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MISHA MENGELBERG and ICP ORCHESTRA – Japan Japon (LP-1982 + 7inch single)

Label: Instant Composers Pool ‎– ICP 024, DIW ‎– DIW 1014,
           International Music Activity ‎– IMA 1
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: Japan / Released: 1982
Style: Free Improvisation
Recorded on 11 May 1982 at Osaka and 17 May 1982 in Tokyo.
Recording Engineer by – Tsutomu Suto
Painting and design by – Tomiyasu Shiraiwa
Back cover photos by – Mitsuyoshi Nishida and Tsutomu Suto
Includes liner notes in Japanese by Kazunori Sugiyama
Produced by IMA (International Music Activity)
Co-produced by ICP (Instant Composers Pool)
This Japanese release included limited bonus 7inch single:
ICP ORCHESTRA – Caravan, DIW  1001, 33 1/3 rpm, (JAP) 1982
A1 – Salute To Fujisawa Shukoh ………………………………………… 2:50
A2 – Kwela …………………………………………………………………….. 17:42
a)      Hap
b)      Boodschappen
c)      Welkom
d)      Briefkaart
e)      Maurits
B1- Habanera …………………………………………………………………. 6:21
B2 – Carnaval ………………………………………………………………….. 3:35
B3- Japan Japon …………………………………………………………….. 7:10
B4- Zing Zang Zaterdag …………………………………………………… 3:14
C  –  Caravan (7inch single) ……………………………………………….. 7:12
Misha Mengelberg – piano, voice
Han Bennink – drums, percussion
Peter Brötzmann – tenor sax, alto sax, bass sax, voice
Keshavan Maslak – tenor sax, alto sax, voice
Michael Moore – alto sax, clarinet
Toshinori Kondo – trumpet, voice
Walter Wierbos – trombone
Joep Maassen – trombone
Larry Fishkind – tuba
Maurice Horsthuis – viola
Recorded live on May 11th (Osaka) and 17th (Tokyo),  ICP Orchestra Japan Tour in 1982.
Instant Composers Pool (ICP) is an independent Dutch jazz and improvised music label and orchestra. Founded in 1967, the label takes its name from the notion that improvisation is “instant composition”. The ICP label has published more than 50 releases to date, with most of its releases featuring the ICP Orchestra and its members.
In 1967 saxophonist Willem Breuker, pianist Misha Mengelberg and drummer Han Bennink founded the ICP label in Amsterdam. Mengelberg and Bennink had been playing together since 1961 and found success as members of Eric Dolphy’s quartet in 1964, as documented on his live album Last Date. Mengelberg had also been involved in the Fluxus art movement and was developing a composition style that involved musical games. As European free jazz musicians, they were butting up against disinterest in their music from contemporary jazz labels, so they formed a cooperative as a means to release their own recordings. Mengelberg coined the label’s name as a testament to improvisation being composition at the instant that the music is played. ICP’s first records documented Breuker and Bennink’s New Acoustic Swing Duo, and a trio of Mengelberg and Bennink with John Tchicai, whose album was titled Instant Composers Pool…
Breuker left ICP in 1974 to concentrate on his group, the Willem Breuker Collective, and went on to found his own record label, BVHaast. Mengelberg and Bennink intensified their collaboration and, widening their own musical project as the Instant Composers Pool Tentet with saxophonist Peter Brötzmann and cellist Tristan Honsinger. Throughout the 1970s, the ICP label continued to release records, many as co-productions with other European independent labels, including albums by Jeanne Lee, Derek Bailey, Dudu Pukwana, Steve Lacy, Paul Rutherford, Evan Parker, Maarten Altena and Peter Brötzmann. Most of these releases were of limited (and sometimes even numbered) edition and featured a distinctive idiosyncratic graphic design by Bennink.

