Merge - Long Distance


Style:  Ambient Jazz / Balearic Fusion

Format: LP
Label: growing bin records

Year: 2013 /2015 limited repress

Condition: M/M 


Some years ago I discovered some copies of an unusal Fusion-Jazz album called Exchange recorded in 1989 by the studio project Merge - released on the private Dorato Musikverlag. The bunch of copies I had were quickly spread over the globe and when a friend asked me if I still had one for him they were all gone. So I got into contact with Merge's mastermind and producer, Jo Lienen, who magically moved to my hometown Hamburg recently. Fortunately he still had a handful of copies left. (Saved from the distributioner who failed to do his job and finally recycled the remaining copies ... ) While we were chatting about life and music Jo told me about a second Merge LP that he and his friend Harald Karla recorded within just a few weeks in studio off-time in 1994. An album never released, because both of them were very busy in production / studio jobs and forgot about it a while after... Jo kindly provided me with a CD of the 1994 recordings and when I listened to it I got struck by lightning. This mix of Jazz and Ambient is EXACTLY what I'm after and I know there's a bunch of you guys out there who feel the same : )

Thanks to Jo and Harald for these wonderful tunes!!


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