Dec 162022

well, a charles tolliver double-header is a fine way to hit 500 posts!

the first show, from 1969, is a phenomenal recording.  as someone commented on dime, when it was shared a few years ago,

listening now, great stereo sound, good enough for a commercial release.  sounds fantastic, swings like crazy.

i can say the same right now!  and it goes for the second show, from 1971, which is maybe a lot more “tolliver-ish” (yes. btw, i see that the ’69 show is “all compositions  by charles tolliver), and which i think that i prefer.  i’ve been listening to very little except charles tolliver or the radio (which was sadly lacking any charles tolliver!)

btw, we now have a presence on mastodon,

charles tolliver & the erich kleinschuster quintet
austrophon studio
vienna (austria)
february 1, 1969

charles tolliver (tp)
erich kleinschuster (tb)
hans salomon (ts)
fritz pauer (p)
jimmy woode (b)
erich bachträgl (dr)

1. lil’s paradise – 8:46
2. the household of saud – 4:57
3. paperman – 6:31
4. on the nile – 10:12
5. truth – 7:54
6. right now – 4:29

tt: 42:53

all compositions by charles tolliver

lineage: sbd > cd > hd (flac 8)

sound: a

charles tolliver’s music inc.
lila eule
bremen, germany

charles tolliver – tp
stanley cowell – p
jeff clyne – b
alvin queen – dr

01. afro blue (santamaria) 23:04
02. body and soul (heyman/sour/eyton/green) 12:28
03. oriental (cowell) 15:48
04. the ringer (tolliver) [fade out] 02:55

source: dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium s2-6400 twin hd > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(mpeg1 layer 2/320 kbps) [radio station – nordwesradio]



image:  cropped image from the cover included with the 1971 show.  don’t know who did the covers originally.