Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Seceding Between the Lines...

Karl ein Karl - Gramelot

(1985, Unit Records [CH] UTR-4006 LP; out of print; from the Rudolf Eb.er collection.)

(Above, Peter K. Frey of Karl ein Karl.)


Bio (from the Musinfo site):

Karl ein Karl are an ensemble consisting of three musicians with very different musical careers; they formed in 1982. Peter K Frey traversed the characteristic development of a typical jazz musician from swing through to free-jazz. Michel Seigner was, following his classical education, an active composer of film and theatre music who, in addition to his interests in contemporary music, also cultivated a partiality to rock and improvised music. Alfred Zimmerlin, accomplished composer and musicologist, entertained audiences not only with his freely improvised musical performances but also with his contemporary compositions.

Karl ein Karl has remained unchanged in its formation for over twenty years. Its establishment saw the trio radically challenge anew the grammar of the art of improvisation, leading to the development of an idiomatic tonal language. Soon after, however, the ensemble expanded its field of activity to become a collaborative team of composers and, from that moment on, all compositional decisions were made together.


Gramelot was Karl ein Karl's debut long-player.

There's no need for me to blather - listen and reward yourself.


01 Ua

02 Zwei Vögel, schwarnkend auf Tellern

03 Catcher in the Hay

04 Se vogliano ci stiamo

05 Metropolitana

06 Milano-Mönchaltorf-Paris

07 Goodbuy It

Peter K Frey - double bass, voice, trombone
Michel Seigner - guitar, prepared guitar, voice
Alfred Zimmerlin - violoncello


(93.2 MB, ripped @ 320.)



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