6 August 2018

What a long, strange trip ...






This blog is now in its tenth year, started back in February 2007 by Sotise, our correspondent from down under. Bundles of people have contributed over the years, some gone, others holding on and yet others joining and putting their distinctive mark on the contents and direction of the blog. Currently we have about half a dozen active posters and some very generous followers, judging from inputs to our contributions section, 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 sight and out of mind. Due to spam and some past experiences of personal attacks, we 've had to institute a moderator system, so comments may not appear right away, but they will be published.

With these few words, heading on ...

5 August 2018

Contributions

Anything our readers and followers would like to contribute goes here. That may include recommendations, reviews, recordings, you name it.

The earlier contributions thread was unfortunately deleted, but we have managed to recover about three years of the last five years of posts. The recovered posts have now been moved to separate posts in the new thread. All links to files are working at the time of writing. If there is anybody out there who has found that their contributions are missing, feel free to repost them or if anybody has downloaded files when they were still available, the same thing applies.  Of course, we welcome any new contributions from our followers, anything that we and you should know about.

4 August 2018

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.

3 August 2018

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.

1 August 2017

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!!

Surely it goes without saying that all views expressed on this Blog , be they impressions  delusions
reveries, political statements, opinions are ours and ours alone , Music stimulates the imagination, so switch off y'r TV,listen ... make up your own minds.

So here goes, Ill start with a few I have recently re uploaded

Update July 18, 2016 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:



