Wednesday, September 19, 2012

ROOF - Trace (1999) - Live At Bremen and Amsterdam 1997



Label: Red Note – Catalog ID: RN 7
Format: CD, Album; Country: Netherlands Released: 1999
Style: Free Jazz, Alternative Rock, Avantgarde
Artwork – Isabelle Vigier; Vatcher Engineer – Gisela Kniemeyer (tracks: 1, 2 to 4, 6, 8, 9); Liner Notes – Kevin Whitehead; Mastered By – Zlaya Saguvic
Music By – Roof; Producer – Peter Schulze (tracks: 1, 2 to 4, 6, 8, 9); Recording Supervisor – Torsten Müller (3) (tracks: 1, 2 to 4, 6, 8, 9); Technician – Inge Schmidt (tracks: 1, 2 to 4, 6, 8, 9), Rolf Osis (tracks: 1, 2 to 4, 6, 8, 9)

Notes:
Track 1, 5 and 7 recorded live at Bimhuis, Amsterdam on June 21, 1997. 
Intro of 1, 2 to 4, 6, 8, 9 recorded live at Lagerhaus, Bremen on June 25, 1997. 

Issued in gatefold cardboard sleeve, including thin folded paper insert with individual photographs of each artist (printed on one side only).

Musicians:
Tom Cora - cello
Luc Ex - bass
Phil Minton - vocals
Michael Vatcher - drums



Tom Cora described himself as "a musician who happens to play cello." That humble description belies the fury of his cello, but points to the overall musicality and excellence that he demonstrated as a musician. A seminal figure in the early downtown NY scene of the 70's Cora played with seemingly everyone of note, both in and around that scene. His early work had him playing with Lee Konitz and Don Cherry. He then formed the band Curlew with George Cartwright and Bill Laswell, arguably that band's best period. Moving to Manhattan in 1979 he fell in with artists like Steve Beresford, Fred Frith, Kramer, Eugene Chadbourne, John Zorn, and Butch Morris. He and Fred Frith created the incredible band Skeleton Crew, and with Samm Bennett the excellent "virtual trio" band Third Person. He collaborated with the Dutch band The Ex, and formed The Hat Shoes with wife/avant vocalist Catherine Jauniaux. With Phil Minton he formed the unusual band Roof which toured the European avant/free- improv scene to acclaim (and continues to under the name "4 Walls." His untimely death from melanoma robbed the world of a tremendous musician, a charismatic and vigorous player who is still missed.

Tracklist:
1 Trace  (7:28),  2 Halts  (7:16),  3 A Plinth  (0:39),  4 Buda Buda  (2:42),  5 Spit Pedro  (8:02),  6 Janna Li(v)e  (7:49),  7 Magnifique  (4:28),  8 Glory Too  (3:06),  9 Blind Spots  (4:22)


Amazing band that ended far too early in their creative cycle due to the early demise of Tom Cora. The band continued as 4Walls, but the recordings under the name Roof remain stellar achievements.




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Enjoy the music, and please leave a comment. Thanks in advance.


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24 comments:

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    1. ROOF - Trace (1999) - Live At Bremen and Amsterdam 1997
      CD Rip/FLAC+Artwork

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      ROOF - The Untraceable Cigar (1996.)
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  2. Thanks. Not heard this before.

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    1. Hi Andy,
      I am sure that you will be on the "roof" several times during the day...;-)

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  3. Hello,
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    1. Sure, why not? I appreciate your work. My bloglist will be ready in a few days.
      Salute

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  4. I appreciate your work to, merci a+

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    1. Here, I found a little time, and today I am compiled my bloglist, is not yet final, but... well, there is.
      Regards

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  5. Thanks for the link...linked you back

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  6. Nice way to decorate your walls. I have never done that. My effort to beautify the walls in my house was to order big-sized canvas prints from wahooart.com, from images of western art. I use the same angel motifs in all of the rooms painted by different painters, such as this one by very interesting English artist Stanley Spencer, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT7K6

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  7. Hello you wonderful people.....if you ever see this, is it possible to repost this?? Can't find it anywhere else.... many thanks.

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    1. Wonderful - thanks in advance.....

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    2. Happy New Year to you oh digital guru....how soon??... Best wishes...

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    3. Ha ... ha ... digital guru, OK ... OK :), I'm sorry Zy,
      I'll be honest, from my many obligations I completely forgot to re-up album. I'll look to do it as soon as possible. Ahhhh ..... the worst is to go back to the old, already been done. And also all the best in the new year to you..
      Regards.

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  8. Know what you mean about going back..... just that I've been having a Tom Cora phase and can't find this anywhere else. If you can't, you can't, it must be a nuisance fielding requests.... you've certainly introduced me to a few wonders I didn't know and I will thank you for ever for that.... keep going forward....

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  10. Wonderful Vitko.... well worth the wait. Many thanks, and many thanks for everything else on this unique site.... May many gods bless you....

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  11. any chance for a lossless reupload of this jewel?
    thanks in advance
    Alex in Solex

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  12. it would be a great pleasure to have this groundbreaking collaboration in lossless
    i would appreciate it ....
    thank you
    Artemis

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  13. no response at all?
    anyway
    thank for great music
    Artemis

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  14. In a few days I will watch to do a new links.

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  15. Gentlemen, new links are above.

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  16. Dear Vitko
    i feel to hug you!
    thanks for urgrade my roof - trace folder
    keep on!
    Artemis

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