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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Albert Mangelsdorff & Lee Konitz - Hannover 1982 (NDR Jazz Workshop #169)

Final one... I think this was shared (in a different edit, this is my own) over on inconstantsol a while ago which made me hold this back, but rather than just seing the links go, maybe there's someone who's missed this before, so here it is again:

Foto by Frank Schindelbeck (see his biography of Mangeldorff's)

Albert Mangelsdoff & Lee Konitz
NDR Jazzworkshop #169
Hannover (Germany), Kleiner Sendesaal des Funkhaus
March 11, 1982

Albert Mangelsdorff - trombone
Lee Konitz - alto sax

1. A Minor Blues In F (Konitz) 4:34
2. Ann LK/AM (1:53)
3. Mississippi Mud (Mangelsdorff) 12:45
4. Ann LK (0:24)
5. She's As Wild As Springtime (Konitz) 4:31
6. Ann LK/AM (1:25)
7. Rootie Toot (Mangelsdorff) 8:44 [AM solo]
8. Ann AM (0:40)
9. Mood Indigo (Ellington-Bigard-Mills) 4:27
10. Ann LK (0:39)
11. Body and Soul (Green-Sour-Heyman-Eyton) 7:46 [LK solo]
12. Ann LK (0:35)
13. Hannover Square (7:27)
14. Ann LK (0:33)
15. KoMa (Konitz-Mangelsdorff) 5:19
16. Ann AM (0:26)
17. Just Friends (Klenner-Lewis) 6:44
18. Ann LK (0:25)
19. About Time We Looked at This (Konitz) 2:28 [inc, fade-out]
20. Duo Love Call (Konitz-Mangelsdorff) 5:53

TT: 77:52

Sound: A/A-
Original Lineage: got this in trade, eac & tlh used, then dime.
Additional lineage: FLAC > WAV > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

::ubu's edits::
added fade-in at beginning of #1
fixed all marks
separated intros
omitted two short silent tracks following #17 and #19
added 1.5sec of silence at end of #19
deleted short bits of FM talk before and after #20, added fades

Paul Bley & Wolfgang Puschnig - Saalfelden

Another one endangered of deletion before I come around posting it...

Canadian born pianist Paul Bley is of course well known as one of the most important jazz pianists to emerge around 1960.

Saxophonist Wolfgang Puschnig hails from Austria and is one of the more important jazz voices there and in Europe. He has played and recorded regularly with Carla Bley, the Vienna Art Orchestra, Linda Sharrock or the late great Ernst Jandl (or was that Elnst Jandr?). Other collaborators include Hans Koller (subject of two other posts here and here), Harry Sokal (the photo from 1988 shows Puschnig with him), Uli Scherrer, Nguyên Lê, Mark Feldman, and reguarly also Jamaaladeen Tacuma (together they form the duo "Gemini-Gemini"), and he has done more than two dozen of albums as leader or co-leader, including the great "Austrian Songs - Ob'n und Unt'n" (Universal, 2002) where he adapted traditional songs and melodies for a trio/quartet that also included Klaus Dickbauer, Herbert Joos and Michel Godard.

In short: definitely a musician worth checking out!
And right here you get the chance to do so...

Paul Bley & Wolfgang Puschnig
Jazzfestival Saalfelden
August 2001

Paul Bley - piano
Wolfgang Puschnig - alto sax (1,2,3,6,8) & flute (5)

1. Blues for Nothing (7:42)
2. Blast from the Past (7:12)
3. On (6:36)
4. Bebop improvisation (3:49) [p-solo]
5. Ida Lupino (8:15)
6. Peace (4:25)
7. Improvisation (10:38) [p-solo]
8. Improvisation (6:53) [inc]

TT: 55:33

Sound: A/A-
Source/Lineage: FM>NakamichiLX3>Pioneercdrecr.>flac
Additional lineage: FLAC > WAV > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

:: ubu's edits ::
fixed marks (some were early, most were late)
added fade-out at end of #4
deleted gap at end of #7, merged applause (there was a voiceover there once, but except for the announcer breathing, it was cut out)
deleted noise at end of #8

ScoLoHoFo - Lugano 2002

This was up here before, more exactly in August 2007 (gee, it's been a long time since I've started this blog!) - and I've been asked to share it again many months ago... the links went up so long back that I'm afraid if I don't share them, they get deleted, so finally...

