Francois Tusques – La Maison Fille du Soleil, Studio Seriptone SN 4- 64- 2 , 45 rpm (FRA), 1964
very very rare 7″ pressed in max 75 copies, probably less
This is nothing else then a BOMB. and a mythical one….an masterpiece of early free jazz… a MISSING LINK!!!!!
there has been whispers about a lost Don Cherry recording….. and here it is: “La Maison Fille du Soleil”, with music by the mighty and legendary Francois Tusques! One of the most amazing musicians, pianist and minds of the international free music.
earlier then most… and creating absolute KICKIN free jazz in Europa in the 60´s and onwards. Tusques has made many many great records… and many of them are forgotten about , both in france and the rest of the world. Francois Tusques is nothing else then a sensational player that needs way more recognition for what he has done and for what he IS doing!!!
we will present some of them here at DC. There are two CLASSIC and essential Lps, that you ALL have to hear and own: “FREE JAZZ” and “Le Noveau Jazz” … absolutely mindbening and beautiful jazz…. free…. jazz!!!!
But this is without any doubt the rarest of the rarest and the one Don Cherry recording you havent heard yet.
Don Cherry were collaborating with Tusques and his two french collegues ( bassist both of them: Bob Guerin and J- F Jenny Clarke ) on this music made for a Curbosier exhibition in Nantes in december 1964.
This is Don Cherry ´s very first meeting with french jazz musicians and we can say that it had a definate effect at least on the musicains participating on this legendary ep! Cherry got also help from Tusques while recording the epic “MU” album with Ed Blackwell later: Tusques used the sustain pedal of his piano to make that reverb on Dons trumpet. So this historical BYG – duo record actualy has a secret guest: Francois Tusques!
Don Cherry was also supposed to be participating on the mentioned masterpiece “Le Noveau Jazz” with a.o. Barney Wilen!!! But Cherry couldnt make it at the time it was recorded…. what music that could have resulted in!!!
“Indes” and “Occident” are the two Tusques originals played here…. and the only thing we can say about the music is:
IT IS GOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!
and the world needs more of this kind!
there is also one existing acetate with a hand made cover, by curbosier….
does it ever get heavier then this?????????????? :
Francois Tusques – piano
Don Cherry – cornet
J-F Jenny Clarke – bass
Bob Guerin – bass
from private collection
Nils Lindberg , jazz in TV – time, Colombia SEGS 74, 45 rpm, (NOR) 1960
Rare swedish jazz 7” pressed in Norway
This is an extraordinarily document of swedish jazz! Nils Lindberg´s arrangements for the TV – jazz orchestra of the time in a CLASSIC recording.
Both the quality of the arrangements and the solo work here makes this record a very very worth having piece of vinyl.
This record is recorded the same year as the outstanding ”Sax Appeal” by Lindberg with Lars Gullin as featured soloist. (the cd re issue of Sax Appeal includes these tracks from this 7”, for the first time re issued.)
Maffy Falay first (?) recorded work in his new country, after moving from his native Turkey. A very inspired trumpet playing here with great imagination and flow.
But the real sensation here is the totally killing tenor playing by Luleå ( a northern town in Sweden, nowadays mostly known for its fine Hockey – team!) – based Allan Lundström. With a totally unique personal voice and a very interesting and highly imaginative sense of melodic beauty, Lundström is creating some of the finest jazz playing in Sweden in a very interesting period in the swedish jazz history: the beginning of the 60´s.
Before free was free…and during a fantastic period of research and new explorations.
Åke Persson is in great form as always , and proves the fact that he is one of the most specific voices of swedish jazz ever. Persson, Gullin, Thelin and the amazing trumpeter Rolf Ericsson are among very few swedish jazz musicians that really made themself a name on the international scene at the time. And also contributed with very distinctive personal voices and styles.
This is one of the ESSENTIAL recordings of swedish jazz! It is all about balance here. Balance! The ensemble is perfectly balanced, the voicing is spectacular and the solo works are great example of extreme individuality and balance within the concept of the group. Balance! It is all about balance!
Nils Lindberg – piano
Maffy Falay – trumpet
Åke Persson – trombone
Allan Lundström – tenor sax
Torsten Wennberg – baritone sax
Sture Nordin – bass
Conny Svensson – drums
Monica Zetterlund – Taklagsskiva, Philips 45 rpm (SWE) 1962
Extremely rare, give away – one sided 7”
An amazing document of Monica Zetterlund in best possible form.
Music is astonishing…. Two tracks: “Nilsson” and “Katten Felix”.
