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FMP discography: SAJ series of LPs

This is a discography of the SAJ series of LPs released on the German label FMP between 1974 and 1989.

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LPs:   Main FMP series   |   SAJ series   |   S series   |   Uhlklang sublabel

CDs:   Main series CD 1 - CD 99   |   Main series CD 100 - CD 148   |   OWN 90000 series

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SAJ series of albums

Schlingerland: Dynamische Schwingungen, Sven-Åke Johansson, 1974?, FMP SAJ-01

Tracks : Nahbild, Etwas Entfernt Vom Mikrofon

Musicians : Sven-Åke Johansson

Released with two front cover designs. May have been released before 1974.

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Canadian Cup of Coffee, E.M.T., 1974, FMP SAJ-02

Tracks : Triad, Canadian Cup Of Coffee, Tragi-Komisches Intermezzo, Wenn Das Becken Schwimmt, Schwarzwurzel Und Quetschbeutel, Sankt Cecilia, Mosambique (Mose Ambigne), D

Musicians : Alfred Harth, Nicole van den Plas, Sven-Åke Johansson

Recorded live in Berlin in March 1974.

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Einepartietischtennis, Misha Mengelberg / Han Bennink, 1974, FMP SAJ-03

Tracks : Eine Flasche Für Die Lola, Einepartietischtennis, Vögeln

Musicians : Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink

Recorded live in Berlin in May 1974.

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Spielt Schlagzeug, Detlef Schönenberg, 1975, FMP SAJ-04

Tracks : 74 - 8, 74 - 1, 74 - 3, 74 - 4 (a-b-c), 74 - 9, 74 - 7

Musicians : Detlef Schönenberg

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Stabs: Solo In Berlin, Steve Lacy, 1976, FMP SAJ-05

Tracks : Deadline, Coastline, The Duck, Cloudy, Moon, Stabs, No Baby

Musicians : Steve Lacy

Recorded live in Berlin in April and November 1975.

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Live in Berlin, Willem Breuker Kollektief, 1976, FMP SAJ-06

Tracks : Introduction, Oratorium, Jan De Wit, Jalousie-Song, Jail-Music, Remeeting, Our Day Will Come

Musicians : Willem Breuker, Boy Raaijmakers, Bernhard Hunnekink, Willem van Manen, Maarten van Norden, Bob Driessen, Ronald Snijders, Jan Wolff, Leo Cuypers, Arjen Gorter, Rob Verdurmen

Also released on BV Haast Records (BVHAAST 008). Recorded live in Berlin in November 1975.

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Berlin Concert, Noah Howard Group, 1977, FMP SAJ-07

Tracks : Introduction By Noah Howard, Lotus Flower, New York Subway, Mardi Gras, Olé, Marie Laveau

Musicians : Noah Howard, Takashi Kako, Kent Carter, Oliver Johnson, Lamont Hampton

Recorded live in Berlin in January 1975.

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Hommage/Vier Fäuste für Hanns Eisler, Heiner Goebbels / Albert Harth, 1977, FMP SAJ-08

Tracks : Der Zerrissene Rock, So, Das Ist, Was Wir Brauchen, Gedanken Über Die Rote Fahne, Zur Überwindung Von Schwierigkeiten, Die Wirtshausszene, Grossvater Stöffel, Sieg Im Volkslied!, Die Haltbare Graugans - Ostwärts Mit Oder Ohne Nach Quong Quong?, Lange Weile, Vorwärts!, Fugato Spontini, Spui' Ma' Wieder Oan, Dass D'Zeit Vergeht, I Clowns

Musicians : Alfred Harth, Heiner Goebbels

Recorded live in Berlin in October 1976.

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Austin Stream: Live In Berlin, Michael Smith Quartet, 1977, FMP SAJ-09

Tracks : Geomusic 3, 700, In Search Of A Mind (Dedicated To Andrew Silver), A Ballad For "K", Geomusic 3, 680, Geomusic 3, 616 / Pui S'Excuse S'Accuse (Dedicated To Thelonious Monk), Austin Stream

Musicians : Michael Smith, Claude Bernard, Kent Carter, Laurence Cook

Recorded live at the Total Music Meeting in Berlin in November 1976.

