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Toshinori KondoTaihen (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Solid (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
One of those really unique records that trumpeter Toshinori Kondo gave us in the 80s – not really fusion, but not avant either all – yet a very unusual criss-crossing of electric and acoustic impulses, with a vibe that's all its own! Kondo's clearly drawing a bit of inspiration from the younger, artier crowd that was transforming other areas of music – and if he were in the US, we might say the whole thing had a downtown New York vibe – partly because Bill Laswell's working on the record, and adds in some tapes – alongside Kondo's work on trumpet, voice, toys, and "little instruments" – with Rodney Drummer on bass, Cecil Monroe on drums, and Yoshinori Teramae and Tiazo Sakai on guitars. Titles include "Taihen", "The Day After", "Takao Blue", "A Song For Buddha", and "Oiwake". CD also features two bonus Bill Laswell special mixes – of "Taihen" and "Shosuke San". CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Toshinori Kondo & Tibetan Blue Air Liquid BandKhuchyu Fuyhu ... CD
Polydor/Solid (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $14.99
Trumpeter Toshinori Kondo may have cut some avant-oriented material over the years – but this set is a different sort of record – one that's cut with his Tibetan Blue Air Liquid Band, in a playful mix of rhythms, tones, and jazz! The approach is maybe post-fusion, inflected with a bit of art rock inspiration – still with plenty of jazz-based solos, but also a very unconventional approach to the rhythms, which are sometimes sunny and bright, sometimes a bit more edgey. Titles include "Raku Raku Raku", "Light Footwork Song", "7 Time", "A Crack In The Sky", and "Setouchi Blue". CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)
 
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✨✧ Brotzmann/Kondo/Pupillo/Nilssen-LoveHairy Bones ... CD
Okka Disk, 2008. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Pretty hairy stuff from Peter Brotzmann and crew – a set that blasts right out of the gate with some really bone-rattling noise! The album's a live set, recorded recently in Amsterdam – featuring Brotzmann on alto, tenor, b flat clarinet, and tarogato – alongside Toshinori Kondo on electric trumpet, Massimo Pupillo on electric bass, and Paal Nilssen Love on drums. The electricity in the instruments can definitely be felt on the title track "Hairy Bones" – a hard-driving tune that runs for over 30 minutes, and which really recalls the energy that Brotzmann had a few decades before, when crossing over big to new audiences around the globe. "Chain Dogs" is even longer, but starts a bit slower – but then really bursts forth with more noisy elements on trumpet and bass – some really speaker-rattling stuff! CD

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Fred AndersonFred Anderson Quartet – Live Vol 5 ... CD
FPE, 1994. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A fantastic live document of the genius of Chicago tenorist Fred Anderson – captured here with an excellent group that soar with the same boundless energy as their leader! Anderson is blowing at his very own Velvet Lounge club on the south side of the city – but he's hardly laidback and relaxed – as the energy here is beautifully tight, even as the songs are very freewheeling and stretched out – driven with great rhythm work by Tatsu Aoki on bass and Hamid Drake on drums, and topped with tremendous trumpet from guest Toshinori Kondo, who also adds in some great electronics too! Anderson is amazing – very much at that level that made him one of the great under-discovered giants on the Chicago scene, finally getting attention during this period of his career – and beautifully brought to life again on this recording that finally sees release twenty five years after its recording. Titles include "Analog Breakdown", "Era Of Rocks", and "Probability Distribution". CD

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Peter Brotzmann Chicago TentetStone/Water ... CD
Okka Disk, 1999. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
Fantastic live material from a very unique group – the instantly-legendary meeting of reedman Peter Brotzmann with the leading lights of the Chicago avant jazz scene in the 90s – brought together into a tremendous tentet that's maybe even better than the sum of its parts! The group features Brotzmann on tenor and clarinet, Ken Vandermark on tenor and bass clarinet, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Fred Lomberg-Holm on cello and violin, Michael Zerang and Hamid Drake on drums, Kent Kessler on bass – and "honorary Chicagoan" Mats Gustafsson on tenor and flutophone, plus Toshinori Kondo on trumpet and electronics, and William Parker on bass. Phew, that's one heck of a lineup – the kind that rivals some of the European or British improvising ensembles of decades past – but one that has its own very specific flavor, and a sound that's brimming over with youth – so much so that the non-Chicago guests really seem to gain inspiration from the core. This Okka disc set captures the band live at the 16th Victoriaville Festival in 1999. CD

