18 November 2011

Heiner Stadler-Brains on fire ,Vol 1 ( Labor ,lp 701)rec 1966-71



















Here's a great one , by Heiner Stadler a German composer , arranger and Pianist .. who moved to NYC in the Mid 60's.. most of his records have been self released ,as far as i can tell, apart from the Classic Tribute to Monk and Bird on tomato ,which other than this and vol2 is the only Other Stadler i own.

Although informed by the New thing currents of the day , to my ears this music is equally influenced by currents in European Classical music ,and in that sense these piece's are a late flowering of so called third stream , posited by Gunther Schuller and others a decade earlier , Another point of reference is George Russell particularly the contemporaneous music recorded while Russell was living in Scandinavia.

 These sessions are comprised of 2 distinct groups featuring some of the Leading lights of the Jazz avant guard.. Jimmy Guiffre is also clearly another obvious point of reference, and in fact Joe Chambers, Barre Phillips and Don Friedman were Guiffre's, regular Rythm section at the time this was recorded.

 a special note regarding the little known Tyrone Washington ,who is superb and plays up a veritable firestorm , on Heidi and all tones!


on a technical note I bought this in the Mid Eighties , (also have vol-2),the pressings have various, very audible Flaws , on top of being water damaged they look as though they have been used to cut lines of Amphetamine , as well as being eaten over.. i've cleaned them as best i can (Vol 2 is far worse) i have a vague recollection of seeing a cd release years ago of some of this Material perhaps even on the Tomato label , a single disc compilation of both volumes ... cant find any evidence that it is currently available in any form.... any info on that or other lesser known releases would be appreciated!

Jimmy Owens (tp) Garnett Brown (tb) Joe Farrell (ts) Don Friedman (p) Barre Phillips, Reggie Workman (b) Joe Chambers, Lennie White (d) Heiner Stadler (comp) New York, December 1966 and July /September-1971

 i've Just Discovered via google that this has been posted here in mp3, for those who dont like Flacs

14 comments:

SOTISE said...

Flac /pics
http://www.multiupload.com/CJLVZFH927

agmosk said...

Thanks! This a find!

agmosk said...

Sotise, I am listening to Vol. 1 of the Stadler-Brains on Fire and it is amazing. I realize your Vol. 2 is in poor shape but it would be great if you can put it out there sometime. thanks again for your dedication and contributions.

Sami said...

Thanks for this!

Craig Nixon said...

You're correct about the single disc Tomato cd reissue. I have it somewhere...if I can dig it out this weekend I'll post it.

sotise said...

Craig ... That would be wonderful ,please do.

agmosk , lets see whats on craigs disc .. and sure i can upload vol2

agmosk said...

Thanks to both of you!

Craig Nixon said...

I believe the material was split over the two Tomato discs, "Jazz Alchemy" (http://www.cdandlp.com/item/1/0-2101-0-1-0/723232840/heiner-stadler-jazz-alchemy.html) and "Retrospection" (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Heiner-Stadler-Retrospection-CD-/390360420205?pt=Music_CDs&hash=item5ae34b4f6d#ht_500wt_1049)

I have both, still trying to put my hands on them....

sotise said...

well craig ,when you do ..please keep us in mind ... i;d love to hear them .....
i'll post the second lp today sometime.

Anonymous said...

This looks fascinating! I can't wait to give it a listen.

Jezzer

Anonymous said...

Jazz Alchemy
http://www.laborrecords.com/lab7024.html

Retrospection
http://www.laborrecords.com/lab7034.html

Peter said...

Interesting! Thank you

Flaco said...

Could you PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE re-upload this record? It's almost impossible to find it on the internet.

kinabalu said...

Actually, it's quite easy. Both volumes with extra tracks were rereleased in February 2012 on the Labor label.

http://www.jazzloft.com/p-55098-brains-on-fire.aspx