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Live Performances, Tristan Honsinger / Maarten Van Regteren Altena, 1977, FMP SAJ-10

Tracks : Side A (Tristan Honsinger): Garlic And The Fever, She, On Clapping / Side B (Maarten Van Regteren Altena): The Mute I, Circles, Allegretto Balinoso, The Mute II

Musicians : Tristan Honsinger (side A), Maarten Van Regteren Altena (side B)

Side A recorded live at the Total Music Meeting in Berlin in November 1976. Side B recorded live in Berlin in Octobe 1976.

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Verloren Maandag, Fred Van Hove, 19??, FMP SAJ-11

Tracks : Klompenouverture, Worstenbrood 8, Ballade Terug, Twee Hoog, Hoofd-, Bij- En Nevenzin, Old Maid In A Drawing Room, Cantankerous, Tango Réveil, Ouverture In De Maat, Appelbol 10, Over Here, Albert, Worstenbrood 9, Onheil, Ween, Geliefde Broeder, Samengevat, Dear Me

Musicians : Fred Van Hove

Recorded live in Antwerp in January 1977.

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Solo Plus, John Tchicai plus Albert Mangelsdorff, 1977, FMP SAJ-12

Tracks : Exercise 13, På Tirsdag, Snakebite, One Soft-One Hard

Musicians : John Tchicai, Albert Mangelsdorff (track 4)

Recorded live in Berlin in February 1977.

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Schizophrenic Blues: Live In Berlin, Noah Howard Quartet, 1978, FMP SAJ-13

Tracks : Schizophrenic Blues, Birds Of Beauty, Fire March, Creole Girl, Solo Sax, Lift Every Voice And Sing

Musicians : Noah Howard, Itaru Oki, Jean-Jacques Avenel, Oliver Johnson

Recorded live in Berlin in May 1977.

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Crackle, Michel Waisvisz, 1978, FMP SAJ-14

Tracks : A Cheval, Dutchjazzcircus, Crackles, Steve's Pipe, First Dancesteps, De Brug Gaat Open, Berliner Neustadtlament, Stradivarius, 4 Narrow Escapes, One For The Road

Musicians : Michel Waisvisz

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John Tchicai and Strange Brothers, John Tchicai and Strange Brothers, 1978, FMP SAJ-15

Tracks : This Is A Secret, Heavenly Love, Five Fingers Each, Lost And Found, Caruselle, Canard Sauvage, Another Monk

Musicians : John Tchicai, Simon Spang-Hansen, Peter Danstrup, Ole Rømer

Recorded live in Berlin in October 1977.

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Wetterau, Grumpff, 1978, FMP SAJ-16

Tracks : Segeln In Der Wetterau, Murphy, Pneuma, So Oder So, Die Erde Wird Rot, La Santa Espina

Musicians : Wenzel Sadlo, Michael Schläper, Ekkehard Jost, Manfred Becker, Jürgen Bock, Johannes Oehlmann

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…Superstars, Willem Breuker / Leo Cuypers, 1978, FMP SAJ-17

Tracks : A) Ostermusik B) Ezellied, Taibe, Die Beiden Brauchen, Deitour / Umweg, There's No Business And So On, The House, Hey Hey, I Love You Hey Hey, What Do You Say, Komm' Mal Klar Kleine Zigarr, Kirk

Musicians : Willem Breuker, Leo Cuypers

Recorded live in Berlin in March 1978.

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Follies, Steve Lacy Quintet, 1978, FMP SAJ-18

Tracks : The Crust, The Throes, Esteem, Follies

Musicians : Steve Lacy, Steve Potts, Irene Aebi, Kent Carter, Oliver Johnson

Recorded live in Berlin in April 1977.