Just be aware that this is a mono recording - less than perfect to some's ears, I assume. Not a big issue for me, but just so it's been disclosed!

Wangaratta 2008

Btw, it seems the group played Jazzbaltica, too - does anyone have a video of audio of that to offer? In the quality standard of the blog, it ought to be DVD (off a digi-sat broadcast in original codec would be perfect!) or FLAC, if possible! Drop me a line (see my profile) if you need help sharing it!

And those who grab this recording right here, please do help with the setlist!

Portland Jazz Fest 2009

Estival Jazz 2002
Lugano (CH)
July 12, 2002

Joe Lovano - tenor sax (on #5 only: soprano sax)
John Scofield - guitar
Dave Holland - bass
Al Foster - drums

1. Oh! (Joe Lovano) 9:24
2. b-solo > The Winding Day (Dave Holland) 17:07
3. Bittersweet (Al Foster) > Announcement (11:40)
4. Shorter Form (John Scofield) 9:05
5. In Your Arms (Dave Holland) 7:24
6. New Amsterdam (Joe Lovano) > Band Intros by Dave Holland (11:34)
7. Oh I See (John Scofield) 5:40
FM outro (0:17)

TT: 72:15

Sound: A/A- (mono)
Source: RSI 2 "Live di mezzanotte" / 2007-07-21
Lineage: FM > HD > CoolEditPro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Recorded & shared by ubu

Ella Fitzgerald - East Berlin 1967

Here's one I upped a while ago - a few more will follow, not that the links get deleted before I came around sharing them!

Ella Fitzgerald & Jimmy Jones Trio
East-Berlin (GDR), Friedrichstadtpalast
January 25, 1967

Ella Fitzgerald - vocals
Jimmy Jones - piano
Bob Cranshaw - bass
Sam Woodyard - drums

1. You've Changed (0:49) [inc, cuts in]
2. Let's Do It (4:12)
3. These Boots Are Made For Walkin' (4:02)
4. Here's That Rainy Day (4:18)
5. Summertime (3:38)
6. It Don't Mean a Thing (5:08)
7. Jazz Samba (8:19)
8. Mack the Knife (4:43)
9. The Midnight Sun Never Sets (4:34)
10. You Go To My Headgoin' Out Of My Head (3:17)
11. Sweet And Lovely (4:06)
12. Misty (4:00)
13. It's Wonderful (2:52)
14. St. Louis Blues (6:45)
15. How High The Moon (8:42)

TT: 69:33

Sound: A-
Lineage: FM>low gen, unknown lineage>trade>CDR>EAC Secure Rip>Flac Frontend, level 6

:: ubu edits ::

fixed marks (some were early, some were late)
deleted some not fully deleted radio announcements
added fades

#1-8 and #9-12 and #13-15 seem to be from different sources.
Sound has more treble in the second, but there's some more hiss, too. The third is similar to the second source but sounds better.

Count Basie Orchestra - Burghausen 1994 (DVD)

Let me please direct your attention to the latest (of too few, I'm sorry!) post over on the Basie corner!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Hans Koller - Rarities from the Eighties

Next one from the dime party - Some background from wiki, for those who never heard or Koller:

Hans (Antonio Hans Cyrill) Koller (February 12, 1921 - December 22, 2003) was one of the best known Austrian Jazz musicians and an abstract painter.

Koller was born in Vienna. A saxophone prodigy, he immediately impressed the faculty of the Vienna Music Academy upon his arrival at the age of 14. Within a few years he was playing professionally in swing and dance bands. In 1941 Koller was drafted into the Nazi army and spent most time as prisoner of war in a US-American camp. Following his release in 1946 he founded a band called the Hot Club Vienna.

