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    Leo Brouwer is one of the leading voices in modern Cuban guitar music. This is an early Cuban LP, with Brouwer playing – I guess it´s from the late 60s or early 70s (if you know better, please correct) – and before a tendon injury stopped his playing career.

    The beautiful folk and dance rhythms draw me to much of the guitar music of Latin America, but it can often stray into sentimental territory. That´s the last thing you could say about the music on this LP. In Brouwer´s own ‘Elegy of the Dance’, the drumming of the fingers on the instrument is not just a dance rhythm, but is also the sound of a farmer drilling seeds in the field, and echoes many of the themes in Villa-Lobos´s first prelude for guitar. It is an understated, but concentrated and intense piece of music that rewards repeated listening.

    Leo Brouwer – Guitarra (Areito LD-4189)

    Carlos Fariñas – Prelúdio

    José Ardévol – Sonata para Guitarra

    Manuel Ponce – Sonatina Meridional

    Leo Brouwer – Elogio de la Danza

    Heitor Villa-Lobos – Estudio no. 7


    For Cuban vinyl of this age, it sounds remarkably good, but I´m putting this up in 320 kbps mp3. Naxos have been doing a very good job in making this and other modern guitar work more available – here is a good place to jump in, and I´d recommend any of the Brouwer series. 


    By the way, there is a fantastic resource online - the blog of Fabio Zanon, containing an archive of his radio programmes documenting the history of Brazilan guitar. I can’t think of a better way to get to know much of this music. Fabio Zanon is also an exceptionally talented guitarist, whose recordings and performances are strongly recommended!

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    This is a contribution from Alex from Solex - I like it so much that I was tempted to make a proper post with it.
    Much better than the ECM release - at least to my ears.


    Tamia, vocals
    Pierre Favre, drums, percussion

    A1. Traumbaum     6:58    
    A2. Ceux Du Soleil     4:28    
    A3. Noon Moon     4:19    
    A4. Poco A Poco     5:13    
    B1. Chant D'Exil     7:52    
    B2. Blues For Pedro Arcanjo     7:31    
    B3. Sommeil De Pierre     2:32

    Recorded at Moulin d'Ande, September 1982 - January 1983.
    Mixed at Acousti Studio Paris.   

    T RECORDS T-GEM-1003 (GEMINI)

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    Only 23 days later Schlippenbach recorded his LP "The Living Music".
    Except Paker and Bailey the line-up was the same as for this broadcast. The actual LP "The Living Music" might be one of the most often re-issued recordings of Free Jazz.
    First there was an edition on A.v.Schlippenbach's 'Quasar' imprint. Than the more widely distributed FMP 0100. A CD on John Corbett's Unheard Music Series. And finally a re-release on LP through Cien Fuegos in 2013.


    Manfred Schoof, cornet, trumpet
    Paul Rutherford, trombone
    Peter Brötzmann, tenor & baritone saxophone
    Evan Parker, soprano & tenor saxophone
    Michel Pilz, bass clarinet, flute
    Alexander von Schlippenbach, piano, percussion
    Derek Bailey, guitar
    Buschi Niebergall, bass, bass trombone
    Han Bennink, drums


    1. Living Music  13:33
    2. applause  00:19
    3. Into The Staggering  07:45
    4. applause  00:27
    5. Wave  08:07
    6. applause  00:28
    7. Lollapalooza  10:56

    Recorded at WDR Studio 2, Annostrasse, Köln, Germany on April 1, 1969.


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    John Tchicai - Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
    Ulf Εkerhielm - Bass  Gilbert Mathews - Drums
    Arne Forsιn -  Piano
    Gilbert Mathews - Drums

    A1 - A Rose Colored Angel      9:05
        (John Tchicai)
    A2 - After Coffee         9:29
        (Arne Forsιn)
    A3 - Nutcracker         2:28
        (John Tchicai) 
    B1 - Pachanga No.         8:25
        (John Tchicai)
    B2 - Soaked Sorrows          7:56
        (Ulf Εkerhielm)
    B3 - Communications No.     6:45
        (John Tchicai)
           
    Recorded live at Fasching, Stockholm, September 19, 1987.

