Monday, February 1, 2016

MIT – Knoten (LP-1981)




Label: Hat Hut Records – hat Hut EIGHTEEN (1R18)
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: US/Switzerland / Released: 1981
Style: Free Jazz, Free Improvisation
Recorded live at Restaurant "Zur Mägd" in Basel/Switzerland on Saturday June 21, 1980.
Artwork By – Klaus Baumgärtner
Basic Design By – Robine Clignett
Photography – X
Recorded By – Peter Pfister
Mastered By – David Crawford
Mixed By, Edited By – Mit, Peter Pfister, Werner X. Uehlinger
Producer – Pia & Werner X. Uehlinger

A1 - Xopf .............................................................................................. 12:25
A2 - Spross ............................................................................................ 4:45
A3 - Kopftai ............................................................................................ 7:40
B1 - Knoten .......................................................................................... 14:50
B2 - Ydospar .......................................................................................... 8:20

All composition by MIT

Instrumentation:
Felix Bopp  –  piano
Alex Buess  –  alto sax and bass clarinet
Knut Remond  –  percussion and xylophone
Alfred Zimmerlin   cello


Hat Hut Records (1R18) Year: 1981. Original issue, never re-issue. Very very rare gatefold cover edition.




About this album I did not find any data (reviews or interviews), but anyway, enjoy in his uniqueness. Really remarkable LP, a rarity for collectors.



If you find it, buy this album!

11 comments:

  1. MIT – Knoten (1R18/LP-1981)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC+Artwork

    1fichier:
    https://1fichier.com/?4dadzxhsu1

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  2. VITKO! What a stellar find, a TRUE rarity in every sense of the word - very difficult to find, and rare to find such an intense and uncompromising album that completely slipped through the attention of free improv lovers. A great service you do here...

    Werner X. Uehlinger: it would be great if more nuggets like this would see the light of day again. What's the point in keeping culture in the vaults if no-one can appreciate it? :)

    Cheers,
    Lucky :)

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  3. How did I know I was going to like this?! Thanks Vitko.

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  4. Thank you, Vitko.
    Had this LP about 15 years ago. Borrowed it to an aquaintance but never got it back...glad to hear it again.
    BTW - Country is Switzerland and not US (for release).
    Thanks again!!

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    1. Yes, thank you, my omission, I conveyed the general data from Discogs, I did not notice that they made a mistake.

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  5. Thanks Vitko - nice to have a chance to hear this

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  6. I never saw this one. I agree it would be nice if some of the early Hat Hut stuff were re-issued. I get the feeling that outside of the recordings by Joe McPhee, Anthony Braxton and Steve Lacy, there is not a lot of interest in pursuing that.

    I know the label has experienced some tuff times of late. I think they were even asking for donations at one point.

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  7. Good to see it here. The musicians are not unknown, at least for those who follow the Swiss scene. Knud and Alex resurfaced later in noise-jazz combo 16-17 and Knud played for some time in Berlin (not least with the infamous Franz De Byl, as heard on LP "Echo").

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  8. Thanks Vitko! I love Hat Hut records. Great music and beautiful covers :)

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  9. marvelous free jazz...thank you...

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