“Nilsson” starts with a spoken “drama” illustrated by Zetterlund and the Orchstra… wild, dramatic and abstract…. Fantastic! and very unusual for a Zetterlund recording from this time!
After a minute the tune starts swingin… text is by amazing Swedish authors and entertainers Hasse Alfredsson & Tage Danielsson (with whom Zetterlund worked with extensively during the 60´s and 70´s), a story built around the actual construction of the Philips–building in Stockholm.
This 7” was given away to the employees after finishing building the Philips house September 14th 1962… how many copies that survived we can only guess… and the music can only be found (?) on this very, very rare 7” !
Katten Felix, by Georg Riedel, is a calypso track with great arrangements by the composer (?) and very sweet lyrics by the great late Beppe Wolgers.
We haven’t been able to track down the name of the orchestra or the individual members of the ensemble…. But they are GOOD! We are guessing it is a Swedish jazz studio ensemble led by Georg Riedel or Bengt – Arne Wallin.
Amazing music in an amazing packaging…. This 7” is beautiful… and the photo of Monica herself on the cover is one of the best of her ever!
Monica Zetterlund – vocals
Unknown members of the Philips Studio Orchestra usually under the leadership of Bengt – Arne Wallin (or Georg Riedel)
Sonny Rollins Trio / Miles Davis Quintet – Bird Notes BN3/NB4, 45 rpm (SWE) 1962?
Extremely, extremely rare 7”, between 5 – 10 copies.
A musical bomb in vinyl format! The Swedish producer Bengt Nordström again…
Nordström pressed a bunch of favorite music onto vinyl in the early 60´s.
These two sides were always superfavorite music of his. The music was way later released on Dragon records in LP and CD format , but this is the very original first pressing of this specific music!
Recorded by Bengt himself in front of his radio during the very broadcast from the Nalen Club and the Stockholm Konserthuset. Hilarious!
Music is of course as good as it gets and the whole concept of making a vinyl, in this way, of the music back in the early 60´s is quite spectacular! Rollins in absolute TOP form and Stitt stretching ouuuuuut….. with a Miles in great shape! It SWINGS!
This is perhaps the hardest one to get for the Miles and Rollins completists!
No art cover… but a note written by Nordström on a type writer accompanying the vinyl.
DC knows about 3 existing copies… but there is likely a couple more done
Sonny Rollins – tenor sax
Henry Grimes – bass
Pete LaRoca – drums
Miles Davis – trumpet
Sonny Stitt – tenor sax
Wynton Kelly – piano
Paul Chambers – bass
Jimmy Cobb – drums
Charlie Parker solos, Frippe Records, 45 rpm (SWE) released 1960?
Extremely extremely rare 7”, between 5 – 10 copies
Another Bengt Nordström production… and again … a WILD one….with music of the HIGHEST quality of course! Nothing else mattered for Nordström.
Simple the 3 most killin Bird solos that Bengt knew. His all time favorite Charlie Parker solos. And what a collection… this IS simply some of the most amazing solos by Bird, no question!
This vinyl in 7” format was probably made even before Bengt started his Bird Notes imprint. So, likely in the end of the 50´s or the very early 60´s ?
Recorded on his moveable recording unit at his home in Stockholm, simply recording the sound of his stereo speakers, while playing the vinyl of Bird, with one microphone and later going to the EuropaFilm studios in Solna to make a bunch of private copies for himself and as give –away to friends and collegues.
The Bird Note / B.R.A / Frippe records discography is a WILD one… and very very collectible… but extremely hard to find any records these days… they simply doesn’t float around too much..especially the 7”´s …
A complete discography is being worked on by DC/ Olof Bright Editions in collaboration with Andra Jazz and private collectors in Stockholm… more info about this, will be posted on DC later.
Note the handwritten labels by Nordström, with adjustments by Harald Hult (?) of Andra jazz – fame.
Charlie Parker – alto sax
Dizzy – trumpet
Miles – trumpet
Billy Graham bar sax
Wade Legge – piano
Lou Hackney – bass
Al Jones – drums
Charlie Parker – alto sax
Bernie Leighton – piano
Ray Brown – bass
Buddy Rich – drums
Charlie Parker – alto sax
Kenny Dorham – trumpet
Al Haig – piano
Tommy Potter – bass
Roy Haynes – drums
VARIOUS SUN RA SINGLES!!!!!!
a collection of the rarest, most ass kickin and simply the most beautiful Sun Ra singles ever made… a treasure!!!
all from the Björn Thorstensson collection!!!
A foggy day/Daddy´s gonna tell you no lie Saturn 9/1954 (USA)
rec. 1954 or 1955 in Chicago. Nu Sounds vocal group + Sun Ra p, dir.
