Various Artists

Brains on Fire (LAB 7069)

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Brains on Fire

Various Artists

Labor Records

790987706926

DRJ 136628

LAB 7069

JAZZ

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Brains on Fire

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CD 14,04 €

4 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE (2012)

Brains On Fire presents, for the very first time on two compact discs, some of the innovative early works of pianist/composer Heiner Stadler. These works, written and conceived over 40 years ago, are examples of what are arguably some of the most creatively and unjustly neglected amalgamations of the jazz and contemporary classical traditions. The follow-up release to the critically acclaimed Tribute To Bird And Monk (LAB 7074), Brains On Fire features groundbreaking compositions recorded between 1966 and 1974 that still sound as fresh and stimulating today as when they were first performed. The eight original compositions comprising this remarkable set reveal the mindset of the highly innovative Stadler in his utilization of the instrumental and improvisatory skills of some of the day’s most accomplished players from both the United States and Europe. In bringing together artists of distinctly varied backgrounds and reputations, Stadler defied the separatist system of the time that divided performers into virtually warring camps: classical versus jazz, mainstream versus avant-garde. Composition and improvisation come together, in a confluence that realizes some truly amazing music

CD 1 PERSONNEL, DATES & TRACKS:

01. No Exercise:
Jimmy Owens (tp)
Tyrone Washington (ts)
Garnett Brown (tb)
Heiner Stadle (p)
Reggie Workman (b)
& Brian Blake (d)
Recorded at Generation Sound Studios, New York, October, 1973

02. Three Problems - 03. Heidi
Tyrone Washington (ts)
Heiner Stadle (p)
Reggie Workman (b),
Lenny White (d)
Recorded at O'Brien's Studio, New Jersey, July / September, 1971

04. Bea's Flat:
The Big Band of the North German Radio Station conducted by Dieter Glawischnig;
Manfred Schoof (cor), Gerd Dudek (ts), Albert Mangelsdorff (tb), Wolfgang Dauner (p)
Lucas Lindholm (b), Tony Inzalaco (d)
Recorded in February 1974 at the studios of the North German Radio Station

CD 2 PERSONNEL, DATES & TRACKS;

01. Love In The Middle of the Air:

Dee Dee Bridgewater (voc)
Reggie Workman (b)
Recorded at Generation Sound Studio, New York, July 1973

02. UCS - 03. All Tones:
Tyrone Washington (ts)
Heiner Stadle (p)
Reggie Workman (b)
Lenny White (d)
Recorded at O'Brien's Studio, New Jersey, July / September, 1971

04. The Fuge Nº 2 (take 1 / original master):
Jimmy Owens (tp)
Joe Farrell (ts)
Garnett Brown (tb)
Don Friedman (p)
Barre Phillips (b)
Joe Chambers (d)
Recorded at Nolan Penthouse Studio, New York, December, 1966.