Another interesting release. The info is from Leo’s web site: Anthony Braxton Solo (Koln) 1978 Saved from oblivion by Anthony Braxton himself this recordingMessage 1 of 6 , May 15, 2002View SourceAnother interesting release.
The info is from Leo�s web site:
Solo (Koln) 1978
Saved from oblivion by Anthony Braxton himself this recording can't be more
welcome, for at the time of the release other Braxton's solo CDs are mostly
unavailable. But make no mistake: the thing that will strike your ears is
how absolutely contemporary this music sounds. Recorded twenty four years
ago it sounds as if it has been recorded today. It was a long concert, but
we managed to save every sound by editiong out bursts of applause after each
piece. Yet it happened to be the longest CD in the entire Leo Records
catalogue: 78'02. Liner notes by Steve Day.
The tunes are:
1.Composition No. 77a (08.30)
2.Composition No. 138m (06.40)
3.Composition No. 106d (09.20)
4.Composition No. 77h (07.25)
5.Composition No. 138p (05.14)
6.You go to my head (07.16)
7.Composition No. 26e (13.09)
8.Composition No. 8d (06.31)
9.Composition No. 26f (06.27)
10.Composition No. 106f (05.15)
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TO: Arts/Entertainment Editor Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Summer Arts School International Exchange Program Public Radio Stations Howmet Playhouse FORMessage 1 of 6 , May 15, 2002View SourceTO: Arts/Entertainment Editor
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
Summer Arts School \ International Exchange Program \ Public Radio Stations
\ Howmet Playhouse
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lazaro Vega
April 15, 2002 231/894-5656
TWO CHICAGO JAZZ GIANTS TO PERFORM
AT GRAND RAPIDS CONCERT MAY 18TH
FOR BENEFIT OF BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP
Two legendary Chicago jazz musicians---Saxophonist/Band Leader Roscoe
Mitchell and Tenor Saxophonist Fred Anderson---will perform at a concert in
Grand Rapids on May 18th for the benefit of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.
The concert will be held at the historic Wealthy Theater, 1130 Wealthy St.
S.E. starting at 8:00 P.M. Tickets are $15. Admission for students with a
valid ID is $7. Tickets may be purchased at the Wealthy Theater
(616/451-8001) or by calling Blue Lake Public Radio (231/894-5656), or by
The Roscoe Mitchell/Fred Anderson Quintet will include pianist Craig
bassist Harrison Bankhead and drummer Vincent Davis. Blue Lake Public Radio
and GRTV/The Community Media Center will record this concert for broadcast
at a later date.
The concert, which will feature a wide variety of improvised music, is made
possible with support from The Gilmore Collection of Restaurants
(www.thebob.com) and Vertigo Music, 71 S. Division, Grand Rapids. Additional
support is being provided by The West Michigan Jazz Society
(www.wmichjazz.org) and The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
Chicago Tribune jazz writer Howard Reich describes Mitchell as
having an incalculable influence on the course of jazz music.
Mitchell is a virtuoso reedist, a groundbreaking composer and a founder of
the Art Ensemble of Chicago and the organization that helped launch it, the
Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), Reich wrote
in a recent review.
"If multi-instrumentalist Roscoe Mitchell never played another note, his
place in the history of American music would be assured. His music (is
often) organized not by theme or chord changes but by timbre, phrase and
Anderson opened The Velvet Lounge in 1982 as a home for jazz
musicians to perform without commercial constraints (
www.velvetlounge.net ). John Litweiler, writing in the December 2001 issue
of Jazz Times magazine, described Anderson as the finest tenor saxophonist
in free jazz/underground jazz/outside jazz today."
Mitchell and Anderson were reunited last year at the Velvet Lounge after
going their separate ways for more than 30 years. In March of this year,
they again teamed up at Chicago's Hot House to celebrate Anderson's 73rd
Founded in 1966, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camps mission is to serve
students gifted in the arts who are selected from a wide geographic area and
a broad spectrum of socio-economic,
racial and ethnic backgrounds (www.bluelake.org). Last year, nearly 5,000
elementary and junior and senior high students attended the West Michigan
summer arts school.
Blue Lake has two Public Radio stations---WBLV FM 90.3 in Muskegon and WBLU
FM 88.9 in Grand Rapids.
For photos, artist interviews call: (616) 846 - 4135.