Later Koller performed with Horst Winter's band before moving to Germany, where he came into his own individual style. After some time working in drummer Freddie Brocksieper's septet, Koller formed his quartet with pianist Jutta Hipp, bassist Shorty Roeder and drummer Karl Sanner. The group was one of Europe's most popular units in the early 1950s (recording Hans Is Hip, 1952; "5 stars" by Down Beat). Trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff became member of his band in 1953. In 1959 his quartet included guitarist Attila Zoller and two US-American expatriates, drummer Kenny Clarke and bassist Oscar Pettiford, were members of the quartet.

Koller had frequent contact with American jazzmen beginning with arranger Eddie Sauter, with whom he worked in the Baden-Baden Radio Orchestra. Gigs followed with Zoot Sims, Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Konitz, Stan Kenton, and even Benny Goodman, with whom Koller played at the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels. That same year he became the musical director of Radio Hamburg's Jazz Workshop. He was acclaimed best soloist at the 1960 jazz festival Antibes.

His trio recording with Zoller and French pianist Martial Solal, brought Koller further critical acclaim. He occasionally worked on interdisciplinary projects as well, like his 1968 ballet, New York City. Koller was based in Hamburg through the 1960s, working as musical director of the municipal theatre in 1968/1969. In 1970 he returned to Austria and began exploring free jazz and fusion music with Zbigniew Seifert in his Free Sound Ensemble. Koller's subsequent projects included a trio with Zoller and Roland Hanna, soloing a brass ensemble International Brass Company, different duos, mainstream combos, and an all-sax unit.

Koller retired from performing music in 1995, opting to concentrate on painting. In gratitude for his years of service, Austria named its national jazz prize after him in 1996.

Hans Koller - Rarities from the Eighties

Hans Koller (ts), Fritz Pauer (p,keys)
1. unknown (Erik Satie) 15:54
2. Naima (John Coltrane) 5:21
Recorded in the early 1980s
#1 from Klaus Schulz's private archives.
#2 was recorded for Walter Richard Langer's "Bourbon Street" TV show, for a Coltrane programme.

Hans Koller (ts)
3. Lush Life (Billy Strayhorn) 3:27
Private recording, live in a club in Vienna, early Eighties.

Hans Koller (ts), Attila Zoller (g)
4. All the Things You Are (Jerome Kern) 10:05
Recorded February 12, 1983 at "Willy's Rumpelkammer", a club in Vienna.

TT: 33:50

Sound: A- (#1/2), A-/B+ (#3/4 - low hum)
Source: OE 1 broadcast

Lineage: FM > minidisc > analogue to HD > Cool Edit Pro > CDR
Additional: EAC (secure) > Cool Edit Pro (centred WAVs) > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Shared by ubu on dimeadozen in January 2009


I recorded this off my mono radio, but these are low-fi recordings anyway, so I hope you won't mind!

the remaining tracks two shown in the log are commercially released!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

John McLaughlin Solo - München 1972

Next one from the dime series:

Quite a few gave a hand here - I was only the "messenger" so to speak, but I was honoured by that, as this is a great session!

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John McLaughlin
"JAZZ NOW!" Festival - Solo NOW! Night
München [Munich] (Germany), Herkules-Saal
August 19, 1972

John McLaughlin - guitar

1. Announcement J. E. Berendt (0:46)
2. Waltz for Bill Evans (C. Corea) 10:46
3. Blue in Green (M. Davis) 5:54
4. Something's Missing / Something Spiritual (D. Herman) 7:21
5. Good Bye Pork Pie Hat (C. Mingus) 9:18
6. Follow Your Heart (J. McLaughlin) 4:35

TT: 38:40


comment from SAMMLER_KK:

