Contemporary / Spiritual / Free Jazz

Merge - Kashan EP

 
Style: Desert Jazz

Format: EP
Label: Growing Bin Records

Year: 2016

Condition: M/M

 

Limited to 440 copies worldwide. No repress...

 

Minds expanded and bodies soothed by Krakatau’s deep spiritual eruptions, Growing Bin take us back to the beginning with three impressionistic jazz landscapes from the magical Merge. Inspired by childhood memories of an Iranian oasis, Jo Lienen let his fingers breeze over the keys like a warm shamal, leading him back through dusty streets and covered markets to his long forgotten Kashan.
As the needle nestles into the well pressed groove we gaze through Lienen‘s eyes upon an ancient beauty, the sapphire skies and tan sands which surround the endless domes and lush gardens of his childhood home. Focusing on the bustling market in the morning sun, ‚Part I‘ races down the narrow alleys to a bright bossa rhythm, weaving past the crowds with a swaying bassline and lithe guitar. The soothing air carries the faint heat of spice and the voices of the bazaar, while the delicate piano falls like a warm desert rain.
As afternoon prayer leads the crowds to mosque, ‚Part II‘ strolls through the empty streets, following mystical melodies to a moment of trascendent beauty. Hissing snare rolls leap above subtle percussion, carrying the earthy bass and airy piano as emotive guitar drifts through the city like smoke in the wind. A dervish solo erupts with spiritual fervour and the crowds flood back through the streets bringing Kashan back to life once again.
‚Part III‘ finds us at sunset, drinking spiced tea with red dust underfoot. Taking a slower, more sedate pace, this bass led beauty rolls on restrained but rhythmic percussion,  flooding the senses with synth harp and dreamy guitar. The music might stop and the  mirage may disappear, but thanks to Growing Bin we can visit any time we want.

(Patrick Ryder)

 

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Henri Texier - Amir

 
Style:  D.O.G.

Format: LP
Label: JMS

Year: 1978

Condition: NM/NM

 

Unplayed backstock copy of this holy grail. His first - played all by himself! Is Texier's magical hum the "open sesame" to the doors of perception? Maybe! But possibly it's just timeless music that doesn't cease to amaze. Highest possible recommendation!!

 

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Ivory - Ivory

 
Style: Modal Spiritual

Format: LP
Label: Not On Label

Year: 1981

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

Jazz between the chairs. I can't tell if this is modal, contemporary or spiritual jazz, but i can tell that the music is absolutely amazing!! On top of that a private release and acordingly very hard to locate ...

 

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Ron Wilson Trio - Zone Bleu

 
Style: Contemporary

Format: LP
Label: Concert (Private)

Year: 1980

Condition: VG+/VG+

 

Mellow contemporary Jazz by this trio with Ron Wilson leading on piano. Lots of contemplative momnets plus that waltzy Modal jam Zimbabwe

 

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Freeport - Alternating Current

 
Style: Fusion / Improvised Music

Format: LP
Label: View (Ger)

Year: 1983

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

Call it Improvised Fusion?

Whatever it is - it's great! 

 

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Tzahara - Tzarte Töne

 
Style:  Experimental Fusion

Format: LP
Label: Avantgarage / Private

Year: 1983

Condition: NM/NM

 

Like new copy! This album is setting free a lot of energy and it's less experimental than you might guess from a look at the cover (and label).  The quartet plays a variety of styles on this LP not without showing skills in the fast tracks ;) My fave are the slow etc. and the interstellar overdrive tune Space Invaders

 

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Sathima Bea Benjamin - Lovelight

 
Style:  Deep Jazz

Format: LP
Label: Enja

Year: 1988

Condition: M/M still sealed  

 

so deep and so beautiful. all the way through. Music and African Songbird might be the oustanding tracks followed by Winnie Mandela.

 

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Various - At Night

 
Style: Swing / Modern Jazz / Spiritual Jazz

Format: 2LP
Label: Jazz Club Podium

Year: 1978

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

A private compilation released by a Frankfurt Jazzclub. Sides 1, 2 & 3 are filled with Swing and I must admit that it's not my cup of tea at all. Side 4 is what I bought this for. The Sextet "Sounds" plays three compositions by Nat Adderley, Cannonball Adderley and Benny Golson. My highlight is the self penned Sound Spirit - a ten minute long and very intense session!

 

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Jazz Oder Nie - North Sea November

 
Style: Fusion / Spiritual / Modal

Format: LP
Label: Not On Label

Year: 1989

Condition: NM/VG+  signed!

