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- 08/13/16--07:30: SOPHiA DOMANCiCH TRiO :: Rêve de singe (1993)
- 08/19/16--04:53: HENRY THREADGILL'S ZOOID "POP START THE TAPE, STOP" (HARDEDGE, 2003)
- 08/20/16--11:03: LOUIS STEWART - I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU (1979) R.I.P
- 08/20/16--17:23: DUNMALL. ROGERS. HESSION, Termite Club, Leeds 1988
- 08/21/16--15:25: KEITH TIPPETT - solo. London 1992
- 08/28/16--08:38: IANNIS XENAKIS "KRAANERG" (ERATO, 1968-69)
- 08/30/16--09:42: ERICH KLEINSCHUSTER SEXTET + LESZEK ZADLO "VIENNA, 1972"
- 08/30/16--10:59: BINDER QUINTET WITH JOHN TCHICAI (KRÉM, 1982)
- 09/06/16--15:29: MUJICIAN - Exeter 1989 Set 2
- 09/09/16--07:12: OSSUARY & MATSUMOTO + MEARS "OSSUARY DEMO"
- 09/13/16--08:51: CONTACT TRIO "DOUBLE FACE" (CALIG, 1974/75)
- 09/18/16--09:00: Cathy Berberian - A Portrait
- 09/21/16--04:23: ☆ Lásko, dej mi sílu - Jiří Schelinger [HD]
- 09/30/16--02:31: Design flaw - Ends meet
- 10/02/16--09:32: THREAD QUINTET "LONG LINES" (FRR, 2003)
- 10/02/16--12:43: Stockhausen at the Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden, 1969
2. P.D.M. [SD] (13:12)
3. Dji-Dji Up [SD] (6:16)
4. Jocelyn [SD] (10:42)
5. Cold Shoulders [SD] (9:04)
6. Blott On The Landscape [SD] (9:44)
7. Mon Reve Familier [PR] (10:15)
8. Lunch, The Rabbit [SD] (8:59)
Henry Threadgill, flute, bass flute, hubkaphone
Liberty Ellman, acoustic guitar
Tarik Benbrahim, oud
Dana Leongi, cello
Jose Davila, tuba
Elliot Humberto Kavee, drums
A. Pop Start The Tape, Stop 24:35
B. Pop Start The Tape, Stop (Cont'd) 18:09
Recorded at Engine 27, New York City, September 12, 2003
Limited edition of 1000 (numbered) copies
HARDEDGE HE-001 (vinyl rip)
LOUIS STEWART - guitar
JOHN TAYLOR - piano
SAM JONES - bass
BILLY HIGGINS - drums
1. I Thought About You
3. Smiling Billy
4. Unit 7
5. November Girl
6. Straight, No Chaser
PAUL DUNMALL - ss, ts, bs
PAUL ROGERS - b
PAUL HESSION - d
Termite Club, Leeds 30th June 1988
Thanks to taper.
KEITH TIPPETT - piano
1. August Air 41:02
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London May 1992
BBC Radio 3. Impressions. b'cast 17 Oct 1992
Don't miss Keith Tippett's excellent recent solo release Mujician Solo IV - live in Piacenza.
Also a new cd by the Keith Tippett Octet - The Nine Dances of Patrick O'Gonogon
Almost an hour of this trio's set at Sant'Anna Arrest in September 2015 - at once energetic and lyrical, with Dikeman's sax superbly offset by Parker and Drake.
William Parker - bass
Hamid Drake - drums & percussion
John Dikeman - saxophone
Sant'Anna Arresi; 5th September 2015 (from RAI3 live recording)
By the way, RAI3 broadcast the Evan Parker Quartet's 4th September set from the same festival a couple of weeks ago. I wasn't able to record this broadcast - if someone has a recording, could it be shared here?
This is the recording of "Kraanerg's" premiere.
Although the composition is a continous piece of music I've post it each LP side separately.
So you have four files...
...for more information go to Wikipedia
Kraanerg Musique Pour Orchestre Et Bande Magnétique
[Musique de ballet pour orchestre et bande magnétique 4 pistes :
1(pic).1.2(clpic, clCB).1(cbn)-126.96.36.199, crd (188.8.131.52.2 ou multiple)]
Marius Constant, conductor
Ensemble Ars Nova De L'O.R.T.F.
