FIRST HOUSE, tracks 1- 6, by Sachse.
MY WINDOW, tracks 7-13, by Gillespie; Davis/Sherman/Ramirez; Morgan; Coltrane; Davis; Monk; Coltrane.
THIRD HOUSE, tracks 14-18, by Sachse.
released November 29, 1991
"Seventy-four minutes of enigmatically gripping solo guitar. Designed in three parts with a middle section made up of such standards as “Epistrophy” and “Impressions”, Sachse’s house is built with the bricks of tradition and the shards of innovation, the whole being held together by the rhythms of blues, rock, country, even flamenco..." -- The Wire
"[Sachse] is...an elegant melodic stylist who can tap a bass drum rhythm on his guitar case one minute, while the next he is employing a screwdriver to torture his guitar strings; all the while he comes up with some of the most intensely gorgeous, hummable improvisations ever." -- EXCLAIM!
Joe Sachse: guitar, flute, screwdriver, plastic bag, guitar case
[Joe Sachse's equipment used in these recordings: Gibson guitar with Roland Jazzchorus 60 amplifier, Boosey & Hawkes flute, screwdriver, a plastic bag as the hi-hat and the guitar case as the bass-drum. All music taped as played, no overdubs - no tricks.]
Recorded by Jost Gebers on August 14th till 16th, 1991, at the FMP-Studio in Berlin.
Mixed by Jost Gebers.
Mastered by Jonas Bergler.
Produced by Jost Gebers
Booklet design/layout: Jost Gebers.
Photos: outside by Jost Gebers, inside by Dagmar Gebers.