Jan Garbarek Trio - live at Moers 1973
Nonaka "Goku" Mitsumasa - Street Preaching At The Cheshire Cat
Manfred Schoof Quintet - Domicile München 1969
Jiří Stivín & Rudolf Dašek ‎– Tandem (Supraphon)
Lee Konitz Quartet - live in Manchester 1966
Roswell Rudd - Maine
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - Koppelaar-Carl-Reichel-Dauner-Honsinger - Stuttgart 1977
Theo Loevendie 4TET
Theo Loevendie Quartet -  Orlando
Theo Loevendie Quartet - Live in Moers 1979
Alan Davie - Phantom In The Room
Tetsu Saito - Tokio Tango
Oriental Wind - Sankirna
Niko Langenhuijsen - Hypo
CCMC - Vol 1
Eje Thelin - Polyglot
Takashi Kako / Toshiyuki Miyama & New Herd - EL AL
Voices - Rediscover The Beautiful
New Jazz Ensemble - Burning Flowers
Ruf der Heimat feat. Charles Gayle & E.L. Petrowsky - Köln, 1994
Fall, Few, Maka - Diom Futa
Machi Oul - Quetzalcoatl
Waterland Ensemble - Domesticated Doomsday
Loek Dikker Waterland Ensemble - Tan-Tango
Keshavan Maslak - Loek Dikker.... - Mayhem In Our Streets
Ekkehard Jost & Amman Boutz
Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath - live at Siegendorff 1975
The Group - live in Cambridge, Mass. 1987
CMIF (Creative Musicians Improvisers Forum - 1983/84)
Andrew Hill - Big Band and Solo Live Recordings
Edward Vesala - I'm Here
Fred Van Hove & Cel Overberghe - With Strings - Met Strijkers - Avec Cordes
The Original Orchestra - Don't Play That Sentimental Ballad
Toshi Tsuchitori / Mototeru Takagi - Origination +Alm/Balcony
Toshi Tsuchitori - 3 DYM LPs
Sato - Takase - Hashimoto - Kako - Twilight Monologues
Air - live in Pisa '79
Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley - Birdland, Neuburg
Richard Teitelbaum - Hiuchi-Ishi
Saheb Sarbib - Live in Europe
Dean. Dunmall. Rogers. Levin - ELTON
Elton Dean Quartet - EDQ LIVE
Bill Lewis & Khan Jamal - The River
Binder Quintet featuring John Tchicai
MASTERS OF DISORIENTATION
Allan Jaffe - Soundscape
New Orchestra Quintet - Up 'Til Now
GROUP ONGAKU - (1960/61)
Riri Shimada / Takehisa Kosugi - The Other World of Eric Satie
Elton Dean Quartet - Live in Milan '79
Michel Portal Unit (NDR Jazzworkshop No.99) - In Hamburg 1974
Michel Portal Unit feat. Albert Mangelsdorff - Live in Willisau 1976
Brötzmann / Portal / Bennink - In Paris 1977
Kang Tae Hwan - Tokebi
Sonny Sharrock - Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Paul Dunmall Qt - Manchester 1987
Jan Garbarek Quartet - live in Bremen 1974
Anthony Braxton - Evan Parker Duet 1994
Joji Yuasa – Triplicity For Contrabass
Cecil Taylor, Bill Dixon and Tony Oxley - live in London 2004
United Front - Live in Moers 79
Paul Rogers & Paul Dunmall - Invisibles 
Paul Rogers - Solo (2000)
Rutherford.Tippett. Rogers - ROTOR
United Front - Path with a Hesrt
Alex Maguire's Cat O'Nine Tails - Hoki-Poki
Wallin - Ulander - Olsen - The New Figaro
Bengt "Frippe" Nordström - Meaningless
Masahiko Togashi - Voices
Steve Lacy - Wordless
Bergisch-Brandenburgisches Quartett - Soundscape NY 1981
Frank Wright & Jerry Griffin - Saalfelden, Austria, November, 1979
Steve Grossman + Jean-Francois Jenny-Clark - New Moon
Steve Lacy Quartet - Moers 1974
Lesli Dalaba - Trumpet Songs and Dances
Yosuke Yamashita (w/Joseph Jarman) - First Time
David Keane - Lyra
Jef Gilson - Concert A La MJC Colombes
Cecil Taylor Quintet - Köln 1999
Evans / Fernández / Gustafsson - Munich 2012
Cercle - 1997
Cercle - New York 1994
Ton Klami - In Moers
Tomasz Stanko Quartet - Nuremberg 1996
Madli's Mums
Jeanne Lee - Conspiracy
Luna - Space Swell
Ruf Der Heimat - Machine Kaput
AMM - London Lighthouse 1989
AMM - October Gallery 1991 set1
AMM - October Gallery 1991 set2
Urs Blöchlinger - Don't Call Back - We Let You Know
Abdul Wadud / Leroy Jenkins - Straight Ahead / Free At Last
Vertrek Ensemble - Another Idea of North
Euro-Quartet - Convergences
No Doctor - No Doctor
John Tchicai - Cadentia Nova Danica
Tony Oxley Celebration Orchestra - Gütersloh, Germany (May-15-1993)
New Phonic Art - Begegnung In Baden Baden (Wergo)
Noah Howard Quartet - Live At Columbia University, NY, 1973
Wolfgang Dauner / Jürgen Karg / Fred Braceful - Untitled (Calig, 1969)
Nébu - Nébu
Licorice Factory - self-titled
Vesala/Sermilä/Hauta-Aho/Honkanen/Helasvuo - Ode To Marilyn
Globe Unity Orchestra & London Jazz Composers Orchestra - Köln 1989
Vinko Globokar -  Echanges / Res/As/Ex/Ins-Pirer / Discours IV
Manfred Schoof Quintet - Suite
Bernd Alois Zimmermann - Die Befristeten, Improvisations & Tratto - Wergo 1969
Polly Bradfield - Solo Violin Improvisations
Keshavan Maslak - Humanplexity
Frank Wright Quartet - Live In New York City Summer 1973
Bob Reid - Best Of Emergency
Frank Wright & Andrew Cyrille - Live Soundscape NYC 1981
Francois Couturier, Andre Jaume, Fred Ramamonjiarisoa - Nadia Salana Resaka
Michel Pilz - Celeste & Jamabiko
Stockhausen - Aus den sieben Tagen
TTT featuring A.R. Penck - 3 x 2 = xxxxx
Charles Tyler Quartet - Definite Vol. 1
Philippe Maté and Jef Gilson - Workshop
James Newton Trio/Quartet - Binu
Bob Degen Trio - Celebrations
Charles Tyler Quartet - Definite Vol. 2
TTT featuring A.R.Penck - Catch the Dollar
Charles Tyler Ensemble - Voyage from Jericho 
Ian Brighton-Colin Wood-Frank Perry-Radu Malfatti-Phil Wachsmann - Balance
Frances-Marie Uitti - The Second Bow
Michael Smith - La Musique Blanche
Kent Carter - It Will Come
Key - Key
Anthony Davis and Douglas Ewart - live in Verona '79
Michael Smith - Reflection On Progress
Sei Miguel - Portuguese Man Of War
Ivo Perelman - William Parker - Rashied Ali - Live
Kazutoki Umezu - Shin Myong
Michael Smith - Geomusic
Michael Smith - Totality
Karl Berger/Woodstock Workshop Orchestra - Live At The Donaueschingen Music Festival
TTT - Aspects of the NY. NY. NY. - Situation
Frank Wright - live in Ulm 1990
TTT - Be cool in Munich
Barry Wallenstein - Taking Off
Company - Trios
TTT - Isle In The Ocean
St-Jak - Oeuvralgique
Amalgam - Play Blackwell & Higgins
Dudu Pukwana and Zila - Live in Bracknell & Willisau
Schiano/Mazzon/Schiaffini/Geremia/Tommaso/Rusconi – The Unrepentant Ones (link still active!)
Karl Berger Total Music Ensemble (1968)
Arthur Blythe - The Grip & Metamorphosis
Michael J. Smith - Elvira Madigan...And Other Dances
More TTT - Live Konzert Basel 
Carman Moore (feat. Sam Rivers) - Five Movements for a Fashionable Five-Toed Dragon
Joseph Jarman - Sunbound
SME - Karyobin
NDR Jazzworkshop No.65 - Howard Riley & Tony Oxley - Convolution
Steve Lacy Sextet - The Wire
Billy Harper Quintet - Live in Rome '81









