Antonello Neri — piano, instruments [various]. Giancarlo Schiaffini — trombone, flute. Egisto Macchi — percussion, strings. This group of Italian avant composers from the '60s and '70s created challenging music that sought to define new methods in the compositional process through group improvisation.
Like AMM and Musica Electronica Viva, they came from a background of avant-garde classical music rather than jazz, but embraced the strategies of freeform music that were being explored by both Europeans and Americans. Going a step further, this ensemble employs the techniques of post-World War II classical music, such as the preparation of instruments pioneered by John Cage, as well as the atonality and abrasive percussion that was being explored by Iannis Xenakis in the '60s.
The striking trait of this ensemble is in the outlandish and courageous music that it performed, which has aesthetic similarities to the work of Maurucio Kagel and Luigi Nono in that it exploits the peculiarities of both sound and strategy. Blackearth Percussion Group Albright Bertoncini Cage Harrison Miller, legendary Italian soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone was breaking ground as a member of this critical ensemble.
With a membership that revolved, the group was most prominently a house for the experiments of Franco Evangelisti and Mario Bertoncini. An historic recording that just is not available now. Great work, thanks! Rolf Thunander. Great music, the best performance I've heard of Blackearth Percussion Group Albright Bertoncini Cage Harrison Miller Apple blossom.
Thanks for sharing. I have an affinity for percussion records and I'm sure I'll be posting lots on this blog. Style: Contemporary Jazz. Layout — Gilles Coussine. Recorded By — Roger Delongeas. Liner Notes — Georges Arvanitas. B1 - Ah! Saudrais, G. I am not making this up, it's in the liner notes written by Arvanitas himself. Strikes, demonstrations, riots, the Futura label. French way of life! One of Europe's most consistent and versatile musicians, Georges Arvanitas has been active since the early '50s.
He's worked with traditional, swing, and bebop musicans, accommodating the demands of the many expatriate Americans who've come to Paris. Though far from being an innovator or daring soloist, Arvanitas is a capable pianist, knowledgeable of bebop fundamentals and able to work effectively in many situations, from recordings to concerts to jam sessions.
Arvanitas worked with traditional jazz groups in Marseilles in the '40s, then moved to Paris in the early '50s. He was later resident pianist at the Blue Note and formed his own group. He paid a return visit in He's recorded for Columbia and Saravah among others as a leader, and for Spotlite, Futura and Impro as a session musician Overdubs and mixing at Europasonor.
The Upsetters For A Few Dollars More Notes — Philippe Carles. Photos — Hilary Gostinsky.
Barcode: Although the label says 33rpm, it has to be played at 45rpm. A1 - Triptik A2 - Mixage Vert A3 - Maochat A4 - Ca Va Lecomte B1 - BM B3 - Reflexion Michel Legrand Une Femme Est Une Femme B4 - Gaub Bernard Vitet — trumpet [water trumpet].
Jean Paul Rondepierre — trumpet. Fourth in a reissue series of the cult French underground Futura label. This avant-garde psychedelic jazz masterpiece is a blend of abstract vocals, unusual electronics, twisted sound envelopes and nervous brass instruments. Easily one of the finest archival discoveries of the year. The French never cease to amaze and confound! For this, his only solo outing, Blackearth Percussion Group Albright Bertoncini Cage Harrison Miller set out to make a soundtrack to a film by Claude Faraldo called "BOF, anatomie d'un livreur".
Vitet even plays "underwater trumpet"! Overall, "Tacet" is full of strange sounds and even stranger arrangements. The Blackearth Percussion Group Albright Bertoncini Cage Harrison Miller of both contrabass and electric bass on some tracks provides an interesting sound, considering the electric bass is treated to sound nothing like it should this isn't a bad thing! It's hard to pick out standout tracks, since this all flows together perfectly and is best experienced all the way through.
The first and last tracks, "Triptik 2" and "Gaub 71" respectively, both feature the same fast rhythm which sounds like a mix of darbouka and primitive drum machinebut otherwise are different entities. This is the closest that "Tacet" comes to jazz, as the remaining tracks are pure explorations of sound, somewhere between free jazz and the cosmic explorations of Kluster et al.
I had always thought that Herbie had been the pioneer launching himself and me into a musical parallel universe with "Mwandishi, Crossings" and "Sextant", and nobody followed on that path. Blackearth Percussion Group Albright Bertoncini Cage Harrison Miller quite like it Blackearth Percussion Group Albright Bertoncini Cage Harrison Miller the closest comparison I can come up with is the free-jazz-in-a-reverberating-echo-chamber sound of Sun Ra's "Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy" combined with the extraterrestrial electronic experiments of Pierre Henry, throw in some absurdist vocals, and I don't know.
Malcolm Cecil - Radiance Unity, His desire was to create a synthesizer with "multi-timbral polyphony", where each key pressed is capable of creating it's own unique sound. Throughout the 70's and 80's, the duo performed studio work for numerous acts, most famously Stevie Wonder.
Radiance is Cecil's only solo release. It is mostly comprised of short pieces, some of which are focused around melodic themes, with one track featuring jazz flautist and new age pioneer Paul Horn. It's a beautiful, meditative record that maintains the spiritual and science-fiction themes of New Age music while showcasing TONTO's diverse capabilities.
Heard on these four compositions, I believe, is the Synclavier I or a prototype thereof. The Synclavier I and its successor, the more commercial Synclavier IIused Frequency Modulation synthesis and were instrumental in further development of digital synthesizers. FM synthesis creates rich and colorful sounds that, prior to it's advent, hadn't been heard. You can hear the dynamic qualities and how they differ from other early synthesizer pieces, yet still at times sounding experimental, but at others, Blackearth Percussion Group Albright Bertoncini Cage Harrison Miller and leaning almost towards melodic.
Again, since this is a Folkways title, it is recommended that if you like the album, purchase it. There will be more on Jon Appleton in the future. For now, enjoy. I have an affinity for percussion records and I'm sure Tuxedo Tuxedo be posting lots on this blog.
I've included scans of the booklet containing in-depth descriptions of each piece.
Fruko A La Memoria Del Muerto, El Currante Quien Me Da Trabajo, Otis Gayle Ill Be Around Ill Be Around Pt2, Enhanced Core, John Williams The Fury Original Soundtrack Recording, Viceroys Dawn Penn Lip Tongue When Am I Gonna Be Free, Guido Y Maurizio De Angelis Afyon Oppio, Brigitte Bardot Harley Davidson, Rinder Lewis Candido Lust Thousand Finger Man, Dusko Goykovich Swinging Macedonia