FIRST EVER DIGITAL RELEASE ANYWHERE!
DIGITALLY REMASTERED! An outstanding recording of the Instant Composer's Pool as a ten-piece outfit, captured on a great night in 1977. Swing, blues, marches; comedy, tragedy, farce; harmony, dissonance, raspberries -- it's all here. An ideal introduction to the wonderful world of the ICP. If you are not feeling this, it's possible you don't like life.
Immediate download of 12-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
FULL TRACK LISTING
1 Ansage (00:34)
2 Polizei 03:35)
3 Rainopus (08:27)
4 In Memoriam J. Hodges (04:51)
5 Tetterettet Nr. 13 (02:17)
6 Tetterettet Nr. 11 (03:43)
7 Ludwig's Blue Note (05:24)
8 Improvisation (08:29)
9 Kwik, Kwek, Kwak (04:50)
10 I Forgot Rhythm (03:44)
11 Rumbone (03:49)
12 La Madelon (00:53)
released September 4, 1979
"The players involved in Mengelberg's madness here really do seem to be inspired by it, leaving behind a record that stands up to repeated listenings, despite whatever rough edges were involved with the original performance."
"Extremely serious good time inventive music stemming from the jazz tradition that should be checked out especially by those who feel that 1) European jazz players can’t swing; 2) European jazz players can’t play; 3) European jazz players are totally based in American stylings and forms; 4) free music has nothing to do with jazz; but could be enjoyed by most anyone appreciating creativity and excellent musicianship."
--Milo Fine, Cadence
**** -- All Music Guide
Peter Bennink: alto saxophone, bagpipes
Gilius van Bergeyck: alto saxophone, oboe
Peter Brötzmann: alto, tenor & baritone saxophone
John Tchicai: alto saxophone
Bert Koppelaar: trombone
Tristan Honsinger: cello
Michel Waisvisz: crackle box
Misha Mengelberg: piano
Maarten van Regteren Altena: double bass
Han Bennink: drums, bass clarinet
Recorded by Jost Gebers on April 11th, 1977, during the Workshop Freie Musik at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin.
Produced by Misha Mengelberg and Jost Gebers
CD mastering by Olaf Rupp
Cover design by Peter Brötzmann
Front cover photographs by Dagmar Gebers and Landesbildstelle Berlin