29 April 2017

BUTCH MORRIS CONNECTION ‎– SESSION RECESSION (MARA RECORDS)





1-1. Session

2-1. Recession



Mara Records ‎– 6008/9


CD Rip

24 April 2017

TTT – ENDLESS JAZZ / AFTER 997 (PRIVATE RELEASE, 1984)





A. Endless Jazz

B. After 997
Credits


Frank Wollny, guitar, bass
Lisle Ellis, bass
Coen Aalberts, drums
Dennis "King" Charles, drums
A.R. Penck, flute, piano, keyboards
Clarence Sharpe, saxophone

LP Rip - file courtesy of Pierre once more

22 April 2017

UPCOMING + RECENT RELEASES V




More good news from Chicago. John Corbett's label Corbett vs Dempsey will release three wonderful CDs on May 1.
The above picture show the cover of the first edition originally issued by FMP.
It's a double-CD with 12 previously unreleased titles.
1. King Alcohol (Carl/11:45)
2. Thrombose (Christmann/8:19)
3. Aeiou (Schönenberg/6:08)
4. a) Rush-Hour (Carl)
b) Something? (Schönenberg)
c) Triotrip (Christmann)
(total time: 13:08)

Unreleased tracks:
5. KA Alt #1 (6:33)
6. KA Alt #2 (4:23)
7. KA Alt #3 (9:50)
8. KA Alt #4 (6:08)
9. KA Alt #5 (9:29)

1. KA Alt #6 (13:08)
2. KA Alt #7 (15:55)
3. KA Alt #8 (12:20)
4. KA Alt #9 (11:15)
5. KA Alt #10 (12:25)
6. KA Alt #11 (11:00)
7. KA Alt #12 (9:21)

Rüdiger Carl, tenor saxophone
Günter Christmann, trombone
Detlef Schönenberg, drums

Tracks 1-6 originally released on FMP (FMP 0060, 1973). All other tracks previously unreleased.

GET IT!


The following two CDs are from Hans Reichel.
Guitarist extraordinaire, inventor of instruments and world renowed font maker.
Both Reichel CDs are due for May 1st at Corbett vs Dempsey.




1. Gier I (2:17)
2. Peter Zweifel (2:41)
3. Lurch (3:26)
4. Toeni (1:31)
5. Moor (5:17)
6. Bonobo II (3:30)
7. Bonobo I (3:59)
8. Mariahilf (2:31)
9. Des Jägers Klage (2:52)
10. Nicht Sand, Sondern Popel Im Getriebe (1:30)
11. Gier II (7:51)

Hans Reichel, guitar


All compositions by Hans Reichel.
LP originally released on FMP (FMP 0280, 1976).
Recorded by Jost Gebers and Joachim Ehrig (track 6) at Conny’s Studio, Berlin, in October 1975. Track 6 was recorded in July 1975, and is the only piece to use overdubbing.
LP produced by Jost Gebers.
LP design by Hans Reichel.