Dreaming/Daddy´s gonna tell you no lie Saturn SR 401/2 (USA)
rec. in Chicago 1955. Cosmic Rays vocal group + Sun Ra p, Richard Evans b, Robert Barry dr, Tito cga.
nb – this copy is the reissue from 1983
Bye Bye/Somebody´s in love Saturn B222/B223 (USA)
rec. in Chicago 1955. Cosmic Rays vocal group + Sun Ra p dir, Richard Evans b, Robert Barry dr, Jim Herndon timbale
I´m coming home/Last call for love Heartbeat G70W-5168/5169 (USA)
rec around January 1956 in Chicago. Billie Hawkins voc + Sun Ra and his Orchestra: Sun Ra p; Wurlitzer ep; arr, Art Hoyle tp, Dave Young tp, Julian Priester tb, Pat Patrick as; bars, John Gilmore ts, Wilburn Green cb, Robert Barry dr, Jim Herndon tymp.
ed´s note — this is ONE of just a couple SUN RA HOLY GRAILS… IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND AND F****N FANTASTIC MUSIC!!!!!!!… the first appearance on record by the Arkestra according to the books…
Medicine for a Nightmare/Urnack Saturn Z222 A/B (USA)
rec around February 1956 in Chicago. Sun Ra Wurlitzer ep, Art Hoyle tp, Julian Priester tb, John Gilmore ts, Pat Patrick bars, Wilburn Green eb, Robert Barry dr, Jim Herndon tymp.
Super Blonde/Soft Talk Saturn Z1111 (USA)
rec around February 1956 in Chicago. Sun Ra p, Art Hoyle tp, Julian Priester tb, John Gilmore ts, Pat Patrick bars, Wilburn Green eb, Robert Barry dr.
ed´s note — this is ONE of just a couple HOLY GRAILS… IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND AND F****N FANTASTIC MUSIC!!!!!!!….maybe only 5 copies existing…
Saturn/Call for all demons G70W-5237/5259 (USA)
rec around February 1956 in Chicago. Sun Ra Wurlitzer ep; p, Art Hoyle tp, Julian Priester tb, John Gilmore ts, Pat Patrick bars, Wilburn Green cb, Robert Barry dr, Jim Herndon tymp.
ed´s note — this is ONE of just a couple HOLY GRAILS… IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND AND F****N FANTASTIC MUSIC!!!!!!!… maybe only 3 – 5 copies existing….
Happy New Year to you!/It´s Christmas time Saturn M08W405/3 (USA)
rec 1956 in Chicago. The Qualities + Sun Ra harmonium, unidentified g bells, wood blocks.
the greatest doo wop vinyl ever ????
October/Adventur in Space Saturn 874-A/B (USA)
October rec 1959 in Chicago. Sun Ra p, Walter Strickland tp, Nate Pryor tb, Marshall Allen as, John Gilmore ts, Pat Patrick bars, Ronnie Boykins b, Robert Barry dr; Adventure rec 1956 or 1957 in Chicago. Sun Ra p, Jim Herndon tymp, Robert Barry dr, prob. John Gilmore bells, unidentified bells, scrapers.
rec prob. March 1957 in Chicago. Yochannan voc, Sun Ra p, Pat Patrick ts, prob. Victor Sproles b, prob. Robert Barry dr.
Hours after/Great balls of fire Saturn J08W0245/6 (USA)
rec early 1958 and around September 1958 in Chicago. On Hours after Sun Ra p, Everett Turner tp, Marshall Allen as, James Spaulding as, John Gilmore ts, Pat Patrick bars Ronnie Boykins b, William Cochran dr, Alvin Fielder dr. On Great balls.. Sun Ra Wurlitzer ep, Lucious Randolph tp, John Gilmore ts, Pat Patrick bars, BeBop Sam Thomas eg, William Cochran dr, Alvin Fielder dr, Jim Herndon tymp, unidentified perc.
ed´s note — this is ONE of just a couple HOLY GRAILS… IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND AND F****N FANTASTIC MUSIC!!!!!!! …we have only seen one copy so far….
The Sun One/Message to Earthman Saturn 1502 (USA)
rec 1959 in Chicago. Yochannan voc, Sun Ra Hammond B-3 organ, Walter Strickland(2) & Lucious Randolph(1) tp, Marshall Allen as, John Gilmore ts, Ronnie Boykins b, unidentified dr.
The Sun Man speaks/Message to Earthman Saturn 986 (USA)
reissue of 3. with different take of track #1.personel as above.
