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 May 11, 2017 -
We've shortened the list (again) for users' convenience:

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
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
Peter Kowald - Gianluigi Tovesi - A.R. Penck - Free Jazz - Konzert in der Kunsthalle, Bern
TTT - Aspects of The NY NY NY Situation
Eugene Chadbourne & Polly Bradfield - Torture Time!
Okay Temiz & Johnny Dyani - Witchdoctor's Son
Neighbours with Anthony Braxton
Itaru Oki - Shirasagi
Itaru Oki Trio - Trumpet In Modern Jazz
Phil Wachsmann - Writing In Water
Ali Haurand - Solo Bass
Tony Oxley Quintet - London 1981
Helen Merrill - Sposin'
Derek Bailey + Evan Parker - Compatibles
Yuji Takahashi - Real Time 2
Yuji Takahashi - Real Time 3
Franz Koglmann with Steve Lacy -  Flaps
Burton Greene - Zephyr
François Tusques / Serge Utgé-Royo ‎– Ça Branle Dans la Manche
David Rosenboom - On Being Invisible
Rex Stewart and his Dixielanders feat. Herbie Nichols
Luther Thomas - 11th Street Fire Suite
MUJICIAN TRIO - Live in Bristol. 1992. Part2
MUJICIAN TRIO - Rare Music Club 14 Aug 1992
MUJICIAN - 100 Club, 1991
TONY LEVIN TRIO  - Leicester,1991
BERND ALOIS ZIMMERMANN - Requiem für einen jungen Dichter (Lingual 1967-1969)
PAUL DUNMALL - 60th Birthday Gig
ELTON DEAN'S 50th Birthday Gig
ELTON DEAN SEXTET feat Roswell Rudd - set1 Vortex
Didier Levallet Octet - Scoop
Günter Christmann - Solomusiken für Posaune und Kontrabass
Christmann - Schönenberg + Bojé - Köln 1976
Andrew Hill Trio feat. Sunny Murray - Paris 1999
Manfred Schoof Quintet/Sextet - Köln & Montreux 1967/68
Leo Cuypers - Theatre Music
Leo Cuypers - In Amsterdam / Live In Shaffy
Leo Cuypers - Brull Band
Leo Cuypers - Corners
Ron Pittner - Ivory Mirror And The Ivory Dot
Baden-Baden Free Jazz Meeting 1967 and more
CCMC - 1 and 2 and 3
Keith Tippett - The Unlonely Raindancer
Aalan Praskin - Encounter
Hirokazu Yamada - Kozan
Evan Parker Trio - Karlsruhe 2004
Parker - Fernández - Guy - Lytton - Vancouver 2008
Evan Parker Trio - Aubervilliers 2005
Baden Baden New Jazz Meeting 1973
Parker, Guy, Takeda, Onnyk - To Whom It May Concern
Evan Parker & Barry Guy - Tai Kyoku
Paul Dunmall Octet - Desire & Liberation Live in Birmingham 1997
Albert Mangelsdorff - Hot Hut
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

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.

15 February 2018


Jon Hassell, trumpet, fender rhodes (1, 3)
Naná Vasconcelos, congas (1, 5, 6), shakers (1, 3), bells (2), talking drum (2)
William Winant, kanjira and rattles (3)
Miguel Frasconi, bells and claves (3)
Nicolas Kilbourn, mbira and talking drum (3)
David Rosenboom, mbira (2), rattles (3), tabla & dumbek (5)

Andy Jerison, [Arp Synthesizer Alteration] (3)
David Rosenboom, [Buchla Synthesizer Alteration] (1, 3)
Larry Polansky, [Special Rhodes Tuning] (1, 3)

Additional sounds:
Ocean (1)
Tropical birds (2)
Drone: Serge synthesizer (4, 5)
Drone: Motorola scalatron (256Hz pitch standard) (5)
Night creatures of Altamira, Distant barking by Perrasita (6)

Fender Rhodes is specially tuned and altered by Buchla and Arp Synthesizers

1. Toucan Ocean (3:53)
2. Viva Shona     (7:08)
3. Hex     (6:29)
4. Blues Nile     (9:59)
5. Vernal Equinox (22:03)
6. Caracas Night September 11, 1975  (2:14)

Recorded at the York University Electronic Media Studios (Toronto, Ontario), October/November 1976.
Mixdown and additional recording: Mastertone Recording Studios (New York), September/October 1977.