1. Wenn das Rohr Dommeit (4:04)
2. Lupi (0:27)
3. Wichlinghauser Blues (6:40)
4. Krampfhandlungen 1st Version (5:45)
5. Allegro (3:20)
6. Krampfhandlungen 2nd Version (7:08)
7. Abendlied (4:17)
8. Alfons “Al” Piepenbrink & his Lonely Wah-Wah Pedal (1:38)
9. Shaved Guitar (3:26)
10. Schlafflied (3:41)

Hans Reichel, guitar


All compositions by Hans Reichel.
Remark: All tunes have been taped as played (indeed).
A homemade 11-string guitar (3 pickups) has been used for all tunes except the first one.
LP originally released on FMP (FMP 0150, 1973).
Recorded by Joachim Ehrig between April and June 1973, at home, at Youth-Center Hagen-Haspe, and at EROC-Studios in Hagen.
LP produced by Jost Gebers.
LP design by Hans Reichel.






And not at least this fantastic LP (dl also available) from Lithuanaia's No Business Records.
Some weeks before I aquired this great, great LP I saw a video with the same group on youtube. I was quite enchanted and thought about mailing Frédéric Blondy hoping to get a CDr of this concert.
Fortunately (?) it wasn't necessary to ask Mr. Blondy - got the dl - got the LP - I'm glad the music is as good as I hoped for.
Recommended


Peter Evans - piccolo trumpet
John Butcher - tenor and soprano saxophones
Frédéric Blondy - piano
Clayton Thomas - double bass
Paul Lovens - selected and unselected drums and cymbals

SIDE A
UNE AILE DISSOUTE DANS LA LUMIERE (PART I)
SIDE B
UNE AILE DISSOUTE DANS LA LUMIERE (PART II)

Recorded on the 2nd November, 2013 live at Tampere Jazz Happening (Old Custom House), Finland by Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle)

EVAN PARKER & DAVE HOLLAND "ROCCELLA JONICA, 1989"






Evan Parker, soprano & tenor saxophone
Dave Holland, double bass


1. unknown title 10:26
2. unknown title 07:58
3. unknown title 10:18
4. unknown title 09:15
5. unknown title 14:38


Recorded at an unknown venue in Roccella Jonica, Italy on August 31, 1989.

LA MONTE YOUNG "JUST CHARLES & CELLO IN THE ROMANTIC MOOD" (2002-2003)


...  ... ...  ... ...  ....

20 April 2017

WADADA LEO SMITH & HAMID DRAKE "EMPTY BOTTLE CHICAGO 2001"



Here we have the first contribution of Correct Silence.
The following are his own words........

Wadada Leo Smith has often shared the stage or the studio in duet with drummers: Adam Rudolph, Sabu Toyozumi, Jack Dejohnette, Louis Moholo and Ed Blackwell. Here is a concert with Hamid Drake with whom Smith has played sometimes in various bands but never recorded officially.
I have no more details about the exact date of the show. The concert is complete, it’s an audience recording with good sound, sometimes there are silences or soft playing by both musicians.
I have decided to keep the material like it has been recorded, no editing has been done.
There are five tracks with no particular titles, the music is improvised.
Listening to this concert, the comparison that comes to mind is Ed Blackwell who’s style is close to Hamid Drake and it can be interesting to listen again to « The Blue Mountain’s Sun Drummer « .
A fantastic record in my opinion.
https://www.discogs.com/fr/Wadada-Leo-Smith-And-Ed-Blackwell-The-Blue-Mountains-Sun-Drummer/release/3240992

Enjoy.

19 April 2017

TTT WITH BUTCH MORRIS ‎– HOLLYWOOD BLVD CONCERT / MALIBU-EXPERIMENT (MARA RECORDS, 1991)




Holywood Blvd 89

1-1. Beach
1-2. L.A.
1-3. Homeless




Malibu-experiment

2-1. Malibu Experiment
2-2. Piano Solo
2-3. Trio Malibu
2-4. Malibu Duo
2-5. Swop


Butch Morris, cornet, flute, piano, percussion
A.R. Penck, piano, flute, bass, drums
Frank Wollny, bass, piano, drums
Markus Lüpertz, flute, percussion, drums
Tylon Barea, drums, flute, percussion


CD1 recorded at Hollywood Blvd Studio on 15 January 1989

Mara Records ‎– 6001/2

CD Rip


These are the first two CDs in the set with the last Frank Wright post.




