supported by
subscribers:
/
  • Immediate download of 7-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

    EXCLUSIVE!
    FIRST-EVER DIGITAL RELEASE ANYWHERE!
    (SAJ-10)
    http://www.fmp-label.de/freemusicproduction/labelscatalog/saj10.html
    .
    DIGITALLY REMASTERED. Two albums in one -- featuring two different approaches and musical personalities, cellist Tristan Honsinger and bassist Maarten van Regteren Altena. Side A features Honsinger at his most unfettered and unpredictable, unleashing startlingly fluid cello lines alongside whoops and hollers. Side B showcases Altena's more percussive, jabbing, and patient approach -- though he's not above a cheeky duet with a metronome!

     $11.49 USD

     

1.
2.
3.

about

7-TRACK ALBUM

FULL LISTING
Part A: Tristan Honsinger
1 Garlic and the Fever (3:41)
2 She (13:14)
3 On Clapping (6:55)

Compositions by Tristan Honsinger.

Part B: Maarten van Regteren Altena
4 The Mute I (8:18)
5 Circles (10:25)
6 Allegretto Balinoso (3:53)
7 The Mute II (3:13)

Compositions by Maarten van Regteren Altena.

credits

released 31 March 1977

.
REVIEWS

"Tristan’s side is extremely natural. He must surely be one of the freest of players. Each of his pieces flows superbly without the slightest hint of self-consciousness or recourse to stylistic clichés. Maarten prefers small, tight, abrupt sounds - 'the short dancing drumming attack of people like Pops Foster or Wilbur Ware' - though there’s obviously much more that he can do. On 'Allegretto Balinoso' he plays a very nifty duet with a metronome, perhaps just to silence those bores who insist that free players can’t 'swing.'" -- Melody Maker

"Honsinger combines a lively technique accompanied by his vocals and coughing and a bit of slapstick." -- Cadence

"For all of these players, their work on these LPs is likely their best on record. Heard together, their approaches indicate the current level of technical/aesthetic achievement for the bass and related string instruments. Especially recommended ...[is] the Altena/Honsinger LP (SAJ-10)." -- Henry Kuntz, BELLS


Tristan Honsinger: cello
Maarten van Regteren Altena: double bass

Part A recorded live by Jost Gebers on November 7th, 1976, during the Total Music Meeting at the Quartier Latin in Berlin.
Part B recorded live by Jost Gebers on October 29th & 31st, 1976, at the Flöz in Berlin.

CD mastering by Olaf Rupp.
Produced by Jost Gebers.

Cover design and photographs by Dagmar & Jost Gebers.

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist