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  • 08/01/13--09:00: 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.

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  • 10/24/13--20:34: NEW LINKS FOR OLD POSTS
  • 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!!

    So here goes, Ill start with a few i have recently re uploaded
    Lacy Carter/ Catch, 1977
    Steve Lacy- threads, 1977
    Ron Pittner- Out from the edge
    Francois Tusques- Après la marée noire.
    The New Joachim Kühn - Eje Thelin Group - In Paris
    Pauline Oliveros - Roscoe Mitchell - Leo Smith - John Tilbury - Live at Angelica 21 - 2011
    Lee Konitz-Live in Manchester 1966- with D.Bailey,T.Oxley,G.Bryars IMPROVED SOUND
    Francois Tusques - Le Nouveau Jazz
    Billy Hart - Enchance
    Masayuki Takayanagi + Masahiko Togashi -  Pulsation
    Marion Brown-Le Temps Fou, Flac Upgrade, Raw Vinyl Rip
    Mongoose- Live at Penguin House (Flac Upgrade)
    Ken Hyder's Talisker - The Last Battle
    Louis Moholo - Viva-La-Black
    Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe - Trees (1st LP) link works
    Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe - Frankfurt, 1970
    Presenting Burton Greene-1968, Flac upgrade from clean vinyl
    Jacques Coursil -Black suite,Flac Upgrade
    Francois Tusques-Jo Maka
    Francois Tusques-Intercommunal 2
    Yamashita Trio - Clay
    Miroslav Vitous - Green Line
    Lokomotiv Konkret - 2nd lp
    Sei Miguel - Portuguese Man of War
    Michael Smith - La Musique Blanche
    Steve Lacy Trio - Stalks
    Abdullah Ibrahim - Hamburg 1968
    Sam Rivers - Contrasts
    Laboratorio Della Quercia
    Masahiko Sato - Penetration
    M.Sato-P.Warren-P.Favre-Trinity 1971 (NEW  Better Rip)
    Masahiko Togashi & Steve Lacy  - Eternal Duo
    Revolutionary Ensemble-Mahattan Cycles , (New better Rip)
    Sabu Toyozumi - Water Weed
    Masahiko Satoh & Toshiyuki Miyama's New Herd - Yamataifu (+ artwork of the 1st edition) 
    Howard Riley- Shaped, (new better rip)
    Michael Smith-Geo Music 3..(new rip)
    Kang Tae Hwan - Asian Spirits (re-up)
    Sunny Murray- Shandar, 10.008 F,1968, (new rip)
    Barre Phillips-For all it is, New Better Rip
    Gato Barbieri - Obsession
    Feza,Dyani,Temiz- Music for Xaba1,New Better Rip
    Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell - Live in Pisa 1978
    B.A.Zimmermann- the Numbered ,Tratto (Wergo-2549-005) 1969, new better rip
    Masayuki Takayanagi - Free Form Suite
    Charles Tyler -Definite Vol. 2
    Baikida Carroll - The Spoken Word (mp3)
    Arthur-Doyle-Takashi-Mizutani-Sabu Toyozumi - Live in Japan 1997
    Bill Dixon 1982 (Edizioni Ferrari)
    Michael Smith, Geomusic 1976, New Rip
    Vienna Jazz Avantguard 1970-71  re-rip (24 bit-48hz)
    Jazz Doctors-Intensive care
    Jacques Cousil-The way ahead 1969 alt rip (zippy)
    William Hooker-Is Eternal life 1977, incomplete (sides 1,2,3)
    Walt Dickerson-Solo-live in Dorchester Ma 79
    Herbert Joos-The Philosophy of the Flugelhorn
    Wuchner - Koller - Joos - Degen - Lauer - Cremer - Piece For Mouth
    Michael Naura - Ochsenzoll
    D.Bailey,J.DeJohnette,B.Laswell-Frankfurt  1998
    Le Quatuor De Jazz Libre Du Québec
    Don Pullen-Castglione del Lago Umbria jazz '76 fm
    Maarten Altena Quartet - Miere
    Maarten Altena - Papa Oewa
    Tommy Koverhult - Jan Wallgren Quintet
    Maarten Altena Octet - Quick Step
    Joachim Kühn - This Way Out
    Oliver Lake Trio - Live in Alassio '79
    Ekkehard Jost - Carambolage
    Kang Tae Hwan & Sainkho Namtchylak - Live
    Ton-Klami - Paramggod
    Karen Borca - Irène Schweizer Quartet - Basel 1989
    Kondo - Lovens - Lytton - Death Is Our Eternal Friend
    Company (New Rip)- Fables
    Abe - Yoshizawa - Kondo - Bailey - Aida's Call
    Anthony Davis Episteme, Botticino 2009
    SIC,trio-Altri Pezzi 1978,(Re Rip)
    SIC,trio-29-9-78,Pezzo Alternative Rip
    Lol Coxhill-Soprano Sax improvisations 1990, improved sound.
    Brötzmann, Portal, Bennink - Paris 1977
    Lee Konitz Quartet - Manchester 1966
    Bergisch-Brandenburgisches Quartet - Köln 1981
    Milford Graves Trio - France 2008
    Willem Breuker/ICP - My Baby Has Gone To The Schouwburg
    Derek Bailey - Duo & Trio Improvisation
    Altena - Bailey - Day - Honsinger - Hosthuis - K'ploeng
    Joseph Scianni with David Izenzon - Man Running
    Human Arts Ensemble - Under the Sun/Whisper of Dharma
    Les Rallizes Denudes - Live in Tokyo 1979


