An undiscovered chapter in the career of Norwegian saxophonist Carl Magnus Neumann – the player best known for his funky contributions to the work of Webster Lewis and the Band No Name of the Club 7 scene – but who's presented here as a much richer jazz musician overall! The set features three rare slices of work by Neumann – two 70s studios sessions, and one early 80s live date – the former with small group instrumentation that includes guitar, bass, and percussion – the latter with a slightly bigger lineup that adds four cellos into the mix! Neumann composed most of the material himself, and it's all pretty darn express
ive work – bold and meaningful, yet without being too outside or avant – more in the kind of extended, open way of approaching jazz that so many 70s pianists were attempting. Carl plays alto sax throughout, and titles include "Kludder", "Kalimera", "Blues", "Nr 1", "No Surt Og No Sott", "Wind", and "Ballade".