Space Loneliness/State Street Saturn L08W-0114/0115 (USA)
rec around June 17 1960 i Chicago. Sun Ra bells; perc; gong; p, Phil Cohran violin-uke; cnt; perc; voc, Nate Pryor tp; bells, John Gilmore ts; cl; perc; voc, Marshall Allen as, fl; bells; voc, Ronnie Boykins space gong; b; voc, Jon Hardy dr; erc; gong.
Tell her to come on home/I´m making believe Saturn 144M (USA)
rec 1962 in NYC. Little Mack voc, Sun Ra p; dir, John Gilmore ts, Ronnie Boykins b, prob. C. Scoby Stroman dr.
Blues on planet Mars/Saturn moon Saturn 911-AR (USA)
rec 1967 or 1968 NYC. Sun Ra solar sound instrument(Hohner clavinet), John Gilmore ts; perc; voc, Pat Patrick perc; voc, Robert Barry dr; perc, Clifford Jarvis dr; perc, Marshall Allen perc; voc, James Jacson perc; voc.
The Bridge Saturn 1982Y(USA) one-sided single
rec 1967 in NYC. Sun Ra Gibson Kalamazoo org; clavioline, Jothan Callins or Wayne Harris p, prob. Ali Hassan tb, Marshall Allen as; voc, Danny Davis as; voc, John Gilmore ts; voc, Pat Patrick bars; voc, unidentified b, poss. Clifford Jarvis dr, James Jacson voc; perc, Mobarak Mahmoud recitation.
Journey to Saturn/Enlightenment Saturn ES 538 A/B (USA)
rec 1972 or 1974 unknown location(1), 1970-1974 Philadelphia (2). Sun Ra Hohner clavinet (2); org (1), Danny Ray Thompson bars (1), prob. Clifford Jarvis dr (1), June Tyson voc, John Gilmore dr (2); voc, other Arkestrans voc (1).
I´m gonna unmask the Batman/The perfect Man Saturn ES 537B (USA)
rec 1974 (1) in Philadelphia, May 24 1973 (2) in NYC. Sun Ra Rocksicord (1); Mini-Moog syns (2), Akh Tal Ebah tp (1), Marshall Allen as (1); ob (2), John Gilmore ts, Danny Ray Thompson bars (1), Robert Underwood dr (1), Danny Davis dr (2), Stanley Morgan cga (1), Sam Bankhead voc (1).
Disco 2100/Sky Blues Saturn DISCO 2100 A/B (USA)
rec January 23, 1978 in Milano. Sun Ra Crumar Mainman; keyb; p, Michael Ray tp, John Gilmore ts; timb, Luqman Ali dr.
Rough House Blues/Cosmo Extesions Saturn SR 51879 A/B (USA)
rec May 1979 in Montreal. Sun Ra p; syn, prob Luqman Ali dr (1), unidentified dr (2).
Quest/Outer Space Plateau Saturn Gemini 1982Z (USA)
rec 1982 in the Hause of Ra. Sun Ra org, prob. Fred Adams tp, Marshall Allen as, John Gilmore ts, James Jacson bsn.
A Blue One/Orbritation in Blue Saturn SRA-9991/9992 (USA)
rec early 1962 in NYC. Sun Ra p, Pat Patrick bars, Ronnie Boykins b, Tommy Hunter dr,unidentified hand clapping.
…and there is more out there… much more… in outer space… much more…
Sunny Murray – The Lie , DIW 850925, 33 1/3 rpm (JAP) 1965
Limited edition 7”, japanese only
This is the sensational track that was left over at the classic JIHAD session of Sonny/ Sunny Murray, recording Sonny´s Time Now on the legendary record label of poet Amira Baraka (Leroi Jones). Released only in Japan as a 7” ep on vinyl. Accompanying the japanese edition of this classic free jazz bomb!
The music is of course absolutely mindblowing and just mesmerazing! Recorded november 11th, 1965 in New York with the label owner reciting his own poem in a classic manner.
Albert Ayler and Don Cherry at their peaks — ripping the flesh out of it all. And with two amazing bass players backing them up, Worrell and Grimes.
Released in japan in a limited run… almost 6 minutes of pure…music…extacy… and BEAUTY!
Albert Ayler – tenor sax
Don Cherry – trumpet
Lewis Worrell – bass
Henry Grimes – bass
Sunny Murray – drums
Leroi Jones (Amira Baraka) – poetry
ANDY BRUNS & JOHN HUSCROFT assisted by EVAN PARKER, JH EP 3, 45 rpm (UK), 1980
Very limited 7”, 100 – 200 copies
An odd one. Poetry by British poets Andy Bruns and John Huscroft and some mindbending soprano sax activities by legend Parker. Produced by poet Huscroft and released on his private imprint and released in a tiny edition of between 100 – 200 copies. Came without art cover, just in a plain white sleeve.
