Monday, November 2, 2020

KONDO / KAISER / OSWALD ‎– Moose And Salmon (mge30 / LP-1979)




Label: Music Gallery Editions ‎– mge30
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: Canada / Released: 1979
Style: Free jazz, Free Improvisation
Recorded live 1978
Mixed By [Mixdown] – Henry Kaiser, John Oswald
Selections from seven to eleven takes (a-k) plus guitar solo excerpt.
Lacquer Cut At – The Lacquer Channel Limited / derived from matrix
Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): MGE 30 - MOOSE THREE TLC-T
Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): MGE 30 - SALMON TLC-A

side 1:
A - Moose ............................................................................................................... 26:16
      c .............................. 7:06
      a ............................ 16:07
      b .............................. 3:40

side 2:
B - Salmon ............................................................................................................. 26:12
      h .............................. 1:26
      d .............................. 5:46
      b .............................. 2:51
      HK ........................... 1:57
      g .............................. 5:45
      i ............................... 3:40
      b .............................. 5:03

Personnel:
John OSWALD – performer [player], alto saxophone (Toronto, Canada)
Henry KAISER – performer [player], electric guitar (Oakland, USA)
Toshinori KONDO – performer [player], trumpet, Horn [alto horn] (Tokyo, Japan)

Musician Toshinori Kondo recently left us...... This post is in his honor, and for eternal memory.....

Note:
The material is out takes and reiterations from 2 LP records, "Improvised" (Music Gallery Editions 12), and "Moose And Salmon" (Music Gallery Editions 30). There are some technical problems with over modulating, print thru, and, in the case of the trio tracks and TK 24/02/79, modulation of hum by DBX coding. For the record Moose And Salmon this latter problem was somewhat alleviated by notch filtering and compression, but at the cost of regeneration noise compounded with a low level signal on LP, necessitated by cutting long sides.
Tracks from the Moose And Salmon sessions are coded with letters A-L (12 takes 24, 25 Feb 1979) and sub numbered 0-25 indicating the initial minute of the selection within the take. Each instrument was recorded stereo onto 6 tracks of a Teac 80-8. Mixdown to 2 track stereo by HK & JO.
On this program the selection HK is an excerpt from a longer solo as is the dual horn solo that follows it. Ice Death is HK x 5, California early 1978, and JO (Calgary) is from a session for "Improvised" 23 Jan 78.




Canadian alto saxophonist John Oswald began as a post-jazz improvisor, accompanying Henry Kaiser on "Improvised" (february 1978 - Music Gallery, 1978).Moose And Salmon (february 1979 - Music Gallery, 1979) was a trio with Kaiser on electric guitar and trumpet player Toshinori Kondo. In Moose Kondo's minimalist, viscid and clownesque trumpet forces Kaiser to restrain his acid/psychotic soliloquies and lets Oswald's youthful madness overflow. Salmon is even noisier and even less structured, with the horns squeaking against subliminal guitar drones.

Out Of Stock ...... Very hard to find.



If you find it, buy this album!

37 comments:

  1. KONDO / KAISER / OSWALD ‎– Moose And Salmon (mge30 / LP-1979)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC-176+Artwork (590.84 MB)


    You can get the download link exclusively through:
    differentper@gmail.com


    Regards.

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  2. Thanks for this, Vitko. I was sad to hear of Toshinori Kondo's passing.

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  3. I'm very happy and grateful to have this. Thank you so much! -- gilhodges

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  4. Thanks so much for this. I'm very interested to hear more of Oswald's playing. I know his plunderphonics compositions very well, but I've only heard a couple examples of his saxophone playing.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this!

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  6. Many many thanks for this Rarity!!!!!!

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  7. Thank you Mr. Vitko! Wonderful to hear music by Kondo that I did not know.

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  8. I appreciate this so much - thank-you for your thoughtful generosity!

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  9. Three then not yet very famous artists on to greater things

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  10. Thank you for your kindness !

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  11. Many thanks, Kondo plays awesome music.

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  12. Thanks for this rarity and wonderful blog.

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  13. Thank you so much Vitko, a great way to celebrate the artistry of Kondo, RIP.

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  14. Thank you so much,a good listening.John C

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  15. Such a great and rare find, what's better for a nice and historical Sunday morning like this!
    Many thanks once again

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  16. Many thanks for a real good listen

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  17. Thank you for this LP. I very much enjoy the rare and eclectic music that is available here.

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  18. Thanks a lot Vitko for this very special record.

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  19. Thanks for another great job, Vitko.

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  20. Hi Vitko, I wonder if you could send me me the download link. Best regards, Pascal (from Paris)

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    1. You can get the download link at the address:
      differentper@gmail.com

      Regards

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  21. Best example of free improvised music I heard for a while. As always, dear Viktko. Thanks for sharing and all your efforts.

    Uwe

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  22. That was Quick. Thank You so much

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  23. Beautiful! Many thanks!!

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