LP Japan Japon + 7inch single – Caravan

A stunning early 80s performance from pianist Misha Mengelberg – working here with the ICP Orchestra, and at a level that’s completely fresh and very striking – at a mode when the Dutch jazz approach was something very new indeed, and handled here with a wonderful balance between playful arrangements and fierce improvisations! In addition to Misha on piano, the lineup also includes Han Bennink on drums and percussion, Keshavan Maslak on alto, Walter Wierbos on trombone, Peter Brötzmann on alto and baritone, Maurice Horsthuis on viola, and Toshinori Kondo on trumpet – and most of the players vocalize at some point – but in ways that aren’t really singing, and instead act as a great addition to their improvised musicianship. Larry Fishkind also throws in some incredible work on tuba – really amazing sounds – and titles include “Kwela”, “Japan Japon”, “Habanera”, “Carnaval” and “Zing Zang Zaterdag”………
and +
ICP ORCHESTRA – Caravan, DIW  1001, 33 1/3 rpm, (JAP) 1982
One sided rare 7” , released together with ”Japan Japon” 12” LP
Another Japan released musical BOMB…. The legendary ICP Orchestra  under chef Mengelberg´s  leadership playing Ellington´s Caravan in a very wonderful and dreamy way… until… until… Peter Brötzmann enters the stage with some WILD blowing that makes hearts and clocks stop. Totally beautiful playing from Brötzmann, absolutely over the top. The greatest story teller of them all, hits again.
Listening to this music makes the world feel like a better place to be.

2009 Rolex GMT II Ref: 116710 with Box and Papers

FS: 2009 Rolex GMT II Ref: 116710 with Box and Papers

Serial: V
Case: Excellent case that has just been polished.
Dial: Excellent black dial.
Bracelet: Excellent solid end link bracelet with 12 links.
Accessories: Box, card, and booklets.

Offered at: $6,600

The watch is running at COSC specs.

Feel free to call me at (415) 260-9129 or email me at with any questions that you may have.
I am an IWJG member in good standing.
References upon request. Buyer pays for shipping..

Inspection period of five days given and returns accepted for any
reason. Full refund minus shipping and insurance fees.



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2009 Rolex GMT II Ref: 116710 with Box and Papers

FS: 2009 Rolex GMT II Ref: 116710 with Box and Papers

Serial: V
Case: Excellent case that has just been polished.
Dial: Excellent black dial.
Bracelet: Excellent solid end link bracelet with 12 links.
Accessories: Box, card, and booklets.

Offered at: $6,700

The watch is running at COSC specs.

Feel free to call me at (415) 260-9129 or email me at with any questions that you may have.
I am an IWJG member in good standing.
References upon request. Buyer pays for shipping..

Inspection period of five days given and returns accepted for any
reason. Full refund minus shipping and insurance fees.



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MIT encuentra una cápsula del tiempo olvidada que debía abrirse en 2957

 FayerWayer by Joshua Mattassi

Era una jornada normal para los trabajadores a cargo de la construcción de un nuevo edificio en el Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), cuando por azar se encontraron con un particular objeto que había sido olvidado por la comunidad científica.

Se trata de una cápsula del tiempo enterrada por el Dr. Harold Edgerton, un recordado profesor de ingeniería eléctrica de MIT, quien organizó esta iniciativa para conmemorar la inauguración de los laboratorios Karl Taylor Compton.

La cápsula fue enterrada en 1957 con la ambiciosa meta de volver a ser abierta después de mil años, o sea en 2957, pero producto del olvido y un poco de fortuna, la cápsula fue encontrada 942 años más temprano de lo que se suponía.

Si bien en el video oficial del descubrimiento hecho por MIT muestran una copia de una carta dentro de la cápsula, no se ha señalado que haya sido abierta, pero por sus materiales de construcción, principalmente vidrio, se puede saber que hay una copia del libro “A Scientist Speaks” de Karl T. Compton, monedas del First National Bank de Boston, una taza conmemorativa de la generación de 1957, una botella de tónico vacía y un contenedor pequeño de penicilina.

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Welcome to Grove Bay Grill

Scotty’s Landing is now Grove Bay Grill, the new company took over this weekend. I spoke with Francesco Balli, partner in the Grove Bay Hospitality Group that owns the restaurant. Francesco tells me that they don’t own the Scotty’s Landing name and so they had to change the name of the restaurant, new signs will be installed this week.

I asked him about the kitchen, which seemed to be a concern of Scotty’s patrons.  He said, “Beginning on day one and over the course of the next few weeks, we’ll be making improvements to the equipment in the kitchen and bathrooms. We’re bringing in new equipment and making overdue repairs to others. Extensive cleaning was done on day one and we’ve engaged a professional restaurant cleaning company to clean the entire restaurant each and every day.”
And the menu? “The menu is similar and we will be making improvements to the quality of the food over the next few weeks. Somethings we changed on day one, mostly having to do with food handling and food safety. Other things we will be implementing involve our company’s best practices and training,” he said.

