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Modern Jazz 1966

MODERN AT THE GERMAN JAZZ FESTIVAL 1966
Unreleased live recordings!

We are very excited to announce what we think is one of the most exciting jazz albums that have been issued in recent years. It includes the most beautiful unreleased live recordings from the German Jazz Festival 1966! Please check the whos’s who of the German jazz scene in the tracklisting.

This 2-LP set comes in a Saba-style gatefold cover. We had the impression that those recordings could easily have been part of the Saba/MPS catalogue back in 1966 – that’s why we decided to design the covers and labels in the style of original 1960s Saba sleeves. The front cover features original artwork by German jazz graphic icon Günther Kieser.

This album’s music will not only blow you away – it comes in perfectly remastered top quality as well. Terms like “a must” are overused nowadays; however, we promise this is a “real must” for every serious jazz collector. It truly deserves any superlative available!

The CD edition has several additional tracks:

Disc 1 (78:55): Erwin Lehn Tanzorchester: Warm Up And Swing (4:24) | Sweet And Slowly (4:46) | Jet Set (4:13) | Orchester Kurt Edelhagen: Kim (5:19) | Gilda (11:12) | The Shadow Of Your Smile (4:06) | Brotherhood Of Men (5:13) | Wives And Lovers (4:00) | This Could Be The Start Of Something Big (6:38) | Horst Jankowski Trio: Jungle (7:10) | Horst Jankowski Trio & Helmut Brandt: Jahrgang 37 (5:07) | Nordlicht  (3:55) | Hans Koller Quintett: Blues in F (11:10)

Disc 2 (79:29): Albert Mangelsdorff Quintett: Mobile (13:03) | Plakate (13:47) | Benny Bailey: I Remember Clifford (6:48) | Don Menza: Piece For Two (8:27) | Max Greger & his Orchestra: Salute To Miles (5:00) | Klaus Doldinger Quartett: Guarachi Garo (10:11) | Rolf Kühn & Klaus Doldinger Quartett: GeminiWaltz (10:00) | Wolfgang Schlüter: FridayBlues  (12:26)

6084 Modern 1966 Cover

Unveröffentlichte Live-Aufnahmen!

Wir freuen uns sehr, Ihnen eines der aufregendsten Jazz-Alben präsentieren zu können, die in den letzten Jahren wiederveröffentlicht wurden, mit den schönsten unveröffentlichten Live-Aufnahmen des Deutschen Jazzfestivals 1966! Das Tracklisting liest sich wie ein “Who’s Who” der Deutschen Jazzszene.

Das 2 LP-Set erscheint in einem “Saba Style”-Klappcover. Da wir den Eindruck hatten, dass diese Aufnahmen sich anhören, als ob sie aus dem Saba/MPS Katalog von 1966 stammen, hielten wir es für eine gute Idee, die Covers und Labels im Stil der Original 1960er Saba-Covers zu gestalten. Auf der Vorderseite des Covers ist ein Original-Design der deutschen Jazzgraphiker-Ikone Günther Kieser abgebildet.

Die Musik wird Sie nicht nur umhauen – sie wurde auch in perfekter Klangqualität remastert. Begriffe wie “ein Muss” werden heute viel zu oft verwendet – aber wir versprechen Ihnen, dass diese LP ein echtes “Muss” für jeden ernsthaften Jazzsammler ist. Sie verdient wirklich jeden erdenklichen Superlativ!

Christian Schwindt Quintet

CHRISTIAN SCHWINDT QUINTET

FOR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES

We are happy to announce “For Friends And Relatives”, one of the real top 10 European jazz higlights. Superlatives are often used nowadays, but we strongly believe that this album is one of the true 1960s Euro jazz “holy-grails”.

The Schwindt Quintet was formed during the early ’60s in Helsinki/Finland. This album delivers beautiful top-quality jazz that couldn’t be better. This is probably the reason why the few original copies of the album that popped up sell for astronomic prices – up to a few thousand dollars.

We’d like to point out that the album comes in fantastic remastering and DMM cut sound quality. During the remastering process we found out that the original sound was quite inferior with a few mistakes included. Our new version sounds amazing, even if you already know the album. Listen to this record like never before!

Limited edition as always – grab them before it’s too late – we don’t do re-pressings! Available around Christmas from BE! Jazz.

