The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2017, Squidco LLC


Mytha, Hans Kennel: How It All Started (Hatology)

Improvised music using traditional Alpine horn music as its roots, as performed by a quartet of alphorns, büchels, and voice.
 

Price: $17.95


Quantity:

In Stock


Shipping Weight: 4.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List
product information:


UPC: 752156064824

Label: Hatology
Catalog ID: Hatology648
Squidco Product Code: 8874

Format: CD
Condition: Sale (New)
Released: 2007
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Part I recorded September 1991, Zürich-Altstetten by Peter Pfister. Part II recorded April 1993, Witten, Germany by Michael Peschko and August 1993, Zürich-Altstetten by Peter Pfister.


Personnel:

Hans Kennel-alphorns, büchel, flügelhorn, voice

Carlos Baumann-alphorns, büchel, voice

Marcel Huonder-alphorns, voice

Bill Holden-alphorns, büchel, voice

Stefan Schlegel-alphorns

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search
track listing:


1. Circle 1

2. Mytha Fun

3. Waves And Whales

4. Call Of The Wild

5. Chuehreiheli

6. Alpine Clave

7. Muotataler

8. Alpine Shuffle

9. Unterwaldner

10. Habaringani

11. Circle 111

12. Alphorn Of Plenty

13. Fir Ych Vier

14. Cart Dance

15. Love

16. Snobben

17. Peace

18. Us Em Tal

19. Uf Em Jolimont
Related Categories of Interest:

Hat Art
Improvised Music
Jazz
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
Cultural Musics from Around the World
October 2007
Quintet Recordings

descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Extraordinary is an over-used word, but it applies to this album, and then some. The music is made almost entirely by Swiss alphorns, heavy wooden horns ten-to-twelve feet long, straight except for their bulbous curved bells, which rest on the ground, the player standing at the business end, gripping the instrument's neck with both hands and, one imagines, bringing new meaning to the word "blowhard." Alphorns look cumbersome and lumpen on an industrial scale, and it's hard to imagine them making even the most rudimentary music, let alone jazz.

But appearances can be deceptive. Although limited in range (there are no valves or keys), the alphorn produces a surprisingly soft and mellifluous tone-another mountain long horn, the Tibetan dung, made of copper, produces an altogether rougher, harsher sound-and, when played by a virtuoso, the alphorn is remarkably nimble.

Brahms and Leopold Mozart both wrote for the instrument, but so far as I know, Mytha is the first jazz band to feature it. The group was founded by the Swiss free improv and third steam trumpeter Hans Kennel in 1990 to celebrate the alphorn's legacy and, by the by, bring it into the jazz tradition. There are five players, four of whom double on the buchel, another long horn, but with a coiled construction, giving it greater range than its larger cousin. How It All Started is a compilation taken from Mytha (HATart, 1991) and Mytha Two (HATart, 1994).

[...] How It All Started-intriguing, inventive and sui generis-will reward listeners intrepid enough to give it a chance."-Chris May, All About Jazz