Recorded June 2, 1969 Ottawa, Inauguration du National Arts Centre, National Ballet Guild of Canada
- the rehearsal began in April 1969.
Erato STU 70527/28 (vinyl rip)
Originally available with the LP box "XENAKIS" (Erato STU 70526/27/28/29/30), 1969.
Kraanerg is a composition for 23 instruments and 4-channel analog tape composed by Iannis Xenakis, originally for a ballet with choreography by Roland Petit and set design by Victor Vasarely. It was created for the grand opening of the Canadian National Arts Centre in Ottawa, which was originally to coincide with Expo 67 but was delayed to 1969.
As the LP was part of a box set there's no cover - I've simply added the red letters to the box' front pic for a start...
...only after uploading I've discovered one nasty audible crack on side D.....
Erich Kleinschuster, trombone, announcements
Leszek Zadlo, bass clarinet, soprano & tenor saxophone, flute
Fritz Pauer, electric piano
Jimmy Woode, bass
Erich Bachträgl, drums
Fritz Ozmec, percussion
1. Intro 1:22
2. Whole Tone Dance 10:11
3. Directions 4:38
4. Intensity 7:27
5. Einsiedlerplatz (Hermit's Square) 10:46
6. Saturn 11:51
7. Ephedes BH 8:10
8. unknown title (incomplete) 3:29
Written by Erich Kleinschuster except "Directions" which was written by Joe Zawinul.
Recorded at Amerikahaus, Vienna, Austria on September 18, 1972.
I know nothing of the Hungarian ‘binder quintet’ beyond this one lp ive owned for 20 years.
A unique gem ,that’s worn very well and is unlikely to ever be reissued on cd.
There is no date at all on the lp, late seventies early eighties seems very likely.
This was put out on KREM the recording label of the state controlled Hungarian national radio broadcaster.
>The text above is by sotise which posted this gem almost at the beginning of this blog ( 9th November, 2007!). And here I discovered the music for the first time in 2009 or so...
Just recently I listened to it and was again delighted.
So here's a re-up for all who haden't the chance the first time around.<
Mihaly Dresch, tenor saxophone , harmonica
Károly Friedrich, trombone, harmonica
Károly Binder, piano
Róbert Benkö, contrabass
István Baló, drums
John Tchicai, alto saxophone
1. Vasvirág (Iron Flower) 20:59
2. Sirató (Dirge) 6:48
3. Közép-európai Zajongások (Central-European Hubbub) 15:48
Composed by Mihály Dresch
Recorded at Hungarian radio studio, Budapest, July 29, 1982.
Binder Music Manufactory BMM 9606 (CD)
Originally released on LP in 1983 - Krém SLPX 17759
Derek Bailey, guitar
Peter Brötzmann, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, tarogato
Yoshisaburo Toyozumi, drums, percussion
1. PB + YT (21.45)
2. DB (22.25)
3. DB + PB + YT (27.29)
Recorded live in Aix-en-provence, Okayama, Japan, on 16 November 1987.
Improvised Company CD002
KEITH TIPPETT - piano
PAUL DUNMALL - tenor, baritone and soprano saxophones, penny whistle
PAUL ROGERS - bass
TONY LEVIN - drums
Exeter and Devon Arts Centre, 11th November 1989
For Tantris, Sotise, Kinabalu, Nick, Ernst, Milos, Softnucleus
The real deal.
Got this recording several years ago.
Forgot who gave me the CDr at the shop in the center of Munich....
All musicians except Mr. Matsumoto were unknown to me then and now.
Kelly Churko, who was one of the founding members, died quiet young in 2014.
It seems Ossuary didn't left any official recordings.
Actually I rediscovered the CDr today after searching for my Group Ongaku CD....
Should appeal to all fans of the harsher side of improv. Enjoy
Kelly Churko, guitar
Keita Itoh, bass
Akira Sotoyama, drums
Kenichi Matsumoto, tenor saxophone
Jason Mears, alto saxophone
1. unknown title 8:47
2. unknown title 8:54
3. unknown title 9:01
4. unknown title 5:56
5. unknown title 11:00
6. unknown title 5:37
7. unknown title 5:35
8. unknown title 13:08
9. unknown title 3:38
Ossuary was founded in 2005
unknown recording date and location - probably around 2010
The music herein was already posted by Riccardo in 2010.
