6 August 2019

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 2019


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 2019


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 2019

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 2019


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 April 05, 2018 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:

Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf - 20 Anniversary Album
Hans Kennel - Audience
Urs Blöchlinger / Thomas Dürst - Il Faut Boire
Urs Blöchlinger - Cinema Invisible
Ron Pittner - Out From The Edge
David Murray Quartet - Bristol 1992
Steve Lacy Trio - Stalks
Jean-Louis Méchali - Cine Club
Jean-Louis Méchali - Tie Brake - 2nd Set
Mico Missiom Trio - Glucose Confectionnerie
Steve Potts - Musique Pour Le Film D'un Ami
Robert Wood - Tarot
Masahiko Togashi - Scene
Michel Portal Unit - Live in Lovere '79
Leroy Jenkins Trio - Live in Florence '79
Karoru Abe / Sabu Toyozumi - Live at Gaya
Free Music Trio - Live in Moers '79
Takehiro Honda & Gerd Dudek - Flying To The Sky
The Thing plus Otomo Yoshihide and Akira Sakata - live at Super Deluxe Tokyo, 2009
Maarten Altena Octet - Tel
Horace Tapscott - Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Cicago, IL
Mal Waldron - Tokyo Reverie
Steve Lacy Sextet - The Wire
Le Quatuor De Jazz Libre Du Québec
Elton Dean - Duos
Paul Rutherford's Iskrastra - Autumn Initiatives
Hamiet Bluiett - Bars
Herbert Joos - Still Life
Luigi Cinque - Note Di Atemporalità
Schiaffini - Iannaccone - Memo From
Steve Lacy & Kent Carter - Catch
Raymond Boni + Claude Bernard - Pot-Pourri Pour Parce Que
Herbert Joos - The Philosophy Of The Fluegelhorn
Mal Waldron - Terumasa Hino - Reminicent Suite
German All Stars   In Japan - Out Of Each
The German All Stars - In Südamerika
UNI TRIO - rehearsal extract 1968
Khan Jamal - Give The Vibes Some
European Jazz Quintet - Manchester 1992
Bobby Watson's Tailor Made Big Band - Glasgow 1994
David Bond Trio - Odyssey
Vigh - Szelevényi - Márkos - Mezei - Formaciok
Douglas R. Ewart & Inventions Clarinet Choir - Red Hills
Muñoz - Rendezvous With Now
Anthony Braxton/George Lewis Duo - Elements Of Surprise
Alexander von Schlippenbach Quintet - Frankfurt, 1972
Archie Shepp - Pitchin' Can
Tony Oxley's Celebration Orchestra - Tomorrow Is Here
Lol Coxhill - Toverbal Sweet
Company - Fables
Company - Fictions
Interjazz 4 ‎– Starý Dobrý Cirkus - Good Old Circus
Tristan Honsinger & Güter Christmann - Live in Moers '79
Isao Suzuki - Approach
Globe Unity Orchestra - Imola '78
Now Creative Arts Jazz Ensemble - Now
Leo Cuypers - Nachtrit
Few, Fell, Maka - Diom Futa
Peter Kowald - Bass Solo
Alterations - My Favourite Animals
Amina Claudine Myers - Song For Mother E
Steve Lacy - Solo at Mandara
Steve Lacy - Straws
Booker Ervin Quartet & Gilius Van Bergeyk Quartet
Theo Loevendie Three - Radio Vara Hilversum
Floros Floridis - Krok Trio
Three Motions Konzert: Impuls Maria Schutz
Cecil Taylor Quintet - September 7, 2003
Tomasz Stanko - Michel Pilz Quartet -  Moers, 1996
Toshiyuki Miyama & The New Herd - Nayutagenjo
Billy Hart - Enchance
Gibbs/Dunmall/Hymas/Rogers/Metcalfe/Levin - Mumuksuta 
Cecil Taylor - Student Studies +
Globe Unity Orchestra - Live in Moers '79
Baden-Baden  New Jazz Meeting 1977 (Mega link still valid)
EVERYMAN BAND (ECM 1982) --- New Stereo Rip + explantion
Herbie White Combo
Cecil Taylor - Rotterdam 1967
King Übü Orchestrü - Nickelsdorf 1995
King Übü Orchestrü - Münchner Big Band Meeting 1992
Ric Colbeck Quartet - The Sun Is Coming Up

23 April 2018


Eugene Chadbourne, dobro, electric guitar, vocals
Franz Koglmann, flugelhorn
Walter Malli, soprano saxophone

Not good sound quality, but what else is out there?

