In order of (known or likely) recording dates.
Spontaneous Music Ensemble
Polydor Records (UK) Marmalade 608008 [12" 33 LP] (1969)
Polydor (UK?) 2384009 [12" 33 LP](Publishing year not known)
A 1. Oliv-I (Stevens/Nichols) B 1. Oliv-II (Stevens/Nichols)
Recording dates not known; no track times given.
Maggie Nichols - voice; Kenny Wheeler (A 1) - flugelhorn; Derek Bailey (A 1) - electric guitar; Trevor Watts - alto saxophone; Carolann Nichols (A 1) - voice; Pepi Lemer (A 1) - voice; Johnny Dyani - double bass; John Steven - drums, glockenspiel.
Note: Maggie Nicols spelled Nichols, Johnny Dyani named John Dyani.
Works - S.M.E. Big Band & Quintet
Konnex (Germany) KCD 5045 [CD] (1993)
1. Let's Sing for Him (A March for Albert Ayler) (Stevens) (21'25) 2. Bass Is (Stevens) (10'23) 3. Coleman (Stevens) - (15'37) 4. The Bird (Stevens) (22'17)
(1) recorded live May 7, 1971 at Notre Dame Hall, London; all other sections recorded November 1975 at Riverside Studios.
Ian Carr (1) - trumpet; Kenny Wheeler - trumpet, flugelhorn; Chris Pyne (1)- trombone; Roland Czyzyk (1) - piccolo flute; Brian Smith (1) - tenor saxophone; Karl Jenkins (1)- baritone saxophone; Ray Warleigh - alto saxophone; Trevor Watts - soprano and alto saxophone; Julie Tippetts (1) - voice; Norma Winstone (1) - voice; Maggie Nichols (1) - voice; Carolann Nichols (1) - voice; Pepe Lemer (1) - voice; Pete Lemer (1) - electric piano; Jeff Clyne (2 - 4) - bass; Ron Herman (1) - double bass; Ron Mathewson (1) - bass; Laurie Allen (1) - drums; Keith Bailey (1) - drums; John Marshall (1) - drums; John Stevens - drums.
Note: Maggie Nicols spelled Nichols
Note: Track 1 originally published on “Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Live-Big Band & Quartet” (First (?) edition as "S.M.E. Bigband & Quartet live" on German Vinyl Records VS 0015 in 1979)
*Keith Tippett’s Centipede
RCA (UK) Neon 9 [2xLP] (1971)
n.n. (bootleg) [2xCD] (ca. 1994)
Blueprint 4543 [2xCD] (2000)
Disconforme (Andorra) DISC 1965 CD [2xCD] (2001)
Beat Goes On (UK) BGO 485 [2xCD] (2002)
Disc one: 1. Septober Energy - part 1 (21'43) 2. Septober Energy - part 2 (23'34)
Disc two: 1. Septober Energy - part 3 (21'21) 2. Septober Energy - part 4 (18'45)
Recorded at Wessex Studios, London during three days in June 1971.
Keith Tippett - piano, musical director; Wendy Teacher - violin; John Trussler - violin; Roddy Skeping - violin; Wilf Gibson - violin; Carol Slater - violin; Louise Jopling - violin; Garth Morton - violin; Channa Salononson - violin; Steve Rowlandson - violin; Mica Gomberti - violin; Colin Kitching - violin; Philip Saudek - violin; Esther Burgi - violin; Michael Hurwitz - cello; Timothy Kramer - cello; Suki Towb - cello; John Rees-Jones - cello; Katherine Thulborn - cello; Catherine Finnis - cello; Peter Parkes - trumpet; Mick Collins - trumpet; Ian Carr - trumpet, flugelhorn; Mongesi Feza - pocket cornet; Mark Charig - cornet; Elton Dean - alto saxohone, saxello; Jan Steele - alto saxophone, flute; Ian MacDonald - alto saxophone, Dudu Pukwana - alto saxophone; Larry Stabbins - tenor saxophone; Gary Windo - tenor saxophone; Brian Smith - tenor saxophone; Alan Skidmore - tenor saxophone; Dave White - baritione saxophone, clarinet; Kark Jenkins - baritone saxophone, oboe; John Williams - bass saxophone, soprano saxophone; Nick Evans - trombone; Dave Amis - trombone; Dave Perrottet - trombone; Paul Rutherford - trombone; John Marshall drums, percussion; Tony Fennell - drums; Robert Wyatt - drums; Brian Godding - guitars; Brian Belshaw - bass guitar; Maggie Nicols - voice; Julie Tippetts - voice; Mike Patto - voice; Zoot Money - voice; Boz - voice; Roy Babbington - double bass, bass guitar; Jill Lyons - double bass; Harry Miller - double bass; Jeff Clyne - double bass; Dave Markee - double bass.
Paul Rutherford & Iskra 1912
Sequences 72 & 73
Emanem (UK) Emanem 4018 [CD] (1997)
1. Sequence 72 (25’31) 2. Non Sequence (4’19) 3. Sequence 73 (27’15)
recorded in London (1) September 20, 1972; (2) May 13, 1974; (3) October 19 & 26, 1973 (everybody performed on October 19 except Derek Bailey who was recorded on October 26 for overdubbings.)
Paul Rutherford - conductor (1,3), trombone (2); Maggie Nicols (1,3) - voice; Norma Winstone (1,3) - voice; Kenny Wheeler (1,3) - trumpet, flugelhorn; Malcome Griffiths (1,3) - trombone; Paul Nieman (1,3) - trombone; Geoff Perkins (1,3) - trombone; Dick Hart (1,3) - tuba; Trevor Watts (1) - soprano saxophone, alto saxophone; Evan Parker (1,3) - soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone; Dave White - bass clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone(1), contrabass clarinet, soprano saxophone (3); Howard Riley (1,3) - piano; Derek Bailey - amplified guitar (3); Barry Guy (1,3) - double bass; Tony Oxley (3) - live electronics.