6083 Schwindt Cover

Wir freuen uns, Ihnen “For Friends And Relatives” präsentieren zu können, ein wahres Highlight in der Top Ten des europäischen Jazz. Superlative werden heutzutage oft verwendet, dennoch sind wir der Meinung, dass dieses Album definitiv zu den begehrtesten Sammlerstücken des europäischen Jazz der 60er Jahre gehört.

Das Schwindt Quintet wurde Anfang der 60er Jahre in Helsinki/Finnland gegründet. Dieses Album bietet unübertrefflichen, wunderschönen Jazz allererster Güte. Dies ist wahrscheinlich der Grund, warum die wenigen noch erhältlichen Exemplare des Originals zu astronomischen Preisen gehandelt werden – manchmal in Höhe von bis zu einigen Tausend Dollar!

Wir weisen darauf hin, dass die Aufnahmen in ausgezeichneter Klangqualität per DMM-Schnitt remastert wurden. Während des Remasterings stellten wir fest, dass das Original eine minderwertige Soundqualität aufwies, die zudem einige Fehler enthielt. Sie werden daher über den Klang unserer neuen Version erstaunt sein, selbst wenn Sie das Album bereits kennen. So haben Sie diese Platte noch nie gehört!

Diese LP erscheint wie immer in limitierter Auflage. Greifen Sie also schnell zu – es gibt keine Nachpressungen! Erhältlich Dezember 2014.

Vinyl LP | Limited Edition of 500 copies!
| Be! Jazz 6083

PERSONNEL:
Christian Schwindt (drums) | Heikki Sarmanto (piano) | Tapani Tamminen (bass) | Otto Donner (trumpet) | Erik Dannholm (tenor- & altosax) | Pentti Hietanen (piano) | Pekka Sarmanto (bass)
(Pentti Hietanen & Pekka Sarmanto on Miniature only)
Recorded in Helsinki, November 9 & 12, 1965

TRACKS:

1. Helsinki At Noon | 2. Miniature | 3. My Next And Only Love | 4. D-Day | 5. Theme For Christer | 6. Claudine | 7. Släkt och vänner (Friends And Relatives)

Jazz On Holy Hill

Holy Hill Cover

INTERNATIONAL HOLY HILL JAZZ MEETING 1969

BE! JAZZ is happy to come up with a limited edition (500 copies) of a true “holy” modern/free jazz gems of the late 1960s. The original double LP was issued by Meno Liechtenstein’s CB Records – he was also the organizer of the “International Holy Hill Jazz Meeting” in Heidelberg / Germany.

The sound quality on the original album was not really bad – but it certainly was not really good as well. We spent a lot of work on a proper restoration of the live tapes. The result is truly amazing – after almost 50 years we are now able to listen properly to the unbelievable music played by the cream of German/European jazz musicians.

Just check the line-up and you will understand what we’re talking about. The music included ranges from Free Jazz by the likes of Peter Brötzmann and Evan Parker to quality Modern Jazz done by the Joki Freund Quintet.

Reserve yourself a forgotten piece of European Jazz history! Available in October on BE! Jazz!

Vinyl DoubleLP (gatefold sleeve) | Limited Edition of 500 copies! | Be! Jazz 6081/82

TRACKS:

  1. Pierre Favre Trio: Let’s Talk About The Weather
    Irene Schweizer (p) | Peter Kowald (b) | Pierre Favre (dr, leader)
  2. Rolf Kuhn Quartett: Circus Live
    Joachim Kuhn (p) | Buschi Niebergall (b) | Stu Martin (dr, perc, fl) | Rolf Kuhn (cl electr., leader)
  3. Peter Brötzmann Oktett: Finally
    Fred Van Hove (p) | Buschi Niebergall (b, b-tb) | Peter Kowald (b) | Arjen Gorter (b) | Pierre Favre (dr) | Paul Rutherford (tb) | Evan Parker (ts, ss) | Peter Brötzmann (ts, leader)
  4. Joe Viera – Ed Kroeger Quartett: Vibration
    Sigi Busch (b) | Heinrich Hock (dr) | Joe Viera (as, ss) | Ed Kroeger (tb, leader)
  5. Joki Freund Quintett: Five To Five
    Helmut Kirchgässner (p) | Peter Witte (b) | Joerg Gebhard (dr) | Toni Rabold (tp) | Joki Freund (ts, ss)
  6. Marion Brown: In Memory Of John Coltrane
    Marion Brown (as)
  7. Joki Freund Quintett: Gluga Gluga Blues

Holy Inner

More Jazz On Vinyl

As the previous two reissues are shipping – here are two new releases coming soon:

LP Dolphy Cover

 

ERIC DOLPHY IN EUROPE

Without doubt, Eric Dolphy counts among the most important and influential musicians in modern jazz – his work is still admired today for its non-compromising individuality.

