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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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    Joe Henderson- tenor saxophone
    Helio Alves - piano
    Nilson Matta - bass
    Paulo Bragga - drums

    1. Triste   12:34
    2. Photograph   10:27
    3. Happy Madness  3:06
    4. Recorda-Me   21:05
    5. Take the A Train   9:26
    6. Felicidade   14:00

    Brecon Jazz Festival 1996

    BBC Radio 3, broadcast      

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    This rather obscure recording with Glenn Spearman was requested some time ago.
    So we're happy to get this rip due to a friend (and more) of Inconstant Sol.
    Offered here almost as I got it except I've removed several dozens of clicks and pops manually.

    Louis Armfield, alto saxophone, piano
    Nedly Elstak, trumpet
    Harry Piller, drums
    Glenn Spearman, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet

    A1. Spooks  8:45
    A2. Herrie  7:50
    A3. Loaded Rough Lunch  4:56
    B1. Incident  10:33
    B2. A Music Ensemble  10:39

    Recorded in Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 23, 1977.

    Coreco 01, 1977

    LP Rip

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    DEREK BAILEY - guitar, voice

    1. Intro. Charles Fox.   00:38
    2. 'Introductions'  12:06
    3. Charles Fox   02:18
    4. 'Inaudibles'  14:37
    5. Outro   00:23

    BBC Radio 3.  Jazzin Britain. July 1980.

    A short, amusing one.

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    1. One Is One Is Two Too  (16:56)
    [for two diagonal tuned pianos]

    Georg Gräwe & Carlo Inderhees, piano

    2. Überdruck "For Paul Lovens" (16:20)
    [for 7 brass and improvising soloist]

    Paul Lovens, drums
    Ensemble Klamgspur Linz:
    Anton Voigt, leader
    Johann Peer, trumpet
    Josef Eichenberger, trumpet
    Bernhard Kirchner, horn
    Albert Heitzinger, horn
    Hans-Peter Gaiswinkler, trombone
    Otmar Gaiswinkler, trombone
    Walter Krempl, tuba

    3. Qualcosa "For The Leonardo Quartett” (19:56)
    [for string-quartet and improvising soloist]

    Radu Malfatti, trombone
    Thomas Pözlberger, violin
    Johann Gstöttner, violin
    Wolfgang Schatz, viola
    Andreas Pözlberger, cello

    4 Fárrago "For Melvyn Poore Und Wolfgang Güttler" (20:59)
    [for 14 double-basses and improvising soloist]

    Melvyn Poore, tuba

    Recorded at 'Offenen Kulturhaus Linz', Linz, Austria on December 3 (tracks 1 + 2) and December 5 (track 4), 1992.
    Track 3 recorded at the same location between December 1 and 7, 1992.

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  • 06/16/17--01:48: Frank Van Bommel - Harmoniak
  • Here is a strange record by pianist Frank Van Bommel considering the music he is doing now that is more inside than outside. This record is difficult to describe, between jazz and contemporary, in one word adventurous. 
    Apparently this cd has never been made commercially available. Recorded in 1992, it appeared for me for the first time 6 or 7 years ago; it was probably sold during concerts.

    Frank Van Bommel : Piano, Harmonium
    Tim Zwemmer Marimba, Percussions, Harmonium, Glockenspiel
    Carl G. Beukman Contrabass

    1/ The Mirror, 2/ Harmoniac, 3/ Caba, 4/ The Crypt, 5/ Rota, 6/ Salut, 7/ Triptych, 8/ Harmoniacal Hyperventilation

    track 1 to 7 recorded in 1992, track 8 recorded in 1990

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    A1. Interpretation Of Dreams
    A2. Time And Essence
    A3. Chips And Hammers

    B1. Chants Meeting
    B3. Kohe Dances
    B4. Mix Zoom Pan Cut

    C1. Sounding The River
    C2. Kamatsn

    D1. Things Go
    D2. Memory Bank

    Al Mattes, guitar synthesizer, acoustic bass
    John Kamevaar, synthesizer, pre-recorded sound
    Michael Snow, piano, trumpet, siren
    Nobuo Kubota, voice, cowbells, wind-controlled synthesizer, synthesizer
    Paul Dutton, voice, harmonica

    Recorded at The Music Gallery, Toronto, on 6 December 1989 (1A1-3), 11 October 1989 (1B1-4), 2 June 1990 (2A1), 26 September 1990 (2A2) and 10 October 1990 (2B1-2).