 

Invisble private jazz from the late 80s. The recording date doesn't say anything about the music though. It sounds quite "out of time". Friends of these odd european modal gems and fusion heads will lick their lips. There's a lot to go for here. Maybe mentioning these guys covered Gary Bartz's Rise will make you curious enough to listen to the long soundclip?

 

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Husky - Wobi Madeondo Der Weisse Teufel

 
Style: Spritual Jazz

Format: LP
Label: TBS

Year: 1984

Condition: NM/NM

 

Husky's seldom seen first album. Very spiritual and organic - even free at parts but always on point.

 

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Various - Jazz Meets The World

 
Style: Jazz / Ethno Jazz

Format: 2LP
Label: MPS

Year: 1975

Condition: NM/NM  

 

Double LP filled with the best of Saba's "World Jazz" (Jazz Meets India, Sakura Sakura, Flamenco Jazz, Djanger Bali, Auto Jazz, Noon in Tunesia, From Sticksland With Love, Wild Goose, Tristeza on Guitar and El Babaku...) Worth every penny!

 

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Markus Stauss Quartett - Neulich Im Studio

 
Style: Improvised Jazz Rock

Format: LP
Label: KNSE (Private)

Year: 1985

Condition: NM/NM

 

Two saxophones, synthesizers and a drumming wizard jamming the sht out of their instruments. Four improvisations somwhere between 6 and 15 minutes long of which Ein Raub der Flammen with an excellent synth sax dialogue underpinned by whirlwind percussion and Happyness are the strongest tracks to my ears. That's why they're in the clip!

 

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Various - Interjazz IV - Good Old Circus

 
Style: Free Jazz

Format: LP
Label: FMP

Year: 1981

Condition: NM/VG+

 

The delicate golden cover that usually tends to have masive ringwear is VG+ except from tiny cut at the opening side and seamsplit on top seam - see pic. Details on the recording see here - the guys oviously had fun!! 

 

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Fish For Fish - Fish For Fish

 
Style: Jazzy Experiments

Format: LP
Label: FFF

Year: 1990

Condition: NM/VG+ soc

 

Experimental Jazz Not Jazz from Hamburg, Germany.

Cars and elephants ruling this private release.

 

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Otto Wolters Trio - Boab

 
Style: Improvised Jazz / Contemporary

Format: LP
Label: Dizzy

Year: 1972

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

Otto Wolters on piano and electric piano featuring Horst Wagner on bass & Charles Benecke on drums. It seems to be their only recording.

That's a shame. Their technically excellent and well balanced modern jazz improvisations have a whole lot of soul. Check the slow building Boab in the first clip and the rhythmically tricky Consuelo in the second.  It's rare private press. IMO one of the strongest private Modern Jazz LPs from Germany.

 

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Klevstrand Guttomsen Kvintett - Höysang

 
Style: Contemporary / Folk Jazz

Format: LP
Label: NorDisc

Year: 1978

Condition: NM/VG Ringwear 

 

Unusual sounds from Norway. A mix of cool contemporary jazz and folky vibes might not that extraordinary, but if you add norwegian vocals it might be something special wether if you're norwegian or not.

 

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Humus - Chess Music

 
Style: Contemporary Jazz / Fusion / Modal

Format: LP
Label: Not On Label

Year: 198?

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

Excellent 2nd LP by Humus. Very limited private press from the mid 80s? All titles are  Chess related. I don't hear any Chess in the music but I dig it and that's enough for me. 

 

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Catalpa - Catalpa

 
Style: Free Privacy

Format: LP
Label: Not On Label

Year: 1981

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

Most excellent and pretty soulful free jazz with the exception of  the hard bopping Straight No Chaser. The remaining tunes are self penned compositions / improvisations.

Catalpa were 5 hobby musicians from Munich who recorded their only album in Hamburg. In over 20 years of digging for german jazz this is the second copy I came across ...

 

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Müller Braig Jazz Unit - Changing Moods

 
Style: Contemporary / Modern Jazz

Format: LP
Label: Not On Label

Year: 1986

Condition: NM/VG+  signed

 

Laid back Modern Jazz by this unknown group from Germany. Most of the songs are calm and peaceful as if they were recorded for night listening. Including some proper solos for non-professionals. Highly recommended - not only for night listening!

 

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Wolfgang Lackerschmid Connection ‎– Girl With The Bird

 
Style: Modal Jazz / Contemporary

Format: EP
Label: Fusion

Year: 1983

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

Unplayed back stock copy!! The title track is to be found on the excellent "The Spinning Wheel Of Jazz" compilation. BUT all tracks on this EP are great. My fave is the uplifting "Watch you sleepin". In demand and definitely not easy to find.... tiny sticker tear on front cover

 

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Ketil Bjørnstad - Selena

 
Style: Fusion / Contemporary Jazz

Format: LP
Label: Philips (Norway)

Year: 1977

Condition: NM/VG+  Cover shows wear

 

Funky Fusion from Norway. Tight drumming. Prominent sax.

