|Goebbels, Heiner & Alfred Harth / Hommage/Vier Fauste/Vom Sprengen Des Gartens|
|Add Date:||2007-12-09|| ||Pull Date:||2008-02-10|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||10 Feb||3 Feb||20 Jan||13 Jan||6 Jan||23 Dec||16 Dec|
Sax/piano duets (sometimes accordion): European flair with a sense of fun, crossing serious jazz improv with a movie-soundtrack aura, Euro-cafe settings, and a touch of Nino Rota circus acts. Two CDs, each a reissue of a mid-'70s album.|
Each CD has 20 seconds of silence, to represent turning the record over. That's the kind of not-so-serious mood present in the session.
Disc 1 is good for European drama and flair. Gets goofy and silly. It alternates compositions by Hanns Eisler (fun and lighthearted, somtimes sounding like Euro chase music) with duet improvs (equally spirited; the guys goof off, sticking to themes that match Eisler's attitudes).
Disc 2 -- The more serious one. Some composed tracks (6,12, parts of 1,8) ... Touches of ECM-like European jazz (melodic, unconventional but easy on the ears: see 1,5,9,11) with some oddball improv (4) and a couple of songs that could fit on Disc 1 (#12, esp.)
1- Two compositions -- theatrical, dramatic -- bookended by an improv that gets into some good crashing
2- Melodic improv flow; gets intense but not stomy. Some nice piano chording in there. Some playful goofiness towards the end.
3- Fun, swooping improv with accordion
4- Fast patter, a goofy kind of ceremonial march
5- Oktoberfest party accordion
6- (20 seconds of silence)
7- Abstract and skittery, fast
8- Soaring, fluttering improvisation, fast but moody
9- Bustling keystone cops, then serious fast piano
10- Spiky little piece
11- Chipper little cafe music, a bit sentimental
12- 46 seconds of bouncy Nino Rota fun
13- Pleasant, light jazz, quite accessible.
14- Fast, serious. A bit emotional, a bit crazed.
15- Euro soundtack drama, fairly fast, gets high & a bit silly
16- Bird-call sounds (?!) & twittery improv
17- Fast patter, catchy piano intro
18- Two saxes: Perky, playfully stern. Classical interpretation.
19- (20 seconds of silence)
20- Serious church organ. Loungy sax, ends with a scream.
21- A delicate atmosphere, often fast but careful. Nicely serious.
22- Fast piano staircase, overblown sax wail
23- Slowly stormy jazz, emotional
24- Beer-hall sentimental. Slow, w/accordion.
25- Bouncy, jazzy, goes off-center.