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Takase, Aki / Konrad Bauer: News from Berlin (Les Disques Victo)


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UPC: 777405008121

Label: Les Disques Victo
Catalog ID: CD 081
Squidco Product Code: 738

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2002
Country: Canada
Recorded at Audio Cue Tonlabor, in Berlin, Germany, on January 13th, 2002.


Aki Takase-pianoKonrad Bauer-trombone

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track listing:

1. Movement I 2:13

2. Removal 4:38

3. Movement II 4:04

4. Aerial View 7:19

5. Movement III 4:31

6. Farewell 5:59

7. Movement IV 3:32

8. Blues For C 7:51

9. Movement V 5:15

10. Movement VI 3:09

11. Sad About 7:01
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"Berlin trombonist Konrad Bauer has become a regular of the Victo label. News From Berlin, a studio session with compatriot pianist Aki Takase, is his fourth album for the Victoriaville (Québec) imprint. The chemistry between the two players is exemplary. Each brought to the session two or three original compositions, mostly playful (and slightly warped) bebop tunes and free jazz heads. In addition, they recorded six short free improvisations titled "Movement I" through "Movement VI." Most of all, they had fun, undoubtedly: The feeling permeates through the music and brings a smile to the listener's face on numerous occasions. It's all in the details: the way the pianist stings the trombonist in "Removal," the fake tango motif in "Movement III," the switch to mono recording for Takase's solo in "Blues for C" -- an antiquated touch for a piece that is anything but authentic blues. For the closer, "Sad About," the piano has been luxuriously prepared; objects rattle and bounce belowBauer's mournful melody. Unless one glances regularly at the track list, it can be difficult to tell originals and improvs apart, which adds to the listening pleasure."-Francois Couture, All Music

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