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


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, 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


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:

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
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

25 July 2017


No Business Records will release five LPs and two CDs in the second half of August.
For me the most anticipated release is Ton-Klami's CD. They did release two recordings in the 90s on Crown Records which are both OOP but worth seeking out.  No Business Records
You might also take a look here. 

For the upcoming Steve Lacy CD on Emanem Nick has already reproduced the label's info in the third comment. (somehow I published this post accidentally before it was ready)

Roger Turner and Fred Van Hove - what a pair - this release scheduled for August 4 on Relative Pitch Records is very high on my want-list. And what a nice 1950s design and typography. Should be amazing...


PAUL RUTHERFORD "in Backward Times" (1979-2007) Emanem 5045

Four very different concert settings featuring sensational performances by trombonist PAUL RUTHERFORD:
two festival solos - one from 1979 with electronics and the other from 2004 without;
a 1988 duo with PAUL ROGERS (double bass) a few months before their ROGUES CD;
and from 2007 a trio with VERYAN WESTON (piano) and MARCIO MATTOS (cello & electronics)
- a very promising group, except that this turned out to be Rutherford's last public appearnance.
All previously unissued. 76 minutes.

The above release of Gruppo Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza is actually a reissue of a two CD + one DVD release from Italy's 'Die Schachtel' (2007),
Ten years later we'll get 4 CDs or 5 LPs plus a DVD (and a 64p. booklet in LP format) or both.
The DVD contains a German documentary (b/w) on the group. Filmed in 1967 the documentary is an unknown classic. Do they still produce films like this one?

I've encountered the above release a month ago.
It's Agustí Fernández, Peter Valsamis and two canadian musicians previously unknown to me (shame on me). Wonderful free improvisation with a saxophonist who according Stuart Broomer might have had Lee Konitz as a role-model. But Yves Charuest and bassist Nicolas Caloia are all their own on this highly recommended CD/download.

The CD "Stir" was also the reason I discovered this 1988 Vancouver recording on  bandcamp - download only.


Last year I got an email from ECM. They've 'found' a wealth of LPs from their early catalogue believed to be OOP, in their vaults. Immediately I've ordered about 100 items from several groups/musicians for the shop (Among the treasures was f.e. the first pressing of Jarrett's Köln Concert. I've ordered all remining stock - about a dozen LPs - sold after a few days).
For myself I took 'Endgame' with John Stevens, Barry Guy, Trevor Watts and Howard Riley.
But at home I discovered that the vinyl was beyond repair - so to say. I knew they had only 7 items of this release. Two were sold at our shop, one (mine) was defect and four remained - or were they gone?
After a quick telephone call with ECM the rate of my heart's rythmn dropped considerably.
A few days later I went to ECM's headquarter at the outskirts of Munich. After climbing to the first floor I met Steve Lake. Among other things I asked him wether he's producing "something" new.
He mentioned a Roscoe Mitchell Nonet (or tentet..) - and here it is.
Already on my list for >Best of 2017<.

Marching Song vol. 1 + 2 are a classic of British creative Jazz from the 1960s. This three CD box-set not only offers remastered versions of the two LPs but also sextet/quartet renderings of some themes of the greater line-up.
From 1966 and 1970 with Surman (sextet only) and Mike Osborne. Also added a rare 7" with Norma Winstone and the Concert Band. Includes a very informative booklet.

As the sub-title suggests 'Cappuccini Klang 2' is the previously unreleased second part of a 1992 recording session. It was offered as download only on bandcamp somewhat unnoticed in 2013.
The original CD was edited by Splasc(H) Records which - BTW - is active again.

Some of the above mentioned recordings are not 'Upcoming + Recent' releases. But I do not care as long as the music is as original and revelatory as on the double CD "Retrospective" by the Al Neil Trio.
Al Neil was unknown to me before Nick posted Neil's solo LP on this blog.
Many words but only one necessary step > Get it! Get It! as long as the one time pressing lasts.
My highest recommendation.

23 July 2017


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

15 July 2017


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


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

Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar & Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar - Raag Chandrakauns

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.

14 July 2017

Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar - concert à radio France 1988

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

6 July 2017


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)

4 July 2017


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.

2 July 2017

DUNMALL. KANE. WASTELL. Hundred Years Gallery

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.