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    This blog is now in its sixth year, started back in February 2007 by our correspondent from down under. Bundles of people have contributed over the years, some gone, other holding on and yet others joining recently and putting their distinctive mark on the contents and direction of the blog. Currently we have about four active posters and some generous supporters, judging from inputs over the last month, 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 mind and out of sight. Due to spam and ad hominem attacks, we 've had to institute a moderator system, so posts may not appear right away, but they will be published.

    We have retired the old general comments section as it was getting long and unwieldy, but it's still visible for those who want to check back. Instead, three separate sections for contributions, requests and general comments have been created which hopefully will make it all a bit more manageable.

    With these few words, heading on ...

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  • 07/31/15--09:01: Requests
  • 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.

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  • 08/02/17--11:28: Contributions
  • Anything our readers and followers would like to contribute goes here. That may include recommendations, reviews, recordings, you name it.

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    When I found this, my eyes went WOW! I can't believe it! This is taken from a concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1968. The sextet has the following line-up:

    Mike Osborne - alto
    John Surman - baritone
    Malcolm Griffiths - trombone
    Mike Westbrook - piano
    Harry Miller - bass
    Alan Jackson - drums

    This concert features the line-up at about the time of the first Concert Band albums on Deram from 1967 onwards to about 1970. I can't identify the tunes here - two slabs at about 20 minutes each - but I'll have a listen to the afore-mentioned albums and see if I can get any further. In the middle of the first piece, Surman slips into "The Girl from Ipanema" of all things (which is on Release) and there are some thematic passages that do sound like marching songs. To be verified if possible.

    Make this an essential listening if you're into golden age British Jazz. And I mean essential!



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    Obviously this lp have never been posted here and even never requested… Strange.
    ESP have never reissued it and seems not to reissue it in the future… Strange too!
    Here we have tracks that are played non stop to create a sort of suite à la « complete communion ». No need to say something about the quality of the music.

    Side a
    -Scales
    -Turn Around
    -Steps

    Side b
    -Blue Early Bird
    -Like That
    -Greenbird
    -From Now On

    Alto Saxophone: Carlos Ward
    Bass: Henry Grimes
    Drums: Ed Blackwell
    Vibraphone: Karl Berger

    Recorded December 1966
    ESP DISK 1042

    vinyl rip


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    Side A:

    Friedhelm Schönfeld Trio
    Fiedhelm Schönfeld, alto & tenor saxophone, clarinet
    Klaus Koch, bass
    Günter Sommer, drums

    A. Trio-Dimensionen 19:11


    Side B:

    Hubert Katzenbeier Quintett
    Hubert Katzenbeier, trombone
    Konrad Körner, flute, tenor saxophone
    Manfred Schramm, piano
    Hans Schätzke, bass
    Wolfgang Winkler, drums

    B1. Quartett  5:13
    B2. Ballade  4:11
    B3. Blues-Fasching  10:49


    Recorded October/November 1972, AMIGA-Studio Berlin.