The "JAZZ NOW!" Festival took place in Munich during four days in August 1972 as part of the art program of the Olympic Games. The program was organized by Joachim Ernst Berendt:
- Aug.17, Kongreß-Saal (Deutsches Museum) "Rock and Jazz NOW!" (John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra, Niemen, Charles Mingus Group)
- Aug.18, Kongreß-Saal (Deutsches Museum) "Africa NOW!" (Ginger Baker's African Salt, Art Blakey and his Orgies in Rhythm)
- Aug.19, HERKULES-SAAL "Solo NOW!" (Mangelsdorff, Burton, Corea, Ponty, McLaughlin)
- Aug.20, Herkules-Saal "Groups NOW!" (Association P.C., CTI Olympic Jazz w/Ester Phillips, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine ..., Jackie Cain & Roy Kral)
Source: Jazz Podium 7/1972 p.218.


Source/Lineage/Quality: FM – copy from master – Revox A77
- Edirol R09 – HD – Magix XXL 2008 (mastering) – flac – dime – A- =>

goody: dBpowerAMP (WAV) > Cool Edit Pro (Pitch Bender -58 cents) > Trader's Little Helper (FLAC, ffp)

goody's comments:
This source appeared to be running quite fast, causing the pitch to be approx. 58 cents sharp. That's now been remedied.

Please share this goody-fied edition from now on. Thank you! And thanks to 'blackforest' for his original torrent, upon which this upgrade is based.

It's always an honor for me to place these things back out in the world in better shape than that in which they've been circulating; certain sets originally played by inspirational musicians who have especially influenced much of my playing. John McLaughlin has definitely been one of those. The records he made around this time were among those most replayed by a very impressionable young goody.

Great to pass this one along now, now playing at the correct speed, properly in tune.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ikue Mori & Zeena Parkins - Zürich 2005

Next one from the dime series - their disc "Phantom Orchard" gets the ubu seal of approval, too! The Mego label (used to be under has gone belly-up in 2005, but there's a successor label - they yet need to reissue "Phantom Orchard" though...)

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This is one of my own audience recordings, in quite ok sound.
I deleted the applause since it disrupted the musical flow (It felt that way already during the concert).

The concert was one of the more amazing ones among those I witnessed... Zeena Parkins is great, she went from sitting there like a classical performer to rocking around like some hardrock guitar player, changing between a regular harp and an electronic one, as well as a glockenspiel and some electronics...
Ikue Mori, as usual, sat behind her i-book, rather motionless, which I dislike in concert settings... I like the optical aspect as well as the musical, and those concerts I saw that were of the "eai" kind, I usually found boring just because there was nothing "going on" in a physical/motional way.
Anyway, I have fond memories of this, and I also enjoy the duo's official release, "Phanton Orchard", quite a lot!

I don't think I've shared this show before, so I hope there'll be some interest!

Ikue Mori / Zeena Parkins
Taktlos 2005
Zürich (Switzerland), Rote Fabrik
June 3, 2005

Zeena Parkins - harp, electric harp, glockenspiel, electronics
Ikue Mori - laptop

01. (6:44)
02. (4:56)
03. (4:51)
04. (3:55)
05. (7:08)
06. (5:32)
07. (5:43)
08. (7:56)
09. (4:38)
10. (2:55)

TT: 54:23

Sound: A-
Lineage: Aud (front row, center) > cheap Sony mic > Minidisc > analogue to HD > GoldWave > FLAC (asb)(8) > CDR
Additional: EAC (secure) > Cool Edit Pro (centred all tracks, boosted left channel +6dB) > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Shared by ubu on dimeadozen in January 2009

Note: I cut out the applause because it interrupted the flow of the music (which bothered me to some extent, in the live situation as well).

Joe Henderson - Sextet & Quartet

Here's a disc I just shared elsewhere - as it's a boot it fits here, too:

1. In a Modal Way (35:00)
Jimmy Owens (t), Joe Henderson (ts), Gary Burton (vib), Cedar Walton (p), Larry Ridley (b), Roy Haynes (d)
Belgrade, November 6, 1973

2. O Amor em Paz (5:32)
Joe Henderson (ts), Kenny Barron (p), Ron Carter (b), Louis Hayes (d)
New York, 1967

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sun Ra Arkestra - Zurich 2009

This was one hell of a great experience! Not sure yet how well it translates to a recording, but you can check that out yourself!