18 April 2017

Ensemble Heute - Homage to Bela Bartok and John Cage (granit 2001)


from the usual people of Reform Art, but here completely different music from what I'v heard from them until now.
the title says  it all

Paul Field - violin
Margarete Jungen - mezzosoprano
Karl Wilhelm Krbavac - viola da gamba
Sepp Mitterbauer - trumpet
Fritz Novotny - glockenspiel, gongs, flute, soprano sax
Giselher Smekal - piano
Monika Stadler - harp

1. Pierrot Songs (Smekal)
2. Bela (Novotny)
3. John (Fields, Novotny)
4. Ovid (Fields, Novotny)

recorded between december 2000 and june 2001

Granit record, CD
GR 2001-0-05

17 April 2017

TTT ‎– FRANK WRIGHT (MARA RECORDS, 1991)




1. Wartesaal
2. Deutsche Bank
3. Haus Blitz
4. Untitled
5. Untitled




Frank Wollny, bass
A.R. Penck, drums
Frank Wright, saxophone

Mara Records ‎– 6003

CD Rip

ROOTS - Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham 1996

























BENNY GOLSON - tenor saxophone
NATHAN DAVIS - tenor and soprano saxophones
ARTHUR BLYTHE - alto saxophone
CHICO FREEMAN - tenor saxophone
KIRK LIGHTSEY - piano
BUSTER WILLIAMS - bass
ED THIGPEN - drums

1. Hank's Tune  7:54
2. announcement (B. Golson)  1:34
3. Stolen Moments  11:28
4. band intros (B. Golson)  11:20
5. To Hear a Tear Drop in the Rain  11:35
6. Impressions  11:05
7. Lester Leaps In 14:26
8. Tokudo  9:39

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham  14th April 1996

BBC Radio 3 Broadcast

Arthur Blythe's passing prompted me to dig this out.  Enjoy.

15 April 2017

FRANK WRIGHT ‎– PRAYER FOR INGO (MARA RECORDS, 1990s)





1. Prayer For Ingo


Frank Wollny, bass
A.R. Penck, drums
Rev. Frank Wright, saxophone





Recorded at Stadtgarten Köln, November 19, 1989

Mara Records ‎– 6006

CD Rip


I said I had one more A.R. Penck / Frank Wright rip to post, but now we have another thanks to Pierre, our pioneering IS contributor, who posted many of the others.


13 April 2017

THREE MOTIONS ‎– IMPRESSIONS (KOVARIK'S MUSIKOTHEK, 1979)



A1. Impressions
A2. Double Three

B.  Trio ACW

Anthony Braxton, alto saxophone
Heinz Jäger, bass
Fritz Novotny, arabian flute, clarinet
Muhammad Malli, soprano saxophone, drums
Walter Schiefer, drums, percussion
Paul Fickl, tenor saxophone, electric piano, violin
Clifford Thornton, trumpet

Recorded live at the "First International Music Workshop", Krems, on 30 September 1978

Kovarik's Musikothek ‎– R.A.U. 1010

LP Rip



11 April 2017

EVAN PARKER & PETER KOWALD "COTTBUS, 1979"


Re-discovered this excellent recording today when a friend and myself browsed through my collection and listened to great music for almost four hours (with a meal in-between).
Also soundwise a superb outing from these two early prime members of the European version of Free Music.
It seems to me that in later years both worked only very infrequently together. We must not forget that the first visit of Kowald to the UK were he met and played with Parker and John Stevens was a kind of initial ignition for the then burgeoning pan-European scene at the end of the 1960s.
Not the only early meeting but arguably a seminal one.

For Correct Silence - I really enjoy your comments and reasoning. Makes IS a better place - Thanks





Evan Parker, soprano & tenor saxophone
Peter Kowald, double bass


1. Introduction (radio host)    00:13
2. Duo Improvisation No. I     26:08
3. Duo Improvisation No. II      09:17
4. Duo Improvisation No. III      10:06

Recorded on December 2, 1979 in Cottbus, East-Germany at an unknown location.


9 April 2017

TTT ‎– ROYAL ACADEMY (PRIVATE RELEASE, 1985)




A. The Royal Academy Music Performance I

B. The Royal Academy Music Performance II


Heinz Wollny, bass
Louis Moholo, drums
Frank Wollny, guitar
A.R. Penck, piano
Bob Flag, saxophone, trombone

LP Rip

8 April 2017

A.R. PENCK - GOING THROUGH (PRIVATE RELEASE, 1980s)




A. Part One

B. Part Two


William Parker, bass
Dennis "King" Charles, drums
A.R. Penck, piano
Frank Lowe, tenor saxophone
Billy Bang, violin
Jeanne Lee, vocals


Recorded at Fred Hirsch Recording Studio, New York City

LP Rip


5 April 2017

TTT - THROUGH THE BLACK HOLE / BERLIN BERLIN (MUSIC CORPORATION, 1984)




A. Through The Black Hole

B. Berlin, Berlin


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

Music Corporation

LP Rip

Discogs suggests Frank Wright for Alberto, or maybe Gianluigi Trovesi?

