In memory of Johnny Peret

In memory of Johnny Peret
In memory of my friend Johnny Peret, vibist, drummer, accordeonist extraordinaire

Sunday, November 11, 2012

RARITY #27


DAVID AMRAM - ALBERT MANGELSDORFF GROUP
(Acetate, 1954)


David Amram

This rip of a rare acetate was sent to me by onxidlib a while ago.  The session took place in 1954 during Amram 's military service  as a GI stationed in Germany.
Actually there is a book awaiting to be written on  US Jazz musicians doing their military services in Germany in the 50s/60s and their collaboration with the burgeonning local modern jazz scene. (Perhaps it already exists but then I'm unaware of it).

A word of warning on the audio quality of this post. It's an acetate so it's pretty bad.  Paul D. had a few attempts at cleaning it but after listening to the results we decided to post the original rip with surface noise & all as - IMHO - the cleaning was altering the quality of the music.


Musicians:

David Amram, french horn
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Attila Zoller, guitar (3,5), piano (4)
Harry Schell, bass
Karl Sanner, drums


Note: some sources say Jutta Hipp plays on "Dave's Blues".
see also The Attila Zoller Discography here.


Tracks

1. The Way You Look Tonight  (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) 3:38
2. Perdido  (Juan Tizol, Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder) (interpolating Ravel's BOLERO)  3:16
3. Sonny Boy  (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson, Al Jolson)  2:33
4. Dave's Blues (David Amram?) [late start due to damaged lacquer] 1:31
5. If I Had You  (Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Ted Shapiro)  2:42
6. Blue Skies  (Irving Berlin) 2:40

Recorded at the AFN Studios, Frankfurt in autumn, 1954.
Ripped from an acetate (label > Presto)

Recommeded readings: Interview of David Amram at 80 in JazzWax

If you are interested in Amram's  Classical works, check this website: "Symphonic Variations on a Song by Woody Guthrie can be downloaded for free from Symphony Silicon Valley's website featuring a great live performance conducted by Paul Polivinick.

Check also YouTube for live performance of other works (In Memory of Chano Pozo, Ode to Lord Buckley)


I was planning to post next  the Mangelsdorff Septet recorded  live by the Bayerischer Rundfunk @ Stadttheater, Lindau (Germany) on November 20, 1961 but someone did it before me. 
It is a great concert with a superb line up:  
  • Albert Mangelsdorff (trombone)Joki Freund (saxophone)
  • Heinz Sauer (saxophone)
  • Günter Kronberg (saxophone)
  • Emil Mangelsdorff (saxophone)
  • Günter Lenz (bass)
  • Rune Carlsson (drums) 
If you like European / German Jazz, don't miss it.  Check Many Fantastic Colors.  

8 comments:

  1. http://www20.zippyshare.com/v/4998485/file.html

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  2. What a wonderful treasure: I really like this one ! And the sound is better than I expected ! Thanks VERY VERY much to you and onxidlib for making it available here and thus keeping this snippet of music history alive.

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  3. Thanks a lot, guys! As a big Amram-fan I'm quite stunned about your post. A treasure it is indeed!

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  4. What a great surprise! thank You!

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  5. great site i got real excited then found the file was no longer there at zippy
    any chance of a re up?
    robert

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    1. Hi Robert. the file will be re-posted soon. I'm currently traveling, no access to the files. Next week hopefully.

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    2. Here*s the re-up:

      http://rapidshare.com/files/2867098310/Mangelsdorff_1954_acetate.rar

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