    Dragon Records., DRLP 162
    vynil rip

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    A1. Ouverture
    A2. The Speech
    A3. Slow Dance
    A4. Do You Remember When?
    A5. The Tools Of War Are Multiplying

    B1. Hard Line
    B2. Nothing At All
    B3. What America Wants, America Gets
    B4. Let Go
    B5. Still Going

    C1. Understanding Is Not Enough
    C2. Certain Logic
    C3. Inside

    D1. Like A Gull
    D2. First Blues
    D3. A Rainy Night In Rome



    Byard Lancaster, alto saxophone, flugelhorn, flute, piano
    Sadiq Abdu Shahid, drums, voice
    Genie Sherman, piano, voice
    Garrett List, trombone, piano, voice

    Recorded May 23, 1978, Rome.

    Horo Records ‎– HDP 37-38

    Vinyl Rip



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    Evan Parker, tenor & soprano saxophone
    Alexander von Schlippenbach, piano
    Wolfgang Dauner, piano
    Alan Silva, bass
    Paul Lovens, drums

    1. Geflügel 1 (piano duo)            08:22
    2. unknown title (Parker-Silva-Lovens)   08:52
    3. unknown title                           25:03
    4. unknown title (fade-out) / announcement 04:43

    Recorded at SWF Studio, Stuttgart, Germany on March, 3, 1981.



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    Walter Zimmermann (born Schwabach, Germany, April 15, 1949) is a German composer associated with the Cologne School.

    Zimmermann studied composition in Germany with Werner Heider and Mauricio Kagel, the theory of musical intelligence at the Institute of Sonology in Utrecht (now located in The Hague), and computer music at Colgate University in New York.

    Zimmerman's works are infused by a personal adaptation of minimal technique. Whereas many early American minimalist composers were influenced in their works by rock, jazz, and world musics, Zimmermann has drawn a great deal of inspiration from his Franconian heritage. A number of his works, particularly his groups of pieces known as Lokale Musik, use the traditional music of this area as source material. These works frequently begin with melodic material derived from Franconian folk songs, which are rearranged and transformed in novel ways.

    In 1976, Zimmermann published a collection of interviews with American musicians and composers entitled Desert Plants: Conversations With 23 American Musicians. (source: Wikipedia)
    See also his own webside - recommended readings...here.

    If you like this music I urge you to buy CDs from him. Especially a new recording on Mode Records were parts of this LP are presented in new interpretations. Very fine version of "10 Fränkische Tänze" with two string quartets. One playing the composition presented here plus a quartet playing a drone.
    Also another recent release on Maria de Alvears label Worl-Edition which has four works with greater ensembles/orchestra.


    Lokale Musik - local music.
    A kind of anti-"world-music" but sublimated, substituted, transformed and "transcended" as Walter Zimmermann has put it in the description of the four parts from "Leichte Tänze" (airy dances but also "easy").

    Some rough translations/explanations by the custodian of the fountain :

    Kärwamelodien - "Kärwa" means in franconian dialect church anniversary but also country/parish fair.

    Wolkenorte - "Wolken" means clouds and "Orte" means place/location/site/scene/lieu.

    Riuti: hard to translate - refers to the landscapes of wine cultivation.

    Wüstungen und Rodungen - also hard to explain (for me) - a "Wüstung" refers to a settlement or an agraic area which was abandoned before the modern times (ca.16th century), but is still remembered in field-names, old charters/documents, in local oral tradition/lore.

    "Rodungen" connotes to the clearing/uprooting of an area for farming purposes.
    The word "Rodung" is also related to the term "ausrotten" - to extirpate or to eradicate.

    Keuper: shell limestone - a geological formation and a form of soil which is characteristic for the franconian wine district.

    Ländler: a slow dance in the beat of 3/4.

    Phran + Topar: no clue at all on my side...

    Streichglasspiel - an instrument made of glass which is (gently) bowed (also with the fingers).

    Stille Tänze - silent dance(s).

