Music From Europe
Recorded in Baarn, Holland on December 21st, 1966, Music From Europe was a strong statement of European free jazz from one of its first and strongest leaders, Gunter Hampel. Over the beautifully structured compositional suites are strong blowing and improvising by both reedmen (Hampel, Breuker) and the elastic rhythm section (Veening, Courbois).
Willem Breuker: soprano,alto, tenor baritone sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Gunter Hampel: vibraphone, bass clarinet, flute
Piet Veening: bass
Pierre Courbois: percussion
All compositions by Gunter Hampel. Tracks 1 & 3 ESP Disk' Ltd. ASCAP, track 3 Syndicore Music BMI.
Recorded December 21, 1966 in Baarn, Holland. Engineering by Andre v. de Water. Original cover photograph by Piet Boersma. Original cover design by Natasha Zapotoski. Production Manager: Tom Abbs. Tape transfer & mastering by Steven Walcott. Design & layout by Miles Bachman, Michael Sanzone and Fumi Tomita.
"...it bears historical and empirical substance as a recording not only reflecting the turbulent times, but part of an era that established personal freedoms for many thousands of players who followed, strived, and continue to stride alongside them."
- Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide
"In a sea of constant activity and high-velocity playing, there’s an extraordinary degree of space here, and it occurs without any protracted silences or areas of somber quietude."
- Clifford Allen, Bagatellen
"This could be the definitive modern third stream report from Europe." - Raul D'Gama Rose, All About Jazz
"Hampel says that this music is designed to communicate. In doing so he opens the floodgates for the musicians, letting them take the written note and expound on it." - Jerry D'Souza, All About Jazz
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