Friday, April 19, 2013

ANTHONY BRAXTON QUARTET – Live At Moers Festival (2LP-1974)




Label: Moers Music / Ring Records – Ring 01010-11
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: Germany / Released: 1974
Style: Free Jazz, Free Improvisation
Recorded at The International New Jazz Festival Moers, June 2nd, 1974, Germany.
New Design by ART&JAZZ Studio; Cover design by VITKO
Engineer – Hans Schlosser, Norbert Freibrück
Photography By – Ralph Quinke, Rob Söteman, Roberto Masotti
Producer – Burkhard Hennen
(Vinyl Rip; 2LP's - four lines)

A  -  6-------77--(NJD)--T AR--36K .............................................. 26:23
B1 - 489M 70-2--(THB) M .......................................................... 21:50
B2 - 84°--KELVIN–M ................................................................... 1:42
C1 - 84°--KELVIN–M ................................................................... 9:00
C2 - BOR---N-K64 (60)--M 0 H S .............................................. 18:15
D1 - F64-- H488 ......................................................................... 10:08
D2 - RBHM-F KNNK .................................................................. 10:59

Anthony Braxton – reeds
Kenny Wheeler – trumpet
Dave Holland – bass
Barry Altschul – drums, percussion

Braxton's new quartet, that basically replaced Corea's piano with Kenny Wheeler's trumpet (keeping Holland and Altschul), debuted on Live at Moers Festival (june 1974), a double-LP that contained six of Braxton's long compositions.



The Moers Festival is an international jazz festival in Moers, Germany, happening yearly every Whitsun.
Many famous musicians have appeared there, including Fred Frith, David Murray, Cecil Taylor, Lester Bowie, Herbie Hancock, Abdullah Ibrahim, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, and Jan Garbarek.
The festival was founded in 1971 by Burkhard Hennen, as initiator and artistic director. The International New Jazz Festival Moers established itself quickly in the national and international free jazz scene.
In the early years it took place in the paved yard of the castle. Later (1975), it moved to a nearby park because of the growing audience. After a few years outdoors, it moved to a large marquee where it remains now.
In 1974 the Germany-based jazz record label Moers Music was created to document performances at the festival.
In 1979 the festival was enlarged with several morning projects.




In 1968, Anthony Beaxton recorded For Alto, the first-ever recording for solo saxophone. He lived in Paris for a short while beginning in 1969, where he played with a rhythm section comprised of bassist Dave Holland, pianist Chick Corea, and drummer Barry Altschul. Called Circle, the group stayed together for about a year before disbanding (Holland and Altschul would continue to play in Braxton-led groups for the next several years). Braxton moved to New York in 1970. The '70s saw his star rise (in a manner of speaking); he recorded a number of ambitious albums for the major label Arista and performing in various contexts. Braxton maintained a quartet with Altschul, Holland, and a brass player (either trumpeter Kenny Wheeler or trombonist George Lewis) for most of the '70s.


New FLAC Rip and complete remastered recordings.

Enjoy!

Only for serious collectors.



If you find it, buy this album!

31 comments:

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    1. ANTHONY BRAXTON QUARTET – Live At Moers Festival (2LP-1974)
      Vinyl Rip/FLAC+Artwork

      LP-1:
      http://www.mediafire.com/download/omx1g44258hcd9v
      LP-2:
      http://www.mediafire.com/download/rj3dx2qh2kmqmnr

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  2. Interesting. I am not sure what release you are referring to in the notes. There is so much Braxton material it does not suprise me tha there are many I don't know about. There is a Tri-Centric concert in Brooklyn at Roulette this weekend. Your readers may be interested as it is the first time I know of that they are performing the work of other composers.

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  3. Vitko,
    thanks for this, Braxton is one of my favourites. His work is always interesting and although sometimes is difficult to follow and understand his concepts, is always a pleasure to listen to his music.

    Roman

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing this. I had just about given up hope of ever hearing it. It is from a great period in the work of Mr. Braxton with great musicians.

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  5. Look it here:

    http://www.europeanechoes.blogspot.de/2008/03/manch-einer-wartete-schon-darauf.html

    the original post i think

    sam's old rip

    nice cover you created ....

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  6. Vitko, thanks for all the Braxton!!

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  7. just got blown away again...thanks Vitko...

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  8. Very interesting Braxton post as usually. Nice cover too! Thanks.

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  9. maybe not the right thing to ask but would love it if someone could update this rip to flac -my favorite period of Braxton this

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    1. oh that would be incredible - thank you Vikto - much appreciated in advance - I'll have to dig through here and see if I have something I can send along that is out of print for the site

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  10. This is a great record, of course, but it isn't the debut (in studio or live) of the quartet with Wheeler. They recorded three tracks in February 1971 (released on "The Complete Braxton 1971"), BEFORE the ECM record of Circle's "Paris Concert." They were also recorded (unofficially) live in Nantes in 1973 (available on "News from the 70's."

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    1. "The Complete Braxton" the album was recorded in a studio, "News From The 70s", track 1 - recorded in Groningen (Holland) May, 16th or 17th 1974; (recorded in Nantes is the K. Wheeler on trumpet but it is François Mechai on bass and Antoine Duhamel on the piano), so this is their first official appearance before an audience, and complete concert was recorded on this first live LP "At Moers Festival 1974".

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  11. New FLAC links are up, but I'll put them here also, just in case :)

    ANTHONY BRAXTON QUARTET – Live At Moers Festival (2LP-1974)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC+Artwork

    LP-1:
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/omx1g44258hcd9v
    LP-2:
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/rj3dx2qh2kmqmnr

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  12. Thanks Vitko, you're the best! Braxton still rules!

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  13. excellent - big thanks for this - was hoping it would appear - much loved period of Braxton's work for me this

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  14. so much better than the crappy version that was once at http://www.europeanechoes.blogspot.de

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  15. It took a long time, but this album is so bad recorded on the original vinyl release, the sound in some places it seems as if listening to a gramophone record from the forties. Most problems I had at the beginning of the first track, in some places Wheeler's trumpet barely heard, on the other hand Braxton's saxophone is too loud screaming, and also on all four sides of the album was not a suitable depth of sound. Likewise it was difficult to separate quite aggressive drums from fine soft bass lines. An additional problem was the great disparity of volume level on both LPs. And another thing, crackling and other suspicious noises I have reduced to a minimum. I gave my best in this moment. I hope you will be satisfied.

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  16. Thanks. Somehow I haven't heard this before.
    Check this out..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0F3Uqmgt-k&feature=youtu.be

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    1. Beautiful. Ha, this is on YouTube since yesterday ...!... Thanks Andy.

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    2. Beautiful indeed! Thank you very much!

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  17. Thanks Vitko for the better rip

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  18. Nice job redesigning the cover(s). Thanks, Vitko!

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  19. Thank you very much for the new rip, Vitko!

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  20. Vitko, thanks!!! The other version was... well... But this, great!

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  21. Awesome, thank You very much for flac.

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  22. Muchas gracias soy fanatico de la musica total de A.Braxton.

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