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John Cratchley It is wonderful news to finally have the Swiss Intakt label catalogue available on BC...these terrific European labels (Intakt,Hat Art,FMP,Clean Feed et al) are really heroic; they have been putting out brilliant music for years and they endure because they really love the music and want to make it is a mission. The Intakt catalogue is full of treasure for the serious listener and I will be revisiting old favourites and new releases for the pdf catalogue for free and start checking it out!
The combination of Takase, von Schlippenbach and the brilliant music of Eric Dolphy (another Hero) was just too good to ignore!
This music (and the entire catalogue) will stretch you,intrigue you and enrich you,I think.

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Intakt CD 239

So long, Eric! For this tribute to Eric Dolphy, Alexander von Schlippenbach and Aki Takase have put together an ensemble with some of the best interpreters of Dolphy's music. In addition to Aki Takase and Alexander von Schlippenbach on grand pianos, Han Bennink and Karl Berger, two of Dolphy's former collaborators can be heard on drums and vibraphone. The band is completed by one of the most exciting front lines on the European jazz scene with Rudi Mahall, Nils Wogram, Axel Dörner, Henrik Walsdorff and Tobias Delius.

Bold arrangments and visionary playing bring out the exploding expressivity of Dolphy's compositions and prove that – even 50 years after Dolphy's death – they sound fresh and relevant.



released October 1, 2014

Aki Takase: Piano
Alexander von Schlippenbach: Piano
Karl Berger: Vibraphone
Rudi Mahall: Bass Clarinet, Clarinet
Tobias Delius: Tenor Saxophone
Henrik Walsdorff: Alto Saxophone
Axel Dörner: Trumpet
Nils Wogram: Trombone
Wilbert De Joode: Bass
Antonio Borghini: Bass
Han Bennink: Drums
Heinrich Köbberling: Drums

Compositions by Eric Dolphy. Arrangements by Alexander von Schlippenbach and Aki Takase. Recorded live June 19, 20, 2014, in Berlin by Kulturradio vom Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg. Radio producer: Ulf Drechsel. Sound supervisor: Wolfgang Hoff. Recording engineer: Jens Liebewirth. Mixing engineer: Nikolaus Löwe. Digital cut and mastering: Ulrich Hieber. Project management: Constanze Schliebs. Liner notes: Ulf Drechsel. Photos: Kazue Yokoi, Cover art and graphic design: Jonas Schoder. Produced by Takase-Schlippenbach- Schliebs-GbR and Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt


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