Wednesday, September 04, 2013
This will appeal to the library collectors out there. Basically, it's half a good album, and I think everyone reading this will know right away which side is the recommended side. I don't know much about the Orch. R. Schneider, which plays a typical easy listening styled library 'elevator music' on side one, the throwaway (perhaps the encylopedic discobasso, from whose store I bought this, could illuminate us further on the subject). (Btw, the old 'muzak' that was the bane of shoppers everywhere, has now been replaced by the golden oldie hits of the beatles, the rolling stones, etc., and I hope I'm not the only one who absolutely detests this overuse of classic rock.) In progressive circles we know Gunter Lenz (though we may not think we do) thanks to his many contributions to German progressive jazz, for ex., in Albert Mangelsdorff's Quintet, Dauner's Et Cetera, the Manfred Schoof Quintet, and the amazing post-Dzyan trio of Giger-Lenz-Marron whose first album long ago was posted here ("Beyond"). (The second one, "where the hammer hangs", was mostly free jazz with percussion, which is where Giger put his energy into afterwards.)
The music of Lenz on this record is quite progressive jazz and highly enjoyable.
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at 1:02 PM Posted by Tristan Stefan