    Amiga 855307  (vinyl rip)


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    I would like to alert our followers.
    There a Kickstarter campaign about reissueing this elusive LP.
    The Contemporary Jazz Quintet should be famous enough for their collaboration with Sunny Murray on the album "Action". (available on CD through SteepleChase).

    I've joined the party some minutes ago...about 1800 DKK are missing for a start.

    Here's the link to the website:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1257284387/niels-viggo-bentzon-and-the-contemporary-jazz-quar?ref=email

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    still not reissued..



    Maarten Altena, double bass & cello
    Maurice Horsthuis, viola


    A1. Grand Duo (14:54)
    A2. Fantasie Nr. 1 (04:27)
    B1. Fantasie Nr. 2 (01:15)
    B2. Fantasie Nr. 3 (00:56)
    B3. Fantasie Nr. 4 (06:39)
    B4. Fantasie Nr. 5 (07:04)
    B5. Fantasie Nr. 6 (02:23)
    B6. Fantasie Nr. 7 (01:41)
    B7. Fantasie Nr. 8 (01:22)


    A1 recorded at the Shaffy Theatre, Amsterdam, on 9th February, 1980.
    All other selections recorded at De IJsbreker, Amsterdam, on 22nd April, 1981.


    CLAXON 82.9  (vinyl)
    .

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  • 10/10/17--23:38: HAN BENNINK "MUNICH, 1994"


  • Found a cassette in my collection.....


    Han Bennink, drums, percussion, etc.


    1. improvisation 1 (27:29)
    2. improvisation 2 (12:36)



    Recorded on February 8, 1994 at the department-store Ludwig Beck at the center of Munich, Germany.


    The concert was scheduled as the duo of Myra Melford and Han Bennink.
    Myra Melford got sick and so Han Bennink played a solo set.


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    This quartet concert (without Joseph Jarman) from 1997 was released with Italian Musica Jazz magazine in 3/2003 and also on AECO Records (AECO 0014, different cover, without date).

    Art Ensemble of Chicago - Urban Magic (Musica Jazz 2003) 

    1. Urban Magic (13:05)
    2. Mama Wants You (10:30)
    3. Dancer (3:32)
    4. Chant (12:40)
    5. Villa Tiamo (3:15)
    6. Horn Web (6:05)
    7. Odwalla (3:56)
    8. Strawberry Mango (5:22)

    Recorded on June 4, 1997 in Laroche-sur-Yon, France. 

    Lester Bowie - trumpet, flugelhorn 
    Roscoe Mitchell - saxes, flute, bamboo flute, piccolo, percussion 
    Malachi Favors - bass, percussion
    Famoudou Don Moye - drums, congas, gong, percussion 

    TT 58:27

    {Musica Jazz MJCD 1150, Italy 2003} 


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    Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet, percussion
    Marion Brown, alto saxophone, percussion
    Thomas Stoewsand, cello, flute(s)
    Manfred Eicher, double bass
    Fred Braceful, drums, percussion


    1. unknown title  28:36
    2. unknown title (fade-out_incomplete) 17:00


    Recorded on December 18, 1970 at Club Laboratorium, Esslingen, Germany.

    Recorded by Süddeutscher Rundfunk and (first) broadcast on SDR-2 "Leo Smith-Marion Brown Gruppe in Esslingen" on February 12, 1971.



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    1. Trio Improvisation 1
    2. Trio Improvisation 2
    3. Duo Improvisation
    4. Trio Improvisation 3



    Kaoru Abe, alto saxophone, harmonica (1, 2)
    Mototeru Takagi, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone (1-3)
    Toshinori Kondo, trumpet (1-3)
    Derek Bailey, guitar (4)
    Motoharu Yoshizawa, bass (4)
    Toshi Tsuchitori, drums (4)


    Recorded at Polydor 1st Studio, Tokyo, 19th April, '78.

    Out-takes from the Derek Bailey - Duo and Trio Improvisations sessions. Promo, not for sale.

    Kitty Records ‎– BCC-1018

    CD Rip


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    Sadly, Lou Gare left us on 6th October 2017.  He was a true gentleman.

    Years ago he was kind enough to send me this cassette covering the years between 1965 and 1985.

    He was a woefully under-recorded saxophonist and consequently didn't receive the recognition he deserved.  Although, in his humility, I suspect he didn't mind that too much.

