The Breath of The Masters

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The Breath of The Masters

Black Monk


LPS 165026




LP 24,78 €

Two players we don't really know at all, but coming together here in a sublime set of reed-based creations – Alaeddin Adlernest on bassoon and Haru Ghulam Barrabas on alto sax – four long tunes that each have some sort of structure, but also balance things nicely with a sense of freedom – a bit like some of the looser that Jimmy Giuffre or Lee Konitz were making during the 60s and 70s! Given the use of bassoon, there's almost some echoes of the Arkestra here – or the sparer moments that the Arkestra might feature on a solo – and Barabbas has some very unusual phrasing on alto sax, too – which comes across wonderfully here next to the less-conventional horn.


  • Harun Ghulam Barabbas - alto sax, composer, arranger
  • Alaeddin Adlernest - bassoon

Vienna, Austria, April 28 th, 1982


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Einstein
  • A2. Smile
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Al Bab
  • B2. Music Navigation