Last year’s “Born Free” box set was the first one – now there’s another big one: The “Balve Box” is now available!
Both sets come in a 27 x 27 cm box, with 32-page booklets, featuring recording dates and musician line-ups, plus newspaper clippings and lots of (previously unseen) pictures from the events.
The “Born Free” box has the performances from the 12th German Jazz Festival 1970 – 10 hours of music on 9 CDs with complete sets from Wolfgang Dauner, Peter Brötzmann, Gunter Hampel Group, Limbus 4 and many others, plus a 37 min. specially commissioned work from the European Free Jazz Orchestra of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, directed by Lester Bowie.
The “New Jazz Festival Balve” release features performances from two festivals held in the ancient cave at Balve, West Germany, in 1974 and 1975. 11 CDs with 13 hours of music present complete performances and improv sessions by Gary Burton, Peter Brötzmann, John Surman, Pat Metheny and many more.