlimited 23",
>Whispers & Cries<, curated by Ikue Mori (2009, Nov.6.7.8)

17 January 2017


Manfred Schoof, cornet & flugelhorn
Peter Trunk, double bass  cello
Cees See, drums, percussion
Johannes Fritsch, viola
Manfred Niehaus, viola
Christel-Renate Wüstenbecker, violin
Koenraad Ellegiers, violin
Othello Liesmann, cello

A1. Currents     4:31
A2. Feathered Friends     5:30
A3. ...... And Accents     4:12
A4. Sunmoonata     5:47
A5. Ludus Totalis     5:09
B1. Dolbi     3:09
B2. Open Zoo     7:02
B3. Portraits     4:26
B4. Hommage     5:06
B5. Absolute     3:07

Recorded at Rhenus Studio, Godorf, February 6, 1972.

Original release on MPS 21 21295-2 (LP - 1972)

16 January 2017

Roswell Rudd ~ John Tchicai ~ Steve Lacy ~ Kent Carter ~ Steve McCall ~ RAI Big Band; Teatro dell’Opera, Rome; 24th March 1980

In 1980, the Italian radio programme Un Certo Discorso organised and broadcast eleven concerts with several of the leading jazz musicians at that time, together with the RAI big band. Several of the broadcasts of these concerts have already been shared on this blog. The RAI3 programme Battiti has been revisiting several of these performances recently, including one that has not appeared either here or on Dime. So here it is - it's just great to hear Steve Lacy on such ecstatic form, together with John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Kent Carter and Steve McCall, and of course, the RAI big band. As little editing as possible has been done, to give continuity to the actual concert; any corrections to the setlist or other details are welcome.

La foresta nello zoo / The Forest and the Zoo

Roswell Rudd trombone
John Tchicai saxophone
Steve Lacy soprano saxophone
Kent Carter bass
Steve McCall drums

and the RAI Big Band

Teatro dell’Opera, Rome; 24th March 1980


01 - radio introduction
02 - 'S Crazy Pad  - Skippy - Warm Valley - Reuniosis
03 - radio continuity
04 - Il saluto del mattino - Bud's Brother
05 - radio continuity
06 - Well You Needn't

14 January 2017


A1. Ballad
A2. Ednilgeis
A3. Voice

B1. Inside
B2. Tasten
B3. Andrea

Harry Klaffenböck, bass
Fritz Novotny, flute, reeds, piano, percussion
Andrea Haindl, guitar
Niko Polymenakos, keyboards, tape
Richard Isaiah, trombone
Paul Fields, violin, piano
Linda Sharrock, voice

Recorded: January 26th 1985

Kovarik's Musikothek, R.A.U. ‎– KK-M 1013

LP Rip

11 January 2017

FRANZ KOGLMANN - The Use Of Memory (1991)

Franz Koglmann ~ The Use Of Memory ~ Hat Hut Records 1991

1. Chateau De Bouges 9:39
2. For Max 4:33
3. The Use Of Memory: Bix, Miles And Chet 7:39
4. Das Ratsel Eines Tages 6:54
5. Der Vogel 10:12
6. Uccello 6:26
7. Monoblue 6:21
8. Die Kuhle, Der Duft, Der Glanz 6:16
9. Constantin's Dream 6:29

Franz Koglmann Pipetet:

Mario Arcari: oboe & english horn
Martin Schelling: clarinet & bass clarinet
Tony Coe: clarinet, bassclarinet & tenor saxophone
Roberto Ottaviano: soprano- & sopranino saxophone
Guillermo Gregorio: alto saxophone
Franz Koglmann: flugelhorn
Jean-Christophe Mastnak: french horn
Radu Malfatti: trombone
Raoul Herget: tuba
Burkhard Stangl: guitar
Robert M. Weiss: piano
Klaus Koch: bass
Fritz Hauser: drums

Conducted by Gustav Bauer

1. dedicated to Alain Resnais
2. dedicated to Max Aichinger
3. quoting from Miles Davis' 'Tune Up', passages from an improvisation by Chet Baker on 'Tune Up' and Larry Shields' 'Clarinet Marmelade'
4. inspired by Giorgio de Chirico
5. dedicated to Jean Cocteau
7. dedicated to Yves Klein
8. hommage a Franz Schubert, dedicated to Ingrid Karl
9. inspired by Piero della Francesca

All compositions by Franz Koglmann

Hat Hut Records hat ART CD 6078

9 January 2017


Contemporary Guitar Music Composed and Performed by Philip Gibbs

1. From Darkness to Light            28:39
   prelude - improvisation - finale

2. 20th Century Malady                18:44

Vital Communications  1993  VCOM A11-CD

There is a new Philip Gibbs solo album just out.
Infinite Spirit Perfect Now (Environmental Studies)
Order your copy here