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- 02/01/15--10:08: _ART BROOKS "NIGHTC...
- 02/08/15--13:21: _MUJICIAN - CHELTENH...
- 02/08/15--17:56: _TOMASZ STANKO - Mus...
- 02/10/15--15:29: _TOSHINORI KONDO "F...
- 02/11/15--20:49: _MOTOTERU TAKAGI – ...
- 02/12/15--07:00: _Marco Eneidi, Willi...
- 02/12/15--07:43: _SVEN-ÅKE JOHANSSON ...
- 02/13/15--11:38: _Iannis Xenakis - Pl...
- 02/14/15--15:37: _YORIYUKI HARADA / K...
- 02/15/15--04:47: _TONY OXLEY - INCUS...
- 02/16/15--21:42: _ALAN DAVIE – PHANT...
- 02/19/15--09:44: _SONNY GREY WITH ALA...
- 02/19/15--20:33: _WADADA LEO SMITH / ...
- 02/20/15--21:39: _GUILLOTINE KYODAI ...
- 02/21/15--01:49: _Boulez - Messiaen -...
- 02/21/15--15:16: _GRUMPFF – UNHIP TR...
- 02/22/15--10:06: _James Dillon ~ Nine...
- 01/28/15--15:02: Burton Greene, Daoud Amin - Trees (Button-Nose 1973)
- 01/30/15--01:36: DEEP JOY TRIO - PORGY & BESS, VIENNA 2009
- 01/31/15--19:33: MOTOTERU TAKAGI - MAN-BOU, 2002
- 02/01/15--10:08: ART BROOKS "NIGHTCALLER" (IBMS 001, 1977)
- 02/08/15--13:21: MUJICIAN - CHELTENHAM TOWN HALL 1993 (COMPLETE)
- 02/08/15--17:56: TOMASZ STANKO - Music from Taj Mahal and Karla Caves (1980)
- 02/10/15--15:29: TOSHINORI KONDO "FUIGO - FROM A DIFFERENT DIMENSION" (BELLOWS, 1979)
- 02/11/15--20:49: MOTOTERU TAKAGI – 2001.07.06 (CHITEI RECORDS, 2002)
- 02/12/15--07:43: SVEN-ÅKE JOHANSSON & STEN SANDELL "BAHN & BOOT" - LIVE
- 02/13/15--11:38: Iannis Xenakis - Pléïades & Wolfgang Rihm - Tutuguri VI
- 02/15/15--04:47: TONY OXLEY - INCUS 8 (1971 - 1975)
- 02/16/15--21:42: ALAN DAVIE – PHANTOM IN THE ROOM (ADMW RECORDS, 1971)
- 02/20/15--21:39: GUILLOTINE KYODAI – MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MEN (TAG RAG, 2000)
- 02/21/15--15:16: GRUMPFF – UNHIP TRIP (VIEW RECORDS, 1980)
- 02/22/15--10:06: James Dillon ~ Nine Rivers (Glasgow, November 2010)
Daoud Amin - bongos ans percussion
Burton Greene - piano, percussion, lotus flute
A1 - Suite: Variations On Darbari Kanada In Three Movements (1973) 25:55
B1 - Woodstock Vibrations (1967) 11:38
B2 - Vishnu (1972) 13:09
all compositions by Burton Greene, A1 is based on a theme by Jamaluddin Bhartiya
side A recorded live at the Doelen Alternative Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, June 1973
side B recorded live at the Central Museum Utrecht, September 1973
Button-Nose Records - 002
PAUL DUNMALL - tenor and soprano saxophones, bagpipes
PAUL ROGERS - 7 string bass
TONY LEVIN - drums
Porgy & Bess Jazz and Music Club, Vienna, Austria. 15th March 2009
Photo by Bernd Wimmer
Mototeru Takagi, tenor saxophone
Sabu Toyozumi, drums
Recorded live in October 2002 at Man-Bou, Izakaya
Saw my rip reposted on another blog - might be interesting for our followers as well..
Below is what I wrote in December 2010 (a few days before New Year):
This one was a real discovery when I got it some weeks ago. I knew Art Brooks only from his work with Bill Dixon and from the last Collective 4tet "In Transition" on Leo, which - by the way - is excellent.
