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 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
















25 May 2017

TTT ‎– BRISTOL CONCERT (PRIVATE LABEL, 1995)




A.  Bristol Concert

B1. Dialog I
B2. Abschied


Heinz Wollny, bass
Frank Wollny, guitar, bass, vocals
A.R. Penck, drums, guitar
Andreas X, drums

Recorded at the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, in 1995.

LP Rip

22 May 2017

ROVA "THE REMOVAL OF SECRECY" (METALANGUAGE, 1979)



Jon Raskin, baritone (A), alto (A, B5) & soprano saxophone (B3), clarinet (B3)
Larry Ochs, tenor (A, B5), alto (B3) & sopranino saxophone (B2, B3)
Andrew Voigt, alto (A, B2), soprano (B3) & sopranino saxophone (B3, B5)
Bruce Ackley, soprano saxophone (A, B2, B3, B5), clarinet (B3)


A.  That's How Strong (18:59)
B1. Carmen (5:03)
B2. 3 x 60° EACh (2:11)
B3. Druids (9:41)
B4. The Removal Of Secrecy (0:48)
B5. Trobar Clus #3 (3:15)


Recorded at Walden Studios, Carmel Highlands, California on February 12, 1979. Mastering at the Automatt, San Francisco.

Metalanguage 106

(vinyl rip)

20 May 2017

MARIO PAVONE ‎– SHODO (ALACRA RECORDS, 1981)




A1. Shodo
A2. Favors
A3. 1638

B1. Heads First
B2. Passage
B3. Double
B4. Mops


Phil Buettner, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, flute
Mario Pavone, double bass
Pheeroan akLaff, drums
Emmett Spencer, drums (B3)
Bobby Naughton, marimba
Nick Makros, tenor saxophone, flute
Peter McEachern, trombone
George Alford, trumpet, flugelhorn


Recorded on Feb. 6, 1981 at RBY Studios, Southbury, CT.

Alacra Records ‎– ALACRA 1004

LP Rip

19 May 2017

ARMONICORD - ESPRITS DE SEL



Jazz with harpsichord is not so famous, here is a fantastic and unknown album of French free jazz with a very special touch… Free and organized. The most famous name in the band is certainly Jouk Minor who have played with Leon Francioli or Pierre Favre.
-Drums, percussion, horns: Christian Lété
-Harpsichord: Odile Bailleux
-saxophone alto, oboe, english horn, flute: Jean Querlier
-Soprano, baritone saxophone, picolo flute, clarinet, gumbri, contrabass: Jouk Minor
-trombone: Joseph Traindl

A1 Deuxième Jour
a El Cerreno
b Sur Lerre
c La Gomme Arabique
a1d Passe Océan
a1e Ahora

A2 Premier Jour
a Ile De Pâques
b Le Manoir De Mes Rêves
c Gumbri Pitch

B Troisième Jour
a Ecolong
b Wings
c Mercurio
d Contact
e Ecolong
f La Colophane Des Moujiks
g Bollets Acides
h Ile De Pâques
i Pour L’Heure

recorded on June 14, 15, 16, 1977

L’éléctrobande ELB 7701 lp rip

18 May 2017

TETSU SAITOH ‎– COLORING HEAVEN (AKETA'S DISK, 1990)




1.  To The Promenade
2.  Coloring Heaven I
3.  A Second
4.  10.27
5.  Coloring Heaven II
6.  Music Gallery
7.  Pizzicatissimo
8.  124
9.  Okinawa Mama
10. To The Sea
11. Invitation



Barre Phillips, bass
Tetsu Saitoh, bass
Sabu Toyozumi, drums, percussion
Hideaki Kuribayashi, 17-string koto


Recorded in December 1988 at Kuchu-Sanpokan, Yugawara.

Aketa's Disk ‎– AD-27CD

CD Rip

16 May 2017

LEIPZIGER JAZZTAGE ZUM 25. - FREEe JAHRE (1977 - 1984)





CD 1

1. Hans-Jürgen Lindner "Wir Beginnen Jetzt..."  2:37
   2.LJT 9.6.1977

2. Berliner Improvisationsquartett "Siebenviertel"  6:24
Hermann Keller, piano, composition
Manfred Schulze, baritone saxophone, clarinet, composition
Andreas Altenfelder, trumpet
Wilfried Staufenbiel, cello
   2. LJT 9.6.1977

3. Friedhelm Schönfeld Trio  "Nachtwalzer"  13:11
Friedhelm Schönfeld, tenor saxophone
Reinhard Walter, piano
Dieter Keitel, drums
   3. LJT 21.5.1978

4. Andreas Altenfelder Quintett  "Für M."  7:32
Andreas Altenfelder, trumpet
Johannes Bauer, trombone
Heiner Reinhardt, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Christoph Winckel, bass
Wolfram Dix, drums
   4. LJT 11.5.1979

5. Doug Hammond Duo  "Steps"  11:57
Doug Hammond, drums
Sulaiman Hakim, alto & soprano saxophone
   4. LJT  11.5.1979

6. Das Quintett  "ohne Titel"  33:38
Heinz Becker, trumpet
Konrad Bauer, trombone
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, alto & soprano saxophone, clarinet
Klaus Koch, bass
Günter Sommer, drums
   5. LJT  26.6.1980


