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.