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A probing, hard-charging trio session. Reed player Fuchs has appeared in a variety of contexts -- from large groups like the King Übü Örchestrü and the Berlin Workshop Orchestra, to intimate solo and duo outings. This record marks Hollinger's debut on wax, while Van Hove, at the time of recording, already had over a decade of LPs to his name. Side A presents three abstract, collaborative improvisations, while the flip contains a mesmerizing side-long excursion that features equal contributions from all players.
"As ever, Van Hove provides a wide support base with his constantly shifting angles. Fuchs is quite an enervating player, particularly on sopranino, where he elicits a piercing tone and driving lines with narrow parameters. Though he has appeared to good effect on other albums, it is here that he seems to have found his most sympathetic and complimentary environment." -- Milo Fine, Cadence
Penguin Guide to Jazz: 4 Stars
Wolfgang Fuchs: sopranino saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
Fred Van Hove: piano
Peter Hollinger: drums, percussion
Recorded live by Jost Gebers on June 25th, 1983, at the Flöz in Berlin.
CD mastering by Olaf Rupp.
Mixed and produced by Jost Gebers.
Cover artwork by Max Neumann.
Layout by Jost Gebers.
Photograph by Dagmar Gebers.