But Michael King - producer of the now sadly defunct label - asked for a removal of the links.
The links were removed and the music was released about two years later in 2012 on Reel Recordings.
Already in 2013 the label stopped its production....
King wanted to start a new label called "Jazz in Britain" but sadly he died in 2015.
Elton Dean, alto saxophone, saxello
Alan Skidmore, tenor & soprano sax
Mark Charig, trumpet,tenor horn
Harry Beckett, trumpet,flugelhorn
Radu Malfatti, trombone
Nick Evans, trombone
Keith Tippett, piano
Harry Miller, bass
Louis Moholo, drums
Jim Dvorak, trumpet (2nd set only)
1-1. Oases 20:12
1-2. One Three Nine 14:07
1-3. Sweet F.A. 14:06
1-4. Seven For Lee 16:59
2-1. Nicrotto 20:42
2-2. Macks 14:26
2-3. First Born 13:01
2-4. Bounce 8:51
CD One: First Set
1. Solos: Charig + Dean + Malfatti + Tippett
2. Solos: Dean + Beckett + Tippett
3. Solos: Skidmore + Beckett + Tippett
4. Solos: Dean + Skidmore
CD Two: Second Set
1. Evans/Malfatti duet
2. Solos: Dean + Beckett
3. Solos: Evans + Dean + Tippett
4. Solos: Dvorak + Skidmore
The 100 Club, 100 Oxford St, London, England ~ March 5th 197
Sony TC-D5M Cassette, Stereophonic Ambient Recording
Engineered by twenty-two year Riccardo Bergerone, from a stage front and centre table position as reserved for him personally by Elton Dean.
Positioned far left stage, beyond the band, thus often distant sounding.
Kudos to Keith Tippett for his understanding and support for the music.
REEL RECORDINGS RR024/025
Not my rip - thanks to the original uploader.
Probably my memory is short - but I found it on an external hd this afternoon without knowledge of it...
Obviously sotise has a point with his comments in the Free Form section four days ago.
Evert Brettschneider, electric & acoustic guitar
Aloys Kott, double bass, electric double bass, electric bass
Peter Eisold, drums, tabla, flute marimba
A1. Rumpelstielzchen 4:23
A2. Double Face 14:36
B1. Engelstanz 5:21
B2. Sonate 13:34
Recorded: July 1974 and February 1975 at BTS-Studio (Blackfield Tonstudio), Kirchhellen, Germany.
CALIG CAL 30614 (vinyl rip)
Here is some more from the NRK archives, broadcast in March 1970. I vaguely remember watching it at the time, so all the more delighted to find it in the digital archives of the NRK.
First we get a performance of The Beatles' Ticket to Ride, with tongue firmly in cheek and a little later Yesterday, with the singer and audience all decked out in fake noses and moustaches. An interview with Norwegian composer Kjell Skyllstad follows which allows Cathy Berberian to reflect on the rituals of classicial recitals, both from the point of view of the performer and audience.
Three performances follow, first Cathy Berberian's own "Stripsody," clearly inspired by comic strips and the vocal acrobatics involved in emulating the texts of the strips. Then, two pieces by John Cage follow, "Flower" and "Wonderful Widows of 18 Springs", sparsely performed with only a drum for accompaniment. Finally, we get to hear "Thema. Omagio a James Joyce" by Luciano Berio, with whom she was married from 1950 - 1964. The entire recital is taken from Joyce's texts, but I'm not knowledgeable enough to pinpoint exactly what's being cited. The voice is electronically treated and the camera pans over the audience to catch their facial epressions and occasional eye movements, all superimposed by videos and images of sea gulls and sailing ships. By the end, the words have been rendered unintelligible by electronic manipulation.
All in all, performances which range from humorous takes on popular culture to the deep crevices of Joyce's texts. But thoroughly enjoyable! Oh, and I forgot to say: All in glorious black and white!
