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EXCLUSIVE! (FMP CD 146) http://fmp-label.de/fmplabel/catalog2/fmpcd146.html . Mixing clarinet, accordion, guitar, daxophone, violin, and Korean koto, this album offers singular sounds. Executed by an all-star ensemble, the compositions are filled with charm and brio. Delightful and bracingly unique. Previously only available as part of the SpecialEdition FMP im Rückblick / FMP in Retrospect box set.
All music by Rüdiger Carl, Jin Hi Kim, Hans Reichel, Carlos Zingaro except 8, by Paul McCartney/Boris Fomin.
1-7: Ei! Improvisiererei…! - 62:21
8:. Those Were The Days - 3:07
released March 23, 2019
"And just when you thought you’d heard it all here comes a recording with claviola, daxophone, and komungo! This is old world charm teamed up with East Asian influences meets new school improv. It is quite lovely, but not in a typical way - this is FMP, after all. A nice balance just in the strings alone - at times lulling and sweet but then juxtaposed with harsh tones. I’ve always been a fan of plucked strings and this group serves up a beautiful portion of steroidal pizzicato. Absolutely delicious - this is a fully satisfying listen! Track three, “Pro,” is the “pro” in improvise and is a delightful find. Also worthy of note: the last track is a fairly straight ahead (okay, make that recognizable) version of “Those Were the Days” (credited to Paul McCartney but actually written by Boris Fomin). My friend, I think that is a first for FMP as far as recording cover tracks goes."
- Cadence Magazine
"Manuela is Rüdiger Carl (clarinet, accordion, claviola), Hans Reichel (guitar, daxophone) and Carlos Zingaro (violin). The “+” is Jin Hi Kim on komungo (a Korean koto). Live in Berlin features a previously unreleased live recording from Total Music Meeting 1999. A very fine set of free improvisation featuring an instrumentation as unorthodox as it can get. Nice interplay, lots of zany and tender moments, and it’s always a pleasure to hear Reichel’s daxophone (and if you don’t know what that is, I suggest you google it)."
- Monsieur Délire. com,
Rüdiger Carl: clarinet, accordion, claviola
Hans Reichel: guitar, daxophone
Carlos Zingaro: violin
Jin Hi Kim: komungo
Recorded live by Holger Scheuermann & Jost Gebers during the Total Music Meeting on November 6th, 1999, at Podewil in Berlin.
Mixed & mastered by Jonas Bergler.
Produced by Rüdiger Carl & Jost Gebers.
Booklet front artwork: “Eidos” (2009) by Franz West.
Photo: Hugo Maertens- Bruges, Wien; design by Rahlwespietz, Frankfurt/M.
Layout: Jost Gebers.
Photos: Dagmar Gebers.
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