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
sideB
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!

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