Dolphy was born in Los Angeles in 1928. He was heard in the band of Charles Mingus who featured him extensively, but also led his own group with trumpeter Booker Little. Dolphy accompanied John Coltrane on a European tour in 1962. He died in Berlin, Germany, in 1964.

Recorded live in Copenhagen featuring the cream of Danish jazz musicians, this album is one of the really great early 1960s classics. The original was issued on DEBUT RECORDS in Denmark in 1962 and is a hot collectors’ piece nowadays.

PERSONNEL: Eric Dolphy (as, cl, fl) | Bent Axen (p) | Erik Moseholm (b) | Chuck Israels (b) | Jørn Elniff (dr) | Recorded at Studenterforeningen, Copenhagen, September 8, 1961

TRACKS: 1. I Don’t Know Why | 2. God Bless The Child | 3. The Way You Look Tonight | 4. Oleo | 5. Hi-Fly

Vinyl LP | Limited Edition of 500 copies | Be! Jazz 6067

 

 

LP Thelin Cover

 

This album became a legend, mostly due to the cooperation with Belgian Joel Vandrooogenbroeck, who had played with big names such as René Thomas, Bobby Jaspar, Barney Wilen and Zoot Sims. In 1968 Vandroogenbroeck formed the experimental rockband Brainticket.

 

EJE THELIN QUINTET | AT THE GERMAN JAZZ FESTIVAL

Between 1961 and 1965 Eje Thelin formed his first own group with which he toured across Europe. In 1964 he performed in Copenhagen with George Russell; from the late 60s to the mid-70s he played with Joachim Kühn and John Surman and turned to Free Jazz.

This LP was recorded on May 6, 1964 at the German Jazz Festival in Frankfurt. The music offers top-quality Modern Jazz.

We are happy to see this album re-issued for the first time since 1965, especially in this wonderful quality, remastered per DMM vinyl cutting from the original tapes.

PERSONNEL: Eje Thelin (tb) | Ulf Andersson (ts) | Joel Vandroogenbroek (p) | Roman Dylag (b) | Rune Carlsson (dr) |
Recorded at 9. Deutsches Jazz Festival 1964, Frankfurt, May 9, 1964

TRACKS: 1. The Opener | 2. It Ain’t Necessarily So | 3. Filmballad | 4. I’m Oldfashioned | 5. Gazoline | 6. Marques De Villamagna

Vinyl LP | Limited Edition of 500 copies | Be! Jazz 6066

New Release

Mod-Box 1 Mod-Box 2 Mod-Box 3

The MOD-Box is available now from JPC Germany and Bear Family Mailorder (worldwide shipping!).

 

Here is the track listing:

CD 1:
Hans Koller
1  Feuerwehr
2  Moonlight In Vermont
3  Get Happy
4  Badewasser
5  All About Nora
6  Sweet Line
7  All The Things You Are
8  Yesterdays
9  Indian Summer
10  Iris For Bill Crozier
11  Ach Värmeland Du Sköna
12  Small Hotel
13  “Jazz 1955”

Roland Kovac
14  I Should Care
15  Fughette
16  Tea For… Three
17  Come Back To Me

CD 2:
Hans Koller Combo feat. Albert Mangelsdorff
1  Lester Leaps In
2  I’ll Remember April
3  Idaho

Fatty George Combo
4  The Sheik Of Araby
5  My Baby Done Left Me
6  Alexander’s Ragtime Band

Jutta Hipp
7  Frankfurt Special
8  Simone
9  Morning Fun
10  Don’t Worry ’bout Me

Bill Grah
11 Polillo
12 Grahs Brothers
13 Bohème

Oscar Klein
14 Oscar’s Blues
15 China Town

Hans Koller
16  Relaxin’ At Marienburg
17  Background In Red
18  Pastels

Attila Zoller
19  YouGoToMyHead
20  Autumn In New York

CD 3:
Rudi Sehring Trio
1  Long John
2  Exactly Like “Ru”
3  Just You Just Me

Bill Russo & Hans Koller Combo
4  Indiana
5  These Foolish Things
6  Cathy
7  Passacaglia
8  Announcement from Campi
9  Bar In The Air
10  Announcement from Campi
11  Made In Cologne 1955
12  Announcement from Campi
13  Bills Blues
14  Together
15  Made In Cologne