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Percussion Music from Africa, Africa Djolé (Kaloga Traoré, Ségou Camara, Fodé Youla, Fodé Camara), 1979, FMP SAJ-19

Tracks : Coma Ciré, Doundoumba, Oumma Aularesso, Baskéda, Fouaba, Kakilambe

Musicians : Kaloga Traoré, Ségou Camara, Fodé Youla, Fodé Camara

Recorded live in Berlin in March 1978.

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Vom Sprengen des Gartens, Heiner Goebbels / Alfred Harth, 1979, FMP SAJ-20

Tracks : Vom Sprengen Des Gartens II / Vom Sprengen Des Gartens, Rock Gegen Rechts, Krähenmusik, Der Ruf Der Vögel, Wenn Der Pförtner Kommt, Le Rappel Des Oiseaux, Rezitativ, Almelo, Vom Sprengen Des Gartens III, Los Campesinos, Ich Grolle Nicht, Bis Bald, Calypso

Musicians : Heiner Goebbels, Alfred Harth

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Solo: West...East, Han Bennink, 1979, FMP SAJ-21

Tracks : Ansage, Viola, La Strada, Banjo, Und So Leiter

Musicians : Han Bennink

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OHPSST, Henrichs/Kuchenbuch/Rilling, 1979, FMP SAJ-22

Tracks : Aufwärts Ins Kadewe, Link (Stabile Seitenlage), Tiergarten, ERD-Improvisation, Der Laufende Hase (Eisstadion), Botanische Ballade, 245 (29.6.1964)

Musicians : Klaus Henrichs, Ludolf Kuchenbuch, Mikro Rilling

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In Berlin, ICP-Tentet, 1979, FMP SAJ-23

Tracks : Ansage, Polizei, Rainopus, In Memoriam J. Hodges, Tetterettet Nr. 13, Tetterettet Nr. 11, Ludwig's Blue Note, Improvisation, Kwik, Kwek, Kwak, I Forgot Rhythm, Rumbone, La Madelon

Musicians : Bert Koppelaar, Peter Brötzmann, Gilius Van Bergeyck, John Tchicai, Peter Bennink, Misha Mengelberg, Tristran Honsinger, Maarten Van Regteren Altena, Han Bennink

Recorded live in Berlin in April 1977

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Who is Who?, Berlin Jazz Workshop Orchestra, 1980, FMP SAJ-24

Tracks : Who Is Who?, New Movements, Improvisation I, Marsch II, Surface, Resultat, Kirke Varløse

Musicians : Horst Grabosch, Bernhard Mergner, Andreas Boje, Thomas Wiedermann, Wolfgang Fuchs, Friedemann Graef, Harald Dau, Ludolf Kuchenbuch, Michael Mast, Nick Steinhaus, Klaus Henrichs, John Tchicai, Thomas Keyserling, Bernhard Arndt, Georg Graewe, Mikro Rilling, Hans Schneider, Thomas Wegel, Achim Krämer, Albrecht Riermeier

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Church Organ, Fred Van Hove, 1981, FMP SAJ-25

Tracks : Between 2 Battles, The Warrior Has A Well-Deserved Rest At The Soft Breast Of His Beloved Lady And Dreams Of Other Despairs And Victories, Glukgat, Finale 79, Patat, Greetings From The Land Of Amateurs (Shht - We're Still In Church)

Musicians : Fred Van Hove

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Kaloum, Africa Djolé, 1981, FMP SAJ-26

Tracks : Cocokoda, Yamama, Wassahoumba, Mane, Foma-Youmbo, Yaboule, Naden'Nadenna, Kelenama-Filanama

Musicians : Ernest Guiraud Cissé, Fodé "Bruno" Camara, Amara Soumah, Fodé Youla

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Solo, Franz de Byl, 1981, FMP SAJ-27

Tracks : Baby's Ready Blues, Share With Me, The Gospel Train, Portugeese, I Thank You All

Musicians : Franz De Byl

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No Gossip, Keith Tippett / Louis Moholo, 19??, FMP SAJ-28

Tracks : Black And White Unite, Dedicated To Mandela, Biko, Sobukwe, Zimbabwe Is Free, All People...God's People...Don't Worry!