Currently there s a thread about long overdue CD reissues on the Zorn mailing list. A regular added this to his wishlist: Chick Corea Circling In: Blue NoteMessage 1 of 6 , Jun 5, 2002View SourceCurrently there's a thread about long overdue CD reissues on the Zorn
A regular added this to his wishlist:
"Chick Corea Circling In: Blue Note archival 1967-1970 outtakes of
that later became CIRCLE (of the fantastic yellow ECM double album/
Whereupon Steve Smith wrote a nice mail, which I'm forwarding under the
assumption that he has nothing against it ;-)
All of the material from 'Circling In,' recorded on October 13 and 19,
was remastered and issued on CD by Blue Note in 1992, titled 'Early
and released under Corea's name. Here are the details:
Chick Corea: Early Circle (1992) Blue Note CDP 7 84465 2
1. Starp (5:20)
2. 73 Degrees - A Kelvin (9:12) [a.k.a. Composition 6 F]
3. Ballad (6:43)
4. Duet for Bass and Piano #1 (3:28)
5. Duet for Bass and Piano #2 (1:40)
6. Danse for Clarinet and Piano #1
7. Danse for Clarinet and Piano #2
8. Chimes I
9. Chimes II
10. Percussion Piece (5:52)
Chick Corea, piano, celeste, percussion; Anthony Braxton, clarinet,
alto & soprano saxophone, contrabass clarinet; Dave Holland, bass,
guitar; Barry Altschul, drums, bass marimba, percussion (on 1-3 and 10
"Percussion Piece" is something of a bonus track here, in that it was
originally included on 'Circling In,' but rather on another Blue Note LP
collection, 'Circulus.' That set also included three pieces recorded on
August 21, 1970, that have not as yet made it to CD, titled "Quartet
No. 1" (16:13), "Quartet Piece No. 2" (17:33) and "Quartet Piece No. 3"
(12:25). I wouldn't mind seeing a reissue of those, but I won't hold my
breath at this point...
Interestingly, the 'Early Circle' CD preserves the modestly insightful
sympathetic liner notes by Stanley Crouch, dating from 1975 (when
In' was issued). The CD is almost certainly out of print, but I've
all the minutiae so that you might have a better chance of tracking it
through eBay, gemm.com or some other source.
Regarding viability of reissue, all of this stuff might *theoretically*
belong to Blue Note. But most of it was recorded by former
musician-turned-label impressario Sonny Lester, who ran the Solid State,
Groove Merchant and LRC labels, among others. Many sessions he produced
since turned up licensed to super-budget labels like Laserlight, where
you'll currently find a session by Corea, Holland and Altschul under the
title 'The Beginning' that includes the same tracks once offered on at
one Blue Note CD reissue of 'The Song of Singing' (which is itself
unavailable) plus "Percussion Piece" from the session listed above.
yet? Therefore, it's not inconceivable that someday, some budget label
slap those October '70 sessions out with a completely anachronistic
Completely unrelated to the above, you probably already know that the
Circle LPs on Japanese CBS, 'Live in Germany' (November 1970 - versions
"Medley: Toy Room/Q&A" and "There Is No Greater Love") and 'Gathering'
(March 1971 - one long studio-recorded track called "Gathering" that's
nearly 42 minutes long!) have been released on expensive Japanese CDs
Corea's own Stretch imprint. There was some talk of them being reissued
the domestic branch of the label as well, but that seems not to have
happened. Lord knows I'm too cheap to spring for the imports, in this
Anybody heard 'em?
NP - Gyorgy Ligeti, 'Apparitions' - Berlin Philharmonic/Jonathan Nott
I was listening to Solo (Koln) 1978 - in anticipation of Solo (NYC) 2002 - when it occurred to me that there seem to be discrepancies in the track titles. WhatMessage 1 of 6 , Apr 2, 2003View SourceI was listening to Solo (Koln) 1978 - in anticipation of Solo (NYC)
2002 - when it occurred to me that there seem to be discrepancies in
the track titles. What specifically caught my attention was
Compositions 138 m & p - 1978 seems way too early for these
compositions to be appearing - although perhaps 106 d & f might have
been around then.
From what I can deduce from the discographies, the 138 series only
really show up on Solo (London) 1988.
My question is really - is the year wrong on this CD (is the recording
from the eighties rather than the seventies) or is the track listing
Some of the track listings are probably wrong on Solo (Koln) 1978. The ballad that s called Composition 138m on Koln appears on Solo Live at Moers under aMessage 1 of 6 , Apr 3, 2003View SourceSome of the track listings are probably wrong on Solo (Koln) 1978.
The ballad that's called Composition 138m on Koln appears on Solo Live at
Moers under a different title (corresponding to 22h, I think) and on News
from the 70s, tentavively identified as 8c.
Also, what's listed as 26F sounds more like 26B; 26F is actually the
There may be other discrepancies as well.
>From: Stuart Riddle <stuart.riddle@v...>Date: Wed Apr 2, 2003 7:37 pm
Subject: Solo (Koln) 1978
I was listening to Solo (Koln) 1978 - in anticipation of Solo (NYC) 2002 -
when it occurred to me that there seem to be discrepancies in the track
titles. What specifically caught my attention was Compositions 138 m & p -
1978 seems way too early for these compositions to be appearing - although
perhaps 106 d & f might have been around then.
From what I can deduce from the discographies, the 138 series only really
show up on Solo (London) 1988.
My question is really - is the year wrong on this CD (is the recording from
the eighties rather than the seventies) or is the track listing wrong?
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years ago, in a radio series about great sax players , i taped a 9:20 min solo piece by Braxton from North german Radio (NDR). The FM announcer said it wasMessage 1 of 6 , Apr 7, 2003View Sourceyears ago, in a radio series about "great sax players", i taped a 9:20 min
solo piece by Braxton from North german Radio (NDR). The FM announcer said
it was "improvisation #3" from a solo performance at the Beginner´s Studio,
Cologne, Germany on May 4, 1978.
When Solo (Koln) 1978 was released, i compared "improvisation #3" with
Comp. 106d (track 3), which has the same length (and position in the set),
and they´re identical, so i think 5-4-78 is the correct date for this release.