Tag Archives: Alan Silva

[FMP] Easily Schlipp into a New Year

To ring in 2013, we present a pair of superlative Schlippenbach Quartet albums. Three Nails Left features the classic line-up of Evan Parker, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Peter Kowald, and Paul Lovens, captured live in 1974 (side 1) and 1975 (side… Continue reading

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LOST TONES:
Alan Silva’s The Shout

THE SHOUT COMMUNICATIONS STEPPING Alan Silva / Celestrial Communications Orchestra The Shout  / Portrait for a Small Woman Sun Records : 1978 Alan Silva, conductor. Georges Menousek, alto sax; Georges Gaumont, soprano sax; Jo Maka*, alto sax, soprano sax; Francois… Continue reading

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Power to the Polka

DOING THE POLKA Frank Wright Quartet Last Polka in Nancy? Center of the World : 1973 FW, tenor sax; Bobby Few, piano; Alan Silva, bass; Muhammad Ali, drums. What? Yeah: polka. The title of Frank Wright’s 1973 live album is… Continue reading

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The Permanent Revolution

  INTERCOMMUNAL MUSIC/LES FORCES PROGRESSISTES Francois Tusques Intercommunal Music Shandar : 1971 FT, piano, guitar, maracas; Alan Shorter, trumpet; Steve Potts, alto sax; Alan Silva, cello; Beb Guerin and Bob Reid, bass; Sunny Murray, drums; Louis Armfield, percussion. In honor of… Continue reading

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