This is not the work of a "mere" student but the entirely realised and idiosyncratic composition from a still unsung master. I love it.
Lend your ear to the "Nightcaller".
Maureen Hoy, flute
Art Brooks, trumpet, fluegelhorn
Steve Simon, tenor saxophone
Paul Austerlitz, bass clarinet
Kevin Campbell, amplified guitar
Beverly Dyer, cello
Laurie Moses, piano
Chris Faris, double bass
Sydney Smart, trap drums
Ensemble V (Bennington College Black Music Division)
1. Nightcaller (part one) 16:33
2. Nightcaller (part two) 15:20
Recorded June 6, 1977 (Bennington College ?)
Liner notes and cover design: Bill Dixon
Composed, recorded and produced by Art Brooks
PAUL DUNMALL - tenor and soprano saxophones
KEITH TIPPETT - piano
PAUL ROGERS - bass
TONY LEVIN - drums
Cheltenham Town Hall, 16th September 1993
02. Shadow of the Midnight Moon
04. Almost Black
05. For You
06. Night Flight
07. Almost Black
08. Small Rooms' Magic
10. Mountain Bird
11. Slambura Road
12. And the Ancient Ones Smiled
13. Nightly Whisper
Tomasz Stanko - trumpet
Recorded February / March 1980 in India
Leo Records 011 / vinyl rip
For some fine text about this album go here -
This rip has been done some years ago but was not posted here - as it was posted then there ;)
Toshinori Kondo, trumpet, alto horn, mutes
1. Fuigo 7:03
2. Double 4:26
3. Cliff 10:19
1. Short-Ichi 1:06
2. Short-Ni 1:52
3. Alto 7:58
4. Slides Out 6:11
5. Buriki 5:10
A1 + A2, Side B1, B2, B3, B5 recorded at Studio X in Paris on March 15 & 16, 1979;
A3 recorded live in Bologna, Italy on March 25, 1979;
B4 recorded at Sorcerer Sound Studio in New York, on May 24, 1979.
Bellows Records 001
4. Lonely Woman
5. Lacy's Out East
Daisuke Fuwa, bass
Shōta Koyama, drums
Mototeru Takagi, tenor saxophone
Recorded live at House of Crazy, Toyohashi on 6 July 2001
Chitei Records – B22F
Marco Eneidi - Alto Saxophone
William Parker - Bass
Dennis Charles - Drums
A1 - Stand Back (traditional west indian folksong)
A2 - Ballada (Jimmy Lyons)
B1 - Rise Up (traditional west indian folksong)
B2 - Broken Shadows (Ornette Coleman)
Recorded May 1986.
This album is dedicated to Jimmy Lyons.
Botticelli Records 1001, Vinyl
Direct Metal Mastering
A shorter recording from a duo which released a long OOP Mini-CD in 1997 - see here.
Sung/spoken or better a kind of 'Sprechgesang' similar to Schönberg's 'Pierrot Lunaire'.
At least that's how I tend to hear Sven-Åke Johansson's vocal utterances.
Text is in German - but the sounds might be enjoyed anyway.
Sven-Åke Johansson, voice
Sten Sandell, piano
Recorded in Ulrichsberg, Austria during the 'Kaleidophon' in May 1998
Two dynamic contemporary percussion pieces from a BR-Klassik broadcast yesterday evening;
Iannis Xenakis - Pléïades (1978)
Wolfgang Rihm - Tutuguri VI (1981)
Peter Sadlo & Friends
Recorded 16th January 2015 / Broadcast on BR-Klassik 12th February 2015, as part of the "unerHÖRT!" (unheard / outrageous) series.
1. 麩 （Fu)
2. 無明 （Mu-Myo)
3. 月山の水 （Gassan No Mizu）
4. ウォーターマッシュルーム （Water Mushroom)
5. 黒胡麻 （Black Sesame)
6. ブルーブラックの階段 （The Stairway In Blue Black)
Koichi Matsukaze, alto & tenor saxophone, flute
Yoriyuki Harada, piano
Recorded at Mitaka Arts Center on 12 March 2003.
Ohrai Records – JMCK-1017
This is a re-up (my rip in flac) of Sotise's post from February 26, 2007.
I've added a new pic above and the line-up etc.
The following is his text from seven years ago.....
