Sunday, November 22, 2009

after love, especially heavy

dave burrell - after love - america records - 1970

roscoe mitchell - reeds
alan silva - cello, electric cello, violin
dave burrell - piano
ron miller - double bass, madolin
michel gladieux - double bass
bertrand gauthier, ron moye - drums

recorded 1970 in paris

after love set about examining the possibilities of an especially heavy and steady drum line beneath the improvising string and woodwind instruments.
from notes for release by robert levin

Sunday, November 15, 2009


2 radio interviews with cecil taylor and max roach from
cecil taylor & max roach - historic concerts:
mc millin theatre columbia u. new york december 15, 1979

soul note - 1984

Sunday, November 8, 2009

unknown before he plays it

steve lacy - two, five & six. blinks - hat art - 1997
(recorded live in zürich 1983)

steve lacy - sopranosaxophone
steve potts - alto- & sopranosaxophone
bobby few - piano (on the whammies only)
irène aebi - cello, violin & voice
jean-jaques avenel - bass
oliver johnson - percussion

"ornette coleman told me one day: 'lacy, seems like you don't know what you're going to play before you play it.' i said: 'yeah, that's right.' and he was shocked by that because he has a clear conception of a phrase before he plays it, but at the time i was deeply into the unknown, i didn't know what is was going to find. two different manners of working, both valid; tow different premises."
from notes for release

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

hungarian folk tunes

béla bartók - bartók plays bartók - pearl - 1995