Excellent improvisations in exciting compositions.

 

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Jazzwheel - Moderne Jazz Musik EP

 
Style: Modern / Modal / Latin Jazz

Format: 7" EP
Label: Not On Label

Year: 1979

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

The Jazzwheel album on the small View label isn't really easy to find. Now this little gem released 2 years before the LP is almost invisible. 3 tracks - one modern, one modal and one latin jaz tune. All amazing. For Peter was featured in a nother version. The other 2 are exclusives. Speaking of exlusive ...

 

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Clasen - Köhler Quartett - Autumn Leaves

 
Style: Soul Jazz

Format: LP
Label: Not On Label

Year: 1987

Condition: NM/NM 

 

Excellent soulful Jazz by this unknown quartet from Northern Germany. It's a real pleasure listening to Gesche Clasen, the german Bobbi Humphrey, soloing on flute. Check out what she does in the modal Yesterday - first in the clip. Like new copy!

 

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Achim Kück & Friends - Scurrility

 
Style: Modal Jazz / Vocal Jazz

Format: LP
Label: Blind Man (Private)

Year: 1982

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

Scurrile? Maybe, but ucking excellent too. Not a bad track on this record. Highest recommendation if you're into european modal jazz!!!

 

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Adelhard Roidinger - Schattseite

 
Style: Organic Contemporary

Format: LP
Label: ECM

Year: 1982

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

Mellow and partly very organic contemporary jazz by the #1 bass player from Austria. Accompanied by Heinz Sauer (sax), Bob Degen, (piano), Harry Pepl (guitar), Werner Kirchner (marimba, vibraphone), Aina Kemanis (voice) and Michael DiPasqua (drums). Six self penned compositions to drift away ...

 

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Karsten Houmark Quintet - Karsten Houmark Quintet

 
Style: Contemporary Jazz / Mellow Metheny Styles

Format: LP
Label: Stunt

Year: 1985

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

Cool contemporary Jazz from Denmark. Music to watch the clouds pass by!! Don't pass on this if you dig mellow scandinavian jazz ...

 

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Reinhard Glöder Quartett - The Glassblower

 
Style: Contemporary Jazz

Format: LP
Label: Trion

Year: 1982

Condition: NM/VG+ 

 

Excellent but undiscovered contemporary jazz by the quartet around bass-player Reinhard Glöder. Featuring Andy Lumpp on piano, Matthias Nadolny on tenor-sax and Jo Thönes on drums. I have thought about calling this Post Fusion, but in the end it's probaby just some excellent and versatile conteporary jazz. Made with love an care. The whole album is very listenable. My faves are the melancholic opening track Barbitos, the energetic Diana And Her Jeep and the pensive title track Glassblower

 

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Das Stuttgarter Jazz Trio - Bei Behr

 
Style: Modal Jazz / Oldtime

Format: 7" EP
Label: Private

Year: 1978

Condition: NM/NM

 

Nicest copy of this uncommon jazz gem. All players are coming from a dixie or ragtime background. Nevertheless they have been playing with great names such as Mal Waldron or the local hero Joe Haider. When i discovered this i didn't expect much since the tunes are adaptions of german folk songs, but right the first track showed me that i was misdirected. Two of the four songs are fantastic modern jazz compositions. This is the original first issue with the foldout cover

 

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Frank Wolff und Kurorchester - Solo

 
Style: Experimental Jazz / NWW

Format: LP
Label: Portobello

Year: 1984

Condition: NM/NM 

 

Germna musicologists divide music into E-Musik and U-Musik. E for Ernste (serious) Musik and U for Unterhaltung (entertainment). In the Wikipedia article about Frank Wolff I read that he's constatntly travelling between those two poles. To me it sounds like that Wolf can be at both places at the same time. If you dig Black Masses, Experiments in Pop, playful Krautrock, Baudelaires Flowers Of Evil recited like a liturgy (bien sûr en français) and would like to enjoy the german national hymn Hoffmann von Fallersleben's Deutschlandlied in a different way than usual grab this copy. You won't regret!!

 

PS Put it on the NWW List immediately...

 

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Günther Wiesemann & Friends - ST

 
Style: Jazz

Format: LP
Label: Vivid Music

Year: 1981

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

Günther Wiesemann on piano, Dietmar Hippler on drums and flute plus Ali Haurand and Benno Gromzig on bass. Includes tunes inspired by McCoy Tyner and John Coltrane a McCoy Tyner piece (Atlantis) and the live recording of the completely spontaneous invented Jazzrumba, the later being my fave on the album.

