Thursday, December 6, 2018

WERNER LÜDI SUNNYMOON – Serendipity (C W R – CW 1009 / LP-1987)




Label: Creative Works Records – CW 1009
Format: Vinyl, Album, LP / Country: Switzerland / Released: 1987
Style: Contemporary Jazz, Free Improvisation
Recorded at Soundville Recording Studios, Luzern, January 1987.
Mastered At – CBS Studios, London
Design – Guy Bettini
Engineer – René J. Zingg
Producer – Werner Lüdi Sunnymoon
Liner Notes Verfasser: Werner Lüdi
Matrix / Runout (Side A): CW 1009 A-1 SVS 206 A-1
Matrix / Runout (Side B): CW 1009 B

The cover jacket has two large holes (front and back) and is printed inside so, if it's empty, you can see a far moon in a black sky and a far sun in a clear sky. Insert the inner sleeve and you get a black or white sky. Insert the double insert and you may have a lunar footprint and a sun crown, or a globe with trees and a second one with an ancient map on it, or a washing machine door and an actress' nice face and so on.

side A
A1 - Second Story Twilight : A Manhattan Melodrama ......................................... 7:44
A2 - Jungle Moon In June ..................................................................................... 5:12
A3 - Carolina Morning ........................................................................................... 4:51
side B
B1 - Macho Duck Disco ........................................................................................ 6:06
B2 - Santorini Sailing Sun ..................................................................................... 5:45
B3 - Blindado Flying Circus .................................................................................. 5:18

Personnel:
Werner Lüdi – alto saxophone
Hans Koch – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Stephan Wittwer – electric guitar
Martin Schütz – bass, cello
Dieter Ulrich – drums, percussion, bugle

Werner Lüdi (April 22, 1936 in Poschiavo, Graubünden – June 21, 2000 in Zurich) was a Swiss jazz musician (alto and baritone saxophone) and author.


Lüdi spent the early years of his life in Val Poschiavo and spent his youth in Landquart, where he played accordion in a band. He became familiar with cool jazz and played baritone saxophone in Tone Schädler's band. In 1958, he moved to Hamburg, where he participated in jam sessions. In jam sessions, he got to know Peter Brötzmann.
In 1964, he made a tour as an alto saxophonist with Gunter Hampel's band for one year and then, he went to Munich, where he made jam sessions with Pierre Favre. Then, he came back to Switzerland in 1966 and started to work as a photographer in a public relations office and copywriter in an advertising agency.



In 1981, Lüdi came again to jazz scene and founded the group Sunnymoon with Stephan Wittwer, Fredy Studer and Léon Francioli. In 1984, Hans Koch, Martin Schütz, Timo Fleig and Lüdi played free improvisation in this group. Later, Koch, Schütz, Lüdi and Paul Lovens performed together. At the end of 1980s, he played with Mani Neumeier, Wädi Gysi and the trumpet player Mich Gerber as the group Blauer Hirsch.

He has performed also with Brötzmann's Märzcombo, Butch Morris, Sainkho Namtchylak, Peter Kowald, William Parker, Saadet Türköz, Burhan Öçal, Peter Conradin Zumthor and Daniel Seiler.



If you find it, buy this album!

11 comments:

  1. WERNER LÜDI SUNNYMOON – Serendipity (LP-1987)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC-96kHz+Artwork (240.38 MB)

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  2. fantastic... great post! thanks!

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  3. Hi Vitko,
    Happy new year to you. I hope that you are well and that you've had a pleasant christmas time. I wish you all the best for 2019.

    Uwe

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  4. Thanks Uwe, I want you all the best in the new year. I had some health problems in December, but now it's a little better. I'm on rehabilitation in the mountain ... it's snowy, it's cold ... but beautifully. I'm going home for a few days.
    Cheers, Uwe!
    V

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    1. That sounds no good to me. I hope that you will recover to full power and good health again. Fingers crossed.

      Uwe ��

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    2. My dear Uwe, thank you very much for the good wishes for my healing, well, for the beginning you have cheered me with "fingers crossed". If that does not help, I do not know what could. ........ :). The joke on the side, the things are slowly improving, everything will be fine, I hope. Soon I go home and there are two British jazz albums waiting for me, I prepared them before I went to the treatment. I'll post them on a blog as soon as I get back. All the best.
      V.

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  5. Hello Vitko, a happy new year from me too. I just decided to wish you one, so logged into comments and read of your troubles. I trust the mountains are helping, and putting things in a good perspective (high ground always helps me). And, as to perspectives, thanks again for all the different ones you’ve sent to my room. I mostly listen whilst working (I write) AND it was you who made me get a grip of FLACS…
    Be well.
    w/all best Chris

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    1. Hi Chris,
      I'm glad you're a friend of this blog and to enjoy the music you find here. If it helps with your writing, I am especially pleased.
      Thank you for your good wishes, I really recover well and every day I feel better. All the best.
      Happy New Year!

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