Cassette Rip

20 April 2018

Sergey Kuryokhin & Boris Grebenshchikov - Mad Nightingales In The Russian Forest - 1985

Imagine the soundtrack of a novel by Edgar Allan Poe or Lovecraft, scary, mysterious, dark, cosmic …

This have been published first by Leo Records on lp in 1986 and reissued in Russia by Solyd Records in 1997.
What is interesting in the cd version besides the Cyrillic sleeve is the fact that the two parts of the title are reunited in one uninterrupted sequence.
Boris Grebenshchikov: electric guitar
Sergey Kuryokhin: Organ
Recorded Spring 1985 In Leningrad

Solyd Records slr 0087 cd rip
also available on lp Leo Records lr 167

19 April 2018


A1.  Our Neighborhood
A2.  What Is Truth?
A3.  Theme From Alfred Hitchcock
A4.  Bernadette Gnossienes
A5.  The Law Is For The Protection Of The People
A6.  The Shephard
A7.  Jammin' With Gene
A8.  Cocaine For Children
A9.  Donovan Deutsch
A10. Once More With Feeling
A11. Godfather Waltz
A12. What Is Cocaine?
A13. Bitches Brew

B1.  Another Day Gone Lawman Wrong
B2.  Tommorow
B3.  Alfred Hitchcock, Bessie Smith's Godfather
B4.  Your Song Ruby Flintsones
B5.  Jammin' With Gene
B6.  The High Safeway
B7.  Godfather Theme
B8.  Chinese Soup

Tom Shephard, bass, electronics
Bob Jordan, booking agent
Murray Reams, drums, percussion
Doug Henderson, electric guitar
David Doyle, French horn, mandolin
Eugene Chadbourne, guitar
Lenny Kaye, pedal steel guitar
David Henderson, saxophone

Recorded on 15 November 1989.

Cassette Rip

17 April 2018


Cecil Taylor, piano
Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone
Andrew Cyrille, drums

1. Bulu Akisakila Kutala (vol.1)  61:06
2. Bulu Akisakila Kutala (vol.2)  20:38

Lono (solo):
3. Choral Of Voice (Elision) 7:19
4. Lono 9:23
5. Asapk In Ame - 1st Layer Part Of Indent 7:07
6. Indent - 1/2 Of First Layer, 2nd 1/2 Of 1st Layer  7:15

Trio recorded May 22, 1973 at Koseinenkin Dai-Hall, Tokyo.
Solo recorded May 29, 1973 at Lino Hall, Tokyo.

Source: Konnex KCD 5039 + KCD 5040

ICP 1967/68 HILVERSUM - ORIGINS OF ICP (expanded repost)

There have been several requests for a repost of the Instant Composers Pool recordings for Hilversum radio in the Netherlands in 1967. These were posted on the blog back in 2008, but unfortunately the links have lapsed since then. So only too happy to be able to respond.

Update from 17.04.2018
After correct silence requested a reup of these files I've searched on my hd's and found an expanded version.
Included in my repost are the years 1967 and 1968 (in flac) with more titles than listed below and two CDs with more music from the early years (in mp3).
Also the files are rearranged - haven't checked the infos..
So the repost is good for some surprises.