Tony Oxley, with Derek Bailey and Gavin Bryars, created one of the foundations of free improvisation in the UK through their explorations in the group Joseph Holbrooke. A detailed retrospective view of Joseph Holbrooke can be found in Bailey (1992, pp. 86-93) but, briefly, the group existed in Sheffield from 1963 to 1966, initially playing conventional jazz though by 1965 playing totally improvised pieces. The fact that the three were 'isolated' in Sheffield from developments elsewhere (John Stevens and the SME) provided an ideal environment for experimentation and development. After that the participants moved to London, Oxley becoming the house drummer at Ronnie Scott's while all the while continuing with experimental music. He was in at the beginning of the Incus label with Bailey and Evan Parker and some of his work for that label is recognised as landmarks in the development of free music. He also appeared in various (early) versions of the London Jazz Composers Orchestra
In the last 25 years he has performed and recorded in an extremely wide variety of situations, from those where an emphasis on time-keeping is important to free situations with perhaps Paul Bley at one extreme and Cecil Taylor at the other. His work with Taylor, as a member of The Feel Trio with William Parker, in duos, or augmented with other musicians (such as the quartet of Taylor, Oxley, William Parker and Derek Bailey for two concerts in London and Manchester in 1991) lasted from 1988 to 1991 and can be seen by the viewing a selection of their concert schedule.
In recent years Tony Oxley has run his own Celebration Orchestra, worked with Bill Dixon - both are painters as well as musicians, and there have been plans for multimedia presentations - and with the Austrians, violinist Andreas Schreiber and pianist Dieter Glawischnig in the trio Cercle. This group briefly toured the UK in 1997 (having played the Beijing Jazz Festival in October 1996), with displays of Oxley's paintings, and had a broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in May 1997. Oxley has also begun to work again in duo with Derek Bailey, playing, for example at the Knitting Factory in New York in September 1995, in London in November 1995 and in Vand'Oeuvre in France in May 1997. He also remains in demand to bring unconventionality to conventional settings, particularly with his 'rainforest percussion', playing for example, on ECM recordings with Paul Bley and John Surman and with the TomaszStanko Quartet.
His kit is highly individual and an early version of it was described by Derek Bailey (1992, p. 101) thus:
'The acoustic part is: drums - eight, various sizes and texture; cymbals, fourteen, various sizes, thicknesses, weights, sounds; cowbells - five, from six inches to sixteen inches; wood surfaces - five, wood blocks and oriental skulls; saucepans - two. The amplified section of the kit is: amplified frame containing cymbals, wires, various kitchen equipment, motor generators, springs, used with 3 contact mikes (home-made), 2 volume pedals, 1 octave splitter, 1 compressor, 1 ring modulator and oscillator, 1 amplifier and two speakers.'
More recently the whole kit has been slimmed down and the electronics have (probably temporarily) been put to one side, but the playing, of course, remains individualistic. A transcription of an interview with Oxley, where he discusses his current kit (1997) with AlynShipton in a BBC Radio 3 Broadcast is available, complete with sound clips.
Tony Oxley is also a painter and three pages of his paintings can also be viewed: Paintings 1 or Paintings 2 and Paintings 3.
PLEASE BUY CD'S BY TONY OXLEY ,YOULL FIND MANY LISTED IN HIS SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY AT THE EUROPEAN FREE IMPROVISED MUSIC PAGES.
