The Complete Duos: Europa · America · Japan

by PETER KOWALD

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    Available together for the first time, THE COMPLETE DUOS is a must for any fan of creative, improvised music. Spanning the globe and various approaches to music making, it's an embarrassment of riches. It features legendary bassist Peter Kowald playing with important figures ranging from Diamanda Galas to Derek Bailey to Tom Cora to Julius Hemphill. This expansive set - once spread over many LPs - works beautifully as a Kowald mixtape, a unified album, and an engaging primer of essential musical trends. ... more

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about

"This valuable anthology offers pungent samples of some of the most startling and influential musicians of the late 20th Century, not the least the man providing the unifying link, Peter Kowald." -- All About Jazz (on DUOS 2)

"It’s an ideal sampler for any wanting to take a step into this kind of playing.... The bassist has something different to impart to each of his partners, and in his unstinting generosity and invisible guidance he has a lot to say about how to bring the best out of your colleagues in this kind of playing situation. So it’s a tutorial, a scrapbook, and almost 74 minutes of fine music." -- Richard Cook, The Wire (on DUOS)

"The level of exchange he was able to achieve in this context remains extremely inspiring. An excellent entry-level disc for the newcomer and a highly pleasurable addition to the free improvisation enthusiast's collection." -- All Music Guide

"A gem of both performance and programming.... Kowald converses fluently with his peers, but essentially lets them do what they do best." -- CODA (on DUOS)

"Culled from several LPs of duos from the FMP label, this compilation will only disappoint those who wish to own the entire collection of duos performed by the bassist on the label. Those who appreciate Kowald’s artistry will wish to own the entire set.... Taken as a whole, Kowald’s duos are an essential part of his discography, and they present him in a diverse and accessible, though uncompromising light." -- Cadence (on DUOS 2)

credits

released 29 November 1991
DUOS 1
Recorded by:
1 Jost Gebers on December 14th, 1986 in Berlin
2 Yukio Kojima on December 11th , 1986 in Tokyo
3 Jost Gebers on August 16th, 1987 in Berlin
4 Jost Gebers on March 12th, 1986 in Berlin
5 Jost Gebers on August 12th, 1989 in Berlin
6 Martin Wheeler on March 30th, 1986 in New York
7 Tom Cora on March 30th, 1986 in New York
8 Jost Gebers on December 14th, 1986 in Berlin
9 Yukio Kojima on December 11th, 1986 in Tokyo
10 Martin Bisi on March 31st, 1986 in Brooklyn, New York
11 Jost Gebers on June 29th, 1986 in Berlin
12 Yukio Kojima on October 23rd, 1986 in Tokyo
13 Jost Gebers on July 10th, 1988 in Berlin
14 Vangelis Katsoulis on February 1st, 1989 in Athens
15 Jost Gebers on July 9th, 1988 in Berlin
16 Prince Studio on April 19th, 1988 in New York
17 Yukio Kojima on October 7th, 1986 in Tokyo
18 Yukio Kojima on October 23rd, 1986 in Tokyo
19 Yukio Kojima on October 23rd, 1986 in Tokyo.

Mastered by Jonas Bergler
Produced by Peter Kowald and Jost Gebers

Booklet design/layout: Peter Kowald & Jost Gebers
Photos: Dagmar Gebers and others

released 4 November 2003
DUOS 2
Recorded by:
20 Jost Gebers on August 16th, 1987 in Berlin
21 Martin Bisi on March 31st, 1986 in Brooklyn, NY
22 Yukio Kojima on October 7th, 1986 in Tokyo
23 Jost Gebers on June 30th, 1990 in Berlin
24 Yukio Kojima on December 11th, 1986 in Tokyo
25 Jost Gebers on March 12th, 1986 in Berlin
26 Jost Gebers on August 12th, 1989 in Berlin
27 Martin Bisi on March 31st, 1986 in Brooklyn, NY
28 Tom Cora on March 30th, 1986 in New York
29 Martin Bisi on March 31st, 1986 in Brooklyn, NY
30 Tom Cora on March 30th, 1986 in New York
31 Vangelis Katsoulis on February 1st, 1989 in Athens
32 Yukio Kojima by October 23rd, 1986 on Tokyo
33 Jost Gebers on July 10th, 1988 in Berlin
34 Bjarne Hansen on September 29th, 1988 in Copenhagen
35 Yukio Kojima on October 23rd, 1986 in Tokyo
36 Yukio Kojima on October 23rd, 1986 in Tokyo
37 Martin Wheeler on March 30th, 1986 in New York.

Supervision of recordings in Japan by Teruto Soejima

Mastered by Jonas Bergler
Produced by Peter Kowald and Jost Gebers

Booklet artwork: Peter Kowald
Design/Layout: Peter Kowald and Jost Gebers
Photo: Dagmar Gebers

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