Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Frank Zappa - The Old Masters, Box I





















Frank Zappa - The Old Masters, Box I

  1. Freak Out! [2-LP]
  2. Absolutely Free
  3. We're Only In It For The Money [remix]
  4. Lumpy Gravy
  5. Cruising With Reuben And The Jets [remix]
  6. Mystery Disc
Barking Pumpkin BPR 7777, April 1985

Two years ago I posted my 1966 mono Freak Out! so I thought it would be a good time to delve a little deeper into the highly ambient domain of FZ mixes and masters. Here we have Frank's 1985 7-LP box of "Old Masters"including the first five Mothers albums and a Mystery Disc of, at the time, previously unreleased early material. While some albums contain their original mixes, Money and Reuben infamously have new 80's bass and drums overdubs and other chicanery. It is all quite fascinating.


You should certainly check out the current crop of 2012 Zappa remasters on CD and 180g vinyl. Then you should compare them to these. I'll post Boxes 2 and 3 eventually.


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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Gil Evans Orchestra ‎– Little Wing (Live In Germany)

The Gil Evans Orchestra ‎– Little Wing (Live In Germany)
  1. Dr. Jeckyll (Jackie) (McLean)
  2. The Meaning Of The Blues (Trout/Worth)
  3. Little Wing (Hendrix)
Recorded live in Germany, October 19, 1978.

Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute – Gerry Niewood
Drums – Rob Crowder
Electric Bass – Don Pate
Electric Piano – Gil Evans
Synthesizer – Peter Levin
Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Percussion – George Adams
Trumpet – Terumasa Hino
Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet – Lewis Soloff
Tuba – Bob Stewart

Inner City Records ‎– IC1110, 1981. Licensed from Circle Records, W. Germany.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Anthony Braxton / Richard Teitelbaum ‎– Open Aspects '82

Anthony Braxton / Richard Teitelbaum ‎– Open Aspects '82
A thoroughly enjoyable outing from two master improvisers. A sumptuous collection of sonorities that scumble the timbre of the horn with the wallop of the synthesizer. Even after two LP's worth, I wish there were more.
  1. #3 [12:40]
  2. #1.2 [7:50]
  3. #2 [13:45]
  4. #4 [5:30]
  5. #5 [10:20]
  6. #6.1 [2:30]
  7. #6.2 [2:35]
  8. #6.3 [2:15]
  9. #1.1 [15:30]
Anthony Braxton: Alto & Sopranino Saxophones
Richard Teitelbaum: Synthesizer, Computer

Digital Recording by Rainer Oppelland at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg/Germany on March 18, 1982

Hat ART ‎1995/96, Switzerland, 1982

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

James Blood Ulmer: America - Do You Remember The Love?

James Blood Ulmer: America - Do You Remember The Love?
All compositions by James Blood Ulmer
  1. "I Belong in the U.S.A." - 6:40
  2. "Lady Blue" - 6:17
  3. "After Dark" - 6:18
  4. "Show Me Your Love, America" - 7:24
  5. "Black Sheep" - 3:44
  6. "Wings" - 5:31
James "Blood" Ulmer - guitar, vocals
Bill Laswell - 4, 6 & 8 string basses
Ronald Shannon Jackson - drums
Nicky Skopelitis - 12 string guitar, banjo
Bernard Fowler, Fred Fowler, Muriel Fowler - backing vocals

Recorded at the Power Station, Quadrosonic and RPM, New York City in 1987

Blue Note ‎– BT 85136, 1987

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

James Blood Ulmer ‎– Odyssey

James Blood Ulmer ‎– Odyssey
All compositions by James "Blood" Ulmer
  1. "Church" – 4:54
  2. "Little Red House" – 4:45
  3. "Love Dance" – 5:05
  4. "Are You Glad to Be in America?" – 3:40
  5. "Election" – 3:26
  6. "Odyssey" – 5:01
  7. "Please Tell Her" – 4:10
  8. "Swing & Things" – 4:32

James "Blood" Ulmer – guitar, vocals
Charles Burnham – violin
Warren Benbow – drums

Recorded at the Power Station, New York in March–May 1983

Columbia ‎– BFC 38900, 1983

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

James Blood Ulmer ‎– Free Lancing

The highest of Harmolodic High Priests, Blood Ulmer mines the frantic funk of 70’s Ornette Coleman—a tune like Night Lover could have fallen out of Ornette’s gig bag at the session for Captain Black—but works his own soul/blues vein good and hard until all that sifts through is pure Blood.
James Blood Ulmer ‎– Free Lancing
All compositions by James Blood Ulmer
  1. "Timeless" - 4:22
  2. "Pleasure Control" - 5:00
  3. "Night Lover" - 5:22
  4. "Where Did All the Girls Come From?" - 4:38
  5. "High Time" - 4:00
  6. "Hijack" -
  7. "Free Lancing" - 4:42
  8. "Stand Up to Yourself" - 4:37
  9. "Rush Hour" - 5:32
  10. "Happy Time" - 5:11
James Blood Ulmer - electric guitar; vocals (#2, 4 & 8)
Amin Ali - electric bass
G. Calvin Weston - drums
Ronnie Drayton - second guitar (#2, 4 & 8)
Diane Wilson, Irene Datcher, Zenobia Konkerite - background vocals (#2, 4 & 8)
David Murray - tenor saxophone (#5, 6 & 9)
Oliver Lake – alto saxophone (#5, 6 & 9)
Olu Dara - trumpet (#5, 6 & 9)

Columbia ‎– ARC 37493, 1981

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

James 'Blood' Ulmer ‎– Are You Glad To Be In America?

