29 December 2008

Gunter Hampel,Anthony Braxton, Jeanne Lee-Familie(Birth LP, 008)1972 ...320kbs

Another contribution from an Anonymous friend, i havent been able to find a cover image of this one, which seems to be one of the few earlier Birth albums that has not been reissued...although there is evidence that one online seller on Ebay has cdr's for sale.

A search here confirms it's unavailability

Perhaps Hampel has chosen not to reissue this on the grounds that the original recording is so flat and one dimensional.
none the less the music is quite exceptional, a largely free improvised set ..its all more or less one free floating piece.
Great to hear Anthony Braxton on contra bass clarinet especially this vintage and setting... spine chilling stuff.
There is an ethereal quality to this wonderfully spacious set ..that could perhaps (heresy of heresie's) have used the slightly reverby ,crisp production values of a Manfred Eicher.

THANKS again anonymous for the opportunity to hear this unique combination of individuals in such a free wheeling setting.
ripped from vinyl at 320kbs

anon says...
Concert In Paris, Theatre du Moffetard, April 1st, 1972
Birth LP, 008
GH - b cl, fl, vib, ss
JL - voc
AB - as, fl, cl, cb cl, ss
(ripped direct from LP - the muffled sound quality is unfortunately due to the lo-fi sound of the original recording)


sotise said...

side 1 - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ome0nmw1thm
side 2 - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?mqaoymdtdey

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot to Anonymous and sotise.

Some covers from eBay: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?wdzfy2z5ttz

Anonymous said...

hd pics of the cover:



htakat said...

sotise thank you a lot for this.
Anonymous thanks for the covers

1009 said...

This itunes user says thanks for the cover!

(& the MUSIC of course!)

wightdj said...

Thanks for posting. Braxton and Hampel obviously inspired each other.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much.

Jeanne Lee ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Tantris said...

Wow - thanks!

kinabalu said...

Yup, got this one. Rather murkily recorded, but the music is thrilling and very dense. Remarkable fusion of voice and instruments. And Jeanne Lee's on it!

I'll see if I can put the actual cover on the post.

Anonymous said...

The second part is not available anymore. Could you please upload it again?

Arkiver said...

Let me add another WOW and thanks for the opportunity to hear this great combination of musicians. I'm just discovering Jeanne, way too late obviously, but what a joy!

Anonymous said...

Thank you :-)

Thaddeus Milne said...

Wow, over 8 years later and those mediafire links are still going...

Bhowani said...

Double Wow!! over 9 years...Thank you, Sotise!
Besides, I was searching the Gunter Hampel Group & Jeanne Lee Wergo-Jazz from April 2, 1968. I was hoping to find it here...

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

Hi Bhowani - the Wergo LP of Hampel will be reissued on LP.
I know the producer who bought the rights from Gunter Hampel for a limited vinyl edition.