Lovely Music LCD 1021 (1990)

Originally released on LP in 1977 (Lovely Music LML 1021)

14 February 2018

A painter named Marion Brown

One of the most subtle saxophonists of his generation, Marion Brown was also a painter, but that is less well known. There is almost no information on this subject or even representation of his paintings. Recently for a radio program devoted to jazz and visual art, I met the lucky owner of a painting by Marion Brown, here is the reproduction.

12 February 2018


Paul Dunmall  - tenor saxophone
Tony Bianco - drums

1. Bread and Wine  61:44

Recorded at The Steam Rooms, Poplar, London.  28 March 2002
by Jon Wilkinson
Painting by Paul Dunmall

9 February 2018

Paul Bley With Masahiko Togashi - Echo - 1999

It’s a logical meeting, the meeting between two masters of contemplation.

01. Offhand
02. Noteworthy
03. Highstrung
04. Mispoke
05. Construct
06. Symmetry
07. Light
08. Primitivo
09. Osmosis
10. Indolence
11. Spirits
12. Desolet
13. Makeover
14. Exposures
15. Background
16. Snaps

Masahiko Togashi: Percussions
Paul Bley: Piano 

Recorded June 10 & 11, 1999 at "Minato-Mirai Hall", Yokohama, Japan

Sme Records sacd SRGS 4526

Masahiko Sato & Yosuke Yamashita - Piano Duo 1973

Piano Duo Part 1& 2

Masahiko Sato: Piano Right Channel
Yosuke Yamashita: Piano Left Channel

Recorded live at Asahi Seimei Hall, Tokyo on  December 25, 1973

Super Fuji Discs cd fjsp36
Originally released in 1974 by Nippon Columbia lp YP-7033-N

8 February 2018


Johnny Dyani, bass, stones
Frode Gjerstad, tenor saxophone
John Stevens, drums

On side C + D only:
Bobby Bradford, cornet
Harry Beckett, trumpet (Tracks 1 + 4)
Courtney Pine, tenor saxophone, flute, bass clarinet (Tracks 1 + 4)

Sides 1/2
1. Ness - part one 27:33
2. Ness - part two 24:21

Sides 3/4
1. ED 15:39
2. Post Rambling 08:59
3. Preambling 06:06
4. Harmo'nica 15:20

LP 1:
Recorded at the Hennie-Onstad Art Centre, Oslo on 2 March 1986.
LP 2:
Recorded at the Mannod Studio/Community Music, London on 1 July 1986.

IMPETUS IMP 28509  (vinyl rip)

6 February 2018


Abdelhaï Bennani, tenor saxophone
Alan Silva, double bass, orchestral synthesizer
Edward Perraud, drums, percussion

1. Going On / Coming Truth     41:04
2. Funds                     08:03

Recorde live at "Espace Kiron", Paris, on January 25, 2009.

Artist´s promotion demo 2014.

JaZt Tapes CD-046

4 February 2018


PAUL DUNMALL - soprano saxophone
PHILIP GIBBS - guitars
TONY LEVIN - drums

1. Thankyou Dorothy   39:36

Recorded at Victoria Rooms, Bristol. 13th June 2005
Recorded, mixed, mastered by Jonathan Scott.

That's the lot.


PAUL DUNMALL - soprano saxophone, Northumbrian bagpipes
PAUL ROGERS - 7 string A.L.L. bass
PHILIP GIBBS - guitars

1. Bunting for Hugs   9:54
2. Egg, Chips and Beings   11:51
3. I Think Therefore I Don't Know   12:00
4. Coco the Clown   15:33
5. Thripps   2:03

Recorded at Victoria Roooms, Bistol.  18th May 2004
Engineered, mixed, mastered by Jonathan Scott


PAUL DUNMALL - soprano saxophone, bagpipes
PHILIP GIBBS - guitars

1. It's Abit Nocturnal   44:56
2. Dragons and Yetties   11:49

Recorded at Victoria Rooms, Bristol 31st March 2003
Engineered, mixed, mastered by Jonathan Scott


PAUL DUNMALL - C melody* and tenor saxophone
TIM WELLS - bass

1. What Rumours*   37:45
2. These Rumours   40:09

Track 1 recorded by Andy Isham at Rumours Club, London
8th May 1992
Track 2 recorded by Andy Isham at Rumours Club, London
4th September 1992
Transfer and mastering by Chris Trent

NB This music is also included in The Complete Rumours Sessions

3 February 2018


PAUL DUNMALL - soprano and tenor saxophone
PHILIP GIBBS - guitars
TONY LEVIN - drums

1. Simple Skeletons  5:17
2. Logers Rocked Out   35:25
3. Salt Licks   17:14

Recorded by Jonathan Scott at Victoria Rooms, Bristol. 7 May 2001


PAUL DUNMALL - soprano saxophone, bagpipes
PAUL ROGERS - double bass

1. One Noise AWay   25:17
2. Alien Art   16:23
3. Big Knows   19:37

Recorded, mixed, mastered by Jonathan Scott
16 February 2001, Victoria Rooms, Bristol

There were a handful of the DUNS Limited Edition catalogue which didn't make it to Inconstant Sol with all the others back in 2014.   This is the first of them - others will follow.  Enjoy.

