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Reissuing the 3rd release from drummer John Steven's Spontaneous Music Ensemble with 31 minutes of previously unissued material, with participants including Derek Bailey, Kenny Wheeler, Evan Parker, Dave Holland, Maggie Nichols, Trevor Watts, Johnny Dyani, &c &c.

Spontaneous Music Ensemble
Oliv & Familie (1968-9)

Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Oliv & Familie (1968-9) (Emanem)
Label: Emanem    
Released in: Great Britain    

"A long overdue reappearance of the third Spontaneous Music Ensemble LP. One version of Oliv features Kenny Wheeler and Derek Bailey soloing over a four-person voice and saxophone drone which is eventually joined by a piano/bass/drums rhythm section. The second version is an improvisation by the quartet of John Stevens, Maggie Nicols, Trevor Watts and Johnny Dyani - one of the great early examples of the free improvisation era, and the recording debut of Nicols.

Also included are one and a half takes of Familie by an eleven piece group, the earliest recorded example of a large group SME performance. Strongly influenced by Gagaku (Japanese court music), this ensemble comprises two voices, three winds, three strings, piano, guitar, and percussion."-Emanem

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Product Information:

UPC: 5030243503322

Label: Emanem
Catalog ID: 5033
Squidco Product Code: 19661

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Tracks 1 & 4 recorded in a London studio in January 1968 by Eddie Kramer.

Tracks 2 & 3 recorded in a London studio in February 1969 by Eddie Offord. A reissue of Marmalade LP 608008 (2384009) plus 31 minutes previously unissued.


Nik Bryce-cello

Dave Holland-double bass

Jeff Clyne-double bass

John Stevens-drums

Brian Smith-flute

Derek Bailey-electric guitar

Trevor Watts-Piccolo flute

Peter Lemur-piano

Evan Parker-soprano saxophone

Norma Winstone-voice

Pepi Lemer-voice

Johnny Dyani-double bass

Kenny Wheeler-Flugelhorn

Carolann Nicholls-voice

Maggie Nicols-voice

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Track Listing:

1. Familie 19:54

2. Oliv I 19:35

3. Oliv II 16:06

4. Familie (Alternative Ending) 11:34

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