Basic info:


1967-06-19 / MENGELBERG
19.6.1967 – Hilversum, V.A.R.A. studio 5
Manfred Schoof cnt; Willem Breuker cl; Theo Loevendie bcl; Gilius van Bergeyk ob; Misha Mengelberg p; Maarten van Regteren Altena b; Han Bennink d.
1. JUMP ITALIANO (Misha Mengelberg) – 5:34
Length: 1t/5'43"
Source:rb/VARA, Radio Hilversum 2, 1967
Lineage: FM>2 gen.tape>HD/wav>flac

1967-11-23 / MENGELBERG
23.11.1967 – Hilversum, V.A.R.A. studio 5
Nedly Elstak tp; Theo Loevendie bcl; Willem Breuker bcl; Erik van Lier btb; Misha Mengelberg p; Maarten van Regteren Altena b; Han Bennink d.
2. DE LAATSTE STUNDE (Theo Loevendie) – 13:10
Length: 1t/13'32"
Source:rb/VARA, Radio Hilversum 2, 1967
Lineage: FM>2 gen.tape>HD/wav>flac

1967-12-18 / MENGELBERG
18.12.1967 – Amsterdam, Lurelei-Theater (live)
John Tchicai as; Willem Breuker bcl; Misha Mengelberg p; Maarten van Regteren Altena b; Han Bennink d/vib.
3. COOL EYES (John Tchicai) – 9:46 [Trio, WB & MM out]
4. DIE BERGE SCHÜTZEN DIE HEIMAT (Misha Mengelberg) – 13:50
Length: 2t/24'15" (incl. radio announcements and applause)
Source: rb/AVRO(?), Radio Hilversum 1967/68
Lineage: FM>2 gen.tape>HD/wav>flac


1968-02-22 / MENGELBERG
22.2.1968 – Baarn (NL)
Peter Brötzmann ts; Willem Breuker bcl; Lodewyk de Boer viola; Misha Mengelberg p; Han Bennink d.
5. DEDICATION TO PIETER SMEERPUTS (Misha Mengelberg) – 12:08
Length: 1t/12'08
Source: rb/VARA(?) (NL), Radio Hilversum 2, 1968
Lineage: FM>2 gen.tape>HD/wav>flac

1968-05-00a / MENGELBERG
May 1968 – Hilversum, V.A.R.A. studio
John Tchicai & Willem Breuker as; Misha Mengelberg p; Maarten van Regteren Altena b; Han Bennink d.
6. SCANDINAVIAN DISCOVERIES (John Tchicai) – 15:44
Length: 1t/15'44"
Source: rb/VARA (NL), Radio Hilversum, broadcasting date 10.5.1968
Lineage: FM>2 gen.tape>HD/wav>flac

1968-05-00b / MENGELBERG
May 1968 – Hilversum, V.A.R.A. studio
Evan Parker ts; Willem Breuker bcl; Misha Mengelberg p; Han Bennink d.
7. I.C.P.69 (Misha Mengelberg) – 14:00
Length: 1t/14'
Source: rb/VARA (NL), Radio Hilversum, broadcasting date 10.5.1968
Lineage: FM>2 gen.tape>HD/wav>flac

Additional info by the poster (on the Dime network):

The first ICP-sessions in 1967 are important documents for the second root of this very special kind of Dutch "free jazz": the tradition of the European contemporary written music. It's a strange kind of "Third Stream Music".

The recording sessions are also documents for the beginning international integration of the European Improvised Music scene with the guests from Germany, England and Denmark.

The technical quality of these pieces is poor due to my possibilities to receive these broadcastings in 1967/68. Specially the two live recordings (tracks 3 and 4) are something only for hard-core musicologists, because I got them by trade from an x-generation copy. But let's be happy that these recordings have survived and hope, that there will be someone who has received and preserved a better cut.

The recordings are giving an impression of the treasures which are still hidden in the Netherlands archives.

I hope that my seeds will motivate someone for digging there. It would be quite amazing to be able to listen to these unique beginnings of the contemporary jazz from the Netherlands in a good quality on CD or on Radio someday.

Links in comments.

14 April 2018


A.  Grekisk Rapsodi

Christer Boustedt, alto saxophone
Gösta Wälivaara, bass
Sven Hessle, bass
Jan Carlsson, drums
Torbjørn Munthe-Sandberg, vocals

B. Novotek

Sven Hessle, bass
Anders Söderling, drums
Åke Johansson, piano
Gilbert Holmström, tenor saxophone

Recorded on January 14, 1967 (A) and June 10, 1968 (B)

LP Rip

7 April 2018


CECIL TAYLOR - piano, voice, bells...
THURMAN BARKER - percussion, vibes, marimba, voice..

