Touch the Earth & Break the Shells [LP versions]

by KOWALD | SMITH | SOMMER

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    READ CAREFULLY: This digital edition combines the original LP versions of these classic albums. This dual-LP release contains an additional song, relative to the combined CD reissue. "Break the Shells [thanks to Eckehart and Evan]" was originally on the Break the Shells LP; at 18 minutes long, it was left off of the reissue of the two records when combined onto one CD.

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------ TOUCH THE EARTH ------

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released May 27, 1980

REVIEWS

"This recording contains a music that will have the ability to make you feel wonderful, give you the knowledge that purity, without the aid of electricity, is indeed the path improvisation must take to sustain its future. Simply beautiful."
- Bill Smith, CODA

Leo Smith: trumpet, flugelhorn, African thumb piano
Peter Kowald: double bass
Günter Sommer: drums, percussion, organ pipes

Recorded live by Jost Gebers on November 13th & 14th, 1979, at the Flöz in Berlin.

CD mastering by Olaf Rupp.
Produced by Jost Gebers.

Cover design by Peter Kowald.
Photographs by Ari van Santvoort.

----- BREAK THE SHELLS -----

released January 21, 1983

REVIEWS

"This is music of the mind, but it is also from the body and the earth itself. This is free jazz that sings!"
- All Music Guide; 4 1/2 star review

"Their catalog is of consistently excellent quality, concentrated and intense, with an independence of spirit which recalls Mingus."
- Penguin Guide to Jazz

"Seduces the listener into a spacious, colorful realm of improvised music with hauntingly beautiful solos from trumpeter Smith and suspenseful textural shadings from bassist Kowald and percussionist Sommer."
- Jazz Times

Leo Smith: trumpet, flugelhorn, flute, african thumb piano
Peter Kowald: double bass
Günter Sommer: drums, percussion, bells, organ pipes

Track 7 & 8 recorded live by Jost Gebers on January 29th, 1981, at the Flöz in Berlin.

Track 9 recorded by Jost Gebers on May 5th, 1981, in Drensteinfurt.

CD mastering by Olaf Rupp.
Produced by Jost Gebers.

Cover artwork and design by Peter Kowald.
Photographs by Dagmar Gebers.

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