2 April 2017

MUJICIAN - GLOUCESTER GUILDHALL 1989

























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

First set
1. 28:10
2. 19:23

Second set
1. 30:40
2. 26:10

Gloucester Guildhall, 15th April 1989
Recording by Stu.

With thanks to my generous friends Mauro, dogon a.d., Peter, Sergio, Vanderbrotz.

30 March 2017

EKKEHARD JOST R.I.P.




Ekkehard Jost 22.01.1938 - 23.03.2017

Songs against marching in lock-step....


DUDU PUKWANA / JOHN STEVENS ‎– RADEBE - THEY SHOOT TO KILL (P-VINE RECORDS, 1989)





A. Mbizo Radebe Part 1 (They Shoot To Kill)

B. Mbizo Radebe Part 2 (They Shoot To Kill)


Dudu Pukwana, alto and soprano saxophone, piano, vocals

John Stevens, drums, mini trumpet


Recorded at The Glass Trap, Southall, Middlesex, England, January 14 1987.

P-Vine Records ‎– PLP-6505

LP Rip

24 March 2017

UNITÀ MUSICALE "TWISTER" (SPLASCH, 1976/1988)




Mario Schiano, saxophone
Guido Mazzon, trumpet
Gaetano Liguori, piano
Roberto Bellatalla, double bass (1-3)
Pasquale Liguori, drums


1. The Wild Bunch     12:36
2. The Wild Bunch     15:10
3. The Wild Bunch     05:48
4. We - Effetti Larsen     18:37
5. We - Effetti Larsen     15:23

Tracks 1 - 3 Recorded on 11 July 1976 at the Penne Festival.
Tracks 4 - 5 Recorded on 4 March 1988, Controindicazioni 2 - Sedute di improvvisazione Festival, Colosseo Theatre, Rome.

Tracks 4 and 5 previously released as "Effetti Larsen" on LP in 1988 on Splasc(h) Records HP09


BENNINK, MENGELBERG, RUTHERFORD, SCHIANO ‎– A EUROPEAN PROPOSAL (HORO RECORDS, 1979)




A. Tristezze Di Sanluigi
B. Tristezze Di Sanluigi
C. Tristezze Di Sanluigi
D. Tristezze Di Sanluigi


Mario Schiano, alto saxophone
Han Bennink, drums, percussion, cymbal, bass clarinet, fiddle, whistle, toy
Misha Mengelberg, piano
Paul Rutherford, trombone, euphonium


Recorded live at Teatro Ponchielli, April 24, 1978.

Horo Records ‎– HDP 35-36

LP Rip

22 March 2017

SEPTET MATCHI-OUL ‎– TERREMOTO (FUTURA RECORDS, 1971)



A1. Parisonophobe
A2. Micha
A3. Theme Z

B1. Brack
B2. Amma
B3. Terronesia
B4. Relaxin


Jean-François (Jef) Sicard, alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet
François Mechali, contrabass
Gerard Coppere, tenor saxophone, flute
Manuel Villaroel, piano
William Treve, trombone
Sonny Grey, trumpet
Jean-Louis Mechali, drums, vibraphone


Recorded on May 8, 1971 at Studio Europasonor, Paris

Futura Records ‎– GER 25

LP Rip


19 March 2017

MARIO SCHIANO "APOLLON UNA FABBRICA OCCUPATA" (IL MANIFESTO, 1969)




Mario Schiano, alto saxophone
Marcello Melis, bass
Marco Cristofolini, drums, wood flute

1. Apollon 1     2:33
2. Apollon 2     3:51
3. Apollon 3     3:06
4. Apollon 4     0:48
5. Apollon 5     2:33
6. Apollon 6     5:41
7. Apollon 7     6:04


Recorded in Rome at Ager Film, one night between 4th and 9th February 1969.

Soundtrack for ' Apollon Una Fabbrica Occupata', movie by Ugo Gregoretti

CD included in the book "Un cielo di stelle Parole e musica di Mario Schiano"
by Pierpaolo Faggiano (Manifestolibri, 2003)


Il Manifesto CD 117

16 March 2017

MARIO SCHIANO "ON THE WAITING-LIST" (KING UNIVERSAL, 1973)







SEI MIGUEL "SHOWTIME" (FÁBRICA DE SON, 1994)




Sei Miguel, trumpet
Fala Mariam, trombone
Rafael Toral, guitar
Pedro "Chuva" Bretes, bass
Menina Do Tambor, gong
Luis San-Payo, snare drum


1. I     07:31
2. II     24:57
3. III     08:16


Recorded live in studio, July 8, 1994, Angel 2, Lisboa.


para Chet e Cage

The threefold division of this work is irrelevant,
existing only as a help to radiobroadcast and other manipulation of an extended musical piece.
With the author's permission.