Musicians : Keith Tippett, Louis Moholo

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Johnny Rondo Duo plus Mike Cooper, David Holland / Lol Coxhill, 1982, FMP SAJ-29

Tracks : Russian Dance, Flöz Variations IV, Frog Dance, Caucasian Splinter Mystery, Flöz Variations V, Scales, Flöz Variations VI, Flöz Variations VII, Flöz Variations VIII, Russian Dance / Reprise

Musicians : David Holland, Lol Coxhill, Mike Cooper

Recorded live in Berlin in May 1980.

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Sib Langis, Berlin Jazz Workshop Orchestra, 1982, FMP SAJ-30

Tracks : Sing Sing, Masgnal, Unwucht, Working Leg, Tumbling, Das Lied Vom Mutterseelenalleinschwein, Tercüme Etne (Do Not Translate), I Drink No Ink

Musicians : Bernhard Mergner, Hermann Süß, Thomas Wiedermann, Otto Jansen, Friedemann Graef, Michel Mast, Bernhard Arndt, Thomas Wegel, Stefan Thimm, Albrecht Riermeier

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Jelly Roll, RAI Big Band & Soloists, 1982, FMP SAJ-31

Tracks : Black Bottom Stomp, New Orleans Blues, King Porter Stomp, The Pearls, Wolverine Blues, Mr. Jelly Lord, Dead Man Blues

Musicians : Cicci Santucci, Doriano Beltrame, Michele Lacerenza, Nino Culasso, Dino Piana, Gennaro Baldino, Giancarlo Becattini, Marco Pellacani, Alfredo Santoloci, Baldo Maestri, Beppe Carrieri, Gianni Oddi, Sal Genovese, Gerd Dudek, Bob Stewart, Bruno Tommaso, Paul Lovens

Recorded live in Rome in n May 1980.

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M.L.A. Blek, Mark Charig, Radu Malfatti, Paul Rutherford, Fred Van Hove, 1982, FMP SAJ-32

Tracks : Blek 4, Blek 5, Blek 6, Blek 8, Blek 9, Blek 10, Blek 11

Musicians : Mark Charig, Radu Malfatti, Paul Rutherford, Fred Van Hove

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Good Old Circus, Interjazz IV, 1982, FMP SAJ-33

Tracks : Good Old Circus, Znameni Dechu, Another Flat Jungle, Hudci, Prolinani, Khanya

Musicians : Jarmo Sermilä, Albert Mangelsdorff, Radu Malfatti, Alan Skidmore, Rüdiger Carl, Willem Breuker, Trevor Watts, Jirí Stivín, Antonín Matzner, Tony Oxley, Rudolf Dašek, Jacek Bednarek, Louis Moholo, Günter Sommer, plus choir

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Zwecknagel, Radu Malfatti / Harry Miller, 1982, FMP SAJ-34

Tracks : Zwecknagel, Guinea Pig, Ocean Pig (Auch Ein Meerschwein)

Musicians : Radu Malfatti, Harry Miller

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Incision, Evan Parker / Barry Guy, 1982, FMP SAJ-35

Tracks : Incision 1, Incision 2, Incision 3, Incision 4, Incision 5, Incision 6

Musicians : Evan Parker, Barry Guy

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Shozyg: Music for Invented Instruments, Hugh Davies, 1982, FMP SAJ-36

Tracks : Music For Bowed Diaphragms, Spring Song, Salad, Shozyg Sequence No 1

Musicians : Hugh Davies

Recorded live in Utrecht and Berlin in March 1979.

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Mujician, Keith Tippett, 1982, FMP SAJ-37

Tracks : All Time, All Time, I've Got The Map, I'm Coming Home, I Hear Your Voice Again

Musicians : Keith Tippett

Recorded live in Berlin in December 1981.

