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Free Sound Quintet

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Nicolas de Staël (II)    
Late Indian Summer
Nicolas de Staël (III) 
Opus 2  Nobility  Phoenix 

1970 Hans Koller returned after 20 Years abroad and was looking for young musicians for his avant-garde musical ideas. He found this in the keyboardist Albert Mair, the guitarist Costa Lukacs and the drummer Karl Prosenik.
All three were "at home" in mainstream jazz at the time. The first rehearsals with Hans, Albert and Costa took place in late 1970, early 1971. It showed the genius of Hans Koller as a band leader, how he implemented his musical avant-garde ideas with them. He invited the bassist Adelhard Roidinger to realize his ideas. At that time he was active in avant-garde music, among other things. Adelhard says today: “Hans was a grandmaster for me. Years later I discovered a deep kinship, the commitment to Central European musical culture in the form of freedom in rhythmic design (agogic) and the overabundance of musical events ”. The "Hans Koller Free Sound Quintet" was born. The decisive factor was Koller's respect for his fellow musicians, whose talents he enhanced.
His graphic - artistically unique notation in the form of concise musical ideas without bar lines gave all musicians the greatest possible scope for creativity. After a short time, the five of them were playing music from a single source in the most renowned jazz bars in Germany, in Switzerland, France, Denmark and Austria. One day Hans said: “Let us make a record ”. A college friend of Albert, Guido Bertol, had experience in studio recording and Albert had a Revox A77. Guido - the "Rudy van Gelder" of Vienna - built a makeshift mixer from cheap components. He used the natural reverberation of his cellar for the recordings. And so this - as yet unpublished - honest, strong and rustic document was created, with Hans Koller iat his best. There are other recordings or of the FREE SOUND Quartett, but this one is UNIQUE because of the use of the additionnal guitar, geniusly played by Costa Lukacs!

01. Nicolas de Staël (II) 9:55 02. Late Indian Summer 3:44 03. Nicolas de Staël (III) 6:48 04. Opus 2 9:02 05. Red Nobility 3:38 06. Phoenix 5:16

 

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Wednesday, 19 January 2000 23:00

Ten Years On The Block

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I've Got You Under My Skin

This CD gives an overview of some styles and line-ups that happened ever since the first days of the Lady "P" and Friends. From Swing to Italian Chanson! 

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Published in Lady "P" and Friends
Friday, 26 June 1998 23:00

Swingin` Christmas Time

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Let It Snow

New and old Christmas Songs in delicate and smart Swing. 

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Published in Lady "P" and Friends
Sunday, 07 January 1996 23:00

I Have Your Love For Christmas

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Santa Claus is Coming to town

enjoy yourself with swinging Christmas standards. (feat. Christian Havel, Erwin Schmidt, Joschi Schneeberger)

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Published in Lady "P" and Friends
Sunday, 07 January 1996 23:00

Review To Cole Porter

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You Do Something to Me

the lady sings the most important C.P. songs, tastefully accompanied by her fine jazz combo!

(feat. Christian Havel, Erwin Schmidt, Joschi Schneeberger)

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Published in Lady "P" and Friends
Saturday, 03 January 1998 23:00

Touch My Soul

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Love Finds The Way Stormy Monday Manhattan Unforgettable

the fine dark voice with great tunes 

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Published in Lady "P" and Friends
Monday, 21 November 1994 23:00

Inseparable

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On a clear day

the black vocalist at his best with the well known piano player.

(with Martin Fuss, Heinz Jäger)

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