1. 70:09

26th German Jazz Festival. Frankfurt.
30th September 1995

Radio broadcast.

First ten minutes on YouTube

6 April 2018

Vlatko Kučan Quartet Feat. Tomasz Stanko - Live At Palo-Palo - True Muze 1991

Our trip in the East goes on with this saxophonist from Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). But even if Vlatko Kučan have kept some connections with his native country, he lives in Germany since the seventies. Under his name he have made only one album that is presented here but he have played with many renowned musicians including Anthony Braxton, Steve Swallow, Lester Bowie, Carla Bley, Marion Brown  or Dieter Glawischnig to name a few. But Vlatko Kučan is also working as composer for theatre, movies and radio; his works includes also meeting between music and philosophy and poetry. Last but not least he have also studied psychoanalysis and he teach and practice musical therapy. Considering that, no surprise that his discography as a leader is so small.

Vlatko Kučan Quartet Live At Palo-PalO

  1. Dance Of The Robot People
  2. 2. Gigolo
  3. 3. Paris Blues
  4. 4. Floating
  5. 5. Tuba Tune
  6. 6. `Round Midnight

Track 1 & 3 composed by Jay Oliver, track 2 & 5 composed by `Vlatko Kuçan, track 4 composed by Heinz-Erich Gödecke and track 6 composed by…

-Vlatko Kučan: Tenor & soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
-Bill Elgart: Drums
-Jay Oliver: Bass
-Tomasz Stanko: Trumpet
-Michael Danner: Trombone, tuba

Recorded Live at Palo-Palo, Hannover Germany on 19 March 1991

True Muze TUMU CD 9803 cd rip

CECIL PERCIVAL TAYLOR - 25.03.1929 - 05.04.2018



26 March 2018


Again my thanks goes to mvns for this elusive LP.

Tomoaki Itoh, tenor saxophone (center)
Tomotaka Nishitani, soprano saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, tenor & bass saxophone, flute (left)
Etsuo Yamada, alto, soprano, sopranino & baritone saxophone, piccolo, flute, alto flute, oboe, shakuhachi (right)
Akira Kurimoto, cornet, drums, percussion, trumpet, piccolo, flute, whistle (right)
Mitsuru Nakamura, tuba, euphonium, sopranino & tenor recorder
Fumiaki Kurokawa, trombone, handmade-bamboo-flutes, shakuhachi
Emi Inoue, cello
Shinji Nozaki, bass
Toshimichi Kubo, drums, percussion (left)

A. Old Fashioned New Thing (1st Variation) 22:16   
B. Old Fashioned New Thing (2nd Variation) 22:47

Recorded June 1980 at Duck Studio.

Groupoid Records - Groupoid 0001


This is the first of two vinyl rips I've got from mvns 12 days ago - my appreciation goes to him!
Both LPs were unknown to me although I see Shunzo Ohno and Bob Kenmotsu on this recording.

 Robert Kenmotsu, tenor saxophone
Shunzo Ohno, trumpet
Jeff Jenkins, piano
Shintaro Nakamura, bass
Fukushi Tainaka, drums

1. Future On You 6:30   
2. Don't Forget Me 6:07   
3. Sweet And Sour Sound 8:15   
4. Evolution 10:53   
5. A Blind Man 10:58

Recorded at Hi-Five Studio, New York on January 10 and 13, 1984.



On May 11 we'll have: 

Dave Holland - double bass
Evan Parker, saxophone(s?)
Craig Taborn, piano + electronics
Ches Smith, percussion

Not only quartet but also duo and trio configurations.

2 x CD or 3 x LP

On Friday March 30 already there are two releases I'm waiting eagerly...

