Friday, August 10, 2018

URS BLÖCHLINGER / CHRISTOPH BAUMANN with CADAVRE EXQUIS – Music By Two Composers... (LP-1988)




Label: Creative Works Records – CW 1014
Format: Vinyl, LP / Country: Switzerland / Released: 1988
Printed and manufactured in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Style: Contemporary Jazz, Free Improvisation, Avantgarde
Recorded at Soundville Studio, Luzern, in October 1987.
Layout, Design – Bernd Wendt
Engineer – René Zingg
Liner Notes – Hansjörg Schneider
Liner Notes [Translation] – Ursula Meyer
Producer – Christoph Baumann, Mark Wider, Urs Blöchlinger
Composed By – Urs Blöchlinger (A1, A2, B1, B2), Christoph Baumann (A3, B3)
Matrix / Runout (runout side A, stamped): CW 1014 A-1 | P
Matrix / Runout (runout side B, stamped): CW 1014 B-1 | P

Side A
A1 - March Is An Introduction ........................................................................... 10:54
A2 - Kinderlieder Nach A. Wölfli ......................................................................... 2:58
A3 - Wucherung II ............................................................................................. 12:59

Side B
B1 - La Belle Et La Bête ..................................................................................... 4:53
B2 - Kännsch Höngg ? ..................................................................................... 15:48
B3 - Ballade ........................................................................................................ 6:08

Personnel:
Urs Blöchlinger – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass saxophone
Christoph Baumann – piano
Nat Su – alto saxophone
Martin Schlumpf – soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Ian Gordon-Lennox – trumpet, flugelhorn
Roland Dahinden – trombone
David Taylor – bass trombone
Tom Varner – french horn
Hämi Hämmerli – bass
Dieter Ulrich – drums, percussion

Creative Works Records is an independent Swiss record label was founded in 1983 by Mike Wider in Root in the canton of Lucerne. Wider, who had built up a recording studio in Lucerne and worked as a music producer, recorded on his first album the American alto saxophonist Marion Brown.
Since then, the label has published between two and four productions a year. In particular, modern and contemporary jazz and avant-garde music are released. The label is run by Wider sideline and is not designed for profit: profits earned always flowed in full in the next productions.
The label has released such musicians as Corin Curschellas, Urs Blöchlinger, John Wolf Brennan, Christy Doran, Urs Leimgruber, Evan Parker, Alfred Harth, Marion Brown, Bernd Konrad, Peter Schärli, Ned Rothenberg, Hans Kennel, Lucas Niggli, Tscho Theissing and Franz Koglmann. Also albums of the deceased musicians Klaus Koch and Werner Lüdi were published by the label. Both sound carriers and DVDs have been released.
Currently, the focus is on Swiss musicians of the jazz and improvisation scene, such as Luigi Archetti, Christy Doran or Peter A. Schmid, and the Swiss composers, who are Marianne Schroeder and Brennan in the Groupe Lacroix (including collaboration with the Moscow Rachmaninov Trio Russia and the Ensemble Sortisatio from Germany). The philosophy of the label today is "to accompany a band or an artist over several years and to offer him the opportunity to introduce themselves at different intervals with different projects."
The label aims to build up the musicians over a longer period of time without curtailing their artistic freedom. Quote Wider: "For certain productions, I am already involved in the creation process, but I'm not one who talks everywhere. However, it is important for me to find a personal connection to the musicians. " Unlike many other labels, the rights remain with the musicians.


Urs Leo Blöchlinger (born June 4, 1954 in Wettingen, † March 3, 1995 in Turgi) was a Swiss jazz musician (alto saxophone, soprano, bass saxophone, flute) and composer.
Blöchlinger first learned to play guitar and trumpet as an autodidact before turning to the saxophone. He studied for a short time at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern (inter alia, Andy Scherrer), then moved to the Music Academy in Zurich, but broke off his studies shortly before the diploma. He ran a multimedia cabaret with Christoph Baumann with the Jerry Dental Kolllekdoof, founded his own trio (with Thomas Dürst, Thomas Hiestand), introduced his own compositions to the Ensemble Lekfek in 1982, and then founded groups such as Saint Bimbam, Kuddeldaddeldu or Tettet. He also played with Day & Taxi or Bermuda Rectangle; He also appeared with George Gruntz, Carla Bley, Hans Koch, Werner Lüdi, Peter Schärli, John Wolf Brennan, Martin Schütz, Fredy Studer, Christy Doran or Hans Kennel.
Blöchlinger, who had been married to pianist Valérie Portmann since 1981, wrote multistilistic compositions between modern jazz and new music and also performed experiments with improvisational concepts. He wrote theater and film music ("Paddy or the Lily on the Bottom of the Bottle") and the musical "Der Kranich" (with a libretto by Hansjörg Schneider), performed in 1991 in Berne, but also compositions for the "Schlieremer Chind". "The passionate frontier worker and cheerful and melancholy avant-gardist was restlessly traveling between styles, between slapstick and an aesthetics of resistance." At the age of forty, Blöchlinger committed suicide.



