released 20 May 1988
"The Viertens pieces reinforce the view that this was one of the most radical, yet underappreciated, groups to emerge from the GDR." -- Rubberneck
"Incisive notated passages and intriguing improvisational strategies; imagine ROVA with George Lewis sitting in." -- Bill Shoemaker, JazzTimes
"Schulze has been working with avant-garde, all-horn groups since 1969, and this tremendous CD [FMP 087] shows the results. Schulze structures his music splendidly, with orchestral architecture and lots of group-oriented developmental processes. But he also pilots this quintet into awesome feats of full-bore sound, from the very subdued to very subversively intense." -- CODA
All compositions by Manfred Schulze.
Manfred Schulze Bläser Quintett
Manfred Schulze: baritone saxophone
Manfred Hering: reeds
Dietmar Diesner: reeds
Heiner Reinhardt: reeds
Johannes Bauer: trombone
Recorded by Jost Gebers on July 19th, 1986, at the FMP-Studio in Berlin.
CD mastering by Jonas Bergler/Olaf Rupp.
Produced by Jost Gebers.
Cover design by Manfred Kussatz.
Photographs by Dagmar Gebers.
Release note: Two of the original LP's four tracks were previously released on CD, FMPCD 87: www.fmp-label.de/fmplabel/catalog2/fmpcd087.html