My antique MD-recorder stopped its duties halway through the second set (which means we won't hear the awesome alto feature - for he who likely is Knoel Scott - on "Body and Soul", a pity, but I can't help it). See my notes below for more info...

Please help with the identification of the musicians and with the setlist!

First up, my notes:


I recorded from the first row, left of the center (in front of Marshall Allen, to his left was the piano, to the right the other reeds (l.t.r.: ts/as/bari). In the second row to the right were tp/tb, in the back row g/d/perc
The first set I recorded in mono.
As more than half of my MD was full by the time of the break, I switched to LP4 for the second set, but of then the problems began... the left channel of the recording is dead, the beginning is marred by dropouts, and halway into the second set, for whatever reason, my recording stopped... and we're missing a glorious "Body and Soul" performed by the alto player that is not Allen... pity!
Even though I didn't change the levels, the second set was recorded too loud and seems to be clipped.
Some dropouts towards the end of Set1#8... and there may be some dropouts I haven't noticed and hence not deleted, sorry.

Bassist Juni Booth got lost in space, bass duties were assumed by the pianist.

As for the remaining line-up:
Allen is of course confirmed, so are Nascimento and Yah Yah (the former answered my question as to who the great tenor sax player was).
The others are taken from the flyer, which listed two trumpet players and also Charles Davis who didn't make the tour according to Elson. Further, Art Jenkins (voc/perc) was also listed.

I took two photos, not good ones, but they as well as my photos (no scanner at home) of the flyer are included.

Marshall Allen took most of the alto solos, his are the free ones, while the other alto sax player did some marvellous boppish soloing.
Allen plays most of the flute solo parts, but some are played by the baritone sax player (Yah Yah only played flute in ensembles).
Allen plays clarinet in the second set only.

The musicians left the stage playing at the end of the first set (with Yah Yah staying behind and leaving last), and entered playing at the beginning of the first set. In #8 of the first set, bari/tb/Yah Yah (perc) paraded through the audience.

As for the band, some dimers were very helpful and the setlist below is improved compared to the one you'll get in the tags of the files!

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Sun Ra Arkestra
directed by Marshall Allen
Zürich (Switzerland), Rote Fabrik, Aktionshalle
March 21, 2009

Marshall Allen - alto sax, flute, clarinet, EWI, percussion, vocals
Knoel Scott - alto sax, vocals, bongos, dance
Yah Yah Abdul-Majid - tenor sax, flute, congas, percussion, vocals
Rey Scott - baritone sax, flute
Fred Adams - trumpet, vocals, percussion
Dave Davis - trombone, vocals
Farid Baron - piano, keys
most likely Dave Hotep - guitar, percussion
prob. Wayne Anthony Smith Jr. - drums
Elson Nascimento - percussion

CD1/Set1/79:06 - complete
1. unknown (5:54)
2. unknown (17:42)
3. unknown [All You Gotta Do Is Dream?] (9:00) [voc & alto solo by Scott]
4. unknown (4:19)
5. unknown (6:28)
6. piano improvisation (3:04)
7. unknown (5:19)
8. unknown (10:16) +
9. unknown (4:24) +
10. unknown (6:54) +
11. unknown [If We Came from Nowhere Here, Why Can't We Go Somewhere There] (3:31)
12. We Travel the Spaceways (2:10) [band slowly walking out]

CD2/Set2/39:28 - incomplete
1. unknown (9:01) +
2. Somebody Loves Me (11:54)
3. unkown (13:05)
4. Yesterdays (5:25) [inc, cut]

+) these tracks have some hickups from dropouts I deleted

TT: 118:34

Sound: mono, Set 1: A-, Set 2: A-/B+ (see notes)
Source: audience recording, front row, left of centre
Lineage: crappy Sony mic > MD > analogue to HD > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Recorded, transferred & shared on dime by ubu (March 21/22, 2009)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

ICP Orchestra - Willisau 2001

Next of the dime series - thanks to dimer hugotruyens for help with the setlist.

