Tuesday, January 28, 2014

JOHN TCHICAI and STRANGE BROTHERS – John Tchicai And Strange Brothers (1978)

Label: FMP – SAJ-15
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album; CD mastering by Olaf Rupp
Country: Germany - Released: 21 March 1978
Jazz Style: Free Jazz, Free Improvisation
Recorded live on October 9th,1977 during a Free Concert at the Townhall Charlottenburg in Berlin.
Design [Cover Design], Photography By – Dagmar Gebers, Jost Gebers
Artwork and Design (inner pages & 4) by VITKO
Recorded By, Producer – Jost Gebers

The Strange Brothers disc is a live recording from the town hall in Charlottenburg. The main title reminded me of the New York Contemporary Five by Archie Shepp 1963. Although quiet in the mood, this recording follows on directly from the recordings 14 years ago, and the New York Art Quartet of 1964/65 is alive in some places. Despite the presence Tchicais the musicians surrounding him have great freedom. Of the seven-established on the record date only two pieces of Tchicai. But modesty was always marked Tchicais music as his life.


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  2. Ahhhhhhh, John Tchicai...so many great recordings...sad he is gone but grateful for the music left behind and the lovely shares herein! Peace.

  3. Thank you Vitko, I didn't have this one !

  4. Hi Vitko.
    thanks for this great space where i can find the gems that otherwise I would never have hear about.
    no link for this?
    thanks in advance from Hungary.


    1. Hi rob,

      all FMP/SAJ editions are again restored in digital form. Very convenient you can get them via: http://destination-out.bandcamp.com/

      All the best. V