Here’s the *REAL* Santana! A lost classic of European jazz, this early recording by the potent trio of Pierre Favre, Irène Schweizer, and Peter Kowald was waxed in 1968, before Carlos started gigging under his own name. This churning music may contain echoes of Cecil Taylor and Paul Bley, but mainly it’s forging a new sonic vocabulary that would inspire European players over the coming decade. Volatile and vital, unpredictable and gorgeous, it’s been buried for far too long.
PART 3 Loren Connors The Departing of a Dream Family Vineyard : 2013 (orig. 2002) LC, guitar. IMPROV. 7 Borbetomagus and Friends Industrial Strength Leo : 1981 Don Dietrich, Jim Sauter, saxes; Toshinori Kondo, trumpet; Donald Miller, guitar; Milo Fine,… Continue reading
Category Borbetomagus, Colin Stetson, Jeff Jackson, Loren Connors
Tags Borbetomagus, Colin Stetson, Jeff Jackson, Loren Connors, Milo Fine, Peter Kowald, Toshinori Kondo, Tristan Honsinger
This short-lived all-star assemblage of European talent only released one LP, and this is it! A large group that wears its size lightly, there is a lot of space for solos and smaller group work, while also allowing for some tremendously beautiful, all-in crescendos. And don’t let the “workshop” of the title lead you astray: this is a band with a full understanding of the repertoire, and complete command of the material. Come join The Family!
To ring in 2013, we present a pair of superlative Schlippenbach Quartet albums. Three Nails Left features the classic line-up of Evan Parker, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Peter Kowald, and Paul Lovens, captured live in 1974 (side 1) and 1975 (side… Continue reading
Just in time for your Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Festivus shopping, we’ve got some brand new offerings in our FMP download store. They’re the perfect gift for that hard-working person on your list whose impeccable music tastes are never fully… Continue reading
Category commerce, FMP, Louis Moholo, Peter Brötzmann
Tags Detlef Schönenberg, FMP, Gunter Christmann, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo, Michel Pilz, Paul Lovens, Peter Brötzmann, Peter Kowald, Rüdiger Carl
Peter Kowald Quintet by PETER KOWALD QUINTET An important, vibrant early document from the late, great bass player/composer Peter Kowald, never before on CD. Here are four loose-limbed performances from a 1972 concert; quiet moments of intense focus from Kowald… Continue reading
Elf Bagatellen, by the SCHLIPPENBACH TRIO . . Touch the Earth, Break the Shells, by KOWALD | SMITH | SOMMER We’re thrilled to announce the opening of the Destination: OUT download store. We’re offering high quality downloads of adventurous jazz… Continue reading
Category commerce, FMP
Tags Alexander von Schlippenbach, Cecil Taylor, Elf Bagatellen, Evan Parker, FMP, Globe Unity Orchestra, Gunter "Baby" Sommer, Paul Lovens, Peter Brötzmann, Peter Kowald, Touch the Earth, Wadada Leo Smith