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Sweet and S'ours, Maggie Nicols & Julie Tippetts, 1982, FMP SAJ-38

Tracks : Rabbiting, Ooh - Me Poor Feet, Wind Forest, Moon Fire, Riverside, What´s This?, Whailing

Musicians : Maggie Nicols, Julie Tippetts

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Prosper, Fred Van Hove, 1982, FMP SAJ-39

Tracks : Sharp Wie Ein F In Berlin, Chiens Chauds Stimés, Sagen Sie Einfach Free Music Und Es Gibt Frühstück, Joost Mag Het Weten, Grote Tremolo Met Klap, Other Piece, Toespraak, Zizque D'anvers Voor G.R. Uit L, Prosper Wals

Musicians : Fred Van Hove

Recorded live in Berlin in November 1981.

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Live, Das Saxophonorchester Frankfurt, 1983, FMP SAJ-40

Tracks : Opening, 220 Volt, Themen Für Orpheus, Marsch II, Naima, St. Balrohns Tag, Halloween Fantasies / Tokaj, Harth Rock / Steaming / Harth Rock, Unisono, Tune Up, Giant Steps, Recycling, Sofa, 110 Volt, Ending

Musicians : Alfred Harth, Andrea Schmitthenner, Chris Becker, Horst Luley, Max Eipp, Michael Kloss, Renate Kosanke, Rudi Federspiel, Walter Krämer, Angela Federspiel, Clemens Böhlen, Florian Nikel, Gerhard Gugel, Marlies Gebhard, Ole Schmidt, Robert Soprun, Thomas Conrad, Walther Neu, Franziska Valent, Petra Fehrmann, Manfred Lieske

Recorded live in Berlin in March 1982.

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Stringer, The London Jazz Composers Orchestra / Barry Guy, 1983, FMP SAJ-41

Tracks : Stringer (Four Pieces For Orchestra): Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4

Musicians : Barry Guy, Dave Spence, Harry Beckett, Kenny Wheeler, Alan Tomlinson, Paul Rutherford, Evan Parker, Larry Stabbins, Peter Brötzmann, Tony Coe, Trevor Watts, Melvyn Poore, Howard Riley, Phil Wachsmann, Peter Kowald, John Stevens, Tony Oxley

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Was macht Ihr denn?, ML DD 4, 1983, FMP SAJ-42

Tracks : Was Macht Ihr Denn?, 2nd Evening, 3rd Piece

Musicians : Marc Charig, Fred van Hove, Philip Wachsmann, Günter Sommer

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Tern, Louis Moholo / Larry Stabbins / Keith Tippett, 1983, FMP SAJ-43/44

Tracks : Tern (First Part), Tern (Second Part), Mania / Dance, Shield, The Greatest Service

Musicians : Louis Moholo, Larry Stabbins, Keith Tippett

Recorded live in Berlin in November 1982.

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Live in Berlin, United Front, 1983, FMP SAJ-45

Tracks : Friction, Acrophilia, But The Shadow Marred The Master Plan, Talking In Tongues, Ballad Of The Llandlord, Back Home Again

Musicians : George Sams, Lewis Jordan, Mark Izu, Anthony Brown

Recorded live in Berlin in November 1982.

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A Concert in Berlin, Marilyn Crispell, 1984, FMP SAJ-46

Tracks : Rounds, Ode To Messiaen, Spaces & Elements, Pulsations, Spirals, Into The Blue, Early Light, America, Evidence

Musicians : Marilyn Crispell

Recorded live in Berlin in July 1983.

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Berliner Begegnung, Fuchs/Van Hove/Hollinger, 1984, FMP SAJ-47

Tracks : Begegnung 3b, Begegnung 3a, Begegnung 3c, Begegnung 1

Musicians : Wolfgang Fuchs, Fred Van Hove, Peter Hollinger

Recorded live in Berlin in June 1983.

