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