We had requests for some of the Baden-Baden Free Jazz Meetings recently, so I thought it opportune to check the archives for more of these meetings. What's offered here are three sets, the first of which are excerpts from the 1967 meeting, the second is also at the Süd-West Rundfunk studios in Baden-Baden, but a little bit previous to the actual meeting of that year, and the third is unrelated, made for Radio Bremen, but also from 1967.
Also opportune to put Joachim-Ernst Behrendt at the top, the producer of both the Baden-Baden sessions and a key figure in bringing jazz to the public in Germany. The Baden-Baden meetings were very much his idea and he kept them going for years. We'll get to the 1970 and 1977 meetings in a little while.
The first set (bb67-1):
FREE-JAZZ-TREFFEN BADEN-BADEN (1967)
December 16-18, 1967
1. ANDALUSIAN PROVERB (Jeanne Lee/Gunter Hampel) – 5:37
Jeanne Lee voc; Albert Mangelsdorff tb; Gunter Hampel vib; Buschi Niebergall b; Pierre Courbois d.
2. CUBIC (Marion Brown) – 4:13
Marion Brown as; Peter Kowald b; Sven Åke Johansson d.
3. JEPA (Albert Mangelsdorff/Evan Parker) – 5:31
Albert Mangelsdorff tb; Evan Parker ss; Peter Kowald b; John Stevens d.
4. RELATIONSHIP (Don Cherry/Evan Parker) – 9:03
Don Cherry p-tp; Evan Parker ss; Peter Kowald b; Buschi Niebergall b; John Stevens d.
10 May 2013
The second set (bb67-2):
IRENE SCHWEIZER TRIO
October/November 1967 – Baden-Baden (G), SWF Studio Session
Irene Schweizer p; Uli Trepte b; Mani Neumeier d/tabla.
1. STOP TWICE (Irene Schweizer) – 3:22
2. FOR KESHAV, dedicated to Keshav Sathe (Mani Neumeier) – 4:38
3. PRE-BEAT CONCEPTION (Irene Schweizer) – 6:57
and, finally, the third set (fb67):
RADIO BREMEN FREE JAZZ SESSION
September 12 1967
1. ANYTHING GOES (Irene Schweizer) – 9:11
Irene Schweizer p; Uli Trepte b; Mani Neumeier d.
2. EVERYTHING (Peter Brötzmann) – 6:36
Peter Brötzmann ts; Fred van Hove p; Peter Kowald b; Sven Åke Johansson d.
3. PIANO SKETCHES (Irene Schweizer) – 10:14
Fred van Hove, Irene Schweizer, Alexander von Schlippenbach p; Peter Kowald, Uli Trepte, Buschi Niebergall b; Sven Åke Johansson, Mani Neumeier, Jaki Liebezeit d.
4. THREE (Peter Brötzmann) – 7:59
Peter Brötzmann ts; Fred van Hove, Irene Schweizer, Alexander von Schlippenbach p; Peter Kowald, Uli Trepte, Buschi Niebergall b; Sven Åke Johansson, Mani Neumeier, Jaki Liebezeit d.
5. IMPROVISATIONEN (Sven Åke Johansson) – 15:12
Irene Schweizer Trio + Peter Brötzmann Quartet + Manfred Schoof Quintet
These were all recordings made by "sammler kk" and made available on the Dime torrent site in late 2007. None of these recordings has to my knowledge been publically released.
Some fodder for the weekend, eh?