 

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Günther Wiesemann - Flabbergasting

 
Style: Contemporary Jazz / Experimental Jazz

Format: LP
Label: Vivid Music

Year: 198?

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

The pianist Günther Wiesemann recorded only a few Jazz LPs for his own label Vivid Music before he went on to write Neue Musik. His play gives me the same kind of feeling that also Krysztof Komeda's music gives me. Unfortunately I'm not an expert on piano to verify my feelings stylistically. The subtitle is Interspektionen ... if anybody knows what an interspection (not introspection) is please let me know.

 

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Reinhard Walter Jazz Projekt - Lights

 
Style: Synthesized Jazz

Format: LP
Label: Amiga

Year: 1987

Condition: NM/VG 

 

Great synthesized and partly very ambient sounding Jazz. Night Music!! Featuring Unit's Volker Schlott.

 

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Charly Augschöll Quartet - Same

 
Style:  Modal Jazz / Latin Fusion

Format: LP
Label: Koch

Year: 1983

Condition: NM/NM (signed)  

 

Here's a signed copy of a pretty hard to find gem. In twenty years of digging this is the second copy I see. Too bad, because its an all killer no filler album. Recorded in 1983 but these guys have that timeless sound ... 

 

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Vier - Another Beginning

 
Style: Contemporary

Format: LP
Label:  2-Meter

Year: 1981

Condition: NM/NM

 

Extremely well crafted and playful contemporary jazz.

All songs are more than worth a listen.

Please check the long soundclip!

 

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Nightwork - Jazz

 
Style: Nighttime Music

Format: LP
Label: Nightwork (Private)

Year: 1982

Condition: NM/NM 

 

Nightime Jazz recorded for an art film. Contemporary Jazz with that Modal approach and excellent scatting. Private and unfindable. A personal holy grail.

 

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Levin / Broeck / Emmery - Reflections

 
Style:  Contemporary Jazz

Format: LP
Label: View

Year: 1983

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

Here's one of the harder to find records from the View-Records Jazz Series. Rob van den Broeck on piano, Harry Emmery on bass and Tony Levin on drums. Oldschool Piano Trio you might think. Well it's a piano trio, but it doesn't sound old school at all ; )

 

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Larry Blackshere Trio - Strategy

 

Style: Free Jazz / Spiritual Jazz

Format: LP

Label: Dutsa (Private)

Year: 1981

Condition: NM/VG+

 

Private spiritual jazz made in Germany.

Larry Blackshere leading on vibes.

 

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Gerard Harris & Dialog - Joseph's Path

 
Style: Contemporary Jazz

Format: LP
Label: Move

Year: 1986

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

I call this friendly, deep and also a bit spiritual. And timeless too. Lovely compositions meet versatile improvisations. Highly recommended!

 

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Wütrio - Free And Easy

 
Style: Easy Free Jazz?

Format: LP
Label: Blütenstaub (Private)

Year: 1981

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

The Wütrio's first longplayer from 1981.

Free and easy describes this self released organic jazz album very well!!

 

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Wolfgang Lauth Quartett +1 - Jazz For Fun Vol. 2

 
Style:  Modal Jazz

Format: LP
Label: Trend

Year: 1987

Condition: NM/NM  

 

Don't be put off by the production date. This record indeed sounds timeless - well at least not like 1987. In my opinion a fantastic Jazz album in the tradition of the Kenny Clarke & Francy Boland Big Band etc.  Among the players: infamous Fritz Münzer (Second Direction) on flute and Günter Lenz (Et Cetera, Komeda Quintet) on bass. Of course Wolfgang Lauth is doing a great job on the vibes.... The album features some wonderful waltzes and even a short trip to brazil (without any cheese in the boat!)

 

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Sigrid Meyer - Serene

 
Style: Vocal Jazz / Experimental Contemporaries

Format: LP
Label: Polydor

Year: 1982

Condition: NM/NM

 

By far one of my favourite vocal jazz records made in Germany. If you dig the work of Monika Linges, Lauren Newton and Silvia Droste you need to hear this. A little more experimental than the average easy scat bossa ladies and mysteriously rare although released on Polydor.  you'd guess they didn't press just 100 of it since the group was the offical newcomer in jazz that year, but I have seen 2 copies in the last 15 years and I wonder where all the remaining records would hide.

Anyway it's about the music and not the pressing quantities so please ...

 

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Bailey, Schwab, Weber & Kovacev - Islands

 
Style: Contemporary / Jazz / Fusion

Format: LP
Label: Enja

Year:

Condition: NM/NM

 

Like new copy.  Don't buy it, so i can keep it!

 

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