    Namenlose Zwiefache: "Namenlos" means simply nameless and "Zwiefache" is a fast south-german folk dance which alternates constantly between a spinning/rotating movement and a waltz-like dance.

    And finally - "Der Tanz und der Schmerz" - dance and pain/sorrow.


    Lokale Music is a landmark, not only as a remarkable body of music, but as a model of a composing as a project that connects the musical to the historical, ethnological, social and psychological, and one in which these connections are never musically trivial.
    Daniel Wolf (http://renewablemusic.blogspot.com)

    (CD 1)

    PROLOG:
    1. Ephemer   (18:19) für Klaviertrio
    Geschrieben für das Clementi-Trio:
    Konstantin Gockel, violin
    Manuel Gerstner, cello
    Deborah Richardis, piano

    LÄNDLER TOPOGRAPHIEN   (41:02)
    für Orchester
    2. Phran   (17:02)
    3. Topan   (24:00)

    LEICHTE TÄNZE
    4. 10 fränkische Tänze   (11:47)
    sublimiert für Streichquartett

    5. 25 Kärwamelodien      (05:29)
    substituiert für 2 Klarinetten
    John Corbett & Michael Riessler, clarinet

    (CD 2)

    1. 20 Figurentänze       (06:58)
    transformiert für 6 Instrumente
    John Corbett & Michael Riessler, clarinet
    Bruno Piroth, trumpet
    Konstantin Gockel, violin
    Gerhard Köhn, violin
    Martin Ingenhütt, double bass

    2. 15 Zwiefache          (06:13)
    transzendiert für Gitarre
    Hubert Machnik, guitar

    3. WOLKENORTE            (24:59)
    für Harfe
    Gabriele Emde, harp


    STILLE TÄNZE
    4. Erd-Wasser-Lufttöne    (08:27)
    für Klavier, Streichglasspiel und Posaune
    Stephan Sauvageot, trombone
    John McAlpine, piano
    Hubert Machnik, streichglasspiel

    5. Riuti, Wüstungen und Rodungen  (07:30)
    für einen Schlagzeuger
    Martin Schulz, percussion & voice

    6. Keuper. Namenlose Zwiefache    (06:30)
    für Streichquartett
    Konstantin Gockel, violin
    Gerhard Köhn, violin
    Horst Enger, viola
    Manuel Gerstner, cello


    EPILOG:
    7. DER TANZ UND DER SCHMERZ   (08:10)
    für 13 Instrumente
    John Corbett & Michael Riessler, clarinet
    Bruno Piroth, trumpet
    Stephan Sauvageot, trombone & alto trombone
    Gabriele Emde, harp & voice
    Hubert Machnik, guitar
    John McAlpine, (hammered) dulcimer
    Martin Schulz, percussion & voice
    Martin Ingenhütt, double bass
    Konstantin Gockel, violin
    Gerhard Köhn, violin
    Horst Enger, viola
    Manuel Gerstner, cello

    Walter Zimmermann, conductor


    Dates of recording:
    Prolog - 18 Feb. 1982
    Ländler Topographien - 28 March 1981
    Leichte Tänze - 9 Feb. 1982
    Wolkenorte - 10 Jan. 1982
    Epilog - 9 Jan. 1982

    Edition Theater am Turm (1982)

    (lp rip)

    Update: added new links in comments > Zippyshare

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    A.  The Shepherds Chant

    B1. Blessings
    B2. The Word Of God Chant
    B3. Waiting For Now To Be Forever


    Tisziji Muñoz, guitar, percussion, vocals
    Cecil McBee, bass
    Claude Ranger, drums
    Sat Guru Singh Ji, percussion, vocals
    Bernie Senensky, piano

    India Navigation ‎– IN 1034


    Vinyl Rip



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    This recording is from the 2012 Wiener Festwochen;

    Nikos Skalkottas: Ten Sketches for String Quartet

    Sinfonia - Concerto - Passacaglia - Suita - Concertino - Serenata - Ragtime - Notturno - Capriccio - Rondo

    Alberto Ginastera: Streichquartett Nr. 2, op. 26

    Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett e-Moll, op. 59/2

    Tetraktys String Quartet
    Brahms-Saal des Wiener Musikvereins; 15th May 2012

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  • One that nearly got away which is well worth hearing.  A cassette recording of a radio broadcast of indeterminate date given to me by the good Mr Greenaway back in the 90s sometime.  I can't trace Maria Stanger by google so it's possible I've spelled her name wrong.  Anyway it's all good stuff.

