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Takase, Aki / Eberhard, Silke
Ornette Coleman Anthology

Takase, Aki  / Eberhard, Silke: Ornette Coleman Anthology (Intakt)
Label: Intakt    
Released in: Switzerland    

"Wonderful, impressive, exciting, almost odd, and in any case fascinating: two women play Ornette Coleman tunes in a duo with reeds and piano, and beyond that with selections from the phase when the jazz innovator consciously left piano out of his groups. Aki Takase, the Grande Dame of jazz piano based in the tradition but open to freedom, meets the young saxophonist Silke Eberhard, who has made a name for herself with her own bands. They play early Ornette Coleman tunes. And it's soon clear: they're addictive. It's not just that they're catchy. They're only simple when considered superficially; they can trigger the highest levels of complexity. They are provocative, inciting total freedom, but always with shape and form. What can be heard on the two duo CDs is not only a Coleman anthology but also an encyclopedia of approaches to his melodies. Every conceivable manner of arranging and improvising is explored here - melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, sonic."-Bert Noglik, from the liner notes

"Silke Eberhard is a saxophonist, clarinetist and composer based in Berlin. In addition to her long-standing trio with Jan Roder and Kay Lübke she leads her wind quartet Potsa Lotsa that interprets the compositional work of Eric Dolphy and her septett Potsa Lotsa Plus. She works with many collective ensembles including a duo with Ulrich Gumpert, a duo with drummer Alex Huber, the trio I am Three. She performed and/or recorded with numerous musicians of the international jazzscene such as Aki Takase, David Liebman, Wayne Horvitz, Dave Burrell, Gerry Hemingway, Michael Zerang, Hannes Zerbe a.m.o. CDs on record labels like Jazzwerkstatt, Not Two, Leo, INTAKT, Intuition document her work. Her album Potsa Lotsa Love Suite Plus plays by Eric Dolphy was awarded the Prize of the German Record Critics 2015/1."

-Silke Eberhard Website (

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Product Information:

UPC: 7640120191290

Label: Intakt
Catalog ID: INT129
Squidco Product Code: 8460

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded September 19-21 2006 by Rainer Robben at AudioCue Studio, Berlin.


Aki Takase-piano

Silke Eberhard-alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet

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Track Listing:

CD 1:

1. Turnaround

2. Lonely Woman

3. Free

4. The Blessing

5. Folk Tale

6. Open to the Public - Check Out Time

7. Cross Breeding

8. The Sphinx

9. Dedicated to OC-Doughnut

10. Revolving Door

11. Mr. and Mrs. People

12. Angel Voice

13. Motive for Its Use

14. The Disguise

15. Change of the Century

16. Focus on Sanity

CD 2:

1. Congeniality

2. Airborne

3. Broadway Blues

4. Beauty Is a Rare Thing

5. Face of the Bass

6. Peace

7. Little Symphony

8. Eventually

9. Humpty Dumpty

10. Eos

11. W.R.U.

12. Check Up - Enfant

13. I Heard It Over the Radio

14. Round Trip

15. Music Always

16. Love Call

17. Una Muy Bonita

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