One of the DirectCutting audiophile recordings made during the 70's, pressed up on Japanese vinyl, and pressed so that it needs to be played at 45 rpm for maximum fidelity. Apart from that geeky sort of information, though, the set's a nice quartet session featuring Lew Tabackin on tenor and flute, Toshiko Akioshi on piano, Bob Daugherty on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. The set's a rare opportunity to hear Tabackin and Akioshi from the time without their big band, and the group plays nicely on 4 extended tracks. The best of these is a Tabackin original called "Trackin", but there's also a nice rendering of "Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has light edge wear and a sticker.)
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Peter Brotzmann/Jay Oliver/Willi Kellers/Manfred Schoof —
In A State Of Undress ... LP FMP/Be! (Germany), 1989. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the most obscure Peter Brotzmann sessions on FMP – an overlooked session from the end of the 80s, and one that also features superb work from trumpeter Manfred Schoof! Schoof's an equal German jazz legend from the same generation – but one who spent some of his 70s and 80s years cutting more atmospheric music than the bracing free improvisation of Brotzmann – so their pairing here makes for a really special sort of blend – a record that still stands strongly in the best free tradition of FMP, but which also takes some different directions too! The first track on the album, which is quite long, actually swings in points – but goes far outside on others – and the group really seems to catch fire when Jay Oliver is set loose on bass and Willi Kellers takes off on drums – inspiring the kind of mindblowing work we expect from Brotmann on his saxes. Titles include "Certainly", "Trollymog", "Urinato", "In A State Of Undress", and the beautiful ballad "Berlin Grey For A Rainy Day". LP, Vinyl record album