2 February 2018

Detail Plus - Way It Goes/Dance Of The Soul, 1986

side a: way it goes.dance of the soul I
side b: way it goes.dance of the soul II

Frode Gjerstad: tenor saxophone
Bobby Bradford: cornet
Johnny Dyani: double bass
John Stevens: drums

Recorded at Kite Studios, Cambridge, Wednesday 2nd July 1986

Impetus Records imp 18611 lp rip

1 February 2018


Abdelhaï Bennani, tenor saxophone
William Parker, double bass
Alan Silva, piano, orchestral synthesizer

1. Encounters #1, #2, #3  (48:48)

Recorded live at The Sunside, Paris, Oct. 16th, 2000. First set.

Artist promotion release 2013

JaZt Tapes CD-037

28 January 2018

Henry Threadgill & Make A Move - Live In Warsaw -June 27, 1999

At the start of the century, Henry Threadgill’s compositions have reached a very high level. Two bands were the vehicles for those great compositions: Zooid who was exploring the acoustic and sometimes chamber side of jazz; Make a Move who was more in the electric and « rokish » mood.
This live show comes from the tour that Threadgill and crew did between the two albums the band made: « where’s your cup » and « everybodys mouth’s a book », the first one for columbia, the second for pi recordings. But the band on this set is the one who will record for pi recs except the drummer.

Brandon Roos: acoustic & electric guitar
Henry Threadgill: alto saxophone, flute & compositions
J T Lewis: drums
Stomu Takeishi: 5 strings fretless bass
Bryan Carrott: vibraphone

Live In Warsaw June 27, 1999

I have identified 2 of the 6 tracks of the program, so if some of you can add the others tracks… They may comes from the columbia album that I don’t own.

Records of Henry Threadgill available here:

DREAMTIME - Live at the Red Rose, 2001

GARY CURSON - alto saxophone
JIM DVORAK - trumpet and flutes
NICK EVANS - trombone

1. 7:54
2. 9:04
3. 6:37
4. 6:50
5. 6:25
6. 4:48
7. 16:40

Recorded at the Red Rose, London.  April 2001

BBC radio b'cast

Knock yourself out Milos!  Great gig.

25 January 2018


Michael Sell, trumpet, prepared trumpet
Sören Fischer, trombone
Theo Jörgensmann, clarinet, bassett horn
Bernd Konrad, clarinet, contrabass clarinet, alto & bass saxophone
Friedeman Graef, clarinet, soprano & bass saxophone
Wollie Kaiser, bass clarinet, soprano & tenor saxophone
Manfred Niehaus, viola
Mathhhias Frey, piano, prepared piano
Dieter Manderscheid, contrabass
Frank Köllges, percussion

A1. Der Heilig'n Landmusik     19:53
B1. Der Heilig'n Landmusik (Fortsetzung)     10:32
B2. Tentettvariations On     12:19

Soloists on A + B1: Jörgensmann (cl), Kaiser (ts) and Konrad (cbcl).

Recorded live February 11, 1984 at the Alte Oper Frankfurt / Main, Germany.

MISP 509 (vinyl rip)

24 January 2018


Some background on Abdelhaï Bennani you'll find here.

Abdelhaï Bennani, tenor saxophone
Alan Silva, orchestral synthesizer, piano
Makoto Sato, drums

1.  The Crawling Snake       50:54

Recorded live on March 16, 2001,
at American Center, Rennes, France.
Recorded by Catherine Silva. Mastered by Benjamin Duboc.
All music by Abdelhaï Bennani (SACEM) and Alan Silva (SACEM).
Cover Photo, “Snow Worm”, by Jan Ström.
Artist´s promotion demo 2015.

JaZt  TAPES CD - 053

21 January 2018


Michael Sell, trumpet, flugelhorn
Frederic Rabold, trumpet, flugelhorn
Theo Jörgensmann, clarinet
Bernd Konrad,  bass clarinet, soprano & tenor saxophone
Willem van Manen, trombone
Paul Rutherford, trombone
Thomas Wiedermann, trombone
Namek Aclan, tuba
Bernd Moschner, tuba
Reinhard Glöder, bass
Frank Köllges, drums

A1. Fußwork    07:03
A2. Beinwork   12:27
B1. Worüber Man Nicht Spricht Work   10:03
B2. Rumpfwork  02:59
B3. Kopfwork   09:30

Recorded live on April 24/25, 1979 in Wilhelmsbad / Hessen, Germany.