1 July 2017


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

30 June 2017

Trio P E I - Yedda Chunyu Lin, Fritz Novotny, Lukas Ligeti

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

29 June 2017

TTT Featuring A.R.Penck "3 + 1" (WAU WAU RECORDS, 1982)

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)

28 June 2017


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

24 June 2017


A. Concert In Derry

B. Concert In Derry

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

LP Rip

20 June 2017


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

18 June 2017


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

16 June 2017

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

15 June 2017


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.

12 June 2017

DEREK BAILEY - solo. Jazz in Britain 1980

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.

11 June 2017


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

10 June 2017

JOE HENDERSON DOUBLE RAINBOW QUARTET - Brecon Jazz Festival, Wales. 1996

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      


This trio left only one - excellent - official recording "Seven Compositions".
Culled from an analog radio broadcast in really good sound quality.
Braxton offers the music as an mp3 download for members of his website.
Here you'll get it in flac.

Anthony Braxton, reeds
Adelhard Roidinger, bass
Tony Oxley, percussion

1. Composition No 6A / 40G(+87) / 110A(+63)  (44:34)
2. The Angular Apron / Composition 40J  (33:10)
3. Composition 40M  (17:13)
4. applause (00:35)

Recorded March 11,1989, Wuppertal, Germany.

8 June 2017


Marion Bown, alto saxophone, percussion (6,7)
Maarten Van Regteren Altena, bass
Han Bennink, drums

on track 6 + 7
Leo Smith, trumpet, percussion, etc.

1. Similar Limits     (6:25)
2. Sound Structure     (6:10)
3. Improvisation     (5:50)
4. Qbic             (6:32)
5. Porto Novo             (11:55)
6. And Then They Danced (16:05)
7. Rhythmus No. 1       (3:30)

Tracks 1 to 5 recorded in Soest, Holland 14th December, 1967.
Tracks 6, 7 recorded on 12th May, 1970;
Originally released as Side B of "Creative Improvisation Ensemble" Freedom FLP 40136.

Black Lion BLCD 760200

(originally on Polydor 583 724)



B2. sccniee oiiftnc

A.R. Penck, percussion, synthesizer
Detlev Kessler, drums, percussion
Frank Wollny, guitar, percussion

Weltmelodie – WM LP 4719

LP Rip

7 June 2017

Mahler 5 ~ Bavarian State Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko ~ Munich, 6th June 2017

From a BR-Klassik live broadcast  from Munich yesterday evening, here is Mahler's fifth symphony by the Bavarian State orchestra under Kirill Petrenko. There's a slightly bent note in one of the opening trumpet phrases; this seems to serve to concentrate everyones' mind to deliver an immensely powerful performance, full of light and shade, the struggle to address the conflicts and ambiguities of being an adult, and the desire to return to the innocence of childhood.

Gustav Mahler
Symphony no. 5 in C# minor

1. Trauermarsch (12.44)
2. Stürmisch bewegt, mit größter Vehemenz (14.06)
3. Scherzo (16.56)
4. Adagietto (8.30)
5. Rondo finale (14.46)

Bavarian State Orchestra
Kirill Petrenko
Munich National Theatre; 6th June 2017


A. Konzert In Zürich

B. Konzert In Amsterdam

Heinz Wollny, bass
A.R. Penck, drums
Frank Wollny, guitar
Markus Lüpertz, piano
Hans-Peter Hiby, saxophone

LP Rip

3 June 2017


Henry Kaiser, electric guitar (A1, A2, A3, B), acoustic guitar (B)
Bruce Ackley, soprano saxophone (A1, A2, B), alto clarinet (A2)
Larry Ochs, sopranino (A1) & tenor saxophone (A2, A3, B)
Jon Raskin, soprano (B), alto (A1, B) & baritone saxophone (A1, A2, B)
Andrew Voigt, sopranino (B), soprano (B) & alto saxophone (A1, A2, B), flute (A2, B)

A1. Daredevils    10:26
A2. Kol Nidre     09:37
A3. Zaum          03:48
B.  Mal Qué Arroz 27:35

Recorded at Walden Studios, Carmel Highlands, California on March 11, 1979.
[The group's website dates the recording to February 13, 1979]

Metalanguage ML-105

(vinyl rip)


A. Le Mur De Saint Etienne

B. Good Morning Rock

Frank Wollny, guitar
Heinz Wollny, bass
Ralf Winkler, drums

A.R. Penck self-released

LP Rip