2 February 2012

Charles Tyler - Definite vol. 2



We posted vol. 1 of this set recently and glmlr was generously able to supply us with a digital copy of vol. 2, which we post hereby.

I have always been a fan of Tyler. There is something intangibly melancholic sweet to his tone which resonates with me and of course, his compositions also have that undefinable quality which endears him to me. I guess my favourite album is the "Eastern Man Alone" which has Tyler with one cellist and two bassists. A somewhat unusual combination, for sure, but one that works, at least to these ears. His 70s output is fine as well and what we have on offer is an early 80s concert at Fasching in Stockholm, Sweden.

As always, Tyler switches between alto and baritone on this redording and the A side features him on alto and the B side on baritone. Personally, I have a preference for his alto as I find it to be more expressive, but the gruffer, more abrasive sound of his baritone brings out another side of his musical personality.

All in all, essential listening IMHO.

We have posted some further Tyler in the past, but I don't know whether the links are still operative.

Basic facts:

Charles Tyler
"Definite - Volume 2"

Rec. 20/21.10.1981 - Live at the Fasching, Stockholm

Storyville 4099

Charles Tyler, alto, baritone
Earl Cross, trumpet
Kevin Ross, bass
Steve Reid, drums.

Tracks:

A1. Train 178 to Stockholm
A2. A hip day in L. A.
A3. Happy sad hip folks

B1. The mysteries of the dark blue depths of the pale blue planet
B2. The legend of the lawman

13 comments:

kinabalu said...
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onxidlib said...

Dear Kinabalu - you were one minute (literally) earlier than me!
While posting the Rivers/Cross post I had a "bug" - blogger said something like this - I retried and it worked - and your draft was there as well...
Some minutes ago my upload for Tyler had finished...

Cheers! ;)

kinabalu said...

Onx, you can always post an alternative link. Given present circumstances, it might be a good idea.

onxidlib said...

That's really a good idea!
Unfortunately I have already deleted this and some other files which were "doubles"... ;)

Next time I'll keep them!

miguel f ceia said...

Could you please re-up, as the oron link no longer works?
Thank you very, very much.

mfc said...

Hi
What a great blog. I am so gutted that I only bumped into this now.
Just downloaded the Definite Vol 1 and it sounds amazing. Can't download Vol 2, is it possible to put it up again?
Thanks!

kinabalu said...
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mfc said...

Uau, that was very quick!
Thanks a million!

miguel f ceia said...

Again, I cannot thank you enough!

kinabalu said...
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francisco santos said...

re post, please...
THX!...

kinabalu said...

Definitely, too!

1fichier

francisco santos said...

very kind of you...
BIG THX!...