Fábrica de Sons  FS 100.002

15 March 2017

MARIO SCHIANO ‎– SUD (TOMORROW, 1973)



A1. Sa Bruscia
A2. Supramonte

B1. Palazzo Panorama
B2. Belice, Veduta Aerea
B3. Gambrinus
B4. Sud



Mario Schiano, alto saxophone, flute (A2)
Bruno Tommaso, contrabass
Alfonso Alcântara Vieira, drums
Massimo Urbani, alto saxophone (A1-2, B4)
Eugenio Colombo, alto saxophone, flute (B4)
Toni Formichella, baritone sSaxophone (A1-2, B2-4)
Mandrake, tumbadora (A1-2, B1-2, B4)
Roberto Della Grotta, contrabass (B4)
Tommaso Vittorini, flute, bass clarinet (B4), tenor saxophone (A1-2, B3-4)
Maurizio Giammarco, soprano saxophone (A1-B1, tenor saxophone (B4)
Guido Anelli, trombone (B4)
Ruggero Pastore, trombone (B4)
Gaetano Delfini, trumpet (B4)
Massimo Bartoletti, trumpet (B4)
Roberto Antinolfi, trumpet (B4)

Recorded at Studio 38, Rome, 8-17 January 1973

Tomorrow ‎– ZSTOM 2001

LP Rip



12 March 2017

German Clarinet Duo feat. Perry Robinson - Materialized Perception (NOM 1992)



Theo Jörgensmann - Clarinet [Kolbe]
Eckard Koltermann - Bass Clarinet [Selmer]
Perry Robinson - Clarinet [Amati], tracks 4 to 8

1 - Talk 3 (Koltermann)      
2 - Well You Needn't (T. Monk)
3 - Schwarzlicht (Koltermann, Jörgensmann)
4 - Touch Of Strange (Robinson)
5 - Ida (Jörgensmann)
6 - Basta (Jörgensmann)  dedicated to Helmut Schweizer
7 - Carteristic (Koltermann)
8 - Dandeline Vine (Robinson)  dedicated to John Carter

Recorded at Ruhrjazzfestival Bochum, October 26, 1990 (1, 2, 3)
and at Werkschau für zeitgenössische Improvisationsmusik, Bottrop, September 6, 1991 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

NOM 1992, CD

11 March 2017

UPCOMING + RECENT RELEASES IV


The good news is that NoBusiness Records is releasing a series of concert recordings that were originally made in the 1990s for Chap Chap Records. The first two are available now as CD, download, or LPs (edition of 300).

PAUL RUTHERFORD, SABU TOYOZUMI - THE CONSCIENCE (NOBUSINESS RECORDS, 2017)




Side A

1. The Conscience

Side B

1. Beer, Beer and Beer
2. Dear Ho Chi Min
3. I Miss My Pet Rakkyo


Paul Rutherford, trombone
Sabu Toyozumi, drums


Recorded live on the 11th October 1999 at Café Jumbo in Tokoname, Aichi, Japan by Ryuji Enokida. Concert produced by Sadamu Hisada


ITARU OKI, NOBOYUSHI INO, CHOI SUN BAE - KAMI FUSEN (NOBUSINESS RECORDS, 2017)





Side A

1. Yawning Baku
2. Kami Fusen

Side B

1. I Remember Clifford
2. Ikiru


Itaru Oki, trumpet, bamboo flute
Nobuyoshi Ino, bass
Choi Sun Bae, trumpet

Recorded live on the 2nd January 1996 at Café Amores, Hofu, Yamaguchi, Japan by Takeo Suetomi. Concert produced by Takeo Suetomi.



MARIO SCHIANO ‎– OUT OF DATE (SOUNDSTUDIO, 1983)





A/B. Jazz Club N. 1/2


Mario Schiano, alto saxophone
Daniele Cavallanti, baritone saxophone
Paolino Dalla Porta, bass
Filippo Monico, drums
Riccardo Fassi, piano
Michel Audisso, soprano saxophone
Sandro Satta, tenor saxophone

Both sides merged back into continuous track.

