"...simply some of the most remarkable collectively improvised music you’ll hear this year or any other, with technical resource and fluency of thought constantly combining in new and beautiful ways.... [T]his is a recording that should be heard by anyone who enjoys spirited and inventive give-and-take." -- Stuart Broomer, Cadence
"...an East German showcase for the Bauer brothers, Conrad and Johannes, on trombones and Joe Sachse and Uwe Kropinski on guitars. 'Reflections' is a studio session from ’86, when the bloc was still a bloc. It’s a great joy that FMP chose to release it, because the peculiar grouping had a unique and wonderful sound: spiky guitars, burbling ‘bones, Conrad’s outrageous facility and Sachse’s propensity to rock out." -- John Corbett, Downbeat
"The most beautiful thing about the entire 'Reflections' suite is that it works seamlessly, folding and unmasking and refolding with spot-on common sense, a wicked feeling for edgy adventure and a populist's dream of creating a music that is not only artistically satisfying, it's even recognizably accessible.... In all, this is as fine a work of free jazz/improv as one is likely to find — full of wonder, surprise, and passionate execution." -- Thom Jurek, All Music Guide (4 Stars)
Conrad Bauer: trombone
Johannes Bauer: trombone
Uwe Kropinski: guitar
Joe Sachse: guitar
Recorded live by Jost Gebers on October 18th & 19th,1986, during the Just Music concert series, at the FMP-Studio in Berlin.
Mixed and mastered by Jonas Bergler.
Produced by Jost Gebers