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Basikolo, Fodé Youla & Africa Djolé, 1984, FMP SAJ-48

Tracks : Kaloumio, O Ya Mousoda É, Joanna, Musique D'esclavage, Tantawima, Morumbali Koji Morumbali

Musicians : Fodé Youla, Amancio Batta, Carlo Hoop, Ponda O'Bryan

Recorded live in Berlin in March 1984.

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Off the Wall, Yoshi Wada, 1984, FMP SAJ-49

Tracks : Off The Wall I, Off The Wall II

Musicians : Yoshi Wada, Marilyn Bogerd, Wayne Hankin, Andreas Schmidt Neri

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Né Né: Percussion Music From Africa, Africa Djolé, 1985, FMP SAJ-50

Tracks : Salamalekum, Forokoroba, Lalaba, Kowadji, Kala

Musicians : Fodé Youla, Carlo Hoop, Ponda O'Bryan, Amancio Batta

Recorded live in Berlin in March 1984.

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Kora Music from Gambia, Jali Nyama, 1985, FMP SAJ-51

Tracks : Jula Dekaray, Alpha Yaya, Dembo, N'dambung Saleya, Maley Sajo, Jali Nyama

Musicians : Jali Nyama

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Self Trait, Curtis Clark, 1985, FMP SAJ-52

Tracks : Bouquet (For Dorien Stokkum), Life Beneath Rocks, Sophisticated Lady, When You Were Here, Self Trait, Peu Du Sentiment (For Joe Clark)

Musicians : Curtis Clark

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Chirps, Steve Lacy & Evan Parker, 1986, FMP SAJ-53

Tracks : Full Scale, Relations, Twittering

Musicians : Steve Lacy, Evan Parker

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Yankadi, Africa Djolé, 1986, FMP SAJ-54

Tracks : Yankadi / Baskéda, Yankadi / Kokokoda, Tamambara, Ké Bèndo

Musicians : Kaloga Traoré, Ségou Camara, Fodé Youla, Fodé Camara

Recorded live in Berlin in March 1978.

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Mujician II, Keith Tippett, 1987, FMP SAJ-55

Tracks : Dan Sing Music First Part, Dan Sing Music Second Part

Musicians : Keith Tippett

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Wo Der Kopf Sitzt, Berliner Begegnung, 1987, FMP SAJ-56

Tracks : Kritische Studie #1, Kritische Studie #2, Kritische Studie #3, Kritische Studie #4, Die Schnelle Wende, Wo Der Kopf Sitzt

Musicians : Wolfgang Fuchs, Fred Van Hove, Paul Lytton

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The Berlin Station, Phil Minton, 1987, FMP SAJ-57

Tracks : The Berlin Station, Das Raspeln Und Zischen Der Nacht, Lost Trainers, On Metal, The Slug, Sweet Suite

Musicians : Phil Minton, Peter Brötzmann, Michel Waisvisz, Tony Oxley, Hugh Davies, Ernst Reijseger, Sven-Åke Johansson

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Die Letzte, Fred Van Hove, 1987, FMP SAJ-58

Tracks : Iest, Twits, Dards, Lest

Musicians : Fred Van Hove

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Exo Eso, James Emery, 1987, FMP SAJ-59

Tracks : Opalescent Angles, Wayning Moments, Exo Eso, Colleen's Dream, Percussive Miniatures, Parallel To Clarity, Iridescent Scales, Free Throw, Mirador Del Rey, Third Magnitude

Musicians : James Emery

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Global Village Suite: Improvised, Danny Davis / Takehisa Kosugi / Peter Kowald, 1988, FMP SAJ-60

Tracks : Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX, Part X

Musicians : Danny Davis, Takehisa Kosugi, Peter Kowald

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Mr. Invisible And The Drunken Sheilas..., Tippett/Nicols/Tippett, 1989, FMP SAJ-61

Tracks : Somebody In?, Remember?, Always!

Musicians : Keith Tippett, Maggie Nicols, Julie Tippett

Recorded live in Berlin in June 1987.

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