    MARIA STANGER,  harp
    JOHN RUSSELL,  guitar
    PAT THOMAS,  keyboards, electronics
    ROGER TURNER,  percussion

    1. Intro. 0:30
    2. Impro 1 15:06
    3. Impro 2 19:08

    BBC Radio session.

    I've just heard from the good Mr Greenaway who reckons it was probably 1994.




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    A1. Continental Jazz Express
    A2. Feeling So Alone

    B1. Beautiful Africa
    B2. The Spleeping Clock
    B3. Everybody Has The Right To Be Free



    Bobby Few, piano


    Recorded March 12, 1979 in Studio Sidney Bechet.

    Vogue ‎– JT. 2605

    Vinyl Rip



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    Manfred Schoof, trumpet, fluegelhorn
    Elito S. Valmonte, trumpet
    Eddie Ramirez, trumpet
    Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
    Leonardo S. Sanchez, trombone
    Gerd Dudek, tenor saxophone & clarinet
    Heinz Sauer, tenor saxophone
    Michel Pilz, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
    Pablo M. Martinez, tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute
    Bill A. Saragih, vibes
    Loreto G. Albano, guitar
    Alexander Von Schlippenbach, piano
    Alphonso Soliano, piano
    Günter Lenz, bass
    Marinito S. Balbuena, bass
    Fernando C. Cortez, bass
    Ralf R. Hübner, drums
    Romeo S. Dila, drums

    1. Jet Set from Bangkok (M. Schoof)        13:12
    2. Conversation (M. Schoof)                18:07
    3. Pachita Blues (D. Soliano)                07:59
    4. Roaring Plenties (G. Lenz)                10:50
    5. Insertions for Four Parts (M. Schoof)   07:20

    Recorded during the Ruhrfestspiele at the Festlandhalle in Recklinghausen, Germany on July 16, 1970.

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    A.  Via Della Luce

    B1. Fox
    B2. Cross Over One
    B3. Slugging Rocks

    C1. Psalm
    C2. What Is Freedom?

    D1. Dewline
    D2. Cross Over Two
    D3. Cross Over Three
    D4. Sea Line



    Frederic Rzewski, piano, electric piano
    Karl Berger, piano, electric piano, melodion, vibes
    Steve Lacy, soprano saxophone
    Richard Teitelbaum, synthesizer, shells
    Alvin Curran, synthesizer, piano, vocals, flugelhorn
    Garrett List, trombone

    Recorded at Mama Dog Studio, Rome, 15-16 November 1977.

    Horo Records ‎– HDP 15-16

    Vinyl Rip


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    Bert Koppelaar, trombone
    Rüdiger Carl, tenor saxophone, clarinet, accordion
    Hans Reichel, guitar, violin
    Wolfgang Dauner, piano
    Tristan Honsinger, cello, voice

    1. unknown title 05:30
    2. unknown title 14:32
    3. unknown title 24:30
    4. unknown title 06:28


    Recorded at Radio Studio SWR, Villa Berg, Stuttgart on March 3, 1977.


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    Last set after three successive nights on 27-29 May 1992 at the Badenscher Hof, Berlin.

    Rüdiger Carl, tenor saxophone, clarinet
    Alexander von Schlippenbach, piano
    Jay Oliver, bass
    Sven-Åke Johansson, drums

    6-10. Whistle While You Work
    6-11. This Is New
    6-12. So In Love
    6-13. Without A Song
    6-14. From This Moment On
    6-15. How Deep Is The Ocean
    6-16. Speak Low
    6-17. Just A Gigolo
    6-18. My Heart Stood Still

    Edition Artlier Graz, 2003

    CD Rip



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    1. Monk's Hat Blues - I'll Remember April
    2. It Might As Well Be Spring
    3. On A Slow Boat To China
    4. If I Should Lose You
    5. Everything Happens To Me
    6. Joy Spring
    7. Bemsha Swing


    Masahiko Togashi, percussion
    Masahiko Sato, piano
    Kosuke Mine, tenor saxophone
    Nobuyoshi Ino, bass

    Recorded at Sedic Studio, Tokyo, 5-7 June 1991.

