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It's South (Africa) meets West (Berlin) in this extended piece, as South African bassist Harry Miller anchors a serious trombone blowout. Originally split across two sides of an LP, herewith the complete, uninterrupted performance, the result of a Berlin residency by Miller in 1981.
"Berlin Bones is a fairly intense nonstop free set featuring muscular blowing from everyone involved. Boje and Wiedermann come more out of Roswell Rudd than any of the newer trombonists. Lines and roaring bombast are their main stylistic approaches. Miller again sounds adept and energetic and Kussatz probes as well as burns..." --Milo Fine, Cadence
Andreas Boje: trombone
Thomas Wiedermann: trombone
Harry Miller: double bass
Manfred Kussatz: drums
Recorded live by Jost Gebers on May 16th, 1981, at the Flöz in Berlin.
CD mastering by Olaf Rupp.
Mixed, edited and produced by Jost Gebers and Harry Miller.
Cover design by Manfred Kussatz.
Photographs by Dagmar Gebers.
"During 1981 I lived for a time in West Berlin. I was given a grant by the DAAD/Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - Berliner Künstlerprogramm (German Academic Exchange Service - Artists-in-Berlin programme) and spent six months (from March until August) learning about the city and meeting and playing with the local musicians. This record is a result of one of the sessions.
I would like to thank DAAD for bringing me to West Berlin. Also my thanks to the musicians who play so well on the album."