    Music Gallery Editions ‎– MGE 90

    Cassette Rip

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    Six Etudes

    1.  Staccato - Legato
    2.  Legato - Staccato
    3.  Con Sordino - Senza Sordino
    4.  Ricochet
    5.  Flageoletti
    6.  Senza Arco

    Vladimir Tonkha, violoncello

    7.  De Profundis

    Friedrich Lips, bayan

    Seven Words

    8.  Text
    9.  I
    10. II
    11. III
    12. IV
    13. V
    14. VI
    15. VII

    Yuji Takahashi, conductor
    Vladimir Tonkha, violoncello
    Friedrich Lips, bayan
    Shinsei Nihon Symphony Orchestra

    Recorded at Suntory Hall on 27March 1990.

    CD Rip

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    A. Concert In Derry

    B. Concert In Derry

    Heinz Wollny, bass
    A.R. Penck, drums
    Frank Wollny, guitar

    LP Rip

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    A. Concert In Dublin Part I
    B. Concert In Dublin Part II
    C. Concert In Dublin Part III
    D. Concert In Dublin Part IV

    Heinz Wollny, bass
    A.R. Penck, drums
    Frank Wollny, guitar

    Private label - A 0024

    LP Rip

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    Frank Wollny, guitar
    Heinz Wollny, bass
    H. Georg Kohnert, synthesizer
    A.R. Penck, drums

    A. Nachtfahrt 18:52
    B. Vision 18:29

    "After leaving East Germany to Athens [F. Wollny] moved back to West Germany.
    ...met Penck in Cologne where they discussed a new concept about TTT as a band.
    Recording 3+1 in Bad Homburg West Germany (1982)."

    Wau Wau Records WW LP 46831 (vinyl rip)

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    Many of us seem interested in the collective group Reform Art Unit. The history of this collective has often been punctuated by individual sub-projects among the members of the group. The trio Pei fits in this musical tradition. Indeed, Yedda Chunyu Lin is Reform Art Unit's pianist. She created the group with R A U's founder Fritz Novotny and Lucas Ligeti. P.E.I means Passion, Energy, Intensity. Here is a live recording kindly offered by Yedda, given at the release of their first album. Also included some sound clips of this first cd packaged in a beautiful gatefold lp sleeve.

    This album is fantastic and you can support the artist and order it directly to Yedda 
    You can also visit her web at

    Find one recent recording of the R A U with Yedda Chunyu Lin recently posted here

    Great live, two tracks:
    Yedda Chunyu Lin: piano
    Fritz Novotny: Soprano sax, flute
    Lukas Ligeti: Drums

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    A1. Larry's Listening
    A2. Upon Arriving

    B1. A Postponement
    B2. Circuitry
    B3. Down The Street

    C1. Yourself Elsewhere
    C2. Radio In A Stolen Car

    D.  Uncalledforness

    E1. Silky Times
    E2. Back To Timmons

    F1. Leaves Shed Their Trees
    F2. One Of Your Lips
    F3. Qui Ne Sert Qu'A Nous Faire Trembler

    Larry Dubin, drums, pipe drums, percussion, marimba
    Al Mattes, bass, electric bass, guitar, percussion
    Casey Sokol, piano, electric piano, percussion
    Michael Snow, piano, electric piano, synthesizer, percussion, copper tubophone, trumpet
    Nobuo Kubota, alto and tenor saxophone, percussion
    Peter Anson, guitar, vegematic, electric piano, kettle harp

    Recorded at the Music Gallery, Toronto, except F1 recorded at Conservation Hall, Toronto

    Music Gallery Editions ‎– MGE 15

    LP Rip

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    A present from Mark Wastell.  Thanks to him.