Mark Nauseef - All In All In All

Arthur Jarvinen – glockenspiel, chromatic harmonica, analogue electronics
Sylvie Courvoisier – piano, prepared piano
Tony Oxley – percussion
Pat Thomas – cassette player, electronics, electric keyboard
Miroslav Tadic´ – guitars
Walter Quintus – real time processing, conducting
Bill Laswell – bass, field recordings, electronics
Mark Nauseef – percussion, electronics


Alexander von Schlippenbach / Rudi Mahall - So Far

Check out the label > there

25 March 2018

PETER KOWALD + Members of SHIM (KEY LARGO, 2000)

This was contributed in February 2012 by It's All Tunes To Me who got it from Eric Stach with the permission to post it - here.
Finally after 5 years we'll have a proper post.

Eric Stach, reeds
David Manson, trombone
Peter Kowald, double bass
Jim Stewart, percussion

1. Set 1 - Kowald Solo (40:31)
2. Set 2 - Kowald - Eric Stach Duo (10:38)
3. Set 3 - Trio Kowald - David Manson - Jim Stewart (09:36)
4. Set 4 - Quartet Kowald - Manson - Stewart - Stach (10:08)

Live at the Gulf Coast Museum, Key Largo, Florida on March 3, 2000.

Released in an edition of 25 copies.

23 March 2018

Harry Tavitian & Hans Kumpf - Open End - 1984

He can be considered the pioneer of free jazz in Romania, since the 80s he have recorded for Leo Records and then self-produced his music. His early albums have never been reissued and the most recent have never been distributed outside Romania, his work is quite difficult to access which is regrettable given his talent and originality.
Here is what seems to be his first recording even if it has been published for the first time in cassette only in 1994 then reissued in cdr ten years later with a bonus track.
This is a duet with the German clarinetist Hans Kumpf, which can also be found on the superb album « East West Creativ Combination » that have been posted on this blog many years ago by Owombat and updated by Corvimax:

Hans Kumpf is also the founding member of Ak Musick an obscur group that made only one record, absolutely fantastic and recently reissued:

1 First Time Together
2 Transylvania On My Mind
3 Etude (bonus track)
4 Drug Ula Blues
5 Blowin' With The Wind
6 Chamber Mood
7 August ’82
8 Lazy Friday Afternoon
9 Cry Of The Balkans
10 Open End

-Harry Tavitian: piano, shepherd flute, vocal
-Hans Kumpf: clarinet

Recorded at Tonstudio Zuckerfabrik, Stuttgart November 16, 1984

Pirate Records 002 

cd rip

21 March 2018

Ganelin, Čekasin, Tarasov - Poi Segue 1981

It’s impossible to talk about Russian jazz without talking about those three guys… Even if none of them were Russians, they were from Lithuania.
Most of their recordings have been published by « Leo  records » but few of them appeared on the government label « Melodia ».

-Vladimir Tarasov: percussions, drums, flute
-Vyacheslav Ganelin: piano, keyboards, bugle, flute
-Vladimir Čekasin: saxophone, trombone, flute, percussions, violin

1/ Poi Segue part one, 2/ Poi Segue part two

Recorded in 1981 in Vilnius

Several lp editions have been published by Melodia in the U.S.S.R and also one American edition on the independent label « East Wind ». The Lithuanian label « Sonore Records » have reissued it on cd in 1995 
cd rip sn016

16 March 2018

Anatoly Vapirov - Invocation

The second step of our journey to the east will allow us to discover a record that should have been a classic, it's also the first time we talk about this musician here.
Anatoly Vapirov has an important discography that includes many excellent records, unfortunately they are almost all self-produced and practically not distributed. This is unfortunate because this musician is in my opinion one of the most interesting actual saxophonist.

A/ Invocation Of Spirit, B1/ Invocation Of Fire, B2/ Invocation Of Water.

-Ivars Galenieks: bass on side a
-Vladimir Volkov: bass on side b
-Valentina Ponomareva: vocal on side a
-Sergey Kuryokhin: piano & percussions on side a, piano prepared on side b
-Alexander Alexandrov: bassoon on side b
-Anatoly Vapirov: reeds 

Side A recorded October 1983 in Novosibirsk 
Side B recorded end of 1981 in Leningrad.

cd rip from cdr reissued by Anatoly Vapirov himself on his own label ava.
cdr ava 0017
Originally published by leo Records lr 121 in 1984

11 March 2018


We got this vinyl-rip several month ago in the contributions section.
I do not find the comment with the link anymore. So my apologies to the generous contributor.
But thanks to corvimax I know now: it is Sven. Thank you Sven for this really special music!!

