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EXCLUSIVE! FIRST-EVER DIGITAL RELEASE ANYWHERE! (FMP 0490) http://www.fmp-label.de/freemusicproduction/labelscatalog/fmp0490.html . This music's unclassifiable originality probably accounts for it failing to make a big splash. Rempel's ensemble seamlessly meshes jazz and classical modes, finding previously unknown common ground between Ayler, Ligetti, Ravel, and more. The musicians selflessly serve the compositions and ably step out to solo when necessary. Forget previous claims: This is the real Third Stream!
"A convincing example of the influence of jazz on contemporary developments. Chamber music without blinders." - Fono Forum
"A wealth of arrangement and composition techniques. Clusters, pensive stretches, lyrical passages, quirky jump themes, swirling motifs and free chaos are all brought together in a straightforward architectural structure and shot through with improvisations with the wit of Free Jazz." - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Hans Rempel Octet
Heinz Becker: trumpet, flugelhorn
Joachim Graswurm: trumpet, flugelhorn
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky: alto saxophone, clarinet, flute
Friedhelm Schönfeld: alto & tenor saxophone, flute
Conrad Bauer: trombone
Hans Rempel: piano
Klaus Koch: double bass
Günter Sommer: drums
"Number Six" recorded by Horst Zander on January 31st, 1974, at the Rundfunk der DDR in Berlin.
Recording director: Jürgen Crasser.
"Number Three" recorded by Heiner Lück on February 19th, 1976, at the Rundfunk der DDR in Berlin.
Recording director: Lothar Hübner.
CD mastering by Olaf Rupp.
Produced by Rolf Reichelt.
Cover design by Wolf Walt.
Photograph by Otto Sill.