Get additional information at All About Jazz

Other Releases With These Artists:
Sun Ra
Joyful Noise [BLU-RAY]
(MVD)
Hankil, Ryu / Noid / Matija Schellander and others
Foreign Correspondents [2 CDs]
(Mikroton Recordings)
eRikm / Martin Brandlmayr
Ecotone
(Mikroton Recordings)
Braxton, Anthony / Quartet
(Santa Cruz) 1993 1st Set [REPRESS]
(Hatology)
Wintsch, Michel
Roof Fool
(Hatology)
Stockhausen, Karlheinz
Mantra (performed by Mark Knoop, Roderick Chadwick and Newton Armstrong)
(Hat [now] ART)
McPhee, Joe
As Serious As Your Life [reissue]
(Hatology)
Lacy, Steve Four
Morning Joy ...Paris Live [reissue]
(Hatology)
Castello, Angelica / Billy Roisz / Burkhard Stangl / Dieb13
Scuba
(Mikroton Recordings)
Ammann, Dieter
The Freedom of Speech
(Hat [now] ART)
Lim, Liza
The Heart's Ear
(Hat [now] ART)
Rijnvos, Richard
Block Beuys
(Hat [now] ART)
Gregorio, Guillermo
Faktura
(Hat [now] ART)
Rudhyar, Dane
Works For Piano
(Hat [now] ART)
Barlow, Clarence
Musica Derivata
(Hat [now] ART)
Haubenstock-Ramati, Roman
Mobile For Shakespeare
(Hat [now] ART)
Haubenstock-Ramati, Roman
Concerto A Tre
(Hat [now] ART)
Kasemets, Udo
Pythagoras Tree
(Hat [now] ART)
Stiebler, Ernstalbrecht
...Im Klang...
(Hat [now] ART)
Nagl, Max / Otto Lechner / Bradley Jones
Flamingos
(Hatology)
Lossing, Russ / Ed Schuller / Paul Motian
As It Grows
(Hatology)
Wallin, Per Henrik
Proklamation I & Farewell To Sweden [2 CDs]
(Hatology)
Grossman, Richard
Where The Sky Ended
(Hatology)
Rajesh, Mehta
Orka
(Hatology)
Hauser, Fritz
Pieces For Percussion
(Hat [now] ART)
Wintsch / Weber / Wolfarth
Willisau
(Hatology)
Polwechsel
Traces Of Wood
(Hatology)
Metheny, Pat
Tap: The Book Of Angels Vol. 20
(Tzadik)
Jauniaux, Catherine / eRikm
Pantoneon / Mal des Ardents [2 CDs]
(Mikroton Recordings)
Cavallanti, Daniele & Tiziano Tononi's
Rings of Fire
(Long Song Records)
Makrokosmos Quartet
Round Midnight
(Hat [now] ART)
Nyberg, Lina
Palaver
(Moserobie Music)
Braxton, Anthony
Eight (+1) Tristano Compositions 1989 for Warne Marsh
(Hatology)
Circuit
Genesis
(FMR)
Shipp, Matthew
Duos with Mat Maneri & Joe Morris
(hatOLOGY)
Lundbom, Jon and Big Five Chord
Accomplish Jazz
(Hot Cup Records)
Holgersson, Jonas
Snick Snack
(Moserobie Music)
Dafeldecker / Kurzmann / Tilbury / Wishart
Dafeldecker / Kurzmann / Tilbury / Wishart
(Mikroton Recordings)
Karayorgis, Pandelis Quintet
System Of 5
(Hatology)
Lossing, Russ Trio
Oracle
(hatOLOGY)
Brown, Earle
Synergy
(Hat [now] ART)
Bley / Koglmann / Peacock
Annette
(Hatology)
ICP Orchestra
Jubilee Varia
(Hatology)
Landolf, Domenic
New Brighton
(Pirouet)
Sun Ra Arkestra
Sunrise In Different Dimensions
(Hatology)
Connors, Loren & Jim O'Rourke
Are You Going To Stop...In Bern?
(hatNOIR)
Vienna Art Orchestra
A Notion In Perpetual Motion
(Hatology)
Gjerstad, Frode
The Walk
(FMR)
Mengis, Manuel Gruppe 6
Dulcet Crush
(Hatology)
Oberg / Thewes / Griener
Lacy Pool
(Hatology)
Harley, Rufus
Bagpipes of the World
(Transparency)
Halvorson / Radding / Wooley
Crackleknob
(Hatology)
Lantner, Steve Quartet
Given - Live In Munster
(Hatology)
Morris, Joe Bass Quartet
High Definition
(Hatology)
Transatlantic Swing
Works For Piano
(Hat [now] ART)
Wolff, Christian
Early Piano Pieces
(Hat [now] ART)
Jorgensmann Quartet, Theo
To Ornette - Hybrid Identity
(Hatology)
Jorgensmann, Theo / Koltermann, Eckard
Pagine Gialle
(Hatology)
Tenney, James
Music for Violin and Piano
(Hat [now] ART)
McPhee, Joe / Lisle, Ellis / Plimley, Paul
Sweet Freedom - Now What?
(Hatology)
Karayorgis / McBride / Newton
Betwixt
(Hatology)
Koglmann, Franz
L'Heure Bleue
(Hatology)
Koglmann, Franz
O Moon My Pin-Up
(Hatology)
Adkins Quartet, Michael
Rotator
(Hatology)
Mengis Gruppe 6, Manuel
The Pond
(Hatology)
Lossing, Russ / Hebert, John
Line Up
(Hatology)
Bley, Paul
12 (+6) In A Row
(Hatology)
Kallerdahl, Lindah
Gold
(ESP)
Makrokosmos Quartet
Magic Worlds Of Sound
(Hat [now] ART)
Levin Quartet, Daniel
Blurry
(Hatology)
Schick, Ignaz / Dawid Szczesny
The View Underneath
(Non Visual Objects (NVO))
Gisler, Fabin / Schroder, John / Vallon, Colin / Walsdorf, Henrik
Backyard Poets
(Hatology)
Weber, Christian
3 Suits and A Violin
(Hatology)
Bradford, Bobby Quartet / John Carter
Seeking
(Hatology)
Ives, Charles / Wyschnegradsky, Ivan
Quarter-Tone Pieces
(Hat [now] ART)
Cardew, Cornelius
Material
(Hat [now] ART)
Crumb, George
Vox Balaenae
(Hat [now] ART)
Levin, Daniel Quartet
Some Trees
(Hatology)
Lossing, Russ
All Things Arise
(Hatology)
Marsh, Warne Quartet
Ne Plus Ultra
(Hatology)
Hisada, Noriko
Prognostication
(Hat [now] ART)
Liebman, David
The Distance Runner
(Hatology)
Nagl, Max Ensemble
Quartier Du Faisan
(Hatology)
Jorgensmann, Theo
Fellowship
(Hatology)
Wolpe, Stefan
Enactments
(Hat [now] ART)
Copland, Marc
Time Within Time
(Hatology)
D'Agaro, Daniele / Glerum, Ernst / Bennink, Han
Strandjutters
(Hatology)
Tenney, James (Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble)
Pika-Don
(Hat [now] ART)
eRikm & Fennesz
Complementary Contrasts Donaueschinger2003
(Hatology)
Polwechsel
Polwechsel
(Hat [now] ART)
Newton, Lauren
Filigree
(Hatology)
Recommended & Related Releases:

Search for other titles on the Hatology label.