CBS/Epic (Netherlands) Epic 65650 [12” 33 LP](1973)
B 4. Mighty Mystic Lady (GB. Money) (3'37) B 5. We Need The Money Too (S.J. Ellis/A. Gee) (3'55)
Recorded at Morgan Studios, London (additional recording at Olimpic Studios and CBS Studios, London) at unknown dates
Zoot Money - keyboards, voice, electric guitar; Steve Ellis - voice; Andy Gee - guitar; Nick South - bass guitar; Colin Allen (B 4) - percussion; Davy Lutton - drums; Maggie Nichols, Julie Tippett, Boz, Mike Patto, Roger Chapman - background vocals.
Note: Maggie Nicols spelled Nichols, and Julie Tippetts spelled Tippett.
Nowe twarze - Nowe glosy (New Faces - New Voices)
PSJ Record Club (Poland) Poljazz Z-SX 0629 [12” 33 LP](1976/77)
2. The Curse (Phil Minton) - Change (Maggie Nicols) (14'10)
Recorded live during VIth Lublin Jazz Vocalists Meeting, May 29, 1976 at the Klubie Nauczyciela (Teachers' Club) at Lublin (Poland).
Voice: Julie Tippetts, Maggie Nichols, Phil Minton, Brian Eley - voice>BR>Note: Maggie Nicols misspelled Nichiols (Julie Tippetts appears as "Tippett (Driscoll)" and Brian Eley as "Elerey"). This is the only track with her. The record contains also performances of other vocalists at the Lublin 1976 meeting such as Novy Singers, Radha Shottam, Magni Wenzel and Angie Domdey (who later founded the feminist song writers' group “Schneewittchen”) and accompanying bands such as Wlodzimierz Nahorny Group or Jazz Band Ball Orchestra.
Note: As all Poljazz discs this LP was only available for subscribers of this Polish Record Club.
*Julie Tippetts/Maggie Nichols/Phil Minton/Brian Eley
Ogun Records (U.K.) OG110 [12" 33 LP] (1976)
A 1. Louis Kappa (Minton) (6’47) A 2. Yilf Kofla (Nichols) (7’55) A 3. Ego Worry (Nichols) (7’40) B 1. African Breeze (Voice) (5’45) B 2. Singing Wood (Minton) (15’40)
Recorded live October 13, 1976 at The Phoenix, Cavendish Square, London (UK)
Phil Minton, Julie Tippetts, Maggie Nichols, Brian Eley - voice
Note: MN spells Nichols.
*Ken Hyder’s Talisker
Land Of Stone
ECM/JAPO Records (FR Germany) JAPO 60018 [12" 33 LP] (1977)
A 1. The Strathspey King / The Men Of Barra Know How To Drink, But The Women Know How To Sing (8’38) A 2. Close The Window And Keep It Down (3’34) A 3. See You At The Mission, Eh, If It’s No’ Full (6’16) B 1. Derek Was Only A Bairn (5’43) B 2. Pibroch In Three Parts (19’20)
Recorded April 1977 in London.
Ken Hyder - drums; Marcio Mattos - double bass; John Lawrence - double bass; Davie Webster - alto saxophone; John Rangecroft - tenor saxophone, flute; Ricardo Mattos - soprano and tenor saxophone, flute; Maggie Nicols - voice; Frankie Armstrong - voice; Brian Eley - voice; Phil Minton - voice.
Note: MN spelled Nichols.
* Keith Tippett's Ark
Frames (Music for an imaginary film)
Ogun Records (U.K.) Ogun OGD 003/004 [2xLP]
Ogun Records (U.K.) Ogun OGCD 010/011 [2xCD]
CD one: 1. Frames part 1 (20’07) 2. Frames part 2 (19’06)
CD two: 1. Frames part 3 (23’52) 2. Frames part 4 (20’37)
Recorded May 22 - 24, 1978 at Wessex Studios, London.
Keith Tippett - piano, harmonium; Stan Tracey - piano; Elton Dean - alto saxophone, saxello; Trevor Watts - alto and soprano saxophones; Brian Smith - tenor and soprano saxophones, alto flute; Larry Stabbins - tenor and soprano saxophones, flute; Mark Charig - trumpet, tenor horn, Kenyan thumb piano; Henry Lowther - trumpet; Dave Amis - trombone; Nick Evans - trombone; Maggie Nicols - voice; Julie Tippetts - voice; Steve Levine - violin; Rod Skeaping - violin; Phil Wachsmann - electric violin, violin; Geoffrey Wharton - violin; Alexandra Robinson - cello; Tim Kramer - cello; Peter Kowald - double bass, tuba; Harry Miller - double bass; Louis Moholo - drums; Frank Perry - percussion, sound bowls, chimes.
Maggie Nichols/Julie Tippett
Sweet And S’ours
Free Music Production (FR Germany) SAJ-38 [12" 33 LP] (1982)
A 1. Rabbiting (3'26) A 2. Ooh-Me Poor Feet (5'40) A 3. Wind Forest (5'53) A 4. Mo (5'32) B 1. Riverside (1'15) B 2. What's This? (9'51) B 3. Whailing (8'53)
All music and texts by Maggie Nicols and Julie Tippetts
recorded June 1978 at Riverside Studios, London(UK)
Maggie Nichols - voice, percussion, recorder, pipe; Julie Tippett - voice, percussion, recorder, concertina.
Maggie Nicols spelled Nichols, and Julie Tippetts spelled Tippett.