CD 4:
Hans Koller
1  Going My Hemingway
2  Late Summer
3  Too Marvellous For Words

Lee Konitz
4  Late Summer
5  East Of Eden
6  En Rodage
7  Lee-La-Lu
8  I’m Getting Sentimental
9  Variazione No. 8
10  Stephany
11 Ablution

Harald Banter Ensemble
12  Announcement
13  Signum
14  Moon Over Miami
15 Announcement
16  Flamingo
17 Autumn Serenade

25 cm Vinyl (Disc 5):
Hans Koller
A1 Feuerwehr
A2 Moonlight In Vermont
A3 Get Happy
B1 Badewasser
B2 All About Nora
B3 Sweet Line

25 cm Vinyl (Disc 6):
Hans Koller
A1 All The Things You Are
A2 Yesterdays
A3 Indian Summer
B1 Iris For Bill Crozier
B2 Ach Värmeland Du Sköna
B3 Small Hotel
B4 “Jazz 1955”

25 cm Vinyl (Disc 7):
Hans Koller Combo
A1  Lester Leaps In
A2  I’ll Remember April
A3  Idaho

Fatty George Combo
B1 The Sheik Of Araby
B2 My Baby Done Left Me
B3 Alexander’s Ragtime Band

25 cm Vinyl (Disc 8):
Bill Russo & Hans Koller Combo
A1 Cathy
A2 Indiana
A3 Made In Cologne
B1 These Foolish Things
B2 Together

25 cm Vinyl (Disc 9):
Lee Konitz
A1  Late Summer
A2  Lee-La-Lu
A3  Ablution
A4  Variazione No. 8
B1  East Of Eden
B2  I’m Getting Sentimental
B3  Stephany
B4  En Rodage

17 cm Vinyl (Disc 10):
Jutta Hipp
A1 Frankfurt Special
A2 Don’t Worry About Me
B1 Simone
B2  Morning Fun

17 cm Vinyl (Disc 11)
Roland Kovac
A1  I Should Care
A2  Fughette
B1  Tea For… Three
B2  Come Back To Me

17 cm Vinyl (Disc 12):
Bill Grah
A1  Polillo
A2  Grahs Brothers
B1 Boheme

17 cm Vinyl (Disc 13)
Hans Koller
A1  Relaxin’ At Marienburg
A2  Background In Red
B1 Pastels

17 cm Vinyl (Disc 14):
Attila Zoller
A1 Autumn In New York
B1 You Go To My Head

17 cm Vinyl (Disc 15):
Rudi Sehring Trio
A1 Long John
A2 Exactly Like “Ru”
B1 Just You Just Me

Mod Records Cologne

“Im Campi Café sah man Caterina Valente wie Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luigi Nono wie Romy Schneider, Bruno Maderna wie Billie Holiday, Gisela Holzinger wie Trude Herr, die Callas wie Juliette Greco – und dann natürlich alle bedeutenden Jazzmusiker der Zeit aus Amerika und Europa. “

Mitte der 50er Jahre veranstaltete Gigi Campi (seinen Eltern gehörte das Eiscafé Campi in der Hohen Straße in Köln) Modern Jazz-Konzerte, und daraus entstand die Idee eines eigenen Labels. Auf MOD RECORDS, dem ersten unabhängigen Jazz-Label in Europa, erschienen in den folgenden Jahren 10-Inch-Schallplatten und Singles. Diese gesuchten Sammlerstücke werden (komplett) gesammelt in der Box “Mod Records Cologne”: auf sorgfältig nachgepressten Vinylplatten (in den Original-Hüllen), auf 4 CDs (darunter neu entdeckte, bisher unveröffentlichte Sessions) – und mit einem 120-Seiten Begleitbuch mit faszinierenden Hintergrundinformationen.

Die Box erscheint Anfang April bei BE! Jazz.EP Mod 1 EP Mod 2 EP Mod 3

Dies sind die Covers von drei 25 cm-Platten: BMLP 06013 (Hans Koller), BMLP 06014 (Hans Koller) und BMLP 06020 (Bill Russo & Hans Koller.