Grove Bay Grill will be setting up a new point of sale system in a few weeks, and a robust training program will specifically focus on service. They call it Exceptional Hospitality. According to Francesco, it won’t happen overnight but they expect people to start noticing differences in the food and service over the next few weeks.
Dogs on leashes are still allowed and the hours of operation are all the same.

I stopped by Saturday, around sunset, and the place was hopping. People were having a good time and it was business as usual.

Un agujero de gusano explicado en tres minutos por Kip Thorne

Genciencia by Sergio Parra
En 1975, Stephen Hawking perdió su apuesta contra el físico Kip Thorne, negándole que Cygnus-1, una fuente de rayos X, fuese un agujero negro. El pago fue una suscripción para un año a la revista erótica Penthouse. Ahora, en solo tres minutos, nos explica qué es un agujero negro en el vídeo que encabeza esta entrada.

Recordad que se pueden crear subtítulos para el vídeo, pero en cualquier caso aquí podéis leer la traducción:

El agujero de gusano es una solución a las ecuaciones de Einstein, pero una solución que muy probablemente no existe en la naturaleza. Es un túnel al hiperespacio que conecta una parte del universo con otra. Las paredes del interior del túnel se atraen las unas a las otras y, si intentases viajar a través de él, morirías aplastado.

Los físicos trabajamos duro intentando averiguar qué hay que hacer para viajar a través de un agujero de gusano sin que éste se derrumbe. La conclusión es que tienes que tener algo dentro que repela la fuerza gravitatoria de las paredes, para evitar que se colapsen.

Para conseguirlo, lo que hubiera dentro del agujero de gusano tiene que tener energía negativa. Primero tienes que deshacerte de toda la energía presente en el túnel hasta que no quede nada, salvo el vacío. Y después tienes que seguir sacando energía, como si fuera una deuda con el banco.

Estas regiones del espacio tienen una deuda de energía con el resto del universo. Sin embargo, parece que hay leyes físicas que evitan que puedas tomar prestada mucha energía cuando ya no hay energía en el banco. El resto del universo no te deja sacar más.

Todos los cálculos y leyes físicas que hemos hecho sugieren vehementemente que no es posible sacar suficiente energía negativa del agujero de gusano para evitar que éste implosione. A pesar de ello, los físicos no tenemos una evidencia consistente de que esto sea siempre así.

¿Por qué no podemos demostrar que los agujeros de gusano siempre se derrumban? Bueno, quizá porque no siempre lo hagan. No lo sabemos.

Vía | Gizmodo

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La noticia Un agujero de gusano explicado en tres minutos por Kip Thorne fue publicada originalmente en Xataka Ciencia por Sergio Parra .

How Music Got Free

“How Music Got Free” by Steven Witt

Most of us who lived through the end of the compact disc era and the rise of the MP3 era think we already know the story behind how music went from an incredibly profitable medium to one whose economic future seems to be in continual peril. It goes something like this: CDs were ridiculously lucrative…

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What is Code?

An epic piece by Paul Ford. I’ll just pick one fun quote because why not.

There are 11 million professional software developers on earth, according to the research firm IDC. (An additional 7 million are hobbyists.) That’s roughly the population of the greater Los Angeles metro area. Imagine all of L.A. programming. East Hollywood would be for Mac programmers, West L.A. for mobile, Beverly Hills for finance programmers, and all of Orange County for Windows.

What do you think front end developers would occupy? I can’t tell if it’s the shed in the back of the Chick-fil-a on Sunset Blvd or half the dang town.

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Badass, overbuilt folder by Chaves American Made Knifes | Go Ahead!


The Redención 228 folder from Chaves American Made Knives is based on his popular custom Redención, but at a mid-tech price. The 228 is a slightly scaled down version, but it still maintains it’s overbuilt, beefy framelock heritage. Features a stonewashed bronze anodized 6Al-4V titanium frame lock with milled hole pattern. The 3.25″ S35VN steel blade sits on caged bearings for smooth deployment. The classic Chavez skull pocket clip adds the perfect amount of edginess, rounding out the look and feel of this fantastic knife!

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