Evan Parker comments himself on the recording;
”I seem to remember a modest non-studio set up but it really is a very faint memory.
John Huscroft was a poet who set words into musical contexts.”
This record is really worth looking for with its unique blend of poetry and improvised music activity.
The poetry is left alone.. and the framework consists of Mr Parker´s music… in a very subtle and balanced way…
Some attempts has been made in the history of jazz and improvised music over the years (most mentionable being Kenneth Patchen, Ferlinghetti, Rexroth and other beat poets in collaboration with jazz musicians in the US and Canada in the 50´s and also the work of Leroi Jones /Amira Baraka and collegues together with the roarings from the black free jazz community in the 60´s and 70´s and furthermore the works of Michael Garrick and Joe Harriott with british poets in mid 60´s….) but few is as succesful as this little 7” release. A pearl!
even some overdubbed Parker activity iwth tenor sax and another soprano sax… and a weird keyboard coda… ( by Parker ???)…
a pretty unique vinyl in the extensive Parker discography!
Andy Bruns – voice
John Huscroft – voice
Evan Parker – soprano and tenor sax
ANDREW HILL COMBO, PING 1003, 45 rpm (USA) 1956
Extremely rare 7”
A magnificent piece of vinyl. A true treasure. Recorded october 1956. A very young Andrew Hill playing with local Chicago musicians… legends to be, all of them. On a tiny tiny doo- wop label in Chicago! There are other releases on the Ping label that includes Hill backing up different vocal groups. But this is the one to go look for.
Two fantastic sides were cut, both with the Art Ensemble of Chicago bass player Malachi Favors rockin his bass in a steady beat and with great drummer Wilbur Campbell swingin like mad. Andrew Hill is playing organ on one track, in a fantastic way, that makes us wish he would have been doing that a bit more during his long career as one of the main renewer of contemporary jazz!
Side A features the permanent Arkestra member Pat Patrick in one of rare performances outside the Arkestra. Patrick is handling his Bari axe as very few had done at this period in jazz. ”Down Pat” is a stunning piece with swing, heat and some very creative soling! Also a great introcuctionary solo by Von Freeman here! a freakin fantastic tenor solo, way ahead of its time actually..
Side B features Chicago´s own Von Freeman, of New Apartment Lounge – fame. This is a very early recording of Freeman, but you can hear all the typical signatures; the chicago tone, the delicate but still advanced phrasing and an inventive melodic journey over all! fantastic!
Very few copies exists of this extremely rare 7” and they are usually pretty beaten up. This is understandable… people have been playing this record repetedely, since it is so GOOOOD! A very interesting example of early (re)search of musical freedom in the Windy City of Chicago, where both Sun Ra Arkestra and AACM had their headquarters, building up the Jazz to come.
Excellent additional info on PING records can be found here:
Andrew Hill – piano and organ
Von Freeman – tenor sax
Pat Patrick – baritone sax
Malachi Favors – bass
Wilbur Campbell – drums
LARS LYSTEDT SEXTETT – KRYPTO, SweDisc 143, 33 1/3 rpm (SWE) 1964
Promo release, very few released?
This EP is quite a sensation. Just before SweDisc closed down business in the mid 60´s . They obviously made this promo release… in connection to the release of the classic Swedish Jazz LP with Lars Lystedt Sextett´s ”Jazz under the midnight sun”.
SweDisc released another 7” with material from the same LP, playing the great tunes The Runner and The Hammock – with a really cool photo cover with the band gathered around a swiming pool!
But this release came as shown on the photos. A printed sleeve made for this specific release. We can´t find any additional info, but interesting enough this 7” has its own catalogue nr. Perhaps this was a promo pre- release?
This is classic Swedish jazz by the great Lars Lystedt combo with stunning solo work by Ulander and Egerbladh! One piece by Egerbladh and one standard Charles Lloyd tune.
Ulander is as usual wonderful in his playing… warm and piercing at the same time. a totally unique voice in teh scandinavian jazz scene!
The SOUND of this ensemble is just great… the color…. the timbre… a real GROUP!
Interesting enough DC found this copy in a special store in Tokyo (!) … we have never seen this 7” in Sweden before… or after…
Lars Lystedt – valve trombone
Lars- Göran Ulander – alto sax
Leif Hellman – tenor sax
Berndt Egerbladh – piano
Ray Carlsson – bass
Sten Öberg – drums