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.
A1 The Horn And I
A2 My Funny Valentine
A4 Blue Most
B1 The Opener
B2 East Of The Sun
B3 Margaret Rose
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.