DEUTSCHE JAZZ FESTIVAL BIG BAND "FRANKFURT, 1970"
Pretty busy these days and not much time for blogging, Moreover I need to go back home and rip some new material (I have over 50 LPs never re-issued on CD and never seen in the blogsphere waiting to be cleaned, ripped and posted). That's what I'll do between Xmas and New Year, ripping LPs and drinking muled wine.
Luckily, the one and only onxidlib came to the rescue with another piece of modern archeology, an unreleased live performance of a large German All Stars Big Band recorded in 1970 at the 12th Deutsches Jazz Festival.
Just look at the names, they're all there. The music is ambitious, very much a reflection of its time. It means some controled madness - the influence of free jazz is still very prevalent in European jazz of the early seventies, and the band is led by Mr. Albert Mangelsdorff! But the sun always shines after the storm.
For instance the Gunter Lenz's composition "Intoxication" starts in a fairly free manner but rapidly everything falls into place and order succeeds to chaos.
If you dig seventies progressive big bands, this one 's for you.
Conny Jackel, trumpet
Frédéric Rabold, trumpet
Manfred Schoof, trumpet
Ferenc Aszodi, trumpet
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Rudi Fuesers, trombone
Egon Christmann, trombone
Peter Herbolzheimer, trombone
Emil Mangelsdorff, alto saxophone, flute
Heinz Sauer, alto & tenor saxophone
Gerd Dudek, soprano & tenor saxophone
Walter "Joki" Freund, soprano & tenor saxophone
Günter Kronberg, baritone saxophone
Volker Kriegel, guitar
Fritz Hartschuh, vibes
Günter Lenz, bass
Ralf R. Hübner, drums
Kurt Bong, drums
Wolfram Röhrich & Joachim-Ernst Berendt, announcer
1. Introduction (Röhrich & Berendt) 02:16
2. Intoxication (G. Lenz) 14:03
3. Jazzminers Dance In Frankfurt (J. Freund) 11:30
4. Palazzo Blue (V. Kriegel) 06:12
5. Noisy Silence, Gentle Noise (V. Kriegel) 06:27
Recorded at the Kongresshalle, Frankfurt on March 21, 1970.
Frankfurt, 12th Deutsches Jazzfestival 1970, first concert.
The tune "Noisy Silence, Gentle Noise" has been issued on LP (Born Free: The 12. German Jazz Festival, CBS Scout Sc-S 11).