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Gumpert, Ulrich / Gunter Baby Sommer: La Paloma (Intakt)

The second release on Intakt pairing pianist Ulrich Gumpert and percussionist Gunter Baby Sommer in an album that borrows from blues, boogie-woogie, hard bop, German folk songs, and free jazz.

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16 page color booklet with photos and text in German and English.

UPC: 7640120191986

Label: Intakt
Catalog ID: INT198
Squidco Product Code: 15772

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded October 2010 and May 2011 at HGBS Studio Villingen, Friedhelm Schulz by Klaus-Dieter Hesse.


Ulrich Gumpert-piano

Gunter Baby Sommer-percussion

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track listing:

1. Gamme 6:15

2. Two For Funk 4:20

3. Lovesong For KA 5:00

4. Fritze Blues 3:57

5. Indian Love Call 3:55

6. Like Don 3:45

7. Preussische Elegie 6:09

8. Shuffle To WH 3:24

9. Es Fiel Ein Reif 7:47

10. Lament For J. B. 5:04

11. La Paloma 5:56
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Ulrich Gumpert and Günter Baby Sommer with their second duo-release on Intakt Records: "La Paloma" strikes a wide arco: blues, boogie-woogie, hard bop, arrangements of German folk songs, free jazz - it's all there. Günter Sommer's "drum fills" show clearly why he got his nickname from Louis Armstrong's drummer Baby Dodds, while a piece like "Preußische Elegie" ("Prussian Elegy", the title itself, a contradiction) demonstrates what a great composer Ulrich Gumpert actually is. The CD was recorded in the MPS-Studio in Villingen in the Black Forest, where they have a mighty "Bösendorfer Imperial". Oscar Peterson, Red Garland, Hampton Hawes and Roland Hanna have recorded on it - which makes it a sacred instrument. The album ends with "La Paloma". This longing melody is celebrated in a serious and distinguished manner, with great authority, confident and detached. And furnished with a small distancing effect added: two beats rest before each verse almost seems like an ironic twinkle in the eye."-Intakt

16 page color booklet with photos and text in German and English.

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