Artists
Eddy Marron Hans Koller Janusz Stefański Jürgen Wuchner
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Genre
Avantgarde Jazz Contemporary Jazz Jazz Modal Post Bop
Release Date
01.01.1977
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Recorded in 1976, the album offers up Koller at his free-playing best. A stellar band provides the color: German guitarist Eddy Maron, known for his ability to mix elements of jazz, rock, and the Mid-East; Jürgen Wuchner, celebrated for his work with Heinz Sauer,and the Vienna Art Orchestra; drummer Janusz Stefański, one of a slew of top-flight Polish musicians who immigrated to Germany during the Soviet era. Maron’s Kalabash infuses a mid-eastern modal flair with a juxtaposition of tempos and driving soprano and guitar solos. Rose Selavy, Duchamp’s pseudonym and a play on "Eros, c'est la vie”, features Koller’s passionate Tenor. Turkish Cross Colour highlights Koller’s serpentine soprano solo and Maron plays what sounds like the Turkish saz. Karin gravitates towards intensity with collective fury. Akt, Eine Treppe Hinabsteigend. Nr. 2 is a suiting homage to Duchamp’s revolutionary painting Nude Descending a Staircase – stasis transformed into multi-layered movement. Next come three miniatures: Koller’s inspired solo tenor ballad Belle Haleine, Maron’s deep-luted flamencoesque Bourdun Inspiration, and Bass, in which Wuchner bows his way through this impressive solo. The album ends with Stefanski’s Song for Eva, a hip modal romp in 5/4.

Artists
Eddy Marron Hans Koller Janusz Stefański Jürgen Wuchner
Information
Genre
Avantgarde Jazz Contemporary Jazz Jazz Modal Post Bop
Release Date
01.01.1977