I think this was the very first ICP and Mengelberg I've heard. Saw them live once in a glorious concert, but alas my recording device failed that night. It was one of the most enriching concerts I've seen, with wonderful contributions by the amazing Michael Moore (whom I caught with Jewels & Binoculars a few days later, that night my recording went ok for one set at least...), and Tobias Delius and Bennink. The brass did great on the Ellington tunes that night (some such in this show, too), and there was some hilarious stuff from the strings (Honsinger surely is a crazy old man - in the very best sense!). Anyway, this is a bit older and a bit more restrained compared to the concert I witnessed, but it's fine nevertheless!

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ICP Orchestra
Jazzfestival Willisau
Willisau (Switzerland)
September 2, 2001 (afternoon)

Thomas Heberer - trumpet
Wolter Wierbos - trombone
Michael Moore - alto sax, clarinet
Ab Baars - tenor sax, clarinet
Misha Mengelberg - piano
Mary Oliver - viola
Tristan Honsinger - violoncello
Ernst Glerum - bass
Han Bennink - drums

1. Ktoel (Kchair) (Misha Mengelberg) 10:54
2. Happy Go Lucky Local Mix (Duke Ellington) 9:44
3. improvisation (4:54)
4. Crocodile Tear (Misha Mengelberg) 6:05 [p/b/d only]
5. Country Band March (Charles Ives) 3:56
6. Caravan (Tizol-Ellington) 11:44
7. Rollo II (Misha Mengelberg) 7:01

TT: 54:22

Sound: A
Source: Swiss Radio Broadcast "Jazz Live" (DRS 2)
Lineage: fm > (tape? >) minidisc > analogue transfer to HD (GoldWave) > cdr
Additional: EAC (secure) > Cool Edit Pro (centred all tracks) > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Recorded (2001 or 2002), tranferred (2005?) & shared by ubu on dimeadozen (January 2009)

Note: there are no live broadcasts of the Willisau Sunday afternoon concerts, the evening broadcast contained two ICP titles as filler I think. This is taken from the re-broadcast in DRS 2's weekly "Jazz Live" show.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Dave Liebman / Dave Holland / Jon Christensen - Genève 1989

Here's this weekend's (first?) jazz offering, another marvellous show I got from dime. As it was shared, there were short announcements over most of the applause between the songs, and it came in the small (but not that handy, I find) MP2 format. I converted it and cleaned it up by adding quick fades and deleting the moderator. A glorious show such as this I want to hear without any distraction!

For those interested, here's an earlier show by Dave Liebman and Ellery Eskelin's quartet, the link's still good.

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Dave Liebman / Dave Holland / Jon Christensen
Festival AMR 1989
Genève (Switzerland), AMR
April 19, 1989

Dave Liebman - soprano sax
Dave Holland - bass
Jon Christensen - drums

1. All The Things That (Dave Liebman) 12:32
2. Gazelle (Dave Liebman) 9:02
3. Return to Napanoch (Dave Liebman) 13:25
4. Homecoming (Dave Holland) 12:00
5. Rivers Run (Dave Holland) 17:43
6. Take the Coltrane (Duke Ellington) 3:23 [inc]

TT: 68:08

Sound: A
Lineage: DVB-S (256 kbps/ 48 khz) > Technotrend C-1400 DVB-S PCI card > harddisk.
Edits were made made with the mp3DirectCut software.

Additional: Foobar > WAV (48 khz) > Cool Edit Pro > BeLight > WAV (44.1 khz) > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

:: ubu edits ::
omitted radio announcer, added fades

there is no applause at all at the end of #2 because the radio announcer started talking right at the beginning, at the end of all other tracks (except of course #6), there are bits of applause.