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✨✧ PicnicPicnic ... LP
Data (Netherlands), 1985. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Free jazz, and lots lots more – a lost nugget from an especially creative period in the Dutch scene, headed up by cellist Tristan Honsinger! At some level, the music echoes other improvised work by Honsinger – but at others, it also reflects the criss-crossing of genres and scenes that were taking place during these key years – a point after which free jazz had established itself, post-punk had opened up new waves of expression, too-prog tendencies had settled down, and the higher art world had opened their arms to embrace them all! The songs are both instrumental, and feature occasional vocals from Tiziana Simona Vigni – whose role with the sextet is not unlike some of Irene Aebi's performances with Steve Lacy, although maybe a bit more freewheeling and open-ended – more in a Recommended Records vein – a label that might have been a good home for this set, were it not issued by Data Records. In additional to Honsinger on cello and additional voice, the record also features Toshinori Kondo on trumpet, Jean-Jacques Avenel on bass, Sean Bergin on saxes, and Michael Vatcher on percussion – on titles that include "Quandro Era Estate", "Picnic", "Violets", "Teeth", "Orient Express", "Laly", "Romy", and "After The Rain". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ryuichi SakamotoReplica/ ... 7-inch
Midi (Japan), 1984. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Bonus single that went with the full length album – with one title in Japanese on the flipside. Features work from Toshinori Kondo on trumpet and Simon Jeffes on cuatro! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousBest of Acid Jazz – In The Mix ... CD
Instinct, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes cuts from Jazz Not Jazz Massive, DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo, Lonnie Liston Smith, Dubonikes, and the Soul Society featuring Roy Ayers. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ CompanyCompany 1981 ... LP
Incus/Honest Jons (UK), 1981. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A lost chapter of the essential Company series of improvised recordings from the late 70s – music that was recorded by the BBC in 1981, and which continues the fantastic meeting of British and European players that made those earlier records so great! If anything, there may be even more creative intensity taking place here – a further move away from any jazz roots, even though the style is certainly done in a free jazz spirit – but with qualities that unlock sonic possibilities in the instruments that might not have been expected a decade before! Players include Derek Bailey on guitar, Tristan Honsinger on cello, Toshinori Kondo on trumpet, David Toop on flute and small instruments, Georgie Born on cello, Lindsay Cooper on bassoon, Radu Malfatti on trombone, and Jamie Muir on percussion. As with other Company records, the lineup shifts from track to track – and titles include "Come On & Hear", "Trackle", "Cackle", "Pass", "Trio", "Quartet", and "Heptarchy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PicnicPicnic ... CD
Data/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1985. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Free jazz, and lots lots more – a lost nugget from an especially creative period in the Dutch scene, headed up by cellist Tristan Honsinger! At some level, the music echoes other improvised work by Honsinger – but at others, it also reflects the criss-crossing of genres and scenes that were taking place during these key years – a point after which free jazz had established itself, post-punk had opened up new waves of expression, too-prog tendencies had settled down, and the higher art world had opened their arms to embrace them all! The songs are both instrumental, and feature occasional vocals from Tiziana Simona Vigni – whose role with the sextet is not unlike some of Irene Aebi's performances with Steve Lacy, although maybe a bit more freewheeling and open-ended – more in a Recommended Records vein – a label that might have been a good home for this set, were it not issued by Data Records. In additional to Honsinger on cello and additional voice, the record also features Toshinori Kondo on trumpet, Jean-Jacques Avenel on bass, Sean Bergin on saxes, and Michael Vatcher on percussion – on titles that include "Quandro Era Estate", "Picnic", "Violets", "Teeth", "Orient Express", "Laly", "Romy", and "After The Rain". CD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)
 
 
 



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