    A1. 1965.  MIKE WESTBROOK BAND 'DEPARTURE'   5:41
    A2. 1965.  EARLY AMM   8:07
    A3. 1970.  AMM   7:44
    A4. 1973.  AMM DUO   8:35
    A5. 1978.  AMM WITH STRINGS   8:06
    A6. 1978.  WEBIT   7:30

    B1. 1980.  THE EXETER FREE JAZZ DUO   4:34
    B2. 1983.  SOLO BY RIVER EXE   6:59
    B3. 1985.  'GOD BLESS THE CHILD'   5:39
    B4. 1985   TRIO AT DARTINGTON   28:26

    Cassette compiled by Lou Gare

    ps. Lovely stuff from a couple of years ago



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    One of the many collaborations between Hamid Drake and european musicians. This time Drake plays with Italian vibist Pasquale Mirra who have recorded more in various projects than under is own leadership. You can find him on Butch Morris Conduction® / Induction. (Rai Trade) It doesn’t mean that Mirra is an avant garde player. In fact this set is more inside and relaxed than outside and complicated. Original tracks and covers are in the program.

    01/ Togo, 02/ Brown Rice, 03/ Afro-Blue, 04/ Piacevoli Pensieri, 05/ Mirra Solo, 06/ Water, 07/ Ishmael, 08/ Encore.

    Hamid Drake : Drums
    Pasquale Mirra : Vibraphone

    Recorded September 13, 2013 In Olbia Italy.


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    Here's an update of a post originally published back in 2008, for two reasons basically. First, there was a request for a repost, and secondly, it provides an opportunity to commemorate John Jack, who was the proprietor of the Cadillac label which released this record back in 1983.

    An obituary can be found here:

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/sep/24/john-jack-obituary.

    The rest of the post is as it was.

    The Jazz Doctors - 'Intensive Care'
    The Jazz Doctors: -
    Frank Lowe - saxophone
    Billy Bang - violin
    Dennis Charles - drums
    Raphael Garrett - bass

    I think they only made one record (as The Jazz Doctors), although I have 2 live tapes and there might be more ?...?

    Intensive Care was made for John Jack's Cadillac Records in the UK in the second half of 1983.
    Anecdotally, only a few weeks after Bang & Dennis Charles had a punch-up on the bandstand in Germany, resulting in Charles losing a tooth..

    The tunes on this are written by Frank Lowe (x2)
    Butch Morris
    Rashied Ali
    Billy Bang
    Jackie McLean
    Ornette Coleman

    I've always loved the 2nd side - but now that I listen to it again, the 1st side's not too bad either<

    Worth adding is that the Cadillac label is well worth a visit, at http://www.cadillacjazz.co.uk/

    The Ogun label is there too, Cadillac releases include some original vinyl pressings still available (as detailed by Wallofsound elsewhere)as well as CDs on both Cadillac and other distributed labels.

    David Murray, Mike Osborne, Joe Harriott, Louis Moholo, Elton Dean, Chris McGregor etc etc etc

    John & Hazel have been supporting this music for longer than many of us have been walking the planet. I'd urge support for them, and the acquisition of some great music in the process.

    sermon endeth here - enjoy the Jazz Doctors."

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    Boy Raaymakers, trumpet, bugle
    Peter Van der Locht, alto saxophone
    Robert Scholer, bass
    Noel McGhee, drums
    +
    Burton Greene, piano (Side B)


    Side A. 29 Augustus 1970  (20:43)

    Side B. 4 September 1970  (18:13)


    GROUP MUSIC PRODUCTIONS ES 46136 (1970)



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     Heres something that has been requested repeatedly in the comments on Lacy posts ( especially by brent/ 1001)
    One of Lacy’s finest from the period, with masters like Togashi and Yoshizawa on board it couldn’t be otherwise.
    This is unaccountably rare , ive only ever seen the one copy.

    (Update)
    This was posted for the first time in January 2008 by Sotise from a cassette he got from a friend.
    I've hitchhiked the post - here's a reup in flac from another rip...






    1. Stalks (Lacy) 10:35
    2. Moon (Lacy) 9:24
    3. Japanese Duck (Lacy) 6:40
    4. The Wane (Lacy) 6:46
    5- Bone (Lacy) 4:47

    Recorded at Nippon Columbia 1st Studio, Tokyo, June 7, 1975

    Steve Lacy: soprano saxophone
    Masahiko Togashi: percussion
    Motoharu Yoshizawa: bass

    1975 - Columbia (Japan), YQ-7507-N (LP)


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    Just got the sad news that Muhal Richard Abrams has died already three days ago.

