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Reflection 1 12:36
Reflection 2 11:25
Reflection 3 15:16
Reflection 4 06:59
Reflection 5 12:57
Reflection 6 08:01


All compositions by Bauer/Bauer/Kropinski/Sachse.


released March 19, 1996


"...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

Booklet design/Layout: Jost Gebers.
Photos: Dagmar Gebers


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