MISP 505 (vinyl rip)

flac rip by Owombat march 2011

19 January 2018

Kutteldaddeldu - Live In Lausanne - Plainisphare 1990

Since I discovered Swiss saxophonist Urs Blöchlinger I’ve been immediately interested by his music. His ability in improvisation and his knowledge and mastery of several styles of music including contemporary but also European tradition and his way to integrate those elements in his music is simply amazing. So no surprise that after this discovery of a true genius I wanted to get more of his discography as a leader but also as a side man. This album is one of those that I picked up during my trip in his too short career. On this record Blöchlinger share the stage with Jacques Demierre and Olivier Magnenat. Demierre have an important discography and have played with musicians like Barry Guy, Isabelle Duthoit, Urs Leimgruber to name a few. Swiss bassist Olivier Magnenat have unfortunately a smaller discography and mostly recorded with Swiss musicians like François Chevrolet or Peter Schärli.
This is a live recording based on elaborate compositions where ostinatos are mixed with introspectives and more fiery moments.

The only recommandation that I can give you is to search in this blog where you can find almost all of Blöchlinger’s discography recently updated by Mew23. All of his records available here are superbes. Beside his interest in jazz, contemporary music and European tradition, Blöchlinger was also interested in rock. He shared the stage and the studio with « No Secret In The Family » and few month before his death he was member of an incredible band called « Heilige Bimbam » that mixed, free, funk and rock in a complete unique style, others members of « heilige Bimbam » included musicians of « No Secret In The Family » but also Urs Voerkel, another musician who left us too fast.

1 Les Vieux Chapeaux
2 L’Amour – Die Mauer
3 Kännsch Höngg?
4 Who Is Afraid Of Alain Monnier?

Urs Blöchlinger: alto saxophone, composition
Jacques Demierre: piano
Olivier Magnenat: bass

Recorded live in Lausanne, Switzerland on January 1990

Plainisphare PL 1267-61 CD

18 January 2018

DREAMTiME - Bunny Up (Affinity 1984)

DREAMTiME - Bunny Up (Affinity 1984)

SiDE A - The Boys Did It / Careful Driver / Lend An Ear, Part 1
SiDE B - And So Tibet / Lend An Ear, Part 2 / Bunny Up

vinyl rip + scans

17 January 2018

Gato Barbieri & Dollar Brand - Confluence

This recording have been published under various names and various labels, Confluence seems to be the original title.

1The Aloe And The Wildrose
2 Hamba Khale!
3 To Elsa
4 Eighty First Street

Dollar Brand: Piano, Cello
Gato Barbieri: Tenor Saxophone

Recorded at Fonorama Studio, Milan, Italy, on March 16, 1968

Freedom tkcb 70338 serie freedom collection No 29 Japan Edition

16 January 2018


Theo Jörgensmann, clarinet
Bernd Konrad, baritone & soprano saxophone
Michael Sell, trumpet
Melvyn Poore, tuba
Paul Schwarz, piano (left channel)
John Fischer, piano (right channel)
Kai Kanthak, bass (left channel)
Buschi Niebergall, bass (right channel)
Diony Kube, drums (left channel)
Frank Köllges, drums (right channel)

A.  Emanationen I 14:34
B.  Emanationen I (Fortsetzung) 18:11
C1. Prolog Zu Emanationen II 5:13
C2. Emanationen II 9:51
D.  Emanationen II (Fortsetzung) 18:17

Recorded January 5 to 7, 1983 at Cornett-Studio, Cologne.

MISP 508 (vinyl rip)  (my rip)

14 January 2018


The leaders of this album were completely unknown to me before I discovered this LP.
Of course the musicians in the rhythm-section are not totally unknown...
Interesting to see the trombonist Bob Norden playing on this mid-sixties recording.
Norden also plays a.o. on Bobby Bradford's and John Stevens' collaboration which was released by Chuck Nessa in 1980.