    Verve - POCJ-1097

    Vinyl Rip



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    Claude Lenissois, bass clarinet (A4,5, B1)
    Daniel Humair, drums, percussion (A1-3, B1,2)
    Gilbert Rovère, bass (B1,2)
    Guy Pedersen, bass (A1-3)
    Henri Texier, bass (A1-3)
    Jacques Di Donato, alto saxophone  (B1)
    Jean-Louis Chautemps, tenor saxophone (A4,5, B1,2)
    Jean-Luc Ponty, violin (A1-5)
    Joseph Martin, horn (A4,5)
    Liliane Mazeron, vocals
    Pierre Caron, tenor saxophone (B1)
    Pierre Sim, bass (A4,5)
    Stéphane Vilar, drums, percussion (A4,5)

    A1. Œil Vision
    A2. Chant Inca
    A3. Chromatisme
    A4. Jeffology I
    A5. Jeffology II

    B1. Satirique
    B2. Chant-Inca

    Recorded at studio Europa-Sonor, Paris, France.

    Disques Du Club De L'Échiquier - AF1, 1963
    Société Française De Productions Phonographiques - SFP 13.002, 1968
    Spalax Music - SPX 6836, 1981.

    Vinyl Rip





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    This concert in northern Germany happened more than one year after "Moods" (on Enja) was recorded.
    The line-up is quite similar as for this concert - only Manfrd Schoof plays for Terumasa Hino and <jimmy Woode for Cameron Brown.
    All songs are also on the LP/CD - I recommend to buy the CD/LP if you do not have it yet.
    For me it's a masterpiece.
    You can listen to both recordings - a rare chance for examining the differences and similarities...


    Manfred Schoof, trumpet, fluegelhorn
    Hermann Breuer, trombone
    Steve Lacy, soprano saxophone
    Mal Waldron, piano
    Jimmy Woode, bass
    Makaya Ntshoko, drums

    1. A Case Of Plue 4's
    2. Russian Melody (Minoat) 37:22
    3. Siege Haile 24:17


    Recorded at the Theatersaal, Unna, Germany on October 10, 1979.

    Note: track 1 + 2 are an uninterrupted performance.

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    A1. New York
    A2. Trio For Trio
    A3. Chinese Rock

    B1. The People's Republic
    B2. Ponderous Planets


    Sirone, bass, large gong, vocals, bells, shaker, wood block, trombone
    Leroy Jenkins, violin, viola, small gong, claves, thumb piano, recorder
    Jerome Cooper, drums, bugle, piano, vocals, balafon, temple block, wood block, gong, bells, arco saw, cymbals

    Recorded 4-6 December 1975 at Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA.

    Horizon Records & Tapes ‎– SP-708

    Vinyl Rip



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    Stan Tracey (piano)
    Guy Barker, Mark Armstrong, Henry Lowther & Nathan Bray (trumpets)
    Mark Nightingale, Andy Wood & Alistair White (trombones)
    Dave O’Higgins, Simon Allen, Mornington Lockett, Alan Barnes & Sammy Mayne (saxophones)
    Clark Tracey (drums)
    Andrew Cleyndert (double bass)


    1. Intro
    2 - 8. Genesis [The Beginning – The Light – The Firmament – The Gathering – The Sun, Moon and Stars – Feather, Fin and Limb – The Sixth Day]
    9. Solo 'Little man you've had a busy day' and outro

    Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, London

    Saturday, July 18, 2009

    BBC Radio 3.

    Review         Stan on Desert Island Discs

    Obituary (Guardian)    

     The Stan Tracey Appreciation Society (Facebook)


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