Roman Haubenstock-Ramati - Petite musique de nuit / Madrigal / Vermutungen über ein dunkles Haus / Credentials (Donaueschingen 1959-70)

This one has just now been removed from dime - here it is again:

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Roman Haubenstock-Ramati (1919–1994)

Historische Auftragswerke des Südwestrundfunks

1 “Petite musique de nuit. Mobile en mètres proportionnels” pour orchestre [10:46]
SWF Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
Ltg: Pierre Boulez

2 Madrigal für vielstimmig gemischten Chor a cappella [9:01]
Vokalensemble Kassel
Ltg: Klaus Martin Ziegler

3-5 “Vermutungen über ein dunkles Haus”
I Vermutungen über ein dunkles Haus [5:54]
II Für K [7:30]
III Die Ausweisung [6:24]
(3 Teile aus der Oper nach dem Roman „Amerika“ von Kafka)
SWF Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
Ltg: Ernest Bour

6 “Credentials or Think, Think Lucky” für Sprechstimme & 8 Instrumente [12:56]
Cathy Berberian, Sprecherin
SWF-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
Ltg: Hans Rosbaud

Aufnahmen von den Donaueschinger Musiktagen:
Petite musique de nuit: 18. Oktober 1959 (Uraufführung)
Credentials or “Think, Think Lucky”: 21. Oktober 1961 (Uraufführung)
Vermutungen über ein dunkles Haus: 18. Oktober 1964 (Uraufführung)
Madrigal: 17. Oktober 1970 (Uraufführung)
Aufgenommen und produziert vom Südwestrundfunk

TT: 52:31

Sound: A/A- (mono)
Source: SWR 2 broadcast
Lineage: FM > minidisc > analogue to HD > Cool Edit Pro > CDR > EAC (secure) > Cool Edit Pro (centred all files) > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

Note: I recorded this off my mono radio, sorry. But it seems recordings of Haubenstock-Ramati are quite rare (even on CDs - get the hat[Now]art discs as long as they're around!)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Rafael Schilt "Leafar" - Zurich 2009

This is a short bit by a friend of mine and his project, just aired a couple of hours ago. As this is short and small, I hope people will just go ahead and check this out, it's really good music!

Anf if you enjoy this, consider getting the official release, these guys really do deserve our support! 

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Rafael Schilt "Leafar" 
Zürich (Switzerland), Radio Lora (live in studio session) 
March 20, 2009 

Rafael Schilt - tenor sax 
Nat Su - alto sax 
Wolfgang Zwiauer - electric bass 
Lukas Mantel - drums 

1. Mondfinsternis (Rafael Schilt) 5:02 
2. Hawthorne Groove (Rafael Schilt) 4:44 
3. Amara Terra Mia (Domenico Modugno) 4:44 

TT: 14:31 

Sound: A- (mono) 
Source: Radio Lora broadcast / 2009-03-20 (7-8 p.m.) 
Lineage: FM (cable) > analogue to HD > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify) 
Recorded & shared on dime by ubu on March 20, 2009 

Note: this was likely a stereo broadcast but my radio is mono only - doesn't bother me, even more as this recording is low-fi anyway (Lora is a local alternative radio station, yours truly did some programmes there as well, some years ago... it was fun and all about dilletantism... he he he)

Boulez "Le Visage Nuptial" / Varèse "Intégrales" (Boulez, Lucerne Festival 2002)

Next of my dime series:

Edgar Varèse "Integrales" / Pierre Boulez "Le Visage Nuptial"
Lucerne Festival 2002
Luzern (Switzerland), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL)
August 20, 2002

Françoise Pollet - soprano
Susanne Perry - alto
BBC Singers & Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Boulez

1. Intégrales (1924/1925) 11:30

Le Visage Nuptial, après René Char (3rd Version, 1985-88)
for soprano, alto, women's choir & orchestra
2. I - Conduite (3:14)
3. II - Gravité (3:57)
4. III - L'Emuré (1::56)
5. IV - Le Visage Nuptial (12:34)
6. V - Evadné ()
7. VI - Post Scriptum (5:37)

