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EXCLUSIVE! FIRST-EVER DIGITAL RELEASE ANYWHERE! (FMP 0320) http://www.fmp-label.de/freemusicproduction/labelscatalog/fmp0320.html . DIGITALLY REMASTERED. A coveted collector's item for decades, the Georg Gräwe Quintett's "New Movements" represents a group manifesto, of sorts. The three lengthy tracks deftly navigate a path between hard bop and '60s Fire Music, rigid structure and blistering improv, with plenty of original harmonic twists. Gräwe was a mere 20 years old when he recorded this impressive debut.
"An agile and tremendously gifted improviser, Gräwe has one of the most advanced harmonic sensibilities in contemporary jazz; he's a serious student of Schoenberg but also has some of the wavelike linearity of Lennie Tristano, filtered through the more energetic intensity of '60s free music." - Rough Guide to Jazz
"The Georg Gräwe quintet’s free music sounds inspired by the American free movement of the mid-sixties, very assertive, with its raw energy. There is much fine blowing." -Cadence
"The engine of the ensemble is Gräwe, whose springy, lively piano playing pricks up the ears." - Fono Forum
George Gräwe Quintett
Horst Grabosch: trumpet
Harald Dau: soprano & tenor saxophone
Georg Gräwe: piano
Hans Schneider: double bass
Achim Krämer: drums
Recorded live by Jost Gebers on April 19th, 1976, during the concert series Jazz Now at the Quartier Latin in Berlin.
CD mastering by Olaf Rupp.
Produced by Jost Gebers.
Cover design by Wolf Walt.
Front cover photograph by Dagmar Gebers.