    R.I.P.

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    Thanks to the original taper and poster.....


    Michel Portal,  saxophones, clarinets, bandoneon
    Bernard Lubat,  piano, drums
    Jean-François Jenny-Clark,  bass
    Jean-Pierre Drouet,  percussion


    1. Splendid Yzlment (MP) [20:55]
    2. Voyage (MP) [20:47]
    3. Valse Mauve (BL) [16:16]
    4. Ball (JPD) [09:52]


    Recorded on October 11, 1981 during the 6th New Jazz Festival at the Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany.
    FM radio broadcast NDR Hamburg
    Tracks 2 (faded out) and 3 were probably a single continous performance.



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    Here is a remastered version of this concert previously posted in the early days of « IS » and updated by Kinabalu in March 2016. Sound is so important for me that when I downloaded the original file I was so disappointed by the sound quality that I deleted it immediately. Some years after my interest in the music of Don Cherry and particularly in this period of his music became stronger than my reluctance about poor sound quality and I downloaded it again but the sound haven’t changed… So I thought that the best way was trying to remaster it and it is this result that I present today. The original source is probably an audience recording and in many moments the sound of each players is not clear, particularly when the level of the percussions is high. Johny Dyani is playing with a level of intensity that is totally incredible and one of my purpose was to make is sound more clear. But you can’t recreate what is not in the source and the remastering of a poor source is always a question of point of view. Someone else could choose a different way of sound engineering. If you want you can compare with the original file, still available and if someone else want to try another remastering… why not?

    Last but not least Makaya Ntchoko is credited as the drummer of the band but I’m almost sure that it is not him who is playing but Okay Temiz. Two reasons makes me think this way, first when you listen carefully the use of percussions is totally similar to Temiz’s style and this concert comes from the famous and under recorded period when Cherry had his trio with Dyani and Temiz.

    Don Cherry :cnt, fl, Ram's Horn, zurna, double fl, Gourd
    Dan Nedergaard : tpt
    Johnny Dyani : bass, perc
    Okay Temiz (?) drums, perc

    Recorded October 3, 1970 Bristol Music Center Copenhagen


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    1.  Zürich 17.10.93
    2.  Basel 12.11.93
    3.  Landshut 2.11.93
    4.  Luzern 4.3.94
    5.  Ravensburg 25.4.94
    6.  Dortmund 16.11.93
    7.  Dortmund 16.11.93
    8.  Dortmund 16.11.93
    9.  Dortmund 16.11.93
    10. Dortmund 16.11.93
    11. Dortmund 16.11.93

    Christoph Winckel, bass
    A.R. Penck, drums, vocals
    Lothar Fiedler, electric guitar
    Helge Leiberg, trumpet

    CD Rip



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    Charles Lloyd Quartet
    LIVE AT JAZZ BALTICA 2000

    1. Prayer (Charles Lloyd)  6.42
    2. Zoltan (Charles Lloyd)  5.00
    3. When Miss Jessye Sings (Charles Lloyd)  20.18
    4. God Give Me Strength (Burt Bacharach / Elvis Costello)  16.11
    5. Voice In The Night (Charles Lloyd)  10.26
    6. Sombrero Sam (Charles Lloyd)  12.53
    7. Nachiketa's Lament / Hymn To Her Mother (Charles Lloyd)  6.33

    Charles Lloyd - tenor sax, flute, tibetan oboe, percussion
    John Abercrombie - guitar
    Marc Johnson - bass, cello
    Billy Hart - drums

    Live at Konzertscheune Salzau, Germany, June 6, 2000

    Pre-broadcast DAT copy

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    András Vigh,  hurdy-gurdy
    Ákos Szelevényi,  saxophone, bass clarinet
    Albert Márkos,  cello
    Szilárd Mezei,  piano, prepared piano


    01. Take 1 - untitled 21:39
    02. Take 2 - untitled 33:52
    03. Take 3 - untitled 23:07

    Recorded September 4, 2007 at Rómer House, Györ, Hungary.


    Harmonia Produkcio 2007 GyörFree Muhely 2004