James 'Blood' Ulmer ‎– Are You Glad To Be In America?
All compositions by James Blood Ulmer
  1. "Layout" - 5:02
  2. "Pressure" - 3:48
  3. "Interview" - 3:06
  4. "Jazz Is the Teacher (Funk the Preacher)" - 4:19
  5. "See-Through" - 3:50
  6. "Time Out" - 5:19
  7. "T.V. Blues" - 4:32
  8. "Light Eyed" - 3:56
  9. "Revelation March" - 3:18
  10. "Are You Glad to Be in America?" - 4:37
James Blood Ulmer - guitar, vocals
David Murray – tenor saxophone
Oliver Lake - alto saxophone
Olu Dara - trumpet
Billy Patterson - rhythm guitar (track 4)
Amin Ali - electric bass
G. Calvin Weston, Ronald Shannon Jackson - drums

Recorded at RCA Studios, New York City on January 17, 1980.

Rough Trade ‎– ROUGH 16, UK, 1980

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

James Blood - Tales Of Captain Black



A pinnacle of Harmolodics, this album is the promised land.

James Blood - Tales Of Captain Black
All compositions by James Blood Ulmer
  1. "Theme from Captain Black" - 3:14
  2. "Moons Shine" - 3:52
  3. "Morning Bride" - 4:57
  4. "Revelation March" - 4:32
  5. "Woman Coming" - 3:38
  6. "Nothing to Say" - 4:13
  7. "Arena" - 4:24
  8. "Revealing" - 4:42
James Blood Ulmer - guitar
Ornette Coleman – alto saxophone
Jamaaladeen Tacuma - electric bass
Denardo Coleman - drums

Recorded at R.P.M. Sound Studios, Inc., New York City, December 5, 1978.

Artists House ‎– AH 7, 1979

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Anthony Braxton ‎– The Complete Braxton 1971


Anthony Braxton ‎– The Complete Braxton 1971

All compositions by Anthony Braxton

1. N 508-10 (4G)
Piano – Chick Corea
Soprano Saxophone – Anthony Braxton

2. J-572 (431)
Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Anthony Braxton
Bass, Cello – Dave Holland
Percussion, Bells – Barry Altschul
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Kenny Wheeler

3. 67M F-12
Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Anthony Braxton
Bass, Cello – Dave Holland
Percussion, Bells – Barry Altschul
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Kenny Wheeler

4. ZM-F-K
Saxophone [Four Soprano Parts Overdubbed] – Anthony Braxton

5. R76-4
Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Anthony Braxton
Bass, Cello – Dave Holland
Percussion, Bells – Barry Altschul
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Kenny Wheeler

6. 3-24 (Tuba Realization)
The London Tuba Ensemble
Tuba [C] – Paul Lawrence
Tuba [E Flat] – Geoffrey Adams, James Anderson, John Fletcher, Michael Barnes

7. JNK 4 Degrees
Piano – Chick Corea
Soprano Saxophone – Anthony Braxton

8. 4-16 CJF
Contrabass Clarinet – Anthony Braxton

Recorded at Polydor Studios, London.

Arista ‎/ Freedom ‎– AF 1902, 1977
Originally released in Europe on Black Lion Records, 1973

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Anthony Braxton / Derek Bailey ‎– Duo 2

Anthony Braxton / Derek Bailey ‎– Duo 2
  1. The Second Set (Part 1)
  2. The Second Set (Part 2)

Improvisations by Derek Bailey and Anthony Braxton

Derek Bailey: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Anthony Braxton: Flute, Soprano Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Sopranino Saxophone

Recorded and Produced by Martin Davidson

Recorded live in London at the Wigmore Hall on June 30, 1974.

Emanem - 3314, 1975

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Derek Bailey / Evan Parker ‎– The London Concert

Derek Bailey / Evan Parker ‎– The London Concert

all music improvised by Derek Bailey and Evan Parker
  1. The London Concert - Part 1
  2. The London Concert - Part 2
  3. The London Concert - Part 3
  4. The London Concert - Part 4
Derek Bailey - guitar
Evan Parker - tenor and soprano saxophone

Copyright (c) – Compatible Recording & Publishing Ltd.

Incus Records ‎– 16, 1975

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Muhal Richard Abrams ‎– Lifea Blinec

Muhal Richard Abrams ‎– Lifea Blinec

1. Bud P. (Dedicated To Bud Powell)
2. Lifea Blinec
3. Ja Do Thu (Dedicated To Jarman, Douglas & Thurman)
4. Duo 1
5. Duo 2

All compositions by Muhal Richard Abrams

Muhal Richard Abrams: piano, percussion, conductor
Joseph Jarman: bass saxophone, bassoon, alto clarinet, flute, soprano saxophone, percussion, vocals
Douglas Ewart: bass clarinet, soprano clarinet, bassoon, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, percussion
Amina Claudine Myers: piano
Thurman Barker: drums, percussion

Produced by Muhal Richard Abrams
Recorded and mixed at Streeterville Recording Studio, Chicago - February, 1978

Arista Novus ‎– AN 3000, 1978

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