    PAUL DUNMALL - tenor saxophone
    DAVE KANE - bass
    MARK WASTELL - tam-tam, harmonium, frame drum, percussion

    1. First Piece  22:28
    2. Second Piece  15:22

    Recorded live by Graham MacKeachan at the Hundred Years Gallery, Shoreditch, London.
    13th September 2015.

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    KEITH TIPPETT - piano
    PAUL ROGERS - bass
    PAUL DUNMALL - soprano and tenor saxophones
    TONY LEVIN - drums

    1. Set 1  41:16

    Band on the Wall, Manchester. 16th November 1989

    Don't miss the classic second set from this concert.

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    Bruce Ackley, Bb + alto clarinet, soprano saxophone
    Abdrew Voigt, alto, soprano & sopranino saxophone
    Jon Raskin, baritone, alto & soprano saxophone, Bb clarinet
    Larry Ochs, tenor, alto & sopranino saxophone

    A1. New Sheets (8:25)
    A2. Trobar Clus #1 (5:47)
    A3. Trobar Clus #2 (6:08)
    B.  Ride Upon The Belly Of The Waters, Building Your Boats To Carry All (21:18)

    Recorded at John Altmann Recording, San Francisco, on July 25 and August 2, 1978.

    Metalanguage 101

    (vinyl rip)

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    Here is something different than our usual posts. Years ago some contributors posted some Indian classical music, mostly Khyal, let’s return to this tradition of world music. Here is a post of instrumental dhrupad. This tradition is the oldest and the most respected in India. Originally it comes from temple singers but Dhrupad masters became court musicians. It is the case of Ustad Ziauddin Khan father of Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar who was musicians ate the court of Udaypur’s Maharajah. Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar was born in 1929 and died in 1990, he represents the 19th generation of the Dagar tradition also named Dagarvani. Beside Ustad Asad Ali Khan, Ustad Z.M. Dagar was probably the most famous Dhrupad musician who played the rudra vena or Been. In the Dagar tradition Ustad Z.M. Dagar opened a new tradition. Before him the rudra veena was never played in front of audience. If almost all the Dagar were trained in the veena, they were only privately playing it, in public they concentrate on the vocal Dhrupad. Ustad Z.M. Dagar is the first to choose the rudra veena as his primary instrument, he also made some changes in the structure of the been to create greater resonance. With the help of instrument maker Kanai Lal from Kolkata the rudra veena get a deeper sound and became a larger bass instrument.
    More informations on the history of the rudra veena/been can be found at 

    Here we have the full recital given by Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar on May 27, 1988 at radio France. First he plays a long improvisation on the raag Purya Kalyan following the classic development in three parts: alap, jor, jala and a conclusion with the packawaj. Then he concludes the performance with the raag Lalit only in alap.

    Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar: rudra veena
    Mohin Bahauddin Dagar : tanpura
    Philippe Bruguiere : tanpura
    Pandit Shrikant Mishra : packawaj

    raag Puriya Kalyan:
    -alap (slow tempo without rhythm)
    -jor (slow tempo with rhythm)
    -jala (fast tempo with rhythm)
    -chautaal (12 bits rhythm with percussion/packawaj)

    raag Lalit

    May 27, 1988 studio 105 maison de la radio

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    Following the preview post of the solo recital by Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar here is a performance in duo (jugalbandi) by the two sons of Ustad Ziaudin Khan Dagar: Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar (1929 - 1990) and Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar (1932 - 2013). The first is the famous Binkar (rudra veena player), the second is a renowned vocalist as important as the senior Dagar brothers in the representation of the Dagar style of Dhrupad. The jugalbandi between voice and instrument is very rare and the ones made by those two brothers are absolutely incredible in the fact that they represents perfectly the strong link between the voice and the instrument. In his playing Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar have always wanted to be as close as possible to the voice. he used to say: « voice is king, instrument is minister ».

