In memory of Johnny Peret

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

Thursday, January 10, 2013

60s JAZZ IN VIENNA


VIENNA JAZZ WOKSHOP
FRIEDRICH GULDA, DICK MURPHY, ERICH KLEINSCHUSTER, ROBERT PLOTZER, FATTY GEORGE, HANS KOLLER, HANS SOLOMON, HANS RETTENBACHER, VIKTOR PLASIL
( LP JAZZTONE J-1259, AUSTRIA, 1962 )


From the vault of Paul D., a very rare LP documenting some fairly advanced Austrian  jazz played in the early 60s by an “Austrian All Stars Band”.  The recording features two different group settings:

Side A (1-4) Friedrich Gulda (bs, fl) Fatty George (cl) Dick Merphy (tp) Hans Koller, Hans Solomon (ts) Erich Kleinschster (tb) Robert Palitzer (tuba) Hans Rettenbacher (b) Vikter Plasil (ds) 
Side B (5-8) Hans Koller (ts) Friedrich Gulda (p)  Hans Rettenbacher (b) Vikter Plasil (ds)

Side A – pianoless as Gulda plays baritone – is the most interesting – and advanced.  It recalls the spirit of some US “Jazz Workshops” (Mingus a.o.)

Side B is in quartet, a showcase for both Hans Koller and Gulda’s display of virtuosity (Cherokke a.o.).

All in all a very satisfying album. 

I do not think it has been re-issued (or perhaps under a different name?).  Does anyone know of a re-issue?
Shame if it hasn't, this music deserves to be heard.

Tracklist
A1 The Horn And I
A2 My Funny Valentine
A3 Sto-Vie-Lon
A4 Blue Most
B1 The Opener
B2 East Of The Sun
B3 Margaret Rose
B4 Cherokee

Credits
Baritone Saxophone, flute – Friedrich Gulda
Trumpet – Dick Murphy
Trombone – Erich Kleinschuster
Tuba – Robert Politzer 
Tenor Saxophone – Hans Koller, Hans Salomon
Clarinet – Fatty George
Bass – Hans Rettenbacher
Drums – Viktor Plasil

Jazztone CH pressing (manufactured in Switzerland by Turicaphon “Tu” ca. 1962, European original issue).

Beautifully ripped and restored by Paul D.

11 comments:

  1. LP rip in WAV:
    http://www10.zippyshare.com/v/24542846/file.html
    Cover scan: http://www61.zippyshare.com/v/89302868/file.html
    With thanks to Paul D.

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  2. At least it isn't available since sixteen years - 100%.

    Maybe in Japan there was a re-issue sometime ago...but not in Germany and/or Austria.

    As far as I know it was never re-released in Europe at all!

    My thanks go to Paul D and you - excellent music and post!

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  3. profound thanks for the public service of making this music available

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    1. Thanks Zoot, unfortunately some grey-suit people keep calling us "pirates" and make it more and more difficult for us to find a reliable platform to share our enthusiasm for OOP music.
      Thanks for your support.

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  4. This is quite a find with Gulda on sax. I am glad that you posted it, despite all the problems with file service providers. Thank you so much. I hope you'll be able to dig up more rare and oop vinyl to share.

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  5. Thank you very much. There are many jazz and/or free music recordings by Friedrich Gulda (quite unlike most of his classical recordings) that have not been re-issued on audio CD *, and the record companies ignore Emails and postal letters requesting their re-issue on CD, from people who wish to purchase said recordings on CD.

    * Friedrich Gulda - Gulda Jazz
    Friedrich Gulda - Piano
    James "Jimmy" Rowser - Bass
    Albert "Tootie" Heath - Drums
    Label: Amadeo
    Catalog#: AVRS 9165
    Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
    Country: Austria
    Released: 1965
    also re-issued in 1977 by:
    Label: Musical Heritage Society
    MHS Stereo 3554
    Vinyl LP
    Country: USA

    Friedrich Gulda - Ineffable, The Unique Jazz Piano of Friedrich Gulda
    Friedrich Gulda - Piano
    Robert "Bob" Cranshaw - Bass
    Albert "Tootie" Heath - Drums
    Release Date: July 01, 1965
    Label: Columbia (USA)
    Columbia LP - CS 9146

    Friedrich Gulda - The Air From Other Planets
    Friedrich Gulda - Piano
    Release Date: January 01, 1969
    MPS / SABA
    MPS Vinyl LP 15225 ST

    Friedrich Gulda - Vienna Revisited - 1969
    Friedrich Gulda - Piano, Vocals (under the pseudonym of "Albert Golowin")
    J.A. Rettenbacher - Bass
    Manfred Josel - Drums
    MPS Vinyl LP 15226 ST

    Friedrich Gulda - The Long Road To Freedom (Ein musikalisches Selbstportrat in Form eines Lehrgangs)
    Friedrich Gulda - Piano, Vocals on "Seelige Sehnsucht" (under the pseudonym of "Albert Golowin")
    Klaus Weiss - Drums
    MPS Records - MPS 88.021-2 MPS (Most Perfect Sound) Records / BASF: 33 20872-9
    Format: 2 x Vinyl LP
    Country: Germany
    Released: 1971

    Trio ANIMA with Friedrich Gulda 1973
    with Paul and Limpe Fuchs
    trinity one
    trinity two
    label: unknown

    Friedrich Gulda - Paul Fuchs - Limpe Fuchs: It's Up To You
    with Albert Mangelsdorff - Barre Phillips - Mounir Bashir - Gerhard Herrmann - Leszek Zadlo - Ursula Anders
    Label: Preiser Records SPR 3268
    2 x Vinyl LP, Gatefold
    Country: Austria
    Released: 1974

    Friedrich Gulda - Nachricht Vom Lande
    Recorded live in Lungau, Salzburg
    with Barre Phillips, Ursula Anders, Cecil Taylor, John Surman, Albert Mangelsdorff, Stu Martin
    L





    Friedrich Gulda - Tales Of World Music (Was Die Weltmusik Erzahlt...)
    with Mounir Bashir, Dizzy Gillespie, Gunther Rabl, Ursula Anders
    Recorded live at Weltmusiktage Salzburg 1979
    Amadeo AVRS 302
    3 x Vinyl LP, Album
    Genre: Classical and Jazz
    1979

    Ursula Anders Mit Friedrich Gulda - Opus Anders
    Intercord - INT 160.155, Amadeo - INT 160.155
    Format: Vinyl, LP
    Country: Austria
    Genre: Classical and Jazz
    Released:1980

    Friedrich Gulda & Ursula Anders [Schubert, Schumann, Gulda] - Mondnacht und andere Lieder (MPS GER LP 1981)
    MPS Stereo 0068.278
    - mostly classical recording -

    and some CDs that were limited releases that are long out-of-print include:

    Friedrich Gulda - Liberation
    with Guther Rabl, Ursula Anders
    Amadeo CD Stereo 415 605-2
    Germany 1979

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  6. Sorry, for some reason some of the information for one recording didn't appear:

    Friedrich Gulda - Nachricht Vom Lande
    Recorded live in Lungau, Salzburg
    with Barre Phillips, Ursula Anders, Cecil Taylor, John Surman, Albert Mangelsdorff, Stu Martin
    Summer 1976 at SchloB Moosham
    Label: Brain– BRAIN500.018
    2× Viny lLP Gatefold
    Country: Austria
    Released: 1976

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  7. This is an oddity and a half - and a rarity too!

    Many thanks BM!

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