CD 2

1. Albert Mangelsdorff  "ohne Titel"  6:10
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
   5. LJT  27.6.1980

2. Jost / Glawischnig Doppeltrio  "ohne Titel"  11:57
Ekkehard Jost, baritone & bass saxophone
Dieter Glawischnig, piano, bass trombone
Michael Schläper, soprano & tenor saxophone
Jürgen Bock, bass
Georg Wolf, bass
John Preininger, drums
   6. LJT  28.3.1981

3. Károly Binder Quartet feat. John Tchicai  "Exercise"  8:12
Károly Binder, piano
John Tchicai, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
Mihály Dresch, tenor saxophone
Róbert Benko, bass
István Baló, drums
   8. LJT  30.9.1983

4. Hannes Zerbe Sextett  "B-A-C-H"  19:00
Hannes Zerbe, piano
Michael Sell, trumpet
John English, trombone
Manfred Hering, soprano & tenor saxophone
Klaus Koch, bass
Dieter Keitel, drums
   8. LJT  1.10.1983

5. Borbetomagus  "ohne Titel"  33:18
Jim Sauter, alto & tenor saxophone
Donald Dietrich, alto & tenor saxophone
Donald Miller, guitar
   9. LJT  30.9.1984

LJT 2500-1/2501-2

13 May 2017

ALAN DAVIE ‎– THE ALAN DAVIE MUSIC WORKSHOP (ADMW RECORDS, 1970)





A1. Ram-Headed Serpent
A2. Offering Of An Aphrodisiac
A3. Sacred Cow

B1. He Whom No Sign Can Describe Is Made Known To Us by His Mystic Dance
B2. Offering To The Ram-Headed Serpent


Goudie Charles, double bass
Vince Clarke, percussion
Douglas Cook, piano, glockenspiel, xylophone
Alan Davie, sopranino, alto and tenor saxophone, flute, xylophone
Mac Johns, trombone, bass guitar
Janet Thomas, violin


Recorded at Ding Dong Studio, Cornwall


ADMW Records ‎– ADMW 001

LP Rip




11 May 2017

ROVA "INVISIBLE FRAMES" (FORE, 1980/81)



Larry Ochs, tenor, alto & sopranino saxophone
Andre Voigt, alto, soprano & sopranino saxophone, flute
Jon Raskin, baritone, alto & soprano saxophone, clarinet
Bruce Ackley, soprano saxophone, clarinet

A1. Trobar Clus #6           (09:06)
A2. Druids                   (15:51)
B.  Narrow Are The Vessels    (21:32)


Recorded in Berkeley, California on May 15, 1980 (A1), August 28, 1981 (B), October 4, 1981 (A2)


Fore FORE 80/EIGHT

(vinyl rip)

7 May 2017

reform ART quartet - Prelogien live at the Amann Studios - 2011


artrecords, CD, 2011

it starts with one minute and a half talking in german, good if you understand, if not just be patient and will be rewarded

5 May 2017

Acting Seven - Clan Music Overdrive (Babel)




Here is the cd version of this curious and great album that contains two performances by two different bands with the same background. Almost all of the musicians comes from the Austrian avant garde music scene that is famous under names like Reform Art Unit, Three Motions or Masters Of unorthodox Jazz.
The two first tracks are credited to « Acting Seven » and the two last are from « Clan Music Overdrive ». This second band have recorded another album kindly shared by Corvimax here:
01. Babel 02. Jazz For Thinkers 03. Jackie 04. Clan Music Overdrive
Acting Seven:
Bass: Attila Lörinszky
Percussions: Walter Schiefer
Percussions/Reeds: Fritz Novotny
Piano: Giselher Smekal
Trumpet: Sepp Mitterbauer
Violin: Mia Zabelka
Voice: Othmar Zechyr

Clan Music Overdrive:
Bass/Electric Bass: Reynhard Ziegerhofer
Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Sheng: Fritz Novotny
Drums: Christian Salfellner
Drums: Walter Schiefer
Keyboards: Paul Fields
Saxophone Tenor & Soprano: Gerhard Fritsch
Saxophone Tenor: Sandro Miori


cd rip, longer than the lp version : KKM 1016-2

1 May 2017

ROVA "THIS, THIS, THIS, THIS." (MOERS MUSIC, 1979)


This is the start of a series of early ROVA albums I'm planning to post.
But for some I would like to have good scans (if possible...) - so your help would be appreciated.
The scans for this post has been provided by mew23 - my thanks goes to him.

Does anyone have scans (or links leading to good scans) for:
https://www.discogs.com/Rova-Saxophone-Quartet-Cinema-Rovat%C3%A9/release/1151710
Scans for the next two are especially wanted:
https://www.discogs.com/Rova-Saxophone-Quartet-Henry-Kaiser-Daredevils/release/1673083
https://www.discogs.com/Rova-Saxophone-Quartet-Invisible-Frames/release/2742551

The following has a reasonable good scan on discogs but a better one would be appreciated:
https://www.discogs.com/Rova-Saxophone-Quartet-The-Removal-Of-Secrecy/release/858422


...and on we go


Bruce Ackley, soprano saxophone, clarinet, alto clarinet
Larry Ochs, tenor, alto & sopranino saxophone
Jon Raskin, baritone, alto & soprano saxophone, clarinet
Andrew Voigt, alto, soprano & sopranino saxophone, flute


1. Exiles (Ochs) 10:17
2. Flamingo Horizon (Raskin) 11:39
3. 3x30° Each (Ackley) 2:38
4. Trobar Clus 5 (Ackley, Ochs, Raskin, Voigt) 14:25


Recorded at Mobius Music, San Francisco, CA, August 17 & 24, 1979.


Moers Music 01080

(vinyl rip)

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