Loft Exile V

Loft Exile V

by Frank Gratkowski
     
 

This double-CD documents two concerts held to celebrate multi-reedist Frank Gratkowski's 40th birthday. The music is comprised of free improvisations, with the nearly 64-minute "The Morning Beckons" performed one night by a septet and saxophonist Tobias Delius making the group an octet for three piecesSee more details below

Overview

This double-CD documents two concerts held to celebrate multi-reedist Frank Gratkowski's 40th birthday. The music is comprised of free improvisations, with the nearly 64-minute "The Morning Beckons" performed one night by a septet and saxophonist Tobias Delius making the group an octet for three pieces on the next night. The three (sometimes four) horns leave space for each other and mostly engage in sound explorations. The most interesting playing is usually by the two bassists, who are supported by two drummers. Sometimes they walk and keep time but other times they play very freely and create unusual sounds. Due to the length of the music and the fact that everything is freely improvised, there are stretches where not that much is happening and the performance meanders. But in general there are enough moments of interest to keep followers of avant-garde jazz alert and stimulated.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/19/2005
Label:
Leo Records Uk
UPC:
5024792041022
catalogNumber:
410

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Morning Beckons  - Frank Gratkowski
  2. The Morning Beckons (Continued)  - Frank Gratkowski
  3. The Morning Beckons (Continued)  - Frank Gratkowski
  4. The Morning Beckons (Continued)  - Frank Gratkowski
  5. The Morning Beckons (Continued)  - Frank Gratkowski
  6. The Morning Beckons (Continued)  - Frank Gratkowski
  7. The Morning Beckons (Continued)  - Frank Gratkowski
  8. The Morning Beckons (Continued)  - Frank Gratkowski
  9. The Morning Beckons (Continued)  - Frank Gratkowski
  10. The Morning Beckons (Continued)  - Frank Gratkowski

Disc 2

  1. There Could I Marvel  - Frank Gratkowski
  2. There Could I Marvel (Continued)  - Frank Gratkowski
  3. There Could I Marvel (Continued)  - Frank Gratkowski
  4. There Could I Marvel (Continued)  - Frank Gratkowski
  5. There Could I Marvel (Continued)  - Frank Gratkowski
  6. And the Mystery Sang Alive  - Frank Gratkowski
  7. And the Mystery Sang Alive (Continued)  - Frank Gratkowski
  8. Out of the Loom  - Frank Gratkowski

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Gratkowski   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Contrabass Clarinet,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Herb Robertson   Trumpet
Gerry Hemingway   Drums
Michael Vatcher   Drums
Wolter Wierbos   Trombone
Wilbert de Joode   Bass,Double Bass
Tobias Delius   Clarinet,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Dieter Manderscheid   Bass,Double Bass

Technical Credits

Herb Robertson   Composer
Gerry Hemingway   Composer
Michael Vatcher   Composer
Wolter Wierbos   Composer
Frank Gratkowski   Composer,Producer
Wolfgang Stach   Mastering
Wilbert de Joode   Composer
Leo Feigin   Producer
Tobias Delius   Composer
Dieter Manderscheid   Composer
Hans-Martin Müller   Producer

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