Monday, 24 May 2010

Swedish Iskra and the first Acta release

I've had this record for years, but only now realized that there really is no CD-issue of this. Insane, as this happens to be one of the very few really good free folk improv records ever. Without any more unnecessary hype, here we go:


ISKRA - JAZZ I SVERIGE '75 (Caprice CAP 2006, 1975 / 2LP)



get it here.

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Second record is a trio by John Butcher, Phil Durrant and John Russell. Their first actually, on Butchers Acta label. A good bit of British improv.

This really ought to be re-released on Emanem, kinda weird it hasn't been.


John Russell, Phil Durrant, John Butcher - Conceits (Acta 1, 1987)





get it here.

enjoy these treats and please do comment.

9 comments:

  1. I looked for Conceits when it was first released. I should have tried harder, I didn't realise how good it is.
    Like a set of pen drawings - deceptively simple with lots of detail (but no clutter) and lots of 'space'. Quite refreshing.
    'A good bit of British Improv?' - I would say 'A very good bit . . .'
    Thanks very much.

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  2. Thanks, I've got the record, but no means to play it anymore

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  3. Thanks for posting these. Good to see a new post.

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  4. thanks a lot ... always surprising posts

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  5. Thanks a lot for The Acta release!!!
    I have an bootleg of this trio. Tell me if you are interested I will then upload it.

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  6. thankyou these acta lps are very hard to find

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  7. This blog is great! Can't believe it took me so long to find this place. That Butcher/Durrant/Russell is incredibly welcome; they were a tremendous group.

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  8. Iskra is fantastic...more Caprice stuff if you have it please

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  9. Iskra is great. Merci beaucoup, Gut !
    Superb blog.

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