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. EXCLUSIVE! FIRST-EVER DIGITAL RELEASE ANYWHERE! (FMP 0790) http://www.fmp-label.de/freemusicproduction/labelscatalog/fmp0790.html . DIGITALLY REMASTERED. Originally split over two sides of an LP, here in one continuous blast is Sommer's sparkling solo performance from 1979. Using all elements of the percussionist's arsenal, Sommer reveals himself to be an inventive and melodic drummer, and a galvanizing solo performer.
"The non-stop performance recorded August 11, 1979, begins and ends with Sommer...on some type of hand-carried drums. In between, he either explores pulse-based areas on the drum kit, flute, organ pipes, and tympani (sometimes with melodic vocal chants) or floating overlapping textures on triangles, gongs, organ pipes, flute, various percussion and voice. It’s an attractive album that links Sommer more strongly with Cyrille and Favre than his mentor Bennink." -- Cadence
Günter Sommer: percussion instruments
Recorded by Bernhard Arndt on August 11th, 1979, during Jazz Now/Jazz aus der DDR at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin.
CD mastering by Jonas Bergler.
Produced by Jost Gebers.
Cover design by Günter Sommer.
Photograph by Matthias Creutziger.