albert mangelsdorff Archive

Reviews: 12 Jazz Reissues (Part One)

Albert Ayler Quartet – Copenhagen Live 1964 (hatOLOGY) The music of tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler (1936-1970) is assuredly not for the jazz novitiate. With an approach that makes Ornette Coleman sound mainstream, Ayler pushed even the boundaries of free jazz. Released in cooperation with the musician’s estate, this never-before-heard live session from more than a

A Quick Jazz Vinyl Update

Three titles released on the Jazzhaus label last fall are now available on vinyl as well: Legends Live: Dizzy Gillespie Quintet – Liederhalle Stuttgart November 29, 1961 Legends Live: Albert Mangelsdorff Quintett – Audimax Freiburg June 22, 1964 Lost Tapes: Zoot Sims – Baden-Baden June 23, 1958 All three are worth your time; reviews of

Archival Recordings from Jazzhaus

This decade is looking to be an important one for unearthing of landmark vintage jazz recordings. Resonance has unearthed an early Wes Montgomery set and a pair of amazing Bill Evans shows, and I’m anxiously awaiting news about what they’ll release next. And when I first learned of the launching of the German-based Jazzhaus label,