The LP wasn't in a NM condition - so I've removed many louder clicks 'n' pops during the last three month.

The music has a decidedly 1970s feel. But IMO it's really an independent statement. Not Rock, not Jazz and not Contemporary Classic either.  Somehow I remembered a famous advertisement from  ~1968 (here)  after listening again to the 'Circle of dreams'.

Klaus Cornell, composer, conductor

Volker Kriegel, guitar
Eberhard Weber, bass
Peter Giger, drums

Open Music Group:
Anna-Marie Sommer, flute
Hanspeter Zehnder, trombone
Urs Frauchiger, cello
Willy Bischof, keyboards
Urs Herdi, percussion
Hanspeter Völkle, percussion

Choir Of The Municipal Literargymnasium Bern-Neufeld
Adolf Burkhardt, choir conductor
Featuring a choir of 100 singers

A1. Circle I     7:50
A2. Circle II   12:29
B1. Circle III   7:33
B2. Circle IV   12:47

Recorded 1974, Phonag Tonstudio, Lindau, Germany.

Hallelujah X 636  (vinyl rip)

François Rabbath - Dialogues & Mediations

Moshé-Naïm, 17008
CD, France, 2001

1 - Evasion     17:52
2 - Imagination     4:55
3 - Obsession     5:50
4 - Emotion     5:29
5 - Reflexion     3:24
6 - Inspiration     16:00

Tracks 1 to 5: 
Francois Rabbath on Contrabass and Saz (with overdubs)
recorded in Paris, 1990

Trak 6: 
Francois Rabbath - Contrabass
Hariprasad Chaurasia - Indian Flute
S. Khan - Tablas
recorded at a June 1987 concert “Les Rencontres de Paris,”  Espace Cardin.

there are not place and date of recording on the CD cover, I take for good what says destination out

9 March 2018

Łoskot - Koncert W Mózgu 1995

The jazz of Eastern countries is not very represented here, so I decided to start a trip to the east that will take us to ...
Our first step takes us to Poland to rediscover the Yass scene which lasted almost a decade and which was very interesting but surprisingly remained almost completely unknown outside Polish borders.
If you want to know more about this scene:
In fact, most of the records in this scene are hard to find today.
Let's start with one of the iconic bands of this scene: Łoskot and their debut album. The only two times I've seen this disc including the time I bought it, it was a promo copy without cover and obviously distributed with a jazz magazine, yet discogs announces a commercially distributed disc but that I've never seen.

Łoskot Koncert W Mózgu

-Szymon Rogliński: didgeridoo
-Olo Walicki: double bass
-Jacek Olter: drums
-Jacek Majewski: percussions
-Mikołaj Trzaska: saxophone

Jacek Olter and Mikołaj Trzaska where also members of Miłość a band that will be featured here in a near future. Jacek Olter died in 2001 but Mikołaj Trzaska is now an important musician of the European free jazz scene.
Last but not least Łoskot reunited in summer 2017, obviously any new recording is on the way but who knows…?

1/ Your Lady, 2/ Radość Uzdrowienia, 3/ Sfinx, 4/ Chłopaki Na Damkach, 5/ Peace On Earth

All compositions by Mikołaj Trzaska except « Your Lady » and "Peace On Earth " by John Coltrane.

Recorded and published in 1995
cd rip

4 March 2018

Wadada Leo Smith Golden Quartet - Live In Paris October 19, 2015

This concert was the third part of a long evening celebration of the 50th A.A.C.M anniversary.
The first band was under the direction of Henry Threadgill, the second was a powerful duo Roscoe Mitchell/Mike Reed and this last performance was the ultimate version of the golden quartet. This last performance was simply amazing.