A. Stella! Black & White
B. Stella! Black & White
Blake Parker, spoken word, libretto
John Mills-Cockell, music, synthesizer, keyboards, electronics
Greg Kozac, percussion
Leora Cash, vocals
Michael Hayden, production
Privately released cassette in DVD case with booklet/libretto
This is Intersystems, 27 years later. Of several Canadian artistic/musical productions (e.g. CCMC, Nihilist Spasm Band, The Artists' Jazz Band), the Intersystems LPs (No 1 Record, Peachy and Free Psychedelic Poster Inside) are my favourites, for Mills-Cockell's wild electronics and Parker's savagely satirical wit and vocal delivery. They were re-released last year individually and in a box set that has my highest recommendation, with great sound compared to earlier CD copies and what is on youtube (though an introduction is there if you haven't heard them). The accompaniment and poetry are less stark and challenging here, but definitely worth a listen.
there is a post somewhere here at IS, wich I think is Thread Quintet - Long Lines, but I cannot find it, probably it wasnt tagged and the useful search feature has disappeared (for me only or for real?). it was a good one that make me want to look for his companion album, wich is here now
Design Flaw - Ends Meet
Future Reference Recordings, FR001, CD
Jon Doyle - B flat clarinet
Brian Dibblee - double Bass
Frank Rosaly - drums
1 - Closer Than You Or I Believe 5:02
2 - Couldn't 4:42
3 - Leaving 4:28
4 - Passing By 4:10
5 - A Solution For Something 4:51
6 - Lasting Impression 3:15
7 - For Airplay 4:44
8 - Another Time 4:59
9 - Trying Not To Stand Still 5:51
Track 7 was written by Frank Rosaly, all other tracks written by Brian Dibblee
Tracks 6, 7 and 9 recorded december 2001 at Shevitz Studio.
Tracks 1-5 and 8 were recorded november 11, 2002 at Acme Recording.
A companion to corvimax's previous post feat. the same drums 'n' bass.
Dave Rempis, alto & tenor saxophone
Keefe Jackson, clarinet & tenor saxophone
Nick Broste, trombone
Brian Dibblee, bass
Frank Rosaly, drums
1. No Shade Of Red 07:35
2. Hand Impairment 06:39
3. Long Lines 07:19
4. Edge Wear 10:02
5. Apples 10:26
6. Witz 09:22
7. Seams 05:02
Recorded at 3030 (Chicago) on January 27, 2003.
All music by Brian Dibblee except track 6 by Frank Rosaly.
Future Reference Recordings – FR003 (2003)
Some more from the NRK archives, this time two performances by Karlheinz Stockhausen's emsemble on 29 and 30 September 1969. These were at the Henie Onstad Art Centre at Høvikodden outside Oslo. The Centre was opened in 1968 and soon became the most prominent venue for new music, electronica and even jazz. Among jazz events in 1969, the premier performance of George Russell's Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature and a concert by the Cadentia Nova Danica, an ensemble led by saxophonist John Tchicai.
We get to hear two pieces (in separate files), first "Kurzwellen" (Shortwaves) where short wave receivers play a key role as a sound source for emulation and improvisation. This piece was recorded and released by Deutsche Grammophon in 1970. The record lists six musicians, but as far as I make out, there are only five present in this concert. These are:
Karlheinz Stockhausen - electronics, mixing, harmonica (on "Es")
Aloys Kontarsky - piano
Johannes G. Fritsch - viola
Harald Bojé - keyboards
Rolf Gehlhaar - percussion
The second piece, "Es" (It), an excerpt from "Aus den Sieben Tagen" (From the Seven Days), features the same ensemble, but this piece is based on what may be called non-cognitive spontaneity, reminiscent of Eastern ideas derived from meditation and buddhism. Only when the mind is devoid of thought is the time to play. Once one starts to think again, one should stop immediately. Hence there is a lot of space and silence in this music, only broken by sudden otbursts of sound. Both pieces may sound random to many ears and to some degree they are, but there is, I sense, a strong procedural and conceptual element to this music nonetheless. The second half of the video is a Q&A session with musicians, including some of his own, where he gets to expound on his concept of biological time, space, natural sound and on what he calls intuitive music.
Same as for the Cathy Berberian programme, which I posted before, it's all in glorious black and white!