    This performance of the raag Chandrakauns, a late evening composition have been recorded in Amsterdam in 1985 and have been briefly published on cd by the Dagar Family.
    The development of this raga is done in the tradition with an alap, jor and jala followed by a composition played in Dhamar (12 bits) with the Packawaj.

    The Swedish label « country & eastern » have published two cd’s of jugalbandi by the two Dagar Brothers presented here, they are worthy of interest because they are actually the only documents commercially available in this style of Dhrupad.

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    A.  Who Is It?

    B1. That's Art Gerry
    B2. Smoke

    C1. Tapioca
    C2. A Space Number Too

    D.  Che Whiz

    still from the documentary Cowboy and Indian (1972), Don Owen, National Film Board of Canada

    Robert Markle, tenor saxophone, piano, door knocks
    Gordon Rayner, drums, percussion
    Gerry McAdam, guitar
    Michael Snow, trumpet, piano, whistling
    Graham Coughtry, trombone
    Nobua Kubota, soprano & baritone saxophone
    Jim Jones, bass
    Denyse MacCormack, vocals

    Recorded at Gordon Rayner's studio and the A Space Gallery, Toronto, June 1975 - April 1976.

    Music Gallery Editions ‎– MGE 3

    LP Rip

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    A. Looks Like Snow

    B. Is It Addicting? (A Love Song)

    C. Raynershine

    D. Markle-O-Slow

    from Cafe Le Hibou Recollections; Denis Faulkner

    Gordon Rayner, art director
    Terry Forster, bass
    Jim Jones, electric bass
    Michael Snow, piano, celeste, flugelhorn, trumpet, whistling
    Nobuo Kubota, soprano, alto & baritone saxophone
    Robert Markle, tenor saxophone, electric piano
    Graham Coughtry, trombone
    Harvey Cowan, violin

    Photo: John Reeves, 1965

    Recorded June 1973 at Eastern Sound, Toronto, except "Mark-O-Slow" recorded live at the University of Windsor, March 1973.

    Isaacs Gallery & Music Gallery Editions, no number

    LP Rip

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    A1. Manhattan Reflections
    A2. You've Changed
    A3. My Song Is Blue
    A4. Felicidade

    B1. First Moves
    B2. Det Finns (So Many Things)
    B3. Beat Me Again
    B4. Meaning Of The Blues
    B5. Give Me Peace

    Gunnar Bergsten, baritone saxophone
    Torbjörn Hultcrantz, bass
    Lars Bagge, bassoon, horn
    Lennart Jansson, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano, alto and baritone saxophone
    Johnny Martinez, congas
    René Martinez, congas
    Sabu Martinez, congas
    Lars Färnlöf, cornet, flugelhorn
    Leif Wennerström, drums
    Bernt Rosengren, flute, alto and tenor saxophone
    Tommy Koverhult, English horn, soprano and tenor saxophone
    Okay Temiz, percussion
    Claes-Göran Fagerstedt, piano
    Bobo Stenson, piano, electric piano
    Anders Lindskog, tenor saxophone
    Jan Jansson, trombone
    Janus Miezek, trombone
    Lars Olofsson, trombone
    Lennart Löfgren, trombone
    Sven Larsson, bass trombone
    Björn Borg, trumpet
    Bertil Lövgren, trumpet, flugelhorn
    Maffy Falay, trumpet, flugelhorn
    Nannie Porres, vocals
    Bennie Svensson, vocals

    Recorded April 12-15, 1977, at EMI Studios, Stockholm, Sweden.

    EMI ‎– 7C 062-35428

    LP Rip