JOE VIERA SEXTETT – KONTRASTE
(Calig – CAL 30169, Germany, 1978)
Earlier this month onxidlib sent us a rip of a very obscure 45 rpm single by saxophonist Joe Viera and pianist Eric Ferstl (here). I was not familiar with these musicians but fellow bloggers and followers volunteered information that filled a gap in my knowledge of German Jazz. As one said, the more I know, the more I realize I know nothing.
I was especially pleased to receive comments from Arkadin of Arkadin’s Ark’s fame (the blog is currently hibernating, let’s hope it’ll wake up soon or later), one of the blogs that inspired me to start my own. Arkadin was kind enough to rip and contribute to this blog with this excellent Live album by the Joe Viera Sextett on the obscure but very sought-after German label CALIG.
A1 Boogie Stop Shuffle Composed By Charles Mingus 7:05
A2 Blues For Africa Composed By Joe Viera 17:50
B1 Ballad Medley 7:20
B2 Song For My Father Composed By Horace Silver 12:45
B3 Monk's Mood Composed By Thelonious Monk 4:25
B4 Stompy Jones Composed By Duke Ellington 3:10
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Jochen Rose
Tenor Saxophone – Joe Viera
Baritone Saxophone, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Vocals – Axel Prasuhn
Piano – Martin Schrack
Double Bass – Detlev Beier
Drums – Hans Clauss
Congas, Percussion – Gerhard Laber
With thanks to Arkadin and all other music lovers and visitors who contribute to this blog. Lotsa good things in the pipeline for the weeks to come, keep coming back!