Recorded in Piedmonte Matese (Caserta) on 20 July 1983.

Soundstudio ‎– 33-ST 010

LP Rip

10 March 2017

MARIO SCHIANO & TOMMASO VITTORINI ‎– SWIMMING POOL ORCHESTRA (DISCHI DELLA QUERCIA, 1981)




A1. Fishes
A2. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
A3. Georgia On My Mind
A4. Paraguay
A5. Grizzly
A6. Globe Me Or Glub Me
A7. In Paradise With You

B1. Concepts IV
B2. Some Of These Days
B3. Solo
B4. Free Interlude
B5. 'O Vero Free
B6. Black Mountain Blues
B7. Swimming Pool Orchestra


Mario Schiano, vocals, piano, alto saxophone, drums, accordion, latin bell, Neapolitan whistle, kitchen pot carillon, imitation trombone, handclaps, various toys, typewriter

Tommaso Vittorino, vocals, alto, soprano, tenor and baritone saxophone, piano, bass, guitar, drums, polymmog, Fender piano, clarinet, accordion, harmonica, reco-reco, handclaps, toy-horn, tape, whistle, various toys, bicycle

Jean Jacques Ferry, drums, (A7), French-speaking voice (B1)

Trottolino, vocal (A4), Neapolitan-speaking voice (B1)


Recorded in Rome at the Junior Studio, 10-20 October 1980

Dischi Della Quercia ‎– Q 28011

LP Rip

7 March 2017

KRAFTWERK "KRAFTWERK 1" (PHILIPS, 1970)


Three weeks ago I got the new Zeitkratzer. They play tunes from the two first Karftwerk LPs.
For whatever reason Kraftwerk never approved an official reissue of these recording.
After listening to the Zeitkratzer LP I wanted to hear the original again after many years.
Here's a link to the release I'm referring to.
And here you can download an unissued Zeitkratzer from 2002.



Florian Schneider-Esleben, flute, violin, electric percussion
Ralf Hütter, organ, tubon
Andreas Hohmann, drums (A1, A2)
Klaus Dinger, drums (B2)

A1. Ruckzuck     7:49
A2. Stratovarius     12:07
B1. Megaherz     9:31
B2. Vom Himmel Hoch     9:59


Recorded & remixed July-September 1970.

Philips 6305 058 (late autumn 1970)

(vinyl rip)

PETR MATUSZEK - On The Threshold Of Light (1996)


PETR MATUSZEK - Na prahu světla / On The Threshold Of Light (Happy Music 1996)

This is not usual IS avant-jazz, but I think it would be interesting to hear for some people here. In the forefront of the album is singing of Petr Matuszek, combining classical and aliquote techniques in the works of Czech contemporary composers. Title is OOP for many years, as the label disappeared from Czech music scene. 





6 March 2017

MARCELLO MELIS - PERDAS DE FOGU - BURNING STONES (RCA, 1975)




A1. Sa Bruscia Narat
A2. Italjazz
A3. Rivvalta

B1. Perdas De Fogu
B2. Sulcis
B3. Anghelu Ruju


Mario Schiano, alto saxophone
Sheila Jordan, vocals
Don Pullen, piano
Bruce Johnson, guitar
Marcello Melis, bass
Ray Mantilla, percussion
Jerome Cooper, drums

Recorded on 13-14 JUne 1974, at Downtown Studio, New York

RCA - TPL1 1082

LP Rip

4 March 2017

MISHA MENGELBERG - R.I.P.


..... born 5 June, 1935 in Kiev, Ukraine - died 3 March, 2017, Amsterdam

R.I.P.



(Photography by Anton Johannes Gerrit Corbijn)

2 March 2017

HOPPER, DEAN, TiPPETT, GALLiVAN - Stadt Theatre, Radio Bremen 1977


HOPPER, DEAN, TiPPETT, GALLiVAN - Stadt Theatre, Radio Bremen 1977

01 Echoes  7.21
02 Seven Drones 10.58
03 Naima  12.29
04 Soul Fate  8.26

Hugh Hopper, bass guitar
Elton Dean, alto sax, saxello
Keith Tippett, piano
Joe Gallivan, drums, moog synthesizer

This was posted few years ago in Contributions section (by Nod Y? Anyway thank you to original contributor). I converted original mp3 files to wav, set appropriate tracking and then converted to flac and mp3. Picture above is from 1 hour long performance of the quartet, published on Vimeo by CCA: Glasgow as follows.