-Wadada Leo Smith Trumpet
-Anthony Davis piano & el piano
-John Lindberg bass
-Mike Reed drums

Suite AACM 50th anniversary 48:24

Recorded on October 19, 2015 at le théâtre du Chatelet Paris

Wadada Leo Smith official web site where you can find informations on events, discography and store:

25 February 2018


 Here's a new edition of R+UR
I would like to point the headlights on two new LPs which were released these days.
The first is a reissue from David Toop's Quartz Publications. Originally issued in 1980 and brought back by the Australian label Black Truffle. http://www.blacktrufflerecords.com/
(We've posted it here some time ago but I've deleted the links some month ago when I got news about this welcome re-edition)

 The second LP contains previously unreleased music from Toop and his long-time partner Paul Burwell. Here the Belgian label Sub Rosa along with Logos Foundation is in charge.
Take a look > Sub Rosa

The third release I would like to alert you is due in March on Dave Holland's label Dare2 Records.

It will be a CD with Holland himself along Evan Parker, Craig Taborn and Ches Smith.
Exciting news for me.
Got the info from here.

And last but not least there's a scheduled CD on Relative Pitch Records.
No definite date yet but I'm looking forward to this recording especially for it includes one of my favourite drummer/musician: Tony Oxley. IMO he's certainly underrepresented on LP/CD/MC.

Arthur Jarvinen – glockenspiel, chromatic harmonica, analogue electronics
Sylvie Courvoisier – piano, prepared piano
Tony Oxley – percussion
Pat Thomas – cassette player, electronics, electric keyboard
Miroslav Tadic´ – guitars
Walter Quintus – real time processing, conducting
Bill Laswell – bass, field recordings, electronics
Mark Nauseef – percussion, electronics

To add to Ernst's post - there are two Sabu Toyozumi CD releases

Mui Shizen, recordings from John's 2013 Japan tour with Sabu, on Vivid Sound Corporation.


As If Once More, recorded live with Claudia Cervenca at Schnittpunkte der Musik - Limmitationes Festival, Heiligenkreuz im Lafnitztal, Austria, in 2015, available direct from Klopotec

23 February 2018

Alexander von Schlippenbach Quartet :: High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA July 16, 1998

Published 7. 8. 2014

Alexander von Schlippenbach Quartet (Alex von Schlippenbach: piano, Evan Parker: saxophones, Reggie Workman: bass, Paul Lytton: drums) Recorded live at the Hill Auditorium at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA July 16, 1998. This concert was presented by The National Black Arts Festival as part of the (Re)soundings series, and was curated by Dwight Andrews and Brad Kendrick. Quite sure there were others involved at a high level, but it's been too long for me to remember.

~~pasted from YT

Pharoah Sanders - Pharoah - India Navigation 1976

the recent update of Muñoz's post reminded me of a Pharoah Sanders record that I had forgotten but that the speculators of the second-hand market obviously know very well.

1. Harvest Time, 2. Love Will Find A Way, 3. Memories of Edith Johnson

-Steve Neil: Bass
-Greg Bandy: Drums on track 2 & 3
-Tisziji Muñoz: guitar
-Jiggs Chase: Organ on track 2 & 3
-Lawrence Killian: Percussions
-Pharoah Sanders: Tenor Sax, Percussions, Vocal
-Bedria Sanders: Harmonium

Recorded on August & September 1976

cd rip from the US edition India Navigation IN 1027 - 1996
Four different editions exist on lp and one more on cd published in Japan by Bomba Records.

19 February 2018

Don Cherry Multikulti Live 1990 + The New York Contemporary Five Live 1963

Don Cherry Multi Kulti 

01. Medley
02. Until The Rain Comes

-Don Cherry: pocket trumpet, flute, melodica, doussn'goni, piano, Yamaha DX-7
-Peter Apfelbaum: piano, flute, sax, percussion
-Bo Freeman: bass
-Hamid Drake: drums, tabla, percussion

recorded live in Crowley - England, on September 2, 1990

The New York Contemporary Five

01. Emotions
02. Monk’s Mood
03. Consequences

-Archie Shepp: Tenor Sax
-Don Cherry: Cornet
-John Tchicai: Alto Sax
-Don Moore: Bass
-J.C. Moses: Drums

October 27, 1963
Copenhagen, Denmark Radiohusets Konsertsal

This radio broadcast is part of the tour during wich the two volumes published on Sonet have also been recorded.