Don Heckman, alto saxophone
Ed Summerlin, tenor saxophone
Lew Gluckin, trumpet
Bob Norden, trombone
Steve Kuhn, piano
Ron Carter, bass (A1 to B1)
Steve Swallow, bass (B2)
Joe Hunt, drums (A1 to B1)
Joe Cocuzzo, drums (B2)
Lisa Zanda, voice (B2)

A1. Jax or Bettor (Heckman) 10:03
A2. Leisure No. 5 (Summerlin) 6:43
B1. Dialogue (Summerlin) 9:35
B2. Five Haikus (Heckman) 6:36

Tracks A1 to B1: Recorded March, 31 1966 in New York City
Track B2: Recorded September 3, 1965 in New York City

Jazzworkshop JLP 7009 (UK, 1968 - mono)
Originally released in 1967 on Ictus Records (not Andrea Centazzo's label!) Ictus 101 (US - mono)

13 January 2018


Abdelhaï Bennani, tenor saxophone
Itaru Oki, trumpets, bugle, flutes
Alan Silva, double bass
Makoto Sato, drums

1. In Fanz                                19:38
2. The Spell                              11:52
3. Once Upon a Time (Please, Baby, Don't Cry)  08:18 
4. Hear my Trane Comin'        13:02
5. Trance                                  07:12
Recorded live on November 24, 1999, at "Les Instants  Chavirés", Montreuil, France.
Recorded by Bahaï. Mastered by Benjamin Duboc.
All Music by Abdelhaï Bennani (SACEM).
Cover Photo, “Mirrored Lady”, by Jan Ström.
Artist´s promotion demo 2015.



Michael Sell, trumpet
Bernd Konrad, bass clarinet & soprano saxophone
Buschi Niebergall, double bass
Frank Köllges, drums

A1. Heute, Gestern, Morgen     9:20
A2. Früher Oder Später     6:35
Drei Kleine Nachspiele Zu "Früher Oder Später"     3:50
A3a. Nr. 1     1:17
A3b. Nr. 2     1:19
A3c. Nr. 3     1:14
B1. Unterwegs     14:53
B2. Bestimmt Doch Unbestimmt     8:48

Track B1: Double Quartet

Recorded December 28/29, 1981 at Zuckerfabrik Stuttgart.

MISP 507 (vinyl rip)


Here is first recording published by Maestro David Torn. Unlike second Everyman Band album "Without Warning", it was never released as CD nor digitally yet for whatever reason. The debut of this American quartet is much wilder than second album, but Torn's atmospheric guitar explorations are already there. He went on to record further ECM albums under his own name, "Best Laid Plans" (1985, duo with percussionist Geoffrey Gordon) and crimsonish "Cloud About Mercury" (1987, with Mark Isham on trumpet, Tony Levin on bass and stick and Bill Bruford on drums), and as a member of Jan Garbarek Group (It's OK To Listen To The Gray Voice, 1985). Torn returned to ECM in 2oo7 with his fantastic band Prezens. All Fogel, Yaw and Suchorsky were members of Lou Reed band.
I am sharing this album as clean vinyl rip, each side of the LP is one track. Cover scans are included.



MARTiN FOGEL - saxophones
DAViD TORN - guitar
BRUCE YAW - bass

Recorded March 1982 at Talent Studio Oslo by Jan Erik, produced by Manfred.

SiDE I: Morals in the Mud / Japan Smiles / Lonely Streets / On the Spot
SiDE II: The Mummy Club / Nuclear Suite / Fatt Blatt


2 be correct -- anybody want my ST 33 copy of this album? 350 CZK / 15 EUR including postage costs :)


All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws.

10 January 2018

Tete Mbambisa - Did You Tell Your Mother - 1979

Here is one record by one of the most unknown hero of the south African jazz. Tete Mbambisa has been considered as a major reference by musicians like Johnny Dyani or Dudu Pukwana. But Mbambisa have recorded only few records, less than ten for a man who is more than 80 years old. Here we have some very beautiful cape jazz, relaxed music with positive vibrations. Some of the musicians on this session can also be found on some records by Dollar Brand recorded and published by the same label like « Cape Town Fringe » or « Mannenberg Is Where It’s Happening ».

  • Trane Ride - Past Time - Winter time - Irene

Bass: Zulu Bidi
Drums: Monty Weber
Piano/composition: Tete Mbambisa
Tenor Sax/Flute: Basil Coetzee

The Sun ml4258 published in 1979

Recently the label Matsuli Music have reissued the first session by Mbambisa under the name « The Soul Jazzmen »

In 2012 independent producer Jonhattan Eato have recorded and published a superbe solo piano by Tete Mbambisa that can be found here

Last but not least: a recent recording by Tete with British musicians have been published in south Africa in the end of 2017 in a very limited quantity, it will probably be issued in the world very soon. In preparation is also the first time issue of an unreleased session from 1978.