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Melting Game

CD (Item 641182) Jazzwerkstatt (Germany), 2011 — Condition: New Copy
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Wonderful work from drummer Gunter Baby Sommer – a player who always seems to bring a lot deeper feelings to his music than some of his European free jazz contemporaries – a sense of history and melancholy that really make records like this a treat! The group has a wonderful format – drums and percussion from Sommer, bass from Akira Ando, and some especially evocative reeds from Floros Floridis – who plays alto sax, clarinet, and bass clarinet – alternating instruments, and creating these really evocative sounds that are perfect for Gunter's inspiration. The style is definitely free at times, but there's an older sense of European melody too – a quality that's incredibly haunting, and which makes the record one of the best we've heard from Sommer in years. Titles include "For Kim", "Inside Outside Shout", "Hymnus", "Hora", "Goze", "Flageloet For PH", and "Blues For PK".  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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