8. Applause (0:32)

[for information purpose: FM intro (1:24)]

TT: 41:51 (43:16 with FM intro)

Sound: A/A- (mono)
Source: DRS 2 broadcast / 2002 (poss. live, I can't remember)
Lineage: FM > minidisc > analogue to HD > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Shared by ubu on dimeadozen in January 2009


Sorry about the mono quality, this was from the days were I wasn't aware of that (and didn't care much), I hope there'll be some interest in this, nevertheless!
The applause after #1 has been deleted, as well as some coughing and noise between a few of the parts of Boulez' oeuvre.
I left in the FM intro for information, it's in German.

Stanley Cowell - Verona 2008

Here's the Stanley Cowell solo show that has been request by swboy - glad to oblige as I'm in a mellow mood and it's a small show and was a quick upload...

I'm afraid I can't say anything about the music as I haven't played it yet... comments on dime were pretty euphoric though, and people seem to think this is much better than any official solo release by Cowell.

Stanley Cowell
Verona Jazz 2008
Verona (Italy), Corte Mercato Vecchio
June 28, 2008

Stanley Cowell - piano

1. Cosmology > Ann SC (7:11)
2. Brillant Circles (6:33)
3. Emil Danenberg > Ann SC (8:32)
4. Abstrusions (5:29)
5. Dis Place (Displace) > Ann SC (7:15)
6. Theme from Asian Art Suite (7:19)
7. Carnegie Six > Ann SC (9:05)
8. Equipoise (6:51)
9. unknown [prob. Prayer for Peace] (8:29)

TT: 66:49

Sound: A
Lineage: DVB-S (192 kbps/ 48 khz) > Technotrend S-1400 DVB-S PCI card > harddisk.
Edits were made made with the mp3DirectCut software.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Cedar Walton "Eastern Rebellion" - Boston 1995

Here's the first of the dime birthday party-shows, I'll post those mostly with the same comments I put up on dime, just because I'm a lazy bum, he he... so here you go:

Another edited re-seed, this was was shared originally by dsgtrane - thanks a lot!

Now there's much bad rap about the French radio announcers and their talking, but no one beats NPR! This was Branford Marsalis, and he kept fading in the new titles while wrapping up his announcements. So the openings of most titles are cut by a tiny bit. Still, this is a fine show, and with all the talk in between, I'd never listen to it.... I did the best I could, under the circumstances.

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Eastern Rebellion
Boston, MA (USA), Regatta Bar, Harvard Square

Ralph Moore - tenor sax
Cedar Walton - piano
David Williams - bass
Billy Higgins - drums

radio intro (0:37) [#1 starts below] >
1. Little Sunflower (10:32) [inc, missing a few bars of p-intro]
2. My Ideal (8:00) [inc, missing a few bars of p-intro]
3. Roni's Decision (11:18)
4. In The Kitchen (8:32) [inc, missing a few bars of p-intro, cut out]
5. 'Round Midnight (5:26) [missing opening p-chord]
6. All The Things You Are (8:00)

TT: 50:50 (51:27 with radio intro)

Sound: A
Source: WGBH broadcast (NPR "Jazz Set", host: Branford Marsalis)
Lineage: FM > ? > dime > FLAC > WAV > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

:: ubu's edits ::
deleted all talk by Branford Marsalis
fixed mark #2/#3
fixed mark #5/#6

Silly - Ayler

Sorry for the long silence, but after the frantic period of posting all those Freddie Hubbard shows, it just seems like I needed a little break.

This post won't change much, rather it's silly... for a long time I thought I should have Albert Ayler's Ghosts as a ringtone on my cell phone, finally I did it, and I thought why not share it here, he he.

As for how it will go on here, I've got all the requested dime-party shows up on my RS-account now, will post the first one later today!