Thursday 7 March 2013

Closing time

Dear subscribers and casual visitors,

I guess it has gotten pretty obvious that I won't be continuing this blog anymore. I got annoyed with the somewhat illegit file sharing websites, and decided not to keep these files online anymore.

However, I have continued to post on Youtube, so if you wish to follow me there, here's the link:

Thank you for enjoying the music


Sunday 9 October 2011

Under construction ...

Hello friends, I'm changing the file-server, and therefore some of the files may not be available at the moment.

Tuesday 31 May 2011

Bengt "Frippe" Nordström: Now's the "Frippe" Time

After a quite a hiatus, here's finally a new post to this blog. The reason why there has been so few posts lately is simply that I haven't bought any suitable records for a while. I have bought records, but they've been either non-free jazz or free jazz that has been reissued or issued originally by FMP. (And FMP I won't be posting, they don't allow that at all).

Frippe was a legendary Swedish free jazz reedsman, responsible for, among other things, releasing some of the first Scandinavian free jazz on his Bird Notes -label, and for the noble task of issuing the first recordings of Albert Ayler. The record posted here is one of his rare own recordings, from the 1980's. I don't think I need to say much more, but I recommend reading the excellent post by Clifford Allen in his blog:

 Lest We Forget... Bengt "Frippe" Nordstrom (1936-2000)

And here for the music:

Bengt "Frippe" Nordström & Miljövårdsverket: Now's the Frippe Time (Dragon DRLP 82, 1985)

Bengt "Frippe" Nordström - clarinet, contrabass clarinet, tenor saxophone, vocals
Lars Svantesson - violin
Björn Alke - bass
Jan Adefeldt - bass (2, 5, 6)
Peter Axelsson - bass (2, 5, 6)
Peeter Uuskyla - drums


Enjoy and please comment. (PS. apologies for the lousy photos, I've moved and my new apartment isn't really suited for proper photographing.)

Friday 29 April 2011

Taco Bells with Martin Küchen Live

Photo by Jyrki Kallio, taken at the Club Vastavirta in Tampere, 9.3.2011

A long silence it has been, but now I have something new, something different this time.

With a permission from the band, I'm posting a live gig from the great Finnish free jazz group, Taco Bells, augmented with the fantastic Swedish reedsman, Martin Küchen. It was recorded at the Club Praesens in Jyväskylä, and it was a part of their Finnish tour.

Here's the basic info:

Taco Bells with Martin Küchen

Live at Praesens 8.3.2011 @ Poppari, Jyväskylä
Recorded by J.Tolvi

Tero Kemppainen, bass
Martin Küchen, sax, etc
Sami Pekkola, sax, etc
Jaakko Tolvi, percussion
Thank you Sami Nybacka

Get it HERE.


Thursday 1 July 2010

A Jimmy Lyons mega-post

Jimmy Lyons X 6 LP's

I've been looking for Jimmy Lyons' records for a long time, to no avail, and then, boom, I found three within a week, and none from Ebay. Lucky me I suppose.

The one I had before was the glorious Other Afternoons, which in my opinion is definitely one of the best BYG's and one of Jimmy's best as well. Since it is available already at another blog, I wont post it here, but help your self to Inconstant Sol: Other Afternoons

Now for the ones I found, in cronological order, but from the newest to oldest.

Jimmy Lyons Quintet: Give It Up
(Black Saint BSR 0087, 1985)

Enrico Rava - trumpet, flugelhorn
Jimmy Lyons - alto saxophone
Karen Borca - bassoon
Jay Oliver - bass
Paul Murphy - drums


And here's maybe my favourite of the three, a 1985 box-reissue of the 1981 original:

Jimmy Lyons & Sunny Murray Trio: Jump Up 2LP
(Hat Hut ART 2028, 1981/85)

Jimmy Lyons - alto saxophone
John Lindberg - bass
Sunny Murray - drums


And finally, the much sought after big boy:

Jimmy Lyons: Push Pull 3LP
(Hat Hut Y/Z/Z, 1979)

Jimmy Lyons - alto saxophone
Karen Borca - bassoon
Munner Bernard Fennell - cello
Hayes Burnett - bass
Roger Blank - drums

Part 1 HERE

Part 2 HERE

Part 3 HERE

Enjoy and do leave a comment.

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.


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.

Saturday 13 February 2010

A top fiver and another obscure one

Here it is, I finally got this one, one of the very best improv records ever and number one record on my want list.

No need for further words, just grab this.

Derek Bailey & Han Bennink: Lijm / ICP 004 (Instant Composers Pool, 1969/71)


And here's the other disc:

Turner and Russell are some of my favorite improv-dudes, so I've been looking for this for some time, being one of their earliest recordings.

Toshinori Kondo / John Russell / Roger Turner: Artless Sky (CAW Records 001, 1980)

Kondo: trumpet
Russell: guitar
Turner: percussion

(Sorry for the absence of a cover shot. There has just been no goddamn daylight around these parts lately.)

enjoy there, and please comment.