Tony Oxley, percussion, amplified percussion
Barry Guy, bass
Dave Holdsworth, trumpet
Evan Parker, soprano saxophone
Howard Riley, piano
Paul Rutherford, trombone
Derek Bailey, guitar
A1. Never Before Or Again 10:41
A2. M-W-M 6:57
A3. EIROC II 5:27
B1. East Of Sheffield 6:26
B2. South East Of Sheffield 5:47
B3. P.P.1 8:37
Track A1 (Parker/Holdsworth/Rutherford/Riley/Guy/Oxley) recorded 1972;
track A2 (solo Oxley) recorded 1975
Track A3 (Bailey/Parker/Rutherford/Oxley) recorded 1971
Track B1 (solo Oxley) recorded 1971
Track B2 (solo Oxley) recorded 1973
Track B3 (solo Oxley) recorded 1975
INCUS 8 (vinyl rip)
A. First Part
B. Conclusion And Encore
Daniel Humair, percussion
Alan Davie, piano, clarinet
Recorded live at Gimpel Hanover Galerie, Zürich, on 5 November 1971
ADMW Records – ADMW 004
Sonny Grey, trumpet
Alain Hatot, tenor saxophone
Mal Waldron, piano
Gus Nemeth, bass
Kenny Clarke, drums
A1. Skippin' 5:44
A2. Journey Without End 12:06
B1. The Fire Now 10:44
B2. Antony 8:13
A2 + B1 by Mal Waldron
A1 + B2 by Sonny Grey
Recorded 3-11-71, Paris
MERCURY BT-1313 (1974 Japan)
Originally on NUMERA RECORDS mai 8 (mai 9)
1. Cosmos Has Spirit (Dedicated To Toshihiko Shimizu)
Wadada Leo Smith, self-made bamboo flute, kalimba, trumpet
Sabu Toyozumi, non tempered scale tuned percussion
Recorded live at Hair Salon Fuji (Barber Fuji), April 13, 1992
Scissors – SCISSORS-001
1. Meeting With Saxophones (solo)
2. Meeting With Okabe Yoichi (sampler, percussion)
3. Meeting With Royal Squeezit (piano, violin, vocals)
4. Meeting With Kirihito (guitar, drums)
5. Meeting With Otomo Yoshihide (turntables)
6. Meeting With Dowzer (synthesizer, voice, EMS, beat, cue)
7. Meeting With Yamamoto Seiichi (guitar)
8. Meeting With Ohkura Syounosuke (taiko)
9. Meeting With Motoki Yoshinori (Jew's harp, kalimba)
10. Meeting With Ruins (drums, bass, vocals)
11. Meeting With Chino Shuichi (piano)
12. Meeting With Pill (bass synthesizer, beats, effects) and Katsui Yuji (violin, vocals)
13. Meeting With Dub Squad (bass, synthesizer, sampler)
14. Meeting With SMI (solo)
15. Meeting With Remarkable Men
Junji Hirose, saxophone, self-made instruments
Tag Rag – TRCD-026
Here's an RAI3 live broadcast from Turin last night;
Pierre Boulez ~ Livre pour cordes
Olivier Messiaen ~ Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum
Anton Webern ~ Six pieces for large orchestra
Pierre Boulez ~ Notations I – III – IV – VII – II for orchestra
RAI National Symphony Orchestra / Marco Angius
Turin Auditorium, 20th February 2015
There's also an encore, which I think is one more of Boulez's Notations, but I can't place it at the moment so any help in identifying this would be appreciated.
A2. Bye Bye Wilhelm
A3. Glawis Traum
B1. Schleiflack L + T
B3. Brother Datzi
B4. Unhip Trip
Ekkehard Jost, alto, & baritone saxophone, balafon, zither, launeddas, dhurki, flexafone, bird tweets, cowbells, bells, double ocarina, steel drums
Georg Wolff, double bass, organ, balafon, flexible pipe
Johannes Oehlmann, drums, gongs, congas, balafon, chimes, bells, toy-horn, hot tin case
Manfred Becker, piano, mouth organ, xylophone, rattle, flutes, pipe organ, coconuts
Michael Schläper, soprano & tenor saxophone, organ, cuica, rattle, bells, triangle, zanza, flexible pipe
Recorded on 12th & 25th August 1980 in Giessen
View Records – VS 0012
James Dillon worked on the pieces that make up Nine Rivers from 1982 to 1999, but it was only in 2010 that all nine were performed together. I think there have been at least two subsequent complete performances, first in New York and then in Holland, but this is my recording from BBC Radio 3 of the November 2010 performances in Glasgow.
The music has depth, power and range; its influences aggregate like tributaries - Messiaen, Stravinsky and Bartok are obvious - and voices from jazz and popular music can also be heard (I'm sure I can hear Talking Heads in La Coupure), but it also carves its own distinct path. It's surprising that this has not been issued commercially, and if there are plans to do so, please advise in the comments and the links will be removed.
East 11th Street NY 10003 (1982)
L”ECRAN parfum (1988)
Le femme invisible (1989)
Part II: Iosis
La coupure (1989-2000)
Part III: Melanosis
L’oeuvre du noir (1990)
Éileadh squaibe (1990)