Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The European All Stars (Berlin, 1961)

An incredible document of the growth of the European jazz scene in the postwar years — a set recorded in Berlin, but featuring a host of the best players from all over the continent ! The mix of musicians here is wonderful — similar to some of the great boder-crossing experiments from Saba/MPS a few years later — but still wonderfully fresh in this setting – as modern jazz giants from the other side of the Atlantic come together with amazing clarity of sound — and a host of fresh ideas that really set them apart from their contemporaries in the US ! The set features a driving take on "Haitian Fight Song" with Duško Gojković on trumpet, Albert Mangelsdorff on trombone, Arne Domnerus on alto, Hans Koller on tenor, and both Martial Solal and Tete Montoliu on piano. Other numbers include a version of "Am I Blue" with vocals by Monica Zetterlund, "Blue Monk" by a Montoliu trio, "Hittin The Blues" with vibes by Fats Sadi and guitar from Franco Cerri, "Gone With The Wind" with Arne Domernus on alto and Ronnie Ross on baritone, "3 + 3" with Domerus and Ross — plus Koller on tenor and Cerri on guitar, and "Avertissez-Moi" by a larger group with Martial Solal on piano, Koller on tenor, Domnerus on alto, Gojković on trumpet, and Sadi on vibes !
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Martial Solal
and
The European All Stars
1961

Tracks

1 Haitian Fight Song (Mingus)  3:46
2 Gone With the Wind (Magidson, Wrubel)  6:31
3 Hittin' the Blues (Sadi)  6:11
4 Blue Monk (Monk)  5:35
5 Avertissez-moi (Solal)  2:51
6 Am I Blue ? (Akst, Clarke)  3:24
7 That Ole Devil Called Love (Fisher, Roberts)  5:04
8 3 + 3 (Boland)  6:39
9 High Notes (Boland)  4:04

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Personnel
Duško Gojković - tp [# 1, 5-7 & 9]
Maffy Falay - tp [# 1, 5-7 & 9]
Albert Mangelsdorff - tb [# 1, 5-7 & 9]
Arne Domnerus - as [# 1, 2 & 5-9]
Hans Koller - ts [# 1 & 5-9]
Ronnie Ross - bs [# 1, 2 & 5-9]
Fats Sadi - vb [# 1, 3 & 5-9]
Tete Montoliu - p [# 1, 3 & 4-9]
Martial Solal - p [# 1, 5-7 & 9]
Franco Cerri - g [# 1, 2, 3 & 5-9]
Erik Amundsen - b
William Schiöpffe - dr
Monica Zetterlund - vcl [# 6]

Recorded at the Berliner Kongresshalle, Germany ; May 21 1961

32 comments:

LPR said...

Absolutely awesome!!!
Thanks Mel!

TEO said...

Thanks very very much Mel!!!
Great European Jazz All Stars!!!

Ina said...

This is amazing, thank you very much!

Frasco said...

Stupendous, superb! thanks!

mrG said...

What Frasco said :) Thanks!

5 cents said...

Thank you Mel. You are an incredible resource!

5 cents said...

Thank you Mel. You are an incredible resource!

rebf942 said...

Many thanks.

-Otto- said...

Judging by the snazzy cover, this looks like it's gong to be fun. Thanks, M.!

Chris said...

Thanks I'm keen to hear this one.

rm said...

merci beaucoup

zoot said...

many thanks eurojazz

danair said...

Looking forward to hearing this one,thanks Mel.

pedro gamundi said...

Gracias

rubberduck said...

Many thanks, Mel

MARIO said...

Mel:Anychance to re-up?Thanks in advance.

deGallo said...

Marvelous! Thank you.

fcapeau said...

Hi Mel, may be a little Pb : the Zippy site answer " File does not exist on this server " !!!
Crazy Byte fought again ???

§;-))

francisco santos said...

links are dead

glinka21 said...

Yep, dead-linked.

Anonymous said...

Hi Me, could you please re-up, for Ronnie Ross' sake!

Melanchthon said...

http://www22.zippyshare.com/v/u8wdYwe3/file.html
http://www22.zippyshare.com/v/R624kSMI/file.html

Fred Archtop said...

Fine fleur of European players. Thanks Mel.

moha said...

an incredible document really! Thank You Mel!

moha said...

...just listening... what a fantastic music!

Jazzbo said...

Thanks for this great album. Any chance you post other releases by Sonorama Records? I read about it here and they seem like great reissues:
http://ehsankhoshbakht.blogspot.com/2014/01/berlin.html

Luis Lorenzo said...

Gracias Mell!!

Melanchthon said...

Hi, moha, nice to "see" you here...

Pee said...

Whoa, both Martial Solal and Tete Montoliu at the same time? That is very cool, thanks for sharing this gem.

AmyBRAINS said...

It's really a nice album!!
Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

RichardD said...

Absolutely great. Many thanks!

elpeleon said...

Fantastico, merci Mel !!