Christoph Baumann (born June 26, 1954 in Baden AG) is a Swiss pianist of modern jazz and free improvisation music.
Baumann worked as a teacher for a short time after completing his training at the Wettinger Lehrerseminar. From 1975 to 1979 he graduated from the Swiss Jazz School in Bern. In 1975 he founded the cabaret influenced Jerry Dental Kollekdoof. Then he directed the Baumann-Hämmerli-Sextett with Hämi Hämmerli and the great formation Cadavre Exquis and the recession orchestra with Urs Blöchlinger. He founded the Latin experimental formation Mentalities and the crossover project Symphonic Salsa. With Jacques Siron he directs the groups Afro Garage, Nuit Balte (with Petras Vyšniauskas) and the Septet Rouge, Frisé & Acide 7. With his own groups or as a sideman he toured in Switzerland, Europe, Latin America, India and Madagascar and played on the Leipzig jazz days and other festivals, such as Montreux, Willisau, Vilnius etc. He also worked in groups such as Omnibus, the Swiss percussion ensemble and Potage du Jour, "Swiss Improvisers Orchestra" and performed with the French Orchester National de Jazz and La Marmite Infernale.
Between 1982 and 1990 he was a teacher of improvisation at the Zurich Conservatory; He also taught at the Jazz School St. Gallen and at the Lucerne School of Music, where he is professor of jazz piano and improvisation. In addition, he was one of the organizers of the "Conference for Improvisation" in Lucerne between 1990 and 1999 and was responsible as program designer for various jazz series. Since 1976 he has written music for film and theater music. He wrote the speech operas "Attinghausen", "Ds Grais" and "Behind the Seven Mountains".

(Data retrieved from: de.wikipedia.org)



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14 comments:

  1. URS BLÖCHLINGER with CADAVRE EXQUIS – Music By Two Composers... (LP-1988)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC-96kHz+Artwork (450 MB)

    1fichier:
    https://1fichier.com/?6jx77r2fqqsx53ddhxql

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    1. Exquisite post, dear Vitko! Thanks for this rare vinyl-rip.

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  2. Thanks! This one I've just bought thanks to your upload!

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  3. hard to find this LP,so,Vitko,thank you

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  4. Totally unknown to me. This is a phenomenal album, but needs to played loud!! to enjoy the brass section on full force. Your rip reveals the amazing sound quality. Thank you as always.

    Uwe

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  5. Many Thanks Vitko, I always appreciate Urs Blöchlinger music but I did'nt know this one !

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  6. We just finished recording an album of Urs's music for Swiss radio with Christoph Baumann, Dieter Ulrich ,Leno Blöchlinger(Urs's son) , Silvain Smidt, Sebastian Strining, Beat Unternahrer and myself Neal Davis

    A bunch of compositions know and largely unknown.

    If anyone is looking for copies of this album I believe Lino has many copies available of most of his dads work

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    1. Mr. Davis, I'm glad you wrote these few words and gave precious information to all of us who love the challenge and good jazz.
      I know about the project URS BLÖCHLINGER REVISITED, I was present at your concert on 19 April at Jazzcampus Basel. I like how Lino Blöchlinger plays, different from her father, but equally convincing. Septette worked very well, I am a great admirer of Urs Blöchlinger music, you gave me one unforgettable evening.
      Greeting

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  7. Thank you very much, I think we will be doing an album release in 2019. I’m very happy with the results. There is another album Dieter Christoph and I did with Canadian musicians of Urs work. Let me know your contact info and I’ll send you a copy.

    I probably have all of Urs’s work including some little know great albums. If you want to know more about the music of him ask Dieter, he is the one who had so much passion about this great music and pretty much inspired me to get the initial rediscovering of Urs music to a larger Audience. This is some of my favourite music to play and I was happy to get to play it with old and new friends again this past April.

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    1. I'm so glad that album will come soon.
      I would ask you to give me a contact address Mr. Dieter Ulrich (if possible), and also I would ask you to send me a list of music records where you played. I thank you in advance for your generosity and the album you have offered me. Through this blog I met some very interesting and good people. Thank you.

      You can contact me at:
      differentper@gmail.com

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