Clifford Thornton – Pan African Festival (1969)

From the album Ketchaoua by Clifford Thornton , recorded August 18, 1969 in Paris , France. Released on  BYG records in 1969. Clifford Thornton’s only Actuel date as a leader is, like many of the others in this BYG series, an all-star blowing session highly indicative of the times. For some, it will be difficult to tell whether taking credit for composing these pieces is a lost cause. … Continue reading Clifford Thornton – Pan African Festival (1969)

Don Cherry – Eternal Rhythm (1968) (full album)

Eternal Rhythm is a live jazz album composed by Don Cherry. It was recorded at the Berlin Jazz Festival in 1968. [source] Tracks: A. Eternal Rhythm Part 1 (17:45) / B. Eternal Rhythm Part 2 (23:37) Albert Mangelsdorff – Trombone Eje Thelin – Trombone Bernt Rosengren – Tenor Saxophone, Oboe, Clarinet, Flute Sonny Sharrock – Guitar Karl Berger – Vibraphone, Piano, Gender (Gamelan) Joachim Kühn – Piano, Prepared … Continue reading Don Cherry – Eternal Rhythm (1968) (full album)

Cecil McBee – Flying Out (1982)

Flying Out is the second track on the B-side on the album Flying Out by the jazz bassplayer Cecil McBee, released in 1982 on the label India Navigation. This is a rather unusual chamber jazz album that finds bassist Cecil McBee interacting with violinist John Blake, cellist David Eyges, cornetist Olu Dara, and drummer Billy Hart. Variety is gained by McBee switching to piano on “Truth — … Continue reading Cecil McBee – Flying Out (1982)

Cecil McBee – Into A Fantasy (1982)

Into A Fantasy is the first track on the B-side on the album Flying Out by the jazz bassplayer Cecil McBee, released in 1982 on the label India Navigation. This is a rather unusual chamber jazz album that finds bassist Cecil McBee interacting with violinist John Blake, cellist David Eyges, cornetist Olu Dara, and drummer Billy Hart. Variety is gained by McBee switching to piano on “Truth … Continue reading Cecil McBee – Into A Fantasy (1982)

Ornette Coleman Quartet – Just for You (1960)

Just for You is the second track on The Art of the Improvisers. The Art of the Improvisers is an album by the American jazz composer and saxophonist Ornette Coleman featuring tracks recorded between 1959 and 1961 which was first released on the Atlantic label in 1970. [source] All compositions by Ornette Coleman A1 The Circle With A Hole In The Middle (4:53) A2 Just For You (3:48) … Continue reading Ornette Coleman Quartet – Just for You (1960)

Albert Ayler Quartet- The Hilversum Session (full album) (1964)

The Hilversum Session by Albert Ayler is one of those legendary recordings in free jazz. It was recorded in a Netherlands radio studio in front of a small invited audience, at the end of the Ayler Quartet’s European tour on November 9, 1964. The band — Ayler, Don Cherry, Gary Peacock and Sunny Murray — had been playing Ayler´s tunes for months and were uncanny in their ability to hear … Continue reading Albert Ayler Quartet- The Hilversum Session (full album) (1964)

Ornette Coleman: The Shape of Jazz To Come (full album) (1959)

The Shape of Jazz to Come was Ornette Colemans debut album for Atlantic Records, which released it in late 1959. The Shape of Jazz to Come was one of the first avant- garde jazz albums ever recorded. It was recorded in 1959 by Coleman’s piano-less quartet. The album was considered shocking at the time, because it had no recognizable chord structure and included simultaneous improvisation by the performers in a much … Continue reading Ornette Coleman: The Shape of Jazz To Come (full album) (1959)