1 October 2010

MANFRED SCHOOF SEXTET WERGO (FLAC)


Here is the next item in my german series. Early Free Jazz from Manfred Schoof and his Sextet.
By the way - I don't think that I am a specialist in this special department of music. I am interested in creative music - primarly coming from the Jazz heritage - and as I live in Germany it makes sense to me to try to discover also this tradition. But my (musical) interests are much more global . So - don't be surprised or disappointed if there will be music from other parts of our planet. Off course you won't be...

This is the original cover.
And here is the lineup for Manfred Schoof's WERGO (1967) lp:
(from the lp)
Manfred Schoof,tp,co,flh
Gerd Dudek,ss,ts,cl
Alex von Schlippenbach,p
Buschi Niebergall,b (not on tr.5)
Jacki Liebezeit,dr,perc
Sven-Ake Johansson,dr,perc
Sebastian von Schlippenbach,glockenbär (only tr.5)
Schoof, Dudek, Schlippenbach and Niebergall also play percussion at various points especially on tr.5.
Link in comments.

19 comments:

onxidlib said...
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-Otto- said...

WERGO and Jazz, there's not that much released in this combination. The only other ones I know of are Penderecki/Don Cherry "Actions" (originally on Philips, I believe) and the Bernd Alois Zimmermann WER 60031 with the Manfred Schoof Quintet featured on the Jazz improv. of "Die Soldaten" act 2, scene 2, and also featuring one track from "Die Befristeten" and "Tratto for Electronic Sounds." I'm looking forward to this Schoof on Wergo. Thanks!

mike said...

More great stuff! Thank you

Has anyone any leads on the great Schoof album "Horns"?

http://www.discogs.com/Günter-Christmann--Gerd-Dudek--Albert-Mangelsdorff--Paul-Rutherford-2--Manfred-Schoof--Kenny-Wheele/release/774864

Or this rare Joachim Kuhn album?

http://www.swinging-flensburg.de/joachim-kuehn-big2.html

onxidlib said...

There is another fantastic early Manfre Schoof. It's titel is "Voices" (1966) with Dudek, Schlippenbach, Niebergall and Liebezeit.
And it is available for less than 6$ at amazon.de
Or for 13.80$ at amazon.com
If you are interested buy it 'cause it's a limited pressing which will not see a second pressing as per the label.

jackalope said...

Onxidlib, thank you for posting these rare recordings. They are obscure enough to take some research to find out who plays on them. It would be much appreciated if you would list the musicians with your post. Alex von Schlippenbach is on this one and that will motivate me to pick it up (I am not so familiar with Schoof). My research says these are the musicians: Manfred Schoof D-trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn and perc, Gerd Dudek tenor, sopran and clarinet and perc, Alexander von Schlippenbach piano and clavier and perc, Buschi Niebergall bass, Jacky Liebezeit perc and Sven Åke Johansson perc. Recorded in 1967. Please correct if in error.

wildgrebe said...

exxo thankyou wg

onxidlib said...

there is another great Jazz lp on WERGO. It is the Pierre Favre Quartet with Evan Parker, Irene Schweizer and Peter Kowald from 1969.

And here is the lineup for Manfred Schoof's WERGO (1967) lp:
(from the lp)
Manfred Schoof,tp,co,flh
Gerd Dudek,ss,ts,cl
Alex von Schlippenbach,p
Buschi Niebergall,b (not on tr.5)
Jacki Liebezeit,dr,perc
Sven-Ake Johansson,dr,perc
Sebastian von Schlippenbach,glockenbär (only tr.5)
Schoof, Dudek, Schlippenbach and Niebergall also play percussion at various points especially on tr.5.

I only realise now that it's useful to post the lineup not only in the files but with the announcement as well - sorry.

As for "Horns" or any other FMP recording - I was told that all posts/files in the blogosphere are "bound" to be deleted almost immediately after they appear.
Correct me if I'm wrong.

By the way - clavier is the german word for piano - nowadays written as Klavier.

-Otto- said...

There's actually a pretty well written translation of Wolfgang Burde's review of the "Cadenza" in the blogosphere:

http://www.analogartsensemble.net/2008/02/manfred-schoof-cadenza.html

That article goes into some depth of the historical context for this piece (#1 on the present LP). I found it to be a useful read.

maready said...

Thank you very much for this and the previous records.

1009 said...

Thanks so much for this! These WERGO releases are incredibly rare and elusive. The Avant-Garde Project has a rip of the New Phonic Art LP here:

http://www.avantgardeproject.org/AGP8/index.htm

Michel Portal's on that one, and also that is just one hell of a great band name.

maready said...

Good God! Jaki Leibezeit is on this?

The WERGO jazz connection indeed has much to do with Bernd Alois Zimmermann, the composer of the opera 'Die Soldaten' --- Zimmermann was a mentor to Schippenbach, and Schlippenbach's group played in Zimmermans' opera (the Michael Gielen-conducted recording is on Wergo, as is Zimmermann's 'Requiem for a young poet', also with jazz elements --- WERGO was and is the record-issuing department of Schott, the music publishers who published a lot of post-WW II avant garde classical music.

Thanks again for the transfer.

Calisan said...

Really interesting this rare album by Schoof but where is the track list or better... any chance to post the artwork?
Thanks for such jewels!

Owombat said...

@ -Otto-:
you state: WERGO and Jazz, there's not that much released in this combination.

well, there is more; this comes to mind - a Pierre Favre - led Quartet with Evan Parker, Irene Schweizer and Peter Kowald (1970).
http://www.discogs.com/Pierre-Favre-Quartett-Untitled/release/430106
If you want to listen and are not afraid of mp3, go here (sorry, i do not know about a flac version):

http://rapidshare.com/#!download|688|282272178|Pierre_Favre_Quartett.rar|65642

and, @ onxidlib: your link is dead

cheers
Owombat

Owombat said...

comment update: link dl seems to work now. thanks!

onxidlib said...

@ owombat:
nice to meet you here!
And: thelink is working fine - I just downloaded it and it worked perfectly.

@ -Otto-:
thanks for this intersting find.

@ Calisan:
lineup & tracklist is included in the files + lineup also in the comments plus in the announcement.
The original cover I got later after posting - in the files is "only" an alternate cover-scan from a friend who has the lp/version in his collection.
This lp itself is not in my collection - I borrowed it and made a rip (24bit than to 16bit for burning + sometimes a little bit and very careful cleaning with magix)
I do not own a digital-camera and my scanner is too small to scan the whole cover in one piece.
So the covers and/or artwork is mostly from the net or provided by friends.

to all:
if there is a need for Pierre Favre Quartet WERGO in FLAC - I could provide you with it.

glmlr said...

Thanks onxidlib. I have this LP but with a totally different cover - a 1975 reissue by Wergo themselves.

onxidlib said...

this should be the cover I included in the files.
It's a bit "psychedelic".

Yusef said...

Holy Sh#*#*t....
Thank You, Thank You for this amazing record. I've been looking for this rare early Manfred Schoof recording. Your blogs are the best and you've shared nothing but incredible rare material. Also, just downloaded the Pierre Favre Quartet. WOW!!!! THANK YOU....

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