Theo Jörgensmann Quartet featuring John Thomas
Go Ahead Clarinet(CPM 4 ST, Germany, 1978)
A not so common LP by clarinet virtuoso / free improviser Theodor Franz Jörgensmann. I was not familiar with Jorgensmann's music when I found this LP last year in a second-hand books and records shop.
It did like the title "Porc Binaire Roti (Binary Roasted Pork). I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the playing. The music is free but very listenable and even strangely compelling, it surely deserves repeated listening. An added bonus is the presence of guitarist John Thomas, currently an Associate Professor at Berklee and author of advanced jazz guitar books and tutorials.
The album was recorded when Thomas was working in Europe in the late Seventies.
A1. Porc Binaire Roti (Kube)
A2. Kissy Stays a Dream (Kube)
B1. I remember Out (Jorgensmann / Schaper)
B2. November (Lask)
B3. December 4th (Lask)
Theo Jorgensmann : clarinet, electric multipurpose clarinet
Uli P. Lask: tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
(flute, basselhorn, piano,mellotron)
Kai Kanthak: bass
Dyonis Kube : drums (piano on A2)
John Thomas: guitar, electric guitar